BOOKHOME
AUSTRALIAN INTERNET BOOKSHOP

INTERNET BOOKSHOP: SELLING BOOKS SINCE 1998

ORDER 2 OR MORE BOOKS: RECEIVE 20% DISCOUNT !!

PO Box 176, Annandale NSW 2038, Australia.
Phone: (02) 9550-1258 (late afternoon or message).


**EMAIL YOUR ORDER
OR QUERY
GO TO HOME
PAGE
GO TO BOOKLIST
MENU

**If this link does not work, update your web browser email
settings, or email us: Go to Contact Page

OUT-OF-PRINT, REMAINDERED, SECONDHAND & ANTIQUARIAN
BOOKS FOR SALE:

AUSTRALIAN POLITICS ** AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT ** TRADE UNIONS ** LAW ** LEGAL.
314 Items.

See also (click link): AUSTRALIAN BIOGRAPHY ** AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY ** ETHNICITY & CROSSCULTURAL ** AUSTRALIAN HISTORY ** AUSTRALIAN LOCAL HISTORY: NEW SOUTH WALES ** AUSTRALIAN LOCAL HISTORY: VICTORIA, TASMANIA & SOUTH AUSTRALIA ** AUSTRALIAN LOCAL HISTORY: QUEENSLAND, NORTHERN TERRITORY & WESTERN AUSTRALIA.

NOTE: Some books may have recently been sold.
Check this on our online database, updated weekly !!

  1. TO LOCATE BOOKS. To quickly locate a word or phrase in the list below, select FIND (or equivalent) on your Web browser (as a button or in a pull down menu).
  2. PHOTOS. We are currently taking photos of our books (not yet complete). Please enquire if you wish to see a photo of a book.
  3. TO ORDER BOOKS. To order a book, send us an email - or locate the book in our online database (on our home page, www.bookhome.com.au: click link above), and follow instructions (shopping basket and online payment available).
  4. PAYMENT METHODS. Visa, Mastercard, Amex credit cards; PayPal, Direct Deposit; Australian Cheque.
Prices in Australian dollars (AUD). Books located in Australia.
All books are in stock (except for a few recent sales). Plus postage at cost.
We offer 20% discount for orders of 2 or more books.

UPDATED: NOVEMBER 12, 2019



1. Adams, Paul (1999). The Stranger from Melbourne: Frank Hardy - A Literary Biography 1944 - 1975. Perth, Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press (UWAP). 212 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear corners. Traces the relationship between Frank Hardy's writings, his political activism, and the Australian historical events that shaped his literary works. ISBN: 1876268239. Our Book No: 24823. $15 AUD.

2. Aly, Anne (2018). Finding My Place: From Cairo to Canberra - the Irresistible Story of an Irrepressible Woman. Sydney: HarperCollins. 308 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, four black & white photos, colour photos, bottom corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear. This is the story of a Muslim girl growing up in suburban Australia in the 1970s. The author came here when she was two years old. In 2016, she was the first Australian Muslim woman, the first Egyptian-born woman and the first counterterrorism expert, to be elected to federal parliament. The story is told with humour and insight by a woman who has found where she belongs, and continues to make her mark internationally and in public life. ISBN: 9780733338489. Our Book No: 40291. $25 AUD.

3. Angel, Jeff (2008). Green is Good: An Insider's Story of the Battle for a Green Australia (1st ed). Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). 310 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. A leading Australian environmentalist discusses the real face of environmental change, and looks inside some of the most pivotal events in Australian political history, and predicts what will happen next in the fight to save the environment-the new challenges and the solutions. ISBN: 9780733323508. Our Book No: 26244. $18 AUD.

4. Ansara, Martha (1989). Always Was, Always Will Be: The Sacred Grounds of the Waugal, Kings Park, Perth, W.A. (1st ed). Sydney, Balmain: Martha Ansara Jequerity. 122 pp. Paperback large octavo, good condition, black & white text-photos, spine little faded, pages faintly toned, top edge & endpapers lightly foxed, tiny holes top corner front cover (staple removed), minor tide marks edges (little wavy), light foxing flyleaves, minor edgewear. This book outlines the issues and history of "The Old Swan Brewery" Aboriginal land rights dispute, in Perth, Western Australia. Related documents are also reproduced. ISBN: 0731675711. Our Book No: 28774. $18 AUD.

5. Argy, Fred (2003). Where to From Here? Australian Egalitarianism Under Threat. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 209 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Economist and government adviser reports that egalitarianism is very much at the centre of public policy debate in Australia today, but the economic and social gap is widening and egalitarian foundations are severely under threat. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 1865088528. Our Book No: 13603. $10 AUD.

6. Arnold, John (editor); Spearritt, Peter (editor); Walker, David (editor) (1993). Out of Empire: The British Dominion of Australia (1st ed). Melbourne: Mandarin. 342 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white illustrations, minor edgewear corners. A reader for Open Learning designed to be used in conjunction with the ABC television series. Traces the decline of British imperial influence, changing attitudes to the monarchy and the call for an Australian republic, and will be of interest to anyone wanting to learn about australian history. ISBN: 1863302549. Our Book No: 30071. $15 AUD.

7. Australia, Commonwealth of (2000). Australian Symbols. Canberra: Awards and National Symbols Branch, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 63 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. This booklet presents the formal symbols of the Commonwealth and its states and territories. The photos help to illustrate the meaning of the many symbols that are an important part of Australia. ISBN: 0642471312. Our Book No: 30025. $14 AUD.

8. Bachelard, Michael (2008). Behind the Exclusive Brethren (1st ed). Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 314 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, owner's sticker. The most comprehensive book ever written about the Exclusive Brethren. It details their origins in the United Kingdom in the 19th century, their fractious history, their use of scripture to control members and dissidents, and their lucrative business and financial arrangements. This is a fascinating story of influence and power exercised across several continents, including Australia - where this tiny Christian sect seems to have a privileged existence, and has attempted to influence government. ISBN: 9781921372285. Our Book No: 15074. $15 AUD.

9. Baker, A. J. (1979). Anderson's Social Philosophy: The Social Thought and Political Life of Professor John Anderson. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 152 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, stiffened cover, pages light toned as usual, owner's written name. John Anderson, the Scottish-Australian philosopher, was an influential and charismatic professor at the University of Sydney. His freethought lectures proved very controversial to conservatives, including the NSW Parliament Upper House. ISBN: 0207142165. Our Book No: 6062. $10 AUD.

10. Banerjee, Maj. Gen. Dipankar (editor) (1995). Towards an Era of Cooperation: An Indo-Australian Dialogue. New Delhi: Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses. 400 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), tables, top corner covers slightly bumped, spine ends jacket little chipped (closed tear top corner front cover, light creases, few scratches front cover), edges lightly toned. This book contains the papers presented and the discussions held at the meeting in New Delhi in January 1995. The co-sponsors were the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi, and The Indian Ocean Centre of Peace Studies, Perth. ISBN: 8186019057. Our Book No: 29931. $25 AUD.

11. Barda, Racheline (2011). Egyptian-Jewish Emigres in Australia (1st ed). Amherst Buffalo, NY: Cambria Press. 441 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos (including frontispiece portrait), charts, corners last few pages little creased, errata slip loosely inserted, autograph (author's written name & date). Explores key aspects of the modern history of Egyptian Jews. The core of this book is the migration experience of a small group of Egyptian Jews to Australia, including the government policies related to their immigration and integration into Australian society. Also looks at a comparative case study addressing some of the themes linked to the migration experience of a select number of Egyptian Jews to France. ISBN: 9781604977967. Our Book No: 27117. $35 AUD.

12. Bartrop, Paul R.; Blainey, Geoffrey (foreword) (2002). Bolt from the Blue: Australia, Britain and the Chanak Crisis. Sydney: Halstead Press. 174 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, map, bottom corner tip one page folded, minor edgewear. About the crisis in the Dardanelles in 1922, when Turkish nationalists threatened British positions in the Neutral Zone. British PM Lloyd George suddenly requested Australian troops, and Australian PM, Billy Hughes quickly obliged. But the crisis passed and shortly thereafter both PM's were dumped from office. ISBN: 1875684964. Our Book No: 11767. $15 AUD.

13. Beattie, Peter; Loukakis, Angelo (with) (2002). Making a Difference: Reflections on Life, Leadership and Politics. Sydney: HarperCollins. 310 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, black & white & colour photos centre spread, covers creased (notably rear cover corner), minor edgewear. Autobiography of the prominent Australian Labor Party politician, and former Premier of Queensland. ISBN: 0732273994. Our Book No: 16365. $15 AUD.

14. Beaumont, J. (editor) (1993). Where to Now? Australia's Identity in the Nineties (1st ed). Sydney, Annandale: Federation Press. 216 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, small stain top edge, minor edgewear. A wide variety of prominent Australians, reflecting diverse political, social and cultural viewpoints, debate the sort of society we are today and where we are heading. ISBN: 1862871248. Our Book No: 25242. $12 AUD.

15. Bennett, J. M. (1977). Portraits of the Chief Justices of New South Wales: 1824 - 1977. Sydney, St Ives: John Ferguson. 64 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour photos, minor edgewear jacket (flaps lightly toned), faint spine label mark, bookplates. This book is a fitting acknowledgement of the contribution made to this state by successive judges of the Supreme Court of New South Wales from its opening in 1824. It makes accessible the Court's unique collection of portraits of Chief Justices, here reproduced in full-colour with a short biography for each justice. ISBN: 0909134014. Our Book No: 27018. $15 AUD.

16. Benns, Matthew (2011). Dirty Money: The True Cost of Australia's Mineral Boom (1st ed). Sydney: William Heinemann / Random House. 296 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, front cover lightly scratched, slight bump base spine, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The true story of Australia's mineral boom. It is a story of greed, corruption and murder. A book every Australian needs to read, because it is the story of our national wealth, and how those who have access to it are abusing the privilege. Includes environmental pollution, and exploitation of African nations. ISBN: 9781742750002. Our Book No: 26301. $18 AUD.

17. Beresford, Quentin (2008). The Godfather: The Life of Brian Burke. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 294 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. Once touted as a future Australian prime minister, former Western Australian premier Brian Burke has had a rollercoaster political career. As premier, the man in the Panama hat, was was a key player behind the mineral boom that became the infamous WA Inc. in the 1980s. After a high profile inquiry, he was jailed for corruption in 1994, and again in 1997. Brian Burke then became a ruthless behind-the-scenes powerbroker in WA politics, business and unions. With his capacity to deliver fundraising largesse to the ALP, his control over preselections, and a cadre of mafia-like devoted supporters, he became the Godfather of WA politics. The amazing story of his spectacular rise and spectacular fall. ISBN: 9781741755565. Our Book No: 16683. $18 AUD.

18. Beresford, Quentin; Bekle, Hugo; Phillips, Harry; Mulcock, Jane (2004). The Salinity Crisis: Landscapes, Communities and Politics (Updated ed) [Contemporary Issues Series]. Perth, Crawley: University of Western Australia Press (UWAP). 335 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, colour & black & white photos, tables. Updated edition (adds 8p. epilogue). Salinity is destroying landscapes, communities and biodiversity across rural Australia. This book, the first attempt to provide a comprehensive explanation, describes the relentless drive for agricultural development from massive land-clearing programs, and highlights the decades of denial by governments that salinity was a problem. Acknowledges the pioneering efforts of local communities to fight salinity, and emphasizes the vision needed by governments to halt the damage now. ISBN: 1920694161. Our Book No: 22729. $20 AUD.

19. Berg, Chris (2016). The Libertarian Alternative. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 227 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. This book is a libertarian defence of free speech, which is at the heart of individual liberty and democracy. Yet, in Australia and around the Western world, it is under attack on all sides: from regulations to force 'balance' on the press, to new human rights such as the right not to be offended. Offers a bold reinterpretation of why freedom of speech matters. Only by understanding how the right to free expression and freedom of conscience arose can we understand the magnitude of the threats we now face. The liberty to express our thoughts and opinions is one of the central foundations of Western Civilisation. When governments threaten that freedom of speech, they threaten the foundations of liberty and the democratic system. ISBN: 9780522868456. Our Book No: 17310. $20 AUD.

20. Biard D'Aunet, [Georges] (1907). L'Aurore Australe [French language]. Paris: Librairie Plon: Plon-Nourrit et Cie, Impimeurs-Editeurs. 403 pp. Hardback very small, goodcondition, marbled cloth cover, leather spine (gilt spine lettering, raised bands, sticker mark), marbled endpapers, pages toned as usual, minimal EX-LIBRARY (rubber stamps, label remnants front cover), edgewear, minor annotation first pages. (French language.) Subtitle: "La societe australienne, le socialisme en Australie, la constitution australienne et son fonctionnement, la valeur et la situation materielles de l'Australie, l'Australie vue de dehors." An interesting French perspective on Australian society and politics contemporary with the birth of the Commonwealth of Australia. Based on personal observations from 1893 to 1905 plus two published articles. Our Book No: 17029. $30 AUD.

21. Blainey, Geoffrey (1991). Blainey: Eye on Australia: Speeches and Essays of Geoffrey Blainey. Melbourne: Schwartz Books. 272 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, top edge lightly foxed, spine lightly faded, minimal edgewear. First edition. This book is a selection of distinguished historian Geoffrey Blainey's commentaries on the state of the nation during the previous ten years. ISBN: 1863810269. Our Book No: 24535. $10 AUD.

22. Bonnor, Chris; Caro, Jane (2007). The Stupid Country: How Australia is Dismantling Public Education. Sydney: New South / University of New South Wales Press. 238 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, rear cover scratched, pages faintly toned as usual, minimal foxing fore-edge, some edgewear corners. Warns of a future where the hardest schools for Australian parents to enrol their children into will be public schools. Shows how government, anxious parents and ideology are combining to undermine public schools. Bonnor has served as president of the New South Wales Secondary Principals Council. ISBN: 9780868408064. Our Book No: 22697. $15 AUD.

23. Borchardt, D. H. (1970). Checklist of Royal Commissions, Select Committees of Parliament and Boards of Inquiry: Part III: Victoria 1856 - 1960 [Studies in Australia Bibliography, no 17]. Sydney: Wentworth Books. 246 pp. Paperback quarto, good plus condition, card cover, edges & covers lightly toned. ISBN: 0855870044. Our Book No: 16138. $20 AUD.

24. Botanic Gardens, Royal (1988). Mount Annan Botanic Garden: The Native Plant Garden of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. Sydney: Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens. 24 pp. Paperback trade, card covers (with flaps), stapled (lightly rusted), very good condition, map, colour text-photos, small scratch front cover, minor edgewear. Mount Annan Botanic Garden is a NSW Government Bicentennial project of the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. The 400 hectare site is located off Narellan Road, between Camden and Campbelltown about 56 kilometres south of Sydney. The information and photos will interest anyone wanting to know more about this special garden. ISBN: 0731645065. Our Book No: 23889. $10 AUD.

25. Brabazon, Tara (2000). Tracking the Jack: A Retracing of the Antipodes (1st ed). Sydney: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 214 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white illustrations, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. assesses the social, economic, political and cultural relationships between Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The "Jack" refers to the Union Jack, the symbolic tie between "home" and the outer reaches of the empire. Traces the movements of the 'Jack' from flags to Doc Martens and fashion to food packaging. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0868406996. Our Book No: 23245. $12 AUD.

26. Brady, I. A. (1979). Eastern Suburbs Railway: A Political and Economic Survey of Sydney's Suburban Railways, with Particular Emphasis on the Construction of the Eastern Suburbs Railway (1st ed). Sydney, St James: Australian Railway Historical Society, New South Wales Division. 60 pp. Paperback wide octavo, stapled, card covers, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, top corner tips creased last few pages, slight crease & light foxing covers, light foxing inside covers & middle pages, staples lightly rusted, corner tips rear cover scuffed. This small book gives a survey of Sydney's Suburban Railways, and a detailed history of the construction of The Eastern Suburbs Railway line. ISBN: 090965008X. Our Book No: 25911. $20 AUD.

27. Brady, Veronica (1994). Caught in the Draught: On Contemporary Australian Culture and Society. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 310 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, corners creased few pages, fore-edge creased one page, bottom corner creased on front cover, minor edgewear. In these essays, the author tackles challenging contemporary and perennial issues facing all Australians. ISBN: 0207179433. Our Book No: 21834. $10 AUD.

28. Bramston, Troy (2014). Rudd, Gillard and Beyond [Penguin Specials]. Melbourne: Penguin Group. 168 pp. Paperback, as new condition. Based on new in-depth interviews with Kevin Rudd and Bill Shorten, the advice of Gough Whitlam, Bob Hawke and Paul Keating, and insights from Julia Gillard's inner circle, to look at Labor in power and its pathway back to government after losing the Australian Federal election. With previously unpublished documents and revealing observations, this is the first book to provide a post-mortem and a roadmap for vital reform. ISBN: 9780143571797. Our Book No: 4524. $10 AUD.

29. Bramston, Troy (editor) (2006). The Wran Era [Neville Wran]. Sydney, Leichhardt: Federation Press. 310 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos centre spread, tables, appendices, minimal edgewear. From 1976 to 1986, Neville Wran lead the most successful Labor government in New South Wales (NSW) history, and which also galvanised the national Labor movement. These 24 essays cover his political style and management, and his many achievements in health, education, transport, economics, law and order, social policy, reform agenda, environment, women's policy and Aboriginal affairs. ISBN: 1862876002. Our Book No: 13874. $22 AUD.

30. Bramston, Troy (editor) (2011). Looking for the Light on the Hill: Modern Labor's Challenges (1st ed). Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 202279 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Written by a party insider and former Rudd Government adviser, this book looks at Labor’s history with fresh perspectives, and includes the secret components of the party's recent internal review. Included are: new interviews with former party leaders, current and former ministers, and union leaders and party figures. This book is relevant to what is happening now. ISBN: 9781921844379. Our Book No: 30174. $20 AUD.

31. Bray, Mark; Rimmer, Malcolm (1987). Delivering the Goods: A History of the NSW Transport Workers Union 1888 - 1986. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 297 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, tables, black & white photos, light toning pages, minor edgewear. This book is the first account of the New South Wales Transport Workers' Union to be published in Australia. It traces the history from its formation as a tiny Sussex street union in Sydney in 1888 to its role in 1986 as one of the most powerful unions in the state and the nation. The book focuses on the political inclinations of the union's leaders, the unions organisational capacities and its industrial experience. ISBN: 0043000932. Our Book No: 28235. $40 AUD.

32. Brenchley, Fred; Tandberg, Ron (cartoonist) (2003). Allan Fels: A Portrait of Power (1st ed). Brisbane, Milton: John Wiley & Sons. 310 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, pages lightly toned as usual, small mark front flyleaf, minor edgewear. Tells the story of charismatic academic Allan Fels, controversial as chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). A compelling inside story of the forces that cut short the career of Allan Fels as Australia's competition czar. ISBN: 1740310705. Our Book No: 20481. $10 AUD.

33. Brennan, Bernadette (editor) (2008). Just Words: Australian Authors Writing for Justice Featuring Gail Jones, Kim Scott, Frank Brennan, and Eva Sallis (1st ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 200 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear. In this collection, Australian writers explore the relationship between writing and justice, a relationship utterly dependent on informed, ethical readers. These essays from poets, essayists, academics, playwrights, critics and novelists demonstrate how it is possible for writing to articulate concerns of justice, enlighten the broader community and move citizens to action. ISBN: 9780702236389. Our Book No: 23635. $15 AUD.

34. Brett, Judith (2017). The Enigmatic Mr Deakin (1st p/b ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 490 pp. Paperback large thick octavo, very good condition, black & white & sepia (brown tinted) photos centre spread, map, spine little creased, tiny bump top edge near spine, light creases covers, minor edgewear corner tips. This is the first biography of Deakin in more than 50 years. The author deftly puts together his public, private and family lives. Alfred Deakin was a scholar, spiritualist, prime minister, and he was instrumental in creating modern Australia. In this biography he is brought out from behind the image of a worthy, bearded father of Federation, to show the principled and passionate, gifted and eccentric figure whose legacy continues to shape the contours of the nation's politics. ISBN: 9781925603712. Our Book No: 30330. $30 AUD.

35. Broinowski, Richard Philip (2001). A Witness to History: The Life and Times of Robert Arthur Broinowski. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 257 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, front cover jacket little rubbed. minor edgewear. Biography of Polish-Australian public servant, by his grandson. He was secretary to three Defence Ministers, Federal parliamentary officer (Clerk of the Senate), broadcaster, and editor of two poetry magazines. ISBN: 0522849423. Our Book No: 11919. $20 AUD.

36. Brown, Bob (2014). Optimism: Reflections on a Life of Action (1st ed). Melbourne, Richmond: Hardie Grant. 272 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), base spine little rubbed, minor edgewear jacket. The environmentalist and founder of the Australian Greens political party shares thoughts from his public and private life. This inspirational book is a meditation on the great and the small and is written with warmth. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 9781742707662. Our Book No: 27947. $20 AUD.

37. Browne, Peter (2006). The Longest Journey: Resettling Refugees from Africa [Briefings Series]. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 165 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, light scratches front cover, minor edgewear. Drawing on interviews with refugees, policymakers, officials and aid workers in Nairobi, Kakuma, Geneva, Canberra and Melbourne, the author looks at the opportunities and obstacles facing refugees whose homeland is in turmoil and whose country of first refuge is ill-equipped to offer a long-term home. ISBN: 0868408263. Our Book No: 22298. $10 AUD.

38. Bryant, Nick (2014). The Rise and Fall of Australia: How a Great Nation Lost its Way (1st ed). Sydney, North Sydney: Bantam. 313 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, corner creased front cover, minor edgewear corners. Examines the great paradox of modern-day Australian life. The author discusses politics, racism, sexism, culture, sport and the nation's place in the region and the world. Written by a BBC foreign correspondent, who therefore can see Australia critically at arm's length. ISBN: 9780857983787. Our Book No: 27618. $15 AUD.

39. Buckley, Ken (2008). Buckley's! Ken Buckley: Historian, Author and Civil Libertarian: An Autobiography. Sydney, Leichhardt: A&A Book Publishing. 373 pp. Paperback octavo, as new condition, colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos. A vivid and lived-in account of his professional and personal life, revealing his vulnerabilities as well as his unswerving commitment to civil liberties. He was a founding member of the NSW Council of Civil Liberties (CCL). He tenaciously challenged censorship, police corruption and ASIO's unwarranted intrusions. This autobiography is published posthumously by his widow, Bernice Buckley. ISBN: 0975786482. Our Book No: 24582. $15 AUD.

