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darkest_western_australiaDarkest 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”!

darwin_dilemmasDarwin Dilemmas

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_midasDaughters 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.

dawning_of-aboriginals_cvrThe 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.

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desert_droving_coverDesert 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.

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desert_coverDesert, 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.

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dicks_and_dickheadsDicks & 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.

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digging_squatting_pionDigging, Squatting

and

Pioneering Life in the Northern Territory of South Australia

by Mrs Dominic D. Daly
ISBN 0 85905 068 8, (1984 reprint of 1887 edition), Hard Cover, 368pp plus map, 690grams
$40.00 + POST

A pioneering classic from first settlement to 1887.  Vivid description of life and events that shaped the destiny of the Northern Territory.

diogeneseDiogenes

by George Pavlu

ISBN 085905 325 3, (2003 new), Soft cover, illustrated, 185grams

$22.00 + 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!

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disorderly_proceedings_cvrDisorderly 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

$40.00* +POST


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.

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do_not_yieldDo 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.

dollypotDollypot

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_dinboleDown 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

drovers_scrapbook_coverThe 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.