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    QUEENSLAND    

 

        This section contains all books relating to Queensland.

         

        NOTE:  Some  Queensland School Histories  are listed here if they contain Local History of the area 

         ... or ... they could be listed separately in the  SCHOOL HISTORIES  page.

          

        Any book marked (New) is a brand new book !

    

        The book cover photographs are for illustration purposes only.

 

TITLE

PRICE

A

200 th ANNIVERSARY SOUVENIR - TOURIST and HERITAGE GUIDE TO QUEENSLAND.  S/C (Challenger Press et al)  1988. 68pp. An interesting historical account of Queensland together with current tourist content where to go what to see.

11.00

A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF QUEENSLAND HISTORY. S/C  (W. Ross Johnston)  1981.  149pp.  A listing of published and unpublished sources and books, references etc relating to the history of Queensland. 

SOLD

A BOOKMAN'S ESSAYS.  H/C + D/W  (Clem Lack) Some excursions in Biography, History and legend. The author was a Queensland Historian, author and biographer. (New) 

22.50

A CENTURY OF PROGRESS: WOONGARRA SHIRE 1885 - 1985.  H/C (Compiled by Neville Rackemann) 1985. 105pp. An excellent historical account of this shire near Bundaberg. The pages have a few foxed spots.

22.00

A CLOSER LOOK AT COOPERS PLAINS. (Coopers Plains Local History Group) 1993. 94pp. A booklet detailing the early history and development on one of Brisbane's early suburbs on the south-side.

20.00

A COMMUNITY SELF PORTRAIT OF BRISBANE.  S/C (J. Smout / Brisbane City Council) 1990.  Photographs that give an insight into the lives and interests of Brisbane people. Mint condition.  

25.00

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF QUEENSLAND.  H/C  (Day in the Life of Australia Pty Ltd - Queensland) 159pp.  Photographs of all walks of life taken on the same day around Queensland.  Mint condition.

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16.95

A GOOD PLAIN COOK. H/C  (S. Addison & J. McKay)  1st Edition 1985.  152pp.  An Edible History of Queensland.  Over 200 recipes & information. Good condition.

See: "Cookery" books in the MISCELLANEOUS BOOKS section.

15.00

A GUIDE TO THE HISTORY OF QUEENSLAND. S/C  (W. Ross Johnson & Margaret Zerner) 1985.  A listing of published and unpublished sources and books, references etc relating to the history of Queensland. 

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SOLD

 

A HISTORY OF EMERALD: A place of importance. S/C (Marie Reid) 1st Edition 2001. 357pp. This extraordinarily history of Emerald and district from the year 1855 to 2000 will rapidly become a "must have" for those perusing their ancestors and their families contribution to the development of this exciting region. Many of the champions of progress are given special inserts with the story of their service to the community. The index of names of those who have contributed to Emerald's proud history is huge. Geographically, this history not only includes Emerald but also Comet and Bogantungan including the Anakie, Rubyvale & Sapphire gem-fields. Ex lib. Good condition with a plastic covered cover.

19.50

A MAJORITY OF ONE: Tom Aitkens & Independent Politics in Townsville. H/C + D/W (Ian Moles) 258pp. An historical study into this Queensland politician. Good condition.

9.50

A MILLION BUSHELS OF WHEAT.  H/C (Compiled and Edited by: Beverley J. Irwin) 1989. 256pp. The history of the Clifton Shire 1840 - 1988 situated in south-east Queensland on the Darling Downs. Excellent condition.

37.50

A NEW CHUM LOOKS AT QUEENSLAND. H/C + D/W Damaged. (J. Beckett) No date. 68pp. An English migrant travels Queensland in search of a job.  This copy is signed by the  author and is very scarce. Special.

20.00

A PASTORAL ROMANCE: A history of the Darling Downs Frontier: 2.(Maurice French) 1990. 304pp. The tribulation and triumph of squatterdom. Excellent condition. 

SOLD

A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF QUEENSLAND: Frank Warrick Presents. H/C + D/W (T. O'Connor) 1st Edition 1996. 288pp. This book provides the reader with a total insight of early Queensland and its transformation to a thriving, bustling state within a few lifetimes. 

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A SOUVENIR: Issued by the Brisbane City Council. Card Cover. (Compiled in the Office of the Town Clerk) 1933. 25pp. This booklet consists of 24 full-page illustrations of historic monuments, city buildings and a few of the beauty spots with which Brisbane city is endowed. Very good condition. Very scarce.

45.00

A STRANGE BIRD ON THE LAGOON. S/C  (Margaret Reeves) 1st Edition 1985. 173pp. This factual book is the adventures of two noted pioneer families the Camerons and Crombies. A well documented account of their activities within Queensland.  Very good condition. 

16.50

A THOUSAND MILES AWAY. S/C (G. C. Bolton) 1st Edition 1963. . 366pp.   Cover a little marked. 

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A THOUSAND MILES AWAY. S/C (G. C. Bolton) 3rd Impression 1972.  366pp. A history of North Queensland to 1920. This book traces the social, economic, political, and human story of North Queensland. It draws on a wealth of sources ranging from reports of government departments to the reminiscences of old residents to present a profusely illustrated picture of the realities of pioneering.  Very good condition.

28.00

A THOUSAND MILES AWAY. S/C (G. C. Bolton) 4th Impression 1975.  366pp.. Good condition. 

25.00

A TRAVELLER'S GUIDE not to the whole Galaxy, but only to ROSALIE SHIRE. S/C (G. J. Glass) 1996. 105pp + maps. A history of this shire with interesting notes of early places and maps showing their locations. Good condition.

SOLD

ACROSS THE YEARS: 1896 - 1936 (Jane Bardsley's Outback Letterbook).  H/C + D/W (Edited by: John Atherton Young)  1st Edition 1987. 234pp. Pioneer life in Australia's tropic north. Jane Bardsley was one of Queensland's pioneer settlers. She married Tom Atherton in 1895 and went to live with him at Midlothian in the Gulf Country. Over the years they ran sheep and cattle stations and dairy and sugar farms near Mackay, Bowen, Maroochydore and Toowoomba.  Good condition. 

16.50

AN EYE-FULL OF EYE Q. Paperback (Mike O'Connor. Illustrated by: Mac Vines) 1st Edition 1985. 231pp.  This book by the present well-known Courier Mail columnist provides the reader his hilarious (in most cases) his observations of Queensland life, as seen from the newsroom of a metropolitan daily newspaper.  New - in mint condition.

12.00

AN EYE-FULL OF EYE Q. Paperback (Mike O'Connor. Illustrated by: Mac Vines) 1st Edition 1985. 231pp.  Signed by author. Good condition.

9.50

ARCADIAN SIMPLICITY. H/C + D/W (Edited: Helen Gregory) 1990. 166pp. J.B. Fewings Memoirs of Toowong, Brisbane. John Bowden Fewings came to Brisbane in 1860 with a group of missionaries and clergy. He spent his working life as a school master and was one of the first Europeans to settle in Toowong. This book is a collection of letters which also provides much information about the development of Toowong which is now one of Brisbane's older suburbs. Excellent condition. 

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27.50

AROUND THE CAMPFIRE.  S/C  (Edited by: Glenville Pike)  1990.  169pp + photograph section. An anthology of true stories of pioneering days from "Around the Campfire"  Feature by "Sundowner" in the "North Queensland Register" 1958 - 1988.  (New) 

SOLD

AROUND THE CASSOWARY ROCK: Adventures on a Queensland  River.   H/C + D/W  (R. J. Britten) 1st Edition, 1978. 138pp. This story written by the author tells us of the days  of roaming around the rivers and beaches of Queensland. It is a lively account of the hilarious, sad, crazy and strange adventures that befell him and the mates who passed his way. It is also a valuable account of a time and place that man, with his "progress", has destroyed for ever. Good condition.

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15.00

AS A STATION HAND. Paper covers (Iron Rudd)  No date. 47pp. A true and interesting account of station life on properties in Queensland and the Northern Territory. Scarce. 

SOLD

AS I REMEMBER A PICTORIAL STORY OF THE EARLY WORKERS IN THE IMBIL FOREST.  S/C  (Lindsay Harris)  2000.  52pp.   This is the story of the early timber getters in the Imbil district in the Upper Mary Valley, south of Gympie in the period from 1845 to 1945.  Illustrated with paintings by the author.

20.00

AUCHENFLOWER: The Suburb and the Name. H/C + D/W (John Pearn)  1st Edition, 1997. 298pp. This is a complete history of this near city suburb. This book is in near mint condition.

SOLD

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BEAUTIFUL GOLD COAST.   Booklet / Card Covers (Text by: Eric Lindgren. Photographs by: Keith Wilson)  1st Edition 1996. 25pp.  This booklet gives a run-down on many of Queensland's Gold Coast attractions. Good condition.

2.00

BEAUTIFUL MT. ISA. (Published by: Robert Brown & Associates) 1996. 25pp. A booklet with text and pictures showing the interesting features around Mt. Isa. Good condition.

2.00

BEHIND THE BANANA CURTAIN.  Paperback (Hugh Lunn. Drawings by Alan Moir) 1st Edition 1980. 202pp. This highly entertaining collection of the author's best feature stories on Queensland taking you on a tour to far-flung places, meeting all types of people, tackled cyclones and politicians and much more. Hilarious ! Good condition. 

3.00

BEHOLD NEBO: A History of the Nebo Shire. H/C + D/W (George A. Mayes) 1991. 270pp. An excellent historical account of Nebo and the surrounding districts near Mackay. 

40.00

BERNBOROUGH COUNTRY - OAKEY - ON THE DARLING DOWNS, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA.  S/C Booklet   (Oakey Chamber of Commerce) October 1977.  32pp.  This is the story of the famous horse "Bernborough" from Rosalie Plains near Oakey and the committee formed to perpetuate his memory and to establish his name firmly in the heritage of the Darling Downs.  Limited edition.

22.00

BENCH MARKS & BOUNDARIES. (J. H. Meek) 1991. 111pp. A history of the Soldiers Settlements around Stanthorpe and surrounding areas. Signed by author. Good condition.

25.00

BEYOND THE RANGES.   S/C (Heather Corfield)  2002. 96pp. The author whilst living in a rural community in Taroom penned this poetry giving the reader an insight into rural Australia, and in recording this, ensures our heritage is being kept. Signed by author.

19.50

BIGGENDEN'S BEGINNINGS: The Pastoral Background. S/C (Gordon & Frances Stewart)  1981.  152pp. A history of this town west of Maryborough.  The cover is a little marked with title pasted onto the spine.  Good condition

33.00

BINNA BURRA: The Mountain and its people - A book of verse. Booklet / Card Covers (Andrea  Marsh)  No date. 24pp. The booklet provides the reader an insight of the area - its people, attractions and much more - all in verse. Scarce.

5.00

BRISBANE: 1859-1959. Cloth covers (Gordon Greenwood) 1959. 695pp.  A history of Local Government produced for the Brisbane City Council. This book is extremely hard to find. Very good condition.

   The book covers: 

  • Part 1 - The foundation of Brisbane to 1879. 
  • Part 2 - The background of Metropolitan Government: 1880 - 1924. 
  • Part 3 - Metropolitan Government: 1925 - 1959 which includes the Brisbane City Council in the Centenary Year 1959.

SOLD

 

BRISBANE IN THE 1890's. H/C + D/W (R. Lawson)    Reprint 1987. 373pp. An excellent account of early Brisbane at that time plus a study / analysis of an urban society in the decade 1891 to 1901. Mint condition.

SOLD

BRISBANE REMEMBERS: The Home Front  1939 - 1945.    S/C  (Frank McBride & Helen Taylor & Brisbane City Council) 1995. 106pp.  Many stories and photographs taken in World War II around Brisbane and its people.  Crease in back cover. Special.

22.00

BRISBANE SKETCHBOOK. H/C + D/W (Text by: P. Newell. Drawings by: Unk White)  1st Edition 1967. 64pp.  In this book the author has combined skilful research with a straightforward literary style to present a colourful cross section of Brisbane's history. A total of 26 buildings are shown here.  Good condition.

5.00

BRISBANE SKETCHBOOK.   H/C + D/W (Text by: P. Newell. Drawings by: Unk White)   Revised Edition, 1982. Signed by author.

9.50

BRISBANE SKETCHBOOK.   H/C + D/W (Text by: P. Newell. Drawings by: Unk White)   Revised Edition, 1982.

6.50

BRISBANE STREET DIRECTORIES:         (All in good condition)     .... All $2.00 each

1999 - U.B.D.

1996 - 30th Edition - Gregory's

1991 - 25th Edition - Gregory's 

2.00

EACH

BRISBANE SUBURBAN HISTORY SERIES. Booklets stapled. (Compiled from: John Oxley Memorial Library & Queensland State Archives) Includes: Bardon; Graceville; Kedron; Kelvin Grove; New farm; Sandgate; Stafford ; The Gap; Toowong & Wynnum.  Good condition.

12.00

BRISBANE: THE CITY ON THE RIVER. H/C (June Kelly) 1988. 48pp. This book shows the reader many of the city's places of interest  in sketches and in text. Good condition. 

7.50

BRISBANE'S BACK DOOR. H/C (Helen Horton) 1988. 159pp.  The story of the D' Aguilar Range. Deals with the exploration, fauna and flora of the area close to Brisbane. Mint condition.

