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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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  • My Mate Dick – Ion Idriess – First Edition 1962

    My Mate Dick – Ion Idriess – First Edition 1962

    Published by Angus and Robertson, Sydney a first edition 1962.

    Octavo, 244 pages in very good condition albeit with the chip to the front of the dust jacket. Very clean inside.

    A first edition 1962 Ion Idriess up in Cape York reminiscing times with his mate “Dick”. A wonderfully exciting narrative interspersed with history and nicely illustrated with images of pioneers and various goings on.

    Rare Idriess First Edition Up the Very Far North

    $70.00

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  • Blue Bonnet Parrakeet – Greene – 1884

    Blue Bonnet Parrakeet – Greene – 1884

    Original wood cut hand finished engraving of the multicoloured Bluebonnet Parrot from “Parrots in Captivity”, published in London 1884.

    The Bluebonnets inhabit the south and central interior, they are quite plentiful and thankfully not popular as cage birds. Even at the time of this image they were considered too aggressive for captivity. Tough little guys.

    Greene’s delightful work comprising wood-engraved plates printed by Benjamin Fawcett after drawings by A.F. Lydon. The prints are hand finished with delicate highlighting in gum arabic to accentuate the bright colouring.

    Benjamin Fawcett was one of the great colour printers of the 19th century. He pioneered a system of wood block engraving from multiple blocks that resulted in vivid finely coloured works. Fawcett had an association of some 50 years with Francis Orpen Morris to produce many beautiful works on birds. The engravings are the finest illustrations of parrots from the period.

    Price framed $290.00 framed in Voyager Natural History style.

    Blue Bonnet in all his glory … click on me to see my beauty!

    $290.00

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  • Proud Intrepid Heart – Leichhardt’s First Attempt to the Swan River 1846-1847 – Dan Sprod – Signed, Limited Numbered Edition

    Proud Intrepid Heart – Leichhardt’s First Attempt to the Swan River 1846-1847 – Dan Sprod – Signed, Limited Numbered Edition

    Published by Blubber Press, Hobart in 1989. Quarto, 334 pages, well illustrated and printed on quality paper (Teton Warm White) by Griffin Press. A very good if not fine copy. Limited signed edition number 169 of 600.

    This is Liechhardt’s second expedition after the successful mammoth exploration from the Darling Downs to Port Essington. This, an even more adventurous plan, was a failure and later members of his team were to write negatively about Leichhardt’s leadership.

    This book contains his journals, published for the first time and presented so well by Dan Sprod. Drawing also on other unpublished accounts he attempts to set the record straight.

    Leichhardt’s second … the real story … put so well

    $80.00

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  • Leichhardt’s Expeditioners – Dan Sprod – Signed Limited Edition

    Leichhardt’s Expeditioners – Dan Sprod – Signed Limited Edition

    Published by Blubber Press, 2006. Octavo, 138 pages. Very good if not fine condition. Signed by Dan Sprod on the half title page.

    A limited edition of 750 this book by Dan Sprod provides enlightening detail from the journals kept by William Philips and John Murphy who participated in Leichhardt’s successful expedition from Moreton bay to Port Essington.

    Well written as with all of Dan Sprod’s work dealing with the personalities and contributions of each party as well as progress of the expedition.

    Nicely illustrated and with a map in rear pocket. Never before published content makes this a must for those interested in Australian inland exploration.

    Lechhardt’s party get on the record

    $60.00

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  • Kennedy – The Barcoo and Beyond 1847 – Editor Edgar Beale – Signed, Limited and Numbered Edition

    Kennedy – The Barcoo and Beyond 1847 – Editor Edgar Beale – Signed, Limited and Numbered Edition

    Limited edition, number 14 of 750 copies signed by the author Edgar Beale and published by the tremendous Blubber Head Press of Hobart in 1983. Fine quality book in very good if not fine condition. the unusual transparent pictorial dust jacket completely intact and now itself protected in Brodart.

    Octavo, 292 pages, nicely illustrated with endpaper maps and three folding maps near the rear.

    The author was taken aback by the contents of fresh papers that surfaced from the descendants of Kennedy – and along with records held in Northern Island and the journals and papers at the Royal Geographical Society London the rich content of this book has been crafted.

    Essential and Fine Kennedy

    $80.00

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