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  • Bold Man of the Sea [Rowed Across the Pacific] – Jim Shekhdar

    Bold Man of the Sea [Rowed Across the Pacific] – Jim Shekhdar

    The title and understatement. Here we have the guy who rowed across the Pacific. He had previously rowed the Atlantic …

    Published by Hodder in 2002 a first softcover. 255 pages great condition.

    …with lots of great photographs taken along the way … none better than Jim wading ashore at Stradbroke Island near Brisbane, Queensland. More than 10,000 miles from Peru [having being denied departure authority from Chile]. A lot of near misses including shark attacks and broken oars along the way.

    One tough guy … how far would you get?

    $25.00

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  • A Census of the Fossil Foraminifera of Australia – Howchin – 1893 – From Robart Logan Jack’s Library

    A Census of the Fossil Foraminifera of Australia – Howchin – 1893 – From Robart Logan Jack’s Library

    A paper read at the Adelaide Meeting of the Australasian Association for the advancement of Science – September 1893.

    Walter Howchin was an English born, Clarke Medal winning geologist who lectured at the Adelaide School of Mines. This paper presents in tabular form a complete list of the fossil foraminifera then know in Australia and is a mighty piece of work encapsulated in 24 page paper.

    Original pink paper wrappers now reinforced at the hinge. Bound in Walter Howchin’s personal compliments slip … R. L. Jack Esq added in in manuscript by the receiver … also his name to front pink cover. Robert Logan jack being the distinguished explorer, geologist, author of the book on the history of Exploration in the Far North “Northmost Australia”. Logan Jack was to follow Daintree as the Queensland Appointed Geologist.

    Interesting piece of scientific ephemera with Logan Jack ownership.

    $40.00

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  • Unusual Queensland Item – Directions by Night and by Day – Simple Methods Developed for the use of Scout Troops – E. T. Holdaway FRAS and W.J. Newell

    Unusual Queensland Item – Directions by Night and by Day – Simple Methods Developed for the use of Scout Troops – E. T. Holdaway FRAS and W.J. Newell

    This is a essentially a military guide for soldiers and scouts (maybe with military intentions) printed by Roberts & Russell, George Street Brisbane, described as distributed by Barker’s Bookstore so therefore also generally available. Having said that we cannot find any other copies; not in Trove.

    A 24 page soft cover. Large folding chart celestial chart of unusual style at front, numerous other diagrams throughout. Stapled binding with spine sometime split now re-enforced. Generally good condition for a fragile item

    Edwin Thomas Holdaway was a Fellow of the Astronomical Society and the Head Surveyor in the Queensland Lands Department, Lecturer at the University of Queensland in Surveying. Newell was also in the Lands Department and was the designated Queensland Astronomical Observer of the time. Holdaway died in 1947 which confirms the likelihood this was a WWII technical assistance booklet.

    Unusual Queensland Astronomical Work – WWII

    $70.00

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  • Brisbane City Medal Celebrating Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee 1897

    Brisbane City Medal Celebrating Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee 1897

    Minted by Stokes and Sons, 31 mm diameter circa 14 gms weight. Reference Carlisle 1897/43

    Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee was celebrated with enthusiasm around the Commonwealth. This medal was issued by the Municipality of Brisbane to celebrate the event.

    On the obverse we have Jugate busts of a young and older Queen Victoria, around Queen Victoria’s 60th Year of Reign *1837 to 1897* … mint name Stokes & Sons in tiny letter on the rim below the date.

    The reverse has at its centre within a wide rim the Shield of the Municipality, quartered with top left … horses, sheep and bull; top right … farmer with plough, wheat sheaf and spade; bottom left early steam-ship and lighthouse; bottom right … sailing ship at Brisbane Port loading produce including bale of wool and barrels. Around the rim *Municipality of Brisbane* Incorporated 1859.

    Collectable Victoriana Unique to Brisbane.

    $80.00

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  • The Geology of the Cairns Hinterland and other Parts of North Queensland – H.I. Jensen – 1923

    The Geology of the Cairns Hinterland and other Parts of North Queensland – H.I. Jensen – 1923

    Queensland Department of Mines publication no 274 by H.I. Jensen published in Brisbane in 1923.

    Octavo, 75 pages thoroughly illustrated cancelled University stamp to front. Dealing previous observations and new concepts the tackling the significant task by regions … Cairns Coastal, Cooktown and Back Country, Atherton-Herberton Tableland, Irvinebank-Emuford, Featherbed Range, Hodgkinson-Maytown, Chillago and Etheridge-Croydon.

    Concluding chapters relating to the origin of metals and economic minerals, notes on mines and prospects for the future of mining.

    Illustrated with 13 in text figures mainly sketch plans of each area, as well as a full page geological map of the Etheridge Field and a handsome coloured fold out map of the Chillago, Hodkinson and Palmer Fields

    Mineral Opportunities in North Queensland

    $90.00

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  • Some Mineral Fields  in the Hinterland of Mackay – Lionel Ball – 1910

    Some Mineral Fields in the Hinterland of Mackay – Lionel Ball – 1910

    Queensland Department of Mines publication no 220 by Lionel Ball B.E. published in Brisbane in 1910. At that time Ball was the assistant government geologist.

    Octavo 45 pages still in the original olive green paper wrapper. Dealing with Mount Spencer Gold and Mineral Field with special reference to the copper mines; Eungella Goldfield and Coal at Black Rock Creek.

    Nicely illustrated with a fold out multiple plan of the Pine Vale Lease; schematics of the ore body geology at Pine Vale; some photographic reproductions in the area; a sketch plan of Eungella and a locality plan showing the position of Coal at Black Rock Creek relative to Mackay.

    Gold, Copper and Coal all west of Mackay

    $60.00

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