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1 Canberra: From Limestone Plains To Garden City - The Story Of The National Capital's Landscape.
National Capital Development Commission, Canberra: 1865. 0642097151 / 9780642097156 Second Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Illustrates the resullts of landscape policy carried oout in a consistent manner by the National Capital Development Commission and its predecessors. It demonstrates that the success of such policy, supported by good maintenance and a leasehold system of land tenure, has given Canberra the chance of becoming one of the world's most beautiful capitals. Highly illustrated with color photos. 
Price: 32.52 USD
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2 ANDREWS, E. M. The Anzac Illusion: Anglo - Australian Relations During World War I.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 052141914X / 9780521419147 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The belief in the superior fighting qualities of Australian soldiers in World War I is part of the national consciousness, and the much touted 'special' relationship of Britain and Australia during the war is accepted as fact. This provocative and wide-ranging book is a reassessment of Australia's role in World War I and its relations - military, economic, political and psychological - with Britain. Eric Andrews shows that it suited all parties - in Britain and Australia - to propagate the myth of Anzac for their own purposes. Includes an Index. 
Price: 92.82 USD
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3 BACON, PHILLIP. The Golden Book Picture Atlas Of The World, Book 6, Australia, Oceania And The Polar Lands.
Golden Press, New York: 1960. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Details the history, geography, and environment of Australia along with other related topics. Highly illustrated with maps 
Price: 4.42 USD
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4 BAGLIN, DOUGLASS & AUSTIN, YVONNE. Australian Pub Crawl.
Child & Henry, Hornsby: 1980. 0867770082 / 9780867770087 Revised Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Australian pubs are continuing to thrive as convivial and attractive places in which to relax in good company. A book such as this, lovingly compiled in the course of a twenty-year pub crawl, is a warm and sometimes nostalgic tribute to one of Australia's great institutions - the pub. Includes an Index. 
Price: 21.99 USD
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5 BERNDT, C. H.; BERNDT, M. R. The First Australians.
Walkabout Pocketbooks: 1967. First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Reading copy. 

Price: 14.25 USD
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6 BONE, ROBERT W. The Maverick Guide To Australia.
Pelican Publishing Company, Gretna: 1988. 0882896652 / 9780882896656 7th Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 9.26 USD
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7 BROWN-MAY, ANDREW & SWAIN, SHURLEE (EDITORS); DAVISON, GRAEME; DINGLE, TONY; DUNSTAN, DAVID; LACK, JOHN & MAYNE, ALAN (ASSOCIATE EDITORS). The Encyclopedia Of Melbourne.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 2005. 0521842344 / 9780521842341 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
This is the first comprehensive encyclopedia of Melbourne.Reflects and encompasses the city's historical position as one of the world's pre-eminent nineteenth century metropolises, and as one of the twenty-first century's most liveable cities. Although Australia has long ranked amongst the world's most urbanised countries, no comparable reference work exists on any Australian metropolis.The Encyclopedia of Melbourne reflects and encompasses the city's historical position as one of the world's pre-eminent nineteenth century metropolises, and as one of the twenty-first century's most liveable cities. Alphabetical entries range from short factual summaries about places, institutions and events, through to extended survey articles on key topics such as Architecture, Aboriginal Melbourne, Economy, Foundation and Early Settlement, Law and Order, Literature, Science, Sport, Suburbia, Theatre and Transport. 
Price: 229.90 USD
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8 CORMACK, MARIBELLE. Road To Down Under.
D. Appleton Century Co, NY: 1944. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
The story of a young woman who settled in Australia. 
Price: 28.50 USD
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9 EMANUEL, CEDRIC & RUHEN, OLAF. Australia: This Changing Land.
Angus & Robertson, Sydney: 1972. 0207125511 / 9780207125515 #276 of a limited edition of 1600. h Hardcover with mylar cover. Like new. Signed by the author. 
Picture book containing numerous pen and ink drawings, with accompanying text. 
Price: 97.47 USD
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10 GOODMAN, ROBERT; JOHNSTON, GEORGE. The Australians.
