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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. Alexander, Nicole (2010). The Bark Cutters: One Woman Torn Between Love and the Land (Reprint ed). Sydney: Bantam Books. 480 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, few light creases covers, pages lightly toned. Australian novel starting in Scotland in 1854. The story of Scottish immigrant Hamish Gordon and his family property which his great granddaughter Sarah wants. This is a gripping Australian family saga which revolves around the property. ISBN: 9781741669428. Our Book No: 28270. $15 AUD.

3. 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.

4. 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. $15 AUD.

5. Andrew, Ward C. (1988). The Desert Blooms: An Account of the Physical Development of the City and Shire of Mildura. Mildura: Andrew C. Ward. 80 pp. Paperback trade, thin card covers, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, figures, minor edgewear, faint sticker mark front cover. A brief history of the city of Mildura. This history was commissioned by the City and Shire of Mildura in 1987 and is part of the City and Shire Conservation Study. The book covers: The Early Years - The Mildura Irrigation Colony - The Closer Settlement Era. ISBN: 0958994222. Our Book No: 27949. $30 AUD.

6. 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.

7. Bail, Murray (1999). Eucalyptus (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 255 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned as common, minor edgewear. Winner of Miles Franklin Award, 1999, and Commonwealth Writers Prize. A love story in a NSW rural town about Ellen and her father's obsession with planting eucalyptus trees. Band on front cover: 1999 Winner of the Miles Franklin Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. ISBN: 1875847944. Our Book No: 7423. $10 AUD.

8. 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. $18 AUD.

9. 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 to owner 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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), rear cover scratched, minor edgewear, owner's written name. 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. ISBN: 1864367369. Our Book No: 4146. $15 AUD.

13. 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.

14. Bean, C. E. W. (1947). On the Wool Track. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 210 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), spine little faded jacket (top spine missing, edgewear & edge tears, flap not clipped), endpapers toned, pages lightly toned, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (Brodart). 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: 17108. $60 AUD.

15. 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. Our Book No: 22889. $11 AUD.

16. 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.

17. Beeton, Sue (2000). Ecotourism: A Practical Guide for Rural Communities (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Landlinks Press / CSIRO Publishing. 186 pp. Paperback trade, as new condition, tables. 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. ISBN: 0643063595. Our Book No: 13291. $20 AUD.

18. Bennett, Rodney; Whydale, E. Herbert (illustrator) (1953). The Marvellous Adventures of Percy Pig [Whitcombe's Story Books]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 114 pp. Paperback, 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.

19. Beresford, Quentin; Bekle, Hugo; Phillips, Harry; Mulcock, Jane (2004). The Salinity Crisis: Landscapes, Communities and Politics (Updated ed) [Contemporary Issues]. Perth, Crawley: University of Western Australia Press. 335 pp. Paperback trade, as new condition, colour & black & white photos, tables. Updated edition (reprinted with 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. $30 AUD.

20. Betancourt, Jeanne; Bachem, Paul (illustrator) (1997). The Ghost Pony (Reprint ed) [Pony Pals Super Special]. New York: Scholastic Inc. 90 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, minimal edgewear. What is the secret of the haunted Ridley Farm? The Pony Pals find a horseshoe and other objects from the late 1800s. The Pony Pals investigate and find out that a young girl and her pony, Angel, lived on that farm in 1870. The girl's story and her love for her pony makes this a very special Pony Pal adventure into the past. ISBN: 0590374621. Our Book No: 23304. $10 AUD.

21. 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.

22. 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.

23. 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.

24. 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 the authors' 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 neigbours 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.

25. 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.

26. 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.

27. 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.

28. 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, campainger 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.

29. Bruce, Mary Grant (1955). Golden Fiddles (Reprint ed). London: Ward Lock & Co. 256 pp. Hardback 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.

30. 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.

31. 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.

32. 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.

33. Burrow, Aileen L. (1944). Little Shepherd: The Life Story of a Little Dog Founded on Fact [Whitcombe's Story Books]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 64 pp. Paperback, good condition, card cover (blue & orange on pale orange), black & white drawings (including full-page & frontispiece), spine repaired, pages toned particularly edges, minor edgewear, shop rubber stamp. No 410 in this series for children of ages 9 to 10 years. A story about the mysterious dog living among the sheep on Coolabah Station. (Estimated date, 1944, McLaren no. 410d, no G number, printed by Purbrick. Originally published, 1922. Rubber stamp of Anthony Horderns department store.). Our Book No: 17008. $25 AUD.

34. Buttrey, Ron (2006). A Short History of the Life of Gregory Blaxland. Sydney, Eastwood: Brush Farm Historical Society. 72 pp. Paperback large thin wide octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, map, minimal edgewear. This book looks at Gregory Blaxland's life from his birth and marriage in Kent, the decision, taken in conjunction with his brother John, to settle in the NSW colony, his purchase of Brush Farm, his historic journey, with Wentworth and Lawson, across the Blue Mountains, his development as an important agriculturist and viticulturist, and his successful wine at the Royal Society in London. Then moving from Brush Farm, family land holdings in the Hunter Valley and beyond, and finally, his declining years. The author is a member of Brush farm Historical Society, and has written the book as part of the celebrations for the bicentenary of the arrival of Gregory Blaxland in New South Wales on 11th April 1806. ISBN: 0975141937. Our Book No: 29017. $20 AUD.

35. Caillard, Andrew (2008). Penfolds: The Rewards of Patience (6th ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 358 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, colour photos, map, minimal edgewear. Sixth edition. The story of the iconic South Australian winery business. Includes listing of wines, with tasting reports. Chapters include: The story of Penfolds; "The story of Grange"; The vineyards; The craft of winemaking; Care & enjoyment; Icon wines; Luxury wines; Special bin wines; Cellar reserve wines; Bin wines; Organic wines; Thomas Hyland; Koonunga Hill; Fortifieds; Reflections on the Penfolds styles. ISBN: 9781741755961. Our Book No: 14750. $20 AUD.

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

37. 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, as new condition (in as new 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.

38. 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.

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

40. 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.

41. Carroll, Marg (2008). Reinventing the Bush: Inspiring Stories of Young Australians (1st ed). Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). 338 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written & dated dedication to owner). 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. $20 AUD.

