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1 Alcock & Pierce Guncraft
Melbourne Alcock & Pierce ca 1929 Softcover Good with no dust jacket 
71 pages, well illustrated, wrappers, 8 by 11 inches, fraying on outer edges of covers otherwise very good. Notations on cover by former owner include"Received Aug. 1929". 1929". From page four: "'A. P.' Guns - Buy a Gun with a Legal Guarantee and Save Money and Worry. Alcock & Pierce Proprietary Guns are All Guaranteed ~ When you buy an 'A. P.' Proprietary gun, its first cost is the last. The Federal Government Exploring Expedition selected these for its use, because, after severe tests, they knew they could be depended upon under most exacting conditions. All repairs are done on the premises by experts." Scarce. ; 71 pages 
Price: 200.00 USD
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2 Australian Publicity Council Spotlight on Australia.
Melbourne, Australia Australian Publicity Council (Circa 1960s) Hard Cover Good 
Approximately 200 pages, well illustrated (many in color), map, cloth, rebound, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. Presentation page states "Presented to His Worship the Mayor PORTLAND MAINE USA by Rotary Club of Subiaco c/o Sam Hartz Esq., Kokeby Rd., SUBIACO WA AUSTRALIA. Spotlight on Australia has been produced by the Australian Publicity Council for the purpose of creating a greater degree of international goodwill and understanding between nations." Sections on natural resources, power, primary products, secondary industries, minerals, building industry, retail trading, education, health and medical services, transport services, Australian ports, Australia for the tourist, Australian territories, etc. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Bean, C E W The Australian Imperial Force in France 1917. the Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918 Volume IV.
University of Queensland Press 1983 070221700X / 9780702217005 Paperback Very Good- with No dust jacket as issued 
Facsimile reprint of first edition of 1933. 1030 pages, illustrations, maps, pictorial wrappers, Library of Congress duplicate stamp on title-page and half-title otherwise very good. Volume 4 of THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA IN THE WAR OF 1914-1918. ; Ex-Library; 8.25 X 5.25 X 2.25 inches; 1144 pages 
Price: 50.00 USD
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4 Bean, C E W The Australian Imperial Force in France During the Allied Offensive, 1918. the Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918 Volume VI.
University of Queensland Press 1983 0702217530 / 9780702217531 Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Facsimile reprint of first edition of 1942. 1144 pages, illustrations, maps, pictorial wrappers, very good. Volume 6 of THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA IN THE WAR OF 1914-1918. Covers the last six months of the war. ; 8.25 X 5.25 X 2.25 inches; 1144 pages 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 Bean, C E W The Australian Imperial Force in France During the Main German Offensive, 1918. the Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918 Volume V.
University of Queensland Press 1983 0702217239 / 9780702217234 Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Facsimile reprint of first edition of 1937. 825 pages, illustrations, maps, pictorial wrappers, very good. Volume 5 of THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA IN THE WAR OF 1914-1918. Covers the German offensive of March / April 1918. ; 8.25 X 5.25 X 2.25 inches; 825 pages 
Price: 50.00 USD
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6 BLAINEY, GEOFFREY Mines in the Spinifex. The Story of Mount Isa Mines.
Sydney, Angus and Robertson 1960 Hard Cover 
242 pages, 14 plates, map endpapers, cloth, very good. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 Dare, Tim Australians. Making a Great Nation
Brookvale, Nsw Child & Henry, Australia 1985 0867771453 / 9780867771459 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
192 pages, well illustrated (some in color) , cloth, DJ, 9 by 12 inches, very good. Stated first edition. From the DJ: "This book examines the realities that held back Australia from the peopling and developing of the land for so long. It surveys the results of the total immigration experience so far, and examines future developments, Australian melting pot or truly multicultural society. " 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 Duval, Geoff Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Described: Part 1, Part 2 [Two Volumes]
Dandenong, Australia, Kookaburra Technical Publications 1971 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
2 parts (24 and 24 pages) , well illustrated, many color profiles, pictorial wrappers, very good. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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9 HUGHES, ROBERT The fatal shore.
New York Alfred A. Knopf, 1987 0394506685 / 9780394506685 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
688 pages, 16 plates, 6 maps, cloth, dust jacket, 1st edition, very good. From the dj: Here is history on an epic scale - a riveting brilliantly written account of the birth of Australia out of the suffering and brutality of England's infamous convict transportation system. Eighty years lay between the landing at Botany Bay in 1788 of the First Fleet ('this Noah's Ark of small-time criminality') - carrying 736 convicts, men and women - and the arrival of the last ship in 1868, during this period the continent served first as an enormous jail, as England rid herself of a whole unwanted class, and then gradually, painfully transformed itself into a flourishing nation. How this happened, and with what anguish, is the story Robert Hughes tells in The Fatal Shore. The detail is fascinating. Drawings upon hundreds of original sources - letters, diaries, obscure documents (many of them never used before) Hughes creates a wonderfully vivid picture of the background of transportation: the squalor and depression behind the gracious fašade of Georgian life (in 1979 one in eight Londoners lived by crime), the save laws designed to deal with the mob. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 MASSOLA, ALDO Journey to Aboriginal Victoria
New York Fernhill House, Ltd. 1969 Hard Cover Good in Good dust jacket 
196 pages, 16 plates, cloth, dj, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. From the dj: Their passing was once of little concern, but now, before it is too late, Aldo Massola has discovered some of the sites which were once of supreme importance to the Aboriginal of Victoria, and traced the stories of what happened to those who once lived in or near them. Often this makes a bloody and disturbing tale, such as that of the crowd who fought for a closer view of the hanging of two Aborigines, and the whole narrative gives an enlightening picture of the attitude of the colonist towards the Aboriginal. In his epilogue, Mr. Massola says that the Aboriginal sties are Victoria's only true 'historical ruins,' and should be preserved as other countries cherish their antiquities. Many of them are known only to him, and in this book he describes their location, significance, and histories. The result is invaluable to those who would like to explore such places for themselves. For the general reader, it provides many colourful glimpses into a way of life which has long since disappeared, and another example of the 'Fatal Impact' of the European upon the races of the New World. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 Merrick, Kenneth A. Messerschmitt Me 262 Described: Part 1, Part 2 [Two Volumes]
Dandenong, Australia, Kookaburra Technical Publications 1972 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
2 parts (24 and 24 pages) , well illustrated, many color profiles, , pictorial wrappers, very good. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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12 MORGAN, MARLO Mutant message down under.
