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xantho_cvrXantho and the Broadhursts

by M. McCarthy

ISBN 978-0-85905-676-2, (New, 2017), 129 pages, A4, Illustrated, 400 grams

$30.00* + POST

From steamships to suffragettes: In attempting to understand the strange wreck of Western Australia's first colonial steamship SS Xantho, maritime archaeologist M. (Mac) McCarthy needed to get into the mind of its owner and operator Charles Broadhurst. Reviled and dismissed by his peers and most historians, Broadhurst was found to be Western Australia's first and foremost colonial entrepreneur, fore-runner to the famous, and in some cases equally controversial, Claude de Bernales, Laurie Connell, Alan Bond and Robert Holmes à Court.

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by Alex Palmer

ISBN 0 85905 261 3, (1990 reprint of 1985 edition with new material), 140mm x 215mm, Soft Cover, 200pp, illustrated, 265grams

$22.00 + POST

The history of  pastoral stations and  mining in the Yalgoo district, east of Geraldton.


Aboriginal Memories of the Gascoyne

by Bryan Clark

ISBN 0 85905 159 5, (1992 new), Soft Cover, 140mm x 215mm, 208pp, illustrated, 260grams

$30.00 + POST

Biographies and history of aboriginals of the Gascoyne with many photographs and drawings.


Yampi Frontier. Constable Fletcher in the search for the murderers of Conde and Jones.

by Peter J Bridge.

ISBN 978-0-85905-878-0, (New 2021), A4, illustrated, 34 pages, Indexed, 155 grams, $22.00*

JP Jones was viciously murdered by the Yampi savages in 1909. Paul Conde, (Mad Jack) had been murdered in the same area 4 years previously. Suffering with recurrent fever PC Fletcher (Kuhlman) tracked and captured the murderous tribe in an expedition into exceptionally rough country. He was rewarded for his bravery. But several years later a degenerate Filipino slashed his jugular outside a Broome hotel.

Yeelirrie_wendys_placeYeelirrie: Wendy's Place

by Alan Jones

ISBN 978-0-85905-566-6, (2014 New), A4, 217pp, illustrated, indexed, 925grams.

$35.00* + POST

With three generations of her family, Wendy Folvig lived almost fifty years on Yeelirrie Station near Wiluna in Western Australia. They developed and worked Yeelirrie from 1923-1972 when a major uranium discovery was announced and the station was sold.

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A Saga of the North West

by Nancy Withnell Taylor

ISBN 0 85905 097 1, (2002 reprint of 1987 edition with new material), Soft Cover, 254pp, illustrated, 340grams

$30.00 + POST

A history of the North West and Roebourne through the Hancock and Withnell families. 

yelma_station_cvrThe Yelma Station diary of Arthur C. Ashwin for 1928

Arthur C. Ashwin

ISBN 978-0-85905-663-2, (New, 2017),   40 pages,, A4,   120 grams

$22.00* + POST


by Alex Palmer

ISBN 0-85905-466-7, (2002, R 2009), 84pp, illust.,  125g

$22.00 + POST

Yerilla, relatively unheard of for its gold production between 1895 and the present, is renowned world wide among the gemstone fraternity for its ‘green gold’.

Chrysoprase (‘green gold’) the most valuable gemstone of the quartz family has been mined there for forty years. Few however, until now, have been aware of the machinations and intrigue that have been associated with its extraction.

Yerilla covers the history of this eastern goldfields area (east of Menzies) from the gold rush of the 1890s to the present time.


A Story of Murchison Gold

by Jean Hooper

ISBN 0 85905 104 8, (1987 new), Soft Cover, 188pp, illustrated, 250grams

$25.00 + POST

Youanmi was a goldfield's town that grew from nothing in the desert, flowered briefly and died.  This book tells the history of the town, its mines and its people.


The author is a grand-niece of Alfred Evans, one of the original leaseholders on the Youanmi field. Both sides of her family are from a goldfields' background.  She was born in Perth in 1922, attended Perth Modern School from 1935 to 1939 and graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1942.  She has previously published short stories and textbooks and now lives in Sydney.

young_soldier_from_the_goldThe Young Soldier from the Goldfields

by Roma Wood

ISBN 0 85905 210 9, (1995 new), Soft Cover, 140mm x 215mm, 138 pp, illustrated, 200grams

$22.00 + POST

The story of a battler’s life from his early days in Boulder to service in the Middle East and New Guinea during World War II, then working in the emerging North West of Australia, raising a family in the Pilbara, and the Goldfields before retiring to Batchelor, Northern Territory.


Roma Wood, born in Port Hedland of Chinese, Javanese and Aboriginal descent, met and married Ted Wood, a returned soldier.  Roma lives in Darwin and is active in volunteer community work with Legacy and welfare groups for the disabled.


by Alec Palmer

ISBN 0 85905 370 9, (2006 new), Soft Cover, 138pp, illustrated, 190grams

$22.00 + POST

Cradled between the ancient shorelines of Lakes Raeside and Carey are found the old gold mining centres of Yundamindra Linden, Pennyweight Point, Pykes Hollow, Eucalyptus and Yundamindra Pastoral Station. Their story, together with the lives of the folk, black and white, who forged a living here over the years are brought together in Yundamindra's pages.