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mad_jack‘Mad Jack’. The murder of Paul Conde at Yampi Sound and the Lost Silver Mine of Hadji Ibrahim.

Peter J. Bridge.

ISBN 978-0-85905-902-2, (New, 2021), A4, illustrated, 55 pages, 180 grams, $30.00*

The companion volume to Yampi Frontier. Murder and mayhem on the Kimberley coast and the search for the lost silver mine. Beachcombers and pastoralists were viciously murdered by the savage tribesmen and the best of the bush police tracked the killers in untrodden country to bring them to justice.

macedonians_in_australiaThe Macedonians in Australia

by Peter Hill
ISBN 0 85905 142 0, (1989 new), Soft Cover, 145mm x 210mm, 150pp, illustrated, maps, 220grams
$22.00  + POST

This very readable book by Professor Peter Hill tells of the origins and life of the Macedonians in Australia. 

It is an important book for all Macedonians and their Australian children, as well as schools and libraries.


Peter Hill is married to a Macedonian Australian.  He majored in Russian and Germanic Studies at the University of Melbourne and after post graduate work in Slavonic Studies, German Literature and General Linguistics at the University of Hamburg he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in 1972.  He is Professor of Slavonic Studies at the University of Hamburg.

Madness-in-the-mulgaMadness in the Mulga

The murder of Bert Livingstone at Mt Seabrook. 

by Peter J. Bridge

ISBN 978-0-85905-755-4, (New, 2019), A5, 28pp, 45 grams, $15.00*

magic-_snake_cvrThe Magic Snake

by Billy Miller Linklater

ISBN 978-0-85905-371-6, (1946 R 2013), 96pp, illustrated, 205g

$26.00* + POST

Billy was the author of Gather No Moss, a NT classic. He wrote of the Territory when it was young. These are his collected legends of the Warramunga tribe among whom he lived and worked for many years. A forgotten classic of the North. 

magnificent_minerClaude de Bernales

The Magnificent Miner

by Hal Colebatch

ISBN 0 85905 200 1, (1996 new), Soft Cover, 340pp, illustrated, 450grams

$35.00 + POST

Claude de Bernales was undoubtedly controversial but in Western Australia his mining activities helped keep the State afloat. 

Colebatch details his origins, rise, fall and legacy.

maguire_mysteryThe Maguire Mystery

by WC Charnley

ISBN 978-0-85905-008-1, (2010, R), 22pp, illust, SC, B5, 50grams

$10.00* + POST

A stirring story of Northern Australia. Seeking mother-o'-pearl shell and a rich tin deposit, three adventurous young men set out in a small ketch for the lonely Kimberley coast.

They had been warned as to the treachery of the wild blacks, and took every precaution against attack. Nevertheless, disaster overtook them. Their lugger was found sailing herself, with blood upon her deck, but despite all the efforts of the police, the exact fate of the luckless trio remains in doubt.

major_the-outlawMajor the Outlaw

by WC Charnley

ISBN 978-0-85905-003-6, (2010, R), 23pp, illust, SC, B5, 50grams

$10.00* + POST

"Major" was a fine type of Australian black-fellow, and might have lived and died as a useful member of society but for the deep-laid vengeance of "a woman scorned." Plotting with Machiavellian cunning, she first induced him to commit murder and then helped the police to hunt him down. Finally, when a bullet had put an end to his ill-starred career, she proceeded, like a dutiful wife, to mourn his loss!

jail_journalMaking Pain Pay

The 'Jail Journal' of J. M. Drew

Ed by Andrew Gill.

ISBN 978-0-85905-585-7, (New 2015), Soft Cover, A4, illustrated, 87pages, 255 grams,

$25.00* + POST

In 1895, J M Drew, editor of the Geraldton Express was sued for libel by the local medical officer. While the libel trial was in progress, Drew committed a contempt of court and was gaoled for two weeks in the Perth Waterside Lockup.

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man_from_arltungaMan From Arltunga

Walter Smith - Australian Bushman

by R.G. Kimber

ISBN 0 85905 225 7, (1996 reprint of 1986 edition with new material), Soft Cover, 193pp, illustrated, 250grams

$25.00 + POST

The biography of Walter Smith (1893-1990), drover, prospector, dogger and bushman, one of the identities of the Northern Territory.

managing_a_million_cvrManaging a Million Square Miles

by Ron Hutchinson

ISBN 978-0-85905-650-2, (New, 2016), 240 x 160, well illustrated, indexed, 357 pages, 850 grams

$50.00 + POST

To be launched at the old Treasury, Tuesday 25 October 2016.

With a history spanning 187 years, the authority now called Landgate, has seen momentous changes. From the days of survey expeditions, to world-leading innovations in online mapping and the delivery of land information, Ron Hutchinson has given us a fascinating and insightful history of Western Australia's first government department.

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Map and Gazetteer of Western Australia.

Prepared by Celene Bridge.

ISBN 978-0-85905-555-0, (2013, R), A3, 17 pages colour map, 33 pages text. grams $50.00*

The 1969 1:2,250,000 map modified with 1:250,000 sheets marked and the gazetteer included.

