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

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

3. Anderson; 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. 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. (No date, but 1907, Trove, including adverts in digitised newspapers.). Our Book No: 15794. $45 AUD.

4. Atkinson, Louisa; Lawson, Elizabeth (editor) (1995). Cowanda: The Veteran's Grant [Australian Books on Demand]. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 109 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, card covers, frontispiece drawing, top edge lightly foxed, minor edgewear. This historical Australian novel by Louisa Atkinson is her second novel about colonial domestic life, as well as an observant record of early Sydney and its surrounding pastoral life. The early life of Sydney, its garret rooms with harbour views, busy narrow streets, singing sailors and whistling draymen, ships masts, dusty offices, market scenes and carts piled high, city lamps shining, and also the descriptive country house interiors, bare huts and barren roads, all make this a very enjoyable novel. (No 11 in the Australian Books on Demand series.). ISBN: 0949910465. Our Book No: 29787. $45 AUD.

5. 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.

6. Beadell, Len; Penney, W. G. (foreword) (2006). Blast the Bush (Reprint ed). Sydney: New Holland. 212 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings (cartoons), rear cover little 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: 9781864367362. Our Book No: 4146. $15 AUD.

7. Beattie, Coral (1993). Our Life at Nullarbor. Ceduna, SA: Self Published: Coral Beattie / Printed by Automatic Print. 68 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white photos (including title page portraits), map, minor edgewear, rubber name stamp. The fascinating autobiography by Coral Beattie and her late husband Elwyn (Scobe), and their family. The self-published booklet looks at the station (rural property) named Nullarbor, and the various jobs that were performed to look after everything. Coral also describes her role at the station and later as Post Mistress at Fowlers Bay Post Office. ISBN: 0646138251. Our Book No: 40848. $30 AUD.

8. 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 foxed, edges reverse side jacket lightly foxed (unclipped, minor edgewear), pages lightly toned. First edition. In this short novel by Bruce Beaver, 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. $15 AUD.

9. 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.

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

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

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

13. Bickel, Lennard (1991). Australia's First Lady: The Story of Elizabeth Macarthur (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin / A Susan Haynes Book. 219 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, frontispiece, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear jacket. Leonard Bickel explores the early life of pioneer Elizabeth Macarthur in a pretty Devon vicarage, the hardships she endured aboard the sailing ship Neptune enroute to Sydney. Then her arrival in Australia in 1790, and her role in running Elizabeth Farm and her husband John's other pastoral properties during his time in England in 1801, and again after his involvement in the Rum Rebellion between 1809 and 1817. The centre of her life was her husband and her children, but she became an astute businesswoman. This story of her long and remarkable life is based on a wealth of letters, documents and accounts. He pays tribute to her hard work, fortitude and integrity, and provides the reader with an insight on many aspects of Australian colonial life. ISBN: 0044422318. Our Book No: 30907. $22 AUD.

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. Bowen, Jill (1994). Kidman: The Forgotten King: The True Story of The Greatest Pastoral Landholder In Modern History (Reprint ed). Sydney: Cornstalk Publishing. 476 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page black & white photos (including frontispiece), boards little faded, minor edgewear jacket (spine little faded), top corner rear board little bumped, tiny scuff front free flyleaf. The biography of the Australian bushman, grazier and businessman, Sir Sidney Kidman. This book looks at the fascinating Kidman facts and fictions, and gives a balanced account of this larger-than-life Australian and his exceptional achievements. ISBN: 020718464X. Our Book No: 29710. $30 AUD.

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

18. Boyd, Garry (2010). Billy Two: In a Vast and Unforgiving Land, only One Man Can Uncover the Truth. Melbourne, Glen Waverley: Sid Harta Publishers. 331 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, bottom corner tip rear cover little scuffed, minor edgewear, autograph (written dedication by author). Australian novel about a girl named Liza Jerome who leaves busy Adelaide in the 1950s to join her newly wed husband James on his remote property Kilcare, close to the small township of Oodnadatta in South Australia. James turns out to be a very different man to the one she married. Liza seeks solace and friendship in the staff at Kilcare, especially the enigmatic part-Aboriginal stockman Billy Two Rivers. The story revolves around a police investigation conducted in and around the hot and unforgiving Simpson Desert. ISBN: 9781921829024. Our Book No: 30526. $40 AUD.

19. Brambles, Woody (2017). From Farm to Table: Grains. Melbourne, Clifton Hill: Louie & Ted. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, colour photos (most full-page), minor edgewear. Target audience: Primary school age. The educational story of how grains like rice, wheat and corn make the long journey from the ground to be used in food for human use, livestock - and industrial products such as ethanol, which is often made from corn or sugarcane, and is used in many cars and small vehicles. ISBN: 9781742034416. Our Book No: 30377. $18 AUD.

20. Brierley, Jean (2009). Heading South: A True Family Pioneering Story. [Sydney, Killara]: Jean Brierley. 155 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, fore-edge & cover corners little creased. 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. (No ISBN in book. Written dedication, dated 2009. Noted in Killara Bowls News, November 2010, and Jean is stated as a Life Member of the Killara Bowling Club.) Our Book No: 28005. $40 AUD.

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

22. Broadbent, James (1984). Elizabeth Farm Parramatta: A History and a Guide. Sydney: Historic Houses Trust. 78 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, few full-page colour photos, chart, corner tip front cover & one page little creased, minor edgewear, small sticker inside front cover. James Broadbent describes the history of the John Macarthur family and their historic home Elizabeth Farm, Parramatta (western Sydney). The many photos make this compact book a very interesting way to learn about one of Australia's most famous families and the early history of the house and a pioneer Australian farm which dates from 1793. ISBN: 0949753157. Our Book No: 22124. $12 AUD.

23. 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.

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

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

26. 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.

27. Burenhult, Goran (editor); White, Peter (foreword) (1993). People of the Stone Age: Hunter-gatherers and Early Farmers (1st ed) [The Illustrated History of Humankind, Volume 2]. Brisbane: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 240 pp. Hardback folio dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), illustrated endpapers, frontispiece, colour photos (many full-page), few black & white text-drawings, spine ends on book rubbed, minor edgewear dustjacket, small scuff front board, few tiny scratches dustjacket. Heavy (1.7 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This fascinating book is Volume 2 in the Australian edition of the 5-volume series The Illustrated History of Humankind. It is the human story from 10,000 BC: a story of dramatic climatic change and equally dramatic adaption - the domestication of wild plants and animals. The development of agriculture led to massive increases in population size, the building of urban centers, craft specialization, social stratification, and long-distance trade networks. The book covers Europe, New Guinea and the lowland Maya farmers, from Africa to southern and eastern Asia and the New World. This beautifully illustrated book introduces the latest archaeological findings - and their modern-day implications. Shows the human face of the archaeological record, and helps us to understand society, culture, art, and religion. ISBN: 0702226777. Our Book No: 30878. $60 AUD.

28. 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.

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

30. Campbell, David; Peel, John (photographer); Egan, Jack (selected by) (2009). Song for a Wren: Country Poems and Images. Blackheath, NSW: WriteLight Pty Ltd. 103 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), colour photos, autograph (photographer's written name title page). In 1986, author Jack Egan and photographer John Peel collaborated on a book of David Campbell's country poems - but never published. Peel has now assembled some of the originally selected poems and photographs, and added more photographs that evoke Campbell's haunting poetry. Campbell (1915 - 1979) was a decorated RAAF pilot during WW2, before taking over Wells Station, his family's pastoral property north of Canberra. He has written 11 books of poetry, and had a considerable following via The Bulletin magazine. ISBN: 9780980687804. Our Book No: 14009. $40 AUD.

31. 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.

32. 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.

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

34. 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.

35. Cashman, D. B. (1895). The Life of Michael Davitt, Founder of the National Land League: To Which is Added, the Secret History of the Land League, by Michael Davitt. London / [Glasgow]: R. & T. Washbourne / Cameron & Ferguson. 256 pp. Hardback small (18.6 x 12.7 cm), no jacket, very good condition, recased original green cloth cover retaining endpapers (gilt brief spine title), very good condition, edges lightly speckled & foxed, title page base repaired, minor edgewear. Biography of the Irish social campaigner and nationalist politician, Michael Davitt (1846-1906), founder of the Irish National Land League. He joined the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB), a Fenian organization in Ireland. He organised arms smuggling to Ireland, but was arrested and imprisoned by the English, but was released on a ticket-of-leave after serving seven years. He rejoined the IRB, where he held that the common people of Ireland could not improve their lot without ownership of their land. [No date, but 1882 (latest internal date) or later, up to 1920. Originally edition published 1876 by Cameron & Ferguson, Glasgow.] Our Book No: 12619. $30 AUD.

36. Cato, Nancy (1985). Green Grows the Vine (New ed). London: Inner Circle Books. 192 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), edges jacket little creased, fore-edge lightly foxed, owner's written name. Australian novel by Nancy Cato. 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. For Maria, newly arrived from Italy, Vindura echoes the colour and perfume of her home town, and evokes memories of her husband, snatched from life by a motor-bike accident. ISBN: 185018030X. Our Book No: 14644. $18 AUD.

37. 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. Environmentalists Linda Cawcutt and Catherine Watson provide a passionate Australian report on the toxic effects of commonly used pesticides such as 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. $12 AUD.