19.50

BUILDING THE LINE. S/C (Linville Pioneer S.C. Club) 2006. 42pp. Stories of the Workmen who built the Blackbutt Extension of the Brisbane Valley Rail Line 1908 - 1913.     (New) 

17.50

BUILDING QUEENSLAND'S HERITAGE. H/C   (Janet Hogan)  1st Edition 1978. 158pp. This book is illustrated with many photographs and interesting historical text on many old Queensland buildings that should be preserved for the future. Mint condition.   Photo # 21

SOLD

BUNDABERG: A History and People. H/C + D/W. (Janette Nolan) 1st Edition, 1978. 266pp.A well referenced and documented local history with black and white illustrations. Very good condition.

27.50

BUSH PILOT. H/C + D/W   (Bob Norman)  1st Edition 1976. 293pp. This is a story of a remarkable Queenslander whose dream became reality when Bush Pilots was born. The stories of courage, endurance, tragedy, and humour will make you cry and they will make you laugh, and fill you with admiration. Signed by author. Good condition.

25.00

BUSH PILOT.   H/C - No Dust Wrapper  (Bob Norman)  1st Edition 1976.  293pp.  Good condition.

19.50

BUSH TALES AND MEMOIRS. Card Covers  (R. L. Atkinson)  1984. 110pp. The author who is the head of one of the best known grazing families in Queensland has had a lifetime of experiences. Here, he has recorded some of these interesting experiences and laced them with  many true tales of the bush, thereby making it a sequel to his earlier book "Northern Pioneers". Signed by author. Ex lib.  Special.

SOLD

BUSHIES: A HISTORY OF BUSH PILOTS - AIR QUEENSLAND.  S/C (Ron Entsch) 2001.  244pp.   plus Appendix 1 - 5, Glossary, References & Index.   Ex library copy. Good condition.

SOLD

BY MANY CAMPFIRES. (No author) 1977. 159pp. Stories and photos of European settlement between the Pine and the Noosa Rivers, South-east Queensland.  Mint condition.

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25.00

BY TROPIC SEA AND JUNGLE: Adventures in North Queensland. H/C (Jean Devanny) 1st Edition 1944. 230pp. This is an account of the author's travels in North Queensland.  Good condition.

18.50

BY TROPIC SEA AND JUNGLE: Adventures in North Queensland. H/C (Jean Devanny) 1st Edition 1944. 230pp.  Cover a little worn. Special.

12.00

C

CABOOLTURE COUNTRY. (Stan Tutt) 1973. 66pp. An historical account of the history and early pioneers of the area.  Mint condition.

17.50

CAMPFIRE TALES. S/C (Edited by: Glenville Pike) 1st Edition 1981. 233pp. This book is an anthology of true stories originally published by "Sundowner" in his "Around the Campfire" feature between 1947 and 1958 in Townsville's "North Queensland Register". The old timers contributed to this feature telling stories of incredible hardship; the courage of bushmen and pioneer women; great rides and wonderful horses; old time station men and the huge pastoral realms they managed. There are stories of early day Hughenden, Charters Towers, Ravenswood, Townsville, Bowen, Mareeba, Herberton, Irvinebank, Atherton Tableland, Croydon, Cape York and the Gulf Country, Winton and the Far West: of drovers, miners, shearers and swagmen recalling life in the outback. Mint condition. 

25.00

CAMPFIRE TALES. S/C  (Edited by: Glenville Pike)  1st Edition 1981.  233pp. . Good condition. 

22.00

CAPE YORK TO COOLANGATTA. H/C + D/W (James Sinclair) 1st Edition 1981.  150pp.  With Queensland having a coastline extending for 7400 kilometres, this is the first time an author has compiled a panoramic interpretation of this coastline in words and photographs. From the wilderness of Cape York Peninsula to the glittering playground of the Gold Coast, the author with his camera Queensland's islands, mountains, forests, streams, settlements, cities and people. Excellent condition.

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12.00

CENTENARY CAVALCADE 1859 - 1959. ( Queensland Government) S/C 1959. 172pp. The book was produced for the Centenary of Queensland. Includes the History of Queensland, State-wide Centenary Photos, Historical Proclamation, Cavalcade of Transport, Pictorial Souvenir of Princess Alexandra's Visit & School Children's Participation, Proclamation Day Festivities. Many photographs. Good condition.

35.00

CENTENARY OF QUEENSLAND HISTORICAL EXHIBITION. (Queensland Museum) 1959. 40pp. A booklet covering explorers, settlement, etc. Good condition. 

8.00

CHARLEVILLE CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS: November 1947 - Souvenir Booklet. Card Covers Damaged / repaired.  (Celebrations Committee) 1947. 99pp.  A well written account of the history of the town, businesses, clubs and people. Very scarce. Good condition.

35.00

CHARTERS TOWERS CENTENARY: 1872 - 1972. Card Covers. (Charters Towers City Council) 1972. 169pp.   A complete history of the town, buildings, churches, schools, clubs and sporting organisations. Also includes an account of the early gold mining days. Excellent condition.

30.00

CHARTERS TOWERS: The Golden Years. S/C (Written and Compiled by: J.C. Williamson) 1983. 40pp. This booklet provides the reader a tour of the town and surrounding mining areas showing where the places of interest are whether they still be there or not together with historical information. Excellent condition.

18.00

CHILLAGOE. Booklet (Alex & Lee Hardaker) 1988. 32pp. A history & sketchbook of Chillagoe, Queensland 1888 - 1988 showing the buildings and mines. Text and some historical photographs are also included in this sketchbook. Excellent condition.

15.00

CHRISTISON OF LANNERMOOR. H/C (M.M. Bennett) 1927 (?) 280pp. The story of Robert Christison and his property and activities in Western Queensland . A good clean copy except some occasional underlining.

135.00

CHRISTISON OF LANNERMOOR. H/C (M.M. Bennett) 1927 (?) 280pP. Slightly damaged cover, Fly-leaf removed.  Special.

95.00

CHRISTISON OF LANNERMOOR. H/C (M.M. Bennett) 1927 (?) 280pp. Some foxing the edge of the pages otherwise O.K.  Special.

85.00

CITY IN FOCUS. H/C + D/W  Damaged. (David Fryer & Peter Fischer) 1982. 88pp. This book is full of photographs from around the city. They include buildings, landmarks, people and even the unusual. Good condition.

5.00

COASTS OF CAPE YORK: Travels Around Australia's Pearl-tipped Peninsula. H/C  (Coralie & Leslie Rees) 1st Edition 1960. 238pp. Here, the authors explore the remote islands and Peninsula settlements. Master pearlers, intrepid bush pilots, white nurses devoted to black babies,  native lugger-captains, an English bishop, black-skinned island councillors and native stockmen who share with Leslie Rees their meal of baked snake and goanna eggs. The authors introduce us to a people as rich in vitality as the great finger of land that is Cape York itself. Ex lib.  Rebound. 

15.00

COBB & CO MUSEUM, TOOWOOMBA. (Queensland Museum) 1992. 60 pp. A descriptive book on horse-drawn vehicles in the museum. (New)

20.00

COBB & CO: COACHING IN QUEENSLAND. S/C  (Deborah Tranter) 1990. 159pp. History of Cobb & Co. Where the coaches travelled and stopped. A lot of historical information here including coach stops together with many photographs.  (New)

25.00

COLLECTIONS and RECOLLECTIONS: A History of the Gold Mining Townships of Cania and Monal. S/C (Miss B. J. Templeton & Mrs. Ann M. Lewis) No actual date stated, Circa 1988.  80pp. This book represent a collection of information such as: letters, photographs, maps, records of the establishment of schools, post offices and police stations and the "recollections" of some of the earlier residents and their descendants, gained from interviews with these people. Good condition. Scarce.

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CONFIDENCE & TRADITION: A History of the Esk Shire. H/C + D/W  (Ruth S. Kerr)  1988.  246pp. This history focuses on the Esk Shire and the towns of Lowood, Esk and Toogoolawah. This regional history commencing with pastoral settlement in 1841. it portrays the development of the valley through the agricultural, dairying and timber industries. It also covers the commercial activities of its residents. Good condition.

45.00

CONFIDENCE & TRADITION.  S/C (Ruth S. Kerr)  1988.  246pp. (Details as above) Good condition.

45.00

CONFLICT ON THE CONDAMINE: Aborigines and the European Invasion.  (Maurice French) 1989. 188pp. A history of the Darling Downs.

SOLD

CONQUEST OF THE RANGES.  S/C  (Glenville Pike)   Reprint, 1988.  79pp. + large photograph section.  North Queensland's Mountain Railway and early days of Cairns and Port Douglas.  (New)

22.00

COUNTRY OF THE FIVE RIVERS: ALBERT SHIRE 1788 - 1988.  H/C + D/W (Michael Jones) 1988. 299pp. A well presented early history of the Albert Shire, south of Brisbane. Good condition.

40.00

COUNTRY OF THE FIVE RIVERS: ALBERT SHIRE 1788 - 1988.  H/C + D/W Damaged  (Michael Jones) 1988. 299pp. Special.

35.00

CULLENBENBONG.  H/C & Paper Wrap (Bernard O'Reilly) 2nd Impression, 1945. .206pp. Stories from the McPherson Range area in the South-east border area with New South Wales. Good condition. 

15.00

D

DAYS TO REMEMBER: Pioneers of the North.    H/C   (Walter Fernie)  1984. 89pp. Many historical recollections of North & North-West Queensland including many early pioneers, drovers and famous bushmen. It also includes information on early Camooweal and the goldfields around Cloncurry. Mint condition.

22.00

DESTINATION STH BRISBANE: An Illustrated History of the Southside Railways of Brisbane.  S/C (John Kerr & John Armstrong) November 1978. 120pp. This rare and most sought after book provides the reader with an historical insight of the railway system on the south-side of Brisbane.  It shows the types of locomotives, diesels and many other rail combinations are detailed here together with many photographs. A book not to be missed. Good condition.

40.00

DISCOVERING COOLOOLA: A complete Guide & Map. S/C  (John Sinclair) 1978. 103pp. This book gives the reader an historical background to this area which is in the Gympie area and extends from the hinterland to the coast. Much information here together with some historical photographs plus a detailed map of the area.  Ex library copy.

3.00

DISCOVERING FRASER ISLAND.  S/C  (John Sinclair) 2nd Edition, Revised & Expanded   (1979?)  154pp.  A complete history of this island east of Maryborough. Includes the early history, forests, wildflowers, fauna and general information relating to bushwalking, camping and motoring. Good condition.

7.50

DON'T YOU WORRY ABOUT THAT! : The Joh Bjelke-Petersen Memoirs. H/C + D/W (Joh Bjelke-Petersen) 1990. 259pp. This is the story told by Joh himself as he reflects on the politicians, friend and foe, he encountered during his career; he reveals political intrigues in both Brisbane and Canberra. It is also a story of hard work, of faith, of certainty of purpose and most of all, of courage. Excellent condition. 

8.00

DOWN ANOTHER TRACK AND Laugh Your Way Through Queensland.  H/C + D/W  (Richard Magoffin) 1st Edition, 1982. This is another fun-filled journey in ballad and story through Queensland's North West. In this book which is largely autobiographical and totally humorous, we travel with the author along the droving tracks, through outback stations, their shearing sheds and the dust of the drafting yards. We then follow a new track through Richard's years at the blackboard and on the sporting fields of All Souls' and St. Gabriel's Boarding school in Charters Towers. Good condition.

15.00

DOWN ANOTHER TRACK AND Laugh Your Way Through Queensland.  H/C + D/W  (Richard Magoffin) 1st Edition, 1982. Good condition except the title page with publishers details has been removed. Special.

12.00

DOWN UNDER GUIDE TO BRISBANE. Booklet (Rigby Publishers) 1st Edition 1985. 24pp. This compact illustrated guide with its easy-to-follow format will provide the reader with the basic information you need to make the most of your stay. Good condition. Special.

.50c

DUARINGA SHIRE. S/C (Duaringa Shire Council) 1981. 218pp. A history of this central-western Queensland town (between Rockhampton and Emerald)  It includes information 100 years of Local Government 1881 - 1981 as well as providing much early historical details and photographs on the early settlers. Local history on the towns of Duaringa, Dingo, Bluff and Blackwater are also included. Good condition.

25.00

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EARLY DAYS OF THE DOUGLAS SHIRE. H/C (Compiled by: Keith & Valda Prince) 1977. 76pp. This book deals with the area from the Daintree River in the north to Mount Molloy in the south with Mossman, Port Douglas and Craiglie in the middle. Much early information as well as many old photographs are included. Good condition. 

18.00

END OF A BEGINNING. H/C + D/W (Margaret Ford) Reprint 1963. 191pp. This is a story of 7 years of patrolling by one of the Australian Inland Mission padres and his wife. Their only home was the vehicle in which they travelled and their parish the northern third of Queensland. It is a warm and human story by a writer with a delightful sense of humour and a love for her country, a story that provides an interesting and informative aspect of Australian Inland Mission work. Good condition.

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10.00

ESCAPE TO ADVENTURE. H/C + D/W Damaged (Noel Monkman) 1st Edition 1956. 182pp. This setting for this book is on the Great Barrier Reef. The author tells of his adventures as a scientist and an explorer. The book and pages are in good condition. 

12.00

ESCAPE TO ADVENTURE. H/C + D/W Damaged (Noel Monkman) 1st Edition, Reprint 1956. 182pp. Ex lib. Reading copy. Special.

4.50

F

FIVE DAYS AT CLAREMONT. S/C  (Robyn Buchanan) 1981. 58pp. A history of this early historic homestead in Ipswich and relates some of the activities  that were had at that time. Interesting reading.  Very good condition. 

8.00

FIVE DAYS AT CLAREMONT. S/C  (Robyn Buchanan) 1981. 58pp. Cover marked but pages are OK. Special. 

