PLEASE NOTE: Any book title starting with "The" - the second word of the title is used to list by.
The Family Farm—Success & Succession
by Judith Stanich
ISBN 0 85905 231 1, (1995 new), Soft Cover, 113pp, illustrated, 160grams
$22.00 + POST
An essential handbook that deals with the very sensitive and taboo subject of family business succession. The author believes she has found a way for families to deal with and resolve this issue.
A story of the Yalgoo Goldfields
by Alex Palmer
ISBN 978-0-85905-464-5, (2010 R 2009, 1999, 1981), 116pp, illustrated, 160grams
$22.00 + POST
Remnants of the toil of our forebears more than a century ago can be found hidden in the undergrowth at Fields Find. This raises many questions. How was so much achieved using little more than brawn and determination, under such adverse isolation and climate conditions?
Fifty Years Afloat
by Hugh Cameron
ISBN 0 85905 213 3, (1996 New), Soft Cover, 145mm x 215mm, 198pp, illustrated, 240grams
$22.00 + POST
Fifty Years Afloat details the Rottnest and Swan River ferry boats and the men who ran them.
Hugh Cameron's interesting and well-written account of his experience in small vessels, particularly ferries in Western Australia, and on dredges in Queensland, makes a welcome addition to the published material dealing with aspects of local maritime history.
L. Cairns, W.A. Maritime Museum
The Western Isle (Captain Cook) is a memorial to Hugh Cameron. I admired his determination and workmanship.
Alan Brow, Marine Surveyor
Fighting for Life
by Judith Fitzhardinge
ISBN 0 85905 224 9, (1996 new), Soft Cover, 268pp, illustrated, 340grams
$33.00 + POST
John Fitzhardinge was in Greece and Crete with the Artillery during World War II.
He was eventually taken prisoner by the crew of an Italian submarine and incarcerated in Italy and Germany.
Fighting the Kimberley
The 3 Australian Corps Kimberley Guerilla Warfare Group, 1942-1943
by Peter J Bridge
ISBN 978-0-85905-501-7, (2012 N), 356pp, A4, 311 illusts., indexed, section sewn, soft cover, 1kg +
$60.00* + POST
See Dollypot Vol. 4 No.1 for further information (in pdf format)
The role of Major Mitchell’s 3rd Australian Army Corps Guerilla Warfare Group, 101 Field Security, Special Duties groups, Special Independent Guerilla Warfare Company, Volunteer Defence Corps, 11 North West Battalion, and the Derby Garrison in the defence of the Kimberley and the North West.
Finch Trapping in the Kimberley
A History of Commercial Finch Trapping in the Kimberley Division of Western Australia
By Kevin Coate and Lance Merritt
ISBN 978-0-85905-621-2, (New, 2015), 275h x 200, limp cover, 408pp, illustrated with 48 color and 9 sepia plates, 1350 grams
This valuable new book, Finch Trapping in the Kimberley, provides a rare insight into the far north of Western Australia, the capture of over one million wild finches, their marketing and their distribution around the world.
It is the first complete analysis of lawful, and sometimes questionable, trapping and trading of Australian wild birds, and the operations of authorities who allowed the industry to linger in Western Australia between 1897 and 1986.
Finding HMAS Sydney
by Glenys McDonald
ISBN 978-0-85905-629-8, (2016, New), A4, illustrated, 120pp, 350grams
$30.00* + POST
The author was a key figure in the Sydney search. This is the story of the finding of the great ship and of the personal journey of the author in dealing with her husband's dementia. A very readable story from both the maritime and medical views.
The Finest Goldfields in the World
The Austin Expedition to the Murchison in 1854
Edited by Peter J Bridge, Kim Epton, Marion Hercock and Sheryl Milentis, with the members of the Western Australian Explorers’ Diaries Project, and with an introduction by Professor J.M.R. Cameron.
ISBN 978-0-85905-018-0, (2009 new), casebound, dust jacketed, 240pp, illustrated, 610 grams
Published in association with Mark G. Creasy.
