PLEASE NOTE: Any book title starting with "The" - the second word of the title is used to list by.

All prices quoted are in Australian currency and include GST.
* Short trade discount.

along_the_coast_cvrAlong the Coast

BY Ship Northwards

edited by Peter J Bridge, with a foreword by maritime historian and artist Ross Shardlow

ISBN 978-0-85905-604-5, (R, N2015), A4, illustrated, 212 pages, 580 grams

$50.00* + POST


The forgotten role of coastal shipping in both supplying the North and keeping Westralia in contact with the outside world. A collection of 25 descriptions of voyages along the coast from Eucla to Wyndham, interstate and to south and east Asia, in the period 18 80s to the 1960s.

along_the_road_to_cue_coverAlong the Road to Cue and other verses

by Andree Hayward

ISBN 978-0-85905-136-1, (2010 new), 106pp, illustrated, 156grams

$22.00 + POST


Andree Hayward was a lawyer, poet and newspaper editor and one of the greatest influences on the developing high culture of the Westralian goldfields. This collection of his verse, a biography and literary criticism fulfils promises made by Hesperian to Hayward's grand-daughter over 25 years ago, and to Beverley Smith, the first of 'modern times' to recognize the value of a virile goldfields literature.

Chris Holyday has researched and edited this expanded collection, marking the 60th anniversary of Andree Hayward' death.

Alphabetical Index to the 1954 “List of Cancelled Gold Mining Leases Which Have Produced Gold”

by P. J. Bridge

ISBN 0 85905 005 X, (1972 New), Soft Cover, 68pp, A3, 400grams, $50.00*


This is an essential companion to the List of Cancelled GMLs produced by the Mines Dept which is in district order. With the alpha index and the name of a GML its locality can be found.

alway_your_own_cvrAlways Your Own, Allan

Edited and written by Julie Easton.

ISBN 978-0-85905-559-8, (2013, New), A4, 60pp, illustrated, 210 grams.

$22.00* + POST


A love story; a social history of farming and community life; a snapshot of the concerns and issues facing young people in the late 1930s in the south-west of Western Australia in the late 1930s.

Read more...

Among_the-Wild_animals_peopAmong Wild Animals and People in Australia

by Eric Mjoberg, translated by Margareta Luotsinen and Kim Akerman.

ISBN 978-0-85905-507-9, (New 2012), Casebound, dj, illustrated, 362pp, 1.1 kg,

$95.00* + POST


From October 1910 to August 1911 biologist Erik Mjoberg and his seven man Swedish team travelled by bullock wagon through the West Kimberley collecting invertebrates, birds, mammals, and ethnographic research material.

Read more...

amonst_stone_age_cvrAmongst Stone Age People in the Queensland Wilderness

by Eric Mjoberg
Translated by FM Fryer, Edited by Asa Ferrier and Rod Ritchie.

ISBN 978-0-85905-593-2, (New 2014), 421pp , 160 x 250, heavily [258] illustrated + 4 colour plates, casebound, dj, 1.3kg,

$110 .00* + POST


Published in Swedish in 1918 and now available for the first time in English. A magnificent book on Eric Mjoberg's North Queensland anthropological and natural history collecting expedition. Rarely seen photos of NQ Aboriginals, ethnographic items, tropical rainforests and their endemic animals.

A small run with only a few casebound so Queenslanders please do not delay.

farber_coverAn Australian Centaur

Harry Farber, 1880-1965 Horseman

by Edna Baulch

ISBN 978-0-85905-531-4, (2012), 32pp, A4, illustrated, 120 grams

$16.00* + POST


The biography of one of Australia’s greatest horsemen. Edna’s biog plus other notes, verse, and many photos.

an_island_unto_itselfAn Island Unto Itself

by Leslie R. Marchant

ISBN 0 85905 120 X, (1988 new), Soft Cover, 152mm x 223mm, 224pp, illustrated, 460grams

$30.00 + POST


Based on research findings and the results of maritime expeditions conducted by the author, this book provides a comprehensive account of Dampier's scientific explorations in New Holland during the English Restoration and Revolutionary periods, when English sciences advanced with the then newly-established Royal Society.

