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Image for A TRAVELLERS' GUIDE TO CAPE COUNTRY: Tasmania's Beautiful North-West

A TRAVELLERS' GUIDE TO CAPE COUNTRY: Tasmania's Beautiful North-West

By: (None Noted)

Price: $12.22

Publisher: Tasmania, Australia, Cape Country Division, Tasmanian Tourist Council:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005388

ISBN: 0959365508

Condition: Very Good


No publication date (c. 1982). 52pp., colour and b/white halftone illustrations and maps throughout. Saddle-stitch staplebound. Clean staples firm. Pages unmarked. Printed limp wrapper lightly soiled and bumped. With colour plate photography by David Robinson, this travel guide to the Cape Country of Tasmania's north-west includes: Prelims., Intro., Stats., Distances, Pictorials on: Smithton, Stanley, Wynyard, and Burnie, Guide to Trips, Boat Harbour Beach Pictorial, Ind... View more info

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CHANGE AND TRADITION : A Portrait of the University of Melbourne

By: (University of Melbourne)

Price: $20.68

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, The University of Melbourne: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010877

ISBN: 0732505100

Condition: Very Good +


176pp., b/white and colour illustrations throughout. Book clean, square, Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain black boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated (etching by Victor Cobb, 'The Cloister', Melbourne University), loose-plastic protected dustjacket very good+. "The writers in Change and Tradition discuss many of the areas of operation that make the University work, but also dwell on the sights and sounds of the University and the human factors that are ... View more info

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IMAGES OF THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD Surf & Shipwreck Coast (Signed Copy)

By: Alexandra Stevens (Written by) Barry Stevens (Photographed by)

Price: $75.20

Publisher: Yallourn North, Victoria, Australia, GippStar International:

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed By Author and Photographer

Seller ID: 012292

ISBN: 0975808214

Condition: Very Good +


Limited Edition Hardcover. No publication date (c. 2005?). Colour maps, stunning colour photographic illustrations throughout by Barry Stevens. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Laid-on pictorial image affixed to front panel of undamaged plain blue boards. Short inscription, "Best wishes", signed by author and photographer on ffep., else leaves unmarked and clean. Contents, in sections, include: Surf Coast, Otways, Shipwreck Coast, Warrnamboo... View more info

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IN THEIR DAY: The Baker Medical Research Institute Memoirs of Alumni

By: Andrews, Rod and Barnett, Alf (Edited by)

Price: $15.82

Publisher: South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, Hyland House: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005770

ISBN: 1875657029

Condition: Very Good +


xii, + 188pp., pictorially-illustrated endpapers (different), two, unpaginated, b/white halftone plate sections (mostly portraits and happy-snaps). Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn and scuffed, plus a margin strip trimmed from rear flap. "This book is a major contribution to the history of the Baker Medical... View more info

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A CITY LOST AND FOUND : Whelan the Wrecker's Melbourne (Signed Copy)

By: Annear, Robyn

Price: $28.20

Publisher: Black Inc/Schwartz Publishing: 2006

Edition: Reprint

Inscription: Signed and Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 011746

ISBN: 1863953892

Condition: Very Good +


xii, + 303pp., b/white illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Short personal inscription, "To Mxxxxxx . . . ", signed by author Robyn Annear on first (author bio.) page, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper very good+. From the rear panel: "The demolition firm of Whelan the Wrecker was a Melbourne institution for a hundred years (1892-1992) . . . Robyn Annear uses Whelan's demolition sites as portals to explore layers of the... View more info

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THE HISTORY OF THE SORRENTO GOLF CUB

By: Barnaby, J.W.

Price: $16.92

Publisher: Sorrento, Victoria, Australia, The Sorrento Golf Club: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013008

ISBN: 0959879803

Condition: Good


viii, + 49pp., a name partially erased from front pastedown, noticeable biopredation on rear endpaper. B/white illustrations throughout: halftone plates and line-drawn course layouts. Book clean. Spine firm, lightly bumped and canted. Bright gilt titles over bumped green boards, with a small splash-stain on foredge of front board. Title page clipped along head, else textblock unmarked. This history of the Sorrento, Victoria, Golf Club was compiled by a member of long-sta... View more info

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WOODEND ON THE FIVE MILE CREEK

By: Barned, Betty Jean

Price: $15.04

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, (Author) (Printed By the Dominion Press - Hedges & Bell):

