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Explorers Routes Revisited
Roe Expedition 1836
Comp. & ed. by Lesley Brooker
A not-for-profit book published by the author under the auspices of Hesperian Press.
ISBN 978-0-85905-504-8, (2012, New), A4, 170 pp, 156 figures, 30+ maps.
$40 no trade discounts + POST
Contact author re collection Lesley Brooker PO Box 518 Kalamunda, 6926.
John Septimus Roe has been called the “father of Australian explorers”. In a career spanning 57 years, he served in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars; joined Phillip Parker King in circumnavigating Australia and mapping large sections of Australian coastline; and was appointed Surveyor General to the fledgling Swan River colony, in which capacity he served for almost 40 years. Roe made at least 16 journeys of land exploration in Western Australia.
Frank Hann’s Lolworth Diaries 1866-1875
Transcribed and edited by Ian Elliot
ISBN 978-0-85905-547-5, (2013, New), A4, illustd., 192pp, 515 grams
$50.00* + POST
The long awaited precursor to Do Not Yield to Despair. Frank Hann’s early days in North Queensland. Annotated and indexed. Cattle Cape mining, characters, conflict, social and family life. Essential for any work on the period in N. Q.
Gallipoli to Tripoli
History of the 10th Light Horse Regiment AIF 1914 - 1919.
by Neville Browning and Ian Gill
ISBN 978-0-85905-515-4, (2011 R 2012), 648pp, heavily illustrated with maps and photos, casebound, dj, printed end papers, 1.8 kg, (Well over 2kg packed)
$95.00* + POST
The 10th Light Horse epitomises the dash and insouciance of the mounted Australian soldier in World War I. We believe that this book will fill the great need of the expanding families, relatives, and growing amounts of Westralians interested in knowing of the experiences of our men in battles of such significance that they literally changed the map of the world.
The Hackett Memorial Buildings at the University of Western Australia
by John Melville-Jones
ISBN 978-0-85905-543-7, (New2012), 160x240, 79pp, col. illust., 300grams
$20 post free in Aust.
For the 100th year of the Uni of WA. the The Hackett Memorial Buildings at The University of Western Australia, was written by Emeritus Professor John Melville-Jones. It begins by detailing the circumstances that led to the provision of a very large sum of money from the bequest of Sir John Winthrop Hackett, an unexpectedly large amount, which allowed the Hackett Buildings and St George's College to be built in a more imposing style than would otherwise have been possible. The book then describes the architecture and decoration of these buildings, and includes some stories of events, serious and not so serious, that took place in and around them.
HMS Guardian and the Island of Ice
The lost ship of the First Fleet and Lieutenant Edward Riou.1789 - 1790.
Compiled and annotated by Rod Dickson
ISBN 978-0-85905-511-6, (N, 2012), A4, 128pp, illust., 355grams
$30.00* + POST
In 1788 the first British settlement was established in New South Wales at Port Jackson, now Sydney, by a fleet of ships, Naval and chartered civilian vessels, loaded with convicts and their Military guards. When the fleet arrived at, firstly, Botany Bay and then Port Jackson, there was nothing to greet them, just sandy soil and scrub. Once the convicts and their guards were ashore it was necessary to establish a tented village, gardens and small farm holdings to till the soil and plant crops.
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.
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.
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.
The Magic Snake
Billy Miller Linklater
ISBN 978-0-85905-371-6, (1946 R 2013), 96pp, illustrated, 205g
$26.00* + POST
Billy was the author of Gather No Moss, a NT classic. He wrote of the Territory when it was young. These are his collected legends of the Warramunga tribe among whom he lived and worked for many years. A forgotten classic of the North.
May They Rest in Peace
by Jane Hall
ISBN 978-0-85905-550-5, (New 2012), 160x240, 62pp, illust., 130 grams
$16.50* + POST
The old Fremantle Lunatic Asylum has a colourful history and the stones tell their story but inside the spectral wraiths of the poor demented are still active. Jane Hall has collected the history and the stories of this strange and haunted place. Appropriately it is now an Arts Centre.
Widow of the Kimberley Goldfield
by Yvonne Coate
ISBN 978-0-85905-518-5, (2012, New), Full colour, illustrated, 245 x 160, 135pp, 330 grams
$35.00 + POST
Sarah O’Neill was a widow on the Kimberley Goldfield, in the 1880s, the same time as Russian Jack, the famous wheelbarrow man who became legendary throughout the goldfields of WA.
Mountain View Gold - Day Dawn
The Italians who made it Happen
by Alex Palmer
ISBN 978-0-85905-514-7, (2012N), illust., 125pp, 240g.
$25.00 + POST
A new day dawned for Day Dawn WA, following a rich strike at Mountain View.
A group of Italian prospectors at Day Dawn in the 1940s, down to their uppers, defying the advice of experts, persevered for four years before they finally struck it rich.