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1. Advanx; Mercier, Emile (1926). Advanx: Service with a Smile. Sydney: Advanx Australia / Marchant & Co. (Printer). Unnum 28 pp. Paperback oblong octavo, good plus condition, card covers, stapled (rusted), colour cartoons, corners some pages creased, spine rubbed, scuff mark top corner front cover, minor edgewear. A scarce Emile Mercier cartoon booklet that advertises Advanx Australia (headquarters in Sydney), manufacturer of retread tyres. Mostly double-page spreads, consisting of a cartoon with caption on one side, and jingle advert on the other side. (Estimated date, 1926. Contains the name "Advanx Australia Organised Tyre Service", which was trademarked in 1926 by the Advanx Tyre & Rubber Company. Not the 1927 Advanx brochure stating "Invite Us to Your Flat". Advanx was founded in 1921.). Our Book No: 4474. $250 AUD.

2. Amner, Gunilla (1997). Fear of Flying in Civil Airline Passengers: A Manifold Phenomenon with Various Motivational Roots. Lund, Sweden: Department of Psychology, Lund University. 121 pp. Paperback small wide octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication). A Swedish doctoral dissertation based on data collected from two samples of fear-of-flying (FoF) participants, and based on four previously written research papers. ISBN: 9162823507. Our Book No: 12896. $14 AUD.

3. Australian State Road Authorities, National Association of (1987). Bush Track to Highway: 200 Years of Australian Roads. Sydney: National Association of Australian State Road Authorities (NAASRA). 86 pp. Paperback small quarto, good plus condition, black & white & colour text-photos, maps, faint foxing rear cover & spine. This illustrated period booklet highlights some of the remarkable accomplishments in road and bridge building of each Australian state during the past 200 years (a separate chapter for each state). An endorsed Australian Bicentennial activity. Compliments card included. ISBN: 0855882077. Our Book No: 22123. $10 AUD.

4. Barnichon, Gilles; Roullet, Pierrick (1998). De Grasse: Empress of Australia / Venezuela. Le Touvet, France: Editions Marcel-Didier. 144 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos (mostly full-page), glossy paper, minor edgewear. The British-built but French ocean liner "De Grasse" has had an eventful career. For 40 years, she went through a world war, several conversions and sales, and two sinkings. It re-opened the French Line Transatlantic service in 1947, and later became "Empress of Australia" and "Empress of Venezuela" under different national flags. A superbly illustrated book based on archival material. Parallel text in French and English. ISBN: 2910821145. Our Book No: 16404. $45 AUD.

5. Bayley, William A. (1973). Standard Gauge Railway Across Australia (2nd revised ed). Bulli, NSW: Austral Publications. 64 pp. Paperback trade, card covers, very good condition, black & white text-photos, map, light crease along spine, covers lightly scratched, staples rusted, spine rubbed (ends little worn), minor edgewear, label covers old price marks. This booklet is about Australia's standard gauge railways. The many photos will be of interest to anyone who would like to know about this important part of Australia's history. ISBN: 090959709X. Our Book No: 26517. $13 AUD.

6. Bayley, William A. (1973). Lithgow Zig Zag Railway Blue Mountains - New South Wales (3rd enlarged ed). Bulli, NSW: Austrail Publications. 64 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, card covers, very good condition, black & white text-photos, map, faint foxing centre map & edges, covers little faded, minor edgewear. A booklet about the Zig Zag Railway at Lithgow. Opened in 1869, the Great Lithgow Zig-Zag was acclaimed a railway engineering feat, unique in the world. The railway was in use until 1910, being superseded by a system of 10 tunnels. ISBN: 0909597103. Our Book No: 29559. $15 AUD.

7. Bayley, William A. (1975). Lapstone Zig Zag Railway Blue Mountains - New South Wales (1st ed). Bulli, NSW: Austrail Publications. 68 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, black & white text-photos, map, faint foxing edges, staples rusted, tiny scuff spine ends, covers little faded, minor edgewear. A booklet about the smaller and lesser known Zig Zag Railway at Lapstone which was used by trains for just over half as long as the Great Zig Zag Railway at Lithgow. Just on forty miles from Sydney, just two years after its opening, the Lithgow Zig Zag Railway was put in place, and the little Zig Zag at Lapstone was abandoned and forgotten, overgrown with scrub and trees until the motor car age found part of it to use as a vehicular highway. Today, it is explored by people interested in history. ISBN: 0909597073. Our Book No: 29558. $20 AUD.

8. Bayley, William A. (1975). Picton - Mittagong Main Line Railway (1st ed). Bulli, NSW: Austrail Publications. 64 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, black & white text-photos, maps, faint foxing edges, light wear along spine, staples rusted, tiny scuff spine ends, covers lightly foxed, minimal insect damage one page, minor edgewear. The story of the Picton - Mittagong Railway. The first train was a departmental special with a 30-class 4-6-4 tank engine and an American car starting from Bowral on a very cold morning. This booklet which is packed with photos and lots of information will interest anyone wanting to know some of the railway history about this part of Australia. ISBN: 0909597154. Our Book No: 29792. $10 AUD.

9. Bayley, William A. (1977). The Great Zig Zag Railway at Lithgow. Bulli, NSW: Austrail Publications. 130 pp. Paperback, very good condition, card covers, black & white text-photos, map, faint foxing edges, covers little faded, spine little scuffed (slight loss top spine), top corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear, faint biro line front cover. This book is about the Zig Zag Railway at Lithgow. Opened in 1869, the Great Lithgow Zig-Zag was acclaimed a railway engineering feat, unique in the world. A great book for anyone wanting to learn about this fascinating part of rail history. (Incorrect ISBN 090959789 printed in book.). ISBN: 0909597189. Our Book No: 29563. $10 AUD.

10. Bayley, William A. (1980). Blue Mountains Railways (1st ed). Bulli, NSW: Austral Publications. 79 pp. Paperback trade, card covers, good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, covers lightly marked, stapled (lightly rusted), light foxing edges, pages faintly toned, light stain middle pages, minor edgewear. This small book is about the Blue Mountains Railways. The many photos will be of interest to anyone who would like to know about this important part of the Blue Mountains history. ISBN: 0909597235. Our Book No: 29808. $15 AUD.

11. Beaver, Bruce (1966). You Can't Come Back (1st ed). Adelaide: Rigby Limited. 166 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge lightly foxed, edges reverse side lightly foxed jacket (unclipped, minor edgewear). First edition. In this short novel, a small party of railway labourers are allotted a week's work and stationed at a large NSW country town. Their daily lives and the experiences that befall them after working hours are described, laconically enough, by a member of the group. The author's first novel is based on his six year's experience as a surveyor's labourer in the Hunter valley and northern New South Wales. (An Angus & Robertson edition was also published in 1966, presumably in the U.K.). Our Book No: 22889. $10 AUD.

12. Bennett, Michael deBensted (2001). Red Sky at Night: The Life of a Professional Seafarer. Sydney, Turramurra: Michael deBensted Bennett. 246 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, light toning fore-edge, front cover corner tips little scuffed, minor edgewear. This is the author's true story of his time at sea as a professional seafarer of about 27 years from 1957 to 1985. He served at sea in warships of the Royal Navy as a Royal Naval Reserve officer before joining the Royal Australian Navy in 1969 where he served at sea in an number of warships and as the captain of a patrol boat in the waters of Papua New Guinea. In this fascinating book he has written of his experiences and observations of icebergs and sheet ice, blizzards, thick fog, storms, dust-storms, minefields, war-damaged Europe, the Rock of Gibraltar, Malta, the ruins of Pompeii, the Egyptian pyramids, the 'Land of the Midnight Sun', 'Roaring Forties', Australia, New Zealand, submarines, navigation, engineering, aviation and more. ISBN: 0646412981. Our Book No: 27727. $18 AUD.

13. Benns, Matthew (2009). The Men who Killed Qantas: Greed, Lies and Crashes and How They Destroyed the Reputation of the World's Safest Airline (1st ed). Sydney: William Heinemann. 307 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & black & white photos centre spread, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear & rubbing. The troubled recent story of Australia's iconic national airline. ISBN: 9781741668919. Our Book No: 25440. $12 AUD.

14. Bentley, Judy; Bentley, David (photographer) (1985). The Blue Mountains: Bell's Line (1st ed). Bathurst, NSW: Robert Brown & Associates. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card cover, map, colour text-photos, front cover corners bent, minor edgewear, creases along spine. The history of Bell's Line in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney (NSW).The road was pioneered by Lieut. Archibald Bell, after whom the road was named, in 1823, after receiving a land grant in 1807 on the present site of Belmont. The photos in this booklet help to tell the story of this beautiful part of the Blue Mountains. (Bonus Postcards as mentioned on cover sticker MISSING.). ISBN: 0949267092. Our Book No: 29782. $10 AUD.

15. Bentley, Judy; Bentley, James; Bates, Geoff (2003). The Lithgow Zig Zag: A Masterpiece of Railway Engineering (Reprint ed) [Lithgow Zigzag]. Corinda, QLD / Lithgow, NSW: Pictorial Press / Zig Zag Railway Co-Op. 28 pp. Paperback quarto, card cover, very good plus condition, colour & black & white text-photos. A picture booklet about this unusual zigzag railway (1869 to 1910), built to bring trains down a steep slope from the Blue Mountains to the Lithgow Valley. A masterpiece of engineering. Re-opened as a tourist railway in 1975. ISBN: 1876561262. Our Book No: 9616. $10 AUD.

16. Bewsher, Paul (1986). Green Balls: The Adventures of a Night Bomber [Vintage Aviation Library]. Hertfordshire: Greenhill Books. 287 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (minimal foxing), edges & pages lightly toned, light foxing endpapers, owner's written name front pastedown. This book, originally published in 1919, delightfully describes his time flying as observer in the huge Handley-Page night bombers with the RNAS. The memorable raids include one on a bridge over the River Meuse (the longest night flight on a target at that time, some 159 miles behind enemy lines), and a dramatic raid in April 1918 on Zeebruge. ISBN: 0947898506. Our Book No: 26184. $20 AUD.

17. Bicheno, Hugh (2004). Crescent and Cross: The Battle of Lepanto 1571. London: Phoenix. 333 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, maps, corners little creased few pages, minor edgewear. On the morning of 7 October 1571, at the mouth of a gulf in western Greece, the fleets of the Muslim Ottoman Empire and the Roman Catholic Holy League collided in the last great battle ever to be fought between oared fighting ships. The Battle of Lepanto was the outstanding military event in a 16th century marked by constant warfare, and the greatest single battle ever fought between crescent and cross. ISBN: 1842127535. Our Book No: 23805. $10 AUD.

18. Bird, Nancy; Kennard, Gaby (foreword) (1992). My God! It's a Woman (The Autobiography of Nancy Bird) (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson / HarperCollins. 216 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, spine minimally faded, autograph (author's written dedication). Autobiography of Australia's remarkable pioneer female aviator. ISBN: 0207168245. Our Book No: 10334. $15 AUD.

19. Bird, Nancy; Mitchell, Wally (foreword); Kennard, Gaby (foreword) (2002). My God! It's a Woman: Nancy Bird: The Inspiring Story of Australia's Pioneering Aviatrix (New, updated ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 216 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread. Autobiography of Australia's remarkable pioneer female aviator. This new updated edition in 2009 contains a foreword by the Mayor of Bourke, Wally Mitchell. ISBN: 0732273706. Our Book No: 15104. $15 AUD.

20. Blake, Darryl (2001). Skroo the Rules: What the World's Most Productive Workplace Does Differently [Flight Centre]. Melbourne: Information Australia. 212 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear, old price marks. Based on interviews with Graham "Skroo" Turner, CEO and founder of the fastest growing travel company on the planet, the billion dollar success story, Flight Centre Ltd. This company has grown rapidly to become Australia's fourth largest retailer, and its 50 front-line employees have become millionaires. ISBN: 1863503471. Our Book No: 9593. $25 AUD.

21. Blanchard, Edward B.; Hickling, Edward J. (1998). After the Crash: Assessment and Treatment of Motor Vehicle Accident Survivors (1st, reprint ed). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association (APA). 353 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket). The first book published on this important topic. Provides an extensive study of this long-neglected population. The authors draw on their own extensive research and clinical care of MVA survivors, including data from their groundbreaking 5-year study, the Albany MVA Project, and the current research findings. ISBN: 1557984247. Our Book No: 15215. $25 AUD.

22. Bolton, Terry (editor); Budd, Dale (editor) (1970). Steam Pictorial: A Photographic Survey of Steam Locomotives at Work on the New South Wales Railways (Reprint ed). Sydney: New South Wales Rail Transport Museum. 40 pp. Paperback small octavo, stapled, very good condition, many black & white text-photos (mostly full-page), staples rusted, some foxing rear cover & top edge, minimal edgewear, copy 2. This book is a pictorial history of steam engines. There are 42 glimpses of steam locomotives at work, mostly on their regular duties. This book will interest anyone who wants to know about an important part of Australia's past. Our Book No: 27649A. $10 AUD.

23. Borthwick, John (editor); Matthews, Anne (coordinator) (1996). Off the Rails. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 183 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, front cover lightly creased, minor edgewear. Cover subtitle: A delightful collection of short and tall stories (essays) about travelling by train in Australia. ISBN: 0207190259. Our Book No: 8259. $10 AUD.

24. Brady, I. A. (1979). Eastern Suburbs Railway: A Political and Economic Survey of Sydney's Suburban Railways, with Particular Emphasis on the Construction of the Eastern Suburbs Railway (1st ed). Sydney, St James: Australian Railway Historical Society, New South Wales Division. 60 pp. Paperback wide octavo, stapled, card covers, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, top corner tips creased last few pages, slight crease & light foxing covers, light foxing inside covers & middle pages, staples lightly rusted, corner tips rear cover scuffed. This small book gives a survey of Sydney's Suburban Railways, and a detailed history of the construction of The Eastern Suburbs Railway line. ISBN: 090965008X. Our Book No: 25911. $20 AUD.

25. Bray, Mark; Rimmer, Malcolm (1987). Delivering the Goods: A History of the NSW Transport Workers Union 1888 - 1986. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 297 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, tables, black & white photos, light toning pages, minor edgewear. This book is the first account of the New South Wales Transport Workers' Union to be published in Australia. It traces the history from its formation as a tiny Sussex street union in Sydney in 1888 to its role in 1986 as one of the most powerful unions in the state and the nation. The book focuses on the political inclinations of the union's leaders, the unions organisational capacities and its industrial experience. ISBN: 0043000932. Our Book No: 28235. $40 AUD.

26. Bromby, Robin (2006). Ghost Railways of Australia (1st ed). Sydney: Lothian Books. 232 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour & black & white photos (including frontispiece), light foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear), closed tear top edge rear cover, few tiny dents front cover & jacket, spine ends little rubbed. Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book is about the railroads that are now deserted. Dajarra in Queensland, just a dusty settlement in the middle of nowhere, was once a railhead that handled more cattle than even the fabled Abilene in Texas. On the Ravensthorpe line in Western Australia, trains in the past would stop to allow locals to pick wildflowers - now they don't run anymore. The stories of the vanished people who tended the railroads and trains and the places are illustrated by a wide variety of photos, many never published before. A wonderful book for anyone with an interest in Australian history. ISBN: 0734409230. Our Book No: 29697. $60 AUD.