38. Chan, Gabrielle (2018). Rusted Off: Why Country Australia is Fed Up (1st ed). Sydney: Penguin Random House Australia. 335 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. Examines her own rural community main street for answers to the questions that voters want answered. In 1996, the city-born daughter of a Chinese migrant, moved to a sheep and wheat farm in country New South Wales. The book is a fresh look at the old rural narrative, informed by class and culture, belonging and broadband, committees and cake stalls, rural recession and reconciliation. ISBN: 9780143789284. Our Book No: 40687. $22 AUD.

39. Chapman, Peter (2007). Jungle Capitalists: A Story of Globalisation, Greed and Revolution (1st ed). Edinburgh: Canongate Books. 224 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This powerful and gripping book by John Chapman shows how US importer United Fruit (mass marketing of bananas) set the precedent for the power behind today's multinational 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, political intrigue, deceit and lies, to show how one company caused major problems in Central America. ISBN: 9781841959092. Our Book No: 22931. $15 AUD.

40. 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. $10 AUD.

41. 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.

42. 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.

43. Cole, Tom (1991). Hell West and Crooked (Reprint ed) [Imprint Lives Series]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 360 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear & rubbing. Autobiography of real-life Crocodile Dundee - a young Englishman's life in the Australian Outback (Northern Territory) during the 1920s and 1930s, as drover, and as buffalo and crocodile hunter. ISBN: 0207166927. Our Book No: 18506. $12 AUD.

44. Connell, Margaret (1990). Where the Wildflowers Bloom: An Artist's Outback Journey. Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 80 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour watercolour paintings, minor edgewear & rubbing, minor foxing pastedowns, minor foxing reverse side jacket (few tiny dents front cover). Where the Wildflowers Bloom, by Margaret Connell (Kangaroo Press, 1990). 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. $15 AUD.

45. 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. 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), faint foxing covers, minor edgewear, faint sticker scuff front cover. A delightful personal perspective of Alice Springs, its people, its surrounds and its flora and fauna. Dan Conway 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. $16 AUD.

46. 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 by Jill Ker Conway, 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. $25 AUD.

47. 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 of NSW. 80 pp. Paperback wide octavo (with flaps), very good condition, colour & black & white text-photos. Anne Cooke describes The Royal Easter Show in Sydney that 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 and crafts exhibitions, industrial & commercial exhibitions, and the past and the future. ISBN: 0949753602. Our Book No: 3688. $28 AUD.

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

49. Country Women's Association, of Western Australia (2018). The C.W.A. Cookery Book and Household Hints (55th ed) [CWA]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 420 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, adverts, base spine minimally bumped, minor edgewear. 55th edition. Originally published in 1936, this famous cookery cook by the Country Women's Association (CWA) of Western Australia has been the bible for generations of Western Australian families searching for instructions how to cook traditional meals. ISBN: 9780207180712. Our Book No: 17559. $25 AUD.

50. Country Women's Association, South Australian; Watkie, Mrs A. H. (editor); Hunt-Cooke, Florence (foreword); Cundell, Mrs G. B. (supplement); Hunt, Mrs R. W. R. (supplement) (1958). The Housewives' Calendar of Puddings, with Supplement: A Pudding a Day for the Whole Year (6th ed). Adelaide, Kent Town: South Australian Country Women's Association (Incorporated) / Printed by Shipping Newspapers. 59 pp. Paperback narrow tall octavo, good condition, thin card covers (rear cover repaired), new red cloth binding top edge (holes punched through binding, thin red cord for hanging), front cover lightly soiled & toned, light foxing edges & few pages, corners repaired last page, corner tips front cover & few pages missing, few small stains some pages, pages lightly toned, light creases some pages, rear cover little creased & marked, some edgewear, minor annotation one page. This wonderful old well-loved cookbook was very successful when it was first published, and the Kent Town Branch of the South Australian Country Women's Association have published this 6th edition. This edition has a supplement being a collection of new recipes. They received many expressions of appreciation of the collection of recipes. Includes a supplement and an index to assist with finding a recipe. The recipes are arranged so that each season of the year has the recipes most suited to it. This is a great book to add to any collection of heritage cookbooks. SCARCE. Our Book No: 40425. $60 AUD.

51. Craw, Caroline (1990). The View from the Saddle: Horse Trekking on Banks Peninsula. Banks Peninsula, New Zealand: Caroline Craw / Overleigh Horse Treks. 90 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, inside front cover lightly toned, minor edgewear. Caroline Craw writes about her farm in the Banks Peninsula, near Christchurch, New Zealand, where she and her husband Murray run 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. $20 AUD.

52. Dando-Collins, Stephen (2008). Pasteur's Gambit: Louis Pasteur, the Australasian Rabbit Plague and a Ten Million Dollar Prize. 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. Stephen Dando-Collins tells the previously untold true story of an extraordinary episode in both scientific and national history. ISBN: 9781741667035. Our Book No: 24857. $20 AUD.

53. 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. Dr Len Dawson 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 wishes 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.

54. De Boos, Charles (2004). Me and My Horse Showing: How I Got Him, How I Kept Him, and All About Him: Being Sketches of Life on the Peel River Diggings [Small Tales of Early Australia]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 38 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card cover, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. This historical novelette by Charles de Boos is a very funny story about a Victorian gold miner and the adventures he has with his horse. It is written using 19th century Australian slang and the colloquial language makes the book a fun-filled read. (Originally published, 1870s. No 8 in the series Small Tales of Early Australia series.). ISBN: 0975178415. Our Book No: 29836. $25 AUD.

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

56. Dent, David (1995). Integrated Pest Management (1st ed). London: Chapman & Hall. 356 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, very good condition, figures, tables, base spine end little creased. David dent and colleagues provide 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. First edition stated. ISBN: 0412573709. Our Book No: 26945. $45 AUD.

57. Docker, Edward Wybergh (2000). Furphies: Fact or Fiction in Australian History. Hampton, NSW: Hampton Press. 293 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white illustrations, few light impressions front cover, page edges lightly toned, minor edgewear. Title: Furphies, by Edward Docker (2000). 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. $20 AUD.

58. 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.

59. 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. Tom Dunbabin relates 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. $40 AUD.

60. Durack, Mary (1996). Keep Him My Country (Reprint ed). London: Corgi Books. 272 pp. Paperback, very good condition, corner tip rear cover creased, top edge minimally foxed, minor edgewear. Australian novel by Mary Durack 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 in the Kimberley region. ISBN: 0733800246. Our Book No: 1662. $12 AUD.

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

62. Easterby, Harry T.; Gibson, William G. (foreword) (1929). The Queensland Sugar Industry: An Historical Review. Brisbane: Frederick Phillips, Government Printer. 226 pp. Paperback tall octavo, very good condition, decorative cover, marble pattern on thin card covers, black & white photos, tables, top corner front cover tips & few pages little creased, spine little creased (during manufacture), minor edgewear, tiny annotation title page, rubber stamp. A special book written by the late Harry Easterby, who was involved in the sugar industry for many years, and was the Director of the Bureau of Sugar Experiment Stations at the time this book was written. He provides an outline of the Sugar Industry in Queensland which at the time supplied 96% of the sugar in Australia. He also writes that the Industry in the later years has been bound up with politics, both Federal and State. A great book for anyone interested in this part of Australia's history. (No date, but 1929, Trove.). Our Book No: 29910. $90 AUD.

63. 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.

64. Education, Department of; Morris, Katherine (illustrator) (1959). At the Farm. Sydney: Department of Education, New South Wales (NSW). 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. 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. (No date, but late 1950s, Trove.). Our Book No: 29114. $15 AUD.

65. Edwards, Cheryl Ann (1995). Australian Cattle Dogs: Old Timers (1st ed). Sydney: YFP Publications. 335 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, spine faded jacket (top edge also lightly faded, minor edgewear), top corner front board little bumped. Heavy (1.25 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This scarce large-format book by Cheryl Ann Edwards is about the early history and development of the Australian Cattle Dog from the early 1900s to early 1970. There are 500 photos and 336 pages of informative text, most of which has never been presented in this form before. The book has taken 6 years to produce, and is an encyclopedia of the Australian Cattle Dog: both a reference book, and a very special book for collectors. Self-published. ISBN: 0646208136. Our Book No: 40552. $150 AUD.

66. Edwards, Hazel; Huxley, Dee (illustrator) (1990). Oinkabella (1st ed). Sydney, Hunters Hill: Margaret Hamilton. 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, very good condition, colour drawings, faint foxing & few small dents top edge. Children's picture story by Hazel Edwards of a small boy from the city who goes to stay for the holidays with his Aunty at her farm. He meets many of the farm animals. It takes awhile for him and Oinkabella the pig to get along together. This is a light-hearted and fast-paced story, written with her special touch of humour. The witty illustrations are complementary to the story. ISBN: 0947241183. Our Book No: 29845. $22 AUD.

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

68. 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.

69. Elliott, Bert (Bertie) (2013). Bertie Elliott: The Opposite to My Brother Billy: A Memoir. Ballina, NSW: Bert Elliott / Ligare (Printer). 159 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) & colour photos, corner tips front cover & few pages little creased, minor edgewear. Australian antique dealer Bert Elliott (Summerland Antiques, Ballina) 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. $60 AUD.

70. 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. John Elliott writes 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. $30 AUD.

