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401. Macartney, Frederick T. (1955). Furnley Maurice (Frank Wilmot). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 106 pp. Hardback small octavo, 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.

402. 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.

403. Macdonald, Ian (2006). In the Audience at Alamein: Memoirs of a Misspent Youth and the Wasted Years at War. Sydney, Narrabeen: Ian Macdonald. 159 pp. Paperback large trade, very good plus condition, stiffened covers, black & white photos & drawings, minimal edgewear. The author is a Sydney-based writer/artist who served with the 9th Australian Division in World War 2 in Palestine and North Africa. This book is an amusing and interesting account of one man's war, told with humour and honesty. (Privately published. No date, but 2006, Trove.). ISBN: 0646458140. Our Book No: 22256. $15 AUD.

404. Macintosh, Neil K. (1978). Richard Johnson: Chaplain to the Colony of New South Wales: His Life and Times (1st ed). Sydney: Library of Australian History (LAH). 150 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white plates (some full-page), endpaper settlement maps, minor edgewear jacket (little rubbed, light foxing reverse side), light foxing edges, autograph (author's written name). This is the story of Australia's first chaplain, Rev. Richard Johnson, who arrived on the First Fleet in 1788 and remained in Sydney until October, 1800. The author, Rev. Neil Macintosh, has assessed the contribution made by the first chaplain to the Colony of New South Wales and to the beginnings of the Church in Australia. Chaplain Johnson's life and work in the colony are discussed in detail and attention has been paid to his relations with successive governors of NSW. (Limited to 1000 copies of which 200 are signed.). ISBN: 0908120168. Our Book No: 30936. $55 AUD.

405. 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.

406. MacKellar, Maggie (2004). Core of My Heart, My Country (1st ed). Melbourne, Carlton: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 330 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, top spine little bumped, minor edgewear, faint sticker mark front flyleaf. This book is about the women on the historical frontier in Canada and Australia who went out in bonnets and petticoats to collect seeds, gave up sidesaddles to ride in the mountains, who risked their reputations to climb mountains, and put their lives on the page to claim the importance of their experience. The book collects experiences and insights from women who lived n different landscapes, different climates and in different eras. ISBN: 0522851371. Our Book No: 30738. $30 AUD.

407. Macken, James J. (1994). Martin Burke: The Father of Pittwater (1st ed). Sydney, Pittwater: James J. Macken. 96 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white photos, pages lightly toned, minimal edgewear corners. The author continues the work started by his father, Bud Macken, in compiling an overview of the 200-year history of Coasters Retreat. The book is part of a trilogy, and the story that features Martin Burke is the second part, the first being the book 'Coasters Retreat' published in 1991. The story is used as a window on the history of early Australia. The author and his family have been part of the small settlement for over 50 years and resident there for over 30 years. ISBN: 0646176048. Our Book No: 30223. $15 AUD.

408. Maclean, John (2005). Sucking the Marrow Out of Life: The John Maclean Story. Sydney, Millers Point: Pier 9 / Murdoch Books. 272 pp. Paperback wide octavo, card covers (with flaps), very good condition, black & white & colour photos. A near-fatal cycling accident in 1988 left this Australian athlete a paraplegic. His story is as moving, inspiring and joyful as the man himself. ISBN: 174045670X. Our Book No: 22861. $15 AUD.

409. Macquarie, Lachlan (1979). Lachlan Macquarie Governor of New South Wales: Journals of His Tours in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land 1810 - 1822 (Facsimile ed) [Facsimile Series]. Sydney: Library of Australian History / Library Council of New South Wales. 280 pp. Hardback large wide octavo, no jacket, good condition, new endpapers, tipped-in colour plates including frontispiece, three folding maps, edges little foxed, pages lightly toned, few foxed spots some pages, reverse side maps lightly foxed, minor edgewear. The journals of the Scottish soldier Lachlan Macquarie who was the innovative governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821. His innovations included the first organized finance and commerce, the first inland exploration and settlement, the first highways and paved streets, as well as fine architecture and official patronage of the arts and literature. The text is printed from the original manuscripts in the Mitchell Library. The illustrations are reproduced from the paintings in the Mitchell Library and Galleries and in the Dixon Library and Galleries. (No 17 in the Library of Australian History Facsimile series. All 11 colour plates present.) ISBN: 0908120338. Our Book No: 30937. $35 AUD.

410. 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.

411. 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.

412. Mallett, Ashley (2014). The Diggers' Doctor: The Fortunate Life of Col. Donald Beard AM, RFD, ED (Retd). Adelaide: Wakefield Press. 208 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear corners. A man of substance in war and in peace. Dr Donald Beard, AM, is a leader known for his compassion, humility and charm. His extraordinary life as a surgeon, as well as his love of cricket and deep friendship with cricketers, including Sir Donald Bradman. It was in the Beard's backyard that The Don faced Jeff Thomson and hit his last cricket ball. Dr Donald Beard has embraced those from all walks of life and considers himself enriched by the experience. Surgery, cricket, music, theatre, reading and his love for Margaret, the greatest love of his life, has warmed him to thousands. His role as a doctor tending to soldiers in combat in Korea is a byword in the Australian Army. At the Battle of Kapyong in 1951 his inspirational care and leadership contributed to the love the soldiers had for this strong man of peace and compassion. ISBN: 9781743053065. Our Book No: 17057. $25 AUD.

413. Mallinson, Julie (2017). A Pearl from Ashes: Abandoned, Unloved and Left for Dead: This Remarkable Story will Inspire You to Believe that Miracles do Come True. Sydney, Mona Vale: Ark House Press. 201 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. This is the story of Little Pearl who was found abandoned outside an internet cafe in central China in the spring of 2008. Pearl was admitted to an orphanage. Upon discovery she was infected with HIV, she was isolated and had no hope or future. The author is a missionary who was living abroad and how, amidst the fears and cultural challenges, she and her family were able to bring Little Pearl to Australia to start a new life. ISBN: 9780987583949. Our Book No: 30346. $16 AUD.

414. Manning, Paddy (2013). Boganaire: The Rise and Fall of Nathan Tinkler. Melbourne: Black Inc. 289 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos centre spread, minor edgewear. In this impressive biography, leading business writer Paddy Manning relates Tinkler's meteoric rise to wealth, and his equally rapid downfall. A classic study of Australian business failure. Hunter Valley mine electrician Nathan Tinkler borrowed big in 2005, made a fortune from several speculative coal plays, and by 2011 was a 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 splurged on 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. . ISBN: 9781863956284. Our Book No: 16023. $25 AUD.

415. Manning, Paddy (2015). Born to Rule: The Unauthorised Biography of Malcolm Turnbull (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 442 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, minimal edgewear jacket, base spine little rubbed. An unauthorised biograhy that looks at the many layers of businessman and politician Malcolm Turnbull. Based on interviews and long research, it is a forensic investigation into one of Australia’s most well-known politicians, who later became Prime Minister. ISBN: 9780522868807. Our Book No: 40198. $25 AUD.

416. Marling, Karal Ann; Hart, Pro; Littlewood, Robert C. (publisher) (2011). A Bookplate by Pro Hart. Stoke-on-Trent: Lytlewode Press. 12 pp. Hardback small quarto (in slipcase), very good plus condition, orange cloth covered boards, tipped-in frontispiece, tipped-in original etched bookplate, bookplate, untrimmed edges. A private press book containing a bookplate by the Australian artist Pro Hart, plus a short biography by Karal Marling of this controversial artist from Broken Hill, explanatory notes, and photographs of Pro Hart with publisher Robert Littlewood. This standard copy (being nos 51 - 275 in a limited edition) contains an original etched bookplate printed from the original copper plate, and each is bound in cloth with a matching slipcase. (No. 62 of limited edition of 275 copies, numbered and signed by the publisher.). ISBN: 190561120X. Our Book No: 28576. $150 AUD.

417. 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.

418. Marr, David (2013). Political Animal: The Making of Tony Abbott (Expanded ed). Melbourne: Black Inc. 200 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, covers faintly scratched, minor edgewear. This dramatic portrait shows that as a young Catholic warrior at university, Tony Abbott was already a brutally effective politician. He later led the way in defeating the republic and rose rapidly in the Liberal Party. His reputation as a head-kicker and conservative made him an unlikely leader. Marr shows that Abbott thrives on chaos and conflict. Part fighter and part charmer, he is deeply religious and deeply political. What happens, then, when his values clash with his need to win? Written when Abbott was on the cusp of becoming Australia's Prime Minister. (Expanded and updated edition of an essay originally published in Quarterly Essay 47.) ISBN: 9781863955980. Our Book No: 17829. $15 AUD.

419. Marshall, Debi (2012). The House of Hancock: The Rise and Rise of Gina Rinehart (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. 367 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top corner tips few pages little creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, light pencil mark top edge. Gina Rinehart is not just the richest person in Australian history, she is fast becoming one of the richest people in the world. She is the daughter of Lang Hancock: mining millionaire and discoverer of the world's largest iron ore deposit in the Pilbara. Informed by sources close to the Hancock family and other business associates, and including exclusive materials never before seen, the author poses the question what comes next for the woman who has more wealth than the Queen? ISBN: 9781742756745. Our Book No: 30086. $20 AUD.

420. Mawer, Granville Allen (2004). The Life and Legend of Jack Doolan: The Wild Colonial Boy (1st ed). Canberra: Mulini Press. 68 pp. Paperback wide thin octavo, very good condition, few black & white text-illustrations, minor edgewear, top corner front cover creased, rubbed at cover join to spine. This is the story of the real wild colonial boy, John Doolan. He was a juvenile bushranger, born in Castlemaine on the Victorian goldfields. Even more surprisingly, his story has connections with that of the song. A fascinating story to keep the reader guessing to the end. ISBN: 0975178466. Our Book No: 29937. $30 AUD.

421. McBurney, Yvonne (1989). Burrawang and Beyond (3rd ed). Dubbo, NSW: Yvonne McBurney. 40 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white text-photos, publisher sticker, sticker mark front cover. Self-published biography by Yvonne McBurney 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). Third edition. ISBN: 0908053118. Our Book No: 11015. $20 AUD.

422. McCallum, Prof. Ron (2019). Born at the Right Time: A Memoir (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 226 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, minor edgewear. A beautifully written autobiography by Ron McCallum who has been blind from birth. His mother always insisted on treating him as normally as possible. In this memoir, he recalls his social awkwardness and physical mishaps, and shares his early fears about coping with a career, finding love and wondered if he would ever become a parent. Ron has managed all of these, and more, becoming a professor of law at a prestigious university, and chairing a committee at the United Nations. His is a life richly lived, by a man who remains open to all people from all walks of life. ISBN: 9781760875015. Our Book No: 40738. $25 AUD.

423. McCarthy, John (editor); Reynolds, Anthony (editor) (1995). Thomas More: The Saint and the Society. 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 edited 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.

424. 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, minimal 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.

425. McClymont, Kate; Besser, Linton (2014). He Who Must be Obeid (1st printing ed). Sydney: Vintage / Random House Australia. 418 pp. Paperback thick octavo, as new condition. Queensland had the Fitzgerald Inquiry and the Moonlight State. New South Wales has Eddie Obeid, a minister in the Labor Government. Two senior reporters from the Sydney Morning Herald expose the brazen misdeeds of Australia's most corrupt politician, perhaps on a scale not exceeded since the days of the Rum Corps. The powerbroker not only made and unmade premiers, but he and his family profited from government leases (mining, cafes, marina). (First printing edition: this printing was withdrawn because of a misidentification of Chris Brown on page 58, who threatened legal action, being two people with the same name.). ISBN: 9780857984357. Our Book No: 17966. $28 AUD.

426. McCormack, Gavan (editor); Nelson, Hank (editor) (1993). The Burma-Thailand Railway: Memory and History (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 175 pp. Hardback octavo, 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. $18 AUD.

427. 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. An inspiring classic story of a woman, Sheryl McCorry, finding her destiny in the furthest reaches of the Australian 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. $20 AUD.

428. McDonald, Anne; Hall, Susan (editor); Kennedy, Dr Brian (foreword) (2001). Douglas Annand: The Art of Life. Canberra: National Gallery of Australia (NGA). 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.

429. 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, minimal 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.

430. McFarlane, Brian (2015). Double-act: The Remarkable Lives and Careers of Googie Withers and John McCallum. Melbourne, Clayton: Monash University Publishing. 241 pp. Paperback large wide octavo (with flaps), very good condition, black & white photos, few minor creases covers, minor edgewear. Brian McFarlane relates the story of Googie Withers and John McCallum. Googie portrayed everything from brazen murderesses to Lady Bracknell. John performed in all the acting media and was a pioneer producer in Australian television. He brought Skippy into our lives, and was the managing director of a big theatrical firm and a film director, playwright and author. John and Googie were married for 62 years, uncommon in the entertainment world. The author has written a wonderful joint biography that reads as an absorbing story. ISBN: 9781922235725. Our Book No: 29516. $27 AUD.

431. 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.

432. McGrath, Glenn (2015). Test of Will: What I've Learned From Cricket and Life (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 336 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, small crease top edge front cover, slight bump top spine, few light scratches covers, minor edgewear. Autobiography of one of Australia's most successful cricketers (left-handed batsman). His Test career started at age 19, and he has played against all the great players of the post-war scene. He writes about the things that have shaped him both in and out of cricket. He relates his experiences starting the McGrath Foundation, the annual Pink Test in Sydney, how it came about and how important it is to him. This is an honest and open look at his life. ISBN: 9781760294694. Our Book No: 29201. $18 AUD.

433. McGregor, Craig (2004). Australian Son: Inside Mark Latham (1st ed). Melbourne, North Melbourne: Pluto Press. 198 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, small crease front cover, minor edgewear. An analysis of the mind and world (early life) of Australian politician Mark Latham. He gives new insights into Latham and the factors that have been an influence on his policies. He follows him from an angry young man to a family man, from backbencher to Labor leader, the passions that drive him, and his ideas for a fairer and more generous Australia. ISBN: 186403288X. Our Book No: 30482. $15 AUD.

434. McInerney, Sally; Zofrea, Salvatore (illustrator); Malouf, David (introduction) (1992). The Journeyman: A Story of Migrant Life: A Series of Woodcuts by Salvatore Zofrea. Sydney, Chippendale: Pan Macmillan. 73 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 (Italy) 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. (Unnumbered pages.). ISBN: 0330273558. Our Book No: 16232. $25 AUD.

435. 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.

436. McIntyre, Gisela (2010). So Many Stories to Tell: Spanning Three Centuries and Three Continents (1st ed). Coolangatta, QLD: Gisela McIntyre. 361 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, minimal 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. First edition stated. ISBN: 9780957847910. Our Book No: 26779. $30 AUD.

437. McKenry, Keith (2014). More than a Life: John Meredith and the Fight for Australian Tradition. Sydney, Dural: Rosenberg Publishing / Fanged Wombat Productions. 488 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, colour frontispiece, colour photo rear flap jacket, CD inside rear cover, minor edgewear jacket (top corner front flap creased), autograph (author's written dedication title page). Heavy (1.2 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The fascinating story of John Meredith who was born in Holbrook, New South Wales, in 1920. As a young man he set out on a bicycle from home, determined to make his fortune. He discovered old-timers who told him about unknown bush songs. He became one of the world's great song collectors and a key person in the fight to preserve and celebrate Australia's developing folk heritage. In 1952 he established the original Bushwhackers Band and performed in the landmark Australian musical Reedy River. This biography includes a CD containing the best of Meredith's field recordings, together with classic performances by leading Australian and International folk artists. ISBN: 9781925078145. Our Book No: 29906. $40 AUD.

438. 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.

439. 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.

