Welcome to Hesperian Press
Hesperian Press has been publishing Real Australian Books since 1969 when its principal, Peter Bridge, first published technical material. The current program commenced in 1979 and Hesperian now has published over 500 titles, with up to 20 works in progress at any time.
PLEASE NOTE: Any book title starting with "The" - the second word of the title is used to list by.
All prices quoted are in Australian currency and include GST. * Short trade discount.
Amongst Stone Age People in the Queensland Wilderness
by Eric Mjoberg
Translated by FM Fryer, Edited by Asa Ferrier and Rod Ritchie.
ISBN 978-0-85905-593-2, (New 2014), 421pp , 160 x 250, heavily  illustrated + 4 colour plates, casebound, dj, 1.3kg,
$110 .00* + POST
Published in Swedish in 1918 and now available for the first time in English. A magnificent book on Eric Mjoberg's North Queensland anthropological and natural history collecting expedition. Rarely seen photos of NQ Aboriginals, ethnographic items, tropical rainforests and their endemic animals.
A small run with only a few casebound so Queenslanders please do not delay.
The Australian Medicine Man
(Der Australische Medizenmann)
by Helmut Petri
ISBN 978-0-85905-583-3, (2014, New), 206pp, SC – French flap, 160 x 250, 515g.
$55.00* + POST
Available for the first time in English, Petri’s landmark 1952 book on Aboriginal medicine men, shamans, witchdoctors. With a Foreword by Susan Bradley and Introduction by Kim Akerman.
The second volume of a trilogy of translations of Petri’s important work in a culture now destroyed.
Cologne to the Kimberley
Studies of Aboriginal Life in Northwest Australia
by Five German Scholars in the First Half of the 20th Century
Translated by Margaret Pawsey, Edited by Kim Akerman
[ISBN 978-0-85905-594-9], (2015, New), 384pp, SC, A4, illustrated, 1.1kg
Eighteen translated papers by Bischofs, Worms, Petri, Schulz, & Odermann that are
essential for an understanding of Kimberley Aboriginal culture. Contains brief biographies
of the authors.
Making Pain Pay
The 'Jail Journal' of J. M. Drew
Ed by Andrew Gill.
[ISBN 978-0-85905-585-7], (New 2015), Soft Cover, A4, illustrated, 87pages, 255 grams,
$25.00* + POST
In 1895, J M Drew, editor of the Geraldton Express was sued for libel by the local medical officer. While the libel trial was in progress, Drew committed a contempt of court and was gaoled for two weeks in the Perth Waterside Lockup.
A Bicycle Dreaming from Belgium to Broome
by Antoine Bloeman
ISBN 978-0-85905- 589-5, (2014, New), 160 x 250, illustrated, SC, 213pp, 580grams
$40.00 + POST
Antoine Bloemen exploded on the wider public in 1997, when, as a magistrate in the North, he introduced innovative forms of solving social problems among Aboriginal offenders. Asking a young recidivist what he really wanted elucidated the illuminating answer of, ‘a bike.’ The promise of a bike for three months abstinence from court appearances changed the life of both parties.
The Western Australian Explorations of John Septimus Roe 1829-1849
edited by Marion Hercock
ISBN 978-0-85905-527-7, (2014, New), Casebound, dj, 160x240, Illustrated, 726 pp, 1.9kg
$100.00* + POST
The long awaited complete collection of Surveyor General Roe’s expeditions from the Western Australian Explorers’ Diaries Project. Contains appendices on the plants, animals, and navigation. Fully indexed.
Gold and Ghosts volumes. We have been inundated, harassed, and aggravated by enquiries for these out of print books. Please do not contact Hesperian as we are no longer the publishers, all rights having been reasserted by the author long ago.
All Hesperian Press books are prepared, printed and published in Perth.
Many years ago, due to the stranglehold that certain local companies had on the industry, we printed in Singapore, but those days are long past.
We do not subscribe to printing in mainland China, a degenerate habit of several of our “reptile contemporaries,” as the old goldfield’s papers termed other “rags”.
It appears that the more taxpayer funds that are received by these PC groups, the quicker they send the dollars offshore. The use of overseas slave labour does not appear to result in the lowering of local prices, or to substantially increase the viability of said groups. CCP cannibalistic murder for thought crimes, where the prisoner's organs are sold to local and foreign scum for transplants, makes accessories after the fact all who trade with China, in some of the worst mass murders of this century.
Just because we are anti-China does not mean we support the USSA-UK, which are actually far worse, not the least because they should know better. If you do not understand by now who the real enemy is (vide Pogo) then it is time you did the world a favour. There is little doubt that the Earth has never seen a greater degeneracy than that exhibited by the USA-UK 1% and their satanic incubus. It has been hard work to descend to that level, and it's a 'one way' street.
Localisation, not globalisation.
We believe that one must support the nation that breeds you and feeds you, both physically and spiritually. Exporting our jobs is like exporting our raw minerals, it only benefits a comprador class of parasites.