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TASMANIA

 

This section also contain other books relating to Tasmania.

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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BEAUTIFUL HOBART and surroundings. (No author) No date. 24pp. A booklet containing 81 (Black & White) Views by J.C. Breaden. Good condition.

10.00

BEYOND THE RAMPARTS: A Bicentennial History of Circular Head, Tasmania. S/C (Kerry Pink & Annette Ebdon)  Reprint with corrections, 1992. 268pp. Illustrations. This is the history of Circular Head from its inception in 1826 when first established by the Van Diemen's Land Co., on the North-West Coast of Tasmania (Stanley) through to modern times. Good condition.

SOLD

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EARLY TASMANIAN BRIDGES. H/C + D/W (Roy Smith) 1st Edition, 1969. 107pp. An excellent history of the origins and early masonry bridges found in Tasmania. This book title is quite scarce as not many copies were printed.  Good condition.

25.00

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ISLE OF MOUNTAINS: Roaming Around Tasmania.  H/C  (Charles Barrett) 1st Edition, 1944. 263pp. This book is the result of the wanderings around this island state by the author which gives us a complete "Captain Cook" (look) of the things that he saw. They include the wildlife and the fauna, beautiful old buildings, homesteads, churches and much, much more. A highly interesting book. Cover marked otherwise in good condition. 

18.00

ISLE OF MOUNTAINS: Roaming Around Tasmania.  H/C  2nd Edition, 1946. 263pp. Good condition.

14.00

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JUST THE THING: Pocket Guide - For Tourists & Travellers.  Booklet (Tasmanian Tourist Association) 1906. 64pp. This book is full of nostalgia. It is guide for Hobart and the surrounding area - where to go, what to see, what to eat !!  Etc … etc… Makes interesting reading. Collectable. Good condition. 

10.00

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LETTERS TO ANNE: Tasmanian family 1846 - 1872.  H/C + D/W  (John Rowland Skemp) 1956. 169pp.  This is a story of a Tasmanian family told in letters written to Anne Elizabeth Lovell (Mrs Thomas Kearney) by her brothers, sister and other relatives during the years 1846 - 1872; edited by her grandson. The setting for this story takes place in the heavily timbered north-east and north-west when small independent farmers were few and far between when most of the occupied land was to the south of the island. Ex lib.  Good condition.  Usual catalogue price: $40.00.   Special.

25.00

LIFE IN OLD VAN DIEMAN'S LAND. Paperback (Joan Goodrick) First published 1978. Reprint - Seal Books, 1980. 220pp. The author's colourful portrayal of life in Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania) during the first half of the 19th century is the result of painstaking research into the newspaper reports and other documents of the past. Her book graphically recounts the kaleidoscope of events, both large and small. This book also describes the brutality that went on, the convict gangs and bushrangers and more. Very good condition. 

3.00

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MOUNTED POLICE OF VICTORIA & TASMANIA: A History of Heroism and Duty Since 1837.  H/C + D/W   (John O'Sullivan) 1st Edition 1980.211pp. The gallant exploits of the police in the early days are recorded here. Very good condition. 

22.00

MOUNTED POLICE OF VICTORIA & TASMANIA: A History of Heroism and Duty Since 1837. H/C + Damaged D/W (John O'Sullivan)  1st Edition 1980.  211pp.  Good condition. 

18.00

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PEAKS AND HIGH PLACES. S/C - Cover marked.  (Ian Boss-Walker) 1964. 80pp. This book cover the History, Flora and Fauna of the Cradle Mountain - Lake St. Clair National Park. Good condition.

8.00

PORT ARTHUR: A Photographic Essay.  S/C (Frank Bolt)  1st Edition. 1972.  64pp.  Many photographs of the Port Arthur Penal Settlement now an historical area just east of Hobart. Shows the buildings and other relics and areas of interest. Good condition.

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PORT ARTHUR AND THE TASMAN PENINSULA. Booklet (Tasman Peninsula Tourist Association) 1984. 16pp. This book is a great introduction this popular area. Mint condition.

3.50

PORT ARTHUR THROUGH THE ARTIST'S EYES.  S/C  (I.G. Anderson)  1st Edition, 1948. 24pp. A collection of 20 Photo-Lithographic Etchings of Port Arthur. Under each etching the author has provided a passage of text describing the picture in historical detail. Very good condition.  Scarce.

20.00

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TALES OF OLD TASMANIA: The First Fifty Years. H/C + D/W  (Coultman Smith)  1st Edition, 1978.  160pp. This is a collection of rumbustious tales about those early days of the penal settlement. The author writes with humour and affection of a strange and macabre society that was created by a binding need for punishment. These tales will fascinate and delight you. Good condition.

18.00

TALES OF OLD TASMANIA. H/C + D/W  1st Edition, 1978. 160pp. Good condition except for a slight tear on flyleaf.

12.00

TASMANIA (The Islands Series)  H/C + D/W  (S.W. Jackman)  1st Edition 1974. 200pp.  The author has put together a balanced analysis of Tasmania's many facets including a short historical account, a description of the physical environment, and a discussion of the economic life and aspects of local culture and sociology, giving his impressions of certain smaller communities as well as the urban centres.  Ex lib. Good condition. 

7.50

TASMANIA: The Paradise in the South. Booklet (No author - Published by: Webster Rometch Astor Motors, Hobart) No date - Circa early 1950's ? 40pp. This booklet provides the visitor a brief account of the attractions and places to visit whilst in Tasmania. Collectable. Good condition. 

4.00

TASMANIAN JOURNEY.  H/C + Damaged D/W  (Stanley Brogden. Illustrations by: R. Clayton Skate) 1st Edition, 1948.  96pp. This book covers most of the popular areas and towns around Tasmania with much text as well as many black & white illustrations + map. Well put together. Good condition. Scarce. 

25.00

THE GOVERNMENT OF TASMANIA. S/C (W. A. Townsley) 1st Edition 1976. 169pp. 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

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WOODEN HOOKERS OF HOBART TOWN  &  WHALERS OUT OF VAN DIEMEN'S LAND. H/C + D/W  (Harry O'May) 1978. 104pp.Two works bound together, each with index. Record of Tasmanian whaling, trading craft from 10 to 560 tons built in southern Tasmania from 1812 to 1947, and related aspects of Tasmanian maritime history.

30.00

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