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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 cont... 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

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Towards the Future: A History of Kincumber Parish and Holy Cross Church (1942-1992)

By: Dawes, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: South Kincumber, NSW, Australia, The Holy Cross Church: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS546

ISBN: 064610294X

Condition: Good


Softcover, first edition, 462gms, 276 pages. John Dawes has written a detailed history of Catholic endeavour at Kincumber, which stretches back to the early years of the 19th century. The book reflects the labours, aspirations and enduring faith of clergy, religion and laity for the love of God. Book is in good condition with general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Menzies & Churchill at War: A Revealing Account of the 1941 Struggle for Power

By: Day, David

Price: $12.00

Publisher: East Roseville, Australia, Simon & Schuster: 2001

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: POL11

ISBN: 0731810589

Condition: Good


Softcover, first thus, 354gms, 271pgs. Against the backdrop of the Second World War, two charismatic leaders competed in a bitter struggle for power that would change the history of the world. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration/spotting throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Breweries of Australia, The: A History

By: Deutsher, Keith M.

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Port Melbourne, Australia, Thomas C. Lothian P/L: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS611

ISBN: 085091986X

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with brown boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 1605gms, 374 pages, yellow endpapers. This book provides a unique and complete record of Australia's brewing heritage from the time of colonisation. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear. Boards and dust jacket are in good condition with only light shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Book weighs over 1.5kg and may incur additional postage. View more info

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Exploring the Hunter Region: A Heritage Field Guide

By: Donald, J. K.; and Hungerford, M. E.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Kenthurst, Australia, Kangaroo Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: TRAAUS56

ISBN: 0949924962

Condition: Good


Softcover, first edition, 268g, 201pgs. This is a comprehensive guide to the Hunter Region paying special attention to places of historical, scenic and other tourist interest. Book is in good condition with moderate general wear and tear and page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Exploring the Hunter Region: A Heritage Field Guide

By: Donald, J. K.; and Hungerford, M. E.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Kenthurst, Australia, Kangaroo Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: TRAAUS58

ISBN: 0949924962

Condition: Good


Softcover, first edition, 268g, 201pgs. This is a comprehensive guide to the Hunter Region paying special attention to places of historical, scenic and other tourist interest. Book is in good condition with moderate general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Our Dora Creek Church Heritage: A House of Prayer For All People

By: Dora Creek Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Dora Creek, NSW, Australia, Dora Creek Seventh-Day Adventist Church:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS448

Condition: Good


Soft folder with typed pages and clear plastic cover, first edition, 234gms, 36pgs. Folder and pages are in good condition with only mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Ngurra Walytja, Country of My Spirit

By: Downing, Jim

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Canberra, Australia, Australian National University Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: ABO18

ISBN: 0731503953

Condition: Good


Paperback, First Edition, 350gms, 181 pages. Ngurra Walytja, Country of My Sprit is a study of the 'Outstation' or Homelands movement- a movement of Aboriginal people away from larger settlements into small communities in remote areas, generally in their own tribal 'homelands', where there are many areas of sacred importance to the ancestor, creation stories of their clans. Book is in good condition with general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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German-Australian Called Holtermann, The: Ein Deutsch-Australier Namens Holtermann

By: Drinkwater, Malcolm

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Sydney, NSW, Australia, Malcolm Drinkwater: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIOAUS424

ISBN: 0959284532

Condition: Good


Stapled softcover, first edition, 104gms, 73 pages. This book covers the history of gold in Australia, Hill End and its beginning, gold miner Holtermann, and the programme of events for the Holtermann Centenary Festival. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Colours of Kangaroo Island: 100 Stories of the People and Places That Make Up Its History

By: Dudley Writers Group (compiled by)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Kangaroo Island, SA, Australia, Dudley Writers Group KI Inc.: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: AUST152

ISBN: 0959936726

Condition: Very Good


Softcover, first edition, 234gms, 135 pages. The 100 stories in this book are presented under a symbolic number, to indicate a good-sized collection. Book is in very good condition with mild general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Highest, Most and Best Australian Cricket Statistics 1850-1990

By: Dundas, Ross; and Pollard, Jack

Price: $26.00

Publisher: North Ryde, NSW, Australia, Angus & Robertson Publishers: 1990

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: SPOCRI124

ISBN: 0207164606

Condition: Good


Hardcover with green boards and pictorial dust jacket, reprint, 1060gms, 395pgs, green endpapers. The most comprehensive collection of Australian first class and limited over cricket statistics. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Boards and dust jacket are also in good condition with moderate shelf wear and scuffing. Dust jacket shows some minor sun fading. There is a small pen inscription from a previous o... View more info

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War Diaries of Weary Dunlop, The: Java and the Burma-Thailand Railway 1942-1945

By: Dunlop, E. E.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Ringwood, VIC, Australia, Penguin Books: 1990

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: WARTWO141

ISBN: 0140128611

Condition: Good


Softcover, reprint, 302gms, 476 pages. This fascinating account of Sir Edward Dunlop's experiences as senior medical officer in POW camps in Java and on the Burma-Thailand Railway has sold over 35,000 copies. 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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Kings in Grass Castles

By: Durack, Mary

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hawthorn, VIC, Australia, LLoyd O'Neil Pty Ltd: 1974

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: BIOAUS515

ISBN: 0855582170

Condition: Good


Hardcover with maroon boards and pictorial dust jacket, first thus, 776gms, 395 pages, map endpapers. This is the story of the Duracks, who, led on daunting treks across the vast Australian wilderness by the commanding and courageous Patsy, carved out an empire from the frontier lands of the North. Book is in good condition with age-related general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout. Boards are in good condition with only light shelf wear.... View more info

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Port Kembla 1770-1992: A Brief Story of the Port from the Earliest Days and a History of the Work Amongst Seafarers in the Port- Through the Missions to Seamen 1942-1992

By: Dykes, Rev. Owen

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Port Kembla, Australia, Port Kembla Mission Committee: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: HISAUS122

ISBN: 0646100505

Condition: Good


Paperback, First Edition, 375gms, 160 pages. Part of the purpose of this book is to emphasise the importance of the Merchant Navy in the discovery, development and survival by the English colony in Australia and particularly in the survival and expansion of the English colony in New South Wales. Book is in good condition with no to very little general wear and tear, several creases on the front cover, signed by the author, otherwise no other pre-loved marks. Attached p... View more info

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Focus on Faraday and Beyond: Australia's Crime of the Century - The Inside Story

By: Eastwood, Edwin John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Coeur De Lion Publishers Pty Ltd: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: TRU124

ISBN: 0646111868

Condition: Good


Softcover, first edition, 260gms, 250 pages. The extraordinary account of a kidnapping that stopped the nation and its equally extraordinary sequel, when its planner attempted to free an innocent man wrongly convicted as his co-offender. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spoting throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Boolaroo Bulletin: A Centenary Publication 1898-1998 - Past and Present

By: Editors of the Boolaroo Bulletin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boolaroo, Australia, Boolaroo Bulletin: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS528

Condition: Good


Stapled booklet, first edition, 82gms, 20 pages. This special edition of the Boolaroo Bulletin produced to celebrate 100 years of business in the town, features history, stories from past and present, local characters and legends, and a vision for the future economic growth of the area. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Cardiff: Early Photographs

By: Edwards, Lorraine (compiled by)

Price: $70.00

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS637

ISBN: 09590815OX

Condition: Good


Softcover, first edition, 278gms, 64 pages. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info