440. McKnight, David; Manne, Robert (foreword) (2012). Rupert Murdoch: An Investigation of Political Power (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 285 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned as common, minor edgewear, sticker front free flyleaf. When Rupert Murdoch called, Prime Ministers and Presidents picked up the phone. Professor of journalism, David McKnight, exposes Murdoch's unflinching use of his media empire to further his political agenda over decades. This is particularly the story behind the British hacking scandal that rocked the world and shook the Murdoch empire. ISBN: 9781742373522. Our Book No: 9621. $20 AUD.

441. McLachlan, A. J. (1948). McLachlan: An F.A.Q. Australian [An FAQ Australian]. Melbourne: Lothian Publishing. 279 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos (including frontispiece portrait), edge pieces missing base of jacket (edge tears repaired, spine lightly faded), pages faintly toned as usual, owner's written name front pastedown, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Autobiography of the Scottish-Australian lawyer from South Australia who became a Commonwealth senator and minister in the Bruce-Page and Lyons governments. He is best known for promotion of the CSIR (forerunner of the CSIRO) and (as Postmaster General) expanding the network of radio stations. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 12019. $10 AUD.

442. McLellan, Vida (2015). A Girl from Wondah Farm: The Life of a Missionary Nurse in Ethiopia. Sydney, Eastwood: Vida McLellan. 152 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour photos, small dent spine, minor edgewear. The fascinating story of Vida McLellan, a missionary nurse who served in Ethiopia from 1955 to 1974. Vida grew up in the outback of New South Wales. After nurse’s training and Bible College, she travelled to Ethiopia to work as a missionary in very remote and difficult areas in southern Ethiopia. Vida met and married Dick McLellan in 1955. They worked side by side in Ethiopia and after their return to Australia ISBN: 9780646939780. Our Book No: 40000. $35 AUD.

443. 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.

444. McPhedran, Colin (2002). White Butterflies (1st ed). Canberra: Pandanus Books / Australian National University Press (ANU Press). 240 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition. An outstanding story of courage, true grit, will to survive, and great will power from a remarkable refugee from Burma (now Myanmar), who escaped the Japanese invasion during WW2. He has called Bowral in the Southern Highlands in New South Wales home for more than 50 years. ISBN: 1740760174. Our Book No: 20133. $20 AUD.

445. McRobb, Millie; Bryce, M.J (foreword) (1984). The Lean Years. Bunbury, WA: Millie McRobb. 97 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled, sepia (brown-tinted) photo on cover, black & white text-photos, staples little rusted, spine little creased, light toning pages, minor edgewear, rear cover little scratched, sticker mark front cover, autograph (author's written name). The author's family story - and at the same time, the story of Western Australian development. Millie McRobb is a Catterick Group Settlers daughter. Isobel and Percy Palmer came to Australia from England in 1924, when Millie was 16 years old. Millie describes their experiences with the Group Settlement Scheme in the southwest of the State after World War 1 (WW1). The scheme meant that British ex-servicemen took up uncleared farming lots in the most heavily timbered areas of W.A. Our Book No: 40282. $25 AUD.

446. 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. $25 AUD.

447. Meldrum, Ian Molly; Jenkins, Jeff (with); Masterson, Lawrie (special thanks) (2016). The Never, Um, Ever Ending Story: Life, Countdown and Everything in Between (1st p/b ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 473 pp. Paperback thick, very good plus condition, black & white & colour photos, minimal edgewear. The autobiography of Molly Ian Meldrum, Australian pop musician and presenter of the TV program Countdown. This is the funny, vivid, warm and compelling memoir of his chaotic, incredible life and the show that made his famous. This book is full of anecdotes and features a colourful cast of musos, characters and international superstars. ISBN: 9781760293567. Our Book No: 29182. $21 AUD.

448. Meredith, John (1988). Gallant Peter Clark [Australian Historical Monograph Series]. Canberra, Woden: Popinjay Australian Publications. 68 pp. Hardback large quarto, no jacket, very good plus condition, green cloth cover (gilt lettering), sepia (brown-tinted) photos including frontispiece, black & cream drawing. This story of a drover named Peter Clark who was shot by James Wilson the bushranger when he resisted a holdup, north of Scone (NSW) in 1863. Sets out, not to try and discover the true story, but rather to document the processes of the oral tradition - to bring together all the various accounts under one cover. Whatever the truth may be, this collection of legends will stand as a tribute to the bravery and courage of a young bushman who died game and was gallant to the end. (No 6 in this series.) (Limited edition of 210 copies, 95 of which are numbered and autographed by the publisher, Stephan Williams. This is no 26. ISBN not printed in book.). ISBN: 0731634748. Our Book No: 40171. $90 AUD.

449. Meyer, David N. (2013). The Bee Gees: The Biography (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. 389 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, top corner front cover creased, few tiny dents top edge, minor edgewear. Biography of the famous British pop group who also spent time in Australia. About their innovative sound and turbulent personal lives. There are revealing photos, musical insights, drama, and backstage stories in this true, inside story of the Bee Gees' music, ambition, creative imagination, and fame. ISBN: 9781742751597. Our Book No: 29829. $20 AUD.

450. Middleton, Karen (2017). Albanese: Telling It Straight (1st ed) [Anthony Albanese]. Sydney: Random House. 438 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. Anthony Albanese has been at the heart of Labor politics in Australia for a decade. He tirelessly worked to ensure that the Labor left was a vital part of all ALP activities. Describes his turbulent years of federal politics, with a deeply personal dimension of being raised by his remarkable single-parent mother, Maryanne. Anthony learned his political craft among the tough men of NSW Labor, inheriting his mother's devotion to social justice, the South Sydney Rabbitohs, and the party his family served for three generations. Reveals what shapes the bloke they call Albo, his climb through politics by playing hard, fast and sometimes loose, and how as he wrestled with Labor's future, he reconnected with his absent father. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 9781925324716. Our Book No: 17435. $25 AUD.

451. Miller, Duncan (1990). At Fiddens Wharf. Sydney: Centre Grassmere Publishing. 137 pp. Paperback tall octavo, very good condition, top corner front cover little creased, pages faintly toned, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear & scuffing. This book by Duncan Miller is a collection of verbal snapshots and poetry. Most set a scene, and many of them involve the sights, sounds and colours of the northern side of Sydney Harbour. The author moved to Lindfield in 1970, and has spent a lot of his time in the Fiddens Wharf area. Today there is no wharf at Fiddens Wharf, although there was one more than 40 years ago. It is now a location on the Lane Cove River. ISBN: 0959189319. Our Book No: 29972. $35 AUD.

452. Millett, Patsy (editor); Millett, Naomi (editor) (2008). The Duracks of Argyle: A Summary of a Pioneering Venture and the Years 1852 - 1950 in Kimberley, Western Australia (1st ed). Perth, Bassendean: Access Press. 89 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, maps, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear corners. This is the story of the Durack family who are best known because of authors Mary and Elizabeth Durack. Patrick Durack's family came to Australia for a brighter future in 1854. The Argyle homestead is now a museum in the Durack family's memory. The many photos, family tree and descriptions of the Kimberleys in this time make this a fascinating book for anyone interested in the history of this part of Australia. (Estimated date, 2008, Trove catalogue.). ISBN: 0864451822. Our Book No: 29868. $18 AUD.

453. 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. A true story of surviving 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.

454. 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.

455. Mitchell, Bernie; Mitchell, Prof. Philip (foreword) (2013). Bipolar: A Path to Acceptance. Sydney, North Ryde: Quantum Publications. 205 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, corner tips covers little worn, spine ends lightly rubbed, tiny scuff top spine, laminate coating lifting small section bottom edge rear cover, minor edgewear. His story about bipolar disorder, and how it almost destroyed him. In this inspiring personal story Bernie shares how he learned to manage his condition, and how he turned his life around and became a very successful real estate entrepreneur. This book will help anyone struggling to get ahead in business and life. ISBN: 9780977562992. Our Book No: 29135. $30 AUD.

456. Mitchell, Jean; Mitchell, Nancy (1992). A Mitchell Family on the Hawkesbury River. Gerringong, NSW: Jean Mitchell / Leader Printery Pty Ltd. 118 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, card covers, stapled (lightly rusted), black & white text-photos, maps, light creases & scratches covers & corners. This book by Jean and Nancy Mitchell commemorates the arrival of John and Jane Mitchell on 7th January, 1842. The Mitchell family sailed from Liverpool, England on the "Marchioness of Bute" on 12th September, 1841, and the voyage took 118 days. Jean and her cousin Nancy, have done a lot of research to bring the Mitchell family history to print. The book records what little is known of the Mitchell family life in England and here in Australia. A map of the counties of England and Wales and a map of Hawkesbury are included. ISBN: 0646062484. Our Book No: 29332. $80 AUD.

457. Mitchell, Neil (1999). Second Chance: Inspirational Stories of Survivors who Found Cheating Death Enhanced Life. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 247 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. At age 41, Neil Mitchell was one of Australia's most successful journalists and dominated Melbourne talkback radio. But he was secretly facing death, having been diagnosed with incurable cancer. He didn't die, but facing death brought new clarity to his life. His experience prompted the writing of this book, which draws not only on his own near-death experience, but on the experiences of 13 other people, including a policeman at a shootout, a volunteer firefighter, and a survivor of the Port Arthur massacre. ISBN: 0732909996. Our Book No: 17128. $20 AUD.

458. Mitchell, Susan (2011). Tony Abbott: A Man's Man. Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 197 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minimal edgewear. A blistering critique of the conservative Australian politician. When Julia Gillard - a woman who was unmarried and childless, and an atheist - became prime minister in 2010, Tony Abbott was left boiling with rage. Not only had he lost, but he had been defeated by a modern woman. For the time being, the ambitions of this fundamentalist Catholic and fiercely combative reactionary politician had been thwarted. (The former pugilist and would-be priest did later indeed destroy the Gillard-Rudd Labor government, and become PM - but was himself ousted later after losing the support of the Liberal party room.). ISBN: 9781921844300. Our Book No: 14899. $15 AUD.

459. Moloney, Marguerite (2003). Marguerite Remembers through an Artist's Eyes (1st ed). Sydney, Balmain: Limelight Press. 135 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, very good condition, tables, black & white & colour (few sepia) text-photos & drawings, colour paintings, small scuffs front cover, few minor bumps & dents covers & few pages, minor edgewear. This is the autobiography of Marguerite (Madge) Moloney. This very special book is full of Marguerite's artistic adventures and the opportunities that she had along the way. This is a warm and colourful personal and artistic life. Also included are works from a range of artists of the day, including friends and students, both emerging and recognised, in the local Sydney art scene. ISBN: 0957935234. Our Book No: 29795. $30 AUD.

460. 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 centre spread, colour photo inside front cover, tiny bump top spine, pages toned as usual, 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. $20 AUD.

461. 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.

462. Moody, Peter; Marshallsea, Trevor (with) (2017). A Long Way From Wyandra: My Story - from the Bush to Black Caviar (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 395 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. This is the autobiography of a boy from the bush who worked his way from outback Queensland to Royal Ascot. A friend's introduction got him a stablehand's job for Tommy Smith in Sydney, and his life changed forever. The wider public know him best for the phenomenal racehorse Black Caviar. His account of her career is unique. Peter's autobiography is a fascinating and authentic insight into one of the largest characters in Australian sport. ISBN: 9781760295202. Our Book No: 40303. $25 AUD.

463. 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, minimal 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.

464. 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 condition, black & white text-photos (including frontispiece portrait), minor edgewear. The story of Jack McPhee, an Aboriginal itinerant station and mine worker from the Pilbara region, being the grandfather through kinship of the bestselling author Sally Morgan. ISBN: 094920658X. Our Book No: 3502. $12 AUD.

465. 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. Ros Moriarty is a white woman married to an Aboriginal man. Her book opens a rare window to the voices, humour and strength of the remarkable indigenous 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. $20 AUD.

466. Morri, Mark (2016). Remembering Anita Cobby: The Case, the Husband, the Aftermath - 30 Years On (1st ed). Sydney: Ebury / Random House. 232 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos centre spread, minor edgewear. The story of the short, good life and brutal death of Anita Cobby in Sydney. This is the story told to the author by John, the husband of Anita, who opens up, recounting how he and Anita fell in love, travelled the world, and even now he believes they are soulmates. The author weaves in chilling material from the autopsy police files, and interviews with the detectives who hunted down the killers. ISBN: 9781925324150. Our Book No: 29349. $18 AUD.

467. Morris, Norval (2002). Maconochie's Gentlemen: The Story of Norfolk Island [and] The Roots of Modern Prison Reform (1st ed) [Studies In Crime and Public Policy]. New York: Oxford University Press (OUP). 213 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), cloth spine, title on spine, black & white photo, map, minor edgewear jacket, pages lightly toned. About Alexander Maconochie, a privileged retired naval captain, who became at his own request superintendent of 2000 twice-convicted prisoners on Norfolk Island, a thousand miles off the coast of Australia. In four years, Machonochie transformed what was one of the most brutal convict settlements in history into a controlled, stable, and productive environment that achieved such success that upon release his prisoners came to be called "Machonochie's Gentlemen". Using a unique combination of fictionalized history and critical commentary, the author provides a powerful policy impact. ISBN: 0195146077. Our Book No: 30569. $20 AUD.

468. Morrison, Alec (2003). Frank Gardiner: Bushranger to Businessman (1830 to 1904). Brisbane, Milton: John Wiley. 162 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, few black & white drawings, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. 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. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 1740310810. Our Book No: 23972. $20 AUD.

469. 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 own story - a very funny, delightful journey through the highlights of his life so far. ISBN: 1740458788. Our Book No: 21064. $30 AUD.

470. 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 autobiography of Bill Moss. 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. He not just rose to the international heights of a difficult profession, but also 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. $30 AUD.

471. 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. $15 AUD.

472. Mountfort, Pamela (2011). William Edward Learoyd: Citizen Soldier of New South Wales in the Early Volunteer Contingents of Australia (1st ed). [Sydney, North Sydney]: Pamela Mountford. 191 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, bottom corner tip front cover little scuffed, minor edgewear, biro annotation one page. The story of the early life of William Edward Learoyd's (Will to his family). William was born in Tasmania in 1854 to Edward Learoyd and Hannah Griffins. William joined the Field Battalion NSW Artillery 1880, the Army Medical Corps Soudan [Sudan] 1885, and served in South Africa in 1900. Citizen Soldier Volunteers of New South Wales were present in NSW from an early date: a community initiative and a natural part of British institutions in a new land. Sergeant Learoyd held the Soudan Egypt Medal with Bar 1885, the Khedive's Bronze Medal and the Mayor of Sydney Silver Soudan Medal. For Service in the South African (Boer) War, he was awarded the Queens South Africa Medal and clasps. This very special story has been written by his granddaugher. (Sentence crossed out with biro, page 1, error by author.). ISBN: 9780646569758. Our Book No: 30341. $70 AUD.

473. Moyal, Ann (1995). Breakfast with Beaverbrook: Memoirs of an Independent Woman. Sydney: Hale & Iremonger. 215 pp. Hardback octavo, 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. She is a leading social historian of Australian science, telecommunication and technology. She explores her early years and career highlights, mixing with leaders on the world's stage in London, particularly working for media tycoon Lord Beaverbrook on his historical books. ISBN: 0868065692. Our Book No: 20729. $15 AUD.

474. 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 Christian life and many achievements. ISBN: 0975204491. Our Book No: 25357. $15 AUD.

