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1. Adam-Smith, Patsy (1975). Tiger Country (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Seal / Rigby Limited. 206 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white text-photos, pages & edges faintly toned as usual, top edge faintly foxed. Her extensive travel throughout remote Tasmania in search of stories about the Tasmanian tiger. ISBN: 085179064X. Our Book No: 4071. $10 AUD.

2. Adams, Frances (1994). John Webb's End, or Strong as Death [Australian Books on Demand, no. 12]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 74 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, frontispiece, few tiny scuffs front cover, small dent & tiny closed tears spine, slight crease front cover near spine, minor edgewear. This is a tragic Australian historical novel about a man who is in love with a girl who is not interested in him. He gets in financial difficulties when he takes on a property. He turns to bushranging with disastrous results. This is a well written story and tells a lot about our early beginnings and the nature of outback life. (Originally published, 1891.). ISBN: 0949910414. Our Book No: 29846. $25 AUD.

3. Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland, Royal National; Watson, H. W. (secretary) (1951). Royal National Show 1951 Daily Ring Programme: Commonwealth Jubilee Souvenir, Bowen Park, Brisbane (1st ed). Brisbane: Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland. 64 pp. Paperback small quarto, good condition, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), thin card covers, black & white text-photos & drawings & adverts, colour illustration front cover, colour advert rear cover & inside front cover, single-colour adverts inside rear cover, cover & centre page LOOSE, slight loss bottom corner front cover, top corner front cover creased, short tear along spine, spine rubbed, covers lightly creased, pages lightly toned, slight loss top spine on, edgewear. This is the Commonwealth Jubilee Souvenir Ring Programme for the Royal National Show at Bowen Park, Brisbane held on 3-11 August, 1951. This is a daily programme and this one is for Wednesday 8th August. The colour photo on the cover shows two horses with riders. There is a plan of the show grounds, and the events of the day are listed. A great little book with some early history. Our Book No: 40104. $15 AUD.

4. 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.

5. Anderson; Turner, Fred (editor) (1907). Anderson's Manual of the Farm: A Practical Treatise on the Cultivation of Farm Crops, Forage Plants and Grasses. Sydney: Anderson & Co. 158 pp. Paperback, good condition, grey card cover, tables, drawings, pages toned, endpapers & edges foxed, rear cover crease, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1907, Trove catalogue, including newspaper adverts.). Published by Anderson & Co., seed and plant merchants, 399 George Street, Sydney. A practical treatise on the cultivation of farm crops, forage plants and grasses, etc. Fred Turner is a botanist, NSW Department of Agriculture, and a parks superintendent. Our Book No: 15794. $50 AUD.

6. Anderson, Mona (1965). A River Rules My Life (Reprint ed). Wellington: A. H. & A. W. Reed. 212 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, maps, endpaper maps, minor foxing reverse side jacket (chipped, flaps lightly foxed), edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned. Her fascinating life for 23 years on one of the great high-country sheep stations of Canterbury, New Zealand. It occupies a mountain range between two ice rivers and lies in the shadow of the Southern Alps. Mona knew nothing about station life before she married the manager of Mount Algidus Station. The Wilberforce River rules, but also the story of an isolated little community of homestead folk, shepherds, cooks, and cowboys, of good neighbours, the working year with the merino flock, and the host of characters and experiences that have marked her years - recalled with honesty, joy and humour. Our Book No: 26034. $10 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. Atkinson, Louisa (1983). Tom Hellicar's Children. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 103 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. This historical novel is set in Australia after the gold rushes, and was first published as a serial in the Sydney Mail. The story is about three children, left in the guardianship of their Uncle, and the treatment which they and their mother received at his hands. The author has included many realistic descriptions of colonial life. The rounding up of brumbies is a very vivid description of one of the boys in a dramatic ride down a rocky hillside after one of the wild horses: this scene was written over 30 years before - and may have been a model for - the same scene in "The Man From Snowy River". (Originally published in 1871 as 21 parts in the Sydney Mail newspaper.). ISBN: 0949910104. Our Book No: 29783. $18 AUD.

9. Atkinson, Louisa (1988). Myra. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 53 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, spine faintly faded, minor edgewear. This novel is set in the 1850s in a farming community west of Sydney on the Nepean River. This is a domestic novel dealing with human relationships, which gives a picture of life as it was often lived by women in the 1860s. An excellent novel about early colonial Australia. (Originally published in 1864 in six parts in the Sydney Mail newspaper.). ISBN: 0949910171. Our Book No: 29820. $20 AUD.

10. Bailey, Jenny (2005). The Country's Finest Hour: Sixty Years of Rural Broadcasting in Australia (Revised ed). Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). 200 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear. Part history, part reminiscence, this book draws largely on the memories of ABC reporters past and present, many of whom were great characters whose flair and sense of humour equalled their rapport with the audience. There are behind-the-scenes stories about some of Australia's most popular programs - "Blue Hills", "A Big Country", "Australia All Over" - as well as a look at the present state of life in the bush and the future of rural broadcasting. ISBN: 0733317359. Our Book No: 23107. $15 AUD.

11. Bailey, Sam; Bailey, Jenny; Jones, Caroline (preface) (2007). Head Over Heels: A Story of Tragedy, Triumph and Romance in the Australian Bush (Reprint ed). Sydney: ABC Books. 246 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, map, corner tip creased, top edge lightly toned, minor edgewear, non-author written dedication from both authors. Inspiring story of courage, triumph and romance. When Sam became a quadriplegic after a car accident he conquered his disability through tenacity and the support of his family, friends and doctors. The day he met Jenny, an ABC Rural journalist, he discovered love can overcome all boundaries. This is their very special story. ISBN: 9780733317576. Our Book No: 27853. $13 AUD.

12. Bates, Albert; Shiva, Vandana (foreword) (2010). The Biochar Solution: Carbon Farming and Climate Change. Canada: New Society Publishers. 209 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, black & white text-photos, top corners some pages minimally creased, minor edgewear. A detailed analysis of our global climate and food predicament with techniques for the production and use of biochar and practical carbon farming. The author traces the evolution of this extraordinary substance from the ancient dark earths of the Amazon to current practices. ISBN: 9780865716773. Our Book No: 28892. $16 AUD.

13. Bayley, William A. (1975). Uplands Pastures: History of Crookwell Shire New South Wales (Revised, enlarged ed). Crookwell, NSW: Crookwell Shire Council. 207 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good jacket), black & white text-photos, frontispiece, endpaper map, minor edgewear jacket (jacket little rubbed, spine little faded, few tiny chips, closed tear), minimal annotation endpapers. Revised edition. This is the story of Crookwell Shire. The author presents it without documentation, using a narrative style through which runs the thread of the story of the gradual development of an important uplands centre from a few isolated huts to a progressive and prosperous tablelands town. The town contributes largely to the agricultural and pastoral wealth of New South Wales. ISBN: 0959821503. Our Book No: 29494. $35 AUD.

14. Beadell, Len (1975). Still in the Bush (Reprint ed). Sydney: New Holland. 175 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, full-page black & white text-photos, endpaper map, few small creases front cover. Entertaining adventures in outback South Australia: building roads etc., for the forthcoming Woomera rocket range. ISBN: 1864367830. Our Book No: 4845. $11 AUD.

15. Beadell, Len; Penney, W. G. (foreword) (2006). Blast the Bush (Reprint ed). Sydney: New Holland. 212 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings (cartoons), minor edgewear. When the time came to explore part of Australia's outback for a nuclear weapons testing program, Len Beadell was the natural choice to select and help prepare the site (Maralinga) and roads for an historic detonation in the lonely South Australian back country. With his characteristic humour and embellished with his own cartoons, he tells the story of the people who worked on the project, and he recounts the sequence of events that led up to the gigantic explosion that blasted the bush. (1 of 2 copies available.). ISBN: 9781864367362. Our Book No: 4146. $15 AUD.

16. Bean, C. E. W. (1945). On the Wool Track [Australian Pocket Library]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 212 pp. Paperback, good condition, pages toned as usual, covered staples as issued, spine repaired (transparent archival tape), minor edgewear. A young reporter from the Sydney Morning Herald travels through western New South Wales in search of colourful stories about the wool industry. Our Book No: 11490. $25 AUD.

17. Bean, C. E. W. (1970). On the Wool Track (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 152 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned as usual, spine lightly faded, minor edgewear, faint small sticker mark, owner's written name. (Originally published, 1910.) In 1909, a young reporter from the Sydney Morning Herald, later to became the noted war historian, travels through western New South Wales in search of colourful stories about the wool industry. ISBN: 0207940738. Our Book No: 17426. $20 AUD.

18. Beaver, Bruce (1966). You Can't Come Back (1st ed). Adelaide: Rigby Limited. 166 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge lightly foxed, edges reverse side lightly foxed jacket (unclipped, minor edgewear). First edition. In this short novel, a small party of railway labourers are allotted a week's work and stationed at a large NSW country town. Their daily lives and the experiences that befall them after working hours are described, laconically enough, by a member of the group. The author's first novel is based on his six year's experience as a surveyor's labourer in the Hunter valley and northern New South Wales. (An Angus & Robertson edition was also published in 1966, presumably in the U.K.). Our Book No: 22889. $10 AUD.

19. Becke, Louis; Crittenden, Victor (biographical note) (2002). Bella of Barina [Small Tales of Early Australia Series, no. 6]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 68 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card cover, minor edgewear, previous owner’s initials & date inside front cover, two biro corrections rear cover. This Australian novel is an adventure story about a youth's experiences with a young girl in Port Macquarie. The story is about Australians in the middle of the 19th century and shows the social climate at that time. This book has never been published as a separate book, but was included in his collection of stories. The author was born at Port Macquarie, a coastal town in New South Wales. (Annotation by Alan Ivey, book collector.). ISBN: 0949910910. Our Book No: 29823. $16 AUD.

20. Beckley, Peter (1985). Keeping Bees (Reprint ed) [Garden Farming Series]. London: Pelham Books. 125 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white figures, light foxing edges, light creases spine, minor edgewear. This useful book explains everything the prospective beekeeper needs to know about this absorbing and rewarding craft. Includes an introduction to the honeybee and its life cycle, and useful advice on how to obtain bees and equipment. Management techniques are discussed in detail. There are sections on bee diseases and enemies, and hygiene in the hive and apiary. ISBN: 0720714362. Our Book No: 28708. $18 AUD.

21. Beeton, Sue (2000). Ecotourism: A Practical Guide for Rural Communities (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Landlinks Press / CSIRO Publishing. 186 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, tables, minimal edgewear. This book covers everything a person needs to think about before venturing into the ecotourism market. It explains what ecotourism is and who the ecotourists are. It describes how to work with the local community and the local environment, highlighting some of the constraints and pitfalls. It explains what is needed to make a successful venture work and how to make it pay. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0643063595. Our Book No: 13291. $20 AUD.

22. Bennett, Rodney; Whydale, E. Herbert (illustrator) (1953). The Marvellous Adventures of Percy Pig [Whitcombe's Story Books]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 114 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, card cover, black & white drawings, staples rusted, minor foxing covers & edges, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, rubber stamp. No 215 in this series for ages 7 to 9 years. A story about farm animals. (Estimated date, 1953, McLaren no. 215f, G3722. Originally published, 1935. Rubber stamp of Anthony Horderns.). Our Book No: 16949. $20 AUD.

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

24. Binge, Leonie (2015). Nellie's Vow: A Remarkable True Story of Triumph Over Tragedy. Sydney, Crows Nest: Arbon Publishing. 336 pp. Paperback octavo (with flaps), very good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) photos (including inside covers), frontispiece, edges faintly scuffed, minor edgewear. This is an inspiring true story. The four Peisley girls spent their early childhood years in Nyngan, country New South Wales, until they were separated and had to live in pain and poverty. Nellie, the eldest, brings them all together in the end. The book is packed with historical detail including their early country life, childhood anecdotes to heart-rending descriptions of Depression-era Sydney (1930s). The sepia photos of the places and people in the story bring it to life. This memoir is a poignant tribute to one young woman's fortitude in the face of terrible misfortune. ISBN: 9780992351281. Our Book No: 28945. $30 AUD.

25. Blackadder, Jesse (2014). Paruku: The Desert Brumby (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins Australia. 216 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, light foxing top edge, bottom corner rear cover creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This moving novel for young adults is inspired by the true story of the Kimberley brumbies and their journey to Dubai for the purpose of horse racing. There is a photo of the author meeting Timana in Dubai. ISBN: 9790733331794. Our Book No: 30362. $15 AUD.

26. Boldrewood, Rolf (1891). The Squatter's Dream: A Story of Australian Life (Reprint ed). London: Macmillan & Co. 312 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, good plus condition, red cloth cover (gilt vignette & spine lettering), inner hinge little split, cover corners little bumped (little marked), pages lightly toned as usual, flyleaves & rough-cut edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. A classic novel of life in colonial rural Australia, by the author of "Robbery Under Arms". Jack Redgrave was a jolly, well-to-do young squatter, who, in the 1850s had a very fair cattle station in one of the Australian colonies, upon which he lived in much comfort and reasonable possession of the minor luxuries of life. Plus 44p publisher's catalogue at rear. Our Book No: 15768. $20 AUD.

27. Bornstein, Mitchell (2015). Last Chance Mustang: The Story of One Horse, One Horseman, and One Final Shot at Redemption (1st p/b ed). New York: St Martin's Press. 300 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, bottom corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear. The author has spent 20 years as a horse trainer, and thought that he had met every dangerous horse there is, until he met Samson who hated everyone and everything, and would let everyone know it. After years of abuse at the hands of sadistic owners he had learned that all humans mean pain and fear. Over one year, Mitch and Samson learnt respect for each other, and Mitch experienced firsthand the true mettle and greatness of the wild American mustang (from the Nevada wilds). This is a story of hope, redemption, commitment, friendship, and love, told with great compassion. ISBN: 9781250087478. Our Book No: 29066. $18 AUD.

28. Bowen, Jill (1994). Kidman: The Forgotten King: The True Story of The Greatest Pastoral Landholder In Modern History (Reprint ed). Sydney: Cornstalk Publishing. 476 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page black & white photos (including frontispiece), boards little faded, minor edgewear jacket (spine little faded), top corner rear board little bumped, tiny scuff front free flyleaf. The biography of the Australian bushman, grazier and businessman, Sir Sidney Kidman. This book looks at the fascinating Kidman facts and fictions, and gives a balanced account of this larger-than-life Australian and his exceptional achievements. ISBN: 020718464X. Our Book No: 29710. $30 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. Brambles, Woody (2017). From Farm to Table: Grains. Melbourne, Clifton Hill: Louie & Ted. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, colour photos (most full-page), minor edgewear. Target audience: Primary school age. The educational story of how grains like rice, wheat and corn make the long journey from the ground to be used in food for human use, livestock - and industrial products such as ethanol, which is often made from corn or sugarcane, and is used in many cars and small vehicles. ISBN: 9781742034416. Our Book No: 30377. $18 AUD.

31. Brierley, Jean (2009). Heading South: A True Family Pioneering Story. City Not Stated: Jean Brierley. 155 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, fore-edge & cover corners little creased. (Written dedication, dated 2009.) The author has written this book from memory after 40 years. The story is about the family moving out of Hunters Hill in Sydney to the South Coast to improve John's health. They bought land and built a caravan park where they stayed for nine years before moving back to Sydney. The memories have always been with Jean and she is happy to have written this story. Our Book No: 28005. $30 AUD.

32. Brill, Ted; Bilbey, Grant (foreword); Pye, Erica (illustrator) (1999). The History of Ebenezer: Australia's Oldest Church, Coromandel Road, Ebenezer, NSW (Revised ed). City Not Stated: Fitzgerald Graphic Communications (Printer). 32 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card covers, stapled pamphlet, black & white text-photos & drawings, tiny dent front cover, spine little creased, staples little rusted. This revised pamphlet describes this historic church in the Hawkesbury region. Covers the history of the families who built the church, their voyage to Australia, settlement, the building of the church, the first communion, pioneers, early ministers, and celebrations. ISBN: 0957746407. Our Book No: 40028. $15 AUD.

33. 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.

34. Bromby, Robin (1989). Unlocking the Land: The Saga of Farming in Australia (New ed). Melbourne: Lothian Publishing. 168 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, corner tips covers little scuffed, spine little faded, light toning inside covers, light foxing edges, minor edges. About the history of farming in Australia since settlement. The difficulties faced by the early settlers in a hot, dry and often infertile land are described. Droughts, shearer's strikes, and campaigns to keep the Kanakas in the cane fields are all discussed. An interesting book for anyone wanting to learn about early farming. ISBN: 085091356X. Our Book No: 29392. $15 AUD.

35. Brooke, Cori; Forward, Megan (2016). All I Want for Christmas is Rain (1st ed). Sydney, Glebe: New Frontier Publishing. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear, autograph (written dedication by illustrator), non-author written dedication front flyleaf. A beautiful children's picture book about the drought taking hold and threatening the Christmas celebrations. A girl named Jane wished for rain. Will her wish come true? The large colourful lifelike drawings and easy-to-read rhyming text will interest children of any age. ISBN: 9781925059717. Our Book No: 30365. $18 AUD.

36. Brown, Nicholas; Boden, Susan (2012). A Way Through: The Life of Rick Farley. Sydney, Kensington: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 352 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition. Rick Farley was an extraordinary man: head of the Cattlemen's Union and the National Farmers' Federation, co-founder of National Landcare, campaingner for Aboriginal rights and reconciliation. His simple message was for all Australians to care a lot better for their country. ISBN: 9781921410857. Our Book No: 17113. $22 AUD.

37. Bruce, Mary Grant (1952). Wings Above Billabong. London & Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co. 252 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), blue cloth boards (little fading base spine, black spine lettering), frontispiece drawing, edges & few page margins foxed, pages lightly toned, base rear cover & spine jacket creased (some edgewear), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (Brodart). Twelfth book of the Billabong series. The routine life of an Australian cattle station is complicated by a secret gold mine. Bandits, aeroplanes and the adventures of a plucky small boy give thrill and drama to a tale for young adults that welcomes old friends and new. (No date, but 1952. Burnet 31.6. No 257 on base jacket spine. Frontispiece not signed JFC. Printed by Ebenezer Baylis.). Our Book No: 17751. $45 AUD.

38. Bruce, Mary Grant (1955). Golden Fiddles (Reprint ed). London: Ward Lock & Co. 256 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), frontispiece drawing, minor foxing top edge, minor edgewear jacket, small rubber stamp, owner's written name (small). Novel for young adults (not in the Billabong series). The Balfours and their four children are a very poor family, living on a hill farm in Gippsland, Australia. When Mrs Balfour is left 80,000 pounds by an uncle, they can hardly believe their good fortune. (Estimated date, 1955. Burnet 25.4. Number 546 on verso title page, 900/1500 on front flap. Billabong Riders is last book mentioned on rear flap.). Our Book No: 15780. $40 AUD.

39. Buchanan, Robin A. (1989). Bush Regeneration: Recovering Australian Landscapes. Sydney: TAFE Learning Student Publications. 259 pp. Paperback large quarto, good condition, black & white drawings, tables, diagrams, maps, colour text-photos, corner tip front cover creased, minor foxing edges & endpapers, significant edgewear & rubbing. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Developed as a TAFE Student Learning Publication for the certificate in Bush Regeneration, and as a reference for other related courses concerned with bushland management, landscaping, horticulture and parks management. Chapters on botany and plant ecology, soils, weeds and their control, and severely degraded landscapes are profusely illustrated in full-colour, and supplemented by easily understood diagrams and tables. Every plant community is included: mangroves, wetlands, heath, woodland, rainforests, dunes and coasts, wet and dry sclerophyll forests, arid and semi-arid lands. This book will interest horticulture students, farmers, mining and forestry workers, ecologists, town planners, local council administrators, suburban gardeners. ISBN: 0724078770. Our Book No: 26153. $25 AUD.

40. Bunday, Helen (2007). From Farmer to Fiddler: The Story of Donald Hazelwood, Concertmaster Emeritus (1st ed) [Eminent Musicians of Australia]. Sydney, Terrey Hills: Bowerbird Press. 233 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear corners, old price marks. The story of a remarkable musician's life. Hazelwood overcame many obstacles to reach the peak of his profession. He was concertmaster of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) for 33 years, and he became one of Australia's best-known and respected musicians. His story ranges from a vivid picture of rural life in Australia in the early decades of the last century, to his encounters with famous conductors such as Goossens and de Waart. Also covers the creation of the Sydney Opera House. ISBN: 9780957779044. Our Book No: 23361. $40 AUD.

41. Burden, Hilary (2012). A Story of Seven Summers: Life in the Nuns' House. Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 274 pp. Paperback octavo, good condition, few black & white text-photos, light creases covers, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, faint crinkling & tide marks last few pages (previous water contact now dry), small stain fore-edge first few pages, spine ends little bumped. The author leaves her glamorous life working as a globetrotting magazine journalist in London and returning to Tasmania. She bought a ramshackle old house - the Nuns' House, with a sprawling neglected garden, and gave herself the time and space to begin again. Now seven summers later, she has a home, a garden, two alpacas (Jack and Kerouac), two chooks (Marilyn and Monroe), a purpose and a passion. This is a wonderful and inspiring story of courage to go into the unknown. ISBN: 9781742376844. Our Book No: 28453. $10 AUD.

42. Burnett, Robert (2006). Gold Dust on the Wool. Sydney, Parramatta: RDU Books. 183 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, top corner front cover creased, top corners few pages creased, top corner tips little worn, rubber stamp title page, autograph (author's written name title page). Continues the Sugden story that began in "The Classer". ISBN: 0958029318. Our Book No: 26509. $35 AUD.

43. Campbell Crowley, C. (1959). Around the Year at Alectown: Volume 4 (1st ed). City Not Stated: C. Campbell Crowley / J. Roy Stevens (Printer). 75 pp. Paperback, very good condition, stapled, brown card covers, gilt title, top spine scuffed, pages lightly toned, small glue residue front cover. This wonderful book tells the story of their experiences and impressions on the Alectown-Mingelo-Tomingley and Peak Hill diggings, and especially Alectown in 1892 (Parkes district). This charming little book is told in rhyme form, by one who lived in those days, and shared in the communal life. Our Book No: 29855. $18 AUD.

44. Campbell, David; Peel, John; Egan, Jack (selected by) (2009). Song for a Wren: Country Poems and Images. Blackheath, NSW: WriteLight Pty Ltd. 103 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), colour photos, autograph (photographer's written name title page). In 1986, author Jack Egan and photographer John Peel collaborated on a book of David Campbell's country poems - but never published. Peel has now assembled some of the originally selected poems and photographs, and added more photographs that evoke Campbell's haunting poetry. Campbell (1915 - 1979) was a decorated RAAF pilot during WW2, before taking over Wells Station, his family's pastoral property north of Canberra. He has written 11 books of poetry, and had a considerable following via The Bulletin magazine. ISBN: 9780980687804. Our Book No: 14009. $80 AUD.

45. Cant-Wall, E. (Edward) (1882). Ireland Under the Land Act: Letters Contributed to the Standard Newspaper, with an Appendix of Leading Cases under the Act, Giving the Evidence in Full, Judicial Dicta, &c. London: Chatto & Windus. 283 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition, red cloth cover, black endpapers, foldout charts, spine little faded (little soiled & stained), cover corners bumped, edges untrimmed (some tearing uncut top edges, no loss text), some foxing (edges, endpapers & some internal pages), bookplate front pastedown, rubber stamp, owner's written name. The editor of the "Standard" sent the barrister Cant-Wall to impartially report on the working of the latest Land Act. He observed Land Commission deliberations, and the activities of the leaders of the Irish Land League, a political organisation that helped tenant farmers acquire their own land, and of Roman Catholic bishops. Includes a selection of leading cases, exemplifying relations between landlord and tenant. (Plus 32p publisher's catalogue at rear. Bookplate of Lord Walter Fitzgerald.). Our Book No: 14466. $30 AUD.

