PLEASE NOTE: Any book title starting with "The" - the second word of the title is used to list by.
The E.P. 9 Story
by Mike Sasin and J B Norman
ISBN 085905 326 1, (2003 new), soft cover, 54pp, illustrated, A4 wire bound, 190grams
$22.00 + POST
An aero engineer's life in the NW where his business was shattered by lies and manipulation involving an illegal and unsound pilot, a millionaire megalomaniac pastoralist and DCA investigations.
Eager for Labour
The Swan River Indenture
by Valerie Fitch
ISBN 085905 314 8, (2003 new), soft cover, 190 pp, illustrated, 260grams
$26.00 + POST
Eager For Labour could be described as a story of avarice, exploitation and retribution, of anticipation, deception and disillusionment, of hardship, determination and success, of disappointment, disease or death. For all of these are manifest in this account of emigration to the British settlement at Swan River, Western Australia between 1829 and 1832. But although the lives of several individuals and families are woven through this book, it is not a novel. It is a history of events connected by a single thread that runs throughout: that of indentured labour.
The Eagle's Nest
Larkinville, the Golden Eagle and the Great Depression
by Peter J. Bridge
ISBN 085905 274 5, (1999 new), Hard Cover, laminated, 160 mm x 240mm, 320 pages, richly illustrated, 700 grams
SC $40.00, HC $60.00 + POST
Western Australia's last great traditional gold rush occurred at Larkinville during the depths of the 1930s depression.
The largest gold nugget found in Australia in the 20th century, the Golden Eagle, was discovered in the Larkinville rush.
The Early Days of the Yilgarn District
edited by Peter J Bridge and Angela Teague
ISBN 978-0-85905-445-4, (2008, New), Saddle Stiched A4, Soft Cover, 69pp, illus., 225 grams
$22.00* + POST
This collection forms part of a series of biographies and reminiscences of the earliest prospectors of the Yilgarn Goldfields. While the answers as to priority, were to a certain extent, answered long ago, this information has become scattered and lost to all but the most determined researchers. The systematic correlation of newspaper items, diaries, government files, and published books brings forth a far different story to that told by tourist guides, who in most cases are more ignorant than their captive audience. It is intended that a series of these documents, recollections, and arguments will be published. Despite some repetition they throw much light on the characters and accessory fine detail to the generally known incidents.
The majority of these items were first published in the obscure and short-lived, but sparkling, newspaper, The Bullfinch Budget. We salute those editors, whose interests rose above the daily pulp news and advertising revenue, and gave us stories that have become the inner core of our culture.
Early Memories of the Great Nor-West
A Chapter in History of W.A.
by A. R. Richardson
ISBN 978-0-85905-079-1, (1914, 2008), A4, 56 pp, Soft Cover, 180 grams
$22.00* + POST
Richardson was a pioneer of the NW. His book is a mainstay of information on the early settlements and the people of the north.
Early Woodlines of the Goldfields
The untold story of the Woodlines to World War II
edited by Phil Bianchi, Peter Bridge and Ray Tovey
NEW EXPANDED SECOND EDITION
ISBN 0 85905 432 2, soft cover, A4 perfect bound,140 pp, illustrated, 380grams
$30.00* + POST
When reading the history of gold in Western Australian and in particular the Eastern Goldfields, we hear of rich gold finds, deep mines, so many ounces of gold per ton, lucrative profits, booming towns with numerous hotels, breweries, stock exchanges, newspapers. None of this would have been possible without wood to fuel steam boilers and gas producers for lighting, pumping and ore treatment. Large quantities of firewood were also used by the Goldfields Water Supply pumps to bring the preciously needed water to the goldfields. Timber was also used in construction of buildings and railways and for structural supports in mines.
East is East
by WC Charnley
ISBN 978-0-85905-007-4, (2010, R), 21 pp, illust, SC, B5, 50grams
$8.00 + POST
A white woman was mysteriously murdered in an Indian garden, and the police were completely baffled owing to the apparent lack of motive for the crime. Far away in Australia, however, a few people knew that a sixteen-year-old feud - a tragedy of the mating of East and West had reached its culmination.
The story of the Forty-fourth.
War – as the Digger Fought It.
by Captain C. Longmore
ISBN 978-0-85905-049-4, (1921, 2010 R N), illustrated, casebound, 115gsm paper, section sewn, dust jacket, head & tail bands, ribbon, 216pp, 550 grams
RRP $75.00 + POST*
With a Foreword and full nominal roll by Neville Browning.
The facsimile master was Cyril Longmore's personal copy and contains his ms annotations - information not appearing in the printed text.
Eggs-a-Cook! relates the experience of the 44th Battalion of the Third Division in France during 1916-1918. Formed at Claremont in early 1916 they landed in England in July 1916, via Egypt, where they collected their cognomen, arriving in France in November 1916.
