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

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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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