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In Search of Ancient Queensland: A Queensland Museum Discovery Guide

By: Alex Cook and Andrew Rozefelds

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum: 2015

Seller ID: 003853

ISBN: 0977594300

Condition: New


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 Queensl... View more info

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The Drover: Photographic record of the Brinkworth Cattle Drove

By: Alice Mabin

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Australia, Alice Mabin: 2014

Seller ID: 9780646918587

ISBN: 0646918583

Condition: New


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 ... View more info

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The Driver: Australia and New Zealand on the back of a truck

By: Alice Mabin

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Australia, Alice Mabin: 2016

Seller ID: 9780646952444

ISBN: 0646952447

Condition: New


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... View more info

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The Grower: The Heartbeat of Australia

By: Alice Mabin

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Australia, Alice Mabin: 2018

Seller ID: 9780646984674

ISBN: 0646984675

Condition: New


LIVESTOCK: THE HEARTBEAT OF AUSTRALIA. Isolated workers and stunning landscapes unfold before your eyes as you take the photographic adventure of a life time. From a crocodile farm to a farm of 50,000+ sheep, this book captures what most people don’t know about day to day life on a station in Australia. Cattle, sheep, dairy, the intensives- pig and poultry, aquaculture, right down to our more boutique enterprises such as buffalo, camels, crocodiles, deer, duck... View more info

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The Grower: The Roots of Australia

By: Alice Mabin

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Australia, Alice Mabin: 2018

Seller ID: 9780646969831

ISBN: 0646969838

Condition: New


CROPPING: THE ROOTS OF AUSTRALIA From the vast expansions of land of bulk commodity crops such as wheat, barley, canola lupins in the wheatbelt of Western Australia, to the colourful horticulture sector that graces every household, to vitaculture in the Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley, Margaret River and South Australia, plant and tree nurseries, to the more unique things like safron, ginger, hemp, cocoa, opium poppies, truffles, and jojoba all over Australia. See what life... View more info

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The Miners: Stories from the Industry That Drives Modern Australia

By: Barry Avery

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Freemantle Press: 2016

Seller ID: A1122

ISBN: 1922089613

Condition: New


"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." View more info

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The Tamar Boats: A Complete Reference Book [used book][rare]

By: Betty J. Percy

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Australia, Foot & Playsted Pty Ltd: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 001387

ISBN: 0646136496

Condition: Very Good


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 item... View more info

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Australia Remember When

By: Bob Byrne

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, New South Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003789

ISBN: 1742234569

Condition: New


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 Aus... View more info

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Dark Emu Black Seeds: Agriculture or Accident?

By: Bruce Pascoe

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Magabala Books: 2014

Seller ID: A1084

ISBN: 1922142433

Condition: New


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 Pa... View more info

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Australia's Mammal Extinctions: A 50 000 Year History [POD]

By: Chris Johnson

Price: $119.95

Publisher: Australia, Cambridge University Press: 2006

Seller ID: A1266

ISBN: 0521686601

Condition: New


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... View more info

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Australia: A Panoramic Vision

By: Claire Welch and Ian Welch

Price: $24.99

Publisher: Australia, Greene Media: 2012

Seller ID: 003744

ISBN: 1906347689

Condition: New


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. View more info

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Australians Awarded 2nd Edition, A Comprehensive Reference for Military and Civilian Awards, Decorations and Medals to Australians Since 1772

By: Clive Johnson

Price: $84.95

Publisher: Australia, Renniks Publications: 2014

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: A1045

ISBN: 0987338633

Condition: New


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; number... View more info

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Pub Yarns: The pub, the whole pub and nothing but the pub

By: Colin Whelan

Price: $27.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland Publishers: 2018

Seller ID: 9781760790103

ISBN: 1760790109

Condition: New


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 h... View more info

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Chasing the Sunshine: The Story of Queensland's Sunshine Express

By: David Burke

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum: 2009

Seller ID: 003442

ISBN: 0980569230

Condition: New


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. View more info

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One American Too Many: Boss Badger and the Brisbane Trams

By: David Burke

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum: 2012

Seller ID: 9780987268105

ISBN: 0987268104

Condition: New


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. View more info

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The Brisbane River, Heritage Trail with the Citycat: Travelling Downstream

By: David Gibson

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2016

Seller ID: 003960

ISBN: 1925236781

Condition: New


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. View more info

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Cobb & Co. Coaching in Queensland

By: Deborah Tranter

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum: 2010

Seller ID: 003440

ISBN: 072424140X

Condition: New


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. View more info

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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

By: Denver Beanland

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2016

Seller ID: A1190

ISBN: 1925522075

Condition: New


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 ... View more info

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Horsemen of the Outback: Their Spurs and Spurmakers - REVISED EDITION

By: Don J. Corcoran

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2012

Seller ID: 003977

ISBN: 192192053X

Condition: New


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. View more info

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Ford Australia: The Cars and the People Who Built Them

By: Doug Wallace and Michelle Cook

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2016

Seller ID: A1070

ISBN: 1742577083

Condition: New


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 product... View more info