40. Burchell, David (2003). Western Horizon: Sydney's Heartland and the Future of Australian Politics [Scribe Short Books]. Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 122 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned as usual. Western Sydney at the foot of the Blue Mountains contains up to half of Sydney's population. This is the first attempt the explain the political volatility of this young and rapidly-growing region. ISBN: 0908011938. Our Book No: 12979. $12 AUD.

41. Burrows, William (1986). Adventures of a Mounted Trooper [Victoriana Collection]. [Melbourne, Carlton]: Queensberry Hill Press. 146 pp. Hardback small octavo, full brown leather cover (boards gilt stamped), spine is ribbed (gilt lettering), very good plus condition, brown endpapers, tipped-in sepia (brown-tinted) drawing frontispiece, in cardboard slipcase. (Copy 67 of limited edition of 155 copies. Estimated date, Trove catalogue.) A facsimile of a book published in 1859 (Ferguson 7722). The adventures of a Victorian mounted trooper who arrived in Melbourne in 1852, then went to the goldfields. He becomes a roadmaker, then a mounted trooper inspecting mining licenses. Mentions Geelong steamers, Aborigines, William Buckley, colonial life, and a return voyage to China. ISBN: 0909174466. Our Book No: 17350. $100 AUD.

42. Burton, Pamela; Kirby, Michael (foreword) (2010). From Moree to Mabo: The Mary Gaudron Story (1st ed). Perth, Crawley: UWA Publishing. 492 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, crease near spine front cover, edges & pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, written gift dedication flyleaf, autograph (author's written name title page). This biography is about Mary Gaudron who in 1987 became the first female justice of the High Court of Australia. Mary was a passionate advocate of human rights, and the racism against Aborigines she saw as a child growing up in a country town shaped her career. This biography looks at her contributions to our history and law, and shows her as a dynamic woman committed to improving the lives of all Australians. ISBN: 9781742580982. Our Book No: 28718. $20 AUD.

43. Button, James (2012). Speechless: A Year in My Father's Business (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 246 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned as common, minor edgewear. This book is the author's personal story about working in Canberra for a year writing speeches for PM Kevin Rudd's Labor government. He grew up around politics because his father was Senator John Button, who was a minister in the Hawke and Keating governments. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 9780522858587. Our Book No: 28041. $10 AUD.

44. Cameron, Peter (1994). Heretic (The True Story of an Australian Convicted of Heresy) (1st ed). Sydney: Doubleday. 212 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. First edition. Sydney academic describes how he was amazingly convicted of heresy by the Presbyterian Church of Australia in 1992. ISBN: 0868245445. Our Book No: 2421. $10 AUD.

45. Cameron, W. J. (1978). Bourke: A Centenary of Local Government. Bourke, NSW: Bourke Historical Society / Walter Stone & Sons (Printers). 68 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, pages toned as usual, sticker mark flyleaf, owner's written name. A short pictorial history to celebrate 100 years of local government in the Orana region, far northwestern New South Wales (NSW). ISBN: 085587130X. Our Book No: 26128. $10 AUD.

46. Cannon, Michael (1981). That Damned Democrat: John Norton, an Australian Populist, 1858 - 1916 (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 178 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings & plates, pages faintly toned, light foxing top edge, tiny scuff rear cover jacket (minor edgewear). The story of John Norton, who was a gifted but erratic Sydney newspaper publisher and politician. A compelling story of an extraordinary character who used radical journalism and politics (Truth newspaper) to reach personal goals, doing a lot of good and harm along the way. Most of the book is an anthology articles and editorials that Norton published in his newspaper. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0522842151. Our Book No: 29452. $10 AUD.

47. Carew, Edna (1988). Keating: A Biography (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 237 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (reverse side lightly foxed), spine ends little rubbed, top edge little foxed. The first full-scale biography of Australian politician Paul Keating. She has interviewed over 100 of Keating's friends and foes, to write this mid-career biography which puts together the dramatic story of Keating's relentless rise to power. ISBN: 0043350593. Our Book No: 28729. $20 AUD.

48. Carnegie, Margaret; Boldrewood, Rolf (1993). Pacific Gold: California 1848 Australia 1851, including the Genesis of Gold-Fields Law in Australia (1st ed). Melbourne: Kildrummie Press. 38 pp. Paperback trade, stapled, very good condition, black & white photos, map, tiny scuff base spine. The story of the desperate and lawless times in San Francisco caused by the Sydney Ducks, a criminal minority among the Australians who invaded San Francisco. A committee of vigilance was formed to enforce law and order. A number of Sydney Ducks were hanged. There is also a reprinted article by Rolf Boldrewood which illustrates goldfield law in NSW after the tide turned and adventurers crossed the Pacific to the new gold frontier in Australia. ISBN: 0646140450. Our Book No: 28392. $15 AUD.

49. Carr, Anna (2001). Grass Roots and Green Tape: Principles and Practices of Environmental Stewardship. Sydney, Annandale: Federation Press. 257 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Ground-breaking work investigating community-based environmental stewardship, based on a PhD thesis at Australian National University, Canberra. Explores the dynamics within these groups, the difficulties they face, and how they can be made more effective, but with the focus on their interaction with government. Dr Carr presents the experiences of three Australian groups (Water Watchers, Downside Landcare, Mitchell River group). Each differs in locality, environmental issue, people and management styles. These examples are framed by international examples from developed nations. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 1862873380. Our Book No: 13709. $15 AUD.

50. Cassidy, Barrie (2010). The Party Thieves: The Real Story of the 2010 Election. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 249 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, front cover creased, front flyleaf minimally foxed, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear, otherwise internally excellent. Barrie Cassidy picked a hell of an election to cover: changes of leaders of both Liberal and Labor Party, Australia's first woman Prime Minister, a hung parliament, and a country not knowing who its Prime Minister was for nearly three weeks. Malcolm Turnbull's manic desire to get his own way in the party, and because he simply stopped listening, led to his demise. Kevin Rudd stole the party through his authoritarian approach to government and a cabinet that felt alienated from the job of governing. In both cases, the members of their respective parties came at the party thieves to reclaim what was rightfully theirs, and set the stage for the ascension of Tony Abbott and Julia Gillard. And all that, before we even get to the 2010 election campaign. ISBN: 9780522857801. Our Book No: 16933. $12 AUD.

51. Cavalier, Rodney (2011). Power Crisis: The Self-destruction of a State Labor Party (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 202 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Written by a former minister and Labor historian, this book is an explosive account of the self-destruction of the New South Wales Labor Government, which saw a turnover of four premiers in five years, and which was heading for humiliation by voters at the next state election. Sponsored by the National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University. ISBN: 9780521138321. Our Book No: 15185. $12 AUD.

52. Cawcutt, Linda; Watson, Catherine (1984). Pesticides: The New Plague (The Victims, the Politics, the Alternatives). Melbourne, Collingwood: Friends of the Earth. 118 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, tables, pages lightly toned as usual, old price marks. A passionate Australian report on the toxic effects of commonly used pesticides, eg, agricultural sprays. Also suggests safer alternatives. Why are Australians exposed to chemicals banned in the United States and Europe? ISBN: 090931330X. Our Book No: 1560A. $10 AUD.

53. Chalmers, Jim (2013). Glory Daze: How a World-beating Nation Got So Down on Itself. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 212 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Why does Australia, a nation with one of the world's best economies, have such a dim view of its own performance? Why does it see itself as worse off than some of the basket-case economies of southern Europe? How did a country that was smart enough to avoid recession and mass unemployment despite a global meltdown get so down on itself? Argues that the combination of hyper-partisanship and self-serving incentives in politics have resulted in a deficit of national self-esteem. This insider account from respected Labor advisor provides a unique perspective on national identity. Unless a stop is put to the poisonous politics of recent years, Australia runs the risk of squandering the existing national advantages and compromising our ability to tackle the challenges of the future. ISBN: 9780522864137. Our Book No: 16459. $20 AUD.

54. Chandler, Jo (2011). Feeling the Heat (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 292 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This book takes the author across the Antarctic ice, under the seas and through the tropical rainforests of far north Queensland. This book reveals startling truths about climate change, government policy and the future of Earth. ISBN: 9780522857719. Our Book No: 25363. $28 AUD.

55. Chapman, Sir Frederick; Mackaness, George (editor) (1979). Governor Phillip in Retirement [Australian Historical Monographs (New Series)]. Dubbo, NSW: Review Publications. 52 pp. Paperback trade, flexible cover, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, few full-page black & white photos (including frontispiece), small faint crease front cover. The author is Chief Justice of New Zealand. He summarises family letters and diaries (from Bath, England) that have some references to Arthur Phillip. Our Book No: 15414. $10 AUD.

56. Chipp, Don (2004). Keep the Bastards Honest. Melbourne, Brighton: Don Chipp Enterprises Pty Ltd. 204 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket. Autobiography of politician who left the Liberal Party to found the Australian Democrats. His third book. Contemplates the many public issues that happen in government. Includes many revealing anecdotes, showing his mischievous sense of humour. ISBN: 0646437577. Our Book No: 20457. $15 AUD.

57. Coleman, William; Cornish, Selwyn; Hagger, Alf (2006). Giblin's Platoon: The Trials and Triumph of the Economist in Australian Public Life (Reprint, corrected ed). Canberra: Australian National University E Press (ANU E Press). 263 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, very good condition, small mark top edge, minimal edgewear. The story of a friendship formed around 1920, of four men who were at the heart of Australian economic thought and policy-making over the next 30 years: L. F. Giblin, J. B. Brigden, D. B. Copland and Roland Wilson. This book comprehends the personal and intellectual dimensions of their lives, as well as depicting them in political and cultural contexts. The authors also write about Jack Lang, John Curtin, S. M. Bruce, R. G. Menzies, and J. B. Chifley, as well as the Bloomsbury group, Joseph Conrad, the Jindyworobaks, and William Dobell. ISBN: 1920942491. Our Book No: 29639. $35 AUD.

58. Collis, Brad (1990). Snowy: The Making of Modern Australia (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Hodder & Stoughton. 304 pp. Paperback large octavo (with flaps), very good condition, black & white text-photos, small mark front flyleaf, minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. First paperback edition. The Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme is one of the world's greatest engineering achievements. Its development involved blasting 12 tunnels through the mountains, the building of 16 dams to hold the water, and feed it through seven power stations, two being deep in the mountains. This book interweaves the technical achievement and political background with the story of the hardships suffered and the contribution of the thousands (mainly European migrants - "New Australians") who helped to build it - the people, the dramas, the tragedy, the triumphs and the humour. ISBN: 0340533854. Our Book No: 15370. $30 AUD.

59. Combet, Greg; Davis, Mark (with) (2014). The Fights of My Life. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 312 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos centre spread, minimal edgewear. Greg Combet has been at the centre of some of Australia's biggest political battles: the waterfront dispute (Waterside Workers Union), the collapse of an airline (Ansett), compensation for asbestos victims, the campaign against unfair workplace laws, and then climate change. From an isolated childhood on the Minchinbury estate west of Sydney, Combet's world changed dramatically with the early death of his father, a wine-maker. Facing many challenges, he rose to lead the Australian trade union movement and become a senior minister in the Rudd and Gillard Labor governments. Along the way he has struggled with political ideology, the impact of work on his family and the relentless demands of the parliamentary life. ISBN: 9780522866179. Our Book No: 16239. $20 AUD.

60. Condon, Matthew (2013). Three Crooked Kings (Reprint ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 346 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition. 'It was the genius of the system . . . from day to day you didn't know who was on the take or not. You didn't know who you could trust.' The shocking true story of Queensland and how a society was shaped by 50 years of corruption. At its core was Terence Lewis, deposed and jailed former police commissioner. From his entry into the force in 1949, Lewis rose through the ranks, becoming part of the so-called Rat Pack with detectives Glendon Patrick Hallahan and Tony Murphy under the guiding influence of Commissioner Frank Bischof. The next four decades make for a searing tale of cops and killings, bagmen and blackmail, and sin and sleaze that exposes a police underworld which operated from Queensland and into New South Wales. Explores the pivotal role that whistleblower Shirley Brifman, prostitute and brothel owner, played until her sudden death. Based on extensive and unprecedented access to Terry Lewis and his personal papers. By award-winning journalist and novelist. ISBN: 9780702238918. Our Book No: 15822. $20 AUD.

61. Condon, Matthew (2014). Jacks and Jokers (The Extraordinary True Story Continues) (Reprint ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 466 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. An exposure of corruption in the Queensland police and government. "The message was powerfully clear. If you threatened the harmony of the Joke, you didn't last long." Continues on from the bestselling "Three Crooked Kings", this sequel opens in 1976. Terry Lewis, exiled in western Queensland, is soon to be controversially appointed Police Commissioner. As for the other two original crooked kings, Tony Murphy is set to ruthlessly take control of the workings of 'The Joke', while Glen Hallahan, retired from the force, shows a keen interest in the illicit drug trade. Meanwhile, ex-cop and bagman Jack Herbert collects the payments and efficiently takes police graft to a whole new level. The Joke heralds an era of hard drugs, illegal gambling and prostitution, and leave in its wake a string of unsolved murders and a trail of dirty money. With the highest levels of police and government turning a blind eye, the careers of honest police officers and the lives of innocent civilians are threatened and often lost as corruption escalates out of control. Award-winning journalist and novelist Matthew Condon once again exposes the shocking behaviour outside the law by the law. ISBN: 9780702249969. Our Book No: 15823. $20 AUD.

62. Cooper, Dani; Union Aid Abroad, APHEDA (2015). Livelihoods and Liberation Struggles: 30 years of Australian Worker Solidarity Sydney: Union Aid Abroad - APHEDA. 252 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, colour & black & white photos centre spread, minimal edgewear. The story of Union Aid Abroad (APHEDA) is the story of workers and people struggling against poverty and injustice across the globe. The heroic work of APHEDA continues to inspire new generations of activists, unionists and campaigners for global justice, both in Australia and overseas. The book offers lessons that are both positive and critical, from experiences across many countries and political situations. It does not just celebrate 30 years of achievement, but also conveys the passions, complexities, tragedies and victories of late 20th century politics and social movements. ISBN: 9780994326102. Our Book No: 17464. $40 AUD.

63. Costello, Peter; Coleman, Peter (with) (2008). The Costello Memoirs: The Age of Prosperity (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 386 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour & black & white photos centre spread, front flyleaf little smudged, minor edgewear. First edition. In a political career spanning more than eighteen years, Peter Costello, Australia's longest serving Treasurer, steered the Government through some of its greatest economic and political challenges, paying off Government debt, introducing the GST and fighting five elections. The Costello Memoirs charts the victories and defeats in one man's very public life. ISBN: 9780522855821. Our Book No: 16337. $20 AUD.

64. Costello, Peter; Coleman, Peter (with) (2009). The Costello Memoirs: The Age of Prosperity (Updated ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 402 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, minor edgewear. Updated edition. In a political career spanning more than eighteen years, Peter Costello, Australia's longest serving Treasurer, steered the Government through some of its greatest economic and political challenges, paying off Government debt, introducing the GST and fighting five elections. The Costello Memoirs charts the victories and defeats in one man's very public life. ISBN: 9780522857047. Our Book No: 16714. $22 AUD.

65. Council, Australia's 150th Anniversary Celebrations (1938). An Historic Retrospect on the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations of the Founding of Australia. Sydney: N.S.W. Government. Unnum pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, stapled pamphlet, colour text-photos, covers scuffed, minimal foxing, spine repaired, minor edgewear. This pamphlet is presented to the school children of New South Wales to celebrate Australia's 150th anniversary. Our Book No: 16432. $14 AUD.

66. Crittenden, Victor (2005). John Lang, Australia's Larrikin Writer: Barrister, Novelist, Journalist and Gentleman (1st ed). Canberra: Mulini Press. 247 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, frontispiece, map at rear, autograph (author’s written name), owner’s written name & annotations inside front cover & few pages. This is the interesting story of the life and many writings of a very important Australian novelist who was born at Parramatta in December, 1816, a second generation Australian who grew up and was educated in Sydney. He left Australia in 1836 to study at Cambridge University and at the Middle Temple, London and was admitted as a Barrister in Britain. He returned in 1841 to Sydney, he tried to establish himself here as a Barrister during the depression. He went to Calcutta in India, and became a successful writer. (Signed on title page by author & Jan Fullerton, National Library Australia, who launched the book in 2005. Annotations by book collector Alan Ives.). ISBN: 9780975723235. Our Book No: 30037. $40 AUD.

67. Crockett, Peter (1993). Evatt: A Life. Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 388 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photos, minimal edgewear, non-author written dedication. Heavy. A sympathetic biography of Herbert Vere (H. V.) Evatt who was a lawyer, politician and intellectual, and one of the most well-known Australian public figures of the 20th century. This biography shows that he was ambitious, difficult, capricious and larger than life. He shows a man who aspired to power not only to right injustices and advance Australia's interests, but to satisfy his own psychological needs. ISBN: 0195535588. Our Book No: 27739. $30 AUD.

68. Croft, Julian (2014). Out of Print: A Cold War Romance (A Serial in Sixteen Episodes). Sydney: Puncher & Wattmann. 251 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. This book is written in sixteen 5,000 word episodes that mimic the serial novels of the times. The novel captures the zeitgeist of Cold War Australia with its fierce politics and personal lives whose chosen paths have been fractured by the Second World War. ISBN: 9781922186485. Our Book No: 28278. $20 AUD.

69. Cunneen, Christopher (2000). William John McKell: Boilermaker, Premier, Governor-General. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 271 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned as common, minimal edgewear. William McKell, Labor Premier of New South Wales (1941 - 1947), was the architect of the great electoral success of the ALP in New South Wales since WW2, creating a pragmatic, electorally successful political machine, cultivating rural as well as urban voters. In 1947, Prime Minister Menzies invited him to become Governor General, a post he filled until 1953. He died in 1985. An overdue vivid portrait of this major labour movement figure. ISBN: 0868405876. Our Book No: 17503. $20 AUD.

70. Curran, James (2006). The Power of Speech: Australian Prime Ministers Defining the National Image (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 420 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, front cover little creased, minor edgewear. Examines the end of the idea of British Australia, and features Gough Whitlam, Malcolm Fraser, Bob Hawke, Paul Keating and John Howard, and discusses how they view Australia. An original study of prime ministerial rhetoric and exposes the sources of our most powerful leaders thoughts about Australia. ISBN: 0522852483. Our Book No: 28924. $15 AUD.

71. Dargan, James (2003). Claudia: An Authorised Biography of Claudia Leach (1st p/b ed) [Local Studies Monograph]. Sydney, Lane Cove: Lane Cove Library. 157 pp. Paperback small quarto (with flaps), very good plus condition, light blue patterned free flyleaves, black & white text-photos, tiny dent front cover, autograph (written & dated dedication). The special story of a wonderful lady, 92 years young, a great student, teacher, wife and mother, a Lane Cove Alderman (on Sydney's north shore), a school counsellor, Deputy Mayor and marriage celebrant. Claudia Leach conceived the idea of Community Aid, first introducing it to Lane Cove. The idea then spread across Australia. Claudia was the driving force behind the Lane Cove Plaza. She also helped to mould the social history of Lane Cove. (No 18 in this series.) SALE PRICE. ISBN: 094962215X. Our Book No: 22068. $15 AUD.

72. Davies, Lloyd (2000). Sheila: A Biography of Sheila Mary McClemans. Sydney, Annandale: Desert Pea Press / Federation Press. 208 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, spine ends little bumped. This biography is about Sheila McClemans who with Molly Kingston, set up Western Australia's first all-female law firm. She was wartime Director of the Women's Royal Australian Naval Service, National President of the Australian Federation of University Women, Secretary of the WA Law Society, and foundation member of the WA Legal Aid Commission, of the State Parole Board and of the WA committee administering the Commonwealth Canteens Trust Fund. She was awarded an OBE, a CMG and the Silver Jubilee Medal. The author has done justice to this outspoken, feisty, and entertaining women. ISBN: 1876861010. Our Book No: 28465. $18 AUD.

73. Dawkins, Peter; Kelly, Paul (2003). Hard Heads, Soft Hearts: A New Reform Agenda for Australia. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 224 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, tables, boxes, minor edgewear, top corner front cover & few pages lightly creased. In April 2002, the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research (at the University of Melbourne), and the Australian newspaper held a conference. This book summarises the results of the conference. ISBN: 1741140218. Our Book No: 23227. $10 AUD.

74. Debelle, Penelope (2011). Red Silk: The Life of Elliott Johnstone QC (1st ed). Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 212 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top of spine slightly bumped, black & white photos. This book is an account of Elliott Johnston, the Adelaide lawyer. It is also an account of a student radical, who even then, would put his belief in freedom of thought and speech above his personal interests. A communist warrior whose ideas and principles were not well understood even by his comrades. The backdrop of to all of this is a fascinating picture of Adelaide life and society, particularly student life in the late 1930s. ISBN: 9781862549562. Our Book No: 26901. $30 AUD.

75. Department of, Labour and Industry (1973). A Guide for Dogmen and Crane Chasers (7th revised ed). Sydney: Department of Labour and Industry (NSW Government). 185 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, very good condition, black & white drawings, two loose pages (detached from stitching), endpapers lightly toned & little foxed, pages faintly toned, few page edges little creased. Issued under the authority of the Honourable, the Minister of Labour and Industry, New South Wales. From the foreword: The book has been prepared to assist persons in industry to attain essential knowledge of: Handling of loads - slinging of loads - transport of loads - estimated weight of loads - the correct method of using lifting appliances, such as cranes, hoists, chain blocks, winches and the like. A great little book for anyone with an interest in labor and industry rules. Our Book No: 29447. $20 AUD.

76. Diesendorf, Mark (2007). Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy (Reprint ed). Sydney: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 413 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, figures, tables, minor edgewear. Explains that ecologically sustainable energy technologies based on energy efficiency, renewable energy and natural gas are commercially available today. Their implementation could halve Australia's greenhouse gas emissions within just a few decades. ISBN: 9780868409733. Our Book No: 23024. $15 AUD.