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012263

Condition: Very Good +


No date (1985). 174pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plate section (archival sources). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Monochrome, art-illustrated (Vi Barker) card wrapper slightly edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. Published to coincide with Victoria's sesquicentenary, this history of Woodend and district is well compiled and features : Old Woodend, Early Transport, Buildings, Memoirs of Pioneering Families, Local Schools - Churches - Businesses - Families, Sport, Se... View more info

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THE MIRACLE BY THE CREEK : The Story of the Establishment and Development of Lionsville Aged Care Facility, Essendon. (Signed Copy)

By: Baudinette, Neil

Price: $17.58

Publisher: North Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Nutshell Graphics: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed and Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 006394

ISBN: 064642890X

Condition: Very Good +


153pp., oblong (landscape) format. Intext illustrations throughout in colour and monochrome. Book clean. Spine firm and square. An inscription, signed and dated 'Neil' on plain inner front wrap. Leaves clean and unmarked. Pictorially illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped only. The story of the creation, and subsequent growth and expansion, of 'Lionsville', a Lions Club of Essendon, Victoria, aged care project. Produced in the 50th Anniversary year of the chartering o... View more info

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STILL IN THE BUSH

By: Beadell, Len

Price: $22.56

Publisher: Adelaide, South Australia, Rigby Limited: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012546

ISBN: 0727000209

Condition: Very Good


(vii) + 175pp., locality map endpapers. Unpaginated b/white halftone plates throughout (all called-for plates extant and attached). Book clean. Lightly bumped spine firm, and very slightly canted. Plain green boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Colour, photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. Adventurous Australian outback surveyor Len Beadell (1923-1995) tells, in his inimitable style, of his primary involvement in the ear... View more info

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HILLS OF THE WEST WIND : Reflections on the Tasmanian Landscape

By: Binks, C. J.

Price: $47.00

Publisher: Geelong, Victoria, Australia, Barrallier Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009559

ISBN: 0958583870

Condition: Near Fine


xix, + 410pp., illustrated throughout: full colour plates, and b/white halftone plates and maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Bright gilt titles over near fine boards. Textblock pristine. Attached ribbon bookmark. No dustjacket. A meander through the essence of Tasmania; the breath-taking landscapes, and the Tasmanians who have made it what it is . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 7 'sections' (chapters), viz: Shaping an Island, A Varied Tapestry, Kins... View more info

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ONE MAN IN HIS TIME : Edward Bishop Master Builder 1844-1902 (Signed Copy)

By: Bishop, Marjorie de Freyne

Price: $16.92

Publisher: Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, The Craftsman Press: 1979

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012978

ISBN: 0909108129

Condition: Good


xi, + 98pp., floor plan layout front endpaper. Sepia halftone plate illustrations throughout, including subject-portrait frontispiece. Book clean and square. Illustrated boards covered with permanent clear adhesive film, which is partly soiled, including overlap on pastedowns. Signed by author on limitation page (500 copies printed, of which 45 were numbered and signed - this copy is signed only). The story of Melbourne, Victoria colonial master builder Edward Bishop (18... View more info

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THE RIVERSDALE GOLF CLUB . . . THROUGH THE AGES

By: Boundy, John

Price: $37.60

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, Riversdale Golf Club:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011940

Condition: Very Good +


No date (2010). 39pp. B/white halftone plates throughout (archival and contemporary). Oblong (landscape) format, produced by Loris Wilton. Book clean. Spine square, bumped on heel. Colour-art illustrated (Paul McDonald Smith, OAM) gloss boards undamaged. Text-block clean and unmarked. Art-illustrated (as boards), loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally bumped only. A brief pictorial history (words and photos compiled by John Boundy) issued to commemorate the opening... View more info

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A HISTORY OF MEENIYAN 1881-1981: A Century of Progress

By: Boyd, P.M.

Price: $33.84

Publisher: Meeniyan, Victoria, Australia, The Meeniyan Progress Association Centenary Committee: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012611

Condition: Very Good


64pp., intext b/white halftone plates throughout (various sources) together with line-drawn selector and township maps. Saddle-stitched, staple-bound format. Booklet clean and 'square'. Staples clean and holding firmly. Art-illustrated (J. Altenhof) card wrapper lightly edgeworn, with mild fingermarks on plain rear wrap. Title page, and illustrations, on inner front and rear wraps. Textblock unmarked. A concise, most interesting centennial history of the small but progre... View more info

Image for THE QUEST FOR HIGHER THINGS: A History of the Marist Brothers' Hundred Years in Kilmore, with Special Attention to the Foundation and Development of Assumption College