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FOCUS ON STRADBROKE.  S/C (Stradbroke Island Management Organization) 1st Edition 1984. 420pp. This book is a collection of papers prepared for the Royal Society of Queensland Symposium held at Point Lookout, North Stradbroke island, 11th-12th August, 1984. This book is possibly the best produced with much detail of this island (off the coast of Brisbane). Chapters include: Aboriginal History & Archaeology, European History, Geology, Botany, Zoology and the Recreational - educational resources and Environmental planning. Excellent condition.

27.50

FOR MY COUNTRY. H/C & D/W Damaged. (R.H. Robinson) 1st Edition 1957. 449pp + notes and maps. A factual and historical account of Local Government in Queensland by the author who had 50 years experience in Local Government, mainly in the Home Secretary's Department. Good condition.

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FOR MY COUNTRY. H/C - No Dust Wrapper.  (R.H. Robinson) 1st Edition 1957.  449pp + notes and maps. Good condition.

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FOR MY COUNTRY. H/C - No Dust Wrapper.  (R.H. Robinson) 1st Edition 1957.  449pp + notes and maps. Ex lib. Good condition.

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FRASER ISLAND.  (Text: Angela Burger & Photos: Peter Knowles)  1st Edition, 1976.  55pp. This island lies 120 miles north of Brisbane, and is claimed to be the largest sand island in the world. Many unusual colour photographs. Good condition.

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FREE AND EASY LAND. H/C (Frank Clune)  Reprint, November 1945. 339pp. The story of several trips to Queensland during the years 1917 to 1937. Includes a lot of historical information. A most enjoyable book. Good condition.

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FREE AND EASY LAND. H/C (Frank Clune)  Reprint, July 1952.. 339pp. The story of several trips to Queensland during the years 1917 to 1937. Good condition.

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FROM 1915 to the Early 1980's. H/C + D/W (Ross Fitzgerald) 1st Edition 1984. 653pp. A history of Queensland. Very good condition.

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FROM 1915 to the Early 1980's.  H/C + D/W - Damaged.  (Ross Fitzgerald) 1st Edition 1984. 653pp. Special.

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FROM CELLARS TO REFRIGERATORS.  H/C + D/W  (K. Emmerson)  1st Edition, 1969.  178pp. This is a history of Chinchilla and District. Don't be put off with the title as it contains much early history of the area on the Darling Downs. It also contains much information about the churches, cemeteries, flora and fauna, medicine, politics, prickly pear, and pioneers and more.  Scarce.

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FROM SPEAR & MUSKET: 1879 - 1979. Caboolture Centenary. (No author) 1979. 320pp. A history of the Caboolture area.  Includes the shires of Pine Rivers, Caboolture, Kilcoy, Landsborough, Maroochy and the City of Redcliffe. Much information here for the historian and family history researcher. Mint condition.

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FROM SPEAR  &  MUSKET: 1879 - 1979. Caboolture Centenary. (No author) 1979.  320pp. Good condition.

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FROM THE FRONTIER: A Pictorial History of Queensland. H/C + D/W   (Duncan Waterson & Maurice French)  1st Edition 1987. 360pp. This massive book with text is "chock-a-block" full of early historical black and white photographs covering all aspects of Queensland life. In one word "Magnificent !"   Excellent condition. 

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FROM WYANGARIE TO RICHMOND. H/C (Compiled by: Julie Ann Authurs) 1995.  343pp. An historic record of the Richmond District of North West Queensland. Near new condition.

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FRONTIER TOWN: CHARLEVILLE 1865-1901. S/C (Claire Wagner) 1991. 175pp. A history of this Central Queensland. town.

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GOD'S OWN COUNTRY. H/C (D. Birchley) 1986. 116pp. A history of the Johnstone Shire which incorporates Innisfail and the surrounding area.

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GOLD COAST: Our Heritage in Focus. S/C  (R. Longhurst)  1995. 96pp.  An excellent book showing us what the Gold Coast used to look like!    Ex lib.

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GOLD COAST SKETCHBOOK. H/C + D/W (Mike Nicholas & Sir Bruce Small) 1st Edition 1981. 47pp. This book provides the reader with an insight of the attractions at the Gold Coast and the nearby hinterland. Good condition. 

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GOLD COAST AND GREEN MOUNTAINS SKETCHBOOK. H/C + D/W (Text: Peter Newell & Kevin Jopson) 63pp. A detailed history of the area from the Gold Coast to and including the hinterland. This includes the Nerang Valley, Tamborine, Beaudesert and to Woongoolba near Beenleigh. Good condition.

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GOOBURRUM: 1886 - 1986. H/C (Compiled by: Neville Rackemann) 1986. 100pp. This book details the early history of this area near Bundaberg. It includes the early settlers together with some family history details. The book also provides information on areas such as North Bundaberg, Oakwood, Sharon, Gooburrum, Fairymead, Welcome Creek, Moore Park, Bingera and South Kolan. Excellent - mint condition. Soft cover bound into hard cover. 

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GREEN MOUNTAINS.  H/C - Cloth cover. (Bernard O'Reilly) Circ 1947 Edition. 144pp. This is a story of the O'Reilly family and the experiences of Bernard in the McPherson Ranges on the Queensland & New South Wales border. A cheap copy in reasonable condition.

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GREEN MOUNTAINS.   H/C with paper wraps.   (Bernard O'Reilly)  This is a story of the O'Reilly family and the experiences of Bernard in the McPherson Ranges on the Queensland & New South Wales border. The Fully Illustrated Edition,  5th Impression,  1941. 144pp. Includes 60 photographs. Good condition.

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GREEN MOUNTAINS.  H/C + D/W (Bernard O'Reilly)   Australian Classic Edition 1983. 192pp. Good condition.

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GREEN MOUNTAINS. Paperback  (Bernard O'Reilly)  Reprint  No date.  Good condition.

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GREEN MOUNTAINS AND CULLENENBONG. H/C & D/W (Bernard O'Reilly) 23rd Impression, 1962. 324pp. This edition comprises of the two books previously published by the author being: (a) "Green Mountains" and (b)  "Cullenenbong" Both books are of the O'Reilly family and their life in the McPherson ranges on the Queensland & New South Wales Border. Very good condition.

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HELD IN TRUST: Brisbane in the eighties. H/C + Damaged D/W. (Sketches by: Anne Green & Text by: Geoffrey Pie) 2nd Edition, September 1981.57pp. This is a sketchbook primarily of Brisbane's heritage "named" residences in and around the city. Good condition.

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HERE'S A VILLAIN. H/C (George Carson-Cooling) 1st Edition 1949. 254pp. This book are the reminiscences of a former headmaster of Brisbane Grammar School. This is quite rare and normally sells for over $60.  Unfortunately part of the spine at the top is missing plus a small stain mark inside the back cover. Special.

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HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF BRISBANE. Card Cover (John H. C. McClurg - Joint Publication of the Library Board of Queensland & the Royal Historical Society of Queensland) 1st edition 1975. 121pp. This book provides the reader with much information about Brisbane in the early days. It is a collection of Miscellanea papers. Very good condition. 

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HISTORY OF GATTON SHIRE IN THE LOCKYER VALLEY. S/C - Cover marked.  (Avil M. Tew) 1979. 111pp. An excellent history of this South-east Queensland shire. It is broken up into two main parts: Part 1 - Early history & Part 2 - Local Government and services. Good condition.

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HISTORY OF WITHCOTT & UPPER LOCKYER - Volume 1. (Don Talbot) 1991. 194pp. The early history of this area on the eastern side of the Darling Downs, Queensland. Near new condition.

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HISTORY OF WITHCOTT & UPPER LOCKYER - Volume 2. (Don Talbot) 1994. 180pp. A continuation of the history of the area.

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HORSEWHIP - THE DOCTOR: Tales From Our Medical Past. H/C + D/W (Ross Patrick) 1st Edition 1985. 239pp. This is a most intriguing book which relates the early history of Brisbane and Queensland in the medical field as well as "the goings on". It tells of the story of Henry Cowper, a medical surgeon in the days of Captain Logan in the 1830's and was deposed after visiting the convict female factory !  A lot of other stories and information to read. You won't want to put the book down !    Good condition. 

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HOW THEY MADE "SONS OF MATTHEW".  H/C (Maxwell Dunn) 1st Edition 1949. 210pp. This book tells of the making of this film which took place in the McPherson Ranges on the Queensland & New South Wales border. The film stars several of the early well-known actors. The story line is of a typical bush family, horsemen and lots of action both good and bad with a lot of dramatic memorable scenes. Good condition. 

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I'LL TELL YOU WHAT MATE. S/C (Bill Cowan) 1992. 169pp. The author worked as a drover and bush worker for 30 years, during which time he came to know the people in the outback well. During these years of roaming around Australia. He was unaware that he was researching wonderful events and people for this book and others he wrote. This book brings great pleasure and many facets of his bush philosophy to benefit the young and old alike. These stories are true and humorous and reflect his vivid memory. Mint condition. (Normally sells for $19.95)   Special.

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ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF BRISBANE. S/C (H. Holthouse) 1st Edition, 1982. 64pp. An excellent publication describing the early history, the immigrants, the beginnings of government, the great fire and floods of Brisbane, the future of the city and more. illustrated.   Good condition. 

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IN CHAMPAGNE COUNTRY. S/C  (Written and edited by: Rod Strachan & Joan Scott) Published by: Roma State school P & C Assn. 1980. 151pp  Includes an addendum 1990.  16pp.  Stories and photographs and events in and around Roma. This book was also written for the Roma Railway Centenary and the centenary of the Bungil Shire Council 1880 - 1980.  New condition.

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INTRODUCING QUEENSLAND. S/C  (W.H. Bryan, et al.)  ANZAS. 1961.208pp. This book was prepared as a handbook for the 35th Congress of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science held in Brisbane and contains many papers written all subjects relating to Queensland. Good condition. Special.

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IPSWICH SKETCH BOOK.  Booklet (Ipswich Branch of the Arts Council of Australia). No date. 24pp. This booklet was produced to raise money to restore an incinerator ! It contains 12 black and white sketches of some old decorative buildings in Ipswich drawn by Mrs. Patricia Gamlen. Good condition. 

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JAMES BRUNTON STEPHENS.   H/C & D/W Damaged.   (Cecil Hadgraft)   1969. 126pp.  The general historical figure that Brunton Stephens presents - the educated Scotsman transplanted into the early Queensland bush in an era of enterprise and drudgery - has tended to be overshadowed by the more colourful of our pioneer ancestors; yet anyone who has read the newspapers of the period will have been struck by the remarkable literacy and articulateness of many of the men then living in this primitive outpost. This biography of Brunton Stephens will do much to illuminate the motives and background of all such men, who were influential in regional developments, but who have remained remarkably unhonoured in our lore and literature. Ex library copy with some tape marks inside front and back cover The book itself is in good condition. 

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JIGSAW: The Biography of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen.  H/C & D/W  (Derek Townsend) 1st Edition 1983. 376pp. This is a biography of one of Queensland's former premiers. It is not simply about Joh the statesman. It is about Joh the "person" in his many varied roles. It is about the Bjelke-Petersen family. It is about the present and the past. But most of all this book is the gripping drama of Joh who finally won his continued fight to succeed in life. For the reader, this presents a great and remarkable story of courage, survival and achievement against almost impossible odds. Good condition.

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JOES BOOK: Facts and Theories on the Bunya Mountains. S/C (Joe Walker) 6th Reprint September 1991. 81pp. A history of the Bunya Mountains.

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JOH'S FAMILY ALBUM S/C with Card covers. (Alan Moir & Mac Vines) 1st Edition 1980. 72pp. 

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JOH'S PARTY ALBUM S/C with Card covers (Alan Moir) 1987.  63 pp. These two (2) books are a collection of many funny photographs with captions.

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JOH'S K.O. H/C (Ian Miller & Tony Koch. Illustrated by: Alan Moir) 1st Edition 1983. 209pp. Combining the techniques of a novel and the investigative skills of daily commercial journalism, the authors have produced a book that is both eminently entertaining and historically significant. They record in stark detail how an old man called the bluff of his political opponents and went to the polls within 80 days on a gamble backed up by little more than his own peculiar political instinct. It was a political knockout in a ring that has no bounds - it became in fact - Joh's K.O.  Good condition. 

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KAVANAGH ON QUEENSLAND. S/C   (Lawrie Kavanagh) 1st Edition 1989. 172pp. This is a collection of published columns in the Brisbane "Courier Mail" by this well known journalist - Graft .. Scandal .. & Laughs !.  Good condition. 

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LETTERS FROM A YOUNG QUEENSLANDER. H/C  (No author)   1915  Special. This a record of letters written by the Queensland author with his  experiences starting from England then enlisting in World War I and was sent to France to fight the Germans. Back to England and then off to fight in Belgium and France and  then back again to England for a rest and then back to fighting in France. Much historical information here regarding the activities in the war. A couple of photos missing. A little foxed. Cover a little worn. SCARCE. Reading copy. Special.

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LIFE AT THE XII COMMONWEALTH GAMES VILLAGE. Booklet (Griffith University) 1982. 56pp. This booklet provides all the information together with many previously unpublished "behind the scenes" photographs. Special. Good condition.

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LIFE & TIMES OF THE LAVELLE PUBLIC HALL: 1925 - 1982.  S/C (Millmerran & District Historical Society) 1985. 28pp. A book dedicated to the pioneers of the district. Good condition.

15.00

LINGER LONGER. S/C (Rev. Father J. McKey) 1st Edition, 1979. 156pp. A history of Warwick and the surrounding area. Very good condition.

