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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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Walking Brisbane: 30 Original Walks in and around Brisbane Revised and Updated Edition

By: Alison Cotes

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland Publishers: 2017

Seller ID: 004554

ISBN: 1742576273

Condition: New


The essential companion for the urban explorer. Walking Brisbane reveals the city's colonial past and vibrant present. Part of a series of Australian city walks, Walking Brisbane is a lively personal guide featuring:- 30 Walks through the most famous sights and interesting areas off the tourist track. Easy-to-follow maps detailing each route. Essential information on transport, opening times and walk lengths. Local insights and suggestions for refreshment stops. A... View more info

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Gentlemen of the Flashing Blade

By: Bianka Vidonja Balanzategui

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2016

Seller ID: 004006

ISBN: 1925236056

Condition: New


When Branko stepped onto the deck of the Mohammedi, a displaced person refugee, he left behind him a war torn home land and loving family. In the sweat and dust of a North Queensland cane field youthful hopes and ambitions died. But there, at least, he breathed freely and moved without looking over his shoulder. He could dream that when he made good money and his country was free he would go home. Bianka Vidonja Balanzategui, historian and daughter of a displaced person... 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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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

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The Leichhardt Diaries: Early travels in Australia during 1842-1844 Ludwig Leichhardt

By: Edited by Thomas A. Darragh and Roderick J. Fensham

Price: $64.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum: 2013

Edition: Volume 7 Part 1

Seller ID: A1106

Condition: New


The first printed English translation of the German explorer and scientist Ludwig Leichhardt’s diaries from 1841-1844. During the 30 months covered by the diaries, Leichhardt arrives in Australia as a diligent student from the lower strata of Prussian society without connections, capital or prospects; and by the closing passages he reveals his intentions to mount the first expedition across the north-eastern quarter of the continent. The diaries reveal how ... View more info

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Behind the Tin Fence: A History of the Ipswich Railway Workshops

By: Edited by Veronica Macno and Geraldine Mate and David Mewes

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum: 2011

Seller ID: 9780014404780

ISBN: 0014404788

Condition: New


The Ipswich Workshops had a pivotal role in the development of Queensland's railways. This detailed study documents the hard work, innovation and skills of the thousands of men who contributed to the proud history and traditions of the Workshops. It provides a valuable insight into the evolution of the Workshops, including the construction of the North Ipswich Roundhouse and the later development of the Workshops Rail Museum. 192 pages. View more info

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Voices From Brisbane Rugby League: Oral histories from the 50s to the 70s

By: Greg Mallory

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Greg Mallory: 2009

Seller ID: A1329

ISBN: 0975770411

Condition: New


Voices from Brisbane Rugby League is an oral history based on interviews with some of the legends of the game from the 1950s to the 1970s. Greg Mallory presents the stories of these greats - the memories, the achievements, the disappointments, and the characters they met along the way - in their own words, in a tribute that derives from Greg's own love of 'the greatest game of all'. View more info

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The Great Barrier Reef: A Queensland Museum Discovery Guide *** TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK ***

By: Gregory Czechura

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum: 2013

Seller ID: 003416

ISBN: 0980569281

Condition: New


The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world's last great wilderness areas. Its unique environment supports an astonishing and almost unequalled biodiversity, from microscopic plankton to whales. The human history of the Reef is no less intriguing. Indigenous Australians have known the Reef for millennia and their Dreaming stories offer tantalising glimpses of a truly ancient world. Europeans first encountered the Reef some 500 years ago, but have only recently begun to un... View more info

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Heritage Guide to the Scenic Rim: A Queensland Museum Pocket Guide

By: Gregory Czechura

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum: 2010

Seller ID: 003436

ISBN: 0980753376

Condition: New


Travel on a journey which weaves a path through the stories of the Scenic Rim's original inhabitants, the first European explorers and settlers to the changing face of the region's industries and towns today. A great introduction to the Scenic Rim's fascinating indigenous, colonial and contemporary history. 68 pages. View more info

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The Queensland House: History and Conservation

By: Ian Evans

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Flannel Flower Press: 2010

Seller ID: 9781875253173

ISBN: 1875253173

Condition: New


The houses of Queensland are unique in Australia. Broad verandahs shaded by gracefully curved expanses of roofing iron, tall stumps, lattice, roof ventilators, and a host of the subtleties combine to give the Queensland house of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries its own special qualities and visual character. It might be thought that determining why Queensland houses are so very different from those found elsewhere in Australia would be a simple matter. But... View more info

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Mephisto : Technology, War and Remembrance. A Queensland Museum Discovery Guide

By: Jeff Hopkins-Weise and Gregory Czechura

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum: 2018

Seller ID: 9780648094432

ISBN: 064809443X

Condition: New


Mephisto: Technology, War and Remembrance is the latest addition to The Queensland Museum Discovery Guide series. The bloody battles of the First World War were fought with many new and increasingly destructive weapons. One of the most significant of these was the tank. Only a single type of German tank was used in action, the A7V Sturmpanzerwagen, and it was a formidable opponent for the Allied forces. 506 Mephisto, the world’s sole surviving A7V, was captured on the ... View more info

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Rock 'N' Roll George: Brisbane Legend George Kiprios

By: Lauren McFarlane

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum: 2013

Seller ID: 003437

ISBN: 0987268155

Condition: New


Sometimes myths and legends can appear in the most unexpected places. The Brisbane Central Business District is one such unlikely setting. It is here that the young George Kiprios found accidental and enduring fame in his public persona of Rock 'N' Roll George. Many people who have grown up, or lived, in Brisbane have a story to tell about George. For more than 50 years, he was constant presence in a city that was evolving rapidly from sleepy country capital to modern m... View more info

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Cape York Peninsula: A History of Unlauded Heroes 1845-2003

By: Lennie Wallace

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2012

Seller ID: 003987

ISBN: 192192067X

Condition: New


Cape York Peninsula is arguably the most exotic wilderness region in Australia. Its history is as colourful as its geography and as steamy as its climate. The era covered is 1845-2003, but historian Lennie Wallace also tells us of early Chinese, Indonesian, Spanish and Portgugese mariners and of many shipwrecks and daring escapes along its dangerous coastline. View more info

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The Bird Man of Brisbane: Silvester Diggles and His Ornithol

By: Louis J. Pigott

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2010

Seller ID: 003970

ISBN: 1921555629

Condition: New


When Silvester Diggles arrived in 1855 there was little artistic or scientific talent in the small frontier town of Brisbane. By the time of his death in 1880, his paramount legacy was a large book on Australian birds, profusely illustrated with hand-coloured lithographs. Acting as his own publisher from 1865 onwards, Diggles produced the first substantial zoological work to commence publication in Australia. The compilation and content of this rare work of art and natur... View more info