46. Carn, K. G. (1939). Control of Weeds (Revised, retitled ed). Sydney: New South Wales Department of Agriculture / Rural Bank of New South Wales. 66 pp. Paperback tall trade, good condition, concealed staples, paper covers, black & white drawings, colour plates, tide marks bottom edge last few pages & rear cover (former water contact now dry, light foxing edges, pages lightly toned, white background on covers little marked, slight loss bottom spine, closed tear spine, few creases covers, minor insect damage fore-edge covers, minor edgewear corners. This book has been issued to help the person on the land to control the weeds that are a problem to all farmers. The black & white illustrations and colour plates will help with identification. Written by the Weeds Officer, New South Wales Department of Agriculture. (Originally published in 1935 under the title "Know Your Weeds". This is the revised and enlarged retitled edition.). Our Book No: 29245. $15 AUD.

47. Carroll, Marg (2008). Reinventing the Bush: Inspiring Stories of Young Australians. Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). 338 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written & dated dedication). From the Red Centre to the Gulf of Carpentaria, the highlands of Tasmania to the rugged Kimberley and the Murray River, the author introduces 19 young Australians. Their stories and initiatives offer promise, hope and humour for a rural Australia where drought, debt and despair are common. ISBN: 9780733321412. Our Book No: 23659. $10 AUD.

48. Casey, R. (2005). Merino Murder (1st ed). Melbourne, Hartwell: Sid Harta Publishers. 456 pp. Paperback small thick trade, very good condition, faint marks top edge, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. This novel is set in an outback area of Australia, and deals with the death of Merino rams. A nearby agricultural research station is called in to look at the problem. A research worker thinks he has found the cause of the deaths, and puts himself at risk of becoming the next victim. A mystery to keep you on your toes. ISBN: 192103095X. Our Book No: 27950. $18 AUD.

49. Cato, Nancy (1985). Green Grows the Vine (New ed). London: Inner Circle Books. 192 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), edges little creased jacket, fore-edge lightly foxed, owner's written name. Australian novel. Three pretty girls sat in a train which tore through the deserts west of Sydney, heading for the grape-picking town of Vindura, South Australia. The next two months would have profound romantic effects on their lives. ISBN: 185018030X. Our Book No: 14644. $15 AUD.

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

51. Chapman, Peter (2007). Jungle Capitalists: A Story of Globalisation, Greed and Revolution (1st ed). Edinburgh: Canongate Books. 224 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. This powerful and gripping book shows how US importer United Fruit set the precedent for the power behind today's multi-national companies. The story has its source in United Fruit's 19th-century beginnings in the jungles of Costa Rica. The author has written a story of big business, deceit and lies, to show how one company caused major problems in Central America. ISBN: 9781841959092. Our Book No: 22931. $10 AUD.

52. Cherry, Derelie (2009). Two Dogs and a Garden (Reprint ed). Kulnura, NSW: Paradise Publishers. 240 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, colour photos (mostly full-page), light bump top pine. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This delightful book, full of passion, beauty and life-like flowers, is about her garden, and the trials and tribulations experienced by herself, husband Bob, and their two dogs Jessee and Trudy. The garden is called Paradise, located 100 km north of Sydney, which Bob began creating in 1972. A wonderful edition to any garden book collection. ISBN: 9780646509570. Our Book No: 28552. $25 AUD.

53. Chester, Quentin (2008). Tales from the Bush: Footloose Reflections on the Walking Life (1st ed). Sydney: ACP Magazines. 151 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, drawings, minimal edgewear. This collection of stories explores the ragged, liberating charms of bushwalking and the outdoor life in Australia. ISBN: 9781862760653. Our Book No: 25362. $15 AUD.

54. Clarke, Marcus (1996). The Mystery of Major Molineux [Small Tales of Early Australia Series, no. 3]. Canberra, Jamison Centre: Mulini Press. 66 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, card cover, minor edgewear. This is one of the author's 'Strange Tales'. The story is set in Hobart in the middle of the 19th century and concerns the strange behaviour of the Major, a resident in Hobart, and a very mysterious house. ISBN: 0949910651. Our Book No: 29871. $18 AUD.

55. Cleary, Jon (1949). The Long Shadow. Sydney: Invincible Press. 128 pp. Paperback wide trade, stapled, pictorial card covers, fair plus condition, some insect damage edges front cover, small tears edges few pages, rear cover background & inside covers lightly toned, bottom corner creased few pages, scuff front cover, pages toned, some loss spine & backstrip, edgewear. (Estimated date, 1949, Trove catalogue.) Acclaimed Australian crime fiction novel about the murder of a woman named Ruth Taylor. The quiet bushland scene is shattered by a violence so shocking that the little North Coast town is roused to mob vengeance. The author builds up a breath-taking suspense, and subtly interweaves a thread of romance in this striking tale of crime set in the tranquil Australian countryside of red-roofed farms and sleek dairy herds. Our Book No: 27521. $20 AUD.

56. Club of the ACT, Land Rover (1984). Going Bush: A Handbook for Four Wheel Driver Users (Amended ed). Canberra: Land Rover Club of the ACT. 116 pp. Paperback trade, card cover, very good condition, figures, adverts, tiny tear fore-edge single page, bottom corner front cover & few pages lightly creased, tiny mark front cover, staples rusted, minor edgewear. This very informative and practical booklet has been written to encourage safe and trouble-free enjoyment of the Australian bush. The book covers maintaining your vehicle at all times, bush preparation, fitting out the vehicle, map reading, bush mechanics and emergency repairs, photography, first aid and many other topics that will help you get maximum enjoyment from your vehicle. ISBN: 0959304606. Our Book No: 29164. $15 AUD.

57. Coman, Brian (2010). Tooth and Nail: The Story of the Rabbit in Australia (Revised & updated ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 248 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, tables, maps, pages lightly toned, bottom corners covers little creased, minor edgewear. In this revised and updated edition, the author tells the fascinating story of the rabbit plague in Australia and Australia's inventive attempts to thwart it. ISBN: 9781921656385. Our Book No: 26295. $10 AUD.

58. Conley, Kevin (2002). Stud: Adventures in Breeding (1st UK ed). London: Bloomsbury. 209 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), faint toning edges, minor edgewear & scuffing jacket. An examination of horse breeding in America. Every year on Valentine's Day, the great American thoroughbred farms open their breeding sheds and begin their primary business. Looks at intimate acts in idyllic settings and the billion-dollar business behind them. The most expensive 30 seconds in sports. ISBN: 0747560064. Our Book No: 21775. $10 AUD.

59. Connell, Margaret (1990). Where the Wildflowers Bloom: An Artist's Outback Journey. Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 80 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour watercolour paintings, minor edgewear & rubbing, minor foxing pastedowns, minor foxing reverse side jacket (few tiny dents front cover). A collection of 43 exquisite paintings of Australian flowers (including two butterflies). The author describes a long collecting journey through the outback of Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, the Northern Territory, and South Australia. ISBN: 086417280X. Our Book No: 23209. $12 AUD.

60. Connor, Bill; Drury, Susan (with) (1980). Toward Self-Sufficiency: Country Skills for City Dwellers. Sydney: Australia & New Zealand Book Company (ANZ Book Company). 158 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), single-colour drawings & text-photos, bookplate front pastedown, small edge tears jacket, minor foxing, edgewear. A basic guide for people who enjoy living in cities but wish to achieve a measure of independence from the consumer society. Packed with ideas and information, and fully illustrated with photos and diagrams, this book is almost a home survival kit for everyone who is interested in the future. ISBN: 0855521015. Our Book No: 22609. $15 AUD.

61. 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.

62. Conway, Jill Ker (1989). The Road from Coorain (An Australian Memoir) (1st ed). Melbourne: William Heinemann Australia. 243 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minimal edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication). Outback Australian childhood of a senior academic now living in the United States. Describes her long and painful road to independence, her growing cultural and political awareness at university, and the friendships and travel that provided her with a successful place in the world. (Written dedication reads: For Val, with fond regards, Jill.). ISBN: 0855613211. Our Book No: 4168. $20 AUD.

63. Cooke, Anne; Birkl, Joanne (with) (1996). Going to the Show? Images and Memories of Sydney's Royal Easter Show. Sydney: Historic Houses Trust of NSW / Royal Agricultural Society (NSW). 80 pp. Paperback wide octavo (with flaps), very good condition, colour & black & white text-photos. The Royal Easter Show has attracted millions of visitors since its inception in 1823, and held at Sydney Showgrounds Moore Park (until the recent move to Homebush). Covers posters & advertising, historical development, entertainment in the arena, the sideshows, the country comes to town, the woodchop, the district exhibits, arts & crafts exhibitions, industrial & commercial exhibitions, and the past & the future. ISBN: 0949753602. Our Book No: 3688. $20 AUD.

64. Cooper, Tea (2019). The Horse Thief. Sydney: HQ Fiction. 313 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. An Australian romance novel about a girl named India Kilhampton and her bid to save her family's horse stud. Determined to follow her dream of breeding a Melbourne Cup winner, she employs a horse breeder, and along the way has many adventures. By the author of The Naturalist's Daughter. ISBN: 9781489278708. Our Book No: 40278. $18 AUD.

65. Council, Queensland Cane Growers (1930). The Story of Queensland Sugar (Reprint ed). Brisbane: Queensland Cane Growers Council / Besley & Pike (Printer). Unnum 22 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, stapled pamphlet (rusted staples), decorative card cover (raised pattern), sepia (brown-tinted) photos on beige background, souvenir map & photos at rear, covers & some pages little creased, spine ends little bumped, minor edgewear, minimal annotation title page. From title page: Compiled by The Queensland Cane Grower's Council and presented to The Right Honorable L. C. M. S. Amery, M.P. Secretary of State for Dominions and Colonies, on the occasion of his Queensland visit 10 November, 1927. This booklet briefly explains the story of the establishment and expansion of sugar growing. A great booklet for anyone interested in this part of Australia's history. Our Book No: 29991. $30 AUD.

66. Country Women's Association of Australia, CWA (2001). Country Treasures: A Collection of 500 Classic Recipes from the Country Women's Association of Australia (1st ed) [CWA / The Weekly Times]. Melbourne: News Custom Publishing / Herald & Weekly Times Ltd. 246 pp. Hardback, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour text-photos (many full-page), small scuff top corner front flyleaf, minor edgewear. First edition. A splendid collection of wholesome recipes from the country women of Australia. Now scarce and out-of-print. (ISBN-10 not stated in book.). ISBN: 1876176393. Our Book No: 4142. $80 AUD.

67. Country Women's Association, of Western Australia (2018). The C.W.A. Cookery Book and Household hints (55th ed) [CWA]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 420 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, adverts, minimal edgewear. Originally published in 1936, this cookery cook has been the bible for generations of Australian families searching for instructions how to cook traditional meals. ISBN: 9780207180712. Our Book No: 17559. $20 AUD.

68. Cox, George; Brown, Allen (1984). My Life with Clydesdales. Bentleigh, VIC: Styleway Printers. Unnum 110 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, figures, spine little faded & rubbed, minor edgewear, autograph (written dedication inside front cover). A definitive guide to all aspects of the Clydesdale horse, and its role in the development of agriculture and commerce in Australia. George Cox has spent all his life breeding, caring for and working with livestock, and has been breeding and showing stud book animals since 1936. Some of the chapters cover: Early Days and Hard Times, The Miserable Thirties, Mice Plagues, The Clydesdale Horse, Some of the Old Studs, Horse Management, Points of a Clydesdale, Clydesdales at Royal Melbourne Shows of the 50s. Allen Brown has provided the continuity and concept of the book (his written dedication). (Estimated date, 1984, Trove catalogue.) Our Book No: 27105. $30 AUD.

69. Craw, Caroline (1990). The View from the Saddle: Horse Trekking on Banks Peninsula. Banks Peninsula, New Zealand: Caroline Craw. 90 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, minimal edgewear. This book is about a farm in New Zealand, where the owner runs horse trekking adventures. The author tells some wonderful stories about the horses and the many animals that are part of this great family. The sketches and photos make this a very inspiring story. ISBN: 0473010070. Our Book No: 22694. $10 AUD.

70. Dando-Collins, Stephen (2008). Pasteur's Gambit: Louis Pasteur, the Australasian Rabbit Plague and a Ten Million Dollar Prize (1st ed). Sydney, North Sydney: Random House. 337 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, few cartoons, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. In 1887, the desperate NSW government of Sir Henry Parkes advertised an international competition for a biological cure for the rabbit plague ravaging Australian and New Zealand farms. The competition, with a prize equivalent to $10 million today, attracted 1500 entries, and generated a sensational episode in Australasian history that combined science, subterfuge and scandal. The previously untold true story of an extraordinary episode in both scientific and national history. ISBN: 9781741667035. Our Book No: 24857. $25 AUD.

71. Dawborn, Kerry (editor); (editor), Caroline Smith (2011). Permaculture Pioneers: Stories from the New Frontier. Hepburn, VIC: Melliodora Publishing (Holmgren). 364 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & vignettes. Permaculture is one of Australia's great intellectual exports, having helped farmers and gardeners worldwide to design ecologically sustainable production. The stories of 25 key Australians over the last 30 years, from David Holmgren to Josh Byrne - their experiences, insights, struggles and triumphs. ISBN: 9780975078624. Our Book No: 15607. $20 AUD.

72. Dawson, Dr Len (1995). Skydoctor: Based on the Adventures and Experiences of a Flying Doctor in the 1950s (Reprint ed). Wingham, NSW: Gypsy Publications. 270 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, very good condition, colour & black & white photos, black & white illustration inside rear cover, front endpaper map, fold-out map, bottom corner tip front cover little scuffed, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear, rubber stamp. The author writes about his life as a rural Australian flying doctor in the 1950s. He has recorded his adventures by word, photos and memorabilia, and he has now decided to write this book to share the good and not-so-good times with others. The maps help to show the areas that were covered, and the photos show the many locations and people he visited. A fascinating book about a very important part of Australian history. ISBN: 0646253077. Our Book No: 29159. $30 AUD.

73. De Boos, Charles (2004). Me and My Horse Showing: How I Got Him, How I Kept Him, and All About Him: Being Sketches of Life on the Peel River Diggings [Small Tales of Early Australia, no. 8]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 38 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card cover, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. This historical novelette is a very funny story about a Victorian gold miner and the adventures he has with his horse. It is written using 19th century Australian slang and the colloquial language makes the book a fun-filled read. (Originally published, 1870s.). ISBN: 0975178415. Our Book No: 29836. $18 AUD.

74. de Kretser, Michelle (2008). The Lost Dog (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 343 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This novel by an Australian writer is set in present-day Australia and mid-20th century India. It is a mystery and a love story, an exploration of art and nature, a meditation on ageing and the passing of time. A gripping modern novel which examines the weight of history and different ways of understanding the world. A beautifully written novel that brilliantly contrasts new cityscapes and their inhabitants with the wild, ancient continent beyond. The collision of the primal and the civilised, modernity and the past, and home and exile. ISBN: 9781741756067. Our Book No: 30379. $15 AUD.

75. De Vries, Susanna (2005). Great Pioneer Women of the Outback: Facing Hardship, Danger and Deprivation (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 302 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear corners. This book profiles ten female pioneers, from Jeannie Gunn, author of We of the Never-never, to equally remarkable but lesser known women, such as Emma Withnell in Western Australia and Evelyn Maunsell in Queensland. Building on the women's records and her own knowledge of Australian history, the author documents the grit and determination it took to build what many would consider an extraordinary life. ISBN: 0732276632. Our Book No: 22713. $10 AUD.

76. Dent, David (editor) (1995). Integrated Pest Management (1st stated ed). London: Chapman & Hall. 356 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, figures, tables, base spine end little creased. A practical guide to the principles and practice of developing an integrated pest management (IPM) program. The term 'pest' in this book is used in its broadest sense and includes insects, pathogens, weeds, nematodes, etc. This will be a useful book for agricultural and plant scientists, entomologists, acarologists and nematologists and all those studying crop protection. ISBN: 0412573709. Our Book No: 26945. $50 AUD.

77. Department of Agriculture, Victoria (1945). The Honey Flora of Victoria (5th ed). Melbourne: Department of Agriculture / J. J. Gourley, Government Printer. 136 pp. Paperback small octavo, good condition, concealed staples, thin card covers, black & white text-photos & drawings, small piece missing top spine, small tear spine, light foxing covers, pages toned, corner tips few pages little creased, minor insect damage covers & title page, few tiny holes front cover, top corner front cover missing, some edgewear. The information in this book is the result of observations of bee-keepers in different parts of Victoria made in recent years. A number of apiarists have supplied the material about the character of the honey, the time of blossoming, length of time in bud, pollen or not pollen-producing. The many drawings make this a very useful book for anyone interested in bee-keeping or collecting books with character. (Estimated date, 1940s, Trove catalogue.) Our Book No: 30062. $40 AUD.

78. Docker, Edward Wybergh (2000). Furphies: Fact or Fiction in Australian History. Hampton, NSW: Hampton Press. 293 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white illustrations, few light impressions front cover, page edges lightly toned, minor edgewear. The Furphy water-carts passing through the streets of Shepparton in Victoria in the year 1900 assisted farmers in time of drought. Fourteen years later when World War 1 broke out an additional task was supplying water to encampments of troops awaiting despatch to battlefields overseas. Hence the designation 'furphy' for some of the tall stories the drivers of such carts were passed to these volunteer soldiers in lieu of more reliable information. Tall stories, unsubstantiated rumours and mistaken or half-understood notions of events overseas have always abounded in Australian and Pacific history. ISBN: 0646393006. Our Book No: 23580. $15 AUD.

79. Doyle, Martin (1864). Small Farms: A Practical Treatise Intended for Persons Inexperienced in Husbandry, but Desirous of Employing Time and Capital in the Cultivation of the Soil (New ed). London: Routledge, Warne & Routledge. 116 pp. Hardback very small, very good condition, rebound half-bound (marbled boards, green cloth spine & corners), new green marbled endpapers, edges marbled, frontispiece drawing (engraving, minor edge loss), corners few pages faintly creased, minor foxing & edgewear. New edition. A practical guide for the newcomer about cultivation of the soil in farms. The author has previously written "Hints to the Small farmers of Ireland", etc., and is editor of "The Illustrated Book of Poultry". Our Book No: 15325. $40 AUD.

80. Driscoll, W. P. (1969). The Beginnings of the Wine Industry in the Hunter Valley (1st ed) [Newcastle History Monographs]. Newcastle, NSW: Newcastle Public Library / Newcastle and Hunter District Historical Society. 81 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled (little rusted), printed textured card covers, pages lightly toned, spine ends little scuffed, spine rubbed, minor edgewear. The Hunter Valley has produced wine since the earliest years of settlement. The first quantities of wine and the vine acreages were negligible, and even by 1850, the terminal date for this essay, these had not made the dramatic increases that occurred in the second half of the 19th century. However, large landholders with a few acres of vines were laying the foundations for the future. In view of the sketchy and inaccurate information on the early years, the essay is designed to tell, as accurately as possible, what happened. Secondly, this essay analyses the reasons for the growth of the industry to a stage where, by midcentury, it had become strong enough to survive the gold rush years (as the prerequisites for success had become established). The author won The Newcastle Public Library Local History Award with this essay in 1968. (No 5 in this series.). Our Book No: 30442. $50 AUD.

81. Dunbabin, Tom (2010). Making Their Own Way: The Dunbabins on Maria Island 1869 - 1876. Dunalley, TAS: Bangor Publications. 144 pp. Paperback wide octavo (with flaps), very good plus condition, black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) & colour text-photos. The story of two brothers establishing a farm on remote Maria Island, a former penal settlement, off Tasmania's east coast. The author has long been fascinated by his ancestors and their island home. A local history based mostly on surviving letters that reveal their triumphs and tragedies, loves and losses, in early colonial Tasmania. ISBN: 9780646542317. Our Book No: 14897. $50 AUD.

82. Dunn, Claire (2014). My Year Without Matches: Escaping the City in Search of the Wild (1st ed). Melbourne, Collingwood: Nero Books. 282 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, untrimmed (roughly cut fore-edge), pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication title page). This is the story of one woman and how she left the city and found her soul. The author's story unfolds over four seasons and in the essential order of survival: shelter, water, fire and food. Claire tells the story of her adventures in the wilderness with wisdom and plenty of earthy charm. ISBN: 9781863956529. Our Book No: 28434. $18 AUD.

83. Durack, Mary (1984). Sons in the Saddle (Reprint ed). London / Melbourne: Constable / Hutchinson Australia. 442 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), frontispiece portrait, black & white text-photos, spine faded jacket (minor edgewear). 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 famous novelist in the family). 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. $25 AUD.

84. Durack, Mary (1996). Keep Him My Country (Reprint ed). London: Corgi Books. 272 pp. Paperback, very good condition, covers minimally creased, pages faintly toned as usual, rear cover little scratched, top edge minimally foxed. 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: 0733800246. Our Book No: 1662. $10 AUD.

85. Durack, Mary (1998). Sons in the Saddle (Reprint ed). Sydney: Bantam. 448 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus 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.

86. 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.

87. Easterby, Harry T.; Gibson, William G. (foreword) (1929). The Queensland Sugar Industry: An Historical Review. Brisbane: Frederick Phillips, Government Printer. 226 pp. Paperback tall octavo, very good condition, decorative cover, marble pattern on thin card covers, black & white photos, tables, top corner front cover tips & few pages little creased, spine little creased (during manufacture), minor edgewear, tiny annotation title page, rubber stamp. A special book written by the late Harry Easterby, who was involved in the sugar industry for many years, and was the Director of the Bureau of Sugar Experiment Stations at the time this book was written. He provides an outline of the Sugar Industry in Queensland which at the time supplied 96% of the sugar in Australia. He also writes that the Industry in the later years has been bound up with politics, both Federal and State. A great book for anyone interested in this part of Australia's history. (Estimated date, 1929, Trove catalogue.). Our Book No: 29910. $80 AUD.

88. Editorial Staff, Gleanings in Bee Culture; Rowe, H. G.; Root, John A. (introduction) (1976). Starting Right with Bees: A Beginner's Handbook on Beekeeping (18th ed). Medina, OH: A. I. Root Company. 96 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, black & white text-photos, front cover corner creased, minor edgewear, old price marks. This classic text on beekeeping, here in its 18th edition, was first published in the 1920s. Our Book No: 6789. $10 AUD.

89. Education, Department of; Morris, Katherine (illustrator) (1959). At the Farm. Sydney: Department of Education, New South Wales (NSW). unnum 50 pp. Paperback wide trade, good condition, dark blue flexible cover (lightly marked), stapled pamphlet, colour drawings, cover edges little frayed, staples lightly rusted, minimal foxing, corner tips covers & few pages little creased, pages faintly toned, faint stain bottom edge, small edge tears, minor scuffing, pencil annotation few pages, rubber stamps. (Estimated date, late 1950s.) Children's reader for New South Wales (NSW) schools. Cover sketch: farm animals. Fay and Don visit a farm and meet the Brown family and all the farm animals. Word list at the rear. No mention of the Infants Reading Committee. Our Book No: 29114. $15 AUD.

90. Edwards, Hazel (1977). General Store (1st ed). Sydney, Lane Cove: Hodder & Stoughton. 130 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (tiny loss base rear cover), edges & pages lightly toned, base rear cover rubbed. The author writes a very convincing and universal novel of family life. The story is based around the running of the family store in an Australian country town, and Josie who has to adjust to her different life away from her former life in Melbourne. ISBN: 0340219173. Our Book No: 27405. $15 AUD.

