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gallipoli_tripoliGallipoli to Tripoli

History of the 10th Light Horse Regiment AIF 1914 - 1919.

by Neville Browning and Ian Gill

ISBN 978-0-85905-515-4, (2011 R 2012), 648pp, heavily illustrated with maps and photos, printed end papers, 1.8 kg, (Well over 2kg packed), folded laminated card cover, with the printed end papers, 1.65 kg.

$70.00* + POST

The 10th Light Horse epitomises the dash and insouciance of the mounted Australian soldier in World War I. We believe that this book will fill the great need of the expanding families, relatives, and growing amounts of Westralians interested in knowing of the experiences of our men in battles of such significance that they literally changed the map of the world.

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gather_no_mossGather No Moss

by Billy Linklater

ISBN 0 85905 232 X, (1997 reprint of 1968 edition with new material, Soft Cover), 175pp, illustrated, 240grams

$22.00 + POST

Gather No Moss is the autobiography of William Linklater, alias Billy Miller, who ran away from his Adelaide home and in the 1880s 'went bush' and never looked back. He was in love with Romance, Adventure and a particular place, as true pioneers must be: the place was northern Australia at a time when the white man was still a phenomenon on the scene.

mineral_deposits_lavertonGeology and Mineral Deposits of the Leonora-Laverton Area

North Eastern Yilgarn Block, Western Australia

by J. Hallberg

ISBN 0 85905 0785, (1985 new), SC, 218pp, illustrated, 310grams.

$25.00 + POST

An associated set of 16 large geological maps of the area sells at over $104.00 elsewhere.


George James Woodley
The prospector of the Murchison.

Collated by Peter J. Bridge 

ISBN 978-0-85905-763-9, (2019), A4, indexed, 40pp, 125 grams, $22.00*

The real prospecting pioneer of the Murchison, defamed and pauperised by the powers that were and are.

Get it Write!

by Kim Epton

Replaces Publishing Your Book with Hesperian Press



Part 1 PUBLISHING YOUR BOOK - Please see the Submissions page.

A style guide that details the Hesperian Press house style.



Ghosts in Khaki

 by Les Cody

ISBN 978-0-85905-563-3, (1997, Reprint 2013), Softcover, 388pp, 905grams

$55.00* + POST

The Unit History of the 2/4th Machine Gunners in Western Australia, Malaya, Singapore, Burma Railway. 
A classic of Australian military history.

ghosts_of_bayley_streetThe Ghosts of Bayley Street

Collected Poems of J. Sorensen

by Jack Sorensen

ISBN 0 85905 138 2, (1992 new), Soft Cover, 100pp, 150grams

$22.00 + POST

Jack Sorenson, shearer, boxer and poet was renowned for his meter and rhyme.

ghosts_hamelin_coverThe Ghosts of Hamelin Bay

by Garry Teehan and edited by Helen Teehan

ISBN 978-0-85905-035-7, (2008), A4, 92pp, Soft Cover, illustrated, 270 grams, $30.00* + POST

The history of the now forgotten port and timber export town and area at Karridale, near Augusta. Details of the timber cutting, mills, ships and shipping, and the Davies empire from the archives, police files and shipping records.

giles_exp_1875_cvrGiles 1875 Expedition

by Lesley Brooker

ISBN 978-0-85905-612-0, (New 2015), A4, heavily illustrated in colour, indexed, 200 pages, 840 grams.

$40.00 no discount, + POST

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Ernest Giles' 1875 expedition, covering 3000km from Beltana, S.A. to Perth, W.A., is described in detail, with both historical and contemporary maps, and colour illustrations of the places visited and plants collected by the expedition naturalist, Jesse Young.

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gim_cvrGim! Gold stealing tales and trials of in the Golden West

By Peter J Bridge

ISBN 978-0-85905-575-8, (2014), A4, 175 pp, 505grams.

$35.00* + POST

Gold stealing was a way of life on the WA goldfields. It still continues in the boardrooms of the corporations in which are ensconced only the 'best' people. In our Darwinian economy only the most brazen and successful thieves survive to rob again. Many Westralian fortunes were and are built on these rorts. But it is usually the small miner who got caught. These latter stories have become part of the folklore of the goldfields.

glorious_uncertaintyThe Glorious Uncertainty 

by Sally L. Senior

ISBN 0 85905 282 6, (2000 new), Soft Cover, 152pp, illustrated

$22.00 + POST

An enchanting tale of the lives of three little girls who grew up on a sheep station in the East Murchison district of Western Australia in the 1930s and 1940s.

