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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.”

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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.

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THE_AUSTRALIND_LETTERSThe Australind Letters of Marshall Waller Clifton

Edited by JMR Cameron and PA Barnes

ISBN 978-0-85905-675-5, (New, 2017), casebound, dj, illustrated, 828 pages, 2.1kg

$95.00* + POST

This is a companion volume to the Clifton Journals published in 2010. It contains the correspondence from 1840 to 1847. With a biography of Clifton by Phyllis Barnes and an essay on 'The Rise and Fall of the Western Australian Company by JMR Cameron. Published 2 Oct 2017.

aliensThe Aliens.

By Dryblower E.G. Murphy.

978-0-85905-876-6, (1904 R 2021) $10.00*

A famous warning poem by the great Dryblower. 

The Amphibious Digger, Major George Mitchell.


ISBN 978-0-86905-929-9, (1952 R 2022), A4, 15 pages, 80 grams, $22.00*

Biographical interview With Major Mitchell of the Kimberley Guerilla Warfare Group.

the_archipelago_rechercheThe Archipelago of the Recherche Expedition. The history, geography, biology, and botany of the islands.

John Bechervaise, Vincent Serventy, James H. Willis.

ISBN 978-0-85905-946-6, (1951 R 2022), A4, 49 pages, illustrated, 180 grams, $30.00*