THE QUEST FOR HIGHER THINGS: A History of the Marist Brothers' Hundred Years in Kilmore, with Special Attention to the Foundation and Development of Assumption College

By: Braniff, Br. Valerian

Price: $17.58

Publisher: Kilmore, Victoria, Australia, Assumption College: 1992

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Other

Seller ID: 004598

ISBN: 0646119168

Condition: Very Good +


xvi, + 312pp., intext illustrations throughout; b/white archival halftone plates and facsimiles throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Lightly bumped foredge corners and backstrip. Inscription, signed by Assumption College stalwart, educator and historian R [Ray] Carroll on ffep. Otherwise leaves clean. Panoramic, pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, nipped and abraded. Interesting history of Assumption... View more info

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THE GOLDEN YEARS OF APEX 1956-1981

By: Branson, V.M.

Price: $12.22

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Association of Apex Clubs of Australia: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004144

ISBN: 0909854106

Condition: Very Good


135pp., intext, candid and archival, b/white halftone plates and sketch-art illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn, with a small, closed tear. The story of the glory years of the Australian community service organization Apex, founded in Geelong, Victoria, in 1931. Open to people aged 18 up to 40, the clubs are non-political and non... View more info

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I WISH. Celebrating 20 Years of Granting Magical Wishes to Australian Children with Life-Threatening Illnesses in 2005

By: Brown, Allison

Price: $17.58

Publisher: Richmond, Victoria, The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Australia: 2005

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 003308

ISBN: 0646446789

Condition: Very Good


240pp., halftone illustrations throughout in colour and b/w, some poignant, all inspirational.Book clean, but slightly cocked. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated boards undamaged. Identically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. A celebration of 20 years of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Australia, who through a wide community support, grant the cherished wishes of children and young people with life-threatening illnesses. &... View more info

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PROMISE FULFILLED : The History of the Accounting Discipline at the University of Melbourne 1925-2004. (Signed Copy)

By: Burrows, Geoff

Price: $52.73

Publisher: Carlton, Victoria, Australia, MUP Custom (Melbourne University Publishing): 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed and Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 006399

ISBN: 0522852726

Condition: Near Fine


xv, + 280pp., b/white portrait frontispiece, plus two, unpaginated, candidly illustrated, b/white halftone plates, plus intext tables, throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title on spine. Black boards undamaged. An inscription, written with flair, signed and dated 'The Author', Geoff, on ffep., otherwise leaves pristine. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally bumped amd indented. At 7.15 pm. on 31 March, 1925, the inaugural lectur... View more info

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SALTBUSH COUNTRY : History of the Deniliquin District

By: Bushby, John E P

Price: $23.50

Publisher: New South Wales, Australia, Privately (John E.P. Bushby, with the Assistance of the Deniliquin Historical Society ): 2009

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 013034

ISBN: 0908120400

Condition: Very Good


(viii), + 424pp., b/white, intext illustrations throughout: halftone plates (archives- Deniliquin Historical Society), plus line-drawn maps, and allotments. Book clean. Spine mildly concave, but firm. Illustrated card wrapper edgeworn and abraded. Textblock unmarked. The "Saltbush Country" was the name first given to to the area now known as the Riverine Plains in south-west Riverina, New South Wales - an area of some 26,000 square miles of which Deniliquin towns... View more info

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COMEBACK: The Fall and Rise of Geelong

By: Button, James

Price: $20.68

Publisher: Carlton, Victoria, Australia, Melbourne University Press: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013244

ISBN: 0522866158

Condition: Very Good +


viii, + 336pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate illustrated section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper mildly bumped and edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. 'Comeback' tells the story of a great AFL football club - Geelong - and of some of the stellar names that have represented the club, and shows how the history of a town (Geelong) and the spirit of a place can be funnelled through the fortunes of a football club . . . Contents include: Pre... View more info

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MORE MERRIMENT - Writ in Remembrance. (Signed Copy)

By: Byard, Trevor

Price: $18.80

Publisher: Newtown, Victoria, Australia, Neptune Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 008981

ISBN: 0949583251

Condition: Very Good


221pp., b/white map, b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Author signature to title page. Several light spots to textblock foredge, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper softly creased and mildly edgeworn. The contents of Rev. Trevor Byard's fourth book are divided in four 'parts': Part 1/ Some Pioneers of the North-West Coast. Part II/ My Wynyard Memories. Part III/ Colonial Flashbacks. Part IV/ My Cornish Connection,... View more info