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god_before_gugeri_cvrGod before Gugeri

Luggers, trucks & water bores & other Kimberley stories

by Michael Gugeri

ISBN ISBN 978-0-85905-567-3, (2014 New), A4, 226pp, heavily illustrated and indexed, 855gms


The Gugeri family have been landmarks in the Kimberley for nearly a century. This book follows four generations of life in the north, from pearling, carrying, Anna Plains station, water boring, Cockatoo Island, oil drilling, wool carting, the Underworld, rockets, fishing, and many incidents and characters. Biographies of Doug Blythe, Billie King and details of many other Kimberley personalities are also offered. 

gold_at_peak_hillGold at Peak Hill

by P.R. Heydon (OAM)

ISBN 0 85905 153 6, (1991 new), Hard Cover, 310pp, illustrated, 530grams

$40.00 + POST

The story of the discovery of gold in 1892 by Wilson and partners, the history of the town and Peak Hill area and its characters, all now gone.


Phil Heydon commenced his working life in the Post Office at Cue, in 1935, as a Telegraph Messenger. He worked in most Murchison goldfield towns, returning to Big Bell as Postmaster in 1947 and retired as Postmaster at the General Post Office, Perth. He was awarded the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977, and the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1979.

gold-depositsThe  Gold Deposits of Western Australia

by A. Gibb Maitland

ISBN 0 85905 010 6, (1919, 2009), 94pp, A4+, illus, soft cover, 300grams

$30.00* + POST

Ninety years on this is still the best overview of gold in WA for the general reader and prospector. The maps, drawings and photos explain the distribution and geology of gold throughout WA. Fourth Edition. 

golden_field_mapsGold Fields Maps of the early 1900s

WA Mines Department

ISBN 978-0-85905-569-7, (1905-8, 2014), A4, 56pp, 180grams.

$22.00* + POST

A reprint of the rare booklets of WA goldfields maps supplied to the early prospectors. Essential for goldfields historians and modern prospectors.

gold_getting_daysGold Getting Days

by John Meiklejohn (edited by P. Bridge)

ISBN 0 85905 341 5, (2005), Soft Cover, 175pp, 235grams

$30.00 + POST

John Meiklejohn was one of the best known prospectors of the Coolgardie and later goldrushes of the 1890s. He came from Scotland to New Zealand and Victoria and then to Western Australia for gold. Rich gold strikes led to him heading for London to sell his claims, resulting in introductions to some of the most powerful financial figures of the time. Later came the South African war and prospecting in the Klondyke, Africa, and Madagascar for gold and oil. With his fortune gone he retired to Perth where he wrote of his experiences and those of his associates in the good old Gold Getting Days.

gold_in_the_gascoyneGold in the Gascoyne

by Rhonda McDonald

ISBN 0 85905 270 2, (2000 reprint of 1985, 1986 edition with new material), Soft Cover, 140pp, illustrated, 200grams

$22.00 + POST

The story of Mangaroon Station and its development by the McDonalds from 1923, including the discovery of the magnificent Star of Mangaroon gold mine.

Gold in the Gascoyne INDEX $10

gold_on_the_murchisonGold on the Murchison

by Phil Heydon

ISBN 0 85905 066 1, (1986, 2008), 221pp, illustrated, Soft Cover, 315 grams

$35.00 + POST

Reprint of 1986 edition

Gold on the Murchison is the story of Cue, Day Dawn and Big Bell and the part the towns and their people played in the development of Murchison gold.

From the first rushes in the 1880s and the hardships of the pioneers to Cue's status as the 'Queen of the Murchison', the decay to ghost towns, oblivion and eventual rebirth.


Phil Heydon commenced his working life in the Post Office at Cue, in 1935, as a Telegraph Messenger. He worked in most Murchison goldfield towns, returning to Big Bell as Postmaster in 1947 and retired as Postmaster at the General Post Office, Perth.  He was awarded the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977, and the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1979.

gold_stealersThe Gold Stealers

by Brian Purdue 

ISBN 085908 271 0, (2001 new), Soft Cover, 280 pages, illustrated, 450grams

$35.00 + POST

In 1926 one of the most diabolical murders to ever take place in Western Australia was committed.

Two members of the Goldstealing Detection Branch of the West Australian Police Force were murdered near Kalgoorlie, and their bodies partly dismembered and burned. The remains were then taken to a mineshaft and unceremoniously dumped. A gold processing plant was then thrown on top of the mutilated bodies.