35.00

LONDON TO DOWN UNDER. H/C + D/W (Paddy Archer) 1st Edition 1986. 109pp. This is factual account of the famous pioneering Archer family from the family archives. Stories about their Queensland properties including: Durundur, Emu Creek, Cooyar, Eidsvold, Gracemere, Peak Downs, Minnie Downs and Torsdale - the locations of Burketown, the barclay Tablelands, the Gulf Country and the great rivers of the north, the families of the Averys, the S.R. Macdonalds, the A.L. Macdonalds, the Pattersons, the Geddess, the McNallys, the Barretts and the R.S. and J. Archers - all go to make up the scenarios and characters in this colourful saga of a great pioneering family. Mint condition. 

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LONG TIME GONE.  S/C  (Grace MacDonald Baldwin)  1st Edition 1991. 132pp. A personal history of the author in North Queensland who tells the story of her childhood and adolescence in the 1914 - 1924 period in the Innisfail district and at Millaa Millaa on the Atherton Tableland, describing a life of hardship, privation, and primitive living on farms carved out of the rainforest. You will find this true story absorbing, opening the eyes of many to what it was like to bring up a family on the land. Mint condition.

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LOOKING BACK: 1988 - 1788 : The Bicentennial Book. S/C (Compiled and edited by: Elsie Macdonald, Violet Hoare & Mercedes Birkbeck) 1988.  Approx. 200pp.  Stories galore !  Produced by the Rockhampton Writers' Club. This roneoed (?) book is very scarce.

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LOOKING BACK ALONG FASSIFERN VALLEY. H/C  (Harry Pugsley)  1st Edition 1975. 114pp. This book provides an insight to the early pioneering days of this area in South-east Queensland. A couple of pages are a little 'foxed'. A newspaper article about "Balbi's Inn" has been pasted into page 14 and another article "Cunningham's Footsteps" has been pasted into pages 16 & 17. Good condition.

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MANGROVES TO MOORINGS: The past 100 years of Manly, Queensland. 1882 to 1982. S/C (Edited: M.N. Beitz) 1982. 103pp. Many stories and events and early photographs of in and around sea-side Manly. Very good condition.

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MEMORIES ALONG THE BOGGO TRACK. S/C (Annie Mackenzie) 1992. 173pp. A history of the Brisbane southern suburbs of: Annerley, Boggo, Dutton Park, Ekibin, Fairfield, Moorooka, Rocklea, Tennyson, Yeerongpilly, Yeronga and Wellers Hill. Good condition.

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MEMORIES OF AN OCTOGENARIAN. S/C (Annie MacKenzie) 1995. 219pp. The life story of the author.  She also wrote the book 'Memories along the Boggo Track'  Signed by author. Good condition.

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MEMORIES OF PIONEER DAYS IN QUEENSLAND.  H/C (Mary Macleod Banks) 1931. 80pp. An early account of the pioneering days in South-east Queensland.  Includes a foreword by Lord Lamington, the governor of Queensland at the time.. Edge of pages area are little foxed otherwise O.K.  Scarce

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MEN OF VISION OVER CAPRICORN. S/C (Glenn S. Cousins) 1994. 370pp. A story of aviation in Central Queensland. The names of John Hobler, Ann Travers, Lester Brain, "Skip" Moody, Ron Adair, Vic Roffey, "Wizard" Stone, Harold and Don Fraser, together with other pioneer aviators of Central Queensland, make this a vibrant narrative in comprehensive and chronological detail embracing some incredible takes of luck and flying skills in daring pioneering escapades. Good condition.

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MIN MIN FESTIVAL: Souvenir Book 14th to 22nd August, 1976.  S/C  (Charles Robinson) ) 1976. 85pp. This booklet was produced to celebrate the Centenary of Boulia - Capital of the Channel Country and home to the famous Min Min Light. Good condition.

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MISSING FRIENDS: BEING THE ADVENTURES OF A DANISH EMIGRANT IN QUEENSLAND 1871 - 1880). H/C  (Author unknown) 1st Edition, 1892. The travels and experiences of an emigrant around the towns and goldfields in Queensland . Slightly worn cover.   Very scarce!

165.00

MOMENTS IN HISTORY FROM CAIRNS & DISTRICT: Being Five generations of a Northern Pioneer Family. S/C (Wendy Favell) 2nd Printing 1976. 52pp.  An historical account of Cairns with many black and white early photographs. Good condition.

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MORASS TO MUNICIPALITY: Records of a dynamic young Toowoomba.  (Robert Dansie) 1985. 112pp. An excellent account of early Toowoomba with many early photographs.  (New)

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MORE TRUE TALES OF ST. HELENA. S/C (Jarvis Finger) 1987. 46pp. An account of some of the prisoners sent to the penal settlement in Moreton Bay, Queensland. (New)

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MORE TRUE TALES OF ST. HELENA. S/C - Scuffed. (Jarvis Finger) 1987. 46pp.   Special.

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MORELLA MEMORIES- A Local History. S/C (J. M. Mims) 1992. 162pp. This settlement is situated approximately halfway between Longreach and Winton, Queensland.  Signed by author.

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MORETON BAY LETTERS. S/C (Peter Ludlow) 2003. 151pp. This book is a continuation of the author's previous book "Moreton Bay People". In this book he offers more eye witness accounts of Moreton Bay events from Aboriginal times right up to the present day. Near mint condition.

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MORE TRUE TALES OF ST. HELENA. Booklet  (Jarvis Finger) 1987. 46pp. An account of some of the prisoners sent to the penal settlement in Moreton Bay, Queensland. (New)

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MORETON BAY SETTLEMENT or QUEENSLAND BEFORE SEPARATION TOGETHER WITH A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE RISE OF THE COLONIES OF AUSTRALASIA.  H/C + Damaged D/W (W. W. Craig) 1st Edition 1925. 129pp. This book provides a fascinating history of Australia, not only of what is now Queensland, although the main focus of the book is on this area, then known as the Moreton Bay Settlement. Includes sections on Western Australia (Swan River Colony), Victoria (Port Phillip Settlement), Tasmania (Van Diemens Land) and New South Wales, before they became separate states. Includes illustrations and tipped in maps. Good condition except for some slight foxing on the inside front and back pages. Special. 

   

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MUDBRICKS, MEDICINE & MEMORIES: History of the Thargomindah Hospital 1888-1976. S/C (Elizabeth Pyke) 2007. 55pp. This book records some of the history of the original hospital and the memories of the local people who visited there and lived and worked in the building. Photographs and copies of letters. Most informative. Cover marked.  Special. 

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MUNDUBBERA: 1915-1995 - Eighty Years of Local Government.  S/C bound in an attractive red hard-board cover with a gold title. (Compiled  by: Gaye Loveday & Fahey Schulz) 1995.   81pp. An excellent account of this town west of Maryborough. Mint condition.

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MUNDUBBERA: 1915-1995 - Eighty Years of Local Government. S/C (G. Loveday & F. Schulz) 1995. 81pp.

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NAME DIRECTORY OF MORETON BAY REGION : 1850 - 1851.   S/C  (Compiled by: Marianne Eastgate - Queensland Family History Group) 1984.  80pp. This booklet is a alphabetical name index plus any known information. Maps of the area are included marking the locations of places and stations plus the names of the sailing ships that sailed between Moreton Bay and Sydney.  (A couple highlighted lines are marked in the book).

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NATIONAL PARKS OF QUEENSLAND. H/C + Slightly damaged D/W (Tony Groom) 1st Edition 1980. 152pp. Queensland (at the time of publication) has 305 National parks, ranging in size from a few hectares to several thousand. To help us visit, appreciate and care for these parks: How to get there, what to look for, picnic areas, camping grounds and nearby hotels and motels and the best time of year to go.  Also includes an alphabetical list of all Queensland national parks. Illustrated. Good condition.

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NERANG SHIRE:  A History to 1949.  H/C  (Robert Longhurst) 1994. 246pp. An interesting local history of this area inland from the Gold Coast published by the Albert Shire Council.   Cover a little scuffed otherwise the book is in near mint condition.

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NEWSTEAD HOUSE. Booklet (Board of Trustees for Newstead House) 3rd Impression 1976. 26pp. An historical account of Brisbane's oldest surviving home, which can be found in the grounds of Newstead Park, Breakfast Creek, Brisbane.

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NORTH QUEENSLAND CAVALCADE. H/C (Fred Bagnall) 1979. 263pp. A history of Charters Towers and other stories. Ex lib. A cheap 'reading copy'.

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NORTH TO THE SEA. H/C + D/W (Una Rothwell) 1st Edition 1971. 175pp. This novel is about a boy who is off to visit his brother in Mount Isa in north-west Queensland and meets a "bushie" station owner on the train journey who befriends him. Can't tell you much more than that except in the search for his brother Alan, and a near fatal accident all bring the story to a thrilling and unexpected conclusion. Near mint condition.

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NOTABLE MEN OF QUEENSLAND - 1950. H/C (Published by: Maurice G. Macdougall.  For: Consolidated Publications Pty., Brisbane) 1950 No numbered pages (25mm thick) This book lists the public, professional, ecclesiastical and business life of these Queenslanders. It provides personal details, addresses, occupations, hobbies and interests and other miscellaneous information. A tremendous amount of local history included. Good condition. Very scarce.

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ON HISTORICAL CORNER.  S/C (Published by: The Crow's Nest & District Historical Society Inc.)  No date (Late 1990's) 56pp. A history of the Society and the various buildings in its care at Crows Nest north of Toowoomba.

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ON THE HOME FRONT. S/C (Mike O'Connor) 1991. 174pp. This book by the likeable "lad" (journalist) from the present " Courier Mail " tells his own family stories which are both hilarious and unbelievable in some cases at the same time. A book that you will not be able to put down until the last page is read !   Mint condition

Every Mike O'Connor "fan" should have a copy !

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ON THE HOME FRONT. S/C (Mike O'Connor) 1991. 174pp. Good condition except that the fly-leaf has been removed.

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ONE MOUNTAIN AFTER ANOTHER. H/C + D/W (Arthur Groom) Reprint 1957. 188pp. The author tells of the romantic stories of the early explorers and surveyors who struggled through the apparently impassable scrub and climbed the steep and rugged heights of the  Lamington National Park and the McPherson Range in South Queensland. His knowledge of aboriginal lore, flora and fauna are brought to life in this popular book. Ex lib. Good condition. 

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ONE MOUNTAIN AFTER ANOTHER. H/C (Arthur Groom) Reprint 1951. 205pp.  This edition includes a listing of National Parks of the World.  Good condition.

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ONE MOUNTAIN AFTER ANOTHER. Paperback (Arthur Groom) Reprint / Rigby 1977. 188pp. Good condition.

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OPALS and AGATES: OR SCENES UNDER THE SOUTHERN CROSS AND THE MAGELHANS BEING FIFTY YEARS OF AUSTRALIA AND POLYNESIA. H/C (Nehemiah Bartley) 1st Edition 1892. 312pp. This rare book touches on life in Baghdad, Tahiti, Eimeo, Raiatea, Samoa, Caroline Island, Honolulu, Norfolk Island, and the eastern Australian states. Bartley describes a diverse range of topics including the birth of Queensland, a cattle trip to Cape York, an early journey to the Burnett and Darling Downs, Australian shells and butterflies, Australian folklore, international cricket, the Melbourne Cup, Krakatoa earthquake (1883) and mosquito baiting. A fascinating insight into life in the second half of the 1800s. He also mentions many of the early settlers the Adsetts, Joshua P Bell, Wm Anthony Brown, Thomas Binney, Noah Beal, Pollet Cardew, John Croft, Delpard family, Sylvester Diggles, Sir Wm Denison, A C Gregory, Ralph Gore, Norman Leith Hay, Joshua Jeays, Job Pratten and many, many more. This original copy has been rebound but still has the original but repaired front cover. At the end of the book there is some water staining on about 10 pages otherwise it is good condition. Special price.

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OUR BEAUTIFUL QUEENSLAND.  H/C  (Kevin Piper, Patrick Ord, William Clare & Alan Maclaine) 1965. 96pp. A 1960's look at Queensland when Queensland was Queensland !   An ideal project book for the young Queenslanders of today. Good condition. 

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OUR FIRST HALF CENTURY. H/C (Queensland Government) 1909. 257pp. This Jubilee Memorial volume reviews Queensland progress up to 1909. It covers early government administration, finance, legislation as well as reviewing the pastoral, agriculture, mining, sugar industries etc. . many photographs are included. Cover is a little scuffed with a few pages foxed otherwise it is in very good condition. Scarce.

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OUR FIRST HALF CENTURY. H/C - Cover stained. (Queensland Government) 1909. 257pp. Flyleaf removed plus very slight damage to a couple of pages. Scarce.    Reading copy.    Special. 

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OUR MUNDUBBERA HERITAGE  Souvenir Booklet   (Compiled and Edited by: Dawn Augustine, Mary Hannaway & Fahey Schulz - Mundubbera Historical Society) 1st Edition 1980. 56pp. An excellent account of the early history of this area together with many historical photographs. Cover slightly stained. 

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OVER THE HILLS.  H/C  (Bernard O'Reilly) 3rd Impression, 1974. This book is possibly one of Bernard's most popular books he wrote which gives the reader an insight of the area now known as Binna Burra situated in the Lamington National Park. His own family history and experiences. Mint condition.

