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The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses

By: A. B. 'Banjo' Paterson

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Australia, National Library of Australia: 2014

Seller ID: 001184


These books were originally published in 1914 as a 'pocket editions for the trenches', designed for soldiers to slip into their back pockets and carry with them through their war days. Probably purchased by wives, girlfriends and mothers, they were a little piece of Australia to relish amongst the horrors of war. The 47 poems in the book include all the favourites: A Bush Christening, A Mountain Station, Black Swans, Clancy of the Overflow, Conroy's Gap, In the Droving D... View more info

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The Tamar Boats: A Complete Reference Book [used book][rare]

By: Betty J. Percy

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Australia, Foot & Playsted Pty Ltd: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 001387


This book tells the stories of more than 750 craft, almost without exception privately owned, built by professional and non-professional boat builders and launched from the banks of the Tamar River. Racing abilities and tales of extended cruises are on record along with outstanding racing successes in Tasmanian coastal and Bass Strait waters. Inevitably there is also recorded for a few their loss through foundering or other sad circumstance. In addition there are item... View more info

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Golden Miles: Sex, Speed & The Australian Muscle Car

By: Clinton Walker

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Wakefield Press: 2009

Seller ID: 003775


Thirty years on the muscle car era still resonates. Why do these beautiful beasts hold to much fascination? Read Golden miles to get the truth about a time when modern Australia's real sense of itself was taking shape. GOLDEN MILES is an auto biography by Clinton Walker, a book about cars, people and place. Australia in the late 60s/early 70s was a young country bursting at the seams: charging through a brief window of opportunity between the end of colonialism and the ... View more info

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Shadow of the Thylacine: One Man's Epic Search for the Tasmanian Tiger

By: Col Bailey

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Five Mile Press: 2013

Seller ID: 000876


In 1967 Col Bailey sighted a Tasmanian tiger in South Australia. Then, in 1993, an encounter with an elderly bushman unlocked previously untold information that led Col into the untrodden wilderness of Tasmania's Weld Valley. Now the truth of this discovery can be revealed about an animal that the experts claim is long extinct. View more info

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Pub Yarns: The pub, the whole pub and nothing but the pub *** TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE ***

By: Colin Whelan

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland Publishers: 2017

Seller ID: A1308


Pub Yarns, The pub, the whole pub and nothing but the pub by Colin Whelan. Take a journey to some of the most memorable and extraordinary pubs in Australia. Each of these outstanding country, bush and outback pubs has a unique story to tell about its surroundings, its neighbours and about its customers, both regular and occasional. Author and photographer Colin Whelan crosses Australia on his motorbike to visit these disappearing icons of outback Australia. He tells of h... View more info

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The FJ Holden: A Favourite Australian Car - New Revised Edition

By: Don Loffler

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Wakefield Press: 2010

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 003776


Leading early Holden historian Don Loffler has unearthed an amazing collection of stories and facts about FJ variants, from the popular Special to the rarest of them all - an experimental station wagon - as well as non-factory versions in many guises. The FJ Holden is lavishly illustrated with more than 500 photographs, most of which have never been published before. The information section includes comprehensive identification details for FJs that you will not find ass... View more info

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Still Holden Together: Stories of the First Holden Model - New Revised Edition

By: Don Loffler

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Wakefield Press: 2010

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 003778


'Still Holden together?' Well, some of the original model Holdens are still holding together very well indeed. Still Holden Together is a fabulous collection of new stories, photographs and information on the first Holden model, the 48-215 sedan and 50-2106 utility, commonly known as the 'FX' model. The stories describe events and people in the life of the FX from 1944 to the present day. There are entertaining anecdotes and stories of amazing coincidences, dramatic re... View more info

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She's a Beauty! The Story of the First Holdens - New Enlarged Edition *** Temporarily Out of Stock ***

By: Don Loffler

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Wakefield Press: 2009

Edition: Enlarged Edition

Seller ID: 003779


'She's a beauty!' declared Ben Chifley, Prime Minister of Australia, after he unveiled the first all-Australian car in 1948. Includes six new chapters and 100 new photos never published before. This book is a loving history of the first model Holden, the 48-215, known popularly as the FX, and its famous successor, the FJ. She's a Beauty! includes stories never told before, photographs never published, and a wealth of technical information. 'What a beauty this book is!... View more info

