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macedonians_in_australiaThe Macedonians in Australia

by Peter Hill
ISBN 0 85905 142 0, (1989 new), Soft Cover, 145mm x 210mm, 150pp, illustrated, maps, 220grams
$22.00  + POST

This very readable book by Professor Peter Hill tells of the origins and life of the Macedonians in Australia. 

It is an important book for all Macedonians and their Australian children, as well as schools and libraries.

THE AUTHOR

Peter Hill is married to a Macedonian Australian.  He majored in Russian and Germanic Studies at the University of Melbourne and after post graduate work in Slavonic Studies, German Literature and General Linguistics at the University of Hamburg he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in 1972.  He is Professor of Slavonic Studies at the University of Hamburg.

magic-_snake_cvrThe Magic Snake

by Billy Miller Linklater

ISBN 978-0-85905-371-6, (1946 R 2013), 96pp, illustrated, 205g

$26.00* + POST


Billy was the author of Gather No Moss, a NT classic. He wrote of the Territory when it was young. These are his collected legends of the Warramunga tribe among whom he lived and worked for many years. A forgotten classic of the North. 

magnificent_minerClaude de Bernales

The Magnificent Miner

by Hal Colebatch

ISBN 0 85905 200 1, (1996 new), Soft Cover, 340pp, illustrated, 450grams

$35.00 + POST


Claude de Bernales was undoubtedly controversial but in Western Australia his mining activities helped keep the State afloat. 

Colebatch details his origins, rise, fall and legacy.

maguire_mysteryThe Maguire Mystery

by WC Charnley

ISBN 978-0-85905-008-1, (2010, R), 22pp, illust, SC, B5, 50grams

$8.00 + POST


A stirring story of Northern Australia. Seeking mother-o'-pearl shell and a rich tin deposit, three adventurous young men set out in a small ketch for the lonely Kimberley coast.

They had been warned as to the treachery of the wild blacks, and took every precaution against attack. Nevertheless, disaster overtook them. Their lugger was found sailing herself, with blood upon her deck, but despite all the efforts of the police, the exact fate of the luckless trio remains in doubt.

major_the-outlawMajor the Outlaw

by WC Charnley

ISBN 978-0-85905-003-6, (2010, R), 23pp, illust, SC, B5, 50grams

$8.00 + POST


"Major" was a fine type of Australian black-fellow, and might have lived and died as a useful member of society but for the deep-laid vengeance of "a woman scorned." Plotting with Machiavellian cunning, she first induced him to commit murder and then helped the police to hunt him down. Finally, when a bullet had put an end to his ill-starred career, she proceeded, like a dutiful wife, to mourn his loss!

jail_journalMaking Pain Pay

The 'Jail Journal' of J. M. Drew

Ed by Andrew Gill.

ISBN 978-0-85905-585-7, (New 2015), Soft Cover, A4, illustrated, 87pages, 255 grams,

$25.00* + POST


In 1895, J M Drew, editor of the Geraldton Express was sued for libel by the local medical officer. While the libel trial was in progress, Drew committed a contempt of court and was gaoled for two weeks in the Perth Waterside Lockup.

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man_from_arltungaMan From Arltunga

Walter Smith - Australian Bushman

by R.G. Kimber

ISBN 0 85905 225 7, (1996 reprint of 1986 edition with new material), Soft Cover, 193pp, illustrated, 250grams

$25.00 + POST


The biography of Walter Smith (1893-1990), drover, prospector, dogger and bushman, one of the identities of the Northern Territory.

managing_a_million_cvrManaging a Million Square Miles

by Ron Hutchinson

ISBN 978-0-85905-650-2, (New, 2016), 240 x 160, well illustrated, indexed, 357 pages, 850 grams

$50.00 + POST

To be launched at the old Treasury, Tuesday 25 October 2016.


With a history spanning 187 years, the authority now called Landgate, has seen momentous changes. From the days of survey expeditions, to world-leading innovations in online mapping and the delivery of land information, Ron Hutchinson has given us a fascinating and insightful history of Western Australia's first government department.

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manufacturing_factories_cvrManufacturing Factories. 1900

Above and Beyond

Perth and Suburbs

By Loraine Coates

ISBN 978-0-85905-615-1, (New, 2015), illustrated, 227 pages, 160 x 240, 600 grams

$40.00* + POST


Details of the hundreds of factories that produced almost all our industrial needs and employed thousands of West Australians. An essential reference to see what we once were. Now destroyed by so called 'free trade', globalisation, and glorified shopkeepers who trade in international cast offs.

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mates_and_goldMates and Gold

Reminiscences of the early Westralian Goldfields.

1890-1896

by N.K. Sligo

ISBN 0 85905 195 1, (1995 reprint of 1980 edition with new material), Soft Cover, 259pp, illustrated, 340grams

$30.00 + POST


The greatest of the Western Australian 1890’s gold rush reminiscences.

Mates and Gold tells of bush life in the Western Australian desert, dangerous journeys and lonely deaths by typhoid, thirst, murder, spearing and retributional massacre.  Vast new goldfields, gold won - and lost.  Of bush mates and memories of a life long past.

