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broomeBroome and its Tragic Yesterday

by Henrietta Drake Brockman

ISBN 978-0-85905-800-1, (1946 R 2020), A4, 28 pages, illustrated, 110 grams, $22.00*

Broome just after the war and the new Kimberley with the Flying Doctor services. Also a biographical outline of the author.

bruisers_coverBruisers of the Bush

by Peter Bridge, Moya Sharp, Susan Bennett

ISBN 978-0-85905-029-6, (2010 new), A4, 19pp, 110g

$12.00* + POST

In 1894 at Coolgardie the interest in the rancour and fight between ‘Bull” Bennit and Jimmy Reid was greater than that in prospecting. What was the cause of such bitterness? Bessie Stewart, the Belle of Coolgardie! What was the background to this grudge match that held the interest of spectators for decades and figures in so many goldfields reminiscences? The story has a surprising outcome.

brumby_leake_cvr‘Brumby’ Leake

by Peter J Bridge

ISBN 978-0-85905-591-8, (2015, New), A4, 86pp, illustrated, 255grms.

$25.00* + POST

Brumby Leake was one of the great characters of the early Murchison-Gascoyne. His dalliances with the spinifex fairies and concern for the orphaned calves of other people cattle, together with an appreciation of the qualities of a stray horse, led to a certain mystique. This was heightened by the power of his enemies who almost invariably lost in the court cases which followed some of his exploits. The dreaded A.O. Neville led a campaign to incarcerate him. But he was much loved by the aboriginals that worked for him. This biography is mainly from the DIA and police files that have survived against all odds, together with old newspaper accounts and reminiscences of old timers. Part of Brumby’s reputation derives from the iniquitous K.S. Prichard who cast him as the lead character in Coonardoo and Brumby Innes. In both these agitprop outbursts attacking Brumby she carefully avoided her powerful family friends who were infamous for their predatory and abusive behaviour towards the local aboriginals. Guaranteed to raise a cackle and a gasp.

bullcatchers_cvrBull Catchers & Wild Riding Ringers

Geoff Allen

ISBN 978-0-85905-737-0, (New, 2018), A4, illustrated, 147pp, 420grams

$40.00* + POST

The last of the old time ringers of the Kimberley.


and the Yilgarn Goldfield

by Gilbert Ralph

ISBN 0 85905 395 4, (2007 New), Soft cover, 288 pages, illustrated, under 500 gram packed

$35.00* + POST

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Bullfinch and the Yilgarn Goldfield had its beginnings with a suggestion from Sir Laurence Brodie-Hall that the unique nature of the community at Bullfinch during the Great Western Consolidated era from 1950 to 1963 deserved recording. Sir Arvi Parbo, who began his mining career at Bullfinch, supported the concept and they encouraged Gilbert Ralph, a retired Executive from Western Mining Corporation, to write a history of Great Western and Bullfinch. Gilbert has taken five years to research and write this history.

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bulloo_downs_droverBulloo Downs Drover

by Peter Hall

ISBN 0 85905 293 1, (2002 new), Soft Cover, 135grams

$22.00 + POST

Droving and station life on Ilgararie and Bulloo Downs Stations in the upper Ashburton north of Meekatharra in Western Australia.

This collection of stories on old time cattlemen gives an insight into their lives, their country and their droving exploits. Peter Hall writes of a way of life now changed forever by modern transport and communications.

The author has spent his life among the people and places he writes of in these plain tales from the bush.



by Norman G. Manners

ISBN 085905 265, (2000 new), Soft Cover, 248 pages, illustrated, 530grams

$30.00 + POST

The Vivian Bullwinkel story takes the reader through her early years in Broken Hill and her struggle to become a certified nurse. She joined the A.A.N.S. at the outbreak of war in Europe and enjoyed the balmy days of pre-war Malacca and Singapore until the surprise attack by the Japanese in December 1941.

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bush_justiceBush Justice

by Ron Brown & Pat Studdy-Clift

ISBN 0 85905 146 3, (1990 new), Soft Cover, 256pp, illustrated

$30.00 + POST

Ron Brown tells of his experiences in the Red Heart of Australia, where he was known and loved as "Brownie of the Finke".

His stories cover the transition period from 1945 to 1952 when he was the last of the Central Australian Police Camel Patrolmen emerging into a new age.  As a lone representative of the white man's law and mediator in many a tribal feud, he patrolled a police district larger than the state of Victoria.

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bush_kids_bartooBush Kids and Bartoo

by Mildred Gordon

ISBN 0 85905 338 5, (2004 New), 54pp, A4, softcover, 175 grams

$22.00* + POST

Mildred Gordon describes life on a remote Centralian Station in the 1920s and 30s and includes her mother's writings of the local Aboriginal legends, published for the first time.

Aboriginal Studies series No. 22.

bushman_coverThe Bushman's Directory

by Mary Taylor

ISBN 0 85905 417 9, (2007 New), A4, Soft Cover, 136pp, 375 grams

$30.00* + POST

A biographical index to WA drovers, stockmen, mailmen, doggers, teamsters, shepherds, boundary riders, fencers, etc, from the 1800s to the 1970s.