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Traditional Bush Medicines: An Aboriginal Pharmacopoeia [used book][rare], Aboriginal Communities of the Northern Territory of Australia
1 Traditional Bush Medicines: An Aboriginal Pharmacopoeia [used book][rare]
Aboriginal Communities of the Northern Territory of Australia Australia Greenhouse Publications 1988 086436167X / 9780864361677 Hardcover Good Fair Book 30 x 22.5 x 2.5 cm 
Traditional Bush Medicines is a unique and exciting pharmacopoeia which links traditional Aboriginal medicine with modern-day science. Based on Aboriginal knowledge which has evolved over more than 40,000 years. It reveals the Australian Aborigines' deep and complex understanding of their land. Superbly illustrated with over 250 colour photos and contains beautifully executed botanical drawings of all the plants described in the pharmacopoeia. It contains a comprehensive table of remedies, and the tree appendices included at the back of the book explain the chemical analyses which have been carried out and give detailed results of the analyses to date. 
Price: 100.00 AUD
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In Search of Ancient Queensland: A Queensland Museum Discovery Guide, Alex Cook and Andrew Rozefelds
2 In Search of Ancient Queensland: A Queensland Museum Discovery Guide
Alex Cook and Andrew Rozefelds Australia Queensland Museum 2015 0977594300 / 9780977594306 Soft cover New Book 25.0 x 21.0 x 2.0 cm 
The search for ancient Queensland is a journey through deep time, revealing its unique landscapes, a fascinating geology and, most importantly, its incomparable fossils. This beautifully illustrated book charts the complex evolution of life over the past 250 million years, set against a backdrop of momentous geological events and dramatic environmental change. It offers tantalising, but incomplete, glimpses of the primeval environments that have shaped modern Queensland and, in doing so, signposts understanding of our largely unknown future. In Search of Ancient Queensland celebrates the remarkable geological and natural heritage of the State and showcases the outstanding fossil collections and research of the Queensland Museum. 280 pages. 
Price: 39.95 AUD
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The Driver: Australia and New Zealand on the back of a truck, Alice Mabin
3 The Driver: Australia and New Zealand on the back of a truck
Alice Mabin Australia Alice Mabin 2016 0646952447 / 9780646952444 Hardcover New Book 34.0 x 28.8 x 2.0 cm Alice Mabin 
The Driver by Alice Mabin documents the reality of the daily grind for 110 different trucking companies and drivers with stunning images featuring every state and territory in Australia and New Zealand. This is the never before-seen real life tale of the captivating lives of truck drivers. “It was important to me that the stalwart cooperation of the truckies, their families, and the trucking companies were respected and represented fully. This is why it was so vital to feature each state and territory across Australia and New Zealand,” asserted the author, Alice Mabin. “I absorbed so much on this legendary journey. I learned how to drive a road train, change tyres, fix fuel leaks, tie down freight, and to cook on the side of the road”. Al, who also has a drone license spent time with the Heart of Australia truck and documented its travels throughout outback Queensland which features in the book. 228 pages. 
