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queensland_aborigThe Queensland Aborigines

by W.E. Roth

ISBN 0 85905 045 9, 1984 reprint of 1897-1910 edition with new material), Hard Cover and Soft Cover, 155mm x 245mm,

Three Volumes, 873pp, illustrated, 2.8kg

$200.00* + POST

Roth has brought together some of the most significant ethnographic material ever published on the Australian Aboriginals. Over 1,500 photographs, line drawings and maps in three magnificent volumes.

This is essential for all interested in Aboriginal culture.

rm_williams_hat_cvrThe R.M. Williams Hat and other stories

By Joy Smith

ISBN 978-0-85905-576-5, (1980, R 2015), A5, 24pages, 50 grams

$10.00* + POST

Some short stories about the characters of old Wiluna.

ramblings_ratbagRamblings of a Ratbag

by Colin Doig

ISBN 978-0-85905-705-0, (New 2018), A4, 142 pages, 410 grams

$40.00* + POST

The autobiography of the author of History of the 2nd Independent Company & 2/2 Commando Squadron (available from Hesperian Press). Initially privately circulated, this autobiog is a great story of unconventional life and is of course politically incorrect, as any book worth reading must be. From childhood through the Great Depression, to a boxing troupe, con merchants, farming, the army and the only units undefeated by the Jap hurricane.

rebel_of_glenmalureThe Rebel of Glenmalure

A History of Michael Dwyer

by George Cargeeg

ISBN 0 85905 126 9, (1988 new), Soft Cover, 118pp, illustrated, 350grams

SC $22.00 + POST

This is the story of Michael Dwyer, patriot; his life in Ireland and Australia; and his trial and exile.  

Charged with Rebellion, he was sent to Norfolk Island until his release to his farm in New South Wales where he died in 1825.

red_dustRed Dust in the Blood

by Antony Spring

ISBN 978-0-85905-706-6, (New 2018), A4, 291 pages, illustrated, colour, 800 grams

$60.00* + POST

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The story of the Spring family of Metters fame and the history of Roy Hill Station. Covers all the people, incidents and development up to the sale of the station to the Kennedys in 1972. An important record of the Pilbara.

red-fredRed Fred

by Fred Newman and Les Newman 

ISBN 978-0-85905-774-5, (New, 2019), A4, 166 pages, illustrated, 460  grams, $45.00* 

This biography of Fred whose earlier book, The Golden Era of Animal Health, we published in 2014, covers an interesting  life close to the land, and covers WA from  South to North. The title alludes to his early political interests.

This book is not just about Fred, it is an attempt to preserve the identity and character of the bush, principally the Wheat Belt before the changes wipe out the past. The farms are increasing in size each year and the characters that one used to find are no longer there. You may find them, as Les did, in the station country or the mining camps, but the shutting down of stations to preserve the ecosystem and the proliferation of fly in fly out work systems are diminishing that source.  Future writers may have to look in the cities, and the unique flavour of the bush will have gone for good.

Read this to remind you of that vanishing scene and to get a few chuckles as you read.

remin_menzies_coverReminiscences of by-gone Menzies by the Old Fossicker & On the Northern Fields

by Henry Harris

ISBN 978 0 85905 455 3, (1907‑8, 1935‑6, R2009), Soft Cover, A4, 66pp, illustrated, 210grams

$25.00* + Post

The early history of Menzies and other centres of the North Coolgardie Goldfield.

return_to_Majaddin_cvrReturn to Majaddin

A Kimberley Homecoming

Eddie Bear & Robert Hoskin

ISBN 978-0-85905-674-8, (New, 2017), 181 pages, A4, Illustrated, 500 grams

$40.00* + POST

Ngarinyin Elder and community leader, Eddie Bear shares his family story with Dr Robert Hoskin, researcher and retired minister of the Uniting Church. The story begins with life in the remote land of Majaddin in the West Kimberley and continues through colonialist incursions as Eddie's family took refuge at the Munja Aboriginal feeding station on the Kimberley Coast. Following Munja's demise, the family joined with other Ngarinyin families working on pastoral stations (Kimberley Downs and Napier). Eddie and his siblings grew up on these stations and would later seek work in this developing industry.

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Rivers of the Kimberley

by Kim Epton

ISBN 0 85905 277 X, (2000 reprint of 1996 edition), Soft Cover, A4 spiral wire bound, 90pp, 260grams

$30.00 + POST

Rivers of the Kimberley is a meticulously researched work on the discovery and naming of rivers in the Kimberley region of Western Australia by Europeans.

It includes information on each of the 109 rivers in the Kimberley region - and a few since renamed, 'lost' or 'downgraded' to creek.

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road_to_bulongThe Road to Bulong

"Close up - little bit long way"

A History of the Jones Family of Hampton Plains

 by P. Rajkowski and E. Tuettemann

Only available direct from the Jones family at Hampton Hill.

ISBN 0 85905 420 9, (2007 New), 380pp, illustrated, Soft Cover 1.3kg  Hard Cover, dj

The story of the Jones family of Hampton Hill Station, from the colonial pearling days of Shark Bay and the Gascoyne, with the Butcher family, to goldfields pastoralism, transport and mining.

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royal_commisionThe Royal Commission … An Alleged Prevalence of Gold Stealing, 1906-7

ISBN 978-0-85905-560-4, (1907, R2013), A4, 236pp, 655g

$60.00* + POST

This ground-shaking report of a century ago changed goldfields life forever. While referred to multiple times in the daily rags there are no copies in the government library system, including the Battye. It may be that, like the Belgian governments investigation of Herbert Hoover’s crooked rorts, all copies were purchased and destroyed. Luckily a single copy surfaced from which this copy is produced in a small run. 5707 questions asked but few real answers were given. Many leading GF men decided it was wise to have a holiday for the duration of the investigation. This is the precursor to the book on gold stealing due out shortly

rubyRuby Yen

ISBN 978-0-85905-659-5, (New, 2017), A5, 16pp, llust, 40 grams

$10.00 + POST

The controversial murder of a Chinese girl in Perth in 1925.  Another of our series on the joys of multiculturalism.

russian_jackRussian Jack

by Peter J. Bridge

ISBN 0 85905 283 4, (2002 new), Soft Cover, 143 pages, illustrated, 200grams

$22.00 + POST

Out of the great Kimberley goldrush of 1886 came stories of hard men in a hostile land.  Some grew into legends, entering folklore, larger than life in their own lifetimes but now almost completely forgotten.  Men like those of the Ragged Thirteen, Paddy the Flat, Tom Hood, Frank Hann, Billy O'Donnell, William Carr-Boyd and Russian Jack.  Women also, Mother Dead Finish and the Mountain Maid.  Of all these none has seen the legend eclipse the man as the story of Russian Jack.  A legend in his own lifetime, the strongest man on the goldfields, Wheelbarrow Jack.

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The Real Stolen Generations. Lost in the bush and stolen by blacks. 

by Peter J. Bridge.

ISBN 978-0-85905-665-6, (New, 2017) A5, 22pp, 40grams, $10.

Colonial children were commonly abducted by blacks, most disappeared forever, killed and eaten, but some may have been tribalised. This preliminary list is of white children, mainly from the Eastern States who met such a fate.