475. Msimang, Sisonke (2018). Always Another Country: A Memoir of Exile and Home (New ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 312 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner tip front cover little creased, slight bump top spine, minor edgewear. This is the memoir of Sisonke Msimang who was born in exile, the daughter of South African freedom fighters. This is her story of her journey from Africa to America and back again, then on to a new home in Australia. The story is frank, fierce and insightful. She reflects candidly on growing up an outsider, the naive heady euphoria of returning at last to her parental homeland, and her disillusionment with present-day South Africa. Sisonke is a bold new voice on feminism, race and politics - in her beloved South Africa, in Australia, and around the world. ISBN: 9781925603798. Our Book No: 30992. $20 AUD.

476. Muir, Marcie (1980). Charlotte Barton: Australia's First Children's Author. Sydney: Wentworth Books. 35 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, card cover, stapled pamphlet (rusted staples), frontispiece drawing, black & white photos (portraits), some minor insect damage covers (mainly front cover edges), minor edgewear. Marcie Muir describes in detail her patient detective work that revealed the true author of the first children's book published in Australia (A Mother's Offering to her Children, published in Sydney in 1841). Charlotte Barton was the mother of Australian novelist and artist Louisa Atkinson. (No 247 of a limited edition of 500 copies, all autographed.). ISBN: 0855871547. Our Book No: 17693. $15 AUD.

477. Muller, Theodor; Garland, Maurie (editor); Ramsland, John (editor); Pammer, Frank (translator) (2007). The Swiss Swagman: Theodor Muller's Nineteen Years In Australia. Melbourne: Brolga Publishing. 330 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos & drawings, minor edgewear. This book is about Theodor Muller who came from Switzerland in 1857, and roamed Australia. He spent time in the sparsely settled regions of Australia, travelling as far north as Brisbane, west to Mudgee, south to Gundagai. He returned home eventually to write his memoirs - Neunzehn Jahre in Australien. This current edition has been translated into English and expanded with maps, illustrations and historical insights. A great read for anyone who loves Australia or anyone wanting to learn about backpacking in the 1850s. ISBN: 9781921221026. Our Book No: 40083. $30 AUD.

478. 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.

479. 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.

480. 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, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. . 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.

481. Murphy, Brian (1993). The Other Australia: Experiences of Migration (1st ed). Melbourne: Cambridge University Press. 274 pp. Hardback octavo, 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.

482. 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. $20 AUD.

483. Naylor, Anne Therese (2013). Art from Adversity: A Life with Bipolar. Carindale, QLD: Glass House Books. 192 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, colour reproductions, black background front cover little rubbed, minor edgewear. 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.

484. Ness, Lachlan (2011). A Kangaroo Loose in Shetland: Excerpts from a Diary. Location Not Stated: Lachlan Ness / Createspace. 176 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, maps, minor creases covers & front flyleaf, minor edgewear. This copy: Self-published (Paperback, 2010, ISBN 9780980822809). An Australian clergyman, Lachlan Ness, and his wife, travel to Aberdeen, Scotland, from where they cross hundreds of kilometres of wild North Sea and arrive in Shetland in a snow storm in the Spring of 2008, unaware of the many adventures that await them while ministering to the warm-hearted folk of the North Isles, Britain's remotest islands. By the author of a previous book (A Kangaroo Loose in the Top Paddock). ISBN: 9781461078890. Our Book No: 40226. $20 AUD.

485. 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 famous Australian tennis player John Newcombe describes his stroke. 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. $12 AUD.

486. Newling, Christopher; Parker, Prof. Gordon (afterword) (2014). Missing Christopher (A Mother’s Story of Tragedy, Grief and Love). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 277 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. As seen on “Australian Story” (ABC-TV), Christopher was 17 and had everything to live for. He was smart, charismatic, loving and deeply loved, and a champion rugby player. Yet he was struggling. Diagnosed with depression and severe anxiety, he hid his fears from family and friends. Finally, Christopher chose to stop fighting. This is the story of Christopher’s shocking suicide and the tragic aftermath for the family. It is also the story of a mother and father’s love, and their determination not to lose another son to the temptation of taking his own life. (Published with assistance from the Black Dog Institute.). ISBN: 9781760110444. Our Book No: 17417. $20 AUD.

487. Newton-John, Olivia (2018). Don't Stop Believin' (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Random House Australia. 317 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos, spine ends lightly rubbed, minor edgewear. First edition. Autobiography of one of Australia's favourite singer and film star. In this inspiring book Olivia shares her journey, from Melbourne schoolgirl to international superstar. This is her story in her very own words for the first time. The many photos help to tell this personal moving story. ISBN: 9780143788935. Our Book No: 30227. $25 AUD.

488. Nguyen, Long Duy; Knight, James (2004). The Dragon's Journey (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 418 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, embossed cover, black & white & colour photos, little edgewear. First edition. From Saigon to Sydney, the compelling story of a Vietnamese refugee boy who eventually realised his mother's dream - that he become a complementary medicine specialist (in Australia). ISBN: 9780732279233. Our Book No: 21708. $15 AUD.

489. Nguyen, Nathalie Huynh Chau (2005). Voyage of Hope: Vietnamese Australian Women's Narratives. Melbourne, Altona: Common Ground. 207 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, few tiny closed hairline tears on spine, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. This book explores the experiences and journeys of Vietnamese women who arrived in Australia as part of the massive exodus of refugees from Vietnam following the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. It reveals the women's memories of life in Vietnam during the French colonial period and after, throughout the war and its aftermath, and what motivated them to leave their homeland and take on an often dangerous journey to freedom. ISBN: 186335591X. Our Book No: 30331. $30 AUD.

490. 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.

491. Niall, Brenda (2017). Can You Hear the Sea? My Grandmother's Story. Melbourne: Text Publishing. 276 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, family tree, minor edgewear jacket (tiny tear bottom edge, top corner little scuffed). The Australian biographer tells the story of her grandmother who came to Australia in 1888, from Liverpool. Agnes Jane Maguire was a strong, independent woman who was a teacher in country schools prior to her marriage to a Riverina grazier whose large, powerful family were uncertain about a newcomer with her own ideas. Aggie made her own choices and was an enduring influence on her descendants. ISBN: 9781925498790. Our Book No: 30054. $22 AUD.

492. 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 octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos, map, minimal 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.

493. Nicholls, Brian (2001). A Saucepan in the Sky (1st ed). Sydney, Alexandria: Hale & Iremonger. 183 pp. Hardback small octavo, 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. $15 AUD.

494. Nicholls, Freda Marnie (2016). The Amazing Mrs Livesey: The Remarkable Story of Australia's Greatest Imposter. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 303 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, pages faintly toned as usual. Ethel Livesey was an attractive young woman from a respectable middle-class family in Manchester, but she had over 40 aliases, eight official marriages, four children and five divorces. Her story stretches from England to the French Riviera, New York, Shanghai and across Australia. Ethel claimed she was a cotton heiress, wartime nurse, casino hostess, stowaway, artist, opera singer, gambler, spy, close friend of the King, air raid warden, charity queen and even wife of Australian test cricketer. When her career imploded, with the abandonment of her glittering wedding in Sydney just two hours before the guests were due to arrive, her bizarre story raced around the world. But what was fact and what was fiction? ISBN: 9781760290146. Our Book No: 17095. $14 AUD.

495. 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.

496. 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 by Connie Nikolovski 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. Self-published. ISBN: 9780646524313. Our Book No: 25873. $15 AUD.

497. 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. $12 AUD.

498. Norington, Brad (2016). Planet Jackson: Power, Greed and Unions (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 328 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, front cover corner lightly creased. Kathy Jackson was hailed as a heroine for blowing the whistle on the million-dollar fraud of Michael Williamson, the corrupt boss of the Health Services Union (HSU). But what if Jackson was just as corrupt as Williamson? Or worse? While Jackson was being portrayed as a Joan of Arc figure, she was spending vast amounts of her own union members' money on international holidays, fashion, jewellery, a mortgage, and even part of a divorce settlement. This is the real HSU story - the staggering misuse of the union dues of some of the lowest paid workers in Australia. ISBN: 9780522870336. Our Book No: 17234. $18 AUD.

499. Nowra, Louis (2004). Shooting the Moon: A Memoir. Sydney: Picador. 197 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear cover corner tips. This memoir by Louis Nowra 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. $18 AUD.

500. O'Connor, Lily (2001). Can Lily O'Shea Come Out to Play? (New ed). Melbourne, South Yarra: Hardie Grant. 252 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, spine ends little scuffed, pages lightly toned, few light creases covers, minor edgewear corners. Her story of growing up in Ireland in the 1930s and 40s. The story tells of her feeling an outsider because she is the child of a mixed marriage, baptised as a Protestant but living in a Catholic community. This is a universal story of a childhood: of hardship and joy, violence, poverty, pleasure, humour and, over all, humanity. The author moved to England, and ultimately settled on the coast of Australia. ISBN: 1876719990. Our Book No: 30400. $15 AUD.

501. O'Grady, Desmond (2004). Stages of the Revolution: A Biography of the Eureka Stockade's Raffaello Carboni. Melbourne: Hardie Grant. 295 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. 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. Desmond O'Grady also uncovers his past and revolutionary activities in Italy as well. (1 of 2 copies.). ISBN: 1740662121. Our Book No: 21617. $15 AUD.

502. O'Harris, Pixie; McVittty, Walter (foreword) (1983). Was It Yesterday? The Autobiography of Pixie O'Harris (1st ed). Adelaide: Rigby. 119 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour illustrations, black & white text-photos, slight foxing reverse side jacket (little faded, minor edgewear, top edge lightly creased), spine ends slightly rubbed, minimal foxing front free flyleaf, sticker mark rear flap reverse side. The autobiography of Australia's best-known and well-loved children's book author and illustrator. This fascinating book which is illustrated by examples of her work over the past 60 years will delight the many generations of Australians who have been brought up on her books. An appendix lists the books written and illustrated by her. This is a very special book for anyone who loves her books or wants to learn about her life. ISBN: 0727018140. Our Book No: 29290. $25 AUD.

503. O'Neil, Helen (2016). Harry Seidler: A Singular Vision. Sydney: HarperCollins. 369 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, top corner tip front cover creased, minor edgewear. Biography of the famous Australian architect most well-known for Rose Seidler House designed for his family who found sanctuary in Australia after WW2. He was born in Austria to an affluent Jewish family, he fled to England as a refugee, where he was imprisoned as an enemy alien and was sent to Canada. In the internment camps, architecture became his saviour. When released, he studied in Canada and at Harvard under Bauhaus master Walter Gropius. In 1948, he moved to Australia to design a home for his parents. ISBN: 9781460752029. Our Book No: 30138. $35 AUD.

504. O’Connor, Morgan (1984). Rise and Progress of the Yass Mission (New South Wales) (Facsimile ed) [Facsimile Series]. Sydney, North Sydney: Library of Australian History (LAH). 64 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, black & white illustrations, minor edgewear. This fascinating book is the story of the author and his creation of the Yass Christian Mission. He was born in 1829 in Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland, descended from an historic family of Kerry. He completed his studies in England, and spent some time in practice in London before leaving for Sydney where he arrived in 1860. He arrived in Yass and set to work assisting the local community, and became an important part of the Catholic Church. He died in 1895. (No 18 in this series.). ISBN: 0908120567. Our Book No: 40592. $30 AUD.

505. Oakley, Barry (2012). Mug Shots: A Memoir (1st p/b ed). Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 231 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minimal 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. Are you sure you're cut out for this? This question was put to the author in the fields of girls, commerce, teaching, advertising, film and radio, and in all of them the answer was no. ISBN: 9781743051672. Our Book No: 27398. $20 AUD.

506. 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.

507. 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.

508. Oppenheimer, Melanie (2006). Oceans of Love: Narrelle: An Australian Nurse in World War 1. Sydney: ABC Books. 272 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, single colour text-photos, minor edgewear. In this very special book that captures the ANZAC spirit, nurse Narrelle Hobbes left her comfortable life in Australia to go to London to join the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve. By 1915 she was in Malta, healing the wounded from Gallipoli, then transferred to Sicily, then India and Mesopotamia, to deal with the fall-out from other fronts. Exhausted and ill, she convalesced in the hill stations of the Himalayas. The author uses Narelle's letters and photos to trace one woman's extraordinary journey through the exhilaration and tragedy of the 'war to end all wars'. ISBN: 0733317103. Our Book No: 30044. $25 AUD.

509. Oxenbould, Moffatt; Bonynge, Richard (introduction); Harewood, Earl of (introduction) (1989). Joan Sutherland: A Tribute. 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.

510. 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, minimal 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, then 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 National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England. ISBN: 0908120494. Our Book No: 25591. $22 AUD.

511. 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.

512. 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, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. 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.

513. Palmer, Lucy (2016). A Bird on My Shoulder: A Memoir. Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 327 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner tip front cover creased, minor edgewear. This inspiring memoir tells the story of how the author and her husband Julian fell in love, and with Papua New Guinea, and traces their family's return to Australia to face the daunting task of Julian's journey with cancer. The author looks back with both sadness and joy. Julian died over a decade ago, leaving her alone to raise three young children on a farm south of Sydney. ISBN: 9781743311530. Our Book No: 30191. $20 AUD.

514. 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 octavo, 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.

515. Park, Ruth (1992). A Fence Around the Cuckoo (An Autobiography) (1st ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 294 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear. First edition. First volume of autobiography of the famous 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.

516. Park, Ruth (1993). Fishing in the Styx (The Second Volume of Autobiography) (1st ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 302 pp. Hardback octavo, 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 the famous 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.

517. Parkinson, Liz (1989). The Underwoods: Lock, Stock and Barrel. Terrigal, NSW: Lazy Lizard. 272 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, page edges lightly toned, minor edgewear corners. A self-published genealogical study 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. $60 AUD.

518. Parkinson, Tony (2000). Jeff: The Rise and Fall of a Political Phenomenon (1st ed) [Jeff Kennett]. Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 471 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos, small section reverse side jacket foxed, minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. 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 his 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.

519. 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. Ian Parmenter, 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.

520. Pascarl, Jacqueline (2008). Since I Was a Princess: My 14-year Fight to Get My Children Back (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 371 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, colour photos (few sepia & black & white), front cover little creased, bottom corner tips some pages little creased, few tiny dents front cover, minor edgewear. In this sequel to "Once I was a Princess", Jacqueline Parcarl (formerly Gillespie) tells what happened in the years after her children were kidnapped from Australia and taken to live in the Islamic State of Terengganu in Malaysia by their father, a Malaysian prince. How she finally was reunited with her children. ISBN: 9780732285975. Our Book No: 29545. $18 AUD.

521. Paskin, Barry; Paskin, K. C. (2001). Following Thomas Paskin's Heritage: Thomas Paskin's Family Report (1st ed). Sydney, Winston Hills: Barry Paskin. 155 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos (mostly full-page), minimal edgewear corners, autograph (author's written name). A self-published genealogical study of the Paskin family, migrants who lived in Western Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Hawkesbury. They are descended from convict Thomas Paskin, transported for life on the "Guildford" in 1822 from Britain to Sydney Town. This research was prepared from records taken from many sources, including some members who were still alive (and to identify the people in old photos). Included is research into the local living conditions and related colonial history. Our Book No: 29483. $40 AUD.

522. Pasquarelli, John (1998). The Pauline Hanson 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. $20 AUD.

523. Passmore, John (1997). Memoirs of a Semi-detached Australian (1st ed). Melbourne, Carlton South: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 274 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), maps, black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (light foxing reverse side, minor marks rear cover). The Australian philosopher's autobiography, taking an unsentimental journey from his childhood in Manly to the hothouse 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.