42. Carus-Wilson, E. M. (1967). Medieval Merchant Venturers: Collected Studies (2nd stated ed). London: Methuen. 314 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. These original (now classic) essays were first published between 1929 and 1950. Reproduced from the first edition with minimal changes. Though diverse in origin and content they have a common theme: English overseas commercial ventures in the Middle Ages (12th to 15th century), the English woollen and wine industries, and trade with Iceland and France. Our Book No: 23598. $13 AUD.

43. 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.

44. 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.

45. 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.

46. 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.

47. Cherry, Derelie (2009). Two Dogs & 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.

48. 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.

49. 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.

50. 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.

51. Coman, Brian (2010). Tooth & 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 in Australia and our inventive attempts to thwart it. ISBN: 9781921656385. Our Book No: 26295. $10 AUD.

52. 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. $15 AUD.

53. Connell, Margaret (1990). Where the Wildflowers Bloom: An Artist's Outback Journey (1st ed). 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). This book is 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. $25 AUD.

54. Connor, Bill; Drury, Susan (with) (1980). Toward Self-Sufficiency: Country Skills for City Dwellers (1st ed). Sydney: ANZ Book Company: Australia & New Zealand 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. $22 AUD.

55. 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.

56. 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.

57. 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.

58. 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: 1876176393. ISBN: 1876176393. Our Book No: 4142. $80 AUD.

59. Cox, George; Brown, Allen (1984). My Life with Clydesdales. Bentleigh, VIC: Styleway Printers. Unnum 110 pp. Paperback thin wide octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, figures, spine ends rubbed, spine little faded & rubbed, minor edgewear, autograph (written name inside front cover). (Estimated date, 1984, Trove catalogue.) 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 & concept of the book (his written dedication). Our Book No: 27105. $60 AUD.

60. 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 plus 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. $22 AUD.

61. Cree, Murray Laura (1995). Mamre Place of Promise: Pioneers of Land and Spirit on Marsden's South Creek Farm. Sydney, St Marys: Mamre Plains Ltd. 192 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, foldout family tree at rear, minor edgewear, minor creasing spine, owner's written name & minimal annotation (digits). The story of Mamre, Samuel Marsden's favourite farm on South Creek, New South Wales. It is the property where Marsden developed his famous merino flock, and from which he sent the colony's first commercial export of wool to England in 1811. Central to the story is the 1820s Homestead built by Marsden for his only surviving son, Charles Simeon, who died a bankrupt. Mamre has now been restored in keeping with its Georgian past. Mamre Homestead stands among herb and rose gardens on 80 hectares of undulating farmland. Special functions are held here, and it is the heart of an innovative job creation and training program for the disadvantaged that extends into the business centre of St Marys, a western suburb of Sydney. ISBN: 0646269461. Our Book No: 29311. $25 AUD.

62. 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.

63. 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.

64. 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.

65. 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. $20 AUD.

66. Dent, David (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. This book provides 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. $60 AUD.

67. Department of Agriculture, New South Wales (1949). Pruning (13th ed). Sydney: Department of Agriculture New South Wales / Alfred Henry Pettifer, Government Printer. 200 pp. Hardback tall octavo, thick boards, blue cloth spine (concealed staples), good condition, black & white drawings, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, spine lightly rubbed & worn, boards little marked, edges lightly foxed, minimal insect damage, tiny loss spine ends, slight scuff title page (sticker removal). This book describes the pruning methods for various fruit trees to promote maximum growth and production. A wonderful old book full of character and useful tips. An ideal book for the gardening book collector. Our Book No: 27412. $20 AUD.

68. Docker, Edward Wybergh (2000). Furphies: Fact or Fiction in Australian History (1st ed). Hampton, NSW: Hampton Press. 293 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white illustrations, minor edgewear, few light impressions front cover, page edges lightly toned. 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. $30 AUD.

69. 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.

70. 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.

71. 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.

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

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

74. 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.

75. Easom Smith, H. (1970). Bantams (1st ed) [Pet and Fancy Series]. London: Cassell. 128 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, minor edgewear. A practical and illustrated guide written for enthusiasts of all ages. This helpful book has basic facts for the beginner, and informed suggestions for the professional. ISBN: 030493416X. Our Book No: 20951. $10 AUD.

76. 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.

77. 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.

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

79. 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.

80. 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.

81. 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.

82. 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.

83. Errey, Ellen; Plimer, Elizabeth (1984). William Swann and Elizabeth Swann of Elizabeth Farm House, Parramatta, 1904 - 1968 (1st ed). Sydney: The Authors. 16 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, genealogical chart, owner's written name & rubber stamp. A brief biography of the pioneer Australian family, whose property - Elizabeth Farm House - was left to the Parramatta Museum Trust. ISBN: 095905720X. Our Book No: 12778. $10 AUD.

84. 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.

85. 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.

86. 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. $30 AUD.

87. Ferguson, Jenny (1999). A Garden, a Pig and Me: A Year at Torryburn. Melbourne, South Yarra: Hardie Grant. 165 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos (some full-page), plans, minor edgewear & creasing jacket, edges lightly bumped & rubbed, autograph (author's written name). By former restauranteur and cooking instructor and writer. The author tells the story of Torryburn, in the Hunter valley, NSW, and the house and garden she painstakingly rebuilds, which is the childhood home of legendary Australian poet Dorothea Mackellar. This book is a month-by-month account of how she crafted its magnificent gardens, designing then planting thousands of roses, and selecting a range of plants for each season. The book also features beautiful hand-drawn plans of the different aspects of the garden as well as colour photos, and a list of all the plants that were grown. Every month has a selection of recipes drawing on seasonal produce from the garden, as well as a recipe index. ISBN: 1864980486. Our Book No: 27133. $30 AUD.

88. 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.

89. Foster, David (1979). In the New Country (1st ed). London: Fourth Estate. 213 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. A very funny and insightful novel of life in Australia's moribund wool country, as the old way of life clashes with the new. A winner of 1997 Miles Franklin Literary Award. ISBN: 1841150363. Our Book No: 20260. $10 AUD.

90. 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.

91. 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. Our Book No: 13218. $100 AUD.

