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.
If you are unsure of a title use the search facility on the left hand side of this page.
The Australian Mineralogist
Vol 1, Nos 1-51, 1975-1986
ISBN 978-0-85905-639-7, (R,2016), A4, sc, 320pp, illustrated, 780 grams
$65.00* + POST
Facsimile of the rare journal for researchers and collectors.
I see something better soon
How a remote community was transformed through empowerment
by Jim Heslop
ISBN 978-0-85905- 638-0, (New 2016), A4, 312 pages, illustrated, softcover, 840 grams
This is a book that I really did not want to write because I had hoped that the journey of community-school transformation and empowerment that was commenced in 1991 in Warakurna would have gone much further and it would have dwarfed the tentative steps that were made at that time.
In Savage Australia
by Knut Dahl
ISBN 978-0-85905-633-5, (1926 R 2016), 240 x 160, 372pp, Hardcover, dj, indexed, illustrated, 1.1 kg
$96.00* + POST
Knut Dahl led expeditions into the NT and Kimberley in 1894-96. In Savage Australia was first published in English in 1926 but is not well known despite his interesting biological work and pertinent comments on the social habits of all races.
Dahl was a biologist with a wide knowledge and interest. Ian Abbot has written the Foreword and an appendix on the fauna described by Dahl. This is the latest volume in the Western Australian Explorers' Diaries Project and an essential reference for anyone interested in northern Australia.
Up the Carob Tree
by Enga Smith
ISBN 978-0-85905-645-8, (2016), sc, 430 grams, 233 pages
$30.00 + POST.
Available from the author PO Box 1154, Carnarvon, 6701. 99419585.
Up the Carob Tree is a novel firmly based in Western Australia. Related through the eyes of a growing child, it tells the story of a family living on the outskirts of 'an ordinary little country town' that remains nameless but could be anywhere the reader wishes to place it: anywhere with 'majestic' grain silos and a milk bar called the Rotunda with a juke box that works 'most of the time.' In due course there's a Drive –In and a new fangled establishment called a 'motel.' The four neighbouring blocks on East Quarry Road where the family lives are taken up by an assortment of people, all from 'somewhere else' with their different and colourful, sometimes mysterious backgrounds and circumstances that are of endless interest to a curious child.
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.