71. Ellis, M. H. (1955). John Macarthur (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 603 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in fair dustjacket), single colour plate, black & white photos, frontispiece, maps including endpapers, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (flap edges lightly foxed, few edge tears, slight loss top spine, corners chipped, spine faded & lightly foxed, slightly rubbed), edges little foxed, pages lightly toned, dustjacket protected by removable semi archival plastic sleeve. This is the first full-length biography of John Macarthur published in the 150th year after he returned from England with the first authenticated pure merino sheep, and after having persuaded the British Privy Council that wool was the secret of the future growth of the colony of New South Wales. The broad outline and the detail of the story have been verified by careful research and covered by many reference notes and a bibliography which makes this book the authoritative work on its subject and upon the governments of Hunter, King, and Bligh. The author removes many of the fallacies about Macarthur's lowly origins. This book will aid the serious student of early Australian history, and prove fascinating reading for everyone interested in the origins of Australian life and prosperity and the people who shaped them. Our Book No: 30947. $30 AUD.

72. 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.

73. 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.

74. Fennimore, Stephen; MacKnight, Ninon (illustrator) (1949). Bush Holiday (2nd ed). Garden City, NJ: Junior Literary Guild / Doubleday & Company, Inc. 241 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in fair dustjacket), black & white drawings, illustrated endpapers, pages lightly toned, edges uncut, some edge tears jacket (large piece missing top spine, slight loss top & bottom edges, corners missing replaced by tape, white paper attached to reverse side fills in missing pieces but cover illustration complete), cover corners little bumped, some edgewear, autograph (written & dated dedication from illustrator on front flyleaf), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. An Australian story for young adults by Stephen Fennimore about a boy from the United States named Martin Haddon who came to stay in Australia with people he did not know. Life at Tangari was full of adventures with daily expeditions into the bush, a beetle hunt, a 20-mile trek by horseback through blazed trails, and Penny's hidey-hole (the charming drawings on the endpapers were found on the walls of her cave). But until Martin set out alone to spend a day in the bush did he have the chance to show the makings of a real bush and at the same time save his own life, and later help save Tangari. The author has relived many scenes from his own boyhood, which was spent in Australia. The Australian-born artist Ninon McKnight has captured the characters and the background in her fine pen-and-ink drawings. This book was chosen by The Junior Literary Guild as an outstanding adventure book for boys and girls. Second copyright edition. (Not listed in Muir.). Our Book No: 30903. $30 AUD.

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

76. 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.

77. Fox, Mem; Denton, Terry (illustrator) (2010). A Particular Cow (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Puffin Books / Penguin Books. 32 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings (full-page), minimal edgewear. Australian children's picture story by Mem Fox about a cow who went for a walk. On her walk she had plenty of particular adventures until she returned home. This very special book with the large colourful drawings and simple text will appeal to all ages. ISBN: 9780143501343. Our Book No: 29261. $10 AUD.

78. Frappell, Leighton (2003). Lords of the Saltbush Plains: Frontier Squatters and the Pastoral Independence Movement 1856 - 1866. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing (ASP). 227 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white photos & map centre spread, minimal marking front cover & top edge, minor edgewear & rubbing, bookplate. A movement that aimed to establish a new "purely pastoral" colony encompassing the entire western half of New South Wales, driven by great squatters of the Murrumbidgee who were determined not to share their land. By academic historian, Macquarie University. (Bookplate of publisher and book collector Victor Crittenden.). ISBN: 1740970233. Our Book No: 17288. $60 AUD.

79. Fraser, Darry (2021). Daughter of the Murray (Reprint ed). Sydney, Chatswood: Mira Books. 352 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner tips first few pages little creased, minor edgewear. This Australian romance novel by Darry Fraser is about a girl called Georgina Calthorpe who hates living with her foster family, the MacHenrys, on their neglected sheep run on the banks of the Murray. Set in 1890s, River Murray, Northern Victoria, the story is full of danger, adventure and an overwhelming attraction: can she fulfil her destiny? ISBN: 9781867221715. Our Book No: 30817. $16 AUD.

80. Gallico, Paul; Lonette, Reisie (illustrator) (1961). Ludmila (A Legend of Liechtenstein). London: Michael Joseph. 44 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good 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 by Paul Gallico 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. ISBN: B00159J998. Our Book No: 14529. $15 AUD.

81. Garden, Earth (2004). The Earth Garden Water Book. Trentham, VIC: Earth Garden Books. 127 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, bottom corner rear cover creased, corner tips two pages folded, minor edgewear. This resource manual is for anyone wanting to design their own water saving system, or buy 'off the shelf', cleverly-designed Australian systems and services that will slash water bills. Store and purify rainwater. Reuse greywater from the bathroom. Capture roof run-off. From the publisher of Earth Garden magazine, supporting eco-friendly lifestyles and homes, including organic gardening. ISBN: 0958639728. Our Book No: 24112. $12 AUD.

82. 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.

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

84. Gilleland, Ray (2012). The Nullarbor Kid: Stories from My Trucking Life. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 265 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, corner tips front cover lightly creased, top spine little bumped, light crease front cover, rear hinge little split (pages firm), minor edgewear. His fascinating life story as a pioneer trucker on the Nullarbor in postwar Australia. A time when trucks were viewed as an 'upstart industry' that threatened existing railway systems. The author tells of the adventures he and his mates had when the trucking industry was born, and the battlelines between government and truckers. ISBN: 9781742379494. Our Book No: 30527. $20 AUD.

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

86. 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.

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

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

89. 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.

90. 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.

91. Greenaway, Kate; Thorpe, James (introduction) (1974). Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhymes (Facsimile ed). USA: Grant Dahlstrom / Castle Press. 28 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, stiffened card covers, stapled (lightly rusted), colour drawings, minimal foxing, owner's written name title page. A small booklet of Kate Greenaway's wonderful children's illustrations and rhymes about Mother Goose which will delight children of any age. Originally published in London in 1881. A facsimile edition, dated 1974, reproduced from the copy in the Huntington Library. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway, and engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. Our Book No: 22280. $15 AUD.

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

93. Guest, Glenda (2009). Siddon Rock (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Vintage / Random House. 291 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, little crease fore-edge front cover, minor edgewear. This Australian novel by Glenda Guest is about an ordinary outback town, with some unusual people to make it memorable. Macha Connor came home from the war, and she watches over the town's eccentric inhabitants, but everything changes when a refugee family arrives. ISBN: 9781741666403. Our Book No: 26995. $15 AUD.

94. 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, no jacket as issued, very good condition, red cloth cover (decorative gilt & black), gilt top edge, few black & white photos, string bookmark. Mrs Aeneas Gunn tells of 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.

95. Gunn, R. H.; Galloway, R. W.; Pedley, L.; Fitzpatrick, E. A. (1967). Lands of the Nogoa-Belyando Area, Queensland [Land Research Series]. Melbourne: CSIRO. 190 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, figures, tables, black & white plates. Plus four large colour folding maps. All within card envelope (edge torn). Separate papers cover land systems, climate, geology, soils, vegetation and land use. Our Book No: 13350. $15 AUD.

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

97. Hadlington, Phillip; Beck, Louise (illustrator) (1992). Australian Termites and Other Common Timber Pests (Reprint, corrected ed). Sydney, Kensington: New South Wales University 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. (The word Australian not found in the title of our copy.). ISBN: 0868402109. Our Book No: 12128. $15 AUD.

98. 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. (No date, but 1998, Trove.). ISBN: 0868406007. Our Book No: 28497. $15 AUD.

99. Hankinson, Dave (1978). Reminiscences of Maleny: John Skerman of Maleny. Nambour, QLD: Maleny and District Centenary Committee / Sunstrip Printers. 24 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, pages lightly toned, staples rusted, small mark rear cover, minor edgewear. Dave Hankinson wrote this booklet is about the town of Maleny in Queensland and the late Mr J. H. Skerman, who wrote the story of the establishment of the Maleny Butter Factory. He was the sole member of staff for over 12 months, and the success of the factory was all his. He also assisted the early settlers in regard to ambulance, dentistry, blacksmith, tinsmith, carpenter and cement work. ISBN: 0959614117. Our Book No: 40026. $20 AUD.

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

101. Harvey, Roland (2011). In the Bush: Our Holiday at Wombat Flat (Reprint ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 28 pp. Paperback square quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. This is a family journey to Wombat Flat. This delightful children's picture book with the easy-to-read text and full-colour full-page drawings will suit all ages. A companion book by Roland Harvet to his bestseller: At the Beach. ISBN: 9781741750843. Our Book No: 30172. $14 AUD.

102. Hawker, Ruth M. (1950). Heather at Magpie Creek [Leighton Series]. Melbourne: Geoffrey Cumberlege / Oxford University Press. 111 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), pages toned, 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.

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

104. 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.

105. 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 & colour photos (some at rear), minor edgewear jacket (top spine chipped, minor rubbing). The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Timber Bureau has produced a guidebook to help people living in the monsoon and tropical areas of Northern Australia to choose trees for their gardens wisely, with an eye for provision of shade and shelter. Lavishly illustrated, with 36 black & white and 8 colour plates at rear on extra unnumbered pages. (ISBN not printed in book.). ISBN: 0642006962. Our Book No: 14515. $30 AUD.

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

107. 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.

108. Higgins, Fiona (2009). Love in the Age of Drought: A Career Girl, a Cotton Farmer and an Unlikely Romance. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 279 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, edges & internal pages lightly toned. Fiona Higgins tells her true story of a Sydney-based career girl who 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. $20 AUD.