This book reports all the known facts of the case. There are no imagined histrionics or manufactured conversations. Some of the photographs have never been previously published or even seen before, except in Court.

gold_to_grassGold to Grass

by A. Ashwin 

ISBN 0 85905 284 2, (2002 new), Soft Cover, 222 pages, illustrated, 300grams

$30.00 + POST

Prospecting in the Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and  Western Australia through the 1870s, 80s and 90s. 

Arthur Cranbrook Ashwin's reminiscences cover a great time in our history.  The goldrushes of the 1850s to the 1890s made the People and the Nation of Australia.

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golden_daysGolden Days

by Jules Raeside

ISBN 0 85905 204 4, (1996 reprint of 1929 edition), Soft Cover, 280pp, illustrated, 360grams

$30.00 + POST

The early goldfields and the men who shaped the politics of mining.

Golden Days INDEX $10

golden_era_animal_healthThe Golden Era of Animal Health

The History of Disease Control in Farm Animals in Western Australia 1829 – 1990

by Fred Newman with Alex Williams

ISBN 978-0-85905-574-1, (2014, New), A4, 93pp, illustrated, 280 grams.

$30.00* + POST

Through the years a stock inspector has been; a stockman, bush vet, bush lawyer, and as a public servant committed and dedicated to protecting, improving and enhancing livestock production throughout the State of Western Australia.

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golden_land_of_silence_coverGolden Land of Silence

A Tale of the Kimberleys

by A.O Neville

ISBN 978-0-85905-479-9, (N, 2010), 181pp, 320grams

$30.00 + POST

This novel, set in the 1930s in the far north Kimberley region of Western Australia, not only is a story of enduring love and revenge, both European and Aboriginal, but a portrayal of life on a remote cattle station where access and transport were both limited to slow. Characters are varied, including the worthy station manager and his beautiful daughter as well as employees needed for the day to day running of the station: storekeeper, stockmen, Aboriginal ‘boys.’

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golden_questThe Golden Quest

 “Roaring days of the West Australian Gold Rushes and Life in the Pearling Industry” 

by A.C.V. Bligh

ISBN 0 85905 042 4, (1984 reprint of 1958 edition with new material), Hard Cover, Soft Cover, 235pp, illustrated, 510grams

$30.00 + POST

The search for gold and the hazards of pearling.  A vivid picture of life in the early days of the unexplored North.

golden_ruleThe Golden Rule

by Bob Sheppard

ISBN 085905 311 3, (2002 New), Soft Cover 282pp, illustrated 480grams

$40.00* + POST

In 1970 a lone French prospector, Jean-Paul Turcaud, penetrated the unexplored wilderness of Australia's Great Sandy desert searching for minerals.  He was astounded at the mineral potential he believed he had discovered.

Exhausted and almost penniless he drove out of the desert and into the hottest town on earth: Marble Bar.  He needed help to develop his prospects but the representatives of the giant American company he first spoke to were not interested in what he had discovered.

golden_westThe Golden West

How it was Discovered

by R. Greaves

ISBN 0 85905 009 2, (1981 reprint of 1903 edition), Soft Cover, 63pp, illustrated, 110grams

$16.50 + POST

Greaves was the discoverer of the Yilgarn goldfield in 1887.  A detailed account of the discovery and its results for Greaves and his partners.

goldfields_journal_of_williThe Goldfields Journal of William Diaper

(Alias Cannibal Jack)


edited by William W. Emilsen

ISBN 085905 262 1, (1999 new), Casebound, dust jacketed, 235mm x 155mm, 140 pages text, 39 illustrations and 5 maps, sect

380grams $40.00 + POST

Cannibal Jack's old journal was discovered behind a mirror in a Sydney theological college.  Emilsen has edited this Defoe-esque account into one of the most readable books of the goldrush period. Written on poor paper with ink made of charcoal and urine, the journal of William Diaper, 'rogue, thief and liar' has nothing in common with the writings of De Rougemont or Munchhausen.

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goldfields-memoirsGoldfields Memoirs of Donald Sandeman McDonald 

by DS McDonald.

ISBN 978-0-85905-792-9, (New, 2020), A4, illustrated, indexed, 88 pages, 290 grams, $35.00*

From the 1890s to the 1960s he recorded N. Coolgardie goldfields life, of both aboriginals and the prospectors. 

Goldfields_without_ChrysantThe Goldfields without Chrysanthemums

By Catherine Bond

ISBN 978-0-85905-602-1, (2015 R 1898), A5, 48 pages, 85 grams

$15.00 + POST

First published in 1898 as a portion of a larger book, this booklet contains all the WA goldfields portion of Bond's goldfields visit in 1896. How the well-heeled did it tough in the goldrush. Well worth a read to get the women's flavour of the fields.