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Lachlan Macquarie: His Life, Adventures and Times

By: Ellis, M. H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Angus & Robertson Publishers: 1978

Edition: Famous Australian Lives Edition

Seller ID: BIOAUS178

ISBN: 0207137560

Condition: Good


Paperback, Famous Australian Lives Edition, 700gms, 614pages. Lachlan Macquarie is one of the greatest figures in Australian history, the Scottish soldier who ruled the continent from 1810 to 1821, and who endowed it with its first organized finance and commerce, its first inland explored and settlement, its first highways and paved streets, its first fine architecture, and its first official patronage of the arts and literature. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and minor page discolouration throughout. There is a small sticker mark on the front cover, otherwise no oth... View more info

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Sydney Harbour

By: Emanuel, Cedric; and Van Sommers, Tess

Price: $12.00

Publisher: North Ryde, NSW, Australia, Cassell Australia Limited: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS578

ISBN: 0726926728

Condition: Good


Softcover, first edition, landscape format, 212gms, 64 pages. This book features black and white sketches by Cedric Emanuel of different locations around Sydney Harbour accompanied by text from Tess Van Sommers. 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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Shadows of Our Dreaming: A Celebration of Early Australia

By: Fairbairn, Anne

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, England, Angus & Robertson: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: AUST171

ISBN: 0207145482

Condition: Good


Hardcover with brown boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 646gms, 250 pages, orange endpapers. This book is a collection of poetry, family history and Aboriginal references by Anne Fairbairn, whose forebears were pioneers of Australia and friends to the Aboriginal people. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear. Boards are also in good condition. Dust jacket is in good condition with moderate shelf wear/chipping and some mild fading to the edges and spine, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Louth Park Mob, The: Memories Come Flooding Back

By: Fairleigh, Mick; and Doherty, Paul

Price: $80.00

Publisher: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS556

Condition: Very Good


Large softcover, first edition, 108pp, weighs 414 gms. A written and pictorial history of Louth Park, Maitland. Includes almost 200 black and white photographs. Book is in very good, near new condition with only very minor general wear. There is a small mark on the front cover from where a sticker has been removed otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

Australia's Wilderness Heritage: Volume 1: World Heritage Areas

By: Figgis, Penelope; Mosley, Geoff

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Willoughby, Australia, Weldon Publishing: 1989

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: HISNAT25

ISBN: 0947116532

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with orange boards and pictorial dust jacket, reprint, 2,300gms, 400 pages, illustrated pictorial endpapers. Australia's Wilderness Heritage explores the Australian environment in a way never before attempted in this country. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear. Dust Jacket is in good condition with minor shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of actual book. Book weighs over 2kg and may incur additional postage. Please see the listing for Volume II in the series. View more info

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Australia's Wilderness Heritage: Volume 1: World Heritage Areas

By: Figgis, Penelope; Mosley, Geoff

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Willoughby, Australia, Weldon Publishing: 1989

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: HISNAT16

ISBN: 0947116532

Condition: Good


Hardcover with orange boards and pictorial dust jacket, reprint, 2,300gms, 400 pages, illustrated pictorial endpapers. Australia's Wilderness Heritage explores the Australian environment in a way never before attempted in this country. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear. Boards are also in good condition with only light shelf wear. Dust Jacket is in good condition with only minor shelf wear. Dust jacket shows some moderate fading to spine and wraps, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Book weighs over 2kg and may incur additional postage. View more info

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Australians, The: From 1788 to Modern Times

By: Fisher, John

Price: $6.50

Publisher: London, Great Britain, Robert Hale Limited: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS32

ISBN: 0709101228

Condition: Good


Hardcover with grey boards and pictorial dust jacket, First Edition, 400gms, 255 pages, blank endpapers. This book is a lively attempt to put Australia's chequered progress into perspective in preparation for the undeclared future of the world's last discovered continent. Book, although old, is in good condition with no to very little general wear and tear, mild page discoloration particularly to the endpapers and tops of the pages, some very mild staining to pages. Dust jacket is in fair condition with mild shelf wear, inside flaps are slightly curled, bent and creased, dust jacket is price c... View more info

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Australian War Diary: Australian Armed Forces In a Changing World - 1870-2010

By: Fisher, Victoria (ed)

Price: $18.00

Publisher: North Sydney, Australia, Random House Australia: 2011

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS905

ISBN: 1742752357

Condition: Very


Hardcover with laminated pictorial boards, not issued with dust jacket, second edition, revised, 1208gms, 303 pages, coloured endpapers. This riveting book reflects a rich and unique view of Australian history. Illustrated with over 350 photographs and illustrations from publications of the time, the Australian War Diary will you back to the past to remind you that although war frequently dominates the news, alongside it our everyday lives continue. Book is in very good condition with only very mild general wear and tear. Boards are also in very good condition with only very light shelf wear, ... View more info

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Gallipoli

By: Fitzsimons, Peter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: North Sydney, Australia, Random House Australia: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: WARONE34

ISBN: 1741666597

Condition: Good


Hardcover with black boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 1100g, 824pgs, maroon endpapers. 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 only light shelf wear, otherwise no other preloved markings. View more info

