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1. Adams, Jeanie; Campbell, David (1995). Made with Meaning: Crafts of Aboriginal Far North Queensland: The Yalga - Binbi Collection (1st ed). Queensland: Yalga-Binbi Institute for Community Development, Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Corporation. 48 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, card covers, stapled, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, minor edgewear, top corner front cover & some pages little worn, spine ends lightly scuffed, faint foxing title page. This book was published in conjunction with an exhibition "Made With Meaning: Crafts of Far North Queensland", curated by Jeanie Adams, and presented as an opening exhibition of the Cairns Regional Gallery in 1995, and thereafter travelled to galleries in other states. Photos by Campbell. ISBN: 1863340041. Our Book No: 26726. $35 AUD.

2. Alexander, Nicole (2014). Sunset Ridge (Reprint ed). Sydney: Bantam. 488 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, bottom corner front cover & top corner rear cover little creased, minor edgewear. Australian novel about three Queensland brothers - Thaddeus, Luther and David Harrow - who choose freedom over their restricted lives at the family property called Sunset Ridge. They set off to the trenches in Europe to fight in the Great War. Decades later David Harrows granddaughter starts a search to uncover all she can about the grandfather she never knew. ISBN: 9781864712780. Our Book No: 28525. $12 AUD.

3. Anderson, Iris; Hancock, Denis (with) & Durrell, Gerald (foreword) (1979). My Bush Babies (1st ed). Melbourne: Macmillan. 127 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos, minor foxing reverse side jacket, tiny spot top edge. The story of a lady who has spent 28 years caring for injured bush animals in Western Australia. ISBN: 0333252373. Our Book No: 2944. $15 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. Arbib, Helen; Phillips, Tish (illustrator) (1985). The Terrace Times Cook Book: Perth Fremantle Edition (1st ed) [The Terrace Times Minimum Effort Maximum Effect Cook Book]. Sydney: Terrace Times. 64 pp. Hardback narrow octavo, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. A light-hearted look at cookery, history and terrace territory. This edition is based on Perth and Fremantle (Western Australia). The history and the early recipes would make this book an ideal gift. ISBN: 0959848681. Our Book No: 10133. $20 AUD.

6. Arbib, Helen; Trebilco, Reg (illustrator) (1983). The Terrace Times Cook Book: Brisbane edition (The Terrace Times Minimum Effort Maximum Effect Cook Book) [Terrace Times Cook Book no 7]. Sydney: Terrace Times. 64 pp. Hardback narrow octavo, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white drawings, spine lightly faded. A light-hearted look at cookery, history and terrace territory. This edition is based on Brisbane, capital of Queensland. The history and the early recipes would make this book an ideal gift. ISBN: 0959848673. Our Book No: 7989. $15 AUD.

7. Atkins, Thelma M. (1993). On the Coolakin: An Australian Country Childhood (1st ed). Perth, Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre Press (FACP). 159 pp. Paperback trade, dustjacket (with flaps), very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pictorial card covers, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear. Reveals her childhood growing up on a farm in Western Australia. Thelma recalls a traditional childhood that has now become part of our history. ISBN: 186368042X. Our Book No: 23219. $15 AUD.

8. Bailey, John (2001). The White Divers of Broome: The True Story of a Fatal Experiment (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 302 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos center spread, top corner front cover & bottom corner rear cover creased, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear. In 1912 twelve RN-trained divers were sent to Broome to rid Australia of the 'taint' of the Asian pearl divers. Well researched and written with gripping narrative drive, this book is both a powerful piece of storytelling and an eye-opening look into Australia's hidden past in the early days of the White Australia policy. ISBN: 0732910781. Our Book No: 27913. $15 AUD.

9. Barry, Bernice (2016). Georgiana Molloy, the Mind that Shines: A Biography of One of Australia's First Female Botanical Collectors. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 336 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, black & white text-illustrations, cover corner tips little creased. This well-researched biography is the story of Georgiana Molloy, one of Australia's first internationally successful female botanists. The pioneering botanist and her husband emigrated from Britain to Western Australia among the first group of European settlers to the remote southwest. Entirely self-taught, she gathered specimens of indigenous flora from Augusta to Busselton that are now held in some of the world's leading herbarium collections. Using Georgiana's own writings and notes, accompanied by stunning full-colour pictures of the plants, she writes about a resilient, independent woman of strong values, and her appreciation and delight of the landscape around her that became her salvation and her legacy. ISBN: 9781743549148. Our Book No: 29433. $30 AUD.

10. Bayley, John (2004). Daylight Corroboree: A First-Hand Account of the Wanda Koolmatrie Hoax. [Adelaide]: Eidolon Books. 111 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. The remarkable story of how he and a colleague created a fake Aboriginal writer, Wanda Koolmatrie, who wrote an autobiographical novel "My Own Sweet Time" (Magabala Press), which won the Dobbie Award for Australian Woman Writers in 1996. He later revealed the hoax in a Sydney tabloid newspaper (Daily Telegraph). ISBN: 0958546649. Our Book No: 16925. $40 AUD.

11. 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.

12. Becke, Louis; Grove Day, A. (1967). South Sea Supercargo: Louis Becke (1st ed). Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. 194 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (few tiny edge tears, small scuff & pinhole, flap clipped, light toning reverse side), light toning edges & pages. Stories of the South Seas and Queensland which were written in the 19th century by Australian writer Louis Becke. The stories which are fictional and semi-autobiographical are compiled and edited by A. Grove Day. Our Book No: 26560. $15 AUD.

13. Beier, Ulli (1985). Quandamooka: The Art of Kath Walker. Bathurst, NSW: Robert Brown & Associates / Aboriginal Art Agency. 71 pp. Paperback small square quarto, as new condition, full-page colour drawings. Kath Walker is a well-known poet and civil rights activist. Until now, her painting activity has been a private matter. Includes a biography and a selection of her delightful paintings. Quandamooka is the local Aboriginal name for the Mornington Bay and Stradbroke Island area, where she was born, and still conducts camps for children that teach about the Aboriginal way of life. ISBN: 0949267120. Our Book No: 14431. $22 AUD.

14. Bell, Diane (1985). Daughters of the Dreaming (Reprint ed). Melbourne / Sydney: McPhee Gribble / George Allen & Unwin. 297 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, black & white photos, frontispiece, figures, minor edgewear, corner tip rear cover little scuffed, covers little creased, spine little faded, light stain spine ends & adjacent covers, edges faintly foxed, minor edgewear, minor pencil annotation. An ethnographic (anthropological or sociological) study of Aboriginal women (Northern Territory) from a female perspective. How gender relations are changing in indigenous Australian society. ISBN: 0868614726. Our Book No: 29232. $15 AUD.

15. Bennett, Eleanor M.; Dundas, Patricia J. (illustrator) (1988). The Cullity Timbers Kings Park Collection (1st ed). Perth: Westralian Forest Industries Ltd (WESFI). 176 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, full-page colour illustrations, tiny piece missing base spine, minor edgewear. Heavy. The beautiful paintings in this book form the "The Cullity Timbers Kings Park Collection" presented by Westralian Forest Industries Limited (WESFI) to the people of Western Australia to mark the 60th anniversary of its subsidiary, Cullity Timbers. ISBN: 0731667921. Our Book No: 24625. $40 AUD.

16. 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. $20 AUD.

17. Berzins, Baiba (2007). Australia's Northern Secret: Tourism in the Northern Territory, 1920s to 1980s. Sydney, Glebe: Baiba Berzins. 276 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, maps, sticker front cover, minimal edgewear. Heavy. This book looks at the history of tourism in the Northern Territory from the early years of the colony to the present day. ISBN: 9780958024310. Our Book No: 24005. $30 AUD.

18. Beudel, Saskia (2013). A Country in Mind: Memoir with Landscape (1st ed). Perth, Crawley: UWA Publishing. 362 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, minor edgewear. This book tells stories from Australia's desert heart, examines the entanglement of Aboriginal and European cultures, remembers POW camps in Indonesia during World War 2, and relives childhood epiphanies in a haunting collection of landscapes while tracing family secrets across the globe. The author captures the enigmas of displacement, belonging and the intricacies, often at odds with one another, of Aboriginal and settler understandings of the desert environment. ISBN: 9781742584942. Our Book No: 27136. $30 AUD.

19. Bignell, Merle (1982). First the Spring: A History of the Shire of Kojonup, Western Australia (Reprint, corrected ed). Perth, Nedlands: Kojanup Shire Council / University of Western Australia Press. 251 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), appendices, endpaper maps, green cloth cover, black & white photos, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (Brodart). Originally published in 1971. This reprint incorporates some minor corrections, plus additional material in two of the appendices. This history of a town in the southwest of Western Australia has been written by the foundation secretary of the Kojanup Historical Society. ISBN: 0855642173. Our Book No: 15836. $30 AUD.

20. Bird, J. T. S. (1904). The Early History of Rockhampton. Rockhampton: Morning Bulletin. 415 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, good plus condition, original tan cloth cover (spine rebacked, covers little toned & flecked & marked), new endpapers, pages & edges lightly toned, lightly foxed (mainly first few front & rear pages), minor edgewear, minimal light pencil annotation. A scarce history of the Queensland city of Rockhampton. Revised and reprinted from articles that first appeared in two newspapers: "The Morning Bulletin" and "The Capricornian". Our Book No: 16606. $250 AUD.

21. Blackwell, Doris; Lockwood, Douglas (1965). Alice on the Line (1st ed) [Alice Springs]. Adelaide: Rigby Limited. 204 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, edges lightly foxed, edgewear jacket (reverse side lightly foxed, small edge tears, small loss top spine & corners), autograph (author's written dedication). First edition. The story of Alice Springs (Northern Territory) from 1899 to 1908, when it was a station on the Overland Telegraph line. Doris's father was officer-in-charge of the station. Our Book No: 3419. $14 AUD.

22. Blainey, Geoffrey (1965). Mines in the Spinifex: The Story of Mount Isa Mines (Revised ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 250 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, colour frontispiece, edges lightly foxed, edgewear jacket (edge tears, little chipped, small loss top spine). Revisewd edition. This fascinating book tells the slow rise to fame of the Mt Isa Mines, Queensland. The noted Australian historian has written a clear survey of the problems faced by Australia in the setting up of such projects. Our Book No: 25284. $20 AUD.

23. Blainey, Geoffrey (1993). The Golden Mile (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 184 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, dustjacket, black & white text-photos, edges little foxed, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket, top corner rear cover little bumped, minor edgewear, presentation label front free flyleaf. The history of the most productive goldfield in Australia, being one of the world's great gold nations, written to commemorate Kalgoorlie's centenary in June 1993. The gold mines have been worked continuously for 100 years, although a few times it came close to extinction. ISBN: 1863734805. Our Book No: 29318. $28 AUD.

24. Bloemen, Anne; Mason, Bonita (2002). Through the Lens of Master Photographer Fernande Kuypers. Broome, WA: Broome Historical Society. 112 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear. Fernande Kuypers, of Belgium's Studio Leyssen, printed and mounted nearly 200 of the photographs that she took in Broome during a three week visit in 2001. These photos formed an exhibition, on the theme of Broome's festival of the pearl, Shinju Matsuri: Many People - One Community. She then donated the collection to the people of Broome in appreciation of their warmth and welcome. The Broome campus of the University of Notre Dame Australia accepted the gift, on behalf of the community, and is looking after and exhibiting the collection. ISBN: 0957993110. Our Book No: 25189. $20 AUD.

25. Bonn, David (editor); McKee, Sue (illustrator) (2001). Uluru Stories (2nd ed). Alice Springs: Tanami Press. 39 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white drawings, reader crease spine, minor edgewear. The stories centre around animal and plant life that is very important to the Aboriginal people of the region. Uluru is a giant monolith located in the south-western corner of the Northern Territory of Australia. ISBN: 095777723X. Our Book No: 24223. $13 AUD.

26. Bonser, Phil; Woldendorp, Richard (photographer) (1988). Broome and the Pearl Coast (1st ed). Broome, WA: Phil Bonser Research and Presentation Pty Ltd. 40 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos (some full-page), few small scratches covers, minor edgewear, small crease fore-edge rear cover. A guide to the town of Broome, Western Australia, on the shores of Roebuck Bay, about 2200km north of Perth, and famous for its pearling industry. ISBN: 0731635388. Our Book No: 28760. $13 AUD.

27. Bottoms, Timothy; Evans, Raymond (foreword) (2013). Conspiracy of Silence: Queensland's Frontier Killing Times (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 258 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white illustrations, maps, covers little creased (notably corners), minor edgewear. The first systematic account of frontier violence in Queensland. The author identifies massacres, poisonings and other incidents, including many that have not been in print before. He explains how the dispossession of Aboriginal landowners continued over decades. ISBN: 9781743313824. Our Book No: 29254. $22 AUD.

28. Bowden, Tim (2008). Down Under in the Top End: Penelope Heads North. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 271 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, pages little toned as usual, corners covers little creased. Tim and Ros Bowden take their 4-wheel drive vehicle, named Penelope, and camping trailer, from Australia's east coast to the Top End and into the heart of the outback. ISBN: 9781741754186. Our Book No: 26579. $15 AUD.

29. Bowering, Margaret (2011). The Uncles: The Story of the Heyde Brothers: German Migrants to Western Australia in the Early 1900s. Sydney, Cremorne: Cremorne1.Com. 113 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, colour frontispiece, laminate lightly lifting rear cover near spine, cover corners little creased, minor edgewear, correction slip loosely inserted. This biography of the five Heyde brothers came about after her frequent visits to the beautiful farm that they pioneered near Manjimup in Western Australia. She researched their lives, obtaining interviews, information and photos from many of the Heyde descendants in Germany, as well as descendants of former neighbours in Manjimup. Excerpts from the brothers' letters home and the photos provided by the Heyde family bring their story to life. ISBN: 9780987152800. Our Book No: 28806. $25 AUD.

30. Brackenreg, John (1984). Central Australian Artist: Albert Namatjira. Sydney: Legend Press. 26 pp. Hardback small oblong quarto, very good condition, full-page colour plates (including frontispiece), minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1984, Trove catalogue.) This very special book, published 25 years after his death, presents the story and artwork of Albert Namatjira (1902 - 1959), perhaps the most famous of Australian Aboriginal artists. ISBN: 0959839577. Our Book No: 26599. $25 AUD.

31. Bradbury, Ruth M. (2000). And One from England: The Story of an Early Wesleyan Minister (1st ed). Campbell, ACT: Ruth M Bradbury. 240 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos (including frontispiece portrait), minor edgewear, cover & few pages corner tips little creased, rubber stamps, spine label. This life of Reverend James Robert Bradbury is the culmination of several years of research by the author. Ruth became interested after reading Reverend Bradbury's shipboard diary and his writings on Palmerston in the Northern Territory. He was born in Manchester, England in 1859. He came to Australia in 1882. He had a strenuous and demanding life which was common with our early ministers after arriving from England in a strange and sometimes unfriendly country. ISBN: 0957799608. Our Book No: 27061. $20 AUD.

32. Breiter, Matthias (1996). Kakadu and the Top End (1st ed). Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 166 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, black & white & colour text-photos, black & white drawings, maps, minimal edgewear. This wilderness conservation park in Australia's Northern Territory is managed jointly with the traditional Aboriginal owners. A comprehensive guide to the park and the Top End has something to offer everyone. In addition to Kakadu, this guide also includes Katherine Gorge and Litchfield National Park. ISBN: 0864176473. Our Book No: 24489. $21 AUD.

33. Brierley, Barbara; Burgess, Irene; Hunt, Dorrit; Brierley, Kathleen C. (illustrator) (1976). Albany: First Western Settlement (1st ed) [Fragments of Yester Year]. Albany, WA: Town of Albany / Printed by Albany Advertiser. 32 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, card covers, very good condition, black & white drawings, cover corners lightly creased, minor rubbing spine, staples lightly rusted. This is the final booklet in a series of four commissioned and published by the Town of Albany in Western Australia from their writers and illustrator. Our Book No: 26317. $15 AUD.

34. Britt, Margaret (2004). Waiting for the Storm Bird: Life on a Cattle Station in the Sixties (1st ed). Queensland: Poseidon Press. 181 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear (mainly corners), light rubbing cover near spine, few tiny scuff marks covers. An inspiring story of managing a cattle station in the Gulf country, far north Queensland. Written and illustrated by the author. The author came from England to Australia in 1951, and wanting to work with horses, worked as a governess on a Longreach sheep station, then went to a Camooweal cattle property where she met her future husband. In 1958 they went to Forestvale, an 1100 square mile cattle property in the Gulf Country. They stayed until 1970. The company transferred Jack to Lyndhurst, where they stayed 14 years. ISBN: 1920884998. Our Book No: 27549. $30 AUD.

35. Brokensha, Peter (1987). The Pitjantjatjara and Their Crafts (Reprint ed). Sydney / Ayers Rock: Aboriginal Arts Board Australia Council / Maruku Arts & Crafts. 72 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, many black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. A book about Aboriginal life and crafts of these Aboriginal people, who are the custodians of Uluru (formerly Ayers Rock), though mostly live in northern South Australia. ISBN: 0642935297. Our Book No: 20882. $15 AUD.

36. Broomhall, F. H. (1989). The Veterans: A History of the Enrolled Pensioner Force in Western Australia, 1850 - 1880. Perth, Victoria Park: Hesperian Press. 158 + 304 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, typewritten text. (Originally published in 2 volumes in 1975-76. This is the reissued single-volume edition.) The Enrolled Pensioner Force served as a military unit in Western Australia from 1850 to 1880. The unit consisted of warrant officers, non-commissioned officers and fighting soldiers. They had seen action in the Crimea, India before and during the mutiny, in Afghanistan, China or the Kaffir War. These veterans were survivors of these wars, and who found a new life in Australia. They came as guards on the convict ships that, between 1850 and 1868, transported 10,000 prisoners from United Kingdom prisons to the colony of Western Australia. Many remained as settlers after their military duties had finished. Their descendants to the fourth and fifth generations are to be found in every part of life here today. A factual documented account of a little known military unit. Includes a detailed biographical 304p. Index at the rear (to help genealogists). ISBN: 085905103X. Our Book No: 25582. $50 AUD.

37. Brown, Hugh; O'Meara, Denis (foreword) & Rushton, Paul (foreword) (2005). The Pilbara: Outback Australia's Kaleidoscope of Colour (1st ed). Broome, WA: Hugh Brown. 248 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, pictorial card covers (with flaps), very good condition, colour text-photos (mostly full-page), faint crease title page, minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A superbly illustrated book that reveals his love of the Pilbara and the wonderful colours that make this a very special part of Australia. He travelled well over 100,000 kilometres to take these photos, during one of the Pilbara's hottest summers in many years. ISBN: 0975205412. Our Book No: 27707. $25 AUD.

38. Brown, Warren (2015). Lasseter's Gold (The Mystery of Harold Lasseter and His Fabulously Rich Gold Reef in the Central Australian Desert). Sydney: Hachette Australia. 338 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. When Harold Bell Lasseter disappeared in 1930 it could have been the end of a mystery. Thirty-three years earlier he had staggered out of the desert, almost dead, his pockets bulging with gold, claiming to have found a 15-kilometre gold reef. The mystery deepened when he and a surveyor returned to the isolated and mysterious ranges where the reef was supposed to be located. It became legendary when the largest inland expedition since Burke and Wills was launched. Vividly recreates the drama of the search - the characters, the fights, the soaring temperatures, the impossible terrain, the plane crash, the pistol-carrying dingo-skinner who appeared out of nowhere. And who was Lasseter? A one-time sailor, a bigamist, a man who claimed John Bradfield stole his plans for a single-span bridge to cross Sydney Harbour - was he also a very good liar? The gripping story of an outback legend. Is it just a myth, a fraud - or is there really a massive gold reef out there? ISBN: 9780733631603. Our Book No: 17055. $20 AUD.

39. Buller-Murphy, Deborah; Durack, Elizabeth (illustrator) (1958). An Attempt to Eat the Moon and Other Stories: Recounted from the Aborigines (1st ed). Melbourne: Georgian House. 49 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, pictorial boards, illustrated end papers, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), single-colour (grey & sepia) drawings, edge tears repaired jacket (reverse side toned, minor marking), minimal foxing endpapers. The 15 Australian Aboriginal legends in this book come from the now extinct Dordenup tribe of south-western Australia, among the remnants of whom the author spent her girlhood. The drawings capture the spirit of the legends and greatly enliven the narrative. [A previous customer reminds us that this Aboriginal community is not actually extinct.]. Our Book No: 25743. $30 AUD.

40. Burke, Robert O'Hara; Wills, William John (1971). The Burke and Wills Exploring Expedition: An Account of the Crossing the Continent of Australia, From Cooper's Creek to Carpentaria, Reprinted from "The Argus" (Facsimile, reprint ed) [Australiana Facsimile Editions, No. 10]. Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia (LBSA). 36 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, blue leatherette boards, gilt title spine, frontispiece, revised fold-out map inside rear cover, faint foxing top edge, few light marks boards. Facsimile edition. This book is about the successful but fatal feat of crossing the Continent of Australia, by Burke, Wills, Gray, and King. They left Royal Park, Melbourne, on the 20th of August, 1860. There are biographical sketches of Robert O'Hara Burke and William John Wills. Our Book No: 28611. $30 AUD.

41. Burrell, Andrew (2013). Twiggy: The High-Stakes Life of Andrew Forrest (1st ed). Melbourne, Collingwood: Black Inc. 310 pp. Paperback octavo, good condition, black & white & colour photos, small dent bottom edge front cover & first few pages, bottom corner rear cover creased, few creases front cover, edges & pages lightly toned, bottom corners last few pages lightly creased, minor edgewear. The unauthorised biography of Andrew Forrest, the public face of Australia's once-in-a-life mining boom. The author traces Twiggy's business triumphs and disasters to reveal the man behind the myth. The author states that he has tried to be fair, that is, whenever possible to present Andrew Forrest's side of the story. ISBN: 9781863956208. Our Book No: 27372. $16 AUD.

42. Butler, Sally (2007). Our Way: Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Lockhart River (1st ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 136 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), colour text-reproductions, minimal edgewear. Heavy (1.2 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book introduces the unique art of a group of young Aboriginal artists from far north Queensland's Lockhart River community. Their art is about 'Sandbeach' culture and community and its spectacular wilderness environment in Cape York Peninsula. This is the first time this art is brought together in the one place. ISBN: 9780702236341. Our Book No: 28286. $40 AUD.

43. Cairns, Joan; Johnston, W. T. (1997). Early Tableland Days: W. H. Bunker Photographic Collection (Reprint ed). Atherton, QLD: Joan Cairns. 96 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, stapled, card covers, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, tiny scuff top of spine, small mark front cover. This book tells in photos the early history, hardships and lifestyles of the early settlers of the Atherton Tablelands, Queensland. The photos from the work of William Henry Bunker, a gifted photographer, is a valuable record of early pioneering days on the Tablelands, the development of the timber, dairying and agricultural industries, and the lives of the settlers. ISBN: 0958872104. Our Book No: 28042. $30 AUD.

44. Capp, Fiona (2010). My Blood's Country (A Journey Through the Landscapes that Inspired Judith Wright's Poetry). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 217 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white & colour photos centre spread, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. The author follows in Judith Wright's footsteps through the high tableland of New England, the rainforests of Queensland and the austere bushland outside Canberra, uncovering the land out of which her poetry sprang. ISBN: 9781741754872. Our Book No: 26917. $20 AUD.

45. Carment, David (1991). History and the Landscape in Central Australia: A Study of the Material Evidence of European Culture and Settlement (1st ed). Darwin: Australian National University, North Australia Research Unit. 81 pp. Paperback large thin octavo, very good condition, figures, black & white & colour plates, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear. A multi-disciplinary approach that explains how historic evidence can be found in various sites, artefacts and structures throughout Central Australia - which often provide as much information about the past as written and oral sources. Topics covered include relations between Europeans and the Aborigines, the role of communications, the place of pastoralists and mining in economic and social development, and the characteristics of the one major urban centre. Provides links between the process of European settlement in Central Australia and the region's contemporary cultural landscape, and how in recent years very different ideas have emerged about the preservation and interpretation of that landscape. Specifically: Aspects of the historical geography of Central Australia - brief historical context and description of Aboriginal regional occupation - Aboriginal sites of significance mentioned - contact history sites - description, physical layout and history of Hermannsburg and Phillip Creek (Manga Manga) - pastoral homesteads - wells on north-south stock route - mining at Arltunga and Tennant Creek - urbanisation of Alice Springs - cultural resource management in Central Australia. ISBN: 0731512952. Our Book No: 26907. $20 AUD.

46. Carnegie, David W. (1973). Spinifex and Sand: A Narrative of Five Years Pioneering and Exploration in Western Australia (Facsimile ed) [Penguin Colonial Facsimiles]. Melbourne: Penguin Books. 454 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white drawings (some full-page), pages faintly toned, as usual, spine faintly faded as usual. By English engineer who rushed to the new Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie goldfields, and then spent his earnings on pioneer expeditions into and near the great unexplored Victoria Desert. One of the best descriptions of colonial goldfields and interior exploration, originally published in 1898. He died in Nigeria from a poisoned arrow at only age 29. ISBN: 0140700366. Our Book No: 17162. $18 AUD.