91. Edwards, Hazel; Huxley, Dee (illustrator) (1990). Oinkabella (1st ed). Sydney, Hunters Hill: Margaret Hamilton. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, very good condition, colour drawings, faint foxing & few small dents top edge. A children’s picture story of a small boy from the city who goes to stay for the holidays with his Aunty at her farm. He meets many of the farm animals, and it takes awhile for him and Oinkabella the pig to get along together. This is a light-hearted and fast-paced story, written with her special touch of humour. The witty illustrations are complementary to the story. ISBN: 0947241183. Our Book No: 29845. $20 AUD.

92. Egan, Elizabeth (2011). Sun on Distant Hills (1st stated ed). [Crookwell, NSW]: Elizabeth Egan / Griffin Press (Printer). 300 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). An Australian novel set in the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales, in the 1930s and 1940s, against a backdrop of the Depression and World War. This sweeping tale has a large cast of colourful characters: Gran Rose who fled the Irish potato famine, Irene's discontented mother who was an English war bride, her gentle father, two brothers who can't wait to enlist in the current war, the woebegone children of the family she boards with, and the rest who make this a very interesting novel. ISBN: 9780646554891. Our Book No: 29647. $30 AUD.

93. Eklund, Erik (2012). Mining Towns: Making a Living, Making a Life (1st ed). Sydney: NewSouth Publishing. 298 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, maps, minor edgewear, top corner rear cover creased, edges & pages lightly toned. A history of the iconic Australian towns that arose with the mining booms over a century: Broken Hill, Mount Isa, Queenstown, Mount Morgan, Port Pirie and Kambalda. The author has written a rich cultural and historical legacy that these towns helped create as townspeople - those working below the ground and those above - sought to make their lives in these remote towns. ISBN: 9781742233529. Our Book No: 27440. $32 AUD.

94. Elliott, Bert (2013). Bertie Elliott: The Opposite to My Brother Billy. Ballina, NSW: Bert Elliott / Printed by Ligare Pty Ltd. 159 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) & colour photos, minor edgewear, corner tips front cover & few pages little creased. The author describes his very eventful life, which includes travel to the UK and Europe, China, Thailand, Vietnam and the USA, with many side trips to other countries. He has never learned to read and write, up until now. He has run successful rural businesses for his whole life, and declares he is a good listener, and his talking skills made up for his lack of writing and reading skills. ISBN: 9780646909110. Our Book No: 29008. $30 AUD.

95. Elliott, John; Dusty, Slim (2002). On the Road With Slim (1st ed) [Slim Dusty]. Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). 178 pp. Paperback large quarto, thick card covers (with flaps), very good condition, colour & black & white photos (many full-page), light foxing inside covers & endpapers, minor edgewear. The life of Australia's best known country music performer, Slim Dusty. This superbly illustrated book has personal reminiscences from some of Slim's closest friends and colleagues, and includes rare photos from his early days. ISBN: 0733310508. Our Book No: 28743. $25 AUD.

96. Evans, Malcolm (1982). Edna Volume Two (1st ed). Auckland: MOA-MERC Press. 56 pp. Paperback oblong octavo, stapled (lightly rusted), very good condition, black & white cartoons, front cover lightly scratched, minor edgewear spine ends. Rural cartoons from New Zealand. Edna is hard working and a real Jill of all trades who gets in and helps her husband on the farm. Our Book No: 17719. $10 AUD.

97. Evans, Malcolm (1983). Edna Volume Three (1st ed). Auckland: MOA-MERC Press. 56 pp. Paperback oblong octavo, stapled (rusted), very good condition, black & white cartoons, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. Rural cartoons from New Zealand. Edna is hard working and a real Jill of all trades who gets in and helps her husband on the farm. Our Book No: 23116. $10 AUD.

98. Evans, Margaret (1998). History of the Bega Show (1st ed). Bega, NSW: Bega A. P. & H. Society Inc. 147 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear, covers lightly marked. This very special book has been commissioned for the 125th anniversary exhibition, 1998, of this long-running agricultural show on the south coast of New South Wales. ISBN: 0646348477. Our Book No: 24892. $20 AUD.

99. Fetherstonhaugh, Cuthbert (1917). After Many Days: Being the Reminiscences of Cuthbert Fetherstonhaugh (1st ed). Melbourne: E. W. Cole. 416 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good plus condition, green cloth cover, black & white plates (including frontispiece portrait), top edge foxed, cover fore-edge bumped (corner bumped rear cover), gilt lettering spine faded, endpapers toned, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, spine ends little chipped, rubber library stamp front free flyleaf (gilt library stamp front cover), small round hole top edge near spine rear cover (metal reinforcement), bookshop sticker & rubber stamp. First edition. The memoirs of a sheep rancher from the Rockhampton region, Queensland. (Rubber stamp of the A. J. Soutar Library, Commercial Banking Company of Sydney. Angus & Robertson sticker. Tyrrells Book Shop rubber stamp.). Our Book No: 17336. $250 AUD.

100. Fisher, Frank; Tarling, Lowell (with) (2002). Guilty to Driza-Bone (1st ed). Melbourne: Crown Content. 298 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, crease front cover near spine, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name). This is the autobiography of the owner of the Driza-Bone rainwear company from the early 1970s. This is a book with a special "taste" of Australia, the outback, the sun, the droughts, the cities and bigger businesses prepared to give a little business a go. The author writes his story and gives a full history of the company. ISBN: 1740950038. Our Book No: 26027. $20 AUD.

101. Flannery, Tim (2015). Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis (1st ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 245 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, cover corner tips little creased, crease fore-edge front cover, small bumps along spine edge, covers minimally scratched, minor edgewear. The author takes a new look at the issue of Earth's changing climate, and offers suggestions about how some of the emerging technologies can limit global warming. He looks at atmospheric carbon capture-through to extensive seaweed farming, CO2 snow production in Antarctica, and the manufacture of carbon-rich biochar, to reflecting the sun's rays by painting landscapes and cities white. This is an inspiring and thought provoking book. ISBN: 9781925240191. Our Book No: 30110. $18 AUD.

102. Fox, Mem; Denton, Terry (illustrator) (2010). A Particular Cow (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Puffin Books / Penguin Books. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings (full-page), minimal edgewear. Australian children's picture story about a cow who went for a walk. On her walk she had plenty of adventures until she returned home. This very special book with the large colourful drawings and simple text will appeal to all ages. ISBN: 9780143501433. Our Book No: 29261. $10 AUD.

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

104. Fremont, John Charles; Emory, William H.; Albert, J. W. (1849). Notes of Travel in California; Comprising the Prominent Geographical, Agricultural, Geological, and Mineralogical Features of the Country; Also, the Route to San Diego, in California, Including Parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte and Gila Rivers. Dublin: James M'Glashan. 312 pp. Hardback small, skilfully rebound modern purple cloth (gilt title & bands on spine), new endpapers, very good condition, two pages removed before title page (two pages book adverts remain), book adverts rear two pages, pages toned (minor foxing), corner creased few pages, edges darkened, pages slightly crinkled (bound with paper grain sideways, rather than the preferred vertical grain). Subtitle: From the Official Reports of Col. Fremont and Maj. Emory. This classic travel narrative contains reprints of three important reports from early America, often consulted by early pioneer travellers. The first 78 pages comprise Fremont's Geographical Memoir Upon Upper California. The next 196 pages comprise Emory's narrative "A Military Tour". An appendix (34 pages) comprises Lieut. Albert's notes elaborating upon Emory's report. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 13218. $80 AUD.

105. Gallico, Paul; Lonette, Reisie (illustrator) (1961). Ludmila: A Legend of Liechtenstein. London: Michael Joseph. 44 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings (some full-page), flap clipped jacket, bookshop sticker, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (Raeco). First small hardback edition. A charming novella for young adults about a cow with great ambitions. She wishes to be the champion milk producer of the year, and lead the procession of herds down the mountainside in the age-old Liechtenstein harvest ceremony. Our Book No: 14529. $10 AUD.

106. Garden, Earth (2004). The Earth Garden Water Book (1st ed). Trentham, VIC: Earth Garden Books. 127 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, bottom corner rear cover little creased, minor edgewear. This resource manual is for anyone wanting to design their own water saving system, or buy 'off the shelf', cleverly-designed Australian systems and services that will slash water bills. ISBN: 0958639728. Our Book No: 24112. $15 AUD.

107. Gardiner (Piralko the Brolga), S. (1975). Bush Ballads by "Piralko the Brolga". Sydney, Darlinghurst: S. Gardiner. Unnum 20 pp. Paperback trade, card covers, stapled, very good condition, black & white drawings, staples rusted, minor edgewear. This small book of bush ballads reflects the varied nature of life in our outback areas - both past and present. Our Book No: 24998. $15 AUD.

108. Gilbert, Allen; Yates (1992). Yates Organic Guide to Bulbs. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 136 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, colour photos, black & white drawings, minimal edgewear. The author is a leading horticulturist and specialist in organic gardening and farming. In this book the emphasis is on organic gardening techniques, encouraging gardeners to use natural fertilisers and recycled materials. There is information on cut flowers, soils and mulches, and a special section to encourage children to establish their own bulb gardens. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0207169683. Our Book No: 22477. $10 AUD.

109. Gleeson, Irene; Partridge, Nicole (with) (2014). Heart of a Lioness: The True Story of Mama Irene (Reprint ed). Franklin, TN: Authentic Publishers. 317 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos & few sepia (brown-tinted), pages faintly toned, minimal edgewear. This is the story of a mother and grandmother working tirelessly in the slums of Kitgum, Uganda. Affirming and inspiring, her story is about resilience and renewal in the face of poverty and death. Over 22 years, Irene rescued more than 20,000 traumatised children, providing them with free education, food, and medicine. Along the way, she earned the love and respect of the locals, who called her "Mama Irene". Irene died in 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. Today, the staff of the Irene Gleeson Foundation educate, medicate and feed thousands of children, helping them achieve their full potential. ISBN: 9781780780474. Our Book No: 40184. $18 AUD.

110. Gordon, Heather; Brennan, Moira (illustrator) (2014). Barossa Nanna and the Lonely Chook (1st p/b ed). Sydney, Edgecliff: Jane Curry Publishing. Unnum 22 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, tiny bump base spine, minor edgewear. This very special children's story is about a lonely chook, and a lady called Barossa Nanna who lives in Nuriootpa, South Australia. Lonely Chook had two other hen friends, but they died. Barossa Nanna decided to get two new hens to make Lonely Chook happy. Sheila and Eva joined Lonely Chook who had a new name, Stella. The large colourful drawings and easy-to-read text will appeal to any age. ISBN: 9781922190970. Our Book No: 29032. $15 AUD.

111. Gore, Da'Vella; Keown, Wallace (illustrator) (1998). This Blessed Life. Wanaka, NZ: Da'Vella Gore / Distributed by D. Gibb. 124 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, black & white drawings, minor edgewear corners. Autobiography of a New Zealand artist and art teacher. Impulsive by nature, she went out for a pound of butter, and came back with a church. This is her story told with warmth and humour. Her life is drastically changed by a near fatal car crash. She picks up the threads of her busy creative life, and follows her dreams. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 047305602X. Our Book No: 20672. $15 AUD.

112. Gorkin, Michael; Pineda, Martha Evelyn (2011). From Beneath the Volcano: The Story of a Salvadoran Campesino and His Family (1st ed). Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press. 201 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, map, corner tips little scuffed, scuff marks spine edges, minor edgewear corners. This is the story of one family in rural El Salvador. The conflict experienced in the 1980s, in guerrilla camps, refugee camps and war zones, is told through experiences of the family. The authors have written a fascinating story which is helpful in understanding the lives of the rural families in Central America The family and friends of Louis Campos, appear in the book with a pseudonym. ISBN: 9780816529636. Our Book No: 29821. $25 AUD.

113. Gould, Nat (1973). Town and Bush: Stray Notes on Australia (Facsimile ed) [Penguin Colonial Facsimiles]. Melbourne: Penguin Books. 313 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, as usual, spine minimally faded as usual, corner tip rear cover creased. Facsimile edition. The bestselling popular English novelist and sports writer (1857 - 1919) writes a colorful evocation of Australian colonial life near the turn of the century, including vivid portraits of notable Australians, the booming capital cities, larrikins, the Chinese, and amusing episodes of country travel and race meetings. Originally published in 1896. ISBN: 0140700382. Our Book No: 17163. $15 AUD.

114. Graham, Chris (2006). Choosing and Keeping Chickens (Reprint ed). London: Hamlyn / Practical Poultry Magazine. 208 pp. Paperback wide octavo (with flaps), very good condition, colour text-photos, corners covers & few pages little creased, edges lightly rubbed, tiny bump top spine, crease rear cover, minor edgewear. This book has information on over 50 of the most popular breeds. There are chapters on feeding, dealing with common ailments to breeding, and taking care of your chickens. ISBN: 9780600614388. Our Book No: 29020. $20 AUD.

115. Graves, Richard H. (1965). The Bushcraft Handbooks (10 volumes). Sydney: Dymock's Book Arcade. Each booklet: 32 pp. Each booklet: Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, minimal edgewear. (Estimated date, 1982.) A scarce complete set of 10 booklets in a series ion bushcraft. 1: Ropes and cords. 2: Huts & thatching. 3: Campcraft. 4: Food and water. 5: Fire making. 6: Knots and lashings. 7: Tracks and lures. 8: Snares and traps. 9: Travel and gear. 10: Time and direction. By former commanding officer, Australian Jungle Survival & Rescue Detachment. Our Book No: 16735. $170 AUD.

116. Greenaway, Kate (1974). Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhymes (Facsimile ed). City Not Stated: Grant Dahlstrom / Castle Press. 28 pp. Paperback trade, stiffened card covers, stapled (lightly rusted), very good condition, colour drawings, minimal foxing, owner's written name. Originally published in London in 1881. A facsimile edition, dated 1974, reproduced from the copy in the Huntington Library. A small booklet of Kate Greenaway's wonderful children's illustrations and rhymes which will delight children of any age. Our Book No: 22280. $12 AUD.

117. 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.

118. Group, Kondinin; Wilson, Ken (editor, layout); Beggs, Hugh S. (foreword) (1988). Shear Sense: A National Survey on Wool Harvesting. Perth, Mount Lawley: Kondinin and Districts Farm Improvement Group (Inc.). 272 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, plans, black & white text-photos & drawings, few colour illustrations, adverts, bottom corner rear cover & top corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear. A national survey on shearing shed design and operation for anyone using or wanting to build one. This manual sets out the results of the survey and amounts to a practical, easy-to-understand reference book for all woolgrowers. The book is divided into eight sections and at the beginning of each is a detailed contents index. Section One: Lifting the Lid, Section Two: Penning Up, Section Three: Organising the Board, Section Four: Wool away - The Woolroom, Section Five: Woolshed Wisdom, Section Six: The Locks Box, Section Seven: Crutchings, Section Eight: Who to Contact. ISBN: 0959114580. Our Book No: 29690. $35 AUD.

119. Groves, Mary (2011). An Outback Life: How Love Led Me Across the Vast Top End - from Campfires to Cattle Stations, and from Tragedy to Good Fortune (Reprint ed). Sydney: Arena / Allen & Unwin. 319 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, colour & black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, top corner rear cover creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This is the author's fascinating memoir about her time in the outback. At the age of 14, her family moved from Melbourne to Mataranka, a small isolated town in the Northern Territory. In her early 20s, Mary met and fell in love with Joe Groves. They had four children and led an exciting and challenging life managing and owning an array of cattle stations. Mary states that she has not used real names in these stories, and the terminology is that of the 60s and 70s, and some remarks may seem sexist or racist - they are not intended to be derogatory, but were terms used in the Territory in her time there. ISBN: 9781742377056. Our Book No: 30203. $15 AUD.

120. 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.

121. 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. $15 AUD.

122. Gustafsson, Lars (1981). The Death of a Beekeeper. New York: New Directions Publishing. 163 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), light foxing edges, edge tears jacket (small loss), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. In the beginning of the winter thaw, Lars Lennart Westin has learned that he has cancer and will not live through Spring. Told through the journals of this Swedish school teacher turned apiarist, this novel is his gentle, courageous, and sometimes comic meditation on living with pain. ISBN: 0811208095. Our Book No: 23283. $12 AUD.

123. Hadlington, Phillip; Beck, Louise (illustrator) (1992). Termites and Other Common Timber Pests (Reprint, corrected ed). Sydney, Kensington: University of New South Wales Press. 126 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, sepia (brown-tinted) drawings, minimal faint foxing front flyleaf, minor edgewear. Austtralian entomologist provides the first available book that explains the habits of termites, the various species, and acceptable control methods. ISBN: 0868402109. Our Book No: 12128. $15 AUD.

124. Hadlington, Phillip; Marsden, Christine (1998). Termites and Borers: A Homeowner's Guide to Detection and Control. Sydney: Kensington: University of New South Wales Press. 53 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, stapled, colour text-photos (some full-page), faint foxing flyleaf & title page, light foxing top edge, minor edgewear. An easy-to-use guide with over 100 colour photos. As well as termite detection advice, it shows various methods of eradicating termites and protecting against their return. (Estimated date, 1998, Trove catalogue.). ISBN: 0868406007. Our Book No: 28497. $15 AUD.

125. Hallam, Jack (1983). The Untold Story: Labor in Rural NSW. Sydney: George Allen & Unwin. 144 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear. The story of the people on the land in New South Wales, from the Shearer's Strike of the 1890s, through two World Wars and the Great Depression to the 1980s. ISBN: 0868611670. Our Book No: 4480. $10 AUD.

126. Hankinson, Dave (1978). Reminiscences of Maleny: John Skerman of Maleny. Nambour, QLD: Maleny and District Centenary Committee / Sunstrip Printers. 24 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, pages lightly toned, staples rusted, small mark rear cover, minor edgewear. This booklet is about the town of Maleny in Queensland and the late Mr J. H. Skerman, who wrote the story of the establishment of the Maleny Butter Factory. He was the sole member of staff for over 12 months, and the success of the factory was all his. He also assisted the early settlers in regard to ambulance, dentistry, blacksmith, tinsmith, carpenter and cement work. ISBN: 0959614117. Our Book No: 40026. $18 AUD.

127. Harfull, Liz (2014). The Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 240 pp. Hardback, no jacket as issued, as new condition, pictorial cover, colour & black & white text-photos, decorated endpapers. Every year hundreds of amateurs across Australia spend many hours cooking for competitions that are part of 600 agricultural shows across Australia. In their quest for a precious blue ribbon, they use recipes based on generations of experience and strict judging codes that demand absolute perfection. In this follow-up to her first award-winning book, the author reports 70 tried and true recipes from the most talented show cooks. Liz also shares their heart-warming stories, and the wisdom, knowledge and generosity of spirit that brings success. Whether it's a traditional mustard pickle or madeira cake, mouth-watering sausage rolls or pumpkin damper, Jenny's jam drops or Cousin Barb's jelly slice, there is something delicious for everyone to try. ISBN: 9781742377490. Our Book No: 17066. $30 AUD.

128. Harmsworth, Thomas; Day, Graham (1979). Wool and Mohair: Producing Better Natural Fibres (1st ed) [Australian Land Series]. Melbourne: Inkata Press. 248 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos, figures, tables, edges lightly foxed, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (minor edgewear), spine ends & bottom edge rubbed. Presents practical information on all aspects of wool and mohair production. ISBN: 0909605122. Our Book No: 25234. $20 AUD.

129. Harvey, Roland (2011). In the Bush: Our Holiday at Wombat Flat (Reprint ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback square quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, corner tips front cover little scuffed, minor edgewear. This is a family journey to Wombat Flat. This delightful children's picture book with the easy-to-read text and full-colour full-page drawings will suit all ages. ISBN: 9781741750843. Our Book No: 30172. $15 AUD.

130. Hawker, Ruth M. (1950). Heather at Magpie Creek [Leighton Series]. Melbourne: Geoffrey Cumberlege / Oxford University Press. 111 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), edges toned, edges & pages lightly foxed, minor foxing endpapers, small edge tears jacket (small piece missing top edge, scuff marks rear cover, edgewear, flap clipped, faint foxing reverse side), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (acetate). This Australian story for young adults tells of the visit made by Heather Wayne to her Uncle Dick's sheep station at Magpie Creek in "real bush country". It gives a first-hand picture of life on a sheep station in the outback, with which the author is well acquainted. Our Book No: 26714. $15 AUD.

131. Hayes, Mike; Hayes, Janet (1986). Practical Prickle Farming: Hard-won Advice to Small Area Farmers (1st ed). Sydney: ABC Enterprises. 192 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white cartoons & text-photos, minor edgewear corners, minimal faint foxing edges, old price marks. Practical advice to small-area farmers. Based on their seven years of experience of running what was once the worst little farm in Australia, as previously reported on the Prickle Farm stories on ABC radio and TV. Not for the hobby farmer or alternative lifestylers. It's aimed at the ordinary bloke and his missus, who'd love to have a place in the country to get a bit of fresh air, give the kids a bit os space, and maybe raise a few chooks. The comical drawings are a delight. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0642527199. Our Book No: 25124. $10 AUD.

132. Haynes, Jim; Dusty, Slim (foreword) (1999). Memories of Weelabarabak: Stories of a Bush Town (1st ed). Sydney: ABC Books. 203 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white cartoons, slight bump top spine, inner hinge marginally split (pages firm), minor edgewear. Australian fiction - the entertainer and writer of comic country songs remembers his early life in an ideal (but imaginary) country town. ISBN: 0733306306. Our Book No: 28331. $10 AUD.

133. 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.

134. Hein, Cathryn (2014). Rocking Horse Hill (1st p/b ed). Melbourne: Penguin Group. 312 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This Australian family drama novel and passionate love story, set in rural South Australia, comes from the author of "Heartland". ISBN: 9780143797920. Our Book No: 28676. $15 AUD.

135. Henderson, Sara (1996). Outback Wisdom: Sara Henderson Looks at Life (Reprint ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 78 pp. Hardback very small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minimal foxing edges, pages faintly toned as usual, minimal edgewear. Delightful quotations about successful living by the business women who owns a remote Australian farm. Sara Henderson, bestselling author of "From Strength to Strength" and other books, shares the lessons her extraordinary life on Bullo River Station taught her. (This printing has an orange sunset and "Sara Henderson looks at life" on front cover of jacket.). ISBN: 0732908213. Our Book No: 2761. $10 AUD.

136. Herbert, Xavier (1959). Seven Emus (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 147 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), jacket possibly minimally faded (two small edge pieces missing, minor edge tears, flap not clipped), pages faintly toned, owner's written names including title page, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. Australian novel about an anthropologist who tries to steal a sacred rock carving from a part-Aboriginal station owner. Written name: Porter, River View, Manilla, 1956. Our Book No: 17603. $18 AUD.

137. Herman, Patrick; Kuper, Richard (2003). Food for Thought: Towards a Future for Farming (1st English ed). London: Pluto Press. 156 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, boxes, minimal edgewear. The French radical farmers union Confederation Paysanne, with its leader Jose Bove, has led the world in demonstrating a socially progressive future for farming. Originally published in French, this book has been expanded and adapted for an English-speaking audience. Rejects the increasing intensification and industrialisation of agriculture. Argues for local food production by small, independent farmers - both for the sake of food quality, and to support the kind of societies we deserve. ISBN: 0745320775. Our Book No: 23572. $10 AUD.

138. Hicks, Ron (2009). The Unlikely Bushman (1st ed). Sydney: Huon Media Enterprises. 108 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, top spine scuffed, some foxing inside front cover, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear. The story of a Wahroonga bushman known as Alexander 'Bunny' Currie who lived in a shack near Lovers Jump Creek. During one of his bushwalks near his home, the author stumbled upon the shack, pathways and stairs down to a creek and up a steep rocky ravine, which led him to investigate the story of the eccentric bushman. ISBN: 9781409294887. Our Book No: 27850. $15 AUD.

