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queensland_aborigThe Queensland Aborigines

by W.E. Roth

ISBN 0 85905 045 9, 1984 reprint of 1897-1910 edition with new material), Hard Cover and Soft Cover, 155mm x 245mm,

Three Volumes, 873pp, illustrated, 2.8kg

$200.00* + POST


Roth has brought together some of the most significant ethnographic material ever published on the Australian Aboriginals. Over 1,500 photographs, line drawings and maps in three magnificent volumes.

This is essential for all interested in Aboriginal culture.


rm_williams_hat_cvrThe R.M. Williams Hat and other stories

By Joy Smith

ISBN 978-0-85905-576-5, (1980, R 2015), A5, 24pages, 50 grams

$10.00* + POST


Some short stories about the characters of old Wiluna.

rebel_of_glenmalureThe Rebel of Glenmalure

A History of Michael Dwyer

by George Cargeeg

ISBN 0 85905 126 9, (1988 new), Soft Cover, 118pp, illustrated, 350grams

SC $22.00 + POST


This is the story of Michael Dwyer, patriot; his life in Ireland and Australia; and his trial and exile.  

Charged with Rebellion, he was sent to Norfolk Island until his release to his farm in New South Wales where he died in 1825.

remin_menzies_coverReminiscences of by-gone Menzies by the Old Fossicker & On the Northern Fields

by Henry Harris

ISBN 978 0 85905 455 3, (1907‑8, 1935‑6, R2009), Soft Cover, A4, 66pp, illustrated, 210grams

$25.00* + Post


The early history of Menzies and other centres of the North Coolgardie Goldfield.

return_to_Majaddin_cvrReturn to Majaddin

A Kimberley Homecoming

Eddie Bear & Robert Hoskin

ISBN 978-0-85905-674-8, (New, 2017), 181 pages, A4, Illustrated, 500 grams

$40.00* + POST


Ngarinyin Elder and community leader, Eddie Bear shares his family story with Dr Robert Hoskin, researcher and retired minister of the Uniting Church. The story begins with life in the remote land of Majaddin in the West Kimberley and continues through colonialist incursions as Eddie's family took refuge at the Munja Aboriginal feeding station on the Kimberley Coast. Following Munja's demise, the family joined with other Ngarinyin families working on pastoral stations (Kimberley Downs and Napier). Eddie and his siblings grew up on these stations and would later seek work in this developing industry.

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Rivers of the Kimberley

by Kim Epton

ISBN 0 85905 277 X, (2000 reprint of 1996 edition), Soft Cover, A4 spiral wire bound, 90pp, 260grams

$30.00 + POST


Rivers of the Kimberley is a meticulously researched work on the discovery and naming of rivers in the Kimberley region of Western Australia by Europeans.

It includes information on each of the 109 rivers in the Kimberley region - and a few since renamed, 'lost' or 'downgraded' to creek.

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road_to_bulongThe Road to Bulong

"Close up - little bit long way"

A History of the Jones Family of Hampton Plains

 by P. Rajkowski and E. Tuettemann

Only available direct from the Jones family at Hampton Hill.

ISBN 0 85905 420 9, (2007 New), 380pp, illustrated, Soft Cover 1.3kg  Hard Cover, dj


The story of the Jones family of Hampton Hill Station, from the colonial pearling days of Shark Bay and the Gascoyne, with the Butcher family, to goldfields pastoralism, transport and mining.

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royal_commisionThe Royal Commission … An Alleged Prevalence of Gold Stealing, 1906-7

ISBN 978-0-85905-560-4, (1907, R2013), A4, 236pp, 655g

$60.00* + POST


This ground-shaking report of a century ago changed goldfields life forever. While referred to multiple times in the daily rags there are no copies in the government library system, including the Battye. It may be that, like the Belgian governments investigation of Herbert Hoover’s crooked rorts, all copies were purchased and destroyed. Luckily a single copy surfaced from which this copy is produced in a small run. 5707 questions asked but few real answers were given. Many leading GF men decided it was wise to have a holiday for the duration of the investigation. This is the precursor to the book on gold stealing due out shortly

rubyRuby Yen

ISBN 978-0-85905-659-5, (New, 2017), A5, 16pp, llust, 40 grams

$10.00 + POST


The controversial murder of a Chinese girl in Perth in 1925.  Another of our series on the joys of multiculturalism.

russian_jackRussian Jack

by Peter J. Bridge

ISBN 0 85905 283 4, (2002 new), Soft Cover, 143 pages, illustrated, 200grams

$22.00 + POST


Out of the great Kimberley goldrush of 1886 came stories of hard men in a hostile land.  Some grew into legends, entering folklore, larger than life in their own lifetimes but now almost completely forgotten.  Men like those of the Ragged Thirteen, Paddy the Flat, Tom Hood, Frank Hann, Billy O'Donnell, William Carr-Boyd and Russian Jack.  Women also, Mother Dead Finish and the Mountain Maid.  Of all these none has seen the legend eclipse the man as the story of Russian Jack.  A legend in his own lifetime, the strongest man on the goldfields, Wheelbarrow Jack.

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