92. French, Jackie (2005). Chook Book (Reprint ed). Melbourne, Flemington: Aird Books. 119 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, inside covers & endpapers illustrated, minor edgewear corners. The Australian writer shares the joys of owning your own chooks. There are recipes included. ISBN: 0947214402. Our Book No: 28377. $12 AUD.

93. 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.

94. Galloway, R. W.; Gunn, R. H.; Story, R. (1970). Lands of the Mitchell-Normanby Area, Queensland [Land research series. no 26]. Melbourne: CSIRO. 101 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, figures, tables, black & white plates. Plus two large colour folding maps. All within card envelope (edge torn). Separate papers cover land systems, climate, geology, soils, vegetation and land use. Our Book No: 13349. $28 AUD.

95. 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, minor edgewear, bottom corner covers little creased. 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. $18 AUD.

96. 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.

97. Gilbert, Allen (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. ISBN: 0207169683. Our Book No: 22477. $28 AUD.

98. Gobbett, Don; Saunders, Malcolm (1995). With Lane in Paraguay: Harry Taylor of the Murray Pioneer 1873 - 1932. [Rockhampton]: Central Queensland University Press / The Murray Pioneer. 141 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, covers little creased, spine ends chipped, edgewear. Among the hundreds of Australians who followed William Lane to Paraguay in 1893 was a young South Australian, Harry Taylor. Lane wished to set up a utopian socialist collective society, called New Australia, in South America. The experiment was however fraught with disputes, and Taylor was among about 60 of Lane's followers who moved away from New Australia with Lane, to establish the nearby alternative Cosme commune. Includes Taylor's previously unpublished first-hand account of his experiences there, as well as his reflections on similar settlements in South Australia in the same decade. After three years in Paraguay, Taylor returned to Australia and lived for a time at Murtho, near Renmark, and in Mildura in north western Victoria. In 1905 he bought and edited the Riverland newspaper, the "Renmark Pioneer" (later "Murray Pioneer"). Under his leadership it became the most influential country newspaper in Australia. ISBN: 1875998012. Our Book No: 15292. $60 AUD.

99. 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.

100. Gore, Da'Vella; Keown, Wallace (drawings) (1998). This Blessed Life (1st ed). Wanaka, NZ: Da'Vella Gore / Distributed by D. Gibb. 124 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, black & white & colour photos, black & white drawings, tiny corner tip creased covers. 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. ISBN: 047305602X. Our Book No: 20672. $15 AUD.

101. 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.

102. 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.

103. 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.

104. 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.

105. 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.

106. Griffiths, Max (2000). Straight from the Heart: Tales of Tragedy and Triumph from the Nurses of the Australian Outback (1st ed). Sydney: Kangaroo Press. 312 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, few small creases front cover, minor edgewear. The Flying Doctor Service took wings in 1928, but for 20 years prior, founder Reverend John Flynn (Australian Inland Mission or AIM) had been sending nurses to some of the most remote places on the continent to provide medical care for its inhabitants. This book honours the remarkable women and the generations of nurses who followed in their footsteps. Written by a longterm board member and Superintendent of the AIM, who previously wrote "The Hungry Heart" and "The Silent Heart" in this series. ISBN: 0731808916. Our Book No: 21752. $15 AUD.

107. 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.

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

109. 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. $17 AUD.

110. 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.

111. 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.

112. 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.

113. Harmsworth, Thomas; Day, Graham (1979). Wool & 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. This book presents practical information on all aspects of wool and mohair production. ISBN: 0909605122. Our Book No: 25234. $20 AUD.

114. Hart, John; Rosen, Joan (photos) & Berry, Wendell (foreword) (1991). Farming on the Edge: Saving Family Farms in Marin County, California. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. 174 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, tiny edge tear top spine. A group of four women enlisted the help of author John Hart to weave their agricultural research into this moving tale of subsistence farming in California. ISBN: 0520071735. Our Book No: 20304. $15 AUD.

115. 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.

116. 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. ISBN: 0642527199. Our Book No: 25124. $14 AUD.

117. 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.

118. 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.

119. Heffernan, John (2002). Pup (1st ed). Sydney, Hunters Hill: Margaret Hamilton / Scholastic. 144 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Novel for young adults. When Kylie and her mother leave the farm taking Spud and Chips with them, only one dog remains. Pup is that dog. At heart, Pup is bright and energetic. However, his spirit has been all but broken by the cruelty of his owner. It takes the love and bravery of a boy called Jack to bring this young Kelpie back to his happy self. Pup is the third in the popular series by the award-winning author. ISBN: 1876289651. Our Book No: 22951. $15 AUD.

120. Heffernan, John (2010). Where There's Smoke: Stay to Fight, Fight to Stay (Reprint ed). Sydney: Scholastic. 205 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, top corner tip front cover little creased, minor edgewear. A story for young adults about a bushfire in a quiet rural town named Edenville. The town is fictitious, to avoid causing pain to any individual, and the fact that bushfires happen over a wide area in Australia - however, the Black Saturday fires in Victoria in February, 2009, are close to what happens in this story. Target audience: Primary school age. ISBN: 9781862918665. Our Book No: 29087. $15 AUD.

121. 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.

122. Henderson, Sara (1995). 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), cover corners lightly bumped, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, non-author written dedication half-title page. 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. Copy 1 of 3 copies. (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.

123. Henderson, Sara (1995). Outback Wisdom: Sara Henderson Looks at Life (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 78 pp. Hardback very small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. First edition. 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. Copy 2 of 3 copies. (This printing has an orange sunset and "Sara Henderson looks at life" on front cover of jacket.). ISBN: 0732908213. Our Book No: 2761A. $15 AUD.

124. 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 plus condition, boxes. The French radical farmers union Confederation Paysanne, with its leader Jose Bove, has led the world in demonstrating the possibility of 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 the need for local food production by small, independent farmers - both for the sake of the quality of the food we consume and to support the kind of societies we want to live in. ISBN: 0745320775. Our Book No: 23572. $10 AUD.

125. Herriot, James; Brown, Ruth (illustrator) (1992). Oscar Cat-About-Town (Reprint ed). London: Picture Piper / Pan Books. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. A children's picture book (true story), taken from his experience as a rural English vet. ISBN: 0330320661. Our Book No: 20368A. $10 AUD.