77. Dillon, Colin; Gilling, Tom (with) (2016). Code of Silence: How One Honest Police Officer Took on Australia's Most Corrupt Police Force (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 232 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition. Colin Dillon is an extraordinary man. He was the first Indigenous policeman in Australia. But that is actually a very small part of his story. He was also the first serving police officer to voluntarily appear before the Fitzgerald Commission of Inquiry in 1987 and give first-hand evidence of police corruption. His evidence was instrumental in eventually sending some police, including Police Commissioner Terry Lewis, and politicians to prison. Revealing, powerful and uncompromising, this is the story of Colin Dillon's nearly 40 years in a police force rotten to the core. It describes the extraordinary range of criminal activities - drugs, gaming, SP bookmaking, brothels, vehicle theft - that were allowed to operate with impunity in return for bribes. It also tells of the high price an honest man and his family paid for his decision to break the code of silence. ISBN: 9781760290580. Our Book No: 17002. $18 AUD.

78. Doughney, James (2002). The Poker Machine State: Dilemmas in Ethics, Economics and Governance. Melbourne, Altona: Common Ground. 190 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, figures, tables, minor edgewear. Interrogates the ethical and political context in which decisions about poker machines are made in Victoria. Refutes claims by the gambling industry and its consultants that poker machines measurably and substantially improve the quality of life of those that play them. Argues for a reflection on the type of economics that should more generally guide the formation of public policy. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 1863355030. Our Book No: 22291. $10 AUD.

79. Drew, Philip (2001). The Masterpiece: Jorn Utzon, a Secret Life (New ed). Melbourne, South Yarra: Hardie Grant. 574 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, colour & black & white photos, black & white drawings, cover corners little creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, small sticker mark flyleaf. Heavy. The story of both a great architect and his greatest building. Jorn Utzon had the good fortune to win the international design competition for the Sydney Opera House in 1957, but he was unlucky - from the outset the enterprise was mired in parochial politicking. His withdrawal from the Opera House project in 1966 was in part prompted by strained relationships with NSW politicians and engineers over the design and building process, and in part due to the huge tax burden created by dual Australian-Danish residency. He left Australia and never returned to see his masterpiece. ISBN: 1876719346. Our Book No: 27358. $20 AUD.

80. Duffy, Beverly (2000). Working the System: A Guide for Citizens, Consumers and Communities (Reprint ed). Sydney: Pluto Press / Public Interest Advocacy Centre. 109 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. This handbook is about negotiating your way through the Australian bureaucratic, legal and parliamentary maze. It tells you how to get information, get heard, and get what you want. The drawings add interest. ISBN: 1864030267. Our Book No: 26468. $20 AUD.

81. Dunbar, James; Reddy, Prasuna; May, Stephen (2011). Deadly Healthcare: Rogue Surgeons, Overburdened Hospitals, Medical Mismanagement, Burgeoning Bureaucracy, Doctor Shortages (1st ed). Brisbane, Bowen Hills: Australian Academic Press. 193 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, faint tide marks last three pages (former water contact now dry, does not effect text), minor edgewear & scuffing. Examines the large amount of public data about Australia's own "Dr Death", Jayant Patel (Bundaberg Hospital). The authors interviewed key figures in the affair to reveal in detail how it happened, who was to blame, and how it can be avoided. Drawing on cases and experiences, they reveal how institutional weaknesses are able to be exploited by individuals with serious personality problems. This is a relevant and timely book for anyone who is part of a modern complex healthcare network. ISBN: 9781921513756. Our Book No: 29420. $25 AUD.

82. Eames, Jim (1998). Reshaping Australia's Aviation Landscape: The Federal Airports Corporation 1986 - 1998. Sydney, Edgecliff: Focus Publishing. 143 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), text-photos with faint green-tinted background, minor edgewear jacket, minor rubbing corners & spine ends. The story of the rise and fall of the Federal Airports Corporation. An entertaining read, as well as an important source for scholars, academics and others seeking a factual account of one of the most dynamic periods of our aviation history. ISBN: 1875359478. Our Book No: 22724. $15 AUD.

83. Earnshaw, Beverley (2000). One Flag, One Hope, One Destiny: Sir Joseph Carruthers and Australian Federation. Sydney, Kogarah: Kogarah Historical Society. 190 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos (including full-page portraits), rear cover scratched, fore-edge few pages little ceased, minor edgewear. Sir Joseph Carruthers was a member of the NSW Parliament for 45 years and premier from 1904 to 1907. Many of his reforms are so ingrained in our daily lives that we take them for granted. He was a champion of the Australian worker and an early environmentalist but his most enduring accomplishment was his Federation role (as the chosen successor of Sir Henry Parkes who died before Federation was achieved). (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 1876409088. Our Book No: 17246. $20 AUD.

84. Easson, Mary (2017). Keating's and Kelty's Super Legacy: The Birth and Relentless Threats to the Australian System of Superannuation. Redland Bay, QLD: Connor Court Publishing. 380 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear. The Australian business advisor and former Labor politician reveals how the birth pangs of the Australian superannuation system were painful, its delivery uncertain, and how its survival was constantly threatened (thus requiring frequent changes). ISBN: 9781925501414. Our Book No: 17375. $22 AUD.

85. Edgar, Don (2001). The Patchwork Nation: Re-thinking Government, Re-building Community. Sydney: HarperCollins. 221 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear, barcode sticker inside rear cover. A vision for the future of Australia as a patchwork nation. Bound by loose ties, this nation would be connected by a government sensitive to diverse regional needs, and by community-building based on a more direct democratic approach. ISBN: 0732266106. Our Book No: 22494. $10 AUD.

86. Ellis, Bob; Ramsey, Stephen (with); Spruce, Damien (with) (2013). The Year It All Fell Down. Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 164 pp. Paperback octavo, as new condition. In 2011, history was made and the future broken. One of our most incisive and eloquent observers, Bob Ellis has reviewed the occurrences of 2011 and found it to be a year as important as 1848. He and his collaborators refresh and repopulate our memories with enormous events already forgotten, revealing their coherence and resonance. From the Arab Spring to the London riots and Occupy Wall Street, from the Christchurch earthquake and the Fukushima meltdown to the possible discovery of the Higgs God particle, from the shooting of US Senator Gabby Giffords to her vote on the bill that saved America's economy, from Assange fighting extradition to the Murdoch empire on trial, from the last hours of Kim Jong - il and Vaclav Havel to the Breivik massacre in Norway and the executions of Gaddafi and bin Laden - the year 2011 was portentously charged. The shockwaves from these events continue to reverberate through the corridors of power. ISBN: 9780670077410. Our Book No: 16363. $30 AUD.

87. Ellis, M. H. (1978). Lachlan Macquarie: His Life, Adventures and Times (5th thus ed) [Famous Australian Lives]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 614 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good plus condition, black & white portrait frontispiece, minimal edgewear, owner's written name. Biography of the Scottish soldier who was the innovative governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821. His innovations included the first organized finance and commerce, the first inland exploration and settlement, the first first highways and paved streets, as well as fine architecture and official patronage of the arts and literature. ISBN: 0207137560. Our Book No: 3754. $20 AUD.

88. Ellis, Ulrich (2007). A Pen in Politics. Canberra, Charnwood: Ginninderra Press. 271 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, tiny bump top spine, minor edgewear. The autobiography of his life in journalism, political activism and public servant (in support of Country Party leaders). They include snippets on the the history of journalism, the early years and growth of Canberra as the national capital, the Country Party, and his role in the New England New State Movement. On a planned trip to Italy in 1971, he became ill with aphasia, which disturbs the language function of the brain. In the Editor's note, the author explains that he started his memoirs in 1973, taking five years, and his wife and a friend assisted with editing. This book will fascinate anyone interested Australian politics. ISBN: 9781740274067. Our Book No: 30178. $30 AUD.

89. Errington, Wayne; Van Onselen, Peter (2007). John Winston Howard: The Biography (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 458 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour & black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear, owner's written name. Heavy. On the eve of the 2007 Australian Federal election, provides the most incisive analysis of the Prime Minister's life and political career yet published. In more than 100 interviews with a wide range of Howard's family and contemporaries, including Malcolm Fraser, Janette Howard, Andrew Peacock, Alexander Downer, Peter Costello - and Howard's latest adversary Kevin Rudd - we see first hand how John Howard approaches life and politics. As Howard faces the greatest fight of his political life, here is unprecedented insight into what makes him the formidable politician who lasted three decades. (Howard lost the election, and later wrote his autobiography. But this remains the definitive critical study.). ISBN: 9780522853346. Our Book No: 16541. $25 AUD.

90. Errington, Wayne; Van Onselen, Peter (2015). Battleground: Why the Liberal Party Shirt-fronted Tony Abbott [Battle Ground]. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 234 pp. Paperback octavo, as new condition. Tony Abbott came to the Australian prime ministership lauded as the most effective opposition leader since Whitlam. Why then did he fail to succeed in the job to which he had aspired for decades? Frontbenchers leaked about cabinet processes to the media, while backbenchers complained about the lack of access to their leader. Abbott's long apprenticeship in religion, journalism and political life prepared him for neither the mundane business of managing people, nor the commanding heights of national leadership. Public goodwill evaporated after a tough first budget. Inside the Liberal Party, individual ambitions and a succession of poor polls fuelled increasing concern that the next election was unwinnable. Chronicles the paradox of the Abbott prime ministership: steadfast loyalty when pragmatism was required; social values at odds with community attitudes; and stubbornness when tactics and strategy were essential. All would bring him undone. ISBN: 9780522869712. Our Book No: 16699. $18 AUD.

91. Evans, Raymond; Moore, Clive; Saunders, Kay; Jamison, Bryan (1997). 1901: Our Future's Past: Documenting Australia's Federation. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 295 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings & photos, pages faintly toned, spine ends little rubbed, minor edgewear jacket. This readable and informative book was commissioned by the National Australia Day Council to look at this crucial time in Australia's history. The authors have examined letters, diaries, speeches, newspapers and journals. There are almost 100 original drawings and photos. ISBN: 0732908914. Our Book No: 30078. $25 AUD.

92. Evatt, H. V. (1977). Rum Rebellion: A Study of the Overthrow of Governor Bligh by John Macarthur and the New South Wales Corps (Reprint ed) [A & R Classics]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 240 pp. Paperback, very good condition, front cover corner tip little creased, old price marks, internally excellent. The clash between William Bligh (17 years after the mutiny on the Bounty), who was Governor of New South Wales, and his officers over control of the importation of spirits. ISBN: 0207135975. Our Book No: 17109. $13 AUD.

93. Evatt, H. V.; Wran, Neville (foreword) (1979). William Holman: Australian Labour Leader (Abridged ed) [Famous Australian Lives]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 450 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, few black & white text-photos & drawings, spine slightly faded as common. A detailed biography of the Labor premier of New South Wales, 1913 - 1920, by another noted Labor politician. ISBN: 0207140413. Our Book No: 7037. $18 AUD.

94. Everingham, Sam (2009). Gordon Barton: Australia's Maverick Entrepreneur. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 432 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, covers creased. A biography of one of the most extraordinary business people Australia has produced. A prominent and provocative commentator with an entirely new vision for Australia, he founded the political party that eventually became the Australian Democrats, owned two radical newspapers including Nation Review, and built a vast commercial empire with interests in transport, mining, insurance, hotels, casinos, and book publishing and retailing. Described as the Great Gatsby of his time, Barton's private life was wild and unconventional. At the height of his business success, he generated countless headlines, but died a recluse in Italy having lost the European and Australian transport empires he worked so hard to create. To know Gordon Barton is to understand a unique period in Australia's social and political history. Combining deep research with rich personal insight, brings to life one of Australia's most dynamic and unconventional characters. ISBN: 9781741752434. Our Book No: 15962. $20 AUD.

95. Farrall, Lois (1992). The File on Fred: A Biography of Fred Farrall. Carrum, VIC: High Leigh Publishing. 215 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear & creasing, old price marks. Biography of Fred Farrell (1897 - 1991), a Victorian Labor union official. He served in France during World War 1 (WW1). He later became mayor of Prahran, an inner suburb of Melbourne. ISBN: 0646109812. Our Book No: 17036. $40 AUD.

96. Ferguson, James (2011). John Alexander Ferguson: Preserving Our Past, Inspiring Our Future. Canberra: National Library of Australia (NLA). 236 pp. Paperback octavo (with flaps), very good plus condition, colour & sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, minimal edgewear. John Alexander Ferguson - a noted Sydney barrister - single-handedly compiled the 7-volume Bibliography of Australia. This book, by his grandson, attempts to identify the man behind the scholar, to consider the influences on him, and the motivations that drove him. His large collection of 34,000 Australian books and manuscripts is now housed in the National Library of Australia (NLA). ISBN: 9780642277183. Our Book No: 17587. $50 AUD.

97. Fergusson, Lyn M. (2013). FitzRoy, Beyond the Rumours: Tenth Governor of New South Wales, First Governor-General of Australia. Sydney, Killara: Pilar Publishing. 248 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), endpaper maps, black & white text-illustrations, colour plates, few light scratches rear cover jacket (tiny dent front cover). Biography of Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy. A man of the British Empire, he served firstly his King, then a young Queen Victoria as the Crown's Vice-Regal representative at Prince Edward Island, the Leeward Islands and finally, New South Wales. This biography shows FitzRoy in a light not previously considered, from a personal, family-oriented aspect, stretching from childhood to the battlefields of Waterloo. The author goes beyond the rumours put in motion in 1847, to reveal a worldly diplomat, a governor who encouraged those around him to act on their beliefs. ISBN: 9780646912714. Our Book No: 28460. $40 AUD.

98. Fitzgerald, Paul (1998). The Sydney Airport Fiasco: The Politics of an Environmental Nightmare. Sydney: Hale & Iremonger. 250 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, map, minor edgewear. Explains how Sydney Airport got its third runway, said to be Australia's worst single urban planning decision. The decision was not based on safety or effectiveness, or environmental sustainability, but a political decision, with its roots in the deep soil of party political affiliations. ISBN: 0868066729. Our Book No: 16742. $20 AUD.

99. FitzGerald, Stephen (2015). Comrade Ambassador: Whitlam's Beijing Envoy. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 272 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. Modern Australia was in part defined by its early embrace of China: a turning from the White Australia Policy of the 1950s to the country's acceptance of Asian immigration and engagement with regional neighbours. It saw the far-sighted establishment of an embassy in Beijing in the 1970s by Gough Whitlam, headed by Stephen FitzGerald. Here, FitzGerald's story as diplomat, China scholar, adviser to Gough Whitlam, first ambassador to China under prime ministers Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser, is interwoven with the wider one of this dramatic moment in Australia's history. Comrade Ambassador also highlights the challenge Australia faces in managing itself into an Asian future. ISBN: 9780522868685. Our Book No: 17075. $22 AUD.

100. Flannery, Tim (2009). Now or Never: A Sustainable Future for Australia? (Revised ed). Melbourne: Black Inc. 193 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, crease front cover, light toning edges, minor edgewear. Discusses the idea of sustainability and asks whether humanity can rise to this challenge. He discusses in detail three potential climate-change solutions, with special reference to Australia. This edition includes nine responses to this book, by leading figures, and the author’s reply. ISBN: 9781863954297. Our Book No: 40238. $15 AUD.

101. Flint, David (2003). The Twilight of the Elites (1st ed). Melbourne, North Melbourne: Freedom Publishing. 250 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, small paperclip crease, rubber stamp. Conservative social and political analysis by chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Authority. ISBN: 0957868251. Our Book No: 23031. $15 AUD.

102. Forrest, Lisa (2008). Boycott: Australia's Controversial Road to the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Sydney: ABC Books. 270 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. The Australian government wanted the Australian Olympic Federation (AOF) to boycott the Moscow Games after the USSR invaded Afghanistan. The AOF refused and Australian athletes competed in the Games, arguing that they were about peace, not politics. ISBN: 9780733322952. Our Book No: 16057. $15 AUD.

103. Frappell, Leighton (2003). Lords of the Saltbush Plains: Frontier Squatters and the Pastoral Independence Movement 1856 - 1866. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing (ASP). 227 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white photos & map centre spread, minor foxing top edge, minor edgewear & rubbing, bookplate. A movement that aimed to establish a new "purely pastoral" colony encompassing the entire western half of New South Wales, driven by great squatters of the Murrumbidgee who were determined not to share their land. (Bookplate of publisher and book collector Victor Crittenden.). ISBN: 1. Our Book No: 17288. $60 AUD.

104. Freeman, Damien; Heydon, Hon. Justice J. D. (foreword); Kirby, Hon. Michael (illustrator) (2012). Roddy's Folly: R. P. Meagher QC - Art Lover and Lawyer (1st ed). Ballan, VIC: Connor Court Publishing. 510 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, colour photos, spine ends little rubbed, front cover corner tips little scuffed, bottom corner front cover creased, faint foxing top edge. This is the first book-length study of new South Wales lawyer and judge R. P. Meagher QC (1932 - 2011). It looks at his relationship with the Roman Catholic Church, the University of Sydney, the Australian Bar, and the tradition of legal scholarship to which he made a monumental contribution. Penny Meagher, his wife, shared a central place of part in their life together - her as artist, he as art collector. There are interviews with a range of leading figures in Australia's legal, political, ecclesiastical, academic, and artists. Michael Kirby's humorous sketches of the view from the Bench were sketched by him in court and given to Meagher when the two judges sat together. ISBN: 9781921421778. Our Book No: 30262. $45 AUD.

105. Freudenberg, Graham (1991). Cause for Power: The Official History of the New South Wales Branch of the Australian Labor Party (1st ed). Sydney, Leichhardt: Pluto Press. 297 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, red cloth boards (gilt spine lettering), very good plus condition, black & white photos & figures. This book is about the history of the Australian Labor Party in New South Wales, written for the centenary celebrations. Uniquely placed (he worked for Calwell, Whitlam, Wran, Unsworth, and Hawke), the author examines the turbulent history of the party from its origins in 1891. The cartoons and photos make this book a good addition to any Australian book collection. ISBN: 0949138614. Our Book No: 25586. $20 AUD.

106. Gallop, Geoff; Blair, Tony (foreword) (1998). A State of Reform: Essays for a Better Future (1st stated ed). Perth, Wembley: Helm Wood Publishers. 124 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, tables, top corner rear cover little creased. The Labor Opposition Leader (and later Premier) outlines a new vision for Western Australia that is inclusive and democratic. He proposes ways and means by which the power of government can be used to promote social, economic and environmental improvement whilst at the same time subject to a range of checks and balances that protect our rights and interests. ISBN: 0646337300. Our Book No: 28395. $18 AUD.

107. Garnaut, Ross (2013). Dog Days: Australia After the Boom. Melbourne, Collingwood: Redback Books. 293 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, crease front cover, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. A book about the future of Australian society and economy by a leading adviser to government and business. Both a forecast and analysis, it heralds a new era for Australia after the boom. ISBN: 9781863956222. Our Book No: 27866. $12 AUD.

108. Garner, Helen (2014). This House of Grief (1st ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 300 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner front cover creased, minor creases in rear cover & last two pages, minor edgewear. True story about A Victorian court case about the three young boys who drowned when the car their father was driving went off the road and plunged into a dam. Describes the theatre of the court in an extraordinary account of the quest for justice. ISBN: 9781922079206. Our Book No: 29307. $15 AUD.

109. Geering, R. G. (editor); Segerberg, A. (editor) (1994). Christina Stead: Selected Fiction and Nonfiction (1st ed) [UQP Australian Authors]. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 281 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, bottom corners covers little creased, front cover little creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, faint remainder mark bottom edge. This cross-section of Christina Stead's work, both published and unpublished, displays the range of her writing as well as her political and social views. Material not available before in book form includes extracts from interviews, and the draft of a rare public talk on "The Uses of the Many-charactered Novel". ISBN: 0702225207. Our Book No: 30100. $12 AUD.

110. Geraghty, Chris (2012). Dancing with the Devil: A Journey from the Pulpit to the Bench. Melbourne, Richmond: Spectrum Publications. 323 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few sepia (brown-tinted) & colour photos, top edge lightly marked, minor edgewear. The author writes about his life as a Catholic priest for nearly 15 years. He suffered bullying and persecution, and left to study law, and for the last 16 years of his professional life, worked as a judge in Sydney. ISBN: 9780867861723. Our Book No: 27933. $15 AUD.

111. Gill, Alan (2005). Likely Lads and Lasses: Youth Migration to Australia 1911 - 1983 (1st ed). Sydney: BBM Ltd. 379 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear, owner's written name & address label front flyleaf, autograph (author's written dedication title page). This book tells the story of The Dreadnought Scheme (as it was called) and The Big Brother Movement. The little-told story about how 50,000 young people were brought from Britain to Australia under the youth migration schemes in the early years of the last century. ISBN: 0646453270. Our Book No: 25004. $15 AUD.

112. Gilpin, Alan (1990). An Australian Dictionary of Environment and Planning. Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 271 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), figures, tables, sketches, minor edgewear jacket (flap creased), owner's written name. A comprehensive dictionary embracing the whole range of environmental and planning issues, many of them controversial, that have emerged in Australia in recent years. It will be useful for environmental planners, consultants, lecturers, and all those who participate in planning and development assessment process, and public debate. ISBN: 019554806X. Our Book No: 22428. $15 AUD.

113. Glass, Margaret (1997). Charles Cameron Kingston: Federation Father (1st ed). Melbourne, Carlton: Miegunyah / Melbourne University Press (MUP). 247 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos & drawings, minor edgewear jacket (rear cover little marked), small spot & faint foxing top edge, spine ends little worn, crease & few edge tears single page (manufacture error). This book tells the life of Charles Cameron Kingston, premier of South Australia, and who was a leading politician in promoting Australia's Federation. This lively and well researched biography reveals a complex, brilliant and controversial man. ISBN: 0522847781. Our Book No: 27742. $18 AUD.

114. Gleeson, Brendan (2006). Australian Heartlands: Making Space for Hope in the Suburbs. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 211 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tiny crease few pages, minor edgewear. A provocative examination of the health of Australian urban communities and their role in national life. A powerful account of the political, social, economic and environmental trends shaping Australia. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 1741147212. Our Book No: 23242. $10 AUD.

115. Gleeson, Michael; Allan, Toni; Wilkins, Michael (1992). An Act of Corruption? Nick Greiner's Years in Power and his Unorthodox Demise. Sydney: ABC Books. 234 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear. How the Terry Metherell affair cost Nick Greiner his job in 1992 as Liberal premier of New South Wales (NSW). ISBN: 0733302637. Our Book No: 14282. $10 AUD.

