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  • The Gladstone Colony – Hogan, J.F. MP – 1898

    The Gladstone Colony – Hogan, J.F. MP – 1898

    Published in London by T. Fisher Unwin 1898. 279 pages. Original plum covers with gilt lettering and top edge. Good condition a very good copy.

    The foreword by W.E. Gladstone is illuminating: ‘The period, December 1845, when I became Colonial Secretary, was one when the British Government began to feel nonplussed by the question of Transportation. [A plan was framed] for the establishment, as an experiment, of a pure penal colony without free settlers). When I came in, the plan might have been arrested in the event of disapproval, but the Government were, committed, and I had only to put the last hand to the scheme. So it went on towards execution. In July 1846 the Government was changed, and Lord Grey succeeded me. He said he would make none but necessary changes in pending measures. He, however, annihilated this scheme’.

    The introduction is even more instructive: ‘For the first time a full and detailed account is given of Mr Gladstone’s most interesting experiment as Colonial Secretary, namely, his attempted establishment, just fifty years ago, of a new colony called North Australia. That colony did not succeed in securing a permanent place on the map, but its intended metropolis – the site on which Mr Gladstone’s pioneers settlers encamped – was successfully established and continues to bear Mr Gladstone’s name to this day’

    THE historical account of Gladstone written up to the turn of the 19th century.

    $90.00

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  • The History of New South Wales – Flanagan, Roderick 1862 – 2 Volumes

    The History of New South Wales – Flanagan, Roderick 1862 – 2 Volumes

    The History of New South Wales Flanagan, Roderick 1862 – 2 volumes with an account of Van Diemens’s Land, New Zealand, Port Phillip, Moreton Bay, and other settlements comprising a complete view of the progress and prospects of Gold Mining in Australia.

    Rare account – Moreton Bay content

    $240.00

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  • Reminiscences of India and North Queensland 1857-1912 – Gray – Rare

    Reminiscences of India and North Queensland 1857-1912 – Gray – Rare

    Published Constable & Co London 1913. First edition 8vo. Xi, 271 pp, index 8 black and white plates – folding map of Queensland at rear. Rather foxed as usual with the thick soft paper it was printed on.

    Very scarce title dealing with early days of North Queensland especially in the 1860’s. Begins with experiences in India during the siege of Lucknow. Thereafter, deals with aspects of pioneering life in Queensland including the aborigines, gold and the goldfields at Palmer River, sheep and cattle ranching, various natural disasters including bushfires and tornadoes, and observations on the life, law and climate of Queensland.

    $220.00

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  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland – 1904

    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland – 1904

    Printed for the society by H. Pole & Co Elizabeth Street Brisbane 1904. 213; xiiipp. 8vo. Original wrappers. 7 Black and white plates in sound condition – repair to front wrapper.

    Excellent articles by F. Manson Bailey on Contributions to the New Guinea Flora; J. Douglas Ogilby on Studies in the Ichthyology of Queensland; John Thomson on Colour Sight and Colour Blindness; Joseph Lauterer on Naturalised and Acclimatised plants in various parts of the world; W. R. Colledge on Notes on the “Scots Gray” Mosquito; Hon A. Norton on Notes on Travel 1859-60 (From Sydney Westwards and down the Darling River); Hon A. Norton on From Sydney to Bathurst in 1822; A. Jefferis Turner on A Preliminary revision of the Australian Thyrididae and Pyralidae; J. Douglas Ogilby on Australian Crocodiles.

    Royal Society of Queensland – 1904

    $100.00

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  • Overland from Southampton to Queensland – Marsh 1867

    Overland from Southampton to Queensland – Marsh 1867

    Published London 1867. Original covers with nice gilt image of bird in flight on cover. Three good condition maps – the world; Ceylon marked with Marsh’s route into the interior and a folding map of NSW / South Queensland with Marsh’s route from Newcastle to Brisbane.

    A remarkable and very rare book

    $290.00

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  • My Tropic Isle – Banfield – First Edition

    My Tropic Isle – Banfield – First Edition

    My Tropic Isle E.J. Banfield – 1911. A good only copy of the extremely rare first edition of “My Tropic Isle” with its rich front cover impression. Published in London in 1911 this is Banfield’s follow up to “Confessions of a Beachcomber” and a most interesting book on the natural history of Dunk along with the authors usual anecdotes and observations that make his writing something special.

    Very rare E.J. Banfield

    $190.00

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