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472. Macartney, Frederick T. (1955). Furnley Maurice (Frank Wilmot). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 106 pp. Hardback dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, pages lightly toned, slight loss spine ends & corners jacket (edges torn & repaired, little faded), minor edgewear. Frank Leslie Thompson Wilmot, who wrote as "Furnley Maurice" - in addition to his significance as an Australian poet - was prominent throughout that interesting period of transition from the horse-and-buggy days to modern times. He was a manager at the famous Cole's Book Arcade in Melbourne for many years. The author had a long and close friendship with his fellow poet. Our Book No: 23934. $10 AUD.

473. MacCallum, Mungo (2014). The Whitlam Mob. Melbourne: Black Inc. 234 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. In this vastly entertaining book, journalist Mungo MacCallum captures the spirit of a nation-changing time. He portrays the Whitlam government's key figures from Gough and Margaret to Lionel Murphy, Bill Hayden and Jim Cairns, as well as 'the other mob' in opposition - Billy McMahon, John Gorton, Malcolm Fraser and many more. Addresses some crucial questions: What was the night of the long prawns? Who was the playboy of the parliament? And who was 'the toe-cutter'? This is Mungo at his best: vivid and barbed, nostalgic but always clear-eyed. ISBN: 9781863956796. Our Book No: 15889. $15 AUD.

474. MacCormick, Sylvia; Gill, Alan (told to) (2001). While I Can I Do: Generals, Crooks and Other Relatives. Adelaide, Henley Beach: Seaview Press. 238 pp. Paperback large octavo, stapled (rusted), illustrated card covers, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. This is the story of one of Australia's more active and unusual octogenarians. She served in Britain during WW2, and was a fashion designer by trade. ISBN: 1740081188. Our Book No: 25747. $25 AUD.

475. MacDermott, Marshall (1969). A Brief Sketch of the Long and Varied Career of Marshall MacDermott, Esq., J.P., of Adelaide, South Australia [Australiana Facsimile Editions, no 189]. Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia (LBSA). 53 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, printed boards (red cloth spine), minimal edgewear. (Facsimile edition of a pamphlet originally published in 1874. Unstated limited edition.) The author, an army officer, was a pioneer farmer and banker in Western Australia, arriving in 1830. He lived in South Australia from 1846 to 1877. He contributed magnificently to banking (Bank of Australasia), education, church and parliamentary affairs. "These papers are written solely for private distribution amongst relatives and special friends; and, as my family is rather numerous and dispersed, the necessity arises of having them printed." Our Book No: 13420. $10 AUD.

476. Macdonald, Ian (2003). In the Audience at Alamein. Sydney: Ian Macdonald. 159 pp. Paperback small octavo, stiffened card covers, very good plus condition, black & white photos & drawings, minor edgewear. Estimated date: 2003. The author is a Sydney-based writer/artist who served with the 9th Australian Division. This book is an amusing and interesting account of one man's war, told with humour and honesty. ISBN: 0646458140. Our Book No: 22256. $15 AUD.

477. Mackaness, George (1976). Robert Louis Stevenson: His Association with Australia [Australian Historical Monographs (New Series)]. Dubbo, NSW: Review Publications. 37 pp. Paperback trade, flexible cover, stapled pamphlet, very good plus condition, few black & white drawings (& text-photo). Our Book No: 15419. $10 AUD.

478. MacKellar, Maggie (2010). When It Rains (A Memoir) (Reprint ed). Sydney: Vintage Books / Random House. 223 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages little toned as usual, front cover little creased near spine, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). The author lost her husband in tragic circumstances (suicide), and then her mother died suddenly of aggressive cancer. She tells her story about moving with her two young children to the family farm in central western New South Wales (NSW). The farm is a healing place for the family, as they battle heat and drought, and become involved with the horses, sheep, ducks and chickens. The family learn to move forward one step at a time. ISBN: 9781741669602. Our Book No: 26073. $15 AUD.

479. Mackersey, Ian (1999). Smithy: The Life of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith. London: Warner / Little Brown. 454 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. Written with the co-operation of Smithy's widow and family, this illuminating and authoritative biography looks beyond his awesome flying exploits to reveal a complex reckless character obsessed by fame and worshipped by women. ISBN: 0751526568. Our Book No: 24679. $10 AUD.

480. Maclean, John (2005). Sucking the Marrow Out of Life: The John Maclean Story (1st ed). Sydney, Millers Point: Pier 9 / Murdoch Books. 272 pp. Paperback wide octavo, card covers (with flaps), as new condition, black & white & colour photos. A near fatal accident in 1988, left this sportsman a paraplegic. This story is as moving, inspiring and joyful as the man himself. ISBN: 174045670X. Our Book No: 22861. $20 AUD.

481. Macris, Anthony (2011). When Horse Became Saw: A Family's Journey Through Autism (1st ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 306 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. An Australian family describes the heartache and joy of living with a son suffering from autism. When the author's son was diagnosed with autism, he and his partner Kathy had two choices: do what they were told - and could afford - or do what they thought best. This is a tragic, joyful, instructive story of how they confronted the condition that changed their lives. ISBN: 9780670074655. Our Book No: 27365. $15 AUD.

482. MacRobert, Virginia (2010). Gin's Tonic: Ocean Voyage Inner Journey (1st stated ed). Hong Kong: Proverse Hong Kong. 536 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name & date). This book is the daily record of a journey around the world. The author, Henry the dog, Coco the cat, and some crew members shared her journey. They took a long journey under sail in the catamaran sailing vessel Dai Long Wan. They left the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in October, 2006, and arrived back in March 2008, which took 493 days to complete a circumnavigation. This log of their voyage records real-life episodes with pirates, terrific storms and breakdowns in the middle of the most remote places on the planet. The author was born in Australia, and raised on a farm in New South Wales. ISBN: 9789881772435. Our Book No: 28826. $40 AUD.

483. Mallet, Ashley; Bradman, Don (2000). Bradman's Band. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 223 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, pages & inside covers lightly toned, minor edgewear. The author rekindles the Bodyline Ashes conflict, and the great religious divide Down Under of the 1930s. Bradman's peers and opponents stories are gathered here to make up Bradman's Band. The vendettas and jealousies among Bradman's peers are fascinating reflections on the players and the game. The Don describes his sixty-five-year marriage to Jessie Bradman as his "greatest partnership". ISBN: 070223141X. Our Book No: 28616. $15 AUD.

484. Malloch, H. W. (1951). Brief Character Sketch of John Kinmont Moir [A Tribute from the Bread & Cheese Club Melbourne 1951]. Melbourne: Bread & Cheese Club / Printed by Fred Ritter. 40 pp. Paperback small, good condition, grey card cover, spine faded & chipped (pieces missing bottom section, archival tape repairs), black & white text-photos, edgewear, owner's written name. A little booklet published as a tribute to the Melbourne book collector and founder and long-time leader of the Bread & Cheese Club, a literary fraternity for book lovers in Melbourne. Our Book No: 15532. $17 AUD.

485. Malouf, David (1985). 12 Edmondstone Street (1st ed). London: Chatto & Windus / Hogarth Press. 134 pp. Hardback dustjacket (flap clipped), very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings (including title-vignette), minor edgewear, old price marks. First edition. Four partly autobiographical essays, including living in the house and area in Brisbane where the author grew up. ISBN: 0701139706. Our Book No: 2323. $20 AUD.

486. Manning, Paddy (2013). Boganaire: The Rise and Fall of Nathan Tinkler. Melbourne: Black Inc. 289 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white & colour photos centre spread, minor edgewear. Hunter Valley (Newcastle, NSW) mine electrician Nathan Tinkler borrowed big in 2005, made a fortune from several speculative coal plays, and by 2011 was a self-made billionaire. However, his reluctance to pay his debts were making him enemies. He lived the high life, buying luxury homes, private jets, sports cars and football teams, and splurging massively to build a horseracing empire. But his business model worked only in a rising market. When coal prices slumped in 2012, Tinkler had no cash flow to service his massive borrowings and no allies to help him recover. Within months he was trying desperately to stave off his creditors. In this impressive biography, leading business writer Paddy Manning relates Tinkler's meteoric rise to wealth, and his equally rapid downfall. ISBN: 9781863956284. Our Book No: 16023. $20 AUD.

487. Mant, Alistair (2010). The Bastard's a Genius: The Robert Clifford Story (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 254 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, edges & pages lightly toned, bottom corner tip little creased, minor edgewear. The story of a Tasmanian who despite a poor school education, went on to become a global shipbuilding entrepreneur (Incat Australia). The tale contains the usual quota of disaster and triumph, spiced with a fascinating account of ingenuity and invention at work. But behind the swashbuckling adventure story lies a complex, affectionate and little-understood man of surprising sensitivity and creativity. He is an all-action hero consumed by the need to conceive, shape and bring to fruition objects of great utility and beauty. ISBN: 9781741143669. Our Book No: 27204. $15 AUD.

488. Marr, David (1991). Patrick White: A Life (1st ed). London: Vintage / Random House. 727 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, edges faintly foxed, minor edgewear, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Heavy (1.5 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. First edition. A lucid and detailed biography of the well-known but controversial Australia novelist who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973. He wrote more than a dozen novels and plays - but left behind him a repution for intense privacy and sometimes savage temper. ISBN: 0091825857. Our Book No: 3976. $30 AUD.

489. Marr, David (1992). Barwick: The Classic Biography of a Man of Power (2nd ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 330 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, frontispiece, front cover corner tips little worn, spine lettering little faded, tiny scuff top edge rear cover, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Second edition (originally published, 1980). This book is the story of the life and works of a very powerful man. Sir Garfield Barwick was a lawyer, lay preacher, pioneer skier, fast car enthusiast and passionate conservationist. This edition includes a new introduction by the author. Winner of New South Wales Premier's Literary Award in 1981. ISBN: 1863732691. Our Book No: 28030. $20 AUD.

490. McBurney, Yvonne (1989). Burrawang and Beyond (3rd ed). Dubbo, NSW: Yvonne McBurney. 40 pp. Paperback small, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white text-photos, publisher sticker, sticker mark front cover. Third edition. Biography of the McGrath family, who helped found the town of Burrawang, NSW, plus details about other nearby towns in the Southern Highlands (such as Berrima). ISBN: 0908053118. Our Book No: 11015. $10 AUD.

491. McCarthy, John (editor); Reynolds, Anthony (editor) (1995). Thomas More: The Saint and the Society (1st ed). Sydney: St Thomas More Society. 147 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, bottom corner tip front cover little scuffed, faint foxing top edge, tiny mark fore-edge, minor edgewear, rubber stamp. This book has been published to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the foundation of the St Thomas More Society in Sydney on 14th August 1945. Sir Thomas More was an English Catholic lawyer, social philosopher and writer who opposed the Protestant Reformation. ISBN: 0646261045. Our Book No: 27306. $15 AUD.

492. McCarthy, Stephanie; Xenophon, Nick (foreword) (2015). Tom Price: From Stonecutter to Premier. Adelaide: Wakefield Press. 421 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, drawings & cartoons, corner front cover creased. How is it possible that an impoverished Welsh stonecutter could rise to the position of the first Labor Premier of South Australia? Born to an alcoholic father and an illiterate mother, Tom Price overcame the daunting obstacles of the slums of Liverpool, become an apprentice at the age of nine, discover the value of education and, against the odds, married the woman he loved. Immigrating to South Australia to seek remedy from stonecutters' lung disease, Tom and his family possessed nothing but a chest of belongings and determination to somehow make the world a happier place for working men and women. Within three decades Tom as master mason would carve the columns of Parliament House before entering its chambers as a politician, feared by the conservatives and loved by the people. ISBN: 9781743053638. Our Book No: 16899. $25 AUD.

493. McCarthy, William J.; O'Collins, Gerald (foreword) (2002). The O'Collins Story: A Melbourne Family (1st ed). Melbourne: William J. McCarthy. 183 pp. Paperback thin octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, few colour photos, minor edgewear. Recounts the lives of the members of a Melbourne family. Diaries, letters, records, and personal memories have provided much of the detail for this book. The story is rich in anecdotes and records their many travels. ISBN: 0958120102. Our Book No: 25018. $18 AUD.

494. McClelland, James (1984). Pioneers of Liverpool N.S.W. Sydney: James McClelland / Barford Printing. 120 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, lists, black & white text-photos, maps, front cover corner tip creased, minor edgewear. A biographical history of aspects of this western Sydney municipality (later city), including lists of council office bearers. ISBN: 0908492413. Our Book No: 16402. $50 AUD.

495. McCormack, Gavan (editor); Nelson, Hank (editor) (1993). The Burma-Thailand Railway: Memory and History (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 175 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), few black & white photos & drawings, maps, tables, minor edgewear jacket (lightly scratched). Provides a remarkable and moving picture of the human tragedy of the Burma-Thailand Railway. Over 50 years after they were captured, Australian survivors of the railway met in Canberra with a Korean guard, and Australian and Japanese historians. This book is the result of their meeting. It combines the reminiscences of Australian prisoners Tom Morris, Tom Uren, Hugh Clarke and Sir Edward Dunlop, with the tortured memories of the Korean guard. ISBN: 1863734236. Our Book No: 23970. $20 AUD.

496. McCorry, Sheryl (2007). Diamonds and Dust: The Story of a Million-Acre Cattle Queen (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 291 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & black & white photos, few sepia (brown-tinted) photos, crease front cover, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear corners. This inspiring book is a classic story of a woman finding her destiny in the furthest reaches of the outback. The author is the first woman in the Kimberley (far north, Western Australia) to run a two million-acre cattle station. ISBN: 9781405037754. Our Book No: 27920. $15 AUD.

497. McCullough, Colleen (2012). Life Without the Boring Bits (1st p/b ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 312 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear, remainder stripe. This book is the autobiography of Colleen McCullough, the author of the popular novels "Tim" and "The Thorn Birds". Among the personal reminiscences and thought-provoking musings lie clues as to the shaping of her extraordinary mind. ISBN: 9780732295783. Our Book No: 27432. $20 AUD.

498. McDonald, Anne; Hall, Susan (editor); Kennedy, Dr Brian (foreword) (2001). Douglas Annand: The Art of Life. Canberra: NGA: National Gallery of Australia. 96 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour photos, colour lithographs, gelatin silver photos, pencil drawings, screen prints, small scuff mark flyleaf, minor edgewear. This book was published to coincide with the exhibition "Douglas Annand: The Art of Life" at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 6 October 2001 - 28 January 2002. ISBN: 0642541779. Our Book No: 24852. $40 AUD.

499. McFadyen, Kerry; Wran, Neville (foreword) (1999). Pinetrees Lord Howe Island 1842 - 1992: A Brief History of the Andrews-Nichols-Kirby Families (Reprint ed). Lord Howe Island: Pinetrees. 76 pp. Paperback small oblong, very good plus condition, sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, minor edgewear. This very special family history was written to celebrate 150 years of the authors' family, who, together with all the other families and their descendants have taken their stewardship of the Island seriously. There are references in the literature to conservation measures taken by the Islanders as early as 1869. ISBN: 0646101897. Our Book No: 27139. $15 AUD.

500. McGill, Craig; Elliot, Susan (2005). Footy Dogs: The Dogs of Australian Rules Football (1st ed). Sydney, Rozelle: Giant Dog Pty Ltd. 280 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, burgundy cloth cover, very good plus condition, colour photos. This book features over 100 players from all sixteen AFL (Australian Rules football) teams, and over 210 stunning photos of their loyal dogs. ISBN: 0958085633. Our Book No: 24117. $20 AUD.

501. McHugh, Siobhan (1995). The Snowy: The People Behind the Power (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 272 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, minor edgewear corners. Heavy. The stories of the immigrant men and women who helped build Australia's giant hydroelectric and water-diversion scheme. With over 300 photos and based on interviews with hundreds of those who were part of the Snowy Scheme, this book is a definitive account of this unique project. ISBN: 0207188017. Our Book No: 26695. $25 AUD.

502. McInerney, Sally; Zofrea, Salvatore; Malouf, David (introduction) (1992). The Journeyman: A Story of Migrant Life: A Series of Woodcuts by Salvatore Zofrea (1st ed). Sydney, Chippendale: Pan Macmillan. Unnum pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page black & white illustrations, few black & white photos, spine ends & cover corner tips little rubbed, top edge covers little worn, spine little faded jacket (lightly rubbed). In this series of 20 woodcuts, celebrated artist Salvatore Zofrea records the lives of his parents, from their first meeting, marriage and early family life in a small village in Calabria, to the family's emigration to Australia. In between, the woodcuts trace the lives of Teresa and Giuseppe Zofrea, who were parted for seven years when Giuseppe went to Australia and worked like a beast of burden to prepare the way for his family. The authors moving narrative, transcribed from conversations with the artist, complements the woodcuts. This very special and unusual book tells the story of many migrants as well as the family in this book. ISBN: 0330273558. Our Book No: 16232. $20 AUD.

503. McInnes, Graham (1986). Humping My Bluey. London: Hogarth Press. 222 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, tiny bump bottom spine, top edge lightly toned, minor edgewear. The author was the son of novelist Angela Thirkell. He describes his youth in Australia in the 1920s and 1930s. This is a magical and very funny portrait of being young in Australia. It is also a touching farewell to a charmed way of life, for his brother Colin is to set sail for England, and Graham to embark on a search for his father and a new life in Canada. One of three volumes in his classic autobiography. ISBN: 0701205946. Our Book No: 23900. $10 AUD.

504. McIntyre, Gisela (2010). So Many Stories to Tell: Spanning Three Centuries and Three Continents (1st stated ed). Coolangatta, QLD: Gisela McIntyre. 361 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. The author writes about her wartime childhood and youth in war-torn Germany. Gisela describes vividly life in Germany after World War 2 when families like hers tried to pick up the pieces of their lives in a world that was changed forever. There are stories of love and sacrifices, adventures and travel, as she marries and makes a new life for herself in Australia with her husband Ron and their two children. This book is a unique memoir and family history. ISBN: 9780957847910. Our Book No: 26779. $30 AUD.

505. McKenzie, Janet (1986). Noel Counihan [Australian Artists]. Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 56 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour illustrations, minor edgewear, tiny bump base spine, top corner tip lightly scuffed. This book is intended to make the life and work of one of Australia's foremost artists accessible. The essay here is based on interviews made with the artist between 1983 and 1985, on many conversations, as well as writings by and about the artist. ISBN: 0864170556. Our Book No: 26394. $20 AUD.

506. McKenzie, Maisie (1997). Outback Achiever: Fred McKay, Successor to Flynn of the Inland (Revised ed). Brisbane, Moorooka: Boolarong Press. 213 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, colour portrait frontispiece, few pages little creased top edge, minor edgewear, autograph (subject's written name title page). Biography of the clergyman who succeeded John Flynn as Superintendent of the Australian Inland Mission (now Frontier Services), including the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The legendary Fred McKay lived his life against the background of the vast continent of Australia. His area of responsibility covered over 3 million square kilometres, and probably he knew that whole great expanse of country, and the people within it, more intimately than any other human being. ISBN: 0864391951. Our Book No: 7926. $20 AUD.

507. McLachlan, A. J. (1948). McLachlan: An F.A.Q. Australian [An FAQ Australian]. Melbourne: Lothian Publishing. 279 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), owner's written name front pastedown, small edge pieces missing jacket (edge tears repaired, spine lightly faded), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Autobiography of the Scottish-Australian boy from South Australia who became a senator and Attorney-General. Our Book No: 12019. $15 AUD.

508. McLaren, Jack (1952). My Civilised Adventure (1st ed). London: Peter Nevill. 207 pp. Hardback octavo, jacket missing as common, black & white photos (including frontispiece), good condition, orange-brown cloth cover little marked, endpapers toned, edges foxed, minor edgewear, owner's embossed details front flyleaf. The Australian novelist and adventure writer describes his later life, settling in London in 1925 and the writing of books about his adventures. He also made trips to Egypt and France, and he returned briefly to Thursday Island and New Guinea. Sensitive observations of his adventures in Australia and the Pacific, including of Aborigines. He derives humour and occasionally satire from contrasting values between European civilization and traditional societies. Our Book No: 16243. $20 AUD.

509. McManus, Frank (1977). The Tumult & the Shouting (1st ed). Adelaide: Rigby Publishers. 205 pp. Hardback dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, edges lightly foxed, top corner few pages creased, cover corners little bumped, spine little faded, minor edgewear jacket (small edge tears), few tiny dents jacket & rear board. The author discusses his long involvement in the Australian Labor Party (ALP). This book is the story of an era, and the personal history of the man they call "Big Mac". ISBN: 0727002198. Our Book No: 25285. $15 AUD.

510. McNeill, Pearlie (1998). Counting the Rivers. Adelaide: Wakefield Press. 210 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear corners, tape both corners rear cover. The harrowing autobiographical novel of her life as a psychotherapy patient, based on true experiences in the 1960s and 1970s. Winner of the Wirra Wirra Wakefield Press prize. ISBN: 1862544522. Our Book No: 25321. $10 AUD.

511. McPhee, Hilary (2002). Other People's Words (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Picador. 312 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, pages lightly toned as usual. Autobiography of the Australian publisher, co-founder of McPhee Gribble, later sold to Penguin Books. McPhee Gribble was responsible for first promoting Helen Garner, Tim Winton, Drusilla Modjeska and other literary talent. ISBN: 0330363425. Our Book No: 13675. $15 AUD.

512. McSweeney, John (2008). Call Me David: Bishop David Cremin: A Memoir (1st ed). Sydney: OMP Publications. 214 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour & few sepia (brown-tinted) photos, few tiny dents & light scratches front cover, top corner tip front cover creased, small mark fore-edge, minor edgewear corners. The fascinating story of Bishop David Cremin who was born in Ireland and came to Australia in 1955. This unpretentious Limerickman captured the hearts of Sydneysiders. He brought music and laughter, love of all people, and a passion for justice and human rights to his ministry. Ordained in All Hallows College, Dublin, he has an enduring love and interest in everything he does. ISBN: 9780646492810. Our Book No: 28674. $35 AUD.

513. McVitty, Walter (2004). A Life in Children's Books. Melbourne: Thomas C. Lothian. 226 pp. Paperback octavo, card covers (with flaps), very good condition, black & white & colour photos, cover corners lightly worn, crease fore-edge rear flap, minor edgewear. Autobiography of the Australian children's book publisher. The author and his wife Lois write about their exciting lives as publisher's of children's books. In the first part of the book, Walter records his earlier life. ISBN: 073440641X. Our Book No: 24924. $20 AUD.

514. Mead, Tom (1994). Empire of Straw: The Dynamic Rise & Fall of Dashing Colonial Tycoon Benjamin Boyd. Sydney: Dolphin Books. 286 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, map, rear cover corner tip creased. (Estimated date, 1994, National Library Australia.) True story of how Benjamin Boyd deceived the Royal Bank of Australia to finance his pastoral, shipping and whaling empire. He is best known for building Boydtown at Twofold Bay on the southern New South Wales coast, and his coastal trading fleet of nine ships. The 1840s depression caused financial disaster; he then escaped to go gold-digging in California, and attempted to trade in the Pacific, but was allegedly killed by natives. ISBN: 0909089043. Our Book No: 2486. $20 AUD.

515. Mendelssohn, Joanna (1996). Letters & Liars: Norman Lindsay and the Lindsay Family. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 288 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. The Lindsay family of artists and writers, particularly artist & cartoonist Norman Lindsay, dominated Australian cultural life for much of the 20th century. Their lives have been mythologised as authentic Australian artistic heroes. However, based on family letters, unravels a very different story: an intriguing tale of personalities, lies, deceptions and some surprising revelations. ISBN: 0207182728. Our Book No: 26139. $20 AUD.

516. Meray, Tibor (2008). On Burchett [Wilfred Burchett]. Kallista, VIC: Callistemon Publications. 273 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, spine ends bumped. (Translated from Hungarian.) The author personally observed controversial war correspondent Wilfred Burchett during the Korean War, and thus is in a unique position to report on his credibility. Contains appendix: The truth about germ warfare. ISBN: 9780646477886. Our Book No: 13336. $26 AUD.

517. Meredith, Mrs Charles (Louisa Anne) (2003). My Home in Tasmania, During a Residence of Nine Years: Combining Two Volumes (Facsimile ed). Swansea, TAS: Glamorgan Spring Bay Historical Society. 275 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, few black & white drawings, pages faintly toned, minor creases cover (mainly corner tips), bottom corner rear cover creased. One of the most penetrating descriptions of life in colonial Australia from a woman's viewpoint, originally published in 1852 or 1853. Mrs Meredith writes with keen observation and biting wit. In this book she writes about her time living in Tasmania. A wonderful way to learn about early settlement. ISBN: 0646425862. Our Book No: 28969. $20 AUD.

