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A COUNTRY BOYHOOD 1908 - 1926. S/C  (E. S. {Ted} Stuckey)  1990. 133pp. Recollections of a happy childhood and youth, spent in and around Inverell, New South Wales in the early years of the century with a short interlude on a sheep station in Queensland. Very, very interesting ..... Oh ... to be young again !!!  Good condition.  12.00

A TALE OF OLD FASSIFERN. S/C (Steve Johns)  1st Edition 1992. 160pp.  Signed by author. Good condition. 


A TALE OF OLD FASSIFERN. S/C (Steve Johns)  Reprint 1994. 160pp. This is the story of Robert Dix and his family who ran the  "Bush Inn" which was situated between the foot of range (near Cunningham's Gap) and present day Aratula near Reynold's Creek. This book provides the reader with many events most of which took place at this location. Many illustrations, sketches and map are included. Mint condition.   


A TALE OF OLD FASSIFERN. S/C (Steve Johns)  Reprint 1993. 160pp. (Details as above) Mint condition. 


KEEPING TRACK: Meet the Family of MARY ANN BOWDEN and EDWARD McKEE - Early Settlers of the Brisbane Valley. H/C (Carmel King & Mick Peters) 1st Edition 2013. 213pp. This well researched book provides much valuable information on this early pioneer family and their descendents (right up to the present time). This book includes many black & white and colour photographs, documents, maps, activities of the day and more.  Very limited edition.     Brand new copy. 

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LIZARD ISLAND: A Reconstruction of the Life of Mrs Watson. H/C + D/W (Jillian Robertson) This book reconstructs the life of Mary Watson and her 3 month old son who escaped Lizard Island in a tank with a Chinaman (after the other Chinamen who looked after her was killed by the Aborigines) whilst her husband was away. They arrived on a lonely coral atoll in the Great Barrier Reef where she died. Her diary of the sea voyage was found beside her skeleton. This story also relates to her childhood in Cornwall and the days of the Queensland gold rush. A fascinating chronicle of courage and tragedy in the early days of Australia. Good condition.  20.00 
MITCHELL HISTORY: 1808 - 1988. S/C (Compiled by: J. L. "Laurie" Mitchell. Edited by: Allen Mitchell)  1994. 302pp. This family history traces the Mitchell family originating from Cornwall thence to Queensland. It also includes the Murphy families related by marriage. Good condition.  25.00 
ORDINARY PEOPLE, EXTRAORDINARY LIVES: A history of the Maudsley Family. S/C (Peter Collins, Pam Cooper, Donna Kenny & Heidi Kneipp)  1988.  485pp. This large oblong book relates the ancestry of Richard & Agnes Maudsley and their family who came to Australia from England and came to Brisbane, then Pimpama then lived at Wolston near Ipswich and Coulson near Boonah.  Everything more or less started from there and now the "Mitchell" families and their descendants are now far and wide !  Near new condition.  30.00
RIGMAROLE REVIEWED: Baralaba, Birdsville & Beyond.  S/C (A. Schick) 1986. 50pp. A history of the Schick family. Signed by author. Good condition. 10.00
SCHOLARS AND GENTLEMEN: A Biography of the Mackerras Family. H/C + D/W   (Joan Priest)  1st Edition 1986.  328pp. This book traces 4 generations bound together by a brilliant, dynamic Sydney woman, Catherine Mackerras (MacLaurin), born at the turn of the 20th century. It ranges over a wide field, from life in Macquarie Street, Sydney during the Edwardian era, to student days at Sydney University, medical and literary careers in the 1920's, European journeys, and Australia's musical, cultural and educational development over the following decades revealed through the diverse careers of engineer and yachtsman husband, Alan, and their extraordinary gifted family who take us from Sydney Grammar School to Cambridge University, the Sydney Bar, the concert platforms of Europe, the People's Republic of China and the Australian political scene. Mint condition.  19.50 
STAND UP AND BE COUNTED.  S/C (Gene Makim)  1996. 108pp. The author being a seventh generation Australian, descending from pure convict stock, wrote this book as she traced the path taken through New South Wales by her forbears through to the present moment in her life. Very good condition.   15.00 
STOCKMEN. S/C (J. Barry Anderson) 1st Edition 1991. 96pp. This book is a collection of portraits and personal history celebrating the lives of the Stockmen and Drovers in the Australian outback. The names included are as follows: John E. Alford, Henry Bauer, Lin Beadle, Lukki Blackman, Ken Boggs, John Booth, Bill Cowan, Jack Cunningham, Richard J. Easton, Ted Fisher, Jack Goldsmith, Bow Gostelow, Reg Hart, Bill Hay, Bob Kelly, Jim Kennedy, Jim Laffin, Eric Leslie, Bob Lewis, Lenny Mailman, Jack Makim, Bert Manning, Theo Metzger, Tex Moar, Jim Nolan, Clarrie Pankhurst, Emily Pankhurst, Les Rourke, Des Samuels, Bruce Simpson, Jeff Simpson, Kelly Smith, Ronald Strofield, Bill Warren, Herb Wharton, John Wheeler, Frank Willmington. Good condition.  14.00
THE DURACK LEGACY AND OTHER OTHER RAMBLERS FROM CLARE.  S/C   (Monsignor J.T. McMahon)  No date - circa 1980 (?) The story of the early Durack family and their descendants. Good condition. 8.50 
THE LITTLE BYRON: The Life of Alfred Midgley 1849 - 1930. H/C + D/W   (Zoė O'Leary)  1st Edition 1982.  163pp. This book reflects the life of this well known Queensland Parliamentarian and his work with the Methodist Church of Queensland. He was known for his gift of oratory as well as for his flowing tie.  He contributed much to Queensland and to Australia apart from his verse and prose to leading Queensland publications of his day. He also published 2 volumes of his poems. Very good condition. 20.00