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A-bushwalking-brew-CoverA Bushwalking Brew

by John Foulsham

ISBN 978-0-85905-681-6, (2017, New), A4, illustrated with maps and photos, 251pp, 670 grams

$50.00* + POST

John Foulsham overlanded to Perth from England in 1969 and became a bushwalker. Long walks in Tasmania, the Stirling Ranges, Kokoda, and his epic journey with Murray Rankin on the Canning Stock Route in 1973 are described and illustrated. Great reading on the trials and joys of Australian bushwalking.

Published 21 November 2017.

a_prosoectors_life_cvrA Prospector's Life

by John Meiklejohn
ISBN 978-0-85905-642-7, (New, 2016), A4, indexed, 52 pages, 165 grams

$22.00* + POST

The newly discovered memoirs of this well-known prospector fill out his articles that were published as Gold Getting Days in 2005. A serendipitous internet search by his grand-daughter discovered Hesperian and so the book came about. A lively read of an adventurous life before WWI. New Zealand, Australia, Africa, Boer War, Madagascar, Klondyke, and London.

a_simple_life_cvrA Simple Life

"Anything But"

by Ron Pass

ISBN 978-0-85905-656-4, A4, 250 pages, illustrated, indexed, 680 grams

$50.00* + POST

Available direct from the author at:-

Ron Pass, 35 Lakefront Circle, The Vines, WA 6069

Telephone: 08 9297 4411 Mobile:0428 964 968

Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This engaging memoir recalls the people and places of old Geraldton, the Murchison, Gascoyne and much more of Western Australia.

Written by Ron Pass – all-round horseman and athlete, stockman, yard builder, bush poet and fireman.

The_Adventures_Louis_cvrThe Adventures of Louis De Rougemont

by himself

ISBN 978-0-85905-648-9, (1898 R 2016), A4, heavily illustrated, Facsimile, 180 pages, 502 grams

$40.00* + POST

Unleashed onto the unsuspecting world in London, 1898, the tale is of an adventurer wrecked in the Australian north and surviving the wilds with its cannibals and creatures. It confused the establishment for many decades with its faction. For the last century those fortunate enough to have read the book have laughed at how the dons of science fought with the equally preposterous tales of cynical Australian bushmen. He removed Ananias from his position of leading liar forever. His stories however still live on among the knowing and continue to strike strange chords among those attuned to old ways.

And-NowAnd now... The Governor's Wife

by Diane Pope and Jenny Davis

ISBN 978-0-85905-646-5, (New, 2016), 195 x 235, illustrated, 56 pages, 230 grams

$30.00* + POST

Available from the author direct.
For all sales and other queries please contact Diane Pope, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and see

Three Swan River Colony Governor's wives share their stories in this play. Ellen Mangles Stirling (1830-1839) and George Fletcher Moore sing the song 'Western Australia for me' that he composed for the first ball in the colony in 1831. Mary Essex Hampton (1862-1868) tries to justify the actions of both her husband and son in their treatment of the convicts. Lady Frederick Broome (1882-1889) reminisces about the many books and articles she published describing the early colonial life in Western Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. They all argue emphatically about the treatment of aboriginals during their time in Western Australia.

THE_AUSTRALIND_LETTERSThe Australind Letters of Marshall Waller Clifton

Edited by JMR Cameron and PA Barnes

ISBN 978-0-85905-675-5, (New, 2017), casebound, dj, illustrated, 828 pages, 2.1kg

$95.00* + POST

This is a companion volume to the Clifton Journals published in 2010. It contains the correspondence from 1840 to 1847. With a biography of Clifton by Phyllis Barnes and an essay on 'The Rise and Fall of the Western Australian Company by JMR Cameron. Published 2 Oct 2017.

born_to_win_cvrBorn to Command – not to take orders

The Brooks Family of Balbinia station
Pioneers of Israelite Bay, Western Australia

by John Simpson

ISBN 978-0-85905-647-2, (New, 2017), A4, illustrated, indexed, 146 pp, 420grams

$40.00* + POST

The saga of the Brooks family on their isolated station on the edge of the Nullarbor shows the great spirit of settlers in opening hard new land. John Paul Brooks, his sister Sarah, and mother Emily, spent most of their life in physical isolation but kept up international correspondence and cooperation with botanists and geographers.  This is an important biography of a family that shows success is not always the reward for hard work. Only a few of those who ventured created long lasting establishments. Not giving up in the face of great adversity is an achievement which must be honoured, recorded and disseminated as an example for others who may feel overwhelmed by their situations.

