PLEASE NOTE: Any book title starting with "The" - the second word of the title is used to list by.

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* Short trade discount.

darkest_western_australiaDarkest Western Australia

by H.G.B. Mason

ISBN 0 85905 014 9, (1980 reprint of 1909 edition), Soft Cover, 148mm x 210mm, 74pp, illustrated, 130grams

$22.00 + POST

The best bushman’s advice book written, with his solution to the “native question”!

darwin_dilemmasDarwin Dilemmas

by Ron Brown & Pat Studdy-Clift

ISBN 0 85905 164 1, (1992 new), Soft Cover, 188pp, illustrated, 260grams

$22.00 + POST

Darwin life just before and during World War II.  An important eye witness account.

daughters_of_midasDaughters of Midas

Pioneer Women of the Golfields

by Norma King

ISBN 0 85905 124 2, (1988 new), Soft Cover, 188pp, illustrated, 400grams

$22.00 + POST

The author combines her own rich personal knowledge and insight of goldfields’ life with her thorough research to make an important contribution to the history of the goldfields.

david_carnegieDavid Carnegie

by W.C. Charnley.

ISBN 978-0-85905-819-3, (1934 R 2020), A5, 12 pages, 30 grams, $10.00*

dawning_of-aboriginals_cvrThe Dawning among the Aborigines of Central Australia

by W.H. Willshire

ISBN 978-0-85905-602-5, (R 1880s90s, 2015), A4, 261pp, illustrated, 690 grams

$45.00* + POST

Police Constable Willshire published four books in the 1880s-1890s on Aboriginal customs and his experiences among them in South Australia and the Northern Territory. These represent much first contact descriptions in areas where no anthropologist ventured. They are a valuable record.

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deaths_in_waDeaths in Western Australia A Genealogy Guide 

compiled by Swan Genealogy 

ISBN 978-0-85905-835-3, (New 2020) A4, 423pp, 1.2kg, $45.00*


This publication contains deaths and burial resources and records within towns and regions of Western Australia, held within archives, libraries, genealogical societies and on the internet. 

the_dempstersThe Dempsters.

Rica Erickson.

ISBN 978-1-875778-07-2, 334 pages, 160 x 340, illustrated, French flap cover, indexed, 770 grams, $70.00*

The great pioneering family. The Dempster interests ranged from shipping and coastal trading to merchandising, from whaling to farming, from fishing to horse-breeding, from sandalwooding to pearling. They explored some of the harshest regions in the state, and successfully established a pastoral station in one of the most isolated districts. They organised searches for gold and promoted new farming methods. They were leaders in community and civic affairs and were active in politics. They built historic homesteads and founded families that carried on with the same zest for life and sturdy self-reliance that was the hallmark of their ancestors.

A small run of a long out of print book.

desert_droving_coverDesert Droving, Saddling and Shooting

The outback lives of Marie and Snowy Brosnan

As told to Marion Hercock

ISBN 978-0-85905-542-0, (2012), A4, illustrated, 79pp, 240 grams

$30.00* + POST

At the age of twelve Warner ‘Snowy’ Brosnan had a longing to ride horses, and when he saw Chips Rafferty in The Overlanders he vowed that one day he would be a drover. Snowy’s dream came true, with all the thrills and falls, the blood and boredom, and rough and tumble of droving cattle.

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Desert Journey 2000 & Warri & Yatungka. Bill Peasley. with Maureen Herbert.
ISBN 978-0-85905-813-1, 300 grams, $30.00*



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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dicks_and_dickheadsDicks & Dickheads

I Have Known

The Memoirs of a Pox Doctor

by Leo Laden - Cartoons by R. Stein

ISBN 0 85905 215 X, (1991, 1996 and 2009), Soft Cover, 168pp, 230grams

$22.00 + POST

Written by a doctor who wanted to be an artist and illustrated by a dentist who thinks he is an American Civil War soldier, this book is funny, irreverent, honest, provocative and at times, very sad. From the desert sands of Aden to the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia, Dr Leo Laden records some of is experiences in a witty and easy to read style.

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digging_squatting_pionDigging, Squatting


Pioneering Life in the Northern Territory of South Australia

by Mrs Dominic D. Daly
ISBN 0 85905 068 8, (1984 reprint of 1887 edition), Hard Cover, 368pp plus map, 690grams
$40.00 + POST

A pioneering classic from first settlement to 1887.  Vivid description of life and events that shaped the destiny of the Northern Territory.

dingbat_flat_cvrDingbat Flat

The Kalgoorlie-Boulder Riots of 1934

Rod Moncrieff

ISBN 978-0-85905-711-0, (New, 2018), A4, illustrated, 178pp, 500grams

$35.00* + POST

The race based riots and their causes have echoed over the past century. The first dispassionate study of a usually highly politicised incident. Essential reading for the multiculters.


by George Pavlu

ISBN 085905 325 3, (2003 new), Soft cover, illustrated, 185grams

$22.00 + POST

.... here is a book that barks at fleas with cynic wit. And what a restorative sight - Diogenes the Dog snapping at the heels of 'homo consumerus' at prayer in their temples to modernity - Shopping Malls - urging the decidedly un-chic virtue of frugality: to know that enough is enough IS ENOUGH!

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