Price: 69.95 AUD
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The Drover: Photographic record of the Brinkworth Cattle Drove, Alice Mabin
4 The Drover: Photographic record of the Brinkworth Cattle Drove
Alice Mabin Australia Alice Mabin 2014 0646918583 / 9780646918587 Hardcover New Book 34.0 x 28.8 x 2.0 cm Alice Mabin 
The Drover by Alice Mabin - droving captured through the lens of a camera. The red dust swirls around you, filling your lungs and coating your face, the cattle low as they march onwards, you crack a cold one at the end of a long hot day. The path of a drover is a long and difficult one. Droving is woven in the fabric of Australian history, but droving cattle long distances is a rare event today. Now you can view the epic Brinkworth drove, as captured through the lens of photographer Al Mabin in her new book The Drover. During 2013's severe drought, South Australian farmer Tom Brinkworth purchased 18,000 cattle from AACo properties. The $8 million transaction was the largest single purchase in the history of Elders Livestock. Having purchased the cattle, the next question was how to get them home to Brinkworth's 35,000 hectare property Uardry Station near Hay, New South Wales. Doing the sums, the cost of trucking the cattle was roughly the same as walking them down. The journey started in June 2013, covering 2000km and crossing two states, as the cattle were walked south 'On the Long Paddock'. Mabin, who is building a reputation for her ability to capture spectacular photos of the Australian outback, tracked down the phone number of head drover Bill Little and asked if she could take photos of the drove one weekend. She found herself thrown on a horse and joining the drove. Heading home and scrolling through the photos, she realised she was missing the cattle and yearning for the drove. She decided to return and photograph all nine mobs. The result is the stunning coffee table book The Drover, going to the heart of droving, the people, and most importantly - the cattle. This book is sure to appeal to anyone who has ever fallen in love with the outback, and those who inhabit it. 196 pages. 
Price: 59.95 AUD
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The Miners: Stories from the Industry That Drives Modern Australia, Barry Avery
5 The Miners: Stories from the Industry That Drives Modern Australia
Barry Avery Australia Freemantle Press 2016 1922089613 / 9781922089618 Hardcover New New Book 28.6 x 23.8 x 2.6 cm 
"The Miners traces the Australian mining industry and its turning points of discovery and development, the booms and the busts. It tells this story through the eyes of those involved in it, from the captains of the industry, managing directors of small and mid-tier companies, the financiers, the service companies and lobbyists. From exploration to the mining tax and from oil to iron ore, this is a book of dreams, praise, criticisms, anger and laughter." 
Price: 39.95 AUD
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The Tamar Boats: A Complete Reference Book [used book][rare], Betty J. Percy
6 The Tamar Boats: A Complete Reference Book [used book][rare]
Betty J. Percy Australia Foot & Playsted Pty Ltd 1993 0646136496 / 9780646136493 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 26.5 x 19 cm Signed by Author(s)
This book tells the stories of more than 750 craft, almost without exception privately owned, built by professional and non-professional boat builders and launched from the banks of the Tamar River. Racing abilities and tales of extended cruises are on record along with outstanding racing successes in Tasmanian coastal and Bass Strait waters. Inevitably there is also recorded for a few their loss through foundering or other sad circumstance. In addition there are items of historical interest about the River itself, together with old and pertinent papers, and photographs depicting varying sailing rig and styles of motor launches. The Tamar Boats can be regarded as a book of reference, and is a boating book with a difference as each craft has its own story to tell. Signed by the Author on the title page. Inscription on inside front endpaper reads 'To Uncle Trevor from Glenn, Margaret & Family July 1993'. Overall in very good codition. Dust jacket in Very Good Condition with some slight rubbing on front and rear. 
Price: 300.00 AUD
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Australia Remember When, Bob Byrne
7 Australia Remember When
Bob Byrne Australia New South Publishing 2015 1742234569 / 9781742234564 Soft cover New Book 23.0 x 17.1 cm 
Remember grabbing a copy of the late edition afternoon paper from the paper boy? Watching a Graham Kennedy skit on TV? Did you buy a 45rpm single or a 33rpm album at your local record shop? And play it on your record player? If you answered yes to any of these questions chances are you are part of the Baby Boomer generation. How time has flown! It all seems just like yesterday. Take a pleasantly sentimental trip down memory lane with Bob Byrne as he shows us bits of Australia we've forgotten, identities and landmarks we loved and let him remind us that some of the best things about Australia haven't changed. The best of Bob Byrne's hit Facebook page and much more, Australia Remember When is a bumper book that shows us bits of Australia we've forgotten, local identities and landmarks we loved and reminds us that the best parts of Australia haven't changed. About the Author: Bob Byrne has a lifetime of experience in media. He commenced his career in radio over 40 years ago as a music DJ, later turning to talk and current affairs. As a writer he has covered topics as varied as music, food, travel and currently writes the popular nostalgia column every Monday in the Adelaide Advertiser. He is the author of the bestselling Adelaide Remember When (2014), and runs the very popular Facebook websites 'Australia Remember When' and 'Adelaide Remember When'. 