139. Hiddins, Les (1996). Bush Tucker Man: Stories of Exploration and Survival (1st ed). Sydney: ABC Books. 192 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour text-photos, minor foxing top edge, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. First edition. A deep understanding of bushcraft paves our way as we journey with him across each Australian state, tracking eight tales of mystery, courage and desperate survival. Retraces the epic journeys of some of Australia's earliest bushmen, explorers, pioneers and convicts. Uncovers evidence that the survivors of a Dutch shipwreck on the West Australian coast in the early 1700s somehow established a community thousands of kilometres way in central Australia. He retells that most extreme of survival stories, the gruesome recourse to cannibalism by Alexander Pearce after escaping into the Tasmanian wilderness from the infamous Sarah Island prison in 1822. The stories unfold in landscapes ranging from the harsh dry interior to impenetrable coastal rainforests. ISBN: 0733305466. Our Book No: 3574. $25 AUD.

140. 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.

141. Hill, David (2007). The Forgotten Children: Fairbridge Farm School and Its Betrayal of Australia's Child Migrants (Reprint ed). Sydney, North Sydney: Random House. 338 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, edges faintly foxed, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. In 1959 the author's mother - a poor single parent living in England reluctantly decided to send her sons to Fairbridge Farm School near Molong in New South Wales, Australia; she was told they would have a better education. From 1938 to 1974 thousands of parents were persuaded to sign over legal guardianship of their children to Fairbridge to solve the problem of child poverty in Britain while populating the colony. This book tells their stories from the bizarre luxury of the voyage out to Australia to the harsh reality of their daily lives in the school, and the struggles after they left. This remarkable book is both a tribute to the children who were betrayed by an ideal that went wrong and a compelling account of an extraordinary episode in British-Australian history. ISBN: 9781741666847. Our Book No: 13733. $16 AUD.

142. Hill, Fitzmaurice; Niland, Kilmeny (cover art) (2005). Captain Tuffems: A Family Story of Australian Pioneers (2nd ed). North Richmond, NSW: Shining Press. 157 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, bottom corner creased front cover, minor edgewear. Originally published as "Southward Ho With the Hentys". The adventures of a pioneer family who sailed from Sussex aboard the barque Caroline in 1829, and with Edward Henty established the first permanent settlement in Victoria at Portland Bay in 1834. This is a true story even through Judy and Jim Hall and their parents were created by the author in order to tell it. The story is told from the child's viewpoint to engage readers in what life was really like in the 1820s. This new edition makes it more appealing to young people of today as it is a family story. Also includes the story of an ordinary sheep, Captain Tuffems, a Spanish Merino whose lineage started in the Court of Phillip of Spain. Captain Tuffems became a pioneer and one of the founders of the Australian wool industry. ISBN: 1876870303. Our Book No: 26537. $30 AUD.

143. Hill, Harry (2007). He was My Father. Sydney, Dural: Rosenberg Publishing. 144 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, black & white & colour & sepia photos, documents, few scratches rear cover. The author tells the life story of his father Henry (Clem), and has illustrated it with many photos and documents. Clem Hill worked as a labourer and stockman. He enlisted in the 36th Battalion of the AIF in February 1916. He trained in Australia and England, the fought in France and Belgium and was wounded at the Battle of Passchendaele. He was repatriated to Australia and, while recuperating in hospital, met Lottie Low, an Army nurse, whom he married in 1922. He died suddenly after a hard day's shearing, aged 51. The author paints a vivid picture of life in rural Australia from before World War 1, through the Great Depression, to his Father's death in 1938. ISBN: 9781877058554. Our Book No: 23346. $12 AUD.

144. Hill, Valerie; Cameron, Jane; Oliver, David; Simpson, Judith (1993). Lost Farm of the Seven Hills [One Day In Series]. Sydney, Baulkham Hills: Vineyard Freepress. 68 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial, very good plus condition, colour text-photos & drawings, map. (Colour endpapers & some internal sketches are a collage of historical newspapers, documents and photos.) This is a scarce fictional story about a real place in Australia - a pioneer farm dating from the first days of European settlement. When four children explore the complex of rough-hewn slab huts, sheds, cottages and the grand Victorian house - and hear stories of 200 years of Australian history - they sense they are part of this history. They decide to save their real-life treasure. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0646112740. Our Book No: 22415. $12 AUD.

145. Hirst, J. B. (1992). The World of Albert Facey. Sydney: Allen & Unwin / History Institute of Victoria. 167 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, spine faintly faded, minor edgewear. A. B. Facey wrote the bestselling "A Fortunate Life". Discusses Facey's world, starting from what he tells us in his book. Uncovers his (unrevealed) family history. The world in which Facey grew up - among farmers, workers and miners - is the same world described in Henry Lawson's stories. This book brings these two famous authors together in a novel way. After each chapter on Facey and his times there is a Lawson story on the same theme. It is an evocative exploration of Australia's social history. ISBN: 186373161X. Our Book No: 23746. $24 AUD.

146. Hobson, Jeremy; Lewis, Celia (2012). Keeping Chickens: Getting the Best from Your Chickens (Reprint ed). Blue Ash, OH: David & Charles. 174 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, colour photos (few full-page), tiny scuff spine ends, small crush top edge rear cover, minor edgewear corners & spine ends. This book discusses the care of chickens. Covers egg-laying to ease of keeping for over 70 different breeds, setting up and maintaining a healthy hen house, keeping the chickens warm - and dry and safe from predators. There is practical advice on hygiene, disease and healthcare. Learn about broody birds and egg incubation, and rear a new generation of chicks to brighten any garden. ISBN: 9780715336250. Our Book No: 29591. $18 AUD.

147. Hodges, Jeffrey (editor) (1995). The Natural Gardener: A Complete Guide to Organic Gardening (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 276 pp. Paperback large quarto, good condition, black & white drawings, colour photos, spine & front cover little faded, crease in spine, light foxing top edge, light creasing covers, inner hinge little split (two pages little loose near base spine), minor edgewear. Heavy. This book is a practical guide on how to establish an organic garden. There are easy-to-follow diagrams and illustrations plus full-colour photos. There is information on garden preparation and soil health, coping with pests and plant diseases, companion planting, crop rotation, recycling, watering and mulching, controlling weeds and pruning, growing flowers, trees, shrubs, and groundcovers, fruit trees, herbs, and vegetables. ISBN: 0207173516. Our Book No: 27557. $20 AUD.

148. Hodgins, Philip (1994). Dispossessed: A Tale of Modern Rural Australia. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 109 pp. Paperback small thin trade, very good condition, minimal foxing flyleaf & title page, minor edgewear. This novella is about a farming family being evicted from their land. This book is written in blank verse, and the author finds powerful metaphors for Australia's recent past. ISBN: 0207182949. Our Book No: 27944. $10 AUD.

149. Hogg, Gladys (1991). Peter Waite 1834 - 1922: The Story of His Life and Times. Adelaide: Waite Agricultural Research Institute / University of Adelaide Foundation. 55 pp. Paperback trade, card covers, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, creasing last page base near spine. The story of the South Australian pioneer pastoralist and public benefactor. ISBN: 0959054057. Our Book No: 22248. $10 AUD.

150. Holderread, Dave; Sears, Elayne (drawings) (2001). Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks: Breeds, Care, Health (Reprint ed) [Storey's Guide to Raising Series]. North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing. 316 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, bottom corner tip title page creased, tiny mark fore-edge, minor edgewear corners. This comprehensive, fully illustrated guide takes you through every step of owning ducks. An essential source for any duck breeder, it provides information on individual breeds, feeding and housing, maximizing egg production, breeding for colour varieties, showing prize-winning ducks, health care and disease prevention. ISBN: 158017258X. Our Book No: 27143. $15 AUD.

151. 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.

152. Horsfall, Mary (2008). Creating Your Eco-friendly Garden (1st ed) [Garden Guides]. Melbourne, Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing. 158 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos, few small scratches rear cover, minor edgewear corners. This book is based on the author's first-hand experience creating her own garden. It offers advice on planning your garden, choosing plants, planting times, watering options, and pest management following organic principles. Water efficiency, biodiversity, soil conservation, use of native and biodiversity-friendly plants, organic methods, use of recycled materials, and avoidance of environmental weeds are themes that feature strongly, and will appeal to gardeners with strong environmental values. ISBN: 9780643094949. Our Book No: 26370. $20 AUD.

153. Horsfall, Mary (2014). Australian Garden Rescue: Restoring a Damaged Garden. Melbourne, Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing. 243 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos, bottom corner creased front cover, minor edgewear. This book explores how our harsh climate can damage gardens, including the effects of bushfires, floods, frost, storms and heatwaves. The well-illustrated book contains simple advice for gardeners repairing recent damage or getting stuck into neglected gardens. Pests, diseases and weeds are also looked at. A wonderful book for any gardener. ISBN: 9781486300006. Our Book No: 29362. $25 AUD.

154. Huber, Rina (1977). From Pasta to Pavlova: A Comparative Study of Italian Settlers in Sydney and Griffith (1st ed) [Studies in Society and Culture Series]. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 270 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), figures, maps, tables, owner's written name, small mark fore-edge, light foxing edges, minor edgewear. A study of two groups of Italians, both coming from the same background in Treviso, a region in Northern Italy. The first group settled in Griffith, a town in rural New South Wales, in the 1920s. The second group settled in the inner Sydney suburb of Leichhardt around the early 1950s. Presents the observations and insights of an anthropologist in the field. Valuable for social workers, teachers, migrant officers, and others concerned with immigrants and their children. ISBN: 0702214108. Our Book No: 23017. $12 AUD.

155. 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.

156. Hughes, Kathryn (2006). The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs Beeton. London: HarperPerennial. 525 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, spine little creased, minor edgewear, non-author written & dated dedication. In this warm, artful and expert biography of her short life (she died at age 28), the author uncovers startling new material that shows cooking expert Isabella Beeton struggled with bankruptcy, sexual scandal and a bitter family feud. ISBN: 1841153745. Our Book No: 24419. $12 AUD.

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

158. Humphries, Allan (editor) (1983). Hobby Farming: The First Steps (Reprint ed). Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). 103 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, fore-edge front cover & few pages little creased, minor edgewear. Based on the ABC Radio series. There are a lot of good ideas for anyone interested in hobby farming. ISBN: 0642973830. Our Book No: 25154. $10 AUD.

159. Hunt, Deb (2014). Love in the Outback (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 318 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, few black & white photos, small mark top edge, minor edgewear. This is the true story of an unlikely romance set in the Australian outback. The year before she turned 50, she stopped dating. She landed a job with the Royal Flying Doctor Service and left London for the sunshine of Sydney on a mission to find happiness without a mate. But then on a trip to the red-dust town of Broken Hill, she encountered a man unlike any other - he was practical, steady, financially responsible and conservative - everything Deb was not. He wanted a relationship. She wanted to flee. ISBN: 9781742613970. Our Book No: 28247. $18 AUD.

160. Hunt, Neil (1933). Desert Law. Sydney: William Brooks & Co. Ltd. 132 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket (missing), good plus condition, original red cloth cover (black lettering, some light flecking), spine faintly faded, endpapers toned, minor edgewear. Australian romantic thriller, set in farwestern New South Wales on stations along the Darling River, and partly in Hollywood. Our Book No: 16492. $14 AUD.

161. Hunt, Nan; Ogden, Betina (illustrator) (1988). The Show (1st ed). Sydney: Collins Press / Anne Ingram Books. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, endpapers little foxed, few tiny dents along fore-edge front cover, autograph (author's written name title page). Children's picture story about a girl named Mary who waited for her grandparents to take her to the agricultural show. The colourful drawings will delight all ages. ISBN: 0732248035. Our Book No: 28220. $15 AUD.

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

163. 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.

164. Information and Extension Services, Department of (1965). Wokim Gutpela Ne Seri Bilong Kokonas / Make a Good Coconut Nursery [Pidgin language]. Port Moresby: Government Printer. 16 pp. Paperback wide, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white text-photos, pages lightly toned. Has Pidgin and English as parallel texts. Our Book No: 13431. $14 AUD.

165. Institute of Australia, Safety (1978). Rural Safety Manual: Published Papers Presented at the 1978 Royal Easter Show. [Sydney]: Safety Institute of Australia. 164 pp. Hardback small octavo, very good condition, green cloth cover, old price marks, compliments slip affixed. Includes papers on child and home safety, machinery accidents, insecticide poisoning, bushfires, animal-derived diseases, and explosions in the grain industry. Our Book No: 12147. $10 AUD.

166. Ivanoff, George; Wood, Ben (illustrator) (2017). Meet: The Flying Doctors (New ed) [Meet Series]. Sydney: Penguin Random House Australia. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, card covers, very good plus condition, colour drawings (some full-page), minor edgewear. This is the story of The Royal Flying Doctor Service which provides emergency and primary health care across outback Australia. Explains how the life-saving service was created and grew to become an Australian icon. The illustrations will appeal to all ages. ISBN: 9780143780670. Our Book No: 40192. $15 AUD.

167. Johnson, Fiona (2013). My Wild Ride: The Inspiring True Story of How One Woman's Faith and Determination Helped Her Overcome Life's Greatest Obstacles (Reprint ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 266 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear, corner tip front cover bent, edges lightly toned. This is the story of a city girl who was always interested in horses, and eventually Fiona moved to the northern NSW to make a life with her new husband, Matt. Shortly after they were married, she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukaemia. She writes about her fight to survive and her ambition to fulfil her dreams of becoming a rodeo rider and a mother. An inspiring true story of beating the odds. ISBN: 9781743310441. Our Book No: 30145. $18 AUD.

168. Johnson, R. (editor); Jellis, G. J. (editor) (1993). Breeding for Disease Resistance (1st ed) [Developments in Plant Pathology Series]. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. 205 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, figures, tables. We increasingly need to understand how disease resistances are introduced into crop plants. This book covers the successes and failures of the classical techniques, advances towards modern technology, and the problem of plant variation. Crops covered include cereals (wheat, barley, rice), potatoes, vegetables and soft fruits. (Reprinted from the academic journal Euphytica, volume 63, issues 1 - 2, for the British Society for Plant Pathology. Proceedings of the International Conference on Breeding for Disease Resistance, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, 1991.). ISBN: 079231607X. Our Book No: 12837. $40 AUD.

169. Jolley, Elizabeth; Kotai, Evelyn (paintings) (1993). Diary of a Weekend Farmer (1st ed). Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre Press (FACP). 95 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour paintings (including frontispiece), small dent bottom edge rear cover, base spine little rubbed, minor edgewear jacket (minor edgewear). This book is a delightful humorous and moving mixture of personal observation and poetry. The book is based upon the authors own record of life on the land. ISBN: 1863680438. Our Book No: 28296. $15 AUD.

170. Jolliffe, Eric (1970). Jolliffe's Outback, no 94: Cartoons and Australiana: Study for Framing (1st ed). Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. Unnum 56 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled pamphlet, good plus condition, black & white cartoons, pages lightly toned, bottom corner rear cover creased, corner front cover & few pages faintly folded, tear base spine repaired, small edge tears bottom edge few rear pages, some edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication front cover). Autographed. Saltbush Bill, Sandy Blight and Witchetty's Tribe are still coping with all the current problems, and all the disasters that a cartoonist imposes. Special sections: Nostalgia at Wombat Rd [Young, NSW], and Aboriginal food containers. With scarce Jolliffe biro autograph. Undated (about 1970). Our Book No: 4408. $35 AUD.

171. Jolliffe, Eric (1979). Jolliffe's Outback: Cartoons and Australiana: Study to Frame. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. Unnum 80 pp. Paperback quarto, card cover, stapled pamphlet, good condition, black & white cartoons, pages toned, few small edge tears, minor edgewear & creasing. Unnumbered issue of Jolliffe's Outback series, starring Saltbush Bill, perhaps meant to be no 107 or no 108. Cover cartoon: Pigs in trough. Includes a nostalgic look at early bush roadmaking, Aboriginal tree-climbing, and Queensland rainforests. Plus an Aboriginal boy portrait for framing. Our Book No: 4454. $12 AUD.

172. Jolliffe, Eric (1981). Jolliffe's Outback, no 114: Cartoons and Australiana. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. 74 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white cartoons, pages lightly toned, top corner tip creased front cover & few pages, base spine bumped, few tiny dents front cover, minor edgewear (mostly corners), copy 1. Saltbush Bill and Family deal with floods, drought, fire, and many other funny setbacks in these collectible cartoon books. Selection of Sandy Blight cartoons at rear. Plus comments on muddies (crabs), birth of the bush ballad, Barossa barns. Our Book No: 25345. $16 AUD.

173. Jolliffe, Eric (1981). Jolliffe's Outback, no 111: Cartoons and Australiana Study to Frame. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. 66 pp. Paperback quarto, card covers, fair condition, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), black & white cartoons, pages toned, large creases corner front cover, rear cover & edges lightly foxed, edgewear. Saltbush Bill and family provide more fun in the outback. With commentary on shearing sheds past and present, the pig-sty, and die-back. Our Book No: 25610. $10 AUD.

174. Jolliffe, Eric (1986). Jolliffe's Outback Featuring Saltbush Bill, no 119. Sydney: Jolliffe Studios. 82 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, full-page black & white cartoons, two colour postcards rear cover, staples rusted, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Lots more cartoon fun with Saltbush Bill and family. Black & white text-photo of Eric Jolliffe on reverse of front cover. Commentary on Cooma Cottage (Yass), grasshoppers, goannas. Rear cover consists of two colour postcards. Our Book No: 3647. $15 AUD.

175. Jolliffe, Eric (1986). Jolliffe's Outback, no 120, featuring Saltbush Bill. Sydney: Jolliffe Studios. 82 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, full-page black & white cartoons, rear cover postcards intact, top edge front cover faintly creased, pages little toned as usual, minor edgewear. Cartoons to laugh along with Saltbush Bill and family. Plus three special reports: Cobb & Co. - Camp Hill, Rylestone - Timber Creek police station, Northern Territory. Our Book No: 4430. $15 AUD.

176. Jolliffe, Eric (1987). Jolliffe's Calendar 87 [1987] [Jolliffe's Outback Series]. Sydney, Dee Why: Jolliffe Studios. 24 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled pamphlet (with hole for hanging), very good condition, full-page colour cartoons, minor insect damage top edge first page, minor edgewear, minor annotation & small sticker on calendar. A calendar in an annual Jolliffe series, each showing a full-page colour Jolliffe Outback cartoon facing the monthly calendar on the adjacent page. Our Book No: 6110. $25 AUD.

177. Jolliffe, Eric (1987). Jolliffe's Outback, no 121, featuring Saltbush Bill and Witchetty's Tribe: Special 40th Birthday Issue (1st ed). Sydney, Dee Why: Jolliffe Studios. 82 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, stapled (little rusted), full-page black & white cartoons (few text-photos), bottom edge front cover little faded, pages little toned as usual, minor edgewear. Celebrates 40 years since Jolliffe started drawing Saltbush Bill for Pix Magazine, and Witchetty's Tribe started appearing as a regular feature. This issue is devoted to early cartoons and their origins. Contains reports on The Dad and Dave Image (his early life as one of 14 kids), Saltbush Country, and Bill Harney, bush philosopher (including pictures of Harney and Jolliffe). Our Book No: 4407. $20 AUD.

178. Jolliffe, Eric (1987). Jolliffe's Outback, no 118: Cartoons and Australiana. Sydney: Jolliffe Studios. 74 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, good condition, full-page black & white cartoons, inside covers very toned (pages lightly toned), edges covers little torn, minor edgewear. Saltbush Bill and Family laughing at being thrown from a horse, etc. Plus Sandy Blight. More great Jolliffe cartoons. Three special sections: Dingo - Beranghi Folk Museum [Kempsey] - Man tracks [Aboriginal trackers]. Full colour drawing on rear cover for framing (Clayton Farm, Bordertown, SA). Our Book No: 4427. $12 AUD.

179. Jolliffe, Eric (1989). Jolliffe's Outback Calendar 1989. Sydney, Dee Why: Jolliffe Studios. 24 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled pamphlet (with hole for hanging), very good condition, full-page colour cartoons, tide marks top corner tip rear cover, minor foxing edges few pages, minor edgewear, annotation absebt on calendar. A calendar in an annual series, each showing a full-page colour Jolliffe Outback cartoon facing the monthly calendar on the adjacent page. Our Book No: 8379. $15 AUD.

180. Jolliffe, Eric (1989). Jolliffe's Outback, no 124, featuring Saltbush Bill (1st ed). Sydney: Jolliffe Studios. 82 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, good condition, full-page black & white cartoons, few marks front cover, foxing reverse side rear cover, edges toned, pages lightly toned, few tiny tears top edge front cover & few pages, spine ends little worn, spine rubbed. Saltbush Bill and Family being themselves. More great Jolliffe cartoons. Our Book No: 29912. $20 AUD.

181. Jolliffe, Eric (1991). Jolliffe's Outback, no 126: Fishin (1st ed) [Fishing]. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. 83 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, stapled pamphlet, good condition, black & white cartoons, pages lightly toned, few small marks rear cover, creases along spine, minor edgewear, slight annotation front cover. Saltbush Bill and Family and Witchetty's Tribe try their hand at fishing. This one is hard to come by. Our Book No: 29911. $35 AUD.

182. Jolliffe, Eric (No Date). Jolliffe's Outback, no 97: Cartoons and Australiana: Study to Frame. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. Unnum 56 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, stapled (rusted), black & white cartoons, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, sticker mark rear cover. Iconic Jolliffe cartoons about saltbush Bill and Witchetty's tribe. This issue pays tribute to sheep, a mainstay of Australia's prosperity. Plus a visit to Clayton Farm, Bordertown, South Australia. Our Book No: 7190. $15 AUD.

183. Jolliffe, Eric (No Date). Jolliffe's Outback, no 101: Cartoons and Australiana: Study to Frame. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. Unnum 80 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled pamphlet, good condition, black & white cartoons, front cover little marked, pages toned, minor edgewear, rubber stamp (book exchange). There is a special study for framing as well as the usual great Saltbush Bill cartoons. Contains a 12-page centrepiece on the Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement. Our Book No: 11213. $15 AUD.

184. Jolliffe, Eric (No Date). Jolliffe's Outback, no 98: Cartoons and Australiana Study to Frame. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. Unnum 56 pp. Paperback quarto, good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white cartoons, pages toned, small tear base near spine, staples rusted, covers little faded & foxed & creased, minor edgewear. Saltbush Bill and his family get up to their usual antics while keeping the farm going. (Undated issue.). Our Book No: 29916. $18 AUD.

185. Kauter, Frank (1946). Over the Hills and Far Away. Sydney: John Sands. 220 pp. Paperback quarto, good plus condition, thick pictorial board cover, lacks title page as issued, colour drawings, pages lightly toned, edgewear corners & spine, child's scribble rear cover. (Estimated date, 1946, Trove catalog.) Children's picture book about farm animals and a goblin, with text in verse. Seven stories: Timothy John - The green goblin - It looks like rain - The old man's stick - Peter Rabbitt - Adventurers three - Gum leaf symphonies. Our Book No: 17586. $10 AUD.

186. Keene, Carolyn (2003). The Secret of Shadow Ranch (Reprint ed) [Nancy Drew Mystery Stories]. New York: Grosset & Dunlap. 175 pp. Hardback small octavo, pictorial cover, very good condition, few full-page black & white drawings, frontispiece, bottom corner rear cover & spine ends little bumped. This Nancy Drew mystery is set on a ranch in Phoenix, Arizona. Nancy and her friends Bess and George are going there for a holiday, but as usual they become involved in a baffling mystery involving the haunting of the ranch by a phantom horse. Can they solve this one before someone is hurt? ISBN: 044809505X. Our Book No: 29093. $15 AUD.

187. Kelly, A. C. M. D.; Gago, Peter (2008). The Vine in Australia: Its Culture and Management (Facsimile ed). Melbourne, Fitzroy: Red Dog. 198 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear corners. Facsimile edition. This Australian book of viticulture was originally published in 1862. It is full of insight and uncanny prophetic advice. It is a book for those to whom the vine is more than just a sprawling plant. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 9781742035031. Our Book No: 23151. $12 AUD.