116. Glow, Hilary (2007). Power Plays: Australian Theatre and the Public Agenda (1st ed). Sydney, Strawberry Hills: Currency Press. 207 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear. This book investigates the why and the how of some of Australia's most successful mainstream playwrights. These writers explore the cultural, political and economic life of Australia, and they write to influence public debate. ISBN: 9780868198156. Our Book No: 24777. $10 AUD.

117. Goldsmith, Marlene (1996). Political Incorrectness (1st ed). Sydney: Hodder & Stoughton. 243 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned, light foxing top edge, covers lightly scratched, few tiny creases covers. This collection of articles covers a range of political taboos discussed by the author, who is a Liberal member of the New South Wales Legislative Council. ISBN: 0733602665. Our Book No: 24398. $14 AUD.

118. Graham, Trevor (1999). Mabo: Life of an Island Man (1st ed). Sydney, Strawberry Hills: Currency Press. 151 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, few tiny stains top edge & last few pages & rear cover, minimal edgewear. This inspiring play is about Eddie Koiki Mabo and his 10-year battle with Australia and its legal system. The original screenplay and the post-production script are published together. The author describes the practical and ethical dilemmas he faced in his journey between the two. A fascinating insight into the making of one of the most successful Australian documentaries of all time. ISBN: 0868195804. Our Book No: 29960. $20 AUD.

119. Grainger, Elena (1978). Hargrave and Son: A Biography of John Fletcher Hargrave and His Son Lawrence Hargrave. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 202 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. A biography of the Australian aeronautical inventor (the man on Australia's $20 note). His father was a controversial member of parliament, and also a judge of the New South Wales Supreme Court. ISBN: 0702210773. Our Book No: 10596. $15 AUD.

120. Grassby, Al (1979). The Morning After (1st ed). Canberra: Judicator Publications. 142 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, tiny tear top spine, tiny mark fore-edge, spine lightly creased. The story of the 1974 Federal election in which the seat of Al Grassby (Minister for Immigration), Riverina (NSW), was the only one lost by the Whitlam Government. The supposed role of racism is revealed. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0908517017. Our Book No: 23459. $10 AUD.

121. Grassby, Al; Ordonez, Silvia (1999). The Man Time Forgot: The Life and Times of John Christian Watson, Australia's First Labor Prime Minister. Sydney, Annandale: Pluto Press. 194 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos, rear cover little scratched, minor edgewear, old price marks. Born in Chile, first leader of a truly national party, Australia's first Labor Prime Minister, and the world's first Labor head of government. The first biography of the life and work of this fascinating character; his life tells us much about the transition from the 19th century world of a global British Empire to the creation of a federated Australian nation-state. ISBN: 1864030836. Our Book No: 22304. $15 AUD.

122. Greenland, Hall (1998). Red Hot: The Life and Times of Nick Origlass 1908 - 1996. Sydney, Neutral Bay: Wellington Lane Press. 324 pp. Paperback octavo (card covers with flaps), very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, minor crease front cover, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name). This is the story of Nick Origlass, who for more than 50 years, from the 1940s to the 1990s, was the elected champion of Balmain's workers and citizens. The author recreates the world of radical and Trotskyist Balmain, and uncovers the secrets and contradictions in the life of Balmain's enduring revolutionary local politician. ISBN: 090802214X. Our Book No: 26195. $45 AUD.

123. Griese, Diana (2009). A Better Place To Live: Making the Top End a New Kind of Community (1st ed). Perth, Claremont: Freshwater Bay Press. 117 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. This book is about the Giese family arriving in Darwin in 1954. Darwin was an outpost, ruined by bombing raids during WW2, in a country that was itself searching for a role in the post-war world. In this portrayal of her family's involvement in the process of reconstruction that led eventually to self-government, the author - daughter of Harry and Nancy, both post-war pioneers - shows how the people of the Top End, of many different backgrounds, created a new kind of community. ISBN: 9781740085212. Our Book No: 26532. $34 AUD.

124. Griffiths, Max (1992). The Hungry Heart. Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 176 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white maps, colour photos, some edgewear. A compelling account of the difficult life in Australian Aboriginal communities - some of the most scattered and isolated on earth. The author worked for the Australian Inland Mission from 1964 to 1985, and was Superintendent for the last 11 years. ISBN: 0864174861. Our Book No: 20708. $12 AUD.

125. Griffiths, Tony (1993). Beautiful Lies: Australia From Kokoda to Keating (Revised & updated ed). Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 236 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, light foxing edges, faint foxing front cover & inside covers, minor edgewear. An original account of the people, events and trends that have been part of Australian politics and society. Combines impressive historical research with pithy prose, this entertaining work chronicles Australia's evolution from British lackey during World War II to global power. In the 1990s, it experienced change, as its economy had become as menopausal as Germaine Greer, whose attack on hormone replacement therapy was in tune with public opinion about the political equivalents. ISBN: 1862542848. Our Book No: 16962. $15 AUD.

126. Group, Remembering Minto (2007). Remembering Minto: Life and Memories of a Community (1st ed). Sydney: Information and Cultural Exchange Inc. / Remembering Minto Group. 124 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, colour text-photos. This book is a dedication to the life and times of the people who have lived, and others who are still living, in the Department of Housing area of Minto (a southern suburb of Sydney) during the demolition and renewal of their homes. ISBN: 9780958026925. Our Book No: 22781. $15 AUD.

127. Guthrie, Bruce (2010). Man Bites Murdoch: Four Decades in Print, Six Day in Court. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 354 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), colour & black & white photos spread (one page little creased during manufacture), corner cloth cover little bumped. A blow-by-blow account of almost 40 years in the news business - from his dismissal from Australia's biggest selling paper (Melbourne's Herald-Sun), through the celebrated court case that exposed the inner workings of the world's biggest media company (News Limited). An expose on the interlinked backrooms of Australian media, politics and business. ISBN: 9780522858167. Our Book No: 14888. $20 AUD.

128. Hamilton, Clive (2007). Scorcher: The Dirty Politics of Climate Change. Melbourne: Black Inc. Agenda. 266 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, corner front cover & spine faintly creased, minor edgewear corners. Hamilton exposes the shadow world of lobbyists and skeptics, spin and hidden agendas, deceitful government and compliant media. The definitive account of the politics of global warming in Australia. ISBN: 9780977594900. Our Book No: 15948. $15 AUD.

129. Hamilton, Clive (editor); Maddison, Sarah (editor) (2007). Silencing Dissent: How the Australian Government is Controlling Public Opinion and Stifling Debate. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 279 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition. Uncovers the tactics used by the conservative Howard Government to undermine public debate in Australia, silence whistleblowers, and to demand silence from funded agencies and NGOs - all of which undermine Australia's hard-fought democracy. ISBN: 9781741751017. Our Book No: 16231. $12 AUD.

130. Hamilton, Hugh; Thomas, Pete (1971). They Dig Queensland: Development, Who For? (Reprint (revised) ed). Brisbane: Building Worker's Industrial Union, Queensland Branch. 64 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card cover, black & white text-photos, staples rusted, faint foxing covers, spine faintly faded, minor edgewear. This pamphlet critically examines the character and purpose of Queensland development. Based on a fact-finding tour by a union concerned that the foreign owners of mines are ripping off the Queensland government regarding royalties and other matters. Our Book No: 21042. $10 AUD.

131. Hamilton, R. S. (editor) (2011). Waltzing Matilda and the Sunshine Harvester Factory: The Early History of the Arbitration Court, the Australian Minimum Wage, Working Hours and Paid Leave. [Melbourne]: Fair Work Australia. 233 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, two colour illustrations, few sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, tables, top spine lightly scuffed, minor edgewear, erratum label inside front cover. About establishing and developing of Australia's unique industrial relations system. It starts with the story of the Arbitration Court - the Commonwealth Court of Conciliation and Arbitration - why it was established, what it did, and the influence it had on Australia's social, economic and political history. Australia's national workplace relations tribunal was first established with the passage of the Commonwealth Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1904. Since that time the institution has evolved in line with substantial legislative, social and economic changes, the most recent development being the passage of the Fair Work act 2009 and the subsequent establishment of Fair Work Australia. Written for use as an educational resource for schools and anyone interested in Australian history. ISBN: 9780646548814. Our Book No: 27401. $40 AUD.

132. Harris, Stewart (1979). It's Coming Yet - An Aboriginal Treaty Within Australia Between Australians. Canberra: Aboriginal Treaty Committee. 87 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, brown cover, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, owner's written name title page. The Aboriginal Treaty Committee wants to set up a treaty with the Australian Government to look after Aboriginal interests. ISBN: 0959521704. Our Book No: 20275. $10 AUD.

133. Hartcher, Peter (2011). The Sweet Spot: How Australia Made Its Own Luck - and Could Now Throw It All Away (1st ed). Melbourne: Black Inc. 289 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. Does Australia now have the best living conditions in the world? Is our country both fair and free? Are we the only developed nation to have avoided a recession in the past 20 years? Takes readers on a vastly entertaining and thought-provoking tour through Australian politics and history. Shows how a convict colony could have become a banana republic but didn't, how Australia came through the global financial crisis - it wasn't just the mining boom. How we could now throw our success away if we don't recognise our strengths and demand true leadership of our politicians. Australia's prosperity was not built on dumb luck. In a time when the authoritarian success story of China is strong, Australia offers a better model: a democratic success story. Is it perfect? Of course not. But on some of the most important and apparently intractable problems of the modern world, Australia, believe it or not, is as good as it gets. ISBN: 9781863954976. Our Book No: 15760. $17 AUD.

134. Hawkins, Freda (1989). Critical Years in Immigration: Canada and Australia Compared (1st Australian ed). Sydney, Kensington: New South Wales University Press. 368 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. A comparative overview of the evolution of immigration policy in Canada and Australia. Focuses on 1972 to 1984, when both countries made major changes in immigration policy, law, and management, including the introduction of multiculturalism. ISBN: 0868402273. Our Book No: 13103. $25 AUD.

135. Henderson, Anne (2008). Enid Lyons: Leading Lady to a Nation (1st ed). Melbourne, North Melbourne: Pluto Press. 356 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, reader crease in spine, tiny dent front cover, faint toning edges, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written & dated dedication on title page). This is the story of an amazing woman. Dame Enid Lyons was the mother of twelve, Prime Minister's wife, first woman member of the House of Representatives and the first woman in a Federal cabinet, radio broadcaster, newspaper columnist, author of three books. The author also looks at the first half of the 20th century and what politics was like then. ISBN: 9780980292497. Our Book No: 27384. $20 AUD.

136. Henderson, Heather (2013). A Smile for My Parents (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 227 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), sepia (brown-tinted) & colour photos, single cartoon, pages lightly toned as common, minor edgewear jacket. A very special memoir that is a rare and surprising look into the lives of Dame Pattie and Sir Robert Menzies and their family and friends. Written with warmth, love and humour by their only daughter, Heather. ISBN: 9781743315705. Our Book No: 27931. $15 AUD.

137. Henderson, Heather (editor) (2011). Letters to My Daughter: Robert Menzies, Letters, 1955 - 1975 (1st ed). Sydney, Millers Point: Pier 9 / Murdoch Books. 281 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket. This book is a fascinating look into the political and personal beliefs of the most influential Australian of his generation. The founder of the Liberal Party, Sir Robert Menzies was Australia's Prime Minister from 1939 to 1941 and 1949 to 1966. This collection is edited by his only daughter, to whom the letters were addressed. ISBN: 9781742662497. Our Book No: 26619. $20 AUD.

138. Henderson, John (1965). Observations on the Colonies of New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land (Facsimile ed) [Australiana Facsimile Editions]. Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia (LBSA). 180 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, green cloth cover (gilt spine title), few black & white plates & figures (including frontispiece), edges little foxed, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. Henderson arrived in Van Diemen's Land in 1829 as surgeon superintendent of the ship York, on leave from the Bengal Army. He formed the Van Diemen's Land Society. In 1830-31, he visited New South Wales to carry out scientific investigations. Reproduced from the original copy held by the State Library of Tasmania. The original was printed at the Baptist Mission Press, Calcutta, in 1832. (No 103 in this facsimile series.). Our Book No: 22097. $25 AUD.

139. Hewett, Dorothy (1990). Wild Card: An Autobiography 1923 - 1958. Melbourne: McPhee Gribble / Penguin Books. 278 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear, autograph (author’s written name). An autobiographical account of the first 35 years of the life of one of Australia's most famous playwrights and poets. The author has combined the passions of her life with her power as a writer to create this classic sketch of people, place and political history. ISBN: 086914197X. Our Book No: 17332. $20 AUD.

140. Hewett, Dorothy (2012). Wild Card: An Autobiography 1923 - 1958. Perth, Crawley: UWA Publishing. 394 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, few light creases covers, top corner creased one page, minor edgewear, copy 1. Reissued in 2012 (originally published in 1990). An autobiographical account of the first 35 years of the life of one of Australia's most famous playwrights and poets. The author has combined the passions of her life with her power as a writer to create this classic sketch of people, place and political history. ISBN: 9781742583952. Our Book No: 26660. $12 AUD.

141. Hewett, Dorothy (2012). Wild Card: An Autobiography 1923 - 1958. Perth, Crawley: UWA Publishing. 394 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear, copy 2. Reissued in 2012 (originally published in 1990). An autobiographical account of the first 35 years of the life of one of Australia's most famous playwrights and poets. The author has combined the passions of her life with her power as a writer to create this classic sketch of people, place and political history. ISBN: 9781742583952. Our Book No: 26660A. $20 AUD.

142. Hocking, Jenny (1997). Lionel Murphy: A Political Biography (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 359 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, light foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear, rear cover lightly marked), light foxing edges (lightly marked). A remarkable biography of the Australian Labor barrister, ALP politician and High Court judge. ISBN: 0521581087. Our Book No: 12251. $22 AUD.

143. Hodge, Dino (2014). Don Dunstan: Intimacy & Liberty (1st ed). Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 414 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, minimal edgewear. Don Dunstan, Premier of South Australia in the 1960s and 1970s is one of Australia's foremost civil rights advocates of modern times. He actively promoted the rights of Indigenous Australians and women, as well as multiculturalism. He also championed the rights of homosexual citizens at a time when they were treated as criminals, classified as insane, and regarded as outcasts. He was also bisexual. Records the change in public discourse over issues of homosexuality, from morality to state security and then civil liberties. Dunstan was a member of parliament for over 25 years, and then for the remainder of his life, to realise his vision of full equality for same-sex attracted citizens. He focused on both legislative and cultural reforms, and introduced changes to policing that were unprecedented and strongly resisted. His efforts and the backlash are fully documented here for the first time. ISBN: 9781743052969. Our Book No: 17067. $25 AUD.

144. Hogarth, Murray (2007). Australia Now the 3rd Degree: Frontline in Australia's Climate War. Melbourne: Pluto Press. 106 pp. Paperback thin octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, bottom corners faintly worn rear pages. The author sees climate change as Australia's greatest challenge - and opportunity. He goes inside big business, the government, the media and the environment movement and examines what measures have been taken so far. ISBN: 9780980292411. Our Book No: 22628. $10 AUD.

145. Holborow, Barbara; Neville, Cliff (with); Fife-Yeomans, Janet (with) (2009). Those Tracks on My Face (New ed). Perth, Fremantle: Vivid Publishing. 192 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, corner tip rear cover little creased, minor edgewear. New edition (with preface). By a former Sydney Australian children's court magistrate. A mind-opening journey into the world of children in trouble. She describes her challenges in trying to improve the juvenile justice system. ISBN: 9780980597233. Our Book No: 4511. $12 AUD.

146. Horne, Donald (2001). Looking for Leadership: Australia in the Howard Years. Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 295 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top spine faintly bumped, light crease top edge few pages, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The distractions and quandaries of ordinary Australians at a time when political leadership has drifted away to languish in John Howard's dreamtime. A multi-layered book, a mixture of astute analysis and warm personal recollection. Energizing and forward-looking, informed and informative, written with human sympathy, wit and intellectual bite by Australia's most respected social commentator. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0670912379. Our Book No: 23839. $10 AUD.

147. Howard, John (2011). Lazarus Rising: A Personal and Political Autobiography (Revised, reprint ed). Sydney, Pymble: HarperCollins. 728 pp. Paperback square very thivk octavo, very good plus condition, colour & sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. John Howard reveals his personal and political journey from his childhood in the post-war era, school debating team, legal career, to joining the Liberal Party, and finally becoming the second longest serving Prime Minister of Australia. ISBN: 9780732289966. Our Book No: 17575. $30 AUD.

148. Howe, Brian (2007). Weighing up Australian Values: Balancing Transitions and Risks to Work and Family in Modern Australia. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 207 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear. The former Labor Deputy Prime Minister explains why so many Australians feel a greater sense of risk, and suggests some positive and innovative new directions in social policy designed to anticipate and help people address risk. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 9780868408859. Our Book No: 25102. $10 AUD.

149. Hoyle, Arthur (2001). The Life of John Hunter, Navigator, Governor, Admiral (1st ed). Canberra: Mulini Press. 189 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, few colour reproductions, maps, frontispiece. This is the first biography of Admiral John Hunter who was the second Governor of New South Wales and came with the First Fleet in 1788 as second Captain of HMS Sirius. He was the Governor for five years. He battled shortages of food, almost mutinous NSW Corps and a population of convicts. The minister in distant London failed to understand his difficulties. He was later recalled to London in semi-disgrace, but was vindicated a year later when his successors failed also, and his recommendations were finally acted upon. He had an interesting life in the Royal Navy over a period of 68 years, where he rose from the position of Captain's Servant to the rank of Vice-Admiral of the Red. ISBN: 0949910880. Our Book No: 29724. $40 AUD.

150. Hudson, W. J. (1980). Australia and the League of Nations. Sydney: Sydney University Press / Australian Institute of International Affairs. 224 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photos (including frontispiece), minimal edgewear. As a self-governing colonial federation, Australia was a founding member of the League of Nations in 1919. For the first time, Australia moved into international politics outside the confines of the British Empire, and had to declare and defend her position on a host of sensitive issues, and had to defend its administration of New Guinea. By Australian foreign affairs official who was a former academic historian. ISBN: 0424000849. Our Book No: 16620. $15 AUD.

151. Hughes, Aneurin (2005). Billy Hughes: Prime Minister and Controversial Founding Father of the Australian Labor Party (1st ed). Brisbane, Milton: John Wiley. 176 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear, edges & pages lightly toned. This book is a biography of the Australian Labour prime minister Billy Hughes. This Welsh-Australian politician was an illusionist: although a radical socialist, he was equally mixed with the ruling classes. This biography delves into Hughes' political career, his family life, his health, and his virtues and vices. The author used family letters, financial records, telegrams, birthday and christmas cards, household bills, and conversations with Hughes' descendants and others who knew him intimately to create this book about a complex and interesting man. ISBN: 1740311361. Our Book No: 26577. $18 AUD.

152. Humphreys, L. R. (Ross) (2000). Wadham: Scientist for Land and People. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 225 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photos, old price marks. Samuel Wadham arrived from England in 1926 as Professor of Agriculture at the University of Melbourne. As man who ignored the heat, dust and flies, to talk to farmers in remote districts, Wadham defied the accepted image of a university educator. He analysed rural problems with rigour. Through government bodies he shaped soldier settlement, and endorsed the Snowy Mountains Scheme. His popular weekly talks on ABC radio stressed the importance of agricultural health. Humphreys skilfully documents Wadham's concerns and interests and - through access to the Wadham family papers - also reveals the complexities of his character and his family life. ISBN: 0522849342. Our Book No: 14108. $25 AUD.

153. Idriess, Ion L. (1939). Over the Range: Sunshine and Shadow in the Kimberleys (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 316 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket (missing), good plus condition, orange cloth cover (black lettering & vignette), black & white photos (including frontispiece), endpaper maps, top corner tip two pages creased, bottom corner one page creased (during manufacture), pages faintly toned, spine faintly faded, edges faintly foxed, minor edgewear, owner's written name. Records his experiences in one of Australia's remotest areas, the Kimberleys, in far northern Western Australia, on a lengthy police patrol in 1933. He makes many observations of the Aboriginal people, and expresses his justified fears for their future. A foreword notes that many of the Aborigines met have sadly now died. (Not the National edition of the same year, 1939.). Our Book No: 16917. $25 AUD.

154. Isaacs, Mark (2017). The Undesirables Inside Nauru (1st this revised ed). Melbourne, Richmond: Hardie Grant Books. 344 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. The author went to work inside the Nauru Detention Centre in 2012. As a Salvation Army employee, he provided humanitarian aid to the men interned in the camp. This book tells about his time on Nauru, detailing daily life and the stories of the men held there, the self-harm, suicide attempts, and riots, the rare moments of joy, the moments of deep despair. This revised edition reveals the human rights abuses discovered by his father in 2014. ISBN: 9781743793121. Our Book No: 29706. $18 AUD.

155. Ivison, Duncan (2002). Postcolonial Liberalism (1st ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 214 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, tiny dent rear cover, minor edgewear. Presents a compelling account of the challenges to liberal political theory by claims to cultural and political autonomy and land rights made by indigenous peoples today. Written in Australia, and with a focus on Australian Aborigines. Public debate between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples has been often mired in mutual recrimination and misunderstanding. This experience is not unique to Australia. Attempts to present a larger picture within which to consider these questions, beyond the technicalities of legal doctrine and the bureaucratic imperatives of public policy. What is distinctive about this book is the middle way it charts between separatism, on the one hand, and assimilation, on the other. These two options present a false dichotomy as to what might constitute a genuinely postcolonial liberal society. ISBN: 0521527511. Our Book No: 30432. $30 AUD.

156. Jonas, William (2001). Native Title Report 2000, by Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. Sydney: Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC). 212 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear corners, internally excellent. This report has been written by William Jonas, the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, as a requirement of the Native Title Act (1993). The report summarises the operation of the Act to date, and its effect on the exercise and enjoyment of human rights of Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders. Our Book No: 21389. $15 AUD.

157. Jupp, James (1984). Ethnic Politics in Australia (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 213 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, tables, figures, small bump spine ends, minor edgewear, old price marks. A body of academic work is now growing which analyses the ethnic impact on elections, on the parties and on elective offices. There is an ongoing debate between those who emphasise 'class' and those drawing attention to 'ethnicity' and this book highlights the debate. ISBN: 0868613428. Our Book No: 2951. $14 AUD.

