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Prisoners of War: From Gallipoli to Korea

By: Adam-Smith, Patsy

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Ringwood, Australia, Viking: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: WAR158

ISBN: 0670903086

Condition: Good


Hardcover with black boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 1370gms, 599 pages, grey/blue endpapers. In this book, Patsy Adam-Smith uses dozens of interviews with former POWs to repaint the image to show the strength and courage of Australians taken prisoner in World War I, World War II and the Korean War. Book is in good condition with minor 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 pre-loved markings. Book weighs over 1kg and may incur additional postage. View more info

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Shearers, The

By: Adam-Smith, Patsy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Thomas Nelson Australia: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS449

ISBN: 0170058840

Condition: Good


Hardcover with yellow boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 1470gms, 416pgs, illustrated endpapers. This is the first history of that independent army of men who tramped the great shearing routes of the outback. Book is in good condition with only mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout and mild soiling to the page edges. Boards and dust jacket are in good condition with only light shelf wear. Dust jacket shows some very light sun fading to the spine, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Book weighs over 1kg and may uncur additional postage. View more info

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Cowra: Teruhiko Asada's First-Person Account of 'The Night of a Thousand Suicides'

By: Asada, Teruhiko

Price: $10.00

Publisher: North Ryde, NSW, Australia, Angus & Robertson Publishers: 1985

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: WARTWO34

ISBN: 0207151830

Condition: Good


Paperback, reprint, 100gms, 125 pages. Early in the morning of August 5, 1944, a thousand Japanese POWs launched a desperate charge at the machine-gun posts and barbed wire surrounding their compound at Cowra, NSW. The break-out was doomed to fail with 230 men killed and more than 350 injured in what must be seen as a mass suicide attempt. This book addresses the question - why did it happen - through Teruhiko Asada's compelling first person account. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Top 10 of Everything 2000, The (Australian & New Zealand Edition)

By: Ash, Russell

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Middlesex, England, Dorling Kindersley Limited: 1999

Edition: Millenium Edition

Seller ID: REF170

ISBN: 1864661267

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with laminated pictorial boards, millenium edition, 1400gms, 288 pages. This special Millennium edition of the ever-popular guide to world beaters and record breakers has approximately 300 new lists unique to Australia and New Zealand. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear. Boards are also in very good condition with only minor shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Book weighs over 1.4kg and may incur aditional postage. View more info

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Footnote People in Australian History

By: Atkinson, Ann (ed)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Broadway, Australia, The Fairfax Library: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS21

ISBN: 0949707120

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with yellow boards title written in black on front cover, and pictorial dust jacket, First Edition, 475gms, 240 pages, yellow coloured endpapers. This book details the lives of forty personalities who were newsworthy in their own day and often had a significant impact on their own times. Book is in very good condition with no to very little general wear and tear. Dust jacket is in good condition with no to very little shelf wear, 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 th... View more info

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Voyage of the Investigator, The

By: Austin, K. A.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Australia, Rigby Limited: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000585

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with green boards and pictorial dustjacket, first edition, 612gms, 223 pages. This book tells of the explorations and adventures of Matthew Flinders (the Great Denominator), his imprisonment by the French, his disappointments, his triumph, and his death. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear and mild page discolouration throughout. Dust jacket is in good condition with only mild shelf wear and has been covered with a removeable plastic slip. There is a small pencil mark on the inside front page, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Bradman to Border: A History of Australia- Engliand Test Matches from 1946

By: Australian Broadcasting Corporation (eds)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Crows Nest, Australia, ABC Enterprises: 1987

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: SPOCRI4

ISBN: 0642530718

Condition: Very Good


Paperback, Reprint, 400gms, 237 pages. This book contains accounts by all Australia's great captains since the end of World War 2. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear, message to previous owner on title page, 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 them all! View more info

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White Divers of Broome, The: The True Story of a Fatal Experiment

By: Bailey, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Pan Macmillan Australia: 2001

Edition: Edition Not Stated

Seller ID: HISAUS663

ISBN: 0732910781

Condition: Good


Softcover, advanced reading copy, 301pp, weighs 368gms. This is the story of 12 British Royal Navy-trained divers and their attempt to master the perilous art of pearl-shell diving. It tells the story of an extraordinary experiment and its fatal aftermath. 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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George Robertson: A Publishing Life in Letters

By: Barker, Anthony

Price: $7.00

Publisher: St Lucia, Australia, University of Queensland Press: 1993

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: BIOAUS368

ISBN: 0702225126

Condition: Good


Softcover, first thus, 338gms, 225 pages. This book interweaves the personal story of George Robertson, Australia's most significant publisher, with the development and growth of Angus and Robertson through the presentation of selected correspondence. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved marks. View more info

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Australian Aviators (Southern Cross Series)

By: Barnaby, Jane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: North Melbourne, Australia, Cassell Australia Limited: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: TRAAIR5

