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The Silence Calling : Australians in Antarctica 1947-1997 [used book]

By: Tim Bowden

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen and Unwin: 1999

Seller ID: 186448859X

ISBN: 186448859X

Condition: Good


The Silence Calling is Tim Bowden's exemplary record of their [Australian's in Antarctica] achievement, Peter Pierce, Australian Book Review. [The Silence Calling] is full of drama and adventure and a sense of the last frontier, Yvonne Preston, Canberra Times. Books simply don't get much better than this. Tim Bowden's 600-page saga about the Earth's last great wilderness, its only untamed frontier is an epic work befitting the beauty and the terror of Antarctica. Sunday Telegraph. The Silence Calling is a fascinating and often moving account of the work and life of ... View more info

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In Search of Ancient Queensland : A Queensland Museum Discovery Guide [Softcover]

By: Alex Cook and Andrew Rozefelds

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum: 2015

Seller ID: 9780977594306

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 Queensland and, in doing so, signposts understanding of our largely unknown future. In Search of Ancient Queensland celebrates the... View more info

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In Search of Ancient Queensland : A Queensland Museum Discovery Guide [Hardcover]

By: Alex Cook and Andrew Rozefelds

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum: 2015

Seller ID: 9780977594306HC

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 Queensland and, in doing so, signposts understanding of our largely unknown future. In Search of Ancient Queensland celebrates the remar... 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 the lens of photographer Al Mabin in her new book The Drover. During 2013's severe drought, South Australian farmer Tom B... 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 to feature each state and territory across Australia and New Zealand,” asserted the author, Alice Mabin. “I absorbed so ... 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, ducks, goats, turkeys, quail and the likes. The Grower series give a photographic and informative insight into each industry a... 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 is really like through an amazing series of personal stories and beautiful photographs. The Grower series give a photogra... View more info

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The Miners: Stories from the Industry That Drives Modern Australia *** Temporarily Out of Stock***

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 items of historical interest about the River itself, together with old and pertinent papers, and photographs depicting varying sa... View more info

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The Biggest Estate on Earth : How Aborigines made Australia

By: Bill Gammage

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Allen and Unwin: 2012

Seller ID: 9781743311325

ISBN: 174331132X

Condition: New


Across Australia, early Europeans commented again and again that the land looked like a park. With extensive grassy patches and pathways, open woodlands and abundant wildlife, it evoked a country estate in England. Bill Gammage has discovered this was because Aboriginal people managed the land in a far more systematic and scientific fashion than we have ever realised. For over a decade, Gammage has examined written and visual records of the Australian landscape. He has uncovered an extraordinarily complex system of land management using fire and the life cycles of native plants to ensure pl... 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 Australia we've forgotten, identities and landmarks we loved and let him remind us that some of the best things about Australia ... View more info

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Ned Kelly : The Iron Outlaw

By: Brad Webb

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2017

Seller ID: 9781742579863

ISBN: 1742579868

Condition: New


Most Australians know something about Ned Kelly – his gang’s final shoot out with the police at Glenrowan, Ned in his iron armour taken down by troopers shooting at his exposed legs, his subsequent trial and hanging in Melbourne – it’s a story often told. But did you know that Ned was planning a republic of north-east Victoria? That many of the settlers in the area were ready to take on the establishment and form their own independent state? That Ned’s ‘life of crime’ can be linked to the gross corruption of the colonial Victorian police force? Historian Brad Webb has written the... View more info

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100 Years Together : Commonwealth Bank of Australia [used book]

By: Bronwyn Phillips and Peter Hock

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Australia, Focus: 2011

Seller ID: 1921156635

ISBN: 1921156635

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial Harcover celebrating 100 of the Commonwealth Bank operating in Australia. The Commonwealth Bank came into existence for trading on 15 July 1912. 233 pages. 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: 9781922142436