524. Paton, Wendy (1996). Nikolai and Australian Connections: A Brief History of the Life and Achievements of Nikolai Nikolaevich Miklouho-Maclay (1st ed). Sydney, Woollahra: Woollahra Municipal Library. 74 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos, map, minor edgewear. Wendy Paton commemorates the 150th anniversary of the birth in 1846 of Baron Nikolai-Nikolaevich de Miklouhou-Maclay. He was a 19th century Russian adventurer, traveller and anthropologist. As a scientist and scholar he is revered throughout the Russian Federation. The Pacific region was his main field of study. Nikolai lived for several years in Australia where he married an Australian lady, and was responsible for setting up the first biological research station in Australia at Watsons Bay in Sydney in 1881. A brief history of a man who achieved a lot in his short life of 41 years. (Plus: Loosely inserted pamphlet about him.). ISBN: 0949648647. Our Book No: 30073. $20 AUD.

525. Pearl, Cyril (1979). The Three Lives of Gavan Duffy (1st ed). Sydney, Kensington: University of New South Wales Press. 237 pp. Hardback octavo, 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). Cyril Pearl has written a a biography of an Irish rebel, Gavan Duffy, 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. $25 AUD.

526. 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.

527. Pennington, Richard; Wilkes, G. A. Professor (foreword) (1970). Christopher Brennan: Some Recollections. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 54 pp. Hardback octavo, 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.

528. 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 condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, colour frontispiece, small toned patch prelim page, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear, owner's rubber stamp, autograph (author's written dedication), copy 1. Edgar Penzig provides a fascinating study of one of the most notorious Australian bushrangers from that period of history that has become known as the wild colonial days. (Large florid author's written dedication prelim page. Two newspaper clippings loosely inserted.). ISBN: 0958883602. Our Book No: 14125. $50 AUD.

529. 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 condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, colour frontispiece, pages faintly toned as usual, corner tip front cover creased, minor edgewear, remainder stripes top edge, non-author written dedication, copy 2. A fascinating study of one of the most notorious bushrangers from that period of history that has become known as Australia's wild colonial days. ISBN: 0958883602. Our Book No: 14125A. $60 AUD.

530. 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, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Ronald Perry writes a comprehensive and compelling biography of Australia's most famous cricketer, Don Bradman. A postscript chapter updates the story as he approaches his 90th birthday. The comprehensive research and insights provide a complete portrait of an exceptional life. ISBN: 033036099X. Our Book No: 28628. $30 AUD.

531. 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. $35 AUD.

532. Perry, Roland (2014). Monash: The Outsider Who Won a War (Modern reprint ed). Sydney, North Sydney: William Heinemann. 596 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear corners. This is the story of Australian general Sir John Monash who changed the way wars were fought and won during World War 1 (WW1), such as in the Battle of Le Hamel, northern France. The author brings to life the fascinating story of the man whom many judged as the greatest ever Australian. The author draws on the subject's comprehensive letter and diary archive - one of the largest in Australia's history. The book weaves together the many parts of Monash's life as a family man, student, engineer, businessman, lawyer, Renaissance man, teacher, soldier, leader, romantic and art lover. ISBN: 9780857982131. Our Book No: 30335. $25 AUD.

533. 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. $30 AUD.

534. Pickering, Sam (2004). Waltzing the Magpies: A Year in Australia. Michigan: University of Michigan Press. 280 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), minimal 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 energetically (sometimes critically) about his sabbatical year spent with family travelling around Australia, though based most of the time in Perth. Incredible details about flora and fauna (pedantic, actually). He lapses into his fictional fantasy world of Carthage, Tennessee when highly stressed. ISBN: 0472113771. Our Book No: 24236. $15 AUD.

535. 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, minimal edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. . 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.

536. Pieters-Hawke, Sue (editor); Swinn, Louise (project manager) (2019). Remembering Bob. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 353 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, colour photos, scuff base spine, minor edgewear. This biography was instigated and edited by Sue Pieters-Hawke, former Prime Minister Bob Hawke's eldest daughter. It is a collection of stories and memories about Bob by his friends, colleagues, old political foes and ordinary Australians who met Bob. The stories are funny, serious, warm, illuminating and inspiring. ISBN: 9781760879440. Our Book No: 30859. $20 AUD.

537. 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.

538. 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 drawings, minimal 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 ship Frederick from Macquarie Harbour in 1834, but 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.

539. 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.

540. Poulton, M. D. (1988). The Story of William and Bridget Poulton and their Family. Sydney, Beecroft: E. J. & M. D. Poulton. 184 pp. Paperback large quarto, good plus condition, typewritten text, black & white text-photos, rear cover marked & lightly foxed, corner tips covers & some pages creased, some edgewear, written dedication title page. (No 167 of a limited edition of 1000 copies.) William Poulton was a baker transported to Sydney Town in 1831 for stealing sausages. He married Bridget McGuire, and had nine children. This detailed genealogical study documents his extensive descendents, mostly in New South Wales. Our Book No: 17560. $50 AUD.

541. Pownall, Eve (1964). Mary of Maranoa: Tales of Australian Pioneer Women (3rd reset ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 267 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), dark red boards, gilt title spine, black & white photos, light foxing edges, pages lightly toned, faint foxing & toning reverse side jacket (front flap clipped, chipped, slight loss top spine, light rubbing & scuffing, spine ends creased & lightly rubbed). A fascinating history of early settlement, originally published in 1959. The stories move from state to state, up and down the continent; they are stories of success and failure, tragedy and loneliness, social gatherings and hard work. They range over the pastoral areas, the goldfields and the vast dry inland. Personal recollections, family chronicles and historical records have all helped to tell these tales of the pioneering women of Australia. Our Book No: 30235. $18 AUD.

542. Pratt, Douglas; Dargie, Sir William (1975). The Australian Artist Douglas Pratt, O.B.E. (1900 - 1972). Sydney, Artarmon: Australian Artist Editions. 56 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, black & white & colour photos (paintings) collected at rear, black & white drawings (including frontispiece), non-author written & dated dedication. Subtitle: 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. Published by order of the artist's family. ISBN: 095983950X. Our Book No: 13900. $20 AUD.

543. 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.

544. 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.

545. 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.

546. 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 and 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, minimal edgewear. This brief biography, compiled by Lorraine 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 cemetery 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.

547. 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.

548. 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.

549. Rackemann, Neville (1985). Neville Rackemann's Historical Note Book: Bundaberg. Bundaberg: Best Books. 107 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, sepia (brown-tinted) photos, five adverts & single photo, light foxing rear endpapers & edges, tiny bump fore-edge front cover. Neville Rackemann's Historical Note Book: Bundaberg (1985). This book is not a chronological history of Bundaberg. It is a selection of his 'historical notes', now in the fifth year of publication by the Bundaberg News-Mail. Topics include: Explorers, sheepmen, cattlemen, the murder of Blaxland, Bundaberg's founders John and Gavin Steuart, sugar and commerce. Where else but in Bundaberg would you find a man refusing to leave his flooded home until he fed the chooks? . ISBN: 0958944407. Our Book No: 30664. $40 AUD.

550. 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. $15 AUD.

551. 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. $16 AUD.

552. Rees, Lloyd; Butel, Elizabeth (with) (1989). Peaks and Valleys: An Autobiography (Revised, reprint ed). Sydney: Collins Press. 281 pp. Paperback small quarto, good plus 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. $25 AUD.

553. Reeson, Margaret (2015). Live Peace: Joy Balazo and Young Ambassadors for Peace. Melbourne, Moreland: Acorn Press. 266 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, written dedication. This is the story of Young Ambassadors for Peace (Uniting Church of Australia, plus Catholic women), a model of workshops and networks to sow 'seeds of peace' among young people living on opposite sides of conflict. Groups were set up by Joy Balazo in 2001, after she was troubled by conflict she was observing. Joy has used this model in many contexts to help hundreds of people work for peace in their communities. ISBN: 9780994254412. Our Book No: 40432. $35 AUD.

554. Renate, Marianne (1998). Off the Record: Life with and without Johnny O'Keefe. Sydney: Macmillan. 258 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear. A typical boy-meets-girls scenario, with a twist. The boy was young Johnny O'Keefe and the girl, Marianne, was about to embark on a life unlike anything imagined. After a cheeky introduction to a boy called 'Johnny', she embarked on her first date. She captured the heart of the man who became Australia's pioneer of rock'n'roll, Johnny O'Keefe - The Wild One. ISBN: 0732909570. Our Book No: 4400. $20 AUD.

555. 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.

556. 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.

557. Robbins Greenland, Margaret; McCudden, Lynn (editor) (2007). Magic, Mayhem, Merlini and Me. [Newcastle, NSW]: Lynn McCudden. 239 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos at rear, top corner near spine front cover little marked, minor edgewear, faint sticker mark title page, autograph (written dedication inside front cover). Memoir by Margaret Robbins Greenland of her exotic and chaotic family life with Robert Merlini, the famous Australian conjuror (magician). Also a revealing look at contemporary life in Sydney during the 1940s to 1970s, as well as the struggle of Merlini at being adopted, and not knowing his parent. ISBN: 9780958116435. Our Book No: 17424. $40 AUD.

558. Roberts, Barney; Young, Adrian (illustrator); Clark, Manning (foreword) (1985). A Kind of Cattle. Canberra: Australian War Memorial. 189 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), maps, black & white text-photos, black & white drawings, minor edgewear jacket, base spine & corners little rubbed. A Kind of Cattle, by Barney Roberts (Australian War Memorial, 1985). About his time as a prisoner of the Germans in the Second 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. Very few Australian prisoners of the Germans have told their stories. ISBN: 0642994781. Our Book No: 28191. $20 AUD.

559. Roberts, Jan (1997). Maybanke Anderson 1845 - 1927: Sex, Suffrage and Social Reform (2nd ed). Sydney, Avalon: Ruskin Rowe Press. 240 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, front cover top corner creased, covers little rubbed, corner tips front cover little scuffed, minor edgewear. Second edition.In this fascinating biography, the author traces the lives of Maybanke Anderson and her influential circle of friends. She describes the hardships and injustices of Australian society at the turn of the century and how a far-sighted, articulate and intelligent woman rose to the challenge of it. ISBN: 0958709505. Our Book No: 30515. $20 AUD.

560. 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 octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus 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 Australian bookseller and publisher George Robertson (1895 -1933), who was a co-founder of the iconic Angus & Robertson company. Edited by Anthony Barker. ISBN: 0702225126. Our Book No: 15279. $15 AUD.

561. Robertson, Rachel (2012). Reaching One Thousand: A Story of Love, Motherhood and Autism. Melbourne, Collingwood: Black Inc. 224 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top corner tip rear cover creased, minor edgewear. Rachel Robertson reveals a mother's quest to understand the autism of her son Ben. 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. $18 AUD.

562. Robson, Frank (2007). Lucky for Me (1st p/b ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 221 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, corner little creased rear cover, tiny dent front cover, minor edgewear. 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, a hard-living journalist, 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.

563. Roderick, Colin (1966). Henry Lawson: Poet and Short Story Writer (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 70 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white illustrations (including frontispiece), some insect damage jacket (little chipped & rubbed, flap clipped), front cloth board little marked, edges little rubbed, small area rubbed free flyleaf (old price marks). This book is based on two lectures delivered at the University of Queensland under the aegis of the Commonwealth Literary Fund in June 1965. The first part refers to contemporary and latter-day criticism of Lawson as a poet, and challenges opinions expressed by critics in our own time. The second part begins with an examination of the modern short story, with reference to Lawsons' capacity and influences that shaped his approach to short story writing. Our Book No: 29489. $12 AUD.

564. Roe, Jill (2008). Stella Miles Franklin: A Biography (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Fourth Estate. 709 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white photos, pages lightly toned, front flyleaf little creased (during manufacture), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear cover corners. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. First paperback edition. A massive and comprehensive biography of Miles Franklin, the author of the iconic My Brilliant Career and later Australian novels. She left most of her money to establish the Miles Franklin Literary Award, which has become Australia's most prestigious prize for literature. This book was the Winner of Queensland Premier's Literary Awards, 2009. ISBN: 9780732282318. Our Book No: 25612. $30 AUD.

565. 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 condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. George Henry Morling was principal of the Baptist Theological College of NSW, Australia (now known as Morling College) from 1921 to 1960. Ron Rogers 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. $12 AUD.

566. Rose, Anna (2012). Madlands. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 357 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. An idealistic young Australian environmentalist confronts a retired right-wing finance minister. All their lives, they've happily ignored each other. Anna is on a mission. This is the story of her biggest challenge yet - a whirlwind journey around the world with conservative powerbroker and arch climate skeptic Nick Minchin. From a remote Hawaiian volcano to a cosmic ray laboratory in Geneva, Anna rolls out the big names in science to try and change Nick's mind. Nick and Anna challenge each other's views, provoking each other to confront closely held assumptions. ISBN: 9780522861693. Our Book No: 17699. $16 AUD.

567. 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. $30 AUD.

568. Rossmanith, Kate (2018). Small Wrongs: How We Really Say Sorry In Love, Life And Law (1st ed). Melbourne, Richmond: Hardie Grant. 230 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tiny bump top spine, few light creases front cover, minor edgewear corner tips. Kate Rossmanith tells her family story, and the stories of the people she observed in the criminal courts. Talking to criminals, lawyers and judges alike, she tried to answer the fundamental question: how do you know whether a person is ever truly sorry? During her research she saw how her relationship with her father, who for many years was a distant and often angry man, was steeped in remorse. Increasingly fascinated with the concept of remorse, she set out to discover as much as she could about it. ISBN: 9781743794111. Our Book No: 30537. $16 AUD.

569. Rowlands, Joan (2014). Made in China: Echoes of a Transcultural Lifetime (1st ed). Melbourne: Joan Rowlands / Ingram Spark (Printer). 246 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, front cover corner tips slightly creased, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page & written dedication flyleaf). This memoir begins in North China in 1924 and spans nearly a century. An Australian migrant describes her family background in China with her missionary parents, boarding school in England, her medical studies, the voyage to Tasmania, and her high professional achievements. The author has overcame many obstacles to pursue the remarkable career that has made her a Member of the Order of Australia. ISBN: 9780646937977. Our Book No: 29975. $35 AUD.

570. 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.

571. Ruhen, Carl (1988). The Sea Devil: The Controversial Cruise of the Nazi Emissary von Luckner to Australia and New Zealand in 1938. Sydney: Kangaroo Press. 136 pp. Hardback octavo, 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.

572. 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. $15 AUD.

573. Rybarz, Beverley (2005). The Bridge Builder. Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 181 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, colour photos, minor edgewear. The fascinating autobiography of Beverley Rybarz, an Australian woman who lived in Papua New Guinea (PNG) from 1951 until 1961, and worked as confidential secretary to the District Commissioner. It is a story filled with adventure, passion and risk taking. Mostly about life with her husband, Stam Rybarz, a complex Polish man, whose construction company built roads and bridges for the PNG government. Reveals a rich and beautiful country struggling to come to terms with approaching independence. ISBN: 1862546592. Our Book No: 20716. $20 AUD.

574. Safe, Mike (2006). Remembering Amy: Amy Gillett, the Girl Who Never Gave Up. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 213 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour photos, pages faintly toned, top corner cover creased, minor edgewear. 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. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 1741148847. Our Book No: 24739. $10 AUD.

575. 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 octavo, 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.

576. Santamaria, B. A. (1984). Daniel Mannix: A Biography. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 282 pp. Hardback octavo, 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.

577. Saville, Margot (2007). The Battle for Bennelong: The Adventures of Maxine McKew, Aged 50 Something. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 182 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, front cover lightly creased, minor edgewear. 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.

