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1942_escape1942

Escape from the Rising Sun

by Allen Metherell

ISBN 978-0-85905- 581-9, (2014, new), Softcover, well illustrated, 206pp, 575 g

$45.00* + POST


Fleeing the Japanese onslaught from Singapore the Metherell family landed in Darwin and boarded an MMA Lockheed 10A Electra, RMA Gascoyne for Broome. The plane crashed in the Leopold ranges, 60 miles from Derby. This is the detailed story of the planes discovery, rescue of the survivors and the repair and the final flight to safety. The unique collection of photographs greatly enhances the book.

90_not_out_cover90 NOT OUT

by Ean Mc Donald

ISBN 978-0-85905-471-3, (2009, New), Soft Cover, A4, 172pp, 485grams

$30.00* + POST


Living in the nineteen twenties – Car crossing the continent in 1932 – Surmounting Depression woes – Surprising gold discovery – Adventurous youth – Sailor – Student – Prospector – Architect – Councillor – Actor – Artist – Dancer – Writer – Humorist  – Dilettante – Traveller – Navigator – Master Mariner – Political observer –  Business man – Bankrupt – unflappable – Survivor – Inventor – Community man – Lecturer – Speaker. Is this one man?

Ean McDonald’s autobiography 90 NOT OUT covers fields wider than many, includes facets of the famous and fiddlers in the Perth scene, and even ventures poetic.

It is certainly an enjoyable read.

nannineNannine by the Lake

by P.R. Heydon

ISBN 0 85905 137 4, (1990 new), Soft Cover, 260pp, Illustrated, 350grams

$30.00 + POST


Nannine by the Lake is a story of the first township on the Murchison Goldfields, proclaimed by His Excellency, Alexander Campbell Onslow, Administrator of the Government in the Colony of Western Australia, and signed by George Shenton, Colonial Secretary, on Thursday, 24 September, 1891.

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nannupNannup

A Place to Stop and Visit

by Len Talbot

ISBN 085905 316 4, (2003 new), 204 pp, A4 wire bound, illustrated, 535grams

$40.00* + POST


This book covers every aspect of the history of the Lower Blackwood district of W.A. prior to the 1980s. It tells of the explorers of the area between the 1820s and 1850s, of the struggles of the pastoralists-squatters who followed them, in protecting their herds from marauding Aborigines, dingoes and poison plants, of police hunts for absconding convicts and Aboriginal lawbreakers, and with the introduction of convict labour into the district, the establishment of a Police station and post office in the 1870s that lead to the development of the nucleus of the township that was to become Nannup.

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narrative-of-an-expeditionNarrative of an Expedition of Exploration in North–Western Australia

by Herbert Basedow with an introduction by David Kaus

ISBN 978-0-85905-453-9, (2009 R+N 1918), 259pp, Hard Cover, dj, illustrated, 635grams

$80.00* + POST


In 1916 scientist and explorer, Dr Herbert Basedow, was requested by the Government to examine a remote Kimberley prospect for the strategic tungsten mineral, scheelite.

His journal of the expedition describes in detail the geology. flora, fauna and Aboriginals of the west coast of the Kimberley frontier and the Wyndham area.

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neergabby_coverNeergabby

by Bill de Burgh

ISBN 0 85905 324 5, (2003 Reprint), Soft Cover, 227pp, illustrated, 330grams

$25.00 + POST


The history of Gingin, the area surrounding and its people.

Available form Gingin Shire


new_gold_old_countryNew Gold in Old Country and other Great Finds of the Goldfields

by John Drayton. Prepared by Peter J Bridge, Angela Teague and Rina Ashcroft

ISBN 978-0-85905-561-1, (2014), Soft cover, A4, indexed, 136pp, 390g.