188. Kendall, Henry; Crittenden, Victor (biographical note) (2005). Bell Birds and a Few Other Poems [Colonial Poets Series]. Canberra: Mulini Press. Unnum 14 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, few black & white drawings, minor edgewear, autograph (editor's written dedication), minor biro annotations (corrections). Henry Kendall was Australia’s greatest early poet, and his poems were published in newspapers and magazines of the 19th century. He was born at Milton, New South Wales in 1839. He loved the Australian bush and his poems are based around this theme. (No 20 in this series. Annotations by book collector, Alan Ives.). ISBN: 9780975723251. Our Book No: 40012. $15 AUD.

189. Kennedy, Malcolm J. (2005). Hauling the Loads: A History of Australia's Working Horses and Bullocks (New ed). Rockhampton: Central Queensland University Press (CQUP). 222 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. With exemplary and painstaking research, describes part of our history that is now lost. The previously unrecognized efforts of bullocks and horses, carrying people and goods across an alien continent, made Australia's foundation possible. They should not be forgotten. ISBN: 1876780630. Our Book No: 17025. $25 AUD.

190. Kent, David; Townsend, Norma (2002). The Convicts of the Eleanor: Protest in Rural England, New Lives in Australia. London / Sydney: Merlin Press / Pluto Press. 305 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This book adds new dimensions to both the history of rural protest in Wessex and the little understood workings of the convict system in New South Wales. Part 1 examines the circumstances of the English protests during 1830 and the reasons for the severe sentences. Part 2 traces the stages by which the exiles rebuilt their lives in New South Wales in an alien and alienating environment. ISBN: 1864031727. Our Book No: 20968. $25 AUD.

191. Kickham, Charles J. (1962). Knocknagow, or the Homes of Tipperary (34th impression ed). Dublin: M. H. Gill & Son. 620 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, small stains & spots top edge & top fore-edge, reverse side jacket toned at flap folds & spine (flap clipped, light stains top corners, white background rear cover little marked, slightly rubbed), edges little faded & rubbed, spine ends little rubbed, boards slightly faded & mottled, rubber stamps. This book is the most famous Irish novel of all time, originally published in 1879. Rural life of the 1850s and 1860s Tipperary is depicted with admiral fidelity and sympathy. The novel has been out of print for sometime, and it now reappears in a new edition. The author was born in 1826 at Mullinahone, a small town of the County Tipperary. He died at Blackrock near Dublin in 1882. Our Book No: 30322. $25 AUD.

192. Kilarski, Barbara (2003). Keeping Chickens! Tending Small Flocks in Cities, Suburbs, and Other Small Spaces (Reprint ed). North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing. 150 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, colour photos, minor edgewear. The author gives the detailed information that will assist you to keep chickens. There are simple instructions on feeding and caring for chickens, the breeds that are happy in small spaces, lists of the equipment that is needed, coop design, how to collect eggs, and how to keep chickens in the city and keep within the council guidelines, and most important how to keep chickens healthy and happy. ISBN: 1580174914. Our Book No: 30274. $20 AUD.

193. King, Hazel (1980). Elizabeth Macarthur and Her World. Sydney: Sydney University Press (SUP). 227 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, spine jacket lightly faded, minor edgewear, owner’s bookplate, owner’s written name. Hazel writes about pioneer Elizabeth Macarthur's arrival in Australia in 1790, and her role in running Elizabeth Farm and her husband John Macarthur’s other pastoral properties during his time in England in 1801, and again after his involvement in the Rum Rebellion between 1809 and 1817. The centre of her life was her husband and her children, but she became an astute businesswoman. ISBN: 0424000806. Our Book No: 12122. $20 AUD.

194. Klinge, Sven; Hart, Adrian (2000). Don't Die in the Bush: The Complete Guide to Australian Camping. Sydney, Frenchs Forest: New Holland. 132 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, colour photos, minor edgewear. This book is compact and practical, describing everything needed to survive and enjoy your camping adventure. Equipment and technology, safety and first aid, environmental awareness and the laws of camping, things to do, are all listed. The photos and drawings make this a special book for anyone interested in safe camping. ISBN: 1864365250. Our Book No: 28289. $15 AUD.

195. L'Hommedieu, Dorothy K.; Kirmse, Marguerite (illustrator) (1965). Skippy: The Little Skye Terrier (Reprint ed). London: Robert Hale. 61 pp. Hardback wide octavo, no jacket, pictorial cover, good condition, black & white & colour drawings, boards lightly warped, edges lightly toned, top corners lightly bumped, endpapers toned, piece missing top spine, base spine little worn, black texta name front pastedown. (Originally published 1965.) Skippy is a little skye terrier living on a farm who helps a kitten return to her home. He decides to run away after his Mother and his mistress go on a trip without him. After a few hair raising adventures he - and the little kitten who also ran away after Cook chased her - return to the safety of their home. The charming drawings in this children's picture story will delight children and adults alike. Our Book No: 25195. $20 AUD.

196. Lane, Regina; Howard, Shane (foreword) (2014). Saving St Brigid's (2nd ed). Melbourne, Carlton South: Bridin Books. 250 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, few black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, minimal creasing & dents front cover, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication title page). This is the story of a 150-year-old church at the top of a hill in south-west Victoria which was built and paid for by the children of Irish potato-famine survivors. St Brigid's is a symbol of faith and hope in an ancient land, by a cold, wild sea. A unique story of a small Australian rural community who, in the spirit of their Irish rebel ancestors, stood up for what they believed in when in 2009, the Catholic Church put the church up for sale. The author who is of Irish heritage has put together a lyrical narrative of song and story. ISBN: 9780992343316. Our Book No: 29804. $35 AUD.

197. 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.

198. Langman, Adrienne (2007). Choosing Eden: The Real Dirt on the Coming Energy Crisis (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. 282 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, top corner front cover creased, crease front cover. She left a comfortable lifestyle in Sydney to set her family up on a 12-acre block in Nana Glen in northern New South Wales (NSW). Their aim is to establish a fully self-sustaining food farm, as quickly as they can, that will provide for them and their family in the uncertain years ahead. ISBN: 9781741665499. Our Book No: 24747. $16 AUD.

199. Lapthorne, Alice M.; Cronin, Bernard (foreword) (1965). Mildura Calling (3rd ed). Mildura: Mildura Gallery Society. 64 pp. Paperback trade, board cover, very good plus condition, black & white photos, small scuff front flyleaf, minimal edgewear. A brief history of the city of Mildura in the northwestern corner of Victoria, on the Murray River. Our Book No: 12287. $10 AUD.

200. Lawson, Henry; Gill, S. T. (drawings) (2000). Humorous Stories of Henry Lawson. Melbourne, Dingley: Redwood Editions / Hinkler Book Distributors. 186 pp. Hardback small square quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minimal edgewear. In this collection of Lawson short stories at his humorous best, there are a gallery of characters, the drover, the swaggie, the bush philosopher, the larrikin, the digger, the confidence man - all revealing a typically Australian brand of humour. This new edition presents the stories accompanied by the paintings of Samuel Thomas Gill. This book is full of fun and warmth. ISBN: 1865151351. Our Book No: 24086. $12 AUD.

201. Lawson, Henry; King, John Anthony (illustrator) (1991). Mary Called Him "Mister". Sydney, Crows Nest: Macmillan. 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, good plus condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, faint foxing title page, minor edgewear, label remains front pastedown. This illustrated collection of Henry Lawson poems for children illuminates an often neglected side of the Bush Ballad era: the life of women in the Bush - their strengths, their dreams, their hopes and their disappointments. ISBN: 0732905486. Our Book No: 25527. $10 AUD.

202. Lees, Jim (editor) (1997). A Legacy Under Threat? Family Farming in Australia. Armidale, NSW: University of New England Press (UNE Press). 259 pp. Paperback small quarto, good plus condition, tables, figures, covers lightly creased, minor insect damage inside front cover, minor edgewear. This book is an important source for those wishing to understand the complex factors that will determine the future of family farming in Australia. It is written for both the general reader and the serious student of the Australian farming scene. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 1875821368. Our Book No: 22596. $15 AUD.

203. Lester, Alison (2012). The Quicksand Pony. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 154 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, minimal edgewear. A gripping adventure for young adults, set in the Australian bush the author knows so well. In her search for her pony Bella, Biddy unravels a long ago mystery. ISBN: 9781742378008. Our Book No: 25809. $10 AUD.

204. Lewis, Kim (1993). Floss (Reprint ed). London: Walker Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings, minimal edgewear. A delightful children's picture story about a border collie dog who loved to play ball with the children, when she lived in town. Now she lives on a farm and has to work for her keep. The illustrations will appeal to any age. ISBN: 0744520711. Our Book No: 23886. $10 AUD.

205. Lindsay, Jake; Hartin, Murray (1996). Showtime! (Photographs and Memories of the Royal Easter Show). Sydney, Rosebery: Portseat Pty Ltd. Unnum 128 pp. Paperback small folio, very good plus condition, sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos (some full-page), minimal edgewear. This photoessay documents the people who ran, participated in, and attended Sydney's famous Royal Agricultural Show in 1996 at Moore Park. (The show later moved to the western suburbs.). ISBN: 0646295632. Our Book No: 15392. $20 AUD.

206. Linn, Rob; Williams, R. M. (2006). One Piece of Leather - R. M. Williams: The Man and His Company (1st stated ed). Sydney, Milsons Point: R. M. Williams Publishing/ Matthew Cowley (Publisher). 160 pp. Hardback wide quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos (most full-page), black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, top corners covers little bumped, minor dent & scratch front cover jacket. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The story of Australian company R. M. Williams, best known for making boots and saddles. The many photos bring this amazing book to life and will bring many memories to anyone who owns a piece of R. M. Williams clothing or the famous boots. The book will also interest anyone wanting to learn some Australian history. ISBN: 0957970943. Our Book No: 28170. $50 AUD.

207. Loam, Arthur S. (1954). Bushland Suite for Piano Duet: Volume 2 [Imperial Edition No. 688: Plate B5839]. Melbourne: Allan & Co. 15 pp. Paperback large quarto, stapled, very good condition, minor edgewear. Sheet music for three piano pieces: Fern Glade; Waterfall; Off to Market. Our Book No: 14514. $12 AUD.

208. Lunney, Bob (1998). Fifteen Hundred Down the Murranji (Reprint ed). Adelaide: Crawford House. 200 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, crease fore-edge front cover, light crease cover near spine, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This is a well-told tale of a true-life adventure full of drama, conflict, danger, humour and pathos. He begins his story in 1956, when he was 17 years old, and joined a droving team on one of the last epic long-distance cattle drives in Australia, when road-trains were beginning to make such treks obsolete. The story is drawn from notes scribbled in an old exercise book during the trip. ISBN: 1863331417. Our Book No: 28297. $15 AUD.

209. 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.

210. 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.

211. Mack, Amy Eleanor; Dennys, Joyce (illustrator) (1921). Bushland Stories (1st thus ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 183 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, good condition, deluxe copy (publisher logo), red cloth boards with black title cover lettering (gilt title spine), frontispiece, colour plates (one loose), black & white drawings, spine ends little rubbed & creased (top lightly frayed), edges toned, pages lightly toned, wide toned strip endpapers, boards lightly faded in parts, corners little bumped, bottom corner worn, minor foxing flyleaf & reverse side frontispiece & title page, owner's rubber stamps title page, non-author written dedication front flyleaf. Captures all the faces of the Australian bush. Her bush stories were among the first to introduce children to the unique nature of the Australian bush and were very popular when originally published in 1910. This edition (estimated date, 1921), with the beautiful illustrations of Joyce Dennys, is sure to stir the imagination and appreciation of new generations of children and adults everywhere. Her second collection of bush stories (of 14 collections published). This copy is the deluxe edition with the blue A&R logo on endpapers. It has all seven coloured plates (one loose). Our Book No: 29083. $80 AUD.

212. MacKellar, Maggie (2010). When It Rains (A Memoir) (Reprint ed). Sydney: Vintage Books / Random House. 223 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages little toned as usual, front cover little creased near spine, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). The author lost her husband in tragic circumstances (suicide), and then her mother died suddenly of aggressive cancer. She tells her story about moving with her two young children to the family farm in central western New South Wales (NSW). The farm is a healing place for the family, as they battle heat and drought, and become involved with the horses, sheep, ducks and chickens. The family learn to move forward one step at a time. ISBN: 9781741669602. Our Book No: 26073. $15 AUD.

213. Magazine, Organic Gardener; Miller, Jerssamy (introduction) (2018). The Contented Bee: Inspiration and Practical Tips to Keep Your Backyard Bees Happy, Healthy and Productive (Reprint ed). Sydney: ABC Books / HarperCollins. 303 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos (many full-page), top corner front cover creased, bottom edge front cover minimally bumped, minor edgewear. This lively guide features inspirational stories and photos from many enthusiasts across Australia who decided to keep bees, city and rural. There are practical chapters by a range of experts showing you how to start, caring for your bees, harvesting honey and wax (with recipes), troubleshooting, what to plant to give the hard working bees some food, and information on the popular option of keeping native stingless bees. ISBN: 9780733339387. Our Book No: 30332. $28 AUD.

214. Malouf, David (1984). Harland's Half Acre (1st American ed). New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 230 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, spine jacket little faded, untrimmed fore-edges, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First American edition. Novel about a budding artist bought up on a poverty-striken dairy farm in Queensland. ISBN: 0394539192. Our Book No: 29588. $15 AUD.

215. Maltby, Peg (1947). Ben and Bella Down on the Farm (1st ed) [Ben and Bella]. Melbourne: Murfett Pty Ltd / Queen City Printers. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback folio, fair condition (reading copy), card covers (staples rusted), black & white drawings, full-page colour drawings, corner rear cover creased, spine worn (small tears spine ends), cover corners creased (few few edge tears), covers little creased, pages lightly creased & toned (some edges little foxed), small stain rear cover, toned patches some pages, edgewear, spine ends repaired archival tape. A delightful children's book. (Estimated date, 1947, Trove.) The cover of this edition has Ben and Bella on the farm with mother hen and her chickens. (The overall condition is only fair. However, the colour plates and black & white drawings are complete and will make any age smile.). Our Book No: 40145. $35 AUD.

216. 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.

217. Manning, Richard (2005). Against the Grain: How Agriculture has Hijacked Civilization (1st ed). New York: North Point Press / Farrar Straus Giroux (FSG). 232 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good plus dustjacket), cloth spine, bottom edge cover bumped, minor edgewear. A fascinating history of agriculture, from the domestication of plants and animals 10,000 years ago to today's corporate megafarms. ISBN: 0865476225. Our Book No: 20799. $10 AUD.

218. Maris, Ron (1999). Little Ginger (New ed). London: Red Fox / Random House Children's Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, very minor edgewear. This delightful children's picture book is about a kitten named Little Ginger. Little Ginger goes on an adventure to find a home. He meets many different animals and people until he finds a farm where the rats are frightening the animals, and eating all their food. The exquisite illustrations are by the author. A wonderful book for cat lovers of all ages. ISBN: 0091873096. Our Book No: 30271. $10 AUD.

219. Marshall, Tim (2003). Recycle Your Garden: The Essential Guide to Composting (1st ed). Sydney: ABC Books. 112 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, colour photos, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. This book not only explores how composting works and outlines the multiple benefits for your garden, but it also shows how to build a foolproof heap and maintain it well. The author has been at the forefront of the Australian organic industry, as an innovative grower, inspector, trainer and writer. He contributes regularly to Gardening Australia magazine, and is based in South Australia. ISBN: 0733309844. Our Book No: 24052. $15 AUD.

220. Marshall, Tim (2008). Composting: The Ultimate Organic Guide to Recycling Your Garden (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 108 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, colour photos, black & white drawings, charts, bottom corner front cover lightly creased. This book not only explores how composting works and outlines the multiple benefits for your garden, but it also shows how to build a foolproof heap and maintain it well. The author has been at the forefront of the Australian organic industry, as an innovative grower, inspector, trainer and writer. He is a contributes regularly to Gardening Australia magazine, and is based in South Australia. ISBN: 9780733324161. Our Book No: 29130. $20 AUD.

221. Matthews, Penny; McLean, Andrew (illustrator) (2005). A Year On Our Farm (Reprint ed). Adelaide, Malvern: Omnibus Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, few creases covers & spine, some edgewear corners, minor edgewear. A children's picture story about the running of a farm and the seasonal changes. The charming drawings will delight all ages. ISBN: 1862914923. Our Book No: 28739. $12 AUD.

222. Mayo, Kent (1993). She'll Be Right, Mate - Tools That Shaped Australia: An Exhibition by Uralla Historical Society at McCrossin's Mill, Uralla, NSW. Uralla, NSW: Kent Mayo / Uralla Historical Society. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, pale yellow paper, printed one side page only, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. Our Book No: 12706. $15 AUD.

223. McCallum, Fiona (2013). Nowhere Else (Reprint ed). Sydney, Chatswood: Mira Books. 376 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. This Australian romance novel is about Nicola Harvey, a current affairs reporter (top of her profession as a journalist) who is sent to a town named "Nowhere Else" to report on the effects of the drought. Along the way she found her own story. ISBN: 9781743567708. Our Book No: 30050. $18 AUD.

224. McCallum, Fiona (2016). Paycheque: Sometimes You Have to Lose Everything to Find Yourself (Reprint ed). Sydney, Chatswood: Harlequin Mira Books. 368 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. This Australian rural romance is set in the rugged beauty of the Adelaide Hills and is centered around horses. By the writer of "Nowhere Else" and The Button Jar Series. ISBN: 9781760373603. Our Book No: 28818. $18 AUD.

225. McCallum, Fiona (2016). Wattle Creek: A Journey That Will Set Them Both Free (Reprint ed). Sydney, Chatswood: Harlequin Mira Books. 334 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. This Australian rural romance novel is a story of dreams, expectations and endurance. Damien McAllister is suffering from depression. The long hard days on the farm that he has no time for are taking their toll. Jacqueline Havelock, a young psychologist is escaping her own problems. Can they help each other? By the writer of "Nowhere Else" and "Paycheque". ISBN: 9781489206978. Our Book No: 28802. $15 AUD.

226. 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.

227. McCullough, Dale R.; McCullough, Yvette (2000). Kangaroos in Outback Australia: Comparative Ecology and Behavior of Three Coexisting Species. New York: Columbia University Press. 308 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, tables. Two American researchers study three coexisting kangaroo species (red, eastern grey, western grey) in Yathong Nature Reserve, western New South Wales. They have previously studied coexisting deer populations in North America. ISBN: 0231119178. Our Book No: 8254. $15 AUD.

228. McFarlane, Annette (2008). Organic Vegetable Gardening (Reprint ed). Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). 118 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, few black & white drawings, charts, colour photos, minor edgewear, small tear & bump front cover bottom edge near spine, non-author written dedication. This book is a complete guide to growing a fabulous range of vegetables using organic principles with information on: Planning, propagating, saving seeds, basic layouts, pest control, what and when to plant according to your climatic zone, tips and information on more than 40 vegetables. This book is an easy-to-use, guide to vegetable growing for both the novice and the experienced gardener. ISBN: 9780733309878. Our Book No: 27542. $15 AUD.

229. McFarlane, Annette (2010). Organic Vegetable Gardening (Revised ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 256 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, charts, colour photos, corner tips front cover little creased. Revised edition. A complete guide to growing a fabulous range of vegetables using organic principles with information on: Planning, propagating, saving seeds, basic layouts, pest control, what and when to plant according to your climatic zone, tips and information on over 115 vegetables. This book is an easy-to-use, guide to vegetable growing for both the novice and the experienced gardener. This new expanded edition is a comprehensive guide to growing your own organic vegetables. ISBN: 9780733325250. Our Book No: 29122. $25 AUD.

230. McFarlane, Annette; McFarlane, Grant (1996). Pig Keeping on a Small Scale. Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 72 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, tables, old price marks. Two pig breeders from Samsonvale, Queensland, detail their own experiences, and the trial and error process that they hope this book will eliminate. They have successfully exported the rare Tamworth pig breed back to England. ISBN: 0864177909. Our Book No: 13384. $15 AUD.

231. McGahan, Andrew (2005). The White Earth (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 379 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition. Winner of the 2005 Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2005. In 1992, when William was 8 years old, he looked out from the back verandah and saw the mushroom cloud of a nuclear explosion. His father dead by fire and his mother plagued by demons of her own, William is cast upon the charity of his unknown uncle - an embittered old man living in the ruins of a once great station homestead (Kuran House, Queensland), and involved in secretive political work. It's a baffling and sinister new world for the boy, a place of decay and secret histories. A haunting, disturbing tale: part family saga, part history, part gothic thriller. ISBN: 9781741146127. Our Book No: 17447. $12 AUD.

232. McGillivray, D. (1902). Australian Horses from Paddock to Park (1st ed). Sydney: William Brooks and Co. Ltd. 237 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition, gilt title spine, dark green cloth cover, dark brown endpapers, frontispiece, pages lightly toned, foxing endpapers, edges toned, corners covers lightly bumped, few rust marks along hinges, light foxing few pages, one page edge trimmed & piece missing (plate intact, no missing text). From the title page: A Treatise on the Scientific Handling, Breaking, Educating, and the General Management of Horses: with upwards of 105 illustrations, obtained by instantaneous photography whilst the Author was at work upon the wild and raw material. (Newspaper clipping loosely enclosed.). Our Book No: 40021. $200 AUD.

233. McGlashan, Andrew (1920). Postcard: Real Photo of Makeshift Bush Home, with Man and Woman near Door. City Not Stated: Andrew McGlashan. N/a pp. Postcard oblong, very good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) real photo, printed text & rubber stamp reverse side, no writing, minor edgewear. This postcard depicts a ramshackle bush home, with a couple posing near the doorway. The rubber stamp "A. McGlashan" is on the reverse side. The stamp box contains the letter "K" superimposed on the letters "Ltd" [Kodak]. Andrew McGlashan (1811 - 1877) was a Scottish photographer who visited Australia in 1854 to 1857. However, Kodak was founded in 1888, so the current card is a later reproduction. A connection with Australia has not been established. (Estimated date, 1920s.). Our Book No: 4518. $20 AUD.

234. McKernan, Michael (2005). Drought: The Red Marauder. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 291 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos centre spread, minimal edgewear. The story told through the eyes of despairing Australian farmers who have lived through numerous droughts over the more than 200 years of European settlement in Australia. There has been a reluctance to acknowledge drought as a constant and integral part of the Australian landscape. ISBN: 1741142342. Our Book No: 12740. $15 AUD.

235. McKinley, Tamara (2007). Lands Beyond the Sea (1st ed) [Oceana Series]. London: Hodder & Stoughton. 397 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, base spine little bumped, few rear pages little creased, minor edgewear, promotional sticker front cover. First edition. Historical Australian novel in the Oceana Series. A epic story of love, discovery, loss and hardship. Following the lives of pioneers and Aborigines alike, set against the rich tapestry of newly-colonised rural Australia. ISBN: 9780340924662. Our Book No: 28834. $15 AUD.

236. McKinley, Tamara (2008). A Kingdom for the Brave (1st ed) [Oceana Series]. London: Hodder & Stoughton. 419 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner creased rear cover, spine little creased, pages lightly toned, small stain bottom corner last few pages, minor edgewear, owner's written name. Historical Australian novel in the Oceana Series that follows on from "Lands Beyond the Sea". A epic story of conflict, passion, friendship and rebellion, following the lives of pioneers and Aborigines alike, set against the rich tapestry of newly-colonised Australia. ISBN: 9780340924709. Our Book No: 28251. $15 AUD.

