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Caught Off Guard
and other poems
by Janet Wells
ISBN 0 85905 096 3, (1986 new), Soft Cover, 53pp, 90grams
$9.00 + POST
From the English countryside to a Kimberley cattle station, these poems evoke Janet’s past and present life, and have won prizes in the North.
The Challenge and the Chance
The Colonisation and Settlement
of North West Australia 1861-1914
by S.K. Forrest
ISBN 0 85905 217 6, (1996 new), Hard Cover, 173mm x 253mm, 364pp, illustrated, 780grams
$50.00 + POST
The colonisation and settlement of North West Australia 1861-1914. Forrest focuses on black-white relationships, and the changing attitudes and moralities of white Australians when they, too, became indigenous. Opens a new chapter of Australian history.
Chasing the Weight
by F.W.P. Cammilleri
ISBN 0 85905 085 8, (1986 new), Soft Cover, 128mm x 210mm, 84pp, illustrated, 220grams
$22.00 + POST
From the Kimberley in 1886 to the Pilbara, Ashburton, Murchison, Kalgoorlie, Greenbushes and Donnybrook. “FWP” was a pioneer prospector and the first man to dig and peg on the Golden Mile lodes.
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The Circled Continent
by Randolph Bedford, edited by, and with a foreword by PJ Bridge and C. Holyday, and Gail Dreezens
ISBN 0 85905 410 1
(2007 Reprint 1905), A4, Soft Cover, 72pp, 230grams, $25.00* + POST
Randolph the Reckless, one of Australia’s greatest, but ignored writers, traveled along the Queensland coast to the Torres Strait and Papua in 1905. His brilliant descriptive writing of the places, people and their products is a joy to read and as fresh as it was a century ago. This ‘lost’ item does not appear in any bibliographies.
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.
Climb When Ready
by Dave James
ISBN 0 85905 221 4, (1996 new), Soft Cover, 140mm x 215mm, 188pp, illustrated, 240grams
$25.00 + POST
"Climb when ready." These are usually the last words a rock climber hears before he or she steps up onto a sheer rock face.As rock climbing has become a more popular pastime the equipment has become more easily obtainable. But, as little as thirty years ago there were only half a dozen climbers around Perth with the whole of the State's rock areas to themselves. There were little or no rescue facilities, no equipment shops and no clubs. Those pioneering climbers doggedly sought out the rock areas and climbed vertical cliffs with the minimum of ageing equipment. They went about their pastime quietly and few others knew of their exploits.
Cobb & Co. in the Golden West
edited by Gail Dreezens, P J Bridge, Phil Bianchi
ISBN 0 85905 406 3, (2008 New), A4, Soft Cover, 166pp, 470grams
$30.00* + POST
The WA coaching companies covered immense distances in scarcely explored country. Among them was the WA Cobb and Co run by Nicholas and Kidman. This collection of reminiscences, reports, timetables, adverts, etc is heavily illustrated. An essential volume on bush history and transport.
Colour Patch -
The men of the 2/4th Australian Machine Gun Battalion
by Murray Ewan
ISBN 085905 312 1, (2003 New), Case bound 928pp, illustrated, <3kg packed
This unique book sets a new standard for unit studies. It contains photos and service details of all the men on the 2/4th and is beautifully presented. It will become a classic in Australian Military history and an heirloom for the families of all those who served in the 2/4th.
Combined Index to the Publications of the Geological Survey of W.A. 1910-1970
by P. J. Bridge
ISBN 0 85905 000 9, (1972 New), Soft Cover, 350pp, A3
$170.00* (Direct sale only) + POST
This is the Combined indicies of the Geological Survey of WA Annual Reports and Bulletins from the end of previous index (Bulletin 60) to 1970 and an essential reference volume for geologists, prospectors and historians.
The Connelly Story
ed by PJ Bridge, I Murray & V Connelly
ISBN 978-0-85905-460-7, A4, 60 pp, illustrated, (200g)
$22.00 + Post
Connelly senior found the Fifield Platinum in NSW. His son discovered the Murchison GF in WA in 1890.