ISBN: 3042995510

Condition: Good


Laminated pictorial boards, no dust jacket, First Edition, 500gms, 108 pages, red coloured endpapers. Australian Aviators forms part of the Southern Cross Collection, this title includes a number of stories detailing the history and biographies of Australian Aviators. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear. Boards are in good condition with minor shelf wear, 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. W... View more info

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Australian Sport Through Time: 2004 Edition

By: Barnard, Loretta; Etherington, Kate; and Olds, Margaret

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Milsons Point, Australia, Random House Australia Pty Ltd: 2004

Edition: Sixth Edition

Seller ID: SPO19

ISBN: 0759310033

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with laminated pictorial boards, not issued with dust jacket, sixth edition, 2.4kg, 541pgs. This is the sixth edition of this wonderful book that marks Australia's history through sport from the 1870s through to 2003. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear. Boards are also in very good condition with only light shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Book weighs over 2.4kg and will incur additional postage. View more info

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History of Australia, A

By: Barnard, Marjorie

Price: $42.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Angus & Robertson Publishers: 1980

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS488

ISBN: 0207133476

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with red leatherette boards and gold stamping, limited special edition (numbered 69), 892gms, 710 pages, red endpapers, half-title page has bookplate with limited edition details and signature of author, alonog with date and time of signing. Book is in very good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Boards are in good condition with only very light shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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History of Australia, A

By: Barnard, Marjorie

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Angus & Robertson Ltd: 1964

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: HISAUS53

Condition: Good


Hardcover with brown boards, dust jacket missing, reprint, 1060gms, 710 pages, decorated endpapers. Contents includes: discover; beginnings; Macquarie; the Pastoral age; colonization; gold; land; the nineties; the dark people; Federation; war; depression; and much more. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout. Boards are in good condition with only light shelf wear. Book is ex-library and displays the associated stampings and markings, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Book weighs over 1kg and may incur additional pos... View more info

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Times Past in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter

By: Barney, Norm

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Newcastle, Australia, Newcastle Newspapers Pty Ltd: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS903

ISBN: 0958742502

Condition: Good


Softcover, first edition, 540g, 103pgs. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration/spotting throughout. Back of cover shows some mild soiling and there is a small pen mark from a previous owner on the inside front page, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Captain Cook's Voyages of Discovery

By: Barrow, John (ed)

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, England, Heron Books:

Edition: First Heron Edition

Seller ID: TRASEA37

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with blue faux leather boards with gilt decoration, 550g, 454pgs, decorated endpapers. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration thoughout. Boards and dust jacket are in very good condition with only minor shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Oxford Illustrated Dictionary of Australian History, The

By: Bassett, Jan

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Australia, Oxford University Press: 1994

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 001117

ISBN: 0195532430

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with brown boards and pictorial dustjacket, reprint edition, 1140gms, 304 pages. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear. Dust jacket is in good condition with only mild shelf wear and some light fading, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Blast the Bush

By: Beadell, Len

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Adelaide, SA, Australia, Rigby Limited: 1976

Edition: Reprint

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: HISAUS901

ISBN: 0851794157

Condition: Good


Softcover, reprint, 210g, 212pgs. An entertaining and characteristic account of the search for and preparation of a site for the explosion of the first atomic bomb in Australia. Book is signed and inscribed by the author on the title page. Inscription reads "To Joan & Bill, Best wishes from the author, Len Beadell, Mar 77". 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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Bush Bashers

By: Beadell, Len

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Adelaide, SA, Australia, Rigby Limited: 1982

Edition: First Limp Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: HISAUS902

ISBN: 0727015745

Condition: Good


Softcover, first limp edition, 366g, 163pgs, illustrated map endpapers. This book continues the story of Len Beadell and his Gunbarrel Road Construction Party who made a network of 4,000 miles of the loneliest roads in the world. Book is signed and inscribed by the author on the title page. Inscription reads "To Joan & Bill, Best wishes from the author, Len Beadell, Sep 82". 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

Here in Australia

By: Beatty, Bill

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, England, Cassell & Company: 1959

Edition: First Australian Edition

Seller ID: HISAUS665

Condition: Good


Hardcover with grey boards and pictorial dust jacket, first Australian edition, 199pp, weighs 416gms, blank endpapers. Here in Australia, with its astonishing array of little-known and absorbing information, really captures the spirit, humour, warmth, the very feel of this country. Book is in good condition with general age-related wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout. There is a mark on the inside front endpaper where a sticker has been removed. Boards are in good condition with only light shelf wear. Dust jacket is in good condition with only mild shelf wear and... View more info

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Unique to Australia

By: Beatty, Bill

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Dee Why, Australia, Ure Smith P/L: 1975

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: AUST4

ISBN: 0725402415

Condition: Good


Hardcover with white boards and pictorial dust jacket, Third Edition completely revised and reset, 675gms, 128 pages, brown coloured endpapers. Unique to Australia Is a "little encyclopaedia" of Australia's peculiar and distinctive features, with a wealth of fascinating and authentic information for the Australian and overseas reader alike. Book is in good condition with no to very little general wear and tear. Dust jacket is in good condition with no to very little shelf wear, some discoloration and staining on inside dust jacket back cover, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info