237. McLaren, Glen (2000). Big Mobs: The Story of Australian Cattlemen (1st ed). Perth, Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre Press (FACP). 391 pp. Paperback small wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, minimal foxing fore-edge, minimal edgewear. Published in association with the Research Institute for Cultural Heritage, Curtin University, Perth. Provides Australian stockmen the place they so richly deserve in pastoral and Australian history. From the lonely months on a long cattle drive to the boots they wore and the places they lived in, this comprehensive work provides a fascinating insight into a unique way of life. ISBN: 1863682473. Our Book No: 21922. $15 AUD.

238. McNicol Stock, Catherine (1996). Rural Radicals: Righteous Rage in the American Grain (1st ed). Ithaca & London: Cornell University Press. 219 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), cloth binding along spine, jacket minimally marked, edges minimally foxed. An excellent history of radicalism in rural America, including, anti-federalism, white supremacy, populism and vigilantism. ISBN: 0801432944. Our Book No: 15091. $15 AUD.

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

240. Mellor, Kathleen; Freedman, Harold (illustrator) (1952). Over the Hill. Melbourne: Georgian House. 24 pp. Paperback oblong, card cover, very good condition, stapled (staples little rusted), colour drawings, minimal edgewear. Estimated date: 1952 (Trove catalogue). A children's picture story about Biffy and Johnny, who go to stay with Aunty and her friend Kay on Pine Farm, and meet all the farm animals. (Two cover designs exist: this has red instead of white background.). Our Book No: 9949. $15 AUD.

241. Miller, John (2004). Reminiscences of a Fun'gi: The Story of a Community that Mushroomed (1st stated ed) [Fungi]. Windsor, NSW: John Miller / Hawkesbury City Council. 257 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, card covers, black & white text-photos, slight creasing spine, bottom corner front cover creased, few marks bottom corners last few pages, minor edgewear. About the old and new migrant Australian men, women and their children who created a new farming industry with their bare hands in the Hawkesbury Valley and Hills District of New South Wales. Ernest Roy Sanders was the "Pioneer Founder of the Mushroom Industry" when in 1936 he established the first mushroom farm in the area at Oakville. On 26th January, 2004, Hawkesbury City Council, posthumously awarded Roy Sanders, who died in 1986, the Australia Day Commemorative Plaque for establishing an economically and environmentally sustainable agricultural crop to the benefit of the district. Describes the history, development and importance of the mushroom industry in the Hawkesbury from his perspective as a farmer in the Hawkesbury since 1955. This book will be of interest to anyone wanting to understand the future of agriculture in northwestern Sydney. ISBN: 0646434306. Our Book No: 29319. $80 AUD.

242. Millett, Patsy (editor); Millett, Naomi (editor) (2008). The Duracks of Argyle: A Summary of a Pioneering Venture and the Years 1852 - 1950 in Kimberley, Western Australia (1st ed). Perth, Bassendean: Access Press. 89 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, maps, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear corners. This is the story of the Durack family who are best known because of authors Mary and Elizabeth Durack. Patrick Durack's family came to Australia for a brighter future in 1854. The Argyle homestead is now a museum in the Durack family's memory. The many photos, family tree and descriptions of the Kimberleys in this time make this a fascinating book for anyone interested in the history of this part of Australia. (Estimated date, 2008, Trove catalogue.). ISBN: 0864451822. Our Book No: 29868. $18 AUD.

243. Mitchell, Elyne; Huxtable, Grace (illustrator) (1962). Kingfisher Feather (1st ed). London: Hutchinson. 224 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), flap clipped jacket, some light foxing (page & jacket edges, endpapers), owner's written name, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First and only edition. This Australian novel follows on from the Silver Brumby series set in the "brumby country" (wild horses) of the Snowy Mountains region of Australia. The Dane twins are fascinated by a two-wheeled open carriage, driven by an ancient Aboriginal woman, who imparts astonishing information from the Dream Time. (Jacket and drawings by Grace Huxtable. Anthony Horderns sticker.). Our Book No: 14497. $20 AUD.

244. Mitchell, Elyne; Ambrus, Victor (illustrator) (1973). Silver Brumby Whirlwind (1st ed). Melbourne: Hutchinson of Australia. 128 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), top edge lightly foxed, jacket lightly marked & scratched (small scuff mark spine), minor edgewear. First edition. A novel for young adults about Australia's wild horses. This is the fifth book in the series. Thowra, the magnificent silver stallion, meets up with a filly, and must fight to make her his own. ISBN: 0091152704. Our Book No: 3703. $40 AUD.

245. Mitchell, Elyne (1983). Chauvel Country: The Story of a Great Australian Pioneering Family. Melbourne: Macmillan. 299 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, cancelled EX-LIBRARY (front endpaper rubber stamps, little annotation, label remnants, embossed cloth cover), good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), black & white photos, speckled edges, map, spine moderately faded jacket (tape marks reverse side - covered by stickers), internally excellent. Elyne Mitchell is the author of the popular Silver Brumby novels for young adults. She is the daughter of General Sir Harry Chauvel of the Light Horse. This autobiographical book is the history of a family who came to Australia (from France via England) as pioneers, of individual members of that family, soldiers and sailors, who fought their battles in the far places of the Empire. There are memories of the WW1 (and her heroic father), and later memories of the Australian bush, snow-capped mountains, and the lonely years of WW2 when she ran her property while her husband was a prisoner of the Japanese in Changi. ISBN: 0333356365. Our Book No: 13822. $15 AUD.

246. Mitchell, Elyne (1995). A Brumby Story: Dancing Brumby. Sydney: Bluegum / Angus & Robertson. 157 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, corner creased front & rear covers, minor edgewear. A novel for young adults about Australia's wild horses. The story of a little blue roan foal with the strange misshapen legs, who dances like an angel. Dandaloo fears for her little foal's safety, and with others, leads him up into the highest mountains. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 020718917X. Our Book No: 10381A. $10 AUD.

247. Mitchell, Elyne (2005). A Brumby Story: Dancing Brumby (Reprint ed). Sydney: Bluegum / Angus & Robertson. 157 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, copy 1. A novel for young adults about Australia's wild horses. The story of a little blue roan foal with the strange misshapen legs, who dances like an angel. Dandaloo fears for her little foal's safety, and with others, leads him up into the highest mountains. ISBN: 020718917X. Our Book No: 10381. $12 AUD.

248. Mitchell, Gregory; Gallagher, Michael (illustrator) (1981). The Bush Horseman: The Horsemanship of the Australian Outback (1st ed). Sydney: A. H. & A. W. Reed. 80 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, base spine lightly rubbed, faint foxing reverse side jacket (small closed tear), faint foxing top edge, sticker mark rear pastedown. This book re-introduces the real Australian bush horseman. The book covers the history, horsemanship, saddles and other special equipment, his horses, his achievements, his tricks, his working techniques, and above all a preservation of his memory. ISBN: 0589502751. Our Book No: 25688. $20 AUD.

249. Montgomery, Sy (2006). The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood (1st ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 241 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, remainder mark. This is a story about a very special pig in New Hampshire. This book celebrates Christopher Hogwood in all his glory, from his infancy to hog heaven in his rural home. ISBN: 034090965X. Our Book No: 25322. $14 AUD.

250. Moody, Mary; Cole, Vivienne (photos) (2005). Lunch with Madame Murat: Food of Love in a French Village (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 115 pp. Paperback small quarto (with flaps), very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos (some full-page), front cover & few pages corner tips lightly creased, covers little rubbed, minor edgewear. In this beautiful book, illustrated with over 200 photos, Mary writes about Madame Murat's, the small family restaurant run by Jeanne Murat in the village of Pomarede, France. Part travelogue, part history, part culinary adventure, this book is a captivating look at the region, and a visual journey through the riches of life and food in rural France. ISBN: 1405036982. Our Book No: 22641. $20 AUD.

251. Moon, Kenneth (editor); Moon, Elaine (editor) (1981). A Surry Hills Childhood: 1870 (The Frances Lepherd Manuscript). Armidale, NSW: University of New England / Academic Press. 43 pp. Paperback octavo, stapled, card covers, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, map, covers little rubbed & scratched, staples rusted, faint toning pages, minor edgewear. Recounts Frances Lepherd Purcell's childhood on a city dairy in the Sydney suburb of Surry Hills in early 1870. The text is written as fiction but it is very autobiographical. ISBN: 0858343932. Our Book No: 26542. $10 AUD.

252. Moreton, Robert (1877). On Horse Breaking (1st ed). London: Longmans, Green and Co. 137 + 28 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good condition, embossed gilt vignette, gilt title spine, dark green cloth cover, brown endpapers, pages lightly toned, foxing endpapers, spine ends chipped, corners covers lightly bumped, front & rear hinges starting to split & inner hinges split in three places (but all pages firm), rough-cut edges, uncut rear page, few marks on few pages, some edgewear. This fascinating book has been written to help agriculturists and horse owners break in their horses. The preface points out some of the errors in horse-breaking which have been blindly followed from generation to generation. (Plus 28-page Longmans catalogue of books at rear.). Our Book No: 40020. $80 AUD.

253. Morpurgo, Michael (2007). War Horse. New York: Scholastic Press. 165 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned, minor edgewear jacket (jacket little marked). Novel for young adults about a very special farm horse named Joey and his owner Albert. Joey went to WW1, and had many adventures before he and his owner, a young man by the name of Albert, found each other and returned to farm life in Britain. ISBN: 9780439796637. Our Book No: 28354. $14 AUD.

254. Morrissey, Harry (2004). To Grow a Parish - Unearthing the Human. Noosa Heads, QLD: Debut Publishing. 207 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, few faint lines front cover (manufacture error), autograph (author's written name on title page). Father Harry Morrissey MSC is a missionary of the Heart of Christ based at Kensington Monastery, NSW. He writes about his own experience of a variety of pastoral settings in several states throughout Australia. ISBN: 1876329254. Our Book No: 22841. $10 AUD.

255. Murray, David R. (2006). Successful Organic Gardening (2nd ed). Sydney, Pymble: Kangaroo Press. 176 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, colour photos, tables, minimal edgewear. This new edition has been revised and updated. The author gives practical advice on organic soil preparation, mulching, water conservation, weed management and how to collect and store seeds to propagate your own plants. ISBN: 0731812670. Our Book No: 26386. $15 AUD.

256. Neller, Shelley (editor) (1994). Wool in the Australian Imagination. Sydney: Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales. 107 pp. Paperback large square quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, some edgewear corners. Covers many aspects of the history of wool in Australia. Produced to accompany an exhibition by the Historic Houses Trust of NSW in 1994. Contains several valuable essays on wool, including wool and Australian art. The many photos will be of interest to anyone learning about the history of wool. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0949753513. Our Book No: 20739. $12 AUD.

257. Niall, Brenda (2017). Can You Hear the Sea? My Grandmother's Story. Melbourne: Text Publishing. 276 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, family tree, minor edgewear jacket (tiny tear bottom edge, top corner little scuffed). The Australian biographer tells the story of her grandmother who came to Australia in 1888, from Liverpool. Agnes Jane Maguire was a strong, independent woman who was a teacher in country schools prior to her marriage to a Riverina grazier whose large, powerful family were uncertain about a newcomer with her own ideas. Aggie made her own choices and was an enduring influence on her descendants. ISBN: 9781925498790. Our Book No: 30054. $26 AUD.

258. Nicholas, Soraya (2016). Starlight Stables: Pony Detectives (1st ed) [Starlight Stables]. Melbourne: Penguin / Random House Australia. 180 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, small crease & tiny tear bottom edge single page. This is the first book in a new series for young adults about the friendship and adventures of three horse-loving girls. Some horses go missing and it is up to the girls to try and find who has stolen them. ISBN: 9780143308614. Our Book No: 29200. $10 AUD.

259. Nicholson; Dusty, Slim; Morgan, Chad; Skinner, Phil (arranged); Phillips, Harry (arranged) (1957). Nicholson's 19th Bushland Song Album. Sydney: Nicholson's Pty Ltd. 24 pp. Paperback quarto, good condition, staples rusted, small edge piece front cover removed near spine, pages faintly toned, faint foxing rear cover, some edgewear & spinewear. Sheet music for 11 popular bush songs: Our wedding waltz - Just saddle old darkie - Since the bushland boogie came this way - Range of glory - Lonesome road of tears - Rodeo dance - King Bundawaal (of the tribe of Kurnai in Victoria) - The duckinwilla - Chasing sorts in Childers - The answer to a bachelor's warning - It's no fun. (Copyright date, 1957.). Our Book No: 17708. $20 AUD.

260. Nisbet, Hume (1997). The Haunted Station (1st this ed) [Small Tales of Early Australia Series, no. 4]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 33 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, card cover, minor edgewear. This is a 'gothic' novel about an old house in outback Western Australia. The time is the middle of the 19th century. An escaped convict came to the large old station house which was the scene of a murder. His experiences in the house are the basis for this tale. The ghost reappears during a wild storm in true gothic novel style. The story was first published in "The Haunted Station and Other Stories", London, White, 1893. ISBN: 0949910678. Our Book No: 29757. $20 AUD.

261. O'Brien, Tess (1994). Down Came a Jumbuck: The Indigenous Australian Woolshed. Muswellbrook, NSW: The Author / Hunter Valley Printing. 79 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, sepia (brown-coloured) text & text-photos. (No 914 of a limited edition.) An illustrated history of the woolshed in Australia, with a focus on the Merriwa area, New South Wales. Dedicated to Pamela Power, the first and female mayor of Merriwa Shire Council, and who suffered from motor neurone disease (MND). Proceeds from the sale of this book were donated to support MND research. Preface by Judith Durham (MND sufferer), the Duchess of York, and Rosemary Annable (Royal Australian Historical Society). ISBN: 0646221124. Our Book No: 16058. $20 AUD.

262. O'Reilly, Bernard; Cameron-Smith, Barbara (illustrator) (1996). Folly. Sydney: Envirobook. 47 pp. Paperback trade, laminated card covers, as new condition, black & white drawings (many full-page), copy 1. A delightful and humorous story for young adults about a young foal's introduction to its world on a farm in the Australian bush. Not previously published, the story was originally written by Bernard O'Reilly from the battlefields of North Africa during WW2, in episodes to his young daughter Rhelma at home in Australia. Barbara Cameron-Smith's wonderful illustrations capture Folly's personality and reactions to the creatures she meets. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0858811464. Our Book No: 20889. $10 AUD.

263. O'Reilly, Bernard; Cameron-Smith, Barbara (illustrator) (1996). Folly. Sydney: Envirobook. 47 pp. Paperback trade, laminated card covers, as new condition, black & white drawings (many full-page), copy 2. A delightful and humorous story for young adults about a young foal's introduction to its world on a farm in the Australian bush. Not previously published, the story was originally written by Bernard O'Reilly from the battlefields of North Africa during WW2, in episodes to his young daughter Rhelma at home in Australia. Barbara Cameron-Smith's wonderful illustrations capture Folly's personality and reactions to the creatures she meets. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0858811464. Our Book No: 20889A. $10 AUD.

264. Off, Carol (2008). Bitter Chocolate: Investigating the Dark Side of the World's Most Seductive Sweet. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press. 326 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. Traces the history of the cocoa craze from the 18th Century onwards, through its evolution under such overseers as Hershey, Cadbury and Mars, and it's connection to the violence in Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), the West African nation that produces almost half of the world's cocoa beans. A social history, a passionate investigative account and a stirring expose of the inner workings of a multi-billion dollar industry. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 9780702236853. Our Book No: 25226. $15 AUD.

265. Oliver, Bill (1997). Sugar in the Blood. Sydney: Bill Oliver / Fast Books, Wild & Woolley. 138 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, barcode sticker inside rear cover, bottom edge lightly marked, minor edgewear. This autobiography is about his life in India as a small child, and his journey to Australia at the age of six. He relates his 37 years in the sugar industry, where he made many friends in and outside CSR Ltd. The book is a collection of the more light hearted memories and events in his life. ISBN: 0646325434. Our Book No: 28753. $15 AUD.

266. Orwell, George (2000). Animal Farm: A Fairy Story (Reprint ed) [Penguin classics]. London: Penguin Books. 113 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, cover design differs from stock photo. Satirical novel about tyranny and corruption in society, based on animals taking over a farm. Originally published in 1945. ISBN: 0141182709. Our Book No: 3427B. $10 AUD.

267. Outhwaite, Annie R.; Peterson, Georgette (music); Rentoul-Outhwaite, Ida S. (illustrator) (1924). Bush Songs of Australia for Young and Old [Imperial Edition 336: Plate A.P. K 7337]. Melbourne, Adelaide, Bendigo, Geelong: Allan & Co. 36 pp. Paperback large oblong quarto, good condition, red coloured cover (red, orange & black pictorial), music scripts, full-page black & white drawings, string binding, top corner front cover thinned, otherwise minor creasing & foxing, ink stain rear cover, edgewear, rubber stamp. Delightful collectible book children's picture book of sheet music, verse and illustrations by the two Outhwaite sisters. Dedication page to Melba. The eight verses with sheet music are: Bell bird - Little mia mia - Kookaburra (laughing jackass) - Moonboat - Billy tea - 'Way back - Kangaroo song - Fairy fleet. Advert for two companion songbooks at rear. (Estimated date, 1924. Muir 6347. Imperial edition bottom of front cover. Three shillings printed price (pencil annotation as 3/6). Plate number bottom corner rear cover. Originally published by George Robertson, 1910.). Our Book No: 17688. $135 AUD.

268. Page, Michael; Ingpen, Robert (illustrator) (1984). The Great Bullocky Race (1st ed). Melbourne: Hill of Content. 55 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, black & white drawings, spine lightly faded, light foxing bottom edge last few pages. This children's picture story is about Donald MacDonald and his daughter Alice the girl bullocky, and Foxy Murphy and his son Young Wally, who had a bullock race between Swan Hill on the River Murray and the seaport of Robe in South Australia. The story of their adventures as they and their bullock teams contested the longest bullock race ever run in Australia. ISBN: 0855721391. Our Book No: 27824. $15 AUD.

269. Palmer, Vance; Sutherland, Margaret (1950). Old Australian Bush Ballads [Imperial Edition No. 639: Plate B5457]. Melbourne: Allan & Co. 30 pp. Paperback small folio, card cover (stapled), very good condition, sticker mark front cover. (Copyright date, 1950.) A collection of 13 Australian bush ballads, from "Ballad of Ben Hall" to "Wild Colonial Boy". Collected by Palmer, with sheet music restored by Sutherland. Palmer, in a preface, deplores the loss of so much material during the last 45 years. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 13839. $12 AUD.

270. 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. $10 AUD.

271. 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.

272. Paterson, A. M. (1906). The Colonial Horse Doctor (Reissue ed). Melbourne: E. W. Cole. 100 + 12 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, good condition, gilt title spine, pages lightly toned, endpapers toned, spine ends chipped, tiny mark rear cover, spine rubbed along edges, some edgewear corners, minor pencil annotation. This fascinating book has been written to assist the farmer in maintaining his horses in a state of health and usefulness, and to give practical guidance in emergency cases. Written by the late veterinarian and lecturer to the Farmers Union of Southland, New Zealand. (Plus 12-page list of books at rear.). Our Book No: 40022. $50 AUD.

273. Paterson, Rose; Roderick, Colin (editor) (2000). Rose Paterson's Illalong Letters 1873 - 1888 (1st ed). Sydney, East Roseville: Kangaroo Press. 224 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This book contains the letters that Rose Paterson wrote to her sister Nora. The odd, the unexpected, the humorous, the tragic and the shocking are all part of her story. Rose spent the best part of her life at Illalong, an isolated sheep station in western New South Wales, where she brought up seven children in tough circumstances. One of these children, Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson, was to gain fame as one of Australia's most popular poets. Rose's letters, rescued from oblivion by Banjo's biographer, reveal a woman devoted to her family, with strong powers of observation. ISBN: 0731809262. Our Book No: 28238. $20 AUD.

274. Pearce, R. (1968). Land Tenure and Political Authority: The Processes of Change in Land Relations and Land Attitudes in Vietnamese Villages of the Mekong Delta since 1945 (Facsimile ed). Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms. 211 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, cover lightly foxed, owner's written name. An authorised facsimile copy of a PhD thesis, University of Washington (reproduced, 1974). Our Book No: 13314. $15 AUD.

275. Perry, Grace (1980). Snow in Summer (1st ed). Berrima, NSW: South Head Press / Literature Board, Australia Council. 80 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), very faint foxing edges, colour lightly faded rear jacket (few small closed tears, white background front little rubbed, minor edgewear). The bushfires raging around Berrima in summer 1978 are a kind of counterpoint to the imaginative struggle inside these poems. The beautiful "snow in summer" daisies of the southern New South Wales highlands where the author lives are depicted on the dustjacket cover. The author as editor of Poetry Australia, being a medical practitioner, and running her stud cattle and sheep farm and life as a part-recluse at Berrima, has tested her broadly. This new book of poems is a climax and the end of a long cycle in her life. ISBN: 0909185026. Our Book No: 30239. $20 AUD.

276. Phillips, Linda (1931). Bush Lyrics: Four Australian Songs: High Voice [Imperial Edition no. 587: Plate B2074]. Melbourne: Allan & Co. 20 pp. Paperback small folio, very good condition, card cover (staples rusted), pages faintly toned as common, minor edgewear. Sheet music for four Australian bush songs: Wattle Tree - Bird Call - Bracken Brown - Where the Coloured Parrot Flies. Our Book No: 16341. $10 AUD.

277. Plant, Terry (1990). Henry the Goat from Beautiful Norway. Plymouth: Terry Plant / Western Litho. Co (printer). 32 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white photos & drawings, minor creasing & marks covers, autograph (author's written name). (Estimated date, 1990.) Children's story about a front-page Norwegian goat - the happiest and cleverest goat in the world. The photos of people and places in Norway make this a special little book. Our Book No: 21607. $10 AUD.

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

279. Pollard, David; Cavaye, Jim (1996). Managing Small Herds of Beef Cattle (Reprint ed) [Information Series]. Brisbane: Department of Primary Industries Queensland. 113 pp. Paperback trade, card covers, very good plus condition, black & white photos & drawings, tables, figures, corrective bookplate, printed on recycled paper. This book provides practical and easy-to-follow advice about all aspects of small-scale beef production, property planning, selecting a production system, cattle breeds, cattle management, animal health, selling to a market, calculating profits. The book emphasises the need to manage properties in a responsible and sustainable way. It discusses property development and advises on improvements such as roads, fences and yards. Small-scale cattle producers, students, agribusiness people and agricultural advisers will find it useful. ISBN: 0724239251. Our Book No: 22171. $10 AUD.

280. Pollard, Jane (2004). A Mingled Yarn: The Seifert Family and Flaxmilling in New Zealand (1st ed). Bowral, NSW: Jane Pollard. 159 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white photos, top corner front cover little creased (& first few pages), autograph (author's written name title page). This is the story of a family who milled flax from Southland to the Waikato in New Zealand. The author is the great-granddaughter of Johann Herrmann Seifert. Using Alfred Seifert's personal letters, diaries, and business correspondence, plus wages books and cutter's tallies from several of his mills, this story traces the flax industry and the men who worked it, through the turbulent years of two Depressions and two world wars, and the mingled fortunes of those times. ISBN: 064644025X. Our Book No: 25218. $25 AUD.

281. Pontin, John (2008). The Converging World: How One Community's Path to Zero Waste is Helping Save Our Planet (1st ed). London: Piatkus. 214 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear, old price marks. The story of one community's attempt to change their world for the better, and it provides a model of action for everyone concerned about climate change, environmental damage and social justice. twins and compares two regions: his own south-west England (population 5 million), and one in rural India (population five times greater). ISBN: 9780749951702. Our Book No: 24522. $10 AUD.

282. Porter, Hal; Zwicky, Fay (introduction) (1991). Selected Stories: Classic Stories Set in Australian Country Towns [Imprint Classics]. Sydney, North Ryde: Angus & Robertson. 264 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, cover corners & spine little creased, few small scratches covers, minor edgewear. These Australian short stories bring Australia's past to life. They expose their characters' protective shields and poses. ISBN: 0207161585. Our Book No: 28036. $10 AUD.