Some 7000 localities marked. This is the best map available of WA. An essential research tool.

marrinup-a-cage-in-the-bushMarrinup: A cage in the bush. No. 16 POW Camp. Kaefig im wald. Una gabbia nella boscaglia.

By Ernie Polis.

ISBN 978-0-85905-926-8, (New, 2020), A4, 252 pages, heavily illustrated, indexed, French flap soft cover,  1.1kg $60.00* [Postage for a single book will be $12.75. Express $16.25. Multiple or bulk orders will be quoted for before payment.]

The detailed story of the No 16 POW Camp at Marrinup, near Dwellingup, which held thousands of Italian and German POW during WWII. The full history of the camp from 1943 to 1946 together with much personal detail on both the prisoners and the guards with statistics and anecdotes.

A book such as this is to be welcomed as the camp has remained little known to the wider public. The Harvey civilian internment camp being relatively well known.

One of the many highlights are the photos taken by a German POW on his secret Leica camera. The book is the result of some decades of dedicated work by Ernie Polis, an officer in the Australian Army Reserve and in civilian life a cartographer and ranger. Ernie’s parents were Latvian displaced persons after WWII, his background creating a great interest in military history. He is now retired and is president of the Historic and Antique Firearm Research Association.

mary_lindsayMary Lindsay and the Defence of Jurien Bay 1928-1941

by Bob Sheppard 

ISBN 978-0-85905-824-7, (2020 New), A5 Soft Cover, 27pp, illustrated, 60 grams, $10.00

In Book 2 in the Mid-West at War Series, Bob Sheppard explores Mrs Mary Linday's call for the development of Jurien Bay as a naval port as Australia faces emerging aggression from Germany and Japan.


Peter J Bridge

ISBN 978-0-85905-734-9, (New, 2018), A4, 53pp, illustrated, 170 grams

$30.00* + POST

The brutal shootings and bludgeoning to death of many Aboriginal men, women and children at Laverton in 1910 shocked the nation. It was the culmination of a series of attacks and murders but the trial resulted in the acquittal of the perpetrators.

mates_and_goldMates and Gold

Reminiscences of the early Westralian Goldfields.


by N.K. Sligo

ISBN 0 85905 195 1, (1995 reprint of 1980 edition with new material), Soft Cover, 259pp, illustrated, 340grams

$30.00 + POST

The greatest of the Western Australian 1890’s gold rush reminiscences.

Mates and Gold tells of bush life in the Western Australian desert, dangerous journeys and lonely deaths by typhoid, thirst, murder, spearing and retributional massacre.  Vast new goldfields, gold won - and lost.  Of bush mates and memories of a life long past.

Mates and Gold is an insight into the fortitude and humour with which the early prospectors faced the harshness of the goldfields.  It is one of the few books on the great 1890s goldrush written by one of the original prospectors.

This is a great read.

Matrimony at Marble Bar 

ISBN 978-0-85905- 693-9, (R, 2017), A5, $10.00*

A mesalliance in the mulga.

may_they_rest_cvrMay They Rest in Peace

by Jane Hall

ISBN 978-0-85905-550-5, (New 2012), 160x240, 62pp, illust., 130 grams

$22.00* + POST

The old Fremantle Lunatic Asylum has a colourful history and the stones tell their story but inside the spectral wraiths of the poor demented are still active. Jane Hall has collected the history and the stories of this strange and haunted place. Appropriately it is now an Arts Centre.  

mclennans_wayMcLennan's Way

The Bush Ballads of Lex McLennan 1909 - 1969

edited by Jean Green and James Fitzgerald

ISBN 0 85905 201 X, (1994 new), Soft Cover, 140mm x 215mm, 82pp, 125grams

$22.00 + POST

The poetry of one of Australia’s best balladists.


"End of the Earth"

by P.R. Heydon

ISBN 0 85905 196 X (1994 new), Hard Cover, 438 pp, illustrated, 660grams

$60.00  + POST

Meekatharra - "End of the Earth"  celebrates the centenary of Meekatharra and covers the period 1894 to 1994.  It tells of the gold discoveries and the ups and downs of gold mining.  Being the railhead for the vast hinterland to the north and the northwest, stories abound of transport by donkey and camel teams; of the early motor vehicles; and the present day road trains.

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megisti_in_the_antipodesMegisti in the Antipodes

by John Yiannakis

ISBN 0 85905 218 4, (1996 new), Hard Cover, 147mm x 222mm, 276pp. illustrated, 470grams

$40.00 + POST

A study of the Castellorizian Greeks in Western Australia.


by J. Jobst.

ISBN 978-0-85905-891-9. (New, 2021), A4, French flap soft cover, illustrated, 102 pages, 400 grams, $40.00*

John Jobst was the Catholic Bishop of the Kimberley. We published his memoirs privately in 2000 as an edition of 40. John died in 2014.