109. Hill, David (2007). The Forgotten Children: Fairbridge Farm School and Its Betrayal of Australia's Child Migrants (Reprint ed). Sydney, North Sydney: Random House. 338 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, edges faintly foxed, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. In 1959 the author's mother - a poor single parent living in England reluctantly decided to send her sons to Fairbridge Farm School near Molong in New South Wales, Australia; she was told they would have a better education. From 1938 to 1974 thousands of parents were persuaded to sign over legal guardianship of their children to Fairbridge to solve the problem of child poverty in Britain while populating the colony. This book tells their stories from the bizarre luxury of the voyage out to Australia to the harsh reality of their daily lives in the school, and the struggles after they left. This remarkable book is both a tribute to the children who were betrayed by an ideal that went wrong and a compelling account of an extraordinary episode in British-Australian history. ISBN: 9781741666847. Our Book No: 13733. $20 AUD.

110. Hill, Harry (2007). He was My Father. Sydney, Dural: Rosenberg Publishing. 144 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour & sepia photos, documents, few scratches rear cover, minimal edgewear. 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. $20 AUD.

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

112. 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. $28 AUD.

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

114. 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, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. . 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. $30 AUD.

115. Hodgins, Philip (1994). Dispossessed: A Tale of Modern Rural Australia. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 109 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minimal 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.

116. 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.

117. 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 by Ethnee Holmes a Court is a compelling and very personal account of family life at the Holmes a Court stud, as well as 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.

118. Holthouse, Hector (1970). Up Rode the Squatter (1st ed). Sydney: Rigby Limited. 206 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), burgundy boards (gilt spine title), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (spine ends creased, spine little faded, faint foxing reverse side), edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned. First edition. This powerful story is about the early settlement of western Queensland. The author writes with vivid accuracy, and with all the pathos, humour and savagery surrounding the people (squatters) who struggled to make a living from a harsh and hard-to-tame land. ISBN: 0851790534. Our Book No: 30667. $25 AUD.

119. Honey, Madeleine (1947). Diana. Sydney, Edgecliff: Bilson. 292 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, fair condition only, covers little slanted, pages toned, spine edges rubbed, small tear bottom edge single page, top edge foxed, corners & bottom edge covers little rubbed, some edgewear. This Australian story for young adults is about a girl named Diana and her family who live at Wattawarra, and though the small township is only 50 miles from Sydney, it felt like they lived hundreds of miles outback because it felt very lonely. Their mother had died suddenly a couple of years before, and their father has the help of a lady called Pat. Diana has many adventures along the way including running away before the story ends happily. (No date, but about 1947, Trove.). Our Book No: 30901. $20 AUD.

120. 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. $16 AUD.

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

122. 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.

123. Humphries, Allan (editor) (1983). Hobby Farming: The First Steps (Reprint ed). Sydney: ABC Books / Australian Broadcasting Commission. 103 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, fore-edge front cover & few pages little creased, minor edgewear. This book, edited by Allan Humphries, is 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. $20 AUD.

124. 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.

125. Hunt, Neil (1933). Desert Law. Sydney: William Brooks & Co. Ltd. 132 pp. Hardback small 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.

126. Hunt, Nan; Ogden, Betina (illustrator) (1988). The Show (1st ed). Sydney: Collins Press / Anne Ingram Books. 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 by Nan Hunt about a girl named Mary who waited for her grandparents to take her to the agricultural show. The colourful drawings by Betina Ogden will delight all ages. ISBN: 0732248035. Our Book No: 28220. $15 AUD.

127. Hyland, Adrian (2011). Kinglake-350 (1st ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 261 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, maps, pages lightly toned, front cover little creased, minor edgewear corners. Behind-the-scenes account of the disastrous Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria at Kinglake, a small community on Melbourne's outskirts. Written for everyone involved in the devastating bushfires on 7th February, 2009. Highlights the efforts of Roger Wood who risked his own life defending his community. ISBN: 9781921758263. Our Book No: 30722. $25 AUD.

128. Idriess, Ion L. (1939). Over the Range: Sunshine and Shadow in the Kimberleys (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 316 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket (missing), good plus condition, orange cloth cover (black lettering & vignette), black & white photos (including frontispiece), endpaper maps, top corner tip few pages creased, bottom corner one page creased (during manufacture), spine faintly faded, edges faintly foxed, minor edgewear, owner's written name twice. Unstated reprint edition (1939). 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. (Originally published, 1937. Not the National edition of the same year, 1939.). ISBN: B00087BB12. Our Book No: 16917. $25 AUD.

129. 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. $25 AUD.

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

131. Ivanoff, George; Wood, Ben (illustrator) (2017). Meet: The Flying Doctors (New ed) [Meet Series]. Sydney: Penguin Random House Australia. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, card covers, very good plus condition, colour drawings (some full-page), minor edgewear. This is the story of The Royal Flying Doctor Service which provides emergency and primary health care across outback Australia. Explains how the life-saving service was created and grew to become an Australian icon. The illustrations will appeal to all ages. ISBN: 9780143780670. Our Book No: 40192. $12 AUD.

132. Jenkins, Steve; Walter, Derek; Crane, Caprice (with) (2016). Esther the Wonder Pig: Changing the World One Heart at a Time (Australian ed). Melbourne: Affirm Press. 212 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, colour photos, top spine lightly bumped, top corner front cover slightly creased, minor edgewear. This is a funny, inspiring story about a very special pig named Esther. Esther came to live with the Canadian author and his partner. Esther started being a 'micro' piglet but soon grew into a huge 270 kilogram loveable adult pig who completely changed their lives. In time, they bought a farm and named it the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, where they could care for Esther and other animals in need. They have become two of the world's most successful and beloved animal rights activists - alongside Esther, a social media star with many fans around the world. ISBN: 9781925344950. Our Book No: 30545. $18 AUD.

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

134. Johnston, W. Ross (1982). The Call of the Land: A History of Queensland to the Present Day (1st ed). Brisbane, Milton: Jacaranda Press. 229 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, map, slight edgewear jacket (reverse side foxed, spine little faded, price sticker front flap), endpapers & title page & last two pages lightly foxed, board edges & top half spine little faded, owner's written name in biro free flyleaf. This fascinating book by W. Ross Johnston traces the the rise of mainstream attitudes in Queensland from the time of the first white explorers who explored the different potentials of the land. This book sets an intellectual and social framework within which those who have wielded power (political and economic) have been able to operate, and it shows how those outside the mainstream have had to cope. It is not just a story of the pioneers and their attitudes or a textbook about Queensland. It is a consistent interpretation without denying that there are aspects of Queensland's history that cannot be easily explained. ISBN: 0701616555. Our Book No: 30891. $25 AUD.

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

136. Jolliffe, Eric (1965). Saltbush Bill: Cartoon Fun on the Farm, no. 21 [A Pix Series]. Sydney: Sungravure Pty Ltd. 40 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, fair condition only (reading copy), stapled (rusted), full-page black & white cartoons, masking tape cover join to first staple, covers lightly foxed, pages toned, small hole front cover, few tiny stains top corners few pages, light foxing some pages, spine worn, some edgewear. Follow the daily adventures of Saltbush Bill and his family in another Jolliffe fun-filled cartoon booklet. (No date, but scarce early Jolliffe, 1960s.). Our Book No: 40500. $20 AUD.

137. Jolliffe, Eric (1965). Saltbush Bill Cartoon Fun on the Farm, no. 29 [A Pix Series]. Sydney: Sungravure Pty Ltd. 40 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, fair condition only (reading copy), stapled (rusted), full-page black & white cartoons, masking tape binding covers to spine, covers lightly foxed, pages toned, covers rubbed & faded, small piece missing top & bottom corner front cover, some edge tears, light foxing some pages, spine worn, some edgewear. Follow the daily adventures of Saltbush Bill and his family in another Jolliffe fun-filled cartoon booklet. (No date, but scarce early Jolliffe, 1960s.). Our Book No: 40501. $25 AUD.

138. Jolliffe, Eric (1970). Jolliffe's Outback, No 91: Cartoons * Australiana * Study for Framing. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. 52 pp. Paperback quarto, good plus condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white cartoons, spine faded, rear cover little marked & creased, corner tip front cover creased, pages lightly toned, some edgewear. Saltbush Bill and Sandy Blight are busy making hay. Jolliffe reports on haysheds, bush tucker, and a trip to Queensland's sugar cane country. Printed price: 45c. (No date, but about 1970. Scarce: numbers 87 to 96 had low print runs.). Our Book No: 17940. $20 AUD.

139. Jolliffe, Eric (1978). Jolliffe's Outback, no 104: Cartoons and Australiana Study to Frame. Sydney, Dee Why: Eric Jolliffe. 80 pp. Paperback quarto, good condition, card cover, stapled, black & white cartoons, pages toned, cover corners & spine little creased, small spots foxing covers & few pages, spine slightly rubbed, top corner front cover & few pages creased, rear cover slightly marked, light foxing inside front cover, some edgewear, minimal biro annotation front & rear covers. Saltbush Bill and friends get up to their usual tricks in these popular cartoons. Extra features and an Aboriginal portrait to frame. Jolliffe visits Wauchope, NSW. (No date, but about 1978.). Our Book No: 30765. $15 AUD.

