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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.


Cobbers of Mine and the Mining Magnate

by The Axeman, Alfred E. Wallace

ISBN 978-0-85905-735-6, (New, 2019), A4, 47 pages, 140 grams, $22.00* + POST

Alfred Wallace died of silicosis in 1924. He was an axeman in the forests and an underground miner on the Murchison. His verse was in demand for local celebrations and the regional newspapers. Few modern poets have had the acclaim of the public that the Axeman had.

His collection was reprinted for many years by the Northam newspaper. Some of his satirical verse such as The Bush Geologist, and The Mining Magnate was still being circulated in mining circles in the 1980s.

Places he versifies, such as Barney Murphy's Bungalow Hotel, and the mines where he worked, were part of my wanderings fifty years ago, and my grandfather was also at Wooroloo sanatorium for TB that he got in France. PJB

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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Cologne-to-the-KimberleyCologne to the Kimberley

Studies of Aboriginal Life in Northwest Australia

by Five German Scholars in the First Half of the 20th Century
Translated by Margaret Pawsey, Edited by Kim Akerman

ISBN 978-0-85905-594-9, (2015, New), 384pp, SC, A4, illustrated, 1.1kg

$70.00*+ POST

Eighteen translated papers by Bischofs, Worms, Petri, Schulz, & Odermann that are

essential for an understanding of Kimberley Aboriginal culture. Contains brief biographies

of the authors.

s_s_p1_2Sand and Stone

Pt 1. Colonists and Convicts

Pt 2. Pastoralists and Prospectors

By Kevin Moran

ISBN 978-0-85905-572-7, ISBN 978-0-85905-573-4, (2000, 2013), A4, 730 pp, Soft cover, illustrated, indexed, ** kg

$140.00*. + POST

Sold only as a set.

A magnificent overview of the colony from a police perspective. Contains a great deal not available elsewhere.

Colour Patch -

The men of the 2/4th Australian Machine Gun Battalion

by Murray Ewan

ISBN 085905 312 1, (2003 New), Case bound 928pp, illustrated, <3kg packed


This unique book sets a new standard for unit studies. It contains photos and service details of all the men on the 2/4th and is beautifully presented. It will become a classic in Australian Military history and an heirloom for the families of all those who served in the 2/4th.

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Combined Index to the Publications of the Geological Survey of W.A. 1910-1970

by P. J. Bridge

ISBN 0 85905 000 9, (1972 New), Soft Cover, 350pp, A3

$170.00* (Direct sale only) + POST

This is the Combined indicies of the Geological Survey of WA Annual Reports and Bulletins from the end of previous index (Bulletin 60) to 1970 and an essential reference volume for geologists, prospectors and historians.

common_thread_the_cvrThe Common Thread – Arnold Weinholt

Aussies in the thick of it. Stories from East Africa WWI, WWII. Ada Woodhill, Australian First Lady of German East Africa. And SOE’s Ethiopian Mission 101

Geoff Blackburn

ISBN 978-0-85905-710-3, (New, 2018), A4, illustrated, 40 pp, 185 grams

$25.00 + POST

The first, and hopefully not the last, Australian politician shot for spying. Unreported byways and fascinating African adventures in the Great Game.

connelly_coverThe Connelly Story

ed by PJ Bridge, I Murray & V Connelly

ISBN 978-0-85905-460-7, A4, 60 pp, illustrated, (200g)

$22.00 + Post

Connelly senior found the Fifield Platinum in NSW. His son discovered the Murchison GF in WA in 1890.