$30.00* + POST


Contains 69 real stories of the gold rushes. The finish of Billy Frost, Never trust a nigger, Is there gold in the desert?, Sam Hazlett's spearpoint, The lost Yellowstone field, and, New gold on an old find.

no_regrets_cvrNo Regrets

A Bicycle Dreaming from Belgium to Broome

by Antoine Bloeman

ISBN 978-0-85905- 589-5, (2014, New), 160 x 250, illustrated, SC, 213pp, 580grams

$40.00 + POST


Antoine Bloemen exploded on the wider public in 1997, when, as a magistrate in the North, he introduced innovative forms of solving social problems among Aboriginal offenders. Asking a young recidivist what he really wanted elucidated the illuminating answer of, ‘a bike.’ The promise of a bike for three months abstinence from court appearances changed the life of both parties.

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brit_seamenNo Winners: The British Seamen's Strike of 1925

by Peter Gifford

ISBN 0 85905 355 5, (2005 New), Soft Cover, A4, 71pp, 210grams

$22.00 + POST


This is a study of the world’s first transnational strike, by more than 10,000 British seamen in their home ports, along with South Africa and Australasia. Many of these seamen had won pay increases during the Great War of 1914-18 for their bravery in continuing to work their ships in the face of the German submarine menace in the North Atlantic. In 1925 they took what amounted to ‘wildcat’ strike action because those same increases were removed – not by their employers but at the behest of their own union leaders in Britain. What was proposed and accepted by the shipowners was a cut of one pound a month – from ten pounds down to nine pounds – which by Australian standards placed them well below the poverty line. The strike tied up British ships on the Cape routes to and from Britain and South Africa, Australia and New Zealand for several months, causing chaos not only in the passenger trade but in those primary industries dependent on exports to Britain – then the major market for virtually all Australasian and South African exports.

norwestersNor'westers of the Pilbara Breed

The story of brave ancestors who pioneered the outback Pilbara in Western Australia

by Jenny Hardie

ISBN 085905 296 6, (2001 reprint of 1981 edition), Soft Cover, 280 pp plus 266 photos, 1030grams

$55.00 + POST


Jenny Hardie began writing of the changing pastoral history of the Pilbara for the West Australian newspaper. She collected photos, anecdotes, and historical data from the earliest days of the Pilbara to the late 20th century.

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northern_patrolNorthern Patrol

An Australian Saga

by R.H. Pilmer

ISBN 0 85905 220 6, (1998 new), Soft Cover, 140mm x 215mm, 180pp, illustrated, 250grams

$25.00 + POST


Experiences of a mounted policeman in the Western Australian outback in the 1890s and early 1900s. Accounts of native murders, horse stealing, gold rushes, the outlaw Pidgeon, Canning Stock Route, Wiluna, Kimberley, and more.

Northmost Australia

by Robert Logan Jack

ISBN 0 85905 222 2 (set), (1998 facsimile edition of the original published in 1921 and 1922), Hard Cover (bound in green Novalite), 162mm x 254mm, total of 1164 pages in two volumes with matching folder of 17 maps, 2150grams

$190.00 + POST


Three Centuries Of Exploration, Discovery, and adventure in and around the Cape York Peninsula,Queensland  with a  study of the narratives of all explorers by sea and land in the light of modern charting, many original or hitherto unpublished documents, thirty-nine illustration, and sixteen specially prepared maps.

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norwest_of_west_cvrNor’West of West

by James Thomson

ISBN 978-0-85905-541-3, (1908, 2012), 160x240, 200 pp, illust., 475 grams

$40.00* + POST


A brilliant overview of the great North as it was being opened and developed a century ago. An essential but very rare reference book on the north now reprinted.

nurses_altitude_coverNurses with Altitude

Compiled by Gaye Richardson with a foreword by Tim Fischer

ISBN 978-0-85905-441-6, Soft cover, section sewn, 264 pages, 355grams

$35.00 + POST


A collection of stories by the nurses and their colleagues at the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Western Australia. Compiled by Gaye Richardson in conjunction with the Flight Nurse Reunion Committee.

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