PLEASE NOTE: Any book title starting with "The" - the second word of the title is used to list by.
a story of a ship, slavery and survival
by Fred Skeels OAM
ISBN 978-0-85905-419-5, (2008 new),158 pages, 160 x 240, Soft Cover, illustrated, 280grams
$30.00 + POST
Available only from the author. Please contact Fred Skeels 08 92460152.
Fred was on HMAS Perth when it was sunk in the Battle of Sunda Straits in March, 1942.
This is the story of a young sailor, joining in 1941 at 18. A year later he and his mates were in the great battles of the Java Sea and Sunda Straits in which the Perth and its allies were sunk.
John Dunn and the Wealth of Nations
by Peter Bridge, Ian Murray, Maureen Cause
ISBN 978-0-85905-061-6, (2010 new), A4, 64pp, 210grams
$22.00* + POST
In 1894 John Dunn discovered the Wealth of Nations Gold Mine at Dunnsville, NE of Coolgardie.
It’s richness stunned the world and prospectors and investors were attracted to this new area.
This collection details the history of the mine and that of the Dunn Brothers.
The Journal of Gerald De Courcy Lefroy
edited and annotated by Bruce and Anne Buchanan
ISBN 978-0-85905-468-3, (2010), casebound, 361pp, 1kg
$80.00* + POST
This is probably the most readable of all the extant colonial journals. It covers the 1840s and early 1850s, with an outline of De Courcy’s life to the 1870s.
The Irish Lefroys and their English cousins were important figures in the colony.
In Ireland De Courcey’s uncle, Thomas Lefroy, became the Chief Justice of Ireland, and as an intriguing side note, the character ‘Darcy’ in Jane Austen’s novel, Jane Eyre, is based on him. [google ‘Who was the Real Tom Lefroy.’]
Links to webpages
The Journal of the Brockman Droving Expedition of 1874-75 to the North of Western Australia
Edited by Nan Broad with Peter Bridge
ISBN 0 85905 366 0, (2006 New), Hard Cover, Dust Jacket, 177pp, illustrated, 475 grams
$60.00* + POST
The story of one of the greatest early stock droves in Australia.
In 1874 John Brockman answered the call to assist the Clarkson droving party, stranded on the Murchison River in drought conditions.
The Journal of the Calvert Scientific Exploring Expedition 1896-7
by L.A. Wells
ISBN 0 85905 184 6, (Facsimile 1993 reprint of 1902 edition), Soft Cover, quarto, 62pp, illustrated, map, 250grams
$35.00 + POST
The journal of the fateful expedition on which two men disappeared. Details of Larry Wells’ unsuccessful search for the men who where later found dead from thirst.
Journals of Australian Exploration 1846-1861
by A.C. and F.T. Gregory
ISBN 0 85905 258 3, (2002 reprint of 1884 edition with 20% larger text), Soft Cover, illustrated, 340grams
$35.00 + POST
Set of four maps to accompany the above publication: $22.00 + POST
Journals of nine expeditions from 1846 to 1861.
The classic volume of exploration in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland.
From the Preface of the 1884 Edition
Judex – Judging the Field
by Fred Casey (edited by Peter Bridge with Celene Bridge)
ISBN 0 85905 421 7, (2007 new), Soft cover, A4, 37pp, saddle, 150grams
$20.00* + POST
Fred was the surveyor of the Kalgoorlie Council and a prospector who died on the dumps, chasing the wily weight. He was the first historian of early Kalgoorlie.