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s_s_cattle_coverSand and Stone – Cattle and Conflict

by Kevin Moran

ISBN 978-0- 85905-449-2, (2010, new), illust., A4, 436pp, 2Vols, 1.2kg

$80.00* + POST

NB. This book is in two parts, of 232 and 204 pages respectively. The parts will not be sold separately. Matching numbers are printed and there will not be any extras available for replacements if a volume is loaned and lost


Sand and Stone continues to chronicle the story of the violent hidden history of Western Australia’s Kimberley Region in this two part volume ‘Cattle and Conflict’.

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caught_off_guardCaught Off Guard

and other poems

by Janet Wells

ISBN 0 85905 096 3, (1986 new), Soft Cover, 53pp, 90grams

$10.00 + POST


From the English countryside to a Kimberley cattle station, these poems evoke Janet’s past and present life, and have won prizes in the North. 

challenge_and_the_chanceThe Challenge and the Chance 

The Colonisation and Settlement

of North West Australia 1861-1914

by S.K. Forrest

ISBN 0 85905 217 6, (1996 new), Hard Cover, 173mm x 253mm, 364pp, illustrated, 780grams

$50.00 + POST


The colonisation and settlement of North West Australia 1861-1914.  Forrest focuses on black-white relationships, and the changing attitudes and moralities of white Australians when they, too, became indigenous. Opens a new chapter of Australian history. 

chasing_the_weightChasing the Weight

1886-1912

by F.W.P. Cammilleri

ISBN 0 85905 085 8, (1986 new), Soft Cover, 128mm x 210mm, 84pp, illustrated, 220grams

$22.00 + POST


From the Kimberley in 1886 to the Pilbara, Ashburton, Murchison, Kalgoorlie, Greenbushes and Donnybrook.  “FWP” was a pioneer prospector and the first man to dig and peg on the Golden Mile lodes.

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bedfordThe Circled Continent

by Randolph Bedford, edited by, and with a foreword by PJ Bridge and C. Holyday, and Gail Dreezens

ISBN 0 85905 410 1

(2007 Reprint 1905), A4, Soft Cover, 72pp, 230grams, $25.00* + POST


Randolph the Reckless, one of Australia’s greatest, but ignored writers, traveled along the Queensland coast to the Torres Strait and Papua in 1905. His brilliant descriptive writing of the places, people and their products is a joy to read and as fresh as it was a century ago. This ‘lost’ item does not appear in any bibliographies.

claude-choules-cover_smallClaude Choules

The Last of the Last

His Autobiography

ISBN 978-0-85905-480-5, (2009, New), Soft Cover, 160 pp, 160 x 240, illustrated, 290 grams

$25.00 +POST


With the approach of Remembrance Day (11 November) 2009, Hesperian Press is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of the autobiography of Claude Choules. In July 2009 Claude became – as one of three surviving veterans – the only remaining combatant of WW I. He is also the last man in the world who saw active military service in both World Wars.

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climb_when_readyClimb When Ready

by Dave James

ISBN 0 85905 221 4, (1996 new), Soft Cover, 140mm x 215mm, 188pp, illustrated, 240grams

$25.00 + POST


"Climb when ready." These are usually the last words a rock climber hears before he or she steps up onto a sheer rock face.As rock climbing has become a more popular pastime the equipment has become more easily obtainable. But, as little as thirty years ago there were only half a dozen climbers around Perth with the whole of the State's rock areas to themselves. There were little or no rescue facilities, no equipment shops and no clubs. Those pioneering climbers doggedly sought out the rock areas and climbed vertical cliffs with the minimum of ageing equipment. They went about their pastime quietly and few others knew of their exploits.

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close_call_kimberley_cvrClose Calls in the Kimberley

By Mick Driscoll

ISBN 978-0-85905-614-4, (New, 2015), A4, 43 pages, illustrated, 145 grams

$22.00* + POST


The Kimberley adventures of the bushman 'Mineral Mick' Driscoll and his long desert walks. Mick corresponded with HP and now, a decade after his passing the letters and stories are published.

coaches_coverCobb & Co. in the Golden West

edited by Gail Dreezens, P J Bridge, Phil Bianchi

ISBN 0 85905 406 3, (2008 New), A4, Soft Cover, 166pp, 470grams

$30.00* + POST


The WA coaching companies covered immense distances in scarcely explored country. Among them was the WA Cobb and Co run by Nicholas and Kidman. This collection of reminiscences, reports, timetables, adverts, etc is heavily illustrated. An essential volume on bush history and transport.

cold_footed_mob_cvrThe Cold-Footed Mob

A History of the 5th Australian Broad Gauge Railway Operating Company

by Tom Goode

ISBN 978-0-85905-653-3, (New, 2016), A4, 100 pages, illustrated, indexed, 280 grams

$30.00* + POST


One hundred years ago over two hundred and fifty railwaymen from across the state left Australia for the Western Front. Many were over age and some of doubtful fitness but they went because they felt they were needed.

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