27. Bromby, Robin (compiler) (1983). Early Trams of Sydney: Photographs from the Field Collection at the Mitchell Library. Sydney, Neutral Bay: Cromarty Press. 64 pp. Paperback oblong, stapled, very good condition, black & white text-photos, spine & rear cover little creased, minor edgewear. This booklet is about the early trams of Sydney. The first steam trams ran in 1879 and within 19 years the city had the largest steam tram network in the world. The many photos make this a fascinating look at an important part of Sydney's history. ISBN: 0949675059. Our Book No: 29078. $18 AUD.

28. Burke, David (1997). Juggernaut! A Story of Sydney in the Wild Days of the Steam Trams. Sydney: Kangaroo Press. 152 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos & drawings, few colour photos, glossy paper, endpaper map, minor faint foxing spots reverse side jacket. Sydney once operated one of the world's largest steam tram networks. It began as a temporary line to the International Exhibition of 1879, but rapidly spread to long-established suburbs such as Coogee, Bondi Beach, Dulwich Hill, Leichhardt and Rozelle. By the year 1900, steam trams were making 1200 daily journeys through the City and carrying some 70 million passengers each year. More than just a convenient means of transport, the 'Juggernauts' and 'Manglers' became an indispensable part of the city's social fabric, but they had a bloody accident rate, and were gradually replaced by electric trams mostly from 1900 to 1910. ISBN: 0864179022. Our Book No: 6426. $20 AUD.

29. Burrell, D. C. E. (1983). Scrap and Build (1st ed). Kendal, UK: World Ship Society. 79 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white text-photos, tables, faint toning pages, covers little rubbed, spine ends lightly bumped & scuffed, minor edgewear. This is a brief history of the British shipping industry. The pamphlet gives a brief outline of the 1930s schemes to improve shipbuilding, with lists of the ships involved. Includes index of companies and ships at the rear. ISBN: 0905617290. Our Book No: 30461. $15 AUD.

30. Byrnes, Paul; Strong, James (foreword) (2000). Qantas by George: The Remarkable Story of George Roberts. Sydney: Watermark Press. 196 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Biography of the colourful engineer who joined Qantas in 1936, and therefore grew up with early Australian aviation. ISBN: 0949284521. Our Book No: 8621. $15 AUD.

31. Cargill, A.; O'Neill, S. (1976). The Lithgow Zig Zag Railway (3rd ed). Lithgow, NSW: Zig Zag Trust / Zig Zag Railway Co-op Ltd. 20 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, black & white text-photos, map, faint foxing edges, light foxing inside covers & pages, pages & covers faintly toned, staples little rusted, minor edgewear. A booklet about the Zig Zag Railway at Lithgow which gives a brief history of the establishment of the Railway. Opened in 1869, the Great Lithgow Zig Zag was acclaimed a railway engineering feat, unique in the world. This booklet replaces previous editions of "The Great or Lithgow Zig Zag". This book is regarded as an interim measure until the official opening in early 1976. Our Book No: 29561. $15 AUD.

32. Carr, Harry; Pullen, Noelene; McCluskey, Lorna (1990). Transport in the Hills District 1805 - 1990. Sydney, Castle Hill: Hills District Historical Society. 131 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, illustrated endpapers, black & white text-photos, minor foxing top edge & front cover, spine little faded, bottom corner creased rear cover, minor edgewear, owner's written name title page. The emphasis in this book, compiled by the three authors, is on public transport, and has been divided into three sections:- mail contracts and coaching; trams and trains; and motor buses. Photos and anecdotes help to tell the story of change in the shape, size, speed and method of propulsion of the transport in the hills district. ISBN: 0959580882. Our Book No: 26899. $10 AUD.

33. Chatterjee, Arup K. (2017). The Purveyors of Destiny: A Cultural Biography of the Indian Railways (1st ed). New Delhi: Bloomsbury. 321 pp. Paperback trade (with flaps), very good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) & few colour photos, tiny bump base spine. This book brings together all the elements that go together to make the Indian Railway Systems and the stations so interesting for many people.This is the first time they have appeared in a book replete with anecdotes from colonial and Indian accounts, the nationalist movement, Indian cinema, advertisements, and a lot more - in an ever expanding cultural biography of the Great Indian Railways. The old sepia photos add a charming appeal to the book. ISBN: 9789386950147. Our Book No: 30187. $30 AUD.

34. Chesterton, Ridley D.; Fenton, R. S. (1984). Gas and Electricity Colliers: The Sea-going Ships Owned by the British Gas and Electricity Industries (1st ed). Kendal, UK: World Ship Society. 120 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, black & white photos (including frontispiece), flags and funnels for gas and electricity colliers, light toning edges, few light creases along spine, spine & covers little faded, top corner front cover & some pages lightly creased, top spine little bumped, few tiny scuffs rear cover, minor edgewear, rubber name stamp inside front cover. From the foreword: This is the story of a group of ships that were very close to Douglas Ridley Chesterton's heart - the unlovely but hard-working fleet of colliers owned by the Gas and Electricity undertakings of London and the South East. He died in 1979, before he could finish the book, and it has been completed by R. S. Fenton. ISBN: 0905617339. Our Book No: 30458. $20 AUD.

35. Chichester, Francis (1981). 50th Anniversary of Sir Francis Chichester's Flight Across the Tasman [First-Day Cover & Photo]. Sydney: Australia Post. N/A pp. Ephemera, envelope, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, rubber stamps, memento sticker. Plus: photograph, very good condition, sepia (brown-coloured), minimal edge tear, annotation rear side. First-day cover: Has sticker signed by Capt. R. Ockenden, and J. Koch (Re-Enactment Party). Commemorates the 50th anniversary of the first east-west solo crossing of the Tasman Sea by Chichester in 1931: Auckland to Norfolk Island, then to Lord Howe Island, then to Jervis Bay, NSW. Photograph: Shows picture of aircraft ZK-AKK plus onlookers, perhaps on Lord Howe Island, plus autograph of Chichester (copy, possibly dated 1967 according to annotation rear cover). Our Book No: 16811. $15 AUD.

36. Clark, Alan (1981). A River and Its Bridges. Nowra, NSW: Shoalhaven Historical Society. 16 pp. Paperback trade, stapled, card covers, very good condition, black & white text-photos, staples lightly rusted, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1981, Trove catalogue.) This booklet is about the opening of bridges over the Shoalhaven River, starting from the 1880s, and how they changed the way of life for the people of Nowra, New South Wales. ISBN: 0959968040. Our Book No: 26330. $10 AUD.

37. Clark, Mary Shelley (2001). Ships and Shores and Trading Ports: A Social and Working Life of Coastal Harbours and River Towns in New South Wales. Sydney: Waterways Authority of NSW. 218 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos (few full-page), maps (including inside covers), cover corners creased, spine ends little rubbed, base spine lightly bumped, minor edgewear. Examines the New South Wales (NSW) coast and river communities which once depended upon shipping. Explores this important part of Australia's maritime history through the words of the men and women who live in these areas. Sponsored by the Waterways Authority of NSW as a celebration of the Centenary of Federation in Australia. ISBN: 0731388984. Our Book No: 28692. $30 AUD.

38. Clark, Robert; Thomson, Mark (2014). Transport Fuels from Australia's Gas Resources (1st ed). Sydney: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 308 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tables, figures, minor edgewear corners. A comprehensive study by Australia's leading experts into converting our gas resources into fuel for transport, which will reduce Australia's dependence on imported oil. The book demonstrates how the use of natural gas as a transport fuel could increase Australia's fuel self-sufficiency to 50 - 70 per cent by 2030. ISBN: 9781742232386. Our Book No: 28151. $40 AUD.

39. Clary, David A (2003). Rocket Man: Robert H. Goddard and the Birth of the Space Age. New York: Hyperion. 324 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos (including frontispiece), top corner rear cover little creased, small mark fore-edge, minor edgewear. The life and work of the troubled, solitary genius Robert H. Goddard, who was the American father of rocketry and space flight, launching the world's first liquid-fuel rockets and the first powered vehicles to break the sound barrier. He was supported by Charles Lindbergh and Harry Guggenheim, when he devised the methods that carried men to the moon. His inventions are used today to fly rockets and jet planes. ISBN: 0786887052. Our Book No: 28734. $20 AUD.

40. Clough, David N. (2004). Class 50s in Operation. Hersham, Surrey: Ian Allan Publishing. 160 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos. Heavy. In this book the author pieces together the operational record of this popular British locomotive, examining its antecedents, the construction and early years on the LMR, and the final decades on the western and southern regions. This detailed and comprehensive volume will be much sought after - to help preserve surviving examples, as well as for those who recall their glory days. ISBN: 0711029717. Our Book No: 21867. $30 AUD.

41. Club of the ACT, Land Rover (1984). Going Bush: A Handbook for Four Wheel Driver Users (Amended ed). Canberra: Land Rover Club of the ACT. 116 pp. Paperback trade, card cover, very good condition, figures, adverts, tiny tear fore-edge single page, bottom corner front cover & few pages lightly creased, tiny mark front cover, staples rusted, minor edgewear. This very informative and practical booklet has been written to encourage safe and trouble-free enjoyment of the Australian bush. The book covers maintaining your vehicle at all times, bush preparation, fitting out the vehicle, map reading, bush mechanics and emergency repairs, photography, first aid and many other topics that will help you get maximum enjoyment from your vehicle. ISBN: 0959304606. Our Book No: 29164. $15 AUD.

42. Council, Torbay County Borough (1975). The Fishing Industry in Brixham: The Mother of the Trawl Fisheries. Torbay, UK: Torbay County Borough Council Printing Department. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, few black & white photos, staples rusted, spine little faded & creased, rear cover lightly marked, minor edgewear. This pamphlet is about the fishing industry in Brixham. This industry has, for several hundred years, been of fundamental importance to the economy of the town, and in earlier years when Brixham boats fished distant waters, it held a similar position in the economy of the nation. (Estimated date, 1970s.). Our Book No: 30479. $12 AUD.

43. Crotty, David (2010). A Flying Life: John Duigan and the First Australian Aeroplane (1st ed). Melbourne: Museum Victoria. 170 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, very good condition, black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, minor edgewear. Biography of John Robertson Duigan who built and successfully flew the first aeroplane made in Australia. He used photos, journal articles and an unreliable textbook as his guides. The full story of his flying career and his life has now been published for the first time. From his early years as a Melbourne schoolboy to his heroic activities as a pilot on the Western Front in WW1, his life is a story of ingenuity and independence. ISBN: 9780980619034. Our Book No: 28385. $30 AUD.

44. Davis, Richard (2000). Not So Bad as a Bad Marriage: Irish Transportation Policies in the 1840s (1st ed). Tasmania: Tasmanian Historical Research Association. 64 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white photo, minor edgewear. This pamphlet is an offprint of the 1999 Eldershaw Memorial Lecture published in THRA Papers and Proceedings, March 2000. The paper presents a preliminary statement of 1997-9 research while participating in an Australian Research Council Large Grant project: 'Dumping Ground or Cleaver Country? Penal Transportation, Convict Selection and Development of Australia's Colonial Economies, 1826-53'. ISBN: 0859018792. Our Book No: 26216. $15 AUD.

45. Dawson, Dr Len (1995). Skydoctor: Based on the Adventures and Experiences of a Flying Doctor in the 1950s (Reprint ed). Wingham, NSW: Gypsy Publications. 270 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, very good condition, colour & black & white photos, black & white illustration inside rear cover, front endpaper map, fold-out map, bottom corner tip front cover little scuffed, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear, rubber stamp. The author writes about his life as a rural Australian flying doctor in the 1950s. He has recorded his adventures by word, photos and memorabilia, and he has now decided to write this book to share the good and not-so-good times with others. The maps help to show the areas that were covered, and the photos show the many locations and people he visited. A fascinating book about a very important part of Australian history. ISBN: 0646253077. Our Book No: 29159. $30 AUD.

46. De Crespigny, Richard (2012). QF32 (The Captain’s Extraordinary Account of How One of the World’s Worst Air Disasters was Averted) (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 358 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, covers little creased (mainly top corner front cover), pages faintly toned as common, minor edgewear. The captain's story of landing his crippled Qantas airliner QF32 (Airbus A830, with 469 passengers on board) in November 2010, after an explosion shattered an engine just after takeoff on a flight from Singapore to Sydney. The author traces his career up until the fateful flight, and talks about what goes into the making of a top-level airline pilot, as well as his subsequent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). ISBN: 9781742611174. Our Book No: 27962. $20 AUD.

47. de Quincey, Elizabeth (1994). Ships That Sailed the Gippsland Lakes. Gippsland, VIC: Gippsland Heritage House. 28 pp. Paperback oblong, stapled pamphlet, card cover, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear corners, sticker marks covers. A brief history of early steamers on the Gippsland Lakes in northeastern Victoria. Initially published in 1982 by the author as a calendar. ISBN: 0646214225. Our Book No: 22184. $15 AUD.

48. Delano, Anthony (2012). They Sang Like Kangaroos: Australia's Tinpot Navy in the Great War (1st ed). Melbourne: Arcadia / Australian Scholarly Publishing. 246 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, top corner tip rear cover scuffed, corner tips front cover little creased, crease front cover, edges & pages lightly toned, fore-edge lightly marked, minor edgewear. This book is about yarns from the earliest days of the Royal Australian Navy that are largely unheard, including the battle before Gallipoli, drama in Port Phillip Bay with a German steamer, the hero denied a promotion who went down with his ship, and a real-life James Bond, and other stories. ISBN: 9781921875724. Our Book No: 27404. $35 AUD.

49. Denham, W. M. (editor) (1973). Tramway Byways North Sydney (1st ed). Sydney, Sutherland: South Pacific Electric Railway Co-operative Society Limited. 58 pp. Paperback small octavo, stapled, good condition, black & white text-photos, light rubbing & creasing spine, faint foxing title page & covers, light impressions front cover, cover edges chipped, staples lightly rusted, minor edgewear, front cover little creased. This booklet has been prepared to describe the tram system started in 1879. The first cable tram began running at North Sydney, and continued until 1958. The system which although a major portion of a much greater system, by virtue of its being completely isolated had a charm and character of its own. Our Book No: 26255. $15 AUD.

50. Denham, W. M. (editor) (1986). Sydney Tramway Museum Handbook of Exhibits (Revised & enlarged ed). Sydney, Sutherland: South Pacific Electric Railway Co-operative Society Limited. 50 pp. Paperback small octavo, stapled, very good condition, black & white text-photos, light rubbing & creasing spine, faint foxing title page, few scratches front cover, sticker mark inside front cover, minor edgewear. This booklet has been prepared not only to describe the trams and buses preserved at the Sydney Tramway Museum, Loftus, but also to help explain - where possible - the pattern of development of the transport authorities in their vehicle designs. Our Book No: 25477. $15 AUD.