158. Jupp, James; Sabto, Michele (editor) (1998). Immigration (2nd ed). Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 210 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, spine faintly faded as common, edges faintly foxed, minor edgewear. Second edition. Discusses immigration up to the present day, covering the controversies that have occurred in the late 1990s, and detailing the substantial changes introduced by the Howard government. Students studying aspects of Australian society, as well as general readers, will find this book a valuable contribution to their knowledge about the origins and character of modern Australia. ISBN: 019550786X. Our Book No: 20977. $20 AUD.

159. Kartinyeri, Doris; O'Donoghue, Lowitja (foreword) (2002). Kick the Tin (2nd ed). North Melbourne: Spinifex Press. 140 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, top spine lightly rubbed. A compelling and witty story of a courageous journey into the soul of the individual to find meaning and substance after the loss of everything the rest of us take for granted. The author was taken from hospital after her mother died and placed in the Colebrook Home (Adelaide), where she remained for the next 14 years. The legacy of being a member of the Stolen Generations continued for Doris as she was placed in white homes as a virtual slave, struggled through relationships and suffered with bipolar depression. 'Kick the Tin' was a game she played in the Colebrook Home. ISBN: 1875559957. Our Book No: 24740. $12 AUD.

160. Kay, Pippa (2002). Doubt and Conviction: The Kalajzich Inquiry. Sydney: Pippa Kay Pty Ltd. 257 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). This book tells the tragic story that started in Manly, Sydney, on Australia Day, 1986, when Megan Kalajzich was shot as she slept beside her husband Andrew in their family home. Was her husband's conviction for her murder justified? ISBN: 0646418068. Our Book No: 20800. $15 AUD.

161. Keane, Bernard; Razer, Helen (2014). A Short History of Stupid: The Decline of Reason and Why Public Debate Makes Us Want to Scream. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 330 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The authors discuss, in a humorous manner, the many ways that public debate and lack of commonsense in media, politics and society can become frustrating. Bernard Keane is the correspondent and politics editor in Canberra for Crikey, and Helen Razer (also a Crikey contributor) has elaborated upon her already published thoughts on the impotence of the current Australian public debate. ISBN: 9781760110543. Our Book No: 40279. $20 AUD.

162. Kelly, Max (editor) (1978). Nineteenth-century Sydney: Essays in Urban History. Sydney: Sydney History Group / Sydney University Press (SUP). 135 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, figures (including black & white drawings & text-photos), tables, laminate plastic coating creased as common, minor edgewear. The first publication of a research group who studied the history of Sydney. These essays are drawn from an array of disciplines, including geography, demography, architecture, politics and history, and which reflect the variety of perspectives from which Sydney's past may be viewed. ISBN: 0424000512. Our Book No: 25009. $18 AUD.

163. Kenny, Judy (2007). A Footprint on the Sands of Time: Francis Benedict Kenny 1854 - 1925: Lawyer, Alderman & Mayor Bathurst 1881 - 1925 (1st ed). NSW: Judy Kenny. 106 pp. Paperback small quarto (with flaps), very good condition, few colour photos, sepia (brown-tinted) photos, generation chart inside front cover, sepia (brown-coloured) photo inside rear cover, reproductions of death certificate & letters, tiny scuff top of spine, minor edgewear. This story of Francis Benedict Kenny has been written by his granddaughter. The story includes larger forces of social change that involve all generations. The book has many photos and a genealogy chart which helps to tell this fascinating story of a man who was accepted and welcomed into his community (Bathurst, New South Wales). Includes generation chart and reproductions of death certificate & letters. ISBN: 9780646469287. Our Book No: 27671. $35 AUD.

164. Kent, Jacqueline (2009). The Making of Julia Gillard (1st ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 325 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. First edition. This biography focuses on Julia Gillard's rise to power and her performance in parliament. This book will not be the final word on her career, but is more like a midterm report on where she came from, she got where she is, and what she's done in her time in parliament, prior to becoming Prime Minister. ISBN: 9780670073191. Our Book No: 15496. $20 AUD.

165. Kerr, Anne (1988). Lanterns over Pinchgut: A Book of Memoirs (1st ed). Melbourne: Macmillan. 344 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (lightly rubbed), light toning edges, light rubbing bottom edges. Anne Kerr writes of her life as an international interpreter which took her all over the world, and also of her second marriage to John Kerr, the ex-Governor General of Australia. She reports her experiences in Cambodia, as an au pair in the Jura Mountains, in Samoa where she meets the ghost of Robert Louis Stevenson, and comes under the spell of the Katsura Villa in Kyoto. She uses the keen eye of the artist, and the engaging skills of the true lover of language. ISBN: 0333477081. Our Book No: 25721. $15 AUD.

166. Kerr, Colin (1983). Archie: The Biography of Sir Archibald Grenfell Price. Sydney: Macmillan. 311 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, orange endpapers. A warm and well-written story of the South Australian geographer, historian and academic. He was known as Archie to his many friends in Australia and overseas, but was better known to the public as Sir Archibald Grenfell Price. He travelled extensively, and wrote many books and articles on life in the tropics, on Australia and the Pacific. ISBN: 0333356241. Our Book No: 22077. $14 AUD.

167. King, Madonna (2014). Hockey: Not Your Average Joe. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 322 pp. Paperback octavo, as new condition, black & white & colour photos. There is a lot more to the Australian Treasurer than meets the eye. After embarking on his political career as a student, Hockey worked tirelessly to rise through the ranks of the Liberal Party, learning pivotal lessons along the way and earning himself one of the nation's toughest jobs. Having held a raft of senior ministerial positions in the Howard government, he presides over some of the most controversial financial decisions of the decade. But what about the man behind the politician? Drawing on hundreds of interviews, as well as full access to Joe Hockey, his family and friends, Madonna King's biography explores the influences that have shaped his life, and provides an exclusive and unparalleled insight. ISBN: 9780702250149. Our Book No: 16471. $20 AUD.

168. Koch, L. E. (1977). The Taxonomy, Geographic Distribution and Evolutionary Radiation of Australo-Papuan Scorpions [Records of the Western Australian Museum: Volume 5, Part 2]. Perth: Western Australian Museum. 367 pp. Paperback small quarto, good plus condition, maps, black & white figures, corner tips covers & last few pages little creased, minimal insect damage front cover & first two pages, top spine lightly bumped, minor edgewear. This publication records part of an enquiry into the relationships and evolutionary history of components of the order Scorpionida, especially its species in the Australo-Papuan region. The present publication includes a taxonomic revision of all the scorpion species in Australia and Papua, and is based on the large numbers of specimens that are in museums and institutions throughout Australia Our Book No: 40181. $50 AUD.

169. Koch, Tony (2010). A Prescription for Change: The Terry White story (1st ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press. 226 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos. This biography of one of Australia's leading pharmacists and businessmen, provides insight into his success while also revealing the family man behind the brand. He also entered politics, and for a time was Cabinet Minister, and also leader of the Liberal party in Queensland. ISBN: 9780702237423. Our Book No: 24540. $18 AUD.

170. Kordin-Dindas, Galina (2002). Behind Closed Doors: Finding the Key to a Painless Life. Melbourne, Richmond: Helen Dindas / Spectrum Publications. 192 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, edges faintly foxed, minor edgewear. Autobiography of a brave and determined Australian woman's serious medical problems (back pain surgery), her struggle for quality of life, and her lengthy but fruitless battle with the health bureaucracy to seek address for the medical malpractice experienced. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0867863269. Our Book No: 21105. $10 AUD.

171. La Nauze, J. A. (editor); Nurser, Elizabeth (editor) (1974). Walter Murdoch and Alfred Deakin on Books and Men: Letters and Comments 1900 - 1918 (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 108 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), frontispiece, light foxing top edge, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket. This book, based on letters recalling the literary atmosphere of Edwardian Melbourne, is a contribution to the biographies of two men who are remembered in Australian political history (Deakin) and cultural history (Murdoch). ISBN: 0522840566. Our Book No: 26930. $18 AUD.

172. Laffin, Martin (editor); Painter, Martin (editor) (1995). Reform and Reversal: Lessons from the Coalition Government in New South Wales 1988 - 1995. Melbourne: Macmillan Education. 287 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, front cover creased, minor edgewear. This book is a study of the Liberal-National Coalition Government that held power in New South Wales between 1988 and 1995 under the premiership of Nick Greiner, and then later John Fahey. ISBN: 0732931673. Our Book No: 21297. $10 AUD.

173. Lagan, Bernard (2005). Loner: Inside a Labor Tragedy (Reprint ed) [Mark Latham]. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 246 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The tragic rise and fall of Mark Latham, the talented former leader of the Australian Labor Party. ISBN: 1741145155. Our Book No: 24197. $15 AUD.

174. Latham, Mark (1998). Civilising Global Capital: New Thinking for Australian Labor (Reprint ed). Sydney, St Leonards: Allen & Unwin. 391 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. The Labor politician declares as irrelevant the old politics of the Left-Right divide. The book offers a rich and cohesive store of ideas to reconcile the global economy with the values of a decent society. ISBN: 1864486686. Our Book No: 24549. $20 AUD.

175. Latham, Mark (2003). From the Suburbs: Building a Nation from our Neighborhoods. Sydney, Annandale: Pluto Press. 149 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition. Collected essays about improving Australian communities by the assertive Labor Party frontbencher (later opposition leader). ISBN: 1864031891. Our Book No: 14203. $10 AUD.

176. Latham, Mark (2005). The Latham Diaries. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 429 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book was published within 12 months of Mark Latham's resignation as Opposition Leader and ALP politician. The diaries are honest bulletins from the front line of labor politics. They give a pungent and unique view into the life of a man, the party and the nation at a crucial time in Australian history. ISBN: 0522852157. Our Book No: 26072. $25 AUD.

177. Lawrence, Carmen (2006). Fear and Politics [Scribe Short Books]. Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 136 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, covers creased, pencil annotations, autograph (prominent person written name). Dr Carmen Lawrence (academic psychologist and former Labor premier, Western Australia, and Federal minister) argues that fear has been a crucial factor in shaping Australian public policy in recent years, and in Fear and Politics she charts its consequences on the Australian body politic. She discusses how xenophobia has shaped policies toward refugees, indigenous Australians, and Islamic fundamentalists, and examines the effects of being constantly warned about the risk of terrorism. She also looks at the sustained campaigns on law and order, and the exaggerated anxieties people now have of the risks of assault, murder, child abuse, and robbery. Dr Lawrence argues that fear can never provide a foundation of moral and political argument, and that the necessary antidote to the toxin of fear is a wholehearted embrace of the principles of freedom, equality, and co-operation. (Autograph of Geoff Gallop, former premier of Western Australia, plus his extensive pencil annotations to the text.). ISBN: 1920769870. Our Book No: 16633. $15 AUD.

178. Lawson, James S.; Bauman, Adrian E. (2001). Public Health Australia: An Introduction (2nd ed). Sydney, Roseville: McGraw-Hill Australia. 229 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, figures, tables, minimal edgewear. By public health academic, University of New South Wales. This book is a comprehensive reference on the basic principles, language, concepts and practice of public health in Australia. This complete revision of the first edition includes background on pivotal discoveries in medical history, epidemiological methods, common conditions, Aboriginal health, and physical and mental health. ISBN: 0074708783. Our Book No: 12027. $12 AUD.

179. Legal Service, Aboriginal (1995). Telling our Story: A Report by the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia (Inc) on the Removal of Aboriginal Children from their Families in Western Australia. Perth: Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia. 247 pp. Paperback large quarto, as new condition. Our Book No: 13512. $28 AUD.

180. Leigh, Andrew (2015). The Luck of Politics: True Tales of Disaster and Outrageous Fortune Melbourne: Black Inc. 228 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition. Leigh is a former professor of economics at ANU, and the federal Labor member for Fraser He weaves together fascinating facts and intriguing findings to show how luck can change the course of political events. A fascinating look at chance, the covert kingmaker in politics. For example, John Howard missed out on winning the NSW state seat of Drummoyne by just 420 votes. Howard reflects how fortunate he lost. It left him free to stand for a safe federal seat in 1974 and become a long-serving Australian prime minister. Why is politics more like poker than chess? Does the length of your surname affect your political prospects? What about your gender? From Winston Churchill to George Bush, Margaret Thatcher to Paul Keating, this book will persuade you that luck shapes politics. ISBN: 9781863957557. Our Book No: 17679. $15 AUD.

181. Lewer, John (2015). Not Charted on Ordinary Maps: The Newcastle Steelworks Closure (1st ed). Melbourne, North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing. 305 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, corner tips rear cover little scuffed, minor edgewear. This book focuses on industrial relations at the Works. This investigative study shows the complex struggles and challenges leading up to the closure announcement and then the final day in September 1999. The story is about workers and their unions, managers and their decisions, and Newcastle, which was intertwined in the largest deindustrialisation event in Australia's economic and social history. ISBN: 9781925003437. Our Book No: 29938. $40 AUD.

182. Lindqvist, Sven (2012). Terra Nullius: A Journey Through No One's Land. London: Granta. 248 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. A meditative journey through the bleak deserts of Australia, to finf similar effects of colonialism as he has previously found in Africa. Explores how racism against Aboriginal people led to policies of cultural genocide, many acts of individual cruelty, and some of kindness. Translated from the Swedish language. ISBN: 9781847085214. Our Book No: 16082. $12 AUD.

183. Liquid Fuel Control Board, Commonwealth (1943). Tickets: Three Ration Tickets for Motor Spirit. Canberra: Department of Supply & Development. N/a pp. Each ticket: Very small oblong (4 x 6 cm), very good condition, single colour, blue or sepia (brown-coloured), minor marks & perforation defects. Three ration tickets issued by the Australian Government during World War 2 (WW2). One gallon, blue coloured, no expiry date . Two gallons, sepia coloured, no expiry date (2 copies). Our Book No: 17110A. $30 AUD.

184. Lloyd, Clem (editor); Hall, Richard (editor) (1997). Backroom Briefings: John Curtin's War: From Original Notes Compiled by Frederick T. Smith (1st ed). Canberra: National Library of Australia (NLA). 244 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, few tiny spots title page, corner tips front cover little scuffed, faint sticker mark title page. Describes John Curtin as being acute in analysis, vigorous in language, and confident about his decisions. Reveals the secret exchange between the Australian Government and Allied governments - a first hand look at the momentous decisions that shaped wartime Australia. Australia's newly-installed wartime Labor Prime Minister was elected at a time of great political turbulence. He navigated the war effort after the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. ISBN: 0642106886. Our Book No: 30108. $30 AUD.

185. Loewenstein, Anthony (editor); Sparrow, Jeff (editor) (2012). Left Turn: Political Essays for the New Left. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 279 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. These essays look at new perspectives for left-wing politics in Australia: currently largely removed from the mainstream, showing possibilities for resistance, and for renewed struggle for change. The writers include Larissa Behrendt, Christos Tsiolkas, Guy Rundle, and Lee Rhiannon. ISBN: 9780522861433. Our Book No: 30106. $25 AUD.

186. Long, John A. (2004). Gogo Fish! The Story of the Western Australian State Fossil Emblem. Perth: Western Australian Museum. 40 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos & drawings, bottom corner covers little creased, minor edgewear. In July 1986, a 375 million-year old fossil fish was discovered in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The campaign of a Perth primary school helped make this fish the Western Australian State fossil emblem. This is the story of Dr John Long's discovery of the Gogo fish, the campaign, and a glimpse into the fascinating world of a Devonian reef. This book is for primary to secondary school students and anyone interested in this fascinating story. ISBN: 1920843086. Our Book No: 24946. $18 AUD.

187. Love, David (2008). Unfinished Business: Paul Keating's Interrupted Revolution. Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 264 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. A veteran economic and financial journalist reports fascinating and frank conversations with the former Australian Prime Minister both before and after his political demise, about his unfinished financial plan for Australia. ISBN: 9781921372193. Our Book No: 25145. $20 AUD.

188. Lowe, Ian (2010). A Voice of Reason: Reflections on Australia (1st ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 263 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition pages faintly toned, top spine little scuffed, light creasing rear cover, minor edgewear. Written by pre-eminent Australian scientist and environmentalist. The author has collected for the first time, his views on topics that concern all Australians, the environment, culture, science, politics, education, technology and the economy. Included are new essays on Australia's outlook this century. ISBN: 9780702238475. Our Book No: 29174. $16 AUD.

189. Lyneham, Paul; Horsfield, Dorothy (editor); Petty, Bruce (cartoons) (2002). Paul Lyneham: A Memoir (Reprint ed). Sydney: ABC Books. 251 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos & cartoons, minimal edgewear. A celebration of the late and much loved ABC-TV journalist. This book contains stories from people who knew Paul during his activities as a political commentator, as well as Paul's unpublished autobiographical fragments. ISBN: 0733310672. Our Book No: 20220. $15 AUD.

190. MacCallum, Mungo (2014). The Whitlam Mob. Melbourne: Black Inc. 234 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. In this vastly entertaining book, journalist Mungo MacCallum captures the spirit of a nation-changing time. He portrays the Whitlam government's key figures from Gough and Margaret to Lionel Murphy, Bill Hayden and Jim Cairns, as well as 'the other mob' in opposition - Billy McMahon, John Gorton, Malcolm Fraser and many more. Addresses some crucial questions: What was the night of the long prawns? Who was the playboy of the parliament? And who was 'the toe-cutter'? This is Mungo at his best: vivid and barbed, nostalgic but always clear-eyed. ISBN: 9781863956796. Our Book No: 15889. $15 AUD.

191. Mackie, Pat; Vassilieff, Elizabeth (with) (1989). Mount Isa: The Story of a Dispute. Melbourne, Hawthorn: Hudson Publishing. 272 pp. Paperback small octavo, good plus condition, black & white text-photos centre spread, cancelled EX-LIBRARY, library marks (spine labels, pocket, rubber stamps including title page), edgewear. The story of the major Mt Isa miner's dispute in 1964 - 1965. One of the great and most important episodes of Australian industrial history. Mackie was a mining union leader. His tapes were later transcribed and edited by Vassilieff. (From the ABC Reference Library, now disbanded.). ISBN: 0949873276. Our Book No: 11788. $50 AUD.

192. Magazanik, Michael (2015). Silent Shock: The Men Behind the Thalidomide Scandal and an Australian Family's Long Road to Justice. Melbourne: Text Publishing. 342 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & sepia (brown-coloured) photos centre spread, top corner clipped title page, corner tip front cover creased, minimal edgewear. Baby Lyn Rowe was born in Melbourne in 1962, seven months after her mother Wendy took the new wonder drug for morning sickness called thalidomide. The baby had no arms and legs. For 50 years the Rowe family cared for Lyn - exhausting, round-the-clock work. But then in 2011 Lyn Rowe launched a legal claim against the thalidomide companies. Against the odds, she won a multi-million-dollar settlement. The author is one of the lawyers who ran Lyn's case. He exposes a 50-year cover up of history's most notorious drug, and he details not only the damning case against the German manufacturer, whose ruthless promotion of their lucrative drug in the face of mounting evidence beggars belief. Spanning the world, this book is an epic account of corporate villainy against a backdrop of heroic personal struggle and sacrifice. ISBN: 9781922182098. Our Book No: 17060. $17 AUD.

193. Main, Andrew (2003). Other People's Money (The Complete Story of the Extraordinary Collapse of HIH) (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 305 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, minimal edgewear. A chronicle of arrogance, ignorance and self-delusion. The amazing collapse of the large Australian insurance company in 2001. The last days looked more like a closing down sale in a bargain bazaar - insiders helped themselves, but the policy holders had to put up with a trickle of payouts that was just fast enough to escape official intervention. Every Australian shareholder should read this book. Includes the Royal Commission into the collapse. ISBN: 0732276659. Our Book No: 13457. $16 AUD.

194. Manne, Robert (2011). Making Trouble: Essays Against the New Australian Complacency (1st ed). Melbourne, Collingwood: Black Inc. Agenda. 430 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, cover corners little creased, minor edgewear. This book will enlighten and challenge, as it traces the ideas and events that have recently changed the Australian nation. As this eloquent and important book shows, no one in Australia makes a better argument than Robert Manne, Australia's leading public intellectual. He takes aim at the "new Australian complacency". ISBN: 9780977594979. Our Book No: 26604. $25 AUD.

195. Manning, Paddy (2015). Born to Rule: The Unauthorised Biography of Malcolm Turnbull (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 442 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, minimal edgewear jacket, base spine little rubbed. An unauthorised biograhy that looks at the many layers of businessman and politician Malcolm Turnbull. Based on interviews and long research, it is a forensic investigation into one of Australia’s most well-known politicians, who later became Prime Minister. ISBN: 9780522868807. Our Book No: 40198. $25 AUD.

196. Marr, David (1999). The High Price of Heaven (A Book About the Enemies of Pleasure and Freedom). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 319 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. About how Christian moral crusaders, under Prime Minister John Howard, are attacking modern Australian society. ISBN: 1865082015. Our Book No: 16588. $15 AUD.

197. Marr, David (2011). Panic: Terror! Invasion! Disorder! Drugs! Kids! Blacks! Boats! (1st ed). Melbourne, Collingwood: Black Inc. 262 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, scuff mark (affects title) & light crease front cover. Provocative book about the things Australian society has fears about. ISBN: 9781863955515. Our Book No: 26257. $18 AUD.

198. McCarthy, Stephanie; Xenophon, Nick (foreword) (2015). Tom Price: From Stonecutter to Premier. Adelaide: Wakefield Press. 421 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, drawings & cartoons, corner front cover creased. How is it possible that an impoverished Welsh stonecutter could rise to the position of the first Labor Premier of South Australia? Born to an alcoholic father and an illiterate mother, Tom Price overcame the daunting obstacles of the slums of Liverpool, become an apprentice at the age of nine, discover the value of education and, against the odds, married the woman he loved. Immigrating to South Australia to seek remedy from stonecutters' lung disease, Tom and his family possessed nothing but a chest of belongings and determination to somehow make the world a happier place for working men and women. Within three decades Tom as master mason would carve the columns of Parliament House before entering its chambers as a politician, feared by the conservatives and loved by the people. ISBN: 9781743053638. Our Book No: 16899. $25 AUD.

