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Boggo Road and Beyond [used book][hard to get]

By: Tom King

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Australia, Watson Ferguson and Co: 2007

Seller ID: 1921054204

ISBN: 1921054204

Condition: Very Good


In the 1989, together with many hundred other senior and junior staff of all prisons throughout Queensland he was declared redundant and subsequently, the Kendy report, which preceded the American inspired "cost effective" prisons for profit concept was imposed on all Queenslanders. The report has never been scrutinised until now. View more info

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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 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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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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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. Access notes for wheelchairs and less mobile walkers. About the Author: Alison Cotes, an experienced and widely-published ... 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 cane cutter, takes the reader on a graphic and authentic journey from International Refugee Organization (IRO) Assembly Camp... 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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Wings on the River : Flying Boats on the Brisbane River and Redland Bay

By: David Embry Jones

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2007

Seller ID: 9781921054273

ISBN: 1921054271

Condition: New


Wings on the River tells the colourful story of flying boats from Brisbane's unique viewpoint. Flying boats represented comfort and safety in reaching distant and exotic places across the sea, and Brisbane was on the doorstep of flying boat travel for more than fifty years. Wings on the River traces the whole flying boat era in Australia through its many changes, its triumphs and adversities, including: * Pioneering flights between the wars by overseas and local flying boats alighting in the heart of the city; * Qantas flying boats on the legendary Empire Air Mail route to Britain flying passe... 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: 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

Image for Brisbane: Australia's New World City - A History of the old Town Hall, City Hall, and the Brisbane City Council 1985-2013

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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JIGSAW : The Biography of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen : Statesman - Not Politician [used book]

By: Derek Townsend

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Sneyd and Morley: 1983

Seller ID: 0949344001

ISBN: 0949344001

Condition: Good


Johannes Bjelke-Petersen, born in 1911, has been Premier of Queensland since 1968. He is one of the most powerful and controversial politicians, having always attracted a barrage of media coverage that has labelled him many unpleasant things such as 'the kick-them-down preacher, A Chicago style tough guy or, with somewhat less extremity, Man of Steel. Kinder views have headlined him Like a warm-hearted uncle, A gentle gentlemanand A man who deserves to stay at the top. And Joh (as most people call him) has stayed at the top, gaining political power, acceptance and recognition not only in Aust... View more info

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Brisbane Commerce : Construction and Controversy 1840-2018

By: Edited by Barry Shaw and Contributions by Thorn Blake and Paul Sayer and Beverley Isdale and John Laverty

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2019

Seller ID: 9781925877144

ISBN: 1925877140

Condition: New


Brisbane History Group Papers No. 28, Brisbane: Commerce, Construction and Controversy ~ 1840–2018 looks at the growth of the city’s built environment, some of its recreational facilities and the construction of its road and rail network. Not all was successful and there were many hurdles to be overcome along the way. The first section looks at public and private construction and considers: • the many changes to the area now known as the Roma Street precinct • the failure of a grand plan, which was before its time, to reinvigorate a neglected part of the city • the beginnings and con... 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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A Medical School for Queensland [used book]

By: Edited by R. L. Doherty

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Boolaron Press: 1986

Inscription: 'Betty Colledge' written in pen on the front endpa

Seller ID: 086776192X

ISBN: 086776192X

Condition: Good


Book and DJ in good overall condition. Minor shelf wear at the bottom. Some foxing. The University of Queensland Medical School and its Faculty of Medicine celebrate their 50th Anniversaries in 1986. They can point to a record of achievement in teaching, service and research: the 6000 graduates in Medicine, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy that have been produced; a major influence on the State teaching hospitals; active research groups making major contributions to important areas. Most of the 26 authors of this book are, or have been, students or teachers in the School... View more info

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Brisbane : Squatters, Settlers and Surveyors : Brisbane History Group Papers No 16-2000