51. Department of, Labour and Industry (1973). A Guide for Dogmen and Crane Chasers (7th revised ed). Sydney: Department of Labour and Industry (NSW Government). 185 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, very good condition, black & white drawings, two loose pages (detached from stitching), endpapers lightly toned & little foxed, pages faintly toned, few page edges little creased. Issued under the authority of the Honourable, the Minister of Labour and Industry, New South Wales. From the foreword: The book has been prepared to assist persons in industry to attain essential knowledge of: Handling of loads - slinging of loads - transport of loads - estimated weight of loads - the correct method of using lifting appliances, such as cranes, hoists, chain blocks, winches and the like. A great little book for anyone with an interest in labor and industry rules. Our Book No: 29447. $20 AUD.

52. Docker, Edward Wybergh (2000). Furphies: Fact or Fiction in Australian History. Hampton, NSW: Hampton Press. 293 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white illustrations, few light impressions front cover, page edges lightly toned, minor edgewear. The Furphy water-carts passing through the streets of Shepparton in Victoria in the year 1900 assisted farmers in time of drought. Fourteen years later when World War 1 broke out an additional task was supplying water to encampments of troops awaiting despatch to battlefields overseas. Hence the designation 'furphy' for some of the tall stories the drivers of such carts were passed to these volunteer soldiers in lieu of more reliable information. Tall stories, unsubstantiated rumours and mistaken or half-understood notions of events overseas have always abounded in Australian and Pacific history. ISBN: 0646393006. Our Book No: 23580. $15 AUD.

53. Dorr, Robert F. (editor); Bishop, Chris (editor) (2002). Vietnam Air Warfare: The Story of the Aircraft, the Battles, and the Pilots Who Fought (1st ed). London: Greenwich Editions. 253 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, pictorial cover, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), illustrated endpapers, black & white & colour text-photos, bottom corners front & rear covers little bumped & rubbed, minor edgewear jacket (closed tear, minor creases edges, corners little scuffed). Heavy (1.5 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book documents this fascinating period in the history of military aviation. The photos and technical drawings and profiles gives a complete picture of 25 years of aerial combat in Southeast Asia (Vietnam). This is an excellent reference book and a record of a period in Australia's history that should be remembered. ISBN: 086288408X. Our Book No: 28863. $30 AUD.

54. Downes, Jim; Daum, Berthold (1996). Australia by Rail: The Ghan from Adelaide to Alice [Alice Springs]. Melbourne, Cromer: Lichtbild Pty Ltd. 80 pp. Hardback square quarto, dustjacket, very good condition, pictorial cover (in very good dustjacket), colour text-photos, faint sticker mark front free flyleaf, minor edgewear. The story of The Ghan train, which travels from Adelaide (South Australia) to Alice Springs (Northern Territory), and named after the Afghan camel riders. ISBN: 0646272888. Our Book No: 1578. $20 AUD.

55. Eames, Jim (1998). Reshaping Australia's Aviation Landscape: The Federal Airports Corporation 1986 - 1998. Sydney, Edgecliff: Focus Publishing. 143 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), text-photos with faint green-tinted background, minor edgewear jacket, minor rubbing corners & spine ends. The story of the rise and fall of the Federal Airports Corporation. An entertaining read, as well as an important source for scholars, academics and others seeking a factual account of one of the most dynamic periods of our aviation history. ISBN: 1875359478. Our Book No: 22724. $15 AUD.

56. Easdown, Geoff; Wilms, Peter (2002). Ansett: The Collapse. Melbourne: Lothian Books. 288 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The story of Ansett Airlines, founded in 1936, which became (then owned by Air New Zealand) the Sydney Olympics airline in 2000. However it spectacularly went bust in September 2001. ISBN: 0734404441. Our Book No: 10881. $30 AUD.

57. Edgar, Alfred; Critchlow, M. (illustrator) (1931). The Schoolboy Airmen [Warne's Pearl Library]. London: Frederick Warne. 90 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover (little marked), fair plus condition, colour drawing frontispiece, spine ends chipped, corners bumped, edges lightly foxed, edgewear, spine sticker, non-author written dedication. (Estimated date, 1931, Trove catalogue. Dedication date, 1942.) Novel for young adults. Our Book No: 15045. $12 AUD.

58. Edwards, Ron (1996). Sailing Ships of Cairns: Past and Present. Kuranda, QLD: Rams Skull Press. 44 pp. Paperback trade, card covers, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white drawings, staples rusted, minor edgewear, light creasing along spine, faint foxing front cover, small rubbed spot front cover. (Estimated date, 1996, Trove catalogue.) The author has written and illustrated this small book about sailing ships of Cairns, Queensland. This book has information on more than 200 vessels that played some part in the history of the tropical east coast. Where possible, the drawings have been based on old photos or written descriptions. ISBN: 187587223X. Our Book No: 25702. $15 AUD.

59. Electric Railway, South Pacific (1974). Brisbane Dropcentre Type Cars: Bogie Combination Cars [Tramcar Guides]. Sydney: South Pacific Electric Railway. Unnum 10 pp. Paperback trade, stapled, very good condition, black & white text-photos, staples lightly rusted, bottom corner creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, sticker mark rear cover, tiny biro annotation front cover. (Estimated, date, 1974, Trove catalogue.) This book is a history of the Brisbane Dropcentre type tram cars, which were called Bogie Combination cars, which came into use from 1925. This book will interest anyone who wants to learn about an important part of Australia's past. ISBN: 0909372004. Our Book No: 27648. $10 AUD.

60. Electric Railway, South Pacific (1974). Sydney & Newcastle "L/P" Class: Bogie Crossbench Car [Tramcar Guides]. Sydney: South Pacific Electric Railway. Unnum 10 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white text-photos, staples lightly rusted, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, tiny biro annotation front cover. This book is a history of the Sydney & Newcastle "L/P" Class Bogie Crossbench tram cars. This book will interest anyone who wants to learn about an important part of Australia's past. (No date, but 1974, Trove.). ISBN: 0909372020. Our Book No: 27647. $10 AUD.

61. Electric Railway, South Pacific (1974). Sydney "R" Class: Bogie Corridor Car [Tramcar Guides]. Sydney: South Pacific Electric Railway. Unnum 10 pp. Paperback trade, stapled, very good condition, black & white text-photos, staples rusted, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, tiny biro annotation front cover. This book is a history of the Sydney "R" Class Trams which were in use from 1901 when the first of the N and E Class crossbench tramcars were introduced, until 1930, when the last of the L/P class rebuilds entered service. This book will interest anyone who wants to learn about an important part of Australia's past. ISBN: 0959865942. Our Book No: 27646. $10 AUD.

62. Electric Railway, South Pacific (1975). The Ryde Tramway: 1910 to 1949. [Sydney, Sutherland]: South Pacific Electric Railway. 8 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, good plus condition, black & white text-photos, map, crease in covers & pages, staples rusted, tiny tear spine ends. (Estimated date, 1970s, Trove catalogue.) This small pamphlet details the history of the Ryde to Sydney tramway line from 1910 to 1949, and is published by the South Pacific Electric Railway Coop Society, which operates the Tramway Museum, near Sutherland, a southern Sydney suburb. Our Book No: 25909. $10 AUD.

63. Ellis, R. F. (1990). Rails to the Tableland: The Story of the Cairns Railway (Reprint ed). Brisbane: Australian Railway Historical Society, QLD Division. 72 pp. Paperback wide octavo, stapled, card covers, very good condition, black & white text-photos, few colour photos, maps, minor edgewear, spine ends little rubbed, covers little faded, few light marks front cover, minor edgewear, sticker mark rear cover. This is the story of the Cairns railway, and it is dedicated to those hardy pioneering men and women who, a century ago, made a dream into a reality. The many photos bring this important piece of Australian history to life. ISBN: 0909937060. Our Book No: 27559. $15 AUD.

64. Ellyard, David; Wraxworthy, Richard (1982). The Proud Arch: The Story of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Sydney: Bay Books. 160 pp. Paperback thin wide octavo, good condition, many black & white photos, top spine little scuffed, crease in front & rear cover, pages lightly toned, light foxing few pages, minor edgewear. This fascinating book tells the story of the builders and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Well researched, fast moving, readable, and illustrated with over 150 photos. The Bridge opened on 19 March, 1932. ISBN: 0858355345. Our Book No: 28641. $15 AUD.

65. Erickson, Carolly (2004). The Girl from Botany Bay: The True Story of the Convict Mary Broad and Her Extraordinary Escape (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 218 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. In 1791, three years after being transported to Botany Bay with the First Fleet, Mary Broad - highway robber, wife and mother of two - achieved the impossible. With her husband and children and a group of desperate fellow convicts, she escaped by stealing a boat and sailing it from Sydney to the Dutch East Indies. They enjoyed their freedom, until betrayal led them to be recaptured and shipped back to England. ISBN: 1405035889. Our Book No: 21956. $10 AUD.

66. Evans, Ken; Scott, Allan; Budrys, A. J. (1984). Cycle Repair and Maintenance (1st U.K. ed). London: Adam & Charles Black. 96 pp. Paperback wide quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings & photos, minor edgewear, cover corner tips little worn, faint foxing edges, top corner front cover creased. Based on "Bicycles: How They Work and How to Fix Them" by Budrys. This edition has been adapted for the UK by Evans and Scott. The book is a comprehensive maintenance guide, and explains and illustrates the parts of all types of bicycles popular throughout Europe and elsewhere. How they work, how they might go wrong and precisely how to fix the problems are all covered. There are step-by-step instructions, photos and diagrams. A useful book for all bicycle owners. ISBN: 0713624515. Our Book No: 28905. $18 AUD.

67. Everingham, Sam (2009). Gordon Barton: Australia's Maverick Entrepreneur. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 432 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, covers creased. A biography of one of the most extraordinary business people Australia has produced. A prominent and provocative commentator with an entirely new vision for Australia, he founded the political party that eventually became the Australian Democrats, owned two radical newspapers including Nation Review, and built a vast commercial empire with interests in transport, mining, insurance, hotels, casinos, and book publishing and retailing. Described as the Great Gatsby of his time, Barton's private life was wild and unconventional. At the height of his business success, he generated countless headlines, but died a recluse in Italy having lost the European and Australian transport empires he worked so hard to create. To know Gordon Barton is to understand a unique period in Australia's social and political history. Combining deep research with rich personal insight, brings to life one of Australia's most dynamic and unconventional characters. ISBN: 9781741752434. Our Book No: 15962. $20 AUD.

68. Farquhar, Ian (2002). Howard Smith Shipping: Enterprise and Diversity 1854 - 2001 (1st ed). Melbourne, Caulfield South: Nautical Association of Australia. 168 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, top corner tip rear cover little scuffed, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). From the title page: Being a history of the ships, both owned and managed from 1854, together with a brief history and chronology of significant dates in the history of the Howard Smith group, with particular emphasis on the shipping history. ISBN: 0959907955. Our Book No: 30451. $60 AUD.

69. Fidlon, Paul G. (editor); Ryan, R. J. (editor); Cowell, Joyce (contributor) (1981). The First Fleeters: A Comprehensive Listing of Convicts, Marines, Seamen, Officers, Wives, Children and Ships. Sydney: Australian Documents Library. 84 pp. Paperback small octavo, good plus condition, corner little creased front cover, pages little toned, edgewear. A first listing of the approx. 1350 men, women and children - convicts and seamen - who sailed to Sydney Cove on the eleven ships of the First Fleet, to found a colony there. Many Australian like to trace their origins to the First Fleet. ISBN: 0908219032. Our Book No: 2992. $15 AUD.

70. Fitzgerald, Paul (1998). The Sydney Airport Fiasco: The Politics of an Environmental Nightmare. Sydney: Hale & Iremonger. 250 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, map, minor edgewear. Explains how Sydney Airport got its third runway, said to be Australia's worst single urban planning decision. The decision was not based on safety or effectiveness, or environmental sustainability, but a political decision, with its roots in the deep soil of party political affiliations. ISBN: 0868066729. Our Book No: 16742. $20 AUD.

71. Flynn, Rev. John (1924). The Inlander: North Australia Centenary Number: Australia at a Glance: The Greater A.I.M. [New Series no 1, September 1924]. Sydney: Australian Inland Mission (AIM). 104 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, stapled (rusted), many maps, tables, black & white text-photos, edges lightly foxed, front cover & few pages corner tip creased, minor edgewear corners & spine ends. The superintendent of the Australian Inland Mission, and founder of the flying doctor service, discusses at length the enormous potential for development of northern Australia. Includes many maps comparing northern Australia to other comparable countries. Our Book No: 16345. $20 AUD.

72. Fox, Hubert C.; Wight-Boycott, Air Commodore Michael (commentary) (1995). Man of the Sea: Vere Wight-Boycott (1st ed). Southampton / London: Pearson & Lloyd. 197 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, maps, black & white photos, frontispiece, corners front cover creased, top corners few pages little creased, minor edgewear corners. A book, based on original letters and journal, that tells the remarkable story of British-born Vere Wight-Boycott. He served 36 years in the Royal Navy. The prologue by his brother Michael explains some of the family history. The author was a fellow cadet of Vere's in the Blake Term at Dartmouth and they remained friends until Vere's death. All the letters and journals he wrote when serving at sea have now been read by Hubert Fox and extracts from them form this fascinating book. (includes large wide octavo stapled pamphlet, loosely inserted. Has an introduction by the author, a map and two photos of Vere Wight-Boycott.). ISBN: 1899550046. Our Book No: 30450. $80 AUD.

73. Frame, Tom (2010). HMAS Sydney (Australia's Greatest Naval Tragedy) (Reprint ed). Sydney: Hachette Australia. 412 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear. Detailed re-examination of Australia's greatest naval tragedy. In November 1941 the HMAS Sydney fought a close-quarters naval battle with the German armed raider "Kormoran" off Carnarvon on the West Australian coast. Both ships suffered fatal damage and sank. Although more than 300 German sailors were recovered or captured, none of the 645 men aboard Sydney survived. The wreck of HMAS Sydney has only recently been discovered. ISBN: 9780733623639. Our Book No: 15320. $20 AUD.

74. Garfield, Simon (2003). The Last Journey of William Huskisson (1st p/b ed). London: Faber & Faber. 244 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white illustrations, map, minor edgewear. Plots the 8-year struggle to build the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. Relates the story of the accident that happened at the opening of the world's first passenger railway, which resulted in the death of statesman William Huskisson. ISBN: 0571216080. Our Book No: 22362. $10 AUD.

75. Gergely, Tibor (1979). Fire Engine Book [Fire Engines / Numbat Picture Book]. Sydney, Gladesville: Numbat Press. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback small quarto, board cover (gilt spine, covering staples), very good plus condition, colour drawings. A children's picture book in the style of Little Golden Books, but larger format. Drawings by Tibor Gergely. ISBN: 0855586389. Our Book No: 12585. $14 AUD.

76. Gilleland, Ray (2012). The Nullarbor Kid: Stories from My Trucking Life. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 265 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, corner tips front cover lightly creased, top spine little bumped, light crease front cover, rear hinge little split (pages firm), minor edgewear. His fascinating life story as a pioneer trucker on the Nullarbor in postwar Australia. A time when trucks were viewed as an 'upstart industry' that threatened existing railway systems. The author tells of the adventures he and his mates had when the trucking industry was born, and the battlelines between government and truckers. ISBN: 9781742379494. Our Book No: 30527. $20 AUD.