Price: 34.95 AUD
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Dark Emu Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident?, Bruce Pascoe
8 Dark Emu Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident?
Bruce Pascoe Australia Magabala Books 2014 1922142433 / 9781922142436 Soft cover New Book 23.0 x 15.2 x 1.0 cm 
2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards Indigenous Writers Prize Joint Winner! Dark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for precolonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing – behaviours inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag. Gerritsen and Gammage in their latest books support this premise but Pascoe takes this further and challenges the hunter-gatherer tag as a convenient lie. Almost all the evidence comes from the records and diaries of the Australian explorers, impeccable sources. About the Author: Bruce Pascoe is a Bunurong man born in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond. He is a member of the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative of southern Victoria and has been the director of the Australian Studies Project for the Commonwealth Schools Commission. Bruce has had a varied career as a teacher, farmer, fisherman, barman, fencing contractor, lecturer, Aboriginal language researcher, archaeological site worker and editor. 
Price: 34.95 AUD
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Australia's Mammal Extinctions: A 50 000 Year History [POD], Chris Johnson
9 Australia's Mammal Extinctions: A 50 000 Year History [POD]
Chris Johnson Australia Cambridge University Press 2006 0521686601 / 9780521686600 Soft cover New Book 25.2 x 19.8 x 2.7 cm 
NOT IN STOCK - THIS IS A PRINT ON DEMAND TITLE WHICH TAKES 7-10 DAYS TO RECEIVE INTO STOCK - PLEASE TAKE THIS TIMEFRAME INTO ACCOUNT WHEN ORDERING. Of the forty mammal species known to have vanished in the world in the last 200 years, almost half have been Australian. Our continent has the worst record of mammal extinctions, with over 65 mammal species having vanished in the last 50 000 years. It began with the great wave of megafauna extinctions in the last ice-age, and continues today, with many mammal species vulnerable to extinction. The question of why mammals became extinct, and why so many became extinct in Australia has been debated by experts for over a century and a half and we are no closer to agreement on the causes. This book introduces readers to the great mammal extinction debate. Chris Johnson takes us on a detective-like tour of these extinctions, uncovering how, why and when they occurred. 
Price: 119.95 AUD
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Australia: A Panoramic Vision, Claire Welch and Ian Welch
10 Australia: A Panoramic Vision
Claire Welch and Ian Welch Australia Greene Media 2012 1906347689 / 9781906347680 Hardcover New Book 19.7 x 27.5 x 2.0 cm 
Australia is habitat to a myriad of animals, including unique marsupials, such as the kangaroo and, plant species many of which are found nowhere else on earth. This work covers all that is Australia which is one of the diverse, beautiful and interesting countries in the world. All the beauty of Australia including Cities, Landscapes and Wildlife. 256 pages. 
