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SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 

This section also contain other books relating to South Australia.

NOTE:  Some School Histories are listed here (and within the various Australian State / Territory listings) if they also contain Local History of the area ... or ... they could be listed separately in the SCHOOL HISTORIES page.

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SOUTH AUSTRALIAN LIBRARY BOARD FACSIMILE EDITIONS:

NUMBER 6 -   Plan of a company to be established for the purpose of founding A Colony in Southern Australia' purchasing land therein, and preparing the land so purchased for the reception of immigrants.   H/C  1962.   74pp plus map.  Ex lib.   Very good condition except for a slightly faded spine.

25.00

NUMBER 9 - Outline of the plan of a proposed colony to be founded on the South Coast of Australia. South Australian Association. 1834.  80pp. H/C  1962.  Ex lib. Excellent condition.

30.00

NUMBER 23 - The Colony of South Australia. (Handasyde Duncan) 1850.  64pp. H/C 1962.    Ex lib. Excellent condition.    

30.00

NUMBER 32 -  Instructions for Interior Survey of South Australia.  (E.C. Frome) 1840. 22pp. H/C  1962.  Ex lib. Excellent condition. 

25.00

NUMBER 47 -  A guide to South Australia being a descriptive account of the Colony addressed to emigrants and containing the latest authentic information. (W. Snell Chaucy)   H/C Ex lib. Excellent condition.

25.00

   

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GENERAL LOCAL HISTORY TITLES:

1870 - 1970: COMMEMORATING THE CENTENARY OF GLENSIDE HOSPITAL.

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A RIBBON OF STEEL: Whyalla Surges Ahead.  H/C  (Written by: Sue Scheiffers. Edited by: Don Winton. Photography by: Willis Harrison) 1985.  160pp.  This book was written for the Whyalla Jubilee 150 Committee Whyalla 1985. It describes the history and development of this town on Eyre Peninsula which is noted for its iron ore mining and steel and ship building industries. Very good condition. 

22.00

A RICHNESS OF PEOPLE. H/C + Damaged D/W (Dudley Coleman & John Miles) 1st Edition 1969. 179pp. The Chronicle of 100 Years: What the people, The Colony and the State of South Australia endured and achieved. A "chapter in time" for us to remember and for posterity to treasure and, perhaps to admire. Good condition.

15.00

A RICHNESS OF PEOPLE. H/C + D/W  (Dudley Coleman & John Miles) 1st Edition 1969. 179pp.  Ex lib - Reading copy.  Special.

7.50

ALEXANDRINA'S SHORE: A History of the Milang District. H/C (Edited by: Jim Faull) 1st Edition, September 1981. 294pp. This book provides a full history of the area around Milang. It covers the early aborigines, explorers and pioneer families whether they be squatters, speculators, farmers and of course the river-men. It also gives a description of the developments in the district over the years and lists many of the citizens that lived or still live in the area. Mint to very good condition. 

25.00

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BEAUTIFUL VALLEY: A History of Wilmington & District 1876 - 1976.  H/C  (Wilmington Book Committee) 1st Edition, 1976. 208pp. An excellent account of the history of this area just south-east of Port Augusta. Numerous illustrations, many family and local citizen group photos and some maps. Excellent condition.

30.00

BLEASDALE 1850 - 1986. H/C + D/W  (Written by: Wilson Berry Smith. Drawings by: Max Ragless) 1986. 84pp. This book relates to the Bleasdale Winery at Langhorne Creek, incorporating the Bleasdale family history and a continuation of the Bleasdale story from 1950. Many family photographs illustrations. Very scarce.  Very good condition.

25.00

BORDER'S LAND: KANGAROO ISLAND 1802 - 1836.  S/C  (Wynnis J. Ruediger)  1980. 103pp. An interesting account of the early days on this well known island situated just off the southern coastline, south of Adelaide.  Many photographs. Good condition.

17.50

BURRA: Glimpse of the Past.  S/C - Booklet.  Published by the Department of Education and Science, Canberra. Volume 15, Number 7, July 1971. Glimpse of the Past. S/C   32pp. This booklet is a reprint of the article which appeared in "Hemisphere" an Asian- Australian Monthly. Good condition. Special. 

7.50

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CENTENARY HISTORY OF PORT ADELAIDE: 1856 - 1956.  H/C + Damaged D/W  (Eugene Lumbers)  1956. 103pp.  An excellent account of the history of this old area west of Adelaide city.  Includes the Errata sheet and the additional sheet being page 62a.  Very hard to find.  Special.