77. Gilling, Tom (2001). Miles McGinty (1st ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 198 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned, slight crease cover along spine, minor edgewear. Australian historical novel about air pilots. About Miles McGinty and Isobel Dowling who were born on the same night in 1856 into different worlds. Both are destined to defy convention and gravity. By the writer of "The Sooterkin". ISBN: 1876485965. Our Book No: 28093. $10 AUD.

78. Gjessing, Gutorm (1949). The Viking Ship Finds: Guide Published by the Director of the Museum. Oslo: Universitetets Oldsaksamling / J. Petliz Boktrykkeri (Rolf Rannem). 52 pp. Paperback, card cover (slightly scuffed), good plus condition, black & white plates collected at rear (one plate creased & torn - repaired). Our Book No: 12450. $10 AUD.

79. Grainger, Elena (1978). Hargrave and Son: A Biography of John Fletcher Hargrave and His Son Lawrence Hargrave. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 202 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. A biography of the Australian aeronautical inventor (the man on Australia's $20 note). His father was a controversial member of parliament, and also a judge of the New South Wales Supreme Court. ISBN: 0702210773. Our Book No: 10596. $15 AUD.

80. Green, Oliver (introduction) (2004). Metro-land: British Empire Exhibition 1924 Edition, with a New Introduction by Oliver Green (Facsimile ed). London: Southbank Publishing. 120 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, black & white text-photos, few colour photos, black & white adverts, maps, foldout map inside rear cover, patterned pastedowns. Metro-land is the creation of the Metropolitan Railway's Publicity Department. The title was devised as a catchy media advertising brand name for the areas northwest of London - in Middlesex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire - served by the line. A new edition of Metro-land was published annually from 1915 until 1932, the last full year of the Metropolitan's existence as an independent railway company. ISBN: 1904915000. Our Book No: 24825. $15 AUD.

81. Gregory's (1965). Gregory's 100 Miles Around Sydney: Complete Guide in Sectional and Special Maps to the Motor Road System of the Metropolitan Area and Adjoining Districts (25th ed). Sydney: Gregory's Guides and Maps. 128 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card cover (little creased during manufacture), maps, adverts, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1965, Trove catalogue.) Ampol Boron advert, rear cover. Cover subtitle: Motorists' Road Guide. Our Book No: 6534. $14 AUD.

82. Grigsby, John (1996). Pressing on Regardless: The Story of the First Fifty Years of the A.C.T. Division (Inc.) of the AFC and RAAF Association, 8 August 1946 - 8 August 1996. Canberra, Gowrie: John Grigsby (A. R. McLean Printing). 88 pp. Paperback large octavo, card covers, very good condition, black & white text-photos, covers creased near spine, tiny scuff mark front cover, minor edgewear, label remains inside front cover, erratum slip taped in. About the history of the Canberra ACT division of the AFC and RAAF Association (Errata slip on p. 76. No ISBN in book.). Our Book No: 23452. $10 AUD.

83. Grose, Peter (2009). An Awkward Truth: The Bombing of Darwin February 1942 (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 258 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, corner tip front cover creased, bottom edge rubbed, minimal edgewear & creasing. The Japanese bombing raid on Darwin, on 19 February 1942, was the first wartime assault on Australian soil. The Japanese struck with the same carrier-borne force that devastated Pearl Harbor only ten weeks earlier. There was a difference: more bombs fell on Darwin, more civilians were killed, and more ships were sunk. The people of Darwin abandoned their town, leaving it to looters, a few anti-aircraft batteries, and a handful of dogged defenders with single-shot rifles. Yet the story has remained in the shadows. Drawing on long-hidden documents and first-person accounts, Grose tells what really happened. There was much to be proud of in Darwin that day: courage, mateship, determination and improvisation. But the dark side of the story involves looting, desertion and a calamitous failure of leadership. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 9781741756432. Our Book No: 15138. $14 AUD.

84. Gunn, John (1988). The Defeat of Distance: Qantas 1919 - 1939 (1st p/b ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 438 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear corners. First volume in the history of Qantas, Australia's national airline, which initially flew in Queensland and the Northern Territory. ISBN: 0702221546. Our Book No: 15366. $16 AUD.

85. Gunn, John (1990). Challenging Horizons: Qantas 1939 - 1954 (1st p/b ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press. 480 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, inside covers toned, pages faintly toned, minimal edgewear. Second volume in the history of Qantas, Australia's national airline, including service during the Second World War (WW2). ISBN: 0702222054. Our Book No: 9803. $20 AUD.

86. Halgren, S.; Gibson, R. (1982). The Lithgow Zig Zag Railway (4th ed). Lithgow, NSW: Zig Zag Railway Co-Op Ltd. 24 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, black & white text-photos, map, faint foxing on edges, minor edgewear (mainly spine). A booklet about the Zig Zag Railway at Lithgow. Opened in 1869, the Great Lithgow Zig Zag was acclaimed a railway engineering feat, unique in the world. The Zig Zag Co-operative Society was formed exactly 100 years after the line was first used, and on the 106th anniversary of the first date of operation, 18th october 1975, the first of the many Zig Zag Railway Co-operative locomotives used the middle road of the old railway. The dedication, interest, ability and perseverance of the society has gradually built the Zig Zag Tourist Railway in to one of New South Wales' major attractions. Our Book No: 29560. $15 AUD.

87. Halgren, S. (editor) (1982). Switchback: 10th Anniversary Issue (1st ed) [Zig Zag Railway Co-Op Ltd Newsletter: Volume 8, Number 2, Winter]. Lithgow, NSW: Zig Zag Railway Co-Op Ltd. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, black & white text-photos (mostly full-page), map, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. This edition of "Switchback" newsletter is dedicated as a pictorial and historical tribute to the Zig Zag Railway and to those whose vision and dedication since 1968 has been rewarded by the operation of steam on one of the engineering masterpieces of the 19th century. The zig-zag structure helped to open up the "wide brown land" (pastoral leases in central western New South Wales). Our Book No: 29562. $20 AUD.

88. Hall, Timothy; Hall, Elizabeth (1979). The Observer's Book of Civil Aircraft of Australia and New Zealand. Sydney / London: Methuen / Frederick Warne. 214 pp. Hardback very small, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white text-photos & drawings, minor marking front endpapers, minor edgewear, owner's sticker. A scarce Australian edition of the Observer series of little collectible books. ISBN: 0454000758. Our Book No: 7447. $20 AUD.

89. Hathorn, Libby; Vivas, Julie (illustrator) (1986). The Tram to Bondi Beach (Reprint ed). Sydney: Fontana Picture Lions / Collins. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small square, very good condition, creases along spine, covers lightly marked, few creases pages, minor edgewear. A wonderful children's picture story about a boy named Keiran who sold papers, and planned to drive the trams he loved to travel on so much. The bright life-like drawings bring this book to life. The Children's Book Council highly commended picture book of the year. ISBN: 0006620337. Our Book No: 13618. $10 AUD.

90. Hazelton, William Harry; Davey, Richard (editor) (2011). Pieces of Iron: A High Romance of Sailing Ships, the Australian Goldfields and the Islands of Solomon. [Hobart, Fern Tree]: Round Earth Company. 277 pp. Paperback (with flaps), very good condition, black & white photos, light bump top spine, minor edgewear. This book is a high romance of the 1850's. It follows the fortunes of Stormy, bosun and master sailor, and Thomas Sheridan Conroy, ship's officer. After epic voyages they are stranded in Australia, when gold is discovered in Victoria and they join the rush with very dramatic results: a gold discovery leads to a disappearance, and a mystery unresolved for fifty years, when Thomas' grandson discovers a sea-chest in the Solomon Islands. Written in the 1940s during World War II, the original manuscript was burnt. Ten years later a copy was discovered with a publisher and eventually returned to William Hazelton's family. This book is edited by the author's grandson. ISBN: 9780975005132. Our Book No: 28183. $30 AUD.

91. Hazlitt, Lesley (2004). Just Call Me Jack: The Life of Jack Hazlitt (1st ed) [Fabric of a Nation Series]. Copacabana, NSW: Lexington Avenue Press. 197 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, bottom corner little creased front cover, minimal bumps & marks. A wonderful story about Jack Hazlitt. Jack was on the second landing in the Second Division at Gallipoli. He was a keen pilot and one of the first staff members with Qantas in the 1920s. Lesley met Jack when she turned 47, he was 74. They spent more than 21 happy years together. Lesley tells his amazing story. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0975151037. Our Book No: 23695. $10 AUD.

92. Hickling, Vice-Admiral Harold (1969). Postscript to Voyager: The Melbourne - Voyager collision (1st ed). Sydney: A. H. & A. W. Reed. 192 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), endpaper map, flaps creased jacket (small edge tears). The sequel to "One Minute of Time," his first book on the collision between aircraft carrier Melbourne and destroyer Voyager. That book was a decisive factor in a second enquiry being held into the disaster. This book summarises the actual collision of the two ships, the first board of enquiry, the agitations and lobbying for a reopening of the case, and finally the second enquiry and resultant vindication of the Melbourne's captain and officers. ISBN: 0589004042. Our Book No: 7365. $18 AUD.

93. Hirst, Warwick (2015). Wreck: The Fatal Voyage of the Charles Eaton and the Search for Survivors (1st ed). Canberra, Calwell: Inspiring Publishers. 212 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, colour & single colour drawings, minor edgewear. The story of the wreck of the barque Charles Eaton. In August 1873 it was wrecked on the Great Barrier Reef. Five of the crew took the only seaworthy life boat and eventually reached Timor. The rest of the crew and six passengers escaped on rafts built from the wreckage. All but four boys met a horrible death at the hand of the Torres Strait Islanders. Two of the boys were bought for two bunches of bananas, and the other two were never seen again. ISBN: 9780994267061. Our Book No: 30137. $35 AUD.

94. Hoffman, Paul (2004). Wings of Madness: Albert Santos-Dumont and the Invention of Flight (Reprint ed). London: HarperCollins. 369 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos & drawings, pages faintly toned, light crease spine, minor edgewear corners, remainder mark. The story of the Brazilian 'father of aviation'. An engineer and dandy, Santos-Dumont was the darling of the international press in the first decade of the 20th century. The author tells the tale of Santos-Dumont and modern flight with wit and sympathy. ISBN: 1841153699. Our Book No: 27289. $10 AUD.

95. Home, Edward; Crittenden, Victor (introduction, notes) (1999). A First Fleet Letter to a Gentleman in Edinburgh (1st this ed) [First Fleet Books, no. 5]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 26 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, card covers, stapled (little rusted), few black & white drawings, minor edgewear corner tips & spine. This letter was first published in July 1789 in the Edinburgh Magazine and was written by a carpenter on the First Fleet ship the Charlotte. After the ship discharged its convicts and stores in Sydney, the Scarborough and the Charlotte departed for Canton in China to collect a cargo of tea and then return to England. Edward Home records the journey first to New South Wales and then in more detail to Canton. ISBN: 0949910813. Our Book No: 29765. $20 AUD.

96. Hunt, Deb (2014). Love in the Outback (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 318 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, few black & white photos, small mark top edge, minor edgewear. This is the true story of an unlikely romance set in the Australian outback. The year before she turned 50, she stopped dating. She landed a job with the Royal Flying Doctor Service and left London for the sunshine of Sydney on a mission to find happiness without a mate. But then on a trip to the red-dust town of Broken Hill, she encountered a man unlike any other - he was practical, steady, financially responsible and conservative - everything Deb was not. He wanted a relationship. She wanted to flee. ISBN: 9781742613970. Our Book No: 28247. $18 AUD.

97. Hurley, Frank (1981). Pearls and Savages: Adventures in the Air, on Land and Sea in New Guinea (Facsimile ed). Hong Kong: JAC Press. 414 pp. Hardback small quarto (26.5 x 20.0 cm), dustjacket (flaps all sides), green cloth cover, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), black & white photos (including frontispiece portrait), top edge gilt (little marked), rubber stamp front pastedown, jacket little soiled & scuffed (edgewear, reverse side little toned), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Heavy (1.7 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (No 459 of a limited facsimile edition of 1000 copies. No ISBN in book. Originally, published, 1924.) Has 82 outstanding monochrome photos by Hurley. The paper is high-grade cream-tinted stock.) Captain Frank Hurley was a noted Australian adventurer and photographer (including WW1 for the Australian Army). This remarkable publication results from an expedition to New Guinea, by land sea and air (aviation developed quickly after WW1 to service the gold-fields). His observations and experiences among the indigenous peoples are graphically recorded in word and picture. Our Book No: 14230. $150 AUD.

98. Idriess, Ion L. (1956). Flynn of the Inland: Memorial Edition (Memorial ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 244 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket (missing), good plus condition, black & white photos (including frontispiece portrait), endpaper maps, last plate LOOSE at rear, minor edgewear, autograph. Biography of John Flynn, the missionary founder of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Memorial edition to mark the opening of the Flynn Church in Alice Springs in 1956. Contains the autograph of Jean B. [Baird] Flynn, secretary and wife of John Flynn. Our Book No: 16716. $30 AUD.

99. Ivanoff, George; Wood, Ben (illustrator) (2017). Meet: The Flying Doctors (New ed) [Meet Series]. Sydney: Penguin Random House Australia. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, card covers, very good plus condition, colour drawings (some full-page), minor edgewear. This is the story of The Royal Flying Doctor Service which provides emergency and primary health care across outback Australia. Explains how the life-saving service was created and grew to become an Australian icon. The illustrations will appeal to all ages. ISBN: 9780143780670. Our Book No: 40192. $15 AUD.

100. Jacobson, O. F. (1997). Illawarra Mountain Railway, New South Wales (Reprint ed). Wollongong, NSW: Illawarra Historical Society. 64 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, card cover (stapled), black & white text-photos, map, glossy paper, minimal edgewear. ISBN: 0909164037. Our Book No: 17251. $15 AUD.

101. Johns, Captain W. E. (1952). Biggles Works It Out: A Story of Air Detective-Inspector Bigglesworth and His Comrades of the Air Police (Reprint ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 192 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in fair dustjacket), red cloth covers, sepia & single-colour plates (including frontispiece), black & white vignettes, edges foxed, pieces missing top edge & base spine jacket (front flap large clipped affecting text, small edge tears, reverse side toned), edgewear, old price marks (small biro mark), minimal annotation front flylleaf (few digits), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. (Second impression, originally published 1951.) Detective Air Inspector Biggles and colleagues track down gold nuggets stolen from an Australian mining town. The investigation takes him to France and Algeria. Our Book No: 4164. $15 AUD.

102. Keenan, David R. (editor) (1985). Melbourne Tramways. Sans Souci, NSW: Transit Press. 83 pp. Paperback large oblong quarto, card covers, stapled (lightly rusted), very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, minor edgewear corners, large sticker mark title page. The pictorial story of Melbourne's magnificent tramways system, some of which still survives today. ISBN: 0909338043. Our Book No: 25027. $10 AUD.