47. Carron, Wm [William] (1965). Narrative of an Expedition Undertaken Under the Direction of the Late Mr. Assistant Surveyor E. B. Kennedy, For the Exploration of the Country Lying Between Rockingham Bay and Cape York [etc] [Australiana Facsimile Editions]. Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia (LBSA). 98 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, very good condition, green leatherette cover, foldout colour map at rear, front endpapers faintly foxed, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Title continues: "By Wm. Carron, one of the survivors of the expedition. To which are added, 1. The Statement of the Aboriginal native Jackey Jackey, who accompanied Mr. Kennedy. 2. The Statement of Dr. Vallack and Captain Dobson, who rescued the survivors of the expedition; and 3. The Statement of Captain Simpson, of the "Freak," who proceeded in search of Mr. Kennedy's papers, &c." William Carron's account of explorer Edmund Kennedy's ill-fated expedition to Far North Queensland in 1848, from which Carron was one of only three survivors. Facsimile edition, originally published by Kemp & Fairfax, Sydney, 1849. Our Book No: 16788. $35 AUD.

48. Carter, Paul; Lewis, Ruark (1999). Depth of Translation: The Book of Raft. Melbourne, Burnley: NMA Publications. 148 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, covers lightly rubbed, base spine lightly bumped. (Limited edition of 1000 copies.) This book is a reflection and commentary by both writers on "Raft", an artwork by Lewis in the Art Gallery of NSW, representing translated words (myths) from the Arrennte people. Two forms of translation emerge. The first is literal, ie, translation of Aboriginal texts that reflect Carl Strehlow (the missionary anthropologist) and his son (Ted, the Aboriginal classicist). The second is evocative - eg, it marks the blurred boundaries between Carl's secular agony and sacred epiphany. ISBN: 0957754906. Our Book No: 13334. $25 AUD.

49. Chalarimeri, Ambrose Mungala (2001). The Man from the Sunrise Side. Broome, WA: Magabala Books. 226 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, minor edgewear, prize stickers, autograph (author's written name). (Estimated date 2001, Trove.) Autobiography of Ambrose, an Aboriginal man from Drysdale River Mission in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. A wonderful story told with candour and in his own classic words. A tale of monumental change for Aborigines within "this other Eden". Shortlisted book for the 2001 W.A. Premier's Book Award, and winner 2002 NSW Premier's Literary Award. ISBN: 1875641025. Our Book No: 24110. $15 AUD.

50. Clare, Patricia (1971). The Struggle for the Great Barrier Reef (1st ed). Sydney: Collins. 224 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), colour photos, endpapers lightly foxed & toned, top edge lightly foxed, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (minor edgewear), small mark fore-edge. A personal account of an amazing coral reef, with focus on forces threatening its destruction (crown-of-thorns starfish, oil exploration, fishing). ISBN: 0002117940. Our Book No: 3160. $13 AUD.

51. Clark, Sir Lindesay Gordon (1983). Built on Gold: Recollections of Western Mining (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Hill of Content. 258 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), tipped-in colour frontispiece from a painting by Clifton Pugh, black & white photos, endpaper maps, minor edgewear jacket (light toning reverse side), top edge lightly foxed, pages faintly toned. A personal account of one of Australia's best-known mining engineers. He writes about his early association with Gold Mines of Australia Limited, and the formation in 1933 of Western Mining Corporation Limited. The book recalls the exciting days of the finding and proving of bauxite deposits in the Darling range, the formation of Alcoa of Australia Ltd in 1961, and the first long-term contract for the export of iron ore in 1966. ISBN: 0855721375. Our Book No: 29310. $30 AUD.

52. Clarke, Hugh V. (1974). The Long Arm: A Biography of a Northern Territory Policeman (1st ed) [Roebuck series]. Canberra: Roebuck Society. 84 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket. This is the biography of a Northern Territory policeman and his life on a lonely watering base on the northern coast of Arnhem Land. It is a book about the era of the police horse, Japanese pearling luggers, and a modern day Robinson Crusoe - Jack Stokes - who had a great respect for the intelligence and skills of the Aborigines. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0909434034. Our Book No: 23124. $10 AUD.

53. Clarke, Patricia (1999). Rosa! Rosa! A Life of Rosa Praed, Novelist and Spiritualist. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 274 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photos, minimal edgewear. This prolific author of 45 novels was a very unusual woman and spiritualist. She was born in frontier Queensland, but spent most of her adult life in the literary, artistic and political circles of London. As a young woman, she moved in the squattocracy circles of Brisbane - and later in London, as a member of Oscar Wilde's circle. Rosa kept notes of the characters and conversations around her - thus her books reveal keen and intelligent observation. ISBN: 0522848559. Our Book No: 14594. $25 AUD.

54. Community School, Yiyili; Mudeling, Penny (Gooniyandi words) (1998). Yarrangi Gooni: Our Dreaming (1st ed). Halls Creek, WA: Yiyili Community School. 21 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, stapled, black & white illustrations, covers little scratched, spine little creased, minor edgewear. The stories for children come from the East Kimberley region of northern Western Australia situated on what is now known as Louisa Downs Station near the Margaret River. This area is known to the local Gooniyandi people as Marrara. The stories have been handed down orally from one Aboriginal generation to the next. Includes text in the local Aboriginal language. ISBN: 1875617248. Our Book No: 28283. $25 AUD.

55. 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.

56. 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.

57. Conway, Dan; Hasluck, Sir Paul (foreword) (1990). The Palace in The Alice and the Capital of the Outback, Being Some Memories of the Residency and a Short History of Alice Springs Along With Notes on Its Environment (1st ed). Darwin: Museums and Art Galleries Board of the Northern Territory. 83 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, few black & white text-photos, light creasing covers, covers little scratched, bottom edge rear cover creased (tiny tear), small scuff front cover (sticker removal), faint foxing covers, minor edgewear. A delightful personal perspective of Alice Springs, its people, its surrounds and its flora and fauna. The author spent 13 years as District Officer, and presided over the 1963 Royal Visit to the Alice as well as many other visits, both official and unofficial. ISBN: 0724525297. Our Book No: 26105. $14 AUD.

58. Crouch, Michael (2005). The Literary Larrikin: A Critical Biography of T. A. G. Hungerford (1st ed). Perth, Crawley: University of Western Australia Press (UWAP). 260 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos. A colourful life story of the last grand old man of Australian literature. The author of four novels, a short-story writer and a poet, he has been a soldier and a traveller. This biography also takes an in-depth look at Tom Hungerford the man, the archetypal bachelor of the post-war years. He represents the Australia of yesteryear, when the country still retained a certain innocence and his native Perth was just a big country town. ISBN: 1920694390. Our Book No: 21858. $20 AUD.

59. Cuerel, Ruth (1980). Old Illawarra: A Pretend and Truth Book. Brisbane: Courier-Mail Printing Service (Printer). Unnum 16 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour drawings, reader creases along spine, stapled (faintly rusted), faint foxing middle pages & inside covers, little creasing & marking rear cover, minor edgewear. A delightful children's story about a very special tree. The story about Illawarra Flame is based on a real Illawarra Flame tree growing close to the author's home (Brisbane?). The charming drawings will delight children of all ages (and quite a few adults, too). Our Book No: 27757. $15 AUD.

60. Cuppaidge, Judy (1988). The Balloon Flyers: Tales of an Australian Childhood. Sydney, McMahons Point: Chapter & Verse / Wellington Lane Press. 152 pp. Paperback (with flaps), very good plus condition, black & white drawings, illustrated endpapers. Autobiography that recreates the special people of her childhood in Southern Queensland between the wars (1920s and 1930s). ISBN: 094732206X. Our Book No: 14908. $15 AUD.

61. Cusack, Dymphna (1943). Morning Sacrifice: A Play in Three Acts (1st stated ed). Sydney: Mulga Publications. 91 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), grey-blue pictorial card cover, jacket attached to boards (front flap MISSING, yapp edges - edges overlaps boards), covers faded along spine, spine & edges little torn, pages faintly toned, rubber bookshop stamp. This play by the noted Australian novelist was first presented by the Western Australian Drama Festivals (Inc.) at the Repertory Theatre, Perth, on October 8th, 1942. Our Book No: 27870. $10 AUD.

62. Dainty (1908). Picturesque Australia: Its Flowers and its Views: Queensland no 2 [Dainty Series]. City Not Stated: Publisher Not Stated. Unnum pp. Paperback oblong quarto, fair plus condition, card cover, yapp edges (cover extends beyond page margins), full-page black & white plates, tissue guards (detached, creased), colour page borders, ribbon tie along spine, toning & foxing reverse side plates, insect damage patch front cover, edgewear, bookplate inside front cover. (Estimated date, 1908, Trove catalogue.) Photographic views, consisting of title page, and 12 full-page captioned photographic views of Queensland, each set within a border of coloured captioned native wild flowers. Our Book No: 15959. $20 AUD.

63. Dash, Mike (2002). Batavia's Graveyard: The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny (1st US ed). New York: Crown Publishers. 381 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), minimal edgewear jacket. A well-researched book providing the definitive account of the shipwreck of the Dutch ship "Batavia" on the Western Australian coast in 1629, and the bloody mutiny among surviving crew members. It is closely based on contemporary sources (including Dutch archives), and direct quotes - where they appear - are drawn from those same documents. In the few places where the author has drawn his own conclusions about the thoughts and actions of the passengers and crew, he has indicated the fact in the notes. ISBN: 0609607669. Our Book No: 27937. $20 AUD.

64. 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.

65. Davis, Jack; Chesson, Keith (1988). Jack Davis: A Life-story (1st ed). Melbourne: Dent. 211 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear, old price marks. Autobiography of leading Western Australian Aboriginal elder, poet and playwright. ISBN: 0867700750. Our Book No: 13681. $10 AUD.

66. de Bernieres, Louis; Baker, Alan (illustrator) (2011). Red Dog (Reprint ed). Sydney: Random House. 119 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white drawings, minor edgewear. Australian novel, based on a famous red kelpie who lived in Dampier, Western Australia. Red Dog has now become a star in a major motion picture. The author states that the stories are based upon what really happened to Red Dog, the characters are invented, except John. The real Red Dog was born in 1971, and died in 1979; his bronze statue is just outside the town of Dampier. ISBN: 9781742752259. Our Book No: 25953. $13 AUD.

67. De Lisle, Anne (2008). A Grand Passion, a Memoir: She Rescued a House, then the House Rescued Her (Reprint ed). Sydney, North Sydney: Random House. 307 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, black & white & colour photos, plans, pages lightly toned, covers lightly creased, minor edgewear. Her story of how she and her partner Ian lovingly brought Baddow House in Maryborough, Queensland - known locally as "the Ghost House" - back to life, and in doing so both rediscovered her passion for writing and cemented her relationship with Ian. This is a joyful tale of a love affair between a woman, a man and the stately ruin they transformed into a home. ISBN: 9781863256339. Our Book No: 26789. $10 AUD.

68. De Pierres, Paul (compiler) (1987). Wyalkatchem & Districts War Service 1899 - 1976 (Including Benjaberring, Korrelocking, Minnivale, Nalkain, Nembudding and Yorkrakine). Wyalkatchem, WA: Paul de Pierres. 102 pp. Hardback wide octavo, no jacket as issued, dark green cloth cover (gilt lettering & decorative borders), very good condition, glossy paper, black & white text-photos, small mark fore-edge, cover corners lightly bumped. (Limited edition, unstated number of copies.) This book is a very special tribute to the war service personnel of Wyalkatchem and surrounding districts in the Western Australia wheatbelt. The book covers the Boer War, World War 1, World War 2, Korea, Vietnam, South East Asia and the Middle East, and consists largely of photos of servicemen and women. ISBN: 0731601874. Our Book No: 25596. $60 AUD.

69. De Pierres, Paul (compiler) (1990). War Service Personnel of the Yilgarn 1900 - 1972. Perth, Swanbourne: Southern Cross and Yilgarn District Historical Society / John Burridge Military Antiques. 91 pp. Hardback wide octavo, no jacket as issued, red cloth cover (gilt lettering & decorative borders), very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, few small marks free flyleaf & title page. (Limited edition, unstated number of copies.) This book is a very special tribute to the veterans of the Yilgarn District in Western Australia. The late Mr Doug Davey compiled a large collection of photos of former service personnel who have lived in the Yilgarn. Paul De Pierres with the help of the Southern Cross and Yilgarn District Historical Society collated them into this book, which consists largely of photos of servicemen and women. ISBN: 0731687515. Our Book No: 25595. $50 AUD.

70. De Vries, Susanna (2004). Blue Ribbons Bitter Bread: Joice Nankivell Loch, Australia's Most Heroic Woman (Revised ed). Brisbane: Pandanus Press. 360 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, spine creased, minor edgewear, owner's sticker. Joice Loch was born in a cyclone in 1887 on a Queensland sugar plantation. She grew up in grinding poverty in Gippsland, but emerged from years of unpaid drudgery by writing a children's book and freelance journalism. In 1918 she married Sydney Loch, author of a banned book on Gallipoli. They moved to Ireland, then to Poland to work with Quakers, then to Greece. Her inspired courage saved many Jews and Poles in WW2. The compassion that made her a self-trained doctor to many thousands of refugees, and incredible grit that took her close to death several times. This biography is a tribute to one of Australia's most heroic women, who always spoke fondly of Queensland as her birthplace. ISBN: 0958540853. Our Book No: 14972. $20 AUD.

71. Dennison, William; Abal, Eva G. (1999). Moreton Bay Study: A Scientific Basis for the Healthy Waterways Campaign (1st stated ed). Brisbane: South East Queensland Regional Water Quality Management Strategy Team. 245 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, maps, graphs, colour text-photos, small mark top edge, minor edgewear, erratum sheet loosely inserted. This book gives the highlights of the scientific data, interpretation of results, rationale for the water quality strategy obtained in the Moreton Bay Study, Brisbane (Queensland). Over 100 scientists from Australia and overseas intensively studied Moreton Bay and its river estuaries, and this book gives an overview of the results in an easy-to-read communication-based format. ISBN: 0958636818. Our Book No: 29287. $30 AUD.

72. 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, Crows Nest: 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.

73. Dodd, Mark (2011). The Last Pearling Lugger: A Pearl Diver's Story (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 240 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, corner tips covers & some pages little worn, edges lightly toned, minor creasing & edgewear. This book is his memoir of five seasons on the Broome pearling fleet as a deckhand and diver in the late 1970s and early 1980s. ISBN: 9781742610498. Our Book No: 27594. $18 AUD.

74. Donald, Ron (2008). The Queen of Moreton Bay: An Historical Novel. Bribie Island, QLD: Self Published: Ron Donald/Printed by Victory Press. 130 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. (Estimated date, 2008).) This book is an historical novel and, for the purpose of dialogue between characters, the names of some people and places have been fictionalised. The novel focuses on the excursion ferry Koopa which ran on the Brisbane River and the open waters of Moreton Bay for nearly half a century, becoming the best-known and most popular steamship of its kind in the history of Queensland. ISBN: 9780957945210. Our Book No: 27094. $30 AUD.

75. Donovan, Kay (2001). Bush Oranges (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 220 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), ribbon bookmark, minor edgewear jacket (few tiny marks reverse side). This book is set in the brooding, tempestuous climate of North Queensland from the 1920s to the 1990s. A contemporary story of love and mothering, loyalty and respectability, and the gentle rub of life that can polish one person and grind another down. ISBN: 0670911860. Our Book No: 26021. $15 AUD.

76. Downes, Jim; Daum, Berthold (1996). Australia by Rail: The Ghan from Adelaide to Alice [Alice Springs]. Melbourne, Cromer: Lichtbild Pty Ltd. 80 pp. Hardback square quarto, dustjacket, very good condition, pictorial cover (in very good dustjacket), colour text-photos, faint sticker mark front free flyleaf, minor edgewear. The story of The Ghan train, which travels from Adelaide (South Australia) to Alice Springs (Northern Territory), and named after the Afghan camel riders. ISBN: 0646272888. Our Book No: 1578. $25 AUD.

77. Drewe, Robert (1998). The Drowner (Reprint ed). Sydney: Picador / Pan Macmillan. 329 pp. Paperback, very good condition, tiny mark top edge, pages lightly toned as usual. A novel about the romance of water. Will Dance, a young water engineer, finds himself in the heart of the Western Australian desert on a project to bring fresh water to the area. ISBN: 0330360124. Our Book No: 22926. $10 AUD.

78. Drewe, Robert (2012). Montebello: A Memoir (1st ed). Melbourne: Hamish Hamilton / Penguin Books. 291 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, reader crease in spine, edges & pages lightly toned, small slightly faded area rear cover (sticker removal). This book is a moving sequel to "The Shark Net". The author writes with his characteristic frankness, humour and cinematic imagery. He travels to the Montebellos (site of atomic tests) to visit the territory that has held his imagination since childhood. ISBN: 9780670893473. Our Book No: 27369. $18 AUD.

79. 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.

80. Durack, Mary (1984). Sons in the Saddle (Reprint ed). London / Melbourne: Constable / Hutchinson. 442 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), frontispiece portrait, black & white text-photos, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A sequel to Kings in Grass Castles, about the pioneering Durack family in the Kimberleys, Western Australia (written by the novelist family member). A wonderfully readable and lively family saga, centred on the commanding figure of her father, Michael (M. P.) Durack. ISBN: 0091484200. Our Book No: 3442. $28 AUD.

81. Durack, Mary (1998). Sons in the Saddle (Reprint ed). Sydney: Bantam. 448 pp. Paperback trade, as new condition, black & white text-photos centre spread. A sequel to "Kings in Grass Castles", about the pioneering Durack family in the Kimberleys, Western Australia (written by the novelist family member). ISBN: 0733801579. Our Book No: 10214. $15 AUD.

82. Durack, Mary (1999). Keep Him My Country (Reprint ed). Sydney: Bantam. 302 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Australian novel about a young man determined to manage an ailing cattle station in the Northern Territory. The author is from the Irish-Australian family who set up a cattle empire. ISBN: 1863251669. Our Book No: 1662A. $10 AUD.

83. Edwards, Captain Edward; Hamilton, George; Thomson, Basil (introduction) (1914). Voyage of H.M.S. Pandora, Desptached to Arrest the Mutineers of the "Bounty" in the South Seas, 1790 - 91 (1st ed). London: Francis Edwards. 177 pp. Hardback octavo, good plus condition, burgundy cloth cover (lightly flecked), top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed, large fold-out map at rear, endpapers & some pages foxed, pages faintly toned, inner hinge little split (pages form), minor edgewear corners, owner's written name. First edition. A description of the voyage of H.M.S. Pandora, as told by the captain Edward Edwards, which was sent from Britain in 1790 to the Pacific in search of the mutineers of H.M.S. Bounty. Also includes a report by ship surgeon George Hamilton. The Pandora was shipwrecked on the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, in 1791. (Owner's name: Harold W. Brooks, 1934.). Our Book No: 17089. $200 AUD.

84. Edwards, Geoffrey; Johnson, Colonel K. T. (foreword) (2007). The Road to Prevelly (Reprint ed). Perth: E. G. Edwards. 160 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, colour & black & white photos, maps, minor edgewear, top corner tips front & rear cover little worn, bottom corner front cover creased. His autobiography begins with the early days on the Group Settlement then, during World War 2 (WW2), travels through the mountains of Greece down to the Monastery of Preveli on the south coast of Crete and back to Western Australia. The story continues at Margaret River and 100 acres of bushland on the coast, where a holiday resort is established, the village of Prevelly is developed, and a Greek Chapel of St. John is built overlooking the village. (Originally published, 1989.). ISBN: 0731671740. Our Book No: 28319. $15 AUD.

85. Edwards, Hugh (1984). Port of Pearls: Broome's First 100 Years. Perth, Swanbourne: Hugh Edwards. 198 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, black & white text-photos (few colour), spine little creased, spine ends little scuffed, faint tide marks (previous water contact now dry) top edge rear cover & last few pages, minor edgewear corners, autograph (author's written name). This is the story of Broome, Western Australia. In March 1942, the pearling fleet was burnt, then faced bankruptcy, in the 1960s pearl-farming was introduced, and local cultured pearls are now the biggest and best in the world and the industry is worth millions of dollars annually. The Western Australian author is also a marine photographer, and his historical and contemporary look at Broome make this a fascinating book. ISBN: 0646193090. Our Book No: 28913. $18 AUD.

86. Edwards, Hugh (1989). The Remarkable Dolphins of Monkey Mia (Wild Dolphins Meet People at the Shark Bay Shore) (1st ed). Perth, Swanbourne: Hugh Edwards. 110 pp. Paperback octavo, stiffened cover, very good condition, colour text-photos, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, faint foxing edges. Monkey Mia, in Shark Bay, Western Australia, is unique - the only place in the world where wild dolphins and people come together in peace and goodwill. A beautiful book for anyone with an interest in nature and our environment. ISBN: 0731679822. Our Book No: 6776A. $14 AUD.

87. Edwards, Hugh (1994). Pearls of Broome and Northern Australia (1st ed). Perth, Swanbourne: Hugh Edwards. 84 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour photos, black & white photos endpapers & frontispiece), faint toning edges, bottom corner front cover little creased, top corner rear cover creased, insides covers little toned. The story of the famous pearling industry that is a major part of Broome's history. The Western Australian author is also a marine photographer, and this book also includes photos of the items that make up the pearl divers equipment, and the finished pearls in their beautiful settings. A wonderful book for anyone wanting to learn about Broome's history. ISBN: 0646193090. Our Book No: 29184. $15 AUD.

88. Edwards, Ron (1992). Cairns: A Historical Sketchbook (2nd, enlarged ed). Kuranda, QLD: Rams Skull Press. 80 pp. Paperback trade, card covers, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), very good condition, black & white drawings. A small illustrated book about historical places of interest in Cairns, far north Queensland. ISBN: 1875434305. Our Book No: 25701. $10 AUD.

89. Edwards, Ron (1996). Sailing Ships of Cairns: Past and Present. Kuranda, QLD: Rams Skull Press. 44 pp. Paperback trade, card covers, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white drawings, staples rusted, minor edgewear, light creasing along spine, faint foxing front cover, small rubbed spot front cover. (Estimated date, 1996, Trove catalogue.) The author has written and illustrated this small book about sailing ships of Cairns, Queensland. This book has information on more than 200 vessels that played some part in the history of the tropical east coast. Where possible, the drawings have been based on old photos or written descriptions. ISBN: 187587223X. Our Book No: 25702. $15 AUD.

90. Egan, Ted (1997). Sitdown Up North: Ted Egan, an Autobiography. Sydney, Marrickville: Kerr Publishing. 270 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, map, black & white photos, minor edgewear. This is a moving autobiography, history and an exotic tour of one of the world's least understood places. The author has lived and worked in the Northern Territory since 1949, now based in Alice Springs, performing, writing, singing and recording his own songs, and collecting those of others. ISBN: 1875703233. Our Book No: 29421. $30 AUD.

91. Electric Railway, South Pacific (1974). Brisbane Dropcentre Type Cars: Bogie Combination Cars [Tramcar Guides]. Sydney: South Pacific Electric Railway. Unnum 10 pp. Paperback trade, stapled, very good condition, black & white text-photos, staples lightly rusted, bottom corner creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, sticker mark rear cover, tiny biro annotation front cover. (Estimated, date, 1974, Trove catalogue.) This book is a history of the Brisbane Dropcentre type tram cars, which were called Bogie Combination cars, which came into use from 1925. This book will interest anyone who wants to learn about an important part of Australia's past. ISBN: 0909372004. Our Book No: 27648. $10 AUD.

92. Elkin, A. P. (1972). Two Rituals in South and Central Arnhem Land [Oceania Monographs, no 19]. Sydney: University of Sydney. 151 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, tables, front cover little creased, spine little faded, minor edgewear. A collection of three papers previously published in "Oceania" about Aboriginal rituals in Arnhem Land. Our Book No: 17024. $80 AUD.

93. Ellis, R. F. (1990). Rails to the Tableland: The Story of the Cairns Railway (Reprint ed). Brisbane: Australian Railway Historical Society, QLD Division. 72 pp. Paperback wide octavo, stapled, card covers, very good condition, black & white text-photos, few colour photos, maps, minor edgewear, spine ends little rubbed, covers little faded, few light marks front cover, minor edgewear, sticker mark rear cover. This is the story of the Cairns railway, and it is dedicated to those hardy pioneering men and women who, a century ago, made a dream into a reality. The many photos bring this important piece of Australian history to life. ISBN: 0909937060. Our Book No: 27559. $15 AUD.

94. Erickson, Rica (1981). Triggerplants (Reprint ed). Perth, Crawley: University of Western Australia Press. 229 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour plates (including colour frontispiece), front flyleaf little marked, minimal edgewear. The Western Australian author explores the fascinating world of triggerplants. The full-page illustrations by the author make this wonderful book very easy to understand. This would be an ideal addition to a botany book collection. ISBN: 0855641002. Our Book No: 15391. $40 AUD.