Mates and Gold is an insight into the fortitude and humour with which the early prospectors faced the harshness of the goldfields.  It is one of the few books on the great 1890s goldrush written by one of the original prospectors.

This is a great read.

may_they_rest_cvrMay They Rest in Peace

by Jane Hall

ISBN 978-0-85905-550-5, (New 2012), 160x240, 62pp, illust., 130 grams

$18.00* + POST


The old Fremantle Lunatic Asylum has a colourful history and the stones tell their story but inside the spectral wraiths of the poor demented are still active. Jane Hall has collected the history and the stories of this strange and haunted place. Appropriately it is now an Arts Centre.  

mclennans_wayMcLennan's Way

The Bush Ballads of Lex McLennan 1909 - 1969

edited by Jean Green and James Fitzgerald

ISBN 0 85905 201 X, (1994 new), Soft Cover, 140mm x 215mm, 82pp, 125grams

$16.50 + POST


The poetry of one of Australia’s best balladists.

meekatharraMeekatharra

"End of the Earth"

by P.R. Heydon

ISBN 0 85905 196 X (1994 new), Hard Cover, 438 pp, illustrated, 660grams

$40.00  + POST


Meekatharra - "End of the Earth"  celebrates the centenary of Meekatharra and covers the period 1894 to 1994.  It tells of the gold discoveries and the ups and downs of gold mining.  Being the railhead for the vast hinterland to the north and the northwest, stories abound of transport by donkey and camel teams; of the early motor vehicles; and the present day road trains.

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megisti_in_the_antipodesMegisti in the Antipodes

by John Yiannakis

ISBN 0 85905 218 4, (1996 new), Hard Cover, 147mm x 222mm, 276pp. illustrated, 470grams

$40.00 + POST


A study of the Castellorizian Greeks in Western Australia.

memoirs_monkMemoirs of a Spanish Missionary Monk

by Seraphim Sanz de Galdeano OSB MBE OAM CSM

ISBN 0 85905 386 5, (2006 New), Soft Cover, 260pp, illust, 350grams

$35 + POST


Seraphim Sanz de Galdeano was born in Spain in 1913, the eighth of ten children. At eleven years of age he heard Dom Anselm Catalan of New Norcia, Western Australia speak of the need for missionaries to work with the Australian Aborigines in far flung areas of Australia. From that time, young Seraphim decided to dedicate his life to this mission.

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best_gen_coverMemories of the Best Generation or My First 85 Years

by Jack Matthews.

ISBN 978-0-85905-556-7, (New, 2013), A4, illustrated, 40pp, 140grams

$22.00* + POST


From early childhood in country South Aus, 1930s depression years to independence on a NSW cattle station at 13 years; back to South Aus and up the Birdsville Track  mustering cattle on  the Queensland stations. Droving  from the Kimberley, through the Territory and down to South East Queensland. Working with natives; some good some bad. The misadventures of Sandy MacIndoe  and his death (with my .38cal. revolver). The man with the wheelbarrow who survived the Kimberley but perished between two creeks in the Territory. Dad wounded twice in France; two brothers in World War II, my turn in Korea with 1 & 2 RAR and the battle of the Hook.

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metamorphosisMetamorphosis of a Race

Kuíni and Kulári Tribes of Kalúmburu Mission

by Seraphim Sanz de Galdeano OSB MBE OAM CSM and Dolores Djinmora

ISBN 0 85905 376 8, (2006 New), Soft Cover,  152pp, illustrated, 260grams

$30.00 + POST


Engrossing ...... a living history. The fascinating observations and life of Father Seraphim Sanz, a Benedictine monk, who served his God at Kalumburu, an isolated Aboriginal Mission in Australia's Far North West. and the impressions of an amazing Aboriginal elder, Dolores Djinmora who worked along side Father Sanz in his Christian endeavours.

(Diana Temby, Executive Director, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission)

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miltary_at_kgsMilitary Establishment and Penal Settlement at King George Sound

by J. Sweetman

ISBN 0 85905 022 X, (1989 new), Soft Cover, 24pp, 40grams

$8.00 + POST


In 1826 the brig Amity set sail from Sydney to establish a penal settlement at King George's Sound, in what was then unclaimed territory, to prevent a possible French claim.  Under the command of Major Lockyer the settlement of 'Frederick's Town' was proclaimed.

Sweetman provides a detailed list of the personnel, military and convict, who first settled there until it came under the control of the Swan River Colony in 1831.

military_estab_coverThe Military Establishment in Western Australia

1828 - 1863

by E.S. & C.G.S. Whitely (Edited by Keith Bostock and with a Supplement by Pamela Statham)

ISBN 978-0-85905-403-4, (New, 2010), A4, 113pp, 335grams

$30.00* + POST


The Military Establishment includes a general survey of the early military establishment, details of the military posts, an extensive biographical index and statistical data on each regiment.