103. Keenan, David R. (editor) (1993). The Western Lines of the Sydney Tramway System: Based on "The Red Lines" by R. K. Willson, R. G. Henderson and D. Keenan (Reprint ed). Sydney, Petersham: Transit Press. 72 pp. Paperback oblong, stiffened card covers, stapled (lightly rusted), very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, minor edgewear, sticker mark title page, faint foxing top edge. This book originated from a series of articles that appeared in Electric Traction magazine in 1969. Written in conjunction with Messrs. R. K. Willson and R. G. Henderson, the original articles, with additional photos, Rewritten and expanded here with additional information and photos and presented in the format common with other books on the various sections of the former Sydney Tramway System. ISBN: 0909338124. Our Book No: 25028. $25 AUD.

104. King, Jonathan; Thompson, Jack (foreword) (2013). Tall Ships and Tall Tales: A Life of Dancing with History (1st ed). Melbourne, Brunswick: Scribe Publications. 354 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, few black & white cartoons, minor edgewear. This fascinating autobiography is his story of how he organised re-enactments of some of Australian history's most exciting events on the high seas and on dry land. He met some very memorable people along the way, and has brought Australian history to life. ISBN: 9781922070739. Our Book No: 27413. $15 AUD.

105. Kurmelovs, Royce (2016). The Death of Holden: The End of an Australian Dream. Sydney: Hachette. 317 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. When Holden closes its Salisbury, Adelaide, factory in 2017, it strikes at the heart of Australian identity. Holden is our car made on our shores. It's the choice of patriotic rev heads and suburban drivers alike. How could a car that was so beloved - and so popular - be so unprofitable to make? The story of the collapse of Holden is about the people who make and drive the cars. It is about sustaining industry in Australia - and about communities of workers and what happens when the work dries up. And if it is not actually the death of an icon - Holdens will remain on Australian roads for a long time to come. It is about what happens when an icon falls to its knees in front of a whole nation. The author grew up in Salisbury, and also reports on other carmakers and manufacturing plants that have close recently. ISBN: 9780733635786. Our Book No: 16928. $18 AUD.

106. Lawson, Will (1947). Paddle Wheels Away! (1st ed). Sydney: F. J. Thwaites (Pty) Ltd. 238 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), pages & edges toned, reverse side jacket faintly toned (small edge tears, slight loss bottom edge, tiny hole & spine lightly foxed spine), boards & spine faded, bookshop label front pastedown, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. A collectible novel based on the rivermen and their paddle-boats on the Murray and Darling Rivers, Australia. Our Book No: 26722. $10 AUD.

107. Le Maire, Jacob; Duyker, Edward (introduction); Dalrymple, Alexander (translator) (1999). Mirror of Australian Navigation: A Facsimile of the 'Spieghel der Australische Navigatie', Being an Account of the Voyage of Jacob Le Maire and Willem Schouten 1615 - 1616, Published in Amsterdam in 1622 [Australian Maritime Series, no 5]. Sydney: Australian National Maritime Museum / Hordern House. Unnum pp. Hardback small folio, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, quarter-bound (tan leather spine with black & gilt title label, marbled boards), full-page colour drawings & maps, copy 2. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Limited edition, 900 copies.) Facsimile of the journal of Jacob Le Maire, published posthumously in 1622. The original Dutch edition is accompanied by a facsimile of the English text prepared by the great Pacific historian of the 18th century, Alexander Dalrymple. Nutmeg and pepper drove this wealthy Dutch merchant to try to break the monopoly on trade routes to the East Indies, and inspired him to forge a new route to the lucrative spice sources via the southern tip of South America. He was influenced by the famous voyage of de Quiros, the Portuguese navigator who believed he had reached Terra Australis, the great southland. The expedition had dual goals: to chart a new course to the Pacific, and to find the great southern continent. ISBN: 1875567259. Our Book No: 16702A. $80 AUD.

108. Lenton, Stewart W.; Lenton, Liz (collaborator) (2006). The Fishing Boats and Ports of Devon: An Alternative Way to Explore Devon (Volume 2). Plymouth: Channel View Publishing. 101 + index pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, spiral bound, thick card covers (with flaps), colour text-photos, alphabetical index, charts, few black & white drawings, spine ends lightly bumped, minor edgewear. A brief guide to places associated with the fishing industry past and present in Devon; and a contemporary photographic record of the registered fishing boats kept in these places. This very informative book is a good way to learn some maritime and fishing history of Devon. ISBN: 9780955402319. Our Book No: 30471. $20 AUD.

109. Lindsay, Norman; Stewart, Douglas (foreword); Davis, Quinton F. (photos) (1966). Norman Lindsay's Ship Models (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 98 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos (most full-page), minor edge tears & edgewear. Norman Lindsay has been making ship models, in the intervals between paintings, throughout his working life. They range from the war gallery of the Greeks, with its rowers and fighting men complete, through Elizabethan times to the clippers of last century, and on to "Joseph Conrad" sailed by Alan Villiers. By the use of skilled photography, this book permits most of the models to be seen for the first time. Our Book No: 21892. $60 AUD.

110. Line, Aberdeen and Commonwealth (1952). Aberdeen and Commonwealth Line: Information for Passengers. London: Aberdeen and Commonwealth Line. 24 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, stapled pamphlet, pages & covers toned, minor edgewear, extensive annotation. Pamphlet for passengers sailing on this ocean liner from Britain to Australia. Includes a detailed listing of localities of interest to observe during the voyage. Extensively annotated by a passenger, dated 1954. (Estimated date, 1952, printer's mark.). Our Book No: 17574. $10 AUD.

111. Liquid Fuel Control Board, Commonwealth (1943). Tickets: Three Ration Tickets for Motor Spirit. Canberra: Department of Supply & Development. N/a pp. Each ticket: Very small oblong (4 x 6 cm), very good condition, single colour, blue or sepia (brown-coloured), minor marks & perforation defects. Three ration tickets issued by the Australian Government during World War 2 (WW2). One gallon, blue coloured, no expiry date . Two gallons, sepia coloured, no expiry date (2 copies). Our Book No: 17110A. $30 AUD.

112. Loney, Jack (1982). Wrecks on the Queensland Coast: Vol. 1. 1791 - 1900 (includes Great Barrier Reef, Coral Sea, Torres Strait, Gulf of Carpentaria). Geelong, VIC: Marine History Publications. 86 pp. Paperback wide octavo, good condition, concealed staples, black & white text-photos, appendices, cover corner tips little creased, spine ends rubbed, pages lightly toned, covers little faded, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear, sticker mark front cover. This well researched reference book will interest the wreck diver and general reader interested in maritime disasters. The destruction of more than 600 vessels is recorded here. This volume covers the period 1791 - 1900, beginning with the wreck of the Pandora and ending with the loss of the Drehna. Well documented by the prolific maritime historian Jack Loney ISBN: 0909191220. Our Book No: 30407. $20 AUD.

113. Loney, Jack (1993). The Loch Ard Disaster (10th ed). Yarram, VIC: Marine History Publications. 77 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, maps, covers little scratched, minor edgewear. This is the story of Australia's best known shipwreck on the beautiful, yet treacherous windswept west coast of Victoria (Mutton Bird Island) in 1878. Only two of the 54 passengers survived. The story is told by well-known fourth generation Australian documentary writer, Jack Loney. There are more than 50 lithographs, sketches, paintings, photographs and maps. ISBN: 095998531X. Our Book No: 26847. $10 AUD.

114. Long, Elgen M.; Long, Marie K. (1999). Amelia Earhart: The Mystery Solved (1st ed). New York: Simon & Schuster. 320 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, maps, minor edgewear. The authors have used long-lost radio messages, and spent 25 years researching her disappearance. This book simultaneously reveals the authors findings, and brings to life the primitive conditions under which earlier aviators flew. ISBN: 9781439164662. Our Book No: 29162. $15 AUD.

115. 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.

116. Macur, Juliet (2014). Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong (Reprint ed). London: William Collins. 459 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, colour photos, bottom corner front cover creased, remainder stripe. About one man's rise to fame and fortune in the cycling world (including Tour de France), and his devastating fall from grace. There are more than 100 witness accounts regarding the public and private Armstrong. The author was one of the few reporters to be given one-on-one access to him as his life fell apart in 2013. ISBN: 9780007520633. Our Book No: 28054. $12 AUD.

117. Maddock, John (1996). A History of Road Trains in the Northern Territory 1934 - 88 (Reprint ed). Sydney: Kangaroo Press. 176 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, rear cover creased, spine ends chipped, minor edgewear. Road trains are unique to Australia, and are the only efficient transport in the outback where there are no rail lines. They replaced the previous camel trains. The road trains started with ex-defence vehicles, and then progressed to powerful British and American marques. Includes a history of the freight companies, problems arising (floods in the Wet season), and the interface with rail-road services. Maddock was long-time editor of the journal Track & Bus Transportation. ISBN: 0864171870. Our Book No: 4468. $65 AUD.

118. Madigan, Col; Senbergs, Jan (illustrator); Watson, Don (1999). Armidale 42: A Survivor's Account: Memory and Imagination. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 96 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, minimal edgewear. Richly illustrated story of a survivor of the sinking of the Australian naval ship HMAS Armidale in the Timor Sea in 1941. ISBN: 0732910390. Our Book No: 11779. $16 AUD.

119. Marr, David; Wilkinson, Marian (2003). Dark Victory (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 350 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor creasing spine, minor edgewear. First edition. The secret history of John Howard's campaign against boat people that began with the Tampa incident, and ended 10 extraordinary weeks later with the Australian voters giving Howard his third election victory. (This early printing does not have the cover subtitle at the base of the front cover.). ISBN: 1865089397. Our Book No: 12378. $16 AUD.

120. Marsden, Peter (1975). The Wreck of the Amsterdam (1st U.S. ed). New York: Stein & Day. 289 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos & drawings, minor edgewear spine ends jacket (small closed tear top edge, rear cover lightly marked & scratched), owner's written name & date. The story of the Dutch merchant ship's ill-fated voyage, shipwrecked off the English coast in 1748. It then tells a fascinating story of how, in 1969, the author and a team of dedicated researchers become involved in salvaging this great ship. Fully documented and illustrated with nearly 200 photographs that tell the complete story of this great ship's past and present. ISBN: 0812817605. Our Book No: 22533. $20 AUD.

121. Martin, J. Rogers; Wallace, Hugh A. (1958). Design and Construction of Asphalt Pavements (1st ed). New York: McGraw Hill. 305 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (few marks covers, small edge tears, small piece missing spine ends, corners lightly worn). A thorough manual of modern methods and technology for the design and construction of the many types of asphalt pavements in use today. Our Book No: 22380. $22 AUD.

122. Mason, Olive L.; Bell, Esme E. (illustrator) (1952). Peter Porter [John Sands' Pre-School and Kindergarten Series]. Sydney: John Sands. Unnum pp. Hardback oblong, good condition, pictorial board covers, blue spine strip covers staples (pieces missing spine ends), one page torn & repaired, minor foxing covers & front endpapers & edges (few larger patches), edgewear. (Estimated date, 1952, Trove catalogue.) Children's picture story about Peter, who works as a porter at Periwinkle Railway Station. Our Book No: 16169. $30 AUD.

123. 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.

124. McCullough, David (2015). The Wright Brothers (1st ed). New York: Simon & Schuster. 320 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos (including frontispiece &endpapers), untrimmed fore-edge, minimal edgewear jacket (top edge rear cover creased). This is the dramatic story of the two courageous American brothers who pioneered manned flight. The author draws on the immense riches of the Wright Papers, including personal diaries, note-books, and more than a thousand letters from private family correspondence, to tell the human side of a profoundly American story. ISBN: 9781476728742. Our Book No: 28553. $20 AUD.

125. 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.

126. McKillop, Robert F. (editor) (1998). Railfan's Handbook New South Wales (1st stated ed). Sydney, Redfern: Australian Railway Historical Society, NSW Division. 80 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, maps, black & white text-photos, inside front cover lightly foxed, crease front cover, minor edgewear. The purpose of this book is to provide a guide to railway operations in New South Wales for both the experienced railfan and the not-so-knowledgeable. The handbook provides details of passenger and freight services, locomotives and rolling stock, the rail tourist lines and museums, the heritage aspects of the NSW railways and detailed lineside guides to features of interest and photo locations. Produced by the same publisher of Railway Digest. ISBN: 0909650438. Our Book No: 25476. $20 AUD.

127. McManus, Phil (2005). Vortex Cities to Sustainable Cities: Australia's Urban Challenge (1st ed). Sydney: University of New South Wales Press. 231 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, tables, black & white text-photos, light crease front cover, minor edgewear. This book explains how Australian cities are becoming unsustainable and suggests possibilities for future actions that move us towards sustainability. The chapters on population and demography, air quality, water quality, water availability, transport and biodiversity include many new ideas to make our cities more sustainable. ISBN: 0868407011. Our Book No: 25984. $20 AUD.

128. McNicol, Steve (1992). Yass Railway Album (1st ed). Adelaide, Elizabeth: Railmac Publications. 20 pp. Paperback trade, stapled, card covers, very good condition, black & white text-photos, spine little rubbed & creased, minor edgewear. This booklet has been produced as a companion to the Railmac publication Yass Railway Portfolio. A collection of photos of the much-loved railway line and the classical Yass Junction station over the past 30 years. ISBN: 0949817902. Our Book No: 29771. $15 AUD.

129. Micklethwait, Lucy (1996). I Spy: Transport in Art (1st p/b ed) [I Spy Series]. London: Collins. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, front hinge little loose (pages firm), minor edgewear corners. A special children's picture book has 13 important paintings with a different type of transport to spy in each one. This is a game for everyone to enjoy. ISBN: 0006645801. Our Book No: 29830. $10 AUD.

130. Moore, Neil (1988). The Voyage of Naram-sin. Sydney: Collins / Anne Ingram Books. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, few tiny dents front cover. Children's picture story about a foolish king who wants his architect to build boats of stone. ISBN: 0732248051. Our Book No: 26723. $20 AUD.

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

132. Murray, Alan (2014). Luigi's Freedom Ride: A Story of Curiosity, Love, Hope and Bicycles (1st ed). Sydney: Fourth Estate. 342 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Novel written by Australian author. Luigi is a boy growing up in Tuscany in the 1920s, when a young Englishman gives him his first bicycle, sparking a lifelong passion. When World War 2 descends on Italy, Luigi enlists with the Italian Army Cycling Corps. Luigi's post-war travels lead him to find a home and a surprise in Australia. This novel is about life, bicycles and the joy of the journey. ISBN: 9780732298920. Our Book No: 29019. $15 AUD.

133. Nelmes, Michael (2009). A Unique Flight: The Historic Aircraft Collection of the Australian War Memorial (Reprint ed). Sydney: New Holland. 352 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour text-photos, minor edgewear jacket, bottom edge & corners covers little rubbed. Heavy (1.7 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The Australian War Memorial displays its historic aircraft collection. Shows stunning photos of the aircraft in action, detailed colour scheme notes, cockpit images and stories of service. Includes stories of the people who flew and maintained the aircraft, and brings a new dimension to the wars in which they fought. Parts of the book cover the First World War, the Second World War in Europe and the Pacific, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The featured aircraft include the early types such as the Deperdussin and Albatross, the famous Lancaster 'G for George', the P-40E Kittyhawk, the Meteor jet fighter, the Canberra bomber and the Iroquois helicopter. ISBN: 9781741107685. Our Book No: 28841. $40 AUD.