283. Potts, H. W. (1910). Pigs and Their Management (1st ed). Sydney: Department of Agriculture New South Wales / William Applegate Gullick, Government Printer. 182 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition, grey cloth covers, black & white drawings & photos, figures, rear cloth cover little flecked & soiled, endpapers toned, pages lightly toned, light foxing some pages & edges, spine faded, cover corners & spine ends little worn & bumped, tiny tears top spine at cover joins, owner's written name & date. This charming old and well-loved book is all about pig farming. There are many photos and plans on how to set up the sties to keep the pigs happy. With chapters on Construction of Sties by A. Brooks, and Diseases of the Pig by the Veterinary Officers of the Stock Branch, Department of Agriculture. This is a great addition to any rural book collection. Our Book No: 28156. $30 AUD.

284. Potts, H. W. (1917). Pigs and Their Management (2nd ed). Sydney: Department of Agriculture New South Wales / William Applegate Gullick, Government Printer. 192 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition, original pictorial papered boards, black & white drawings & photos, figures, front free endpaper removed, boards sunned and marked, endpapers toned & lightly foxed, pages lightly toned (light foxing some pages), fore-edge flecked, spine faded, cover corners & spine ends little worn & bumped, small tear fore-edge two pages, slight loss fore-edge one page. Second edition. This charming old and well-loved book is all about pig farming. There are many photos and plans on how to set up the sties to keep the pigs happy. With chapters on Construction of Sties by A. Brooks, and Diseases of the Pig by the Veterinary Officers of the Stock Branch, Department of Agriculture. This is a great addition to any rural book collection. Our Book No: 29013. $30 AUD.

285. Powell, Jocelyn (1998). The Improver's Legacy: Environmental Studies of the Hawkesbury (1st ed). Berowra Heights, NSW: Deerubbin Press. 156 pp. Hardback large octavo, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, as new condition, black & white text-photos. Expert contributors discuss the impacts of Aboriginal and settler activities, bushfires, extractive industries, riverbank erosion, national parks, and catchment management in the Hawkesbury region, northwest of Sydney. They provide the information and insights which community, planners and decision-makers require if the catchment is to have any prospect of being restored to a condition which future generations can take pleasure in inheriting. This book will interest anyone looking to promote a more natural and sustainable world. ISBN: 0958574421. Our Book No: 26038. $21 AUD.

286. Power, Thomas P. (1897). INVOICE: Thomas P. Power, Saddlers Ironmonger & Manufacturer, Melbourne. Melbourne: Thomas P. Power. 1 pp. Ephemera, invoice, quarto, good plus condition, page lightly toned, bottom corners creased, little marked, two small holes, some edgewear, pen mark stripe. Single-page invoice for this business, 398-400 Little Bourke Street West, Melbourne, dated 10 March, 1897. Customer is Messrs J. H. Abbott & Co, Bendigo. Text in ink. The customer ordered bridles, stirrups, etc. Total is Pounds 10.18.9, of which Pounds 8.13.1 is carried forward from a previous invoice. Our Book No: 4220. $20 AUD.

287. Pownall, Eve (1964). Mary of Maranoa: Tales of Australian Pioneer Women (3rd reset ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 267 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), dark red boards, gilt title spine, black & white photos, light foxing edges, pages lightly toned, faint foxing & toning reverse side jacket (front flap clipped, chipped, slight loss top spine, light rubbing & scuffing, spine ends creased & lightly rubbed). A fascinating history of early settlement, originally published in 1959. The stories move from state to state, up and down the continent; they are stories of success and failure, tragedy and loneliness, social gatherings and hard work. They range over the pastoral areas, the goldfields and the vast dry inland. Personal recollections, family chronicles and historical records have all helped to tell these tales of the pioneering women of Australia. Our Book No: 30235. $18 AUD.

288. Purdie, Doug (2014). Backyard Bees: A Guide for the Beginner Beekeeper. Sydney, Crows Nest: Murdoch Books. 205 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour photos. This beautiful book is the perfect guide to installing and maintaining a beehive through the seasons. The guide includes extensive advice on choosing a hive and the equipment you need. There are case studies and anecdotes from beekeepers from all walks of life. The 20 delicious recipes to help you use the honey, include Toasted Honey Granola to Bees Knees Cocktails. Written by a backyard beekeeper who installed his first commercial beehive at the Swissotel in Sydney's CBD. He and his business partner Vicky formed The Urban Beehive with the aim to place beehives in community gardens, cafes and backyards. ISBN: 9781743361719. Our Book No: 29546. $30 AUD.

289. Putland, Helen (1998). Duck Keeping for Beginners. Sydney: Kangaroo Press. 46 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, drawings, colour photos, few page corner tips creased (bookmarks), minor edgewear & marking. A quirky little fun but practical book about all aspects of keeping ducks for pleasure, and perhaps a little profit. How to feed, house and breed ducks, how to keep them clean, and how they can coexist with hens and geese. Her infectious love for these waddling creatures is readily apparent. ISBN: 0864179634. Our Book No: 15484. $14 AUD.

290. 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.

291. Rahn, G. V.; Ives, Alan (editor) (1985). Fruit Preserving [RMIHEARS Pamphlets]. Wagga Wagga, NSW: Riverina-Murray Institute Archives. Unnum 6 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, thin yellow card covers, light creases spine & front cover, minor edgewear. This paper was originally produced in October 1890 in the report of a conference of fruit-growers and vine-growers, and was published by the Government Printer of the Colony of New South Wales in a Bulletin of the Department of Agriculture. This is a brief look at the beginning of fruit preserving which the author hoped would be an industry which would produce results in the future. (No 13 in a series. Limited edition, 60 copies.). Our Book No: 30125. $10 AUD.

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

293. Ratcliffe, Jane; McKenna, Virginia (foreword) (1981). Fly High, Run Free: The Heartwarming Account of a Dedicated Woman's Fight to Save Animals. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 189 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, black & white photos, pages lightly toned, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. The author is one of Britain's leading naturalists who lives and works in rural Cheshire and the Lake District. The wild, injured and orphaned animals are rescued and nursed back to health, and returned to the wild. Badgers, tawny owls, blackbirds, foxes, kestrels and hedgehogs have all been given a new lease of life. ISBN: 0140055703. Our Book No: 28475. $10 AUD.

294. Retzlaff, Mandy (2013). One Hundred and Four Horses: A Memoir of Farm and Family, Africa and Exile (Reprint ed) [104 Horses]. London: William Collins. 276 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear, remainder strip bottom edge. This is the story of a family living in Africa, love of the land, and the bond between man and horse. ISBN: 9780007498741. Our Book No: 28055. $15 AUD.

295. Rhoden, Irene; Peak, Steve (1987). George Woods: Photographs from the 1890s (1st ed). Hastings, East Sussex: Midnight Press. 64 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. The Victorian era seaside resort of Hastings and its surrounding countryside provide the settings for this first-ever album of outstanding images by George Woods, a major English 19th-century photographer. Here Woods captures the life and vitality of the resort, the colour and charm of its fishing community and the tranquility of the rural Home Counties in the 1890s. ISBN: 1853600008. Our Book No: 25188. $17 AUD.

296. Robertson, Elizabeth; Hoare, Merval (editor) (1996). Elizabeth Robertson's Diary: Norfolk Island 1845 (Unstated 1st ed). Newcastle, NSW: Merval Hoare / Newey & Beath (Printer). 64 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, full-page black & white drawings (sketches), minimal edgewear. A candid account of life in early Norfolk Island. In September 1845, at the Superintendent of Agriculture's residence, the author writes to her sister Fanny (Mrs Frances Murdoch), who lived in Hobart Town, and recounts her life for the previous six weeks. ISBN: 0731653769. Our Book No: 23013. $12 AUD.

297. Robertson, Narelle (1994). Australian Cattle Dogs [KW Series]. Neptune City, NJ: TFH: T.F.H. Publications. 224 pp. Hardback small, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour text-photos & drawings, advert card tipped-in. ISBN: 079381085X. Our Book No: 4167. $10 AUD.

298. Rodale, Maria; Schlosser, Eric (foreword) (2010). Organic Manifesto: How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe (1st ed). New York: Rodale Press. 208 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), printed on 100% paper, minor edgewear jacket. The author is a third-generation advocate for organic farmers and farming products. She uses research from the Rodale Institute, leading health researchers, and spoken to chemical farmers from coast to coast, to trace the genesis of chemical farming and the rise in its use. Producers have an unholy alliance with the chemical companies. Maria explains that modern organic farming would help control climate change by helping to reduce harmful carbon emissions. ISBN: 9781605294858. Our Book No: 29286. $18 AUD.

299. Rolls, Eric (2002). Visions of Australia: Impressions of the Landscape 1642 - 1910. Melbourne: Lothian Books. 312 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, colour photos, minimal edgewear. Presents a challenging and exciting vista of early Australia. Records the opinions of over 100 visitors and colonists who saw the land of Australia in its unchanged state (about years 1600 to 1900), and the cities as they developed. The modern notion of a harsh landscape is transformed into a garden of wildflowers, and wood and canvas huts into buildings of extraordinary elegance. European settlers are transformed from drunken and licentious convicts into members of an intelligent, vigorous and adaptable society. Transforms Aboriginal Australians into highly intelligent people with great artistic ability. Draws on a diverse range of original historical documents, and complemented by insightful commentary. ISBN: 073440445X. Our Book No: 20283. $15 AUD.

300. Rolls, Eric C.; Yamaguchi, Marianne (illustrator) (1993). The River. Sydney / Brisbane: Angus & Robertson / University of Queensland Press (UQP). 75 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings (including endpapers), minor edge tears jacket, minimal edgewear. For 20 years the award-winning writer Eric Rolls farmed beside the river Namoi at Boggabri in western New South Wales. This story brings to life a timeless story of love, hard work and happiness. This autobiography recounts a wonderful tale of a family and its bond with the land. (Originally published, 1974. This is the undated 1993 reissue with the UQP dustjacket, but same ISBN.) SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0702225746. Our Book No: 22923. $10 AUD.

301. Romer, Anna (2019). Under the Midnight Sky (1st ed). Sydney, Cammeray: Simon & Schuster. 413 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, laminate coating slightly lifting along fore-edge front cover, minor edgewear. A thrilling novel by Australian writer about hidden secrets of the past. An injured teenager goes missing at a remote bushland campground, and journalist Abby Bardot wants to expose the area’s dark history. With the help of reclusive crime writer, Tom Gabriel, Abby manages to track down the truth. ISBN: 9781925184457. Our Book No: 30460. $18 AUD.

302. Roth, Melinda (2013). The Mustang: A Wild Horse, a Writer on the Run, and the Power of the Unexpected (1st Australian ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 246 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear corners. The American author from Illinois writes vividly, movingly, and often humorously of the chaos that descended into her life. The wild mustang, broken but not bowed, his restless spirit propelling him to escape the fences and pens that enclose him. Ultimately the author and the mustang, both fiercely independent characters provide the catalyst for the other's life-changing and life-affirming decisions. A beautiful story of the power of healing. ISBN: 9781742614342. Our Book No: 28370. $18 AUD.

303. Russell, Rob (2007). Merinos, Mallee Roots and Making Tracks (1st ed). Ballarat, VIC: R. T. R. Russell. 179 pp. Paperback wide trade, as new condition, black & white text-photos. Rob's third book again takes us on his classing run, and relates the humour of the Australian sheepyards, woolsheds, country pubs and homesteads. ISBN: 9780646474014. Our Book No: 14889. $15 AUD.

304. Russell, Rev. Alan; Brill, Ted (1988). The History of Ebenezer: Australia's Oldest Church, Coromandel Road, Ebenezer, NSW (New ed). Woy Woy, NSW: Dunamis Press (Printer). 30 pp. Paperback trade, card covers, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white text-photos & sketches, title page & last page lightly toned, few internal corners lightly creased. Estimated date: 1988 (internal evidence). Rev. Russell and Ted Brill have rewritten the script yet have included some of the content of previous editions. This informative little pamphlet covers the history of the families who built the church, their voyage to Australia, settlement, the building of the church, the first communion, pioneers, early ministers, celebrations. ISBN: 0731656881. Our Book No: 22091. $10 AUD.

305. Ryan, Michael W (1969). White Man, Black Man (1st ed). Brisbane, Milton: Jacaranda Press. 143 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, spine jacket little faded (fore-edge front cover little rubbed, tiny scuff spine). This is an unique autobiography. He was born under a spirit tree. This was the start of his life as both a white man and a full member of an Aboriginal desert tribe of south-west Queensland. It is the story of his life as a white man of outback Queensland at the turn of the century; of drovers, bushmen, cattle kings, station owners, the famous Eulo Queen, and men like Charlie Jackson, driver for Cobb & Co. This is fascinating account of day to day tribal life and his experiences as part of it. He explains the complicated kinship law, social and marriage customs, religion and legends. Our Book No: 30302. $40 AUD.

306. Sanderman, J. W. (editor) (1953). Ford Engines: Industrial, Agricultural, Marine and Automobile (8 and 10 h.p., V8 30 h.p., Major Tractor, Consul, Zephyr Six) (1st ed). London: George Newnes. 236 pp. Hardback very small, dustjacket, very good condition (in fair dustjacket), black & white text-photos & drawings, adverts, appendix, edge pieces missing jacket (about 80% complete), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Specially compiled to meet the requirements of mechanically-minded owners and operators, and for all those engaged in the maintenance and repair of these popular Ford engines. Our Book No: 4567. $15 AUD.

307. Sawyer, Jessie; Sims, Sara Moore (1945). The Coronation Cookery Book, Compiled for the Country Women's Association of New South Wales, Australia (4th ed). Sydney: Country Women's Association of New South Wales (CWA). 286 + 10 pp. Paperback small octavo, no jacket, good plus condition, thick card cover (edge pieces missing covers & repaired, scratched), many text-photos, cartoons, adverts, pages toned & little foxed, new cloth spine, archival tape repair front & rear inner hinge, tide marks top edge front endpapers, some edgewear. Fourth edition. This popular cookbook for rural women was originally published in 1937. Many classic period adverts. Our Book No: 17370. $120 AUD.

308. Schwartz, Andor (2010). Living Memory (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Black Inc. 312 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, charts (including colour), map, minimal edgewear. This very special story goes back to his childhood world in rural Hungary in the years leading up to the Second World War (WW2). He discusses his love of nature and country life, his friendships, the harvests, the Jewish festivals, the age-old customs. He survived the Holocaust, but his whole family did not. He migrated to Israel and then Australia (Melbourne), where he prospered. He became a dairy farmer and a successful property developer. He writes this book in his 79th year. ISBN: 9781863954716. Our Book No: 27788. $18 AUD.

309. Scott, Roy (1966). Horse of Course: A Book for the True Horse Lover. Melbourne, Dandenong: Roy Scott / Pax Printers & Publishers. 160 pp. Paperback small, good plus condition, thin card covers, red cloth spine, black & white text-photos, top edge foxed, covers lightly marked & creased, tiny tear fore-edge few pages, corner tips little creased few pages, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, minor annotation cover & single page This book for young adults is a short commentary of the first 60 years of this horseman's life. The author aims to inspire in young people of pony clubs a true love for this wonderful animal. SALE PRICE. (Estimated date, Trove catalogue.) Our Book No: 25429. $10 AUD.

310. Sexton, Michael (2003). Silent Flood: Australia's Salinity Crisis. Sydney: ABC Books. 202 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. Based on an acclaimed ABC-TV series. Explains how and why Australia's salinity crisis has developed into an ecological disaster that is not confined just to rural areas. Particular focus on the Murray-Darling River Basin and the Western Australian wheatbelt. ISBN: 0733312756. Our Book No: 14055. $16 AUD.

311. Shann, E. O. G. (1978). Cattle Chosen: The Story of the First Group Settlement in Western Australia, 1829 to 1841 (Facsimile ed) [Historical Reprint Series]. Perth, Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press (UWAP). 186 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), red boards, gilt title spine, fold-out map, frontispiece, black & white photo, minor edgewear jacket, pages lightly toned Facsimile edition. The story of the Bussell family. They were the first group settlement in Western Australia. Professor Shann - made the Bussells a case study in the general theme of settlement - the planting of an English Tory village of the quiet self sufficient type in a strange, capricious land. Shan has used the letters and diaries kept by various members of the group to write this fascinating story of the Bussell family, who owned the property named Cattle Chosen, near modern day Busselton (named after the family) in southwest of the state. ISBN: 085564138x. Our Book No: 40276. $50 AUD.

312. Shaw, Jamie; Ikeda, Fusae (illustrator) (2006). Iso and the Bushfire (1st ed). Sydney, Annandale: J. D. Shaw. Unnum 36 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, card covers, very good plus condition, full-page black & white & colour drawings, printed on 100% recycled paper, minimal edgewear. Iso was a Southern Brown Bandicoot and she was three years old. Iso had lived her entire life amongst the spiny thickets and green shrubs of the heath land. One warm spring day Iso awoke early from her daytime sleep to a strange smoky smell in the air. Her instincts told her the smell would bring trouble, but she didn't quite know why. The beautiful graphic illustrations make this wonderful children's story about Australian bushland and our unique animals very lifelike. ISBN: 0646465775. Our Book No: 23896. $15 AUD.

313. Short, Kate (1994). Quick Poison, Slow Poison: Pesticide Risk in the Lucky Country. St Albans, NSW: Kate Short / Envirobook. 270 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, printed on 100% recycled paper, minor edgewear. Written by Australian environmental activist who helped establish the Pesticides Monitor at the Total Environment Centre, Sydney. ISBN: 0858811278. Our Book No: 10331. $10 AUD.

314. Show, Royal Easter (1997). Show Guide: Sydney Royal Easter Show 21 March to 5 April 1997. Sydney: Roughedge / Royal Agricultural Society of NSW. 78 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled (rusted), very good condition, colour text-photos, adverts, tear-out tickets, front cover creased, minor foxing & edgewear. Our Book No: 15598. $28 AUD.

315. Sibley, Irena (1998). The Bilbies First Easter (Reprint ed). Sydney: Silver Gum Press / Allen & Unwin. 28 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled, very good condition, stapled, full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear. Children's picture story: their farm was baked dry by drought - but with the help of the bilbies, William makes an Easter surprise magical. (The colour plates were made using tempera and gouache on handmade paper with sable brushes.). ISBN: 1875843124. Our Book No: 2139. $15 AUD.

316. Sidney, John; Sidney, Samuel (2006). Tales of the Bushman [Small Tales of Early Australia Series]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 38 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card cover, minor edgewear. "The Bushman" was John Sidney, who came to Australia in 1840 and had many adventures as a grazier. After 10 years he returned to England, and told his stories to his brother Samuel, who was a lawyer and journalist. These stories were published in Dickens's magazine "Household Worlds" in 1850 - 1852. ISBN: 0977575810. Our Book No: 16562. $15 AUD.

317. Smith, David E. (2000). Natural Gain in the Grazing Lands of Southern Australia. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW 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. $10 AUD.

318. Smith, Eleanor (1981). The Beckoning West: The Story of H. S. Trotman and the Canning Stock Route (Reprint ed). Perth: St George Books. 220 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (faint toning reverse side, spine ends & corner tips little rubbed & chipped), pages faintly toned, inside edges covers little rubbed & flecked, autograph (written dedication front flyleaf). This is the story of the surveyor, H. S. Trotman. The story is the result of a collaboration between the author, and Mr Trotman. He joined The Lands and Surveys Department of Western Australia in 1894. He was a member of five major expeditions into the interior, including the search for lost members of the Calvert Expedition, the survey for the Rabbit-proof Fence, and Alfred Canning's arduous journeys to establish a stock route, and a system of wells, for stock to travel 870 miles over the desert from Hall's Creek to Wiluna. Printed dedication: "To Slim Dusty, To commemorate your visit to the Telfer Project, August 30, 1981, from the residents of Telfer". ISBN: 0909699216. Our Book No: 40070. $40 AUD.

319. Smith, Jan (2000). Mackie and Jack: They Married in Wartime - and Said Goodbye. Canberra, Tuggeranong: Palmate Press. 232 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & cream photos, spine ends little bumped, top corner creased front cover, corners creased back cover, creased cover along spine, rear cover & top edge little foxed, minor edgewear. In this fascinating Australian story, the author travels with Mary Todd on a journey to remember a lonely childhood, a wartime marriage, and how hard she had to work to become a success as a woman alone in a man's world of sheep and cattle breeding in New South Wales and Queensland. The book is also a war story and recalls the flights of Catalina strike bombers out of Cairns in North Queensland in 1942-44, including the full story of the last mission of Catalina A24.34. ISBN: 0958602964. Our Book No: 29878. $30 AUD.

320. Solbrig, Otto T.; Solbrig, Dorothy (1994). So Shall You Reap: Farming and Crops in Human Affairs (1st ed). Washington, DC: Island Press. 284 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, tables, printed on recycled acid-free paper, minimal edgewear. This book is about how farming evolved - when and how people learned to irrigate, to fertilize, and to rotate crops. A fascinating book for anyone interested in agricultural history and the environment. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 1559633093. Our Book No: 21082. $10 AUD.

321. Sorenson, Edward S.; Lindsay, Percy (illustrator) (1925). Murty Brown. Sydney: States Publishing Company. 190 pp. Hardback very small, no jacket as issued, good plus condition, red cloth cover, frontispiece drawing, front inner hinge minimally split (pages firm), edges foxed, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The last novel (or series of connected stories) by a little-known but prolific Norwegian-Australian writer, about the search for buried treasure in the Australian outback. Humorous in the style of Henry Lawson, with outdated viewpoints regarding Aborigines. Our Book No: 4047. $15 AUD.

322. 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." 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. 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.

323. Stanton, Jenny (editor) (1992). The Australian Geographic Book of the Canning Stock Route. Sydney, Terrey Hills: Australian Geographic. 140 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, lift-out map MISSING, otherwise very good condition, maps, colour text photos (some full-page), front cover corner lightly creased, inside covers & edges, minimally foxed, bottom strip rear cover little faded, minor edgewear. The first edition of this comprehensive illustrated guide to the Canning Stock Route, Western Australia, features its history, when it was first identified to use as a stock route and, more recently, a challenging four-wheel-drive destination, and the landscape and the rich variety of plants and animals that it supports. With over nearly 200 exceptional photographs and detailed maps, this book is an invaluable guide to the Canning Stock Route. ISBN: 1862760039. Our Book No: 30020. $20 AUD.

324. Steel, Judy; Sexton, Michael (with) (2009). Mama Jude: An Australian Nurse's Extraordinary Other Life in Africa. Sydney, Pymble: HarperCollins. 301 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minimal edgewear & creasing. This is the story of a wife, mother and grandmother spending her retirement years from nursing, working tirelessly in the slums of Kampala, Uganda. Affirming and inspiring, her story is about resilience and renewal in the face of poverty and death. Judy set up a charitable organisation that helped establish a hospital and maternal health clinic, a physiotherapy centre, literacy school, microloan bank and farming infrastructure and, along the way, she earned the love and respect of the Kampala locals, who call her 'Mama Jude'. ISBN: 9780733324789. Our Book No: 27210. $15 AUD.

325. Stone, Ken (2015). Aurora Borealis to Botany Bay (1st stated ed). Stroud, NSW: Ken Stone / Copybook Printing. 288 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, endpaper maps, minor edgewear corners, autograph (author's written name title page). The author uses his knowledge of colonial history and Georgian and Victorian society to write this poetic story about British admiral's Sir William Parry's two great adventures. Journals, letter's and books were used to write this poetic story, which will appeal to anyone wanting to learn more about this important part of Australian and British history: Parry's Arctic explorations, and his involvement in the Australian Agricultural Company (Port Stephens region, NSW). ISBN: 9780646917719. Our Book No: 29240. $40 AUD.

