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 600 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.
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Australian Aboriginal Tracking, Water Finding and Smoke Signaling
by Alexander Thomas Magarey
ISBN 978-0-85905-616-8, (R 1890s, 2015), A4, 34pp, Illustrated, 130 grams
$22.00* + POST
Magarey was a South Australian explorer with a keen interest in Aboriginal customs. These papers are the result of his investigations among South Australian Aboriginals and are some of the best on the subjects covered, and in the case of smoke signalling, the only detailed description available.
The Dawning among the Aborigines of Central Australia
by W.H. Willshire
ISBN 978-0-85905-602-5, (R 1880s90s, 2015), A4, 261pp, illustrated, 690 grams
$45.00* + POST
Police Constable Willshire published four books in the 1880s-1890s on Aboriginal customs and his experiences among them in South Australia and the Northern Territory. These represent much first contact descriptions in areas where no anthropologist ventured. They are a valuable record.
Finch Trapping in the Kimberley
A History of Commercial Finch Trapping in the Kimberley Division of Western Australia
By Kevin Coate and Lance Merritt
ISBN 978-0-85905-621-2, (New, 2015), 275h x 200, limp cover, 408pp, illustrated with 48 color and 9 sepia plates, 1350 grams
This valuable new book, Finch Trapping in the Kimberley, provides a rare insight into the far north of Western Australia, the capture of over one million wild finches, their marketing and their distribution around the world.
It is the first complete analysis of lawful, and sometimes questionable, trapping and trading of Australian wild birds, and the operations of authorities who allowed the industry to linger in Western Australia between 1897 and 1986.
Indian Ocean Whalers on the West Coast of New Holland
by Rod Dickson
ISBN 978-0-85905-597-0, (New, 2015), A4, 22 pp, 95grams
$22.00* + POST
This is a companion volume to the immense, The history of the Whalers on the South Coast of New Holland from 1800 – 1888, by Rod Dickson. Hesperian Press, 2007. The West Coast book lists the whalers alphabetically, with master, tonnage and rig, home port, date sailed and to which whaling ground. While not detailed to the extent of the South Coast volume, the gems of information on WA costal activities are of great interest.
Manufacturing Factories. 1900
Above and Beyond
Perth and Suburbs
By Loraine Coates
ISBN 978-0-85905-615-1, (New, 2015), illustrated, 227 pages, 160 x 240, 600 grams
$40.00* + POST
Details of the hundreds of factories that produced almost all our industrial needs and employed thousands of West Australians. An essential reference to see what we once were. Now destroyed by so called 'free trade', globalisation, and glorified shopkeepers who trade in international cast offs.
William Dugald Campbell
Western Australian Ethnographic Papers
by W. D. Campbell
ISBN 978-0-85905-622-9, (R, 2015), A4, 86pp, illustrated, 260grams
$35.00* + POST
W. D. Campbell, an English geologist working in New Zealand and Australia undertook pioneering ethnographic work in the Eastern Goldfields, North West and Murchison.
This collection is of rare and difficult to obtain papers that are little known to those interested in such material. The items on churingas and phallic objects are sure to 'raise' an interest in those so oriented.
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.