578. Sayers, C. E. (1965). David Syme: A Life (1st ed). Melbourne: F. W. Cheshire. 311 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), few black & white photos (including frontispiece), top & bottom edges covers & spine rubbed, pages lightly toned, faint foxing edges, light toning & foxing reverse side jacket (edge tears, slight loss top corners, light foxing flap edges), non-author written name free flyleaf. First edition. This biography by C. E. Sayers is about David Syme, who was the strongest individual force as newspaper editor and publisher in 19th century Australia (The Age newspaper, Melbourne). This biography tells his story from the time of his arrival in Melbourne, 1852, until his death February 1908, a span of more than 50 years. . ISBN: B0000CN6TE. Our Book No: 40454. $25 AUD.

579. 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.

580. 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, minimal 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.

581. Scott, Anna H. (1991). Triumph over Arthritis. Sydney: Hale & Iremonger. 208 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, inside covers toned, minor edgewear. A guide to treatments of arthritis (including complementary health) - and how the author, a trained nurse (and writing as Heather Wearne), triumphed over arthritis. ISBN: 0868063738. Our Book No: 3116. $20 AUD.

582. Scott, Lynda (2010). Lynda: From Accident and Trauma to Healing and Wholeness: An Amazing Story of God's Healing Power. Lancaster / London: Sovereign World. 141 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour photos, edges lightly foxed, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear, faint old ownership marks. A moving story of courage and faith in overcoming personal tragedy.She grew up in loving Christian family on her parents dairy farm in a tiny locality of White Rock, New South Wales, with the Blue Mountains to the east. A freak accident while on a Christian Mission Training School turned her life upside down. Lynda retells the dramatic story that led to spiritual healing, both physically and emotionally. ISBN: 9781852405397. Our Book No: 30242. $18 AUD.

583. 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.

584. 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.

585. Sellin, S. R. (2009). The World Roamer. Sydney: S. R. Sellin. 282 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos, minimal 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.

586. Semon, Richard (1899). In the Australian Bush and on the Coast of the Coral Sea: Being the Experiences and Observations of a Naturalist in Australia, New Guinea and the Moluccas (1st ed). London: Macmillan and Co. 552 pp. Hardback large thick octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, cancelled EX-LIBRARY, original dark green cloth cover (gilt spine title), original dark green endpapers, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed (roughly cut), black & white drawings (some full-page plates), foldout single-colour maps, library marks (spine label, withdrawn sticker, embossed stamp title page, date due sheet inside rear cover), minor edgewear, owner's written names. Very heavy (1.8 Kg), and not available for postage to destinations outside Australia. The author spent more than a year (in 1891-92) in Australia, primarily in the Burnett district in south-east Queensland and along the north-east coast as far as Cooktown. Of considerable Aboriginal interest. (With 86 illustrations plus 4 folding maps. Withdrawn from the Bowdoin College Library, Maine. Written names of two previous owners.). Our Book No: 17166. $160 AUD.

587. Serle, Geoffrey; Serle, Percival (1988). Percival Serle 1871 - 1951: Biographer, Bibliographer, Anthologist and Art Curator: A Memoir (1st ed). Canberra, Deakin: Officina Brindabella. 59 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, light brown paper covered boards, illustrated endpapers, beige cloth spine, paper title on spine, sepia (brown-tinted) frontispiece, tiny scuff front cover, edges & front flyleaf lightly foxed. This edition of 350 autographed copies was designed and printed by A.T. Bolton at the Officina Brindabella, 1988. Hand binding and paper decoration by Helen Wadlington. This is copy no. 15. Apart from his own recollections, this memoir is based on the short unpublished autobiography that his father wrote late in life, and on diaries which he occasionally kept. More than 100 people - writers, artists, professors and others - are mentioned in this memoir. ISBN: 0909422168. Our Book No: 29515. $25 AUD.

588. Sexton, Michael (2015). On the Edges of History: A Memoir of Law, Books and Politics. Ballarat, VIC: Connor Court Publishing. 270 pp. Paperback small octavo, as new condition. Michael Sexton has taken part in and recorded some of the most interesting history of Australia's post-war years. He tells the story here of his major cases as a lawyer, many of them as Solicitor General for New South Wales, and of his long involvement with politics and public administration. He recounts the controversies surrounding some of his own books, in particular his account of the Whitlam Government where he was a ministerial adviser, and his use of secret documents to reveal how Australia forced its way into the Vietnam War in the 1960s. A fascinating look at some of modern Australia's legal, political and literary history. (A printed copy of a print-on-demand, POD, book.). ISBN: 9781925138641. Our Book No: 17192. $20 AUD.

589. 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.

590. Shah, Sami (2014). I, Migrant: A Comedian's Journey from Karachi to the Outback (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 282 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, small dent bottom edge few pages, top corner front cover little creased, bottom corners covers little creased, minor edgewear. The author is a journalist and comedian who migrated to Australia from Pakistan and settled in Northam, Western Australia. In this very funny autobiography he tells a very moving story of what it's like to leave the home you love to start a new life in a new country. ISBN: 9781743319345. Our Book No: 30067. $18 AUD.

591. Shakeshaft, Bernie; Knight, James (2019). Back on Track: How One Man and His Dogs are Changing the Lives of Rural Kids. Sydney: Hachette Australia. 323 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, two black & white photos, colour photos, corner tips front cover little creased, top corner rear cover creased, front hinge slightly split (pages firm). This is the autobiography of Bernie Shakeshaft who is making a difference by helping young people to stay alive, out of jail, and wanting to chase their hopes and dreams. He started BackTrack in Armidale (NSW) after spending his early years finding his own place in the world. He put dogs into the program to work with the lost boys (and girls), and fourteen years later it is still working. The juvenile crime rate in Armidale has dropped significantly. Bernie has been named Local Hero for 2020 for his work with disadvantaged youth in Armidale. ISBN: 9780733642128. Our Book No: 40472. $20 AUD.

592. Shamsalipoor, Mojgan; Jafiri, Milad; Knight, James (with) (2017). Under the Same Sky. Sydney: Hachette Australia. 334 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, minor edgewear. After fleeing their homeland, Australian refugee policies threaten to tear this young Iranian couple apart. An unforgettable story of love, hope and a quest for freedom. Because of a change in government policy, Milad was recognised as a refugee, but Mojgan was refused, even though she faced imprisonment back in Iran. They received much help from refugee advocates, as well as the Iranian Baha'i community. ISBN: 9780733637827. Our Book No: 1417. $25 AUD.

593. Sharkey, Michael (2012). Apollo in George Street: The Life of David Mckee Wright (1st ed). Sydney, Glebe: Puncher & Wattmann. 439 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, stiffened covers, black & white photos, small mark top edge, pages faintly toned. Michael Sharkey relates the story of one of Australasia's major forgotten literary figures, and it also is about a surprisingly unconventional period in Australian history, when bohemia mixed with the middle classes in the suburbs. This story introduces artists and writers who set the stage for more celebrated, but no less doomed-to-oblivion, Australian bohemians. The story brings to life aspects of the literary culture of New Zealand in the years before its independence, and of Australia in the early years of Federation. ISBN: 9781921450341. Our Book No: 40892. $50 AUD.

594. Shears, Richard (2006). Wildlife Warrior: Steve Irwin 1962 - 2006: A Man who Changed the World. 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. $12 AUD.

595. Shepherd, Janine (1997). Dare to Fly [Janine Shepherd]. Sydney: Random House. 224 pp. Hardback octavo, 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.

596. Sheridan, Greg (2015). When We Were Young and Foolish: A Memoir of My Misguided Youth With Tony Abbott, Bob Carr, Malcolm Turnbull, Kevin Rudd and Other Reprobates. Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 365 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white & colour photos, minor edgewear. Journalist (foreign affairs reporter, Australian newspaper) records his determined and passionate journey from an underprivileged but emotionally rich childhood in Sydney's inner west, to the world of emotionally charged political fronts. The book gives a new and personal look at the people as they were as students and in their 20s, and the events, philosophies, relationships and inner demons that contributed to their current behaviour. ISBN: 9781760113391. Our Book No: 28949. $20 AUD.

597. 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.

598. Siddique, Rabia (2013). Equal Justice: My Journey as a Woman, a Soldier and a Muslim (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 261 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, single black & white photo, colour photos, minor edgewear. This is the story of Rabia Siddique who is the daughter of an Indian Muslim father and a white Australian mother. Rabia grew up in the conservative environment of 1970s Perth, Western Australia. Rabia moved to London after graduating from Law school to follow her passionate commitment to social justice. She joined the British Army as a military lawyer just days after 9/11, and found herself stationed in Southern Iraq. On September 2005, Rabia and another soldier were taken hostage by Islamic insurgents as they tried to negotiate the release of two British SAS operatives. She battled for hours to save their lives, using her legal expertise and knowledge of Islam and Arabic, to negotiate with their captors as a violent mob tried to storm the compound. After their release, her colleague received a Military Cross, while Rabia received nothing. Rabia brought a gender and race discrimination case against the British Army, which she won after a long fight. Rabia is a government lawyer in Perth. ISBN: 9781742613239. Our Book No: 40620. $25 AUD.

599. Simpson, Mary Lou (2014). From Convict to Politician: The Life of William Henry Groom. Brisbane: Boolarong Press. 355 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. This is the story of William Henry Groom who was transported from Britain for stealing money from his employer. Most of the research comes from 19th century newspapers. The 13-year-old boy left Plymouth as a boy prisoner who had a job to survive. It is thought that he hated social injustice and this later helped him to become a powerful person as an adult. He was a journalist who later became involved in politics in Queensland. He spent 38 years in the Queensland parliament, which he believed he could create a just society. He was a man who lived by the pen, and he built a new life in Australia. Short listed 2015 Queensland Literary Awards. ISBN: 9781925046779. Our Book No: 29416. $35 AUD.

600. 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.

601. 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, 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 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 12 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.

602. Smart, Jeffrey (2000). Not Quite Straight: A Memoir. Sydney, Milsons Point: Random House. 464 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white photos, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Jeffrey Smart has had 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. $25 AUD.

603. Smith, C. E. (1966). Dr James Mitchell (1st ed) [Newcastle History Monographs]. Newcastle, NSW: Newcastle Public Library / Newcastle and Hunter District Historical Society. 56 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled, printed textured thin card covers, black & white photos, map, tiny mark bottom edge single page, pages lightly toned, staples little rusted, minor edgewear. The Newcastle Public Library has acquired the Merewether Estate archives, dating from 1824 to 1961, covering the history of coalmining and land surface development in the areas of Merewether and Rothbury. There are private papers of Dr Mitchell, his son David Scott Mitchell, and son-in-law Edward Christopher Merewether. David Scott is well-known to the users of the Mitchell Library in Sydney, but his father is less well-known. Dr James Mitchell was a medical practitioner, landowner, company promoter, benefactor, and financier of the 19th century. His accumulation of wealth gave his son by inheritance the means to engage in book collecting and the philanthropy that subsequently helped found the Mitchell Library. In this fascinating pamphlet, Dr James Mitchell’s story is told from the early years (1792 - 1822) through to Wolfskehl and the Great Will Case (1865 -1869). The aim of this pamphlet is to raise interest into further research on Dr James Mitchell. (No 1 in this series.). Our Book No: 30438. $18 AUD.

604. Smith, Gordon (2015). The Family that Went to War: 6 Young Australians Went to Fight in World War 1, 3 returned: This is Their Story (2nd ed). Queensland: Gordon Smith / Lulu. 117 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, top corner rear cover & few pages little creased, minor edgewear corners. Gordon Smith retired in 2014 and started to research his family tree. He discovered that he had six relatives who fought in the Great War. This is the story of six young men from the same family in Cootamundra, southern New South Wales, who volunteered to fight, and only three returned. Their story is based on official archives, war records and newspaper reports, including assumptions needed to finish the saga. ISBN: 9781312912755. Our Book No: 29075. $14 AUD.

605. Smith, Jan (2016). Confessions of a Homegrown Alien: An Australian Memoir. Sydney: Svengali Press / ETT Imprint. 226 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, spine minimally rubbed, minor edgewear corners. Memoirs of the life of an Australian journalist. Jan worked as a cadet journalist on The Courier Mail (Brisbane), then moved to Sydney to join Woman's Day, where she had to resign after three years because she married a staff member. She then survived by freelancing for The Bulletin and Pol magazine. Then spent a year on Forum UK, the sex magazine, and Australian Business. In this uplifting book, Jan writes about her life and the people she has meet along the way. ISBN: 9780994276575. Our Book No: 29256. $15 AUD.

606. 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, minimal 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.

607. Solomon, R. C. (1990). The Convicted Gunsmiths of New South Wales: A Definitive History 1788 - 1850. Sydney, Rockdale: R. C. Solomon. 220 pp. Hardback large octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white text-photos & drawings, minor foxing front endpaper & top edge, bottom edge front cover bumped, minor edgewear. 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. (Unnumbered copy of a limited edition of 1100 copies. Unnumbered pages.). ISBN: 0646003429. Our Book No: 13361. $40 AUD.

608. 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.

609. 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.

610. Spicer, Tracey (2017). The Good Girl Stripped Bare (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 340 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, colour photos, spine minimally creased, minor edgewear. Tracy Spicer states that she was always a good girl as a fashion plate, as required to be the national news anchor at the commercial Ten TV network. That is, until she was sacked by email after having a baby, and she took legal action against the TV network for pregnancy discrimination. Part funny memoir, part a manifesto for change in attitudes towards women. ISBN: 9780733335631. Our Book No: 29807. $20 AUD.

611. Spillman, Janet (2015). Queensland Lords: Edward and Eliza Lord's Colonial Family. Brisbane, Salisbury: Boolarong Press. 305 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, frontispiece, small section rubbed (with laminate coating loss), minor edgewear. This is the story of Edward and Eliza Lord who came to Moreton Bay in 1844, then a remote convict outpost as it was opened up for free settlement. They were from Lancashire merchant families, and had invested their inheritances in NSW lands and a Sydney merchant firm, but just before the drought and crash of 1841. They moved North to rebuild their fortunes, settling at Kangaroo Point before moving to the Darling Downs to start new commercial interests. The author is their great-great-grand-daughter, and she explores how Queensland moulded the Lord family's lives, and the way family members helped in the colony's development. ISBN: 9781925236439. Our Book No: 29532. $30 AUD.

612. Spragg, Griffith (2003). When Good Men Do Nothing (1st ed). Loftus, NSW: Australian Military History Publications. 296 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white photos, minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Memoirs of an "average Australian". Griffith Spragg introspects on his eventful life as a frontline soldier (Syria, Kokoda), and later his medical career as he describes being a country GP, then a psychiatrist who was constantly fighting for better state-run medicine. ISBN: 1876439912. Our Book No: 25751. $30 AUD.

613. Sprigg, Griselda; Maclean, Rod (with); Smith, Dick (foreword) (2001). Dune is a Four-letter Word (1st ed). Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 253 pp. Paperback small wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, black & white & colour photos, map, small scratch front cover, minor edgewear. First edition. Cover subtitle: "Desert crossings and dusty memories." The Spriggs' pioneering adventures - not only in the Simpson Desert but across the vast Australian outback, as the family joined Reg in his relentless geological explorations. A heart-warming tale of a family working together, and a humorous, earthy yarn about the bush and its characters. Giselda was the first white woman to cross the Simpson Desert. ISBN: 1862545405. Our Book No: 26920. $15 AUD.

614. Starford, Rebecca (2015). Bad Behaviour: A Memoir of Bullying and Boarding School. Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 253 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, front cover little creased, minor edgewear corners & spine. The author tells her story about spending a year at a boarding school in the bush, at the age of fourteen. The 16 girls were left largely unsupervised, they were a mixture of badly-behaved students and some of the most socially vulnerable. The author joined up with the powerful girls, becoming part of the games - and later a victim of various types of bullying and aggression. In the book, she explains how those experiences affected her as an adult and shaped her future relationships. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 9781743319574. Our Book No: 29390. $20 AUD.