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Holden Days: From the Original 48-215 'FX' to the 1966 HR

By: Don Loffler

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Australia, Wakefield Press: 2013

Seller ID: 003780


This fifth Holden book by Don Loffler is a new initiative. It extends beyond the first two Holden series, the 48-215 'FX' and the FJ, and comprises a chapter on each of the first 10 Holden series, finishing with the 1966 HR. It is amazing that, although Don has already published over 1500 different photographs of FX and FJ Holdens in his first four books, he has tracked down another 100 new images for this book and, in addition, 300 photographs covering the FE to HR cha... View more info

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Holden Snapshots: Images from the Golden Years

By: Don Loffler

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Australia, Wakefield Press: 2015

Seller ID: A1243


‘Having written the official history of Holden and then completed a PhD and related book on the origins of the Holden from deep within General Motors culture, I don’t always rush to read more material on Holdens … unless it is yet another of Don Loffler’s wonderful books. Like his previous five beautifully written and illustrated productions, Holden Snapshots is full of yarns about early model Holdens and their place in the lives of individuals and the broader cu... View more info

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Lost for Words: A Collection of Words and Phrases that Have Drifted Out of Everyday Usage

By: Hugh Lunn

Price: $32.95

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books: 2006

Seller ID: A1135


Strike a light! things are crook in tallarook! Hugh Lunn has been collecting old words and phrases that are no longer a part of our everyday language, and has brought them together in a book in a totally unique, informative and humorous way. Divided into themes (such as Mother's advice, things about the house, Argy bargy, trouble at work) words and phrases are placed into context in mini-stories that will have you chuckling and remembering a time when these sayings were ... View more info

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Words Fail Me: A Journey Through Australia's Lost Language # The Sequel to Lost For Words

By: Hugh Lunn

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books: 2010

Seller ID: A1136


This wonderful follow-up to the best-selling LOST FOR WORDS continues its humorous and nostalgic trip through our language. this long anticipated follow-up to the hugely successful and popular LOSt FOR WORDS revisits the rich, inventive and rogueish language Australians used to speak, before globalism stole it away. Hundreds of readers have responded to author Hugh Lunn's request and donated a torrent of forgotten words and sayings that he overlooked in his first book. '... View more info

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Old Gold & Mining Towns of Australia [used book]

By: John Darbyshire and C. E. Sayers

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, International Limited Editions: 1975

Seller ID: 001535


The gigantic wealth of the goldfields changed the course of Australian history. Hundreds of thousands of new inhabitants flocked here from the other side of the world. They endured astounding hardships as they unearthed almost unbelievable quantities of gold. Hordes of diggers swarmed through the outback. Bush tracks became wide trampled roads. The diggers changed the face of the earth over huge areas. They diverted creeks, slashed into bush and forest, and burrowe... View more info

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Mailman of the Birdsville Track: The Story of Tom Kruse

By: Kristin Weidenbach

Price: $22.95

Publisher: Australia, Hachette Australia: 2014

Seller ID: 000450


The truly classic Australian story of Tom Kruse - legendary mailman of the Birdsville Track. For the people who lived in the desert between Marree and Birdsville, contact with the outside world was hard and sporadic - but one man was their lifeline: Tom Kruse. For more than twenty years he was the connection with the outside world for the families, station workers and others who lived along the Birdsville Track. Tom delivered everything from the mail and newspapers to... View more info

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Ned Kelly: The Story of Australia's Most Notorious Legend [unabridged audio CD]

By: Peter Fitzsimons and read by Richard Aspel

Price: $44.95

Publisher: Australia, Bolinda: 2013

Seller ID: 000320


Love him or loathe him, Ned Kelly has been at the heart of Australian culture and identity since he and his gang were tracked down in bushland by the Victorian police and came out fighting, dressed in bulletproof iron armour made from farmers' ploughs. Historians still disagree over virtually every aspect of the eldest Kelly boy's brushes with the law. Did he or did he not shoot Constable Fitzpatrick at their family home? Was he a lawless thug or a noble Robin Hood, a r... View more info