This book The Military Establishment & the H.M.S. Sulphur are the first publication of the privately circulated manuscripts written by the Whiteleys in the 1960s. The husband and wife team were executive members of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society but their work has been generally little known due to the limitations on publication at the time. Hesperian Press acquired the rights in the early 1980s. The third volume, The First Five Hundred, will be published in early 2011.

millendon_coverThe Millendon Memoirs

George Fletcher Moore's Western Australian Diaries and Letters,
1830 - 1841

edited by J M R Cameron

ISBN 0 85905 388 1, (2006 New), Hard Cover,  536pp, illustrated, 1020grams

$80.00* + POST


This is probably the most important colonial work to be published in WA. There are no other diary or letter sequences of such content from such a central figure in the early colony. Dr Cameron has assiduously bought together the documents that were omitted from the “Diary of Ten Years”, together with that material, to form an altogether different volume, with three times the content of ‘Ten Years’. The correct order and full expression of the letters gives quite a different picture to that previously portrayed. This is an absolutely essential volume for anyone interested in, or studying, colonial history,  policy, or the lives of the colonists and the land around them.

Mineral and Locality Index to the Publications of the W.A.

Government Chemical Laboratories 1922-1970

by P.J. Bridge

ISBN 0 85905 001 7, (1971-72 New), Soft Cover, 122pp, 600grams, $50.00* (Direct from Publisher only)  

mineralsMinerals of Western Australia

by E.S. Simpson

ISBN 0 85905 053 X, (1984 reprint of 1948-52 editions with new material), Hard Cover, illustrated, 2054pp, 3.5kg

$300.00* + POST


This is a magnificent 2,000 page, three-volume work on Western Australian minerals.

Many a fortune made from prospecting and mining has been due to careful study of its contents.

The previously-out-of-print Locality–Mineral Index by P.J. Bridge is incorporated into Simpson's definitive reference.

miracle_of_fairbridgeMiracle of Fairbridge

by Joan Halls

ISBN 0 85905 264 8, (1999 new), Soft Cover, 140mm x 215mm, 160pp, illustrated, 210grams

$22.00  + POST


The Miracle of Fairbridge details the difficulties and determination that resulted in the Fairbridge Farm School scheme.  From 1912 to 1982 thousands of British children were given a new life and education.

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misfortunes_of_phoebeThe Misfortunes of Phoebe

by Rica Erickson

ISBN 0 85905 238 9, (1997 new), Soft Cover, 180pp, illustrated, 220grams

$22.00 + POST


The author's great grandmother in the Victorian gold rush and the story of her descendants.


moondyne_joeMoondyne Joe

The Man and the Myth

by Ian Elliot

ISBN 085905 244 3, (1998 reprint of 1978 edition with new material), Soft Cover, 148pp, 27 illustrations, 205 grams

$22.00 + POST


Joseph Bolitho Johns, 'Moondyne Joe' (or 'Moonie' to his mates), was a good badman who gallops across the pages of Western Australian history with all the spirit of a wild bush brumby.

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Moondyne Joe Poster

A poster with only known extant photo of Moondyne Joe

The unique photo of Moondyne Joe in kangaroo skin booka, as it appears on the cover of the book, has been produced as a poster, 59.5 x 84 cm. These have a RRP of $6.50.

Postage is a problem as they must be rolled in a tube. POA.

more_lonely_gravesMore Lonely Graves of Western Australia

by Yvonne and Kevin Coate

ISBN 0 85905 276 1, (wrongley numbered 275), (2000 new), Hard Cover, laminated, section sewn, 160mm x 245mm, 542pp, illustrated, 1080grams

$85.00* + POST


This magnificent compilation is the culmination of some twenty years of research and lists all details of lonely graves of Western Australia collected since the 1986 publication Lonely Graves of Western Australia and Burials at Sea.

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mother_onell_cvrMother  O’Neill

Widow of the Kimberley Goldfield

by Yvonne Coate

ISBN 978-0-85905-518-5, (2012, New), Full colour, illustrated, 245 x 160, 135pp, 330 grams

$35.00 + POST


Sarah O’Neill was a widow on the Kimberley Goldfield, in the 1880s, the same time as Russian Jack, the famous wheelbarrow man who became legendary throughout the goldfields of WA.

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mt_minnie_coverThe Mount Minnie Mystery

&

A Midnight Melee

Edited by Peter J Bridge with Gail Dreezens

 ISBN 978-0-85905-425-6, (2008 New), Soft Cover, 36 pages, A4, 125grams

$22.00* + POST


The Mount Minnie Mystery. In late 1925 Moorish horse dealer, Alexander Hughes, and his aboriginal assistant, Sailor, disappeared from Mount Minnie Station near Onslow in the North West of Western Australia. What followed in the police investigation stunned the normally unflappable Nor’westers. The investigation by Detective O’Brien was a masterpiece of police work in an environment not conducive to such careful forensic analysis.

A Midnight Melee. In 1920 a well-known Nor’ Wester, Charles Athelstone Park, was arrested for the murder of Big Bob, an aboriginal drover. The investigation covered territory from the Kimberley to the Upper Gascoyne. The trial, its revelations, and its aftermath brought the reality of dangerous bush life to the city dwellers, and was a harbinger of the current situation where more city people are attacked and murdered by “aboriginals” than they were in the goldrush days of the 1890s.