126. Hewat, Tim (1992). Banking on the Bendigo (1st ed). Melbourne, Brighton: Wrightbooks. 200 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, pages lightly toned as usual, top corner title page creased, minor edgewear. This is the story of The Bendigo, the building society floated on gold, which later became Bendigo Bank. ISBN: 0947351612. Our Book No: 21837. $10 AUD.

127. 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.

128. 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.

129. 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.

130. Hildick, E. W.; Biro, Val (1987). A Cat called Amnesia. Bath: Chivers Press / Swift Book. 152 pp. Hardback small, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white drawings, edges faintly foxed, spine ends lightly bumped. Novel for young adults. The stray cat had turned up at the Bleeker's holiday farmhouse during a thunderstorm. The family search for the cat's family and after much searching the mystery is solved to everyone's satisfaction including Amnesia's. ISBN: 0859978699. Our Book No: 24365. $10 AUD.

131. 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, 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. $20 AUD.

132. 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 text-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.

133. 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. $15 AUD.

134. Hill, Valerie; Cameron, Jane; Oliver, David; Simpson, Judith (1993). Lost Farm of the Seven Hills (1st ed) [One Day In Series]. Sydney, Baulkham Hills: Vineyard Freepress. 68 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial, as new 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. ISBN: 0646112740. Our Book No: 22415. $30 AUD.

135. 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.

136. 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.

137. 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.

138. 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.

139. 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.

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

141. Homewood, Helen (editor) (1992). The Weekly Times New Pioneer Cookbook. Melbourne: Terbri Nominees. 195 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, colour text-photos. 500 traditional recipes from country cooks, including the best from the previous edition (1982) - submitted by readers of Australia's major rural newspaper. Illustrated by pages reproduced from the Weekly Times Annual, 1911 to 1934. ISBN: 0646095374. Our Book No: 1036. $20 AUD.

142. 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, corner tip little worn front cover, minor edgewear. 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.

143. 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.

144. Huber, Rina (1977). From Pasta to Pavlova: A Comparative Study of Italian Settlers in Sydney & Griffith (1st ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press. 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. This book is 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. The author presents the observations and insights of an anthropologist in the field. This study is valuable for social workers, teachers, migrant officers, and others concerned with immigrants and their children. ISBN: 0702214108. Our Book No: 23017. $18 AUD.

145. 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.

146. Hughes, Kathryn (2006). The Short Life & Long Times of Mrs Beeton. London: HarperPerennial. 525 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, spine little creased, minor edgewear, 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. $15 AUD.

147. 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.

148. Humphreys, Patrick; Gabriel, Tom; Titcombe, Elleu 171111 (illustrator) (1988). Practically in the Country. Abergavenny, Gwent: Comma International Biological Systems. 70 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition, pictorial cover (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings. Explains eloquently the pluses and minuses of living in rural Britain. ISBN: 0951397710. Our Book No: 4156. $10 AUD.

149. Humphries, Allan (editor) (1983). Hobby Farming: The First Steps (Reprint ed). Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). 103 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, light foxing edges, crease fore-edge front cover & few pages, 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. $15 AUD.

150. 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.

151. 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.

152. 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.

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

154. Idriess, Ion L. (1939). Over the Range: Sunshine and Shadow in the Kimberleys (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 316 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket (missing), very good condition, orange cloth cover (black lettering & vignette), black & white photos (including frontispiece), endpaper maps, top corner tip two pages creased, bottom corner one page creased (mis-cut), pages faintly toned, spine faintly faded, edges faintly foxed, minor edgewear, owner's written name. Records his experiences in one of Australia's remotest areas, the Kimberleys, in far northern Western Australia, on a lengthy police patrol in 1933. He makes many observations of the Aboriginal people, and expresses his justified fears for their future. A foreword notes that many of the Aborigines met have sadly now died. (Not the National edition of the same year, 1939.). Our Book No: 16917. $30 AUD.

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

156. 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.

157. 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.

158. Institute, Safety (1978). Rural Safety Manual: Published Papers Presented at the 1978 Royal Easter Show. [Sydney]: Safety Institute of Australia. 164 pp. Hardback octavo, very good plus condition, 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. $15 AUD.

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

160. Johnson, David (1987). Bush Dance (A Collection of Traditional Tunes Arranged in Sets for Bush bands) (2nd ed). Sydney: Bush Music Club. 100 pp. Paperback quarto, very good plus condition, flexible cover. Sheet music for tradional bush songs, compiled and arranged by David Johnson. Includes informative background notes, and many collected Australian tunes. About 40 songs arranged under five headings: Circle dances - Couple dances - Line dances - Quadrilles - Other formations. Examples: Barn Dance - Berlin Polka - Country Bumpkin - First Set - Dashing White Sergeant. ISBN: 0959952853. Our Book No: 16359. $15 AUD.

161. 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.

162. Jolley, Elizabeth; Kotai, Evelyn (paintings) (1993). Diary of a Weekend Farmer (1st ed). Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre Press (FACP). 95 pp. Hardback wide trade, 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.

163. 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.

164. 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.

165. 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.

166. 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 plus condition, black & white drawings, bottom corner tip front cover little worn. 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. ISBN: 9781742035031. Our Book No: 23151. $20 AUD.

167. Keneally, Tom; Johnson, Gillian (illustrator) (2003). Roos in Shoes (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback square quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear. First edition. Children's picture story about the Drewe family who live on a farm and share their land with a tribe of kangaroos. When an electricity company threatens to throw them off their farm, the kangaroos decide to take action. This is a delightful rhyming tale from well-known Australian author Tom Keneally. ISBN: 1740518640. Our Book No: 16822. $20 AUD.

168. 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. $30 AUD.

169. 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.

170. 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 text-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. $18 AUD.

171. 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.

172. Lane, William (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.

173. 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.

174. 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.

175. 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 plus condition (in very good plus 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. $18 AUD.

176. 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.

177. Lees, Jim (editor) (1997). A Legacy Under Threat? Family Farming in Australia. Armidale, NSW: University of New England 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. ISBN: 1875821368. Our Book No: 22596. $25 AUD.

178. 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.

179. Lewis, Kim (1993). Floss (Reprint ed). London: Walker Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings. 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.

