Welcome to Hesperian Press
Hesperian Press has been publishing Real Australian Books since 1969 when its principal, Peter Bridge, first published technical material. The current program commenced in 1979 and Hesperian now has published over 600 titles, with up to 20 works in progress at any time
PLEASE NOTE: Any book title starting with "The" - the second word of the title is used to list by.
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by Peter J Bridge
ISBN 978-0-85905-591-8, (2015, New), A4, 86pp, illustrated, 255grms.
$25.00* + POST
Brumby Leake was one of the great characters of the early Murchison-Gascoyne. His dalliances with the spinifex fairies and concern for the orphaned calves of other people cattle, together with an appreciation of the qualities of a stray horse, led to a certain mystique. This was heightened by the power of his enemies who almost invariably lost in the court cases which followed some of his exploits. The dreaded A.O. Neville led a campaign to incarcerate him. But he was much loved by the aboriginals that worked for him. This biography is mainly from the DIA and police files that have survived against all odds, together with old newspaper accounts and reminiscences of old timers. Part of Brumby’s reputation derives from the iniquitous K.S. Prichard who cast him as the lead character in Coonardoo and Brumby Innes. In both these agitprop outbursts attacking Brumby she carefully avoided her powerful family friends who were infamous for their predatory and abusive behaviour towards the local aboriginals. Guaranteed to raise a cackle and a gasp.
Giles 1875 Expedition
by Lesley Brooker
ISBN 978-0-85905-612-0, (New 2015), A4, heavily illustrated in colour, indexed, 200 pages, 840 grams.
$40.00 no discount, + POST
Ernest Giles' 1875 expedition, covering 3000km from Beltana, S.A. to Perth, W.A., is described in detail, with both historical and contemporary maps, and colour illustrations of the places visited and plants collected by the expedition naturalist, Jesse Young.
Also included is a previously unpublished photograph of a Giles' artefact from the expedition collected in 1897 by Richard Thelwall Maurice; and a hitherto unpublished map of the 1875 route carried by Jesse Young to Melbourne in 1876, when Giles was still in Perth.
by William Leonard Grayden
ISBN 978-0-85905-600-7, (New, 2015), 160 x 240, 157 pages, illustrated, 415 grams.
$30.00 + POST
Lt Bill Grayden, under Brig. Arnold Potts, led his men in the bitter fighting of Kokoda in 1942. This book, possibly the only one written by one of those who fought, rather than by a distant armchair observer.
The Isurava-Ioribaiwa segment of the Kokoda Track campaign is one of the most significant in Australia’s military history and yet is one of the least understood in terms of its significance.
Sarah of Enderslea Farm
by Diane Pope & Jenny Davis
ISBN 978-0-85905—606-9, (New, 2015), 190 x 235, Illustrated with colour plates, 139pages, 550 grams.
$40.00* + POST
Sarah of Enderslea Farm, Red Flowering Gums, and River Dreaming are three plays, one set in the early Swan River Colony and the others as examinations of later colonial and society attitudes.
Sketches from the South West
Louis Cox in Peace and War
Ed. by Peter J Bridge & Gail Dreezens
ISBN 978-0-85905-439-3, (2015, New), A4, 74pp, illustrated, 230grms.
$22.00* + POST
Louis Cox (1878-1975) was a returned soldier of the 16th Bn, who had, after working as a survey hand, started clearing a block near Kojonup. His reminiscences about the land and its people together with his own drawings make this a delightful read. More sombre is the second part where as a soldier, he was captured and imprisoned in Germany in 1917.
Top Camp, Soldiers Secret
and the Ashburton Gold Rush
by Peter J Bridge
ISBN 978-0-85905-601-4, (New, 2015), A4, 222 pages, Illustrated, Indexed, 590 grams.
$50.00* + POST
The history of the Ashburton Gold Rush of 1890 with details of the pastoral stations, aboriginal conflict, lonely deaths, and all the adventures of the distant bush. This is a companion volume to the earlier, Bangemall.
by Phil Bianchi
ISBN 978-0-85905-599-4, (2015, New), A4, 71 pp, illustrated, 190 grms.
$25.00* + POST
Bushman, tracker, drover, stockman, pastoralist, Aboriginal Ningebong was an extraordinary individual. C1904-1978 he spent most of his life in the wider Wiluna area. He was a favourite of the local people and many are the stories of his solidity and of course his little quirks. This biography places on record his life and peoples appreciation of him. He was the principal witness in the trial of the murderers of trapper Joe Wilkins in 1937 and in a rustling trial in the 1970s. He was one of the first Aboriginals to have his own pastoral Lease.
The W.A. Digger Book
ISBN 978-0-85905-595-6, (1929, 2015), A4, 163 pages, illustrated, 430 grams.
$40.00* + POST
The W.A. Digger Book was published by the West Australian branch of the RSL in 1929, and expressed with picture and story the thoughts and experiences of the A.I.F. Over 160 A4 pages of reminiscence, story, verse, drawings and photographs, with a few contemporary supporting adverts from leading companies, make this a very interesting book. It contains forewords and articles by Monash, Chauvel, Hobbs, and Collett with contributions by Dryblower Murphy, Cyril Longmore, James Pollard, ‘Jean Dell’, and others writing under pen names familiar to readers of the Diggers Diary of the old Western Mail, which are a delight to read.
Westralia Gift Book
Gold and Ghosts volumes. We have been inundated, harassed, and aggravated by enquiries for these out of print books. Please do not contact Hesperian as we are no longer the publishers, all rights having been reasserted by the author long ago.
All Hesperian Press books are prepared, printed and published in Perth.
Many years ago, due to the stranglehold that certain local companies had on the industry, we printed in Singapore, but those days are long past.
We do not subscribe to printing in mainland China, a degenerate habit of several of our “reptile contemporaries,” as the old goldfield’s papers termed other “rags”.
It appears that the more taxpayer funds that are received by these PC groups, the quicker they send the dollars offshore. The use of overseas slave labour does not appear to result in the lowering of local prices, or to substantially increase the viability of said groups. CCP cannibalistic murder for thought crimes, where the prisoner's organs are sold to local and foreign scum for transplants, makes accessories after the fact all who trade with China, in some of the worst mass murders of this century.
Just because we are anti-China does not mean we support the USSA-UK, which are actually far worse, not the least because they should know better. If you do not understand by now who the real enemy is (vide Pogo) then it is time you did the world a favour. There is little doubt that the Earth has never seen a greater degeneracy than that exhibited by the USA-UK 1% and their satanic incubus. It has been hard work to descend to that level, and it's a 'one way' street.
Localisation, not globalisation.
We believe that one must support the nation that breeds you and feeds you, both physically and spiritually. Exporting our jobs is like exporting our raw minerals, it only benefits a comprador class of parasites.