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withnell2dcoverThe Customs and Traditions of the Aboriginal Natives of North Western Australia

by John G Withnell

ISBN 0 85905 423 3,(2007 Reprint 1901), Soft Cover, 35pp, 50 grams

$12.00* + POST

Pastoral pioneer John Withnell studied the natives of the NW for many years. His booklet was first published in 1901 at Roebourne.

The Cyclopedia of Western Australia

by J.S. Battye

ISBN 0 85905 072 6, (1985 reprint of 1912-13 edition), Two Volumes, Hard Cover, quarto, 1824pp, 5.2kg,

$250.00* + POST

The classic, two volume reference on the history of early Western Australia.  Concise descriptions on many facets of the State with biographical data on over 950 pioneers and their families.


The Count, Giovanni Francisco De Bonanate, a Perth Character

Edited by Peter J. Bridge.

ISBN 978-0-85905-743-1, (New, 2018), A4, 24pp, illustrated, 80 grams, $22.00*

The jury is still out as to whether the Count was merely a demented Diego, a con artist, or a lost relic of Buonaparte's empire.

Bonanate was a travelling journalist who sold cheap cigars, played the ponies, and was a fixture in the Magistrate's courts for his love affairs with booze.

His line was, he claimed, that of Napoleon's retinue and his son's destiny to be King of France.

He left Australia in 1930 to 'help' Mussolini. He certainly helped us by leaving.

Two of his many children returned to Australia much later to live and die. They would have had a story.

Crawford-LegacyThe Crawford Legacy

by John Crawford

ISBN 978-0-85905-757-8, (New, 2019), A4, 101 pages, illustrated, 530 grams, $30.00*

The discovery of gold at Crawford's Patch, Laverton, in the 1890s was another expansion of the fortunes of the Crawford farming family in South and Western Australia. Their success and social commitment resulted in the foundation of the Crawford Lodge facilities for those suffering from cancer.