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The Lady Bushranger
by Pat Studdy-Clift
ISBN 0 85905 223 0, (1996 new), Soft Cover, 150mm x 228mm, 240pp, illustrated, 340grams
$30.00 + POST
The story of the Lady Bushranger, Elizabeth Jessie Hickman, nee Martini, nee Hunt, has been hidden in the deep valleys of Wollemi but now the full account of her circus career, cattle duffing, escape from the police and final taming are told by Pat Studdy-Clift. This is a historic novel thoroughly researched and fully based on fact.
The Lakewood Woodline, 1937 – 1964
by Phil Bianchi and Ray Tovey
ISBN 0 85905 422 5, (2007 new), A4 perfect bound, Soft Cover, 220pp, illustrated, 610 grams
$40.00 + POST
NOW BACK IN PRINT - PLEASE RE-ORDER
The Lakewood Woodline operated south of Kalgoorlie and east of Lake Cowan, with firewood being cut as far south as 25 miles south of the Eyre Highway. This book whilst providing information on the history of the Lakewood Woodline also has numerous personal stories of people who worked and lived on the woodline. These stories provide the reader with reminiscences of various aspects of woodline operations as well as outlining the difficulties and problems that they and their families took in their stride. The book is indexed, has over 200 illustrations and is of great goldfields interest.
The Land of Gold
by Julius M. Price
ISBN 978-0-85905-263-4, (Reprint, 2010), illust., 144pp, 200grams
$22.00 + POST
This edition has been re-set and proofed
(The second edition, published by Hesperian in 1981 was a facsimile of 224pp, with a map. A few copies of this are still available by direct sale only at $40. No trade arrangements.)
Julius M. Price, special artist and correspondent for the Illustrated London News, journeyed through Western Australia in 1895, writing of and sketching the scenes of bush life and goldmining in the Eastern and Murchison goldfields.
Profusely illustrated with photos and sketches of the mines and miners, camel teams and mail coaches, aboriginals, settlers and towns of 1895.
Landlords of the Iron Shore
John Slade Durlacher, with an Introduction by Dr Peter Gifford
ISBN 978-0-85905-539-0, (New 2013), 106pp, illustrated, 275g
$25.00 + POST
J. S. Durlacher was a Pilbara pastoralist with a great interest in native customs. In 1900 he wrote his reminiscences of these, together with a unique series of sketches.
Lost for a century his fascinating descriptions are now available courtesy of the Roebourne Shire and Rio Tinto Iron Ore.
A history of the Australind titanium dioxide project
by Peter O’Shaughnessy
ISBN 978-0-85905-344-0, (2011, New), 207pp, illust., 365grams
$35.00 + POST
In 1964 one of the most important industrial projects in the history of Bunbury and indeed the South West of Western Australia, opened its gates, amid a storm of controversy.
The Last of the Last
ISBN 978-0-85905-480-5, (2009, New), Soft Cover, 160 pp, 160 x 240, illustrated, 290 grams
With the approach of Remembrance Day (11 November) 2009, Hesperian Press is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of the autobiography of Claude Choules. In July 2009 Claude became – as one of three surviving veterans – the only remaining combatant of WW I. He is also the last man in the world who saw active military service in both World Wars.
Lasting the Distance
Memoirs of John Gilmour - World Champion Runner
by P.D. Collier
ISBN 978-0-85905-494-2, (new 2010), illustrated, 179pp, 305grams
$30.00 + POST
Lasting the Distance was written as a permanent record of the remarkably long and distinguished athletic career of John Gilmour, one of Australia's greatest runners. It documents his life from the humble beginnings of a primitive existence in a group settlement in the South-West of Western Australia, to his days as a youngster finding his feet on the local athletic scene, through to the hardships and near blindness he suffered as a prisoner of war.
The Law Provides
by E. Morrow
ISBN 0 85905 060 2, (1984 reprint of 1937 edition with new material), Soft Cover, 160mm x 217mm, 328pp, illustrated, 450grams
$30.00 + POST
Morrow recounts his Police patrols through the North West Kimberley and the Murchison after World War I, chasing cattle spearers, killers and tracking lost men. A view of the North recorded by few others.
Laying the Bait
by The Dog Stiffener
ISBN 978-0-85905-229-0, (2011), 13pp, 40grams
$8.00 + POST
Detailing the use of poison on and by Aboriginals in Western Australia.
Contrary to the popular opinion that aboriginals were systematically poisoned by white settlers, most poisoning among them was either derived from their own use of dingo poison to remove competitors or enemies, black, white and brindle, or from mistaken use of arsenic and strychnine baits meant for insects and predators.
Leaves from a Prospectors Diary
by J.E. Tregurtha
ISBN 0 85905 212 5, (1996 new), Soft Cover, 225pp, 140mm x 215mm, illustrated, 295grams
$30.00 + POST
Reminiscences of prospecting in Western Australia from the 1890s to the 1930s. With Billy Frost, Tregurtha opened up many areas. He recounts his desert expeditions and his time in the Klondyke and New Guinea.
Legal Executions in Western Australia
by Brian Purdue
ISBN 1 875778 188 9, (1993 new), Soft Cover, 140mm x 215mm, 85pp, illustrated, 125grams
$16.50 + POST
Details of all executions in Western Australia and also those sentenced to death and reprieved.
Letters from Nigeria
by David Carnegie
ISBN 0 85905 086 6, (1902, 1992, 2008), A4, 114 pp, Soft Cover, 320grams
$25.00* + POST
Leaving WA after his great expedition, Carnegie went to Nigeria where he was killed by a poisoned arrow while quelling a native rebellion. These are his letters arranged by his sister. Only 100 copies were made of the original edition.