180. 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.

181. 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.

182. 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 plus condition. Sheet music for three piano pieces: Fern Glade; Waterfall; Off to Market. Our Book No: 14514. $15 AUD.

183. Lord, Graham (1997). James Herriot: The Life of a Country Vet (1st ed). London: Headline. 276 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white & colour photos, string bookmark, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. Biography of the famous Scottish-born vet and writer (real name, Alf Wight), who practiced for over 50 years in Yorkshire. ISBN: 0747219753. Our Book No: 10949. $20 AUD.

184. Lovett, Laurie; Wolfhagen, Catherine (illustrator) & Barnard, Lance (foreword) (1997). Toughness Was a Help: A True Story (1st p/b ed). Launceston: L. A. Lovett. 115 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, minor pencil impressions front cover, minor edgewear corners. A classic account of an Australian life. Boyhood pranks and struggles in rural northern Tasmania give way to the grim reality of war service in Greece and Crete, followed by a long spell as POW in Germany and Poland. In post-war Launceston, the story shifts to family, football and politics. Told with much humour and vivid detail, this book shows a world in which nothing came easily, but in which daring and hard work were rewarded. ISBN: 0646347942. Our Book No: 21815. $10 AUD.

185. 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.

186. 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.

187. MacIntyre, Elisabeth (1963). Willie's Woollies: The Story of Australian Wool (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Georgian House. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback oblong, no jacket, pictorial cover, good condition, black & white & colour drawings, edges & pages lightly toned, covers marked, edgewear, spinewear (end tears), owner's written name title page & cover. (Originally published, 1951.) An Australian picture story about a boy named William George Fortescue Robinson, who goes in search of the story of wool. The rhyming words and cheerful pictures will delightful young and old. Our Book No: 21666. $13 AUD.

188. 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.

189. 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.

190. 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.

191. 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.

192. 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), dual binding (has superior binding along spine). 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. $15 AUD.

193. Manning, Richard (2005). Against the Grain: How Agriculture has Hijacked Civilization. New York: North Point Press. 232 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear, remainder stripe. A fascinating history of agriculture, from the domestication of plants and animals 10,000 years ago to today's corporate megafarms. ISBN: 0865477132. Our Book No: 20799A. $10 AUD.

194. 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.

195. 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.

196. Mattingley, Christobel; Mahony, Will (illustrator) (1975). The Great Ballagundi Damper Bake (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 48 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, no jacket, fair plus condition reading copy, colour drawings, few pages partly loose, pages lightly toned, spine ends worn, cancelled EX-LIBRARY, marks from library pocket removed last page, covers & spine little faded, library sticker rear cover, clear plastic contact covers, library stamp title page. A reading copy of a children's picture story about the little town of Ballagundi and the problem of a wheat glut, the silos are overflowing, and the people's pockets are empty. Then the Shire President has his great idea, an idea to bring money to the town, The Great Ballagundi Damper Bake! This very funny story carries on the tradition of tall tales, has universal appeal, and the illustrations will delight children of all ages. ISBN: 0207130124. Our Book No: 27826. $12 AUD.

197. 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.

198. 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.

199. 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.

200. 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.

201. 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.

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

203. 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.

204. 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. 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.

205. McFarlane, Annette (2011). Organic Fruit Growing: Your Complete Guide to Producing Beautiful Fruit All Year Round (Reprint ed). Sydney: ABC Books / HarperCollins. 223 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, charts, colour photos, corner tips front cover little creased. In this practical guide, the author gives advice on: soil preparation and drainage, waterwise design, nutrition, coping with climatic variations (including drought tolerance), propagation, purchasing and training, pollination, how to cook with various fruit (recipes provided), pest and diseases and how to control them organically. The book has profiles on 60 shrubs, vines and trees, including unusual fruits, and specific advice on how to best manage their requirements. ISBN: 9780733329135. Our Book No: 29123. $25 AUD.

206. McFarlane, Annette; McFarlane, Grant (1996). Pig Keeping on a Small Scale. Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 72 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus 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. $25 AUD.

207. McHugh, Siobhan (1996). Cottoning On: Stories of Australian Cotton-Growing. Sydney: Hale & Iremonger. 204 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Irish-Australian writer explores cotton growing in New South Wales (NSW), which has a fascinating history peppered with colourful characters. But environmental degradation has spread from over-use of pesticides, and excessive water extraction from the Darling River. She weaves dozens of interviews with pacey narrative. ISBN: 0868065978. Our Book No: 11727. $15 AUD.

208. 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.

209. McKinley, Tamara (2007). Lands Beyond the Sea (1st ed) [Oceana Series]. London: Hodder & Stoughton. 397 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned, base spine little bumped, few rear pages little creased, minor edgewear. 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. $12 AUD.

210. 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.

211. 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. $18 AUD.

212. 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), superior dual binding (has textured 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.

213. Mellor, Kathleen; Freedman, Harold (drawings) (1952). Over the Hill. Melbourne: Georgian House. 24 pp. Paperback oblong, card cover, very good plus 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. Our Book No: 9949. $20 AUD.

214. Melzer, Werner; Berghoff, Walter (drawings) & Kimber, Rita & Robert (translation) (1989). Beekeeping: A Complete Owner's Manual: Buying Bees, Management, Rearing, Honey Production. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational. 70 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, colour text-photos, black & white drawings, minimal edgewear. A practical guide for the novice beekeeper. Contains a special section: The beekeeper's yearly work cycle. Answers questions about: housing, behavior, health, breeding and much more. There are more than 50 drawings and colour photos. ISBN: 0821040899. Our Book No: 20926. $10 AUD.

215. 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.

216. Mitchell, Elyne; Huxtable, Grace (illustrator) (1962). Kingfisher Feather (1st ed). London: Hutchinson. 224 pp. Hardback 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. $25 AUD.

217. 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.

218. 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. $20 AUD.

219. 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.

220. 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.

221. Mitchell, Elyne; Power, Margaret (illustrator) (2003). The Silver Brumby: Wild Echoes Ringing (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 259 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, sticker marks rear cover, minor edgewear. A novel for young adults about Australia's wild horses. This is the first book in the series, and includes the last story written by Elyne Mitchell, Wild Echoes Ringing. ISBN: 0207198634. Our Book No: 26949. $15 AUD.