518. Meredith, Mrs Charles [Louisa Anne]; Barrow, John (1844). Notes and Sketches of New South Wales During a Residence in That Colony From 1839 to 1844 [with] The Life, Voyages, and Exploits of Sir Francis Drake with Numerous Original Letters From Him and the Lord High Admiral to the Queen and Great Officers of State (2 volumes in 1) (1st combined ed) [Murray's Colonial & Home Library]. London: John Murray. 164 +187 pp. Hardback small (18.4 x 13.0 cm), no jacket, very good condition, original red embossed cloth cover (rebacked, gilt spine lettering), edges & pages lightly toned, trace of foxing, minor edgewear, bookseller's sticker, bookplate. The first book is one the most penetrating and controversial descriptions of life in early Australia from a woman's viewpoint (when she was living at Homebush Bay, western Sydney). The second book is the second edition abridged story of Sir Francis Drake's life, voyages, and exploits. Publishers catalogue (Home and Colonial Library, 16p.) at rear. Our Book No: 21791. $120 AUD.

519. Millar, David P.; Hurley, Frank (photographer) (1984). From Snowdrift to Shellfire: Capt. James Francis (Frank) Hurley 1885 - 1962 (1st ed). Sydney: David Ell Press. 160 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, bottom edge lightly rubbed, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear jacket (few closed tears, few light scratches), tiny mark rear cover. (Limited edition of 2500 copies.) The adventures of Frank Hurley have been brought to life in his action-packed biography of one of Australia's most daring and important travelling photographers and film-makers. ISBN: 0908197594. Our Book No: 24937. $26 AUD.

520. Miller, Patti (2001). Writing Your Life: A Journey of Discovery (Revised & expanded ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 336 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, tiny bump base spine, pages faintly toned. This helpful and inspiring book gives techniques for starting to write your story, handling perspective, finding your voice, and bringing experiences to life on the page. This edition has been expanded and revised throughout and has three new chapters. ISBN: 1865084344. Our Book No: 29015. $16 AUD.

521. Miranda, Gunilla (2009). From Nobel Prize to Ride-On Mower: A True Story about Survival (1st ed). New York: Strategic Book Publishing. 356 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, top of spine little scuffed, fore-edge slightly marked, bottom corner tip front cover slightly scuffed, crease on fore-edge rear cover. This is a true story of how she survived a life full of abuse, threats and fear and yet came out whole and sane. Gunilla is a Swedish independent journalist and single mother, who meets and marries the love of her life and moves to Australia. Soon she is to find out that she has married Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. This story is both gruelling and inspiring. Anyone who has lived with someone suffering from mental illness (bipolar) will be able to understand what it means to live in fear. ISBN: 9781608600571. Our Book No: 27287. $18 AUD.

522. Mitchell, Adrian; Woolfe, Sue (foreword) (2006). Drawing the Crow (1st ed). Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 179 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, edges lightly toned. The author writes about Adelaide in South Australia, where he came from. The essays attempt to represent a South Australian point of view, growing up through the 1950s, and extending into the years before and after that decade. ISBN: 1862546851. Our Book No: 26780. $20 AUD.

523. Mitchell, Alex (2011). Come the Revolution: A Memoir. Sydney, Kensington: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 536 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos centre spread, owner's written name. The Australian journalist gives a rollicking account of life in newspapers and his radical past as a Trotskyist (Socialist Workers Party). From the cut-throat era of Sydney tabloids, he graduated to Fleet Street as an investigative reporter, taking part in the exposure of Soviet double agent Kim Philby. Giving up his job to become editor of the Trotskyist daily, he entered a world of class struggle politics and national liberation movements. With fellow revolutionary Vanessa Redgrave he travelled the US and the Middle East, meeting Saddam Hussein, Yasser Arafat and Muammar Gaddafi. The later became a senior journalist and columnist at the Daily Telegraph, Sydney. Lays bare his life and loves, his past and politics, with the flair of a born storyteller unafraid to ask hard questions about the world, and himself. ISBN: 9781742233079. Our Book No: 16496. $30 AUD.

524. Mitchell, Elyne (1983). Chauvel Country: The Story of a Great Australian Pioneering Family. Melbourne: Macmillan. 299 pp. Hardback dustjacket, cancelled EX-LIBRARY (front endpaper rubber stamps, little annotation, label remnants, embossed cloth cover), good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), black & white photos, speckled edges, map, spine moderately faded jacket (tape marks reverse side - covered by stickers), internally excellent. Elyne Mitchell is the author of the popular Silver Brumby novels for young adults. She is the daughter of General Sir Harry Chauvel of the Light Horse. This autobiographical book is the history of a family who came to Australia (from France via England) as pioneers, of individual members of that family, soldiers and sailors, who fought their battles in the far places of the Empire. There are memories of the WW1 (and her heroic father), and later memories of the Australian bush, snow-capped mountains, and the lonely years of WW2 when she ran her property while her husband was a prisoner of the Japanese in Changi. ISBN: 0333356365. Our Book No: 13822. $20 AUD.

525. Modjeska, Drusilla (1999). Stravinsky's Lunch (1st ed). Sydney: Picador / Pan Macmillan. 364 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour & black & white photos, bottom edge jacket creased, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.4 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. First edition. The Australian novelist here provides something different: striking biographies of two artists - Stella Bowen and Grace Cossington Smith. They were born a year apart, in 1893 and 1892 respectively. However their lives were very different. One was a good cook; the other was not. One left Australia on the eve of WW1 and lived the rest of her life in Europe; the other lived for decades in the same house on the outskirts of Sydney. For one Paris and famous names; for the other the quiet life of a provincial suburb. One went off to find life and art; the art of the other grew out of the life she lived. The bohemian and the spinster. They are like mirror images of each other. ISBN: 0330361864. Our Book No: 14912. $30 AUD.

526. Modystack, William (1982). Mary MacKillop: A Woman Before Her Time (1st ed). Adelaide: Rigby Limited. 280 pp. Hardback dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), black & white photos, spine faded jacket (edges little creased), edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. The story of Mary MacKillop who, in the 1860s, pioneered the first Australian religious order of women (Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart) dedicated to the education of poor children and the provision of help to the old, sick and homeless. ISBN: 0727017160. Our Book No: 21450. $15 AUD.

527. Molan, Major General Jim (2008). Running the War in Iraq: An Australian General, 300,000 Troops, the Bloodiest Conflict of Our Time. Sydney: HarperCollins. 358 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, remainder stripe. In 2004, senior Australian soldier Jim Molan was intimately involved at the highest level in running the war in Iraq, firstly in charge of infrastructure security, then later as chief of operations. This crucial period covered the second battle for Fallujah, and the first democratic elections. He faced many ethical dilemmas regarding modern technological warfare, targeted bombings and counter insurgency strategies. ISBN: 9780732287818. Our Book No: 13394. $20 AUD.

528. Molloy, Frank (2004). Victor J. Daley: A Life. Sydney: Crossing Press. 182 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, top corner rear cover creased. Biography of the Irish-Australian poet, satirist and Bulletin journalist whose verse was as popular as Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson around 1900. ISBN: 0957829175. Our Book No: 11807. $10 AUD.

529. Molony, John N. (2004). Luther's Pine: An Autobiography [Sullivan's Creek Publication]. Canberra: Pandanus Books. 304 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, few black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Autobiography of leading Australian Christian and academic historian (Australian National University, Canberra). ISBN: 174076126X. Our Book No: 11859. $20 AUD.

530. Money, Emma (2006). The Words Inside: My Journey Through Cystic Fibrosis, Friendship, Love and Life. Sydney, Milsons Point: Random House. 216 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, colour photo inside front cover, tiny bump top spine, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. In this very special book the author tells her story about having cystic fibrosis. Sophie has been on the ABC'S Australian Story, where she spoke about her illness, and the heartache encountered when two families meet for the first time, adoptive and biological. This is a very inspiring story, and despite her trauma, she won girlfriend of the year and met her soul mate. ISBN: 1741662125. Our Book No: 23370. $15 AUD.

531. Montague, Dianne (editor); Burley, Nan (editor) (1997). One Thing in Common: 54 People Tell Their Story of Living with Cancer. Sydney, St Leonards: Cansupport. 236 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) photos, tiny dent top edge front cover & few pages, minor edgewear, rubber stamp. Australian cancer survivor tell their own stories of living with cancer, and how, as visitor of Cansupport (cancer support group), they share their sense of survival with others on a similar journey. ISBN: 095938118X. Our Book No: 25093. $14 AUD.

532. Monteath, Peter; Munt, Valerie (2015). Red Professor: The Cold War Life of Fred Rose (1st ed). Adelaide, Mile End: Wakefield Press. 373 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, light crease front cover, minor edgewear. Biography of the Australian communist anthropologist. Follows him from his birth during the Great War to his death in Berlin shortly after the Wall is taken down. His research among Aborigines lead him to communism, and he was investigated during the Petrov years. He was a professor in East Germany for the last 30 years of his life. ISBN: 9781743053720. Our Book No: 28763. $30 AUD.

533. Moon, Kenneth (editor); Moon, Elaine (editor) (1981). A Surry Hills Childhood: 1870 (The Frances Lepherd Manuscript). Armidale, NSW: University of New England / Academic Press. 43 pp. Paperback octavo, stapled, card covers, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, map, covers little rubbed & scratched, staples rusted, faint toning pages, minor edgewear. Recounts Frances Lepherd Purcell's childhood on a city dairy in the Sydney suburb of Surry Hills in early 1870. The text is written as fiction but it is very autobiographical. ISBN: 0858343932. Our Book No: 26542. $10 AUD.

534. Moore, Andrew (2011). Mr Big of Bankstown: The Scandalous Fitzpatrick and Browne Affair. Perth, Crawley: UWA Publishing. 251 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, full-page black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Corruption, violence and bribery, mixed with a healthy dose of larrikin charm, this book has it all. In 1955, Raymond Fitzpatrick, a rough-hewn, ill-educated Sydney businessman (Mr Big of Bankstown), and a journalist, Frank Browne, joined forces to teach a troublesome MP, Charles Morgan, a lesson: they alleged he was involved in an immigration racket. However, it was Fitzpatrick and Browne who learned the lesson when Morgan raised the matter in the NSW Parliament. ISBN: 9781742582788. Our Book No: 15360. $27 AUD.

535. Moore, John Hammond (2011). The Young Errol: Flynn Before Hollywood [Errol Flynn] (New ed). City Not Stated: Trafford Publishing. 173 pp. Paperback narrow trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos centre spread, fore-edge faintly foxed. Describes Flynn's little-known turbulent life from birth in Hobart Tasmania, through to his eccentric schooldays and youth in Sydney, and cruising the Pacific to his years as a pioneer tobacco planter in Papua New Guinea, leading to his discovery and stardom. (Printed copy of a POD book. Originally published in 1975 by Angus & Robertson. In the final chapter, this edition lists additional books about Errol Flynn published since 1975.). ISBN: 9781426972027. Our Book No: 4066. $22 AUD.

536. Morgan, Sally (1989). Wanamurraganya: The Story of Jack McPhee (Reprint ed). Perth, Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre Press. 196 pp. Paperback trade (with flap), very good plus condition, black & white text-photos (including frontispiece portrait). The story of an itinerant station and mine worker from the Pilbara region, being her grandfather through Aboriginal kinship. ISBN: 094920658X. Our Book No: 3502. $10 AUD.

537. Moriarty, John; McHugh, Evan (with) (2000). Saltwater Fella (An Inspiring True Story of Success Against All Odds). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 285 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white & colour photos centre spread, few black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. The author began a search for his family which took him from his Saltwater People on the Gulf of Carpentaria to heading an internationally acclaimed Aboriginal design company. John sets out to find his Aboriginal and Irish families - uncovering some amazing connections, while raising his own children to appreciate their special heritage. ISBN: 0670878650. Our Book No: 25339. $15 AUD.

538. Moriarty, Ros (2010). Listening to Country: A Journey to the Heart of What It Means to Belong (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 232 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, pages lightly toned, crease top corner covers, few page corners little worn, minor edgewear. The author is a white woman married to an Aboriginal man. Her book opens a rare window to the voices, humour and strength of the remarkable Law women of the remote Gulf of Carpentaria. Ros takes an emotional journey across country and culture to the Northern Territory's Tanami Desert with her husband's Aboriginal family to perform ceremony. ISBN: 9781741753806. Our Book No: 25328. $15 AUD.

539. Morrison, Alec (2003). Frank Gardiner, Bushranger to Businessman (1830 to 1904) (1st ed). Brisbane, Milton: John Wiley. 162 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, few black & white drawings, minor edgewear, tiny spot one page. This book is about the bushranger Frank Gardiner. In 1862, his gang pulled off the biggest robbery of colonial times, relieving the Forbes-Sydney gold escort of bullion and banknotes worth $4 million in today's money. He was given ten years in Darlinghurst Gaol, then he emigrated to California where he began a new life as a prosperous businessman, running a saloon in San Francisco's notorious 'Barbary Coast' district, before marrying a rich widow and retiring to a fine ranch. ISBN: 1740310810. Our Book No: 23972. $24 AUD.

540. Morrison, James (2006). Blowing My Own Trumpet. Sydney: Pier 9 / Murdoch Books. 272 pp. Paperback wide octavo (with flaps), very good condition, full-page black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Cover subtitle: "The adventures and misadventures of a virtuoso musician and storyteller." Jazz virtuoso James Morrison is one of Australia's best known and loved musicians. This is his story - a funny, delightful journey through the highlights of his life so far. ISBN: 1740458788. Our Book No: 21064. $20 AUD.

541. Moss, Bill (2011). Still Walking: The Story of a Banker with Muscular Dystrophy (1st ed). [Sydney]: Still Walking Pty Ltd. 226 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The inspiring, moving and sometimes blunt story of how a senior and all-powerful Macquarie Bank executive, Sydney, struggled for years through physical discomfort, pain and the many barriers put in the way of people with physical disabilities, not just to rise to the international heights of a difficult profession but to gradually come to terms with his muscular dystrophy (FSHD). He is a committed philanthropist, passionate campaigner for disability rights, and the founder of a global medical and scientific research foundation bringing hope to FSHD and other dystrophy sufferers around the world. ISBN: 9780646566016. Our Book No: 28048. $26 AUD.

542. Moss, Rod (2010). The Hard Light of Day: An Artist's Story of Friendships in Arrernte Country (1st ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 296 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour photos (paintings) at rear, black & white photos, minor edgewear. About artist Rod Moss who arrived in Alice Springs to teach painting. The book offers a rare insight into the reality of life in Central Australia, from the contours of the MacDonnell Ranges and the textures and sounds of Arrernte culture, to the endemic violence, alcoholism and ill-health that continue to devastate Aboriginal lives. He recalls the friendships and celebrates the enriching, transformative power of friendship. Illustrated with the authors' evocative paintings and photos, this book is an incredible journey into a world never shown in the mainstream media, and an artist's chronicle of the moments that have inspired him. ISBN: 9780702237744. Our Book No: 26584. $25 AUD.

543. Mottershead, Geoffrey A. (1988). The Day Will Come. [Sydney]: G. & L. Mottershead. 125 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, rear cover creased, minor edgewear. Poignant autobiography of an Australian sufferer of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, also called polyneuritis, involving progressive muscle weakness and paralysis of the body after recovery from a viral infection. ISBN: 0731645758. Our Book No: 13346. $30 AUD.

544. Moyal, Ann (1995). Breakfast with Beaverbrook: Memoirs of an Independent Woman (1st ed). Sydney: Hale & Iremonger. 215 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear jacket. Autobiography of an Australian female academic - clever, vivacious, shaped by her class and education, yet out of kilter with the cultural mores of her time. ISBN: 0868065692. Our Book No: 20729. $15 AUD.

545. Moyes, Gordon (1991). When Box Hill Was a Village (1st ed). Sydney, Homebush West: ANZEA Publishers. 136 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear corners. These sixteen stories are from Gordon's radio program "Sunday Night Live". The stories have been specially chosen to be included in this book. The stories are his memories of growing up in the 1940s and 50s in the Melbourne suburb of Box Hill. ISBN: 0858924854. Our Book No: 28930. $15 AUD.

546. Moyes, Gordon (2005). Leaving a Legacy: The Autobiography of Gordon Moyes. Sydney: Ark House Press. 372 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, spine lightly creased, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication title page). Rev. Dr. Gordon Moyes served as Superintendent of the Wesley Mission for 27 years, and has been awarded Australia's highest honours for his service to the community. He writes about his very rewarding life and many achievements. ISBN: 0975204491. Our Book No: 25357. $15 AUD.

547. Muderis, Munjed Al; Weaver, Patrick (with) (2014). Walking Free (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 325 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, few sepia (brown-tinted) photos, top corner front cover creased, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. This autobiography is the true story of a young doctor who fled war-torn Iraq, came to Australia as a refugee by boat, spent months in a detention centre, and went on to become a pioneering surgeon at the forefront of medicine. ISBN: 9781760110727. Our Book No: 28277. $15 AUD.

548. Muir, Marcie; Liddle, David (photographer) (1977). Australian Children's Book Illustrators [Academy Series]. Melbourne: Sun Books. 78 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, full-page colour & black & white drawings & photos, minor edgewear & rubbing. A short survey of Australian children's book illustrators, including potted biographies of the main artists. Contains numerous beautiful full-page colour illustrations. ISBN: 072510256X. Our Book No: 7176. $14 AUD.

549. Mulvaney, John (2011). Digging Up a Past (1st ed). Sydney: University of New South Wales Press. 348 pp. Hardback wide octavo, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket, pages faintly toned, top corner front cover little bumped. In this book the author, historian, archaeologist, conservationist, leading public intellectual - and, famously, the 'father of Australian archaeology' - tells his life from childhood in rural Victoria and his academic training, to his revelatory excavations in central and northern Queensland, and his efforts to secure Australia's first World Heritage listings. He gives personal details of his struggles to have his work recognised, and recalls the inspirational people he met. ISBN: 9781742232195. Our Book No: 28487. $32 AUD.

550. Mulvaney, Richard; Clinton, Brian (artist) (2003). The Art of Bradman: The Bradman Museum, a Collection of Original Paintings and Drawings. Melbourne, Glen Waverley: Funtastic Limited. 240 pp. Hardback large quarto, very good plus condition, green cushioned leatherette covers, pictorial pastedown, black & white pencil & charcoal drawings, colour paintings, ribbon bookmark. Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book celebrates Sir Donald Bradman's life. The collection of paintings and drawings illustrate his many cricketing highlights and achievements. This book would be a great addition to any sporting collection. ISBN: 1741112109. Our Book No: 28580. $30 AUD.

551. Munkara, Marie (2016). Of Ashes and Rivers That Run to the Sea. Sydney: Penguin / Random House Australia. 274 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner rear cover & some pages little creased, minor edgewear. Written with humour, honesty and courage, this book is the author's journey to find the family that she thought she had lost. ISBN: 9780857987273. Our Book No: 28814. $26 AUD.

552. Munro, Richard (2009). Holidaying on the Continent: The Journey of an RAAF Volunteer: 1940 - 45 460 RAAF Squadron (1st ed). Loftus, NSW: Australian Military History Publications (AMHP). 252 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white text-photos, maps, top corners covers lightly bumped. Heavy. The author was only 13 years old when his father died from complications with his kidney disease. Richard had always wanted to know the story of his father's flying experiences and life in the camps. This book is the result of many years of research about Jim Munro, his crew mates, the Lancaster they flew and the way of life, fears and hopes that the young flyers experienced. ISBN: 9780980567427. Our Book No: 27815. $30 AUD.

553. Murphy, Brian (1993). The Other Australia: Experiences of Migration (1st ed). Melbourne: Cambridge University Press. 274 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), few black & white photos, light foxing top edge, minor edgewear jacket (faint foxing reverse side). This book traces the patterns and impact of immigration to Australia since 1945, focusing on immigrants from non-English speaking backgrounds who came to New South Wales. ISBN: 0521441943. Our Book No: 24746. $20 AUD.

554. Murray, John (2007). The Minnows of Triton: Policing, Politics, Crime and Corruption in the South Pacific Islands (Revised ed). [Canberra, Fadden]: J. T. Murray. 313 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, map, minor edgewear, spine little creased, rear cover little rubbed, crease at front cover join, autograph (written dedication title page). The author describes his time spent fighting crime in the South Pacific Islands. He went from Darlinghurst Police station patrolling on foot along both sides of Oxford Street, Hyde Park and Paddington Town Hall, to a beat extending in longitude from Papua New Guinea to French Polynesia and in latitude from Tonga to the Marshall Islands. In 1998 he retired from the AFP but continues to travel and maintain police and academic contacts in Europe and the South Pacific. This book was a runner up in the ACT Writing and Publishing Awards. ISBN: 9780646476292. Our Book No: 26837. $35 AUD.

555. Murray, Major General John Joseph; Murray, Andrew (editor) (2011). I Confess: A Memoir of the Siege of Tobruk. Sydney, Newport: Big Sky Publishing. 247 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, front cover corner tips little scuffed, minor edgewear. A memoir written by the editor's grandfather, Major General John Joseph Murray, in 1945 to record his experiences as Commander of the 20th Brigade, 9th Division, during the siege of Tobruk. The foreword outlines John Murray's military service with particular attention to the siege of Tobruk. An epilogue also expands the context of John's life and family. There are papers and photos kept by John after WW2 that were clearly important to him. ISBN: 9780987057488. Our Book No: 27998. $15 AUD.

556. Mutton, Lerryn; Jones, Alan (foreword) (2012). Lest I Forget: The Life of Lerryn Mutton OAM (1st ed). Sydney, Concord: P. Skehan Publishing / Rotary Down Under, Parramatta, NSW. 192 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear, top corner tip front cover little worn, crease front cover, small label title page (covers scuff mark), autograph (author's written dedication). This book covers the years from WW2 to the politics of the seventies and beyond. The author has been a bomber pilot, builder, then first MLA for the seat of Yaralla (Concord). He owns Aeroplane Press, represented Veterans at Sandakan memorial in 1999, and a Rotarian since 1956. He received an OAM in 2011 for services to the communities of Concord and Kincumber. ISBN: 9780975045459. Our Book No: 27215. $20 AUD.

557. Naylor, Anne Therese (2013). Art from Adversity: A Life with Bipolar (1st ed). Carindale, QLD: Glass House Books. 192 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, colour reproductions, minor edgewear, black background front cover little rubbed. This very special story shines the light on mental illness, in particular bipolar disorder. The author has bipolar disorder and is an artist. She provides an insight into what it is like to become mentally ill, to ascend into mania, free fall into depression, and finally emerge profoundly changed by the experience. There is a list of famous people who have bipolar disorder at the back of the book. ISBN: 9781922120113. Our Book No: 27132. $20 AUD.

558. Needham, Lilias (1969). Charles Hawker: Soldier - Pastoralist - Statesman (1st ed). Adelaide: Lilias Needham. 165 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, bookshop sticker on front pastedown, minor edgewear jacket (tiny edge tears, tiny piece missing top front, spine lightly faded). Written and published by Charles Hawker's sister. This biography is about a great Australian. Charles Hawker (1894 - 1938) was a soldier, pastoralist, statesman, and above all, a man of immense courage and dignity. A very inspiring story for present and future generations of Australians. Our Book No: 22138. $13 AUD.

559. Neville, Richard; Cumming, Helen (editor) (2013). Sir William Dixson: A Passion for Collecting. Sydney: State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW). 48 pp. Paperback small square quarto (with large flaps), card covers, as new condition, colour & sepia (brown-coloured) text-photos & drawings (some full-page). Dixson was a wealthy manufacturer and company director who used his spare time to collect significant items connected with NSW colonial society. He was a regular donor during his lifetime to the State Library and bequeathed all his total collection on his death. Documents is a small selection of his objects displayed in the State Library in 2013, including artist sketchbooks, coins, globes, period paintings, maps and many other antiquarian objects. ISBN: 0731372174. Our Book No: 16918. $15 AUD.

560. Newcombe, John (2005). No-One's Indestructible (Surviving Strokes - and Avoiding Them) (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 196 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition. The Australian tennis player describes his stroke. This is a cautionary tale full of hard-won knowledge and wisdom. It is a commonsense guide about how to enjoy life to the full while at the same time taking a sensible and balanced approach to health and fitness. ISBN: 0330421948. Our Book No: 20931. $10 AUD.

561. Niall, Brenda (1994). Georgiana: A Biography of Georgiana McCrae, Painter, Diarist, Pioneer (Reprint ed) [Miegunyah Press Series]. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 344 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), coloured endpapers, black & white photos, colour plates, minimal foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear), autograph (author's written dedication title page). Heavy. This is the story of Georgiana Huntly McCrae, illegitimate daughter of a Scottish duke, a professional portrait painter in 1820s Edinburgh, and a settler's wife in early Melbourne, and is told here for the first time. Until now Georgiana has only been known for the 1840s Melbourne journals edited by her grandson Hugh McCrae. The author has traced Georgiana from her London art student days to her death in suburban Melbourne in 1890. This biography draws on much unpublished material - diaries, letters and other manuscripts to present a talented independent woman who lived in different social worlds and experienced personal tragedy as well as creative achievement. ISBN: 0522845134. Our Book No: 27282. $28 AUD.

