PLEASE NOTE: Any book title starting with "The" - the second word of the title is used to list by.
Darkest Western Australia
by H.G.B. Mason
ISBN 0 85905 014 9, (1980 reprint of 1909 edition), Soft Cover, 148mm x 210mm, 74pp, illustrated, 130grams
$22.00 + POST
The best bushman’s advice book written, with his solution to the “native question”!
by Ron Brown & Pat Studdy-Clift
ISBN 0 85905 164 1, (1992 new), Soft Cover, 188pp, illustrated, 260grams
$22.00 + POST
Darwin life just before and during World War II. An important eye witness account.
Daughters of Midas
Pioneer Women of the Golfields
by Norma King
ISBN 0 85905 124 2, (1988 new), Soft Cover, 188pp, illustrated, 400grams
$22.00 + POST
The author combines her own rich personal knowledge and insight of goldfields’ life with her thorough research to make an important contribution to the history of the goldfields.
The Dawning among the Aborigines of Central Australia
by W.H. Willshire
ISBN 978-0-85905-602-5, (R 1880s90s, 2015), A4, 261pp, illustrated, 690 grams
$45.00* + POST
Police Constable Willshire published four books in the 1880s-1890s on Aboriginal customs and his experiences among them in South Australia and the Northern Territory. These represent much first contact descriptions in areas where no anthropologist ventured. They are a valuable record.
Desert Droving, Saddling and Shooting
The outback lives of Marie and Snowy Brosnan
As told to Marion Hercock
ISBN 978-0-85905-542-0, (2012), A4, illustrated, 79pp, 240 grams
$30.00* + POST
At the age of twelve Warner ‘Snowy’ Brosnan had a longing to ride horses, and when he saw Chips Rafferty in The Overlanders he vowed that one day he would be a drover. Snowy’s dream came true, with all the thrills and falls, the blood and boredom, and rough and tumble of droving cattle.
Desert, Drought and Death
The Border Exploration Syndicate Expedition to the Rawlinson Range 1899 – 1900
by Henry William Hill (edited by Mark Chambers and Peter J. Bridge)
ISBN 978-0-85905-383-9, (2009 new), case bound, dust jacketed, 158pp, illustrated, 465 grams
$70.00* + POST
Following reports of gold in the far-off Rawlinson Range an expedition was organized by the Border Exploration Syndicate. This book is the story of the expedition as written by the leader, Henry W. Hill.
Dicks & Dickheads
I Have Known
The Memoirs of a Pox Doctor
by Leo Laden - Cartoons by R. Stein
ISBN 0 85905 215 X, (1991, 1996 and 2009), Soft Cover, 168pp, 230grams
$22.00 + POST
Written by a doctor who wanted to be an artist and illustrated by a dentist who thinks he is an American Civil War soldier, this book is funny, irreverent, honest, provocative and at times, very sad. From the desert sands of Aden to the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia, Dr Leo Laden records some of is experiences in a witty and easy to read style.
Pioneering Life in the Northern Territory of South Australia
by Mrs Dominic D. Daly
A pioneering classic from first settlement to 1887. Vivid description of life and events that shaped the destiny of the Northern Territory.
by George Pavlu
ISBN 085905 325 3, (2003 new), Soft cover, illustrated, 185grams
$16.50 + POST
.... here is a book that barks at fleas with cynic wit. And what a restorative sight - Diogenes the Dog snapping at the heels of 'homo consumerus' at prayer in their temples to modernity - Shopping Malls - urging the decidedly un-chic virtue of frugality: to know that enough is enough IS ENOUGH!
Disorderly Proceedings in the Park
Western Australian Football in Colonial Times
by Steve Errington
ISBN 978-0-85905-637-3, (2016, New), A4, illustrated, 194 pages, 535 grams
In the early 1880s in the sleepy towns of Perth and Fremantle young men played loosely organised rugby matches. But in 1885 some keen young players of Victorian Rules imposed their will on this tired scene and formed what is now the West Australian Football League, starting a competition which continues 131 years later.
Clubs came and went: Centrals, Metropolitans, Victorians and West Australians are no more. Unions changed their name. An early East Perth club lasted two years.
Do Not Yield To Despair
The Exploration Diaries of Frank Hann 1895--1908
edited by Mike Donaldson and Ian Elliot
ISBN 085905 226 5, (1998 new), Case Bound, A4 size, 440pp illustrated, 1.4kg
$95.00* + POST
Frank Hann was one of the greatest bushman in Australia. He travelled from Northern Queensland through the Territory to the Kimberley and finally to Laverton and the Eastern Goldfields where he spent his life exploring the desert.
These unique diaries record his travels and life and are essential reading for anyone travelling the Western Australian and Northern Territory deserts.
edited by P.J. Bridge
ISBN 0 85905 100 5, (1987 new), 168pp, 152mm x 222mm, illustrated, 350grams
SC $22.00, HC $30.00 + POST
Dollypot is a magnificent collection of prospectors' and miners' stories from the pages of the old Western Mail newspaper.
Humour, sadness, thirst, booze, hard luck, life, people and poetry of the goldfields - from the Kimberley in the north to Ravensthorpe in the south east of Western Australia.
Down the Dinbole
by Bonnie Milne
ISBN 0 85905 348 2, (2004 new),125pp, illustrated, 165 grams
SC $22.00 + POST
Bonnie Milne grew up on an isolated sheep station in the Upper Gascoyne district.
This is a light hearted look at family life on Coor de Wandie station
The Drover's Scrapbook
edited by Peter J Bridge and Gail Dreezens
ISBN 978-0-85905-428-7, (2008), A4, 127pp, illustrated, Soft Cover, 370 grams
$30.00* + POST
A collection of reports and reminiscences of WA droving from the 1880s to the 1950s, giving many names and records of trips with sheep and cattle from the north to the southern markets.