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 Pascoe takes this further and challenges the hunter-gatherer tag as a convenient lie. Almost all the evidence comes from the... View more info

Image for Dark Emu : Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture

Dark Emu : Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture

By: Bruce Pascoe

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Magabala Books: 2018

Seller ID: 9781921248016

ISBN: 9781921248016

Condition: New


‘Dark Emu injects a profound authenticity into the conversation about how we Australians understand our continent...[It is] essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what Australia once was, or what it might yet be if we heed the lessons of long and sophisticated human occupation.’ — Judges for 2016 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Dark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irr... 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 continues today, with many mammal species vulnerable to extinction. The question of why mammals became extinct, and why so m... 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; numbers issued, values, font types, medal types, ribbons, clasps, official badges, plaques, scrolls, certificates and detail for en... View more info

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

By: Colin Whelan

Price: $29.95

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 his travels between the pubs, the marvellous stories of pioneering history and the characters and drinking culture that he unc... View more info

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Tai Ko Seng : Gordon Bennett of Christmas Island [used book]

By: Cyril Ayris

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Gordon Bennett Education Foundation: 1993

Seller ID: 0646154834

ISBN: 0646154834

Condition: Good


For more than seventy years, Christmas Island was home to thousands of Asian coolies who slaved under harsh British and Australian rule, digging out the island's valuable phosphate. Known as mai chee chai (bought piglets) they were shipped to the island from Singapore in the holds of stinking steamers, tattooed and put to work in the hot phosphate fields, usually until they died or became too old to be of use. Because of Christmas Island's isolation, it was well into the 1970's before the plight of its Asian population came to light. The British Phosphate Commission, which had run the islan... 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 Upstream, Travelling Downstream

By: David Gibson

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2016

Seller ID: 9781925236781

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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Three Ladies of Moreton Bay : Hayles Brisbane Cruises

By: David Jones

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2019

Seller ID: 9781925877151

ISBN: 1925877159

Condition: New


Mirimar, Mirabel and Mirana were three ladies of Moreton Bay. Elegant, white passenger launches belonging to Hayles Cruises, they are well remembered in Brisbane for their popular bay and river excursions. First came the legendary Mirimar running to Stradbroke Island, opening the way to the jewel of Point Lookout. The diminutive Mirabel soon followed with the excellent Mirana, joining the fleet after the war. Centred in the city under the shadow of Victoria Bridge, they ran to all corners of Moreton Bay as well as upstream to Lone Pine. Built in Brisbane for Brisbane, they were a vital part o... 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: 9780724241408

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 a Town Hall. This publication brings to life the shortcomings of the old Town Hall and the forty-year battle to erect a mo... 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 [Hardcover] *** TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK ***

By: Doug Wallace and Michelle Cook

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2016

Seller ID: 9781742577081

ISBN: 1742577083

Condition: New


This book chronicles the 91 years in which Ford built cars in Australia for Australian conditions and interviews many of the people who worked for the company. 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. On March 31, 1925, US manufacturer Ford announced that Geelong would be the Australian headquarters of its local production. The first Australian-built Ford was a Model T that came off an improvised produ... View more info

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Ford Australia: The Cars and the People Who Built Them [Softcover]

By: Doug Wallace and Michelle Cook

Price: $45.00  $39.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2016

Seller ID: 9781742579214

ISBN: 1742579213

Condition: New


This book chronicles the 91 years in which Ford built cars in Australia for Australian conditions and interviews many of the people who worked for the company. 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. On March 31, 1925, US manufacturer Ford announced that Geelong would be the Australian headquarters of its local production. The first Australian-built Ford was a Model T that came off an improvised produ... View more info

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Pioneer Families of Cooroy & District [used book][rare]

By: Edited by Betty Sutton

Price: $49.00

Publisher: Australia, Cooroy-Noosa Genealogical & Historical Research Group: 2002

Seller ID: 001692

ISBN: 095805780X

Condition: Good


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. View more info