222. 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.

223. Molomby, Tom (1981). Who Killed Hannah Jane [Hannah Jane Peden]. Sydney: Potoroo Press. 151 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, endpaper map, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. The unusual alleged murder of Mrs Peden on a farm near Gundagai, New South Wales, in 1921. Her husband was arrested and convicted of her murder after two trials, but the conviction was later overturned by a Royal Commission. ISBN: 0949764019. Our Book No: 10592. $20 AUD.

224. 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.

225. 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.

226. 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.

227. Morrissey, Di (2011). The Opal Desert (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 406 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tiny tear rear cover, minor edgewear. First edition. This novel is about three women, facing uncertain futures, who form an unlikely friendship in Australia's remote opal fields. ISBN: 9781742610351. Our Book No: 25719. $17 AUD.

228. Morrissey, Harry (2004). To Grow a Parish - Unearthing the Human (1st ed). 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. $18 AUD.

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

230. Murray, Douglas L. (1994). Cultivating Crisis: The Human Costs of Pesticides in Latin America. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. 177 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, figures, tables, black & white photo frontispiece, minor edgewear. A detailed report, based on ten years field work, of the rise and implications of pesticide-dependent agriculture in Central America and the Caribbean, showing that the Green Revolution came at a high heath and ecological price. ISBN: 0292751699. Our Book No: 1615. $10 AUD.

231. 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.

232. 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, minor edgewear. Covers many aspects of the history of wool. Produced to accompany an exhibition by the Historic Houses Trust of NSW in 1994. The many photos will be of interest to anyone learning about the history of wool. ISBN: 0949753513. Our Book No: 20739. $15 AUD.

233. Newell, Patrice (2003). The River (1st ed). Melbourne, Camberwell: Penguin Group Australia. 244 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour photo inside covers, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. This book is about the Pages River (a branch of its big sister, the Hunter River) that flows through her property, Elmswood, near Scone, New South Wales. About the political, community and environmental history that is so important for the Pages' survival. This is an-easy-to-read book about one of Australia's most important environmental issues. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0143000926. Our Book No: 28950. $12 AUD.

234. 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.

235. Niland, Deborah (1979). The Drover's Dream (1st ed). Sydney: Collins. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pictorial cover, colour drawings (some double-page), minor edgewear. Delightful children's picture story, about the dream of a drover who goes to sleep on the job and dreams of Australian native animals and birds. ISBN: 0001843869. Our Book No: 4209. $25 AUD.

236. 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. $60 AUD.

237. O'Connor, Jane (2010). Without Warning: One Woman's Story of Surviving Black Saturday (1st ed). Melbourne, Prahran: Hardie Grant. 227 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, edges faintly toned, minor edgewear. About her fight to survive the Black Saturday bushfires on 7th February 2009 in Victoria north of Melbourne. This book details the horrific events of that day as Jane's family fought for their lives. ISBN: 9781740668477. Our Book No: 28513. $15 AUD.

238. 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.

239. 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.

240. 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. This book is a social history, a passionate investigative account and a stirring expose of the inner workings of a multi-billion dollar industry. ISBN: 9780702236853. Our Book No: 25226. $20 AUD.

241. 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.

242. Olsen, Penny (1998). Australia's Pest Animals: New Solutions to Old Problems. Canberra / Sydney: Bureau of Resource Sciences / Kangaroo Press. 160 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, maps, tables, colour text-photos, minor edgewear, top corner rear cover little creased, bottom corner tip little scuffed. Examines the problems caused by Australian feral animals and what can be done to stop this happening. Describes sophisticated, scientifically-based techniques and strategies that are humane, cost-effective and are fully consistent with the principles of ecologically sustainable land management. Should help farmers and natural resource managers to successfully reduce damage (diseases) caused by pest animals, and is also a useful reference for policy-makers, teachers and students. ISBN: 0864178085. Our Book No: 27477. $35 AUD.

243. 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.

244. Overington, Caroline (2007). Kickback: Inside the Australian Wheat Board Scandal [Kick Back]. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 308 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition. Exposes the corruption in the Australian Wheat Board's (AWB), particularly the sending of $290 million to the brutal Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein, right up until th eve that Australian troops arrived in Iraq. When the scandal broke, the Howard government denied personal knowledge of events, and the subsequent inquiry was called a whitewash. ISBN: 9781741751949. Our Book No: 16689. $20 AUD.

245. Overton, Frank (1996). Fire Fighting: Management and Techniques [Practical Farming]. Melbourne: Inkata Press. 144 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, figures, tables. By fire control officer, NSW Bushfire Brigade, for 25 years. Provides a good understanding of fire management on a rural property by demonstrating the basic characteristics of fire behaviour. Explains how to protect life, and how to combat the common forms of fire. Essential reading for all who must confront the risk of fire in rural Australia. ISBN: 0750689226. Our Book No: 1884. $12 AUD.

246. 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.

247. 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. Our Book No: 13839. $18 AUD.

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

249. Parry, Sir Edward (1952). Early Days of Port Stephens: Extracts from the Diary of Sir Edward Parry Appointed Commissioner for the Australian Agricultural Company in 1830 [Extracts from Sir Edward Parry's Diary]. Newcastle: Dungog Chronicle / Cambridge Press. 204 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, flexible cover, printed in double-column, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1952, Trove catalogue.) Originally printed in a series in the Dungog "Chronicle" and Port Stephens "Pilot" newspapers. Here collected into a book. Charles A. Bennett, proprietor of the Chronicle apologises for the numerous typographical errors in the text because of the rush to publication. Our Book No: 1216. $50 AUD.

250. 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.

251. 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.

252. 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. $25 AUD.

253. 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.

254. Pilgrim, Jane; May, F. Stocks (illustrator) (1974). Sports Day at Blackberry Farm (1st ed) [Blackberry Farm book]. Leicester: Brockhampton Press. Unnum 16 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear, old price marks. Children's picture story. The large colourful drawings are delightful and the simple text will interest children of all ages. ISBN: 0340184957. Our Book No: 20830. $10 AUD.

255. 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.

256. 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 (1st ed). Springwood, NSW: Butterfly Books. 295 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, fold-out chart, house plan, 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. $12 AUD.