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PADDOCKS TO PAVEMENTS: Railway Centenary - Sunnybank 1885 - 1985.  S/C  (Sunnybank State High School, P & C Association) 1st Edition April 1985. This is an account of the south-side Brisbane suburb of Sunnybank to celebrate the 100 years of the railway extension to this then market garden area. The book relates much past information of the early pioneers of the district, fruit growing, settlement, schools, shops, long, long ago before sub-dividing and housing took place thus ruining this pristine "country" area. Good condition. 

 

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PASTORAL COUNTRY H/C + D/W (Malcolm I. Thomis) 1st Edition, 1979. 130pp. A history of the Shire of Blackall which deals with the settlement on the Barcoo. Reference to the early local government 1879 - 1928. Town and station life. The modern shire (as at the time of publication).  Good condition.

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PATHWAY TO PROGRESS: 1860 - 1973.  H/C +  D/W Damaged  (W.R. Golding) 1973.  385pp.  This book is the follow-up to the author's previous book "The Birth of Central Queensland". The history of Gladstone is recorded here.  Signed by author on 22nd September, 1978.  A few spots on the edge of the pages plus a small nick in the spine. This book is extremely hard to find.  Special.

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PAULINE: The Hanson Phenomenon. H/C (Helen J. Dodd) 1997. 255pp. This is a limited edition (No. 107 of 150) and signed by both Pauline and the author. This book describes her family history and attempts to describe the essence of Pauline Hanson and to understand what has moved her to do what what she did. Where has she come from? Who and what have been the major influences in her life? What are her hopes and vision for the future of Australia?  The book also gives rise to the history of the Pauline Hanson's One Nation political party and presents the historical background to, and factual information on, two of the issues raised by her - Immigration and Aboriginal issues. Mint condition.

35.00

PEACHCHESTER (Peachester) PIONEERS: A Centenary History. S/C (Peachester Hall Centenary Committee) 1985. 90pp. A history of the early pioneers of this district which is just inland from the Sunshine Coast. Excellent condition.

15.00

PEOPLE WE MET. H/C + Damaged D/W (A. C. C. Lock) Reprint 1951. 355pp. This book has been compiled by the author from a year's travel through the Queensland tropics. He introduces the reader to people from all walks of life. It begins at Birralee, a cattle station 100 miles inland from Bowen and then visits many of the tropical islands and then travels overland between Cairns and Rockhampton and then to far western outback Queensland. A very enjoyable book. Signed with an inscription by the author. The cover and book is worn to some degree. Special. 

15.00

PEOPLE WE MET. H/C  (A. C. C. Lock) Reprint 1951. 355pp. Good condition.

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PEOPLE WE MET. H/C  (A. C. C. Lock) Reprint 1951. 355pp. Includes 4 photocopied pages which were left blank in printing. Good condition.

8.00

PIONEER DAYS. S/C (Stan Tutt) 1974. 90pp. Stories and photos of European settlement between the Pine and the Noosa Rivers, Queensland.  Mint condition.

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PIONEER DAYS. S/C  (Stan Tutt) 1974. 90pp. Cover a little faded otherwise it is in good condition.

7.50

PIONEERING INTO THE FUTURE: A History of the Nanango Shire.   S/C  (Dr. Judith A. Grimes)  1998.  526 pp.  This massive book relates the history of this lower South Burnett town in South East Queensland. Mint condition.

45.00

PIONEERS' COUNTRY.  S/C  (Glenville Pike)   New Edition - Enlarged and Revised 1980. 425pp. This is a story of the pioneering of the beautiful country over the range inland from Cairns. Good condition.

20.00

PIONEERS' COUNTRY.  S/C  (Glenville Pike)   New Edition - Enlarged and Revised 1980, Reprint 1983. 425pp. Good condition.

20.00

PIONEERS' COUNTRY.  S/C  (Glenville Pike)   New Edition - Enlarged and Revised 1980, Reprint 1986. 425pp. Good condition.

20.00

PIONEERS OF TAABINGA VILLAGE AND KINGAROY. S/C (R.E. Murray)  1988.  508pp.  This is a local history of the pioneering families and their deeds and experiences of this South Burnett area when it was a wilderness of standing scrub.   Cover a little marked.   Special.

32.50

PITTSWORTH: 1876 - 1976. S/C (Pittsworth Shire Council) 1976. 52pp. This book covers the history and the development of this area on the Darling Downs.

27.50

POLITICS IN QUEENSLAND: 1977 and Beyond. S/C   (Edited by: Margaret Bridson Cribb & Professor P.J. Boyce)  1980. 340pp. This book explains the state's fascinating political and electoral patterns using the 1977 state elections as its starting point. Furthermore the issues and choices facing voters in the 1980 state elections are also analysed, making this book highly topical. Good condition. 

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POMMIES AND PATRIOTS: For 200 Years 1788 - 1988. H/C + D/W (Alex James Burke) 1st Edition, December 1980. 112pp. The author being a Brisbanite and was for 30 years the Australia Day Secretary - Organiser gives the reader an amusing view of what it was like to be a Pommie then to become an Australian in years past and to what it means to be an Australian. Includes miscellaneous loose sheets and programme for the 193rd Australia Day held in Newstead Park. This book is also signed by the author. Very good condition

15.00

PORT OF PROMISE: An Illustrated History of Port Douglas, Queensland.  S/C  (Glenville Pike)  1986.  90pp. A well researched account of this area plus a large historical photograph section of approximately 40pages. Mint condition.

22.00

PUBS, PLOUGHS & PECULIAR PEOPLE: A History of the Darling Downs Frontier: 3 - Towns, Farms and Social Life. S/C (Maurice French) 1992. 327pp. This volume switches the focus from Aboriginal resistance and pastoral problems to the pioneering town and farm life of the frontier.   Mint condition.

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QUEEN OF THE NORTH.  S/C   (Glenville Pike)    5th Printing, 1987.  154pp.  A Pictorial History of Cooktown and Cape York Peninsula. Mint condition.

18.00

QUEENSLAND: 150 Years of Achievement. H/C + D/W (Kay Saunders) 2009. 183pp. This book is a wide-ranging journey across the extraordinary contributions 150 Queenslanders have made to their state, Australia and internationally. From engineers, farmers, miners, artists, performers, teachers and academics who have contributed in the areas of community service, the environment, the law, public administration, sport, tourism and transport and many others. Signed by author. Mint condition.

30.00

QUEENSLAND: A Camera Study.  H/C  (Frank Hurley)  2nd Edition 1952. 239pp. An excellent account of Queensland - its industries, people at the time of publication. Many now nostalgic black and white and colour photographs are to be seen here. Good condition.

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All of the following eight (8) titles are being offered together.   Special price: $20.00

QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA. H/C + D/W (Published by: Southern Cross Int.) 1968. 95pp.  A concise outline of the history, wealth and development of the State with 47 photographs in colour and black and white. Good condition.

QUEENSLAND ... AUSTRALIA.  Booklet (Published by: Child & Associates)   No date - Circa 1980's.  64pp. Full of glossy colour photographs. New.

QUEENSLAND: The Sunshine State. Booklet  (No Author / Publisher)   No date - Circa 1960's.  28pp.  Full of colour photographs and some text.

QUEENSLAND ... AUSTRALIA.  Booklet (Published by: Premier's Dept.)   No date - Circa 1970's - 1980's.  36pp. Colour photographs and some text.

QUEENSLAND ... AUSTRALIA.  Booklet (Published by: Premier's Dept.)   No date - Circa 1970's.  44pp. Colour photographs and some text.

QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA. Booklet (Published by: Q'ld. Government) 1977. 48pp. An overall view of Queensland with text and photographs.

QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA. Booklet (Published by: Q'ld. Government) 1982. 64pp. An overall view of Queensland with text and photographs.

QUEENSLAND: The Sunshine State. Booklet  (Brian & Barbara Kennedy)  Reprint 1986. 93pp. Australian Information Book series. 

All of the above 8 titles are being offered together.      Special price: $20.00

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QUEENSLAND AIRFIELDS - WW2 - 50 YEARS ON. S/C (Roger R. Marks) 1st Edition 1994. 176pp. This book attempts to fully address all of the airstrips used during World War 2 throughout Queensland. It shows you where they were, what they became and how, what units were there and for how long. Recollections by veterans and others that were there, of what the place was like then. Maps, photos the lot.  Magnificent.  Very good condition.

40.00

QUEENSLAND CENTENARY: The First 100 Years 1859 - 1959. Card covers. (Designed and produced by: Penrod Publishers Pty Ltd) 1959. 328pp. This massive souvenir book provides the reader with a history of the State as well as detailed information at the time of publication. Ideal for the historian. It is unfortunate that the photographs on pages 25, 27 & 123 have been cut out. Otherwise the book is in good condition. This book is normally priced at over $50. Special.

20.00

QUEENSLAND FRONTIER. H/C + D/W  (Glenville Pike)  1st Edition, 1978.  378pp.  Good condition.

This popular historical book describes the courageous adventurers, and unbelievably real characters of the life in North Queensland in the 1860's to 1870's. It also describes how the pioneers pushed the frontier of settlement northward on the tracks of valiant explorers in the 1845 - 1880 period with stories of courage, endurance, and mateship; of shipwrecks, and great horseback rides; of wild gold rushes - all against a background of constant guerrilla war waged by the Aboriginal tribes in a desperate attempt to stem the white invaders in the North and West. Illustrated with some black and white photographs.

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QUEENSLAND FRONTIER. S/C (Glenville Pike) Reprint, Revised  Edition, Aussie Books, 1988.  382pp.  (New) 

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22.00

QUEENSLAND HERITAGE: Volume 3 Number 10.   Booklet (John Oxley Library, Brisbane) May 1979.  35pp.  In this issue there are 3 articles relating to Queensland history. (a) Robert Veitch 1890 - 1972 by J.C.H. Gill. Robert Veitch became the Chief Entomologist in the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock in 1925. (b) The Japanese in the Australian Pearling Industry by D.C.S. Sissons. (c) The Rockhampton Delusion: A Brief History of the Canoona (Gold) Rush by Lorna McDonald. Excellent condition.

20.00

QUEENSLAND HERITAGE SKETCHBOOK. H/C + Slight damage to D/W  (Illustrated by: Evan Winkle & Text by: Janet Hogan)  1st Edition 1988. 95pp. This delightful sketchbook provides the reader with 56 sketches of early buildings and landmarks throughout Queensland. Good condition. 

12.00

QUEENSLAND RESOURCES ATLAS.  H/C in Plastic Cover (Queensland Government)  1st Edition 1976.  120pp.  This book provides a full history of the State on just about everything. Includes Illustrations, photos and maps. Special. Very good condition.

7.50

QUEENSLAND SKETCHBOOK.  H/C + D/W  (Text by: Peter Newell. Drawings by: Unk White, Kevin Jopson & Ainslie Roberts) 1976. 239pp. This book is broken up into 4 sections with text. (a) Brisbane - 29 sketches. (b) Gold Coast and Green Mountains - 36 sketches. (c) Tropical (North) Queensland - 48 sketches. (d) Darling Downs - 31 sketches. Near mint condition. 

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QUEENSLANDERS.  H/C + D/W (Hugh Lunn) 1st Edition 1984. 224pp. This highly readable book takes a light-hearted look at some of the features that identify this extraordinary State. Enjoy travelling deep into "deepest" Queensland and laugh at Hugh Lunn's description of people,  .events and more In the end he discovers why he thanks God for New Zealand. Good condition. 

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RAILS TO THE TABLELAND: The Story of the Cairns Railway. (Australian Railway Historical Society) (R.F. Ellis) 1976. 72pp.This book provides the historian with much detail concerning the construction and the beginnings of the railway to the Atherton Tableland and beyond. This book is now hard to find. Good condition. 

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RAVENSWOOD INTO A GOLDEN LIGHT. H/C + D/W (John Keeble Winn. Paintings & Drawings by: Rex Backhaus-Smith) New revised larger edition, 1985. 56pp. This book is about Ravenswood, near Townsville, a mining boom town which faded away but left behind buildings, unique relics of its historical past. Good condition.

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REDCLIFFE'S 160 YEARS. Booklet (Leslie E. Slaughter) 1959. 104pp. An early history of Redcliffe.  Scarce.  Damaged cover / creased  pages.  Special.

20.00

REDLANDS ILLUSTRATED HISTORY. H/C - No D/W (Barry Kidd) 1979. 81pp. This book presents, in a relatively permanent form, some of the past, beauty, and charm as well as some of the history of the Redlands District. Illustrated by 38 drawings with text. Scarce. Good condition.

20.00

REDLANDS: The Story of an Australian Shire. H/C+ D/W (Derek Townsend) 1st Edition 1986. 244pp. This book provides the reader with all aspects of the Redlands Shire situated south-east of Brisbane whether they be of a present or an historical nature. Presentation label glued to the flyleaf. Good condition.

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REDLANDS: The Story of an Australian Shire. H/C  + D/W (Derek Townsend) 1st Edition 1986. 244pp.Presentation label glued to the flyleaf. Miscellaneous signatures at the front and rear of the book otherwise this copy is in good condition. Special. 

7.50

REMINISCENCES OF LIFE IN BRISBANE AND REFLECTIONS AND SAYINGS. H/C - Cover marked. (Rev. W. Osborne Lilley) 1913. 205pp. This Methodist minister who arrived in Brisbane in 1883 tells of his experiences in and around Brisbane which are most informative. He concludes with many sayings which are relevant to us all even in this day and age. This is a very scarce book as the printing run was limited. Good condition. Inscription to: Miss G. Martin with the author's compliments.

