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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.

conquest_and_settlementConquest and Settlement

by Geoff Blackburn

ISBN 0 85905 242 7, (wrongly number 254 0), (1999 new), Hard Cover, 175mm x 250mm, 342pp, illustrated, 730grams

$70.00* + POST

Conquest and Settlement is the history of the 21st Regiment of Foot and its role in Western Australian history. 

This is not a military history in the usual sense.   It is not dedicated to campaigns fought, won or lost.  Rather it is  an attempt to chronicle the part played by the men and women of the Regiment in the early settlement of Western Australia. It sets out to explore the lives of these soldiers and their families.  It contains accounts of the suppression of the native uprisings of the 1830s and appendices on the men as soldiers and settlers, extensive biographical details and genealogical charts. 

convict_assignment_cvrConvict Assignment in Western Australia 1842-1851

by Andrew Gill

ISBN 978-0-85905-619-9, (2016, with a new introduction and corrections to the edition of 2004), A4, 246pp, 700 grams

$50.00* + POST

An essential reference for the study of early convictism in WA, the employment and distribution of the Parkhurst boys and their employers.

coolgardie_goldCoolgardie Gold

by Albert Gaston

ISBN 0 85905 400 4, 2007 reprint edition with new material soft cover, 141pp, illustrated, 200grams

$22.00 + POST

The discovery of gold at Coolgardie filled thousands of young men with eagerness to try their luck on the new field.

Gaston recalls the dust that was ever present, willy-willies, flies and ants in myriads, water bags, camel teams, summer heat, winter cold, typhoid, crowded hotel and bars.