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On the Road: The NRMA's First Seventy-Five Years

By: Broomham, Rosemary

Price: $10.00

Publisher: St Leonards, Australia, Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS206

ISBN: 1864480084

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with dark blue boards and pictorial dust jacket, First Edition, 950gms, 254 pages, blue coloured endpapers. A little of three-quarters of a century ago, a group of farsighted individuals foretold the future of the motorcar in Australia. They went on to create the National Roads and Motorists' Association and this is their first Seventy-five years. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear. Dust jacket is in very good condition with only light mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Extreme South: Struggles and Triumph of the First Australian Team to the Pole

By: Brown, Ian

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Terrey Hills, NSW, Australia, Australian Geographic P/L: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000483

ISBN: 1862760314

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with blue boards and pictorial dustjacket, first edition, 886gms, 255 pages. This absorbing book relates the experiences of these modern day explorers throughout the 60 challenging days of their 1300km trek, and thanks to Ian Brown's photography, shows us the vastness, majesty and uncompromising nature of the Antarctic landscape. Book is in very good condition with mild general wear and tear. DJ is in very good condition with only mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Australian Crime: Chilling Tales of Our Time

By: Brown, Malcolm (ed)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Lansdowne Australian Pty Ltd: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: TRU114

ISBN: 1863023127

Condition: Good


Softcover, first edition, 724gms, 256 pages. This is an enthralling account of the changing nature of crime throughout Australia over the years, a detailed case-by-case look at some of the mostchilling events and colourful characters in our history. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration/spotting throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Let's Look at The Blue Mountains Area - 'Gateway to the West'

By: Byfield, C. C.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Katoomba, Australia, Katoomba Scenic Railway: 1980

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS533

ISBN: 0909214158

Condition: Good


Softcover, fifth edition, 1980, 96gms, 29 pages. An introduction to the many feature of this fascinating region. Book is in good condition with moderate general age-related wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Blood Sweat & Tears: Australians and Sport

By: Cadigan, Neil; Hogg, Don; Messop, Brian; Nelson, Venetia; Sleeman, Richard; Webster, Jim; Wilkins, Phil

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Port Melbourne, Australia, Lothian Publishing Company Pty Ltd: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS320

ISBN: 0850913136

Condition: Good


Hardcover with green boards and pictorial dust jacket, First Edition, 1,475gms, 326 pages, pale yellow coloured endpapers. Blood, Sweat and Tears describes our (Australians) mania for sport, our obsession with winning, the nearness of violence in the boxing ring or on the football field, the fierce rivalry between club or team, the unsquashable habit of gambling, the divisions that run through sport, whether you're male or female, white or Aboriginal, upper-class or working-class. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear. Dust Jacket is in good condition with light shelf wear ... View more info

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Federal Directory of Newcastle and District 1901

By: Cannington, W. G (ed)

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Cardiff, Australia, Davies and Cannington, Printers and Publishers: 1981

Edition: Facsimile Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS139

ISBN: 0959351809

Condition: Good


Hardcover with brown boards and pictorial dust jacket, Facsimile Edition, 350gms, 250 pages, and yellow coloured and original 1901 advertisements endpapers. A glance at the index to this directory reveals a remarkable chronicle of people, places and events associated with the early history of Newcastle and its environs. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear. Dust Jacket is in good condition with moderate shelf wear, chipping and about 5 small tears mainly to the top edge otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Exploration of Australia, The: From First Sea Voyages to Satellite Discoveries

By: Cannon, Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Surry Hills, Australia, Reader's Digest Services Pty Ltd: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS38

ISBN: 0864380364

Condition: Good


Hardcover with laminated pictorial boards, first edition, 1460gms, 304 pages, orange endpapers. Contents includes: who really discovered the great south land; survival and the search for prosperity; daring expeditions claim an entire continent; explorers of the golden Eastern crescent; the conquest of Queensland; the lure of the unknown west and centre; courageous invaders of the hostile deserts; the age of scientific expeditions; and new technology revolutionises exploration. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration/spotting throughout. Boards ar... View more info

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Carter and Stuff: Alan Carter Deals His Best Hand Yet!

By: Carter, Alan

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Belrose, NSW, AAC Specialist Antique Books: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIOAUS256

ISBN: 0975212273

Condition: Fair to Good


Soft cover, first edition, 390g, 293pgs. The true story of the life of the Carter family in Australia, revealing the fun, enjoyment, characters, and the good side of the antiques business. Book is in fair to good condition with moderate general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Road to Botany Bay, The: An Exploration of Landscape and History

By: Carter, Paul

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, USA, Alfred A. Knopf: 1988

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: HISAUS525

ISBN: 0394570359

Condition: Good


Hardcover with green and red boards and pictorial dust jacket, first thus, 728pp, weighs 384gms, white endpapers. This trail-blazing re-evaluation of the origins of Australia is a work of powerful imagination. Paul Carter takes insights from many disciplines - philosophy, city planning, sociology, linguistics, psychoanalysis, and art history - and brings them to bear in a deeply original way on the subjects of travel, exploration and settlement. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Boards and dust jacket are in good condition with... View more info

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Melbourne Cup, The

By: Cavanough, Maurice; and Davies, Meurig

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Wollstonecraft, NSW, Australia, Jack Pollard Publishing Pty Ltd: 1978