562. Niall, Brenda (2012). True North: The Story of Mary and Elizabeth Durack (1st ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 291 pp. Paperback octavo, good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) photos, few black & white & colour photos (few creased bottom edge), minor edgewear, corner tips rear cover little worn, top & bottom corners front cover creased, light creasing covers. Mary and Elizabeth, one a writer and the other a painter, spent their childhood in Perth looking forward to their father coming home with stories of station life. Their grandfather was an Irish immigrant who set up a cattle empire. This joint biography delves into the lives of Mary, author of the Australian classic "Kings in Grass Castles", and Elizabeth, the renowned artist. ISBN: 9781921758928. Our Book No: 26686. $16 AUD.

563. Nicholas, Gerri (2007). The Search for Marie Wallis, Founding Principal of Ascham School 1886 to 1902 (1st stated ed). Sydney, Edgecliff: Ascham School Ltd. 132 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos, map, minor edgewear jacket, autograph (author's written name title page). The author has retraced Marie Wallis from her birth on the Baltic Coast to her final days in Berlin. In 1886 Marie Wallis opened her new school in Darling Point, Sydney. Although the exact opening date is unknown, the names of the nine girls present on the first day were proudly recorded by one of the 'original nine'. A picture of Marie Wallis emerges as an independent and energetic woman, providing a stimulating education for her girls, many of whom came from remote parts of New South Wales and Queensland. The social customs and the political issues of the late 19th century, as the colony of New south wales debated the pros and cons of Federation, are also discussed. ISBN: 9780959881622. Our Book No: 27140. $28 AUD.

564. Nicholls, Brian (2001). A Saucepan in the Sky (1st ed). Sydney, Alexandria: Hale & Iremonger. 183 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (faint foxing edge rear flap), pages lightly toned. A spellbinding memoir about a 1940s childhood in a working-class suburb in Sydney's inner west. The author portrays a rich, world full of laughter and tears. ISBN: 0868067024. Our Book No: 24044. $18 AUD.

565. Nicholson, Krissy (2013). Tsunami and the Single Girl: One Woman's Journey to Become an Aid Worker and Find Love (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 308 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour photos, black & white photo free flyleaf, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This book is set in humanitarian disaster zones around the world (particularly Sri Lanka and Thailand after the 2004 tsunami). The author tells her story about her journey to become an Oxfam aid worker and her (seemingly) never-ending search to find a soul mate. ISBN: 9781743316948. Our Book No: 27889. $15 AUD.

566. Nikolovski, Connie (2009). A Meaningful Life: Surviving Ovarian Cancer (1st ed). [Melbourne, Coburg]: Connie Nikolovski. 119 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, crease front cover, minor edgewear. A remarkable story of hope, love and inspiration. Her retelling of life with ovarian cancer is compelling reading, not just for those with a cancer diagnosis, but for everyone faced with adversity. ISBN: 9780646524313. Our Book No: 25873. $15 AUD.

567. Noble, Paul; Noble, Fay (editor) (2006). Noble Spirit. [Mt Gambier, SA]: Paul Noble. 184 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos. Paul grew up in the era "where children were expected to be seen and not heard." This especially applied to those who were described as "Wards of the State" (being, institutional care, South Australia). This is an inspirational book that will make you laugh and cry. He finally managed to sort out his life by helping the disabled, becoming a Christian, and training to be a minister. ISBN: 0646463799. Our Book No: 22577. $15 AUD.

568. Nowra, Louis (2004). Shooting the Moon: A Memoir (1st ed). Sydney: Picador. 197 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, corner tips front cover little worn, minor edgewear. This memoir is a follow-up to "The Twelfth of Never". The author is an acclaimed Australian Indigenous playwright, novelist and screenwriter. In this moving and original story of an unconventional Aboriginal boyhood, he describes his adulthood, and continues to the year 2000. He has used notes and diaries for many of the direct dialogue quotes. ISBN: 0330364901. Our Book No: 28032. $15 AUD.

569. O'Brian, Patrick (1997). Joseph Banks: A Life (Reprint ed). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 328 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. The masterful writer of seafaring novels here writes a biography of Sir Joseph Banks: botanist, explorer, President of the Royal Society, and one of Australia's founding fathers. He was among the most influential British scientists of the 18th and 19th centuries, and accompanied Captain Cook on his first voyage that explored the eastern Australian coast. ISBN: 0226616282. Our Book No: 16763. $18 AUD.

570. O'Brien, Chris (2008). Never Say Die. Sydney: HarperCollins. 306 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, colour & black & white photos centre spread. The life story of the prominent Sydney cancer surgeon, who appeared in the reality TV program RPA (Royal Prince Alfred Hospital). He has been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour, and opts for radical surgery with his friend Dr Charlie Teo. He wrote this book when in remission. ISBN: 9780732288099. Our Book No: 13404. $15 AUD.

571. O'Brien, Siobhan (2004). A Life by Design: The Art and Lives of Florence Broadhurst. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 246 pp. Paperback trade (with flaps), very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. Biography of the eccentric and outspoken Australian artist, famous for her distinctive wallpaper designs. She was brutally murdered in Sydney in 1997. ISBN: 1741143985. Our Book No: 12949. $15 AUD.

572. O'Connor, Jane (2010). Without Warning: One Woman's Story of Surviving Black Saturday (1st ed). Melbourne, Prahran: Hardie Grant. 227 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, edges faintly toned, minor edgewear. About her fight to survive the Black Saturday bushfires on 7th February 2009 in Victoria north of Melbourne. This book details the horrific events of that day as Jane's family fought for their lives. ISBN: 9781740668477. Our Book No: 28513. $15 AUD.

573. O'Donoghue, Sister Frances (1982). The Bishop of Botany Bay: The Life of John Bede Polding, Australia's First Catholic Archbishop (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 193 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (lightly rubbed, minor foxing reverse side), cloth corners little rubbed, non-author written dedication. This is the biography of John Bede Polding who was a Benedictine priest in England. He was consecrated Bishop in 1834 and appointed to New Holland. His long-held dream of ministering in the Antipodes (which had earned him the name "The Bishop of Botany Bay") had finally come true, and after a six-month voyage, he arrived in Sydney on 13 September, 1835. Sister Frances O'Donoghue's carefully researched biography of the life and times of Polding is an absorbing story of the genesis of the Roman Catholic Church in Australia, and a valuable addition to our social history. ISBN: 0207143986. Our Book No: 27342. $18 AUD.

574. O'Farrell, Terry (2001). Behind Enemy Lines: An Australian SAS Soldier in Vietnam (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 250 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, few black & white text-photos, maps. The personal and honest story of the author's career as an Special Air Service (SAS) soldier. Told with frank and often humorous reflection, this is a first-hand insight into the mind of a young SAS soldier who served during the Vietnam War. ISBN: 9781865085906. Our Book No: 27894. $15 AUD.

575. O'Grady, Desmond (2004). Stages of the Revolution: A Biography of the Eureka Stockade's Raffaello Carboni (1st ed). Melbourne: Hardie Grant. 295 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos centre spread. Biography of the Italian-born chronicler of the Eureka Stockade (a rebellion of gold miners at Ballarat in 1854, lead by Irishman Peter Lalor). This compelling biography presents a flamboyant, talented but ultimately disappointed man who gave Australia more than he gleaned. ISBN: 1740662121. Our Book No: 21617. $15 AUD.

576. O'Reilly, Bernard (1945). Cullenbenbong (Reprint ed) [Cullen-ben-bong]. Brisbane: W. R. Smith & Paterson. 206 pp. Paperback, thick card cover, dustjacket fixed along spine (cover painting with "hessian" border), very good condition, black & white photo frontispiece, top edge lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Adventures of Irish-Catholic family prior to WW2 in the Blue Mountains (NSW) and rainforests of the McPherson Ranges (Queensland). Our Book No: 10883. $12 AUD.

577. O'Reilly, Bernard; Wieneke, James (illustrator) (1981). Green Mountains and Cullenbenbong (Modern reprint ed). Brisbane, Fortitude Valley: Kemp Place Investments. 324 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, frontispiece, illustrated endpapers, front flap corner creased jacket, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, this combined edition, 1981 or later, Trove catalogue. Originally published in 1 volume in 1949.) Adventures of Irish-Catholic family prior to WW2 in the Blue Mountains (NSW) and rainforests of the McPherson Ranges / Lamington National Park (Queensland). Cullenbenbong covers the childhood and boyhood adventures, family joys, and sadnesses together with mountain legends heard around the firesides of the Blue Mountains pioneers. "Cullenbenbong" includes an aircraft accident in 1937. ISBN: 0858810085. Our Book No: 25926. $22 AUD.

578. O'Reilly, M.J. (Mulga Mick) (1944). Bowyangs and Boomerangs: Reminiscences of 40 years' Prospecting in Australia and Tasmania. Hobart: Oldham, Beddome, and Meredith. 164 pp. Paperback small, dustjacket (fixed to spine), fair condition (in good dustjacket), grey pictorial cover, tide marks (previous water contact now dry) top corner most pages, pages lightly toned, covers little creased, minor edgewear, rubber bookshop stamp. A fascinating life of prospecting in the Western Australian goldfields (Kalgoorlie, Murchison, Pilbara), Central Australia (Alice Springs), the opal fields of South Australia, and finally for osmiridium at Adamsfield, Tasmania. Our Book No: 16830. $10 AUD.

579. O'Rourke, Vince (2008). I Wish I Were a Leper: The Diary of One Couple's Struggle with Fear, Faith and Alzheimer's (1st ed). Hamilton, QLD: Lumino Press. 216 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, spine lightly pulled. A story of love and courage. The author became a full-time carer for his wife, Margaret, suffering from Alzheimer's disease, in 2000. ISBN: 9780977599363. Our Book No: 23660. $18 AUD.

580. O'Shea, John; Dalton, Jenny (1994). Dyslexia: How Do We Learn? Melbourne: Hill of Content. 110 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, inside covers toned, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Australian self-help book about dyslexia, based on the first author's personal experience. ISBN: 0855722363. Our Book No: 18373. $10 AUD.

581. Oakeshott, Rob (2014). The Independent Member for Lyne: A Memoir. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 380 pp. Paperback octavo, as new condition, colour & black & white photos, minor edgewear corners. From his apprenticeship in the NSW parliament to the last days of the Gillard Labor government, Rob Oakeshott tells it as it was. When the results of the 2010 federal election became known, no party had a majority in the House of Representatives. It was the first hung parliament for 40 years. So, both the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, and the Leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott, set about wooing the Independents - including Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor. In the end, Julia Gillard stitched together an agreement to form government. Rob Oakeshott, in this very candid and compelling memoir, relates the events leading up to this agreement and what happened thereafter when he and Windsor, in particular, proved themselves to be stauncher supporters of Julia Gillard than many of her party colleagues. He remembers moments of celebration and incidents of perfidy. But above all, we get to meet close up and personal the man who played such an important role in the 43rd Australian parliament. ISBN: 9781743319314. Our Book No: 4735. $22 AUD.

582. Oakley, Barry (2012). Mug Shots: A Memoir (1st p/b ed). Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 231 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. An autobiography of the Australian playwright and novelist whose fiction includes the bestselling "A Salute to the Great McCarthy". Incompetence is the leitmotif of this book, and the result is a very funny memoir. ISBN: 9781743051672. Our Book No: 27398. $20 AUD.

583. Ogilvie, George (2006). Simple Gifts: A Life in the Theatre (1st ed). Sydney, Strawberry Hills: Currency House. 340 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, small crease few pages. Memoirs of one of Australia's best-loved theatre directors. It is a happy book in which he confesses his fears and errors and defines his work methods with disarming candour. ISBN: 0975730185. Our Book No: 25752. $20 AUD.

584. Oliver, Bill (1997). Sugar in the Blood. Sydney: Bill Oliver / Fast Books, Wild & Woolley. 138 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, barcode sticker inside rear cover, bottom edge lightly marked, minor edgewear. This autobiography is about his life in India as a small child, and his journey to Australia at the age of six. He relates his 37 years in the sugar industry, where he made many friends in and outside CSR Ltd. The book is a collection of the more light hearted memories and events in his life. ISBN: 0646325434. Our Book No: 28753. $15 AUD.

585. Ollif, Lorna (1978). Louisa Lawson: Henry Lawson's Crusading Mother. Adelaide: Rigby Limited. 148 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, bottom edge little bumped, minor edgewear. The mother of poet Henry Lawson was a powerful defender of women's rights, including the right to vote. Her feminism was particularly expressed in her magazine "The Dawn". This biography also throws new light on her role as wife and mother, and on her attempts to foster the talent that she recognized in her son. ISBN: 0727005871. Our Book No: 14317. $15 AUD.

586. Oxenbould, Moffatt; Bonynge, Richard (introduction) & Harewood, Earl of (introduction) (1989). Joan Sutherland: A Tribute (1st ed). Sydney, Westgate: Honeysett Publications / Art Gallery of New South Wales. 128 pp. Paperback large quarto, dustjacket, pictorial card covers, musical score on endpapers, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour & black & white photos & sketches (many full-page), minor edgewear jacket (top edge little creased). A tribute volume to one of the greatest opera singers. Presents an authoritative summary of Joan Sutherland's repertoire, and a comprehensive list of her operatic and other major stage performances. Much of this material has never been published before. Brings together fascinating memorabilia, spectacular photos and costume sketches by some of the world's leading designers. Depicts 12 significant colourful costumes from the whole range of Joan Sutherland's career, as included in the exhibition "Joan Sutherland: A Tribute". Endpapers are part of the musical score of the "Mad Scene from Lucia di Lammermoor". ISBN: 0959222960. Our Book No: 26078. $20 AUD.

587. Paine, Daniel; Knight, R. J. B. (editor) & Frost, Alan (editor) (1983). The Journal of Daniel Paine 1794 - 1797: Together with Documents Illustrating the Beginning of Government Boat-Building and Timber-Gathering in New South Wales, 1795 - 1805. Greenwich, UK / Sydney: National Maritime Museum / Library of Australian History. 107 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), few black & white drawings, minor edgewear jacket (minor foxing top edge). First publication of a diary kept by Daniel Paine on his voyage to Sydney in the Reliance in 1795, his sojourn in the new settlement, and his return to England via Manila and China. The editors give a biographical sketch of Daniel Paine and record the provenance of the journal, now in the possession of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England. ISBN: 0908120494. Our Book No: 25591. $20 AUD.

588. Pallotta-Chiarolli, Maria (2000). Tapestry (Reprint ed). Sydney: Random House. 267 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear, crease front cover, faint foxing top edge, light toning edges & pages. An Italian-Australian reports on her family, and her ties to Italy. Explores the rich tapestry embroidered from five generations of women and men in her family, from the turn of the 20th century to its final years, from the poor villages of Italy to the cities of Australia, and back to a nineties Italy that is both alien and home. ISBN: 009183872X. Our Book No: 26220. $10 AUD.

589. Palmer, A. B. (1981). Pedlar Palmer of Tobruk. Canberra: Roebuck Society. 383 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos, endpaper maps, front cover jacket little faded (small piece missing top edge, minor edgewear), edges faintly foxed, errata slip bound in at rear. Heavy. The author relates his many adventures as a merchant seaman. During World War 2 (WW2) he joined the Royal Navy, where he ran supplies to the besieged soldiers at Tobruk, and his experiences as a POW. ISBN: 0909434212. Our Book No: 23142. $25 AUD.

590. Parer, David; Parer-Cook, Elizabeth (1983). Douglas Mawson, the Survivor: From the ABC-TV Grand Prix Winner Melbourne Film Festival 1983. Morwell, VIC: Alella Books. 160 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos, frontispiece, light foxing edges, minor edgewear jacket (light foxing reverse side, few tiny scratches & dents). The authors made a documentary film produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Natural History Unit to mark the centenary of explorer Douglas Mawson's birth. The film was built around a reconstruction of the fateful sledging journey and interwoven with testimony from family, friends and colleagues. It sought to give a portrait of Mawson the man, as well as Mawson the scientist. This book presents the essence of the Mawson story as it was told in the film. ISBN: 0949681016. Our Book No: 25289. $25 AUD.

591. Park, Ruth (1992). A Fence Around the Cuckoo (An Autobiography) (1st ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 294 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear. First edition. First volume of the autobiography of Australian novelist who wrote Poor Man's Orange. Life with her boisterous Scottish-Irish-Scandinavian family in New Zealand during the Depression. Her correspondence with D'arcy Niland (her later husband). ISBN: 0670846791. Our Book No: 2917. $20 AUD.

592. Park, Ruth (1993). Fishing in the Styx (The Second Volume of Autobiography) (1st ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 302 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. First edition. Second volume of the autobiography of Australian novelist who wrote Poor Man's Orange. Mainly about her marriage with husband D'Arcy Niland. This partnership, between two talented but volatile people, sharing their dreams and disappointments, and rejoicing in each other's triumphs. It was cruelly cut short by D'Arcy's death. Ruth writes movingly about this dark time, which lead her to study Zen Buddhism and live for a time on tranquil Norfolk Island. ISBN: 0670846805. Our Book No: 6709. $20 AUD.

593. Park, Ruth; Bell, Edwina (illustrator) (1976). Merchant Campbell (1st ed) [Australians in History Series]. Sydney: Collins. 64 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear. This children's picture book tells the story of Robert Campbell who opened a branch of his family's trading company in Sydney at the beginning of the 19th century By Irish-Australian writer. ISBN: 0001950290. Our Book No: 25842. $16 AUD.

594. Parker, Derek (2009). Arthur Phillip: Australia's First Governor (1st ed). Sydney, Warriewood: Woodslane Press. 296 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour & sepia (brown tinted) photos centre spread, pages faintly toned as usual. The story of Arthur Phillip who was the first governor of the fledgling colony of New South Wales (NSW), but also had overall responsibility for the preparation and journey of the First Fleet. This eye opening biography gives a new perspective on the precarious first years of the new convict settlement at Port Jackson. ISBN: 9781921203992. Our Book No: 26464. $20 AUD.

595. Parker, Gordon (2012). A Piece of My Mind: A Psychiatrist on the Couch. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 340 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear, copy 1. The autobiography of an Australian academic psychiatrist, University of New South Wales (NSW). Professor Parker is also the founder of the Black Dog Institute. He writes about many early experiences that led him to his career in psychiatry. ISBN: 9781742610740. Our Book No: 26475. $22 AUD.

596. Parker, Gordon (2012). A Piece of My Mind: A Psychiatrist on the Couch. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 340 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, copy 2. The autobiography of an Australian academic psychiatrist, University of New South Wales (NSW). Professor Parker is also the founder of the Black Dog Institute. He writes about many early experiences that led him to his career in psychiatry. ISBN: 9781742610740. Our Book No: 26475A. $20 AUD.

597. Parkinson, Liz (1989). The Underwoods: Lock, Stock and Barrel. Terrigal, NSW: Lazy Lizard (Liz Parkinson). 272 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, page edges lightly toned, minor edgewear corners. Written and illustrated by Liz Parkinson. The story of three brothers who came to Sydney from the London docks. They went on to employ hundreds of men, sail fleets of ships, and carry cargoes all over the world. The Underwood estate was one of the largest ever settled in Australia. ISBN: 1862529256. Our Book No: 16663. $50 AUD.

598. Parkinson, Tony (2000). Jeff: The Rise and Fall of a Political Phenomenon (1st ed) [Jeff Kennett]. Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 471 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos, small section reverse side jacket foxed, minor edgewear. Heavy. Jeff Kennett was only 34 year of age - the youngest MP in the party - when he was made leader of the Victorian Liberals in 1982. An unabashed populist, he proved to be the most controversial and colourful of all contemporary Australian politicians. The author, a long-time observer and journalist provides an intimate look at the most tumultuous career in politics. Using interviews with friends, colleagues, critics and opponents, as well as with the man himself, he takes the reader behind the scenes in a compelling account of the phenomenon that was Jeff. ISBN: 0670887781. Our Book No: 22022. $30 AUD.

599. Parmenter, Ian (2003). Sheer Bottled Bliss: My Margaret River Sea Change (1st ed). Sydney, Pymble: HarperCollins. 230 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white drawings, tiny mark top edge & fore-edge, minor edgewear. Part-memoir, part-survival manual for those who dream of their own place in the country or by the sea. The author, a TV chef, shares the adventures (and misadventures) of his journey from a culture-shocked London journalist arriving in Perth in the 70's, to discovering his beloved weekender by the Margaret River. Ian has included some recipes that he and partner Anne enjoy. "After planting 1700 Chardonnay cuttings in three days, it took a further three days to recover some movement in our legs. Then we watered the sticks and waited. Within days we had ... a young vineyard". ISBN: 0732276144. Our Book No: 23080. $15 AUD.

600. Parnell, Sean (2013). Clive: The Story of Clive Palmer. Sydney: HarperCollins. 328 pp. Hardback dustjacket, as new condition (in as new dustjacket), colour & black & white photos. Clive Palmer, MP, leader of the Palmer United Party (PUP) and big-spending billionaire miner: now here's the true story behind the larger-than-life Queenslander. He's bought a football team, helped create a political party, added robot dinosaurs to a luxury golf resort and is set to recreate the 'Titanic'. But are these just fanciful splurges or something more calculated? The reality is that Clive Palmer uses his immense mining wealth in a proactive (if sometimes eccentric) global way. His personal story is just as colourful and intriguing: Clive spent time as a child in China and writes poetry. He is well-known for attention-grabbing statements that send the media into a spin. His political feuds and legal disputes are legendary. In this part business book, part political-insider profile and all rollicking tale, journalist Sean Parnell reveals what makes Clive Palmer tick. ISBN: 9780732296339. Our Book No: 16129. $22 AUD.

601. Pasquarelli, John (1998). The Pauline Hansen Story, by the Man Who Knows. Sydney: New Holland. 338 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, bottom edge little rubbed minor edgewear. Pauline Hanson and her conservative One Nation party had a controversial impact on the Australian political scene. The fish and chip shop lady in Ipswich, Queensland, was initially elected as the Federal Member for Oxley in 1996, As her political advisor, John Pasquarelli proved instrumental in launching Pauline Hanson's political career. He was a former New Guinea District Officer. ISBN: 186436341X. Our Book No: 15619. $15 AUD.

602. Passmore, John (1997). Memoirs of a Semi-Detached Australian (1st ed). Melbourne, Carlton South: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 274 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), maps, black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (light foxing reverse side, minor marks rear cover). In this autobiography, the author takes an unsentimental journey from his childhood in Manly to the hot-house environment of the University of Sydney, and on to the realities of his imagined Europe. He mounts a passionate defence of the life of the mind, displaying the intellectual energy and insight that has made him a philosopher of international stature. ISBN: 0522847668. Our Book No: 27690. $20 AUD.

603. Paterson, Cecily (2006). Never Alone: The Remarkable Story of David & Robyn Claydon. Adelaide: SPCK. 224 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos, tiny crease rear cover, minor edgewear, autograph (written names of subjects). A child with no name, no parents and no place in the world, grows up in war-time Israel, escapes death several times, is rescued, and brought to Australia. This is the story of David and his wife Robyn, and the work they do as Christian missionaries. ISBN: 1876106131. Our Book No: 22744. $10 AUD.

604. Paterson, Rose; Roderick, Colin (editor) (2000). Rose Paterson's Illalong Letters 1873 - 1888 (1st ed). Sydney, East Roseville: Kangaroo Press. 224 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This book contains the letters that Rose Paterson wrote to her sister Nora. The odd, the unexpected, the humorous, the tragic and the shocking are all part of her story. Rose spent the best part of her life at Illalong, an isolated sheep station in western New South Wales, where she brought up seven children in tough circumstances. One of these children, Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson, was to gain fame as one of Australia's most popular poets. Rose's letters, rescued from oblivion by Banjo's biographer, reveal a woman devoted to her family, with strong powers of observation. ISBN: 0731809262. Our Book No: 28238. $20 AUD.

605. Pearl, Cyril (1958). Wild Men of Sydney: A Turbulent Era in Australian Social and Political Life (1st ed). London: W. H. Allen. 255 pp. Hardback dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), black & white photos, tiny bump bottom edge rear cover, edges lightly foxed & toned, edgewear jacket (flap clipped, spine little faded, edge tears & edgewear, some foxing reverse side), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. Colourful villains and rogues from early Sydney. The story of the political machinations of John Norton, William Willis and Paddy Crick - a trio of villains who used blackmail, corruption and the power of the press to gain and retain power in early Sydney (late 1890s & early 1900s). (Anthony Horderns shop sticker.). Our Book No: 13343. $15 AUD.

606. Pearl, Cyril (1979). The Three Lives of Gavan Duffy (1st ed). Sydney, Kensington: University of New South Wales Press. 237 pp. Hardback dustjacket, good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), brown endpapers, black & white text-illustrations, minute insect damage front free flyleaf, bookplate front pastedown, owner's written name free flyleaf, minor edgewear & edge tears jacket (faint foxing reverse side, little plastic coating top edge front cover lifted). About an Irish rebel who became an Australian patriot. Between 1842, when he established and edited "The Nation", and 1855, he played a leading part in Irish politics. He migrated to Australia after resigning his seat in the British House of Commons. In Melbourne and Sydney a conquering hero's welcome awaited him, and in 1856 he was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly. Duffy tried to bring about federation of the Australian colonies, and rose to become premier in 1871. His third 'life' began when he resigned his Victorian seat and took up residence in Nice, France. In 1903 he died after seeing his dream of Australian federation realised. One son helped to draft the Australian Constitution, and another became Chief Justice of the High Court. ISBN: 0868400165. Our Book No: 26626. $20 AUD.

