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.
Clearing warehouse for the first time in decades. We are offering some specials.
The Queensland Aborigines (see booklist description) 3 large volumes in softcover, $100 plus postage. Those Were the Days $65 plus post. My Fourth Tour $65 plus post. All shop customers will get a free volume of WAs Tempestuous History with a hundred dollar purchase. Applicable until I get tired of the process.
THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN EXPLORERS’ DIARIES PROJECT INC.
“Work Completed, Canning”
A Comprehensive History of the Canning Stock Route
1906 – 2010
by Phil Bianchi
ISBN 978-0-85905-549-9, (2013 New), 724pp, 274 photos, 38 maps, casebound, dust jacket, $120.00* Stiffened soft cover $85.00*. 1kg+
Postage – Perth area $6.50. Country South $9.80. Country North $11.60. Interstate $13.40. * Short trade discount
Limited print run.
The story of Alfred W. Canning and the development and subsequent use of the 1800 kilometre long Canning Stock Route from Halls Creek to Wiluna is told in this new volume.
Always Your Own, Allan
Edited and written by Julie Easton.
ISBN 978-0-85905-559-8, (2013, New), A4, 60pp, illustrated, 210 grams.
$22.00* + POST
A love story; a social history of farming and community life; a snapshot of the concerns and issues facing young people in the late 1930s in the south-west of Western Australia in the late 1930s.
Captain John Thomas Esq.
From Tragedy He Triumphed
by Rod Dickson
ISBN 978-0-85905-509-3, (2013, New), A4, illustrated, 85pp, 270 grams.
$30.00* + POST
The colonial story of the Thomas family, from early disasters to great wealth and social prominence.
Thomas became a ship owner, with an importing business, owned a Fremantle hotel and the property at Pinjarra now known as Ravenswood.
Warehouse find. Small amount of hardcover. First in first served
Ghosts in Khaki
by Les Cody
ISBN 0 85905 235 4, (1997), Hardcover, dj, 388pp, 920 grams
$65.00* + POST
Updated and reprinted
Legend of the Kimberley
Lawson Holman – Flying Doctor
Compiled by Janet Holman
ISBN 978-0-85905-562-8, (2004, 2013), 180pp, illustrated, 350 grams.
$35.00 + POST
Dr Lawson Holman lived in Derby from 1956 until the end of 1970. He related many entertaining stories and interesting incidents which provide intriguing glimpses of characters and life in the Kimberley in those days. These forming the bulk of the book, are woven into the story of his life.
It’s a yarn with all the necessary human-interest ingredients – adventure, drama, pathos and tragedy – but, most importantly, it’s a collection of wonderful down-to-earth Australian humour which provides a succession of belly-laughs. Reviewer.
Back in stock
The Longest Fence in the World
by F. H. Broomhall
ISBN 0-85905-147-1, (1991, 2013), illustrated, 197pp, 350grams.
$35.00 + POST
A limited facsimile edition of the 1991 edition.
Frank Broomhall, after serving in Ireland, Mesopotamia, Persia, and India, joined the Rabbit Department in 1926 and spent 14 months as a boundary rider on the Rabbit Proof Fence. After farming and government work he completed a BA on retirement. He had several history books published.
This is the history of the Rabbit Proof Fence and the story of the men who made it and rode it. One of the great stories of the bush in WA.
A Kimberley classic reprinted
Tales of the Overland
Queensland to Kimberley in 1885
by G.H. Lamond.
ISBN 0-85905-083-1, (1986, 2013), 142 pp, illustrated, 280 grams.
$25.00 + POST
In Queensland in 1885 Barney Lamond and his mate Jack Horrigan heard of gold in the Kimberley. Looking for land and adventure they rode their horses thousands of miles through the wild outback, surviving attacks by natives, thirst and accidents to become some of the first men on the goldfield which changed the history of WA.
Barney Lamond died in 1940 but he had dictated his story, now published for the first time. It is one of the best and most interesting of pioneer accounts of the north.
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.
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.