In 1854 Robert Austin led an expedition east and then north to the Murchison River. Disasters from a gun accident, poison plants, and thirst assailed them. After many tribulations they reached the Geraldine Mine on the Lower Murchison over two months later. Their exploration inspired others to prospect the desert for both grass and gold, culminating in the opening of the area in the 1880s, and the finding of rich goldfields. More than 150 years after his difficult and perilous journey Austin is now placed among the premier explorers of the Australian outback.
The First Actor on the Goldfields
by Tom Cannam
ISBN 978-0-85905-577-2, (2014, new), 15pp, SC, B5, 40g
$10.00* + POST
English actor ‘Tom Cannam’, Thomas Arthur Sowden, 1863-1940s, arrived in Australia in 1891 and soon ended up at the Coolgardie rush. A long life on the stage made him a household name between the wars. This is his autobiographical account of his travails in early Coolgardie.
Flight of Diamonds
by Major W. Tyler
ISBN 0 85905 105 6, (1987 new), 134pp, SC, illustrated 200grams
$25.00 + POST
The 1942 Japanese attack on Broome had been kept hidden by the Curtin’s wartime government. Tyler gives the first full account of the raid and of the loss of $12 million in diamonds, still unrecovered. Copious illustrations of Japanese, Dutch, United States and Australian aircraft and personnel involved in the disaster.
Flip Side War
by Ean McDonald
ISBN 0 85905 353 9, (2005 New), soft cover, A4 175pp, illustrated, 485grams
$30* + POST
“Flip Side War is an easily read series of anecdotes covering much of World War Two in the Royal Australian Navy, being the experiences of a young man, cum sailor, cum officer caught up in that part holocaust, part puzzle and part circus. It does not set out to be strictly historical, or zealously serious, but rather records an intermixing of some of the lighter moments whilst roving many seas among some of the famous battles and campaigns.
For Those Who Remembered Bob True
A History of Whitfords Reward, Gregory Hills
by Peter J. Bridge with Ian Murray
ISBN 0 85905 413 6, (2007 New, e-published 2006, in the Dollypot, Greenhide and Spindrift column Vol.1 No.6.), 20 pp, saddle, Soft Cover, A4, 95 grams
Bob True was buried in a lonely grave at Lake Wells in 1906 by his prospecting mates.
Sand and Stone – Foreign Footprints
Police in the Kimberley 1880–1890s
by Kevin Moran
ISBN 978‑0‑85905‑447‑8, (2009), fully indexed, A4, Soft Cover, 271pp, 735grams
The author retired from the West Australian Police Force as Superintendent in 1994 when acting Chief Superintendent Perth Region.
Following on from his earlier Sand and Stone volumes, the author has systematically combed the police files to uncover these Kimberley stories. They are absolutely essential for all interested in the area. This is the first of 3 volumes on the Kimberley.
The Forgotten Explorers:
pioneer geologists of Western Australia, 1826 – 1926
by John Glover with Jenny Bevan
ISBN 978-0-85905-473-7, (2010 N), 246pp, 240 x 160, illustrated, 700 grams
$40.00* + POST
Who were the great Australian explorers?
Most people immediately think of men like Burke and Wills, Giles, Sturt, Grey, Stuart, Leichhardt, Kennedy and Eyre: and it is true that, besides their achievements, all of these suffered great hardships, and some perished, making them more memorable historically.
Frank Hann’s Lolworth Diaries 1866-1875
Transcribed and edited by Ian Elliot
ISBN 978-0-85905-547-5, (2013, New), A4, illustd., 192pp, 515 grams
$50.00* + POST
The long awaited precursor to Do Not Yield to Despair. Frank Hann’s early days in North Queensland. Annotated and indexed. Cattle Cape mining, characters, conflict, social and family life. Essential for any work on the period in N. Q.
From Wales to Gwalia
A Swansea editor and his Australian goldmine
by Alwyn Evans
ISBN 978-0-85905-630-4, (2016, New), A4, heavily illustrated – b&w and colour, well referenced and indexed, 184pp, 515 grams
$50.00* + POST
A long awaited history of the Sons of Gwalia goldmine at Leonora. Assiduous research into the Welsh and Australian origins of this famous mine by Alwyn Evans for a thesis, now modified for general reading has resulted in an essential reference for any and all interested in WA mining history. An appendix on the exaggerated role of Hoover is of interest as an independent analysis divorced from the adulatory propaganda.