95. Erickson, Rica (2005). A Naturalist's Life (1st ed). Perth, Crawley: University of Western Australia Press. 144 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos & drawings, colour photos, minimal edgewear jacket (bottom edge rear creased, two tiny dents near spine). (No 41 of a deluxe edition of 300 copies - unsigned because Rica broke her wrist.) In this inspiring book, the Western Australian botanical artist writes about how she became interested in natural history, her guides, mentors and associates, and how she did her research. The book is interspersed with reproductions of some of her writings, drawings and paintings from the 1940s, 50s and 60s. ISBN: 1920694439. Our Book No: 23741. $24 AUD.

96. Eyre, Edward John (1964). Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia, and Overland from Port Adelaide to King George's Sound, in the Years 1840 - 1 [etc] (2 volumes) (1st facsimile ed) [Australiana Facsimile Editions, no. 7]. Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia (LBSA). 448 + 512 pp. Each volume: Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, good plus condition, brown leatherette cover (spine lettering, little faded), black & white plates (including frontispiece), tables, folded map in rear pocket, minor toning & foxing edges, minor edgewear, owner's rubber stamp. Heavy (1.8 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Facsimile edition, originally published London, 1845. First facsimile printing, unstated limited edition, about 500 copies. Contains all 23 plates (some full-page including frontispiece, some within-text linocuts). In 1839, Eyre made two expeditions from Adelaide to Lake Torrens, and from Port Lincoln to Streaky Bay. In June 1840 he set out on his most notable expedition, westward from Adelaide along the Great Australian Bight, with one white companion (Baxter) and three Aborigines. Baxter was murdered by two of the Aborigines, and Eyre and the remaining Aborigine reached Albany after a desperate journey. Eyre includes much valuable material on the Aborigines and their habits. Our Book No: 4024. $150 AUD.

97. Falkenberg, Aslaug; Fakenberg, Johannes (1981). The Affinal Relationship System: A New Approach to Kinship and Marriage among the Australian Aborigines at Port Keats [Oslo Studies in Social Anthropology]. Oslo: Universitetetsforlaget. 206 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), figures, tables, edgewear jacket (spine jacket faintly faded), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Norwegian anthropological study of marriage and kinship among the Aboriginal people of Port Keats (now Wadeye), Northern Territory. This book follows up on a previous study "Kin and Totem" (1962). ISBN: 8200055639. Our Book No: 15622. $150 AUD.

98. Faulkner, Samantha; Drummond, Ali (with) (2007). Life B'long Ali Drummond: A Life in the Torres Strait. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press. 90 pp. Paperback small wide octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, remainder spot bottom edge. Ali Drummond is the author's grandfather, and this is his story of a Torres Strait Islander. Ali has had an extraordinary life. Orphaned when young, Ali took to a life at sea aged just fourteen - he applied himself to learning the skills needed to survive and prosper in a sometimes dangerous life seeking pearl shells. Alert to the Japanese divers knowledge, Ali learnt well from them and went on to become an expert diver and skipper himself. After years on the mainland, cutting cane and roadworking, supporting his growing family, Ali returned to his beloved Torres Strait. He has been a strong supporter of his community, and has provided advice about the maritime environment he knows so well. He was Senior Australian of the Year in 1999. Now 90, Ali is one of a handful of elders able to share these stories firsthand. ISBN: 9780855755560. Our Book No: 25439. $14 AUD.

99. Ferguson, Adele (2012). Gina Rinehart (The Untold Story of the Richest Woman in the World). Sydney: Macmillan. 490 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, colour & black & white photos, front cover & top edge pages lightly creased, pages minor edgewear. Gina Rinehart is not just the richest person in Australian history, she is fast becoming one of the richest people in the world. The daughter of Lang Hancock: mining millionaire and discoverer of the world's largest iron ore deposit in the Pilbara. The definitive biography, shining a light into the private world of Gina Rinehart, her family, her feuds, and iron determination that has driven her relentless rise. ISBN: 9781742610979. Our Book No: 15615. $20 AUD.

100. Fisher, Rod; Woolcock, Steve (drawings) (1988). Petrie-Terrace Brisbane 1858 - 1988: Its Ups and Downs. Brisbane: Boolarong Publications. 64 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, very good plus condition, card covers, stapled, black & white drawings, minimal edgewear. Petrie-Terrace is the only relatively intact suburb of early Brisbane. This book shows by the use of words and pictures why Petrie-Terrace is an important part of Australian history. ISBN: 0864390505. Our Book No: 22465. $20 AUD.

101. Fison, D. C. (1970). The History of the Royal Children's Hospital Brisbane. Brisbane: Royal Children's Hospital Brisbane Woman's Auxiliary. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, thick card cover (cloth spine), black & white text-photos, staples rusted, sticker mark front cover, old price marks, non-author written dedication. proceeds from the sale of this book go to the Royal Children's Hospital Brisbane Woman's Auxiliary. Our Book No: 17018. $20 AUD.

102. Frame, Tom (2010). HMAS Sydney (Australia's Greatest Naval Tragedy) (Reprint ed). Sydney: Hachette Australia. 412 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear. Detailed re-examination of Australia's greatest naval tragedy. In November 1941 the HMAS Sydney fought a close-quarters naval battle with the German armed raider "Kormoran" off Carnarvon on the West Australian coast. Both ships suffered fatal damage and sank. Although more than 300 German sailors were recovered or captured, none of the 645 men aboard Sydney survived. The wreck of HMAS Sydney has only recently been discovered. ISBN: 9780733623639. Our Book No: 15320. $20 AUD.

103. French, Malcolm; Nicolle, Dean (1997). The Special Eucalypts: Perth and the South-West. Perth: F. & N. Eucalypts. 208 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, colour text-photos, maps, minimal foxing edges, minor edgewear. This book is about the eucalypts of southwestern Western Australia (the Swan coastal plain, the south-west, and the Darling Range). There are 72 special native species and 33 popular introduced species described and photographed. The city of Perth and Districts have tall forest trees to small coastal dune mallees. Describes the most popular introduced species that are likely to be found on walkways. All species are in taxonomic order, and all botanical names are translated to help you enjoy this fascinating book. ISBN: 064629394X. Our Book No: 29230. $32 AUD.

104. Fullbrook, Sam; Goddard, Angel (2014). Sam Fullbrook: Delicate Beauty. Brisbane: Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art. 88 pp. Paperback small quarto, illustrated thick card covers (with flaps), very good plus condition, colour paintings (mostly full-page), black & white photo of artist at rear. This book has been published for 'Sam Fullbrook: Delicate Beauty', an exhibition organised by the Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), held in Brisbane on 5 April - 10 August 2014. This catalogue features some of Fullbrook's most important portraits, landscapes and racetrack paintings, with a focus on works when the artist resided in southeast Queensland. Well-illustrated and featuring an interview with the artist by John Cruthers, this is the first substantial publication of the intimate and highly individual works of Sam Fullbrook to be produced by a state gallery in almost two decades. ISBN: 9781921503634. Our Book No: 27762. $30 AUD.

105. Furlong, Monica (1996). Flight of the Kingfisher: A Journey Among the Kukatja Aborigines (1st ed). London: HarperCollins. 178 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), light foxing top edge, pages lightly toned, remainder stripe. A spiritual sojourn among Aborigines in Western Australia by the biographer and writer of children's stories. ISBN: 0002553317. Our Book No: 2713. $15 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. Galloway, R. W.; Gunn, R. H.; Story, R. (1970). Lands of the Mitchell-Normanby Area, Queensland [Land research series. no 26]. Melbourne: CSIRO. 101 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, figures, tables, black & white plates. Plus two large colour folding maps. All within card envelope (edge torn). Separate papers cover land systems, climate, geology, soils, vegetation and land use. Our Book No: 13349. $28 AUD.

108. Ganambarr, Gunybi; Dhurrumuwuy, Marika; Wanambi, Boliny; Gregory, Bill (introduction) (2009). Gunybi Ganambarr: Bark Paintings Ceremonial Poles Sculpture (1st ed). Sydney, Annandale: Annandale Galleries. 47 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour & black & white illustrations, minor edgewear. This book was published by Annandale Galleries in association with Buku-Larrngay Mulka NE Arnhem Land for the Exhibition on 28 October - 5 December 2009 at Annandale Galleries. There are essays by John McDonald and Will Stubbs. This very special book has artist biographies and photos at the rear. Only 1000 copies were published. ISBN: 9780980540239. Our Book No: 27357. $18 AUD.

109. Gardner, C. A.; Ogden, Helen (photos) & Richardson, Ida (artist) (1950). Flowers of Western Australian (Reprint ed). Perth: Ida Richardson. Unnum 34 pp. Paperback small quarto, stapled pamphlet (staples concealed), very good condition, colour text-photos, sticker mark front cover, light stain rear cover, tiny tear base of spine at cover join, edges lightly toned, bottom corner creased rear cover & last few pages. This beautiful little booklet uses both camera and brush to illustrate the wonderful flowers found in Western Australia. The book will be of interest to botanists and anyone who wants to learn about the flowers found in Western Australia. Letterpress text. Photos by Helen Ogden, drawings by Ida Richardson. Our Book No: 27110. $15 AUD.

110. Garstone, Ray (1976). Birds of the West: Bird Life of Western Australia. Perth: Westviews. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback wide trade, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, colour text-photos. Estimated date: 1976 (Trove catalogue). Pictorial pamphlet of native birds in Western Australia. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 4360. $10 AUD.

111. Gartrell, Marjorie (1957). Dear Primitive: A Nurse Among the Aborigines. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 122 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), black & white photos, pages faintly toned, reverse side jacket lightly toned (small edge tears, minor loss top spine & corners), edges lightly foxed, some edgewear, owner's pencilled written name. The author spent a year as a nursing sister among the Aboriginal people in remote areas of Central Australia near Alice Springs. Very good description of Aboriginal culture from a 1950s perspective. Our Book No: 26716. $15 AUD.

112. Giner, Francois; Desmazieres, Malissa (translator) (2011). Heart of Arnhem Land: A Memoir. Sydney, Woollahra: Longueville Media. 236 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear, light creases front cover. The author had his first look at northern Australia in 1974, and this became the start of a 36-year sojourn and adventure, far from his hometown of Lodeve in southern France. This book is a personal journey of discovery and self-discovery, but above all it is cry for a beloved Aboriginal community whose culture lies on the edge of extinction. ISBN: 9781920681760. Our Book No: 26236. $34 AUD.

113. Grad, M. A. Charles (1864). L'Australie Interieure; Explorations et Voyages a Travers le Continent Australien de 1860 a 1862. Paris: Arthus Bertrand. 188 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, rebound half-bound (paper-covered boards, brown cloth spine & corner tips), card cover retained (small edge pieces missing, repaired, foxed), new marbled & white endpapers, edges untrimmed, folding colour map inside rear cover, overall minimal foxing. The author, a member of the Geographical Society of Paris, describes exploration in Australia in the years 1860 to 1862. Ferguson 10038: a scarce title in the French langauge. Includes the second expedition of Stuart (1861), Burke & Wills (1861), Frank Gregory in North West Australia, Stuart to Gulf of Carpentaria (1862), Dempster in Western Australia, Landsborough and MacKinlay in search of Burke (1862) - as well as general comment on Australian exploration and the conditions of the interior. The folding map plots the routes of the explorers. Our Book No: 16515. $160 AUD.

114. Green, Mona; Lofts, Pamela (1984). The Echidna and the Shade Tree: An Aboriginal Story (1st ed). Sydney: Scholastic Press. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback oblong, very good plus condition, full-page colour illustrations, minimal edgewear. Australian children's picture book based on a story, told by Mona Green of the Djaru tribe to Aboriginal children living in Halls Creek, Western Australia. The illustrations are adapted from their paintings of the story. ISBN: 086896266X. Our Book No: 23412. $10 AUD.

115. Greenup, Alice (2013). Educating Alice: How a City Girl Found Love and a New Life in the Outback - then Nearly Lost It All. Sydney: HarperCollins. 314 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, light crease at cover near spine, minor edgewear corners. An inspiring story about a city girl named Alice who answers an ad for a governess on a Queensland cattle station. Alice met a young jackaroo and fell in love. An engaging tale of how her life changed forever. ISBN: 9780732288105. Our Book No: 29045. $20 AUD.

116. Gregory, Augustus Charles; Gregory, Francis Thomas (1968). Journals of Australian Explorations (Facsimile ed). New York: Greenwood Press. 210 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, brown cloth cover, bookplate. A facsimile edition of journals first published in Brisbane in 1884. The journals have been reproduced as originally compiled. The journals relate the explorations by the Messrs. Gregory in the Western, Northern, and Central portions of Australia. Bookplate of B. J. Causby, created by Neil Marchant, 1986. Our Book No: 16207. $30 AUD.

117. Gregory, Augustus Charles; Gregory, Francis Thomas (1969). Journals of Australian Explorations (Facsimile ed) [Australiana Facsimile Editions, no. 14]. Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia (LBSA). 210 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, brown boards, few single-colour plates (including frontispiece), free flyleaf lightly toned, top corners covers little bumped, few tiny marks edges, bookshop label inside front cover, owner's rubber stamp free flyleaf. Facsimile edition of the journals of the two Gregory brothers to Western, Northern and Central parts of Australia between 1846 and 1861. Reproduced unchanged from the original copy held by the State Library of South Australia. Our Book No: 28607. $50 AUD.

118. 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.

119. Griffiths, Owen (1947). Dhidgerry Dhoo: A Tale Woven Around Fact. Sydney: P. & S. Press. 60 pp. Paperback small, dustjacket (fixed to spine), card cover, very good condition, yapp edges (cover extends beyond page margins, small edge tears), autograph (author's extensive written dedication front free flyleaf). (Estimated date, 1947, Trove catalogue.) A folk story which tells of the good deeds done by Aborigines during 1942, when a Japanese invasion of northern Australia seemed imminent. They were widely employed as coastal pilots, bush-runners, scouts, trackers and plane-spotters. The author previously wrote "Darwin Drama". Our Book No: 14493. $15 AUD.

120. Grose, Peter (2009). An Awkward Truth: The Bombing of Darwin February 1942 (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 258 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, front cover creased, minor edgewear, sticker mark. The Japanese bombing raid on Darwin, on 19 February 1942, was the first wartime assault on Australian soil. The Japanese struck with the same carrier-borne force that devastated Pearl Harbor only ten weeks earlier. There was a difference. More bombs fell on Darwin, more civilians were killed, and more ships were sunk.The raid led to the worst death toll from any event in Australia. The people of Darwin abandoned their town, leaving it to looters, a few anti-aircraft batteries and a handful of dogged defenders with single-shot rifles. Yet the story has remained in the shadows. Drawing on long-hidden documents and first-person accounts, Grose tells what really happened. There was much to be proud of in Darwin that day: courage, mateship, determination and improvisation. But the dark side of the story involves looting, desertion and a calamitous failure of leadership. ISBN: 9781741756432. Our Book No: 15138. $15 AUD.

121. Guinnesss, Clare (1983). All and About Dunsborough (Revised, reprint ed). Perth: J. & C. Guinness / Printed By Jubilee Printing. 60 pp. Paperback wide quarto, very good condition, thin flexible covers, stapled, single-colour drawings, minor edgewear, few light creases rear cover, staples lightly rusted, top corner front cover & few pages little creased. This book is about a small town in the southwestern corner of Western Australia and the surrounding region. An updated edition of "Round and about Dunsborough", including parts of "From Quedjinup to Dunsborough". The authors have covered: early settlement, places of interest, wildlife park, Yallingup caves, driving around Dunsborough, Cape Naturaliste, Curtis Bay, Castle Bay and Castle Rock, Cape Farm and Bunkers Bay, Quindalup, Busselton, the vineyards. Our Book No: 26629. $15 AUD.

122. Gunn, Aeneas (1987). We of the Never-Never and The Little Black Princess (Reprint ed) [Collector's Library of Australia's Great Books]. Sydney, Kensington: Times House. 229 pp. Hardback octavo, red cloth cover (decorative gilt & black), gilt top edge, very good plus condition, few black & white photos, string bookmark. Relates the story of Mrs Aeneas Gunn and her time spent at the remote Elsey cattle station, Northern Territory. "The Little Black Princess" was published in 1905 and "We of the Never-Never" in 1908. The latter book has been placed first in this combined volume (with the exception of the last chapter which is now the Afterword), because it tells of the Gunn's trek to Elsey Station and of the many incidents that occurred during that journey and during their stay at the station. ISBN: 0858357097. Our Book No: 25176. $20 AUD.

123. Gunn, R. H.; Galloway, R. W.; Pedley, L.; Fitzpatrick, E. A. (1967). Lands of the Nogoa-Belyando Area, Queensland [Land Research Series]. Melbourne: CSIRO. 190 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, figures, tables, black & white plates. Plus four large colour folding maps. All within card envelope (edge torn). Separate papers cover land systems, climate, geology, soils, vegetation and land use. Our Book No: 13350. $25 AUD.

124. Guth, Henk (1985). Alice Springs As It Was: In Old Photographs (1st ed). Alice Springs: Henk Guth, Panorama Guth. 147 pp. Paperback square trade, good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, front flyleaf removed, minimal foxing edges, top corners few pages little worn. The story of Alice Springs (Northern Territory) around the year 1900 told in beautiful sepia photos. The compiler and presenter was born in Arnhem, Holland and emigrated to Australia in 1960. He wanted to present this very special book so that Alice could be remembered "as she was". (No ISBN in book.). Our Book No: 26535. $15 AUD.

125. Hamilton, Hugh; Thomas, Pete (1971). They Dig Queensland: Development, Who For? (Reprint ed). Brisbane: Building Worker's Industrial Union, Queensland Branch. 64 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, card cover, very good condition, black & white text-photos, staples lightly rusted, faint foxing reverse side front cover & bottom edge, minor edgewear. This pamphlet critically examines the character and purpose of Queensland development. Our Book No: 21042. $10 AUD.

126. Hammond, J. E.; Hasluck, Paul (editor) (2005). Winjan's People: The Story of the South West Australian Aborigines (Reissue ed) [Aboriginal Studies Series]. Perth, Carlisle: Hesperian Press. 84 pp. Paperback thin trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, map, bottom corner front cover creased, base spine little rubbed, minor edgewear. This book was originally published in 1933. The author has had long experience with the Aborigines, and his personal experience has provided the material for this book. The Aborigines that he writes about are those living between the south-west coast and a line drawn roughly from Perth to a little east of Albany, following the line of the hills. There is a list of Aboriginal words at the back of the book. ISBN: 085905330X. Our Book No: 28358. $15 AUD.

127. Hancock, David (2001). The Australian Geographic Book of the Top End (1st ed). Sydney, Terrey Hills: Australian Geographic. 159 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, maps, liftout map MISSING, colour text-photos (some full-page), front cover corner little creased, few scratches covers, minor edgewear. A comprehensive guide to the top end of the Northern Territory, ranging from the stone country of the Arnhem Land plateau, to the vast savannah. From Mataranka in the south to Port Essington in the north, this guide shows the Top End's most impressive sites. Text & photos by David Hancock: there are maps and over 200 photos. ISBN: 1862760365. Our Book No: 25838. $25 AUD.

128. Harrland, Karen (2014). Spinifex Baby. Sydney: Finch Publishing. 264 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, remainder stripe. Karen and Al set forth from the cold mountains of Tasmania to the 45-degree heat of the Simposn Desert in central Australia, to transform a cattle station into a conservation reserve. They had the skills to beat the heat, dust and isolation. But then Karen became unexpectedly pregnant, and their lives were turned upside down. An engrossing story a tumultuous year in Australia's unforgiving heartland. Finch Memoir Prize Winner, 2014. ISBN: 9781925048155. Our Book No: 16352. $15 AUD.

129. Hathorn, Libby (2008). Georgiana: Woman of Flowers (1st ed). Sydney: Hachette. 297 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, corner rear cover lightly creased, minor edgewear. Based on the real life of Georgiana Molloy, pioneer botanist, this novel for young adults looks at the fascinating world of a woman whose passion for the indigenous flowers of Western Australia led to their proliferation around the world. ISBN: 9780733609169. Our Book No: 23290. $10 AUD.

130. Hay, Sarah (2002). Skins (Reprint ed). Sydney, Crow's Nest: Allen & Unwin. 226 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, faint sticker mark rear cover. This historical novel is about a woman named Dorothea Newell who is marooned on Middle Island with other survivors from a shipwreck off the coast of Western Australia in 1835. This is the compelling story of Dorothea's emotional and physical journey back to civilisation. ISBN: 1865088072. Our Book No: 28313. $10 AUD.

131. Hazlehurst, Kayleen M. (1994). A Healing Place: Indigenous Visions for Personal Empowerment and Community Recovery. Rockhampton: Central Queensland University Press. 274 pp. Paperback large octavo, cancelled EX-LIBRARY (spine label, rubber stamps including edges, stickers), good condition, few black & white drawings, inner hinges taped, edges lightly foxed, internally excellent. By Queensland academic who has worked in indigenous communities for over 20 years. Addresses the heart-breaking problems of alcoholism, family violence and community breakdown that are destroying many Aboriginal communities today. Compares innovative programs and policies in Canada and Australia that address addiction, family violence and community breakdown. Discusses setting up of alcohol treatment programs and community healing programs. Includes workshop methods and techniques. ISBN: 0908140878. Our Book No: 3167. $20 AUD.

132. Hearne, D. A.; Rance, S. J. (photographer) (1975). Trees for Darwin and Northern Australia. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service (AGPS). 130 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & photos (some at rear), minor edgewear jacket (top spine chipped, minor rubbing). At head of title: Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Timber Bureau. Produced to help people living in monsoon and tropical areas to choose trees for their gardens wisely, with an eye for provision of shade and shelter. Lavishly illustrated, with 36 b&w plates and 8 colour plates at rear on extra unnumbered pages. Our Book No: 14515. $20 AUD.

133. Hemphill, Rosemary (2004). The Master Pearler's Daughter: Memories of My Broome Childhood (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 270 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, faint foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear), edges & pages lightly toned. This memoir by the well-known Australian herbalist is about her extraordinary childhood lived in this most isolated of Australian towns. The author writes about the heat and harshness of a frontier settlement, the racial divisions and strict social order of the 1920s and 30s, as well as the beauty and fun, the rich cultural influences, and the pearling way of life. This story is a fascinating look at a world that has changed. ISBN: 1405035838. Our Book No: 27906. $15 AUD.

134. Henderson, James (1999). Sent Forth a Dove: Discovery of the Duyfken (1st p/b ed). Perth: University of Western Australia Press. 218 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, black & white & colour text-photos, maps, minimal edgewear. The story of a project to build a replica of the Dutch sailing ship, Duyfken (which in 1606 was one the first European vessels to sight the Australian continent) and her re-enactment voyage. ISBN: 1876268255. Our Book No: 12812. $20 AUD.

135. Herbert, Xavier; Mudrooroo, introduced by (1999). Capricornia [A. & R. classics]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 510 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, rear cover little creased, otherwise excellent. Australian historical novel set in northern Queensland, originally published in 1938. In this edition, Aboriginal critic and writer Mudrooroo reassesses this classic novel of race relations. ISBN: 0207189730. Our Book No: 3881. $17 AUD.

136. Higgins, Fiona (2009). Love in the Age of Drought: A Career Girl, a Cotton Farmer and an Unlikely Romance (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 279 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, edges & internal pages lightly toned. The true story about the author who was a Sydney-based career girl when she met a cotton farmer from southeast Queensland at a conference in Melbourne. Written with heart and humour, it's also a moving picture of the capacity of country Australia to survive and renew amid a drought that won't be broken. ISBN: 9781405039093. Our Book No: 26982. $15 AUD.

137. Hinton, Bill; Hinton, Betty (1989). A Wilderness in Bloom: Wildflowers of Tropical Queensland Australia (Reprint ed). Mossman, QLD: Floravilla Productions. 68 pp. Paperback wide octavo, card covers, very good condition, colour text-photos, minimal edgewear. An illustrated guide to selected native flowers from Queensland. Contains beautiful bright colourful photos (some full-page). A delightful book for anyone interested in Australian native flowers. ISBN: 0959520503. Our Book No: 20773. $10 AUD.

138. History Project Committee, Heatley (1975). Our Heritage. Townsville: Heatley History Project Committee. 64 pp. Paperback, stapled pamphlet, card cover, very good condition, black & white text-photos (including frontispiece portrait), minimal edgewear. A history of this state school in the Townsville suburb of Heatley, plus their own research into the Heatley family, who were pioneers in Townsville. Our Book No: 13317. $10 AUD.

139. Hodge, Brenda (2005). Walk On: The Remarkable True Story of the Last Person Sentenced to Death in Australia. Melbourne, Rowville: Five Mile Press. 206 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, small mark bottom corner last page & inside rear cover, minor edgewear. Biography of the author's sister, Carole Baxter, a murderess from Western Australia. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 1741246717. Our Book No: 23756. $10 AUD.

140. Holmes a Court, Ethnee; Tansley, Tangea (with) (2003). Heytesbury Stud: An Affair of the Heart (1st ed). Sydney, Smithfield: Gary Allen. 205 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, sepia & colour & black & white photos, reader crease spine, minor edgewear, edges lightly toned. This book is a compelling and very personal account of Holmes a Court family life at their stud, the work that goes in to creating successful horses from scratch, and the many successes and heartbreaks along the way. ISBN: 1877082317. Our Book No: 26364. $17 AUD.

