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  • The Border and Beyond – Camooweal 1884 – Queensland History – Lillian Miller.

    The Border and Beyond – Camooweal 1884 – Queensland History – Lillian Miller.

    Much more than a local history or if it is the best we have seen and read.

    Lillian Miller was the wife of Rocklands Station Manger Robey Miller. The forward is by the great Sir James Balderstone, Chairman of Stanbroke Pastoral and BHP .. he knew them well.

    Self published 1984. Folio, softcover 161 pages illustrated throughout many from period photographs. Very clean inside, a very good copy signed by the author.

    Camooweal is situated in north west Queensland, 105 kms from Mount Isa and close to the Northern Territory border. The local area covered by this work is known as the Barkly Tablelands and, was named by William Landsbourough on his great inland explorations aligned to finding Burke and Wills. A tree on the Rocklands Station was cut and marked by Landsborough. William Hodgkinson also explored the area.

    Great work on many topics including the massive local cave networks.

    Detailed history about a remote part of Australia.

    $50.00

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  • The Cattle King [ Sir Sydney Kidman] – Ion Idriess – 1951

    The Cattle King [ Sir Sydney Kidman] – Ion Idriess – 1951

    Published in Sydney in 1951. Octavo, 277 pages. A very good copy in a very good dust jacket

    The Biography of Sir Sidney Kidman who started with five shillings and eventually controlled over 100 cattle stations an area half the size of Queensland.

    Well illustrated from period photographs and end paper maps showing the extent of the Kidman interests at the front and stations, stock routes, coach routes and railways referred to in the text … at the rear.

    Good reading & photographs … a cattle empire much in the financial news of late.

    $60.00

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  • Australian Farmer’s Practical Handbook – J.T. Elmes – 1916

    Australian Farmer’s Practical Handbook – J.T. Elmes – 1916

    Softcover printed c1916 and sold by E.W. Cole, Book Arcade, Melbourne. Very good condition.

    The author J.T. Elmes was the Manager of the fine property Eynesbury west of Melbourne. Described here as the property of Capt. S.T. Staughton deceased. Samuel Thomas Staughton had inherited Eynesbury from his father a larger property of that name having been subdivided among four children. The original Eynesbury had commanded 100,000 acres and was named after a village north of London.

    The handbook is a wealth of information. Octavo, 187 pages plus adverts. A focus on sheep rearing and horse management. Building your own yards and feeders. Mathematical skills as well as a plethora of useful facts like … how to address the “upper crust”, how to make mushroom ketchup and shoe polish etc.

    An original beauty for the agricultural mind

    $80.00

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