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turning_men_into_stone_cvrTurning Men Into Stone

A social and medical history of silicosis in Western Australia 1890-1970

by Criena Fitzgerald

ISBN 978-0-85905-635-9, (New, 2016), 170 x 240, section sewn, 252pp, illustrated, indexed, 710 grams

$50.00 + POST


1960, WA physician Dr Bob Elphick remarked to his colleagues that the mining industry was turning men into stone. This evocative image aptly described the end-stage pathophysiological changes that occurred in the lungs of the state’s goldminers after exposure to silica dust. Until 1926 in WA, when X-ray technology became readily available and financially viable, diagnosis of dust disease in miners was fraught, flawed and at best an educated medical guess.

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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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Wanjina_cvrWANJINA

Notes on Some Iconic Ancestral Beings of the Northern Kimberley

by Kim Akerman

ISBN 978-0-85905-628-1, (2016, New), A4, French flap stiffened soft cover,193pp, full colour illust. 885grams

$85.00 + POST


Wanjina Beings – among the most distinctive of all the Aboriginal Ancestral Beings depicted in Australian rock art – have been a topic of conjecture among Western scholars since their discovery by the explorer George Grey in the northwest Kimberley Region of Australia, in 1838. Their origins have at various times been ascribed to travellers from other continents and even extraterrestrial sources.

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