141. Holthouse, Hector (1999). River of Gold: The Wild Days of the Palmer River Gold Rush (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 217 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, maps, minimal edgewear. The wild days of the Palmer River gold rush (Cape York, Queensland) were seven years in the 1870s, during which 35,000 diggers sought their fortune. Amazing variety of characters: cannibal blacks, pig-tailed Chinamen, lynch-law hangings, gambling dens, shanty towns, murders, grog-shops, and Italian opera singers. Originally published in 1967. ISBN: 0207187789. Our Book No: 15357. $12 AUD.

142. Holthouse, Hector (1999). Gympie Gold. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 209 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, light creases front cover (top corner faintly creased,) minor foxing top edge (minimally endpages), pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. The dramatic story of the gold rushes at Gympie, Queensland, starting with James Nash discovering gold in 1867. ISBN: 0207196931. Our Book No: 29371. $16 AUD.

143. Hooper, Chloe (2009). The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 277 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, front cover corner tip creased, plastic layer spine little defective, minor edgewear, old price marks. This book is about the death in custody of an Indigenous person, Cameron Doomadgee, in 2004 on Palm Island - one of Australia's largest Aboriginal communities, Queensland. One morning on this tropical paradise, Doomadgee swore at a policeman and forty minutes later lay dead in a watch-house cell. ISBN: 9780143010661. Our Book No: 26524. $10 AUD.

144. Houldsworth, Marion (2002). Barefoot Through the Bindies: Growing Up in North Queensland in the Early 1900s (1st ed). Rockhampton: Central Queensland University Press. 235 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos & adverts, few creases covers, minor edgewear. These very special stories are about life in Queensland in a different era. The children in the Federation Era did not have the lifestyle that now includes all that technology has to offer. Many of them rode a horse to school, or walked barefoot to school. The author has gathered the stories and presents them by chronological age. ISBN: 1876780185. Our Book No: 26491. $25 AUD.

145. Howard-Wright, Miriam (1991). Ghosts: Eyewitness Ghostly Encounters (Reissue ed). Perth: Concept Media. 221 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, full-page black & white text-photos, pages lightly toned as usual, top edge faintly foxed, single page corner tip folded, minor edgewear & rubbing. The author relates various ghost sightings in Western Australia, and the strong emotions displayed by people having these encounters. (Originally published, 1980, this being an undated reissue, estimated 1991, Trove catalogue.). ISBN: 0908112653. Our Book No: 7786. $14 AUD.

146. Hughes, Annette (2008). Art Life Chooks: Learning to Leave the City and Love the Country (1st ed). Sydney: Fourth Estate. 291 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. The author gave up her life as a literary agent and headed back to the state of her birth, Queensland, and a farm in the hinterland with her partner, Geoffrey. This book is refreshing, funny, opinionated and surprising. ISBN: 9780732286897. Our Book No: 25695. $13 AUD.

147. Idriess, Ion (1947). Forty Fathoms Deep: Pearl Divers and Sea Rovers in Australian Seas (14th ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 343 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket (missing), good condition, board cover (little marked & scuffed), grey cloth spine, black & white photos, map front endpaper, dual binding (has superior binding along spine), spine little slack, pages lightly toned, edges toned & lightly foxed, owner's written name. A classic tale of Western Australia - the story and romance of the pearling industry in the northwestern town of Broome, and which had a strong Japanese influence. Our Book No: 3610. $20 AUD.

148. Idriess, Ion (1986). Flynn of the Inland (Reprint ed) [The Collector's Library of Australia's Great Books]. Sydney, Kensington: Times House. 244 pp. Hardback octavo, decorative cover, gilt top edge, very good condition, minimal foxing edges. Biography of John Flynn, the missionary founder of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. ISBN: 0858359804. Our Book No: 25177. $20 AUD.

149. Idriess, Ion (2016). Nemarluk [Imprint Lives]. Sydney, Exile Bay: ETT Imprint. 171 pp. Paperback octavo, as new condition, black & white drawings, copy 1. Nemarluk, one of the most feared Aboriginal renegades in northern Australia, vowed to rid his land of all intruders, both white and Japanese. This is the story of the last three years of his life, and his extraordinary battle with the Aboriginal tracker Bul-Bul, who was employed by the Northern Territory police to put an end to Nemarluk's fight. (1 copy of 3 available copies.). ISBN: 9781925416565. Our Book No: 16794. $23 AUD.

150. Idriess, Ion (2016). Nemarluk [Imprint Lives]. Sydney, Exile Bay: ETT Imprint. 171 pp. Paperback octavo, as new condition, black & white drawings, copy 2. Nemarluk, one of the most feared Aboriginal renegades in northern Australia, vowed to rid his land of all intruders, both white and Japanese. This is the story of the last three years of his life, and his extraordinary battle with the Aboriginal tracker Bul-Bul, who was employed by the Northern Territory police to put an end to Nemarluk's fight. (1 copy of 3 available copies.). ISBN: 9781925416565. Our Book No: 16794A. $23 AUD.

151. 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), very good 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 (mis-cut), 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. $30 AUD.

152. Idriess, Ion L. (1951). One Wet Season (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 272 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos (including frontispiece), endpaper maps, edge tears jacket (tape marks reverse side covered overlay, spine reverse side toned, flap clipped), pages & edges lightly toned, top edge lightly foxed, edgewear, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. An enthralling account of the three-month wet season in the Kimberleys region, northern Western Australia. A particular focus is Derby, where many station-men gather to wait out the wet season, where they relieve the monotony by yarning and story-telling. Our Book No: 16920. $20 AUD.

153. Idriess, Ion L. (1956). Flynn of the Inland: Memorial Edition (Memorial ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 244 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket (missing), good plus condition, black & white photos (including frontispiece portrait), endpaper maps, last plate LOOSE at rear, minor edgewear, autograph. Biography of John Flynn, the missionary founder of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Memorial edition to mark the opening of the Flynn Church in Alice Springs in 1956. Contains the autograph of Jean B. [Baird] Flynn, secretary and wife of John Flynn. Our Book No: 16716. $30 AUD.

154. Jacobs, Pat (1990). Mister Neville [Auber Octavius Neville]. Perth, Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre Press. 347 pp. Paperback small octavo (with flaps), very good plus condition, glossy paper, black & white text-photos (some full-page), top edge lightly foxed, minimal edgewear. The fascinating biography of the English civil servant who was appointed Chief protector of Aborigines in Western Australia in 1915. During the 1920s and 1930s he became linked with ideas and policies (miscegenation) now considered racist. ISBN: 0949206725. Our Book No: 15721. $95 AUD.

155. Jacobson, Edith (1982). Tinctures and Tact: A Remedy for Success - the Story of an Australian Pioneer Woman Pharmacist. Perth, St Georges Terrace: St George Books. 103 pp. Paperback trade, card covers (with flaps), very good condition, few black & white drawings & photos, covers lightly scratched, minor rubbing spine ends, light stain bottom edge last few pages, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name & date). In this very special story, the author writes about her life as a pharmacist in Perth, Western Australia. During her time as a pharmacist, she has meet some interesting people, and recounts their strange and wonderful stories. ISBN: 0867780126. Our Book No: 27086. $20 AUD.

156. Jameson, Julietta (2003). Christmas Island: Indian Ocean. Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). 293 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, colour map, spine little creased, edges minimally foxed, minimal edgewear. A fascinating first-hand account of the multicultural life in Australia's most isolated territory, in the Indian Ocean close to Indonesia. The island has lately been most noted for hosting a detention centre for asylum seekers. ISBN: 0733311954. Our Book No: 20160. $12 AUD.

157. Jarrott, Keith J. (2001). History of Lamington National Park (Reprint ed). Queensland: J. K. Jarrott / National Parks Association of Queensland (Inc.). 152 pp. Paperback thin trade, very good condition, black & white photos (mostly full-page), maps, bottom corner rear cover creased, minor creases & rubbing front cover, minor edgewear. The history of the Lamington National Park, Queensland. This book coincides with the 75th anniversary of the park, and the 60th anniversary of the founding of the National Parks Association by Romeo W. Lahey and others. A great addition to any Australian history or nature book collection. ISBN: 0959962425. Our Book No: 29036. $15 AUD.

158. Jenkins, Tom; Jenkins, Richard (1995). Capes West Margaret River Images. Cowaramup, WA: Capes West Publishing. 108 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, colour photos. This book describes a precious place - the land and sea between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin in the south-west of Western Australia. Here, in words and pictures, are its people, surf, wine, beauty, beaches, forests, wildlife, caves, food, farming, history and art. Words and drawings by Tom Jenkins, photos by Richard Jenkins. ISBN: 0646224905. Our Book No: 22648. $12 AUD.

159. Johannsen, Kurt G.; Palmer, Daphne (editor) (1999). A Son of "The Red Centre": Memoirs and Anecdotes of the Life of Road Train Pioneer and Bush Inventor of the Northern Territory of Australia (Reprint ed). Adelaide, Morphettville: Kurt G. Johannsen. 254 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, colour photos, map, bottom corner tip front cover little scuffed, minor edgewear. This is the author's fascinating life story, as told by himself. Kurt Gerhart Johannsen is a pioneer, inventor and improviser of the Northern Territory. He was born in 1915 at Deep Well Station, 50 miles south of Alice Springs. The many photos help to bring his story to life. ISBN: 0646133047. Our Book No: 29172. $20 AUD.

160. Johnson, Colin; [Narogin, Mudrooroo];Brady, Veronica (editor), & Miller, Susan (associate editor) (1988). Dalwurra: The Black Bittern: A Poem Cycle (1st ed). Perth, Nedlands: Centre for Studies in Australian Literature, University of Western Australia. 77 pp. Paperback trade, dustjacket, card covers, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, spine & jacket spine little creased, autograph (author's written name & date on flyleaf). In this collection of poems, based on the traditional form of the manikay or song cycle, he adapts the story of Dalwurra, the black bittern, to his own experience, telling the story of a journey which leads from Perth in Western Australia, to Singapore, then to India and finally to Scotland and England, to the Commonwealth Writer's Conference in Edinburgh - and then to London at the time of the Brixton riots. The return to Western Australia is not only a return to his own country but to full possession of his Aboriginal inheritance, a return which this poem celebrates. ISBN: 0864220685. Our Book No: 25784. $16 AUD.

161. Johnston, Ruth (editor) (1979). Immigrants in Western Australia (1st ed) [Way '79 series]. Perth, Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press. 115 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), tables, few tiny dents jacket (minor edgewear), remnant sticker front free flyleaf. This book published for the 150th anniversary of the founding of Western Australia, brings together several studies on various immigrant groups. Western Australia is rich in its diverse populations and the information will be of interest to students and the general public. ISBN: 0855641517. Our Book No: 22319. $20 AUD.

162. Jones, Bill (1983). Holocaust at Mary Smokes (1st ed). Sydney: Hale & Iremonger. 144 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), black & white drawings, faint foxing front cover jacket (spine faded, front flap creased, minor edgewear), pages faintly toned. This is a scarce book of poems with his own illustrations. The author was born in Camden, New Jersey, in 1935, and came to Australia in 1967. He settled in Queensland in 1970. ISBN: 0868061131. Our Book No: 27070. $10 AUD.

163. Jones, Gail (2008). Sorry (Reprint ed). Sydney: Vintage Books. 218 pp. Paperback small wide trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Novel by Australian writer about an English anthropologist and his wife raising a lonely child, Perdita. Through this exquisite story of a troubled childhood, the author explores the values of friendship, loyalty and sacrifice. Set in the remote outback of Western Australia among Aborigines during World War 2. ISBN: 9781741666632. Our Book No: 27540. $10 AUD.

164. Jose, Nicholas (2002). Black Sheep: Journey to Borroloola (1st ed). Melbourne, South Yarra: Hardie Grant. 294 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white frontispiece, few black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket. The author sets out on a quest for his mystery relative. In the Aboriginal community of Borroloola in the Northern Territory, Australia's farthest shore, Roger Jose, eccentric, lived for 50 years with his beloved wife Maggie and her sister Biddy. This book is the absorbing response of a modern writer to his heritage, and an evocative, warm story of some exceptional people, a place and a country. ISBN: 1740640691. Our Book No: 26108. $15 AUD.

165. Judd, Chris (2016). Inside: The Autobiography (Reprint ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 394 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, top edge faintly toned, minimal edgewear. The author is one of Australian Rules football champions, having captained two of the greatest clubs in the league - the West Coast Eagles and Carlton. In this autobiography he gives a unique journey into the game, describing what's it like to get to the highest levels, to achieve the ultimate goal of your sport, and to experience heartache and failure that accompanies more than a decade of playing at the elite level. ISBN: 9781760294106. Our Book No: 29347. $20 AUD.

166. Kay, J. R. (1977). The Geological Story of the Cedar Creek Thunder Egg Deposit at Thunderbird Park Tambourine Mountain, Qld. [Brisbane?]: J. R. Kay. 14 pp. Paperback small quarto, good condition, black & white drawings & figures, map, sepia (brown-tinted) photo inside front cover, pages lightly toned, base spine little bumped, few marks covers, light stain top edge last few pages, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, about 1977, Trove catalogue.) This pamphlet describes the discovery of thunder eggs, containing the silica gemstone varieties; agate, amethyst, smoky quartz, jasper, moss agate and common opal. The thunder eggs were found at Thunderbird Park on Cedar Creek, Tambourine Mountain, 50 km south of Brisbane. There is a glossary of geological terms used at the rear of the pamphlet. Our Book No: 28427. $15 AUD.

167. Keenan, Michael (2000). Wild Horses Don't Swim (Reprint ed). Sydney: Bantam Books. 267 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white photos, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear, top corner rear cover little creased, hinge lightly split front & rear (pages firm). The author and his wife Sal travel to the Kimberley region, Western Australia, to discover the wilderness along the Fitzroy River (threatened by a dam for cotton-growing). They help local Aboriginal protesters. ISBN: 1863251839. Our Book No: 25699. $10 AUD.

168. Kennedy, K. H. (1978). The Mungana Affair: State Mining and Political Corruption in the 1920s. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press. 175 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, endpaper map, minor edgewear. The Mungana affair deals with a delicate and controversial area - political corruption and mining in Queensland - an issue still holding as much interest today as then in the Depression Era when the Mungana scandal become known to the public. ISBN: 0702210285. Our Book No: 20146. $15 AUD.

169. Kennedy, Virginia; Walker, Dot (with) (2007). Dancing with Dr Death: The Inside Story of Doctor Jayant Patel and the Bundaberg Base Hospital. Sydney: New Holland. 208 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Dr Patel started working at Bundaberg Base Hospital in 2003. In the years that followed he was linked to the deaths of over 100 patients - and he was dubbed "Dr Death". A fascinating glimpse at what happened by a nurse at the hospital. ISBN: 9781741105551. Our Book No: 15429. $10 AUD.

170. Kerr, John (1982). Mt Morgan Gold Copper and Oil. Brisbane, St Lucia: J. D. & R. S. Kerr. 248 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white photos (most full-page), maps, frontispiece, edges lightly toned & foxed, bottom corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear. This is a history of Mt Morgan mine in Queensland. The mine was discovered 100 years ago, and it is one of the world's greatest copper gold mines. The many photos in this book help to detail the history of this mine, and pay tribute to the people who lived and worked in this area. ISBN: 095950723X. Our Book No: 29315. $27 AUD.

171. Koch, Grace; Koch, Harold (translator) (1993). Kaytetye Country: An Aboriginal History of the Barrow Creek area (1st ed). Alice Springs: Institute for Aboriginal Development Publications. 140 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white photos & drawings, maps, bottom corner front cover creased, spine little faded, white background covers little marked, minor edgewear, owner's written name. Compiles for the first time the stories of the Kaytetye people (pronounced kat-ditch) of Central Australia, compiled and edited by Grace Koch. The Kayetye people live in the Barrow Creek Region near Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. They tell their own stories, from the early days of travelling and living in the bush to the present day, living and working with white people. The stories are told with humour and honesty by the people who belong to Kaytetye Country. ISBN: 0949659703. Our Book No: 29361. $20 AUD.

172. 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.

173. Krajums, Kora Dziesmu (1993). Kora Dziesmu Krajums: Dziesmas Tinu Kamola: AL43.KD, Brisbane 1993. City Not Stated: Publisher Not Stated. 56 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, musical scores, brochure loosely enclosed, minor scratches, owner's name (texta), some pencil annotation. This booklet of sheet music (with text in Latvian language) presents Latvian folk songs presented at the 43rd Latvian Cultural Festival, Brisbane, 1993. Loosely inserted: stapled pamphlet (28 pages, large quarto), being mainly transcripts of the Latvian folk songs. Our Book No: 15059. $25 AUD.

174. Krosch, N. J.; Sawers, J. D. (1974). Copper Mining in the Cloncurry and Mount Isa Mining Fields, 1971 (1st ed) [Geological Survey Of Queensland Report, no. 85]. Brisbane: Queensland Department Of Mines. 68 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, thin card covers, frontispiece, stapled pamphlet (staples concealed), figures (four fold-out), tables, minor edgewear, few page corners slightly little creased, light foxing & toning edges, owner's bookplate inside front cover. From the summary: Twenty-two small copper mines are described, copper mining activity, and company exploration in the period 1966 - 1972 are reviewed, and the future role of gouger mining is discussed. Our Book No: 29327. $30 AUD.

175. Kyme, Brian; Carroll, Jan (2013). Grit & Grace: The Story of the Anglican Board of Mission Australia. Perth: John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School. 213 pp. Paperback trade (with flaps), very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear. This is the story of the Anglican Board of Mission - Australia which was founded in 1850. The focus is on the important work with the Indigenous people of Australia and the near neighbours in Papua New Guinea. Our Book No: 28206. $35 AUD.

176. L'Estrange, Jan; Moncur, Cathryn (editor) (2002). Jan's Country Kitchen Recipes: 80th Anniversary Commemorative Cook Book (1st ed). Southport, QLD: Reflections Media / Queensland Country Women's Association. 112 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, colour text-photos, minimal edgewear, bottom corners few pages bent. This book, compiled by Jan L'Estrange, includes recipes from many people, some from Queensland CWA members long gone, while others are from those of Queensland's newest branch, Cunnamulla. In this collection of recipes, QCWA is celebrating "The Year of the Outback". (No ISBN printed in book.). ISBN: 0958178704. Our Book No: 25727. $15 AUD.

177. Lack, Clem (1969). A Bookman's Essays. Brisbane, Fortitude Valley: W. R. Smith & Paterson. 388 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), edges faintly foxed, minor edgewear jacket (all flap corners clipped), old price marks. (No 491 of a limited edition of 500 copies.) The author is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, and a well-known Queensland journalist, historian and biographer. Here he fulfils a lifetime ambition to collect in book form the legends and sagas of the Celtic and English peoples. Also includes biographical essays on famous Celts, including many famous Australians of Irish, Scottish and Welsh descent. Our Book No: 15120. $30 AUD.

178. Landsborough, William (1963). Journal of Landsborough's Expedition from Carpentaria, in Search of Burke & Wills, with a Map Showing His Route (Facsimile ed) [Australiana Facsimile Editions, no. 17]. Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia (LBSA). 128 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, very good condition, frontispiece, revised fold-out map inside rear cover, faint foxing edges, few light marks boards, endpapers lightly toned, owner's rubber stamp. William Landsborough led the fourth expedition from Brisbane in search of missing explorers Burke & Wills. This book gives the details of that expedition, the journal and letters. The map shows also the routes of Oxley, Sturt, Mitchell, Eyre, Leichhardt, Kennedy, Gregory, Babbage, Warburton, Stuart, Burke and Walker. Our Book No: 28634. $50 AUD.

179. Landsborough, William (2000). Journal of Landsborough's Expedition from Carpentaria, in Search of Burke and Wills (Deluxe facsimile ed) [Australiana Facsimile Editions, no 221]. Adelaide: Friends of the State Library of South Australia. 128 pp. Hardback octavo, quarter bound black leather & blue cloth (gilt spine lettering), very good plus condition, gilt string bookmark, frontispiece portrait, map in rear pocket. Facsimile edition of a book first published in Melbourne, 1862. Edition limited to 99 numbered copies bound in quarter leather, of which this is No. 75. Introduction by rare books librarian, State Library of South Australia. Landsborough is noted for his explorations of Queensland, and for his two expeditions (1861-2) in search of the missing Burke & Wills, the second of which resulted in the first north-to-south crossing of Australia. ISBN: 1876154322. Our Book No: 12959. $80 AUD.

180. Lane, Peter (2007). Geology of Western Australia's National Parks: Geology for Everyone (2nd ed). Margaret River, WA: Peter Lane. 108 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, colour text-photos & drawings, glossy paper, minimal edgewear. Second edition. By Australian oil exploration geologist, who has lived at Margaret River (southwestern Australia) for the past 18 years. He is now heavily committed to environmental issues. ISBN: 9780646482170. Our Book No: 15563. $30 AUD.

181. Lane, William; Miller, John (pseudonym) (2004). The Workingman's Paradise: An Australian Labour Novel (Reprint ed). LaVergne, TN: Kessinger Publishing Reprints. 221 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, minor edgewear corners, top corner front cover creased, nonremovable contact plastic covers. A fascinating early Australian novel about the defeat of the Shearer's and Maritime strikes of the 1890s (mainly Queensland). First published in 1892 under the pen name of John Miller. (Estimated date, 2004 or later. Printed copy of POD book.). ISBN: 141918850X. Our Book No: 28227. $25 AUD.

182. Latter, Bill (1995). Blacklegs: The Scottish Colliery Strike of 1911 [Staples South West Region Publications]. Perth, Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press / Charles & Joy Staples South West Region Publications Fund. 104 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, rear cover corners creased, minor edgewear cover corners. This book is about the strike in 1911, at the Scottish Colliery, near the isolated coal settlement of Collie Burn, Western Australia. At the heart of the dispute was the issue of solidarity: the struggle between the striking miners and their adversaries, the 'blacklegs'. ISBN: 1875560521. Our Book No: 28563. $18 AUD.

183. Le Brun Holmes, Sandra (1992). Yirawala: Painter of the Dreaming (1st ed). Sydney, Rydalmere: Hodder & Stoughton. 160 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, colour plates, minor edgewear jacket (spine ends little rubbed, slight loss gilt title on spine, black background little rubbed). Heavy (1.2 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A biography about a great traditional painter and elder of the Gunwinggu [now Kunwinjku] tribe, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. This is also the story of Yirawala's faithful friend, Sandra Holmes, who has spent her lifetime trying to bridge the gap between Black and White Australia. The ceremonial paintings of Yirawala (1894 - 1976) - ceremony leader, law carrier, medicine man and healer of the Gunwinggu tribe - are sought by museums all over the world. In 1971 he received an MBE for services to Aboriginal art. Contains, for the first time, colour plates and explanations of the entire ceremonial series of 139 paintings collected by Sandra (now in the Australian National Gallery, Canberra). Yirawala asked Sandra to write this book so that everyone would understand the relationship between ceremonial painting and Aboriginal religion and law. Also records Yirawala's fight to protect his tribal lands. ISBN: 0646148834. Our Book No: 29224. $30 AUD.

184. Leaney, Rosalie (1999). Whose Hand is This? Our Story of Stroke Recovery and Love. Perth, Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre Press. 279 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white text-photos, autograph (author's written name title page), minor edgewear. A deeply moving account of Rosalie (from Western Australia) - her survival of, and partial recovery from, stroke. Her husband, Gordon, also reveals his side of the story. Their tenacity, love and commitment shines through - against overwhelming medical odds. Endorsed by the Brain Foundation. (Newspaper clipping loosely inserted.). ISBN: 1863682732. Our Book No: 3962A. $12 AUD.

185. 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.

186. Legg, Morley (editor) (1996). Journal of Alternative Realities (2 issues). Perth: Australasian Society for Psychical Research / UFORUM. Each issue: 28 - 42 pp. Each issue: Stapled pamphlet, large quarto format, as new condition. Two issues (Volume 4, nos 1 & 2) of this Western Australian journal that reports investigations and commentary on phenomena behind UFOs and the paranormal. Our Book No: 13265. $20 AUD.

187. Lester, Yami (1993). Yami: The Autobiography of Yami Lester (1st ed). Alice Springs: Institute for Aboriginal Development Publications. 185 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, black & white text-photos, corner creased one page, corners front cover little creased, minor edgewear, edges & pages lightly toned, edges & inside covers lightly foxed. An Aboriginal autobiography that begins in the heart of the Western Desert. This is a story full of courage, challenge, change and humour. ISBN: 0949659606. Our Book No: 26017. $12 AUD.