140. Jolliffe, Eric (1979). Jolliffe's Outback, no 109: Cartoons and Australiana Study to Frame (1st ed). Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. 60 pp. Paperback quarto, good condition, card cover, stapled pamphlet, black & white cartoons, pages toned, front cover corner tips creased, spine little rubbed, few foxed spots inside covers, bottom corner tips last few pages missing (possible insect damage), rubber date stamp on rear cover. Classic cartoons in which Saltbush Bill is still battling out on the farm, while other Australians with a new gold detector are hoping for a new gold rush. Jolliffe takes a look at the earlier gold rush days. Our Book No: 30766. $15 AUD.

141. 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.

142. Jolliffe, Eric (1981). Jolliffe's Outback, no 111: Cartoons and Australiana Study to Frame. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. 66 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, card covers, stapled pamphlet, black & white cartoons, edge tear one page repaired, pages lightly toned, minor 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. Best of Witchetty's Tribe at the rear ("returned from a long walkabout, in response to requests from fans, and rave communications from Al Grassby and others"). Witchetty has been withdrawn from all other periodicals to appear exclusively in "Jolliffe’s Outback" and "Identity", the Aboriginal periodical. "The mail order service for back issues of Jolliffe's Outback is now terminated.". Our Book No: 25610. $20 AUD.

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

144. Jolliffe, Eric (1988). Jolliffe's Calendar 1988. Sydney, Dee Why: Jolliffe Studios. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback quarto, very good plus condition, stapled pamphlet (with hole near fore-edge for hanging), oblong format (full-page colour cartoons opposite calendar page), minimal edgewear. A calendar in an annual series, each showing a full-page colour Jolliffe Outback cartoon facing the monthly calendar on the adjacent page. (Cover price: $4.95.). Our Book No: 17911. $30 AUD.

145. Jolliffe, Eric (1989). Jolliffe's Outback Calendar 1989. Sydney, Dee Why: Jolliffe Studios. 24 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled pamphlet (with hole for hanging), very good condition, full-page colour cartoons, tide marks top corner tip rear cover, minor foxing edges few pages, minor edgewear, annotation absent on calendar, copy 1. A calendar in an annual series, each showing a full-page colour Jolliffe Outback cartoon facing the monthly calendar on the adjacent page. Cover price: $5.40. Our Book No: 8379. $10 AUD.

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

147. Jolliffe, Eric (1989). Jolliffe's Outback Calendar 1989. Sydney, Dee Why: Jolliffe Studios. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback quarto, very good plus condition, stapled pamphlet (with hole near fore-edge for hanging), oblong format (full-page colour cartoons opposite calendar page), minimal edgewear, copy 2. A calendar in an annual series, each showing a full-page colour Jolliffe Outback cartoon facing the monthly calendar on the adjacent page. Cover price: $5.40. Our Book No: 8379A. $30 AUD.

148. Jolliffe, Eric (1990). Jolliffe's Outback Calendar 1990. Sydney, Dee Why: Jolliffe Studios. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback quarto, very good plus condition, stapled pamphlet (with hole near fore-edge for hanging), oblong format (full-page colour cartoons opposite calendar page), minimal edgewear. A calendar in an annual series, each showing a full-page colour Jolliffe Outback cartoon facing the monthly calendar on the adjacent page. Printed cover price: $5.50. Our Book No: 3727. $30 AUD.

149. Jolliffe, Eric (1990). Jolliffe's Outback, no 125: Crocs [Crocodiles]. Sydney: Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. 82 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, card cover, stapled pamphlet, black & white cartoons, pages lightly toned, minimal edgewear. A scarce collection of Eric Jolliffe's Witchetty's Tribe (Aboriginal) crocodile cartoons. Cover price: $3.95. Our Book No: 27340. $25 AUD.

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

151. Jolliffe, Eric (1991). Jolliffe's Outback Calendar 1991, featuring Saltbush Bill. Sydney, Dee Why: Jolliffe Studios. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback quarto, very good plus condition, stapled pamphlet (with hole near fore-edge for hanging), oblong format (full-page colour cartoons opposite calendar page), minimal edgewear, autograph (written dedication by cartoonist). A calendar in an annual series, each showing a full-page colour Jolliffe Outback cartoon facing the monthly calendar on the adjacent page. With scarce Jolliffe autograph (on January page): "To James [cartoonist James Kemsley, creator of Ginger Meggs], best wishes from Eric Jolliffe", with arrow pointing to 1991. Cover price: $6.95. Our Book No: 17938. $50 AUD.

152. Jolliffe, Eric (1994). Jolliffe's Outback, no 129: Saltbush Bill's 50th Anniversary. Sydney: Jolliffe Studios. 82 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good plus condition, full-page black & white cartoons, page toning absent, minimal edgewear. Saltbush Bill and Family being themselves. There is a photo of Jolliffe (age 87) and his foreword inside front cover in this 50th Anniversary issue. Saltbush Bill first appeared in Pix magazine in 1944. All cartoons are drawn especially for this issue. Our Book No: 25611. $25 AUD.

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

154. 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.

155. 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, Malcolm Kennedy describes part of Australian 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.

156. Kilarski, Barbara (2003). Keeping Chickens! Tending Small Flocks in Cities, Suburbs, and Other Small Spaces (Reprint ed). North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing. 150 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, colour photos, minor edgewear. The author gives the detailed information that will assist you to keep chickens. There are simple instructions on feeding and caring for chickens, the breeds that are happy in small spaces, lists of the equipment that is needed, coop design, how to collect eggs, and how to keep chickens in the city and keep within the council guidelines, and most important how to keep chickens healthy and happy. ISBN: 1580174914. Our Book No: 30274. $15 AUD.

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

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

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

160. 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.

161. Lapthorne, Alice M.; Cronin, Bernard (foreword) (1965). Mildura Calling (3rd ed). Mildura: Mildura Gallery Society. 64 pp. Paperback large trade, board cover, very good condition, black & white photos, small scuff front flyleaf, minimal edgewear, cover design differs from stock photo. Third edition (published by Mildura Galley Society, 1965). A brief history of the city of Mildura in the northwestern corner of Victoria, on the Murray River. (The orange cover includes a drawing of a heritage house.). ISBN: B001LGJ2LA. Our Book No: 12287. $10 AUD.

162. 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. Illustrated by John Anthony King. ISBN: 0732905486. Our Book No: 25527. $15 AUD.

163. le Gouvello, Alienor; (translator), de Saint Phalle; Vinton, Cat (photographer) (2021). Wild At Heart: One woman, three wild horses and 5330km through the Australian bush. Melbourne, South Melbourne: Affirm Press. 239 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, two black & white photos, colour photos, map, minor edgewear. This memoir follows Alienor le Gouvello and her horses on an extraordinary journey stretching 5330km from Healesville in Victoria to Cooktown in tropical Far North Queensland. Alienor travelled across some of Australia's most spectacular terrain, battling isolation and the elements. She build a profound bond with her tamed brumbies named Roxanne, Cooper and River. Her dog Fox also came with them. The beautiful photos make this Australian story of amazing beauty and indomitable spirit very lifelike. ISBN: 9781922419200. Our Book No: 40955. $22 AUD.

164. Lester, Alison (2012). The Quicksand Pony. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 154 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor 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.

165. Lindsay, Jake; Hartin, Murray (1996). Showtime! (Photographs and Memories of the Royal Easter Show). Sydney, Rosebery: Portseat Pty Ltd. 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 Homebush in the western suburbs.). ISBN: 0646295632. Our Book No: 15392. $25 AUD.

166. Linn, Rob; Williams, R. M. (2006). One Piece of Leather: R. M. Williams: The Man and His Company (1st 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 (the name of the founder), best known for making boots and saddles. The many photos bring this amazing story 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. First edition stated. ISBN: 0957970943. Our Book No: 28170. $60 AUD.

167. 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.

168. Lush, Adrian H.; Whitford, Ken (illustrator) (1971). The Inman Valley Story on the Occasion of the Inman Valley Methodist Church Centenary and the Rural School Celebrations. Victor Harbor, SA: Ambrose Press. 52 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white drawings, single staple slightly rusted, minor edgewear. Adrian Lush has compiled the story of the town of Inman Valley in South Australia. The Methodist Church Centenary and the Rural School Celebrations concluded 116 years of education in the district. The Valley of the River Inman, situated on Fleurieu Peninsula, about 50 miles south of Adelaide, runs in an easterly direction from Bald Hills to Victor Harbour. Pen and ink drawings by Ken Whitford. Our Book No: 40852. $30 AUD.

169. 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.

170. 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.

171. 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.

172. MacKellar, Maggie (2004). Core of My Heart, My Country (1st ed). Melbourne, Carlton: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 330 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, top spine little bumped, minor edgewear, faint sticker mark front flyleaf. This book is about the women on the historical frontier in Canada and Australia who went out in bonnets and petticoats to collect seeds, gave up sidesaddles to ride in the mountains, who risked their reputations to climb mountains, and put their lives on the page to claim the importance of their experience. The book collects experiences and insights from women who lived n different landscapes, different climates and in different eras. ISBN: 0522851371. Our Book No: 30738. $30 AUD.

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

174. Malone, Lily (2019). The Cafe by the Bridge [Chalk Hill Series]. Sydney: Mira Books. 360 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. Australian novel set in the fictional Australian town of Chalk Hill. The author says that the town in her imagination is about halfway between Manjimup and Mount Barker on the Muirs Highway. This is the second of three books in the series. A psychologist named Taylor Woods sets out to help her brother and a man named Abe when they are both scammed by the same woman. Can she help them? ISBN: 9781489250483. Our Book No: 30762. $18 AUD.

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

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

177. 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.