32.50

COMMEMORATING THE CENTENARY OF THE CORPORATION OF MOONTA, S.A. 1872 - 1972.  Card covers. (Moonta centenary Committee) April 1972. 52pp. An excellent account of the history of Moonta from Aboriginal days to 1972 (the time of printing). Includes the development of the town and community, mines and recreational activities. Also includes a vast list of past and present residents of the town. Very good condition. 

22.00

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DON DUNSTAN: The first 25 years in Parliament. S/C (Compiled by: R. Yeeles) 1st Edition 1978. 127pp. The author has carefully selected the best quotes from Don Dunstan but also the best possible glimpse of the man behind the words. This book is very interesting to read or even reminisce at those times in the 1970's. Good condition. 

3.00

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EARLY EXPERIENCES IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA.  H/C  (J.O. Hawker)  1899. 83pp. An original copy. This is a collection of articles which originally appeared in "The South Australian Register" and "The Adelaide Observer"   Ex Lib in excellent condition.  Extremely scarce.   Normally catalogued up to $350.00.

100.00

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FLINDERS CHASE:  KANGAROO ISLAND. H/C + Damaged D/W (Mervinia Masterman) 1950. 60pp. A natural history classic on the fauna and flora of this island. Good condition. 

10.00

FULLERS ADELAIDE STREET DIRECTORY: 1999.  S/C  Includes over 75 S.A. Country Towns. Brand new. Special.

10.00

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GATEWAY TO THE SOUTH EAST: A Story of Robetown and the Guichen Bay District. H/C + Damaged D/W (Kathleen Bermingham) Reprint, 1963. 276pp.  End Paper maps, Black & white illustrations.  A well researched regional history. Ex lib - very good condition.

22.00

GOVERNOR FERGUSSON'S LEGACY. H/C  (Rhoda Heinrich)  1972. 269pp.  This is a local history of the early days of the Maitland - Kilkerran districts. An excellent historical account of the early days.  Excellent condition.   Scarce.

30.00

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HISTORIC GLENELG: Birthplace of South Australia.  H/C + D/W  (W.H. Jeanes)  1955 - Revised, 1979.  366pp.  124 years of civic administration and development including a synopsis of events between the foundation of South Australia and the establishment of local government in Glenelg.  A well presented book giving the reader a full history of this now seaside suburb of Adelaide. Excellent condition. 

35.00

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LOXTON: District and Town.  H/C + D/W  (Marjory R. Casson & W.R.C. Hirst)  1st Edition, 1972. 134pp. An excellent book describing the past and present of this Riverland town. Excellent condition.

25.00

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PIONEERS & PERSONALITIES OF SUTHERLANDS, SOUTH AUSTRALIA.  S/C (A.Inglis)  This tiny 32 page book published 1952 is a companion booklet to the "Brief History" published in 1951. The surnames of the pioneers include: Sutherland, Schiller, Boehm, Gale, Twartz, Dohnt, Polst, Noack, Heusler, Schubert, Diener, Kernick and Thiele plus a photograph of the old Sutherlands Hotel and the first E..F. C. S. (Eudunda Farmers' Co-operative Society)  store. This book was presented to the Public Library of Queensland and signed by the author 17th September, 1952.    Collectable.  Scarce.

SOLD

 

PORT LINCOLN and DISTRICT.  H/C + D/W  (P.J. Baille)  1978. 168pp.  This book provides the reader with a history of the explorers, pioneers and pastoralists. A history of the town is also included together with information on the surrounding districts on Eyre Peninsula as well as a Chronological Table of Events. Good condition. 

24.00

PORT LINCOLN and DISTRICT.  H/C + D/W  (P.J. Baille)  1978. 168pp. The cover and a few internal pages are very slightly water-stained. Signed by author on 2/1/1979.  Special.

24.00

PUMP IN THE ROADWAY: and Early Days in the Adelaide Hills. S/C  (Tom Dyster) 1st Edition 1980. 160pp.This book provides the reader with stories of the Adelaide Hills - colourful days of coaches, significant events at Mylor, Crafters, Aldgate, Mt. Barker, Strathalbyn, Bridgewater, Blackwood; the gold rush at Echunga, the opening of the Adelaide to Nairne Railway and the construction of the first hills highway. Also includes an Errata sheet. Good condition. 

9.50

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R A A (Royal Automobile Association of South Australia)  Circa 1960's. 2 - Tourist guides. (a) Tours from Adelaide (b) Touring the Flinders Ranges. Also includes booklet titled "Features of the Flinders Ranges"  from the S.A. Tourist Bureau. All three (3) copies. Special.

5.00

RE-LIVING THE HISTORY OF MOONTA: 1872 - 1972.   