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RESTLESS MEN. H/C + Damaged D/W (Peter Pinney) 1st Edition 1966. 214pp. Colourful adventure, danger, and comedy are as much to the fore. He relates many stories here such as the "prawner" trawling their nets off the Queensland coast; the fantastic activities of professional rat-catchers in Brisbane; mutton-thieves and fettlers north of Capricorn; a refuge for deadbeats in Rockhampton; "the taste of laughter" on Hayman Island; crocodile hunting in the Northern Territory; work at an abattoir in Townsville; and shark fishing out from Mackay - a strong book of men at work and at play in Australia. Good condition.

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RESTLESS MEN. H/C + Damaged D/W (Peter Pinney) 1st Edition 1966. 214pp. Reading copy. Ex lib. Special. Good condition.

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RICE IN THE WEEVILS: Modern Pioneering on Cape York.   S/C   (Iris Wallace)  1986.  55pp.  This small booklet tells of the author's experiences, the joys, the hardships of living, not without danger, on a huge cattle station in Cape York Peninsula. It was a way of life of which town dwellers had no knowledge. This is a brief but vivid record, full of human interest. Excellent condition. 

5.50

RUNCORN HERITAGE TRAIL.   Stapled pages. (Beryl Roberts) 1990. 26pp. A typed history with maps and sketches of the Runcorn area on the south-side of Brisbane. Good condition.

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S'POSE I DIE: The Story of Evelyn Maunsell.  H/C - No D/W  (Hector Holthouse) 1st Edition 1973. 227pp. This is the story of Evelyn's life in the Mitchell River country and on the Atherton Tableland of Australia's Cape York Peninsula during the early years of 20th century. The book is based on her written recollections of those days and numerous conversations between her and the author who has written her story in its present form. The illustrations are from Evelyn's own photographs. Good condition. 

12.00

SALUTE THE BRAVE: A Pictorial Record of Queensland War Memorials.  S/C (Shirley & Trevor McIvor)  1994   340pp. This is a massive and informative book, essential to family historians wanting to know more about the memorials erected in memory of those who fought and lost their lives in a number of great wars. Excellent condition.

40.00

SAMFORD REMINISCENCES - Volume 2  S/C - Cover marked. (The Samford District Historical Museum Society Inc./ Editor: Elizabeth N. Marks)  A continuation of the first book now referred to as Volume 1. An historical account and recollections of the area and of the early pioneering families. Good condition.

12.00

SANDGATE BY THE SEA. Booklet (Brisbane City Council) 1st Edition 1998. 22pp. This booklet is titled "Sandgate Heritage Trail" Series #12   gives a history of the area and 22 places of interest to visit. Good condition.

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SERVING THE SHIRE. S/C  (Boonah Shire Council) 1980. 70pp. History of local government in the Boonah Shire from 1879. Ex library copy. Special.

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SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS OF WONDAI SHOWS.   S/C  (Wondai A. P. & I. Society Inc.) 1992.  80pp. A well illustrated and informative account of this South Burnett town's Showground and Society.  

24.00

SILKEN THREADS & OTHER POEMS. H/C (J. H. Bardwell) 1924. 48pp. This Queensland author has presented these poems with the object of emphasising the natural ties which bind the Empire together. The key-note is loyalty and love of the Motherland ( England ) and love of the country of his adoption - Queensland .

22.50

SMILE IT'S JOH'S PLACE. S/C (Alan Moir) 1st Edition 1982. 96pp. A complete cartoon book relating to Joh Bjelke Petersen his National Party representatives. Classic ! Good condition.

2.00

SQUATTER, SELECTOR and STOREKEEPER: A History of the Darling Downs 1859 - 1893. H/C + D/W  (D.B. Waterson) 1st Edition, 1968. 310pp. An extremely well researched history of this region. Very good condition.

45.00

STANDING RULES AND ORDERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY - QUEENSLAND 1922.  H/C 107pp. Anybody interested in reading it ?

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STATE OF MIND: Why Queensland is Different.  Paperback  (Peter Charlton. Cartoons by: Alan Moir) 1st Edition 1983. 250pp. This book looks at Queensland's record on civil rights, education, business, political fund-raising and patronage, and at the government's handling of the coalition, the opposition and the media. Good condition.

2.00

STORIES OF CENTRAL QUEENSLAND. S/C - Paper covers. (Peter James) 1st Edition 1982. 105pp. This book is divided into two parts. The first part tells the story of the author revisiting the old town of Mt. Myles which is now generally referred to in the main as Ravenswood, situated west of Townsville and south-east of Charters Towers. Here, he relates the beginnings and the on-going history of this gold mining area which is quite informative for the family historian. The second part of this book deals with the Central Queensland gem-fields. Here, the author tells of the activities of the dedicated miner, the fossicker and the tourist in their search for valuable sapphires. The book then finishes with 4 short stories about the people and the general area to Rockhampton. Near mint condition. 

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STORIES OF THE SOUTHSIDE: Volume 1. (Beryl Roberts) 1991. 142pp. Short stories on the early history and pioneers of the Sunnybank, Rocklea, Coopers Plains and surrounding areas. Excellent reading. (New)

12.00

STORIES OF THE SOUTHSIDE: Volume 1. (Beryl Roberts) 1991. 142pp. Shop copy.  Special. 

8.00

SUGAR HEAVEN.  S/C (Jean Devanny) 1936. Republished 1982. 317pp. A story set in 1935 and the sugar workers of North Queensland are on strike for their lives. Hundreds have been "stricken" with the dreaded Weil's disease and the workers go on strike demanding "burnt cane' This is backdrop to this powerful novel of life in the cane fields. Good condition.

7.50

SUN COUNTRY: Queensland. H/C + Creased D/W (George Farwell)  1970  81pp. The author discovers lonely tracks through mountains and the red sand-hills of the desert; the rich tropic soils and luxurious jungle; the bleak moods of drought, dust-storm and flood; grass plains teeming with  bird life or barren; the release of the humid Wet and torrential monsoon rains. Complete with text and colour photographs. Good condition.

2.50

SUNSHINE COAST HERITAGE: Volume 1. S/C (Stan Tutt) 1986. 92pp.A century of stories about pioneering Australians on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.  Signed by author.  Good condition.

22.00

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TAMING A PLATEAU.  H/C (Robert Longhurst)  1992.188pp. A history of the Beechmont District in South-east Queensland.

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TAMING THE NORTH. H/C + Damaged D/W (Hudson Fysh)  Revised & Enlarged Edition 1950.  265pp. This book is based on the life of Alexander Kennedy, a member of that intrepid band of pioneers who opened the outback country, and who, in these softer days, must be considered as a race apart. It is a story of land-seekers making their way into unmapped interior with nothing but a compass, and possibly the journal of some early explorer, as their guide. They were hard days at that time running sheep and cattle stations. Good condition.

27.50

TAMING THE NORTH. H/C - No D/W (Hudson Fysh) Revised & Enlarged Edition 1950. 265pp.  Good condition.

25.00

TELEGRAPH - CITY FINAL: A Journalist Looks back Over 65 Years.  S/C (Bill Boyan) 1991  143pp. With this book the author goes into depth as to the early days of the Telegraph Brisbane's afternoon and evening newspaper (which is no longer printed) and the stories that were associated with it in the early days. He was a reporter and climbed the ladder to be News Editor a post he held until 1971. After this time he became a freelance writer. Very informative !  Good condition.

5.50

THE ALDINE HISTORY OF QUEENSLAND (2 Volumes). H/C (W.F. Morrison) 1888.  Very Scarce !

  • Volume 1 - Embracing sketches and portraits of her noted people; The rise and progress of her varied enterprises; and Illustrations of her boundless wealth, together with maps of latest survey. 384pp. Loose & slightly damaged spine. Pages OK.  
  • Volume 2 - A continuation of Volume 1 with an approximate same number of pages. Slightly loose spine. Pages OK.

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THE BALLAD OF JAMIE McPHERSON. S/C (Ann Grant) 1994  160pp. In 1954 the author began compiling her personal scrapbook of Jamie McPherson, known throughout Queensland as "The Wild Scotsman" was the terror of the Burnett and Wide bay area for almost two years. From 1865 - 1866 he robbed the local mailmen and horses from around the area. The author who is his great niece, has brought to life the enigma that was "The Wild Scotsman". Good condition.

9.00

THE BIG VALLEY STORY: GOLDEN JUBILEE, BILOELA: 1924 - 1974. S/C No author. 1974. 200 + pp. A souvenir of the first 50 years of closer settlement in the Callide Valley.   Cover slightly marked but very good condition internally.

45.00

THE BRISBANE RIVER: An Illustrated History. H/C + D/W  (John G. Steele) 1st Edition 1976. 63pp. The author dwells on all aspects of the history of the river from the time of its earliest exploration and settlement. No aspect of river life is ignored: flora, fauna, shipping, industry, bridges, sports and recreation and lastly the pollution and flooding. Illustrated with contemporary drawings, maps and photographs. Signed by author. Good condition. 

18.00

THE BRISBANE RIVER: An Illustrated History.  H/C + D/W  (John G. Steele) Revised / Updated Edition 1984. 63pp. Good condition

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THE BRISBANE RIVER: A Pictorial History. S/C (Robert Longhurst & William Douglas)   Circa 1996 (?)  96pp.  An excellent book showing the Brisbane River in the early days and in recent times.  Ex library copy.

8.00

THE CAMBOOYA STORY: 1840 - 1990.  H/C (Rae Pennycuick) 1991. 300pp. Excellent information on the area, its pioneers can be found in this book.  The Cambooya Shire includes the townships of Wyreema, Cambooya, Greenmount & Nobby. It also includes the Clifton Shire which was  severed from the Cambooya Shire. Excellent in near mint condition.

40.00

THE CHANGING YEARS. H/C (G. O. Armstrong) 1970. 181pp. History of the Shire of Warroo incorporating the Bendemere Shire history which includes the Surat area. Includes prickly pear article pasted inside front cover. Very good condition.

45.00

THE COLLECTED WORKS OF THOMAS WELSBY - Volume 2 (only).  H/C (Thomas Welsby. Edited by: A.K. Thomson) 427pp. 1967.  Volume 2 - The Discoverers of the Brisbane River, Memories of Amity, Sport and Pastime in Moreton Bay, Bribie - The Basket Maker. Good condition. 2 pages repaired. Special. 

75.00

THE COMMISSARIAT STORE. S/C  (Tania Cleary, Royal Historical Society of Queensland)   2001. 113pp.  This book covers a full history of this most historical building in Brisbane built in the 1820's which still stands today at 115 William Street, Brisbane. Good condition.

17.50

THE COOLANGATTA GOLD. Paperback (Richard Butler. Based on the screenplay by Peter Schreck) 1984. 154pp. 

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THE CORDONNIER. S/C (Norman Earl Buettel) 1st Edition 1977 229pp. Andrew Buettel was a cordonnier by trade, a maker of fine shoes, but his migration from France to Australia in 1861 decided his place as one of Australia's great pioneers. This is the story his struggle to establish a home and family in the isolated settlement of Maryborough. Stories of the development of the sugar industry, discovery of gold and the recruitment of kanakas. Good condition. 

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THE CORDONNIER.     Paperback     (Norman Earl Buettel)   Reprint1984.   229pp.  Good condition. 

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THE COURIER MAIL: Golden Jubilee - 50 Years of Great Pages 1933 - 1983.  (The Courier Mail)  1983.  72pp. Copies of the front pages over the years.    Good condition but folded in half.   Scarce.

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THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS: THE STORY OF EARLY KINGAROY. S/C  (Edited by: Elgin & Thea Reid from the writings and photographic Records of Harold Mears)   1978. 82pp. This history is broken up into 4 parts: (a) Taabinga (b) Burrandowan (c) Kingaroy (d) Districts and industries.  These areas are located in the South Burnett, Queensland. Good condition.

25.00

THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS: THE STORY OF EARLY KINGAROY. S/C  (Edited by: Elgin & Thea Reid from the writings and photographic Records of Harold Mears)   1978. 82pp. Ex library copy in good condition. Special.

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THE GATTON MYSTERY. H/C + Chipped D/W (James & Desmond Gibney) 1st Edition 1977. 221pp.This book relates to the unsolved brutal triple murders at Gatton in 1898. The authors have reconstructed, with meticulous detail, the circumstances surrounding the tragedy from contemporary court evidence, police statements, police statements and newspaper reports to present an absorbing and compelling story. It is the most accurate account of the mystery ever compiled and reaches conclusions which rebut those of the original investigators. Also includes separate newspaper cutting. Good condition.

20.00

THE GATTON MYSTERY.  H/C + Damaged D/W  (James & Desmond Gibney) 1st Edition 1977. 221pp. Owners name blanked out. Special.

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THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS: THE STORY OF EARLY KINGAROY. S/C  1978. 82pp. this town is located in the South Burnett, Queensland.

22.00

THE GAYNDAH COMMUNES. S/C (Bill Metcalf) 1998.  218pp. A history from the Aborigines and Squatters through Communes to Rural Depopulation in the Gayndah area. Signed by author. Also a separate signed list of 15 descendants. Good condition. 

27.50

THE GENESIS OF SPORT IN QUEENSLAND: From the Dreamtime to Federation. S/C  (Reet A. Howell & Maxwell L. Howell) 1992. 313pp. This unique chronicle begins with the varied and intricate games and pastimes of the Aborigines and later with the arrival of the white settlers became dominate as the colony expanded. It also traces the genesis of various sports, organisations and clubs. Nearly everything is listed here. Good condition except some slight foxing around the edges. Special.

7.50

THE GENTLEMAN FARMER'S PARADISE. Card Cover + D/W  (H.V. Sinnamon) 1980. 118pp. A story of pioneering last century in Jindalee and other Centenary suburbs such as 17 Mile Rocks and Oxley in Brisbane by several families including the now named Sinnamon. Signed by author. Good condition.