615. Steel, Judy; Sexton, Michael (collaborator) (2009). Mama Jude: An Australian Nurse's Extraordinary Other Life in Africa. Sydney, Pymble: HarperCollins. 301 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minimal edgewear & creasing. This is the story of Judy Steel, a wife, mother and grandmother who spent 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. Along the way, she earned the love and respect of the Kampala locals, who call her 'Mama Jude’. ISBN: 9780733324789. Our Book No: 27210. $18 AUD.

616. 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 condition, black & white photos centre spread, minimal edgewear. Can I Call You Colin?: The Authorised Biography of Colin Thiele, by Stephany Evans Steggall (New Holland, 2004). 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. $20 AUD.

617. Steggall, Stephany Evans (2006). The Loved and the Lost: The Life of Ivan Southall (1st ed). Melbourne: Lothian Books. 288 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, pages faintly toned, edges lightly foxed, minimal edgewear. A well-researched and evocative account of Ivan Southall's life. He has contributed so much to Australian children's and young adults literature. This book talks about his love of writing and how he used pen and paper to escape his trouble personal life. ISBN: 0734409486. Our Book No: 40683. $28 AUD.

618. Stenmark, Marea (2005). This is Living! The Joys of Illness. Sydney, Double Bay: Marea Stenmark Communications. 111 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, pages faintly toned, minimal 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. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0957917317. Our Book No: 24844. $15 AUD.

619. 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, minimal edgewear. For nearly 30 years, he was a medical officer in the RAAF. 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 was shot down over Germany in a Lancaster bomber. His return from captivity at the end of the war allowed him to resume life with fiancee Freda, and he became a country doctor in Norfolk. In 1955 he resumed wearing Air Force blue, but in Australia. From the Office of Air Force History's oral history program. ISBN: 9781920800291. Our Book No: 25379. $15 AUD.

620. 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, minimal edgewear. This biography illuminates the life of a great Australian writer and artist. The story starts with Barbara 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.

621. Stewart, Douglas; Lindsay, Norman (illustrator) (1946). Ned Kelly: A Play (2nd ed). Sydney: Shepherd Press. 163 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket (missing), good condition, dark blue cloth cover (gilt sketch front cover & spine lettering), full-page black & white plates, black & white vignettes, little tide marks top edge & fore-edge last several pages & some red bleeding (previous water contact now dry), top edge minimally foxed, owner's written name. A script for a radio play, first performed by the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) in June 1942. This second edition is slightly revised from the original 1943 edition, and contains 18 desirable illustrations by Norman Lindsay, which capture to perfection both the spirit of the drama and the atmosphere of the period. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 14861. $15 AUD.

622. Stewart, Meg; Kent, Jacqueline (editor) (1998). Margaret Coen: A Passion for Painting. Sydney: State Library of New South Wales Press (SLNSW Press). 150 pp. Hardback small folio, dustjacket, as new condition (in as new dustjacket), black & white text-photos, colour paintings, minimal edgewear jacket. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This beautiful book about Australian artist Margaret Coen (wife of poet Douglas Stewart) is written by her daughter, Meg Stewart. The reproductions represent 60 years of painting, encompassing various genres. Together with a moving description of her life, they are an inspiring tribute to a woman artist. The front jacket flap has a reproduction of a bookplate by Norman Lindsay. Frontispiece of Margaret Coen in her garden. ISBN: 073106609X. Our Book No: 27675. $70 AUD.

623. Stitz, Charles (editor); Kirsop, Wallace (preface) (2010). Australian Book Collectors: Some Noted Australian Book Collectors and Collections of the Nineteenth and 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. The first authoritative textbook on Australian book collectors. The editor Charles Stitz 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. ((Limited edition of 500 copies. The unstated first volume of a 5-volume set. 1 of 2 available copies. Other volumes available.). ISBN: 9780646533407. Our Book No: 14099. $130 AUD.

624. 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. (The unstated first volume of a 5-volume set. 1 of 2 available copies. Other volumes available.). ISBN: 9780646533407. Our Book No: 14099A. $120 AUD.

625. Stitz, Charles (editor) (2013). Australian Book Collectors: Some Noted Australian Book Collectors & Collections of the Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries: Second Series, Volumes II and III (2 and 3). Sydney: Book of Kells / Green Olive Press. 409 + 450 pp. Each volume: Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, new condition (in new dustjacket), black & white text-photos, few colour plates, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Very heavy (2.5 Kg), and not available for postage to destinations outside Australia. (Limited edition of 500 copies.) Series 2, in two volumes. This series of 5 volumes is the first authoritative textbook on Australian book collectors. Consists of Volume 2 (Part 1: family names A - H, ISBN 9780987599834) and Volume 3 (Part 2: family names I - Z, ISBN 9780987599841). The editor is a bookseller from Albury, NSW. Charts the lives and fascinating collecting careers of further 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. An appendix has corrrections and additions to Volume 1. ISBN: 9780987599834. Our Book No: 15898. $240 AUD.

626. Stitz, Charles (editor) (2016). Australian Book Collectors: Some Noted Australian Book Collectors & Collections of the Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries: Third Series Series, Volumes IV and V (4 and 5). Sydney: Book of Kells / Green Olive Press. 291+ 271 pp. Each volume: Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, new condition (in new dustjacket), black & white text-photos, few colour plates, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Heavy (1.6 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Series 3 of the Australian Book Collectors consists of two volumes. The whole series of 5 volumes is the first authoritative textbook on Australian book collectors. This item consists of Volume 4 (Part 1: family names A - K, ISBN 9780648014508) and Volume 5 (Part 2: family names L - Z, ISBN 9780648014515). The editor is a bookseller from Albury, NSW. Charts the lives and fascinating collecting careers of further 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. (Limited edition of 500 copies.). ISBN: 9780648014508. Our Book No: 17120. $150 AUD.

627. Stone, Jean (1988). The Passionate Bibliophile: The Story of Walter Stone, Australian Bookman Extraordinaire. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 380 pp. Hardback octavo, 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. The Passionate Bibliophile: The Story of Walter Stone, Australian Bookman Extraordinaire, by Jean Stone (Angus & Robertson, 1988). 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.

628. Stone, Ken (2015). Aurora Borealis to Botany Bay (1st stated ed). Stroud, NSW: Ken Stone / Copybook Printing. 288 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, endpaper maps, minor edgewear corners, autograph (author's written name title page). The author uses his knowledge of colonial history and Georgian and Victorian society to write this poetic story about British admiral's Sir William Parry's two great adventures. Based on journals, letter's and books - and will appeal to anyone learning about Parry's Arctic explorations, and his involvement in the Australian Agricultural Company (Port Stephens region, NSW). ISBN: 9780646917719. Our Book No: 29240. $40 AUD.

629. Stork, Jane (2009). Breaking the Spell: My Life as a Rajneeshee, and the Long Journey Back to Freedom (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 342 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) & colour photos, corner one page creased (bookmarked), bottom corners few pages little creased, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear. The story of her life after she became devoted to the Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. She changed her name, wore the orange robes of a sannyasin, and moved her family to live first in an ashram in India and then in the Bhagwan-created city of Rajneeshpuram in Oregon, USA. Jane sacrificed her marriage and children, and eventually - through an act of attempted murder - her freedom. This incredible true story is a profound meditation on the nature of self-determination and the human spirit’s capacity for redemption. ISBN: 9781405039055. Our Book No: 40072. $26 AUD.

630. 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, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A biography of the great Australian academic (University of Sydney). Thomas Griffith Taylor (1880 - 1963) was a geographer, anthropologist and world explorer. Explains 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. $35 AUD.

631. Stringer, Col (2003). Fighting McKenzie: Anzac Chaplain: Tribute to a Hero. Brisbane, Robina: Col Stringer Ministries. 192 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, no flyleaves as published, some glue marks front inner hinge, minimal edgewear. After WWI, McKenzie (known as Mac) was one of the most famous men in Australia. He had served the Anzacs on Gallipoli, the Middle East, the Somme, Pozieres and Paschendaele. He took part in the charge at Lone Pine armed only with a shovel against the protests of his boys. He was awarded the Military Cross. ISBN: 0957759835. Our Book No: 17374. $18 AUD.

632. Stuart, Lurline (editor); Arnold, Josie (editor) (1987). Letters Home 1939 - 1945 (1st ed). Sydney: William Collins. 277 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minimal foxing reverse side jacket, pages toned as common, minor edgewear, remainder star bottom edge. Letters Home 1939 - 1945, edited by Lurline Stuart and Josie Arnold (1987). 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. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0002175576. Our Book No: 23359. $10 AUD.

633. 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. $30 AUD.

634. Sussex, Lucy (2015). Blockbuster! Fergus Hume and the Mystery of a Hansom Cab [Block Buster]. Melbourne: Text Publishing. 298 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, minor edgewear. The fascinating story by Lucy Sussex of the crime novel that became a global publishing phenomenon. Fergus Hume was a playwright when he moved from Dunedin to Melbourne in 1885. He wrote The Mystery of a Hansom Cab, and the book sold out its first run and became the biggest and fastest-selling detective novel of the 1800s, and Australia's first literary blockbuster. Hume unfortunately sold the copyright for 50 pounds, and missed out on a potential fortune. This well-researched book will interest anyone who likes Australian true crime, history and crime fiction. ISBN: 9781922147943. Our Book No: 29409. $20 AUD.

635. 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.

636. 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.

637. Swan, Wayne (2014). The Good Fight: Six Years, Two Prime Ministers and Staring Down the Great Recession. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 404 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, colour photos centre spread, minimal edgewear. 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.

638. 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.

639. Szablicki, Ryszard (2007). Orphanage Boy: Through the Eyes of Innocence. Sydney: New Holland. 208 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, spine lightly creased, corner tip creased rear cover, minor edgewear corners. The author writes about his early life in several Catholic institutions (orphanages) in Victoria. This book is a rare account of a cold and often brutal world. He was one of the first to publicize this hidden brutality. ISBN: 9781741105124. Our Book No: 24167. $15 AUD.

640. Szubanski, Magda (2015). Reckoning: A Memoir (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 374 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos, minor edgewear jacket. Magda Szubanski, one of Australia's most beloved actors, tells her story. In this extraordinary memoir, Magda describes her journey of self-discovery from a suburban childhood, haunted by the demons of her father's espionage activities in wartime Poland, and by her secret awareness of her sexuality, to the complex dramas of adulthood and her need to find out the truth about herself and her family. Announces the arrival of a fearless writer and natural storyteller. It will touch the lives of its readers. ISBN: 9781925240436. Our Book No: 17376. $25 AUD.

641. Tapp Coutts, Toni (2016). A Sunburnt Childhood: Growing up in the Territory (1st ed). Sydney: Hachette. 324 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, slight bump top spine, minimal edgewear. Her story of growing up on the massive Killarney Station in the Northern Territory. Her father, Bill Tapp, was living out his dream to be a cattle king. Toni is one of ten children. Her mother June ran the Killarney community while her father ran the cattle. This fascinating book is a memoir depicting the colourful land, characters and contradictions. ISBN: 9780733634499. Our Book No: 30161. $18 AUD.

642. 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.

643. 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, minimal 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.

644. Tate, Audrey (1991). Ada Cambridge: Her Life and Work 1844 - 1926 (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 319 pp. Hardback octavo, 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.

645. 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.

646. Tennant, Kylie (1986). The Autobiography of Kylie Tennant: The Missing Heir. Melbourne: Macmillan. 190 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Autobiography of the Australian novelist Kylie Tennant, 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. $20 AUD.

647. 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.

648. Tesch, Margot (2012). Beyond Belief (1st ed). Canberra, Calwell: Inspiring Publishers. 315 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. The author, a naive young girl escaping the drug scene, and who wants to make an impression on the world, becomes entrapped with a large Christian evangelical (fundamentalist) church. This true story happened in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but is written in narrative form with some names changed. ISBN: 9780987399311. Our Book No: 27162. $20 AUD.

649. Thirkell, Angela; Parker, Leslie (pseudonym); Gould, Tony (introduction) (1985). Trooper to the Southern Cross (New ed). London: Virago Modern Classics. 177 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages toned as usual, some edgewear & spinewear. Novel based on travel by Angela Thirkell (the English novelist) to Australia after WWI on a troopship full of returning Diggers. Humorous depiction of the Australian character. A classic satire of Australian culture, originally published in 1934 under the pseudonym Leslie Parker. This edition has a new introduction by Tony Gould. The favorite book of Barry Humphries. ISBN: 0860685926. Our Book No: 17839. $14 AUD.

650. 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.

651. 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 by Alison Thompson of how volunteering changed her life. It begins with her first real introduction to disaster relief after 9/11 in the United States 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. $20 AUD.

652. Thompson, John (2006). The Patrician and the Bloke (1st ed) [Geoffrey Searle]. Canberra: Pandanus Books. 383 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. . 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. $30 AUD.

653. 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, very good plus 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.

654. Thornton, Caroline Rouse (1988). Rouse Hill House and the Rouses (1st ed). Perth, Nedlands: Caroline Thornton. 311 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, maps (including endpapers), edges lightly foxed (mainly top edge), minor edgewear jacket, owner's written name, addenda slip tipped in. 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 reports on the descendants of Richard Rouse, who for six generations have made this house their home (genealogical chart included). The author is a descendant who lived there for 30 years. ISBN: 0731637585. Our Book No: 14417. $20 AUD.

655. Tink, Andrew (2011). Lord Sydney: The Life and Times of Tommy Townshend. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing (ASP). 315 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, colour text-photos, minor edgewear. 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: 9781921875533. Our Book No: 4313. $30 AUD.

656. 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. $20 AUD.

657. Todd, Laura; Midlam, Amanda (editor) (1987). A Place Like Home: Growing Up in the School of Industry 1915 - 1922 [Petersham]. Sydney: Hale & Iremonger. 176 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. 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. $15 AUD.

658. Torey, Zoltan (1999). The Crucible of Consciousness: A Personal Exploration of the Conscious Mind (1st ed). Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 273 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, owner's written name. The Hungarian-Australian clinical psychologist was blinded in an industrial accident, and learned to see again by persistent internal visualization (as described in "Out of Darkness"). He explores areas as diverse as neuroscience, linguistics, philosophy, and evolutionary biology, and describes how consciousness (reflective awareness) is an innate ability related to language. The results are extraordinary, and will be of great interest to anyone wanting to understand the hard brain-mind problem. Recommended by Oliver Sacks and Daniel Dennett. ISBN: 0195508726. Our Book No: 23682. $30 AUD.

659. Treasure, Rachael (2016). Down the Dirt Roads: A Memoir of Love, Loss and the Land. Sydney: Penguin Random House. 301 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photo inside covers, minor edgewear, slight bump base spine minor edgewear. The Australian novelist writes an inspiring story of her life as a single mother after her marriage breakdown. This story is a heartfelt and moving insight into the life of a single mother displaced from her home. A powerful book about healing, health and hope. The book presents a practical and positive vision of what life on our land could become. ISBN: 9780670079438. Our Book No: 30538. $25 AUD.

660. Tuiqilai, Elizabeth; Nash, Adrian (editor) (1993). The Little Lost Giants (1st stated ed). Queensland: Na Vosa Publishers / Printed by Merino Lithographics. 143 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), reverse side jacket little toned & foxed (minor edgewear), few small marks top edge, edges lightly toned, spine ends little rubbed. This autobiographical fictional novel tells the story of Anastasia, from early childhood. The novel deals with the problems faced by millions of migrants throughout the world. It is set in Australia. The author who is from Fiji, has written the story with tolerance, kindness and affection which she has built into the whole lifestyle of the people in the novel. This beautiful novel captures the hurtful shock a less sensitive culture can create for a migrant trying to fit into their new life. ISBN: 0646141538. Our Book No: 29178. $20 AUD.