188. Levingston, K. R. (1974). Mineral Deposits and Mines of the Townsville 1: 250,000 Sheet Area, North Queensland (1st ed) [Geological Survey Of Queensland Report, no. 61]. Brisbane: Queensland Department of Mines. 74 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, thin card covers, frontispiece, stapled pamphlet, figure, plates, tables, plates in pocket inside rear cover, minor edgewear, staples little rusted, cover corners slightly creased, light foxing edges, faint toning pages, small stain top edge front cover and first few pages, owner's bookplate inside front cover. This report gives some details of the ore deposits in relation to geology. Mapping of this sheet area was completed by a joint Geological Survey of Queensland - Bureau of Mineral Resources party in 1963, and the results were recorded by Wyatt et al. (1965). Townsville was established in 1861, and prior to this time the area was isolated and remote, and only prospectors seeking alluvial gold, which could be worked with a minimum of equipment and supplies came to the area. Our Book No: 29326. $30 AUD.

189. Levingston, K. R. (1974). Ore Deposits and Mines of the Charters Towers 1: 250, 000 Sheet Area, North Queensland (1st ed) [Geological Survey of Queensland Report, no. 57]. Brisbane: Queensland Department of Mines. 103 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, thin card covers (spine toned), frontispiece map, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), figure, tables, plates MISSING from pocket inside back cover, cover corners lightly creased, light foxing top edge, faint toning pages, minor edgewear, owner's bookplate inside front cover. The Charters Towers 1: 250, 000 Sheet Area was mapped by officers of the Bureau of Mineral Resources and the Geological Survey of Queensland in 1964, and this report is a summary of relevant mining information. This summary has been taken from J. H. Reid's work on Charters Towers, and most of the information on the "inside" mining area of that field is taken directly from that report. The mining history of the sheet area falls naturally into decades. Occupation began in 1861 and continues to the present. (Ten plates missing from rear pocket.). Our Book No: 29325. $20 AUD.

190. Levitt, Dulcie; Lyon, Ken (illustrator) (1981). Plants and People: Aboriginal Uses of Plants on Groote Eylandt (1st p/b ed) [AISS New Series]. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies (AIAS). 166 pp. Paperback large quarto, cancelled EX-LIBRARY, good plus condition, full-page black & white drawings, grey-tinted paper, library markings (spine label, rubber stamps, date due sheet, pocket), minor edgewear, internally excellent. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Pioneer study by a missionary and botany graduate, who lived at Groote Eylandt, a large island in Australia's Gulf of Carpentaria. Part I describes how the local Aborigines use various plants for medicinal purposes. Part II is a systematic listing of almost 600 vascular plants on the island, including description and summary of uses. About 100 of the plants are illustrated by Ken Lyon of the AIAS. ISBN: 0855751169. Our Book No: 3685. $32 AUD.

191. Leyland, Mal (2000). Gold Fever: Is it the Perfect Crime? (1st ed). Hull Heads, QLD: Leyland & Leyland Publishers. 256 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, pictorial boards, very good condition, pages lightly toned, sticker front cover (autograph). The biggest gold robbery in Australia's history. A methodical planner. An outback mystery and a beautiful lady detective. Is it the perfect crime or simply a well planned robbery gone wrong? This question torments Detective Sergeant Erica Turlow as she seeks to decipher the intriguing web of mystery surrounding Alex Lansdowne and The Great Smelter Robbery. ISBN: 0646404105. Our Book No: 23820. $17 AUD.

192. Leys, Simon (2007). The Wreck of the Batavia [and] Prosper. London: Atlantic Books. 113 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned as common, minor edgewear. Two maritime essays. The first relates the tale of the wreck of the Dutch East India Company ship "Batavia" on the Abrolhos Islands off the coast of Western Australia in 1629. This includes of horror of a survivor attempting to murder the other survivors. The second essay is a small reminiscence of the author sailing, as a young man, from Brittany on a tuna fishing boat - one of the last boats to do so under sail. ISBN: 9781843545811. Our Book No: 16722. $10 AUD.

193. Lindsay, Bruce (editor) (1985). Kings Park Native Plant Annual. Perth: Sunday Times. 56 pp. Paperback small quarto, stapled, very good condition, colour text-photos, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, minor rubbing covers, written & dated dedication. This richly illustrated native plant annual brings together a series of Native Plant Notes prepared by the Research Staff of the Kings Park Board, Perth, Western Australia. Includes: Scented Boronia, Blue Leschenaultia; Swan River Myrtle; Mottlecah; Albany Pitcher Plant; Blackboys; Sandplain Woody Pear; Western Australian Christmas Tree; Rainbow Plant; Kangaroo Paw; Scarlet & Firewood Banksia; Western Australian Underground Orchid. ISBN: 095908231X. Our Book No: 22963. $15 AUD.

194. Lines, William J. (1998). A Long Walk in the Australian Bush (1st ed). Sydney: University of New South Wales Press. 202 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. The author and his American companion undertook a 650-kilometre walk through the jarrah and karri forests of Western Australia. This book is a chronicle of that hike, and explores the impact of human settlement, and of the beliefs of science, economics and conservation, on the natural world. ISBN: 0868406163. Our Book No: 25870. $15 AUD.

195. Lockwood, Douglas (1966). Crocodiles and Other People (Reprint ed). Adelaide: Rigby Ltd. 222 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (small edge tears). Stories from Australia's Northern Territory by well-known journalist. As Darwin correspondent of the Melbourne Herald, he covered many strange and wonderful tales throughout the sparsely populated half-million square miles. He learnt the techniques of trapping wild horses, of cattle-duffing, of buffalo hunting - and experienced the dangers and exhaustion of crocodile-hunting. Our Book No: 9104. $16 AUD.

196. Lockwood, Douglas (1976). The Lizard Eaters. Adelaide: Seal Books / Rigby Ltd. 172 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. A record of his journey through the central desert of the Northern Territory searching for the Pintubi, an Aboriginal people only recently discovered. ISBN: 0727000047. Our Book No: 4144. $12 AUD.

197. Lockyer, Betty (2009). Last Truck Out (1st ed). Broome, WA: Magabala Books. 268 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, minor edgewear, front cover corner tips little worn, faint mark fore-edge. An indigenous memoir of growing up in the Beagle Bay Mission and the pearling town of Broome. Betty was influenced by a mix of culture, religion and strict government policy. In this very special book the author tells of the carefree times she shared with friends and family. Betty was born in 1942, and descended from the Nyul Nyul people of the Dampier Peninsula, Western Australia. ISBN: 9781921248085. Our Book No: 26882. $20 AUD.

198. 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.

199. Long, W. Arnold; Albrecht, Rev. F. W. (foreword) (1962). The Secret of Endurance: Illustrations from Missionary Experience in Various Parts of Australia. Carnegie, VIC: Renown Press. 54 pp. Paperback small, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted, small tears), good plus condition, full-page black & white text-photos, scuff mark title page (sticker removal), single title letter on cover corrected in biro, rear page as stub (as published), rear cover creased. Stories of missionary activity among Aborigines in northern Australia, originally published in the Australian Christian newspaper "New Life" (Abbotsford, Victoria). Mentions a drought at Hermannsburg Mission in which 85% of Aborginal children died. Our Book No: 13122. $10 AUD.

200. Lowe, Pat (2007). In the Desert: Jimmy Pike as a Boy (The Early Life of One of Australia's Great Artists). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 172 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned as usual, minimal edgewear. A biography of Jimmy Pike, who died in 2002, by his wife Pat Lowe. He is one of Australia's most famous Aboriginal artists, represented in all major Australian public galleries and museums. He grew up in the Great Sandy Desert during the 1940s and 1950s. This remarkable and intimate account of what was a traditional Walmajarri boyhood, one of the last of its kind, opens your eyes to a completely different culture and way of experiencing the world. ISBN: 9780143003083. Our Book No: 17122. $16 AUD.

201. Lynagh, Michael; Eglington, Mark (with) (2015). Blindsided. Sydney: HarperCollins. 288 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & black & white photos centre spread, corner creased rear cover. Former Australian rugby union legend and World Cup winner, now acclaimed television sports pundit, on his glittering career in the game - and how close he came to losing his life. Few players in the history of the game have had as illustrious a career as Wallaby fly-half and captain Michael Lynagh. Yet fast forward to 2012, as Lynagh lay partially blinded in intensive care at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, his life hanging by a thread following a major stroke. A story of amazing highs and crippling lows - the personal tale of a sportsman playing to the extremes of his profession, but also a human tale of surviving debilitating trauma and finding a new meaning to life. ISBN: 9780732299248. Our Book No: 16536. $18 AUD.

202. MacAulay, Bettina; MacAulay, Desmond (2010). The Behan Legacy: The Stuartholme-Behan Collection of Australian Art. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Art Museum. 164 pp. Paperback large quarto (with large flaps), very good condition, colour reproductions (some full-page), minor edgewear, top corners covers little bumped. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book accompanies the exhibition "The Behan Legacy: The Stuartholme-Behan Collection of Australian Art", 14 May - 12 September, 2010. This very special book and exhibition are a tribute to one of Queensland's noted philanthropists. The works of art that make up the collection were gifted by Dr Norman Behan in the 1960s to the Society of the Sacred Heart for exhibition at Stuartholme School in Toowong, Brisbane. In 1975, the Collection of 96 works was transferred on permanent loan to the University of Queensland. ISBN: 9781864999921. Our Book No: 28794. $45 AUD.

203. MacDermott, Marshall (1969). A Brief Sketch of the Long and Varied Career of Marshall MacDermott, Esq., J.P., of Adelaide, South Australia [Australiana Facsimile Editions, no 189]. Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia (LBSA). 53 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, printed boards (red cloth spine), minimal edgewear. (Facsimile edition of a pamphlet originally published in 1874. Unstated limited edition.) The author, an army officer, was a pioneer farmer and banker in Western Australia, arriving in 1830. He lived in South Australia from 1846 to 1877. He contributed magnificently to banking (Bank of Australasia), education, church and parliamentary affairs. "These papers are written solely for private distribution amongst relatives and special friends; and, as my family is rather numerous and dispersed, the necessity arises of having them printed." Our Book No: 13420. $10 AUD.

204. Macintyre, Ella; Smith, J. Warren (illustrator) (1936). Pin Money (1st ed). Sydney: Shakespeare Head Press. 104 pp. Paperback wide square octavo, dustjacket, card covers, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white drawings, jacket chipped (tiny hole spine, lightly toned, minor foxing, edge tears), pages & edges lightly toned & foxed, inner hinge little split (all pages firm), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. An Australian story book for older children. Billy and Valerie are two children in the Queensland sheep country. Their adventures with men, women, sheep, and horses, and the happy story of how their temporary troubles were solved as a result of their adventures make this a fun-filled adventure story. Our Book No: 27735. $35 AUD.

205. Mackenzie, Kenneth; Malouf, David (introduction) (2013). The Young Desire It (Reissue ed) [Text Classics]. Melbourne: Text Publishing. 345 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white drawing, small creases front cover & spine, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Published in 1937 to high acclaim when the author was in his early 20s, this Australian novel is an unparalleled account of erotic awakening, and it draws on the authors' own experience in rural Western Australia. Fifteen-year-old Charles Fox is sent away to boarding school, innocent and alone. There one of his masters develops an intense attachment to him. But when Charles meets Margaret, a girl staying at a nearby farm for the holidays, he is besotted, and a passionate romance begins. Contains a Norman Lindsay drawing of Kenneth Mackenzie. ISBN: 9781922147509. Our Book No: 27901. $13 AUD.

206. Macleod, Colin (1997). Patrol in the Dreamtime. Melbourne: Mandarin / Reed Books. 254 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, top corner front cover little scuffed, crease front cover, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Life as a patrol officer in the Northern Territory at a time when Aboriginal people had few rights. ISBN: 1863305483. Our Book No: 29386. $14 AUD.

207. Macqueen, Kenneth; Duhig, J. V. (letter) & Lahey, Vida (biography) (1948). Adventure in Watercolour: An Artist's Story Written and Illustrated by Kenneth Macqueen: With a Letter from Professor J. V. Duhig, Biographical Summary by Vida Lahey: Also an Explanation of Technique by the Artist Himself. Sydney: Legend Press. Unnum 48 pp. Hardback folio (33.0 x 26.0 cm), dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), yellow cloth cover, colour plates (paintings) tipped-in, bottom edge untrimmed, top edge little marked, edges jacket toned & little soiled (piece missing top spine, edge tears mostly small), base spine bumped, some edgewear, non-author written dedication. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (No 293 of a limited edition of 1100 autographed copies.) The renowned Australian artist was also a farmer from Queensland. Each of the 16 watercolour paintings is accompanied by a description on the facing page. They have a lyrical and decorative quality, and are inspired by his local countryside of the Darling Downs and the Moreton Bay area. Loosely inserted: greetings card (1p). Our Book No: 12596. $150 AUD.

208. Maddern, Eric; Kennaway, Adrienne (illustrator) (1996). Rainbow Bird: An Aboriginal Folk Tale from Northern Australia (Reprint ed). London: Frances Lincoln. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour full-page illustrations, corners lightly creased, minor edgewear. An Aboriginal folk tale from Northern Australia told as a picture book for children. This story is based on a fire legend of the Dalabon people of Beswick Reserve, Northern Territory. The large full-colour sketches and easy-to-read text make this a delightful book for any child. ISBN: 0711208980. Our Book No: 23845. $12 AUD.

209. Mager, Stefan; McLeish, Julie (illustrator) (1985). Quokka Tale (1st ed). Melbourne: Dynamo Press. Unnum 13 pp. Paperback wide octavo, thick card covers, stapled, very good condition, colour drawings, faint foxing inside covers. Australian children's picture story about a quokka's travels from Rottnest Island (the home of this small Australian wallaby) near Perth Western Australia, to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, then back to Rottnest Island. The text is more suitable for older children. ISBN: 0949266094. Our Book No: 27868. $16 AUD.

210. Magoffin, Richard (1987). Waltzing Matilda: The Story Behind the Legend (Revised, illustrated ed). Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). 132 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, few colour photos, minor foxing edges & endpapers, tiny hole top edge near spine rear cover & few pages, minor edgewear. The story behind Australia's favourite song Waltzing Matilda. The Queensland bushman, author, historian and teacher has devoted 20 years of his life to researching the story behind the legend. As seen on ABC-TV's "A Big Country". ISBN: 0642530475. Our Book No: 23092. $10 AUD.

211. Main, A. R.; Edward, D. H. (1968). A Guide for Naturalists [Handbook, No 4]. Perth: Western Australian Naturalists Club. 107 pp. Paperback, stapled pamphlet, card cover (corner tip creased), very good condition, black & white drawings (plates) at rear. Subtitle: "Primarily for Field Identifications of Invertebrates, Except Insects, Parasites and Marine Forms, Reported from Western Australia". Originally published, 1954: this second edition revised by D. H. Edward, Zoology Department, University of Western Australia. Our Book No: 12098. $10 AUD.

212. Malouf, David (1984). Fly Away Peter (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 134 pp. Paperback, very good condition. Australian novel about three very different people brought together on the Queensland coast by their love of birds. Both sanctuary owner and employee are drawn to the war and the horrors of the trenches of Armentieres. ISBN: 014007015X. Our Book No: 9837. $10 AUD.

213. Malouf, David (1994). Remembering Babylon (Reprint ed). London: Vintage / Random House. 200 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, light toning edges, light creases covers, few tiny dents front cover, minor edgewear. Australian novel, about the tragic story of a white man trying to adjust to life after living 16 years among Aborigines in Queensland. Short-listed for 1993 Booker Prize and 1994 Miles Franklin Award. ISBN: 009930242X. Our Book No: 18559. $10 AUD.

214. Malouf, David (1994). Remembering Babylon (Modern reprint ed). New York: Vintage International / Random House. 200 pp. Paperback small octavo, good plus condition, front cover corner creased, minor edgewear corners, copy 2. Australian novel, about the tragic story of a white man trying to adjust to life after living 16 years among Aborigines in Queensland. Short-listed for 1993 Booker Prize and 1994 Miles Franklin Award. ISBN: 9780679749516. Our Book No: 16421. $10 AUD.

215. Manning, Paddy (2013). What the Frack? Everything You Need to Know About Coal Seam Gas. Sydney, Kensington: New South QuickEs. 188 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. Australia's coal seam gas industry in rural New South Wales and Queensland carries unprecedented toxic environmental risks, but it could be the path to energy salvation by being cleaner than coal, safer than nuclear energy, and a complement to renewables. A balanced examination of both sides of the argument. While big oil and gas companies believe Australia could be the biggest liquid natural gas exporter in the world, farmers and environmentalists are united in their opposition to coal seam gas extraction from Australia's most fertile agricultural lands. Do coal seam gas wells poison our food resources? Does coal seam gas really aid in tackling climate change? Visiting drill sites, boardrooms, pipelines, parliamentary offices, and farm gate protests, the author demonstrates how coal seam gas extraction may be one boom that is happening too fast. ISBN: 9781742233659. Our Book No: 16539. $12 AUD.

216. Marshall-Stoneking, Billy; Tjapangarti, Tutama (illustrator) (1990). Singing the Snake: Poems from the Western Desert 1979 - 1988 (Reprint ed). Sydney, North Ryde: Angus & Robertson. 97 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, few black & white photos, minor edgewear corners. The author has had a long association with the Pintupi people of Central Australia which has helped him to understand the Aboriginal ways. He also lived and worked at Papunya Aboriginal Settlement in the Norther Territory. The illustrations bring real meaning to these very special poems. ISBN: 0207163219. Our Book No: 29438. $18 AUD.

217. Martin, Mandy; Robin, Libby; Smith, Mike (2005). Strata: Deserts Past, Present and Future: An Environmental Art Project about a Significant Cultural Place. Mandurama, NSW: Mandy Martin. 54 pp. Paperback narrow oblong quarto, very good condition, colour drawings & fold-out colour paintings, small mark front cover, minor edgewear. About diverse kinds of knowledge and ways of knowing place. The place is Puritjarra, a rock shelter in the Cleland Hills in Western Central Australia. It is part of the country of the Aboriginal people of the Ikuntji/Haasts Bluff community. ISBN: 0957748140. Our Book No: 23173. $24 AUD.

218. Mason, H. G. B. (1980). Darkest Western Australia: A Treatise Bearing on the Habits and Customs of the Aborigines and the Solution of the Native Question: A Guide to Out-Back Travellers (Facsimile ed). Perth, Victoria Park: Hesperian Press. 68 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, spine little faded, covers lightly rubbed, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear. Facsimile of a book originally published by Hocking & Co., Kalgoorlie, in 1909. Mainly about Aboriginal customs to assist travellers in the outback. Dedicated to the prospectors of Western Australia. ISBN: 0859050149. Our Book No: 26541. $15 AUD.

219. McConnel, Ursula (1957). Myths of the Munkan [Mungkan]. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 173 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in fair plus dustjacket), black & white photos & drawings, illustrated endpapers, maps, edge piece missing top spine (flap unclipped, marked & scuffed, edgewear, reverse side toned), cloth spine faintly faded, pages faintly toned, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Aboriginal stories from Cape York Peninsula. The author spent time among the Munkan people and gained much understanding of these very clever and gifted people. Our Book No: 22984. $120 AUD.

220. McCormick, John (1987). Joh's Australia. [Melbourne, Surrey Hills]: John McCormick. 50 pp. Paperback oblong large octavo, good plus condition, black & white cartoons, foxing edges, staples rusted, covers lightly marked, minor edgewear. Cartoons about Australian politics particularly Joh Bjelke-Petersen, eccentric Queensland premier. ISBN: 0958780900. Our Book No: 22329. $10 AUD.

221. McCorry, Sheryl (2007). Diamonds and Dust: The Story of a Million-Acre Cattle Queen (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 291 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & black & white photos, few sepia (brown-tinted) photos, crease front cover, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear corners. This inspiring book is a classic story of a woman finding her destiny in the furthest reaches of the outback. The author is the first woman in the Kimberley (far north, Western Australia) to run a two million-acre cattle station. ISBN: 9781405037754. Our Book No: 27920. $15 AUD.

222. McDermott, Vi; King-Smith, Leah (illustrator) (2007). Munyourbarn! Look and Learn: An Aboriginal Elder's Stories (1st stated ed). Southport, QLD: Keeaira Press. 32 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, full-page colour illustrations, covers little rubbed, autograph (author's written name title page). In this beautiful Aboriginal children's picture book, she tells stories about growing up in the Queensland bush. The last story is "The Dreamtime Story" about an emu, a brolga and a jabiru. The life-like illustrations make this book come alive. The glossary at the rear of the book explains the English meaning of the Aboriginal words. ISBN: 9780980323337. Our Book No: 28158. $18 AUD.

223. McDonald, Fleur (2013). Silver Clouds (1st ed). Sydney: Arena. 408 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear. This is an outback romance novel about redemption and the power of love. Set in Western Australia. ISBN: 9781742374833. Our Book No: 27860. $10 AUD.

224. McGonigal, David (1990). The Australian Geographic Book of the Kimberley (1st ed). Sydney, Terrey Hills: Australian Geographic. 159 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, lift-out map MISSING, otherwise very good condition, maps, colour text photos (some full-page), front cover corner lightly creased. The first edition of this comprehensive illustrated guide to the Kimberley's history, geography, Aboriginal people, early settlers, communications, primary industries, national parks and wildlife. It also leads you along the two roads that traverse the area, and explores the coast. With over 160 exceptional photographs and detailed maps, this book is an invaluable guide to the magnificent Kimberley. ISBN: 1862760055. Our Book No: 13582. $20 AUD.

225. McGonigal, David (2003). The Australian Geographic Book of the Kimberley (3rd ed). Sydney, Terrey Hills: Australian Geographic. 159 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), lift-out map MISSING, maps, colour text-photos (some full-page), few black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket, spine ends & corners lightly rubbed. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This is the new revised third edition of this most comprehensive guide to the Kimberley region (northernmost Western Australia). Includes history, geography, Aboriginal people, early settlers, communications, primary industries, national parks and wildlife. It also leads you along the two roads that traverse the area, and explores the coast. With over 160 exceptional photographs, detailed maps this book will be an invaluable guide to the magnificent Kimberley. ISBN: 1862760527. Our Book No: 23973. $28 AUD.

226. McGregor, Alasdair; Chester, Quentin (1992). The Kimberley: Horizons of Stone (1st ed). Sydney: Hodder & Stoughton. 208 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos (many full-page), map, minor edgewear jacket (few light scratches, reverse side lightly foxed), edges & few pages faintly foxed, small bump top edge front cover, spine ends little rubbed. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This wonderful book is a journey into the heart of the Kimberley. The photos stunningly depict this vast area of at the northern tip of Western Australia. ISBN: 0340578416. Our Book No: 29016. $30 AUD.

227. McKenzie, Maisie (1997). Outback Achiever: Fred McKay, Successor to Flynn of the Inland (Revised ed). Brisbane, Moorooka: Boolarong Press. 213 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, colour portrait frontispiece, few pages little creased top edge, minor edgewear, autograph (subject's written name title page). Biography of the clergyman who succeeded John Flynn as Superintendent of the Australian Inland Mission (now Frontier Services), including the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The legendary Fred McKay lived his life against the background of the vast continent of Australia. His area of responsibility covered over 3 million square kilometres, and probably he knew that whole great expanse of country, and the people within it, more intimately than any other human being. ISBN: 0864391951. Our Book No: 7926. $20 AUD.

228. McKinnon, Moira (2014). Cicada (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 390 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. This book is a stunning novel of terror, love and survival in the Kimberley area of Western Australia. How two women on the run survive in the desert and what happens when they are finally found will keep you turning the page to the end. This is her first novel. ISBN: 9781743315293. Our Book No: 27383. $20 AUD.

229. McNamara, Ken (2004). Stromatolites (Reprint ed). Perth: West Australian Museum. 28 pp. Paperback wide trade, stapled pamphlet, card covers, very good condition, map, black & white drawings, colour photos, frontispiece, top corner tip covers & pages little creased, minor edgewear. This booklet covers both living and fossil stromatolites. The stromatolites are located in Western Australia at Shark Bay, Lake Clifton, Lake Richmond, Rottnest Island, and Lake Thetis. ISBN: 0730952150. Our Book No: 29158. $10 AUD.

230. McPherson, Sue (2012). Grace Beside Me (1st ed). Broome, WA: Magabala Books. 219 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. This very special book is full of wisdom, humour and down-to-earth advice, reminding us that despite the difficulties of growing up, we are never alone on this journey. This gently unfolding debut novel for young adults is the winner of the State Library of Queensland Indigenous Writing Fellowship 2011. ISBN: 9781921248498. Our Book No: 27411. $15 AUD.

231. Mengel, D. C.; Carr, A. F. (1976). Ipswich Coal-Field (2 volumes) [Geological Survey of Queensland Report, no 94]. Brisbane: Queensland Department of Mines. 18 pp. Volume 1: Paperback small quarto, very good condition, thin card covers, stapled pamphlet, figures, tables, minor edgewear. Volume 2: Diagrams, plans and maps in a slipcase (little creased). From the summary: This report reviews Departmental coal exploration in the Ipswich Coal-field up to the year 1972. The Ipswich coalfield lies about 35 km west of Brisbane and covers an area of 250 km2 to the south of the Brisbane River. Volume 2 contains Figures 4 to 16 in a slipcase. Our Book No: 29328. $40 AUD.