199. McDonald, D. I. (1990). The Shire of Harden: A History of Local Government 1890 - 1990. Harden, NSW: Harden Shire Council. 102 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, sticker mark front cover, minor fading front cover. This centenary tribute reports on the formation and early years of local government in both the Municipality and Shire of Harden, central New South Wales. ISBN: 0731681088. Our Book No: 24945. $30 AUD.

200. McIntyre, Andrew (editor) (2011). The Greens: Policies, Reality and Consequences (1st ed). Ballan, VIC: Connor Court Publishing. 145 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. A conservative report on the void in Australia's media analysis of the policies of the The Greens political party. Leading Australian experts look at a wide range of their policies in detail - from Agriculture to Zionism - to reveal the practical consequences of these policies. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 9781921421983. Our Book No: 27596. $15 AUD.

201. McKnight, David (2005). Beyond Right and Left: New Politics and the Culture Wars (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 298 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, bottom edge lightly marked, minor edgewear. The author argues that the new Australian right has a radical agenda, not a conservative one. He shows how this drives some of the most vexed cultural issues of our time: overconsumption, work-family balance, immigration and the environment. The discussion is original and incisive. ISBN: 1741145708. Our Book No: 24632. $12 AUD.

202. McKnight, David; Manne, Robert (foreword) (2012). Rupert Murdoch: An Investigation of Political Power (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 285 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned as common, minor edgewear, sticker front free flyleaf. When Rupert Murdoch called, Prime Ministers and Presidents picked up the phone. Professor of journalis, David McKnight, exposes Murdoch's unflinching use of his media empire to further his political agenda over decades. This is particularly the story behind the British hacking scandal that rocked the world and shook the Murdoch empire. ISBN: 978174237322. Our Book No: 9621. $15 AUD.

203. McKnight, David (2018). Populism Now! The Case for Progressive Populism (1st ed). Sydney, Kensington: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 200 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication title page). Populism is currently seen as a dirty word, because of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump. However, it is better seen as a backlash against free market globalisation, that can be harnessed as a positive force in difficult times. This timely book exposes the failures of globalisation: greedy banks, predatory privatisation, corporate tax avoidance, and a growing underclass of temporary foreign workers. Progressive populism could address the genuine economic grievances of everyday people, without scapegoating immigrants or ethnic minorities, that is, it may be the best way to defeat the racist backlash of right-wing populism. ISBN: 9781742235639. Our Book No: 17695. $25 AUD.

204. McLachlan, A. J. (1948). McLachlan: An F.A.Q. Australian [An FAQ Australian]. Melbourne: Lothian Publishing. 279 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos (including frontispiece portrait), edge pieces missing base of jacket (edge tears repaired, spine lightly faded), pages faintly toned as usual, owner's written name front pastedown, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Autobiography of the Scottish-Australian lawyer from South Australia who became a Commonwealth senator and minister in the Bruce-Page and Lyons governments. He is best known for promotion of the CSIR (forerunner of the CSIRO) and (as Postmaster General) expanding the network of radio stations. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 12019. $10 AUD.

205. McLachlan, Noel (1989). Waiting for the Revolution: A History of Australian Nationalism. Melbourne: Penguin Books. 388 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, full-page black & white cartoons, spine little faded as usual, page edges toned as usual, minor edgewear corners, old price marks, autograph (on loosely inserted compliments card). A controversial book by an academic historian, who traces the origins and distinctive features of Australian nationalism, and contends that the Gallipoli myth fulfilled Australia's revolutionary cult of the blood sacrifice. (Loosely inserted: Compliments card from the author, apparently to an unnamed historian cited in the book, stating that some historians will be displeased with this book.). ISBN: 0140089268. Our Book No: 3883. $25 AUD.

206. McNeil, Ben (2009). The Clean Industrial Revolution: Growing Australian Prosperity in a Greenhouse Age (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 266 pp. Paperback, very good condition, few figures, small mark top edge, top corners little creased last few pages, minor edgewear. Demonstrates the economic opportunities that will be available if Australia leads the new clean (environmentally friendly) industrial revolution. ISBN: 9781741757224. Our Book No: 25618. $10 AUD.

207. McRobb, Millie; Bryce, M.J (foreword) (1984). The Lean Years. Bunbury, WA: Millie McRobb. 97 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled, sepia (brown-tinted) photo on cover, black & white text-photos, staples little rusted, spine little creased, light toning pages, minor edgewear, rear cover little scratched, sticker mark front cover, autograph (author's written name). The author's family story - and at the same time, the story of Western Australian development. Millie McRobb is a Catterick Group Settlers daughter. Isobel and Percy Palmer came to Australia from England in 1924, when Millie was 16 years old. Millie describes their experiences with the Group Settlement Scheme in the southwest of the State after World War 1 (WW1). The scheme meant that British ex-servicemen took up uncleared farming lots in the most heavily timbered areas of W.A. Our Book No: 40282. $25 AUD.

208. Megalogenis, George (2012). The Australian Moment: How We Were Made For These Times (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 394 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, minor edgewear, copy 1. First edition. One of Australia's sanest journalists explores contemporary social and political history in Australia. He draws on new research and candid interviews with Australia's five previous prime ministers to tell the story of how we've come to be living in the "Australian Moment". SALE PRICE. ISBN: 9780670075218. Our Book No: 27679. $10 AUD.

209. Megalogenis, George (2012). The Australian Moment: How We Were Made For These Times (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 394 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white & colour photos, minimal edgewear, copy 2. One of Australia's sanest journalists explores contemporary social and political history in Australia. He draws on new research and candid interviews with Australia's five previous prime ministers to tell the story of how we've come to be living in the "Australian Moment". ISBN: 9780670075218. Our Book No: 27679A. $15 AUD.

210. Menadue, John (J. L.) (1999). Things You Learn Along the Way. Melbourne: David Lovell Publishing. 298 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. Autobiography of Australian public servant and businessman. He worked for Rupert Murdoch, was Head of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in Canberra (both for Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser), was Australian Ambassador to Japan, and Head of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, and also CEO of Qantas. ISBN: 1863550739. Our Book No: 18361. $50 AUD.

211. Middleton, Karen (2017). Albanese: Telling It Straight (1st ed) [Anthony Albanese]. Sydney: Random House. 438 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. Anthony Albanese has been at the heart of Labor politics in Australia for a decade. He tirelessly worked to ensure that the Labor left was a vital part of all ALP activities. Describes his turbulent years of federal politics, with a deeply personal dimension of being raised by his remarkable single-parent mother, Maryanne. Anthony learned his political craft among the tough men of NSW Labor, inheriting his mother's devotion to social justice, the South Sydney Rabbitohs, and the party his family served for three generations. Reveals what shapes the bloke they call Albo, his climb through politics by playing hard, fast and sometimes loose, and how as he wrestled with Labor's future, he reconnected with his absent father. ISBN: 9781925324716. Our Book No: 17435. $25 AUD.

212. Middleton, Margaret R.; Francis, Sarah H. (1976). Yuendumu and its Children: Life and Health on an Aboriginal Settlement (1st ed). Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service (AGPS). 220 pp. Paperback small octavo, good plus condition, tables, black & white photos, minor bump base spine, tiny tear top spine, faint foxing edges & title page, minor insect damage cover, minor edgewear. Reports the work and findings of the Aboriginal Infant Morbidity Project carried out between 1969 and 1971 at Yuendumu, a government settlement for Aborigines in Central Australia. ISBN: 0642021252. Our Book No: 23758. $15 AUD.

213. Milner, Andrew (editor) (1984). The Road to St. Kilda Pier: George Orwell and the Politics of the Australian Left. Sydney, Westgate: Stained Wattle Press. 91 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, edges & inside rear cover lightly foxed, minor edgewear. Not a serious account of Orwell's political thought nor a detailed study of the Australian Left. An attempt to conjure up from the shadow of George Orwell, to ask him what he would have made of the Australian Left had he lived here now. Provocative and informative, an Australian socialist provides a trenchant critique of the splintered Australian Left - its present crises, and its future prospects. ISBN: 095904860X. Our Book No: 23571. $10 AUD.

214. Mitchell, Susan (2011). Tony Abbott: A Man's Man. Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 197 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minimal edgewear. A blistering critique of the conservative Australian politician. When Julia Gillard - a woman who was unmarried and childless, and an atheist - became prime minister in 2010, Tony Abbott was left boiling with rage. Not only had he lost, but he had been defeated by a modern woman. For the time being, the ambitions of this fundamentalist Catholic and fiercely combative reactionary politician had been thwarted. (The former pugilist and would-be priest did later indeed destroy the Gillard-Rudd Labor government, and become PM - but was himself ousted later after losing the support of the Liberal party room.). ISBN: 9781921844300. Our Book No: 14899. $15 AUD.

215. Moir, Alan (1981). Flo Goes to Canberra: The Intimate Diary of a Kingaroy Housewife (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 64 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white photos, light foxing endpapers & title page, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear An amusing look at politics and politicians through the eyes of Queensland senator Flo Bjelke-Petersen, but the cartoonist. ISBN: 0207148007. Our Book No: 40014. $15 AUD.

216. Monteath, Peter; Munt, Valerie (2015). Red Professor: The Cold War Life of Fred Rose (1st ed). Adelaide, Mile End: Wakefield Press. 373 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, light crease front cover, minor edgewear. Biography of the Australian communist anthropologist. Follows him from his birth during the Great War to his death in Berlin shortly after the Wall is taken down. His research among Aborigines lead him to communism, and he was investigated during the Petrov years. He was a professor in East Germany for the last 30 years of his life. ISBN: 9781743053720. Our Book No: 28763. $30 AUD.

217. Monture-Angus, Patricia (2000). Journeying Forward: Dreaming Aboriginal People's Independence. Sydney, Annandale: Pluto Press. 158 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minimal edgewear. The author is a Mohawk woman living in Canada, who is a university teacher and advocate for independence of indigenous peoples rather than self-government. Her assessment is highly relevant to Australia today, at a time when reconciliation has stalled and native title is under threat. ISBN: 1864031018. Our Book No: 20579. $10 AUD.

218. Moore, Andrew (2011). Mr Big of Bankstown: The Scandalous Fitzpatrick and Browne Affair. Perth, Crawley: UWA Publishing. 251 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, full-page black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear. Corruption, violence and bribery, mixed with a healthy dose of larrikin charm, this book has it all. In 1955, Raymond Fitzpatrick, a rough-hewn, ill-educated Sydney businessman (Mr Big of Bankstown), and a journalist, Frank Browne, joined forces to teach a troublesome MP, Charles Morgan, a lesson: they alleged he was involved in an immigration racket. However, it was Fitzpatrick and Browne who learned the lesson when Morgan raised the matter in the NSW Parliament. ISBN: 9781742582788. Our Book No: 15360. $27 AUD.

219. Moorhouse, Frank (2014). Australia Under Surveillance (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. 298 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, front cover little creased near spine, slight scuff last page, minor edgewear. From the author's notes: This book is not so much about the news of today but rather a contemplative look at the serious changes and patterns in Australian law and political thinking following the extensions of ASIO's powers. The book looks at whether we are legislating ourselves into a national security state. ISBN: 9780857985972. Our Book No: 29613. $18 AUD.

220. Morris, Leon (1996). Yirra Land Law and Language: Strong and Alive. Fitzroy Crossing, WA: Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre. 64 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, map, inside covers lightly toned, top edge lightly foxed, tiny tear fore-edge single page, minor edgewear. About the Yirra Festival in August 1994, which was organised by the Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre (KALACC). The many different language groups of the Kimberley come together for celebration and cultural exchange. Yirra (pronounced Ir-ray) is a permanent waterhole in Nyikina country on the banks of Raparapa (Fitzroy River) and is part of the Aboriginal owned Mount Anderson pastoral station about 70 kilometres from Derby. The book includes a map of Kimberley languages, and an historical and political overview of the Kimberley. The groups attending the festival include: Nyikina and Mangala, Bardi, Jaru, Ngardi and Kukatja, Wangkajunga and Walmajarri, Kija and Ngarinyin, Kija and Miriwoong, Karanypany Joonba. ISBN: 0646267841. Our Book No: 28750. $20 AUD.

221. Movement, New State (1964). Newcastle and the Seventh State. Newcastle, NSW: New State Movement. 16 pp. Paperback small octavo, good condition, thick board covers (cloth spine), map, cancelled EX-LIBRARY (library markings), covers very scuffed, some edgewear. This booklet explains why a NSW Royal Commission recommended the inclusion of Newcastle in a new seventh Australian state in partnership with other northern districts of NSW, and outlines the advantages of such a partnership. The Movement is also calling for more decentralisation in NSW, but if that does not happen, a new state should be desirable. (Cancelled by the Libraries Board of South Australia, LBSA.). Our Book No: 17281. $15 AUD.

222. Moyle, Angela; Coate, Ian (illustrator) (2013). Phoebe Digs Politics (1st ed). Perth, Fremantle: Vivid Publishing. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings (mostly full-page), minor edgewear. This very special children’s picture story is about a wombat named Phoebe who lives in a nice warm burrow in the bush capital of Australia - Canberra. One day Phoebe decides to investigate the lovely green hill. Phoebe has many adventures which lead her to come face to face with the Prime Minister of Australia. The rhyming text and large bright illustrations will appeal to any age and will make you smile. ISBN: 9781925086317. Our Book No: 30075. $20 AUD.

223. Murray, John (2007). The Minnows of Triton: Policing, Politics, Crime and Corruption in the South Pacific Islands (Revised ed). [Canberra, Fadden]: J. T. Murray. 313 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, map, spine little creased, rear cover little rubbed, crease long front cover join, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication title page). Describes his time fighting crime in the South Pacific Islands. He went from Darlinghurst Police station patrolling on foot along Oxford Street, Hyde Park and Paddington Town Hall, to a beat extending in longitude from Papua New Guinea to French Polynesia and in latitude from Tonga to the Marshall Islands. In 1998 he retired from the AFP but continues to travel and maintain police and academic contacts in Europe and the South Pacific. This book was a runner up in the ACT Writing and Publishing Awards. ISBN: 9780646476292. Our Book No: 26837. $25 AUD.

224. Murray, Kay; Carter, Julie (2001). Celebrating 100 Years of the Federation of Australia 1901 - 2001 (1st ed). Terrey Hills, NSW: Carter's Antiques & Collectables. 111 pp. Paperback wide trade, pictorial card covers (with back flap), very good condition, colour text-illustrations & full-page colour illustrations, tiny scuff mark top edge front cover, slight crease near spine front cover. A colourful book depicting the unique birds, animals and plants used as emblems of the states and territories of Australia. ISBN: 187607907X. Our Book No: 22909. $14 AUD.

225. Murray, Robert (2014). The Making of Australia: A Concise History (1st ed). Dural, NSW: Rosenberg Publishing. 320 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & cartoons, maps, minor edgewear corners. The author uses his lifetime fascination with Australian history and 45 years of writing about it to write a clear, concise history of Australia. The content is political, social and economic, showing how these Australian strands interacted in eras of exploration, in boom periods and depressions and droughts, and in a number of wars. The illustrations include many cartoons from the periods covered, which give added insights into contemporary attitudes. ISBN: 9781925078152. Our Book No: 29140. $30 AUD.

226. Nettheim, Garth (1974). Aborigines Human Rights and the Law. Sydney: Australia & New Zealand Book Company. 189 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages & inside covers lightly toned, spine edges rubbed, few creases top spine (binding defect), fore-edge rear cover rubbed, minor edgewear. This book is a record of a conference held at the University of New South Wales in 1973, under the title of: Aborigines, Human Rights and the Law. ISBN: 0855520264. Our Book No: 30301. $15 AUD.

227. Newton, Douglas (2014). Hell-bent: Australia's Leap Into the Great War (1st ed). Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 344 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, pages faintly toned. Examines closely, events in both Britain and Australia during the last days of peace in July - August 1914. The author attempts to add to Australians having an understanding of Australia's role at the advent of that vast imperial war. A very thought provoking book for anyone with an interest in our military history. ISBN: 9781925106060. Our Book No: 29281. $18 AUD.

228. Norington, Brad (2016). Planet Jackson: Power, Greed and Unions (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 328 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, front cover corner lightly creased. Kathy Jackson was hailed as a heroine for blowing the whistle on the million-dollar fraud of Michael Williamson, the corrupt boss of the Health Services Union (HSU). But what if Jackson was just as corrupt as Williamson? Or worse? While Jackson was being portrayed as a Joan of Arc figure, she was spending vast amounts of her own union members' money on international holidays, fashion, jewellery, a mortgage, and even part of a divorce settlement. This is the real HSU story - the staggering misuse of the union dues of some of the lowest paid workers in Australia. ISBN: 9780522870336. Our Book No: 17234. $18 AUD.

229. O'Byrne, Denis (1993). Telegraph Stations of Central Australia: Historical Photographs. Darwin: Conservation Commission Northern Territory / Government Printing Office. 36 pp. Paperback octavo, stapled pamphlet (staples slightly rusted), card covers, very good condition, black & white text-photos, figures, faint foxing rear cover. Estimated date: 1993 (Trove catalogue). The telegraph stations at Alice Springs, Barrow Creek and Tennant Creek have remained largely intact since their construction in the 1870s. These sites record forever one of the great events in the history of Australian development - the construction of the Overland Telegraph Line between Port Augusta and Darwin. This booklet highlights their cultural and historical significance to present and future generations of Australians. ISBN: 072451595X. Our Book No: 22121. $10 AUD.

230. O'Donovan, Annie; Tandberg, Ron (1984). Tandberg's Age of Consensus. Melbourne, Hawthorn: Anne O'Donovan. 96 pp. Paperback oblong, very good condition, black & white cartoons, few black & white text-photos, bottom corner creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This is cartoonist Ron Tandberg's third book. Most of the political cartoons in this collection originally appeared in The Age newspaper. ISBN: 0908476167. Our Book No: 2691. $10 AUD.

231. O'Loughlin, Toni; Watson, Ian (1997). Loyalty is a One Way Street: NESB Immigrants and Long-term Unemployment. Sydney: Australian Centre for Industrial Relations and Training, University of Sydney (ACIRRT). 213 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, tables, spine slightly creased. This study, commissioned by the Australian Government, is of chronic long-term unemployment in Australia during the 1980s and 1990s, with focus on non-English speaking background (NESB) immigrants. Because of Australia's de-industrialisation, many mature-age blue-collar workers have been thrown out of work, and this particularly affects NESB migrants. ISBN: 1864513209. Our Book No: 12713. $15 AUD.

232. O'Neil, Bernard (1982). In Search of Mineral Wealth: The South Australian Geological Survey and Department of Mines to 1944 [Special Publication, no 2]. Adelaide: South Australian Department of Mines and Energy. 359 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos & drawings, black & white & colour maps, spine little faded jacket (sticker mark front cover, some edgewear, top spine chipped, corners scuffed), endpapers lightly toned. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. From the introduction: This book investigates and describes the origin and development in South Australia of a Government Geological Survey and Department of Mines through to the Jubilee of the department in 1944. The historical review highlights the nature of the relationship between the Government and private enterprise in the evolution of this organisation. This book was prepared from a thesis written for a Master of Arts degree in the Department of History at the University of Adelaide, and was financed by a grant from the South Australian Department of Mines and Energy. ISBN: 0724360956. Our Book No: 29316. $30 AUD.

233. O'Neill, Margot (2008). Blind Conscience (1st ed). Sydney, Kensington: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 286 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, corner tips creased front cover, minor edgewear, barcode sticker inside rear cover. This very moving book is the story of the people who struggled to get asylum seekers out of detention and change government policy. The author is an ABC-TV Lateline journalist who covered many of these stories as they were happening. Inspiring and disturbing in equal measure, with a gripping narrative that will surprise many readers. ISBN: 9780868408538. Our Book No: 29503. $18 AUD.

234. Oakes, Laurie (2009). Power Plays: The Real Stories of Australian Politics (Updated ed). Sydney: Hachette Australia. 396 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Laurie Oakes is the most influential political journalist in Australia - if he says something has happened, the rest of the media (especially the Canberra Press Gallery) believe him and report it as news. He is respected by political insiders and his name is well known to the wider public. This book collects 150 of his best essays from 1987 to 2009, mostly published in the Bulletin magazine. Includes the broken agreement between Hawke and Keating, the Howard government as "mean and tricky", Rudd's victory in 2007, and Costello's departure from politics (his humour will be missed). ISBN: 9780733624568. Our Book No: 17355. $12 AUD.

235. Oliver, Pam (2017). The Intrepid Hilda Abbott: Author, Designer, Red Cross Officer, Political Wife, 1890 - 1984. Darwin: Historical Society of the Northern Territory. 201 pp. Paperback small quarto, as new condition, black & white text-photos. Hilda Abbott was wife of the Northern Territory Administrator, CLA Abbott. The frequently unfair criticisms regarding Hilda's behaviour during and immediately after the Japanese bombing of Darwin in February 1941 are forensically examined. Also examines her life experience through two world wars and multiple careers as a Sydney Morning Herald correspondent, ABC broadcaster, Red Cross worker, and interior designer. The story of a woman who, while not flawless, showed great determination, kindness and loyalty. Her legacy is far more positive and varied than is portrayed in the historical record. Based on her archives and many published essays. ISBN: 9781925167726. Our Book No: 17596. $50 AUD.

236. Orchestra, Sydney Symphony (1946). The Australian Broadcasting Commission Presents the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). 18 pp. Paperback small octavo, card covers, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), very good condition, black & white drawings, few text-photos & adverts. The programme guide for a concert on Saturday, 7th December, 1946. The Australian Broadcasting Commission, in conjunction with the NSW Government and the Municipal Council of Sydney, presents the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Town Hall, Sydney. Guest conductor: Joseph Post. Soloist: Eunice Gardiner. Includes old adverts from the 1940s. Our Book No: 21663. $10 AUD.

237. Orgill, Brad (2012). Why Labor Should Eat Their Greens: A Platform for Progressive Politics (1st ed). Byron Bay, NSW: Captain Honey. 187 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, slight bump top spine, minor edgewear. The former investment banker reviews the major economic, social and environmental policies of the Greens, and argues that progressive voters deserve an aligned Labor (ALP) - Greens platform incorporating the best elements of each. ISBN: 9780987426000. Our Book No: 30430. $25 AUD.