661. Turnbull, Dorothy; Turnbull, Roy (2002). Turnbulls on the Coromandel 1802: Hawkesbury River Colonists. Sydney, Caringbah: Dorothy & Roy Turnbull. 312 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, long genealogical table & name index, spine faded (preserving text), minor edgewear. Dorothy and Roy Turnbull provide an exhaustive family history, based on the lives of John and Ann Turnbull and their four children. They were a settler family who sailed from England to Sydney Town on the convict ship Coromandel in 1802, and who settled in the Hawkesbury district just to the northwest of Sydney. (A descendent, Malcolm Turnbull, was a recent Prime Minister of Australia.). ISBN: 0958017204. Our Book No: 12592. $80 AUD.

662. 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.

663. Turner, J. W. (1968). James and Alexander Brown 1843 - 1877 (1st ed) [Newcastle History Monographs]. Newcastle, NSW: Newcastle Public Library / Newcastle and Hunter District Historical Society. 62 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled, printed textured thin card covers, black & white photos, map, pages lightly toned, staples little rusted, tiny scuff spine ends, minor edgewear. The story of two Scottish handloom weavers, who left a life of insecurity and poverty in Lanarkshire in 1842 to immigrate to New South Wales. They were 'ordinary working men' described in their bounty certificates as agricultural labourers. Coalmining was largely in the hands of the Australian Agricultural Company when James Brown and his brother began to scratch coal from the surface of a block of land James had leased at Four Mile Creek not far from Morpeth, Maitland's river port. The Browns had to leave as the mine was reserved by the crown to protect the investment of the Australian Agricultural Company in coalmining. However they continued to produce coal and in a few year moved to the Burwood Estate, close to newcastle, where they developed a new mine, and they became 'men of property', merchants, and shipowners. After Alexander died in 1877, the sons of James Brown gave the company new strength under their direction. (No 4 in this series.). Our Book No: 30441. $18 AUD.

664. 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.

665. Tyrrell, James R. (1987). Old Books, Old Friends, Old Sydney: . Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 219 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos & drawings (some full-page), faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The memoirs of iconic Sydney bookseller James Tyrrell. The most readable of Australian bookseller reminiscences. Plenty of detail about social life, literary figures, book collectors and booksellers of the early 20th century in Sydney. Originally published 1952, and here with a postscript added (shortened from an earlier postscript published separately). ISBN: 0207152993. Our Book No: 17181. $25 AUD.

666. Udy, Enid; Udy, Richard (2007). Sea, Sand and Sunburnt Country: The Story of an Australian Pioneering Family: John and Myrah White. [Sydney]: Enid & Richard Udy. 99 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition. Traces the White family (Methodist clergy) who migrated from England to South Australia, then to Sydney and Bathurst. (Estimated date, 2007, Trove catalogue.). Our Book No: 17532. $50 AUD.

667. 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. Extraordinary saga of an 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.

668. Valentish, Jenny (2017). Woman of Substance: A Journey into Addiction and Treatment (1st ed). Melbourne: Black Inc. 310 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear. The author investigates the female experience of drugs and alcohol, using her own story. Drawing on neuroscience, she explains why other self-destructive behaviours - such as eating disorders, and compulsive buying - are linked to problematic substance use. Honest and insightful. ISBN: 9781863959223. Our Book No: 29803. $28 AUD.

669. Venables, Lisa (2014). Saving Zali: The Story of a Mother's Fight to Keep Her Child Alive and the Medical Miracle that Made It Happen. Sydney: Macmillan. 340 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, tiny closed tear & light bump bottom edge, bottom corner front cover lightly creased, minor edgewear corners. This is the story of Zali, 18-month-old daughter of the author (Lisa Venables) who was diagnosed with Langerhan's cell histiocytosis, or LCH, a cancer resistant to chemotherapy and almost impossible to treat. Zali was given six weeks to live. Although Zali survived her original prognosis, her condition worsened. A controversial treatment was proposed - never used before in Zali's condition. What happened next was a medical miracle that proved that the extraordinary is possible. Beautifully told, this is the story of medical dedication, a child's tenacity and a mother's love. ISBN: 9781742612904. Our Book No: 30295. $25 AUD.

670. Vincent, Sarah; McMahon, Aprille (recipes) (2017). Death by Dim Sim: How I Beat Obesity. Sydney: Penguin Random House Australia. 269 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. Sarah Vincent was 122 kilos when she decided to get help to reduce her weight. The breakthrough came when she realised she was addicted to food especially Dim Sims, and a nutritionist helped her to change her eating habits. ISBN: 9780143782117. Our Book No: 30890. $16 AUD.

671. 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.

672. 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. $18 AUD.

673. 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.

674. 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.

675. 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]. Sydney, North Sydney: Library of Australian History (LAH). 83 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, very good condition, brown covers (gilt spine lettering little faded), frontispiece portrait, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. William Walker, MLA for Windsor, describes his 50 years living in the Windsor area (Hawkesbury), northeast of Sydney. The original lecture appeared in serial form in the Windsor and Richmond Gazette during October 1890, and was published with the added 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. (No 206 of a limited edition of 500 copies. Facsimile of book originally published in Sydney by Turner & Henderson in 1890.) No 4 in this Library of Australian History Facsimile series. ISBN: 0908120036. Our Book No: 28662. $30 AUD.

676. Wallace, Jo (2015). Humans of Newtown: Everyone Has a Story. Sydney, Newtown: King Street Press / Melissa Mylchreest. 200 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, illustrated endpapers, full-page colour photos, spine ends little scuffed, minor edgewear corner tips & fore-edge. Jo Wallace provides a beautiful pictorial collection of remarkable portraits taken on the streets of Newtown, Sydney's most alternative inner suburb. It shares the touching and inspiring stories behind Newtown's most unique, eccentric and colourful personalities. Unumbered pages. ISBN: 9780646938806. Our Book No: 30429. $50 AUD.

677. 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.

678. 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, minimal 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.

679. Ward, Glenyse (1987). Wandering Girl (1st ed). Broome, WA: Magabala Books. 158 pp. Paperback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. First edition. Autobiography of Glenyse Ward, an Aboriginal girl removed from her parents (the stolen generations) and brought up in a strict Catholic mission. At the age of 16 years, she was sent to work as a domestic servant in an aloof eccentric white family. A remarkable tale of resilience and dark humour. ISBN: 0731616235. Our Book No: 11465. $20 AUD.

680. 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 condition, black & white & colour photos, maps, tiny crease bottom corner rear cover, minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Colin Watson, a noted conservationist and bushwalker, has produced 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. $25 AUD.

681. 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 Colin Pearse, this unique Australian agriculturalist from Western Australia. ISBN: 0646258893. Our Book No: 26601. $25 AUD.

682. Watson, Jeffrey (2005). Killer Caldwell: Australia's Greatest Fighter Pilot. Sydney: Hodder. 282 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minimal 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. $18 AUD.

683. Watson, Moira (1990). Razzle Dazzle. Sydney: Imprint / Angus & Robertson. 157 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, faint foxing top edge, bottom corner tip minimally creased front cover & few pages. Her childhood in Tasmania and Melbourne in the 1920s and 1930s. ISBN: 0207166781. Our Book No: 11208. $12 AUD.

684. Watson-Munro, Tim (2017). Dancing with Demons: True Life Misadventures of a Criminal Psychologist. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 342 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, front cover creased (including corners), minor edgewear. The autobiography of an Australian criminal psychologist. He describes many of his cases, and gives unique insight into his own surprising addiction to drugs, but also the lives and minds of the psychopaths that are part of life. ISBN: 9781760552664. Our Book No: 29828. $20 AUD.

685. Webb, Francis; Meere, Peter (compiler) (2001). Francis Wedd: Poet and Brother: Some of His Letters and Poetry (1st ed). Pomona, QLD: P. V. Meere / Sage Old Books. 301 pp. Paperback large thick quarto, very good condition, flexible front cover (with glasine), card rear cover & spine, frontispiece, two black & white photos, few light marks edges, top corner front cover slightly creased, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The principal author of this fascinating book is Francis Webb. About 85% of the words in the text are his. The letters and poems were written over a period of 30 years from 1943 to 1973. The compilers have added linking material, information about place and time, and background material when needed. This book is to let Frank Webb, the man and brother, speak of his life and times through his letters to his family. The core of the book comprises the texts of 56 letters written by Frank to his sisters and brothers-in-law: hence the title of the book. ISBN: 0957906609. Our Book No: 40128. $80 AUD.

686. Webster, Merv; Heathcote, Doug (illustrator); Head, Dawn (illustrator) (2002). A Muster of Australiana: Biography, Bush Verse and Yarns by the Goondiwindi Grey. Bargara, QLD: Merv Webster / Printed by T. E. C. Print. 289 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, tiny scuff top spine, base spine lightly bumped, front hinge little split (pages firm), minor edgewear corners. The author writes about his many adventures in Queensland. Merv and his wife Chris take their show Laughter & Tears from the Bush around Australia, and meet many interesting people, and travel to a number of places. This book was a finalist in the Australian Bush Laureate Awards. ISBN: 1876245794. Our Book No: 30087. $25 AUD.

687. 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. $14 AUD.

688. 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. 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. (Originally published 1963 as Milingimbi, reissued in 1976 with new title.) ISBN: 072700185X. Our Book No: 24065. $15 AUD.

689. Wells, Jamelle (2018). The Court Reporter (1st ed). Sydney: ABC Books. 309 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, bottom corner tip front cover creased, minor edgewear. This memoir is about a seasoned Australian court reporter, the ABC's Jamelle Wells. In the line of duty, she has sat next to criminals and their families, been chased, spat on, stalked, and taken by ambulance for emergency surgery after an accident outside ICAC. This book is a tough and fearless journalist's memoir that looks at the cases that have shocked, moved and never left us about the underbelly of Australian society. ISBN: 9780733337888. Our Book No: 40428. $20 AUD.

690. Wells, Linda (2016). Kultitja: Memoir of an Outback School Teacher (1st ed). Port Adelaide, SA: Ginninderra Press. 180 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. The autobiography of an Australian outback teacher. The author came from suburban Melbourne and went to see what she could find in the desert in the centre of Australia. The author captures the joy, wonder and hardships of life as a schoolteacher at Mount Allan community, near Alice Springs, and learns about herself along the way. ISBN: 9781760411251. Our Book No: 29271. $25 AUD.

691. Welsby, Thos (1937). Bribie: The Basket Maker (1st ed). Brisbane: Barker's Bookstores. 135 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos includes frontispiece, pages lightly toned & foxed, reverse side jacket little marked (lightly toned & foxed, edges little rubbed, minor edgewear, flap corners trimmed). A local history of Bribie Island with a brief mention of Myora Mission on North Stradbroke Island. There is a chapter about Bongaree, the Aboriginal guide who accompanied Matthew Flinders. The author has identified Bribie as a Moreton Bay fish-hawking convict but it is uncertain if Bribie was a firstname or surname, but he definitely was a convict who made baskets to earn money. this history turns up some interesting details about the island. The last chapter is about native nomenclature. A great addition to a collection about Queensland. Our Book No: 40135. $150 AUD.

692. Welsh, Thea (2003). The Cat Who Looked at the Sky: A Memoir (1st ed). Sydney: Flamingo. 261 pp. Paperback, very good condition, some edgewear top edge covers, pages faintly toned as usual, price sticker front cover. In the tradition of Paul Gallico's “Silent Miaow” comes an irresistible true story of three cats, two households, and surrendering to the great truths of life. When Sydney writer Thea Welsh and her partner agree to share the raising of two new kittens with their constantly travelling friends Ron and Robin, the idea seems sensible and straightforward. That's before the cats arrive. And before a beguiling stray arrives to complete the household's feline threesome. ISBN: 0732276179. Our Book No: 24173. $10 AUD.

693. Wendt, Jana (2007). A Matter of Principle: New Meetings with the Good, the Great and the Formidable (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 244 pp. Paperback octavo, card covers (with flaps), very good condition, black & white photos, spine little creased, few small creases front cover, minor edgewear. 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. $12 AUD.

694. West, Janet (1987). Innings of Grace: A Life of Bishop W. G. Hilliard. Sydney: Trinity Grammar School / Standard Publishing House (Printer). 158 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, few tiny marks title page, edges lightly foxed, inside covers lightly toned, front hinge slightly split (pages firm), minor edgewear. A biography of "The Bishop" as William George Hilliard was known in the media, in the 1940s and 1950s. The biography is being published on the occasion of the centenary of his birth, and of the 75th anniversary of Trinity Grammar School. ISBN: 0959825290. Our Book No: 30035. $15 AUD.

695. Wheeler, Tony (2013). Tony Wheeler's Dark Lands (1st ed). Melbourne: Lonely Planet. 335 pp. Paperback trade, cards covers with flaps, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. Tony Wheeler, the cofounder of Lonely Planet travel books, 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. First edition stated. ISBN: 9781743218464. Our Book No: 28022. $14 AUD.

696. Wheeler, Tony; Wheeler, Maureen (2005). Once While Travelling: The Lonely Planet Story (1st ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 390 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. A highly readable mixture of autobiography, business history and travel book. The authors, Tony and Maureen Wheeler. 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.

697. White, Patrick (1998). Flaws in the Glass: A Self-portrait. London: Vintage / Random House. 260 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, black & white photos, top edge front cover & few pages little creased, otherwise excellent. Patrick White, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973, here reveals the private man. He 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. $16 AUD.

698. White, Patrick; Flynn, Christine (editor); Brennan, Paul (editor) (1989). Patrick White Speaks (1st ed). Sydney, Leichhardt: Primavera Press. 207 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (reverse side lightly toned, title little faded), edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, bottom edge little rubbed. First edition. Patrick White has covered many subjects in this fascinating and controversial collection of essays and speeches, including one chapter about his reasons to return to Australia after spending just on 20 years overseas. The photos bring the book to life and show the author in different parts of his life that were special to him. ISBN: 0958949476. Our Book No: 29660. $20 AUD.

699. White, Paul William (1982). Garrett of Van Diemen's Land. Hobart: Parledee Press. 61 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, very good condition, red cloth cover (gilt lettering), 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. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0949584010. Our Book No: 12985. $10 AUD.

700. Whiteley, Brett; Pearce, Barry; Robertson, Brian; Whiteley, Wendy; Hayman, Charlotte (1995). Brett Whiteley: Art and Life (1st ed). Sydney / London: Art Gallery of New South Wales / Thames & Hudson. 240 pp. Paperback square folio (with flaps) (27.8 x 26.2 cm), very good condition, colour plates (of paintings), black & white drawings, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Flyleaf subtitle includes: "Art & Life 1939 - 1992." Barry Pearce, Head Curator of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, comprehensively overviews Brett Whiteley's life and art. Bryan Robertson describes the artist's years in London. Wendy Whiteley, the artist's wife and companion for over 30 years, contributes an intimate portrait of the man behind the work. Superbly illustrated with 180 colour plates and 40 black & white drawings. A fitting tribute to one of Australia's most significant artists, who tragically died at age 53 in 1992. ISBN: 0731050037. Our Book No: 13057. $60 AUD.

701. Whitington, R. S. (1970). Time of the Tiger: The Bill O'Reilly Story (1st ed). Melbourne, Richmond: Hutchinson Group (Australia). 296 pp. Hardback octavo, 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.

702. Whitlam, Margaret (2001). My Other World. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 221 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos, minor edgewear, 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.