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

179. Marshall, Tim (2003). Recycle Your Garden: The Essential Guide to Composting (1st ed). Sydney: ABC Books. 112 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, colour photos, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. This book not only explores how composting works and outlines the multiple benefits for your garden, but it also shows how to build a foolproof heap and maintain it well. Tim Marshall is at the forefront of the Australian organic industry, as an innovative grower, inspector, trainer and writer. He contributes regularly to Gardening Australia magazine, and is based in South Australia. ISBN: 0733309844. Our Book No: 24052. $20 AUD.

180. 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. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, good plus condition, stapled pamphlet, pale yellow-coloured paper, printed one side page only, black & white drawings, minor edgewear & creasing. Chatty description and drawings of heritage items, some on display, at an exhibition in Uralla, New South Wales (NSW). Includes drawings of furniture, axe, anvil, barrel (cask), bullock yoke, dingo trap, heritage timber hut and fencing. Scarce. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 12706. $10 AUD.

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

182. 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 centred around horses. By the writer of "Nowhere Else" and The Button Jar Series. (Not for resale on rear cover, but we purchased our copy secondhand.). ISBN: 9781760373603. Our Book No: 28818. $15 AUD.

183. 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.

184. 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. An inspiring classic story of a woman, Sheryl McCorry, finding her destiny in the furthest reaches of the Australian 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. $20 AUD.

185. 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, minor edgewear. 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. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0231119178. Our Book No: 8254. $15 AUD.

186. McFarlane, Annette; McFarlane, Grant (1996). Pig Keeping on a Small Scale. Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 72 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, tables, old price marks. Two pig breeders from Samsonvale, Queensland, Annette and Grant McFarlane, detail their own experiences of pig breeding, 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.

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

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

189. 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.

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

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

192. Mikhail, Edward H. (Ted) (2017). The Mikhail System: Understanding and Achieving Optimum Soil Balance (2nd revised & updated ed). Endeavour Hills, VIC: Edward H. (Ted) Mikhail. 256 pp. Hardback large quarto, no jacket, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, few colour text-photos, figures, tables, minimal edgewear. In slipcase (three small dents). Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Ted Mikhail provides lengthy documentation that results from working with soils from all around Australia as well as from different parts of the world. He has had discussions with SWEP agents and agronomists, various farmers, university lecturers and other researchers in the field, which helped him to understand and re-formulate a proper understanding of soil nutrition. ISBN: 9780995429802. Our Book No: 40924. $130 AUD.

193. Miller, John (2004). Reminiscences of a Fun'gi: The Story of a Community that Mushroomed (1st 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. First edition stated. ISBN: 0646434306. Our Book No: 29319. $80 AUD.

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

195. Mitchell, Elyne (1995). A Brumby Story: Dancing Brumby. Sydney: HarperCollins. 157 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, corner creased front & rear covers, minor edgewear. This is the Bluegum / Angus & Robertson edition (1995). 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. $15 AUD.

196. Mitchell, Elyne; Power, Margaret (illustrator) (2003). The Silver Brumby [and] Wild Echoes Ringing (Recent reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson / HarperCollins. 263 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, small black & white drawings (vignettes), top spine little creased, minor edgewear. A novel for young adults about Australia's wild horses. This is a modern edition of the first book in the popular Silver Brumby series. Includes the last story written by Elyne Mitchell: Wild Echoes Ringing. ISBN: 0207198624. Our Book No: 26949. $12 AUD.

197. Mitchell, Elyne (2005). A Brumby Story: Dancing Brumby (Reprint ed). Sydney: Bluegum / Angus & Robertson. 157 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, 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. ISBN: 020718917X. Our Book No: 10381. $20 AUD.

198. 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 by Gregory Mitchell 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. Illustrated by Michael Gallagher. ISBN: 0589502751. Our Book No: 25688. $20 AUD.

199. 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), covers little rubbed, minor edgewear corner tips front cover & few pages. In this beautiful book, illustrated with over 200 photos, Mary Moody 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.

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

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

202. Morrell, Sally (ediitor) (2001). Country Treasures: A Collection of 500 Classic Recipes (1st ed) [CWA / The Weekly Times]. Melbourne: The Weekly Times. 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. Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A splendid collection of 500 wholesome recipes from the CWA (Country Women's Association of Australia). First edition. ISBN not stated in book. ISBN: 1876176393. Our Book No: 4142. $80 AUD.

203. Munday, Bruce; Munday, Kristin (photographer) (2013). Those Dry-stone Walls: Stories from South Australia's Stone Age (Reprint ed). Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 180 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour photos (many full-page), few tiny spots front cover, base spine rubbed, minor edgewear. This very special book by Bruce Munday looks at the history of South Australia’s dry-stone walls. The author and photographer Kristin Munday traverse South Australia in search of stone walls. They found historic masterpieces and gained an insight into rural life in the years following settlement. The custodians of the walls shared their stories about the heritage they are very proud of. This fascinating book is rich with beautiful imagery of the walls, the stories behind them, and advice to inspire you to to start building your own. ISBN: 9781743051252. Our Book No: 40974. $60 AUD.

204. 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.

205. Newton-John, Olivia; Seth Hurst, Brian; Murdocca, Sal (illustrator) (1993). A Pig Tale (1st ed). New York: Simon & Schuster. 28 pp. Hardback small wide quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pictorial cover, colour drawings, closed tear top corner jacket, few tiny foxed spots reverse side), light foxing top edge inside covers, top corners little bumped covers, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. This children's picture story in rhymes is about Ziggy the farm pig. His dad collected all sorts of things. Ziggy proudly invites his friends and their parents to see what his dad has made from all the things he has been saving. This charming story has a environmental theme. There is a photo of the first author, Olivia Newton-John, on the rear cover. ISBN: 0671787780. Our Book No: 40887. $25 AUD.

206. Niall, Brenda (2017). Can You Hear the Sea? My Grandmother's Story. Melbourne: Text Publishing. 276 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, family tree, minor edgewear jacket (tiny tear bottom edge, top corner little scuffed). The Australian biographer tells the story of her grandmother who came to Australia in 1888, from Liverpool. Agnes Jane Maguire was a strong, independent woman who was a teacher in country schools prior to her marriage to a Riverina grazier whose large, powerful family were uncertain about a newcomer with her own ideas. Aggie made her own choices and was an enduring influence on her descendants. ISBN: 9781925498790. Our Book No: 30054. $22 AUD.

207. 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.

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

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

210. O'Grady, Emily (2018). The Yellow House (1st ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 314 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Australian novel by Emily O'Grady about a 10-year-old girl named Cub, her older brother Cassie, and twin brother Wally who live on a lonely property bordering an abandoned cattle farm and knackery. Their lives are shadowed by the infamous actions of her Granddad Les in his yellow weatherboard house, just over the fence. Although their grandfather Les died twelve years ago, his notoriety has grown in Cub's lifetime and the local community have ostracised the whole family. A powerful novel about loyalty and betrayal, about legacies of violence and the possibilities of redemption. First edition. ISBN: 9781760632854. Our Book No: 30978. $25 AUD.

211. 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.

212. 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.

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

214. 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.

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

216. 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 by Michael Page 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. Illustrated by Robert Ingpen. ISBN: 0855721391. Our Book No: 27824. $15 AUD.

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

218. 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. A part-memoir, part-survival manual for those dreaming of their own place in the country or by the sea. Ian Parmenter, a TV chef, shares the adventures and misadventures of his journey from a culture-shocked London journalist arriving in Perth in the 70s, to discovering his beloved weekender at Margaret River. Ian includes 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.

219. 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, with tissue guard), title page little toned, new endpapers, pages lightly toned (notably last page), minor edgewear, rubber bookshop stamp title page. An historical romance by Sydney Partrige 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." (Bookseller stamp: J. H. Lundager, My Morgan.). Our Book No: 16426. $150 AUD.

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

221. Patterson, Brian (1998). Fresh! Seeds from the Past and Food for Tomorrow: Using Plant Food in Your Daily Life. Sydney, St Leonards: Allen & Unwin. 170g pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, light foxing edges & inside covers top edge, minimal foxing top edge flyleaf, minor edgewear. This book is about buying better food, eating an interesting and varied diet, and will to help to produce safer and more innovative results in the kitchen. It covers how to best store food in the fridge and freezer, and how to keep pests out of the flour and spices. Modern processes like controlled atmosphere storage and genetic engineering are discussed. The book will interest students looking for an introduction to the history and future of plant foods, anyone concerned about where technology is going, and anyone involved in the production, distribution or selling of plant foods. ISBN: 1864487356. Our Book No: 30497. $18 AUD.

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

223. Perry, Nick (2017). Peaks and Troughs: In at the Deep End, High in the Hills (1st p/b ed). Edinburgh: Polygon Press. 317 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, edges & pages faintly toned. The life of two country boys at heart. Jack, brother Nick, and his family set off from swinging London to fulfil their dream of living off the land. They know nothing of farming or what battles lie ahead with the weather and suspicious neighbours, or what it takes to survive in the unforgiving Welsh Hills. This is an unforgettable adventure shared with prize boar Rattlecrow King David the 57th. ISBN: 9781846973833. Our Book No: 40897. $18 AUD.

224. 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.