607. Pearson, Stuart; Sudibjo, An (2008). Bittersweet: The Memoir of a Chinese Indonesian Family in the Twentieth Century (1st ed). Singapore: National University of Singapore Press (NUS Press). 287 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, black & white photos, top spine little bumped, minor edgewear corners. This is the poignant story of a Chinese family's life in Indonesia, and of their eventual emigration to Australia. This very special biography has been written by An Sudibjo's son-in-law. He began work on An's biography in 2003. This book will interest anyone wanting to learn about the middle years of the 20th century in Indonesia, especially students of the Chinese diaspora and scholars of Indonesia. ISBN: 9789971694258. Our Book No: 27976. $30 AUD.

608. Peek, Ian Denys (2003). The Fourteenth of an Elephant: A Memoir of Life and Death on the Burma-Thailand Railway (Reprint ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 520 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, small mark bottom edge. Written with clarity, passion and an incredible eye for detail and description, the author has vividly recreated not just the horrors and hardships of the railway, but the comradeship, spirit and humour of the POWs of the Japanese during WW2. ISBN: 0732911680. Our Book No: 23192. $18 AUD.

609. Pennington, Richard; Wilkes, G. A. Professor (foreword) (1970). Christopher Brennan: Some Recollections. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 54 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (lightly rubbed, tiny scuff front cover). This book is a rare and moving picture of the Irish-Australian poet in his fallen majesty. Hitherto unpublished letters to and from Brennan, and to and from the Brennan Committee, are included. The jacket is from an etching by Lionel Lindsay. ISBN: 0207953228. Our Book No: 26784. $15 AUD.

610. Penzig, Edgar F. (1985). The Sandy Creek Bushranger: A Definitive History of Ben Hall, His Gang and Associates. Sydney, Lane Cove: Historic Australia Publishing Company. 191 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, colour frontispiece, minor edgewear. This book is a fascinating but authentic study of one of the most notorious bushrangers that roamed central New South Wales (NSW) from that period of history that has become known as Australia's wild colonial days. ISBN: 0958883602. Our Book No: 14125A. $70 AUD.

611. Perkins, Hetti; Watson, Ken; Jones, Jonathan; Willsteed, Theresa (editor) (2006). Tradition Today: Indigenous Art in Australia (Revised ed). Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW). 204 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, map, black & white & colour text-photos, colour & black & white illustrations (most full-page). This well-illustrated book documents the 76 artists whose works of art are in the AGNSW's collections of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. This book gives a fresh look at the history and modern life of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Each essay draws on biographical accounts of an artist's life. ISBN: 9780734763440. Our Book No: 27763. $18 AUD.

612. Perkins, Kevin (1994). The Heart Can Wait. Tonga: Polynesian Press. 348 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication title page). A true love story of two brilliant young Leningrad students, caught up by the Soviet tragedy of war, treachery and the tyranny of the KGB. Their lives unfold against some of the most momentous events of the 20th century, climaxing in a new life in the freedom of Australia as the Soviet Union collapses in the 1990s. ISBN: 9822210027. Our Book No: 20905. $10 AUD.

613. Perry, Ronald (1998). The Don (A Biography Incorporating Exclusive Interviews with Sir Donald Bradman) (Updated, reprint ed). Sydney: Ironbark / Pan Macmillan. 656 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, bottom corner front cover creased, edges & pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A comprehensive and compelling biography of Australia's most famous cricketer. ISBN: 033036099X. Our Book No: 28628. $20 AUD.

614. Perry, Roland (2001). Bradman's Best: Sir Donald Bradman's Selection of the Best Team in Cricket History (1st ed). Sydney, Milsons Point: Random House. 430 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good jacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket, pages lightly toned. Sir Donald Bradman reveals his Dream Team, selected from all cricket-playing nations since the first Test was played in 1877. This book also has photos of his selections, who will be forever known as Bradman's Best. Bradman shares his thoughts with the author in these exclusive interviews. ISBN: 0091840511. Our Book No: 28577. $20 AUD.

615. Perry, Roland (2009). The Australian Light Horse: The Magnificent Australian Force and Its Decisive Victories in Arabia in World War 1 (1st ed). Sydney: Hachette. 550 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket. This is the story of the men of the Australian Light Horse, and the important part they played in the fighting in the Middle East during World War 1 (WW1). The horses were first raised during the Boer War, and many men from the outback who knew how to survive and fight in hot and dry country - and to bond with their horses - were attracted to the Light Horse. Their story is told with colour and authority, bringing their exploits to life. ISBN: 9780733622724. Our Book No: 27915. $30 AUD.

616. Perry, Roland (2012). Bill the Bastard: The Story of Australia's Greatest War Horse (Reprint ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 274 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This is the story of a special horse whose name was a term of endearment rather than an insult. No one could ride him but one man - Major Michael Shanahan. They shared a bond, and Bill saved the Major and four of his men on one occasion. Bill became a legend, a symbol of the courage and unbreakable will of the Anzacs. ISBN: 9781743312629. Our Book No: 28589. $16 AUD.

617. Phillips, Juanita; Milostic, Mario (with) (2010). A Pressure Cooker Saved My Life: How to Have It All, Do It All and Keep It All Together. Sydney: HarperCollins. 259 pp. Paperback large octavo, thick card covers (with flaps), very good condition, colour & single-colour illustrations, minor edgewear. Written by the presenter of the ABC's 7pm News Bulletin in Sydney. She writes about her busy life and shares ways that families can have calmer and more productive lives. The illustrations bring the story to life, and the many suggestions that are made make this a great book to read. ISBN: 9780733325885. Our Book No: 28908. $20 AUD.

618. Pickering, Sam (2004). Waltzing the Magpies: A Year in Australia (1st ed). Michigan: University of Michigan Press. 280 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, fore-edge lightly marked. The author is an University of Connecticut English professor, who was played by Robin Williams in the movie "Dead Poets Society". In this travelogue he writes about his sabbatical year spent with family travelling around Australia. ISBN: 0472113771. Our Book No: 24236. $20 AUD.

619. Piesse, Ken (2008). Our Don Bradman 1908 - 2008: The Greatest Cricket Story Ever Told (1st ed). Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). 208 pp. Paperback small quarto, thick card covers (with flaps), very good plus condition, colour & black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) photos & drawings, illustrated endpapers, minor edgewear. Heavy. This very special warmly written biography about the Don, is a loving though critical centenary tribute, in words as well as over 200 cartoons, photos, cigarette cards, posters, paintings, quotations and statistics. Not only reveals Donald Bradman as the consummate batsman and captain but also as a husband and family man. Illustrations from Sporting on endpapers. ISBN: 9780733323669. Our Book No: 27851. $35 AUD.

620. Plimer, Elizabeth (1995). Once Upon a Family: One Hundred Years of History 1871 - 1976 as Seen Through the Eyes of the Nine Swann Sisters of Elizabeth Farm House Parramatta (1st ed). Springwood, NSW: Butterfly Books. 295 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, fold-out chart, house plan, minor edgewear. Elizabeth Farm House, built in 1793, one of Australia's major historic treasures, is owned by the New South Wales Government and run by the Historic Houses Trust. William Swann, in 1904 bought the derelict house, saving it from certain destruction. The Swann family maintained the restored house for 65 years. For 60 of those years this responsibility was carried by the nine daughters of William and his wife, Elizabeth. This book traces the lives and times of these women who carved out careers for themselves in the horse-and-buggy era. With photos, documents, map and genealogical chart (family tree), and a comprehensive index. ISBN: 0947333800. Our Book No: 23152. $15 AUD.

621. Pollak, Michael; MacNabb, Margaret (2002). Days Never Done: The Life and Work of Hesba Fay Brinsmead (1st ed). Sydney, Woollahra: Unity Press. 197 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, autograph (both author's written dedication title page). A biography of the Australian children's writer Hesba Fay Brinsmead, who was born in 1922 and grew up in the Blue Mountains in remote and primitive conditions. Her books are set in diverse locations - Sydney, Melbourne, Western Australia, northern New South Wales, the Outback, and ancient Tuscany - and have been loved by generations of young people and widely translated. Since 1990, when her last novel was published, ill health has prevented her from writing, but she has continued to be an inspiration for many other Australian writers for young people. This very special book is a very readable biography of a complex and important Australian writer. ISBN: 0958975930. Our Book No: 27160. $20 AUD.

622. Pollard, Jack; Bradman, Don (2001). The Bradman Years (Revised ed). Sydney, Belrose: Book Company. 426 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, pictorial cover, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket (little rubbed). Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book covers the period from 1918 to 1948 when Donald Bradman made his extraordinary impact on world cricket. Includes his discovery, progress from country town matches using a cut down bat, to his introduction to Sydney grade matches, and then to state and Test appearances. Concludes with Bradman's last tour as a captain of the 1948 Australian 'Invincibles' when he led an unbeaten team through a stirring, dramatic series of Tests. ISBN: 1740471318. Our Book No: 28595. $25 AUD.

623. Porter, June (2013). Can a Duck Swim?: An Autobiography (1st ed). Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 185 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), illustrated endpapers, black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket. This is the fascinating true story of a young Australian woman from the suburbs of Perth, Western Australia, transported to opulent India during the last years of the British Raj. ISBN: 9781743052013. Our Book No: 28272. $20 AUD.

624. Porter, James; Davey, Richard Innes (prepared) & Maxwell-Stewart, Hamish (afterword0 (2014). The Travails of Jimmy Porter: A Memoir (Reprint ed). Strahan, TAS: Round Earth Company. 116 pp. Paperback wide octavo (with flaps), very good plus condition, single-colour text-drawings, minor edgewear. This memoir was written on Norfolk Island in 1842 by James Porter, who was sent to the Island prison from Van Diemens Land after a sentence of death which was incurred for the piracy of the Frederick from Macquarie Harbour in 1834 was set aside. This story is about the mastermind of the Frederick mutineers, scallywag and swashbuckling romancer, whose desire for freedom takes him around the world. ISBN: 0975005111. Our Book No: 28264. $35 AUD.

625. Posse, Victor (2003). Together Up There: Unit History of 549 RAF / RAAF Fighter Squadron In Northern Australia During World War II (1st ed). Loftus, NSW: Australian Military History Publications (AMHP). 201 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, pictorial boards, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, documents, maps, appendices, old price marks front free flyleaf. This story is about the author's cousin, Ronald Walter Posse, who was killed in a flying accident in the Northern Territory of Australia in WW2. He had been a Spitfire pilot and a member of 549 (Fighter) Squadron RAF from its formation until his untimely death on 16 November 1944 at Truscott, the secret wartime Kimberley airbase. He had flown 205 hours on Spitfires and 1240 hours on all types of planes. Also the story of Fighter Squadron 549. ISBN: 1876439920. Our Book No: 27046. $35 AUD.

626. Potter, Noel; Matthews, Stephen (editor) (1999). Not Theirs the Shame Who Fight: Edited Selections from the World War 1 Diaries, Poems and Letters of 6080 Private R.C. (Cleve) Potter, A Company 21st Battalion A.I.F. (1st ed). Canberra, Charnwood: Ginninderra Press. 210 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, map, corners front cover lightly creased, crease front cover. The diaries of Cleve Potter were written in four books. The first - not been recovered - presumably covered enlistment, camp at Cootamundra, and embarking from Sydney in November 1916. The second and third notebooks were with him until he had leave in England in February 1918. He probably did not have the fourth book until he returned to France in August 1918 after having been wounded in April 1918 and evacuated to Exeter Military Hospital. The fourth book is a copy of the original, and is in the Mitchell Library in Sydney. Kelvin Potter dedicated himself to the demanding task of transcribing the diaries, poems and letters in preparation for publication - they are reproduced as Cleve wrote them. ISBN: 1876259914. Our Book No: 26878. $40 AUD.

627. Powell, Alan (1977). Patrician Democrat: The Political Life of Charles Cowper 1843 - 1870 (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 192 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition, frontispiece, edges & pages lightly toned, spine ends & corners little rubbed. This is the biography of Charles Cowper, first 'liberal' premier of New South wales. His political career spanned 27 vital years in the evolution of democratic government in Australia. He played a leading part in almost every momentous political issue which arose during that time, and he headed the government of New South Wales for nine of its most formative years. ISBN: 0522841325. Our Book No: 27526. $18 AUD.

628. Pratt, Douglas; Dargie, Sir William (1975). The Australian Artist Douglas Pratt, O.B.E. (1900 - 1972): An Appreciation of His Life and Work by Fellow Artist Sir William Dargie, C.B.E., with Douglas Pratt's Own Story Written by Him as a Biographic Sketch Prior to His Death in 1972. Sydney, Artarmon: Australian Artist Editions. 56 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, black & white & colour photos (paintings) collected at rear, black & white drawings (including frontispiece), written & dated dedication. ISBN: 095983950X. Our Book No: 13900. $22 AUD.

629. Press, Margaret M. (1978). Julian Tenison Woods (1st ed) [Studies in the Christian Movement]. Sydney: Catholic Theological Faculty. 242 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, pages little toned as usual, minor edgewear jacket, copy 2. A sympathetic biography of an extraordinarily active Australian - the Catholic priest who founded the Sisters of St Joseph (Saint Mary McKillop's order). He was heavily involved in Catholic education. He was also a gentleman scientist who made many worthwhile contributions to Australian geology. ISBN: 0909246513. Our Book No: 3139. $15 AUD.

630. Price, Matt; Leak, Bill (illustrator) (2008). Top Price: The Australian's Matt Price on Sport, Politics, Music and Life (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 329 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white illustrations, minor edgewear, creases rear cover. A collection of some of his liveliest columns filed over the last decade, in which he tackles issues big and small with his own special way of doing things - which made him one of Australia's top journalists (until his tragic death). ISBN: 9780732288877. Our Book No: 24845. $15 AUD.

631. Priestley, Susan (2011). Henrietta Augusta Dugdale: An Activist 1827 - 1918. Melbourne: Melbourne Books. 201 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, minor edgewear, front cover corner tips little worn. This biography of a thrice-married woman, who was born in St Pancras, London, during the reign of George IV and died 91 years later at Point Lonsdale, Victoria, seeks to understand how and why she came to Australia, became a vegetarian, a secularist, initiated the first female suffrage society in Australasia and, in her late middle age, published a futuristic allegory titled "A Few Hours in a Far Off Age". This well researched book is an illuminating insight into the formation of the Australian women's movement. ISBN: 9781877096471. Our Book No: 26786. $30 AUD.

632. Prunster, Ursula; Glad, Helen (contributor) & Holden, Robert (contributor) (1995). The Legendary Lindsays. Sydney: Beagle Press / Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW). 120 pp. Hardback folio, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white & colour photos. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book is based on an exhibition at the AGNSW of works by the five members of the Lindsay family from Creswell, Victoria, who became artists (Norman, Percy, Lionel, Ruby and Daryl). This allows evaluation of shared influences, and the sense of combined energy that produced, over a period of 40 years, a genuine but controversial Australian folk art and a gallery of popular national portraits that complemented the unique work of writers such as Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson. ISBN: 0947349138. Our Book No: 16294. $50 AUD.

633. Pryor, Boori (Monty); McDonald, Meme (with) (1998). Maybe Tomorrow (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 204 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos, maps. Autobiography of the diverse life of an Aboriginal entertainer. He played it the white man's way, but still retained his black identity. ISBN: 0140273972. Our Book No: 7325. $10 AUD.

634. Pung, Alice (2011). Her Father's Daughter (1st ed). Melbourne: Black Inc. 238 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, flyleaf & last page lightly foxed, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear corners. This powerful autobiography is set in Melbourne, China and Cambodia, and captures a father-daughter relationship in a moving way. As she digs into her father's story, Alice embarks on a journey of painful discovery: of memories lost and found, of her own fears for the future, of history and how it echoes down the years. ISBN: 9781863955423. Our Book No: 27259. $12 AUD.

635. Purcell, Lorraine (2010). The Miners' Friend: A Brief Account of the Life of Ludwig Hugo (Louis) Beyers 1840 - 1910 in Hill End, New South Wales & the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia. Sydney, Carlton: Hill End & Tambaroora Gathering Group. 44 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, colour photo rear cover, sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, maps, minor edgewear. This brief biography, compiled by Purcell, is about Ludwig (Louis) Beyers who was the much loved Mayor of Hill End. He left the eastern states to go to Western Australia to gain his fortune in the gold rushes of 1892. This book has been produced for the centenary of his death. It commemorates the laying of a plaque on his grave in the Mt Morgans cemetary on 30 November 2010. His great granddaughter, Helen Heath has written a dedication on behalf of the Beyer descendants. ISBN: 9780980613223. Our Book No: 28873. $25 AUD.

636. Purdon, Fiona (2000). Susie O'Neill: Our Champion. Sydney: Macmillan. 128 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos (some full-page), glossy paper, minor edgewear. A picture book celebrating the life of the great Australian swimmer. ISBN: 0732910668. Our Book No: 11430. $15 AUD.

637. Putnis, Peter (1988). Steele Rudd's Australia. Toowoomba: Darling Downs Institute Press. 67 pp. Paperback oblong, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, black & white drawings, minor crease front cover near spine. Steele Rudd, born at Drayton near Toowoomba in 1868, is Queensland's most popular author of novels and short stories. He created the immortal characters of Dad'n'Dave and their comical adventures on a Darling Downs farm. ISBN: 0949414247. Our Book No: 20428. $15 AUD.

638. Pybus, Cassandra (2001). The Devil and James McAuley (Revised ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 402 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos. A controversial biography of the leading but troubled Australian poet and founding editor of Quadrant magazine (said to be financed by the CIA). He was on outstanding intellectual of the right during the Cold War, part of the powerful clique that included B. A. Santamaria. ISBN: 070223124X. Our Book No: 13179. $18 AUD.

639. Queller, Jessica (2008). Pretty is What Changes: Impossible Choices, the Breast Cancer Gene, and How I Defied My Destiny (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. 247 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, small scratch front cover, top corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear. After her mother died of cancer, the author took the test for a BRCA mutation - the genetic marker for breast and ovarian cancer. The test came back positive, meaning she had an 85% chance of getting cancer herself. This book reaches beyond those who have been directly touched by cancer, and will inspire debate among all who appreciate the difficult choices that come with balancing love, family, career and life as a whole. ISBN: 9781741666328. Our Book No: 23610. $10 AUD.

640. Quilty, Edna Eckford (2002). Nothing Prepared Me! Caloundra, QLD: Edna Eckford Quilty. 281 pp. Paperback octavo (with flaps), very good condition, black & white text-photos, colour photos, endpaper maps, minor edgewear. A unique view of our recent past. During her 31 years on Lansdowne, a million-acre cattle station in the rugged Kimberley Ranges of Western Australia, Mrs Quilty traces the development of the cattle industry in Australia's Top End - from traditional mustering and droving, to the use of helicopters and road trains. The story is interwoven with domestic and social scenes now mostly a part of history. ISBN: 0957760809. Our Book No: 25013. $20 AUD.

641. Ramage, S. P. (2014). Kokoda Secret: Ian Hutchison, Australian Hero. Sydney, Wahroonga: Eora Press. 359 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, spine ends & bottom edge covers little rubbed, base spine little bumped, minor edgewear jacket (lightly scratched). Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This is the story of Colonel Ian Hutchison who was a revered soldier and one of the great figures in Australian military history. As Commanding Officer of the 2/3 Australian Infantry Battalion in the battle of Eora Creek on the Kokoda Trail, he inspired his men to a smashing victory, being a turning point in the Kokoda Campaign. He served in both the Second World War and the Korean War. This book looks at his career from the time he joined the militia as a regimental cadet at the age of 16 in 1929 until his retirement in 1963, during which period his career mirrored the development of the 20th-century Australian Army. Using ground-breaking research, extensive private papers and detailed interviews, this unique biography is a compelling story of Colonel Ian Hutchison and a definitive study of battalion command in war and peace. ISBN: 9780646913834. Our Book No: 28988. $35 AUD.

642. Ramsay, Janet K. (1988). The Women of Meroogal (1st ed). Sydney, Glebe: Historic Houses Trust. 96 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, two colour photos, map, few creases in covers, minor edgewear, faint foxing edges, light foxing inside covers. The history of Meroogal, an early home built at Nowra in New South Wales (NSW). The home was first occupied in February 1886, and the Historic Houses Trust purchased it in 1985. This book is one of a set of three the Trust has commissioned which looks at the lives of the women who lived in three of the houses owned by the Trust. The author has told the story of the women of Meroogal with charm and sensitivity. ISBN: 094975336X. Our Book No: 22109. $12 AUD.

643. Ramsland, John (2009). The Rainbow Beach Man: The Life and Times of Les Ridgway, Worimi Elder. Melbourne: Brolga Publishing. 452 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. The fascinating biography of Les Ridgeway, Aboriginal Elder, and his struggle against adversity and racial discrimination. He was raised on reserves at Port Stephens and Taree (NSW) who advanced from being a farm labourer to station assistant manager, to Aboriginal welfare officer. he was picked by Charles Perkins to be a significant part of the new Commonwealth Department of Aboriginal Affairs. ISBN: 9781921221927. Our Book No: 15005. $20 AUD.

644. Reed, Naomi (2007). My Seventh Monsoon: A Himalayan Journey of Faith and Mission. Sydney: Ark House Press. 205 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication). The Australian physiotherapist tells her story of her family's Christian mission to train Nepalese physiotherapists. ISBN: 9780980345827. Our Book No: 16793. $10 AUD.

645. Reed, Naomi (2008). No Ordinary View: A Season of Faith and Mission in the Himalayas. Sydney: Ark House Press. 175 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. The Australian physiotherapist, and author of "My Seventh Monsoon", continues the story of her family's Christian mission to train Nepalese physiotherapists. She openly shares the highs and lows of their lives as they struggled to remain faithful to God's call during Nepal's political upheavals. ISBN: 9780980452341. Our Book No: 22700. $15 AUD.

646. Rees, Lloyd (1989). The Small Treasures of a Lifetime: Some Early Memories of Australian Art and Artists (Reprint ed). Sydney: Collins Press. 183 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, black & white portrait title page, colour reproductions, edges lightly foxed, corners front cover little scuffed, tiny dent front cover, minor edgewear. The noted Australian artist shares some of the small treasures of a lifetime, a lifetime that has spanned many of the important years in the development of art in Australia, particularly the 1920s and 1930s. This book was first published in 1969. This new edition contains several new colour plates as well as the drawings specially done for the original edition. ISBN: 0732224624. Our Book No: 28389. $15 AUD.

647. Rees, Lloyd; Butel, Elizabeth (with) (1989). Peaks and Valleys: An Autobiography (Revised, reprint ed). Sydney: Collins Press. 281 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, colour reproductions, edges lightly toned, corners front cover lightly creased, tiny dent spine, top spine lightly bumped, faint foxing inside front cover & flyleaf, minor edgewear, owner's written name. This is the autobiography of the grand old man of Australian art, now 93 years of age. He uses the same eye for detail and penetrating perspective in this book, the story of his long and gifted life. This revised edition contains eight of his paintings, several pencil drawings and a collection of drawings not previously published that were found in an old sketchbook, c.1915. ISBN: 0732224616. Our Book No: 28388. $20 AUD.

648. Reilly, Malcolm (1998). Reilly: A Life in Rugby League. Sydney: Ironbark Press. 286 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear, top & bottom corners front cover creased. The author tells his story about his life in Rugby League in Sydney. The magnificent back row player for the mighty Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, when they won the Sydney first Grade Rugby League Premiership. ISBN: 0330361201. Our Book No: 22276. $15 AUD.

649. Reilly, Pauline (1992). Cannabis and Cancer: Arthur's Story [Arthur Reilly]. Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 118 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. When Arthur Reilly became terminally ill with prostate cancer, marijuana produced the only workable relief from cancer pain during his last months. A compelling case for limited legalisation of cannabis for medical use. ISBN: 090801161X. Our Book No: 8815. $10 AUD.

650. Reynaud, Daniel; McKernan, Dr Michael (foreword) (2015). The Man the Anzacs Revered: William "Fighting Mac" McKenzie, Anzac Chaplain (1st ed). Warburton, VIC: Signs Publishing Company. 262 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) photos, tiny scuff base spine, edges lightly toned, rear cover little creased, few creases flyleaf (printing error), minor edgewear. This is the story of William McKenzie who was one of the most famous of the Anzacs, a legend for his work on Gallipoli and in France. He was a Salvation Army Chaplain, who preached against alcohol, brothels, gambling and bad language, yet he was respected and revered by the soldiers he served. The author has written a sympathetic and caring story. ISBN: 9781925044164. Our Book No: 28917. $30 AUD.