Price: 24.99 AUD
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Australians Awarded 2nd Edition, A Comprehensive Reference for Military and Civilian Awards, Decorations and Medals to Australians Since 1772, Clive Johnson
11 Australians Awarded 2nd Edition, A Comprehensive Reference for Military and Civilian Awards, Decorations and Medals to Australians Since 1772
Clive Johnson Australia Renniks Publications 2014 0987338633 / 9780987338631 2nd Edition Hardcover New Book 26.7 x 20.1 x 4.3 cm 
This second edition is without question the most comprehensive reference of honours, decorations, awards, medals and official forms of recognition to Australians ever produced. Australians Awarded has been compiled over 15 years to create 800 pages of in-depth detail on Honours, Medals and Decorations to Australians from 1770 to 2013. This edition includes comprehensive ribbon charts incorporating historical and current awards; detailed tables for types of awards; numbers issued, values, font types, medal types, ribbons, clasps, official badges, plaques, scrolls, certificates and detail for entitlement. Australians Awarded II also includes the only comprehensive listing of foreign orders and decorations to Australians between 1850 and 2013, as well as the never before published state-by-state multi-jurisdictional internal forms of recognition and awards. All of this is studied and explained, with 1000’s of images and extensive historical text. This book is for anyone with a passion for Australian military history, the enthusiast or specialist, the professional, the amateur, the collector, the dealer or simply anyone who has ever been, an Australian Awarded. 780pages - Full Colour 
Price: 84.95 AUD
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Pub Yarns: The pub, the whole pub and nothing but the pub, Colin Whelan
12 Pub Yarns: The pub, the whole pub and nothing but the pub
Colin Whelan Australia New Holland Publishers 2017 1742579590 / 9781742579597 Hardcover New New Book 26.5 x 21.5 x 2.7 cm 
Pub Yarns, The pub, the whole pub and nothing but the pub by Colin Whelan. Take a journey to some of the most memorable and extraordinary pubs in Australia. Each of these outstanding country, bush and outback pubs has a unique story to tell about its surroundings, its neighbours and about its customers, both regular and occasional. Author and photographer Colin Whelan crosses Australia on his motorbike to visit these disappearing icons of outback Australia. He tells of his travels between the pubs, the marvellous stories of pioneering history and the characters and drinking culture that he uncovered. 
Price: 29.95 AUD
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Chasing the Sunshine: The Story of Queensland's Sunshine Express, David Burke
13 Chasing the Sunshine: The Story of Queensland's Sunshine Express
David Burke Australia Queensland Museum 2009 0980569230 / 9780980569230 Soft cover New Book 28 x 20.4 x 0.9 cm 
Details the story of one of Queensland's most loved and most eventful rail services, the Sunshine Express, which travelled from Brisbane to Cairns from 1935 to 1953, and includes many historical photographs of the train, and the locations that it visited. In telling this story, the book follows the construction of the North Coast Line or 'Sunshine Route' which took over 35 years to complete and stretched over 1,600 kilometres. 154 pages. 
Price: 34.95 AUD
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One American Too Many: Boss Badger and the Brisbane Trams, David Burke
14 One American Too Many: Boss Badger and the Brisbane Trams
David Burke Australia Queensland Museum 2012 0987268104 / 9780987268105 Soft cover New Book 28.0 x 20.4 x 0.9 cm 
One hundred years ago, striking tramway workers brought the sleepy colonial city of Brisbane to the edge of anarchy in an unprecedented general strike. This publication, by prominent railway historian David Burke, tells the story of American Joseph Stillman Badger, who electrified the trams, and of the events that led to the 'Black Friday' clash between 15,000 strikers and 2000 police on 2 February 1912. 126 pages. 
Price: 29.95 AUD
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The Brisbane River, Heritage Trail with the Citycat: Travelling Downstream, David Gibson
15 The Brisbane River, Heritage Trail with the Citycat: Travelling Downstream
David Gibson Australia Boolarong Press 2016 1925236781 / 9781925236781 Soft cover New Book 21.0 x 14.8 x 0.8 cm 
Have you ever been on the CityCat and wondered what heritage lies beneath the buildings that you are looking at along the river? This book explores the Brisbane River Heritage Trail one section going upstream and the other one downstream. Let the book be your guide. 
Price: 19.95 AUD
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Cobb & Co. Coaching in Queensland, Deborah Tranter
16 Cobb & Co. Coaching in Queensland
Deborah Tranter Australia Queensland Museum 2010 072424140X / 9780724241408 Soft cover New Book 21.0 x 21.0 x 1.4 cm 
In this book, author Deborah Tranter traces the rise and decline of Australia's legendary coaching company. For more than 70 years, Cobb & Co. coaches and horses travelled over millions of kilometres of unmade outback roads. Through the recollections of the people who build, drove, serviced and used the coaches, Deborah Tranter has created a fascinating visual panorama of days gone by. 159 pages. 