See title above  "COMMEMORATING THE CENTENARY OF THE CORPORATION OF MOONTA, S.A. 1872 - 1972"

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SAGA OF WANGARALEEDNIE.  H/C  (Frank Masters)  Revised Edition, 1974.  233pp.  An interesting historical account of the area around Franklin Harbour as well as the Cleve area on Eyre Peninsula in South-west South Australia.  Black and white illustrations and maps. Good condition. 

25.00

SOUTH AUSTRALIA: A GEOGRAPHICAL STUDY Structural, Regional & Human. (Charles Fenner) 1931. 352pp. Repaired copy underlining and notes throughout. A cheap 'reading copy'. Special.

10.00

SOUTH AUSTRALIA FROM THE AIR. H/C + D/W (ANZAAS Congress, Adelaide, 1968) 1st Edition 1969. 129pp. This unique publication is a distinctive and interesting presentation of South Australia: its natural landscapes, settlements, agriculture and industries. For those of you who haven't travelled by air over the various areas, it provides you with an overall view of what can be seen and noted. Supplementary to these photographs, maps and diagrams is a text which describes the important features and summarises briefly the activities of the districts depicted. This title is very scarce as it had a limited printing. Good condition. Special. 

25.00

SOUTH AUSTRALIA ILLUSTRATED.  S/C  - Booklet (Government Tourist Bureau, Adelaide)  March 1924.   56pp. This book is loaded with black & white photographs of both city and country views and activities in the early 1920's.  Very collectable.    Ex lib.   Normally catalogued at $50.00.    

25.00

STONYFELL: 1858 - 1958. (H/C) 1958. 25pp. A history of the Stonyfell Vineyards. Limited Edition (Copy # 675).  

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THE CHANGING VALLEY:  FORRESTON 1839 to 1989.  H/C  (Eric Jamieson) 1989. 256pp.  This book relates to the  Forreston community near Gumeracha in the Adelaide Hills and covers the history of events, reflecting on the hardships sustained by the first settlers of 1839 through to the changes which have taken place since World War II, plus the genealogy and land transactions of 25 pioneer families of Forrreston.  Scarce.  Good condition.

SOLD

THE GOVERNMENT OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA. S/C (Dean Jaensch) 1977. 203pp. This book is one of the series of States and Territories. It deals with the politics and administration and describes the major institutions of government - cabinet, parliament, the bureaucracy, and local government - as well as the parties and pressure groups which play key parts in the political process. Good condition. 

3.50

THE PADDOCKS BENEATH: A History of Burnside From the Beginning.  H/C + D/W  (Elizabeth Warburton) 1981. 380pp. This massive  book gives a full account of this suburb in Adelaide.  Excellent condition.

49.50

THE PLACE OF WATERS. H/C (Laminated Boards)  (Dulcie M. Perry)  The Corporation of the City of Glenelg and The National Trust of South Australia 1985, 150pp. The phenomenal growth particularly from 1850 to 1886 reflects the calibre of the many people whose influence in Parliament, Local Government and the State. While great advances have been made since in engineering works, the many fine buildings and homes which remain today, and which are part of Glenelg's built heritage, are manifestations of the prosperity achieved. A most interesting book.

27.50

THE SIXTH ELEVEN TALES OF ROBE. (Pro Kathleen Bermingham) 1975. 56pp. This book is the 6th (and final) in a series of small books with the tales and experiences in Robe.  Good condition.

5.00

THE STORY OF THE FLINDERS RANGES.  H/C + D/W (Hans Mincham)  Reprint 1970. 306pp. A well documented history of the Flinders Ranges covering nearly all aspects from its early discovery to settlement, pastoral advances, mining activities and more. Ex lib. Good condition. 

SOLD

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WIDE SAILS & WHEAT STACKS. H/C + D/W (R. Heinrich) 1976. 144pp. A history of Port Victoria and the Hundred of Wauraltee situated on Yorke Peninsula. This copy has been signed by the author dated 8/10/1976. Very good condition.

20.00

WINES AND WINERIES OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA. H/C + D/W (Mike Potter)  1st Edition, 1978  226pp. Every Australian wine-lover will enjoy this comprehensive modern survey of the wine industry in the principal wine producing state. Packed with information on the South Australian wineries from their earliest days to the present.  Good condition. 

12.00

WOOMERA.     H/C  (Ivan Southall) 1st (and only) Edition 1962.  264pp. The author was privileged to be at Woomera at the time when the controversial activity by the Australians and British governments in testing rockets which was part of an early space programme. Not much was revealed at the time but all can now be read in this volume. Good condition. Very scarce. 

35.00

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PLEASE NOTE:  

Some more South Australian titles on this subject can also be found on our AUSSIE BOOKS - Hesperian Press page

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Updated: 20/6/12

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