651. Reynolds, Henry (1999). Why Weren't We Told? A Personal Search for the Truth About Our History (1st ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 264 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned as usual, minimal foxing endpapers, minor edgewear, copy 1. First edition. A frank account of how the author realised that he, like generations of Australians, grew up with a distorted picture of Aboriginal history. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0670887412. Our Book No: 13559. $15 AUD.

652. Reynolds, Henry (1999). Why Weren't We Told? A Personal Search for the Truth About Our History (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 264 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages little toned as usual, top edge foxed, corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear, copy 2. A frank account of how the author realised that he, like generations of Australians, grew up with a distorted picture of Aboriginal history. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0670887412. Our Book No: 13559A. $12 AUD.

653. Reynolds, John; Barwick, Garfield Sir (foreword) & Menzies, Robert Sir (foreword) (1979). Edmund Barton [Famous Australian Lives]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 224 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, frontispiece, fore-edge lightly marked, crease in spine, pages & inside covers lightly toned, inner hinge little split (pages firm), minor edgewear, owner's written name & details. The author writes a full and balanced biography of Australia's first Prime Minister - as a political leader, a judge, a family man, a friend and lover of life. This book with an introduction by the Right Hon. Sir Garfield Barwick, Chief Justice of Australia, is a personal biography and an insight into a period vital in Australia's history. (Hinge little split between p126, 127.). ISBN: 0207140499. Our Book No: 27409. $20 AUD.

654. Reynolds, Peter (2000). John Balmain: Schoolteacher and Goldseeker in Balmain, California and Goondiwindi 1810 - 1884 [Balmain Historical Monograph]. Sydney, Balmain: Balmain Association, Inc. 118 pp. Paperback small quarto, as new condition, glossy paper, black & white text=photos. The curious and tragic story of schoolteacher John Balmain and his family. He was the supposed nephew of Scottish surgeon Dr William Balmain, who in 1800 was granted land now known as the inner western Sydney suburbs of Balmain and Rozelle. John arrived in Sydney in 1837 and unsuccessfully claimed a share of the land grant, without knowing that William had previously gifted the land to another party. ISBN: 0958760632. Our Book No: 16904. $30 AUD.

655. Rickard, Doug (1999). My War: A Memoir. Sydney, Glebe: Book House / Wild & Woolley. 98 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos, map, minor edgewear. From Sydney to Palestine, Egypt, Libya, Greece and Ceylon, the author fought WW2 in the 6th Division. After returning for the Pacific war, he guided naval bombardment at landings of 7th and 9th Div. with gunfire from RAN and USN warships. His war ended in London. He has recorded his experiences of 50 to 60 years ago accurately, without having kept a diary. ISBN: 1740180453. Our Book No: 23401. $20 AUD.

656. Riemer, Andrew (1998). Sandstone Gothic: Confessions of an Accidental Academic. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 225 pp. Paperback octavo, good condition, pages lightly toned, plastic coating little lifted front cover bottom edge, cover corners little creased, edges minimally foxed, minor edgewear. Enlightening autobiography of an academic (English Department, University of Sydney). ISBN: 1864486260. Our Book No: 8391. $10 AUD.

657. Riemer, Andrew (2008). A Family History of Smoking (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 218 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, bottom corners covers lightly worn. This is a compelling memoir about two European families living through the last gasps of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. From great-grandfather David, who saw his family's fortunes decline with the gradual rise of anti-Semitism, to the ultra-modern, glamorous mother who held her family together through WW2, the author paints a beautiful picture of a now vanished world that literally went up in smoke. Set against the backdrop of the tumult of early 20th-century Europe, this book is full of eccentric characters, literary anecdotes and historical drama. ISBN: 9780522854886. Our Book No: 24057. $20 AUD.

658. Roberts, Barney; Young, Adrian (illustrator) & Clark, Manning (foreword) (1985). A Kind of Cattle. Canberra: Australian War Memorial. 189 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), maps, black & white text-photos, black & white drawings, minor edgewear jacket, base spine & corners little rubbed. The author writes about his time spent as a prisoner of the Germans in the 2nd World War. He was taken prisoner at Megara on the Greek mainland. He and his friends went by forced march and cattle truck to a camp in Northern Yugoslavia. Barney changed their luck by volunteering his group for a work party going to a farming community on the mountainous south-eastern border of Austria. He has included poems written long after his flight from captivity. This memoir is important because very few Australian prisoners of the Germans have told their stories. ISBN: 0642994781. Our Book No: 28191. $15 AUD.

659. Robertson, Elizabeth; Hoare, Merval (editor) (1996). Elizabeth Robertson's Diary: Norfolk Island 1845 (Unstated 1st ed). Newcastle, NSW: Merval Hoare / Newey & Beath (Printer). 64 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, full-page black & white drawings (sketches), minor edgewear. A candid account of life in early Norfolk Island. In September 1845, at the Superintendent of Agriculture's residence, the author writes to her sister Fanny (Mrs Frances Murdoch), who lived in Hobart Town, and recounts her life for the previous six weeks. ISBN: 0731653769. Our Book No: 23013. $12 AUD.

660. Robertson, George; Barker, Anthony (editor) (1993). George Robertson: A Publishing Life in Letters [Previous title: Dear Robertson]. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press. 225 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, spine jacket faintly faded as common, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear, old price marks. Letters written by the bookseller and publisher George Robertson (1895 -1933), who was a founder of Angus & Robertson. ISBN: 0702225126. Our Book No: 15279. $15 AUD.

661. Robertson, Rachel (2012). Reaching One Thousand: A Story of Love, Motherhood & Autism (1st ed). Melbourne, Collingwood: Black Inc. 224 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, top corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear. This book is about a mother's quest to understand her son Ben's autism. Written with warmth, it is a thought-provoking story about family and understanding, and a tender love letter from a mother to her son. ISBN: 9781863955553. Our Book No: 27187. $20 AUD.

662. Robinson, Roland (1976). The Shift of Sands: An Autobiography 1952 - 62 (1st ed). Melbourne: Macmillan. 375 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), bottom edge little rubbed, top edge faintly foxed, few tiny edge tears jacket (minor edgewear), faint old price marks, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. His autobiography of the productive decade he spent traveling the Australian continent collecting the Aboriginal myths and legends which were to influence his poetry and prose. ISBN: 0333210026. Our Book No: 27116. $20 AUD.

663. Robson, Frank (2007). Lucky for Me (1st p/b ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 221 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos. The author tells the story of Lucky, the cream-coloured terrier, who was abandoned by his owners at a vet's clinic in Queensland. A week before being put down he was adopted by the author and his partner, Lisa. In this wonderful story of friendship that developed between man and dog, the author puzzles on the sentient being who trotted into his life and taught him about survival, mateship and the joys of an independent spirit. ISBN: 0732285054. Our Book No: 23337. $10 AUD.

664. Roderick, Colin (1998). Miles Franklin: Her Brilliant Career (Reissue ed). Sydney: Lansdowne. 256 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, black & white photos centre spread, old price marks. Colin Roderick explores the Australian novelist's complex personality in this entertaining study with the advantage of having known Miles Franklin personally. Roderick wrote this book to restore Franklin to what she believed to be her rightful place in the Australian story: not so much a feminist, but more significantly as the creator of a new mode in Australian literature. ISBN: 1863026126. Our Book No: 18933. $10 AUD.

665. Rogers, Jerry; Rogers, Skye (1998). Bend of the River: A Family Pastoral. Sydney: Lansdowne. 288 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, front cover creased & corner little worn, pages lightly toned, inside rear cover lightly marked, minor edgewear. Life on a tropical Queensland orchid. ISBN: 1863026355. Our Book No: 18097. $10 AUD.

666. Rogers, Ron E.; Thornton, Bruce I. (editor) (1995). George Henry Morling: The Man and His Message for Today. Sydney: Greenwood Press. 182 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. George Henry Morling was principal of the Baptist Theological College of NSW, Australia (now known as Morling College) from 1921 to 1960. This book tells the story of a man of deep sincerity, transparent spirituality and a keen analytical mind. The book includes lectures and addresses setting out his teaching philosophy. ISBN: 0850449804. Our Book No: 23658. $15 AUD.

667. Rosenwater, Irving (1978). Sir Donald Bradman: A Biography (1st ed). London: B. T. Batsford. 416 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (little rubbed), base spine little rubbed, coloured top edge faded & little toned. This book reflects, so far as it affected Sir Donald Bradman's career, the course of Anglo-Australian cricket history from the late 1920s until 1949 (when he retired). The book covers four tours of England, and four English tours to Australia, including the bodyline series of 1932-33. The author has researched Sir Donald's life and cricket history, to have this book ready to celebrate Sir Donald's 70th birthday on 27 August 1978. ISBN: 071340664X. Our Book No: 28619. $20 AUD.

668. Rowe, Normie; Nimmervoll, Ed (with) (2013). Normie: The Normie Rowe Story. London: New Holland. 192 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white & colour photos. Through dizzying highs and deep lows, Normie Rowe, pop sensation turned soldier turned beloved performer of screen and stage, has overcome break-ups, breakdowns and unexpected blows to become the Australian national treasure we know today. At one time, he was Australia's biggest musical talent with his record-breaking songs "Que Sera Sera" and "Shakin' All Over". He was drafted into the Army for service in Vietnam. The scars of battle left him with post-traumatic stress disorder. He also had to battle the breakup of his marriage and the death of his 8-year-old son. ISBN: 9781742573830. Our Book No: 10780. $20 AUD.

669. Roxburgh, Rachel; Baglin, Douglass (photos) & Clark, Manning (preface) (1989). Throsby Park: An Account of the Throsby Family in Australia 1802 - 1940. [Sydney]: NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service. 176 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, maps, tiny scuff spine ends, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear. This is the story of the Throsby family, British migrants who settled at Throsby Park at Mossvale (New South Wales) in 1802. The author has used down-to-earth language and vivid descriptions to tell this fascinating story. The illustrations help to paint a picture about the way of life, the hard work, the pleasure of their own creations, and the tenacity of our past migrants which will let the present generation look at the past with new eyes. ISBN: 0730522512. Our Book No: 27320. $15 AUD.

670. Ruhen, Carl (1988). The Sea Devil: The Controversial Cruise of the Nazi Emissary von Luckner to Australia and New Zealand in 1938 (1st ed). Sydney: Kangaroo. 136 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, frontispiece, minor edgewear jacket (crease top edge, light foxing reverse side), light foxing top edge, spine ends lightly rubbed. The story of Count Felix von Luckner who visited Australia and New Zealand in 1938. He was seen by many as a Nazi spy and by others as a chivalrous and honourable foe during World War 1 (WW1) when, as a sea raider, he had sunk 14 Allied ships in the the South Atlantic without loss of a single life. (Includes advert sheet for von Luckner's lecture in Canberra on 4 June 1938.). ISBN: 0864171781. Our Book No: 26506. $20 AUD.

671. Rutgers, Dr Sir Hendrik (1992). A Testimony of a Lawyer. Sydney, Blacktown: Hexagon Press. 150 pp. Hardback octavo, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, black & white photos (one in colour), endpaper maps, rear cover scratched (small dent). Autobiography of Dutch-Australian solicitor and MBE. His remarkably varied life included being part of the Dutch Underground during WW2, and a judge advocate in Indonesia during war crime trials. ISBN: 090806313X. Our Book No: 13491. $22 AUD.

672. Ryan, R. J. (editor) (1982). The Second Fleet Convicts: A Comprehensive Listing of Convicts who Sailed in HMS Guardian, Lady Juliana, Neptune, Scarborough and Surprise. Sydney: Australian Documents Library. 95 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, covers little scratched, pages little toned, edges foxed, edgewear. An alphabetical list of convicts who arrived at Sydney Town in 1790 aboard the five ships of the Second Fleet (two of these ships were not officially a part of the fleet, but arrived at the same time.) An appendix is an extract from "The Life and Adventures of John Nichol, Mariner" (Edinburgh, 1822). ISBN: 0908219067. Our Book No: 3609. $20 AUD.

673. Ryder, Charles (2007). Enough! This is My Autobiography! Sydney, Ourimbah: Bookbound Publishing. 132 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, bottom corner front cover creased, autograph (author's written dedication to owner). The author, a motor mechanic, has lived a long and memorable life. He loves telling his stories and his listeners love hearing them. After many requests, Charles has put a few stories together, including his military service during WW2 in the RAF, time overseas in South Africa, North Africa, Turkey and Greece (including capture of a German general). After migration to Australia he became involved with the Salvation Army. ISBN: 9781740110433. Our Book No: 23214. $20 AUD.

674. Safe, Mike (2006). Remembering Amy: Amy Gillett, the Girl Who Never Gave Up (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 213 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour photos, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, top corner cover creased. This is the untold story of the hardworking and ambitious Australian athletes who aren't in the spotlight, and their courage, determination and passion for their sport. It is also about a warm, vibrant and determined young woman cyclist, who died in a tragic accident. ISBN: 1741148847. Our Book No: 24739. $13 AUD.

675. Salter, Elizabeth (1972). Daisy Bates: The Biography of a Remarkable Victorian Woman - the Legendary Daisy Bates, a Journalist and Self-Taught Anthropologist Who Defied the Conventions of Her Day By Living in the Bush With the Australian Aborigine (1st U.S. stated ed). New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan. 266 pp. Hardback dustjacket, illustrated ochre cloth cover, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, edges & pages lightly toned, small closed edge tears jacket (spine little faded, little loss corners & spine ends, corners little scuffed & worn), fore-edge lightly marked. Biography of Irish-born lady who lived among Aborigines. This vivid and compassionate biography brings the remarkable story of Daisy Bates to vibrant life. Meticulously documented from Daisy's own extensive articles, books, and journals, it portrays a colourful life of romance and adventure, brilliantly evoking the dynamic, eccentric, and indomitable woman who was capable of both pragmatism and poetry - and who became a legend in her own time. Our Book No: 26831. $20 AUD.

676. Santamaria, B. A. (1984). Daniel Mannix: A Biography. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 282 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photos, colour portrait frontispiece, non-author written dedication front endpaper. Daniel Mannix was the controversial conservative Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne. He was a strong supporter of Valera back in Ireland, and also of anti-conscription. He long fought communist influences in the Australian labor Party (ALP), and was prominent in the split to create the Democratic Labor Party (DLP). Recounts the story of his trials and tribulations during his near century of life. Draws out the many facets of his personality - above all, an irrepressible sense of humour and compassion for his fellows. ISBN: 052284247X. Our Book No: 13719. $24 AUD.

677. Saunders, David; Burke, Catherine (1976). Ancher, Mortlock, Murray, Woolley: Sydney Architects 1946 - 1976. Sydney: Power Institute of Fine Arts, University of Sydney. 60 pp. Paperback wide thin octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos. A booklet about one of the leading architectural practices in Sydney. Provides an account of how the firm grew and which buildings it has been responsible for. Offers remarks about the significance to architecture of these buildings, and in some cases critical commentary. Our Book No: 25089. $20 AUD.

678. Sauvage, Louise; Heads, Ian (with) & Fraser, Dawn (foreword) (2002). Louise Sauvage - My Story (1st ed). Sydney: HarperSports. 296 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour text-photos, minor edgewear. Autobiography of inspiring Australian wheelchair athlete who has won medals in the Paralympic Games. ISBN: 0732272637. Our Book No: 5429. $15 AUD.

679. Saville, Margot (2007). The Battle for Bennelong: The Adventures of Maxine McKew, Aged 50 Something (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 182 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, front cover lightly creased. This book reveals the pathos, the inside machinations, and the many fete openings and raffle draws that the author attended with Maxine, or John Howard, or both. Or, how the ABC journalist defeated a Prime Minister in his own seat during the 2007 Federal election. ISBN: 9780522854428. Our Book No: 23056. $10 AUD.

680. Scarlett, Ken (1988). The Sculpture of John Davis: Places & Locations. Melbourne: Hyland House. 216 pp. Hardback square quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos (some full-page), front cover jacket scratched (spine lightly faded), minor edgewear. Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Traces the evolution of the sculpture of John Davis from his first wood carvings while living in in Mildura (1960s), through many changes of style, until he became a major Australian sculptor exhibiting in Venice, Delhi, Tokyo and Los Angeles. This book coincides with a major exhibition of his works at the Heide Park and Art Gallery. ISBN: 0947062262. Our Book No: 15212. $60 AUD.

681. Schafferius, Keith; Kieza, Grantlee (2010). The Retriever: The Incredible True Story of a Child Retrieval Expert and the Families He Has Reunited. Sydney: ABC Books. 291 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. The author is an Australian private investigator, who became a world leader in the retrieval of children kidnapped by one parent. He has brought home more than 100 children from countries worldwide including Poland, Mexico and Lebanon (but failed in difficult cases in the Philippines and Yemen). ISBN: 9780733325410. Our Book No: 14502. $15 AUD.

682. Schwartz, Andor (2010). Living Memory (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Black Inc. 312 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, charts (including colour), map, minor edgewear. This very special story goes back to his childhood world in rural Hungary in the years leading up to the Second World War (WW2). He discusses his love of nature and country life, his friendships, the harvests, the Jewish festivals, the age-old customs. He survived the Holocaust, but his whole family did not. He migrated to Israel and then Australia (Melbourne), where he prospered. He became a dairy farmer and a successful property developer. He writes this book in his 79th year. ISBN: 9781863954716. Our Book No: 27788. $18 AUD.

683. Schwarz, Michelle (2006). One Split Second: The Death of David Hookes and the Trial of Zdravko Micevic. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press. 242 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top corners few rear pages & cover little creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Examines the sudden and violent death of cricket legend David Hookes outside a Melbourne bayside hotel, late one night in January 2004. The author's experience as a lawyer gave her the background to put together the strands of this story. Through a combination of forensic research skills, a subtle and sympathetic interview style, a knowledge of the legal system, she has created a balanced, account of a tragic event and its aftermath that have established a critical place in Australia's memory. ISBN: 0868409472. Our Book No: 22197. $12 AUD.

684. Scott-Child, Richard; Reid, Vivien E. (illustrator) & Clyne, Densey (foreword) (1992). Pirates Don't Pick Flowers (1st ed). Kalamunda, WA: Literary Mouse Press. 97 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, maps, minor edgewear, light foxing edges, autograph (author's written dedication flyleaf). A true tale of adventure for young people. This is the story of William Dampier, Esq., seafarer, explorer and keen observer of things strange and wonderful. ISBN: 0947295569. Our Book No: 25693. $15 AUD.

685. Segelman, Yossi (2004). Take Action! Successful Australians Share Their Secrets. Melbourne: Lothian Books. 289 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Interviews with courageous and motivated Australians who have taken action and made their lives successful. ISBN: 0734406126. Our Book No: 25795. $13 AUD.

686. Sellin, S. R. (2009). The World Roamer. Sydney: S. R. Sellin. 282 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos, minor edgewear jacket (front flap creased). The author writes about his many adventures as he travelled the world. ISBN: 9781876409753. Our Book No: 25140. $30 AUD.

687. Shackleton, Shirley (2010). The Circle of Silence: A Personal Testimony Before, During and After Balibo. Sydney: Pier 9 / Murdoch Books. 392 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos centre spread. Winner of the 2010 Walkley Award, Shirley Shackleton unexpectedly became a human rights activist when her journalist husband Greg Shackleton was killed during the Indonesian invasion of East Timor in 1975. Her story is filled with a profound sense of purpose, enduring love for her late husband, and a fierce determination to seek truth and justice not only regarding the events leading up to the murders of the journalists who came to be known as Balibo Five, but for the cause of democracy and freedom in East Timor. ISBN: 9781741964851. Our Book No: 14725. $18 AUD.

688. Shaw, Bruce (1995). Our Heart is the Land: Aboriginal Reminiscences from the Western Lake Eyre Basin. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press. 154 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. This collection of Aboriginal life histories, by an Australian anthropology lecturer, provides a glimpse of a little-known world. Focusing on themes such as religious life, living off the land, Dreamings and missions, and using the voices of men and women in and around the Lake Eyre Basin today, the author records a history of oppression and deprivation, disease and exploitation, but also celebrates the survival of a rich culture, and the growth of political awareness and community self management. ISBN: 0855752548. Our Book No: 23306. $20 AUD.

689. Shaw, Paula (2009). Seven Seasons in Aurukun: My Unforgettable Time at a Remote Aboriginal School (1st ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 250 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, top corner one page creased,. The author tells her very personal story of teaching at the local Aboriginal school in far north Queensland, and making a life for herself in a challenging new world. ISBN: 9781741757071. Our Book No: 25961. $15 AUD.

690. Shayler, Kate (2001). The Long Way Home: The Story of a Homes Kid. Sydney: Random House. 346 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The ordeal and loneliness of a white child removed from her family to live in the Burnside Homes for Children. (Most attention in Australia so far has focused on the Aboriginal stolen generation, and on British child migrants.). ISBN: 174051050X. Our Book No: 7510. $10 AUD.

691. Shayler, Kate (2004). A Tuesday Thing: The Passionate Sequel to The Long Way Home (Reprint ed). Sydney: Random House. 509 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, small mark fore-edge, minor edgewear, cover & few page corners little creased. The ordeal and loneliness of a white child removed to live in the Burnside Homes for Children. This book follows on from her memoir of childhood "The Long Way Home", and traces her journey to wholeness. ISBN: 1740512685. Our Book No: 24596. $13 AUD.

692. Shears, Richard (2006). Wildlife Warrior: Steve Irwin 1962 - 2006: A Man who Changed the World (1st ed). Sydney: New Holland. 204 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, small crease bottom corner front cover. Charts Steve Irwin's amazing life - from his childhood in Victoria, Australia, through to work in the wilderness, his zoo and TV programs (known as the Crocodile Hunter), and his tragic death. It follows his story into marriage and his fame on the world stage as he took every opportunity to spread the word about wildlife conservation. ISBN: 9781741105520. Our Book No: 23099. $15 AUD.

693. Shepherd, Janine (1997). Dare to Fly [Janine Shepherd]. Sydney: Random House. 224 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos, pages lightly toned as common, minor edgewear. First edition. The inspiring story of her recovery from crippling spinal cord injuries from a road accident, including learning how to fly planes. Sequel to "Never Tell Me Never". ISBN: 0091835054. Our Book No: 9107. $15 AUD.

694. Shiga, Shigeo; Malnic, Jutta (photos) & Thompson, Bob (interviews) (1983). Shiga the Potter (1st ed). New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. 75 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), full-page colour photos, black & white photos, spine ends & corner rubbed, top corner covers bumped, light foxing edges, top corners pages little creased, reverse side jacket minor foxing (small closed tear rear cover, flap clipped, rear flap creased, minor edgewear), front free flyleaf creased, small texta spot bottom edge near spine. This book shows Shiga's experience in Australia through his pottery work and words. Shiga left Australia in 1979, and has worked in Japan since that time. The rear of the book has his story and a catalogue of his wonderful pottery. He gained inspiration from the natural beauty he found while living in Australia. ISBN: 0442263252. Our Book No: 27767. $20 AUD.

695. Shilton, Lance (1997). Speaking Out: A Life in Urban Mission [Library of Australian Christian Biography]. Sydney: Centre for the Study of Australian Christianity. 231 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear, edges few pages faintly toned, non-author written dedication. Autobiography of Lance Shilton, the Anglican Dean of Sydney from 1973 to 1988. He writes about Australian urban churches from his own experiences at St Jude's Carlton (Victoria), Holy Trinity (Adelaide), and St Andrew's Cathedral in Sydney. ISBN: 1864082984. Our Book No: 23456. $18 AUD.

696. Short, Wilsie (1994). Benjamin Short 1833 - 1912: A Migrant with a Mission: Grandfather's Story. Sydney, Kensington: AMP Society / University of New South Wales Press. 138 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos & drawings, endpaper sketch. Biography of the AMP insurance agent and evangelist who set up the Sydney City Mission and supported the YMCA. Written by his grand-daughter. ISBN: 0868401021. Our Book No: 18973. $15 AUD.

697. Simpson, Graham (1994). Colours of My Life: The Judith Durham Story. Sydney: Random House. 346 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos, covers, minor edgewear. First edition. A frank and revealing biography of Australia's first international female pop star (the voice of The Seekers). She also cares for her husband who suffers motor neurone disease (MND). ISBN: 0091829763. Our Book No: 8301. $36 AUD.

698. Simpson, Jenifer (2010). The Iota Story. Sunnybank Hills, QLD: Bookpal. 415 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text photos, maps, minor edgewear, slight scuff spine, hinge little split (pages firm), autograph (owner's written name). The author and her husband built a 'portable' yacht - the shallow draught "Iota", easy and cheap to carry on a ship as deck cargo. They shipped the ship to the islands of the Pacific and New Guinea, the West Indies and Southeast Asia, and for a few weeks at a time sailed in the world's most beautiful waters. This book is their story of dream's fulfilled. ISBN: 9781921681752. Our Book No: 26782. $25 AUD.