326. Stringer, Trica (2016). Heart of the Country (3rd Australian p/b ed) [Flinders Ranges]. Sydney: Harlequin Mira Books. 492 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour drawings, laminated coating little lifting along fore-edges covers, minor edgewear corners. This Australian historical novel is the first epic saga in the Flinders Ranges series. This is the story of three Australian families forging their paths in a land both beautiful and unforgiving. Their lives become intertwined by love and community then ripped apart by hate and greed. ISBN: 9781489207005. Our Book No: 29480. $18 AUD.

327. Struchkov, Anton (editor); Kuleshova, Julia (editor) (2005). Facets of Grassland Restoration: Selected Papers from the International Field Seminar Held at the Galichya Gora Nature Reserve (Russia), 16 - 22 June 2003 (1st ed). Moscow: Biodiversity Conservation Centre. 266 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, figures, black & white text-photos, tiny scuff spine, minimal edgewear. This book has 18 selected papers from the International field seminar on grassland restoration, held in 2003, based on the Galichya Gora Nature Reserve (Lipetsk province, Russia). The contributions are from nine different countries, looking at the multiple issues involved in grassland restoration efforts in various parts of the world. The authors provide a wide array of conceptual and practical tools useful for the improvement of grassland restoration projects. The book is aimed at practitioners and students involved with the restoration projects with a view to making the projects more efficient, effective and dynamic. ISBN: 5936990559. Our Book No: 29372. $40 AUD.

328. Stumpf, George (1800). An Essay on the Practical History of Sheep in Spain, and of the Spanish Sheep in Saxony, Anhalt Dessau &c. (1st English ed). Dublin: Dublin Society / Printer: Graisberry & Campbell. 277 pp. Hardback (21.2 x 13.5 cm), rebound heritage cover (patterned leatherette spine, marbled boards, gilt spine lettering & bands), new endpapers, very good condition, black & white drawings, minimal foxing edges. First English edition. A scarce agricultural book, mainly by Stumpf but including essays by other agriculturalists, about the history and features of the Spanish (merino) sheep - upon which Australia's stock was originally based. Apart from Spain, the book also covers Germany, Sweden and America. This is the English translation (slightly condensed) of a German-language book, originally published in Leipsick (Leipzig), 1785. Contains textual reproductions of nine plates at the rear (numbered III - IX, XXI - XXII). AE 226-301. Our Book No: 12603. $350 AUD.

329. Sugar Experiment Stations, Bureau of; Bell, Arthur F. (foreword) (1950). 50 Years of Scientific Progress: A Historical Review of the Half Century since the Foundation of the Bureau of Sugar Experiment Stations. Brisbane: A. H. Tucker, Government Printer. 92 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet (staples little rusted), decorative marbled card cover, tables, graphs, black & white text-photos, corners covers creased, tiny piece missing base spine, pages lightly toned, bottom corner some pages little creased, minor edgewear, biro mark title page. A great booklet for anyone interested in the history of sugar production in Australia. (Estimated date, 1950, Trove catalogue.). Our Book No: 29992. $35 AUD.

330. Sussman, Christel; Thiele, Herbert (illustrator) (1976). Billy Comes Home [Children's World Picture Story Books]. Sydney: Pergamon Press. 24 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, flyleaf top corner tip clipped, pencil impression marks rear page, minor edgewear. Australian edition of a beautiful children's picture story from Germany (originally published there in 1966). About a farmer and a very special relationship with his horse. A truly delightful story from children of all ages. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0080210929. Our Book No: 20074. $10 AUD.

331. Tapp Coutts, Toni (2016). A Sunburnt Childhood: Growing up in the Territory. Sydney: Hachette. 324 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, slight bump top spine, minimal edgewear. Her story of growing up on the massive Killarney Station in the Northern Territory. Her father, Bill Tapp, was living out his dream to be a cattle king. Toni is one of ten children. Her mother June ran the Killarney community while her father ran the cattle. This fascinating book is a memoir depicting the colourful land, characters and contradictions. ISBN: 9780733634499. Our Book No: 30161. $20 AUD.

332. Tasma, pseudonym; Couvreur, Jessie; Clancy, Patricia (translator) (2004). Love in the Antipodes (L'Amour aux Antipodes) [Small Tales of Early Australia]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 41 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, few black & white drawings, frontispiece, minimal edgewear. An Australian historical novel, originally written and published in French in Europe, 1880. The story is about a young widow who runs a grazing property and employs a man, newly arrived in Victoria, to be a tutor for her young son. The descriptions of drought in the Australian countryside are accurate. The first chance Australian readers get to read this story. (No 10 in this series.). ISBN: 097517844X. Our Book No: 29832. $20 AUD.

333. 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.

334. Taylor, David; Taylor, Yvonne; McCosker, Helen (illustrator) (2001). The Compost Book: Compacted Iron-Rich Nutrient Layer (Reprint ed). Sydney, Frenchs Forest: Reed / New Holland. 96 pp. Paperback, very good condition, colour drawings, charts, minor edgewear. In this very helpful book, the authors show you the secrets of good compost making. They have been experimenting with compost since 1985, when they began creating a city community garden on a site of builder's fill. ISBN: 1876334282. Our Book No: 27719. $10 AUD.

335. Taylor, Hollis; Rose, Jon (2007). Post Impressions: A Travel Book for Tragic Intellectuals (1st ed). Portland, OR: Twisted Fiddle. 243 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, colour photos, bottom corner front cover little creased, includes DVD. An American woman and an Australian man set out to explore and perform on the giant musical instruments covering the continent of Australia: fences. Their travelogue includes a bonus DVD of 40 outback fence performances, 88 colour photos, and transcriptions of fence music and birdsong. ISBN: 9780646471747. Our Book No: 24600. $15 AUD.

336. Thiele, Colin; Hunnam, Lucinda (illustrator) (1990). Farmer Pelz's Pumpkins (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Walter McVitty Books. 28 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear corners. This Australian children's picture story about a farmer and his love of his farm and growing pumpkins will please children of all ages. The very colourful illustrations are delightful. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0949183350. Our Book No: 20052. $10 AUD.

337. Thiele, Colin; Stucci, Mavis (illustrator) (2007). Miss Bilby (1st ed). Adelaide: Crawford House. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback wide quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings, spine ends little bumped, cover corners little bumped. This Australian children's picture story is about a bilby that stays in her burrow because she is fearful of the other animals that are harming her friends. This vividly illustrated book written by an iconic Australian author, gives an awareness of this loveable and cuddly creature and its endangered existence in a new and sometimes cruel outback environment. ISBN: 9781863333214. Our Book No: 29274. $30 AUD.

338. Thompson, Peter; Macklin, Robert (2010). The Big Fella: The Rise and Rise of BHP Billiton (1st p/b ed). Sydney: William Heinemann / Random House. 518 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white & colour photos centre spread, corner tip creased front cover, minor edgewear. This book tells the full, compelling story of how BHP rose from the humblest beginnings in the Australian outback to become, in conjunction with its partner Billiton, the biggest miner in the world today. Winner of the Blake Dawson Prize. ISBN: 9781741667110. Our Book No: 25246. $15 AUD.

339. Thomson, Jennifer A. (2006). GM Crops: The Impact and the Potential. Melbourne, Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing. 158 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, tables, minimal edgewear. Examines the issues and concerns surrounding the development of genetically modified (GM) crops and their impacts on the environment. ISBN: 0643091602. Our Book No: 24502. $10 AUD.

340. Thomson, Mark (1996). Blokes and Sheds (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 121 pp. Paperback oblong, very good condition, full-page black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. In this good-humored portrayal of Australian sheds and their owner-occupiers, the author and photographer peers into the gloom, past the dartboard, the beer fridge and the piles of timber off-cuts, to discover what goes on between blokes and sheds. ISBN: 0207189161. Our Book No: 22408. $10 AUD.

341. Tiffany, Carrie (2007). Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living: A Novel (Reprint ed). Sydney: Picador. 256 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minimal edgewear, owner's written name. 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.

342. Tiffany, Carrie (2013). Mateship with Birds (Reprint ed). Sydney: Picador. 211 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, single black & white photo, minor edgewear. prize-winning Australian novel set on a farm on the outskirts of an Australian country town in the 1950s. This is a novel about young lust and mature love. On one small farm in a vast ancient landscape, a collection of misfits question the nature of what a family can be. Winner NSW Premier's Literary Award for Fiction 2013, The Stella Prize 2013, Shortlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award 2013. ISBN: 9781742610764. Our Book No: 29303. $15 AUD.

343. Tothill, J. D.; Taylor, T. H. C. (assistant); Paine, R. W (assistant) (1930). The Coconut Moth in Fiji: A History of Its Control by Means of Parasites. London: Imperial Bureau of Entomology, Government of Fiji. 269 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, good condition, black boards, figures, black & white & colour plates, frontispiece colour map, boards minimally rubbed & marked, inner hinge little split (pages firm), spine little slack, edges & pages faintly toned, small scuff mark title page & front flyleaf, gum residue inside front cover (label removal), minor edgewear. Heavy (1.4 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book is about the control by parasites of the purple moth known as Levuana iridescens, B.B., which was destroying the leaves of coconuts and reducing the production of copra in Fiji, in 1924. The many drawings and plates make this a good volume to add to a nature collection. (Plus unnum. pages of plates at rear.). Our Book No: 25419. $50 AUD.

344. Trustum, Helen (2000). Old Time Country Halls. Lismore, NSW: Helen Trustum. 408 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, many black & white text-photos, spine little faded, minor edgewear. Presents a description and history of 175 community halls in northern New South Wales between Richmond and the Tweed area. Supported by funds provided by the Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS). ISBN: 0959381511. Our Book No: 17242. $50 AUD.

345. Van Garderen, Ilse (1993). Winter Bacon: The Story of a Little Pig (1st ed). Montville, QLD: Walter McVitty Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour illustrations, minor edgewear. Everyone in Matya's family, including Ponti the sheepdog, has a job to do, but how can a little pig be useful around a farm? This is a delightful children's story with a very good ending. The author was born in Australia, but spent her childhood in the Netherlands. ISBN: 0949183865. Our Book No: 22952. $20 AUD.

346. Van Hemert, Colleen; Whitehead, jack (photographer) (1986). Casper to the Rescue (1st ed). Melbourne, Ashburton: Buttercup Books. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, minimal EX-LIBRARY, very good condition, colour photos (some full-page), top corners covers little bumped, small section cover top corner little faded. This delightful children's picture story is about Casper the Newfoundland dog who lived on a farm. Although he had a large dam to swim in, he also liked the paddling pool and the bath. One day, something happened to make Sue, his owner, very glad that Casper was such a strong swimmer. That was the day he met Greg, the lifeguard - and from that day, Casper's life changed. ISBN: 0949447471. Our Book No: 27417. $20 AUD.

347. Views, Murray (1941). See Australia First: Toowoomba, Queensland. Gympie, QLD: Murray Views. 12 pp. Paperback wide octavo, fair condition (reading copy) condition, stapled (rusted), card over (two oval peepholes), colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, front cover little marked (includes tide marks along spine), spine little torn, covers & pages little creased, some edgewear. (Estimated date, 1941, pencilled annotation.) A delightful photographic pamphlet celebrating this city on the Darling Downs inland from Brisbane. Text description inside rear cover. Our Book No: 4365. $20 AUD.

348. 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.

349. 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.

350. Walker, Kate; Treloar, Bruce (illustrator) (1981). Marty Moves to the Country (Reprint ed). Sydney: Methuen. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback square quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, corners little bumped, minor edgewear, award sticker front cover. Australian children's picture story about Marty. He is a city boy, and when his parents move to the country he is lonely. And then one day, something very exciting and unexpected happens. Highly commended picture book of the year, by the Children's Book Council of Australia. ISBN: 0454002122. Our Book No: 3804. $10 AUD.

351. Wallace, Lennie (1999). Bow Waves in the Bull Dust: A New Edition of Leaves from the Peninsula (New ed) [Cape York]. Rockhampton: Central Queensland University Press (CQUP). 178 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear. Lennie recalls her childhood in Queensland country towns, and adulthood on a cattle station on Cape York peninsula. ISBN: 1875998764. Our Book No: 11368. $12 AUD.

352. Warner, Keith Douglass (2007). Agroecology in Action: Extending Alternative Agriculture Through Social Networks (1st p/b ed). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 273 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, figures, tables. An American environmental lecturer and friar describes agroecology, a new innovative scientific response to agriculture's growing environmental crises. He offers American case studies of ways in which social networks of growers, scientists, agricultural organizations, and public agencies have developed innovative, ecologically based techniques to reduce reliance on agrochemicals. ISBN: 0262731800. Our Book No: 12794. $12 AUD.

353. 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.

354. Webster, Merv; Heathcote, Doug (illustrator); Head, Dawn (illustrator) (2002). A Muster of Australiana: Biography, Bush Verse and Yarns by the Goondiwindi Grey. Bargara, QLD: Merv Webster / Printed by T. E. C. Print. 289 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, tiny scuff top spine, base spine lightly bumped, front hinge little split (pages firm), minor edgewear corners. The author writes about his many adventures in Queensland. Merv and his wife Chris take their show Laughter & Tears from the Bush around Australia, and meet many interesting people, and travel to a number of places. This book was a finalist in the Australian Bush Laureate Awards. ISBN: 1876245794. Our Book No: 30087. $25 AUD.

355. 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. $14 AUD.

356. Weisman, Alan (1999). Gaviotas: A Village to Reinvent the World (Reprint ed). White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing Company. 231 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white illustrations, maps, base spine lightly bumped, minor edgewear. A group of Colombian visionaries and technicians in 1971 decided to prove they could thrive in one of the most brutal environments: their country's barren, rain-leached eastern savannas. For more than three decades the scientists, artisans, peasants, ex-street kids, and Guahibo Indians, living in a village named Gaviotas, invented wind turbines that convert mild tropical breezes into energy, solar collectors that work in the rain, soil-free systems to raise edible and medicinal crops, and ultra-efficient pumps to tap deep aquifers that are hooked up to children's see-saws. The United Nations named the village a sustainability model for the developing world. In the shelter of millions of Caribbean pines, which the Gaviotans planted as a renewable crop, an unexpected miracle has happened: an ancient native rainforest has regenerated. ISBN: 1890132284. Our Book No: 28720. $30 AUD.

357. Wellings, H. P. (1966). The Imlay Brothers: Peter, Alexander and George Imlay. Sydney: H. P. Wellings / D. S. Ford (Printers). 24 pp. Paperback, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white text-photos, map inside front cover, old price sticker, owner's written name front cover. (Estimated date, 1966, Trove catalogue.) Cover title continues: "Pioneers in the pastoral, agricultural and merchandise activities in the Twofold Bay and Bega districts of south-eastern section of New South Wales". Loosely inserted: one page brochure, Seahorse Inn, historic Boydtown. Our Book No: 14898. $18 AUD.

358. 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.

359. Wharton, Herb (1996). Where Ya' Been, Mate?: Stories of the City and the Bush from a Masterly Yarn-teller [UQP Black Australian Writers]. Brisbane: St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 130 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, inside covers lightly toned, pages toned, bottom corner tip rear cover creased, minor edgewear. A collection of stories by Aboriginal writer, set in rural Queensland (Mt Isa) and the city. Along with campfire yarns and memories drawn from childhood are stories from Herb's other life in the big city and on the literary trail. ISBN: 0702228036. Our Book No: 30340. $15 AUD.

360. Whitcombe (1955). Country Fun [Whitcombe's Story Books: Family Series of Reading Books]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 56 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, grey flexible pictorial cover (little marked), colour drawings, stapled (rusted staples), minimal foxing edges, spinewear, minor edgewear. A children's reader, stated as the fourth stage containing additional words, following on from "Family Fun" and "Holiday Fun" (rear cover). Different colour banner at bottom of page for each story. McLaren 159b: G4343 (estimated date, 1955, but cover is light blue rather than pink). No 159 in this series. Our Book No: 17420. $20 AUD.

361. White, Ian (2002). Australian Bush Flower Essences (Reprint ed). Sydney: Bantam Books. 210 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, colour photos centre spread, black & white drawings. Using the healing properties of flower essences is an ancient art that spans many cultures. Respected naturopath Ian White has taken this age-old study and applied it to flowering plants of the Australian bush, showing that the energy and power in the ancient land of Australia manifest on the healing properties of its plants. An informative picture of 50 bush flower essences from all over the country, as well as detailed information about their preparation and use in all areas of healing. ISBN: 0947189750. Our Book No: 14604. $18 AUD.

362. Whitworth, Robert (1994). Mary Summers: A Romance of the Australian Bush (1st ed) [Australian Books On Demand, no. 9]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 99 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, frontispiece, minor edgewear. This book which is a full-length novel. The story first appeared in 1865 and was published in the "Australian Journal" as a serial. This is a bushranger and detective story disguised as a romantic love story. There is a glimpse of the crime-ridden back streets of Sydney in the 1860s, a time when the author was appearing on the Sydney stage. ISBN: 0949910414. Our Book No: 29745. $30 AUD.

363. Whyman, Matt (2011). Oink! My Life With Minipigs (1st ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 357 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white photos, light creases covers & spine, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The author is a writer and house husband. There are four challenging children, one freaked-out feline, a wolf-like dog and a wild bunch of ex-battery chickens. Then his wife Emma brings minipigs Butch and Roxi into the family. This book is touching and very funny - about the trials and errors of living with a menagerie. ISBN: 9781444711455. Our Book No: 28581. $15 AUD.

364. Wild, Margaret; King, Stephen Michael (illustrator); De Aquino, Gilda (translator) (2009). Porcolino e Vovo. Sao Paulo, Brazil: Brinque -Book. 36 pp. Paperback square quarto, as new condition, colour drawings. Brazilian translation of "Piglet and Granny", a children's picture story about life on a farm. ISBN: 9788574122878. Our Book No: 15191. $20 AUD.

365. 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.

366. Wilson, Kelly (2018). Saving the Snowy Brumbies: The Wilson Sister's Adventures Taming Horses from Australia's Snowy Mountains (New ed). London: Ebury Press. 185 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, bottom corner tip rear cover creased, bottom corners last few pages little creased, minor edgewear. The Wilson sisters travel to New South Wales for their latest wild horse adventure. They learn about the desperate plight of the brumbies (Australian wild horses, said to cause environmental problems) and decide to help. ISBN: 9780143784494. Our Book No: 17712. $20 AUD.

367. Wilson, Maryland (editor); Croft, David (editor) (2005). Kangaroos: Myths and Realities (3rd ed). Melbourne: Australian Wildlife Protection Council (AWPC). 264 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos, tables, small mark fore-edge, minor edgewear, gift sticker & errata slip inside front cover. A collection of essays about the excessive slaughter of kangaroos in Australia. From the introduction by Ondine Sherman: This book brings together esteemed scientists and animal advocates, to argue that the kangaroo is not in fact a pest. The many photos help to tell this important story ISBN: 0958617813. Our Book No: 40275. $25 AUD.

368. Winarto, Yunita Triwardani (2004). Seeds of Knowledge: The Beginning of Integrated Pest Management in Java [Southeast Asia Studies Monographs]. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 429 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, maps, minor bump top spine, minimal edgewear corners. This book examines the process of knowledge construction among rice farmers - the cultivators of lowland irrigated rice fields on the north coast of West Java. It tells how these farmers received, developed, and then transmitted knowledge over a period of two years between the 1990 dry season, when they had experienced a severe outbreak of white rice stem borers, to the end of the 1991-1992 rainy season. It is a story of how the introduction of integrated pest management principles led to changes in the farmer's practices of farming as they incorporated the new ideas into a substantial body of local knowledge that they modified and developed through time. ISBN: 093869281X. Our Book No: 22652. $20 AUD.

369. Winch, John (2010). The Old Woman Who Loved to Read (Reprint ed). Gosford, NSW: Ashton Scholastic. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback square quarto, stapled, very good condition, colour drawings, corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. The old woman moved to the country, thinking she would have plenty of time to read, but the ups and downs of rural life kept her very busy. This delightful children's picture book with the easy-to-read text and full-colour full-page drawings will suit all ages. ISBN: 9781865048055. Our Book No: 28746. $14 AUD.

370. Winer, Yvonne; Yamaguchi, Marianne (illustrator) (1996). Nanangka (1st ed). Sydney: Margaret Hamilton. 41 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, black & white charcoal drawings, illustrated endpapers, small mark rear cover. Nanangka lives alone in a remote mountain hut with his pet sheep Chepeak. This children's tale portrays the hardships of the simple mountain life and the warmth and friendliness of the close-knit community on the rugged surrounding slopes. The beautiful charcoal drawings make this a charming story for older children. ISBN: 0947241965. Our Book No: 25671. $15 AUD.

371. Winn, Rhylle (2000). A Kick to the Head. 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, copy 1. 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.

372. Winn, Rhylle (2000). A Kick to the Head. 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.

373. Woodford, James (2003). The Dog Fence: A Journey Across the Heart of Australia. Melbourne: Text Publishing. 260 pp. Paperback octavo, minimal EX-LIBRARY, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, black & white text-photos. At 5400 kilometres, the Dog Fence is one of the longest man-made structures on Earth. It slices across Australia's desert heart, dividing the continent to keep dingoes (Australian native dogs) away from livestock. An enthralling account of his journey of discovery over sand, gibber plains and salt lakes. (Previously from John Fairfax Library.). ISBN: 1877008761. Our Book No: 14170. $13 AUD.

374. Woodford, Keith (2010). Devil in the Milk: Illness, Health and Politics: A1 and A2 Milk (Revised, reprint ed). Nelson, NZ: Craig Potton Publishing. 257 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, crease bottom edge rear cover, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The first internationally published book that examines the supposed link between one of the proteins in the milk we drink and a range of serious illnesses, including heart disease, Type 1 diabetes, autism and schizophrenia. The author, Professor of Farm Management and Agribusiness at Lincoln University in New Zealand, discuses the evidence published in more than 100 scientific papers. The edition has been revised with a postscript. ISBN: 9781877333705. Our Book No: 28493. $15 AUD.

375. Woodrow, Linda; Mollison, Bill (foreword) (1996). The Permaculture Home Garden (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 183 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, corner tip creased front cover, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. How to grow great-tasting fruit and vegetables the organic way - free of pesticides and chemicals, by Australian organic gardener. ISBN: 0670865990. Our Book No: 10067. $25 AUD.

376. Wright, Judith (1981). The Cry for the Dead (1st ed). Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 303 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), maps, top edge jacket creased, minor edgewear. First edition. The noted Australian environmentalist and writer describes her family history in rural New South Wales and Queensland, set in the context of pastoral migrations (squatters) and dispossession of Aborigines. ISBN: 0195542967. Our Book No: 3806. $80 AUD.

377. Wright, Jacqueline (2012). Red Dirt Talking. Perth, Fremantle: Fremantle Press. 352 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition. It's build-up time in the northwestern town of Ransom, just before the big wet, when people go off the rails. In the midst of a bitter custody battle, a little girl goes missing. Annie, an anthropology graduate fresh from the city, is determined to uncover the mystery of the child's disappearance. As Annie searches for the truth beneath the township's wild speculations, she finds herself increasingly drawn towards Mick Hooper, a muscly, seemingly laid-back bloke with secrets of his own. An insightful and wryly funny Indigenous novel about at life in outback Western Australia. Winner of the T.A.G. Hungerford Award. ISBN: 9781921888793. Our Book No: 17419. $15 AUD.

378. Yeates, Neil (1987). Robert Dickie Watt, Kt: First Professor of Agriculture, the University of Sydney. Coffs Harbour, NSW: Neil Yeates / Advocate Press. 157 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial board cover, black & white photos, tiny scuff top edge rear cover, faint foxing edges. The story of Professor Robert Dickie Watt, who in 1910 was appointed as the first Professor of Agriculture and served as Dean of the Faculty from its inception until his retirement in 1946. The author is his son-in-law. ISBN: 0958786607. Our Book No: 25244. $15 AUD.