238. Paine, Daniel; Knight, R. J. B. (editor); Frost, Alan (editor) (1983). The Journal of Daniel Paine 1794 - 1797: Together with Documents Illustrating the Beginning of Government Boat-Building and Timber-Gathering in New South Wales, 1795 - 1805. Greenwich, UK / Sydney: National Maritime Museum / Library of Australian History. 107 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), few black & white drawings, minimal edgewear jacket (minor foxing top edge). First publication of a diary kept by Daniel Paine on his voyage to Sydney in the Reliance in 1795, his sojourn in the new settlement, and his return to England via Manila and China. The editors give a biographical sketch of Daniel Paine and record the provenance of the journal, now in the possession of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England. ISBN: 0908120494. Our Book No: 25591. $20 AUD.

239. Parker, Derek (2009). Arthur Phillip: Australia's First Governor (1st ed). Sydney, Warriewood: Woodslane Press. 296 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour & sepia (brown tinted) photos centre spread, pages faintly toned as usual. The story of Arthur Phillip who was the first governor of the fledgling colony of New South Wales (NSW), but also had overall responsibility for the preparation and journey of the First Fleet. This eye opening biography gives a new perspective on the precarious first years of the new convict settlement at Port Jackson. ISBN: 9781921203992. Our Book No: 26464. $20 AUD.

240. Parkinson, Liz (1989). The Underwoods: Lock, Stock and Barrel. Terrigal, NSW: Lazy Lizard (Liz Parkinson). 272 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, page edges lightly toned, minor edgewear corners. Written and illustrated by Liz Parkinson. The story of three brothers who came to Sydney from the London docks. They went on to employ hundreds of men, sail fleets of ships, and carry cargoes all over the world. The Underwood estate was one of the largest ever settled in Australia. ISBN: 1862529256. Our Book No: 16663. $50 AUD.

241. Parkinson, Tony (2000). Jeff: The Rise and Fall of a Political Phenomenon (1st ed) [Jeff Kennett]. Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 471 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos, small section reverse side jacket foxed, minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Jeff Kennett was only 34 year of age - the youngest MP in the party - when he was made leader of the Victorian Liberals in 1982. An unabashed populist, he proved to be the most controversial and colourful of all contemporary Australian politicians. The author, a long-time observer and journalist provides an intimate look at the most tumultuous career in politics. Using interviews with friends, colleagues, critics and opponents, as well as with the man himself, he takes the reader behind the scenes in a compelling account of the phenomenon that was Jeff. ISBN: 0670887781. Our Book No: 22022. $30 AUD.

242. Parnell, Sean (2013). Clive: The Story of Clive Palmer. Sydney: HarperCollins. 328 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), colour & black & white photos. Clive Palmer, MP, leader of the Palmer United Party (PUP) and big-spending billionaire miner: now here's the true story behind the larger-than-life Queenslander. He's bought a football team, helped create a political party, added robot dinosaurs to a luxury golf resort and is set to recreate the 'Titanic'. But are these just fanciful splurges or something more calculated? The reality is that Clive Palmer uses his immense mining wealth in a proactive (if sometimes eccentric) global way. His personal story is just as colourful and intriguing: Clive spent time as a child in China and writes poetry. He is well-known for attention-grabbing statements that send the media into a spin. His political feuds and legal disputes are legendary. In this part business book, part political-insider profile and all rollicking tale, journalist Sean Parnell reveals what makes Clive Palmer tick. ISBN: 9780732296339. Our Book No: 16129. $20 AUD.

243. Pasquarelli, John (1998). The Pauline Hanson Story, by the Man Who Knows. Sydney: New Holland. 338 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, bottom edge little rubbed, minor edgewear. Pauline Hanson and her conservative One Nation party had a controversial impact on the Australian political scene. The fish and chip shop lady in Ipswich, Queensland, was initially elected as the Federal Member for Oxley in 1996, As her political advisor, John Pasquarelli proved instrumental in launching Pauline Hanson's political career. He was a former New Guinea District Officer. ISBN: 186436341X. Our Book No: 15619. $15 AUD.

244. Patrick, Aaron (2013). Downfall: How the Labor Party Ripped Itself Apart (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 328 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, covers minimally creased, minor edgewear. Examines the ins and outs of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) from being one of the most successful centre left political parties in the world in 2007 to the struggle to come out on top later. Written by A former member for Young Labor, and now senior editor with Australian Financial Review. ISBN: 9780733331756. Our Book No: 28597. $20 AUD.

245. Patrick, Aaron (2016). Credlin and Co: How The Abbott Government Destroyed Itself. Melbourne, Carlton: Black Inc. 312 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear, sticker inside rear cover. This is the story of a dysfunctional relationship that determined the fate of a government (Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his chief-of-staff Peta Credlin). The book shows in detail the disastrous consequences of power abused, and the broken people left in its wake ISBN: 9781863958097. Our Book No: 40208. $16 AUD.

246. Pearl, Cyril (1979). The Three Lives of Gavan Duffy (1st ed). Sydney, Kensington: University of New South Wales Press. 237 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), brown endpapers, black & white text-illustrations, minute insect damage front free flyleaf, bookplate front pastedown, owner's written name free flyleaf, minor edgewear & edge tears jacket (faint foxing reverse side, little plastic coating top edge front cover lifted). About an Irish rebel who became an Australian patriot. Between 1842, when he established and edited "The Nation", and 1855, he played a leading part in Irish politics. He migrated to Australia after resigning his seat in the British House of Commons. In Melbourne and Sydney a conquering hero's welcome awaited him, and in 1856 he was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly. Duffy tried to bring about federation of the Australian colonies, and rose to become premier in 1871. His third 'life' began when he resigned his Victorian seat and took up residence in Nice, France. In 1903 he died after seeing his dream of Australian federation realised. One son helped to draft the Australian Constitution, and another became Chief Justice of the High Court. ISBN: 0868400165. Our Book No: 26626. $20 AUD.

247. Pearse, Guy (2007). High and Dry: John Howard, Climate Change and the Selling of Australia's Future. Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 480 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear. A damning insider's account by a Liberal party member and lobbyist. The author explains how government policy under John Howard's Liberal Coalition government was to increase carbon emissions rather than reduce them. it is a devastating indictment of how the Greenhouse Mafia (coal industry and other resources representatives and supporters) dominated the Howard government decision-making. ISBN: 9780670070633. Our Book No: 12600. $20 AUD.

248. Pearson, Noel (2011). Radical Hope: Education and Equality in Australia (1st ed). Melbourne, Collingwood: Black Inc. 229 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few light creases front cover, spine & cover edges little creased, tiny edge tear one page, bottom corners lightly creased few pages, minor edgewear. The respected Indigenous Australian leader discusses what makes a good teacher, and talks about his own mentors and inspirations. He would like to see a future in education where no child is left behind regardless of background. There are responses from Tony Abbott, Andrew Leigh, Chris Sarra, Peter Sutton, Peter Shergold, Christine Nicholls, Fred Chaney and Jane Caro - as well as the author's reply. The afterword tells of the progress of two schools using the methods described in this book. ISBN: 9781863955300. Our Book No: 29269. $14 AUD.

249. Pilkington, Doris [Garimara, Nugi] (2002). Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence (Film tie-in ed) [A True Story]. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press. 136 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, pages lightly toned. True story of three Aboriginal girls who escape from a government settlement to seek out their homeland. Based on the story of the author's mother, aunt and their friend, who escaped from the Moore River Settlement in 1931 and travelled 2,400 kilometres along the rabbit-proof fence. Now a major film produced by Phillip Noyce. ISBN: 0702232815. Our Book No: 15839. $10 AUD.

250. Plimer, Elizabeth (1995). Once Upon a Family: One Hundred Years of History 1871 - 1976 as Seen Through the Eyes of the Nine Swann Sisters of Elizabeth Farm House Parramatta. Springwood, NSW: Butterfly Books. 295 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, fold-out chart, house plan, top edge little marked, minimal edgewear. Elizabeth Farm House, built in 1793, one of Australia's major historic treasures, is owned by the New South Wales Government and run by the Historic Houses Trust. William Swann, in 1904 bought the derelict house, saving it from certain destruction. The Swann family maintained the restored house for 65 years. For 60 of those years this responsibility was carried by the nine daughters of William and his wife, Elizabeth. This book traces the lives and times of these women who carved out careers for themselves in the horse-and-buggy era. With photos, documents, map and genealogical chart (family tree), and a comprehensive index. ISBN: 0947333800. Our Book No: 23152. $10 AUD.

251. Prentis, Malcolm (2008). A Concise Companion to Aboriginal History (1st ed). Dural, NSW: Rosenberg Publishing. 264 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos, maps, tables, illustrated title page, black & white photos rear jacket flap (minimal edgewear). This reference book looks at Australian Aboriginal history from creation stories involving the Dreaming through to Aboriginal cultural and political activity in the 21st century. The entries are alphabetically arranged and include biographies, historical events, pioneering work by anthropologists, historical controversies, literature and sport, and social issues. ISBN: 9781877058622. Our Book No: 25989. $15 AUD.

252. Price, Matt; Leak, Bill (illustrator) (2008). Top Price: The Australian's Matt Price on Sport, Politics, Music and Life (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 329 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white illustrations, minor edgewear, creases rear cover. A collection of some of his liveliest columns filed over the last decade, in which he tackles issues big and small with his own special way of doing things - which made him one of Australia's top journalists (until his tragic death). ISBN: 9780732288877. Our Book No: 24845. $15 AUD.

253. Priest, Tim (2009). Enemies of the State (1st ed). Sydney: New Holland. 271 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tiny mark inside cover & flyleaf, minor edgewear, tiny scuff top spine. The author has drawn on extensive research from parliamentary enquiries, royal commissions, court documents, interviews, police court briefs, speeches, television and newspaper coverage to write this book. He is a former police detective, serving in Sydney, including King's Cross and Cabramatta. ISBN: 9781741108705. Our Book No: 26453. $20 AUD.

254. Priest, Tim; Basham, Richard (2003). To Protect and Serve: The Untold Truth About the New South Wales Police Service. Sydney: New Holland. 288 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. Detective-Sergeant Tim Priest, after years struggling to fight serious crime and drug trafficking in the Cabramatta region of western Sydney, became disillusioned with the management of the New South Police Force - the politics, bureaucratic bungling, chronic lack of resources, and crazy decision-making. His hard-hitting story, written jointly with Richard Basham, an urban anthropologist at the University of Sydney, and who has studied Asian crime gangs. ISBN: 1741100402. Our Book No: 3925. $20 AUD.

255. Radcliffe, Russ (editor) (2008). Petty's Parallel Worlds (1st ed). Melbourne: High Horse Books. 186 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, very good plus condition, black & white & colour cartoons (few single-colour), minimal edgewear jacket (few small scratches). This book showcases the range of Bruce Petty's artistic & political cartoon styles, as well as his intellectual and moral concerns. Much of the work has been previously unpublished. ISBN: 9780646490281. Our Book No: 26851. $30 AUD.

256. Ramsland, John (2009). The Rainbow Beach Man: The Life and Times of Les Ridgway, Worimi Elder. Melbourne: Brolga Publishing. 452 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. The fascinating biography of Les Ridgeway, Aboriginal Elder, and his struggle against adversity and racial discrimination. He was raised on reserves at Port Stephens and Taree (NSW) who advanced from being a farm labourer to station assistant manager, to Aboriginal welfare officer. he was picked by Charles Perkins to be a significant part of the new Commonwealth Department of Aboriginal Affairs. ISBN: 9781921221927. Our Book No: 15005. $15 AUD.

257. Rees, Stuart J.; Gibbons, Leonie (1986). A Brutal Game: Patients and the Doctors' Dispute. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 146 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned as usual, sticker. Highly critical analysis of the strike by medical specialists in Australia during 1984 - 1985. Patients without private insurance were held hostage to the specialists' insistence on controlling health care policy. (Sticker in rear cover: "Archive copy".). ISBN: 0207154805. Our Book No: 6867. $10 AUD.

258. Reynolds, Henry (1989). Dispossession: Black Australians and White Invaders (1st ed) [Australian Experience]. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 226 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, bottom corner tip front cover creased, light foxing inside covers & top edge, minor edgewear. This book is about the present as well as about our colonial heritage: the interaction between Aborigines and settlers and farmers. Compiled by the author of "The Other Side of the Frontier" and other books on Aboriginal Australia. ISBN: 0043701825. Our Book No: 25039. $10 AUD.

259. Reynolds, Henry (2016). Unnecessary Wars (1st ed). Sydney: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 266 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Examines Australia's debate about war and peace, nation and empire, and how the Boer War (1899 - 1902) set in motion what is now taken for granted. He suggests that we need to consider Australia's involvement in unnecessary wars and how they have been regarded and remembered. ISBN: 9781742234809. Our Book No: 29356. $25 AUD.

260. Reynolds, John; Barwick, Garfield Sir (foreword); Menzies, Robert Sir (foreword) (1979). Edmund Barton [Famous Australian Lives]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 224 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, frontispiece, fore-edge lightly marked, crease in spine, pages & inside covers lightly toned, inner hinge little split (pages firm), minor edgewear, owner's written name & details. The author writes a full and balanced biography of Australia's first Prime Minister - as a political leader, a judge, a family man, a friend and lover of life. This book with an introduction by the Right Hon. Sir Garfield Barwick, Chief Justice of Australia, is a personal biography and an insight into a period vital in Australia's history. (Hinge little split between p126, 127.). ISBN: 0207140499. Our Book No: 27409. $20 AUD.

261. Rivett, Kenneth (editor) (1962). Immigration: Control or Colour Bar? The Background to 'White Australia' and a Proposal for Change by the Immigration Reform Group (1st p/b, revised ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 171 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, crease front cover, pages lightly toned, slight wear along spine. The authors examine the 'White Australia' policy. Based on a pamphlet which won high praise for its powerful polemic and constructive approach, the present book contains in addition a history of the White Australia policy, an account of race relations in multi-racial societies such as Hawaii and Fiji, and a discussion of issues raised after publication of the earlier pamphlet. Our Book No: 24285. $10 AUD.

262. Rivett, Kenneth (editor) (1975). Australia and the Non-white Migrant: For the Immigration Reform Group. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 327 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), edges lightly toned, edge tears, spine jacket lightly faded (minor edgewear & creasing), autograph (editor's written dedication). The Immigration Reform Group discusses how to reconceptualise Australia's immigration program to make it fairer. ISBN: 0522840787. Our Book No: 21418. $12 AUD.

263. Robb, Andrew (2011). Black Dog Daze: Public Life, Private Demons. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 182 pp. Paperback thin octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, crease rear cover & front cover near spine, bottom corner front cover creased & lightly scuffed. In this confronting and inspiring book, the author talks about the challenges of managing depression, political ambition and life in the Liberal Party. Andrew Rob was a minister in the Howard and Abbott governments. ISBN: 9780522858570. Our Book No: 26692. $25 AUD.

264. Rosser, Bill (1990). Up Rode the Troopers: The Black Police in Queensland. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 211 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, inside covers toned as usual, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The chilling story of the infamous Queensland Native Police Force, a murderous band of Aboriginal troopers led by white officers. Their activities contributed to the extermination of whole tribes of Aborigines. Rosser's investigations were triggered by the story of Cyclone Jack of the Bandjalung people, who recounts the atrocities witnessed by his grandfather and father (then a boy of five). ISBN: 0702222240. Our Book No: 11428. $20 AUD.

265. Rowley, C. D. (Charles) (1986). Recovery: The Politics of Aboriginal Reform (1st p/b ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 169 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, rubber stamp. Shares his knowledge of the background to the debate on Aboriginal land rights and welfare payments. Charles Rowley died just as this book was completed. In it he leaves a powerful and personal testament addressed to all Australians. ISBN: 0140085254. Our Book No: 21068. $10 AUD.

266. Ruehl, Peter (2011). Men are Stupid, Women are Crazy (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 307 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white cartoons, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The late Peter Ruehl's humorous columns on life, family and politics have long been one of the Australian Financial Review's most beloved and prominent features for more than two decades. This book of his columns will make sure he won't be forgotten. ISBN: 9780522861129. Our Book No: 27315. $15 AUD.

267. Rutgers, Dr Sir Hendrik (1992). A Testimony of a Lawyer. Sydney, Blacktown: Hexagon Press. 150 pp. Hardback octavo, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, black & white photos (one in colour), endpaper maps, rear cover scratched (small dent). Autobiography of Dutch-Australian solicitor and MBE. His remarkably varied life included being part of the Dutch Underground during WW2, and a judge advocate in Indonesia during war crime trials. ISBN: 090806313X. Our Book No: 13491. $15 AUD.

268. Sandland, Ron; Thompson, Graham (2012). Icon in Crisis: The Reinvention of CSIRO (1st ed). Sydney: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 358 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, few tiny dents front cover & first few pages, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. After facing funding cuts and loss of reputation in 2001, CSIRO (Australia’s government research organisation) set about reinventing itself through what became known as its National Flagship Initiative. The authors were involved with the initiative and designing many of its systems and processes. Charts in detail CSIRO's successful drama filled transformation. ISBN: 9781742233390. Our Book No: 29965. $30 AUD.

269. Santamaria, B. A.; Morgan, Patrick (editor) (2007). B. A. Santamaria, Your Most Obedient Servant: Selected Letters 1938 - 1996 (1st ed). Melbourne: Miegunyah / Melbourne University Press / State Library of Victoria. 575 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, corners boards lightly bumped, minor edgewear jacket (spine ends & corners little worn, few scratches). Heavy (1.2 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This collection of letters spanning 60 years shows facets of Santamaria's personality and activities not previously disclosed. The letters are both personal and professional. He speaks frankly on matters of state, church and family, and he is revealed as a person more subtle in his views than his public persona would suggest. The letters offer a rare glimpse into a mind that was preoccupied for more than six decades with world events and ideological controversies. B. A. Santamaria remained a unique and influential conservative Irish-Catholic force in Australian and Victorian politics for more than 50 years. ISBN: 9780522852745. Our Book No: 26887. $30 AUD.

270. Sartor, Frank (2011). The Fog on the Hill: How NSW Labor Lost Its Way. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 373 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, cover corner tips little creased. Frank Sartor was a NSW Labor Government minister, and a member of the NSW Legislative Assembly (upper house) for the Australian Labor Party (ALP) between 2003 and 2011. An honest appraisal of the systemic and specific failings of 16 years of successive Labor governments. Goes further to provide a valuable insight into the changing political landscape in Australia, and how Australian politics can be reformed. Based on more than just intuitive reasoning, but on well-articulated case studies showing how key issues were mismanaged. ISBN: 9780522861068. Our Book No: 15701. $20 AUD.

271. Saunders, Peter (2002). The Ends and Means of Welfare: Coping with Economic and Social Change in Australia (1st p/b ed). Melbourne: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 300 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tables, minor edgewear. Written by Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales. Explores the relation between economic liberalism and social policy in Australia. ISBN: 0521524431. Our Book No: 20789. $10 AUD.

272. Saunders, Peter (2007). The Government Giveth and the Government Taketh Away. Sydney, St Leonards: Centre for Independent Studies (CIS). 165 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tables, minor edgewear, covers lightly scratched. This book shows what can and should be done to restore individual self-reliance to the bulk of the community while making sure those that need assistance can be helped more appropriately. ISBN: 9781864321654. Our Book No: 24981. $10 AUD.

273. Saville, Margot (2007). The Battle for Bennelong: The Adventures of Maxine McKew, Aged 50 Something. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 182 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, front cover lightly creased, minor edgewear. This book reveals the pathos, the inside machinations, and the many fete openings and raffle draws that the author attended with Maxine, or John Howard, or both. Or, how the ABC journalist defeated a Prime Minister in his own seat during the 2007 Federal election. ISBN: 9780522854428. Our Book No: 23056. $10 AUD.

274. Savva, Nikki (2016). The Road to Ruin: How Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin Destroyed Their Own Government. Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 326 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos center spread, minor edgewear & rubbing. The prominent political columnist for "The Australian" reveals the ruinous behaviour of former prime minister Tony Abbott and his chief of staff, Peta Credlin. Based on her unrivalled access to their colleagues, and devastating first-person accounts of what went on behind the scenes. Abbott ignored all the warnings, from beginning to end - the public ones, the private ones, from his friends, his colleagues, the media. His colleagues were not being disloyal. They did not feel they had betrayed him, they believed he had betrayed them. Their motives were honourable. They didn't want him to fail, they wanted the government to succeed, and they wanted the Coalition re-elected. Abbott and Credlin had played it harder and rougher than anybody else to get where they wanted to be. But they proved incapable of managing their own office, much less the government. Then, when it was over, when it was crystal-clear to everyone that they had failed, when everyone else could see why they had failed, she played the gender card while he played the victim. ISBN: 9781925321401. Our Book No: 17007. $15 AUD.

275. Sexton, Michael (2015). On the Edges of History: A Memoir of Law, Books and Politics. Ballarat, VIC: Connor Court Publishing. 270 pp. Paperback small octavo, as new condition. Michael Sexton has taken part in and recorded some of the most interesting history of Australia's post-war years. He tells the story here of his major cases as a lawyer, many of them as Solicitor General for New South Wales, and of his long involvement with politics and public administration. He recounts the controversies surrounding some of his own books, in particular his account of the Whitlam Government where he was a ministerial adviser, and his use of secret documents to reveal how Australia forced its way into the Vietnam War in the 1960s. A fascinating look at some of modern Australia's legal, political and literary history. (A printed copy of a print-on-demand, POD, book.). ISBN: 9781925138641. Our Book No: 17192. $20 AUD.

276. Sheridan, Greg (2015). When We Were Young and Foolish: A Memoir of My Misguided Youth With Tony Abbott, Bob Carr, Malcolm Turnbull, Kevin Rudd and Other Reprobates. Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 365 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white & colour photos, minor edgewear. Journalist (foreign affairs reporter, Australian newspaper) records his determined and passionate journey from an underprivileged but emotionally rich childhood in Sydney's inner west, to the world of emotionally charged political fronts. The book gives a new and personal look at the people as they were as students and in their 20s, and the events, philosophies, relationships and inner demons that contributed to their current behaviour. ISBN: 9781760113391. Our Book No: 28949. $20 AUD.

277. Sheridan, T. (1975). Mindful Militants: The Amalgamated Engineering Union in Australia 1920 - 72 (1st stated ed) [1970 - 1972]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 329 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good plus condition, tables, pages lightly toned, reverse side jacket lightly toned (minor edgewear, few closed edge tears, corners little scuffed), laminate coating little lifting fore-edge rear cover, minor pencil annotation, erratum slip pasted flyleaf. This book traces the development over 50 years (1920 to 1972) of Australia's unique and most powerful trade union. ISBN: 0521206804. Our Book No: 28282. $20 AUD.