699. Simpson, Steve (1977). The Real Story of Wizard Smith (1st ed). Sydney, Ultimo: Murray. 128 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card covers, black & white photos, minor edgewear. Story of an Australian who made several unsuccessful attempts on the land speed motor racing record. An exciting, previously untold chapter of motoring history. He was born in Australia (Richmond, near the Blue Mountains), but lived and raced mostly in New Zealand. "An exciting, previously untold chapter of motoring history" - Wheels Magazine. ISBN: 0855663561. Our Book No: 22614. $15 AUD.

700. Singer, Peter (1999). Ethics Into Action: Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement. Melbourne, Carlton: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 222 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. A biography of animal rights activist Henry Spira. This book tells the inspiring story of a lifelong activist, whose creativity and careful thought about strategies for change will serve as a model for activists fighting injustice in a wide range of causes. ISBN: 0522848745. Our Book No: 20842. $13 AUD.

701. Skehan, Patricia; Bashir, Prof. Marie (foreword) (2003). Eadith Concord's Royal Kin. Sydney, Concord: P. Skehan Publishing. 128 pp. Paperback tall octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, colour photos, minor edgewear, light fading edges rear cover, few light creases covers, autograph (author's written name title page). (No 808 of limited edition of 1000 copies.) This book follows on from "The Walkers of Yaralla" published in 2000. The author has completed more research about the Walker family, including their royal connections. This very special book has rare photos, documents and letters that the author found. ISBN: 0975045407. Our Book No: 26771. $20 AUD.

702. Skovron, Alex (editor); Gaita, Raimond (editor); Miller, Alex (editor) (2011). Singing For All He's Worth: Essays in Honour of Jacob G. Rosenberg (1st ed). Sydney: Picador / Pan Macmillan. 255 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, page edges lightly toned, minor edgewear. In the early 1990s, after writing for most of his life in Yiddish, his mother tongue, Jacob Rosenberg decided to change to English. He died in 2008, at the age of 86. During those 15-odd years, he wrote and published three collections of poetry, a book of short stories, a novel, and two prize-winning memoirs that chart his journey from youth in the city of Lodz, through the nightmare of the Holocaust and the loss of his entire family, to the rebuilding of a future in australia. This book brings together twelve men and women from Australian literary and intellectual life who knew Jacob Rosenberg and offer their responses to his writing. ISBN: 9781742610436. Our Book No: 26981. $15 AUD.

703. Skyvington, William (2014). A Little Bit of Irish: My Mother's People in Australia. Choranche, France: Gamone Press. 264 pp. Hardback large octavo, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, black & white & colour photos, sepia (brown-tinted photos), maps, charts, tiny dent rear cover. This book is about the ancestors and relatives of the author's mother. Enid Kathleen Walker, "Kath" as she was generally called, was born in South Grafton on 19 January 1918, and she died in Coffs Harbour at the age of 85 on 20 May 2003. The author now lives on a farm in south-east France. The many charts and photos make this an interesting book for anyone with an interest in researching family trees and Irish-Australian history. ISBN: 9782919427017. Our Book No: 27688. $25 AUD.

704. Smart, Jeffrey (2000). Not Quite Straight: A Memoir. Sydney, Milsons Point: Random House. 464 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white photos, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This is his story of a very full life as a renowned Australian artist. He writes about his family, friends and lovers with wit. He had many jobs before becoming an artist, which he wants to keep on doing until he dies. The book offers a singular perspective shaped by a unique life. ISBN: 0091841984. Our Book No: 27672. $20 AUD.

705. Sollitt, Max (2007). Catastroscopes: A Creative and Adventurous Australian Bloke's Battle with Clinical Depression and Anno Domini (1st ed). Melbourne, Hartwell: Temple House / Sid Harta Publishers. 351 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. This autobiography is an account of the life until age 77 of a seafarer and writer, bibliophile and drunkard, who makes philosophical and psychological enquiries into his relationships over the years with his parents, school-teachers, mates and the opposite sex. The author has experienced all the symptoms of clinical depression and tells in a down-to-earth, sometimes darkly humorous way how he stopped himself from becoming another unit in the grim suicide statistics. ISBN: 1921206020. Our Book No: 27168. $20 AUD.

706. Solomon, R. C. (1990). The Convicted Gunsmiths of New South Wales: A Definitive History 1788 - 1850. Sydney, Rockdale: R. C. Solomon. Unnum 220 pp. Hardback large octavo, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white text-photos & drawings, minor foxing front endpaper & top edge, bottom edge front cover bumped, minor edgewear. (Unnum. copy of a limited edition of 1100 copies.) Ron Solomon, a past president of the Antique Arms Collectors Society of Australia, has compiled a learned study of the lives of convict artisans (English gunsmiths transported to Australia for petty crimes) and their fate in the harsh environment of the penal colony. ISBN: 0646003429. Our Book No: 13361. $40 AUD.

707. Souter, Gavin (1989). The Idle Hill of Summer: An Australian Childhood 1939 - 1945. Sydney: Imprint / Collins. 128 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned as common, owner's written name. The Australian journalist and writer describes his peaceful childhood while the world was at war (WW2). Recalls the comedies and adventures of his boyhood, in Sydney, Kempsey and Mackay. ISBN: 0732225612. Our Book No: 9820. $10 AUD.

708. Souter, Gavin (2006). Times & Tides: A Middle Harbour Memoir (1st ed). Sydney: Simon & Schuster. 278 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket, slight rubbing base spine. The author writes about his experience of Middle Harbour, which is only a stone's throw from central Sydney. This book is an exploration of this unique and precious part of Australia. ISBN: 0731812247. Our Book No: 25040. $20 AUD.

709. Southall, Andrew (1997). But: A Journey into Addiction. Melbourne, Kew: Hudson Publishing. 216 pp. Paperback trade, thick card covers (with flaps), very good condition, covers lightly scratched, minor edgewear, non-author written dedication. The author recounts events as he remembers them from his time as an alcoholic. He is best known as a painter and his work is in public and private collections. ISBN: 0949873667. Our Book No: 28123. $15 AUD.

710. Southwell, Libby (2006). Monsoon Rains & Icicle Drops. Sydney: Pier 9 / Murdoch Books. 279 pp. Paperback trade, card covers with flaps, illustrated endpapers, very good condition, tiny mark top edge. This inspiring story is about her search for an end to her sorrow, after the death of her partner and other close friends. Travel through India, Tibet, Mongolia and France each helped her to heal. She now lives in Sri Lanka, and having survived the tsunami, helps in local care projects. ISBN: 1740457897. Our Book No: 24134. $10 AUD.

711. Spahn, Doug (2012). Eyes of Silence: A Life Lost and Found. Sydney, Neutral Bay: Equip. 324 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear corners, bottom corner rear cover little creased, autograph (author's written dedication title page). The story of his daughter, Chloe, who was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome, a debilitating neurological disease unique to girls, leaving her profoundly mentally and physically disabled. He raised his children as a sole parent, after his wife, who had struggled with mental illness throughout various stages of her life, left in 1997. He moved to Melbourne with his children to be with his partner Sharon, who he had met a few years earlier. Sharon later died with an illness which came on suddenly. He now lives in Sydney with his family, and works as an executive in the recruitment industry and an ambassador for brain medicine on various projects designed to stimulate and inspire. ISBN: 0975833502. Our Book No: 28512. $18 AUD.

712. Sparkes, Allan (2013). The Cost of Bravery (He Put His Life on the Line to Save Others, But Struggled to Save Himself). Sydney: Penguin Group Australia. 261 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, front cover minimally scratched, minor edgewear corners. An inspiring story of recovery from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He had spent 20 years in the police force, and faced daily challenges, including the rescue of an 11-year-old boy from a flooded stormwater drain in 1996. With his family's support he faced his demons and rebuilt his mind, body and soul. He is now on the speaker's circuit, telling his story of triumph over adversity. ISBN: 9781921901577. Our Book No: 28631. $12 AUD.

713. Sriber, Charles (2002). Sailor's Luck. Sydney, Glebe: Book House. 395 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, non-author written dedication. Autobiography of a sailor turned journalist, who was a US citizen (though born in Brighton, England), but later became Australian. Includes exploits as a Yank in Australia, Burma and the Persian Gulf during WW2. ISBN: 1740182529. Our Book No: 13418. $40 AUD.

714. Steel, Judy; Sexton, Michael (with) (2009). Mama Jude: An Australian Nurse's Extraordinary Other Life in Africa (1st ed). Sydney, Pymble: HarperCollins. 301 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, spine little faded, edges lightly toned, front cover faintly creased, minor edgewear. This is the story of a wife, mother and grandmother spending her retirement years from nursing, working tirelessly in the slums of Kampala, Uganda. Affirming and inspiring, her story is about resilience and renewal in the face of poverty and death. Judy set up a charitable organisation that helped establish a hospital and maternal health clinic, a physiotherapy centre, literacy school, microloan bank and farming infrastructure and, along the way, she earned the love and respect of the Kampala locals, who call her 'Mama Jude'. ISBN: 9780733324789. Our Book No: 27210. $16 AUD.

715. Stefanato, Cesare Romano; Casey, K. J. (foreword) (2000). Boccia "Bocia Cesarin": An Historical Link Italy - Australia. Sydney: Little Red Apple Publishing. 225 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear corners. A very personal narrative from the Italian author about his time and life in Italy during the Second World War (WW2). He served as an Italian combat-partisan. He now commemorates the sacrifices made by the Italian people by being involved in the Returned Servicemen's League (RSL) in Australia. ISBN: 1875329196. Our Book No: 21751. $20 AUD.

716. Steggall, Stephany Evans (2004). Can I Call You Colin?: The Authorised Biography of Colin Thiele (1st ed). Sydney: New Holland. 448 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos centre spread. A well-researched and evocative account of Colin's life. He has contributed so much to Australian literature and culture. This wonderful book talks about Colin's warm character, resilient spirit and myriad achievements. This is an entertaining and uplifting monograph on the life and times, humour and humanity of Colin Thiele, a remarkable Australian. ISBN: 1741101425. Our Book No: 21528. $26 AUD.

717. Stenmark, Marea; Martin, David (foreword) (1989). Dad's the Answer. Sydney: North Rocks Press. 164 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos (including frontispiece), pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. Celebrating fathers in Australian families. Proceeds support the Royal NSW Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, North Rocks, Sydney. ISBN: 0959165738. Our Book No: 11725. $10 AUD.

718. Stenmark, Marea (2005). This is Living! The Joys of Illness. Sydney, Double Bay: Marea Stenmark Communications. 111 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written & dated dedication). This special inspiring book has been written by the author to encourage, and comfort people with a life-threatening illness, based on her personal experience of cancer. ISBN: 0957917317. Our Book No: 24844. $25 AUD.

719. Stephens, Tony (2002). Sir William Deane: The Things That Matter. Sydney: Hodder Headline. 262 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear & creases covers. This book is an engaging and sympathetic profile of the former Governor-General and his views. The author has drawn on a number of interviews with William Deane over the past few years, and the many speeches he gave during his public life. ISBN: 0733615287. Our Book No: 24376. $10 AUD.

720. Stephenson, Eric (2008). Three Passions and a Lucky Penny (1st ed). Tuggeranong, ACT: Air Power Development Centre, RAAF. 160 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, black & white & colour text-photos, minor edgewear. For nearly 30 years, the author was a medical officer in the RAAF. In this book he describes his early life in England, where the three great loves of his life - Freda, the Air Force and medicine had their beginning. During World War 2, he survived being shot down over Germany in a Lancaster bomber. His return from captivity at the end of the war allowed him to pick up where he left off with fiancee Freda, and saw him become a country doctor in Norfolk. In 1955 he resumed wearing Air Force blue, but in Australia. Created under the Office of Air Force History's oral history program. ISBN: 9781920800291. Our Book No: 25379. $20 AUD.

721. Stephenson, Ron (2005). Victor Chang: Murder of a Hero (1st ed). Sydney: New Holland. 207 pp. Paperback octavo, card covers (with flaps), as new condition, black & white photos centre spread. The brutal murder of the renowned Chinese-Australian heart surgeon. The author served 40 years in the NSW police force and was awarded the Australian Police Medal for outstanding and distinguished service. He gives a gripping account of the murder of Victor Chang, and of the police investigation that extended interstate and overseas to catch the killers. ISBN: 1741103215. Our Book No: 22680. $15 AUD.

722. Stephenson, Ron (2005). Victor Chang: Murder of a Hero (1st ed). Sydney: New Holland. 207 pp. Paperback octavo, card covers (with flaps), very good plus condition, black & white photos centre spread, covers slightly scratched, copy 2. The brutal murder of the renowned Chinese-Australian heart surgeon. The author served 40 years in the NSW police force and was awarded the Australian Police Medal for outstanding and distinguished service. He gives a gripping account of the murder of Victor Chang, and of the police investigation that extended interstate and overseas to catch the killers. ISBN: 1741103215. Our Book No: 22680A. $15 AUD.

723. Stewart, Annette (2010). Barbara Hanrahan: A Biography (1st ed). Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 303 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, colour & black & white plates, few black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. This biography illuminates the life of a great Australian writer and artist. The story starts with Barbarra Hanrahan's childhood in Adelaide, travels with her to 'swinging London' of the 1960s, and tells of her remarkable achievements in Britain and Australia in the following decades. The author has drawn on a wealth of unpublished material, including the artist's letters, photos, prints and diaries, as well as interviews with her friends and her partner. This special book is illustrated with a number of artworks, and many photos from her life. ISBN: 9781862548244. Our Book No: 26897. $30 AUD.

724. Stewart, Charles (2010). The Rich Man: A Son's Journey to Discover his Real Father (1st ed). Sydney, North Sydney: Storyboard Pty Limited. 226 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. This is the story of a son's journey (an Australian journalist) as he attempts to pull together the astonishing pieces of the jigsaw puzzle and make sense of his father's secret life. How does a charming educated Scotsman go from being an officer in Her Majesty's forces at Gallipoli (WW1) to masquerading as a Dutch doctor in the French Foreign Legion - then consorting with bootleggers and racketeers in Chicago, and being pursued by the FBI and Scotland Yard on charges of embezzlement, fraud, smuggling, currency rackets and bigamy - until authorities tracked him down to a remote Western Australian mining town (Kalgoorlie). ISBN: 9780646513195. Our Book No: 27605. $15 AUD.

725. Stewart, Douglas; Lindsay, Norman (illustrator) (1946). Ned Kelly: A Play (2nd ed). Sydney: Shepherd Press. 163 pp. Hardback dustjacket, dark blue cloth cover (gilt sketch front cover & spine lettering, little flecked), good plus condition (in fair plus dustjacket), full-page black & white plates, black & white vignettes, tide marks jacket (some bleeding red colour to reverse side, edgewear, little scratched & soiled), some tide marks top edge & fore-edge last several pages & some red bleeding (previous water contact now dry), edges lightly foxed, owner's written name, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. This second edition is slightly revised from the original 1943 edition, and contains 18 illustrations by Norman Lindsay, which capture to perfection both the spirit of the drama and the atmosphere of the period. A script for a radio play, first performed by the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) in June 1942. (A suitable reference copy of this scarce book, but not a collectible copy.). Our Book No: 14861. $50 AUD.

726. Stewart, Meg (2005). Margaret Olley: Far From a Still Life. Sydney: Random House. 568 pp. Hardback thick, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos, map, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. First edition. A comprehensive biography of one of Australia's most beloved artists. A rich look at her life, lovers, friends and - of course - her paintings. ISBN: 1740513142. Our Book No: 13859. $35 AUD.

727. Stitz, Charles (editor); Kirsop, Wallace (preface) (2010). Australian Book Collectors: Some Noted Australian Book Collectors & Collections of the Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries. Bendigo, VIC: Bread Street Press / Australian Book Auction Records. 322 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, new condition (in new dustjacket), black & white text-photos, few colour plates. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Limited edition of 500 copies.) The first authoritative textbook on Australian book collectors. The editor is a bookseller from Albury, NSW. Charts the lives and fascinating collecting careers of over 100 Australian bibliophiles during the first 200 years of Australia's history. Arranged alphabetically, and mostly written by Stitz. Interspersed with reprinted essays on some of the more famous book collectors. ISBN: 9780646533407. Our Book No: 14099. $120 AUD.

728. Stitz, Charles (editor); Kirsop, Wallace (preface) (2010). Australian Book Collectors: Some Noted Australian Book Collectors & Collections of the Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries. Bendigo, VIC: Bread Street Press / Australian Book Auction Records. 322 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, new condition (in new dustjacket), black & white text-photos, few colour plates, copy 2. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Limited edition of 500 copies.) The first authoritative textbook on Australian book collectors. The editor is a bookseller from Albury, NSW. Charts the lives and fascinating collecting careers of over 100 Australian bibliophiles during the first 200 years of Australia's history. Arranged alphabetically, and mostly written by Stitz. Interspersed with reprinted essays on some of the more famous book collectors. ISBN: 9780646533407. Our Book No: 14099A. $120 AUD.

729. Stone, Jean (1988). The Passionate Bibliophile: The Story of Walter Stone, Australian Bookman Extraordinaire. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 380 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, frontispiece, minor edgewear jacket (spine lightly faded, few faint scratches rear cover), base spine lightly rubbed. This wonderful biography is about a passionate Australian book collector, editor, printer and publisher (Wentworth Books, Sydney). In this special biography of her late husband, Jean Stone conjures up vividly his life and times. ISBN: 0207153949. Our Book No: 23951. $20 AUD.

730. Strange, Carolyn; Bashford, Alison (2008). Griffith Taylor: Visionary, Environmentalist, Explorer (1st ed). Canberra: National Library of Australia. 283 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, frontispiece, few single-colour illustrations, minor edgewear, minor scuffing front cover (sticker removal). Heavy. A biography of one of Australia's great academic geographers (University of Sydney). Thomas Griffith Taylor (1880 - 1963) was a geographer, anthropologist and world explorer. It explores what drove this 'long, lean, lanky' man to such extremes: geographically, intellectually and politically. His travels took him from Captain Scott's final expedition in Antarctica to every continent on earth. In a life that stretched from the Boer War to the Cold War, he sought to enlighten the public on the human relation to the environment. As a geographer whose work crossed into anthropology, he courted controversy and craved recognition. Today's preoccupations with climate change, the ascendancy of Asian nations, and the renewed threat of nuclear war, were all addressed by Taylor generations earlier. ISBN: 9780642276681. Our Book No: 26675. $36 AUD.

731. Stuart, Lurline (editor); Arnold, Josie (editor) (1987). Letters Home 1939 - 1945 (1st ed). Sydney: William Collins. 277 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor rubbing edges, minor edgewear, faint foxing reverse side jacket, faint toning pages, remainder star bottom edge. A collection of letters from different branches of service and theatres of war. The correspondents were members of the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Imperial Forces, the Royal Australian Air Force, the Australian Army Nursing Service, the Volunteer Aid Detachments and the Red Cross. Their field service was equally diverse, ranging from the Middle East, Greece and the United Kingdom to New Guinea, South East Asia and Japan. This very special book is more than a record of the events of the war; it is a portrait of the writers themselves. Their personalities, experiences, courage and fears are brought out in the letters and accompanying biographies. ISBN: 0002175576. Our Book No: 23359. $15 AUD.

732. Stuckey, E. S. (Ted) (1990). A Country Boyhood 1908 - 1926. Sydney: E. S. (Ted) Stuckey. 133 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos, written & dated dedication. Self-published recollections of a happy childhood and youth, spent in and around Inverell, New South Wales, in the early years of the century, with a short interlude on a sheep station in Queensland. ISBN: 073169659X. Our Book No: 20396. $12 AUD.

733. Suffolk, Owen; Dunstan, David (editor) (2000). Owen Suffolk's Days of Crime and Years of Suffering. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing (ASP). 334 pp. Paperback octavo (with flaps), very good condition, black & white photos, spine little creased, minor edgewear. Huge autobiography of the convict Owen Suffolk deported from England to Australia for theft in 1846. He was no common criminal but a poet, storyteller and orator. In 1867 his extensive autobiography "Days of Crime and Years of Suffering" was published in the Australasian, a leading newspaper of the period. This is the first time it has been reprinted in book form. ISBN: 1875606580. Our Book No: 21742. $20 AUD.

734. Summers, Anne (2010). The Lost Mother: A Story of Art and Love. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 385 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, few colour plates, owner's written name. This book is part art history, part detective story, and part meditation on the relations between mothers and daughters. ISBN: 9780522857399. Our Book No: 15865. $15 AUD.

735. Swain, Peter L. (1978). Charles John Prescott: Headmaster and Educationalist in New South Wales. Sydney: Newington College. 91 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, olive green card covers, sepia (brown-tinted) photos, spine & rear cover little faded, faint foxing edges, spine lightly creased, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name). (No 128 of a limited edition of 500 copies printed for Newington College.) This is the story of C. J. Prescott who spent 46 years as a headmaster. He led two schools with success: he was president and founding headmaster of the Ladies College (now MLC School) at Burwood for 14 years, and then President and Headmaster of Newington College for a record 32 years. ISBN: 95965240X. Our Book No: 28249. $30 AUD.

736. Swan, Heather (2009). No Ceiling: A Woman's Inspirational Journey to the Top of the World. Melbourne, Scoresby: Five Mile Press. 290 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear, top corner front cover creased, bottom corner rear cover creased. This book tells the inspirational story of how the author crashed through her real and imagined barriers to become a fit and powerful athlete at the absolute apex of her sport (extreme sports, mountaineering, skydiving). ISBN: 9781742117447. Our Book No: 26821. $20 AUD.

737. Swan, Wayne (2014). The Good Fight: Six Years, Two Prime Ministers and Staring Down the Great Recession. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 404 pp. Paperback octavo, as new condition, colour photos centre spread. A personal account of an extraordinary period in Australian politics. Despite the divisions within the Labor Party as the Rudd government fell into disunity, and as PM Julia Gillard was undermined by disloyalty from within, Wayne Swan steered the Australian economy through unprecedented international economic challenges. He tells how he nurtured an economy that was the envy of the world, standing up to an opposition and a business elite who fought fiercely against Labor's political agenda. In the face of bitter attacks from miners, big polluters and sections of the media, much important nation changing legislation was pushed through the parliament. A story that can only be told from the inside. A unique access to the decision-making of a government whose legacy of economic management and social change needs to be fully recognised. ISBN: 9781743319352. Our Book No: 16464. $20 AUD.

738. Swingler, Susan; Reimer, Andrew (afterword) (2012). The House of Fiction: Leonard, Susan and Elizabeth Jolley: A Memoir. Perth, Fremantle: Fremantle Press. 319 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. A biography of an Australian literary dynasty. A memoir about a daughter's quest for her absent father. ISBN: 9781921888663. Our Book No: 28680. $17 AUD.

739. Swords, Meg (1979). Billy Blue: The Old Commodore. Sydney: North Shore Historical Society. 68 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, card cover, black & white photos, front cover little scratched, minor edgewear, tipped-in addendum sheet at rear. Biography of the black convict, transported to Botany Bay, who later became a well-known landowner and ferryman. ISBN: 0855871466. Our Book No: 13168. $10 AUD.

740. Sykes, Shelley (2003). Callum's Cure: A Triumph of Positive Parenting. Sydney: Simon & Schuster. 237 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, top corner creased front cover, review copy (bookplate). A mother describes her experience of raising a son suffering from cerebral palsy and infantile blindness - a triumph of positive parenting. ISBN: 073181200X. Our Book No: 10973. $10 AUD.

741. Symond, John (2003). Aussie John (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 197 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This is the story of his happy childhood in Brisbane and Sydney's west, and his financial failure after the 1987 crash, to his emergence as one of Australia's most inspiring business men (Aussie Home Loans). ISBN: 0143000705. Our Book No: 24346. $15 AUD.

742. Tanner, Lindsay (2011). Sideshow: Dumbing Down Democracy. Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 232 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, bottom corner tip front cover little worn, cover little creased. The Australian Labor politician discusses the decline of political reporting and political behaviour that occurred during his career as ALP's federal minister for finance and member for the electorate of Melbourne. The book is part memoir, part analysis, and part critique. ISBN: 9781921844065. Our Book No: 26634. $14 AUD.

743. Tarabay, Jamie (2005). A Crazy Occupation: Eyewitness to the Intifada (1st ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 219 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, top corner creased one page. A story of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as seen through the sometimes fiery, sometimes sad eyes of the people a young Australian journalist encountered. It is also the deeply moving personal memoir of his political awakening, set amidst the carnage of the Second Intifada. ISBN: 174114650X. Our Book No: 23001. $12 AUD.

744. Tarlington, George (2001). Street Kid: A Tale of Trouble and Survival Between the Wars [Memoirs Series]. Loftus, NSW: Australian Military History Publications. 114 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. Memoir of as a young boy growing up on the Australian streets in the 1920s and 1930s, and getting into trouble with the law. He tells how proper rehabilitation changed his life and gave him a positive future. He served with distinction in New Guinea (Kokoda) during WW2. ISBN: 1876439491. Our Book No: 24980. $25 AUD.