232. Michael, Linda (editor); Mundine, Djon; Munro, Keith; Macgregor, Elizabeth Ann (foreword) (2008). They Are Meditating: Bark Paintings From the MCA's Arnott's Collection. Sydney: Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA). 271 pp. Paperback large quarto, thick card covers (with flaps), very good plus condition, colour illustrations, maps, minimal edgewear. Heavy (1.7 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition: "They are Meditating: Bark Paintings from the MCA's Arnott's Collection", Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2008. Assembled by Californian businessman and graphic designer, Jerome Gould, from the 1960s to the early 1980s, it was gifted to the Museum by Arnott's Biscuits Ltd in 1993 - coinciding with the Year of the World's Indigenous People. The collection features works from important artists and represents the creative hubs in and around Groote Eylandt, Yirrkala, Galiwin'ku (Elcho Island), Milingimbi, Ramingining, Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Wadeye (Port Keats), and the Tiwi Islands over time. The bark painting of Aboriginal artists in Arnhem Land, Port Keats and the Tiwi Islands is the product of a unique legacy of many thousands of years length. Michael, Linda (catalogue editor). Mundine, Djon (guest curator). Munro, Keith (curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs). ISBN: 9781921034237. Our Book No: 27736. $50 AUD.

233. 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.

234. Miller, Mary Durack; Rutter, Florence (with) (1952). Child Artists of the Australian Bush. Sydney / London: Australasian publishing Co. / George G. Harrap. 80 + 36 pp. Hardback octavo, facsimile dustjacket, very good condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photos (paintings, few in colour), some foxing page edges, minimal edgewear, owner's written name. Widespread curiosity was evinced from an exhibition in London of remarkable paintings by untrained Aboriginal children living in a derelict sub-standard environment. This is a case study of these remarkable children from the Carrolup Native Settlement in southern Western Australia. There are 36 plates (4 in colour) collected at the back of the book, and another 8 within the text. The facsimile jacket is an exact copy of the original jacket. Our Book No: 16427. $70 AUD.

235. Monahan, Sean (2003). A Long and Winding Road: Xavier Herbert's Literary Journey. Perth, Crawley: University of Western Australia Press (UWAP). 322 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, inside covers faintly toned, minor edgewear. This engaging, accessible book makes a substantial and original contribution to an understanding of Xavier Herbert's fiction, while at the same time telling the human story of a writer's rocky road to creating a masterpiece. The book is part literary criticism, part literary detective story to reveal the true story about the noted Queensland writer. ISBN: 187626893X. Our Book No: 26876. $15 AUD.

236. Moon, Josephine (2014). The Tea Chest (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 359 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few light creases covers, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This book is a funny, memorable novel about the unexpected challenges that happen in life. Can Kate Fullerton, flying from Brisbane to London, save her business "The Tea Chest" from the woman who is intent of closing it down? Written with heart and infused with the seductive scents of bergamot, Indian spices, lemon, rose and caramel. ISBN: 9781743317877. Our Book No: 28122. $15 AUD.

237. Moriarty, John; McHugh, Evan (with) (2000). Saltwater Fella (An Inspiring True Story of Success Against All Odds). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 285 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white & colour photos centre spread, few black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear. The author began a search for his family which took him from his Saltwater People on the Gulf of Carpentaria to heading an internationally acclaimed Aboriginal design company. John sets out to find his Aboriginal and Irish families - uncovering some amazing connections, while raising his own children to appreciate their special heritage. ISBN: 0670878650. Our Book No: 25339. $15 AUD.

238. Moriarty, Ros (2010). Listening to Country: A Journey to the Heart of What It Means to Belong (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 232 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, pages lightly toned, crease top corner covers, few page corners little worn, minor edgewear. The author is a white woman married to an Aboriginal man. Her book opens a rare window to the voices, humour and strength of the remarkable Law women of the remote Gulf of Carpentaria. Ros takes an emotional journey across country and culture to the Northern Territory's Tanami Desert with her husband's Aboriginal family to perform ceremony. ISBN: 9781741753806. Our Book No: 25328. $15 AUD.

239. 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.

240. Morrissey, Di (2009). The Silent Country (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 498 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. First edition. In this novel, TV producer Veronica Anderson travels to the Northern Territory to retrace the journey of an expedition that had set out 50 years earlier to film the outback, but which mysteriously ended in tragedy. A secret, buried in the silent Australian outback, changes her life forever. ISBN: 9781405039390. Our Book No: 26414. $20 AUD.

241. Moss, Rod (2010). The Hard Light of Day: An Artist's Story of Friendships in Arrernte Country (1st ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 296 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour photos (paintings) at rear, black & white photos, minor edgewear. About artist Rod Moss who arrived in Alice Springs to teach painting. The book offers a rare insight into the reality of life in Central Australia, from the contours of the MacDonnell Ranges and the textures and sounds of Arrernte culture, to the endemic violence, alcoholism and ill-health that continue to devastate Aboriginal lives. He recalls the friendships and celebrates the enriching, transformative power of friendship. Illustrated with the authors' evocative paintings and photos, this book is an incredible journey into a world never shown in the mainstream media, and an artist's chronicle of the moments that have inspired him. ISBN: 9780702237744. Our Book No: 26584. $25 AUD.

242. Mowaljarlai, David; Malnic, Jutta (photos) (1993). Yorro Yorro Everything Standing Up Alive: Spirit of the Kimberley. Broome, WA: Magabala Books. 226 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good jacket), black & white drawings, colour & black & white photos, endpapers little foxed, pages lightly toned, top edge lightly foxed, minor edgewear jacket (reverse side lightly foxed), top corner rear cover lightly bumped. This book has been written to promote understanding and respect for the art and rituals of the people of the Wandjina. The old tribal life in the bush has gone, so some last old-time bushmen and bushwomen handed down their knowledge, through Mowaljarlai. The colour photos bring the majestic landscape of the Kimberley alive, and Mowaljarlai's drawings bring the magic of the Kimberley to life. A very special book suitable for any age. ISBN: 187564105X. Our Book No: 28741. $25 AUD.

243. Moynihan, Cornelius; Hingston, A. J. (illustrator) (1985). The Feast of the Bunya: An Aboriginal Ballad (Facsimile ed). Brisbane: Olden Days Promotions and Publications / Watson Ferguson & Company. 104 pp. Paperback very small square, very good condition, colour & black & white plates, black & white text-illustrations, top spine little bumped, covers & spine little scuffed, minor edgewear, sticker mark rear cover. This Aboriginal ballad was first published in 1901. This facsimile edition was reset and reprinted in 1985. The plates and the notes at the end of the book explain the ballad, and how it came into print. Includes the triennial festival at Mobolon in the Bunya Mountains, a method of cooking the nuts, and early history, including murders and depredation by natives in the district. Our Book No: 29265. $16 AUD.

244. Muir, Barry R. (1998). Jack Howe: The Man and the Legend (4th or 5th ed). Blackall, QLD: B. & J. Muir / Stop Press Print. 111 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos (most full-page), frontispiece, minor edgewear. This is the story of the legendary blade shearer, Jack Howe (1861 - 1920), who lived in Queensland's most turbulent period in history, which includes the formation of Unionism, the labor party, and the big 1891 and 1894 Shearer's Strikes which came close to civil war. Jack Howe set an unbeatable blade-shearing record, became a publican, a grazier, and sold Model T Fords from his Universal Hotel. He and his wife Victoria, brought up eight of their ten children in a very harsh environment. One hundred years on Jack can still be remembered with intrigue and fascination. ISBN: 0958580014. Our Book No: 29350. $15 AUD.

245. Mulvaney, John (2011). Digging Up a Past (1st ed). Sydney: University of New South Wales Press. 348 pp. Hardback wide octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket, pages faintly toned, top corner front cover little bumped. In this book the author, historian, archaeologist, conservationist, leading public intellectual - and, famously, the 'father of Australian archaeology' - tells his life from childhood in rural Victoria and his academic training, to his revelatory excavations in central and northern Queensland, and his efforts to secure Australia's first World Heritage listings. He gives personal details of his struggles to have his work recognised, and recalls the inspirational people he met. ISBN: 9781742232195. Our Book No: 28487. $32 AUD.

246. Munro, Craig (2015). Under Cover: Adventures in the Art of Editing (1st ed). Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 256 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, tiny bump & scuff top spine, minor edgewear, sticker mark rear cover. A blend of memoir and book history, looks at the invisible art of editing from an insider's perspective. This warm and wise book is a tour of 30 years of publishing mayhem at the University of Queensland Press (UQP). ISBN: 9781925106756. Our Book No: 29005. $18 AUD.

247. Munro, Craig (editor) (1998). UQP: The Writer's Press: 1948 - 1998 (1st ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland press. 329 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photos & drawings. A blend of memoir, essay and interview, this commemorative publishing history tells the inside story of the press that launched the careers of so many Australian writers. ISBN: 0702230057. Our Book No: 20578. $20 AUD.

248. Napier, Francis; Keddie, Mr. W. (notes) (1876). Notes of a Voyage from New South Wales to the North Coast of Australia, from the Journal of the Late Francis Napier (1st ed). [Glasgow]: [James R. Napier]. 96 pp. Hardback small (19.0 x 13.0 cm), no jacket as issued, very good condition, original blue cover (gilt vignette, border & spine lettering, little faded), black endpapers, full-page black & white plates, frontispiece portrait (tissue guard), errata page, maps (including foldouts at rear, creased at folds), minor foxing (mainly plates & maps & page edges), edges & pages faintly toned, bottom edge little bumped, some edgewear, two small bookshop stickers. (Estimated date, 1876, Trove catalogue.) In 1867 Francis Napier joined the South Australian Government expedition under Captain Francis Cadell to the north coast of the state (now the Northern Territory) searching for suitable sites for a capital and agricultural settlement. He examined the Liverpool River, went up the Roper River in a small steamer and visited Port Darwin, Anson Bay and the Victoria River. Cadell's report, published in the South Australian Parliamentary Papers for 1867, was criticised at the time. Thus, the Napier 'Notes' are the only public account of the expedition, and are an important document of the early contact and charting of the region. Compiled from the Napier journal by his family, and privately printed in Glasgow following his death in 1875. The plates, drawn with lithographic crayon, are by a brother of Napier, and are signed 'JMN'. (Ferguson 13058. Scarce. Small bookshop stickers: A. H. Spencer Hill of Content, Berkelouw Bookdealers. All five maps present: 1 internal page, and 4 as foldouts. All 8 lithographic plates present, as listed on contents page.). Our Book No: 16838. $850 AUD.

249. Neidjie, Bill; Davis, Stephen; Fox, Allan (1986). Australia's Kakadu Man: Bill Neidjie (Revised ed). Darwin: Resource Managers. 97 pp. Hardback wide octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), colour photos, partly published on yellow paper, endpaper map. The story of an Aboriginal man of the Gagudju community, Northern Territory, who is concerned about uranium mining on traditional lands. ISBN: 0958945802. Our Book No: 3412B. $15 AUD.

250. Nevill, Simon; McQuoid, Nathan (1998). Guide to the Wildflowers of South Western Australia. Perth, South Fremantle: Simon Nevill Publications. 116 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, colour photos, maps, minimal edgewear. The south west region of Western Australia has one of the richest floras on earth. This book has been designed as an introductory guide to the wildflowers of the South Western Botanical Province. There are over 900 plant species illustrated. This is a beautiful book for anyone interested in this part of Western Australia and wildflowers. ISBN: 0958536708. Our Book No: 21018. $30 AUD.

251. Newbey, Ken (1968). West Australian Wildflowers for Horticulture - 1: Wildflowers Principally from the Temperate Regions of Western Australia [West Australian Plants for Horticulture]. Sydney: Society for Growing Australian Plants. 256 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour text-photos. (Estimated date, 1968, Trove catalogue.) An itemised handbook of native plants from temperate regions of Western Australia (here in the first volume). Our Book No: 1100. $15 AUD.

252. Newbey, Ken; Humphreys, F. W. (illustrator) (1972). West Australian Wildflowers for Horticulture - 2: Wildflowers Principally from the Temperate Regions of Western Australia [West Australian Plants for Horticulture]. Sydney: Society for Growing Australian Plants. 256 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour text-photos, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1972, Trove catalogue.) An itemised handbook of native plants from temperate regions of Western Australia (here in the second volume). ISBN: 0909830045. Our Book No: 3450. $15 AUD.

253. Niall, Brenda (2012). True North: The Story of Mary and Elizabeth Durack (1st ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 291 pp. Paperback octavo, good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) photos, few black & white & colour photos (few creased bottom edge), minor edgewear, corner tips rear cover little worn, top & bottom corners front cover creased, light creasing covers. Mary and Elizabeth, one a writer and the other a painter, spent their childhood in Perth looking forward to their father coming home with stories of station life. Their grandfather was an Irish immigrant who set up a cattle empire. This joint biography delves into the lives of Mary, author of the Australian classic "Kings in Grass Castles", and Elizabeth, the renowned artist. ISBN: 9781921758928. Our Book No: 26686. $16 AUD.

254. Nickerson, N.; Corporation, Karijini Aboriginal (1993). Karijini National Park, Western Australia. Perth: Aboriginal Economic Development Office. 22 pp. Paperback large quarto, card covers, stapled, very good condition, colour photos, maps, spine little creased & rubbed, minor edgewear. This pamphlet is about the Karijini National Park in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Aboriginal people from this area are called the Punjima, Kurrama and Innawonga, and each have their own language. The many color photos bring the Aboriginal history in the National Park to life, and make it a very special place. ISBN: 0730955737. Our Book No: 28772. $18 AUD.

255. Nielsen, Peter (2004). North Queensland at War (Day By Day): Volume 1: Naval and Merchant Shipping Movements (1939 - 1942). Townsville: Nielsen Publishing. 306 + 24 pp. Paperback thick wide octavo, very good condition, front cover creased, autograph (author's written name). (No 55 of an unspecified limited edition.) An comprehensive catalogue of all naval shipping movements in North Queensland waters during the specified time period. Volume 1 only : Part 2 was later published in 2007. ISBN: 0975212702. Our Book No: 14609. $70 AUD.

256. Nucolorvue; Palmer, Jean (photographer) (1970). Wildflowers of the West: Highlights of Western Australia's Unique Native Flora [Wildflowers of the West in Full Colour]. Perth: Nucolorvue Productions / Gordon and Gotch. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, colour text-photos (some full-page), reverse side covers lightly toned, rear cover corner creased, minor edgewear, owner's written name. A pamphlet published for Gordon and Gotch (Australia) Ltd., Parry Street, Perth (possibly 1970 or 1960s, Trove catalogue). This pamphlet shows some of the highlights of the 6000 or so species in Western Australia. Picture of blue leschenaultia on front cover. The full-colour photos make this a delightful addition to any horticulture library. Our Book No: 20727. $10 AUD.

257. Nugent, Mary-Lou; Williamson, Inawinytji (foreword) & Djerrkura, Gatjil (foreword) (2000). Desert Art: The Aboriginal Art and Craft Centres of Central Australia (Reprint ed). Alice Springs: Jukurrpa Books. 81 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, colour text-photos including paintings (many full-page), minimal edgewear. This book, compiled by Mary-Lou Nugent, tells the story of Desert Art, the coordinating body for Aboriginal art and craft centres in Central Australia. It brings together 19 communities of artists, ordinarily remote from one another in both place and style. This beautiful book reveals in words and pictures of the artists themselves, the wide range and beauty of the Aboriginal art of Central Australia. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 1864650044. Our Book No: 25955. $20 AUD.

258. Nunn, Judy (2011). Floodtide: Four Men, One Unbreakable Friendship, Forged in the Mighty Iron Ore State. Sydney: Arrow. 647 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. Australian novel set in Western Australia. This is the story of Mike, Spud, Pembo and Murray, and the friendship that binds them over four memorable decades in Perth and the Pilbara, Western Australia. This book includes a bonus chapter sampler from "Maralinga". ISBN: 9781864712476. Our Book No: 26055. $10 AUD.

259. Nunn, Judy (2015). Spirits of the Ghan (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. 381 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. First edition. Australian novel set in the Northern Territory. An ancient wrong is awakened, down the track someone must pay. Hired as an negotiator, Jessica Manning must walk a delicate line to reassure the Aboriginal elders their sacred sites will be protected. Will her own Arunta heritage win their trust? Reveals the red heart of Australia. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 9780857986733. Our Book No: 28835. $10 AUD.

260. 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. $12 AUD.

261. O'Reilly, Bernard (1945). Cullenbenbong (Reprint ed) [Cullen-ben-bong]. Brisbane: W. R. Smith & Paterson. 206 pp. Paperback, thick card cover, dustjacket fixed along spine (cover painting with "hessian" border), very good condition, black & white photo frontispiece, top edge lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Adventures of Irish-Catholic family prior to WW2 in the Blue Mountains (NSW) and rainforests of the McPherson Ranges (Queensland). Our Book No: 10883. $12 AUD.

262. O'Reilly, Bernard; Wieneke, James (illustrator) (1981). Green Mountains and Cullenbenbong (Modern reprint ed). Brisbane, Fortitude Valley: Kemp Place Investments. 324 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, frontispiece, illustrated endpapers, front flap corner creased jacket, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, this combined edition, 1981 or later, Trove catalogue. Originally published in 1 volume in 1949.) Adventures of Irish-Catholic family prior to WW2 in the Blue Mountains (NSW) and rainforests of the McPherson Ranges / Lamington National Park (Queensland). Cullenbenbong covers the childhood and boyhood adventures, family joys, and sadnesses together with mountain legends heard around the firesides of the Blue Mountains pioneers. "Cullenbenbong" includes an aircraft accident in 1937. ISBN: 0858810085. Our Book No: 25926. $22 AUD.

263. O'Reilly, John Boyle; Elliott, Brian (introduction) (1975). Moondyne [Seal Australian Fiction]. Adelaide: Rigby Publishers. 255 pp. Paperback, card covers, very good condition, minor edgewear, pages faintly toned, top corner flyleaf lightly thinned, slight scuff & sticker residue flyleaf (sticker removal). This novel is loosely based on the life of the West Australian convict escapee and bushranger Moondyne Joe. The author was an Irish Fenian revolutionary who was transported as a convict to Western Australia. During his time in Western Australia's penal system he would have heard many stories of Moondyne Joe's exploits. He later escaped to America, and settled in Boston. He established himself as a respected journalist, newspaper editor, novelist and poet. ISBN: 0851796540. Our Book No: 27445. $16 AUD.

264. Oktober, Tricia (1999). Reef (1st ed). Sydney: Hodder Children's Books. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings (many full-page), top spine little bumped, faint foxing title page & last page. A children's picture story about the thousands of creatures and forms of plant life that make up the living Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. The vivid text and finely detailed illustrations, give a lyrical, eye-opening account of Australian marine life for children of all ages. ISBN: 0733609473. Our Book No: 28133. $20 AUD.

265. Parmenter, Ian (2003). Sheer Bottled Bliss: My Margaret River Sea Change (1st ed). Sydney, Pymble: HarperCollins. 230 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white drawings, tiny mark top edge & fore-edge, minor edgewear. Part-memoir, part-survival manual for those who dream of their own place in the country or by the sea. The author, a TV chef, shares the adventures (and misadventures) of his journey from a culture-shocked London journalist arriving in Perth in the 70's, to discovering his beloved weekender by the Margaret River. Ian has included some recipes that he and partner Anne enjoy. "After planting 1700 Chardonnay cuttings in three days, it took a further three days to recover some movement in our legs. Then we watered the sticks and waited. Within days we had ... a young vineyard". ISBN: 0732276144. Our Book No: 23080. $15 AUD.

266. 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.

267. Partrige, Sydney; [Partridge, Sydney]; Murray, E. H. (illustrator) (1907). Rocky Section: An Australian Romance. Brisbane: Steele Rudd & Co. Ltd / Powell & Co. (Printers). 188 pp. Hardback octavo, very good condition, pictorial tan cloth cover (lightly marked), black & white plates (including frontispiece), new endpapers, pages lightly toned (notably last page), minor edgewear, rubber bookshop stamp title page. An historical romance set in rural Australia. This novel originally appeared as a serial in "Steele Rudd's Magazine". The author's name is also Sydney Partridge in some other novels, and is a pseudonym for Kate Margaret Partridge (1871 - 1953), who wrote novels jointly with another writer. Contains all four plates (rarely found). Review: "This is an Australian love story pure and simple. A young Queenslander falls in love with a fascinating girl from town but is jilted in favour of a titled man with money. He becomes a misogynist of the deepest dye, and buries himself in a veritable wilderness called Rocky Section miles from anywhere. One day he discovers a girl near his place who has evidently lost her way and fainted from sheer exhaustion. He takes her to his hut and revives her, only to find that she has lost her memory and cannot tell where she comes from. He hates women with a bitter hatred, but is on the horns of a dilemma. What happens? "The way out" is most interesting, but you must read it for yourself." Our Book No: 16426. $150 AUD.

268. Pasquarelli, John (1998). The Pauline Hansen 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.

269. Patchett, Mary Elwyn; Payne, Roger (illustrator) (1975). Summer on Boomerang Beach (Reprint ed). Leicester / London: Hodder & Stoughton Children's Books. 120 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white drawings, minor yellow spotting flyleaves, faint foxing & toning reverse side jacket (rear cover lightly rubbed, few yellow spots flaps, flap clipped, spine lightly faded), edges lightly toned, corners lightly bumped. Australian novel for young adults about Dave and his sister Danny when they return to their holiday island on the Great Barrier Reef. ISBN: 0340040912. Our Book No: 26243. $10 AUD.

270. Pearn, John (editor) (1995). Characters, Coves & Cliffs by Fifteen Authors: Vignettes of Coochiemudlo Island and Moreton Bay (1st ed). Brisbane: Amphion Press / Royal Historical Society of Queensland. 139 pp. Paperback octavo, dustjacket, pictorial card covers, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-illustrations & photos, map, minor edgewear jacket, crease front cover near spine. This book, written by some 15 authors, each with permanent links to Moreton Bay, tells of the clearing of the forest, struggles for survival, the harvest from the seas and the tilling of the soil. Several authors describe the reptiles, wildflowers and fungi to be found on the islands of Moreton Bay - and a group of Bay poets and artists, potters and historians each write about their creative life on Moreton Bay. ISBN: 0867765984. Our Book No: 27747. $18 AUD.

271. Pearn, John (editor) (1998). Shamrock and Caduceus: A Queensland Heritage of Irish Medicine (1st ed). Brisbane: Amphion Press / Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Queensland. 49 pp. Paperback trade, pictorial card covers, very good condition, black & white drawings & photos, minimal foxing edges & title page, few creases covers, minor edgewear. This book is about the founding of the Queensland Irish Association in 1898 (in health). As the Association celebrates it Centenary, this book brings together some important parts of Irish influence in Australia. ISBN: 1864990244. Our Book No: 26550. $25 AUD.

272. Philpott, Adrian (1991). The Witnessing Justice in Queensland (1st ed). Brisbane, Bowen Hills: Boolarong. 154 pp. Paperback trade, cancelled EX-LIBRARY (contact plastic sleeve), good plus condition, black & white drawings, tables, edges lightly foxed. About the role of Justices of the Peace (JPs) in Queensland. This book is not an authorised textbook for the new system. It is a reference book prepared by a TAFE instructor who was motivated to produce a work of general interest to JPs. ISBN: 0646038486. Our Book No: 22964. $13 AUD.

273. Pieroni, Margaret (1993). Discovering the Wildflowers of Western Australia (1st stated ed). Perth: Quality Publishing Australia (QPA). 46 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, colour photos, maps, coloured map inside front cover, small scuff bottom edge front cover, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1993, Trove catalogue.) This book is an introduction to the beautiful wildflowers of Western Australia. Each of the flower paintings is a personal discovery for the author. Many of the plants are grown in gardens, parks and as street trees all over Australia and overseas.The author hopes to make people aware of the diversity of Western Australian wildflowers and to study and grow them. The paintings are from plants in her own garden, or from photos she has taken in her travels. ISBN: 1875737723. Our Book No: 28546. $20 AUD.

274. Pike, Glenville (1996). Queen of the North: A Pictorial History of Cooktown and Cape York Peninsula (Reprint ed). Mareeba, QLD: Glenville Pike. 153 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, faint foxing & crease front cover, minor edgewear. A history of Cooktown and Cape York Peninsula in far north Queensland. The many photos and detailed information will interest anyone wanting to know more about this fascinating part of Australia. ISBN: 0959896058. Our Book No: 24198. $23 AUD.

275. 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.

276. Piper, Christine (2015). After Darkness (Reprint ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 297 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned as common, minor edgewear. Winner of Australian/Vogel Literary Award 2014. A novel about a man named Dr Ibaraki who is working at a Japanese hospital in the pearling port of Broome. He is arrested as an enemy alien and sent to Loveday internment camp in a remote corner of South Australia, where he is forced to confront his dark past. ISBN: 9781760113117. Our Book No: 28765. $15 AUD.

277. Porter, June (2013). Can a Duck Swim?: An Autobiography (1st ed). Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 185 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), illustrated endpapers, black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket. This is the fascinating true story of a young Australian woman from the suburbs of Perth, Western Australia, transported to opulent India during the last years of the British Raj. ISBN: 9781743052013. Our Book No: 28272. $20 AUD.

