PLEASE NOTE: Any book title starting with "The" - the second word of the title is used to list by.
In Australian Tropics
by Alfred Searcy
Foreword by Dr. C.C. McKnight
ISBN 0 85905 067 X, (1984 reprint of 1909 edition with new material), Hard Cover, 478pp, 650grams
$40.00 + POST
Searcy led an adventurous life as a customs officer in the Northern Territory in the 1880s.
He relates his experiences of the North, buffalo and crocodile hunting, the natives, Chinese, history of the early settlements, and more.
In the Hands of Providence
The desert journeys of David Carnegie
by Bill Peasley
ISBN 978-0-85905-530-7, (2013), A4, illustrated, 246pp, 675g
$45.00* + POST
This is a facsimile of the original ms before it was cut for the earlier and much smaller edition. Contains photos, maps, sketches, etc. An essential companion to Spinifex and Sand.
Also contains an appendix on the death of Stansmore and the finding of his burial site.
In the Wake of HMAS Sydney II
by Bryan Clark
ISBN 978-0-85905-493-5, (2010 new), A4, 265pp, 740grams
$50.00* + POST
Researched over a 15-year period by the former editor of The Gascoyne Telegraph and The Northern Timesnewspapers, Bryan Clark, this newly-released book is the only record of many of the now-deceased German survivors of the World War 11 raider, HSK Kormoran, which sunk the famous Australian cruiser, HMAS Sydney 11, off the West Australian coast on November 19, 1941, resulting in the deaths of 645 Australian naval personnel.
The Incident at Afghan Rocks
edited by P.J. Bridge, J. Crocker, S. Gullefer, I. Murray and G. Dreezens
ISBN 978-0-85905-437-9, (2008new), A4, Soft Cover, 51pp, illustrated, 170grams
$22.00 + POST
On the 13 August 1894, a large contingent of camels belonging to Gunny Khan & Co arrived at Windanyer, now known as Afghan Rocks, near Israelite Bay in Western Australia. The caravan of 108 camels and 17 Afghans, led by Patrick Green, a well-known camel authority in NSW and SA, had left Bourke, NSW on the 26 June.
The Incredible Klemm
by Pat Studdy Clift
ISBN 978-0-85905-148-4, (2009 New), Soft Cover, 125 pages, 175grams
$22.00 + POST
This is the story of the remarkable Klemm Swallow aircraft built by Hans Klemm in Munich in 1934 and sent to New Guinea as a mission plane.
It is now the oldest surviving mission plane from a lost past in the jungles of New Guinea.
Frank Mather and his Electweld Steel Co. at Kellerberrin
by Phil Bianchi and Ray Mather
ISBN 0 85905 404 7, (2007), A4, 40pp, illust, 140grams
$22.00* + POST
Frank Mather was an inventor and engineer whose work was renowned in the WA wheatbelt. This book details his work on gas producers, farming implements, and refurbishing and recycling the Eastern Goldfields water pipeline.
Interpreting Occupied Japan
The Diary of an Australian Soldier 1945 – 1946
by Basil Archer (edited and with an introduction by Sandra Wilson)
ISBN 978-0-85905-474-4, (2009), Soft Cover, 164pp, 280grams
$25.00 + POST
This is a rare account of early post-war Japan from the cutting edge of day-to-day work in the Allied occupation, by an Australian soldier trained in the Japanese language for occupation work. It provides a wealth of insights into the lives both of the soldiers in the British Commonwealth Occupation Force and of the Japanese with whom they lived and worked. Basil Archer writes vividly about his journey to Japan via Morotai in Indonesia, his intelligence work as an interpreter in a country area, the places he visited and the people he encountered - Japanese, English, Scottish, Indian, American and Australian.
Into The West
edited by Chris Holyday
ISBN 0 86778 363 6, (2005 new), Soft Cover, A4, 158pp, illustrated, 440grams
$25.00* + POST
The Western Australian goldrushes of the 1890’s witnessed the first major encounter between Australians West and East. Henry Lawson led the charge of writers who came West. This book showcases those writers and some of their works in what was a little known period of great literary activity which would prove significant for both Western Australia and Australia.
Iron in the Fire
by Edgar Morrow
ISBN 0 85905 360 1, (2006 reprint of 1934 edition), Soft Cover, 136pp,190grams
$22.00 + POST
1896-1953, was born in Lancashire, England and arrived in Western Australia as a youth of twelve with his family to go farming at Dongerlocking.
At the start of World War I he enlisted in the 28th Battalion, attaining the rank of Corporal and served in Gallipoli and France, where he was twice wounded.
Itchy Feet. The life and travels of ‘Happy Bob’.
by Bob Johnson
978-0-85905-028-9, (2012, New), Soft Cover, A4, 128pp, illustrated, 370grams
Bob spent most of his working life in the North, Wodgina Ta mine, on shearing teams, Big Bell, Moola Bulla Station, Bedford Downs, etc. Much info and anecdotes on the people and places. Many photos.
I’ve had a good life – Phil’s Story
by George Phillip Aitchison
ISBN 978-0-85905-377-8, (2006 R, 2010), A4, 58pp, 185grams
$22.00* + POST
Phil Aitchison’s life story has the potential to appeal to the broader community. Australians like to read about “battlers.” How he has overcome adversity and lived a fulfilling life is a fascinating story.