257. 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. $15 AUD.

258. 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.

259. 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.

260. 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.

261. 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.

262. 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.

263. 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.

264. 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.

265. Pullen, John (2014). Nature's Gifts: The Australian Lectures of Henry George on the Ownership of Land & Other Natural Resources. Sydney, Annandale: Desert Pea Press / Federation Press. 225 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, minor edgewear corners. In 1890, the famous American economist and social reformer Henry George came to Australia to do a controversial 98-day public lecture tour. He visited 34 cities and towns. This book provides, for the first time, a detailed account of this important and progressive lecture series. Equal rights to land, land taxation, land prices, land rents, land nationalisation, and free trade and protection remain issues which are relevant now. ISBN: 9781876861124. Our Book No: 29001. $30 AUD.

266. 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.

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

268. 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.

269. 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. $20 AUD.

270. 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 trade, very good condition, black & white photos, tiny scuff base spine, 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. $15 AUD.

271. Read, Ian G. (1994). The Bush: A Guide to the Vegetated Landscapes of Australia (New ed). Sydney: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 184 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, figures, minor edgewear, tiny scuff top of spine, faint foxing edges. In this fascinating book, the author adopts a systematic approach to enable us to identify and name the different vegetation structures, but to get a better understanding of Australia's native bush. The material in this book was collected on Ian's travels. He also established a comprehensive photographic collection of Australian landscapes. Explains all the details about Australia's unique and precious flora and fauna. ISBN: 0868402389. Our Book No: 29022. $25 AUD.

272. Reece-Lane, Lisa (2010). Milk Fever. Sydney, Millers Point: Pier 9 / Murdoch Books. 293 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, light foxing edges, few tiny dents spine, minor edgewear. This is an unusual Australian romance novel. It is a novel of love, yearning, the modern family and forgiveness. Julia Heath is experiencing a tree-change nightmare - a dismal country town with no decent coffee, a yoga-teacher husband who is having an affair. But she soon falls under the spell of Tom, a handsome but troubled dairy farmer who experiences the world through extraordinary eyes. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 9781741967814. Our Book No: 28456. $10 AUD.

273. Rentoul, Annie R.; Peterson, Georgette; Outhwaite, Ida Rentoul (1954). Australian Bush Songs (Reprint ed) [Imperial Edition, no 394: Plate 3619]. Melbourne: Allan & Co. 32 pp. Paperback wide octavo, stapled pamphlet (staples lightly rusted), pale brown card cover (dark brown letters & design), very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, copy 1. (Estimated date, 1954. Price 3/6. Copyright date, 1936.) Words by Annie Rentoul, music by Peterson, cover design by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. A collectable pamphlet illustrated on the cover by Ida Rentoul: an Aboriginal child with song book surrounded by native animals and a kookaburra. A selection of old favourites in new form: The Little Aborigine; Baby Bear; and others from the famous series of books by these writers, with simplified accompaniments and easy keys. Rear cover, advert no 274: "New Song Books for Children", including Aboriginal Songs, by Anne Dreyer (published in 1954). Our Book No: 3520. $25 AUD.

274. Rentoul, Annie R.; Peterson, Georgette; Outhwaite, Ida Rentoul (1966). Australian Bush Songs (Reprint ed) [Imperial edition, no 394: Plate 3619]. Melbourne: Allan & Co. 32 pp. Paperback wide octavo, stapled pamphlet (staples lightly rusted), cream-coloured card cover (dark brown letters & design), very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, copy 2. (Estimated date, 1966. Price 40c. Copyright date, 1936.) Words by Annie Rentoul, music by Peterson, cover design by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. A collectable pamphlet illustrated on the cover by Ida Rentoul: an Aboriginal child with song book surrounded by native animals and a kookaburra. A selection of old favourites in new form: The Little Aborigine; Baby Bear; and others from the famous series of books by these writers, with simplified accompaniments and easy keys. Rear cover, advert no 452: "Merry Go Round: A Child's Book of Songs", by Amy Bissett England (published in 1962). Our Book No: 3520A. $25 AUD.

275. 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.

276. 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.

277. Riach, George (1964). Thirty-Five Years of Sheephearding [35 Years of Sheepherding]. New York: Reflection / Carlton Press. 48 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge jacket small tears & lightly faded, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Note: Jacket title differs from title page. Autobiography of a farmer in the American West in the early 1900s. Our Book No: 2073. $25 AUD.

278. 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.

279. 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.

280. 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.

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

282. 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.

283. 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, minor edgewear. (Originally published, 1974. This is the undated 1993 reissue with the UQP dustjacket, but same ISBN.) For twenty 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. ISBN: 0702225746. Our Book No: 22923. $15 AUD.

284. 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.

285. Roughley, June; Roughley, Ken (1986). The Loftier Race: The Roughley Family, Pioneers of Dural. Sydney, Kenthurst: Orange Grove Press. 352 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, genealogy charts, illustrated endpapers, light foxing top edge, minor edgewear jacket (spine ends little creased, spine lightly faded, top corners creased), corners covers little bumped. Heavy (1.6 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This the story of the Roughley family whose roots stretch back to Britain in 1759. The authors have done several years of family research, family folklore and the prevailing conditions and customs of the time to produce this fascinating book. The genealogy charts and many photos make the family history very readable, and a useful reference for anyone wanting to do the extensive research required to complete their own family history. ISBN: 0958844100. Our Book No: 29322. $80 AUD.

286. 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.

287. 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. $12 AUD.

288. 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.

289. 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.

290. Scott, Roy (1966). Horse of Course: A Book for the True Horse Lover. Melbourne, Dandenong: Roy Scott / Pax Printers & Publishers. 160 pp. Paperback, thin card covers, red cloth spine, good condition, black & white text-photos, stain top edge, minor annotation cover & single page, covers lightly marked, front cover corners creased (scuff mark), tiny tear fore-edge few pages, corner tips little worn few pages, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, Trove catalogue.) 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. Our Book No: 25429. $18 AUD.

291. 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.

292. 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.

293. Sherborne, Craig (2014). Tree Palace (1st ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 327 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear corners. Australian fictional novel about homeless persons, set in modern day rural Victoria. ISBN: 9781922147325. Our Book No: 28261. $13 AUD.