Lees Summit, MO Author 1991 1883473004 / 9781883473006 Soft Cover Very Good 
[10],191 pages, illustrations, pictorial wrappers, very good. From the publisher: The heart and soul of one Australian aboriginal tribe lived during a walkabout in the blazing outback desert. The incredible story of natives teaching a summoned American woman. About the author: Marlo Morgan regards herself as an average American female. She was married, raised a family, divorced, and worked full time while earning her doctorate degrees. The most valuable education she has received did not come from the universities and clinics but instead took place during a four month walkabout, barefoot, in the blazing desert of Australia. Her teachers, one nomad tribe of Aborigines. In this writing she shares the experience of their healing, relationship to the environment, and new perception of spirituality. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 MORGAN, SALLY My place.
Fremantle, Australia Fremantle Arts Centre Press 1987 0949206318 / 9780949206312 Soft Cover 
358 pages, pictorial wrappers, very good. Reprint. 'The sort of Australian history which hasn't been written before, and which we desperately need' (Barbara Jefferis, The Weekend Australian). 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14 ORANGE, CLAUDIA The story of a treaty.
Wellington, Allen & Unwin Ltd. , 1990 0046410538 / 9780046410537 Soft Cover Very Good 
80 pages, well illustrated, maps, wrappers, very good. From the publisher: In recent years the Treaty of Waitangi has been at the forefront of debate about relations between Maori and Pakeha in New Zealand. As many Maori have begun to challenge the European record in fulfilling treaty promises, many Pakeha have begun to look more critically at their ow history. Both are asking questions and searching for answers. The Story of A Treaty takes a fresh look at the treaty's origins, history and meanings. Beginning with the arrival of Captain James Cook in 1769, author Claudia Orange takes us through the earliest years of European settlement to the signing of thae treaty in 1840, through the land wars of the 1860s, and on to the present century. Today Maori struggles for autonomy and a fairer share of the nation's resources have gained a new momentum. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 Ryan, Ronald The Dandenongs. in Colour.
Adelaide Rigby Limited 1973 0851795595 / 9780851795591 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
32 pages, well illustrated in color, map endpapers, cloth, DJ, 7-1/2 by 10 inches, very good. From the dust jacket: "The Dandenongs are playgrounds fro city folk, market gardens for Melbourne, haunt of wildlife including the lyrebird, and Victoria's major tourist attraction. In this book, Ron Ryan shows the people, activities, and scenery of the Dandenongs in a way which those who live ther will enjoy and those who visit the ranges will treasure as a souvenir." SR848OS 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Schaedel, Charles Albatros Scouts Described
Dandenong, Australia, Kookaburra Technical Publications 1970 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
24 pages , well illustrated (some in color) , 1 color 2-view, 6 tone profiles, cutaway, diagrams, pictorial wrappers, very good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 Shennan, Anthony and, Pentland, Geoffrey Focke-Wulf Fw190 & Ta 152 Described: Part 1, Part 2 [Two Volumes]
Dandenong, Australia, Kookaburra Technical Publications 1971 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
2 parts (28 and 28 pages) , well illustrated, many profiles (some in color) , 3-views, pictorial wrappers, very good. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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18 Shennan, Noel & Anthony Combat Aircraft of the Battle of Britain.
Victoria Kookaburra Technical Publications 1970 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Series 1 No. 10 Technical Manual. 24 pages, well illustrated (some in color) , 3-views, pictorial wrappers, fine. From the introduction: The years preceding world War II saw some of the most revolutionary and swift advances in aviation that the world had yet seen. ~ This era produced some most interesting, sometimes ugly, and sometimes aesthetically pleasing aircraft, and it is the shape, form and use of these aircraft with which Combat Aircraft of the Battle of Britain deals, rather than the exploits of their pilots." ; 24 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 Smith, Frank, Pentland, Geoffrey and, Malone, Peter Spitfire Markings of the RAAF Part 1, Part 2. [Two Parts]
Dandenong, Australia, Kookaburra Technical Publications 1971 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
2 parts (24 and 24 pages) , well illustrated, color profiles, pictorial wrappers, very good. Series 3 No. 5 Historic Aircraft Books. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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20 TENNENT, GEORGE J. and, HAY, WILLIAM O. compilers, FOX, MATT J. (narrative) and, BRIDGES, JOHN G. editor Displaying Australia and New Guinea: Memorabilia for U. S. Forces in Australia
Sydney, Australia Story Trust 1945 Hard Cover Very Good 
256 pages, very well illustrated, cloth, very good. 10 by 13 inches. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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