Read more...

and_if_her_droughts_are_bitAnd if her droughts are bitter

by Gladys Linke

ISBN 0-85905-228-1, (1996 & 2003), illust, 133pp, 180grams

$22.00 + POST


The Linke family and their life on the far outback Prenti Downs and Carnegie Stations. The book also details aspects of the canning Stock Route. Tommy Injebong. Len Beadell.

An important book on the problems of bush station life.

Linke family direct sales: Northam 089 621 2555, Prenti Downs 089 981 2988, Paroo Station 089 981 2882.

And-NowAnd now... The Governor's Wife

by Diane Pope and Jenny Davis

ISBN 978-0-85905-646-5, (New, 2016), 195 x 235, illustrated, 56 pages, 230 grams

$30.00* + POST

For all sales and other queries please contact Diane Pope, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and see www.endersleafarm.com


Three Swan River Colony Governor's wives share their stories in this play. Ellen Mangles Stirling (1830-1839) and George Fletcher Moore sing the song 'Western Australia for me' that he composed for the first ball in the colony in 1831. Mary Essex Hampton (1862-1868) tries to justify the actions of both her husband and son in their treatment of the convicts. Lady Frederick Broome (1882-1889) reminisces about the many books and articles she published describing the early colonial life in Western Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. They all argue emphatically about the treatment of aboriginals during their time in Western Australia.

and_some_found_gravesAnd Some Found Graves

The Goldfields Diary of John Aspinall

compiled by A.J. Thompson

ISBN 0 85905 186 2, (2002 reprint of 1993 edition), Soft Cover, 95pp, illustrated, 150grams

$16.50 + POST


I found Johnny Aspinall's grave by chance in February 1980 while prospecting at Hawks Nest, about 15km west of Laverton in the Mt Margaret Goldfields of Western Australia.

Johnny began his diary in 1895 as he left his native New Zealand and his last entry was made in 1896 one prior to his death when he was struck by lightning. Ironically, his last entry mentioned that there were thunderstorms around."           A.J. Thompson

anzac_squadronThe Anzac Squadron

by Norman Ashworth

ISBN 0 85905 198 6, (1994 new), Soft Cover, 140mm x 215mm, 285pp, illustrated, 350grams

$33.00 + POST


The Anzac Squadron is the story of 461 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, formed in Britain on Anzac Day 1942. The Sunderland Flying Boat Squadron spent the next three years opposing Admiral Doenitz's U Boats in the battle of the Atlantic.

The young Australian and British air crew flew their boats in search of the ever-elusive U Boats while the Luftwaffe JU88 fighters hunted the hunters.

From this combination came both excitement and tragedy. This is a story not only of the moments of excitement that punctuated the otherwise long monotonous patrols but also back at base where aircrew and ground staff alike had to face the rigours of wartime Britain, far from their homes and loved ones. It is a story told largely by those who took part, in their own way and in their own words.

the_apotheosisThe Apotheosis of the Kero Tin

ISBN 978-0-85905-140-8, (2011), 16pp, illustrated, 40grams

$10.00* + POST


How an outcast of society became the object of admiration and utility, if not a thing of beauty.

An essay on the role of the old kero tin.

the-archimedian-lever-coverThe Archimedean Lever

Alexander Livingstone, a freewheeling journalist on the Westralian Goldfields

Collated and edited by Peter J Bridge with Angela Teague

ISBN 978-0-85905-485-0, (2010 new), A4, 44pp, 150 grams

$22.00 + POST


Alexander Livingstone was one of those characters thrown up in the convulsions of the Australian gold rushes. They burned brightly and quickly, like the volcano that suddenly erupts and then returns to dormancy.