745. Tate, Audrey (1991). Ada Cambridge: Her Life and Work 1844 - 1926 (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 319 pp. Hardback dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), edges lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket (top corners lightly worn), corners little bumped, small stains bottom edge book & jacket. This book is a rich and fascinating story about one of Australia's leading writers in her lifetime. The author writes about the courage and determination that enabled Ada to rise above overwhelming personal tragedies in order to write. ISBN: 0522844103. Our Book No: 25261. $20 AUD.

746. Taylor, Assheton F. (2000). One Way Flight to Munich: Memoirs of a 460 Squadron (RAAF) Navigator (Reissue ed). Loftus, NSW: Australian Military History Publications (AMHP). 270 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. Heavy. A personal memoirs of his experiences during World War 2, including service with the Sydney University Regiment and the RAAF from 1941 to 1945. He completed his flying training in the UK and was finally posted to No. 460 RAAF (Lancaster) Squadron at Binbrook in September, 1943, as the navigator in a mostly Australian crew. His Lancaster was attacked by fighters over the target area while on a raid on the German city of Munich during 1943. The author was captured, interrogated and interned as a POW in Stalag IVb. He escaped from Russian "custody" and crossed the Elbe River to the safety of the American zone, on the western bank. He was discharged from the RAAF, and went on to finish an economics course at Sydney University, and spent the rest of his working life in the service of Sydney City Council, Ryde Municipal Council and Berrima County Council (Bowral), where he was the County Clerk CEO for 28 years. ISBN: 1876439378. Our Book No: 27808. $30 AUD.

747. Taylor, Brian (2006). The Moonlight Stallion and Other Yarns from the Australian Outback (1st ed). Melbourne: Lothian Books. 180 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, cover corner tips slightly bent, minor edgewear, remainder mark bottom edge. A collection of reminiscences about a vanishing way of life in outback Australia, written by the author of "The Brumby Mare". The book is about people, wild and working animals, and country. A collection of outback yarns ranging from the hilarious to the tragic, from the moving to the terrifying. Vividly evokes an era now gone, when bush people struggled in terrible isolation to tame the land and when camaraderie and mateship were everything. ISBN: 0734409168. Our Book No: 25836. $15 AUD.

748. Tedeschi, Mark (2012). Eugenia: A True Story of Adversity, Tragedy, Crime and Courage (1st ed). Sydney: Simon & Schuster. 260 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos center spread, owner's written name (initials). Prominent Sydney QC recounts the true story of Eugenia Falleni, who was a woman, and was charged with the murder of her wife in New South Wales in 1920. The book traces Eugenia's history. She had lived in Australia for 22 years as a man, and during that time married twice. ISBN: 9781922052292. Our Book No: 16710. $15 AUD.

749. Templeton, Jacqueline; Lack, John (editor); Di Lorenzo, Gioconda (with) (2006). From the Mountains to the Bush: Italian Migrants Write Home from Australia, 1860 - 1962. Perth, Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press. 367 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, cover corner & spine ends little bumped. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This study explores the experience of Valtellinese migrants from Valtellina (Italy) to Australia between 1860 and 1962. It employs the letters exchanged between the Italian migrants and their families to trace the story of these sojourners who journeyed from the mountains in Italy to the bush of Australia. ISBN: 1920694013. Our Book No: 13844. $60 AUD.

750. Tennant, Kylie (1986). The Autobiography of Kylie Tennant: The Missing Heir. Melbourne: Macmillan. 190 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Autobiography of the Australian novelists, which complements her previous autobiography "Man on the headland". Her novels are noted for their vitality and social realism. ISBN: 0333415094. Our Book No: 10665. $17 AUD.

751. Tenodi, Vesna (2002). Which Way Home? Sydney, Arncliffe: Anan Press. 180 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, maps & black & white text-photos at front, small sticker, autograph (author's written dedication front free flyleaf). The author is an Australian Croat, who moved to Australia in 1983, who now divides her time between Sydney, the Blue Mountains and Zagreb (capital of Croatia). A confronting memoir of being caught in the Bosnian war. (No ISBN printed in book.). Our Book No: 14997. $20 AUD.

752. Tesch, Margot (2012). Beyond Belief (1st ed). Calwell, ACT: Inspiring Publishers. 315 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. The author, a naive young girl who wants to make an impression on the world, becomes entrapped with a large evangelical church. This true story happened in the late 1970s and early 1980s. ISBN: 9780987399311. Our Book No: 27162. $30 AUD.

753. Thirkell, Angela (1966). Trooper at the Southern Cross (1st Australian ed). Melbourne: Sun Books. 177 pp. Paperback, good condition, edges creased covers, pages lightly toned as usual, edgewear, small sticker (covers old price marks). English novelist travels to Australia after WWI on a troopship full of returning Diggers. Funny depiction of the Australian character. Australian edition of a classic originally published in 1934. Our Book No: 11126. $10 AUD.

754. Thomlinson, Damien; Cowley, Michael (with) (2013). Without Warning: A Soldier's Extraordinary Journey (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 290 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, colour photos, minor edgewear corners & bottom edge. This autobiography is the story of a Special Forces soldier who drove over a Taliban explosive device on a night patrol in Afghanistan in 2009. He lost both legs and sustained other injuries. He fought his way back and within six weeks from the time of his accident he was walking on prosthetic legs, and after another six weeks was able to welcome his unit home from Afghanistan. Later he went on to complete the gruelling 96-kilometre Kokoda Track. Now he is an aspiring paralympian, focused on representing Australia in snowboarding. This is an uplifting story, and shows one man's courage, guts, drive and resilience. ISBN: 9780000448828. Our Book No: 28973. $15 AUD.

755. Thompson, Alison; Fox, Meimei (with) (2011). The Third Wave: An Australian Volunteer's Story (1st ed). Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 229 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, tiny dent rear cover, light crease front cover, base spine little bumped. The inspiring story of how volunteering changed her life. It begins with her first real introduction to disaster relief after 9/11 and ends with her more recent efforts in Haiti, where she has helped to create and run a displaced-persons camp and field hospital for more than 65,000 Haitians who lost their homes in the 2010 earthquake. ISBN: 9781921844331. Our Book No: 26041. $15 AUD.

756. Thompson, John (2006). The Patrician and the Bloke (1st ed) [Geoffrey Searle]. Canberra: Pandanus Books. 383 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. Heavy. This book examines the play of forces and influences that shaped Geoffrey Serle's Australian sensibility, and saw him become an advocate for a new and vigorous interpretation of Australian history. It presents a portrait of a man who, from his vantage point in Melbourne, found in regional history a key to national understanding and identity. ISBN: 1740761529. Our Book No: 24499. $20 AUD.

757. Thompson, M. M. H. (1986). William Wools: A Man of Parramatta. Sydney: Hale & Iremonger. 135 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos (including frontispiece), pages lightly toned, jacket spine little faded (minor edgewear, lightly rubbed & scratched, slight crease rear cover, faint foxing reverse side), bookshop sticker front pastedown, autograph (author's written name title). A biography of writer, botanist and clergyman, William Wools, a model of the industrious and creative colonial man. He came to Australia in 1832 at age 18, and by 1838 was a respected man of letters. He published the first collection of essays in the colony. He taught at The Kings School and Sydney College, then established his own school at Parramatta. He was an enthusiastic botanist. He pioneered botanical journalism - a remarkable achievement as he had no formal botanical training. The author discovered a book written by Wools in a London bookshop, and after reading the inscription, became determined to write this fascinating biography. ISBN: 0868062324. Our Book No: 28651. $18 AUD.

758. Thompson, Peter; Macklin, Robert (2004). Keep off the Skyline: The Story of Ron Cashman and the Diggers in Korea. Brisbane, Milton: John Wiley. 224 pp. Paperback octavo, as new condition, black & white photos centre spread. "Keep off the skyline" was Ron Cashman's watchword during the Korean War when a silhouette on the horizon invariably meant sudden death. And he has applied the same phrase ever since, through another 50 turbulent years. The story of a soldier who escaped a violent home life at 19, joined B Company as a rookie in the middle of savage firefight, wounded three times, and won the Military Medal for saving the lives of three mates. In a brief interlude, he met and fell in love with a woman who would see him through not only the armed conflict, but its aftermath, during which he suffered horrific flashbacks, and their daughter became a noted criminal. ISBN: 1740310837. Our Book No: 15343. $20 AUD.

759. Thompson, Valerie (1990). A Girl Like Alice: The Story of the Australian Helen Keller. Sydney, North Rocks: North Rocks Press. 136 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (spine lightly faded). This is the story of Alice Betteridge, who lost her sight and hearing at age two. Tells Alice's story, and that of her teacher and friend Roberta Reid, a young self-trained teacher who brought Alice "out of the shadows". ISBN: 0949050024. Our Book No: 25778. $20 AUD.

760. Thornton, Caroline Rouse (1988). Rouse Hill House and the Rouses (1st ed). Perth, Nedlands: Caroline Thornton. 311 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, maps (including endpapers), addenda slip tipped in, edge tear repaired front cover jacket, top edge lightly foxed, minor edgewear. Rouse Hill House, on the northwestern outskirts of Sydney on Windsor Road, is Australia's oldest and largest surviving family home, built by Richard and Elizabeth Rouse between 1813 and 1818. Also records the descendants of Richard Rouse, who for six generations have made this house their home (includes a genealogical chart). The author is a descendant who lived there for 30 years. ISBN: 0731637585. Our Book No: 14417. $20 AUD.

761. Thoroughgood, Anne; Bradley, Ellen; Hucker, Wendy (1981). Memories of My Mother: Recollections of Everyday Life of Rural Women in the Tumbarumba district 1850 - 1950. Tumbarumba, NSW: Pioneer Women's Hut. 113 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, frontispiece, few light creases & scratches covers, spine faintly faded, minor edgewear. This book is the result of a small advertisement put in the "Tumbarumba Times" inviting older women and men to write about the everyday lives of their mothers and grandmothers who had lived a substantial part of their lives in the Tumbarumba district, New South Wales. Compiled by the three authors. ISBN: 064601207X. Our Book No: 26540. $20 AUD.

762. Tink, Andrew (2012). Lord Sydney: The Life and Times of Tommy Townshend (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Walker & Whiteoak / Australian Scholarly Publishing. 315 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & black & white photos, minor edgewear, autograph. A John Bull figure, full of bumptious ambition and self-confidence, Lord Sydney had a remarkable political career, largely in opposition. When the British cabinet accepted his recommendation to send convicts to Botany Bay, he instructed the Treasury to provide for the First Fleet. His name is now proudly borne by Australia's oldest city. ISBN: 9781921875434. Our Book No: 16905. $25 AUD.

763. Todd, Laura; Midlam, Amanda (editor) (1987). A Place Like Home: Growing Up in the School of Industry 1915 - 1922. Sydney: Hale & Iremonger. 176 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition. The three Laverni girls were placed in the School of Industry girls home, Petersham (in Sydney's inner west), when their mother became seriously ill and their father was fighting in World War I (WW1). Their father reclaimed the children seven years later. Laura, the youngest girl, wrote this memoir of her harsh and deprived experiences in this orphanage. ISBN: 086806288X. Our Book No: 15039. $12 AUD.

764. Tonkin, Daryl; Landon, Carolyn (1999). Jackson's Track: Memoir of a Dreamtime Place (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 297 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, map, decorative black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, owner's written name. In 1936, Daryl Tonkin and his brother, Harry, left home in search of adventure. They went to West Gippsland, Victoria, and set up a timber mill at Jackson's Track - a dreamtime place, a place that was paradise. This is the story of Daryl and Euphie, an Aboriginal lady, and the conflict that their love ignited. An unforgettable true story of joy, of tragedy, and hope. ISBN: 0670883328. Our Book No: 23765. $16 AUD.

765. Travers, Robert (1981). Australian Mandarin: The Life and Times of Quong Tart (1st ed). Sydney: Kangaroo Press. 192 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, minor edgewear. First edition. The biography of the colourful Chinese-Australian tea merchant from Sydney in the 1890s, who had a passion for cricket and Scotland. His tea rooms and public service received strong support from the community (including from premier Sir Henry Parkes), despite the rampant anti-Chinese sentiment of the time. ISBN: 0949924016. Our Book No: 11023. $16 AUD.

766. Turnbull, Sarah (2013). All Good Things: A Memoir. Sydney: HarperCollins. 324 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, spine little creased, minor edgewear, owner's written name. The author spent nearly a decade in France, then moved to an island near Tahiti. In this book she writes about her adventures in Tahiti. ISBN: 9780732288037. Our Book No: 28376. $15 AUD.

767. Turner, Ken; Turner, Lesley (2005). Halfway to Justice: One Man's Fight to Bring His Daughter's Killer to Justice. Sydney: New Holland. 240 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos spread, remainder stripe. Ken Turner tells the tragic story of his daughter Shirree's murder in 1993 (Adelaide, South Australia), and the acquittal of the alleged killer. Gripping and heartfelt, this is a story about coping with loss, fighting for justice and reform in the court system, and the emotional trauma experienced by family members and friends when a loved one dies in vicious circumstances. ISBN: 1741102499. Our Book No: 20786. $10 AUD.

768. Tyler, Elsie W. (1985). The Twins of Townsend: Recollections of a Clarence River Childhood (1st ed). Townsend, NSW: Maclean District Historical Society. 94 pp. Paperback wide trade, card covers, stapled, very good condition, black & white text-photos, few tiny creases front cover, spine lightly creased & faded, minor edgewear, few tiny marks rear cover, autograph (written name author & her sister). The remarkable story of being a child growing up in the Maclean district, NSW, in the time just before and after the First World War (WW1). This book has many black & white photos of the early years. ISBN: 0909323070. Our Book No: 23856. $14 AUD.

769. Tyndale, Philippa (2004). Don't Look Back: The David Bussau Story (How an Abandoned Child Became a Champion of the Poor). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 299 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear, non-author written dedication. Recounts how an abandoned child became a champion of the poor. A deeply personal man, this is the first time David Bussau has told the full story how a scared little boy became a millionaire businessman, husband, father and hero to the world's poor via his global aid organisation "Opportunity International". ISBN: 1741143950. Our Book No: 21559. $15 AUD.

770. Utick, Stephen (2008). Captain Charles: Engineer of Charity: The Remarkable Life of Charles Gordon O'Neill. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 276 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear, presentation bookplate. The extraordinary saga of Irish-Scottish migrant 'Captain' Charles Gordon O'Neill. He was an engineer, inventor, parliamentarian and philanthropist, but is most noted as a principal co-founder of the St Vincent de Paul Society in Australia and New Zealand. Sponsored by the St Vincent de Paul Society. ISBN: 9781741753783. Our Book No: 16362. $20 AUD.

771. Verco, P. W. (1985). Thomas and Elisabeth Magarey. Adelaide: LPH (Designer & Printer). 240 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, map front endpapers, pastoral leases rear endpapers, family trees, top spine & cover corner tips little scuffed, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, Trove catalogue.) The author traces the descendants of his great-grandfather, James Crabb Verco. He has presented Thomas Magarey's adventures and his comments. Thomas was founder of the Church of Christ in Australia, a successful miller, one of the pastoral pioneers, and the progenitor of a family which has played a significant part in developing South Australia. The author used an original document in Thomas's handwriting, and the diary he kept in Nelson, New Zealand to write this biography. The diary contained his notes on the voyage from England to Nelson, his experiences in New Zealand, his voyage from Nelson to Port Adelaide, the story of his first few years in South Australia, and details of a visit to England and his return in 1856. ISBN: 0958931305. Our Book No: 28862. $20 AUD.

772. Vo, Tracy (2014). Small Bamboo: How My Family's Journey on a Leaky Boat Led to Our Wonderful Life in Australia. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 242 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, few sepia (brown-tinted) photos, crease front cover, minor edgewear. In this inspiring book, the author not only tells the story of her parents journey and their early years in Perth but she also explains what it was like for a young Vietnamese-Australian girl to grown up between two cultures. This is a special story of how family love, hard work and determination can bind generations together and provide the strength to overcome adversity. ISBN: 9781743316153. Our Book No: 27875. $17 AUD.

773. Vujicic, Nick (2011). Life Without Limits: How to Live a Ridiculously Good Life (1st Australian p/b ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 238 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, tiny dent front cover, minor edgewear. Inspiring autobiography of the 28-year-old Aussie born without arms or legs who is now a successful inspirational speaker. ISBN: 9781742375625. Our Book No: 25803. $16 AUD.

774. Vujicic, Nick (2012). Unstoppable: The Incredible Power of Faith in Action (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 245 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, edges & pages lightly toned, tiny dent top edge front cover & first few pages, light crease rear cover, minor edgewear. Inspiring autobiography of the Aussie born without arms or legs who is now a successful inspirational speaker. Author of "Life Without Limits". ISBN: 9781743313237. Our Book No: 27190. $17 AUD.

775. Wagner, Tegan (2007). The Making of Me: Finding My Future After Assault. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 248 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. The author tells her harrowing story about being raped by three brothers in 2002, when she was 14 years old. It is chilling, unforgettable and ultimately inspiring - as well as exposing ethnic faultlines in Australian society. ISBN: 9781405038232. Our Book No: 23091. $15 AUD.

776. Wainwright, Norma (1990). With Rhyme and Reason (1st ed). Wyndham, WA: Norma Wainwright. 155 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, autograph (written dedication title page). This book is a diary of events surrounding the lives of the author and her family, spanning 60 years, 40 of them in the Kimberley's. A personal glimpse of their lives from 1930 to 1990. Mud map of Kununurra loosely inserted. ISBN: 0646024337. Our Book No: 26706. $20 AUD.

777. Waites, Junee; Swinbourne, Helen (2001). Smiling at Shadows: A Mother's Journey through Heartache and Joy (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 251 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. An Australian family describes the heartache and joy of living with a son suffering from autism. ISBN: 0732268745. Our Book No: 11312. $25 AUD.

778. Walker, Shirley (2009). The Ghost at the Wedding (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 246 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tiny spot inside front cover & fore-edge flyleaf, minor edgewear, edges & pages lightly toned. This book is like no other account of war, chronicling events from both sides - the horror of the battlefields and the women who were left at home. The author's descriptions of the battles at Gallipoli, the Western Front and the Kokoda Track are accurate, and haunting. This story is a memoir of the author's mother-in-law, Jessie, and is an imaginative reconstruction of her family's truth. The literal truth has been established through letters, diaries, service records and family documents (author's note). ISBN: 9780670073887. Our Book No: 27531. $15 AUD.

779. Walker, William (1977). Reminiscences (Personal, Social and Political) of a Fifty Years' Residence at Windsor, on the Hawkesbury: A Lecture Delivered at the Windsor School of Arts, 22nd August, 1890, Together With Some Personal Recollections of the Late Sir James Martin, C. J. (Facsimile ed) [Facsimile Series, no. 4]. Sydney, North Sydney: Library of Australian History (LAH). 83 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, very good condition, brown covers (gilt spine lettering), frontispiece & title page little foxed, edges & pages lightly toned. (No 174 of a limited edition of 500 copies. Facsimile of book originally published in Sydney by Turner & Henderson in 1890.) The original lecture appeared in serial form in the Windsor and Richmond Gazette during October 1890, and was published with the additional recollections of Sir James Martin in December 1890. The author was born in Glasgow in 1828, arrived in Sydney in 1837, and died at Windsor on 12 June 1908. ISBN: 0908120036. Our Book No: 28662. $35 AUD.

780. Wall, Barbara (1994). Our Own Matilda: Matilda Jane Evans 1827 - 1886: Pioneer Woman and Novelist (1st ed). Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 216 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white photos & drawings, minor edgewear, tiny mark top edge, sticker indentation mark top front cover. This book celebrates the life of a woman who was not only one of our first successful novelists, but someone who was concerned with the lives around her. Matilda Jane Evans wrote Marian (1859) by "Maud Jeanne Franc", the first novel by a woman to be published in South Australia. ISBN: 1862543291. Our Book No: 25617. $18 AUD.

781. Wang, Ling (2002). Grass Fortune: My Life Story (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 294 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. An inspirational story of her life as a woman judge during the Cultural Revolution in China, before coming to live in Australia. ISBN: 0141003170. Our Book No: 24569. $15 AUD.

782. Ward, Barbara (1994). A Lady in a Thousand: Eliza Davies: A Biography. Sydney, Glebe: Barbara Ward / Fast Books. 128 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, minor edgewear. The story of an indomitable and independent woman who in the mid 1800s, was a pioneer educator in Australia. Eliza Davies, a member of the Sturt desert expedition, was a unique adventurous woman whose life and career are recorded in this prize-winning biography. The author has gathered most of the material from Eliza Davies's autobiography, "The Story of an Earnest Life". Winner of the Isabella Brierley Literary Award 1994. ISBN: 064621697X. Our Book No: 22081. $18 AUD.

783. Ward, Glenyse (1987). Wandering Girl (1st ed). Broome, WA: Magabala Books. 158 pp. Paperback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. Autobiography of an Aboriginal (indigenous Australian) girl from a Catholic mission sent at the age 16 years to work as a domestic servant. ISBN: 0731616235. Our Book No: 11465. $10 AUD.

784. Waters, Jeff (2008). Gone for a Song: A Death in Custody on Palm Island (1st ed). Sydney: ABC Books. 246 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. The author writes about the death in custody of Mulrunji [Cameron Doomadgee] on Palm Island, Queensland, and the trial of the first policeman to be charged over an Aboriginal death in custody. He was later found not guilty. Examines the botched police investigation and the suppressed secret evidence. ISBN: 9780733322167. Our Book No: 23633. $15 AUD.

785. Watson, Colin (2004). As it Happened 1803 - 2003: Colin Watson, Friend of the Century for Conservation and Bushwalking. Sydney, Eastwood: Budawang Committee. 391 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, black & white & colour photos, maps, minor edgewear, tiny crease bottom corner rear cover. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Colin Watson, noted conservationist and bushwalker, has put together a wonderful autobiography of his travels and bushwalking in National Parks around Australia. His book is full of information and photos, including the Budawang area of southern New South Wales (NSW). ISBN: 0959338152. Our Book No: 21691. $20 AUD.

786. Watson, Graham (1995). It's Not All Bull: Biography of Colin Pearse of Yarragadee, and Family Back to 1830 (1st ed). Perth: William Colin Kennedy Pearse. 271 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, map, few light creases covers & fore-edge, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. This biography presents a graphic, entertaining, and enlightening account of the many enduring facets and challenges encountered throughout the life of this unique Australian agriculturalist. ISBN: 0646258893. Our Book No: 26601. $20 AUD.

787. Watson, Jeffrey (2005). Killer Caldwell: Australia's Greatest Fighter Pilot (1st ed). Sydney: Hodder. 282 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. Biography of Clive Caldwell who was a natural and brilliant pilot, a great shot and a born leader. He saw action in WW2 against the Germans, Italians and Japanese, and remains Australia's greatest ever fighter pilot. ISBN: 0733619290. Our Book No: 20865. $16 AUD.

788. Watson, Moira (1990). Razzle Dazzle (1st ed). Sydney: Imprint / Angus & Robertson. 157 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, bottom corner tip lightly creased front cover & few pages, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear. Her childhood in Tasmania and Melbourne in the 1920s and 1930s. ISBN: 0207166781. Our Book No: 11208. $10 AUD.

789. Webb, Joan (1998). Thistle Y. Harris: A Biography of Thistle Yolette Stead. Sydney: Surrey Beatty & Sons. 254 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white photos (including frontispiece portrait), minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication title page). Biography of the Australian academic botanist, nature writer and environmentalist, who was awarded an Order of Australia medal. She was involved with many causes, including the Wirrimbirra Sanctuary and the Kosciuszko National Park. ISBN: 094932485X. Our Book No: 11653. $10 AUD.

790. Webb, Joan (2004). Eccleston Du Faur: Man of Vision. Berowra Heights, NSW: Deerubbin Press. 58 pp. Paperback thin octavo, stapled, card covers, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, minor edgewear. (Limited edition of 700 copies.) This is the story of Eccleston Du Faur, who created Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park (on Sydney's upper north shore), and also played a major role in the establishment of the Art Gallery of NSW. He was a man of wide interests: he was a skilled surveyor, scientific observer, promoter of tourism, and patron of exploratory expeditions. The author's sympathetic portrayal of the life of this enigmatic visionary restores him to public view after being obscured for almost a century. ISBN: 0975099124. Our Book No: 26388. $20 AUD.

791. Weidenbach, Kristin (2003). Mailman of the Birdsville Track: The Story of Tom Kruse (Reprint ed). Sydney: Hodder. 283 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, small faint crease front cover, minor edgewear, written dedication, autograph (author's written name title page). The Birdsville Track is one of the best known and loneliest tracks in Australia, and for 20 years Tom was the mailman, battling everything from searing heat and floods to mechanical breakdown. Tom Kruse always got the mail through - come drought, hell or high water. A truly classic Australian story, and captures part of our history that is fast vanishing. ISBN: 073361521X. Our Book No: 14809. $15 AUD.