134. Nicholson, John (2007). Cedar, Seals and Whaling Ships (1st ed) [Transport, Trade and Travel in Australia 1788 - 1830s]. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, minimal cancelled EX-LIBRARY, very good condition, colour drawings, bookplate front flyleaf. In this second book in this series, the award-winning author describes the early days of white settlement, and the first attempts to make Australia a trading nation. Merchants did a roaring trade in sealskins, whale oil and timber, until there were almost no seals, whales or cedar trees left. What could they sell to the world that would not be used up so quickly? This book is suitable for school history projects. (Bookplate of Kerry White, children's bibliographer.). ISBN: 9781741750034. Our Book No: 27449. $15 AUD.

135. Noonan, Michael; Hicks, R. E. (illustrator) (1961). Flying Doctor (1st ed). London: Hodder. 192 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, flyleaves lightly toned, reverse side toned jacket (flap clipped, minor edgewear), edges lightly foxed, sticker, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. The first in a series of at least five novels about a flying doctor service in outback Australia (based on real experiences of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia). The author originated the Flying Doctor TV series. Our Book No: 5540. $10 AUD.

136. O'Brien, Dennis (1997). Tracks in Time (1st ed). Sydney, Burwood: New South Wales Rail Transport Museum. 128 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), frontispiece, black & white & colour text-photos, minor edgewear jacket, base spine little rubbed, bottom corners covers lightly bumped, covers little creased. Conatins many photos of Australian trains taken by Dennis O'Brien and his friend Kevin McDonald. A fascinating look at an important part of Australian history. In the foreword written by Dennis he explains his interest in trains at an early age and how he became interested to take the photos as finances and mobility improved. His interest in taking photos and traveling around Australia produced this book which will interest anyone wanting to know more about the trains and locations. ISBN: 0909862400. Our Book No: 29131. $40 AUD.

137. O’Donoghue, K. J.; Appleyard, H. S. (1986). Hain of St. Ives. Kendal, UK: World Ship Society. 132 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white photos, colour frontispiece, colour flags and funnels inside rear cover, one colour flag flyleaf and front cover, light toning pages, light foxing covers, light stain bottom corner front cover, minor edgewear cover corners. The story of one of the major shipping companies of the late-19th century. The Hain Steamship Company was founded in a small Cornish fishing port, and from there it was controlled until the takeover by P&O in 1917. The book has notes and lists of the ships - sailing, steam and motor - as well as the fascinating story of the Hain family, which can be traced back to the 16th century. ISBN: 090561741X. Our Book No: 30456. $18 AUD.

138. Obree, Graeme (2004). Flying Scotsman: The Graeme Obree Story (Reprint ed). Edinburgh: Birlinn. 292 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. Autobiography of the champion Scottish cyclist. With great candour and much humour, he tells the inspiring story of what it took to escape a life on the dole to become a world record breaker. He talks about his troubled childhood in Ayrshire, and his sporting success achieved in the shadow of manic-depressive (bipolar) illness. ISBN: 1841583359. Our Book No: 22827. $10 AUD.

139. Officer Just Returned, An (1978). An Authentic and Interesting Narrative of the Late Expedition to Botany Bay as Performed by Commodore Phillips and the Fleet of the Seven Transport Ships under His Command [etc] (Facsimile ed) [Facsimile Series, no 12]. Sydney: Library of Australian History (LAH). 48 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, navy blue cloth cover (embossed edges, gilt spine lettering), black & white frontispiece, copy 1. (Limited edition of 800 copies.) Title ends: "and Safe Arrival on the Coast of New Holland, with Particular Descriptions of Jackson's Bay & Lord Howe Island". An anonymous account, by an officer, of the First Fleet's departure from Plymouth (April 1787) to its author's embarkation on The Prince of Wales for his return voyage to England (14 July 1788). The first available firsthand description of events at Botany Bay, Port Jackson and Norfolk Island. Originally published in two versions, Aberdeen & London, 1789. Both title pages and one preface are reproduced here in facsimile, but the text of the London edition has been re-set (retaining original spelling, etc.) because it was too poor to reproduce in facsimile. ISBN: 0908120109. Our Book No: 16302. $28 AUD.

140. Officer Just Returned, An (1978). An Authentic and Interesting Narrative of the Late Expedition to Botany Bay as Performed by Commodore Phillips and the Fleet of the Seven Transport Ships under His Command [etc] (Facsimile ed) [Facsimile Series, no 12]. Sydney: Library of Australian History (LAH). 48 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, navy blue cloth cover (embossed edges, gilt spine lettering), black & white frontispiece, minor scuffing front endpapers, copy 2. (Limited edition of 800 copies.) Title ends: "and Safe Arrival on the Coast of New Holland, with Particular Descriptions of Jackson's Bay & Lord Howe Island". An anonymous account, by an officer, of the First Fleet's departure from Plymouth (April 1787) to its author's embarkation on The Prince of Wales for his return voyage to England (14 July 1788). The first available firsthand description of events at Botany Bay, Port Jackson and Norfolk Island. Originally published in two versions, Aberdeen & London, 1789. Both title pages and one preface are reproduced here in facsimile, but the text of the London edition has been re-set (retaining original spelling, etc.) because it was too poor to reproduce in facsimile. ISBN: 0908120109. Our Book No: 16302A. $28 AUD.

141. Oldham, Charles (2011). 100 Years of the Royal Australian Navy (1st ed). Sydney, Bondi Junction: Fair Count Media Group / Ross Jobson / Peter Antell. 296 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos & adverts, minor edgewear, few light creases covers. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book tells the history of the Royal Australian Navy. In 1911, King George V granted the title Royal Australian Navy to the Commonwealth Naval Forces. Australian men and women have served during the First and Second World War, the Korean War, the Malayan Emergency, the Middle East and various United Nations peacekeeping missions. The many photos bring this book to life. Our Book No: 26514. $28 AUD.

142. Olivieri, Kevin; Henderson, Margaret (editor) (1999). Early Shipping Photographs (1st ed) [Historical Photographs Series]. Lismore, NSW: Richmond River Historical Society. Unnum 34 pp. Paperback wide trade, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, slight creasing along spine, bottom corner first page creased. This booklet contains heritage photographs of the different types of vessels that were part of the history of the Richmond River, New South Wales. ISBN: 1875484064. Our Book No: 23962. $15 AUD.

143. Orton, A (1938). The Diesel Engine: An Introductory Treatment of the Principles of Working, Construction, and Operation of Diesel Engines (Revised, reprint ed) [Pitman's Technical Primers]. London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons. 121 + 12 pp. Hardback small, very good condition, black & white drawings (some full-page), endpapers & edges lightly foxed, pages faintly toned, slight colour loss patch front cover, top corner front cover & spine ends lightly bumped, bookshop label spine & front pastedown, owner's written name & date front pastedown, minor edgewear. This small book explains the elements of the various types of engines, and the basic principles, methods, and construction which applies to diesel engines of all types. The book has been revised since its first edition in 1923, to bring it generally into line with present knowledge and practice. Our Book No: 29167. $18 AUD.

144. 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 possession of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England. ISBN: 0908120494. Our Book No: 25591. $20 AUD.

145. Paling (1942). Paling's Army Navy and Air Force Album of 15 Popular Songs. Sydney: W. H. Paling & Co. 27 pp. Paperback small folio, very good plus condition, pages faintly toned as usual. (Copyright date, 1942.) Our Book No: 17322. $20 AUD.

146. Park, Ruth; Niland, Deborah (illustrator) (1991). James (1st ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small square quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket (rear cover creased, closed tear top corner rear cover). This children's picture story is about a boy named James who travels to school by ferry. One day, the ferry breaks down, and he decides to walk across the water to school. This charming story celebrates his childhood innocent belief that he can do anything - if he thinks he can. ISBN: 0670824267. Our Book No: 28573. $15 AUD.

147. Parker, Mary Ann; Fry, Gavin (commentary) (1991). A Voyage Round the World, in the Gorgon Man of War: Captain John Parker, Performed and Written by his Widow; For the Advantage of a Numerous Family (Facsimile ed) [Australian Maritime Series]. Sydney: Hordern House / Australian National Maritime Museum. 181 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, quarter-bound, hand-bound maroon Scottish calf (gilt bands & title on spine, little rubbed, marbled paper boards, black & white drawings (commentary section & frontispiece), top edge little foxed, minimal edgewear. This is the first account by a woman of the hazardous voyage from England to the penal colony at Sydney Cove (in 1791) and her return to England. Her husband was the captain of the ship Gorgon. On the outwards leg they carried convicts, plus Major Grose, Captain Watkin Tench and others of the New South Wales Corps. On the return leg, they carried many plant and animal specimens (Sir Joseph Banks was a subscriber), the convict escaper Mary Bryant, and the Bounty mutineers. (Originally published in 1795, this facsimile is a limited edition of 675 copies. The text is 149 pages, plus a preliminary unnumbered 32-page commentary by Gavin Fry, Australian National Maritime Museum. Dedicated to Caroline, Princess of Wales.) ISBN: 187556702X. Our Book No: 12621A. $80 AUD.

148. Perry, F. W.; Laxon, W. A. (1991). Nourse Line. Kendal, UK: World Ship Society. 56 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white photos (including frontispiece), minor toning, minor edgewear & spinewear. The story of the British shipping company that originated in the mid-19th century. The Nourse Line owed its foundation and growth to the energy and enterprise of one Irishman, who successfully transitioned from owner-master afloat in command of a ship to a berth ashore running his own shipping company. Captain James Nourse was born in County Dublin in 1828, and passed the examination for his master's certificate in London in 1851, obtaining his first command the same year. ISBN: 0905617622. Our Book No: 30457. $18 AUD.

149. Pike, John R. (1973). Brixham, Torbay: A Bibliographical Guide. Torbay: Borough of Torbay. 27 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, flexible covers, few black & white photos, map, staples little rusted, minor edgewear. A brief narrative that links together the more important references in books, maps, and documents to Brixham (Devon), and its fishing fleet and naval history. Created for anyone interested in Brixham to further research interesting aspects. ISBN: 0901842168. Our Book No: 30478. $10 AUD.

150. Plowman, Peter (2007). Australian Cruise Ships (1st ed). Sydney, Dural: Rosenberg Publishing. 112 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos, errata slip loosely inserted, minor edgewear, owner's written name inside front cover, covers lightly creased, small closed tear rear cover join to spine. This book provides details of many of the ships that cruised out of Australian ports from the early 1970s up to 2000, and all the cruise liners to have been seen in local waters since 2001, as well as taking a look ahead to the liners scheduled to come here in 2007 and 2008. ISBN: 9781877058509. Our Book No: 26646. $22 AUD.

151. Pollard, Neville (1988). Offal, Oil and Overseas Trade: The Story of the Sydenham to Botany Railway. Sydney, St James: Australian Railway Historical Society, New South Wales Division. 56 pp. Paperback large quarto, stapled, card covers, very good condition, black & white text-photos, diagrams, rear cover lightly marked, minor creasing spine & edgewear. The story of the railway's role in the development of the wider Botany area of southern Sydney. ISBN: 0909650217. Our Book No: 25916. $20 AUD.

152. 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 Frederick from Macquarie Harbour in 1834 was set aside. This story is about the mastermind of the Frederick mutineers, scallywag and swashbuckling romancer, whose desire for freedom takes him around the world. ISBN: 0975005111. Our Book No: 28264. $35 AUD.

153. 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.

154. Prentice, Bob (compiler) (1977). The Reconstruction of the Victorian Provincial Tramways: An Illustrated Account, Etc. Melbourne, Prahran: Haddon Tramway Workshops. 16 pp. Paperback thin trade, good condition, stapled (rusted), black & white text-photos, maps, minor edgewear corners, front cover lightly marked, covers lightly foxed, owner's written name & date. (Published about 1977, Trove catalogue.) An illustrated account of the Victorian provincial tramways prior to and after take-over by the State Electricity Commission of Victoria. ISBN: 0909173001. Our Book No: 25475. $15 AUD.

155. Preservation Society, Pichi Richi Railway (1976). The Pichi Richi Railway: Restored and Operated on a Voluntary Basis by Members of The Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society Incorporated (Reprint ed). Port Augusta, SA: A. & P. Kitchener Printers. Unnum 52 pp. Paperback wide trade, stapled, card covers, very good condition, black & white text-photos & timetables, map, minor edgewear, minor creasing along spine, covers little scratched, staples slightly rusted, bottom corner front cover creased, light crease rear cover, edges of spine slightly rubbed, rubber stamp title page. This publication is about the Pichi Richi Railway line which is one of the four surviving sections of narrow gauge line in the north of South Australia. The Preservation Society was formed in 1973. ISBN: 0959850902. Our Book No: 26413. $15 AUD.

156. Printing, Offset (1944). The Giant Book of Speed [OPC Series A88]. Sydney, Waterloo: Offset Printing Coy. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback folio (very large format), card cover, good plus condition, black & white drawings, full-page colour drawings, edgewear, written & dated dedication, owner's written name. (Estimated date: 1944, Trove catalogue, or 1946, date of written dedication). Colourful large-format children's picture book about speed, Artwork signed T.H.R. at end. Our Book No: 12227. $15 AUD.

157. Printing, Offset (1944). The Giant Book of Ships [OPC series A89]. Sydney, Waterloo: Offset Printing Coy. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback folio (very large format), card cover, good plus condition, black & white drawings, full-page colour drawings, edgewear, written & dated dedication, owner's written name. (Estimated date, 1944, Trove catalogue, or 1946, date of written dedication.) Colorful large-format children's picture book about the history of ships. Our Book No: 12228. $15 AUD.

158. Qantas (1970). The Spirit of Australia: Qantas Airways. Not Stated: Qantas Airways. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, very good plus condition, sepia (brown-coloured sketches), colour photos, minimal edgewear. (Estimated date, 1970.) An easy to read pamphlet about the Australian airline, the oldest in the English-speaking world. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 20881. $10 AUD.

159. Radcliffe, Mathew (2017). Kampong Australia: The RAAF at Butterworth. Sydney: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 320 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, small crease top edge rear cover, minor edgewear. This book is about the over 50,000 Australian servicemen and their families rotated through the Penang region of Malaysia (Butterworth air base) for two-year tours of duty, from 1955 until 1988. This spans the end of the British Empire and the start of the Cold War through to real engagement with Asia. This book shines a light on the complex, uneven and dynamic history of the Australian military presence in northern Malaysia and the lives of the people who lived there. ISBN: 9781742235141. Our Book No: 29550. $35 AUD.