By: Edited by Rod Fisher and Jennifer Harrison

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2000

Seller ID: 9780958646994

ISBN: 0958646996

Condition: New


This volume of papers, the sixteenth published by Brisbane History Group, comprises twelve contributions by amateur, professional and academic historians on the origin and development of Brisbane. While centring on the seminal 1840s of free settlement, these papers range from the 1820s to 1860s. In particular this collection places Brisbane Town within regional context of the Moreton Bay district. At the same time it portrays the crucial role of people in the pioneering process, as groups or individuals, whether squatters, settlers or surveyors. These were true founders of Brisbane. The lo... View more info

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The Leichhardt Diaries: Early travels in Australia during 1842-1844 Ludwig Leichhardt ***Temporarily Out of Stock***

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 Leichhardt navigated his way through Sydney society and then found his confidence as a scientific traveller, along the way a... 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 understand its almost unimaginable complexity. This book weaves these equally vibrant strands of natural and cultural heritage ... 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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Where the Beech Trees Grow : The Story of Binna Burra [used book]

By: Harry Throssell

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Australia, Binna Burra Lodge Limited: 1984

Seller ID: 0958929505

ISBN: 0958929505

Condition: Good


Binna Burra is the realization of a dream. In 1929 Authur Groom stood on the ridge where Binna Burra is today and dreamed of a mountain lodge where people could take restful, healing walks into the majestic rainforest and woodlands of Lamington National Park. Work began onthe slab and shingle huts of Binna Burra in 1934, and these original cabins are still standing. The sheer rejuvenating power of a moment spent absorbing the ancient stillness of the lush, tall timeless forest draws people to Binna Burra now as it did then. While Binna Burra celebrated its 50th Anniversary, some of the rai... 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 it has taken years of research to unravel a very complex story and find the answers to some fundamental questions about the... 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 battlefields of France in 1918. Under cover of darkness, with gas shells falling around them, a small group of soldiers — Q... 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: 9780987268150

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 metropolis. George touched the lives of Brisbane residents from all walks of life and our collective memories of him are nosta... 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 natural history is examined here in the light of Diggles' life and times, as well as his ornithological predecessors and contempor... View more info

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Barefoot Through the Bindies: Growing Up in North Queensland in the Early 1900s

By: Marion Houldsworth

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2012

Seller ID: 003980

ISBN: 1921920610

Condition: New


Growing up in North Queensland in the early 1900's. Australian children of this new millennium takes for granted a lofestyle that includes videos, T.V. Soapies, DVD's, computer games. But the children of a hundred years ago, the Federation era, had a different set of expectations. They walked barefoot through the bindies to school. Their homes were barkhuts with ant-beds for floors. they harnessed their billy-goat carts to fetch wood and water. This earlier generation of North Queenslanders lived with floods and droughts. They knew grinding poverty and they knew hard work, but they were proud ... View more info

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Allora's Hundred Years [used book]

By: Marjorie Deacon

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Australia, Cranbrook Press: 1969

Seller ID: AllorasHundredYears

Condition: Good


Allora Shire Council, Allora, Qld., 1969. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. First Edition. 136pp, bw ills, col portrait of 1969 Council. Or baige cloth in jacket. Allora is located between Toowoomba and Warwick on Queensland's Darling Downs and has a population of approx 1200. A nice centennial history of the town and Shire. Size: 8vo. View more info

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What Will Be Worn : A McWhirters story

By: Melissa Fagan

Price: $29.95  $23.95

Publisher: Australia, Transit Lounge: 2018

Seller ID: 9781925760095

ISBN: 192576009X

Condition: New


Sometimes it seems the most invaluable stories can be found in the unlikeliest of corners. For all who know Brisbane, McWhirters, a once celebrated department store in Fortitude Valley, is an icon. For Melissa Fagan it is also the starting point for this remarkable exploration of her mother and grandmother's lives, and a poignant reminder of the ways in which retail stores and fashion have connected women's lives across decades. Behind the dusty shop counters of an Art Deco treasure, Fagan discovers both what has been lost and continues to shine. Ultimately this tender exploration of... View more info