Ernest Giles - Explorer & Traveller 1835-1897
by Ray Ericksen
ISBN 0 85905 240 0, (1997 reprint of 1978 edition with new material), Soft Cover, 336pp, illustrated, 510grams
$45.00 + POST
Between 1872 and 1876 Ernest Giles led five expeditions into Australia's western interior, during which he discovered more land than any other explorer of this continent.
Esther Austin – Adventures on the Goldfields
ISBN 0 85905 412 8, (1899 reprint 2007, e-published 2006, in the Dollypot, Greenhide and Spindrift column Vol.4 No.4.), 18 pp, illust, saddle, Soft Cover, A4, 95 grams
$12.00* + POST
The experiences of a Salvation Army girl on the Eastern and Murchison fields in the 1890s.
Evidences of an Inland Sea
by George Fletcher Moore with an introduction by JMR Cameron
ISBN 978-0-85905-407-2, (2008 R+N 1837), 80pp, illust., Hard Cover, dj, 310grams
George Fletcher Moore's Evidences of an Inland Sea, published in Dublin in January 1837, details an important chapter in the history of Australian exploration. Its purpose was to demonstrate the existence of a large sea or lake inland from Perth. Moore, Western Australia's advocate-general, based his claim on evidence gathered during explorations beyond the Avon River to the east and as far north as the Moore River in the previous year. He also drew heavily on information provided by his Aboriginal companions for they had seen and heard of country he had yet to explore.
The Expedition Eastward from Northam
by the Dempster brothers, Clarkson, Harper and Correll, July-August, 1861
by Lesley Brooker
ISBN 0 85905 390 3, (2006 New), Soft Cover, 92pp, A4, 285g, full colour, 43 sketch maps, 59 colour photos, a total of 162 illustrations
$35.00* + POST
It was idle curiosity that first led Lesley Brooker, an ex-CSIRO scientist, to find out who might have been the first Europeans to visit a bush property near Sandford Rocks, Westonia, recently purchased by Lesley and her husband Michael from the National Trust under the BushBank scheme. Her initial enquiries eventually led to many months of research among the archives of the State Records Office and the Battye Library, as well as hundreds of kilometres travel in the Central Wheatbelt searching for long-forgotten landmarks.
Expeditions in Western Australia
by George Grey
ISBN 0 85905 046 7, (1983 reprint of 1841 edition), Hard Cover, 916pp, illustrated, maps, 1680grams
$90.00 + POST
This classic of Western Australian exploration in two volumes details Grey’s discoveries.
It contains extensive details of natural history, aboriginal life, culture, language, and more. Grey’s party suffered shipwreck, starvation and thirst in their long travels from Gantheaume Bay to Perth.
Explorations in Australia 1858 - 62
by John McDouall Stuart
ISBN 0 85905 062 9, (1984 reprint of 1865 edition), Hard Cover, 538pp, illustrated, 1010grams
$80.00 + POST
Stuart was the first to reach Australia’s geographical centre and to traverse the continent. Thirst, scurvy, starvation and hostile natives hampered his expeditions. His route led to the construction of the overland telegraph and the opening up of Central Australia.
Explorers Routes Revisited
Roe Expedition 1836
Comp. & ed. by Lesley Brooker
A not-for-profit book published by the author under the auspices of Hesperian Press.
ISBN 978-0-85905-504-8, (2012, New), A4, 170 pp, 156 figures, 30+ maps.
$40 no trade discounts + POST
Please do not order from Hesperian Press available from author only
Contact author re collection Lesley Brooker PO Box 518 Kalamunda, 6926.
John Septimus Roe has been called the “father of Australian explorers”. In a career spanning 57 years, he served in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars; joined Phillip Parker King in circumnavigating Australia and mapping large sections of Australian coastline; and was appointed Surveyor General to the fledgling Swan River colony, in which capacity he served for almost 40 years. Roe made at least 16 journeys of land exploration in Western Australia.
Exploring the Golden West
The biography of one of the best-known exploration geologists of Western Australia
by Len Talbot
ISBN 978-0-85905-418-8, (2008 New), Soft Cover, A4, 200 pages, illustrated, 560grams
$40.00* + POST
H.W.B. Talbot was born in Ireland in 1874. Eight years later his family emigrated to New Zealand and in 1894 he and his father joined the gold rush to Western Australia. In 1899 he joined the Geological Survey of WA and learned field geology from Andrew Gibb Maitland, the Government Geologist. During the next 21 years he mapped the topographical geology of vast tracts of the inland, including a strip of country from Wiluna to Sturt Creek up to 75 miles wide each side of the Canning Stock Route, using Canning’s camps as bases. He and his assistant then trekked overland from Halls Creek to Tanami across the border in South Australia to report on the recently discovered goldfield there.