Category: Biography-Australian


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Catalogue of Paintings and Drawings from the Studio of Sir William Dobell

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Australia, 1973

Seller ID: 009054

Book in great shape but for cover loose from inner. French flapped card covers. Photograph of Dobell in studio inside covers. Foreword by A. P. Clune & Introduction by James Gleeson. Book firm, clean and unmarked. Catalogue for auction sale held at the Sydney Opera House 19 November 1973. Illustrates 126 lots. View more info

Betrayal: The Underbelly of Australian Labor

By: Benson, Simon

Price: $31.00

Publisher: Australia, Pantera: 2010

Seller ID: 009301

600g+297 clean white tightly bound pp, review - Award-winning journalist Simon Benson, exposes the betrayal by those at the very top of Australian politics in their brutal pursuit of power. BETRAYAL is no ordinary insiders' book on politics. A fast-paced ride through the treacherous terrain of Australia's political landscape, it is based on hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with key players, giving readers disturbing insights into the character of some of Austral... View more info

The Songlines

By: Chatwin, Bruce

Price: $60.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1987

Seller ID: 009005

293pp in great order, dj unclipped, Chatwin's best book -- a "novel of ideas," as the publisher puts it, of Australian aborigines, and of the questions about man that arise from the vast gulf that separates the culture of contemporary, Western civilized man from that of the wandering tribes of Australia, whose "dream tracks" or "songlines" delineate both a physical and a psychic geography. View more info


By: Foster David Selected and Introduced By

Price: $12.00

Publisher: National Library of Australia, Canberra, 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011639

Fifteen well known Australian writers speak of their lives and of their writing. View more info

Celebrazione! 75 Years of Eating and Drinking with the De Bortoli Family

By: Harden, Michael

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Prahran, VIC, Australi, Hardie Grant Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009013

180pp of history, gorgeous food & eye-catching photography. Book in first rate condition. View more info

From Strength to Strength

By: Henderson, Sara

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Australia, Macmillan: 1992

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 009007

Sara Jane Henderson (15 September 1936 – 29 April 2005) was an Australian pastoralist and author. She was named Businesswoman of the Year in 1991 for managing the Bullo River cattle station, 360 kilometres south-west of Darwin in the Northern Territory. In 1993 she published her autobiography From Strength to Strength which focused on her family's efforts to manage Bullo River after her husband died in 1985. Signature is on a paste-in bordered plate.(image on request) View more info

White Coolies

By: Jeffrey, Betty

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Australia, Angus & Robertson: 1993

Seller ID: 009617

review > Many POWs kept diaries of their experiences and all of these are of unique historical value, but Betty Jeffrey's work sets itself a rung above most of the others because of its author's unique knack of expressing herself and her surroundings with pithy irony. You feel guilty for laughing with her at her sardonic descriptions of the terrible humiliations and mindless cruelties of the POW camps, and you weep for her when her energy and hope begins to fail along wi... View more info

Early And Recent Memoirs Of. Parramatta The Cradle Of Australia. The City Of Parramatta 150th Anniversary Celebrations 1788-1938.

By: Jervis, James (ed)

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Australia, 1938

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 009418

pp. 120; profusely illustrated, numerous advertisements throughout, index; stiff illustrated wrapper, spine faded, wrapper damaged on the eges as it's bigger all round than the book, previous owners inscription on title page, a very good copy, lots to read & the ads are great - the CBC Bank, the Bank of New South Wales, Parramatta Motor Grand Prix, Pearsons Sand Soap, Hanley Ville school, the Astra movie theatre etc 150th Anniversary Committee put it all together for you... View more info

Dictionary of World Biography

By: Jones, Barry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Information Australia: 1996

Seller ID: 010271

ex-reference lib softcover. If you remember Bob Dyer saying "Ooooh Barry . . " then you'll know how the information in this book will be well chosen & presented. 820 pp & approx 1.2 kgs carded/packed for post View more info

Swing Symphony: Another Midlife Adventure in the South of France

By: Lawrence, Christopher

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Australia, Knopf: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009059

Lawrence owns up in the subtitle to writing "another midlife adventure in the south of France", his book is far more idiosyncratic and disciplined than any of the other books of that wine-and-food-soaked genre. Lawrence's writing is witty, erudite, engaging and lively - not so different from his radio voice. One of the many eccentrics who lived in his French village is an artist who moonlights as Zorro. When introducing this character, Lawrence describes him as l... View more info

From Wagonettes to Roadtrains Bush Ballads and Real Stories

By: Lloyd, John

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Self:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009033

111pp various illus & bw photos all in great order. John left home at 13 (1953) to take up a life on the road & this book details his wide & varied experiences amongst stockmen, graziers etc View more info

The Mother of Mohammed

By: Neighbour, Sally

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Australia, Melbourne University Press: 2009

Seller ID: 011455

A whisker under 500g to post, 358pp In The Mother of Mohammed, Four Corners journalist Sally Neighbour tells the extraordinary story of how a dope-smoking beach bunny from Mudgee, Robyn Hutchinson, became Rabiah-a member of the jihadist elite. Known among her peers as 'the mother of Mohammed', and as 'the Elizabeth Taylor of the jihad' in CIA circles, Rabiah lived for twenty years on the frontlines of the global holy war. With a reputation for tough investigative journ... View more info

The Victorians Making Their Mark

By: Priestley, Susan

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Australia, Fairfax, Syme & Weldon Assoc: 1984

Seller ID: 009353

382pp 1kg This book gives an account of the changing look of Victoria expressly over last 150 years, although the impact made by the aborigines' lifestyle before contact with Europeans is also briefly covered. Last book of a 3 part series looking at the Vics. View more info

Walk the Wicked Waterfront

By: Smith, Mary (ed)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Australia, Australian National Maritime Museum: 1991

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 009014

Paperback, oblong shpe & stapled binding - all in immaculate order. 27pp of info View more info

Strength of Spirit: Pioneering Women of Achievement from First Fleet to Federation

By: Susanna De Vries

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Australia, Millenium Books: 1995

Seller ID: 009016

b&w and colour illustrations, 278pp. ripple to top outside edge of final pp (tea spill maybe?) - book examines the lives of 20 Australian women who lived during the first century of colonisation from all walks of life, 15 chapters & a chronology View more info