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Ed by Peter J Bridge

ISBN 978-0-85905-677-9, (2017, new), A4, 190pp, heavily illustrated, 510 grams

$50.00* + POST

A history of dryblowers. This revolutionary device was developed on the WA goldfields and spread in various forms to other dry auriferous states and nations. A collection of historical and technical reports that are scarcely known, together with an exceptional collection of photographs.

Published 27 Oct 2017.

due-northDUE NORTH
The Exploration of the North West of Western Australia
By Peter J. Bridge and the WA Explorers’ Diaries Project.

ISBN 978-0-85905-837-7, (New 2021), 892 pages, 160x240, illustrated, +2kg $160. 00*

The most important book on the NW for a century. Contains all the exploration diaries for the NW from 1861 to circa 1900. Important first contact material. Illustrated with maps and photographs of the explorers with their biographies. 

Postage will be $15.70 or Sendle metro area $11.90

petri-coverThe Dying World in Northwest Australia

by Helmut Petri
(With a Foreword by Susan Bradley and Introduction by Kim Akerman)

ISBN 978-0-85905-091-3, (New, 2011), 286pp, 160 x 240, illust., 660g

$45.00 + POST

Prior to leading the Twenty-second Frobenius Expedition (1938-1939), to the Kimberley Region of Western Australia, Helmut Petri had developed a wide range of interests that encompassed the fields of physical anthropology, ethnology, history, prehistory, economics and philosophy.

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swedish-scientific-epeditionThe Daybooks and Journals of Eric Mjoberg & Cyrus Viddell

of the Swedish Scientific Expedition to Australia 1910-1911.

Translated & edited by Margarita Luotsinen, Gunnar Syren and Kim Akerman.

ISBN 978-0-85905-905-3, (New, 2022), A4, 290 pages, illustrated, 1.1 kg, $65.00*

This is a companion to our previously published Among Wild Animals and People in Australia by Eric Mjoberg. Hesperian Press, 2012.

An exceptionally informative volume covering aspects of the expedition not mentioned in the 2012 book. Finer details of the personalities, the specimens, and the localities visited as well as an important collection of previously unpublished aboriginal photographs.  A unique record of the Frontier Kimberley through the eyes of non-Anglo European scientists. An important Kimberley reference.

The Desert Journey of 2004. Bill Peasley
ISBN 978-0-85905-811-7, 220 grams, $35.00*

desert_tragedyThe Desert of Tragedy

by WC Charnley

[ISBN 978-0-85905-882-7], (1935, 2021), A4, 21 pages, illustrated, 120 grams. $22.00*

The NT desert claimed the lives of many travellers. With the introduction of aeroplanes the disasters continued. This is the story of a series of air crashes and lost life in the 1930s.