278. Posse, Victor (2003). Together Up There: Unit History of 549 RAF / RAAF Fighter Squadron In Northern Australia During World War II (1st ed). Loftus, NSW: Australian Military History Publications (AMHP). 201 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, pictorial boards, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, documents, maps, appendices, old price marks front free flyleaf. This story is about the author's cousin, Ronald Walter Posse, who was killed in a flying accident in the Northern Territory of Australia in WW2. He had been a Spitfire pilot and a member of 549 (Fighter) Squadron RAF from its formation until his untimely death on 16 November 1944 at Truscott, the secret wartime Kimberley airbase. He had flown 205 hours on Spitfires and 1240 hours on all types of planes. Also the story of Fighter Squadron 549. ISBN: 1876439920. Our Book No: 27046. $35 AUD.

279. Project, Literacy; Beck, Jane (drawings) (1996). Gekardo the Gecko. Darwin: NTUniprint / Northern Territory University. 80 pp. Paperback large oblong quarto, as new condition, black & white drawings, sticker rear cover. A children's picture story produced by Aboriginal students attending literacy classes at Northern Territory University, Darwin. The gecko is a lizard often found near Darwin. "Our Gekardo has many adventures related to our experiences." ISBN: 0949070874. Our Book No: 13703. $30 AUD.

280. Purcell, Lorraine (2010). The Miners' Friend: A Brief Account of the Life of Ludwig Hugo (Louis) Beyers 1840 - 1910 in Hill End, New South Wales & the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia. Sydney, Carlton: Hill End & Tambaroora Gathering Group. 44 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, colour photo rear cover, sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, maps, minimal edgewear. This brief biography, compiled by Purcell, is about Ludwig (Louis) Beyers who was the much loved Mayor of Hill End. He left the eastern states to go to Western Australia to gain his fortune in the gold rushes of 1892. This book has been produced for the centenary of his death. It commemorates the laying of a plaque on his grave in the Mt Morgans cemetary on 30 November 2010. His great granddaughter, Helen Heath has written a dedication on behalf of the Beyer descendants. ISBN: 9780980613223. Our Book No: 28873. $25 AUD.

281. Putnis, Peter (1988). Steele Rudd's Australia. Toowoomba: Darling Downs Institute Press. 67 pp. Paperback oblong, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, black & white drawings, minor crease front cover near spine. Steele Rudd, born at Drayton near Toowoomba in 1868, is Queensland's most popular author of novels and short stories. He created the immortal characters of Dad'n'Dave and their comical adventures on a Darling Downs farm. ISBN: 0949414247. Our Book No: 20428. $15 AUD.

282. Quilty, Edna Eckford (2002). Nothing Prepared Me! Caloundra, QLD: Edna Eckford Quilty. 281 pp. Paperback octavo (with flaps), very good condition, black & white text-photos, colour photos, endpaper maps, minor edgewear. A unique view of our recent past. During her 31 years on Lansdowne, a million-acre cattle station in the rugged Kimberley Ranges of Western Australia, Mrs Quilty traces the development of the cattle industry in Australia's Top End - from traditional mustering and droving, to the use of helicopters and road trains. The story is interwoven with domestic and social scenes now mostly a part of history. ISBN: 0957760809. Our Book No: 25013. $20 AUD.

283. Rayner, E. O.; Nye, P. B. (1940). [MAP] Cloncurry Gold and Mineral Field Plan Showing Generalized Geology and Positions of Mines [Cloncurry Plate 1]. Australia: Northern Aerial and Geophysical Survey. N/a pp. Ephemera, large format folded map, very good condition, multicoloured drawing, sheet lightly toned, tiny pinholes along one edge, minor edgewear & foxing, rubber library stamp reverse side. A handsome collectible geological map of the Cloncurry mineral field in Queensland. Contains the facsimile signatures of assistant geologist Rayner and executive officer Nye, dated 1940. Our Book No: 4190. $30 AUD.

284. Rees, Leslie; Wilson, Margaret (illustrator) (1997). The Seagull who Liked Cricket. Perth: Cygnet Books / University of Western Australia Press. Unnum 40 pp. Hardback oblong small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, some foxing prelim page, minimal edgewear. The last children's picture story by Lloyd Rees, this time beautifully illustrated by a Western Australian artist. Have you noticed the flock of seagulls that stand around the field at a cricket match? Silver was one such bird. But there was more to her life than that. Tells the story of a special friendship between Silver and young Vic Vincent, and their shared passion for fishing and cricket - and the trouble it causes! ISBN: 1875560602. Our Book No: 3398. $15 AUD.

285. Rennie, Anne (2000). Song of the Bellbirds (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Simon & Schuster. 403 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. All young Lizzy wants to do is sing, ride the boundaries of her family's Queensland property, and dream of one day performing on stage. From the author of "Reach For The Dream" comes a bittersweet historical novel of love and heartache, set against the vast wheatfields of Queensland and the glittering opera houses of Europe and America. ISBN: 073181018X. Our Book No: 23011. $12 AUD.

286. Richardson, J. (editor) (1969). Along the Line in Western Australia (Reprint ed) [Railway Series: No 571]. Canberra: Traction Publications. 43 pp. Paperback wide trade, card covers, stapled (rusted), very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, scuff mark front cover, rear cover lightly marked, light creases along spine & top corner rear cover. This pictorial book presents a collection of photos of an era gone forever from the railway scene in Western Australia. Our Book No: 25913. $15 AUD.

287. Robson, Frank (2007). Lucky for Me (1st p/b ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 221 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos. The author tells the story of Lucky, the cream-coloured terrier, who was abandoned by his owners at a vet's clinic in Queensland. A week before being put down he was adopted by the author and his partner, Lisa. In this wonderful story of friendship that developed between man and dog, the author puzzles on the sentient being who trotted into his life and taught him about survival, mateship and the joys of an independent spirit. ISBN: 0732285054. Our Book No: 23337. $10 AUD.

288. Rogers, Danny I.; Piersma, Theunis; Van de Kam, Jan (photographer) (2003). Life Along Land's Edge: Wildlife on the Shore of Roebuck Bay, Broome (1st ed). Kensington, WA: Department of Conservation and Land Management. 161 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, colour text-photos (many full-page), tiny bump base spine. Heavy. This wonderful book explores the bay's special wildlife and the unique and colourful town of Broome alongside it - its massive tides, monsoonal climate, pearling history and special Aboriginal heritage. Roebuck Bay is one of only a dozen or so areas in the world with huge intertidal flats rich in shorebirds, including many from as far afield as Siberia. It lies on the receiving end of the most species-rich of all shorebird flyways, and these shorebirds end up in the most biodiverse marine province in the world. ISBN: 0730755401. Our Book No: 26568. $30 AUD.

289. Rogers, Jerry; Rogers, Skye (1998). Bend of the River: A Family Pastoral. Sydney: Lansdowne. 288 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, front cover creased & corner little worn, pages lightly toned, inside rear cover lightly marked, minor edgewear. Life on a tropical Queensland orchid. ISBN: 1863026355. Our Book No: 18097. $10 AUD.

290. Rose, Deborah Bird; D'Amico, Sharon (photographer); Daiyi, Nancy (with);Deveraux, Kathy (with);Daiyi, Margaret (with);Ford, Linda (with), & Bright, April (with) (2002). Country of the Heart: An Indigenous Australian Homeland (1st ed). Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press. 204 pp. Paperback wide quarto, very good condition, colour photos, few black & white photos, map, faint foxing edges, faint mark title page, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This richly illustrated book is a journey to the floodplains, south-west of Darwin in Australia's Top End. This book is about the country, culture, lives and stories of the MakMak clan (the white-breasted sea-eagle people). In the author's writing and Sharon D'Amicio's photos, we meet five amazing clan women. They share their world, their family, their laughter and their passion for their country. ISBN: 085575296X. Our Book No: 27732. $45 AUD.

291. Rosenberg, David (2011). Inside Pine Gap: The Spy Who Came in From the Desert. Melbourne: Hardie Grant. 216 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few sentences blacked out by publisher (censored), pages faintly toned as common, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication title page). In 1966, Australia and the US signed a treaty that allowed the establishment of a jointly-run satellite tracking station, just south of Alice Springs. For more than forty years it has operated in a shroud of secrecy and been the target of much public and political controversy. For the first time, a US high-tech spy who worked at Pine Gap for 18 years speaks out to give an insider's account of what happens behind those locked gates in the middle of the Australian desert. A fascinating glimpse inside the top-secret world of military surveillance. ISBN: 9781742701738. Our Book No: 16984. $18 AUD.

292. Rosser, Bill (1978). This is Palm Island. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies (AIAS). 91 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. An angry book written by a part-Aboriginal about this dysfunctional Queensland Aboriginal community. ISBN: 0855750693. Our Book No: 8368. $12 AUD.

293. Roy, Thomas (1994). The Man from the Dreamtime (1st ed) [Onaderra Trilogy]. Montville, QLD: Walter McVitty Books. 170 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, minor wear base spine. This book is the final part of the author's Oonaderra trilogy, which started with "The Curse of the Turtle" and "The Vengeance of the Dolphin". The story is complete in itself and can be read and enjoyed without knowledge of the earlier books. This story is set amongst the Aborigines of the Cape York Peninsula, Queensland. ISBN: 0949183377. Our Book No: 22317. $13 AUD.

294. Ruhen, Olaf (1982). Naked Under Capricorn [Australian Classics]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 254 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. Historical Australian novel set in central Australia at the turn of the century. Originally published in 1958. ISBN: 0207144230. Our Book No: 6016. $15 AUD.

295. Ryan, Judith; Akerman, Kim (with) (1993). Images of Power: Aboriginal Art of the Kimberley. Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). 132 pp. Paperback large quarto, thick card covers (with flaps), very good condition, colour & black & white reproductions, frontispiece, rear cover lightly marked (white background), minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1993, Trove database.) The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) presents this exhibition to show the important work of artists working in the Kimberley district of northwestern Australia. ISBN: 0724101608. Our Book No: 28748. $30 AUD.

296. Sainsbury, R. M. (1991). A Field Guide to Smokebushes and Honeysuckles (Conospermum and Lambertia) (1st ed). Perth, Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press. 97 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, colour text-photos, minor edgewear, light foxing edges & flyleaf, few light dents rear cover, owner's written name. This is his third book on the plant family Proteaceae. He took some years to compile it, which involved much research and travel around the south west of Western Australia. The book is an introduction to Conospermum and Lambertia and should interest wildflower enthusiasts throughout Australia and overseas, and a reference source for students of horticulture and botanists. ISBN: 1875560092. Our Book No: 26176. $32 AUD.

297. Salter, Elizabeth (1972). Daisy Bates: The Biography of a Remarkable Victorian Woman - the Legendary Daisy Bates, a Journalist and Self-Taught Anthropologist Who Defied the Conventions of Her Day By Living in the Bush With the Australian Aborigine (1st U.S. stated ed). New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan. 266 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, illustrated ochre cloth cover, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, edges & pages lightly toned, small closed edge tears jacket (spine little faded, little loss corners & spine ends, corners little scuffed & worn), fore-edge lightly marked. Biography of Irish-born lady who lived among Aborigines. This vivid and compassionate biography brings the remarkable story of Daisy Bates to vibrant life. Meticulously documented from Daisy's own extensive articles, books, and journals, it portrays a colourful life of romance and adventure, brilliantly evoking the dynamic, eccentric, and indomitable woman who was capable of both pragmatism and poetry - and who became a legend in her own time. Our Book No: 26831. $20 AUD.

298. Scott, Kim (2011). That Deadman Dance (Reprint ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 400 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This Australian novel is inspired by the history of early contact between Aboriginal people - the Noongar - and Europeans in the area of Albany, Western Australia - the author's hometown, which is known by some historians as the 'friendly frontier'. Told in playful musical prose through the eyes of black and white, young and old, this is a story about a fledgling community in the early 1800s. Winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award for 2011. ISBN: 9780330404235. Our Book No: 28300. $15 AUD.

299. Sealy, Malcolm (2000). The Journeys to Coolangatta: Alexander Berry, the Scottish Settler, and His Australian Succession (Reprint ed). Sydney, Glebe: Book House. 235 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, light wear spine ends, light crease front cover, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written & dated dedication flyleaf, little faded). This book is a record of the aims and achievements of Alexander Berry and the Bishop family who were both the original and latter day pioneers of Coolangatta and the Shoalhaven, New South Wales. In his introduction, the author states that the book spans over 200 years, and it is a mixture of facts, imagination, and speculation which are part historical and spatial. ISBN: 1740181085. Our Book No: 28585. $40 AUD.

300. Searcy, Alfred (1911). By Flood and Field: Adventures Ashore and Afloat in North Australia. Melbourne: George Robertson & Co. 327 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, good plus condition, original burgundy cloth cover (gilt lettering, minimal marks), black & white photos (plates) including frontispiece, foldout map at rear, front free flyleaf inexpertly pasted onto pastedown & creased (otherwise very good condition internally), pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1911, preface date.) First edition. The author was for 14 years the sub-collector of customs at Port Darwin, Northern Territory of South Australia. He previously wrote "In Australian Tropics" (1907) about his experiences. Here he recounts further experiences and elaborates on his previous reports about the tropical geography and history. Notable mention of Aborigines. Our Book No: 16202. $35 AUD.

301. Shapcott, Thomas (1986). Hotel Bellevue (1st ed). London: Chatto & Windus. 228 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), endpapers lightly toned, edges toned, pages lightly toned, faint foxing reverse side jacket & flaps. First edition. Novel about a floundering marriage, based in Brisbane during the midnight demolition of an historic hotel. ISBN: 070113139X. Our Book No: 3560. $15 AUD.

302. Shaw, Paula (2009). Seven Seasons in Aurukun: My Unforgettable Time at a Remote Aboriginal School (1st ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 250 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, top corner one page creased,. The author tells her very personal story of teaching at the local Aboriginal school in far north Queensland, and making a life for herself in a challenging new world. ISBN: 9781741757071. Our Book No: 25961. $15 AUD.

303. Sheard, Lauri E.; Mountford, Charles P. (introduction) (1964). An Australian Youth Among Desert Aborigines: Journal of an Expedition Among the Aborigines of Central Australia. Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia (LBSA). 320 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good plus condition, burgundy cloth cover, black & white photos (including frontispiece), foldout map inside rear cover, stencilled text, endpapers little toned (minor faint foxing). In 1940, Lauri Sheard accompanied Charles Mountford as his assistant on an Adelaide University Field Expedition to Ernabella, the Musgraves, Mann Ranges, Ayers Rock and Mt Olga. Sheard died shortly afterwards during the war. Reproduces Sheard's diary of his trip, which is held among the Mountford material in the State Library of South Australia. Our Book No: 16282. $150 AUD.

304. Shephard, Mark (1995). The Great Victoria Desert: North of the Nullarbor, South of the Centre. Sydney, Chatswood: Reed Books. 240 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour text-photos, colour maps, spine jacket little faded (top edge reverse side faintly foxed, few small edge tears), minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Describes in immaculate detail the landscape and exploration history of this little-known Australian desert that covers much of South Australia and extends into Western Australia (north of the Nullarbor Plain). ISBN: 0730104850. Our Book No: 7346. $75 AUD.

305. Shire Council, Caboolture (2005). A Trip Through Time: Photographic Treasures of Caboolture (Reprint ed). Caboolture, QLD: Caboolture Shire Council. 102 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, sepia-(brown-tinted) photos, few black & white photos, map, minor edgewear, non-author written dedication title page. This fascinating book is a photographic look at the many people who have called Caboolture home. The book has been published to celebrate 125 years of Local Government in Caboolture, which was named by the traditional owners. European settlement began with the arrival of the remarkable Archer family, who established 'Durunbar' homestead along the Kilcoy-Woodford Road in 1841. Caboolture has grown in recent decades, and this is shown in the photos. ISBN: 0959564454. Our Book No: 29161. $30 AUD.

306. Sickert, Susan (2003). Beyond the Lattice: Broome's Early Years (1st ed). Perth, Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre Press (FACP). 199 pp. Paperback wide small quarto, very good condition, colour photos, sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, cover corner tips little scuffed, minor edgewear. This book looks into the people, politics, colour and atmosphere which have been very important to the making of modern Broome. The stories and photos reflect the early history (including Aboriginal) of this unique Australian multicultural pearling town in northern Western Australia. ISBN: 1863683925. Our Book No: 27990. $20 AUD.

307. 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.

308. Sinclair, Rosemary; Hayes, Joy (editor) (1986). Cooking & Looking in Fremantle (1st ed) [Local Flavour Series]. Sydney: Ayers & James Heritage Books. 96 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, single-colour drawings. Some great recipes, and sketches of all the interesting places to visit in Fremantle, make this a great addition to your cooking book collection. ISBN: 0949256072. Our Book No: 20863. $12 AUD.

309. Slater, Peter; Lindgren, Eric (1966). Wildlife of Western Australia (1st ed). Perth: Western Australian Newspapers. 127 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), colour text-photos (including frontispiece), minor edge tears & edgewear jacket (spine lightly faded). First edition. An illustrated guide the some of the fascinating wildlife of Western Australia. Photos and text describe individual species and their habitat. Includes at rear indices of scientific and common names. Our Book No: 4961. $15 AUD.

310. Smith, David E. (2000). Natural Gain in the Grazing Lands of Southern Australia. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press. 225 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tables, pages lightly toned. In the 20th century, some remarkable changes occurred to the grazing lands of Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. The author observed these changes, and was an active participant as researcher, teacher and farmer. He documents these changes, and in the process challenges many current assumptions about ecological change on the continent over the last 200 years, especially with regard to land degradation. ISBN: 0868405639. Our Book No: 23507. $12 AUD.

311. Smith, Jan (2016). Confessions of a Homegrown Alien: An Australian Memoir. Sydney: Svengali Press / ETT Imprint. 226 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, spine minimally rubbed, minor edgewear corners. Memoirs of the life of an Australian journalist. Jan worked as a cadet journalist on The Courier Mail (Brisbane), then moved to Sydney to join Woman's Day, where she had to resign after three years because she married a staff member. She then survived by freelancing for The Bulletin and Pol magazine. Then spent a year on Forum UK, the sex magazine, and Australian Business. In this uplifting book, Jan writes about her life and the people she has meet along the way. ISBN: 9780994276575. Our Book No: 29256. $15 AUD.

312. 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.

313. Sprigg, Griselda; Maclean, Rod (with) & Smith, Dick (foreword) (2001). Dune is a Four-Letter Word (1st ed). Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 253 pp. Paperback small wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, black & white & colour photos, map, small scratch front cover, minor edgewear. First edition. Cover subtitle: "Desert crossings and dusty memories." Describes the Spriggs' pioneering adventures - not only in the Simpson Desert but across the vast Australian outback, as the family joined Reg in his relentless geological explorations. This is a heart-warming tale of a family working together, and a humorous, earthy yarn about the bush and its characters. Giselda was the first white woman to cross the Simpson Desert. ISBN: 1862545405. Our Book No: 26920. $15 AUD.

314. Stanton, John E. (1989). Painting the Country: Contemporary Aboriginal Art from the Kimberley Region, Western Australia. Perth, Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press (UWAP). 48 pp. Paperback small quarto, stapled, very good condition, black & white & colour plates, faint foxing last page, creases along spine, black background little rubbed, minor edgewear. This book is focused, within the constraints imposed, on the images of 'country' depicted by a number of artists from the Kimberley region of Western Australia, including culturally contiguous areas in the Northern Territory. ISBN: 0855642890. Our Book No: 28758. $20 AUD.

315. Stewart, Charles (2010). The Rich Man: A Son's Journey to Discover His Real Father (1st ed). Sydney, North Sydney: Storyboard Pty Ltd. 226 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. The story of a son's journey (an Australian journalist) as he attempts to pull together the astonishing pieces of the jigsaw puzzle and make sense of his father's secret life. How does a charming educated Scotsman go from being an officer in Her Majesty's forces at Gallipoli (WW1) to masquerading as a Dutch doctor in the French Foreign Legion - then consorting with bootleggers and racketeers in Chicago, and being pursued by the FBI and Scotland Yard on charges of embezzlement, fraud, smuggling, currency rackets and bigamy - until authorities tracked him down to a remote Western Australian mining town (Kalgoorlie). ISBN: 9780646513195. Our Book No: 27605. $15 AUD.

316. Stojanovski, Andrew; Brady, Maggie (foreword) (2010). Dog Ear Cafe: How the Mt Theo Program Beat the Curse of Petrol Sniffing (1st ed). Melbourne: Hybrid Publishers. 316 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, colour photos, map, minimal edgewear. This book is about the Mt Theo program based at the Central Australian Community of Yuendumu. The author tells how he set the program up to help young Aboriginals beat addiction to petrol sniffing. The book is also relates the author's own informative journey. ISBN: 9781921665066. Our Book No: 26746. $20 AUD.

317. Stuckey, E. S. (Ted) (1990). A Country Boyhood 1908 - 1926. Sydney: E. S. (Ted) Stuckey. 133 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos, written & dated dedication. Self-published recollections of a happy childhood and youth, spent in and around Inverell, New South Wales, in the early years of the century, with a short interlude on a sheep station in Queensland. ISBN: 073169659X. Our Book No: 20396. $12 AUD.

318. Sturt, Capt Charles (1965). Narrative of an Expedition into Central Australia, Performed Under the Authority of Her Majesty's Government, During the Years 1844, 5 and 6, Together with a Notice of the Province of South Australia, in 1847 (3 vols) (Facsimile ed) [Australiana Facsimile Editions, no. 5]. Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia (LBSA). 416 + 308 + 92 + maps pp. Each volume: Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, good plus condition, light tan leatherette cover (little marked), black & white engravings (including colour & frontispiece), maps, adverts at rear, edges lightly foxed, endpapers faintly toned, minor edgewear, owner's rubber stamp. Heavy (1.9 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Facsimile edition in two volumes, plus third volume of maps in slipcase (unstated limited edition, about 860 copies). Originally published in London in 1849 by T. and W. Boone. Volume 1 contains 11 adverts, coloured frontispiece, 1 folding map, 19 illustrations (3 in colour). Vol. 2 contains a 92-page appendix, 12 adverts, frontispiece, 11 illustrations (2 in colour). Volume 3 is a slipcase containing two large folding maps showing Sturt's route from Adelaide into central Australia. An important document of Australian interior exploration, including contacts with Aborigines, Cooper's Creek, and much pioneering geographical information. Our Book No: 16677. $120 AUD.

319. Taft, Ronald (1966). From Stranger to Citizen: A Survey of Studies of Immigrant Assimilation in Western Australia. London: Tavistock Publications. 108 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), tables (including foldout), appendices, minor edge tears jacket (spine toned), old price marks. A report on a 12-year research program in the Psychology Department, University of Western Australia, which examined assimilation of 1300 immigrants to Western Australia from various ethnic backgrounds (British, Dutch, Polish, Italian, for example). Our Book No: 11468. $15 AUD.

320. Taylor, Brian (2006). The Moonlight Stallion and Other Yarns from the Australian Outback (1st ed). Melbourne: Lothian Books. 180 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, cover corner tips slightly bent, minor edgewear, remainder mark bottom edge. A collection of reminiscences about a vanishing way of life in outback Australia, written by the author of "The Brumby Mare". The book is about people, wild and working animals, and country. A collection of outback yarns ranging from the hilarious to the tragic, from the moving to the terrifying. Vividly evokes an era now gone, when bush people struggled in terrible isolation to tame the land and when camaraderie and mateship were everything. ISBN: 0734409168. Our Book No: 25836. $15 AUD.

321. Tennant, D. (1944). In the Track of the Native (4th or revised ed). City Not Stated: Thomas Tennant. 50 pp. Paperback wide octavo, card cover (little scuffed), stapled (staples rusted), good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, edgewear. Photographs of Aboriginal Australians collected over a period of 80 years, depicting land, customs, daily life, and ceremonial and artistic activities, particularly northern Queensland (some scarce, tending towards the exotic). Includes some photos from Papua New Guinea. Accompanied by short essays to explain some of the photos. Our Book No: 14981. $15 AUD.

322. Teske, Travis (editor); Thaiday, Selly;Thaiday, Jimmy;Mai, Kapua;Sailor, Nanai;Idagi, Freddie, & Cook, Robert (1987). Darnley: Island of Torres Strait. Thursday Island, QLD: Far Northern Schools Development Unit. 67 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, stapled, card covers, maps, black & white photos (mostly full-page), staples little rusted, covers little creased, minor edgewear corners. (Estimated date, 1987, Trove catalogue.) This is a picture/information book which is part of a series of books about the inhabited islands in the Torres Strait. This book shows the photos and tells the stories about the island homes. Suggested for primary and secondary schools. ISBN: 072422565X. Our Book No: 29246. $30 AUD.

323. Thomas, Hedley (2007). Sick to Death. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 428 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread. Cover subtitle: "A manipulative surgeon and a health system in crisis - a disaster waiting to happen". The story of Dr Jayant Patel, a surgeon at Bundaberg Base Hospital, Queensland, accused a serious medical malpractice, and the nurse who blew the whistle - and the two consequential public enquiries. ISBN: 9781741148817. Our Book No: 15529. $18 AUD.