294. 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.

295. 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. $30 AUD.

296. Show Society, Tullow (1973). 28th Annual Agricultural Show: 1973 Catalogue. Tullow, Ireland: Tullow Show Society. Unnum pp. Paperback, card cover (partly loose), stapled, good condition, many adverts. Catalogue for this annual show, this year held in Coppenagh, Tullow, on Wednesday, 15th August, 1973. Includes many adverts for local businesses. Our Book No: 12732. $20 AUD.

297. Sibley, Irena (1996). The Bilbies First Easter (Reprint ed). Sydney: Silver Gum Press. 28 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled, very good condition, full-page colour plates, front cover corner & few pages little creased, 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. $12 AUD.

298. 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.

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

300. 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 plus 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. ISBN: 1559633093. Our Book No: 21082. $15 AUD.

301. 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.

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

303. Stanley, Peter (2013). Black Saturday at Steels Creek (1st ed). Melbourne, Brunswick: Scribe Publications. 221 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, fold-out map front book, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. A behind-the-scenes account of Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria at Steels Creek, a small community on Melbourne's outskirts. The author has given the most detailed account of any one community to emerge from the fire. ISBN: 9781922070333. Our Book No: 27423. $15 AUD.

304. 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.

305. Stewart, Peter; Fitzsimons, Peter (foreword) (2007). Demons at Dusk: Massacre at Myall Creek (1st ed). Melbourne, Hartwell: Sid Harta Publishers. 337 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, map, corner tips little creased, top corner rear cover creased, spine ends lightly rubbed, tiny mark bottom edge near spine, minor edgewear. This is a story of love and courage, betrayal and tragedy, mystery and deceit and the strength of the human spirit. In 1838, on a remote cattle station on the frontier of the young New South Wales colony, a lonely convict hut keeper is forced to confront the power and greed which drove the British Empire to expand relentlessly. He was the only white witness to the massacre of up to 30 Aborigines by a party of 11 stockmen, some of whom were later hanged for these crimes. ISBN: 9781921206573. Our Book No: 27716. $18 AUD.

306. 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.

307. 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.

308. 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.

309. Sussmann, Christel; Submann, 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. This is a beautiful children's picture story from Germany about a farmer and his very special relationship with his horse. A truly delightful story from children of all ages. ISBN: 0080210929. Our Book No: 20074. $13 AUD.

310. 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.

311. 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.

312. 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.

313. Thiele, Colin; Hunnam, Lucinda (illustrator) (1990). Farmer Pelz's Pumpkins (1st ed). Sydney: Walter McVitty Books. 28 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings, minimal edgewear. 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. ISBN: 0949183350. Our Book No: 20052. $15 AUD.

314. 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.

315. 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.

316. Thomson, Jennifer A. (2006). GM Crops: The Impact and the Potential (1st ed). Melbourne, Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing. 158 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus 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. $25 AUD.

317. Thomson, Mark (1996). Blokes & 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.

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

319. 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.

320. 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, black boards, figures, black & white & colour plates, good condition, boards rubbed & marked, spine little slack, inner hinge partly split, edges & pages lightly toned, top edge lightly foxed, small scuff mark title page & front flyleaf, gum residue inside front cover (label removal). Heavy (1.4 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book is about the control 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. $60 AUD.

321. 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.

322. 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.

323. 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.

324. Viggers, Karen (2014). The Grass Castle (1st ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 407 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tiny mark bottom edge, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Australian novel about two remarkable women and their stories of courage, forgiveness and acceptance. Set in the high country, with horses, cattle and stockmen bringing the story together. The author has written a sweeping rural epic that shows the strength which resides in everyone. ISBN: 9781743317723. Our Book No: 28342. $10 AUD.

325. 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.

326. 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.

327. 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.

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

329. Ward, Russel; Hirst, John (introduction) (2005). The Australian Legend (Modern reprint ed). Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 283 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition. Australian historian traces the considerable influence of nomad pastoral workers - who provided the work force in the 19th-century outback - on the Australian outlook and way of life. Originally published in 1958, being a classic study of the origins and evolution of the Australian character. ISBN: 0195502868. Our Book No: 1584. $12 AUD.

330. 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.

331. 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.

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

333. 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.

334. 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.

335. 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.

336. 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.

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

338. 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.

339. 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.

340. Wilding, Lynne (2013). Heart of the Outback (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 519 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Australian novel about an architect who is fiery and ambitious and searching for her place in the world. Could Francey Spinetti's destiny lie in the rugged Australian outback? ISBN: 9780732297602. Our Book No: 27457. $10 AUD.

341. 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.

342. Williams, Dorian; Roberts, Peter (photos) (1967). Showing Horse Sense. London: Arthur Barker. 128 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket. Jacket subtitle: For every rider who wants to become an expert. The highly experienced British rider and TV commentator provides advice for those who wish to enjoy horse riding: safely, economically and - above all - sensibly. Our Book No: 2203. $15 AUD.

343. 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 plus 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. $26 AUD.

344. 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.

345. 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.

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

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

348. 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.

349. 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.

350. Yarwood, A. T. (1996). Samuel Marsden: The Great Survivor (New p/b ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 353 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. Biography of the Christian missionary and parson who contributed much to early Sydney (as farmer, magistrate and meddler in politics). ISBN: 0522847323. Our Book No: 11611. $15 AUD.

351. 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, pictorial board cover, very good condition, 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. $20 AUD.

352. Youatt, William; Sidney, Samuel (1860). The Pig (2nd ed). London: Routledge, Warne & Routledge. 258 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, fair plus condition, rebound red cloth cover (spine label, gilt lettering), pictorial endpapers, woodcut plates & frontispiece (some stained bottom edge, frontispiece loose, few tissue guard remnants), edges untrimmed, corner tips folded few pages, last sheet index MISSING (also piece missing bottom edge second last sheet with minor loss text), pages little toned, minor foxing (mainly edges & endpapers). Subtitle title page: "Comprising modern pigs, breeding, feeding, ancient history, natural history, medical information." This classic text on pigs has been rewritten by Samuel Sidney. Comprises modern pigs, breeding, feeding, ancient history, natural history, medical information. Our Book No: 15261. $30 AUD.