225. Piesse, Ken; Ferguson, Ian; O’Reilly, Bill (foreword) (1986). Bradman and the Bush: The Legend of Australian Bush Cricket. Melbourne: Cricketer Publication / Newspress. 138 pp. Paperback small quarto, good condition, thin card covers, stapled (rusted), black & white photos & cartoons, colour cartoon front cover, spine worn (spine ends little scuffed), minor foxing edges, pages lightly toned, light creases covers, minor edgewear. The many photos help to tell a story about bush cricket. In his foreword, Bill (Tiger) O’Reilly says that his love of bush cricket has taken him all over New South Wales (NSW) - from Broken Hill to Lismore and Albury, with hundreds of happy settlements in between. This book will appeal to cricket lovers everywhere. (No date but 1986, Trove.). Our Book No: 30564. $15 AUD.

226. Plant, Terry (1991). Henry the Goat from Beautiful Norway. Plymouth: Terry Plant / Western Litho. Co (printer). 32 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white text-photos & drawings, minor creasing & marks covers, autograph (author's written name). 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. Drawings to colour in, rear pages. (No date, but 1991, Worldcat.). Our Book No: 21607. $10 AUD.

227. 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.

228. 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.

229. 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.

230. 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.

231. 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.

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

233. Price, Suzanne J. (1986). The Urban Woodland: A Low-maintenance Garden for Australian Conditions (1st ed). Melbourne: Lothian Books. 144 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, colour text-photos (some full-page), plans, minimal edgewear jacket, base spine lightly rubbed. This book outlines the principles and methods of creating this garden style and provides many planting suggestions and practical plans. The author has dedicated this beautiful book to all those who lost their gardens in the tragic Ash Wednesday bushfires of February 1983, when many of Australia's most beautiful gardens were destroyed. ISBN: 0850912555. Our Book No: 23071. $20 AUD.

234. 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.

235. Rackemann, Neville (1985). Neville Rackemann's Historical Note Book: Bundaberg. Bundaberg: Best Books. 107 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, sepia (brown-tinted) photos, five adverts & single photo, light foxing rear endpapers & edges, tiny bump fore-edge front cover. Neville Rackemann's Historical Note Book: Bundaberg (1985). This book is not a chronological history of Bundaberg. It is a selection of his 'historical notes', now in the fifth year of publication by the Bundaberg News-Mail. Topics include: Explorers, sheepmen, cattlemen, the murder of Blaxland, Bundaberg's founders John and Gavin Steuart, sugar and commerce. Where else but in Bundaberg would you find a man refusing to leave his flooded home until he fed the chooks? . ISBN: 0958944407. Our Book No: 30664. $40 AUD.

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

237. Ratcliffe, Jane; McKenna, Virginia (foreword) (1981). Fly High, Run Free: The Heartwarming Account of a Dedicated Woman's Fight to Save Animals. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 189 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, black & white photos, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Jane Ratcliffe is one of Britain's leading naturalists who lives and works in rural Cheshire and the Lake District. 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. $12 AUD.

238. 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.

239. 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, minor edgewear, advert card tipped-in. A popular but useful guide in the TFH series regarding the Australian Cattle Dog. ISBN: 079381085X. Our Book No: 4167. $15 AUD.

240. 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. Maria Rodale 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. $25 AUD.

241. Rolls, Eric (2002). Visions of Australia: Impressions of the Landscape 1642 - 1910. Melbourne: Lothian Books. 312 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. Eric Rolls 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 (the 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.

242. 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.

243. Roughley, Edna (1947). Ellice of Ainslie (1st ed). Sydney: Australasian Publishing Co. 253 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in fair only dustjacket), frontispiece, pages toned, small edge tears jacket (small pieces missing edges & base spine, edgewear, flap price-clipped, spine faded), corners little bumped boards (spine slightly faded), front hinge split (pages firm), prize certificate pasted after contents page), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (acetate). This Australian story for young adults is about a girl named Ellice Kinnard who is sent from her island home off the coast of Queensland, to school at Ainslie (location not stated). Ellice is afraid of the boarding school as she has never made friends of her own age, and does not want to leave here island home. At Ainslie, Ellice meets the lovely, fascinating Madelon Heriot, Silver, Lola, and Diana. She soon decides to win Madelon for her friend, but is warned that Madelon is cold and very unpopular in the school. The story moves to the island during the holidays, and David and Jeremy come into the picture. As time goes on, Ellice's circle of love and friendship grows wider and wider. Our Book No: 30889. $20 AUD.

244. 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.

245. Ryan, Maurice (1995). A Centenary History of Norco 1895 - 1995. Lismore, NSW: Norco Co-operative Ltd. 430 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white text-photos (including endpapers), few black & white adverts, jacket partly faded (minor edgewear, few tiny dents & scratches, light foxing reverse side), faint foxing edges, tiny mark top edge, non-author written dedication rear of front endpaper. Very heavy (1.9 Kg), and not available for postage to destinations outside Australia. A history of the Norco Cooperative, interwoven with the story of the Northern New South Wales dairy (milk supply) industry which began in the 1890s. Central to the story was the Cooperative established at Byron Bay in 1895. That coop, after a series of name changes, became Norco in 1926. This book is a history of the Far North Coast, as Norco became the base that supported the region's economy. The Norco story became an important part of the settlement and the infrastructure that developed along with the industry. The many photos help to bring the story alive. ISBN: 0959892818. Our Book No: 40622. $90 AUD.

246. 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. First edition. 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. SALE PRICE. ISBN: B0000CIOWP. Our Book No: 4567. $15 AUD.

247. Sangha, Kamaljit K.; Athanasiou, Julie (editor) (2015). Ways to Live in Harmony With Nature: Living Sustainably and Working with Passion (1st ed). Melbourne, Docklands: Classic Author and Publishing Services. 212 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, figures, faint toning pages, minor edgewear. This book looks at ways people can make a difference to the Australian environment by making little changes to the way we do things. Written by Kamaljit Sangha, an ecological economist. This is a good book for anyone interested in a sustainable way of life. ISBN: 9780994183774. Our Book No: 28923. $18 AUD.

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

249. 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.

250. Shakeshaft, Bernie; Knight, James (2019). Back on Track: How One Man and His Dogs are Changing the Lives of Rural Kids. Sydney: Hachette Australia. 323 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, two black & white photos, colour photos, corner tips front cover little creased, top corner rear cover creased, front hinge slightly split (pages firm). This is the autobiography of Bernie Shakeshaft who is making a difference by helping young people to stay alive, out of jail, and wanting to chase their hopes and dreams. He started BackTrack in Armidale (NSW) after spending his early years finding his own place in the world. He put dogs into the program to work with the lost boys (and girls), and fourteen years later it is still working. The juvenile crime rate in Armidale has dropped significantly. Bernie has been named Local Hero for 2020 for his work with disadvantaged youth in Armidale. ISBN: 9780733642128. Our Book No: 40472. $20 AUD.

251. Sharwood, Anthony (2021). The Brumby Wars: The Battle for the Soul of Australia. Sydney: Hachette Australia. 308 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear. Anthony Sharwood presents the sstory of Australia's wild horses - brumbies - and the intense culture war that has erupted around their future. He started to investigate the issue and spent time with people on both sides of the debate. He realised that for all of them there is more at stake than the horses. This book is an account of this national issue and very human passions that it inspires. ISBN: 9780733647208. Our Book No: 30987. $18 AUD.

252. Shaw, Jamie (J. D.); Ikeda, Fusae (illustrator) (2006). Iso and the Bushfire. Sydney, Annandale: J. D. Shaw. 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. Children’s picture story with an environmental theme about bushfires by Jamies Shaw, and illustrated by Fusae Ikeda. 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 (a bushfire). 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. $20 AUD.

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

254. 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.

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

256. 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.

257. Stanton, Jenny (editor) (1992). The Australian Geographic Book of the Canning Stock Route. Sydney, Terrey Hills: Australian Geographic. 140 pp. Paperback large oblong quarto, lift-out map MISSING, otherwise very good condition, maps, colour text photos (some full-page), front cover corner lightly creased, inside covers & edges minimally foxed, bottom strip rear cover little faded, minor edgewear. The first edition of this comprehensive illustrated guide to the Canning Stock Route, Western Australia, features its history, when it was first identified to use as a stock route and, more recently, a challenging four-wheel-drive destination, and the landscape and the rich variety of plants and animals that it supports. With over nearly 200 exceptional photographs and detailed maps, this book is an invaluable guide to the Canning Stock Route. (Lift-out map missing this copy.). ISBN: 1862760039. Our Book No: 30020. $25 AUD.

258. Steel, Judy; Sexton, Michael (collaborator) (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 Judy Steel, a wife, mother and grandmother who spent 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. Along the way, she earned the love and respect of the Kampala locals, who call her 'Mama Jude’. ISBN: 9780733324789. Our Book No: 27210. $18 AUD.

259. 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. Based on journals, letter's and books - and will appeal to anyone learning about Parry's Arctic explorations, and his involvement in the Australian Agricultural Company (Port Stephens region, NSW). ISBN: 9780646917719. Our Book No: 29240. $40 AUD.

260. Stringer, Tricia (2016). Heart of the Country (3rd Australian p/b ed) [Flinders Ranges]. Sydney: Harlequin Mira Books. 492 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour drawings, laminated coating little lifting along fore-edges covers, minor edgewear corners. This Australian historical novel by Tricia Stringer is the first epic saga in the Flinders Ranges series. This is the story of three Australian families forging their paths in a land both beautiful and unforgiving. Their lives become intertwined by love and community then ripped apart by hate and greed. ISBN: 9781489207005. Our Book No: 29480. $20 AUD.