278. Simankevicius, Almis (2004). Macquarie's Kingdom: Exploring Historic Sydney Today! The Story of Lachlan Macquarie's Twelve-year Rule in New South Wales from 1810 - 1821 (1st ed). Sydney: Good Walking Books. 199 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, crease front cover, minor edgewear. This book looks at the role of Lachlan Macquarie in Sydney's development. A guide for visitors, students, travellers, a great way to learn about Sydney's Colonial heritage. ISBN: 0957896832. Our Book No: 26457. $18 AUD.

279. Simpson, Mary Lou (2014). From Convict to Politician: The Life of William Henry Groom. Brisbane: Boolarong Press. 355 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. This is the story of William Henry Groom who was transported from Britain for stealing money from his employer. Most of the research comes from 19th century newspapers. The 13-year-old boy left Plymouth as a boy prisoner who had a job to survive. It is thought that he hated social injustice and this later helped him to become a powerful person as an adult. He was a journalist who later became involved in politics in Queensland. He spent 38 years in the Queensland parliament, which he believed he could create a just society. He was a man who lived by the pen, and he built a new life in Australia. Short listed 2015 Queensland Literary Awards. ISBN: 9781925046779. Our Book No: 29416. $35 AUD.

280. Skelton, Russell (2010). King Brown Country: The Betrayal of Papunya. Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 245 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, edges lightly toned as common, minor edgewear corners. About Papunya, a dysfunctional Northern Territory Aboriginal community, home to noted artists. In 2004, the author received an email about Papunya and the health problems that were happening there. He then spent several years of reporting in the Red Centre of Australia. (Sticker: Winner of the Walkley Book Award.). ISBN: 9781741756227. Our Book No: 26035. $20 AUD.

281. Smith, Dick (2011). Dick Smith's Population Crisis: The Dangers of Unsustainable Growth for Australia (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 228 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition. The popular Australian adventurer and philanthropist argues that Australian and global population growth carries enormous risks, dangers that none of our political parties are prepared to address. Each year we add nearly 80 million people and by mid-century we will require twice as much food and double the energy we use today. Australia has the fastest growing population of any developed nation. These facts set him on his crusade to alert us to the dangers of unsustainable growth. This is a provocative, powerful, and urgent call to arms. ISBN: 9781742376578. Our Book No: 3856. $13 AUD.

282. Souter, Gavin (1978). Lion and Kangaroo: The Initiation of Australia 1901 - 1919 (1st pb ed). Sydney: Fontana / Collins. 344 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, owner's written name. A majestic survey of the first 18 years of the Australian nation. Covers an immense panorama from the South African veldt to the Somme, from constitutional conventions of the late 19th century to the Peace Conference of 1919, from the first Empire Day in 1905 to the slaughter at Gallipoli and Pozieres, from leisurely Edwardian cruises 'home' to Ross Smith's extraordinary London-Melbourne flight in 1919. ISBN: 0006345123. Our Book No: 3682. $15 AUD.

283. Soutphommasane, Tim (2009). Reclaiming Patriotism: Nation-building for Australian Progressives [Australian Encounters]. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 155 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned as usual, minimal edgewear. Affronted by the xenophobic nationalists who stalked the land during the Howard government, many progressive Australians rejected love of country, forgetting that there was a patriotism of the liberal left that advanced liberty, egalitarianism, and democratic citizenship. He reimagines patriotism as a generous sentiment of democratic renewal and national belonging. Explains why our political leaders will need to draw upon the better side of patriotism to inspire citizens for nation-building, and to make sacrifices in the hard times ahead. Tim is an Australian academic and social commentator with Lao-Chinese heritage. (Published jointly with the National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University, Melbourne.). ISBN: 9780521134729. Our Book No: 17121. $18 AUD.

284. Sowden, W. J.; Tate, Prof. Ralph (appendix) (1882). The Northern Territory as It Is: A Narrative of the South Australian Parliamentary Party's Trip, and Full Descriptions of the Northern Territory, its Settlements and Industries. Adelaide: W. K. Thomas & Co. 192 + 6 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, original black cloth cover (gilt lettering, minor marks, corners bumped), adverts at rear, new endpapers, cloth top spine split & chipped, edges little foxed, minor edgewear, otherwise internally excellent. Cover subtitle continues: "With An Appendix, Containing Reports on the General Resources of the Territory By Professor Tate, F. G. S." Plus six pages of adverts at rear. His detailed account of the Northern Territory after 20 years of South Australian administration. He travelled for two and a half months under difficult conditions with the South Australian Parliamentary Party, which inspected the current state of the Territory. Contains chapters on Palmerston (later renamed Darwin), the far interior, Government plantations, and the rich riverine country. The 33-page appendix by Tate details the natural resources and geology of the Northern Territory. Our Book No: 16204. $60 AUD.

285. Spender, Lynne (2004). Between the Lines: A Legal Guide for Writers and Illustrators (1st stated ed). Sydney, Strawberry Hills: Keesing Press / Australian Society of Authors. 272 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, top corner front cover & few page corners creased. The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) commissioned this book in response to daily queries about legal issues from authors and illustrators. The author has used her own values to form the book. ISBN: 0975208306. Our Book No: 24894. $24 AUD.

286. Stevens, David (editor) (1998). Maritime Power in the Twentieth Century: The Australian Experience. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 329 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, cancelled EX-LIBRARY (spine label, barcode, rubber stamps, sticker), good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos, maps, faint toning page edges, protected by fixed library semiarchival plastic sleeve. Collection of 17 essays, updated from a conference in 1997, describing Australian naval experience during the last century. Topics covered include: HMAS Adelaide and the punitive expedition to Malaita in 1927; involvement at Noumea in 1940; Australia's role in developing a worldwide naval intelligence system; coastal patrols; peacekeeping in the Persian Gulf. ISBN: 1864487364. Our Book No: 14088. $20 AUD.

287. Summers, Anne; Park, Ruth (foreword) (2000). Ducks on the Pond: An Autobiography 1945 - 1976. Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books Australia. 438 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, transparent glasine jacket, minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The unflinching personal story of Anne Summers. It covers the conformity and repression of the 1950s, the political radicalism and rock music of the 1960s, and the sexual revolution, women's liberation and the Whitlam phenomenon of the 1970s. Written with wit and wry humour, this story is one of success and fulfilment achieved against considerable odds. Concludes with the aftermath of the publication of her best-selling book 'Damn Whores and God's Police' (1975). Foreword by Ruth Park. ISBN: 0670882623. Our Book No: 17692. $40 AUD.

288. Swan, Wayne (2014). The Good Fight: Six Years, Two Prime Ministers and Staring Down the Great Recession. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 404 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, colour photos centre spread, minimal edgewear. A personal account of an extraordinary period in Australian politics. Despite the divisions within the Labor Party as the Rudd government fell into disunity, and as PM Julia Gillard was undermined by disloyalty from within, Wayne Swan steered the Australian economy through unprecedented international economic challenges. He tells how he nurtured an economy that was the envy of the world, standing up to an opposition and a business elite who fought fiercely against Labor's political agenda. In the face of bitter attacks from miners, big polluters and sections of the media, much important nation changing legislation was pushed through the parliament. A story that can only be told from the inside. A unique access to the decision-making of a government whose legacy of economic management and social change needs to be fully recognised. ISBN: 9781743319352. Our Book No: 16464. $20 AUD.

289. Tanner, Lindsay (1999). Open Australia (1st ed). Sydney: Pluto Press. 248 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. The Labor politician (later Finance Minister) foreshadows a new Australian economy based in information and services, that will ensure a prosperous future in the new global market. ISBN: 1864030526. Our Book No: 18308. $12 AUD.

290. Tatz, Colin (1981). Race Politics in Australia: Aborigines, Politics and Law (2nd impression ed). Armidale, NSW: UNE Publishing Unit. 118 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, covered staples on spine, spine edges little rubbed, crease bottom edge front cover & near spine, edges lightly toned, white covers little rubbed, minor edgewear, two rubber stamps. This book is an attempt by the author to give students of contemporary Aboriginal affairs a body of ideas, arguments, case studies, information, facts and references about how political, legal and cultural policies and practices bear on Aborigines. ISBN: 0858342243. Our Book No: 40180. $30 AUD.

291. Terrill, Greg (2000). Secrecy and Openness: The Federal Government from Menzies to Whitlam and Beyond. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 323 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. A very important book on the history of official secrecy, openness and propaganda in regard to the Australian (Federal) government. The Menzies government was very secretive. Whitlam initiated reforms towards more openness and access to archives, but the concept of openness as an independent legal doctrine did not happen until the Hawke era. ISBN: 0522848567. Our Book No: 21830. $20 AUD.

292. Thomas, Pete; Gorman, Paddy (2000). The Coal Mines the Workers Ran: From Nymboida to United: A Remarkable Chapter in Australia's Industrial History. Sydney: Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union. 143 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos. Marks the 25th anniversary of the historic work-in and takeover of the Nymboida Colliery (NSW) by a group of underground mineworkers who refused to accept the sack and loss of their entitlements when their employer was declared bankrupt in February 1975. They worked their mine for five year and retained their entitlements. The Mining Union later acquired a replacement lease for a Hunter Valley Mine, which is today operated by United Collieries. ISBN: 0958564728. Our Book No: 15505. $40 AUD.

293. Thorne, Sandy (2004). Beyond the Razor Wire - Is Australia, Where Everything's Free: The True Story of a Detention Officer's Experiences at Woomera and Curtin Illegal Immigrant Camps and at a Queensland Maximum Security Prison. Lightning Ridge, NSW: Sandy Thorne Publishing. 247 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition. ISBN: 0975162705. Our Book No: 14271. $14 AUD.

294. Tiffen, Rodney; Gittins, Ross (2004). How Australia Compares. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 282 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), tables, minor edgewear jacket, bottom edge lightly marked, little pencil annotation. A very good reference book that compares Australia with 17 other developed democracies on a wide range of social, economic and political dimensions. A double-page spread is devoted to each topic, with tables on one page and a clear explanation and analysis on the facing page. ISBN: 052183578X. Our Book No: 30127. $22 AUD.

295. Tink, Andrew (2013). Air Disaster Canberra: The Plane Crash that Destroyed a Government (1st ed). Sydney: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 309 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), pictorial cover, black & white photos, minimal edgewear jacket. The story of the Hudson bomber carrying ten people, including three cabinet ministers, which crashed into a ridge near Canberra Airport in August, 1940. Recreates in detail one of the most tense moments in Australian history, and one that changed the course of the nation, leading the replacement of the Robert Menzies government by the John Curtin labor government in 1941. ISBN: 9781742233574. Our Book No: 28407. $40 AUD.

296. Tink, Andrew (2014). Australia 1901 - 2001: A Narrative History (1st ed). Sydney: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 432 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, frontispiece, spine little creased, edges faintly toned, minor edgewear. The story of Australia in the 20th century, from federation in 2001 to the Sydney 2000 Olympics. The author writes with empathy, humour and insight to bring the decades to life. The book provides history that is readable and appealing. ISBN: 9781742234083. Our Book No: 29171. $20 AUD.

297. Turnbull, Malcolm (1988). The Spycatcher Trial (1st ed) [The Spy Catcher Trial]. Melbourne: Heinemann. 228 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, some edgewear. The trial of British spy, James Wright, by the Australian lawyer who defended him. The Thatcher Government tried to stop publication of his book that revealed penetration of MI5 by Russian agents. ISBN: 0855612398. Our Book No: 16230. $12 AUD.

298. Turner, Ken (editor); Hogan, Michael (editor) (2006). The Worldly Art of Politics. Sydney, Annandale: Federation Press. 269 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, black & white illustrations inside covers, minor edgewear, two tiny dents top edge front cover, slight imprint on first & last page from drawings inside covers, minor edgewear, some pencil underlining & annotation throughout. This book argues that the public image is more a myth than fact, and that politicians mostly live hardworking, effective, insecure, and very public lives. The book focuses on their contributions away from the parliamentary spotlight. ISBN: 9781862876150. Our Book No: 28265. $25 AUD.

299. Tyler, Peter J. (2011). State Records New South Wales 1788 to 2011. Sydney, Annandale: Desert Pea Press / Federation Press. 150 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, as new condition (in as new dustjacket), black & white photos. A history of the State Records Authority of New South Wales, which is responsible for maintaining the archives of government departments in New South Wales (NSW). ISBN: 9781876861117. Our Book No: 15648. $35 AUD.

300. Ure Smith, Sydney (editor); Stevens, Bertram (editor) (1921). The Macquarie Book: The Life and Times of Governor Lachlan Macquarie (Art in Australia, Tenth Number). Sydney: Art in Australia. Unnum pp. Paperback wide octavo, dustjacket (fixed at spine, edges little overlap card cover), good condition (in good dustjacket), tipped-in colour plates, black & white photos, adverts at rear, spine jacket little faded (spine torn), edgewear. The tenth issue of "Art in Australia". An illustrated life of the popular and influential governor of convict settlement in New South Wales. Our Book No: 16766. $50 AUD.

301. Uren, David (2012). The Kingdom and the Quarry: China, Australia, Fear and Greed (1st ed). Melbourne, Collingwood: Black Inc. 260 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, light bump top edge rear cover near spine, few light creases covers. China has rapidly become Australia's most important trading partner. It is also the rising power in our region. Takes us inside the high-stakes world of the two countries' relationship. From resource grabs to cyber-surveillance, this is an authoritative and news-breaking book that takes us inside key political and business events of recent times and tells us what really happened. ISBN: 9781863955669. Our Book No: 26807. $15 AUD.

302. Victorian Police, an Officer of [Borlase, James S.]; Condon, Edward O'Meagher; Harlowe, Guy (1893). Australian Tales of Peril and Adventure in Town and Bush [and] The Irish Race in America [and] Who Killed William Staunton, or the Story of the Inglethorpe Tragedy! Melbourne / Glasgow / Sydney: E. W. Cole / Cameron & Ferguson / New South Wales Bookstall Co. 248 + 316 + 247 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, new tan cloth cover (original black cloth spine retained, gilt lettering & bands), new marbled endpapers, advert at rear, corner title page REMOVED (some title text missing), pages lightly toned, edges little foxed (fore-edge little marked), some edgewear, rubber stamp front free flyleaf. An omnibus book published by E. W. Cole of Cole's Book Arcade, Melbourne. No omnibus copies in Australian libraries (according to Trove). Consists of three books bound together: Australian Tales of Peril and Adventure in Town and Bush, by James Borlase (anonymous) (E. W. Cole, 1893): The Irish Race in America, by Edward O'Meagher Condon (Cameron & Ferguson, 1880s): Who Killed William Staunton, or the Story of the Inglethorpe Tragedy!, by Guy Harlowe, a clerk in the Dead Letter Office (Crime fiction novel, NSW Bookstall Co., about 1890). Advert at rear for the book 'The Golden Secret: A tale of bush and convict life in Western Australia', advertised as 'the only rival to Marcus Clarke's great novel His Natural Life' (plus seven pages from the novel). Our Book No: 17518. $300 AUD.

303. Walsh, Kerry-Anne (2013). The Stalking of Julia Gillard: How the Media and Team Rudd Brought Down the Prime Minister (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 305 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corners front & back cover little creased, minor creasing covers, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This is the story of a disgraceful episode in recent Australian political history. The focus is on Team Rudd and the campaign of destabilisation in the media that had a bad effect on Prime Minister Julia Gillard and the proper running of her government. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 9781742379227. Our Book No: 27778. $10 AUD.

304. Watson, Frederick (editor) (1913). The Beginnings of Government in Australia: By Authority. Sydney: W.A. Gullick, Government Printer. Unnum 23 + 95 pp. Hardback large folio (38.7 x 25.2 cm), black cloth cover, black spine label (gilt lettering), very good condition, pages slightly toned two fold-out), untrimmed page edges. Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Consists of a 23-page introduction, and 95 pages of facsimiles of 17 original written documents relating to the first white settlement in Australia by Capt. Arthur Phillip and the First Fleet. The inaugural volume of the Historical Records of Australia series. Our Book No: 12998. $60 AUD.

305. Weiss, Linda; Thurbon, Elizabeth; Mathews, John (2004). How to Kill a Country: Australia's Devastating Trade Deal with the United States. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 190 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, tiny dent fore-edge front cover, minor edgewear. Three of Australia's leading policy analysts have investigated the fine print of Australia's Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States. ISBN: 1741145856. Our Book No: 22295. $10 AUD.

306. Wendt, Jana (2007). A Matter of Principle: New Meetings with the Good, the Great and the Formidable (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 244 pp. Paperback octavo, card covers (with flaps), very good condition, black & white photos, spine little creased, few small creases front cover, minor edgewear. The author, one of Australia's most experienced interviewers, connects with an eclectic mix of talented people from the Australian world of politics, entertainment, society, art, cinema, sport and architecture. ISBN: 9780522854145. Our Book No: 23202. $12 AUD.

307. Wentworth Esq., W. C.; Wentworth, W. C. (foreword) (1978). Statistical, Historical, and Political Description of New South Wales, and Its Dependent Settlements in Van Diemen's Land [etc] (Facsimile ed). Sydney: Doubleday. 466 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, brown leatherette cover (embossed gilt lettering front cover & spine), edges faintly foxed, otherwise excellent. Title continues: "With a particular enumeration of the advantages which these colonies offer for emigration, and their superiority in many respects over those possessed by the United States of America". Facsimile of the first edition published in 1819. The author was Australia's first native-born patriot, statesman, explorer, orator and promoter. He explains the colony's benefits and defects and their resolution (which he worked on for the next 30 years). He supported Governor Macquarie's expansion and Australia's independence. The foreword was written by his grandson, of the same name, who was also a politician. ISBN: 0868240036. Our Book No: 16285. $20 AUD.

308. White, Judith (2017). Culture Heist: Art versus Money (1st ed). Sydney, Blackheath: Brandl & Schlesinger. 246 pp. Paperback small trade, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. The author tells the story of the struggle at the heart of our cultural institutions: the conflict between the public good and the forces of corporatisation. This is an insider's story of life at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW). This book invites the broadest discussion about the issues facing the arts and sciences today. ISBN: 9780994429759. Our Book No: 30320. $25 AUD.

309. Whitlam, Nicholas; Stubbs, John (1974). Nest of Traitors: The Petrov Affair. Brisbane: Jacaranda Press. 259 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photos, minimal edgewear jacket. A story of intrigue. Examines the official version of events which led to the defection of Russian spies Vladimir and Evdokia Petrov to Australia. ISBN: 0701607963. Our Book No: 8933A. $15 AUD.

310. Whitrod, Ray; Condon, Matthew (foreword) (2015). Before I Sleep: My Life Fighting Crime and Corruption (Reissue ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 227 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear corners. In the early 1970s, Queensland was a haven for crooks from both sides of the law. It was into this hothouse that Ray Whitrod was controversially appointed as police commissioner in 1970. Just six years later he resigned from the head role of the Queensland Police Force, no longer willing to tolerate interference from the Bjelke-Petersen government. It was a decision that the Fitzgerald Inquiry later vindicated. Whitrod rose through the ranks from police cadets in Adelaide to command not only the Queensland police but also the Commonwealth and Papua New Guinea forces as well. In wartime, he had trained and flown as a navigator with the RAF in Europe and the Middle East. After the war, he helped to found ASIO, operating both in the field and from behind a desk. Both a personal memoir and a rare insiders view of the Force. This reissue has an introduction by Matthew Condon, author of "Three Crooked Kings" and "Jacks and Jokers". ISBN: 9780702253409. Our Book No: 20781. $22 AUD.

311. Whitton, Evan (1987). Can of Worms: A Citizen's Reference Book to Crime and the Administration of Justice. Sydney: Fairfax Library. 373 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, black & white photos, pages lightly toned as common, front cover lightly creased, minor edgewear. An amazing study of organised crime, the judiciary, the police, business and politics in New South Wales. Covers the facts about: The Age Tapes, Lionel Murphy, the Kevin Humphreys Affair, Murray Farquhar, the Wran Royal Commission, the Necklace Trial, Garfield Barwick & Mundroola, three Police Commissioners (Allan, Hanson, & Wood), Morgan Ryan, the Early Release Scheme; the Mackay Murder, and the Enmore Conspiracy. ISBN: 0949054313. Our Book No: 2903. $15 AUD.

312. Wilson, Roland (1997). Bringing Them Home: National Inquiry Into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families. Canberra: Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC). 689 pp. Paperback large thick octavo, very good condition, tables, few black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.5 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The comprehensive groundbreaking report (Roland Wilson, commissioner) that revealed the scandal of forced removal by government officials of Aboriginal children from their families. ISBN: 0642269548. Our Book No: 14738. $45 AUD.

313. Windschuttle, Keith (editor); Jones, David Martin (editor); Evans, Ray (editor) (2009). The Howard Era (1st ed). Sydney: Quadrant Books. 538 pp. Hardback thick, dustjacket, as new condition (in very good dustjacket), few small dents jacket. Heavy. Essays on the conservative Australian government of John Howard. Generally supportive, but contains some criticism. Described as demonstrating "realist Australian conservatism", that is, policies were derived for specific problems as they arose. His approach followed Edward Burke, who believed that our "inherited freedoms" (from the past) were important for political conduct, rather than abstract ideological speculation. ISBN: 9780980677812. Our Book No: 26158. $35 AUD.

314. Wright, Judith (2014). The Coral Battleground (New or 3rd ed) [Great Barrier Reef]. Melbourne: Spinifex Press. 205 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition. The respected Australian poet describes the battle to save the Great Barrier Reef from limestone mining and oil drilling. A classic study of politics and conservation. The Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Queensland consists of 2000 kilometres of spectacular coral reefs, sand cays and islands. In the late 1960s, the Reef was threatened with limestone mining and oil drilling. A small group of dedicated conservationists in Queensland, John Busst, Judith Wright, Len Webb and others, battled to save the Ellison Reef from coral-limestone mining, and the Swain Reefs from oil exploration. The group later swelled to encompass scientists, trade unionists and politicians throughout Australia. This led in 1976 to the establishment of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, which still survives as a legacy of activists, artists, poets, ecologists and students. In 1967 they were branded as cranks, but now they should be recognised as visionaries. ISBN: 9781742199061. Our Book No: 16907. $18 AUD.