Griffin Press, Adelaide: 1966. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good reading copy 

Price: 14.01 USD
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11 LOURADOS, HARRY. Continent Of Hunter-gatherers: New Perspectives In Australian Prehistory.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 2001. 0521359465 / 9780521359467 Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Challenges traditional preceptions of Australian Aboriginal prehistory. Argues that huter-gatherer societies and their socio-economic processes were more complex than previously though. Includes an Index. 
Price: 52.63 USD
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12 MACINTYRE, STUART. A Concise History Of Australia,
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 2005. 0521601010 / 9780521601016 Second Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands of years old. For much of the past 200 years the newcomers have sought to replace the old with the new. This book tells how they imposed themselves on the land, and brought technology, institutions and ideas to make it their own. It relates the advance from penal colony to a prosperous free nation and illustrates how, in a nation created by waves of newcomers, the search for binding traditions has long been frustrated by the feeling of rootlessness. This revised edition incorporates the most recent historical research and contemporary historical debates on frontier violence between European settlers and Aborigines and the Stolen Generations. It covers the Sydney Olympics, the refugee crisis and the 'Pacific solution'. More than ever before, Australians draw on the past to understand their future. The contents of this book is as follows: 1. Beginnings; 2. Newcomers, c.1600-1792; 3. Coercion, 1793-1821; 4. Emancipation, 1822-1850; 5. In thrall to progress, 1851-1888; 6. National reconstruction, 1889-1913; 7. Sacrifice, 1914-1945; 8. Golden age, 1946-1974; 9. Reinventing Australia, 1975-2003; 10. What next? From reviews of the first edition: "At long last here is an accessible, sensible, learned and digestible history of Australia. It is a triumph of Stuart Macintyre's notable scholarship that he has come up with a book that is concise - not brief, not abbreviated - sharp and to the point Éthis is a tremendously useful tool for locals and outsiders. It should sit on every Australian's bookshelf, next to the dictionary and the atlas." - Nick Richardson, Herald-Sun 
Price: 29.45 USD
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13 MOOREHEAD, ALAN. Cooper's Creek.
New English Library, New York: 1971. s Softcover. Fair condition. Pages are discolored. 
This is the story of the strange adventure that took place in the remote interior of the Australian continent a hundred years ago . . . a story of men struggling against nature, human folly, and human frailty in an improbable landscape of immense horizons, fearful deserts, and silent bush, peopled sparsely by the sometimes helpful, sometimes hostile aborigines. 
Price: 14.01 USD
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14 MORCOMBE, MICHAEL AND WHITE, OSMAR. Western Australia In Colour.
Lansdowne Press, Melbourne: 1971. 0701802944 / 9780701802943 First Edition (unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Gift inscription to previous owner on front endpaper. 
Captures the essence of landscape and life in The West. Includes a somplete, illustrated traveller's guide to Western Australia. 
Price: 24.94 USD
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15 TRAINOR, LUKE. British Imperialism And Australian Nationalism: Manipulation, Conflict And Compromise In The Late Nineteenth Century.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1994. 0521436044 / 9780521436045 First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Examines the relationship of the Australian colonies with Britain and Empire in the late nineteenth century, and looks at the first murmurings of Australian nationalism. Luke Trainor has used extensive sources in Britain and Autralia to bring these elements together in this detailed study of the formative period 1880-1900. Includes an Index. 
Price: 30.97 USD
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16 WAGNER, RICHARD; WHITTALL, MARY (EDITOR). My Life.
Da Capo Press, New York: 1992. 0306804816 / 9780306804816 First Da Capo Press Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Written for Wagner's second wife, Cosima, and his patron, King Ludwig II, My Life runs from the composer's birth in 1813 up to 1864, and presents a sweeping view of Wagner's times and contemporaries, offering too a unique perspective on his operas. Contents written down by the composer's wife, as he dictated them over a period of several years, because she wished him to tell the story of his life. Includes an Index. Translated into English from the German by Andrew Gray. 
Price: 38.17 USD
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