792. Wellings, H. P. (1955). Benjamin Boyd in Australia (1842 - 1849): Shipping Magnate, Banker Pastoralist and Station Owner, Member of the Legislative Council, Town Planner, Whaler (8th ed). Sydney: H. P. Wellings / Printed by D. S. Ford. 48 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, good plus condition, few small black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, staples rusted, top corner creased front cover, pages lightly toned, tiny tears bottom edge, tiny piece missing bottom corner tip rear cover, scuff front cover (sticker removal). (Estimated date, about 1955, Trove catalogue.) A local history of this area on the south coast of New South Wales (NSW), first settled by Ben Boyd who built a lighthouse and whaling station in 1842. This pamphlet tells his story from his arrival to his ultimate disappearance. Our Book No: 26282. $10 AUD.

793. Wellings, H. P. (1966). The Imlay Brothers: Peter, Alexander and George Imlay. Sydney: H. P. Wellings / D. S. Ford (Printers). 24 pp. Paperback, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white text-photos, map inside front cover, old price sticker, owner's written name front cover. (Estimated date, 1966, Trove catalogue.) Cover title continues: "Pioneers in the pastoral, agricultural and merchandise activities in the Twofold Bay and Bega districts of south-eastern section of New South Wales". Loosely inserted: one page brochure, Seahorse Inn, historic Boydtown. Our Book No: 14898. $18 AUD.

794. Wells, Ann E. (1976). Life in the Crocodile Islands [Milingimbi]. Sydney: Rigby. 231 pp. Paperback, card cover, very good condition, black & white text-photos, frontispiece, minor foxing inside covers & few pages, minor edgewear. (Originally published 1963 as Milingimbi, reissued in 1976 with new title.) The story of ten happy but difficult years on an island off the coast of Arnhem Land. Describes the experiences of the author and her husband, who was Superintendent of the mission station at Milingimbi, as they helped the Aboriginal people through the difficult passage from traditional life to the modern world. The narrative is rich in interest and enjoyment. ISBN: 072700185X. Our Book No: 24065. $16 AUD.

795. Welsh, Thea (2003). The Cat Who Looked at the Sky: A Memoir (1st ed). Sydney: Flamingo. 261 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear, crease top edge front cover, top corner creased rear cover. The story of three cats, two households and the great truths of life. ISBN: 0732276179. Our Book No: 24173. $14 AUD.

796. Wendt, Jana (2007). A Matter of Principle: New Meetings with the Good, the Great and the Formidable (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 244 pp. Paperback octavo, card covers (with flaps), very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear, spine creased, few small creases front cover. The author, one of Australia's most experienced interviewers, connects with an eclectic mix of talented people from the Australian world of politics, entertainment, society, art, cinema, sport and architecture. ISBN: 9780522854145. Our Book No: 23202. $20 AUD.

797. West, Elizabeth (2000). One Woman's Journey: Mary Potter, Founder, Little Company of Mary. Melbourne: Spectrum Publications. 264 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, minor edgewear corners. Biography of the English woman who founded this Catholic religious community (England, Ireland, Italy, Australia). ISBN: 0867863021. Our Book No: 13676. $18 AUD.

798. Wheeler, Tony (2013). Dark Lands (1st stated ed). Melbourne: Lonely Planet. 335 pp. Paperback small trade, cards covers with flaps, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. The author and cofounder of Lonely Planet describes his travels through dangerous and exotic lands: Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Israel and Palestine, Nauru, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, and Zimbabwe. ISBN: 9781743218464. Our Book No: 28022. $15 AUD.

799. Wheeler, Tony; Wheeler, Maureen (2005). Once While Travelling: The Lonely Planet Story (1st ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 390g pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. A highly readable mixture of autobiography, business history and travel book. The authors launched Lonely Planet Publications in 1973, targeted at a new generation of independent, budget-conscious travellers seeking authentic experiences. The founders personal story of transforming their travel guide business into the world's largest independent travel publishing company. Also describes why in 2007 they sold to BBC Worldwide. ISBN: 0670028479. Our Book No: 4060. $20 AUD.

800. White, James (1983). Cooloolooghinni. Terrigal, NSW: Mundigee. Unnum 108 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, edges jacket lightly foxed, autograph (author's written name & date). (No 276 of a limited edition of 1000 copies.) Autobiography of a jackaroo (jackeroo) in the Northern Territory and outback Queensland during the years 1932 - 1936. ISBN: 0959263306. Our Book No: 11988. $20 AUD.

801. White, Osmar (2003). Conquerors' Road: An Eyewitness Report of Germany 1945. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 221 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white illustrations, light crease rear cover, minor edgewear. This highly acclaimed and beautifully written book by one of Australia's finest chroniclers of the Second World War (WW2) tells the devastating story of war from the inside. Based largely on his own war diary and the articles he wrote as a war correspondent, this deeply personal account is unparalleled amongst the vast literature on WW2. ISBN: 0521537517. Our Book No: 23296. $12 AUD.

802. White, Patrick (1981). Flaws in the Glass: A Self-Portrait (1st ed). London: Jonathan Cape. 260 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), edge tear top spine jacket (scuff mark front cover, flap clipped, minor edgewear), owner's written name, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Patrick White won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973. This private man here provides revealing autobiographical reflections: a self-portrait as seen "in the glass's reflection". He tells who he has loved (including partner Manoly Lascaris) and who he hated. Covers his Australian youth, his English boarding school (an "expensive prison"), Cambridge with holiday trips to Germany, London in the Blitz, RAF wartime intelligence in the Middle East, and his trials and compensations of later life upon returning to Australia. ISBN: 022402924X. Our Book No: 19074. $20 AUD.

803. White, Patrick (1998). Flaws in the Glass: A Self-Portrait. London: Vintage / Random House. 260 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, crease top edge front cover & a few pages, minor edgewear. Patrick White won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973. This private man here provides revealing autobiographical reflections: a self-portrait as seen "in the glass's reflection". He tells who he has loved (including partner Manoly Lascaris) and who he hated. Covers his Australian youth, his English boarding school (an "expensive prison"), Cambridge with holiday trips to Germany, London in the Blitz, RAF wartime intelligence in the Middle East, and his trials and compensations of later life upon returning to Australia. ISBN: 009975231X. Our Book No: 24810. $10 AUD.

804. White, Paul William (1982). Garrett of Van Diemen's Land. Hobart: Parledee Press. 61 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, red cloth cover (gilt lettering), very good plus condition, many black & white drawings, coloured frontispiece, owner sticker front pastedown, price sticker mark front free flyleaf. (No 57 of a limited edition of 100 copies, ISBN not in book, contains hand-coloured frontispiece.) Fictionalised account of the life of Reverend James Garrett (1793? - 1874), a Presbyterian minister in the early colony of Van Diemen's Land, who played a part in seminal events. ISBN: 0949584010. Our Book No: 12985. $20 AUD.

805. Whitington, R. S. (1970). Time of the Tiger: The Bill O'Reilly Story (1st ed). Melbourne, Richmond: Hutchinson Group (Australia). 296 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, charts, edge tears jacket (minor edgewear, sticker mark, rear cover lightly marked, lightly rubbed), minor edgewear. This book is the biography of one of Australia's best known cricketers. The author has also thoroughly researched the history of the googly right from its pioneers Bosanquet, Schwarz and Hordern - and he traces the development of the 'googlers' of all cricketing countries in the first part of this book. ISBN: 0091055407. Our Book No: 27195. $15 AUD.

806. Whitlam, Margaret (2001). My Other World (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 221 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos, minor rubbing edges, autograph (author's written dedication title page). This is Margaret Whitlam's story of her travels as the leader of group study tours around the world. It starts in 1990, when the author entered her seventies, and continued for a decade. ISBN: 1865085405. Our Book No: 22044. $10 AUD.

807. Whitrod, Ray; Condon, Matthew (foreword) (2015). Before I Sleep: My Life Fighting Crime and Corruption (Reissue ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 227 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear corners. In the early 1970s, Queensland was a haven for crooks from both sides of the law. It was into this hothouse that Ray Whitrod was controversially appointed as police commissioner in 1970. Just six years later he resigned from the head role of the Queensland Police Force, no longer willing to tolerate interference from the Bjelke-Petersen government. It was a decision that the Fitzgerald Inquiry later vindicated. Whitrod rose through the ranks from police cadets in Adelaide to command not only the Queensland police but also the Commonwealth and Papua New Guinea forces as well. In wartime, he had trained and flown as a navigator with the RAF in Europe and the Middle East. After the war, he helped to found ASIO, operating both in the field and from behind a desk. Both a personal memoir and a rare insiders view of the Force. This reissue has an introduction by Matthew Condon, author of "Three Crooked Kings" and "Jacks and Jokers". ISBN: 9780702253409. Our Book No: 20781. $22 AUD.

808. Wicks, Pauline (editor) (2007). Mary MacKillop: Inspiration for Today (Reprint ed). Sydney, Croydon: Trustees of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, New South Wales Province. 217 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, few black & white text-illustrations, minor edgewear. The story of Mary MacKillop who, in the 1860s, pioneered the first Australian religious order of women dedicated to the education of poor children and the provision of help to the old, sick and homeless. This very special book celebrates the 10th anniversary of the beatification of Mary MacKillop and provides an opportunity to look again at her life, this time from different points of view, to go beyond the historical details of her life and meet the person. ISBN: 0957900244. Our Book No: 27782. $30 AUD.

809. Wigney, Tessa (editor); Eyers, Kerrie (editor); Parker, Gordon (editor) (2007). Journeys With the Black Dog: Inspirational Stories of Bringing Depression to Heel (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 277 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, corner tip front cover little creased, few small dents front cover. Many people share their stories of living with depression. Written with raw honesty and sharp humour, these stories show it is possible to gain control over depression. An inspiring book for anyone with depression and those who care for them. ISBN: 9781741752649. Our Book No: 22775. $18 AUD.

810. Wilder, Ken (1994). The Company You Keep: A Publisher's Memoir. Sydney: State Library of New South Wales Press. 276 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos. This memoir recounts the adventures, the triumphs and the tragedies of a lifelong career devoted to books. He worked for 11 years with Hamish Hamilton, one of London's leading literary publishers. He came to Australia in 1961 to run the local operation of the long established company Collins. During 24 years with Collins Australia, he built the company into the largest publisher and distributor in Australia. Among many innovations was a new genre of Australian-focussed children's books. He also recounts his struggle with Murdoch who eventually took over Collins. ISBN: 0730589188. Our Book No: 14426. $25 AUD.

811. Wilding, Michael (2014). Wild Bleak Bohemia: Marcus Clarke, Adam Lindsay Gordon, and Henry Kendall: A Documentary (1st ed). Melbourne, North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing (ASP). 580 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, light crease spine, minor edgewear. About the three troubled geniuses of Australian writing and their world of poverty, poetry, alcohol, drugs, horse-racing, theatre, journalism and publishing. The author has used contemporary newspaper reports, court records, published memoirs, private letters and diaries to write this fascinating, complex and despairing story. ISBN: 9781925003802. Our Book No: 28762. $30 AUD.

812. Wilkins, Richard (2011). Black Ties, Red Carpets, Green Rooms (1st ed). Sydney: New Holland. 254 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), few sepia (brown tinted) photos, black & white & colour photos, minor edgewear jacket, base spine little rubbed. This book is a collection of the authors favourite, most interesting and strangest star encounters. As Channel Nine's entertainment editor and the original face of MTV Australia, he has interviewed many stars including Madonna, Mick Jagger, Barbara Streisand and Mariah Carey. ISBN: 9781742571041. Our Book No: 27628. $18 AUD.

813. Williams, Bruce (2005). Making and Breaking Universities: Memoirs of Academic Life in Australia and Britain 1936 - 2004 (1st ed). Sydney, Paddington: Macleay Press. 329 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos, frontispiece, minor edgewear jacket. This book is a revealing look at university politics and governance. The author writes about his experiences as a university administrator and advisor to governments in both New South Wales and Britain. The book also looks at globalisation and economic reform on academic values. ISBN: 1876492147. Our Book No: 28153. $30 AUD.

814. Williams, Donna (1994). Somebody Somewhere (1st ed). London: Doubleday. 240 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages & edges lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. First edition. Sequel to "Nobody Nowhere", about her 25-year struggle living with undiagnosed autism. The sequel covers the next four years, including intensive therapy, and working with autistic children. ISBN: 0868245380. Our Book No: 16444. $15 AUD.

815. Williams, Eugenia Jenny (2002). Yenni: A Life Between Worlds (1st ed). Sydney, Annandale: Pluto Press. 342 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white photos, a few pages creased (manufacture error), minor edgewear corners. A true story of survival that is vivid - a child's experience of war, through teenage years and the early days of Soviet control in Czechoslovakia, and of the oppression of the Hungarian language and culture. Dubcek's reforms and the Soviet invasion of 1968 led to her emigration to Australia. ISBN: 1864031492. Our Book No: 22306. $15 AUD.

816. Williams, Kim (2014). Rules of Engagement: Foxtel, Football, News and Wine: The Secrets of a Business Builder and Cultural Maestro. Melbourne: Miegunyah / Melbourne University Press (MUP). 324 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), front & rear inner hinge little split (pages firm), minor edgewear, old price marks. From Foxtel to News Corp, film to football, opera to business, Kim Williams is a builder of Australian businesses and media empires. He has worked with the very best in their fields, for example, Rupert Murdoch, Kerry Packer, Kevin Sheedy, Gail Kelly and Don Burrows. A candid, up close and very personal account of the exercise of power in the nation's leading boardrooms, political parties and media organisations. Told with a deft touch and an energetic, at times mischievous spirit, shows how much one person can achieve if they have insatiable curiosity, limitless interests and impressive discipline. ISBN: 9780522866933. Our Book No: 16842. $20 AUD.

817. Williams, Maslyn (1974). Florence Copley of Romney (1st ed). Sydney: Collins. 191 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), endpapers little toned, minor edgewear jacket, sticker mark front free flyleaf, owner's written name & date. The true story of the beautiful, rich and wilful Florence Copley who was found guilty of murdering her husband. How she was saved from the gallows makes compelling reading. Set in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales (NSW), in the 1840s, when a new kind of society was emerging from the mixture of convict and emigrant settlers, this book captures the beauty and the ruthlessness, the injustice and the courage, that went into the making of a new nation. ISBN: 000221587X. Our Book No: 22379. $13 AUD.

818. Wilson, Edwin (2006). The Melancholy Dane: A Portrait of the Poet as a Young Man (1st ed). Sydney, Lane Cove: Woodbine Press. 368 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, pictorial card cover (with flaps), black & white text-photos, tiny crease bottom edge. Memoirs and poems of the author who was born at Lismore, New South Wales. This is his 19th book, and second book of poetic memoirs, following on from "The Mullumbimby Kid". ISBN: 0949557218. Our Book No: 22305. $18 AUD.

819. Wilson, Edward [Anonymous]; Gill, S. T. (illustrator) (1959). Rambles at the Antipodes: A Series of Sketches of Moreton Bay, New Zealand, the Murray River and South Australia, and the Overland Route (1st & only ed). London: W. H. Smith and Son. 219 pp. Hardback very small, no jacket as issued, good plus condition, half-bound leather (spine & corners, raised bands, gilt lettering), tan cloth cover, black & white plates (lithographs), two foldout maps, front & rear inner hinge split (pages firm), spine ends & cover corners worn, minor foxing (mainly endpapers & reverse side plates), edges & pages faintly toned, bookplate. Anonymous illustrated account of Australasian travel in the late 1850s, originally published as a series in the "Argus", a Melbourne newspaper. The author was actually Edward Wilson, the radical and democratic owner-editor of the "Argus." The plates by S. T. Gill (the famous goldfields illustrator) were commissioned for this book, being one of the few examples of him illustrating the text of another writer. All 12 plates (lithographs) and two maps are present. Bookplate of Augustin Kramer (Kraemer) (1865 ­ 1941), a German navy surgeon, naturalist and ethnographer who worked in the Polynesia variously between 1893 and 1899. Our Book No: 16454. $430 AUD.

820. Winn, Rhylle (2000). A Kick to the Head (1st ed). Sydney: Hodder. 275 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, bottom corner creased front cover, few tiny scratches covers, bottom corner tip rear cover creased, minor edgewear. This is the story of how a Queensland farmer survived the sudden diagnosis of a life-threatening brain tumour. Rhylle's natural optimism, his willingness to admit his fears, weaknesses and failings, and his ability to monitor his own responses make this very Australian story not only reassuring but inspiring. ISBN: 0733613020. Our Book No: 21863. $10 AUD.

821. Winn, Rhylle (2000). A Kick to the Head (1st ed). Sydney: Hodder. 275 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, bottom corner creased front cover, few tiny scratches covers, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear, copy 2. This is the story of how a Queensland farmer survived the sudden diagnosis of a life-threatening brain tumour. Rhylle's natural optimism, his willingness to admit his fears, weaknesses and failings, and his ability to monitor his own responses make this very Australian story not only reassuring but inspiring. ISBN: 0733613020. Our Book No: 21863A. $10 AUD.

822. Winter, Barbara (1995). The Intrigue Master: Commander Long and Naval Intelligence in Australia 1913 - 1945. Brisbane: Boolarong. 339 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, endpaper map, spine ends lightly bumped, cover corner tips little rubbed & bumped, laminated boards little rubbed, owner's written name. Heavy. A history of Naval Intelligence Division plus a biography of Commander Rupert Basil Michel Long. The author has spent many years and went overseas to put together the information. ISBN: 0864391846. Our Book No: 28119. $25 AUD.

823. Wirth, Hugh; Crawford, Anne (with) (2012). Doctor Hugh: My Life With Animals (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 305 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, few tiny creases cover, spine faintly creased, minor edgewear. By the well-known Australian vet, and federal president of the RSPCA. In this very special book he shares with us his life story, love, enthusiasm, knowledge and understanding of animals. ISBN: 9781743311042. Our Book No: 26476. $20 AUD.

824. Wolfensohn, James D.; Margo, Jill (with) (2011). A Global Life: My Journey Among Rich and Poor, from Sydney to Wall Street to the World Bank (Reprint ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 642 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, small mark bottom edge, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear corners. Describes his remarkable life, starting with boyhood in Australia. He became an Olympic fencer and a prominent banker in London and New York, then navigated Wall Street and later the World Bank. He reflects on his intense and tumultuous decade at the bank and on the causes of continuing poverty. A fascinating autobiography. ISBN: 9781742611464. Our Book No: 28205. $20 AUD.

825. Wong Sue, Jack (2002). Blood on Borneo (Revised ed). Kalamunda, WA: L. Smith (WA) Pty Ltd t/a Jack Sue WA Skindivers Publication. 368 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. The author (Jack Wong Sue, DCM JP AKR 13), a former RAAF crash rescue boat sergeant who volunteered for Z Special Unit, has written an enthralling series of stories in this most interesting and readable book. Taken from notes hastily compiled from a wartime diary, and aided by a phenomenal memory. The book does not follow a sequential pattern. It is a random collection of Jack's experiences, impressions and observations during nine months spent on active operations behind Japanese lines in Borneo. ISBN: 0646416561. Our Book No: 26943. $22 AUD.

826. Wood, Leonie (2007). Funny Business: The Rise and Fall of Steve Vizard (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 338 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, tiny crease fore-edge front cover, minor edgewear. Uncovers the man behind the public persona: the well-liked Australian comedian and media personality, who later fell foul of the law over business dealings. ISBN: 9781741753295. Our Book No: 23408. $15 AUD.

827. Wood, Marion Francis (2007). Fantastic Spastic: The Story of Bourke Gibbons OAM (1st ed). Sydney: Darlington Press / Marion Wood. 157 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. Inspiring story of Bourke Gibbons, who was born with quadriplegia and spastic cerebral palsy. This book tells how he survived and fought his way to independence. (Darlington Press is an imprint of the Fisher Library, University of Sydney.) (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 9781921364020. Our Book No: 25390. $20 AUD.

828. Woodward, Frank (1993). The Sales Life: Where Every Good Sale Generates Another (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 131 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. The author talks about his life in sales, and shows how to get the results that will increase your sales. ISBN: 0732249880. Our Book No: 23857. $13 AUD.

829. Wositzky, Jan; Yidumduma, Bill Harney (told by) (2008). Born under the Paperbark Tree: A Man's Life (Reprint ed). Marleston, SA: J. B. Books. 208 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, maps, small crease front cover, minor edgewear, non-author written dedication title page. This book is the story of Yidumduma Bill Harney who is the son of W. E. (Bill) Harney, the writer and storyteller who became a legend in the North, and Ludi Yibuluyma, a Wardaman woman. He had little contact with his father. Instead he was brought up straddling both heritages, learning the traditional Aboriginal way of life and learning the white man's way. It is the authentic voice of a man living between two worlds, two cultures. ISBN: 1876622032. Our Book No: 27547. $13 AUD.

830. Wright, Don (1997). Alan Walker: Conscience of the Nation. Sydney: Openbook Publishers. 312 pp. Hardback wide octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, autograph (author's and subject's written name). Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Biography of the Methodist minister, evangelistic preacher and superintendent of the Sydney Central Mission. He founded of the pioneering Life Line (Lifeline) telephone counselling service. ISBN: 0859108368. Our Book No: 14501. $28 AUD.

831. Wright, Judith (1981). The Cry for the Dead (1st ed). Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 303 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), maps, minimal foxing top edge, minor edgewear. First edition. The noted Australian environmentalist and writer describes her family history in rural New South Wales and Queensland, set in the context of pastoral migrations (squatters) and dispossession of Aborigines. ISBN: 0195542967. Our Book No: 3806. $70 AUD.

832. Wright, Judith; Clarke, Patricia (editor) (2000). Half a Lifetime (1st p/b ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 296 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. Passionate and unforgettable autobiography of the first half of the life of the famous Australian poet, environmentalist, and activist for Aboriginal human rights. Edited by Patricia Clarke from assorted manuscripts. ISBN: 1876485388. Our Book No: 10839. $15 AUD.

833. Wright, John M. (2000). John Wright Remembers (1st ed) [The Autobiography of John M. Wright]. Sydney, Avalon: Halbooks Publishing. 312 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, tiny scuff base spine, cover corners creased & lightly worn. The author writes about his rural English childhood, life and work in pre-War and Blitz London, emigrating to Australia 1941, establishing a cable-making factory in war-time Australia, technological and business recollections of the rubber and foam industries, and his travels in New Guinea and Bougainville Island. ISBN: 0958580758. Our Book No: 25686. $18 AUD.

834. Writer, Larry (2009). Razor: Tilly Devine, Kate Leigh and the Razor Gangs (Revised ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 344 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, bottom corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear. The story of Tilly Devine, Kate Leigh and Sydney's famous razor gangs who were some of the most frightening criminals in Australia's history. In the 1920s and 1930s, they waged war with razor and gun over the spoils of illegal drugs, and alcohol, prostitution, gambling and extortion. This edition has new photos, and an expanded final chapter based on previously unpublished letters and documents. Winner of the Ned Kelly Award for True Crime. ISBN: 9781405039512. Our Book No: 29051. $20 AUD.

835. Yarwood, A. T. (1996). Samuel Marsden: The Great Survivor (New p/b ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 353 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. Biography of the Christian missionary and parson who contributed much to early Sydney (as farmer, magistrate and meddler in politics). ISBN: 0522847323. Our Book No: 11611. $15 AUD.

836. Yeates, Neil (1987). Robert Dickie Watt, Kt: First Professor of Agriculture, the University of Sydney. Coffs Harbour, NSW: Neil Yeates / Advocate Press. 157 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket as issued, pictorial board cover, very good condition, black & white photos, tiny scuff top edge rear cover, faint foxing edges. The story of Professor Robert Dickie Watt, who in 1910 was appointed as the first Professor of Agriculture and served as Dean of the Faculty from its inception until his retirement in 1946. The author is his son-in-law. ISBN: 0958786607. Our Book No: 25244. $20 AUD.

837. Yorke, Sophie (2005). Angels of Aceh: The Compelling Story of Operation Tsunami Assist (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 273 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, colour photos, bottom corners little creased few pages, minor edgewear. This story of the Combined Australian Surgical Team - Aceh (CASTA) is a compelling snapshot of what rescue work was like at the epicentre of the disaster. It is an immensely engaging and uplifting book. ISBN: 1741147468. Our Book No: 22230. $14 AUD.

838. Yule, Jean (1995). About Face in China: Eight Australians' Experience of the Chinese Revolution, 1945 - 1951. Melbourne: Joint Board of Christian Education (JBCE). 284 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, map, bottom edge faintly rubbed. Records the experiences of Christian missionaries who were gradually forced out of China by the new communist government. ISBN: 1864070404. Our Book No: 13293. $20 AUD.

839. Zemanek, Marcella; Zemanek, Stan (2007). My Way, or the Highway. Sydney: New Holland. 312 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white & colour photos, minor edgewear. Written in the last few month's of his life with characteristic guts and fearlessness, this is pure Zemanek - but now he's ballsy and irreverent in the face of death. Written with his beloved wife, this reveals Stan's courageous and public fight against brain cancer as he continued his 14-year career as "shock jock" broadcaster on Radio 2UE. ISBN: 9781741106084. Our Book No: 15450. $20 AUD.

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