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Tales From a Sunburnt Country: Volume 1

By: Cole, Lynn (ed)

Price: $12.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: AUST178

ISBN: 0864493657

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial hardcover replicated on pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 600gms, 192 pages, illustrated pictorial endpapers. This is volume 1 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 good condition with only light shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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History of Rugby League Clubs, The

By: Collis, Ian; and Whiticker, Alan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, New Holland Publishers: 2010

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: SPOLEA17

ISBN: 1742570100

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with black boards and pictorial dust jackets, updated and expanded second edition, 2145gms, 446 pages, black endpapers. Book is in very good condition with only minor general wear and tear. Boards and dust jacket are also in very good condition with only light shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Book weighs over 2kg and may incur additional postage. View more info

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Australian Transport: An Illustrated History

By: Colwell, Max

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dee Why, NSW, Australia, Paul Hamlyn P/L: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000737

ISBN: 0600071111

Condition: Good


Hardcover with red boards and pictorial dustjacket, first edition, 824gms, 159 pages, illustrated endpapers. This is the story of Australia through the different eras and the different types of transport available. It includes over 200 beautiful pictures. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear. Dust jacket is in good condition with only mild shelf wear and some mild discolouration. There is a small pencil mark on the inside front page, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Australian Background: A Course in Social Studies

By: Commonwealth Office of Education

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Royal Australian Army Educational Corps: 1960

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: HISAUS588

Condition: Good


Hardcover with orange/tan illustrated cloth boards, reprint, 386gms, 199 pages, no dust jacket. Book is in good condition with general age-related wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout. Boards are in good condition with moderate shelf wear and scuffing, otherwise no other pre-loved marks. View more info

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Presenting Australia

By: Conlon, Dalys

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Frenchs Forest, Australia, Child & Associates Publishing Pty Ltd: 1988

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: AUST67

ISBN: 0867770503

Condition: Good


Laminated pictorial boards, no dust jacket, reprint, 1,700gms, 335 pages, illustrated map endpapers. Includes 402 colour plates and 62 historic engravings. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Presenting Australia

By: Conlon, Dalys

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Frenchs Forest, Australia, Child & Associates Publishing Pty Ltd: 1993

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: AUST86

ISBN: 1875580158

Condition: Good


Softcover, reprint edition, 1435gms, 334 pages. Includes 402 colour plates and 62 historic engravings. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear, light discolouration to the cover, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Queensland Year Book 1993

By: Cornish, J.K.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Brisbane, QLD, Australia, Australian Bureau of Statistics: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000477

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with glossy pictorial boards, first edition, 880gms, 277 pages. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Elements of the Aborigine Tradition, The

By: Cowan, James G.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dorset, England, Element Books Limited: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000209

ISBN: 1852303093

Condition: Good


Medium softcover with pictorial cover, first edition, 166gms, 138 pages. This book explains the elements of the aboriginal tradition including: the world of the sky heroes and how the land was formed by mythic creatures from the Dreaming; their secret rites and rituals and ideas of reincarnation; how their stories, fables and myths sustain the belief in the metaphysical basis of the human spirit; and how they represent the conscience of all mankind, offering us today a parable for survival. A good solid copy with no spinal damage and of good reading quality. The book displays some general wear... View more info

Historic Towns of Australia

By: Cox, Philip; and Stacey, Wesley

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Dee Why West, Australia, Lansdowne Press: 1978

Edition: Third Impression

Seller ID: HISAUS650

ISBN: 0701801840

Condition: Good


Hardcover with black boards and pictorial dust jacket, third impression, 1510gms, 247 pages, grey endpapers. This book discusses the establishment and early settlement of 25 Australian towns, the influence of events on their development, their character today and their significant buildings and features. His text is accompanied by Wesley Stacey's evocative pictures of townscapes and buildings, in occasional counterpoint with contemporary pictures of some of the towns at the height of their development. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and mild page discolouration thro... View more info

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Gold: Australia

By: Crago, Tony

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Terrey Hills, NSW, Murray David Publishing: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS403

Condition: Good


Soft cover, first edition, 322g, 71pgs. Talented author and artist Tony Crago tells the story of the dramatic times of the Australian gold rushes in words and pictures. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Historic Towns and Buildings of New South Wales Hunter Region

By: Crago, Tony

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Ure Smith P/L: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS474