Boundary-Rider's-Daughter-150The Boundary Rider’s Daughter

by Evalene Wallbank

ISBN 978-0-85905-687-8, (New, 2017), A4, 100pp, illustrated, 290 grams

$30.00* + POST

Beyondie Station at Kumarina, north of Meekatharra, was taken up in the 1920s by Bob George, a Rabbit Proof Fence boundary rider. He protected a young part-Aboriginal girl, later marrying her. Yibbie had ten children with Bob George and later attachments, and most were sent by Bob to Sister Kate’s home in Perth for their education. Of the children today, two of the girls survive. One is a Perth lawyer, and the other, Evalene, was involved in a pastoral life. This is the interesting story of growing up in the wildest bush and in the equally feral children’s home. The George family were well-known in the upper Murchison/Gascoyne region and this autobiography is an interesting and important reflection of life in that country. It was written by 2003 but ignored by publishers, perhaps because its content was not considered abrasive enough in the ‘culture wars’ of that time.

Published 19 December 2017.

cold_footed_mob_cvrThe Cold-Footed Mob

A History of the 5th Australian Broad Gauge Railway Operating Company

by Tom Goode

ISBN 978-0-85905-653-3, (New, 2016), A4, 100 pages, illustrated, indexed, 280 grams

$30.00* + POST

One hundred years ago over two hundred and fifty railwaymen from across the state left Australia for the Western Front. Many were over age and some of doubtful fitness but they went because they felt they were needed.

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crocsCrocodiles and Cocktails

by Simon King

ISBN 978-0-85905-660-1, (2017, New), A4, 157 pages, illustrated, 450 grams

$40.00* + POST

Simon King is a geosciences career professional who was raised in the 1950s and 1960s in the semi-rural community of Langwarrin almost 45 kilometres south-east of Melbourne, Australia, where his family was one of the first to settle in the district. He subsequently undertook his tertiary education at the Ballarat School of Mines and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Victoria to pursue a career in exploration and mining, perhaps to follow in his father's footsteps who was once a mineral prospector in the early 20th century.

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crosscuts_war_cvrCrosscut's War - The life and times of a Gallipoli soldier

Thomas Henry "Crosscut" Wilson

by Chris Holyday

ISBN 978-0-85905-652-6, (New, 2016), A4, 79 pages, illustrated, indexed, 240 grams

$30.00* + POST

Thomas Henry (Crosscut) Wilson was a mate of Henry Lawson. He came West in the 1890s in quest of gold but instead struck a very rich vein of literary success along the inky way.

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the_drovers_cook_cvrThe Drover’s Cook and other verses

by Tom Quilty

ISBN 978-0-85905-640-3, (1958 R 2016), 124 pages, soft cover, 140 grams.

$25.00* + POST

Tom Quilty was a well-known Kimberley cattleman who became famous for his verse and especially for his descriptive poem, “The Drover’s Cook – weighed fifteen stone, He had one bloodshot eye, He had no laces on his boots, No buttons on his fly.”

The royalties for this book go to the Kimberley RFDS. This small reprint of a now rare book is done to satisfy the curious readers of the new Red Dog: True Blue by Louis de Bernieres in which the author quotes verse from The Drover’s Cook.


Ed by Peter J Bridge

ISBN 978-0-85905-677-9, (2017, new), A4, 190pp, heavily illustrated, 510 grams

$50.00* + POST

A history of dryblowers. This revolutionary device was developed on the WA goldfields and spread in various forms to other dry auriferous states and nations. A collection of historical and technical reports that are scarcely known, together with an exceptional collection of photographs.

Published 27 Oct 2017.

FRED_MCGILL_BRIDGE_150Fred McGill: An Ambiguous Aboriginal

Ed. by Peter J. Bridge

ISBN 978-0-85905-679-3, (New 2017), A5, softcover, 34pages, 50 grams

$10.00* + POST

The life of Fred, a Noongar among the easterner Mirning. Fred was a hit man for settlement to the east and took part in Russell’s 1897 expedition. His story in his own words. Fred died in 1909. Published 28 Sept 2017.