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Among Wild Animals and People in Australia

by Eric Mjoberg, translated by Margareta Luotsinen and Kim Akerman.

ISBN 978-0-85905-507-9, (New 2012), Casebound, dj, illustrated, 362pp, 1.1 kg,

$95.00* + POST


From October 1910 to August 1911 biologist Erik Mjoberg and his seven man Swedish team travelled by bullock wagon through the West Kimberley collecting invertebrates, birds, mammals, and ethnographic research material.

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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.

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Evidences of an Inland Sea

by George Fletcher Moore with an introduction by JMR Cameron

ISBN 978-0-85905-407-2, (2008 R+N 1837), 80pp, illust., Hard Cover, dj, 310grams

$60.00*+ POST


George Fletcher Moore's Evidences of an Inland Sea, published in Dublin in January 1837, details an important chapter in the history of Australian exploration. Its purpose was to demonstrate the existence of a large sea or lake inland from Perth. Moore, Western Australia's advocate-general, based his claim on evidence gathered during explorations beyond the Avon River to the east and as far north as the Moore River in the previous year. He also drew heavily on information provided by his Aboriginal companions for they had seen and heard of country he had yet to explore.

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Exploration Eastwards 1860-1869

Edited by Peter Bridge and Kim Epton. (WAEDP series.)

ISBN 978-0-85905-701-1, (New, 2018), casebound, section sewn, illustrated, maps, indexed, 576 pages, 1.5kg

$115.00* + POST


Contains some 30 expeditions including Lefroy and CC Hunt with appendices on the plants by Alex George and animals by Ian Abbott. Biographical notes on all known expedition members. Resolves the problems of the 'convicts gold' and Hunt's unknown convict helpers.

This is a very small run which will ensure future scarcity.

The companion volume 1869-1896 will go to the printers in July.

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The Finest Goldfields in the World

The Austin Expedition to the Murchison in 1854

Edited by Peter J Bridge, Kim Epton, Marion Hercock and Sheryl Milentis, with the members of the Western Australian Explorers’ Diaries Project, and with an introduction by Professor J.M.R. Cameron.

ISBN 978-0-85905-018-0, (2009 new), casebound, dust jacketed, 240pp, illustrated, 610 grams

$80.00*+ POST

Published in association with Mark G. Creasy.


In 1854 Robert Austin led an expedition east and then north to the Murchison River. Disasters from a gun accident, poison plants, and thirst assailed them. After many tribulations they reached the Geraldine Mine on the Lower Murchison over two months later. Their exploration inspired others to prospect the desert for both grass and gold, culminating in the opening of the area in the 1880s, and the finding of rich goldfields. More than 150 years after his difficult and perilous journey Austin is now placed among the premier explorers of the Australian outback.

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The Journal of the Brockman Droving Expedition of 1874-75 to the North of Western Australia

Edited by Nan Broad with Peter Bridge

ISBN 0 85905 366 0, (2006 New), Hard Cover, Dust Jacket, 177pp, illustrated, 475 grams

$60.00* + POST


The story of one of the greatest early stock droves in Australia.

In 1874 John Brockman answered the call to assist the Clarkson droving party, stranded on the Murchison River in drought conditions.

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Journal of the Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition 1891-1892

David Lindsay

Edited by Peter J. Bridge, Calliope Bridge and Celene Bridge

ISBN 978-0-85905-658-8, (Reprint 1893 + New 2018), Casebound, section sewn, illustrated - b&w and colour, maps, indexed, 397 pages, 1.08 kg,

$105.00* + POST


With appendices on the plants by Alex George and animals by Ian Abbott, reported by the expedition. Also the full Anthropology report by Richard Helms which has not been available for over a century, which contains 6 colour plates and many b&w photos. Biographies of all the men.

This is a very small run which will ensure future scarcity.


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Narrative of an Expedition of Exploration in North–Western Australia

by Herbert Basedow with an introduction by David Kaus

ISBN 978-0-85905-453-9, (2009 R+N 1918), 259pp, Hard Cover, dj, illustrated, 635grams

$80.00* + POST


In 1916 scientist and explorer, Dr Herbert Basedow, was requested by the Government to examine a remote Kimberley prospect for the strategic tungsten mineral, scheelite.

His journal of the expedition describes in detail the geology. flora, fauna and Aboriginals of the west coast of the Kimberley frontier and the Wyndham area.

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Samuel Grau Hubbe and the South Australia to Western Australia Stock Route Expedition 1895-1896.

SG Hubbe. Edited by Andrew Guy Peake.

ISBN 978-0-85905-680-9, (New, 2018), casebound, section sewn, illustrated, maps, indexed, 296 pages, .855 kg

$95.00* + POST


Contains the official and private journals of Hubbe and John Mahar. Biographical notes on the men of the expedition.

This is a very small run which will ensure future scarcity.

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To the Golden Land. Exploration to the Eastwards 1869-1896

by Peter J. Bridge and associates. With an Introduction by J.M.R Cameron.

ISBN 978-0-85905-704-2, (New, 2019), 160 x 240mm, 712 pp, colour and black and white illustrations, maps, indexed, hard cover, 2kg+, $140.00* + POST


An important contribution to the history of WA covering all that periods 65 expeditions, including many that were previously unknown. Includes for the first time all the colour plates of Forrest in the 1870s. Over 150 illustrations and maps.

Like our other Exploration Diaries this will become the basic reference in this field. Due to the poisoned arrows of our economy the edition is small, so please do not delay ordering. 

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Western Australian Exploration

1826-1835 Volume 1

Ed. by Joanne Shoobert et. al.

ISBN 085905 351 2, (2005 new), Hard Cover, 638 pp, illustrated, maps, 1.3Kg

$96.00* [Print-run 1000.] + POST


This is one of the most significant volumes ever published in W.A. and the first of its type in Australia. Few have before attempted such a project.

It is the result of many years and tens of thousands of hours collecting, collating, typing and proofing. It will be an essential reference for all interested in W.A. history. Other volumes are in preparation.

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Western Australian Exploration 1836 – 1845

The Letters, Reports and Journals of Exploration and Discovery in Western Australia

Ed. by Marion Hercock and Sheryl Milentis with Phil Bianchi

ISBN 978-0-85905-495-9, (2011 new),460 pages, illust, 1.4 kg

$95.00* + POST


Published by Hesperian Press with the Heritage Council of Western Australia.

Foreword by the Minister for Heritage, the Honourable Mr G.M. (John) Castrilli, MLA.

Companion volume to Western Australian Exploration Volume 1 1826–1835 and Evidences of an Inland Sea.

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The Western Australian Explorations of John Septimus Roe 1829-1849

edited by Marion Hercock

ISBN 978-0-85905-527-7, (2014, New), Casebound, dj, 160x240, Illustrated, 726 pp, 1.9kg

$100.00* + POST


The long awaited complete collection of Surveyor General Roe’s expeditions from the Western Australian Explorers’ Diaries Project. Contains appendices on the plants, animals, and navigation. Fully indexed.

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“Work Completed, Canning”

A Comprehensive History of the Canning Stock Route

1906 – 2010

by Phil Bianchi

ISBN 978-0-85905-549-9, (2013 New), 724pp, 274 photos, 38 maps, casebound, dust jacket, 1kg+

$120.00* + POST

Stiffened soft cover $85.00* + POST


The story of Alfred W. Canning and the development and subsequent use of the 1800 kilometre long Canning Stock Route from Halls Creek to Wiluna is told in this new volume.

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