18.00

THE GENTLEMAN FARMER'S PARADISE. Card Cover + D/W  (H.V. Sinnamon) 1980. 118pp. Good condition.

16.50

THE GOVERNMENT OF QUEENSLAND. S/C (Colin A. Hughes) 1st Edition 1980. 322pp. This book is one of the series of States and Territories. It deals with the politics and administration and describes the major institutions of government - cabinet, parliament, the bureaucracy, and local government - as well as the parties and pressure groups which play key parts in the political process. Good condition. 

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THE HEART OF PARADISE: The History of Burleigh Heads. H/C (Robert Longhurst)  1991. 96pp. A very informative and sought after book that provides a history of this area, both past and present on Queensland's Gold Coast.     Cover slightly marked otherwise in excellent condition. 

19.50

THE HISTORY OF ASPLEY. (D. R. Teague) 1st Edition 1972. 80pp.   A excellent local history of one of Brisbane's northern suburbs. Good condition.

25.00

THE HISTORY OF CABOOLTURE & DISTRICTS. S/C    (Caboolture Historical Society - No author)   Published circa 1989. 48pp. This book gives the reader an insight of the Caboolture Historical Society's buildings on display in the Caboolture Showgrounds. The book also gives an historical account of the area from its early beginnings to the date of publication.  (New)

7.50

THE HISTORY OF IRRIGATION IN THE BUNDABERG. H/C + D/W (Ben Anderson) 1978. 224pp. This book traces the history of irrigation in the Bundaberg area from the first community efforts in 1885 to the conception and partial completion of the Bundaberg Irrigation Scheme in the years leading up to the time of publication. This Scheme will provide surface water to the farmers of the Bundaberg and Isis Districts and will battle salt water intrusion of underground supplies by supplying surface water in dry weather to those farmers affected. Ex library copy with some tape marks. Special. 

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THE HUMAN FACTOR OF WORLD EXPO 88.  S/C (No author. Produced & published by: Australian Print Brokers) The book provides the reader to the life-like sculptures on display at the 1988 World expo in Brisbane.  Cover is partially curled. Special.

2.00

THE LAND OF THE SUN.  H/C (E. J. Brady) 1924. 300pp. Plus map at rear.  A description of North Queensland by Queensland poet, novelist and journalist. Cover marked and a few loose photograph pages. Reading copy.  Special.

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THE LIFE OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR SAMUEL WALKER GRIFFITH.   S/C  (A. Douglas Graham)  1939. 105pp. The title of this book was the subject for the "John Murtagh Macrossan Lecture for 1938" . It deals with the life of one of Queensland's Chief Justice's and his work on the Privy Council as well as those positions he also held the appointment as Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia. This book is very scarce and is in exceptionally good condition for its age.   Special price.

20.00

THE LONGREACH STORY: A history of Longreach and Shire 1860 - 1987.    H/C + D/W   (Angela G .I. Moffat) 1987. 380pp. .This book traces the history of the Longreach district from its prehistory through to 1986. The pastoral development began in 1860, when William Landsborough and Nat Buchanan ventured into the central interior of Queensland. As a direct result,  pastoral settlements and allotments were sold in 1887 thus Longreach was born. Good condition.  

35.00

THE MAKING OF ROSALIE. S/C (Diana J. Beal) November, 1993. 245pp. A history of the Development of the Modern Landscape of the Darling Downs Portion of the Rosalie Shire from the 1840's.

28.00

THE MILL.   Paperback  (P. D. Turner)   1977.  211pp.  This is a novel based on fact. Where possible, names and incidents of all the military are real. Only the names and incidents relating to some of the convicts have been changed. The story relates to the Moreton bay Penal Settlement (now Brisbane) in 1826 saw the arrival of a new Commandant - Captain Logan - a stern disciplinarian who soon struck fear into the hearts of convicts and even his own soldiers. It was inevitable that violent clashes with the natives occurred and understandable that this harsh sub-tropical environment, with few women and many men would become the breeding ground for disease, death, love and perversion. Good condition. 

7.50

THE OLD COMMISSARIAT. (No author - Royal Historical Society of Queensland)  No date.  13pp.  The history (including photographs) of one of  the first buildings in Brisbane in the 1820's.which still stands today at 115 William Street, Brisbane.  Good condition.

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THE OLD WINDMILL OF BRISBANE TOWN. (Grenfell Heap) 1983. 27pp. This book provides the history of the convict-built windmill erected in 1828 is situated on Wickham Terrace in the centre of Brisbane city.  Most interesting.  (New)

7.50

THE PASSING PARADE: A History of Charleville Shows 1895 - 2000.   H/C  (Jan and Bill L'Estrange) 2001. 232pp. A history of the local show in the town over the years.

28.00

THE POEMS OF ALFRED MIDGLEY. H/C (Alfred  Midgley) Illustrated Edition of 1000 copies. Special Subscription Edition. 1908. 149pp. This book is the works of the author illustrating life in Britain and Queensland . A large number of his verses are devotional. The author migrated to Queensland in 1870 and was an engineer, clergyman, politician and businessman.  This book is extremely hard to find. Spine is a little discoloured. Special !

40.00

THE PREMIERS OF QUEENSLAND.  S/C (Edited by: Denis Murphy, Roger Joyce & Margaret Cribb) Revised Edition 1990. 596pp. This book is a series of portraits of those leaders who have influenced and shaped the state's politics through their individual styles of government.    The original title before this revision was titled "Queensland Political Portraits 1859 - 1952".    Mint condition.

15.00

THE QUEENSLAND CENTENARY ANTHOLOGY: 1859 - 1959.  H/C + D/W  (Edited by: R. S. Byrnes & Val Vallis) 1st Edition, 1959. 304pp. An anthology of prose and verse compiled from the works of writers associated with Queensland as part of the centenary celebrations of that State in1959. Flyleaf removed but the good is in excellent condition. Special. 

15.00

THE QUEENSLAND SCENE. H/C & D/W  (Queensland Government)  1972. This government "coffee table" type glossy book provides information on the activities of the state in the early 1970's. Presentation copy signed by Hon. John Herbert MLA, Minister for Labour and Tourism Queensland. Good condition. 

5.00

THE QUEENSLAND SCENE. Cloth cover. (Queensland Government)  1983. This government "coffee table" type glossy book provides information on the activities of the state in the early 1980's. Presentation copy signed (stamped) by Hon. Norm Lee MLA. Good condition. Special

2.00

THE QUEENSLANDER.   Paperback (Robert Macklin) Reprint / Corgi / 1978. 317pp.  The towering novel of one man's search for love in the  Brisbane suburbs and outback stations of Australia.   Yes well .. er ..  This book is FREE with any other book purchase. 

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THE RIFLE AND THE SPEAR.  S/C (Clem lack & Harry Stafford) 1964. 222pp. This book is an attempt to tell at least a fragment of the epochal story that belongs to Queensland's early days and to do justice to the indomitable men who blazed the colony's unmapped, perilous trails. This book is based on many Queensland references and stories. Good condition. This book is a rare find and is most collectable. 

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THE SAPPHIRE FIELDS 1879 - 1979.  Oblong Booklet.  (D. B. Monteagle) 1st Edition 1979.. 56pp. This could be called a local history book as it provides an historical account of the Central Queensland Sapphire fields of Anakie and Sapphire. Many well known names and events are brought to life in this interesting booklet.  Good condition.

15.00

THE SAPPHIRE FIELDS STORY.  Oblong Booklet.  (D.B. Monteagle) 3 rd Revised Edition 1986.. 56pp. Near new condition.  

19.50

THE 'SUNDAY MAIL' NOSTALGIA BOOK. ( Neil Groom with contributions by Ken Blanch)  1986.  149pp.  A collection of articles sent in by 'Sunday Mail' readers recollecting their early experiences in Brisbane. This is a book that every Brisbanite should read to either reminisce as to what interesting things happened in the past in Brisbane and / or own for posterity.  Special price.    (New)

7.50

THE SUNLIT LAND: Wanderings in Queensland.   H/C + Damaged D/W   (Charles Barrett)  1st Edition 1947. 306pp. The author has wandered far and wide throughout Queensland. This book tells of his latest journey taking him from Chillagoe to Cape York. He devotes a long chapter to the beauties and wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. He is primarily a naturalist, his interests varied; and in this book he glances at early history, at cities and towns, and primary industries; and introduces us to all sorts and conditions of people whom he met during his wanderings. Excellent reading. Flyleaf removed otherwise the book is in good condition. 

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THE TURNING YEARSS/C   (Eve Curtis) 1990. 166pp.  An excellent researched history of Tamborine Mountain and the surrounding area. Contains much family history relating to some of the residents that once lived there. Many photographs are included. Signed by author.  Mint condition. 

22.00

THE TURNING YEARS. (Eve Curtis) 1990. 166pp. Signed by author.  Good condition.

14.00

THE VEINS OF CARBINE HILL: Mount Carbine  1895 - 1978. S/C (Richard E. Rudd) 1978. 80pp. This booklet was commissioned for the occasion of the official opening of the Mount Carbine open-cut Wolframite mine and Processing plant on May 5th 1978.  This book represents a history of this mine as well as a local history of the area in the early 1900's. Mount Carbine is situated north-west of Cairns in Queensland. Good condition.

17.50

THE WHALERS OF TANGALOOMA.     S/C (David Jones)  Reprint 1993.  55pp. This book gives an insight of the whaling activities that took place at Tangalooma on Moreton Island until 1962.

9.50

THE WHIRLWIND COUNTRY. H/C + Damaged D/W   (Peter Knowles)  1st Edition 1969.  141pp.  An excellent photographic book with superb colour photos of the country in Western Queensland together with some text. Outstanding !    Good condition.   Special.

5.00

THE WILDERNESS COAST.  S/C  (Glenville Pike)  1987.  124pp + photograph section. A history of Port Douglas, Mossman, Daintree, Cape Tribulation, Bloomfield and Cooktown - Today and Yesterday.  (New)

19.50

THEN AND NOW: THE Story of a Queenslander. H/C (Alexander Francis) 1936 Edition. 227pp. This book is of interest to all - to the Englishman and to the Australian alike. It is the confidential and engaging record of a very full life - a life of struggles, failures and successes, of joys and sorrows, experienced in great part under conditions that have long since passed away and will be forgotten. This story of a family is deeply human and sympathetic and is told in the simplest possible manner, and conveys a lesson which will prove useful to anyone. In their travels they visit Brisbane, Oxley, Corinda, Humpy Bong, Banana, Goondiwindi, Toowoomba, Warwick, Barcaldine, Mackay as well as trips back to England. Signed by author. Good condition.    Very scarce.

120.00

THEY CAME TO A PLATEAU: THE STANTHORPE SAGA.   H/C + D/W  (Jean Harslett & Mervyn Royle)  1st Edition 1972. 171pp. An excellent and historical history of the Stanthorpe area in southern Queensland. Very good condition.

27.50

THEY CAME TO A PLATEAU: THE STANTHORPE SAGA.   H/C + Damaged D/W  (J. Harslett & Mervyn Royle)  1st Edition 1972.  171pp.  Ex Library copy with a slightly twisted spine. Special.

10.00

THEY CAME TO A PLATEAU: THE STANTHORPE SAGA.   H/C + D/W  (J. Harslett & Mervyn Royle) 1980. 3rd Revised Edition 1980.213pp. Very good condition. 

28.00

THIS DAWNING LAND. H/C (Tony Matthews) 1986. 116pp.  This book deals with a number of subjects and towns in South Queensland and relates people's oppression and suppression and even The Depression. A highly informative book with an early historical background. Many old photographs are included. Mint condition.

15.00

THREE DECADES OF QUEENSLAND POLITICAL HISTORY: 1929 - 1960.   H/C   (Clem Lack)  842pp. This massive book contains all the information on the Queensland Government activities, past premiers and members of all political parties in power and otherwise. Complete with 100 plates and photographs. Good condition. 

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THREE DECADES OF QUEENSLAND POLITICAL HISTORY: 1929 - 1960.  H/C  (Clem Lack)    842pp. Ex library copy. Good condition. 

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THURINGOWA - PAST & PRESENT. S/C - Booklet (Compiled by: Diane Vance with Gai Copeman.   Published by: Thuringowa City Council, Townsville) 2nd Edition 1994 - Reprint 1997. 31pp. This booklet represents a basic history of the area, the council, as well as some interesting facts about Thuringowa and a list of some streets, places and people. Good condition. 

7.50

TIME OUT FOR LIVING. Paperback   (Estelle Pinney)   Reprint 2009. 362pp. T his novel based on fact in Brisbane relates the story of girls working in a munitions factory at West End in Brisbane during World War II. . Their lives, dreams and what they got up to with the soldiers and sailors together with brawls, seduction, dancing and romance are all told here. Signed with an inscription by the author. Very good condition.. 

20.00

TODAY TONIGHT'S QUEENSLAND. H/C + D/W This book is a collection of Steve Parish's top photographs of Queensland at its best showing fauna and flora in its: Aridlands, Wetlands, Bushlands, Rainforests, Coasts, Reefs with short text.  Good condition.. 

5.00

TOM PETRIE'S REMINISCENCES OF EARLY QUEENSLAND. H/C - In plastic cover. (Constance Campbell Petrie) 2nd Edition, 1932. This book written by his daughter is a record of her father's experiences dating from 1837 in early Queensland.  Good condition but a little foxed and a slightly marked cover. Special.