261. Stringer, Tricia (2016). A Chance of Stormy Weather (1st Australian p/b ed). Sydney: Harlequin Mira Books. 380 + 10 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top corner tip rear cover little creased, base spine little bumped, minor edgewear. Australian novel by Tricia Stringer about a city girl Paula who married a South Australian farmer. Life on the farm was different to what she was expecting, and she begins to question whether she is cut out for farm life. ISBN: 9781489210562. Our Book No: 40347. $20 AUD.

262. Stringer, Tricia (2020). Between the Vines (3rd Australian p/b ed). Sydney: Harlequin Mira Books. 401 + 10 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, light creasing few pages, corner tip front cover little scuffed, laminate slightly lifting along fore-edges, minor edgewear. This rural romance is set in the beautiful Coonawarra vineyards, South Australia. Taylor Rourke wants to change her impulsive ways, and it takes her sometime to discover that she has found what she has been looking for and is ready to settle for a future in the vineyards with a cute man called Pete. ISBN: 9781867202530. Our Book No: 30648. $20 AUD.

263. 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.

264. Sugar Experiment Stations, Bureau of; Bell, Arthur F. (foreword) (1950). 50 Years of Scientific Progress: A Historical Review of the Half Century since the Foundation of the Bureau of Sugar Experiment Stations. Brisbane: A. H. Tucker, Government Printer. 92 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, stapled pamphlet (staples little rusted), decorative marbled card cover, tables, graphs, black & white text-photos, corner tips covers creased, tiny piece missing base spine, pages lightly toned, bottom corner some pages little creased, minor edgewear, small biro mark title page. A great booklet for anyone interested in the history of sugar production in Australia. (No date but 1950, Trove.). Our Book No: 29992. $30 AUD.

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

266. Tapp Coutts, Toni (2016). A Sunburnt Childhood: Growing up in the Territory (1st ed). Sydney: Hachette. 324 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, slight bump top spine, minimal edgewear. Her story of growing up on the massive Killarney Station in the Northern Territory. Her father, Bill Tapp, was living out his dream to be a cattle king. Toni is one of ten children. Her mother June ran the Killarney community while her father ran the cattle. This fascinating book is a memoir depicting the colourful land, characters and contradictions. ISBN: 9780733634499. Our Book No: 30161. $18 AUD.

267. 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.

268. 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.

269. Thiele, Colin; Hunnam, Lucinda (illustrator) (1990). Farmer Pelz's Pumpkins (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Walter McVitty Books. 28 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear corners. This Australian children's picture story by Colin Thiele is about a farmer and his love of his farm and growing pumpkins. It will please children of all ages. The very colourful illustrations by Lucinda Hunnam are delightful. ISBN: 0949183350. Our Book No: 20052. $15 AUD.

270. Thiele, Colin; Stucci, Mavis (illustrator) (2007). Miss Bilby (1st ed). Adelaide: Crawford House. 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 by Colin Thiele (illustrated by Mavis Stucci) 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.

271. 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 trade, 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 mining company in the world today. Winner of the Blake Dawson Prize. ISBN: 9781741667110. Our Book No: 25246. $20 AUD.

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

273. 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.

274. Tothill, J. D.; Taylor, T. H. C. (assistant); Paine, R. W (assistant) (1930). The Coconut Moth in Fiji: A History of Its Control by Means of Parasites. London: Imperial Bureau of Entomology, Government of Fiji. 269 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, good condition, black boards, figures, black & white & colour plates, frontispiece colour map, boards minimally rubbed & marked, inner hinge little split (pages firm), spine little slack, edges & pages faintly toned, small scuff mark title page & front flyleaf, gum residue inside front cover (label removal), minor edgewear. Heavy (1.4 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book by J. D. Tothill is about the control by parasites of the purple moth known as Levuana iridescens, B.B., which was destroying the leaves of coconuts and reducing the production of copra in Fiji, in 1924. The many drawings and plates make this a good volume to add to a nature collection. (Plus unnumbered pages of plates at rear.). ISBN: B00089ZVKW. Our Book No: 25419. $60 AUD.

275. Treasure, Rachael (2016). Down the Dirt Roads: A Memoir of Love, Loss and the Land. Sydney: Penguin Random House. 301 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photo inside covers, minor edgewear, slight bump base spine minor edgewear. The Australian novelist writes an inspiring story of her life as a single mother after her marriage breakdown. This story is a heartfelt and moving insight into the life of a single mother displaced from her home. A powerful book about healing, health and hope. The book presents a practical and positive vision of what life on our land could become. ISBN: 9780670079438. Our Book No: 30538. $25 AUD.

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

277. Van Garderen, Ilse (1993). Winter Bacon: The Story of a Little Pig. Montville, QLD: Walter McVitty Books. 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. This is a delightful Australian children's story with a very good ending. 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? The author, Ilse Van Garderen, was born in Australia, but spent her childhood in the Netherlands. ISBN: 0949183865. Our Book No: 22952. $25 AUD.

278. Van Hemert, Colleen; Whitehead, Jack (photographer) (1986). Casper to the Rescue (1st ed). Melbourne, Ashburton: Buttercup Books. 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, minimal EX-LIBRARY, good plus condition, colour photos (some full-page), top corners covers little bumped, small section cover top corner little faded, minor edgewear. This delightful Australian children's picture story by Colleen van Hemert, 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.

279. 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.

280. Walker, Kate; Treloar, Bruce (illustrator) (1981). Marty Moves to the Country (Reprint ed). Sydney: Methuen. 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.

281. Warner, Keith Douglass; Kirschenmann, Fred (foreword) (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, minimal edgewear. 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. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0262731800. Our Book No: 12794. $15 AUD.

282. 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 Colin Pearse, this unique Australian agriculturalist from Western Australia. ISBN: 0646258893. Our Book No: 26601. $25 AUD.

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

284. Weidenbach, Kristin (2003). Mailman of the Birdsville Track: The Story of Tom Kruse (Reprint ed). Sydney: Hodder. 283 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, small faint crease front cover, minor edgewear, written dedication, autograph (author's written name title page). The Birdsville Track is one of the best known and loneliest tracks in Australia, and for 20 years Tom was the mailman, battling everything from searing heat and floods to mechanical breakdown. Tom Kruse always got the mail through - come drought, hell or high water. A truly classic Australian story, and captures part of our history that is fast vanishing. ISBN: 073361521X. Our Book No: 14809. $14 AUD.

285. 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.

286. 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.

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

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

289. 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, minor edgewear. 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. A reference guide to 50 bush flower essences from all over the country, as well as detailed information about their preparation and use in all areas of healing. The Australian version of the Bach flower remedies. ISBN: 0947189750. Our Book No: 14604. $30 AUD.

290. White, Patrick (2009). The Tree of Man (New ed). Sydney, North Sydney: Random House Australia. 479 pp. Paperback small thick octavo, very good condition, bottom corner front cover little creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Classic Australian novel in which Stan and Amy Parker are a young couple at the turn of the century set up home on a farm in an undeveloped area near the outskirts of a large Australian city. They grew up with the landscape, the trees, the new neighbours, droughts, floods. A timeless classic, radiating the beauty and tragedy of humanity. (Originally published, 1956.). ISBN: 9781741667707. Our Book No: 30730. $18 AUD.

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

292. 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. $18 AUD.

293. 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.

294. 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.

295. Williams, Maslyn (1988). His Mother's Country (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 238 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), frontispiece, edges little foxed, pages lightly toned, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (spine slightly faded), endpapers lightly foxed, owner’s written name free flyleaf. This is the story of a lad who reached manhood at the time of Australia's own growing up - in the years of the 1920s, after World War 1. He lived in the New England region of New South Wales. He learned to ride, to muster, and to handle the daily demands of life on a pastoral property. Maslyn Williams was born in England but brought up mainly on sheep and cattle properties in Australia. His life has been divided between the worlds of professional writing, film-making, music and rural pursuits. He was a correspondent during the 1939-45 war and subsequently travelled widely in North America, Asia, the Pacific and Europe. The main purpose is to give readers pleasure; to remind people of 'the quiet joys’. (Owner name is J. M. Eldershaw, the novelist.). ISBN: 0522843611. Our Book No: 30989. $25 AUD.

296. Wilson, Kelly (2016). For the Love of Horses: The Wilson Sisters' Inspiring Journey to Save New Zealand's Wild Horses (And: Stallion Challenges) (Omnibus ed). Sydney, North Sydney: Ebury Press. 179 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, colour photos, laminate coating top edge rear cover lifting slightly, minor edgewear. The Wilson sisters became aware of the plight of the wild Kaimanawa horses as they were rounded up and sent to the slaughterhouse. They became involved in their welfare. The girls set out to train the horses many believed to to be untrainable. This is a heartfelt story with humble beginnings in rural New Zealand. (Omnibus edition, two books in one: For the Love of Horses [and] Stallion Challenges.). ISBN: 9780143783138. Our Book No: 30568. $30 AUD.

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

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

299. 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.

300. Winn, Rhylle (2000). A Kick to the Head. Sydney: Hodder. 275 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, pages toned as usual, few tiny scratches covers, top edge lightly foxed, some 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: 21863A. $12 AUD.

301. Woodford, James (2003). The Dog Fence: A Journey Across the Heart of Australia. Melbourne: Text Publishing. 260 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal EX-LIBRARY (rubber stamp), colour photos centre spread, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. 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. $12 AUD.

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