His memoirs, both of his experiences in the Kimberley, and especially in his life on the Eastern Front and as a prisoner in the ‘American’ death camp on the Rhine, are valuable reading.

memoirs_monkMemoirs of a Spanish Missionary Monk

by Seraphim Sanz de Galdeano OSB MBE OAM CSM

ISBN 0 85905 386 5, (2006 New), Soft Cover, 260pp, illust, 350grams

$35 + POST

Seraphim Sanz de Galdeano was born in Spain in 1913, the eighth of ten children. At eleven years of age he heard Dom Anselm Catalan of New Norcia, Western Australia speak of the need for missionaries to work with the Australian Aborigines in far flung areas of Australia. From that time, young Seraphim decided to dedicate his life to this mission.

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memoirs_of_ted_cockram_cvrMemoirs of Ted Cockram

Teamster, Tailor and Tourism

A life in the NW

Ted Cockram

ISBN 978-0-85905-703-5, (New, 2018), A4, 220pp, illustrated, 600 grams

45.00* + POST

Ted’s early bush life led to his being one of the major promotors of tourism in the North and the Goldfields, long before the current slick marketing campaigns have made their millions. An important bio of a genuine Westralian.

best_gen_coverMemories of the Best Generation or My First 85 Years

by Jack Matthews.

ISBN 978-0-85905-556-7, (New, 2013), A4, illustrated, 40pp, 140grams

$22.00* + POST

From early childhood in country South Aus, 1930s depression years to independence on a NSW cattle station at 13 years; back to South Aus and up the Birdsville Track  mustering cattle on  the Queensland stations. Droving  from the Kimberley, through the Territory and down to South East Queensland. Working with natives; some good some bad. The misadventures of Sandy MacIndoe  and his death (with my .38cal. revolver). The man with the wheelbarrow who survived the Kimberley but perished between two creeks in the Territory. Dad wounded twice in France; two brothers in World War II, my turn in Korea with 1 & 2 RAR and the battle of the Hook.

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metamorphosisMetamorphosis of a Race

Kuíni and Kulári Tribes of Kalúmburu Mission

by Seraphim Sanz de Galdeano OSB MBE OAM CSM and Dolores Djinmora

ISBN 0 85905 376 8, (2006 New), Soft Cover,  152pp, illustrated, 260grams

$30.00 + POST

Engrossing ...... a living history. The fascinating observations and life of Father Seraphim Sanz, a Benedictine monk, who served his God at Kalumburu, an isolated Aboriginal Mission in Australia's Far North West. and the impressions of an amazing Aboriginal elder, Dolores Djinmora who worked along side Father Sanz in his Christian endeavours.

(Diana Temby, Executive Director, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission)

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miltary_at_kgsMilitary Establishment and Penal Settlement at King George Sound

by J. Sweetman

ISBN 0 85905 022 X, (1989 new), Soft Cover, 24pp, 40grams

$10.00* + POST

In 1826 the brig Amity set sail from Sydney to establish a penal settlement at King George's Sound, in what was then unclaimed territory, to prevent a possible French claim.  Under the command of Major Lockyer the settlement of 'Frederick's Town' was proclaimed.

Sweetman provides a detailed list of the personnel, military and convict, who first settled there until it came under the control of the Swan River Colony in 1831.

military_estab_coverThe Military Establishment in Western Australia

1828 - 1863

by E.S. & C.G.S. Whitely (Edited by Keith Bostock and with a Supplement by Pamela Statham)

ISBN 978-0-85905-403-4, (New, 2010), A4, 113pp, 335grams

$30.00* + POST

The Military Establishment includes a general survey of the early military establishment, details of the military posts, an extensive biographical index and statistical data on each regiment.

This book The Military Establishment & the H.M.S. Sulphur are the first publication of the privately circulated manuscripts written by the Whiteleys in the 1960s. The husband and wife team were executive members of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society but their work has been generally little known due to the limitations on publication at the time. Hesperian Press acquired the rights in the early 1980s. The third volume, The First Five Hundred, will be published in early 2011.

millendon_coverThe Millendon Memoirs

George Fletcher Moore's Western Australian Diaries and Letters,
1830 - 1841

edited by J M R Cameron

ISBN 0 85905 388 1, (2006 New), Hard Cover,  536pp, illustrated, 1020grams

$80.00* + POST

This is probably the most important colonial work to be published in WA. There are no other diary or letter sequences of such content from such a central figure in the early colony. Dr Cameron has assiduously bought together the documents that were omitted from the “Diary of Ten Years”, together with that material, to form an altogether different volume, with three times the content of ‘Ten Years’. The correct order and full expression of the letters gives quite a different picture to that previously portrayed. This is an absolutely essential volume for anyone interested in, or studying, colonial history,  policy, or the lives of the colonists and the land around them.

Mineral and Locality Index to the Publications of the W.A.

Government Chemical Laboratories 1922-1970

by P.J. Bridge

ISBN 0 85905 001 7, (1971-72 New), Soft Cover, 122pp, 600grams, $50.00* (Direct from Publisher only)