Price: 14.95 AUD
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Brisbane: Australia's New World City - A History of the old Town Hall, City Hall, and the Brisbane City Council 1985-2013, Denver Beanland
17 Brisbane: Australia's New World City - A History of the old Town Hall, City Hall, and the Brisbane City Council 1985-2013
Denver Beanland Australia Boolarong Press 2016 1925522075 / 9781925522075 Hardcover New New Book 30.4 x 22.0 x 2.5 cm 
Apart from the history of the old Town Hall and City Hall, this book provides an analysis of Council’s policies and the delivery of services and infrastructure that shaped Brisbane between 1985 and 2013. It provides a permanent record of Council accomplishments during a period of enormous change. Established three months before Queensland separated from New South Wales in 1859 one of the first issues that faced the new Brisbane Municipal Council was the need for a Town Hall. This publication brings to life the shortcomings of the old Town Hall and the forty-year battle to erect a more suitable facility, which became City Hall. The odyssey continued in the decade long financial struggle to construct Brisbane’s City Hall following the end of World War I. The Council’s aspirational vision for Brisbane, together with strategies and objectives, that make the city a great place to conduct business, work and live are embraced in the concept Brisbane – Australia’s New World City. Today, not only does Council provide the basic services but also must compete against other major cities, both in Australia and internationally, if Brisbane is to progress and not stagnate. With blue skies, a subtropical climate and outdoor lifestyle, Brisbane is positioned on the world stage as vibrant, innovative, clean and green, a great place to live. 
Price: 69.95 AUD
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Horsemen of the Outback: Their Spurs and Spurmakers - REVISED EDITION, Don J. Corcoran
18 Horsemen of the Outback: Their Spurs and Spurmakers - REVISED EDITION
Don J. Corcoran Australia Boolarong Press 2012 192192053X / 9781921920530 Soft cover New Book 24.0 x 16.5 x 1.2 cm 
This is an extremely well researched work which will be treasured by all horse riders. It is a very thorough account of Australian spurs and the bush blacksmiths like Fred Gutte who designed his on Wave Hill Station, but is much more that. If offers a romantic folklore of the horsemen who used the spurs in their sometimes dangerous and often lonely rides on the cattle stations between outback Queensland and the Kimberley. 
Price: 29.95 AUD
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Ford Australia: The Cars and the People Who Built Them, Doug Wallace and Michelle Cook
19 Ford Australia: The Cars and the People Who Built Them
Doug Wallace and Michelle Cook Australia New Holland 2016 1742577083 / 9781742577081 Hardcover New Book 28.6 x 27.5 x 3.7 cm 
This book chronicles the 88 years in which Ford built cars in Australia for Australian conditions and interviews many of the people who worked for the company along with many rare images and essential production statistics. The first Australian-built Ford was a Model T that came off an improvised production line in a disused Geelong woolstore in June 1925, while work started on a factory in the nearby suburb of Norlane. It constitutes the complete history of Ford production in this country, with many rare images and essential production statistics. The perfect book for every Ford enthusiast, or anyone with an affinity for cars or industrial Australia. This is a large book weighing over 2.5kg. 
Price: 59.95 AUD
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Pioneer Families of Cooroy & District [used book][rare], Edited by Betty Sutton
20 Pioneer Families of Cooroy & District [used book][rare]
Edited by Betty Sutton Australia Cooroy-Noosa Genealogical & Historical Research Group 2002 095805780X / 9780958057806 Soft cover Good Book 21 x 14.7 cm 
The Cooroy-Noosa Genealogical & Historical Research Group has produced this book to crystallise its oral history project undertaken between 1999 and 2000. The men, women and children mentioned within these pages have all made a significant contribution to the cultural life of the local towns and to Noosa Shire. 
Price: 49.00 AUD
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