324. Thompson, Ray; Whitfield, Tania; Hudson, Jane (illustrator) (2011). The Adventures of Mavis the Tugboat and the Brisbane Floods. Sydney, Australia Square: Messenger Group Pty Ltd. 24 pp. Hardback large wide quarto, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings (some full-page). The beautiful children's picture story is about a very special tugboat named Mavis who came to the rescue of the people of Brisbane when floods moved a piece of the walking path close to the Gateway Bridge. The life-like drawings will appeal to any age. ISBN: 9780980511253. Our Book No: 28105. $30 AUD.

325. Thompson-Gray, John (2011). Japanese Blitz on Darwin, February 19 1942. City Not Stated: John Thompson-Gray / Publicious. 128 pp. Paperback trade, as new condition. The Imperial Japanese Navy bombers that attacked Pearl Harbour on December 7th 1941 blitzed Darwin 12 days later. Australia's only direct ally was the United States, being cousins-in-arms. Darwin's airfield, town and harbour were repeatedly bombed leaving a trail of human tragedy. The writer weaves historical facts into story lines ("faction") - a real time action thriller. Where the story varies from historic opinion, forensic reasons are revealed for differing views, and the reader's judgement is invited. Examples are the role of spies, withholding the air raid warning, attacked hospitals, interpretation of information and subtleties of the Japanese attack plan. ISBN: 9780987258502. Our Book No: 15514. $15 AUD.

326. 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.

327. Throssell, Harry (1984). Where the Beech Tree Grows: The Story of Binna Burra (1st ed). Brisbane: Binna Burra Lodge Limited. 121 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour full-page photos, map, frontispiece, corner tips front cover bent, base spine little rubbed, spine lightly faded, minor edgewear. This book is about the history of a mountain lodge in the Lamington National Park, Queensland. The author describes all the work that went into the building of the slab-and-shingle huts in 1934 to make this lodge a restful, healing place that people could come to take bushwalks in the rainforest and woodlands of the national park. ISBN: 0958929595. Our Book No: 27925. $15 AUD.

328. Tiffany, Carrie (2007). Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living: A Novel (Reprint ed). Sydney: Picador. 256 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear, owner's written name & details. Winner Western Australian Premier's Award for Fiction. It is 1934; billowing dust and information, the government "Better Farming Train" slides through the wheatfields and small towns of Australia, bringing expert advice to those living on the land. The train is on a crusade to persuade the country that science holds the answers and that productivity is patriotic. Full of humour and a quiet wisdom, this haunting first novel evokes the Australian landscape in all its vivid beauty and probes the fragile relationship between man, science and nature. ISBN: 9780330421911. Our Book No: 22886. $10 AUD.

329. Toohey, Edwina (2001). Before the Aeroplane Dance: The Torres Strait and Cape York: Islanders, Aborigines and Adventurers, from the 1860s to 1914 (1st ed). Rockhampton: Outback Books / Central Queensland University Press. 189 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, small mark bottom edge, corners front cover little creased, minor edgewear. The untold story of the Torres Strait Islands and Cape York Peninsula in a text that abounds with strange tales, lively personal histories, and thrilling detail. ISBN: 1875998942. Our Book No: 26169. $20 AUD.

330. Tourist Publications, Australian (1967). Geraldton: The Gateway to the North. Melbourne: Australian Tourist Publications. 56 pp. Paperback, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, colour & black & white text-photos, single-colour drawings, adverts, map. (Estimated date, 1967, internal evidence.) A pictorial guide to the facilities and attractions in Geraldton, the major town on the central coast of Western Australia, and the surrounding area. Our Book No: 12541. $15 AUD.

331. Trezise, Percy; Brook, Valda (maps) (1993). Dream Road: A Journey of Discovery: A Unique Insight into Aboriginal Culture, Legends and Rock Art (1st ed). Sydney, St Leonards: Allen & Unwin. 205 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour illustrations, spine ends & covers corners little rubbed, spine little faded, minor edgewear jacket, top edge lightly foxed. The first definitive work on the Quinkin art body. The rock art covers the caves and cliffs of Cape York peninsula. The paintings range in age from 5000 to over 13,000 years, and it is one of the largest and most spectacular groups of rock paintings in the world. The author is a leading expert on Australian rock art, and he writes about the history and the significance of the paintings he rediscovered over a period of many years. Percy was joined by his friend Dick Roughsey, a member of the Lardil tribe on Mornington Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria, who helped him to learn about the culture and history of rock artists. He was able to link the paintings with the legends behind them. Percy Trezise has created many children's books about these legends. This book will interest anyone wanting to learn about the heritage of Australian art and culture. ISBN: 1863734031. Our Book No: 29234. $25 AUD.

332. Trist, Margaret (1970). Morning in Queensland (New ed) [Australian Library]. Sydney: Horwitz Publications. 253 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. Tansy is a delicious product of a colourful environment (Queensland), but she is also a little girl, and her growing up is as universal as it is individual and hilarious. This is an exceptional and delicately drawn novel for young adults - the author has captured the feeling of adolescence. ISBN: 0725500395. Our Book No: 20410. $12 AUD.

333. Tucker, Alan (2006). Cyclone Tracy: The Diary of Ryan Turner, Darwin, 1974 (1st ed) [My Australian Story Series]. Sydney: Scholastic. 142 pp. Hardback trade, blue very good condition, pictorial cover, edges little foxed. The adventures of a boy named Ryan and his family & friends leading up to Cyclone Tracy (Darwin, Australia) in 1974. This book is suitable for children aged 9 - 12, and is in diary format. ISBN: 1865049166. Our Book No: 26979. $15 AUD.

334. Turnbull, Henry (1983). Leichhardt's Second Journey: A First-Hand Account (Facsimile ed). Sydney: Halstead Press / John Ferguson. 58 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), black & white drawings (pale yellow background), minor edgewear, tiny mark front free flyleaf, minor foxing reverse side jacket (stain bottom edge), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. The author was one of eight men who accompanied the explorer Ludwig Leichhardt on his second expedition into the interior of Australia in 1846-7. This account is the record of a lecture given in Launceston, Tasmania, by Turnbull after the journey. ISBN: 0909134308. Our Book No: 22541. $15 AUD.

335. Tyler, Robert Emeric IV (editor) (2003). My Dear Emma: A Full and Detailed Account of the Journey of Robert Emeric Tyler and His Son, to Western Australia, and Their Return to England. August 1st 1895 to March 7th 1896. Perth, Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre Press. 255 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos & drawings, maps, frontispiece, front cover corner tips little worn, edges lightly foxed, spine little creased, minor edgewear. This book follows Robert Tyler and his son, as they journey from England to Australia in the late 1890s. Their adventures, misadventures and naivety as they journeyed in remote parts of the Western Australian goldfiields were recorded faithfully in letters to Robert's wife in England. Part travelogue, part social history, it is a remarkable personal account of an Australia of 100 years ago. ISBN: 1863683526. Our Book No: 26825. $15 AUD.

336. Upfield, Arthur (1964). Bony and the White Savage. London: Pan Books. 208 pp. Paperback small, good condition, small rubber stamp top edge, edges & pages toned, slight ridges along spine (binding error), minor edgewear, faint rubber date stamp last page. This time 'Bony', the part-Aboriginal detective, is at his best on a tense hunt for a murderer in the southwest corner of Western Australia. Our Book No: 27513. $12 AUD.

337. Upfield, Arthur (1964). Bony and the White Savage (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 230 pp. Paperback, very good condition, spine little scuffed & toned, pages lightly toned as common. This time Bony, the part-Aboriginal detective, is at his best on a tense hunt for a savage murderer (and former theological student) in the southwest corner of Western Australia. ISBN: 0207158487. Our Book No: 16260. $15 AUD.

338. Upfield, Arthur (1991). Bony and the Mouse (An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 188 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages lightly toned as common. An Inspector Bonaparte mystery, the Australian part-Aboriginal detective. Three times a killer has struck in Daybreak, a small town in Western Australia, but what is the connection between these three very differently executed killings? Why are the local Aborigines always far from the town at the time of the murders? And why should so many people suspect the strange bad boy Tony Carr? ISBN: 020716326X. Our Book No: 16259. $10 AUD.

339. Upfield, Arthur (1994). Cake in the Hat Box (An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 186 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear, heavy remainder stripe. Crime fiction novel in which a police jeep is found on a lonely dirt road in Western Australia. In it is Constable Stenhouse - shot dead, and his Aboriginal tracker has vanished. Will Bony or the local Aborigines find the killer first? ISBN: 0207162751. Our Book No: 3638. $12 AUD.

340. Upfield, Arthur (1994). Bony and the Mouse (An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery). Melbourne: Hinkler Book Distributors. 188 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages lightly toned as common. An Inspector Bonaparte mystery, the Australian part-Aboriginal detective. Three times a killer has struck in Daybreak, a small town in Western Australia, but what is the connection between these three very differently executed killings? Why are the local Aborigines always far from the town at the time of the murders? And why should so many people suspect the strange bad boy Tony Carr? ISBN: 0207186170. Our Book No: 17491. $10 AUD.

341. Urban, Anne (1993). Wildflowers & Plants of Inland Australia (Reprint ed). Fishermans Bend, VIC: Portside Editions. 240 pp. Paperback small thick trade, very good condition, colour text-photos, black & white drawings, map, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear. This comprehensive guidebook covers an area in Central Australia within the Northern Territory. The author lives in Central Australia, and spent six years doing intensive research and study. The text has been throughly field-researched and checked with other plant experts, provides both botanical and common names, and virtually every species described has a full-colour photo to help with identification. The diagrams illustrate particular points of interest. A great book for botanists or someone wanting to learn about our unique wildflowers. ISBN: 0949318035. Our Book No: 28500. $40 AUD.

342. Van Loon, Julienne (2008). Beneath the Bloodwood Tree (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 282 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few dents & scratches covers, minor edgewear. This Australian novel is set against the vast inhospitable landscape of the Pilbara, Western Australia. This is a powerful, tightly woven desert tale of ghosts, grief and love. ISBN: 9781741752304. Our Book No: 27446. $15 AUD.

343. Van Loon, Julienne (2013). Harmless (1st ed). Perth, Fremantle: Fremantle Press. 137 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. This Australian novel is set in the outer eastern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. Using sensual prose, the author presents a gallery of characters whose lives are compelling and grim, their small acts of resistance and resilience are beautiful and heroic. ISBN: 9781922089045. Our Book No: 28243. $15 AUD.

344. Wainwright, Norma (1990). With Rhyme and Reason (1st ed). Wyndham, WA: Norma Wainwright. 155 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, autograph (written dedication title page). This book is a diary of events surrounding the lives of the author and her family, spanning 60 years, 40 of them in the Kimberley's. A personal glimpse of their lives from 1930 to 1990. Mud map of Kununurra loosely inserted. ISBN: 0646024337. Our Book No: 26706. $20 AUD.

345. Wainwright, Robert (2004). The Lost Boy: A Search for Life, a Triumph of Outback Spirit (Reprint ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 188 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, top corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear, shop label rear cover. In October 1993, 8-year-old Clinton Liebelt disappeared without a trace in the Northern Territory. This story traces what happened to him and shows the true outback spirit which forged a community bond. The author explores the raw, gripping story about an outback family who became involved in one of Australia's biggest manhunts. About 500 people searched for him, until his body was found 10 days later. ISBN: 9781741143423. Our Book No: 29173. $18 AUD.

346. Wallace, Lennie (1999). Bow Waves in the Bull Dust: A New Edition of Leaves from the Peninsula [Cape York]. Rockhampton: Central Queensland University Press. 178 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos. Lennie recalls her childhood in Queensland country towns, and adulthood on a cattle station on Cape York peninsula. ISBN: 1875998764. Our Book No: 11368. $15 AUD.

347. Walsh, Grahame L.; Morrison, John (illustrator) (1985). Didane the Koala: From a Legend of the Bidjara People of the Upper Warrego. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press. Unnum 42 pp. Hardback oblong large quarto, no jacket (missing), good plus condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, edge tear (8 cm) single page repaired, base spine bumped, corner tips few pages creased, minor creases few pages. A children's picture story about a koala in Aboriginal mythology from the Bidjara people of central Queensland (near Roma and Carnarvon Gorge). Proceeds from original book sales supported the preservation of local Aboriginal rock art. ISBN: 0702218898. Our Book No: 5079. $25 AUD.

348. Waters, Jeff (2008). Gone for a Song: A Death in Custody on Palm Island (1st ed). Sydney: ABC Books. 246 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. The author writes about the death in custody of Mulrunji [Cameron Doomadgee] on Palm Island, Queensland, and the trial of the first policeman to be charged over an Aboriginal death in custody. He was later found not guilty. Examines the botched police investigation and the suppressed secret evidence. ISBN: 9780733322167. Our Book No: 23633. $15 AUD.

349. Watson, Graham (1995). It's Not All Bull: Biography of Colin Pearse of Yarragadee, and Family Back to 1830 (1st ed). Perth: William Colin Kennedy Pearse. 271 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, map, few light creases covers & fore-edge, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. This biography presents a graphic, entertaining, and enlightening account of the many enduring facets and challenges encountered throughout the life of this unique Australian agriculturalist. ISBN: 0646258893. Our Book No: 26601. $20 AUD.

350. Webber, Brian (1999). Rail Enthusiasts Guide to the Brisbane Region. Queensland: Australian Railway Historical Society (Queensland Division). 88 pp. Paperback trade, stapled, very good condition, black & white photos, maps, top spine lightly scuffed, minor edgewear. The author has written this book to help travellers learn about the railways of the cities and areas they visit, in this case Brisbane. ISBN: 0646334670. Our Book No: 25478. $20 AUD.

351. Weidenbach, Kristin (2003). Mailman of the Birdsville Track: The Story of Tom Kruse (Reprint ed). Sydney: Hodder. 283 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, small faint crease front cover, minor edgewear, written dedication, autograph (author's written name title page). The Birdsville Track is one of the best known and loneliest tracks in Australia, and for 20 years Tom was the mailman, battling everything from searing heat and floods to mechanical breakdown. Tom Kruse always got the mail through - come drought, hell or high water. A truly classic Australian story, and captures part of our history that is fast vanishing. ISBN: 073361521X. Our Book No: 14809. $15 AUD.

352. Wells, Ann E. (1976). Life in the Crocodile Islands [Milingimbi]. Sydney: Rigby. 231 pp. Paperback, card cover, very good condition, black & white text-photos, frontispiece, minor foxing inside covers & few pages, minor edgewear. (Originally published 1963 as Milingimbi, reissued in 1976 with new title.) The story of ten happy but difficult years on an island off the coast of Arnhem Land. Describes the experiences of the author and her husband, who was Superintendent of the mission station at Milingimbi, as they helped the Aboriginal people through the difficult passage from traditional life to the modern world. The narrative is rich in interest and enjoyment. ISBN: 072700185X. Our Book No: 24065. $16 AUD.

353. Wells, Linda (2016). Kultitja: Memoir of an Outback School Teacher (1st ed). Port Adelaide, SA: Ginninderra Press. 180 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. The autobiography of an Australian outback teacher. The author came from suburban Melbourne and went to see what she could find in the desert in the centre of Australia. The author captures the joy, wonder and hardships of life as a schoolteacher at Mount Allan community, near Alice Springs, and learns about herself along the way. ISBN: 9781760411251. Our Book No: 29271. $25 AUD.

354. White, James (1983). Cooloolooghinni. Terrigal, NSW: Mundigee. Unnum 108 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, edges jacket lightly foxed, autograph (author's written name), owner's written name & details. (No 276 of a limited edition of 1000 copies.) Autobiography of a jackaroo (jackeroo) in the Northern Territory and outback Queensland (Barclay Tableland, later named Mount Isa) during the years 1932 - 1936. Some of the text is expressed as poetry. ISBN: 0959263306. Our Book No: 11988. $15 AUD.

355. 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.

356. Wildey, William Brackley (1876). Australasia and the Oceanic Region: With Some Notice of New Guinea: From Adelaide - Via Torres Straits - to Port Darwin Thence Round West Australia [Wildey's Australasia and the Oceanic Region]. Melbourne: George Robertson. 426 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, original burgundy cloth cover (embossed edges, spine little faded), gilt lettering cloth cover (spine lettering faded), new burgundy endpapers, adverts, cover corners & spine ends little bumped, edges faintly toned & minimally foxed, minor edgewear. After residence of 22 years in Australia, Wildey sailed from Melbourne to Adelaide, and then on the Gothenberg steamer, circumnavigated Australia via the Torres Strait to Port Darwin, and then along the Western Australian coast. Includes side trips to Papua New Guinea and the Indonesian archipelago. A valuable travel guide and description of Australia in 1876. (Plus six pages of adverts at rear, including Cobb & Co.). Our Book No: 14280. $100 AUD.

357. Wildflower Guide, Western Australia (1994). A Guide to 101 Wildflowers of Western Australia (Revised ed). [Perth]: Western Australia Wildflower Guide / Printed by Advance Press. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, colour text-photos, minor edgewear, light creasing along spine. Revised edition (originally published, 1980s.) This pamphlet shows 101 wildflowers which are found in Western Australia. Many of the plants are found over a wide area of the state, and where localities have been given, it is only as a guide to a specific area where they may be found. The best time for the wildflowers is from August to November which this book has concentrated on. Our Book No: 26657. $15 AUD.

358. Wilding, Lynne (2013). Outback Sunset (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 422 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Australian novel about an English actress who falls in love with an Australian cattle station owner based in Western Australia. Will she survive the remote station life and the Selby family? ISBN: 9780732297596. Our Book No: 27711. $13 AUD.

359. Wilkes, Richard (1995). Bulmurn: A Swan River Nyoongar (1st ed). Perth, Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press. 219 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, tiny mark fore-edge, spine slightly faded. Set in the early 1800s, this book is a rare dramatic combination of historical fiction with Aboriginal tribal beliefs and legends. The author, a descendant of the Darbalyung Nyoongar people, wrote this fascinating book from stories that were passed down in the tradition of oral storytelling. ISBN: 1875560416. Our Book No: 22802. $15 AUD.

360. Winn, Rhylle (2000). A Kick to the Head (1st ed). Sydney: Hodder. 275 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, bottom corner creased front cover, few tiny scratches covers, bottom corner tip rear cover creased, minor edgewear. This is the story of how a Queensland farmer survived the sudden diagnosis of a life-threatening brain tumour. Rhylle's natural optimism, his willingness to admit his fears, weaknesses and failings, and his ability to monitor his own responses make this very Australian story not only reassuring but inspiring. ISBN: 0733613020. Our Book No: 21863. $10 AUD.

361. Winn, Rhylle (2000). A Kick to the Head (1st ed). Sydney: Hodder. 275 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, bottom corner creased front cover, few tiny scratches covers, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear, copy 2. This is the story of how a Queensland farmer survived the sudden diagnosis of a life-threatening brain tumour. Rhylle's natural optimism, his willingness to admit his fears, weaknesses and failings, and his ability to monitor his own responses make this very Australian story not only reassuring but inspiring. ISBN: 0733613020. Our Book No: 21863A. $10 AUD.

362. Winton, Tim; Autio, Narelle (photos) (2010). Land's Edge: A Coastal Memoir (New ed). Melbourne: Penguin Group Australia. 103 pp. Hardback small wide, dustjacket, pictorial cover, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour photos, minor edgewear jacket (closed tear & small scuff & crease top edge). In this memoir, the Australian author writes about his obsession with what happens where the water meets the shore, about diving, dunes, beachcombing and the sense of being on the precarious edge that he records in his novels. The full-colour photos bring his very special story to life. ISBN: 9781926428284. Our Book No: 29180. $15 AUD.

363. Wixted, Edward P.; Taylor, Lady Joy (foreword) (1985). The North-West Aerial Frontier 1919 - 1934: Some Men, Women and Flying Machines seen in North-west Australia in the Pioneering Period: International Flights, Round-Australia Flights, and the Completion of the Darwin Air Link to the Eastern States (1st ed). Brisbane, Spring Hill: Boolarong Press. 216 pp. Hardback small folio, very good condition, pictorial cover, no jacket as issued, black & white text-photos, bottom corner tip rear cover little bumped, owner's written name inside front cover. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The story of each of the major aircraft flights in the north-west region of Australia between 1919 and 1934. The author has given a permanent place in history to the many efforts that have been overlooked previously. ISBN: 0908175892. Our Book No: 26135. $30 AUD.

364. Wood, Karen (2011). Moonstone Promise (1st ed) [No 2 of a Series]. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 247 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This is the second novel for young adults in the series. Luke takes of to the Gulf country (Queensland) in search of brumbies and finds himself camped by a river with three Aboriginal elders. Can a mob of wild brumbies and three wise men help Luke discover who he is and where he belongs? Includes a sneak preview of Book no 3 (11p.). ISBN: 9781742373164. Our Book No: 27317. $12 AUD.

365. Wositzky, Jan; Yidumduma, Bill Harney (told by) (2008). Born Under the Paperbark Tree: A Man's Life (Reprint ed). Marleston, SA: J. B. Books. 208 pp. Paperback, very good condition, maps, small crease front cover, minor edgewear, non-author written dedication title page. This book is the story of Yidumduma Bill Harney who is the son of W. E. (Bill) Harney, the writer and storyteller who became a legend in the North, and Ludi Yibuluyma, a Wardaman woman. He had little contact with his father. Instead he was brought up straddling both heritages, learning the traditional Aboriginal way of life and learning the white man's way. It is the authentic voice of a man living between two worlds, two cultures. ISBN: 1876622032. Our Book No: 27547. $12 AUD.

366. Wright, Alexis (2006). Carpentaria (Reprint ed). Sydney, Artarmon: Giramondo Publishing Company. 520 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Heavy. Alexis Wright's second novel, being an epic set in the Gulf Country of northwestern Queensland. Alexis is a member of the Waanyi Nation of the southern highlands of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award in 2007. The story teems with extraordinary characters: outcast saviour Elias Smith, religious zealot Mozzie Fishman, murderous mayor Bruiser, moth-ridden Captain Nicoli Finn, activist Will Phantom and the rulers of the family, Angel Day and Norman Phantom - figures of such an intense imagining. ISBN: 1920882170. Our Book No: 14757. $25 AUD.

367. 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. $20 AUD.

368. Wright, Judith; Wright, Annette (illustrator) (1960). The Day the Mountains Played (1st ed). Brisbane: Jacaranda Press. 47 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial cover, good condition, colour illustrations, endpapers & pages lightly toned & foxed, edgewear, spine ends & corners worn & bumped, small dent fore-edge, boards little marked, spine little rubbed, top corner flyleaf clipped. A children's picture story about two Aboriginal boys named Darri and Cobadong and their dingo Purnung who went everywhere together in Queensland. They are helped in protecting their tribe from Doolamai Warriors by the Great Mountains. Our Book No: 28098. $13 AUD.

369. Yates (1989). Yates Gardening in Tropical and Sub-Tropical Australia (1st ed) [Yates Garden Library]. Melbourne: Arthur Yates & Co / Lothian Publishing. 96 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, colour text-photos & drawings. This book describes the special conditions that affect gardeners in eastern Queensland, the north of Western Australia, and the Top End of the Northern Territory. ISBN: 0850913845. Our Book No: 5178. $14 AUD.

370. Yimikirli; Rockman Napaljarri, Peggy (translator & collector) & Cataldi, Lee (translator & collector) (1994). Warlpiri Dreamings and Histories (1st ed) [Sacred Literature]. San Francisco: HarperCollins. 193 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos centre spread, decorative black & white drawings, faint foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear), light toning edges. The living mythology of the Warlpiri people of central Australia. These creation myths (Jukurrpa or Dreaming) are the basis of the modern culture of these Australian Aboriginal people. Recorded and translated here for the first time are stories rich with insight into Aboriginal spirituality and life. ISBN: 0060661259. Our Book No: 28554. $25 AUD.

371. Young, Par; Hauser, P. J. (illustrator) (1988). Eucalypts Forest Guide. Brisbane, The Gap: Brisbane Forest Park Administration Authority. 72 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour text-photos, black & white drawings, maps, faint foxing fore-edge, light crease front cover, minor edgewear corners. This book is a helpful guide with illustrations to the selection of species native to the eucalyptus open forests and woodlands of Brisbane Forest Park (BFP) and surrounding areas. Brisbane Forest Park is an area of natural bushland covering 25,000 ha in the D'Aguilar Ranges, northwest of Brisbane. ISBN: 0724227989. Our Book No: 29226. $16 AUD.

372. Zekulich, Michael (2001). Flavours of Margaret River: Amberley Estate, Clairault Wines, Voyager Estate, Xanadu. Perth, Subiaco: Churchill Press. Unnum 40 pp. Paperback square quarto, very good plus condition, colour text-photos (some full-page). Wines and recipes from Amberley Estate, Clairault Wines, Voyager Estate, and Xanadu wineries in the beautiful Margaret River region of southwest Western Australia. This book is a great way to learn about the region and pick up some great recipes at the same time. ISBN: 0958598614. Our Book No: 22204. $18 AUD.