140.00

TOM PETRIE'S REMINISCENCES OF EARLY QUEENSLAND . H/C + D/W (Constance Campbell Petrie)  Reprint 1975. 319pp. Good condition. 

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TOM PETRIE'S REMINISCENCES OF EARLY QUEENSLAND . Paperback  (Constance Campbell Petrie)  Angus & Robertson 1983. 323pp. Good condition.

9.50

TOM PETRIE'S REMINISCENCES OF EARLY QUEENSLAND . Paperback  (Constance Campbell Petrie)  Angus & Robertson 1983. 323pp. Slight cover damage. Good condition. Special.

7.50

TOOWONG: A Community's History.  S/C  (Edited by: Susan Leggett and Roslyn Grant)  Reprint, 2005.  112pp.  This book is comprised of 16 essays by various writers on the 100 year history since Toowong's proclamation as a town, now an inner suburb of the City of Brisbane.

25.00

TOOWOOMBA - 1860 - 1910. Photocopied pages in spiral binder. (Edited & Compiled by: Alex L. Holtze) 1910. Approximately 60 pp. This title in its original form is extremely rare. It deals with the Municipal, Commercial, Industrial & Biographical subjects.   Many copied photographs are included. 

20.00

TOOWOOMBA SKETCHBOOK.  H/C + Chipped D/W  (Drawings by: David Hinchcliffe & Text by: Bert Hinchcliffe) 1st Edition 1977. 64pp. In this book are 29 selected most worthy buildings and other features of Toowoomba and interesting stories associated with it.  They include churches, schools, homes, memorials, and civic buildings as well as parks and gardens. Good condition. 

6.00

TOOWOOMBA: Strange and Unusual Tales - Volume 1. S/C (Don Talbot and John Larkin.  Reprint, 2006.  100pp.  This most interesting book contains over 130 stories relating to Toowoomba's past. Mint condition.

17.50

TOOWOOMBA: More Strange and Unusual Tales - Volume 2. S/C (Don Talbot and John Larkin) Reprint 2006,  102pp.  This is a continuation of Toowoomba's past in another new volume   containing over 120 new stories.  Mint condition.

17.50

TOOWOOMBA: More Strange and Unusual Tales - Volume 3.   S/C   (Don Talbot, John Larkin and friends)   Reprint, March 2006.   156pp.  Personalities, places and pets.   Mint condition.

17.50

TOOWOOMBA: Through the lens.  S/C   2002.  55pp.  A book of magnificent photographs taken around Toowoomba - The Garden City.

7.50

TRACKS & TIMES. H/C (Pine Rivers Shire Council) 1988. 252pp. A History of the Pine Rivers district.  Mint condition. 

40.00

TRACKS & TIMES. H/C (Pine Rivers Shire Council) 1988. 252pp. A history of the Pine Rivers district. A second-hand copy in excellent condition.

35.00

TRINITY PHOENIX. H/C +  Damaged D/W  (Dorothy Jones) 1976. 515pp. A history of Cairns. Includes original map. Signed by author. Good condition.

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TRINITY PHOENIX. H/C  - No Dust Cover with Photocopied Map.  (Dorothy Jones) 1976. 515pp.  A history of Cairns. Good condition.

60.00

TRIUMPH IN THE TROPICS: Historical sketch of Queensland  1770 - 1959.   H/C + D/W with Bridge & Boat.   (R. Cilento & C. Lack)  This book produced in Queensland's Centenary Year is divided into 3 parts. Part 1: Historical -  Discovery, Exploration, Occupation & Separation. Part 2: Queensland's Expanding Frontiers - Aborigines, Reforestation, Pastoral, Sugar industry, Maritime, Transport & Communication. Part 3: Civic, Political and Economic Growth - Cities, Towns and Shires. Political development. + Chronology. Includes V.C. Gair rubber stamp inside front cover.  Mint condition.

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TRIUMPH IN THE TROPICS: Historical sketch of Queensland 1770 - 1959.  H/C + D/W with Bridge & Boat  (R. Cilento & C. Lack)   Includes the V.C. Gair rubber stamp inside the front cover. Cloth cover marked. Special. 

30.00

TRIUMPH IN THE TROPICS: Historical sketch of Queensland 1770 - 1959.  H/C + D/W with Poinsettia Flower.  (R. Cilento & C. Lack)   This copy does not have the V.C. Gair rubber stamp which is quite rare. Includes the original map which was only supplied with a few special  copies. Has owners name on fly-leaf. A few marks on the cloth cover otherwise the pages are in near mint condition. 

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TRIUMPH IN THE TROPICS: Historical sketch of Queensland 1770 - 1959.  H/C + D/W with Poinsettia Flower.  (R. Cilento & C. Lack)   Includes V.C. Gair rubber stamp inside the front cover.  Cloth cover marked.  Special. 

30.00

TROPICAL TAPESTRY: From Capricorn to Cape York. H/C + Damaged D/W (Arnold C. C. Lock) 1st Edition 1956. 307pp. In this book the author takes us to places few people would visit in the normal way, as well as to better known tourist centres also on the coast. He draws from his own experiences to combine them with other recollections from early settlers he has met plus many other characters along the way. Highly interesting reading. The book itself is in very good condition. 

27.50

TROPICAL TAPESTRY: From Capricorn to Cape York. H/C + Damaged D/W (Arnold C. C. Lock) 1st Edition 1956. 307pp. The book itself is in very good condition apart from damage to a couple of fly-leaf pages. Special. 

18.00

TROPICS AND TOPICS. H/C (Arnold C. C. Lock) 1st Edition 1949. 285pp.  This book relates to travels mainly in North Queensland. 16 full page plates. Very good condition. 

16.00

TRUE BLUE QUEENSLANDERS. S/C  (Tony Matthews) 2001. 218pp.  Tony covers the life history of the following Queenslanders: Archibald Caswell, Hug Quinn, Bert Hinkler, Leonard Waters, Mavis Parkinson and May Hayman (Missionary Martyrs of Papua, 1942), Jaroslav Klesa, Gladys Moncrieff, Ian Fairweather, Bernard O'Reilly, The Lynch Sisters, James Swan, Richard Daintree, Sandor Gubonyi, June Berthelsen, Sister Elizabeth Kenny and Nadia Ward.  Ex lib.

18.00

TRUE BLUE QUEENSLANDERS. S/C  (Tony Matthews) 2001. 218pp.   Ex library copy. Good condition.

10.00

TRUE TALES OF ST. HELENA. Booklet  (Jarvis Finger) 1987. 46pp. An account of some of the prisoners sent to this penal settlement in Moreton Bay, Q'ld. (New)

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TRUE TALES OF ST. HELENA. (Jarvis Finger) 1987. 46pp. Shop copy. Special. 

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UP NORTH ON THE MARY.  H/C  + D/W  (Tod Schacht) 1988.  311pp.  This is an historical novel of Australia. This particular story is set around Gympie and Kilkivan and surrounding areas. This novel has been based on historical facts in the days of the Gympie gold-rush. Good condition.

9.50

UP RODE THE SQUATTER. Paperback   (Hector Holthouse)   Angus & Robertson Reprint 1981. 209pp. This is a story of the early settlement of western Queensland. When the best land was taken, squatters pushed their way relentlessly beyond settlement boundaries, to graze their cattle and sheep on the rich pastures of the Darling Downs. Cattle duffing was also prevalent which is another part of this story. Good condition. 

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VOICE OF THE WILDERNESS.  H/C & Damaged D/W   (C.W. Teece & G. Pike)  1st Edition, 1978. 227pp. This is a true story of a modern family in a venture carried out in some manner and tradition as that of the pioneers. Lorna Teece was only a voice on the air waves at the Cloncurry Flying Doctor Base, six hundred miles away, and was termed "The Voice of the Wilderness". Living in a bark hut with packhorses to bring in supplies once in three months, the Teece family pioneered a million acres in one of the wildest corners left in Northern Australia. You read of long droving trips, great bushmen and horsemen, wild cattle and the loyalty of the Aborigines. This is an unusual book that cannot fail to amaze and interest you, for it reveals a way of life unknown to most people. The book itself is in very good condition. Scarce.

35.00

VOICE OF THE WILDERNESS.    H/C & Damaged D/W    (C.W. Teece  &  G. Pike)   1st Edition,  1978.  227pp. Ex library.  Reading copy. Special.

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WANDERINGS IN THE QUEENSLAND BUSH. H/C (W. Lavallin Puxley) 1st Edition 1923. 213pp. This book is the result of the author's travels around Queensland visiting many known places, his experiences as well as detailing his encounters with the fauna and flora and more.  Includes 15 full-page plates.  Very good condition.

95.00

WARREN TAPP'S BRISBANE.   H/C + D/W  (Photography by: Peter Fischer & David Fryer) 1st Edition 1982. 80pp. This is pictorial account of Brisbane, Sunshine & Gold Coasts as Warren sees it unique  - Brisbane today (1982) never looked better. Good condition. Special. 

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WATER FOR THE INLAND.  (Reid & Bradfield Water Schemes).  Booklet (A. W. Noakes) 1945. 56pp. A brief and vivid outline of conditions in the outback of Queensland in which is embodied the Reid and Dr. Bradfield Water Schemes. Many customers have mentioned to me that the Queensland Government should purchase and read this book and put into practice some of the suggestions to save water and to combat flooding. It would save them millions of dollars for just an outlay of $10.   Scarce.  Good condition.

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WHERE STRANGE GODS CALL.     H/C + D/W    (A. M. Duncan-Kemp)    1st Edition 1968.    pp.  (New) 

This book describes in rich and absorbing detail the Channel Country world of the author - the far south-west of Queensland and the north of South Australia where lie the mighty cattle kingdoms.

Few, apart from the Aborigines, know the Channel Country as does the author - its climates and its moods, its secret trails and the creatures that use them, its shadowy blue ranges and its rugged stony slopes, its maze of water-bearing streams and gullies - in good seasons the far-from-simple network of irrigation channels provided by Nature to carry silt and seed and water across the land, its shy tribesmen who lived in three worlds ruled by strange gods, self-contained but connected by spirit-links all rigidly inaccessible except to the initiate and those favoured few white folk who know the Aborigines well.

In its dangers and discomforts, and above all in the unwritten laws of its wild society, she finds a deep personal fulfilment in early youth her father told her: "You will always be alone, but not lonely. Loneliness can be communion."

William Duncan's strangely attractive personality is unforgettably caught up in these pages so understandingly written by his daughter . So is the country itself (called "desert," but which is totally unlike any other desert in the world) and the ways of the creatures among which the author has spent so much of her life.

Alas! ... The ever onward march of civilization leaves less and less room for the untamed, whether land, animal or human, and Mrs. Duncan-Kemp's colourful and fascinating book shows what Australia and the world has already lost, and could lose beyond recall by their passing unrecorded.

In the midst of this strange, yet attractive area lies an old cattle station, "Mooraberrie," owned by her parents from the early 1890's, and where Alice Duncan, as she prefers to be called, was born and grew up. "Where Strange Gods Call" tells of her love for this, then, remote spot, the Kirrenderri of the aboriginal tribes that once roamed and had their being there. It portrays adventures and experiences unusual in any language and in any walk of life. It is a narrative which threads its way through a vast and colourful canvas - a story (or many stories within a story) which divulges as many secrets of the country's mysteries and aboriginal people as it recounts exciting encounters with wild cattle, sudden floods and a wild untamed land, written by a person with rare insight and experience in these little-known areas.

Alice Duncan has told more than the tales of growing up on an outback cattle station. This is her fourth book is at the same time an important study of natural history and of the aboriginal tribes who were associated in these adventures. It is a vivid account of men and women against nature, of survival, of the dangers as well as the pleasures of the seldom trodden tracks, and of making the pioneers' lonely way over the trackless sand-hill and channel country.

            

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WHERE THE BEECH TREES GROW: The Story of Binna Burra.  S/C  (Harry Throssell)  1984.  151pp.  A history of the area situated in the Lamington Plateau, South East Queensland.  Good condition.

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WILDERNESS TO WEALTH: 1850-1950. H/C + Damaged D/W  (J. E. Murphy & E.W. Easton) 1950. 376pp. This is a history of the Shires of Nanango, Kingaroy, Wondai, Murgon, Kilkivan and the Upper Yarraman portion of the Rosalie Shire in the South Burnett region of Queensland. This is an excellent reference to the early settlers, industries and much more. Good condition. 

55.00

WINDS OF CHANGE: 100 Years in Widgee Shire. H/C + Damaged  D/W  (Ian Pedley)  1st Edition  1979.  304pp. This is a history of the Shire which  incorporates the Gympie area. This book provides much early historical information as well as details on the early families.   Special.

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WINTON, QUEENSLAND (Originally Pelican Water Hole): One hundred Years of Settlement 1875 - 1975. Souvenir Booklet / Soft cover. (Editor: Vincent T. Corbin) 1975. 143pp. A history of this western Queensland town and the surrounding area. Cover a little marked and water stained at the bottom of the last few pages. Special. 

22.00

WORKING THE SYSTEM: Government in Queensland. S/C (Peter Coaldrake) 1st Edition 1989. 185pp. The author, a respected political commentator analyses the government of the day and its effectiveness and much more. This book is FREE with any other book purchase.

FREE

WORLD EXPO 88: BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA.   H/C + D/W    (Published by: Robert Brown  Associates) 1988. 152pp. This book is a record of the Expo's exhibits and the people who worked and visited this magnificent Expo in complete colour. Also included is a FREE Official Souvenir booklet. Good condition. 

15.00

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YANDINA CENTENARY: 1871-1971. (Yandina Centenary Committee) 1971. 36pp. A history of this Sunshine Coast town.

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