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Ularrinularringg: The Off Chance, first gold mine on the Coolgardie Goldfield. James Speakman and his turns of Luck.

Peter J. Bridge.

ISBN 978-0-85905-918-3, (New, 2021), A4, 24 pages, illustrated, 95 grams, $22.00*

Two years before Bayley and Ford had discovered Coolgardie, Speakman and Ryan prospected far to the NE, discovering rich gold at Ularring. This is the story of their roller-coaster of discoveries, losses and gains, which shows the necessity of sticking to one's star.

unbroken_spiritUnbroken Spirit

by Brian Peachey

ISBN 085905 275 3, (2000 new), Soft Cover, laminated, 149mm x 214mm, 151pp, illustrated, section sewn, 230grams

$22.00 + POST

Unbroken Spirit is a true account of the poverty of the underprivileged in nineteenth century England. It also tells of the consequences suffered by William Boxhal, who was one of the thousands who transgressed the law.

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albatross_coverUnder the Wings of an Albatross

 by Rod Dickson

ISBN 978-085905-499-7, 2011 New, A4, 128pp, illust, 360 grams

$30.00* + POST

A maritime history of the French Sub-Antarctic Islands. The Crozets, The Kerguelins, St Paul and Amsterdam Islands.

Covers the voyages from 1522 to 1928 with details of the ships and masters with extracts from their log books.


Untold Miles. Three gold-hunting expeditions amongst the picturesque borderland ranges of Central Australia.
by Michael Terry.

ISBN 978-0-85905-995-4, (2023R, 1932), 316 pages, 240 x 160, french flap soft cover, illustrated, maps, indexed, 720 grams, $75.00*

Long out of print. The great 1930s expeditions into the Central Australian wilds. Terry led many expeditions with camels and early desert vehicles and recorded the land and the lives, black and white, of the inhabitants. His works are classics of the bush.

Up the Carob Tree

by Enga Smith

ISBN 978-0-85905-645-8, (2016), sc, 430 grams, 233 pages

$30.00 + POST.

Available from the author PO Box 1154, Carnarvon, 6701. 99419585.

up_the_carob_tree_cvrUp the Carob Tree is a novel firmly based in Western Australia. Related through the eyes of a growing child, it tells the story of a family living on the outskirts of 'an ordinary little country town' that remains nameless but could be anywhere the reader wishes to place it: anywhere with 'majestic' grain silos and a milk bar called the Rotunda with a juke box that works 'most of the time.' In due course there's a Drive –In and a new fangled establishment called a 'motel.' The four neighbouring blocks on East Quarry Road where the family lives are taken up by an assortment of people, all from 'somewhere else' with their different and colourful, sometimes mysterious backgrounds and circumstances that are of endless interest to a curious child.

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veteransThe Veterans

A History of the Enrolled Pensioner Force in Western Australia,

by F.H. Broomhall

ISBN 0 85905 103 X, (1985,1989 new), Hard Cover, 472 pp, illustrated, 720grams

$50.00 + POST

A narrative history and extensive biographical data on members of the Enrolled Pensioner Force in Western Australia with approximately 1,000 entries.  The Enrolled Pensioner Force garrisoned Western Australia for 30 years.  This is an essential source volume for all involved in Western Australian history and genealogy.

voice_of_the_northThe Voice of the North

by Jim Kelly

ISBN 0 85905 154 4, (1993 new), Soft Cover, 140mm x 215mm, 138 pp, 190grams

$22.00 + POST

The collected bush poems of Jim Kelly are the result of his love of the bush and his time in cattle camps in the 1930s and 40s.

A Kimberley classic.


Memories of Life in Fiji During Four Decades. 1924-1953

By Reginald Caten

ISBN 978-85905-570-3, (2014, new), 217pp, soft cover, 355 grams.

$45.00 + POST

With a preface by Phillip Snow. A lyrical and entertaining observation of life in the tropics. The stories of the people of various races, their life and foibles are described by a quintessential Englishman whose love of all the islands and their people shines through in a thoroughly readable book for all who either lived in, visited, or merely dreamed of a South Seas paradise. This is Hawaii or Tahiti without the Jmurcans.