Edition: Eighth Edition

Seller ID: SPOHOR13

ISBN: 0727004859

Condition: Good


Softcover, revised and enlarged eighth edition, 872gms, 502 pages. This book provides all the answers on Australia's most discussed sporting event, the world's greatest handicap horse race. Book is in good condition with general wear and tear and mild page discolouration throughout. Spine of book shows light fading, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Historisk Guide Till Australien (Written in Swedish)

By: Chambers, John H.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Lund, Sweden, Historiska Media: 1999

Edition: Edition Not Stated

Seller ID: HISAUS446

ISBN: 9188930777

Condition: Good


Softcover, edition not stated, 494gms, 337pgs, written completely in Swedish. This book provides a short history of Australia. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Nice Girl: The Story of Keli Lane and Her Missing Baby, Tegan

By: Chin, Rachael Jane

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cammaray, Australia, Simon & Schuster: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: TRU125

ISBN: 0731814967

Condition: Good


Softcover, first edition, 382gms, 309 pages. This is the true story of Keli Lane, Australian Water Polo champion, and her baby Tegan Lane who went missing in 1996 and is now presumed dead. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Australian Heritage

By: Christesen, C. B. (ed)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Croydon, VIC, Australia, Longmans of Australia Pty Limited: 1967

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS609

Condition: Good


Softcover, second edition, 308gms, 232 pages. Book is in good condition with minor general age-related wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Ships and Shores and Trading Ports: A Social and Working Life of Coastal Harbours and River Towns in New South Wales

By: Clark, Mary Shelley

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Waterways Authority of NSW: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: TRASEA6

ISBN: 0731388984

Condition: Very Good


Softcover, First Edition, 700gms 218 pages. This is a Centenary of Federation Publication, which explores through the words of men and women in the New South Wales coast and river communities, which once depended upon shipping. Book is in very good condition with no visible general wear and tear, some very mild staining to the cover, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list the... View more info

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Governesses, The: Letters From the Colonies 1862-1882

By: Clarke, Patricia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hawthorn, Australia, Hutchinson Publishing Group: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS464

ISBN: 0091486009

Condition: Good


Hardcover wirth brown boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 640gms, 236 pages. This book looks at the women who, sponsored by the Female Middle Class Emigration Society, moved to Australia in the late 1800s to find work. These women wrote letters back to the Society when repaying their loans and reported on life as they saw it in the colonies. This book looks at the letters and what happened to the governesses. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Inside front endpaper has book plate from previous owner. Dust jacket is i... View more info

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Reid's Mistake: The Story of Lake Macquarie From Its Discovery Until 1890

By: Clouten, Keith H.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia, Lake Macquarie Shire Council: 1988

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: HISAUS417

Condition: Good


Hardcover with black/dark blue boards and pictorial dust jacket (illustrated by William Dobell), reprint, 772gms, 288 pages, illustrated endpapers, incl. 9 plates and three maps. This book contains the first reliable and connected account of the early years of the Lake Macquarie region of New South Wales. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration throughout. Boards and dust jacket are also in good condition with only light shelf wear. Dust jacket has been covered in clear plastic for protection, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Reid's Mistake: The Story of Lake Macquarie From Its Discovery Until 1890

By: Clouten, Keith H.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia, Lake Macquarie Shire Council: 1988

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: HISAUS418

Condition: Good


Hardcover with black/dark blue boards and pictorial dust jacket (illustrated by William Dobell), reprint, 772gms, 288 pages, illustrated endpapers, incl. 9 plates and three maps. This book contains the first reliable and connected account of the early years of the Lake Macquarie region of New South Wales. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration throughout. Boards and dust jacket are also in good condition with only light shelf wear. Book shows stampings from a previous owner and a book plate has been removed from the inside front endpaper, ot... View more info

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Rascals, Ruffians and Rebels of Early Australia

By: Clune, Frank

Price: $15.00

Publisher: North Ryde, NSW, Australia, Angus & Robertson: 1987

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 000271

ISBN: 0207156662

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with grey boards and pictorial dustjacket, reprint (originally published as Scallywags of Sydney Cove), 219 pages, weighs 760 gms. In this book Frank Clune brings the convicts of Australia to life and captures the rigours of life in the penal settlements during the early years of Australia. Book includes many colour and black and white illustrations. This is a very good tight copy with minor age-related general wear and tear. Dust jacket is in good condition with mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Newcastle and The Hunter: The Revolution of a Region

By: Cogan, Brian (ed)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Double Bay, Australia, Focus Books Pty Limited: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS120

ISBN: 1875359079

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with cream boards with writing in red and pictorial dust jacket, First Edition, 1,500gms, 216 pages, maroon coloured endpapers. Newcastle and the Hunter, The Revolution of a Region is the second in a series of sponsored books highlighting the work of the various companies and organisations that contribute to the commercial, professional, cultural and sporting lives of Australia's major cities. Book is in very good condition with no to very little general wear and tear, some very mild page discoloration and staining, message to previous owner on second page. Dust jacket is in good con... View more info

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Tales From a Sunburnt Country: Volume 2

By: Cole, Lynn (ed)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Surry Hills, Australia, Reader's Digest (Australia) Pty Limited: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: AUST51

ISBN: 0864493665

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial hardcover replicated on pictorial dust jacket, First Edition, 600gms, 192 pages, illustrated pictorial endpapers. This is volume 2 in a 2 volume set. In these two volumes, editors have selected more than 35 of their favourite pictures and places and stories from the great deserts to the humid and bountiful tropical regions of Queensland and the Top End. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear. Dust jacket is in very good condition with only light shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info