ISBN: 0725404779

Condition: Good


Hardcover with brown/red boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 490gms, 68 pages, illustrated endpapers. This book uses a series of paintings accompanied by text to retrace the history of the Hunter region. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and mild page discolouration throughout. This is an ex-library book and it shows the associated stampings and markings. Dust jacket is in good condition with moderate shelf wear, chipping and curling otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Gold: Australia

By: Crago, Tony

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Terrey Hills, NSW, Murray David Publishing: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS509

Condition: Good


Soft cover, first edition, 322g, 71pgs. Talented author and artist Tony Crago tells the story of the dramatic times of the Australian gold rushes in words and pictures. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Sand Between the Toes: A Pigeon House Panorama

By: Creative Writers of Milton-Ulladulla

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Ulladulla, Australia, Creative Writers of Milton-Ulladulla: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS531

ISBN: 0646193945

Condition: Good


Softcover, first edition, 276gms, 160 pages. This book is a compilation of intriguing tales and interesting facts about the beauty and history of the Shoalhaven and beyond told by the Creative Writers of Milton-Ulladulla. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear. There is a small pen inscription on the inside title page from a previous owner, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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History of Australian Batting 1850-1986, A

By: Crowley, Brian

Price: $8.50

Publisher: South Melbourne, Australia, The Macmillan Company of Australia: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SPOCRI24

ISBN: 0333415213

Condition: Good


Hardcover with green boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 722g, 211pgs. Here are the heroes of Australian batsmanship spanning 135 years from 1850 to 1985. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Dust jacket is in good condition with only light shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Transportation, Escape and Pardoning of Mary Bryant, The

By: Currey, C. H.

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Halstead Press: 1983

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: HISAUS480

ISBN: 090913457X

Condition: Good


Hardcover with orange boards and pictorial dust jacket, first thus, 312gms, 66 pages, light blue endpapers. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration/spotting throughout. Boards and dust jacket are also in good condition with only minor shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

Image for Australian Flying Corps In the Western and Eastern Theatres of War, The: The Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918 (Volume VIII)

Australian Flying Corps In the Western and Eastern Theatres of War, The: The Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918 (Volume VIII)

By: Cutlack, F. M.

Price: $38.00  $30.40

Publisher: St Lucia, Australia, University of Queensland Press: 1984

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: WARONE24

ISBN: 0702217271

Condition: Good


Hardcover with brown boards and pictorial dust jacket, first thus, 776g, 493pgs, blank endpapers. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration/spotting throughout. Boards and dust jacket are in good condition with only minor shelf wear and a few small tears. There is a pen inscription on the inside front endpaper from a previous owner, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Whalemen Adventurers

By: Dakin, William. John

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Angus and Robertson Publishers: 1938

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS185

Condition: Fair


Hardcover with dark blue boards, no dust jacket, Second Revised Edition, 775gms, 285 pages, illustrated pictorial endpapers. Whalemen Adventurers is the story of whaling in Australian Waters and other southern seas related thereto, from the days of sails to modern times (1930s). Book is in fair condition with mild general wear and tear, mild page discolouration, crease to some pages, stains to several pages, previous owners name on front endpaper, covered in clear contact, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with c... View more info

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Sydney Harbour Bridge: An Account of the Design and Construction of This Famous Bridge with Some Reflections on Other Arch Bridges

By: Dance, H. E.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, England, Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd: 1946

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: HISAUS591

Condition: Good


Stapled softcover, reprint, 106gms, 34 pages. Booklet is in good condition with only mild general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout. There is a stamp from a previous owner on the front cover and a pen marking from a previous owner on the copyright page. Cover shows a few small nicks, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Islands of Sydney Harbour, The

By: Davies, Simon

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Hale & Iremonger P/L: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS564

ISBN: 0868061883

Condition: Good


Soft card cover, first edition, 85pp, weighs 396gms. This book traces the history of the Sydney Harbour Islands and their fascinating development, but also provides detailed information on how the public may rediscover an intriguing part of Sydney's convict, colonial and maritime 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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Day Before Yesterday, A: Good Old Sydney Town

By: Davis, Abe

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Abe Davis: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000607

Condition: Good


Softcover, first edition, 290gms, 138 pages. Intimate records of a changing city from the turn of the century. Includes numerous black and white photographs. Book is in good condition with general age-related wear and tear and mild page discolouration throughout. Small pen inscription from previous owner on the inside front page, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info