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  • The Broadbeach Aboriginal Burial Ground – Laila Haglund -1976

    The Broadbeach Aboriginal Burial Ground – Laila Haglund -1976

    Published by the University of Queensland Press, 1976. Quarto, 1118 pages in pretty good condition.

    In 1963 a building contractor stumbled across some bones. Police were called and it was some time before it was realised that it was the site of an aboriginal burial ground.

    The site protected, Laila Haglund from the University of Queensland began her anthropological work with remarkable, depth and respect. She gained her PhD (Voyager at one time held her brilliant Thesis) and this book resulted from that.

    Aboriginal burials understood and protected.

    $30.00

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  • Prints and Print Makers of Australia (1788-1850) – the Antipodes Observed – Cedric Flower.

    Prints and Print Makers of Australia (1788-1850) – the Antipodes Observed – Cedric Flower.

    This is the hard back version of the very good compilation of key prints and their makers in the years up to 1850. Published by MacMillan, Melbourne in 1975. Landscape quarto, 139 pages heavily illustrated, obviously! Pretty good condition in a complete protected dust jacket.

    And what an extraordinary record they are … where would we be with only the narrative? Every State and subject is covered selecting the very best items.

    The images that go with the story!

    $40.00

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  • Mon Voyage Aux Terres Australes – Journal Personnel du Commandant Baudin illustre par Lesueur et Petit

    Mon Voyage Aux Terres Australes – Journal Personnel du Commandant Baudin illustre par Lesueur et Petit

    A special book, in the French language, published by Imprimerie Nationale, Paris in the year 2000. Large octavo, 467 pages original illustrated softcover. Very high standard of colour illustration.

    Illustrations include 2 sketch plans, 2 maps, 4 charts and 10 facsimiles of original manuscripts, plus 96 colour plates with 195 illustrations – including 5 insects, 5 animals, 96 fish and marine animals, many relating to Australia. Also some views and many coastal views and 10 magnificent portraits of aboriginals. Very good near fine condition.

    The journal of Baudin commences in March 1800 at Le Harve. Baudin had been given command of an expedition to map the South West and South coast of Australia. He had two ships, Geographie and Naturaliste the latter captained by Hamelin. They had a total of nine naturalists on board. By May 1801 they has reached the West Coast of New Holland. Moving east they famously met Flinders at Encounter Bay. They sailed to Sydney and down to Van Diemen’s Land and reached the d’Entrecasteaux Channel and then Maria Island by November 1801. It is claimed that more than 2,500 new species were discovered on the voyage.

    Incidentally, it is now claimed that naturalist Francois Peron later wrote a report for Napoleon on ways to invade and capture the British Colony at Sydney Cove.

    Even if you have limited French this book is worthwhile for the magnificence of the illustrations.

    Baudin his Journal in French as it should be …

    $90.00

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  • Early Tasmania – James Backhouse Walker F.R.G.S.

    Early Tasmania – James Backhouse Walker F.R.G.S.

    Published in Tasmania by the Government Printer 1973.

    A reprint of paper published in the late 19th century by Tasmanian historian supreme James Backhouse Walker. The French, the “founding”, Collins expedition, Port Dalrymple, then back to Tasman, Norfolk Islanders, aborigines and the cartography of Australia as a whole.

    James Backhouse Walker new his stuff

    $30.00

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  • First Twenty Years of Australia – James Bonwick – First edition 1882

    First Twenty Years of Australia – James Bonwick – First edition 1882

    James Bonwick perhaps Australia’s most prolific 19th century historian, or ever. A first edition published in London by Sampson Low in 1882. Folding plate of 40 facsimile signatures of notable pioneers and explorers. Pretty good condition in original deep blue cloth covers 256 pages. First gift inscription on endpaper.

    Bonwick had returned to England in 1877 and supplemented his well-researched knowledge by trawling the Public Records Office. The book deals with early voyage troubles, famine and the NSW Corps, the Irish Rebellion and the Norfolk Island Settlement and on the land settlers and pastoral progress, the aborigines (all too briefly) and convict life morals etc. Bonwick can be a bit dry but we find this one a very good informative read.

    Bonwick revisits the “First Twenty Years” – First Edition

    $120.00

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  • Isles of Despair – Ion Idriess – 1949 (second) Edition

    Isles of Despair – Ion Idriess – 1949 (second) Edition

    A very good copy just a little chipped to the dust jacket. Angus and Robertson second printing 1949.

    The true story of Barbara Thomson shipwrecked to live her life with the aboriginals of Entrance Island before being rescued by Owen Stanley or more likely Thomas Huxley who as a young man was with him.

    Barbara saved at last

    $60.00

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