703. 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, minimal 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.

704. Wiencke, Shirley W. (1988). When the Wattles Bloom Again: The Life and Times of William Barak, Last Chief of the Yarra Yarra Tribe (Reprint ed). Woori Yallock, VIC: Shirley W. Wiencke. 110 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, good condition, black & white photos including frontispiece, cover corners creased, edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, spine ends bumped, some edgewear. This book is the story of William Barak who was the last Chief of the Yarra Yarra Tribe. Barak was born in 1823, and was about twelve years of age when John Batman arrived at Port Phillip to trade with the Aborigines for land. Barak was with his father, the old Chief Jerum Jerum when the infamous Batman Treaty was signed. He witnessed the loss of his tribal lands, and the extinction of his people. He died in August 1903 when the wattles were in full bloom. This fascinating story is well written and researched, and complemented with a selection of old and unique photos. ISBN: 0959054901. Our Book No: 30874. $60 AUD.

705. Wigney, Tessa (editor); Eyers, Kerrie (editor); Parker, Gordon (editor) (2007). Journeys With the Black Dog: Inspirational Stories of Bringing Depression to Heel. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 277 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few small dents front cover, minor edgewear corner tips. 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. The three editors are from the Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales. ISBN: 9781741752649. Our Book No: 22775. $12 AUD.

706. Wilder, Ken (1994). The Company You Keep: A Publisher's Memoir. Sydney: State Library of New South Wales Press. 276 pp. Hardback octavo, 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.

707. Wilder, Ken (2018). Signs of the Times. Bowral, NSW: Selvaggio Press. 354 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, faint toning edges, bottom corner tip front cover creased, minor edgewear. This book 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. This book is a collection of some of the talks he gave to the Southern Highlands University of the Third Age (NSW). The talks have been turned into prose based on his lecture notes. The talks were given over a period of several years, and cover a wide range of world travel and affairs, not just book-related experiences. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 9780646994437. Our Book No: 30964. $50 AUD.

708. 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.

709. Wiley, Rebecca; Watts, Barry (extra text); Lurkin, Judy (extra text) (1986). Rebecca Wiley's Visit to Norman Lindsay at Springwood 1918. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 130 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos, frontispiece portrait, minor edgewear, remainder stripe. Rebecca Wiley's Visit to Norman Lindsay at Springwood 1918, by Rebecca Wiley (Angus & Robertson, 1986). In 1918 Rebecca Wiley was sent by her employer, publisher George Robertson, to visit Norman Lindsay at his home at Springwood in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. After nearly 70 years, this manuscript was discovered in the Angus & Robertson archives, and is now published for the first time. This work is a fascinating look into the life of one of the most extraordinary and controversial figures in Australian art and literature. The text is enhanced with 90 black & white and colour photos and background information on the people, places and literary and artistic works mentioned in Rebecca's original manuscript. (Lindsay's father was born in Ireland.). ISBN: 020714995X. Our Book No: 28451. $25 AUD.

710. Wilkins, Richard (2011). Black Ties, Red Carpets, Green Rooms (1st ed). Sydney: New Holland. 254 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), few sepia (brown tinted) photos, black & white & colour photos, minimal 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.

711. 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 octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos, frontispiece, minimal 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.

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

713. Williams, Jeff; Staunton, Anthony; Wigmore, Lionel; Harding, Bruce (collaborator) (1986). They Dared Mightily (2nd (revised & condensed) ed). Canberra: Australian War Memorial. 191 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, faint foxing edges, top spine little bumped, last page partly attached inside rear cover, top edge partly uncut (minor tearing when opened), minor edgewear. Full biographies of all Australians who have won the Victoria Cross, the supreme decoration for gallantry in battle awarded to Commonwealth forces. Since the book's first publication, four more Australians have been given the famous decoration during the Vietnam war. In this new edition, the stories of these 96 men have been completely revised to include the latest research and each entry contains a full account of the action which led to the award. The book has an introduction on the history of the Victoria Cross itself, and two appendices, one on Victoria Cross winners who did not serve with Australian units but yet had connections with Australia, and another on winners of the George Cross. (Originally published, 1963, edited by Wigmore and Harding.). ISBN: 0642994714. Our Book No: 29705. $14 AUD.

714. 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 octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), front & rear inner hinge marginally split (pages firm, as common), minor edgewear. From Foxtel to News Corp, film to football, opera to business - Kim Williams was a builder of Australian businesses and media empires. He worked with the best in their fields, such as Rupert Murdoch, Kerry Packer, Kevin Sheedy, Gail Kelly and Don Burrows. A candid and very personal account of the exercise of power in the nation's leading boardrooms, political parties and media organisations. 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.

715. Williams, Maslyn (1988). His Mother's Country (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 238 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), frontispiece, edges little foxed, pages lightly toned, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (spine slightly faded), endpapers lightly foxed, owner’s written name free flyleaf. This is the story of a lad who reached manhood at the time of Australia's own growing up - in the years of the 1920s, after World War 1. He lived in the New England region of New South Wales. He learned to ride, to muster, and to handle the daily demands of life on a pastoral property. Maslyn Williams was born in England but brought up mainly on sheep and cattle properties in Australia. His life has been divided between the worlds of professional writing, film-making, music and rural pursuits. He was a correspondent during the 1939-45 war and subsequently travelled widely in North America, Asia, the Pacific and Europe. The main purpose is to give readers pleasure; to remind people of 'the quiet joys’. (Owner name is J. M. Eldershaw, the novelist.). ISBN: 0522843611. Our Book No: 30989. $25 AUD.

716. Williams, Stephan (1986). The Flying Pieman (3rd ed) [Australian Historical Monographs]. Canberra, Woden: Popinjay Publications. 34 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, typewritten text, black & white text-photo, tipped-in facsimile (one page), printed in red & black ink, staples little rusted, covers minimally foxed, minor edgewear, errata slip pasted on front pastedown. Third edition (fully revised). Short biography of William Francis King who was born in England in 1807. He left England and came to Australia in 1829. He was known as The Flying Pieman because of his unusual activities at Circular Quay, where he would offer his pies to the passengers as they boarded the Parramatta steamer. Those he did not sell he would carry out to Parramatta, a distance of 18 miles, and offer to the same passengers as they disembarked. He always dressed in colourful clothes with white stockings and stout shoes on his feet, tight red knee-breeches, open white shirt, blue jacket and a top hat, from which multi-coloured streamers trailed. He carried a staff with more streamers attached. He died in 1873. (Limited edition of 750 copies. No 1 in this series. ISBN not in book.). ISBN: 0731643119. Our Book No: 40584. $30 AUD.

717. Williams, Sue (2004). Mean Streets Kind Heart: The Father Chris Riley Story (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 364 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, minor edgewear. First edition. Biography of the maverick Catholic priest who has helped 45,000 troubled kids through his "Youth Off the Streets" programs in Sydney. ISBN: 0732274729. Our Book No: 13991. $15 AUD.

718. Williams, Sue; Maguire, Father Bob (2013). Father Bob: The Larrikin Priest (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Group Australia. 347 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, black & white & colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, front cover creased, faint foxing edges few pages, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This is the story of Father Bob Maguire, the Melbourne Catholic priest. The enigmatic champion of the down-and-out was shaped by a lonely childhood in poor circumstances, an early priesthood that collided with the upheaval of Vatican 2, and working with the army during the Vietnam War. Father Bob is a resilient social activist and popular media performer who refuses to be defeated by enforced retirement from the parish over which he presided for nearly 40 years. ISBN: 9781921901317. Our Book No: 30214. $15 AUD.

719. Willson, Robert (1996). Canberra Cavalcade: Tales of the People and Legends of Southern New South Wales. Canberra: Mulini Press. 120 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, minor edgewear & rubbing. This book is a series of stories about people who travelled to the south of New South Wales in the early days. The book has some of the legends which have grown up about them. The various towns are covered, but the City of Canberra is the main feature. Caroline Chisholm and Lady Franklin, and the sons of the Faithfull family of Goulburn are mentioned. A fascinating way to learn some early history. Some of the stories have appeared in The Canberra Times. ISBN: 0949910600. Our Book No: 29818. $35 AUD.

720. Wilson, Edwin (2006). The Melancholy Dane: A Portrait of the Poet as a Young Man. Sydney, Lane Cove: Woodbine Press. 368 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, pictorial flexible cover (with flaps), black & white text-photos, tiny crease bottom edge, minimal scuffing & edgewear. Memoirs and poems of the author who was born at Lismore, New South Wales, of Danish parents. This is memoir follows on from The Mullumbimby Kid, and describes his difficulties with living in Sydney in the 1960s and 1970s, including marriage, education and work. Lots on his lifetime struggles with Asperger’s syndrome, a high-functioning type of autism. ISBN: 0949557218. Our Book No: 22305. $25 AUD.

721. Wilson, Kelly (2018). Saving the Snowy Brumbies: The Wilson Sister's Adventures Taming Horses from Australia's Snowy Mountains (New ed). London: Ebury Press. 185 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, bottom corner tip rear cover creased, bottom corners last few pages little creased, minor edgewear. The Wilson sisters travel to New South Wales for their latest wild horse adventure. They learn about the desperate plight of the brumbies (Australian wild horses, said to cause environmental problems) and decide to help. ISBN: 9780143784494. Our Book No: 17712. $20 AUD.

722. Winn, Rhylle (2000). A Kick to the Head. Sydney: Hodder. 275 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, pages toned as usual, few tiny scratches covers, top edge lightly foxed, some 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: 21863A. $12 AUD.

723. 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.

724. Woman’s Committee, Queensland (1970). Captain Cook Bi-centenary Celebrations: Our First 200 Years 1770 - 1970 Brisbane: Government Printer. 8 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, map (seating plan), black & white text-photos, minor edgewear & creasing. Marks the Bi-centenary Celebrations of Captain James Cook's first landing on the east coast of Australia in 1770. Specifically, a talk by Queen Elizabeth at the City Hall, Brisbane on Tuesday April 14th, 1970, that celebrates the achievement of Australian women. Brief notes included about some of these women. A seating plan notes the 19 groups of women who will be attending. Our Book No: 17936. $15 AUD.

725. Wood, Marion Francis (2007). Fantastic Spastic: The Story of Bourke Gibbons OAM. Sydney: Darlington Press / Marion Wood. 157 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear, autograph (written dedication title page, by subject). This is the 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. He went on to represent Australia in the Paralympics as a wheelchair athlete, and make an astonishing and meaningful contribution to his community. His eyewitness account of life behind the walls of a NSW psychiatric institution in the l950s, is unique. There are no official records that tell this story from a patient's perspective. He speaks for all those souls who were cast out by society, and suffered and died in such places. (Dedication reads: To Rowan with love & gratitude for his support & inspiration over many years", with indistinct signature. Darlington Press is an imprint of the Fisher Library, University of Sydney.). ISBN: 9781921364020. Our Book No: 25390. $18 AUD.

726. Woodward, Frank (1993). The Sales Life: Where Every Good Sale Generates Another (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 131 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minimal 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. $10 AUD.

727. Woollacott, Angela (2019). Don Dunstan: The Visionary Politician who Changed Australia (Reprint ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 332 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear corner tips rear cover (& corner tip last few pages), minimal edgewear. Don Dunstan, Premier of South Australia in the 1960s and 1970s is one of Australia's foremost civil rights advocates of modern times. He actively promoted the rights of Indigenous Australians and women, as well as multiculturalism. He also championed the rights of homosexual citizens at a time when they were treated as criminals, classified as insane, and regarded as outcasts. He was also bisexual. Dunstan was a member of parliament for over 25 years, and then for the remainder of his life, to realise his vision of full equality for same-sex attracted citizens. This is the first comprehensive biography of the larger-than-life figure. He was well-loved by the public, but his career was marked by controversy and vilification, with scandal surrounding his personal relationships. ISBN: 9781760631819. Our Book No: 40747. $30 AUD.

728. Worthing, Mark; Cunxin, Li (foreword) (2015). Graeme Clark: The Man who Invented the Bionic Ear. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 221 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication title page). This new biography reveals the story of Graeme Clark's life, and the triumphs and the setbacks behind the invention of the bionic ear. He watched his father struggle with hearing problems, and he set out to find a solution to deafness. ISBN: 9781760113155. Our Book No: 29866. $25 AUD.

729. Wright, Judith; Clarke, Patricia (editor) (2001). Half a Lifetime (New ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 296 pp. Paperback trade, 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. (This copy is the Text Publishing, 2001, trade edition.). ISBN: 1876485787. Our Book No: 18013. $20 AUD.

730. 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.

731. Writer, Larry; Barret, Steve (with); Bouda, Simon (with) (1992). Garden of Evil: The Granny Killer's Reign of Terror. Sydney: Ironbark Press. 230 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear. The amazing story of serial killer John Glover who murdered several grandmothers in Sydney. ISBN: 187547112X. Our Book No: 20992. $15 AUD.

732. Wynhausen, Elizabeth (2005). Dirt Cheap: Life at the Wrong End of the Job Market. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 246 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, spine faintly creased, edges minimally foxed, minor edgewear. The Australian journalist gives her account of the year she spent, going undercover, to work as factory hand, checkout worker, kitchen hand and cleaner, and attempting to live on her meagre earnings. This is the inside story of what it's like to work long hours on a production line, sorting and packing eggs, stacking dishwashers in a hotel kitchen during the day and cleaning an office at night for $13 an hour. Caustic, courageous and often funny, this book is a unique view of society. ISBN: 1405036443. Our Book No: 22479. $15 AUD.

733. Yarwood, A. T. (1994). From a Chair in the Sun: The Life of Ethel Turner. Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 392 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good jacket), black & white photos, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Biography of Ethel Turner, the Australian children's and young adults author who wrote the classic "Seven Little Australians". This fascinating portrayal reveals a woman who wanted both love in a family and fame as a writer, and she achieved both. ISBN: 0670837172. Our Book No: 19375. $25 AUD.

734. 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, very good condition, pictorial board cover, 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. $15 AUD.

735. Young, Robert (2016). This Wonderfully Strange Country: Rev. W. B. Clarke, Colonial Scientist (Reprint ed). Thirroul, NSW: Robert Young. 178 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, maps, figures, spine edges worn, minor edgewear & rubbing, autograph (author's written dedication). The Rev. William Clarke came to Australia in 1839 with an established reputation in geology, and was so influential that he is known as the father of Australian geology. Robert Young portrays the man as a scientist, cleric and scholar. He uses Clarke's numerous publications (many in the Sydney Herald, forerunner of the Sydney Morning Herald) to discuss the previously unrecorded extra strengths of Clarke's work in meteorology, hydrology, environmental impact and education, as well as his support for the explorers Leichhardt and Kennedy. Reprint edition. ISBN: 9780994381408. Our Book No: 29870. $30 AUD.

736. Yusuf, Irfan (2009). Once Were Radicals: My Years as a Teenage Islamo-Fascist. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 309 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, minor annotation free flyleaf (purchase date). Why did a nice middle class Australian Muslim boy want to consider joining the jihad in Afghanistan? Irfan Yusuf tells his story of growing up Muslim in the suburbs of Sydney. A hilarious irreverent memoir of cultural confusions, community politics and outright mischief making, with a deeper message. ISBN: 9781741758269. Our Book No: 17948. $26 AUD.

737. Zemanek, Marcella; Zemanek, Stan (2007). My Way, or the Highway. Sydney: New Holland. 312 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos, top edge foxed, minor edgewear. Written in the last few month's of his life with characteristic guts and fearlessness, this is pure Stan 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 concluded his 14-year career as "shock jock" broadcaster on Radio 2UE. ISBN: 9781741106084. Our Book No: 15450. $20 AUD.

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