160. Railways, Commonwealth (1958). Across Australia in Fast Air-conditioned Diesel-electric Trains [Trans-Australian Railway]. Melbourne: A. C. Brooks Government Printer. 32 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, good condition, stapled pamphlet (staples little rusted), black & white text-photos, few adverts, few tiny marks rear cover, vertical crease middle of pamphlet (previously folded), faint foxing few pages, minor edgewear corners & spine, minimal biro annotation This pamphlet describes the fast, new diesel-electric trains, operating on the Trans-Australian Railway, which make the journey from Port Augusta to Kalgoorlie (across the Nullarbor) more comfortable. The many photos and adverts bring the pamphlet to life. A great pamphlet for anyone interested in historic engines and local Australian history. (The number C.11144/58 indicate that this pamphlet was published in 1958.). Our Book No: 40036. $15 AUD.

161. Railways, Commonwealth; Bartlett, R. H. (photographer) (1965). Menu: Trans-Australian Railway Menu Card. City Not Stated: Commonwealth Railways. Unnum 2 pp. Paperback tall trade, thin card, colour photo on cover, light toning & foxing, spine rubbed, written annotation rear side This menu provides a dining car service breakfast on the Trans-Australian Railway (from Port Augusta to Kalgoorlie, across the Nullarbor Plain). The colour photo on the card cover is a view of Standley Chasm, Central Australia. There are signatures of four of the passengers on the rear side. (Estimated date, 1960s.). Our Book No: 40038. $15 AUD.

162. Railways of Tasmania, Government (1936). Government Railways of Tasmania Official Time Table and General Information from 24th February, 1936, Until Further Notice (1st ed). Tasmania: Walter E. Shimmins, Government Printer. 106 + 22 pp. Paperback small trade, good plus condition, thin card covers, concealed staples, tables, fold-out map inside rear cover (small tear in foldline), black & white text-photos, adverts, pages little toned, few light stains front cover, top corner rear cover creased, corner tips covers & pages slightly creased. This wonderful but scarce little book is packed with time tables, advertisements and useful information. A great addition to any Australian history or train book collection. A well cared for copy of this rare book which is in good condition for its age. Our Book No: 40132. $140 AUD.

163. Railways, Queensland (1965). Queensland Railways Centenary Time Table (1st ed). Brisbane: Queensland Railways / Government Printer. 150 pp. Paperback, very good condition, stapled, spine little rubbed, staples rusted, top spine scuffed (tiny piece missing), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This timetable booklet was published to celebrate the centenary of suburban rail lines from Brisbane to Ipswich, Shorncliffe, Pinkenba, Ferny Grove, Petrie, and Caboolture, South Brisbane to Manly, Lota, Kuraby, Corinda, and South Brisbane to Beenleigh. Our Book No: 40025. $30 AUD.

164. Richards, Michael (1967). The North Coast Run: A History of the North Coast S.N. Co. Ltd (1st ed). Sydney, Epping: K. J. Wass & Co. 96 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, black & white photos, faint foxing edges, small mark fore-edge, covers & few pages little creased (mainly corners), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, rubber stamp flyleaf, owner's written name. First edition. The story of the North Coast Steam Navigation Company, and of the companies whose histories were closely linked with it. It is a historical record of steam navigation in New South Wales waters from its earliest beginnings to the present day. The material has been carefully collected from historical minute books, newspaper cuttings and many other sources. Some of the material came from the memories of ex-employees of the North Coast Steam Navigation Company, and include many amusing anecdotes. ISBN: 0908031106. Our Book No: 30467. $15 AUD.

165. Richards, Mike (1977). North Coast Run: Men and Ships of the N.S.W. North Coast (Revised ed). Sydney, Killara: Turton & Armstrong. 174 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, flexible covers, very good condition, black & white text-photos, diagrams, minor edgewear, front hinge slightly split (no loose pages), light foxing on a few pages, slight crease first four pages, faint foxing edges, rear cover lightly toned from the fore-edge to half way along the cover. The story of the North Coast Steam Navigation Company and its pioneering steam boats, New South Wales (NSW). The author collected material for this book over 13 years ago, and had it privately printed in 1967. He has been able to obtain extra material since that. Partly a collection of memories and recollections of numbers of ex-company employees, who have been happy to assist the author. This fascinating book would interest anyone who wants to learn about the people and boats in this part of the Coast. ISBN: 0908031025. Our Book No: 30008. $20 AUD.

166. Richardson, J. (editor) (1969). Along the Line in Western Australia (Reprint ed) [Railway Series: No 571]. Canberra: Traction Publications. 43 pp. Paperback wide trade, card covers, stapled (rusted), very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, scuff mark front cover, rear cover lightly marked, light creases along spine & top corner rear cover. This pictorial book presents a collection of photos of an era gone forever from the railway scene in Western Australia. Our Book No: 25913. $15 AUD.

167. 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. Fascinating autobiography of 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. $15 AUD.

168. 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.

169. Sanderman, J. W. (editor) (1953). Ford Engines: Industrial, Agricultural, Marine and Automobile (8 and 10 h.p., V8 30 h.p., Major Tractor, Consul, Zephyr Six) (1st ed). London: George Newnes. 236 pp. Hardback very small, dustjacket, very good condition (in fair dustjacket), black & white text-photos & drawings, adverts, appendix, edge pieces missing jacket (about 80% complete), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Specially compiled to meet the requirements of mechanically-minded owners and operators, and for all those engaged in the maintenance and repair of these popular Ford engines. Our Book No: 4567. $15 AUD.

170. Saville-Sneath, R .A. (2006). Aircraft Recognition Illustrated with Official Silhouettes and Photographs (Reissue ed) [Penguin Special]. London: Penguin Books. 174 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, black & white photos & drawings, minimal edgewear. This classic book provides a definitive catalogue of the aeroplanes, enemy and friendly, seen over British skies during the Second World War (WW2). The author set out to produce a handy classification guide, with many diagrams, a full glossary and some useful mnemonics, showing how each type of aircraft could be identified quickly and easily. This book provides a mine of information about a golden age, for anyone interested in aviation. ISBN: 014103033X. Our Book No: 26373. $15 AUD.

171. 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.

172. Slayton, Robert A. (2010). Master of the Air: William Tunner and the Success of Military Airlift (1st ed). Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press. 291 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos & drawings, minimal edgewear jacket, top corners few pages little creased. This is the story of General William Henry Tunner. The author gives original insights into this legendary U.S. Air Force leader. During WW2 he served in Burma. He supplied supplied West Berlin with food and supplies to survive the Soviet blockade (1948 - 49) and its hold over two million people. The airlift demonstrated the unexpected capacity of air transport in a postwar world. ISBN: 9780817316921. Our Book No: 28919. $50 AUD.

173. Smith, Graham (2000). Essex Airfields in the Second World War (Reprint ed) [WW2]. Newbury, Berkshire: Countryside Books. 287 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, owner's written name title page. Describes the history of operational military airfields at Essex. The effects of the war on the daily lives of the people of Essex and the constant dangers they suffered, are also detailed. This book vividly recalls the days and nights when Essex skies echoed to the roar of Hurricanes, Spitfires, Mosquitos, Marauders, Mustangs, Thunderbolts and Flying Fortresses. ISBN: 185306405X. Our Book No: 20877. $12 AUD.

174. Smyth, Dacre; Lockwood, Admiral Lionel (foreword) (1982). Historic Ships of Australia: A Third Book of Paintings, Poetry and Prose. Melbourne, Toorak: Dacre Smyth. 82 pp. Hardback small square quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour reproductions, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear jacket (little creasing), autograph (author's written name), bookplate. The author and artist is a retired naval officer who has been painting for about 16 years. Self-taught, he has held nine previous one-man exhibitions. he reproduces paintings of historic ships made in 1981 throughout Australia. The rear of the book has a list of the ships. Some of the ships are: Adelaide, Melbourne, James Craig, John Oxley, Lady Hopetoun, Polly Woodside, South Steyne. (Loosely inserted: 2-page letter from the author to art dealer Frank McDonald, about the von Guerard book of which McDonald was an author. Plus McDonald bookplate.). ISBN: 0959519831. Our Book No: 27010. $20 AUD.

175. Solomons, V. C.; Denham, W. M. (1984). Sydney Trams on Postcards (1st ed). Sydney, Sutherland: South Pacific Electric Railway Co-Operative Society Limited. 64 pp. Paperback oblong, thick card covers, stapled (lightly rusted), very good condition, full-page black & white text-photos, spine little creased, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear, tiny biro annotation front cover. The postcard views produced in this book provide an insight into a Sydney of days gone by, when trams played a vital role in everyday life. The trams were a cheap, reliable and frequent service to the community. Edited by Solomons, layout by Denham. ISBN: 0909372144. Our Book No: 27641. $15 AUD.

176. Southall, Ivan; Tuckwell, Jennifer (illustrator) (1976). To the Wild Sky (Reprint ed) [Ivan Southall Library]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 184 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), few black & white drawings, faint foxing edges, minor foxing reverse side jacket (small edge tears, spine ends & front cover lightly scuffed). This story for young adults is about six children who set off in a small plane to spend the weekend on a country homestead. They never reach their destination but instead come face to face with a midair crisis in which they find themselves soaring across the wild sky, blindly, hopelessly, until at last they descend towards an unknown landfall. Winner of Australian Children's Book of the Year 1968. ISBN: 0207946345. Our Book No: 27403. $15 AUD.

177. Stamp, C. E. (1943). Jonathan and his Billy-Goat Cart and the Strange Adventures that Can Happen to Owners of Billy-goat Carts When They Look for Them [Joy Series]. Melbourne: House of Barker. Unnum 12 pp. Paperback small quarto, pictorial card covers (staples rusted), good condition, black & white & single-colour drawings, covers creased, pages toned, minor edgewear, small tear spine ends, rear cover marked & lightly stained, spine lightly worn, light foxing edges, owner's written name inside front cover. (Estimated date, 1943, Trove catalogue.) Children's picture book about a boy named Jonathan who took his billy-goat cart and met a lot of animals on his way to a picnic. A delightful old story, the drawings are wonderful and will bring real joy to children and adults alike. Our Book No: 26727. $15 AUD.

178. Steam Navigation Co. Ltd, British India (1957). Deck Cadets: A Career. London: British India Steam Navigation Co. / Printed by Brown Knight & Truscott (Printer). Unnum 16 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white text-photos, single colour map, covers rubbed & little marked, front cover slightly faded, staples rusted, corner tips pages & covers little creased, minor edgewear This pamphlet describes a career at sea as a deck cadet in naval and commercial ships, including British India (B.I., founded in 1856). The pamphlet covers trade destinations, the roles of deck cadets, conditions of entry, training, a fleet list, an outfit list, and rates of pay. (Estimated date, about 1957. Loosely inserted: Erratum & rates of pay slip slips.). Our Book No: 30475. $18 AUD.

179. Steam Navigation Co. Ltd, British India (1959). British India (B.I.) Services: On World Trade Routes. London: British India Steam Navigation Co. / Brown Knight & Truscott (Printer). Unnum 16 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, stapled pamphlet, colour maps, few scuffs front cover, spine & covers rubbed, staples little rusted, rear cover little marked, minimal biro annotation (letter) front cover, middle page spread LOOSE, covers lightly foxed, minor edgewear. This pamphlet is about the world trade routes that are followed by British India Steam Navigation ships. The company was founded in 1856. Includes: The service: The ships: Accommodation: Freight: Ports of call. A miscellaneous services list and agents list at the rear. Our Book No: 30476. $18 AUD.

180. Steam Navigation Co. Ltd, British India (1960). British India (B.I.): A Career at Sea. London: British India Steam Navigation Co. / Brown Knight & Truscott (Printer). 51 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white text-photos, map, few scuff marks rear cover, spine rubbed, covers little rubbed & creased, staples little rusted, minimal biro annotation (letter) front cover, minor edgewear, folders inside rear pocket (little rubbed). This pamphlet describes a career at sea, such as with B.I. (founded in 1856, and which introduced the steamship to the coastal traffic of India). Some of the contents explain a career with B.I., amenities ashore and afloat, trade destinations, the roles of deck cadets, engineer cadets, deck officers, engineer officers, pursers and electricians. There are folders containing rates of pay, and lists of outfits required in pocket at the rear. (Estimated date, about 1960, Trove.). Our Book No: 30474. $18 AUD.

181. 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.

182. Stevenson, Fanny Van de Grift; Jolly, Roslyn (editor) (2004). The Cruise of the Janet Nicol among the South Sea Islands: A Diary by Mrs Robert Louis Stevenson (1st ed). Sydney: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 205 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), cream-coloured pages, sepia (brown-coloured) text-photos, minor edgewear jacket, minimal foxing. In April 1890, the steamer Janet Nicol set off from Sydney for a three-month trading voyage through the central and western Pacific. Aboard were seven white men, a crew of 40 Islanders, and one woman: a short-haired, barefoot, cigarette-smoking American, Fanny Van de Grift Stevenson, the wife of the famous novelist Robert Louis Stevenson. This book is her account of her journey with her husband and grown son through the Cook Islands, Tuvalu, Kiribati and the Marshall Islands. Her diary and photos offer unique glimpses of life in some of the last independent Pacific kingdoms, as well as those just coming under colonial rule at the end of the 19th century. ISBN: 0868406066. Our Book No: 25970. $20 AUD.

183. Stewart, W. K. (1943). Brown's Rule of the Road Manual: The Rule of the Road at Sea, also the Uniform System of Buoyage, Wreck-marking, Regulations for Light Vessels, Etc. (9th ed). Glasgow: Nautical Press / Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd, Nautical Publishers. 148 pp. Hardback small, good plus condition, thick card covers, orange cloth spine (little faded), black & white drawings, colour diagrams, charts, light foxing few pages, pages lightly toned, rear cover lightly marked, minor edgewear covers, spine ends slightly rubbed & scuffed, sticker front cover, owner's written name & date inside front cover Ninth edition. This reference book contains important information needed to assume control of a vessel as upon its practical application depends in a large measure the safety of life and property. The purpose is to promote careful study and observation. This manual has for many years served as a guide to the examinations for the various grades of certificates of Competency formerly held by Authority of the Board of Trade and at present conducted by the Ministry of War Transport. It is specially suitable for study at sea, the sequence of matter being arranged for that purpose, and the diagrams, questions and answers will be found most helpful and informative. (Swain's shop sticker. Written name: J.G.N. Snepp 1945.). Our Book No: 40434. $30 AUD.

184. Stewart, W. K. (1961). Brown's Signalling: How to Learn the International Code of Visual and Sound Signals (6th ed) [How to Learn the International Code of Signals: All Methods of Signalling Explained]. Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd, Nautical Publishers. 211 pp. Hardback small, good plus condition, thick card covers, red cloth spine, black & white drawings, colour plates, charts, tape marks endpapers, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear, internally excellent, owner's written name. This wonderful little book is based on Information contained in Vol. 1 of the 1931 International Code of Signals. This book contains all the instructions relative to visual and sound signalling, and it has been compiled to provide a progressive course of study - the subjects being arranged in a suitable order. Five pages of colour plates (flags) have been added. Our Book No: 26205. $10 AUD.

185. Strom, Kellie (2008). Sadie, the Air Mail Pilot. London: Picture Corgi. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear cover corners. An adventure with the main character being a flying tiger named Sadie. The illustrations will fascinate small children, and the text will be more suitable to older readers. ISBN: 9780552548793. Our Book No: 29655. $18 AUD.