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Ballad of Les Darcy, The

By: Fitzsimons, Peter

Price: $5.50

Publisher: Pymble, Sydney, Australia, Harper Collins Publishers: 2007

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: BIOAUS431

ISBN: 0732286360

Condition: Very Good


Softcover, reprint, 224gms, 221 pages. This is the story of Les Darcy, a man torn between his love of a sport, boxing, and the patriotic call of his country. What unfolds is a ballad of love, war, betrayal, mystery, patriotism and heroism; a ballad of a champion whose story still has the power to move the stoniest heart. Book is in very 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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Kokoda

By: Fitzsimons, Peter

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Sydney, NSW, Australia, Hachette Australia: 2005

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: WARTWO167

ISBN: 0733619622

Condition: Good


Softcover, reprint, 812gms, 490 pages. The Kokoda Track is the symbol of World War II for Australians. Here, Peter Fitzsimons takes readers up the tortuous track and into battle with the young men who fought there so courageously. 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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Explorers, The

By: Flannery, Tim (ed.)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Australia, The Text Publishing Company: 2000

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: HISAUS400

ISBN: 1876485221

Condition: Very Good


Softcover, reprint, 308gms, 385 pages. Tim Flannery's utterly compelling anthology, documenting almost four centuries of exploration, takes us beyond the frontier into a world of danger, compassion, humour, brutality and death. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear and mild page discolouration throughout. There is a small pen mark from a previous owner on the inside front page, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Australia's Wilderness Heritage: Volume 2: Flora and Fauna

By: Flannery, Tim; Rodd, Tony (eds)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Willoughby, Australia, Weldon Publishing: 1989

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: HISNAT17

ISBN: 0947116540

Condition: Good


Hardcover with orange boards and pictorial dust jacket, reprint, 2,300gms, 400 pages, illustrated pictorial endpapers. Australia's Wilderness Heritage explores the Australian environment in a way never before attempted in this country. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear. Boards are in good condition with only light shelf wear. Dust Jacket is in good condition with mild shelf wear and one small tear at the top of the spine. Dust jacket also shows some mild fading to spine and edges, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Book weighs over 2kg and may incur additional post... View more info

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HMAS Sydney: Australia's Greatest Naval Tragedy

By: Frame, Tom

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Sydney, NSW, Australia, Hachette Australia: 1999

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: WARSEA28

ISBN: 0733623638

Condition: Good


Softcover, reprint, 604gms, 412pgs. 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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HMAS Sydney: Loss & Controversy

By: Frame, Tom

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Hodder Headline Australia: 1999

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: WARSEA33

ISBN: 0733609422

Condition: Good


Softcover, reprint, 556gms, 302pgs. Why was HMAS Sydney and her 645 crew lost without a trace? This book offers the most thorough and comprehensive examination of that fateful event, which continues to arouse heated debate. 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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Town of Murals, A: Kurri Kurri NSW

By: Franklin, Wendy (ed)

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Kurri Kurri, NSW, Towns With Heart Inc.: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS492

Condition: Very Good


Medium softcover, first edition, 254gms, 71 pages. This book looks at the country town of Kurri Kurri NSW and known as the town of murals. It features each of the town's murals and details the artwork and the artist who completed it. Book is in very good condition with only mild general wear and tear otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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England Versus Australia: A Pictorial History of the Test Matches Since 1877

By: Frith, David

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, England, Queen Anne Press: 1989

Edition: Sixth Edition

Seller ID: SPOCRI35

ISBN: 0356175774

Condition: Good


Hardcover with green boards and pictorial dust jacket, reprint of sixth edition, 1440gms, 352pgs, illustrated endpapers. This is an ambitious volume which incorporates over 1150 pictures and some rare early engravings and a choice selection from the last 42 years of Anglo-Australian test warfare. Book is in good condition with moderate 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. Book weighs almost 1.5kg and may incur additional postage. View more info

Bodyline Autopsy: The Full Story of the Most Sensational Text Cricket Series - Australia v England 1932-33

By: Frith, David

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, ABC Books: 2003

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: SPOCRI22

ISBN: 0733313213

Condition: Good


Softcover, first paperback edition, 784g, 477pgs. 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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Down From Barrenjoey: Sketch Impressions of the Peninsula

By: Gamble, Allan

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Allan Gamble: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: AUST81

ISBN: 0958768102

Condition: Good


Hardcover with khaki boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 624gms, pages not numbered, illustrated endpapers. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear. Dust Jacket is in good condition with mild shelf wear and a few small tears to the top front and back corners, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Toukley 100 Years

By: Gambrill, Noel & Robyn

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toukley, NSW, Australia, Toukley Public School: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: HISAUS657

ISBN: 0646056328

Condition: Good


Brown hardcover with gold stamping, first edition, 688gms, 112 pages, blank endpapers, signed by authors on inside back of front board. Commemorative book celebrating 100 years of Toukley Public School. Book is in good condition with general age-related wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout. Boards are in good condition with only light shelf wear and scuffing, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info