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  • In the Wake of Bass and Flinders – 200 Years On – Bern Cuthbertson

    In the Wake of Bass and Flinders – 200 Years On – Bern Cuthbertson

    This is a copy of the more upmarket account of Bern Cuthbertson’s adventures.

    Softcover, perfect bound, 318 pages, illustrated, fold-out chart at the back. A special production for a soft cover, heavy quality paper etc.

    Self-published by Cuthbertson in the year 2000. The author and his wife from Sandy Bay, Hobart.

    The story of the re-enactment on the 200 year anniversary of the voyage of George Bass and Matthew Flinders in the whaleboat Elizabeth and the replica slop Norfolk.

    200 year anniversary done and reported in style.

    $45.00

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  • Banditti Beware – Bushranging with Bardy in Old Van Diemen’s Land – Bob Minchin.

    Banditti Beware – Bushranging with Bardy in Old Van Diemen’s Land – Bob Minchin.

    Self published in 2000. Softcover, perfect bound, 100 pages, illustrated. A fine copy.

    Convict Matthew Brady was banished to Van Diemen’s Land but it was not long after William Sorrell declared, in June 1824, the security system ‘Nearly Perfect” that Brady and a bunch of renegades escaped from Macquarie Harbour. Between then and the eventual hanging of Matthew Brady in May of 1826 the gang that Brady was soon to lead caused Mayhem throughout Van Diemen’s Land.

    Great references to the locations, building, pubs that the gang frequented … would make for a good historical tour.

    Minchin and the works on Mattheew Brady Bushranger Royalty.

    $30.00

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  • A History of Tasmania – Vol I – Van Diemen’s Land from the earliest Times to 1855 – Lloyd Robson

    A History of Tasmania – Vol I – Van Diemen’s Land from the earliest Times to 1855 – Lloyd Robson

    First edition 1983 published by the Oxford University Press, Melbourne. Thick royal octavo, 6312 pages, illustrated, end paper maps. A fine copy.

    The early part of what would become a two volume work by Robson. The author a historian of distinction educated at UTAS, University of London and ANU when appointed into the Department of History Melbourne was awarded a Nuffield Foundation Scholarship to write this history in the UK.

    Pointedly ahead of its time after the introductory “Reconnaissance” Robson titles the arrival of the first settlers and convicts … “Invasion”.

    As you would expect a solid history which undoubtedly draws on West, Giblin etc but with the advantages of modern research pre-Goggle.

    Solid comprehensive well written history of Tasmania to the end of Transportation and the beginning of self Government.

    $90.00

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  • Knopwood: A Biography – Geoffrey Stephens

    Knopwood: A Biography – Geoffrey Stephens

    Self published in 1990 by Geoffrey Stephens the Rector of the Anglican Church Moonah, Tasmania.

    Large format softcover, perfect bound, 226 pages, illustrated throughout ending with references, index etc and “Knopwoodiana” an interesting list of Knopwood relics and where they are housed .. e.g. the Museum has not just his sermons and bible but his Magistrates wig and wig block .. his riding cap and his fishing creole.

    Very good condition albeit top corner creased. Clean as a whistle inside

    The author a holder of several degrees in history and theology has left no stone unturned in writing this chronological biography of maybe Tasmania’s best known early identity. Arriving on the very first settlement ship and recording for many years his and others activities all the way through to the Franklins.

    Knopwood a good all round account of the well liked often controversial Bobby Knopwood.

    $30.00

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  • Tasmanian Shipwrecks 2 Volume – Vol I (1797-1899) and Vol II – (1900-1999) – Graeme Broxam and Michael Nash

    Tasmanian Shipwrecks 2 Volume – Vol I (1797-1899) and Vol II – (1900-1999) – Graeme Broxam and Michael Nash

    Complete and fine. Has to be the definitive Tasmanian Wreck reference.

    First editions published in 1998 and 2000 respectively. Large octavo, 342 pages and 400 pages after preliminaries, illustrated throughout, particularly from period photographs. Fine as good as it gets. Quality printing a heavy set which will require an Overseas mailing supplement.

    Published by Navarine as part of the Roebuck Series No 51 and No 54.

    Tasmanian Wrecks and there are plenty of them.

    $190.00

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  • A History of Trains and Trams in Tasmania – Thomas Cooley.

    A History of Trains and Trams in Tasmania – Thomas Cooley.

    Thomas Cooley previously published “Railroading in Tasmania” and had completed this work concerning his lifetime interest just before he died.

    Published posthumously by the Tasmanian Government Printer, Caudell in 1987. Octavo, 184 pages, illustrated from some super period photographs, maps of lines etc.

    A quite special book and naturally the train systems being connected so much to the broader history of Tasmania … the development of mining in the West and North East for example. We particularly like the references to and images of early operating traction engines which couldn’t make there way into the unambiguous title.

    Super copy of Cooley’s definitive book on the Tasmanian Rail and Tram Systems.

    $50.00

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