186. Stuart, Lurline (editor); Arnold, Josie (editor) (1987). Letters Home 1939 - 1945 (1st ed). Sydney: William Collins. 277 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor rubbing edges, minor edgewear, faint foxing reverse side jacket, faint toning pages, remainder star bottom edge. A collection of letters from different branches of service and theatres of war. The correspondents were members of the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Imperial Forces, the Royal Australian Air Force, the Australian Army Nursing Service, the Volunteer Aid Detachments and the Red Cross. Their field service was equally diverse, ranging from the Middle East, Greece and the United Kingdom to New Guinea, South East Asia and Japan. This very special book is more than a record of the events of the war; it is a portrait of the writers themselves. Their personalities, experiences, courage and fears are brought out in the letters and accompanying biographies. ISBN: 0002175576. Our Book No: 23359. $12 AUD.

187. Syse, J. P.; Howells, Astri; Crowdy, Michael (1978). Wilh. Wilhelmsen 1861 - 1977: A Brief History of Wilh. Wilhelmsen and a Fleet List of the World Ship Society. Kendal, UK: World Ship Society. 144 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, black & white photos, colour photos pastedowns, light toning pages, light foxing covers, light stain bottom corner front cover, some edgewear corners. This is the story of the Norwegian shipping company, Wilhelm Wilhelmsen. The founder of the firm, Morten Wilhelm Wilhelmsen, was born at Tonsberg on the 12th July, 1839, the son of Abraham Wilhelmsen, a master tanner. In 1863 Wilh. Wilhelmsen, as he now called himself, married Catharina, daughter of Fred. Sev. Lorentzen, a doctor, who also had interest in, and was part-owner of, several sailing ships. Fleet list notes: The ships histories are divided into three sections dealing, respectively, with Sailing Ships, Steamships and Turbine and Motorships, and the histories are in chronological order. ISBN: 0905617053. Our Book No: 30452. $18 AUD.

188. Thomas, Rosie; Bowen, Philip (photographer) (1998). Border Crossing: On the Road from Peking to Paris (1st ed). London: Little, Brown & Company. 312 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos, minor edgewear jacket (top spine & top edge creased). First edition. The author, and her co-driver Phil Bowen, take a 1968 Volvo Amazon from London NW5 across the roof of the world. In September 1997, an assembly of 98 vintage and classic cars gathered in Beijing, with the finish line in Paris lying 45 days and 16, 000 kilometres ahead. ISBN: 0316647128. Our Book No: 25799. $18 AUD.

189. Thompson-Gray, John (2011). Japanese Blitz on Darwin, February 19 1942. City Not Stated: John Thompson-Gray / Publicious. 128 pp. Paperback trade, as new condition. The Imperial Japanese Navy bombers that attacked Pearl Harbour on December 7th 1941 blitzed Darwin 12 days later. Australia's only direct ally was the United States, being cousins-in-arms. Darwin's airfield, town and harbour were repeatedly bombed leaving a trail of human tragedy. The writer weaves historical facts into story lines ("faction") - a real time action thriller. Where the story varies from historic opinion, forensic reasons are revealed for differing views, and the reader's judgement is invited. Examples are the role of spies, withholding the air raid warning, attacked hospitals, interpretation of information and subtleties of the Japanese attack plan. ISBN: 9780987258502. Our Book No: 15514. $15 AUD.

190. Thompson-Gray, John (2015). Love Luck and Larceny: Memoirs from Broome 1942 (1st ed). Toowong, QLD: John Thompson-Gray Pty Ltd. 410 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear. Recalls stories of lives deflected by the Battle of Broome, 1942 (Japanese air raids). One of the stories about Jack Palmer becomes a grand larceny 'whodunit' when 30,000 diamonds disappear from a plane shot down during the attack. The author invites readers to sleuth along. ISBN: 9780987258526. Our Book No: 29506. $35 AUD.

191. Thorn, Julia (1989). Bicycle Tours of Southeastern Australia. Kenthurst, NSW: Kangaroo. 119 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, frontispiece, maps, pages faintly toned, spine lightly faded, tiny spot fore-edge, minor edgewear. Consists of ten detailed route guides for long distance rides in southeastern Australia. The suggested routes include visits to Far Northern New South Wales, Coast Lakes and Farmland, Beyond the Blue Mountains, Sydney to Canberra, Southern Tablelands to the Coast, Rural Victoria, The Great Ocean Road, Victorian Gold Towns, Along the Murray, Riverland to Adelaide. Introductory sections give information on planning your trip, bicycle choice, clothing, preparation, transporting your bike, accommodation. This is the first book to give routes for long distance rides of one or two weeks' duration in Australia. ISBN: 086417277X. Our Book No: 28506. $15 AUD.

192. Thorn, Julia (1990). Seeing Sydney by Bicycle. Kenthurst, NSW: Kangaroo. 191 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. A comprehensive collection of bike rides in all parts of the Sydney area. The suggested routes include visits to National Parks, ocean and harbour beaches, riverside reserves, formal gardens and buildings of historical interest. Introductory sections give information on bicycle choice, clothing, getting fit to ride, using public transport, and safe riding on city streets. She has spent many years riding a bicycle around Sydney. ISBN: 0864173067. Our Book No: 28494. $13 AUD.

193. Tilley, Bruce (1982). Buses of the Garden State: A Pictorial Review of Private Buses in Victoria. Adelaide, Elizabeth: Railmac Publications. 64 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, thick card covers, stapled, very good condition, black & white text-photos, reader creases along spine, spine ends lightly scuffed, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1982, Trove catalogue.) This book is a fascinating look at private buses in Victoria. The author has been interested in buses from an early age, and has taken many photos in the past, which are an important part of this book. ISBN: 0949817201. Our Book No: 28200. $18 AUD.

194. Tink, Andrew (2013). Air Disaster Canberra: The Plane Crash that Destroyed a Government (1st ed). Sydney: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 309 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), pictorial cover, black & white photos, minimal edgewear jacket. The story of the Hudson bomber carrying ten people, including three cabinet ministers, which crashed into a ridge near Canberra Airport in August, 1940. Recreates in detail one of the most tense moments in Australian history, and one that changed the course of the nation, leading the replacement of the Robert Menzies government by the John Curtin labor government in 1941. ISBN: 9781742233574. Our Book No: 28407. $40 AUD.

195. Tourist Coaches, Pioneer (1960). Pioneer Highway Holiday Itinerary. City Not Stated: Pioneer Travel. Unnum 2 pp. Paperback tall trade pamphlet & separate folded quarto single-page itinerary, good condition, map, single-colour drawings, minor toning & edgewear, few marks, tiny holes top corner of itinerary (staple removed). A brochure with a single page itinerary for a journey from Adelaide to Melbourne on 27th August 1960. The name of the person taking the holiday is stamped on the front of the brochure and the single page itinerary has a stamp from a travel service in Perth, Western Australia. The no.136 - Issued August 1960 is on the itinerary. Our Book No: 40037. $10 AUD.

196. Trans-Australia Airlines, TAA (1966). Route Maps and Flight Information: Your Flight Souvenir with the Compliments of Trans-Australia Airlines. Melbourne: Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) / Printed by Wilke & Co. Ltd. Unnum 10 pp. Paperback tall trade (170 x 270 mm), very good condition, fold-out stapled pamphlet, maps, colour line drawings, minimal edgewear. An easy to read pamphlet about the Australian airline which began in 1946, and ceased operations in 1994. Includes Australia from A to Z, a selection of places and geographical features. (Estimated date, 1966, Museums Victoria, with picture.). Our Book No: 40146. $30 AUD.

197. Trans-Australia Airlines, TAA (1968). In-flight Information Whispering T-Jet Fleet Friendly Way Services: Individual Route Maps with Compliments TAA. Melbourne & Adelaide: Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) / Printed by The Griffin Press / Dominion Press. Unnum 12 pp. Paperback tall trade (170 x 270 mm), very good condition, fold-out stapled pamphlet, pocket last page with brochure, maps, colour line drawings, staples little rusted, tiny mark front cover top edge, minimal edgewear. An easy to read pamphlet about the history of the Australian airline which began in 1946 and ceased operations in 1994. Maps showing TAA's vast air route network in Australia including Papua New Guinea. Includes Australia from A to Z, a selection of places and geographical features. Quarantine brochure in rear pocket. (Estimated date, 1968, Trove & printers code.) Our Book No: 40147. $30 AUD.

198. Trans-Australia Airlines, TAA (1972). TAA Air Atlas: Your Flight Souvenir Compliments of Trans-Australia Airlines. Melbourne & Adelaide: Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) / Printed by Griffin Press / Dominion Press. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback tall trade (170 x 270 mm), very good condition, fold-out stapled pamphlet, pocket last page with brochure, maps, colour line drawings, staples little rusted, small scuff front cover, minimal edgewear. An easy to read pamphlet about the history of the Australian airline which began in 1946 and ceased operations in 1994. Includes Australia from A to Z, a selection of places and geographical features. Full of useful information. Quarantine brochure in rear pocket. (Estimated date, 1972, printer code.). Our Book No: 40148. $30 AUD.

199. Trans-Australia Airlines, TAA (1980). Your TAA Flight Companion, with the Compliments of TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines (1st ed). Melbourne: Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Unnum 8 pp. Paperback tall trade, pamphlet, very good condition, maps, few colour line drawings, colour photos, black & white drawings, minimal edgewear. (Estimated date, 1965-66.) An easy to read pamphlet about the Australian airline which began in 1946, and ceased operations in 1994. Includes Australia from A to Z, a selection of places and geographical features. (Estimated date, 1965-66, printers code.). Our Book No: 40149. $30 AUD.

200. 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. An exhaustive family history, based on the lives of John and Ann Turnbull and their four children, a settler family who sailed from England to Sydney Town on the convict ship Coromandel in 1802, 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.

201. Walker, Frank B. (2005). HMAS Armidale Lives On (Unstated revised ed). Budgewoi, NSW: Kingfisher Press. 224 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, maps, appendices, sticker mark front cover, otherwise excellent, copy 1. The story of the Australian corvette, commissioned in 1941, but sunk 173 days later in the Timor Sea. Includes the heroic survival of some of the sailors. This edition includes the complete original book ("The Ship That Had To Die") as Part 1. Part II provides information about the new HMAS Armidale ("Lives On"). ISBN: 0646005417. Our Book No: 14467. $20 AUD.

202. Warner, Peggy; Seno, Sadao (1986). The Coffin Boats: Japanese Midget Submarine Operations in the Second World War (1st ed). London: Leo Cooper / Secker & Warburg. 206 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket, light foxing endpapers & front free flyleaf, edges lightly toned, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. The story of the three raids carried out by the Japanese Coffin Boats during World War 2 (WW2). Judiciously combines the Oriental and the Occidental point of view. They have consulted all the archives on both sides of the Pacific and interviewed all those still alive who played any part in the three raids to write a vivid and accurate account of this curious and short-lived experiment in underwater warfare. ISBN: 0436563304. Our Book No: 25761. $25 AUD.

203. 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. $12 AUD.

204. Webber, Brian (1999). Rail Enthusiasts Guide to the Brisbane Region. Queensland: Australian Railway Historical Society (Queensland Division). 88 pp. Paperback trade, stapled, very good condition, black & white photos, maps, top spine lightly scuffed, minor edgewear. The author has written this book to help travellers learn about the railways of the cities and areas they visit, in this case Brisbane. ISBN: 0646334670. Our Book No: 25478. $20 AUD.

205. West, A. M.; Publications Branch, editor (1979). Brisbane's Railways: Steam to Electric (1st ed). Brisbane: Australian Railway Historical Society, QLD Division. 51 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, stapled, flexible covers, black & white text-photos, map, spine little rubbed, staples lightly rusted, few tiny scuffs front cover, minor edgewear. This booklet was published to commemorate the inauguration of electric rail services in Brisbane. ISBN: 0909937109. Our Book No: 29756. $30 AUD.

206. Wild, Margaret; Stewart, Chantal (illustrator) (1992). When Penny was Mum (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Roads and Traffic Authority New South Wales and VicRoads. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, stapled, full-page colour drawings, small dent front cover, staples rusted, laminate coating little lifting along spine edge, minor edgewear. One Monday morning Penny asked her mother if they could play Swaps? Penny wanted to play at being her mother and her mother would be Penny. This children's picture story will delight adults and children alike. This book is one of four children’s picture storybooks developed to support the early childhood road safety education program Kids and Traffic. ISBN: 0730626830. Our Book No: 40065. $18 AUD.

207. Wilkinson, Stephan (2005). Man and Machine (1st ed). Guilford, CT: Lyons Press. 196 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. A surprising report on the high-speed, high-risk world of restored jets, fast boats, and Formula 1 cars. He visits a factory where Amish men build custom ambulances, flies an airliner from the glory days of air travel, and has many adventures along the way. ISBN: 159228812X. Our Book No: 22619. $14 AUD.

208. Willson, R. K.; Clark, H. R.; Keenan, D. K. (1971). The Enfield Lines (1st ed). Sydney: Australian Electric Traction Association. 50 pp. Paperback small octavo, stapled, very good condition, black & white text-photos, map, timetables, spine little rubbed, staples lightly rusted, pages lightly toned, inside covers & title page lightly foxed, minor edgewear. This book is a history of the Enfield tram line, Sydney. This book will interest anyone who wants to know about an important part of Australia's past. Our Book No: 27644. $10 AUD.

209. Wixted, Edward P.; Taylor, Lady Joy (foreword) (1985). The North-west Aerial Frontier 1919 - 1934: Some Men, Women and Flying Machines seen in North-west Australia in the Pioneering Period: International Flights, Round-Australia Flights, and the Completion of the Darwin Air Link to the Eastern States (1st ed). Brisbane, Spring Hill: Boolarong Press. 216 pp. Hardback small folio, very good condition, pictorial cover, no jacket as issued, black & white text-photos, bottom corner tip rear cover little bumped, owner's written name inside front cover. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Reports on each of the major aircraft flights in northwestern Australia between 1919 and 1934. Provides a permanent place in history to the many efforts that have been overlooked previously. ISBN: 0908175892. Our Book No: 26135. $30 AUD.

210. Woodland, Tony (1994). Lachlan Valley Railway Society (A Pictorial History): Volume 1: 1974 - 77 (1st ed). Adelaide, Elizabeth: Railmac Publications. 32 pp. Paperback wide trade, stapled, card covers, very good condition, black & white text-photos & timetables, map, minor edgewear, covers little rubbed & scratched. This publication is about The Lachlan Valley Railway Society Co-operative Ltd which formed in 1974 and incorporated in 1977, with the aim of restoring and maintaining in running order some of the state's remaining steam locomotives and vintage rolling stock. ISBN: 0949817988. Our Book No: 26412. $15 AUD.

211. Yost, Nick (2006). The Essential Hybrid Car Handbook: A Buyer's Guide (5th ed). Guilford, CT: Lyons Press / Globe Pequot Press. 148 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos. A guide to environmentally friendly American cars: current models, test-drive reports, EPA ratings, cost incentives, safety information. Apart from petrol-electric hybrid cars, includes alternative-fuel vehicles and super-efficient small cars. ISBN: 1599210193. Our Book No: 12917. $10 AUD.