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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. 

Contributions towards an Aboriginal Volume of the Australian Dictionary of Biography 

by Peter J. Bridge.

ISBN 978-0-85905-668-7, (New, 2017) A5, 20pp, 35grams, $10.00* 

A collection of biographies of Australian Aboriginals who distinguished themselves by their murderous and other antisocial actions against both blacks and whites. Half of the contents of this text has not been seen before this publication.

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.

nicholas_coverThe Coolgardie Goldfields

by William Nicholas

ISBN 0 85905 402 0, (2007 Reprint 1895), A4, Soft Cover, 28pp, illustrated, 125 gram

$.22.00* + POST


Prof W Nicholas was manager of the Burbanks goldmine. Originally published in 1895, this idiosyncratic pamphlet was written to advise prospectors as to the geology and conditions of the new fields.

coolgardieCoolgardie in 1892

by William Ford

ISBN 0 85905 401 2, (1932 reprint 2007), Soft Cover, A5,  10pp, saddle stitched, 35 grams

$5.00* + POST


A rare pamphlet published by Ford in 1932 to record the discovery of Coolgardie.

cossack_goldCossack Gold

by W. Lamden Owen

ISBN 978-0-85905-440-9, 2008 new format of 1933 edition with new material, soft cover, 140mm x 215mm, 130pp, illustrated, 190 grams

$22.00 + POST


Vivid reminiscences of the life in the North West of Australia from the 1880s to the 1930s.  Gold, pearling, aboriginals, diamonds, murder and madness in the great but empty North.


crocsCrocodiles and Cocktails

by Simon King

ISBN 978-0-85905-660-1, (2017, New), A4, 157 pages, illustrated, 450 grams

$40.00* + POST


Simon King is a geosciences career professional who was raised in the 1950s and 1960s in the semi-rural community of Langwarrin almost 45 kilometres south-east of Melbourne, Australia, where his family was one of the first to settle in the district. He subsequently undertook his tertiary education at the Ballarat School of Mines and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Victoria to pursue a career in exploration and mining, perhaps to follow in his father's footsteps who was once a mineral prospector in the early 20th century.

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crooks_coverCrooks, con men and spielers, magsmen, and other dysfunctionals from the bottom of the duck pond

by Peter J. Bridge

ISBN 0 85905 415 2, (1930s, reprint 2007,e-published 2006, in the Dollypot, Greenhide and Spindrift column Vol. 2 No.1.), 16 pp, saddle, Soft Cover, A4, 90 grams

$11.00* + POST


The police published the methods of con men and swindlers in their efforts to educate the public. However the old tricks still reel them in and new applications catch a sucker every minute.