Read more...

australia_twice_traversedAustralia Twice Traversed

by Ernest Giles

ISBN 0 85905 206 0, (1995 reprint of 1889 edition), 382pp, illustrated, 670grams

$50.00 + POST


A classic of Australian exploration in one volume, including maps.

aust_fighting_sonsAustralia's Fighting Sons of the Empire

portraits and biographies of Australians in the Great War.

ISBN 978-0-85905-568-0, (1922, 2014), illustrated, indexed, 240 x 300, (A4 plus) Section sewn with stiffened soft cover and French flaps, glossed paper, 298pp, 1.4 kg.

$95.00* + POST


This difficult to obtain book was first published in 1922 after a troubled gestation. Many of the original copies have disintegrated due to binding problems. It is now available again in an attractive facsimile edition. Contains over 1450 biographies and illustrations of the soldiers. This is a book that will become a family heirloom.

aust_aboriginal_tracking_cvAustralian Aboriginal Tracking, Water Finding and Smoke Signaling

by Alexander Thomas Magarey

ISBN 978-0-85905-616-8, (R 1890s, 2015), A4, 34pp, Illustrated, 130 grams

$22.00* + POST


Magarey was a South Australian explorer with a keen interest in Aboriginal customs. These papers are the result of his investigations among South Australian Aboriginals and are some of the best on the subjects covered, and in the case of smoke signalling, the only detailed description available.

aus_medicine_man_cxvrThe Australian Medicine Man

(Der Australische Medizenmann)

by Helmut Petri

ISBN 978-0-85905-583-3, (2014, New), 206pp, SC – French flap, 160 x 250, 515g.

$55.00* + POST


Available for the first time in English, Petri’s landmark 1952 book on Aboriginal medicine men, shamans, witchdoctors. With a Foreword by Susan Bradley and Introduction by Kim Akerman.

The second volume of a trilogy of translations of Petri’s important work in a culture now destroyed.

australian_mineralogistThe Australian Mineralogist

Vol 1, Nos 1-51, 1975-1986

ISBN 978-0-85905-639-7, (R,2016), A4, sc, 320pp, illustrated, 780 grams

$65.00* + POST


Facsimile of the rare journal for researchers and collectors.

emma_coverAustralia’s Worst Mass Murder – The Wreck of the Emma

by Kevin Moran

ISBN 978-085905-557-4, (New, 2013, A4, 47pp, illustrated, 160grams.

$22.00* + POST


In 1867 the Emma carrying forty two passengers and crew was lost. Her fate was not known until ten years later when an Aboriginal crew member on the Jessie informed Captain W Tuckey the following, which was reported in The Inquirer newspaper on 19 January 1876 : -

“A Long time ago (about 10 years he described) a ship was wrecked near North West Cape; the passengers landed at night, in the boats and as they had no means of defending themselves, the natives had no difficulty in making them prisoners. There were a large number of persons, among them were some females. The natives were not ‘sulky’ with them, but nevertheless they killed and ate all of them, the narrator partaking of some of the flesh.”

Read more...

clifton_coverThe Australind Journals of Marshall Waller Clifton 1840-1861

Edited by Phyllis Barnes, JMR Cameron and HA Willis with Ian Berryman and Andrew Gill.

ISBN 978-0-85905-483-6, (2010), Casebound, 869pp, 2.2kg

$95.00* + POST


Marshall Waller Clifton, Fellow of the Royal Society and Royal Geographical Society, and former Secretary of the Royal Navy’s Victualling Board, was Chief Commissioner for the small agricultural colony of Australind. This settlement, on Leschenault Inlet on Australia’s south-western coast, was formed in 1840 by a group of systematic coloniser supporters of Edward Gibbon Wakefield. To keep them informed of his activities, Clifton maintained a detailed daily account that he commenced on 1 December 1840, the day he left England.

Read more...