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               'REAL AUSTRALIAN BOOKS'

 

The current range and 'out of print' Australiana books published by   HESPERIAN PRESS   are available from us.

To make viewing easier and quicker we have divided the full range of books into six ( 6 ) pages.

These pages can be accessed by 'clicking' onto the relevant page in the left-hand column of this page.

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Titles  A to D               -   Page 1      ...... This page

Titles  E to L                -   Page 2

Titles  M to               -   Page 3

Titles  S to Z                -   Page 4

New Releases              -   Page 5

'Out of Print' Titles      -  Page 6    ...... These are titles still available from us in limited numbers

Hesperian Press Price List 

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TITLES     A   to   D 

Just click on the first alphabetical letter of the title required

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OUT OF PRINT TITLES - Stock is still available.          (Title & prices marked in RED)

 

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A Dead Mans Dream – Lasseter’s Reef Found  by Angie Testa and Bill Decarli. 

(ISBN 0 85905 356 3), 2005, Soft Cover, 104pp, illustrated, 145grams. 

Ever since Harold Lasseter died in 1931 in his pursuit of his infamous gold-bearing quartz reef, the location of this reef has remained a tantalising mystery. New

22.00  

SALE PRICE: 18.00

Aboriginal Perth by Daisy Bates. 

(ISBN 0 85905 135 8), 1992, Soft Cover, 208pp, illustrated, 260grams. 

A collection of her writings on the now-extinct Aborigines of the Perth and South West areas of Western Australia, customs, beliefs, biographies and more. New

30.00

SALE PRICE: 20.00

All Men Back by Bill Bee. 

(ISBN 0 85905 254 0), 1998, Soft Cover, 156pp, illustrated, 230grams. 

The experiences of Bill Bee, as a sailor on HMAS Perth, sunk by the Japanese, and then as a POW on the Burma Railway and in Japanese coal mines. The appendix lists the crew of the HMAS Perth and their fate. An insert map shows all Japanese POW campsites. New

22.00

SALE PRICE: 20.00

  

An Island Unto Itself by Professor L.R. Marchant. 

(ISBN 0 85905 120 X), 1988, Hard Cover.  224pp, illustrated, 460grams. 

The biography and history of William Dampier; his times and exploration in Western Australia in 1688 and 1699. New

30.00

SALE PRICE: 20.00

  

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And If Her Droughts Are Bitter   by Gladys Linke

ISBN 0-85905-228-1, 1996, Illustrated, 133pp.  The Linke family and their life on the far outback Prenti Downs and Carnegie Stations. The book also details aspects of the Canning Stock Route. Tommy Injebong. Len Beadell.  An important book on the problems of bush station life.  Mint condition.

Special Price: 

16.50  

Last copy

Anzac Squadron, The by Norman Ashworth.  

(ISBN 0 85905 198 6), 1994, Soft Cover, 285pp, illustrated, 350grams. 

The history of the RAAF 461 Squadron - Sunderland Flying Boats formed in 1942 to attack U Boats. Details of the planes and men. New

33.00  

SALE PRICE: 28.00

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Australia Betrayed   by G. Campbell & M. Uhlmann. 

(1 875 778 02 0) 1995, Soft Cover, 214pp, 260grams. 

A well-known Federal Politician details the "destruction of Australia".   New

Special Price: 

25.00  

Last copy

 

Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles. 

(ISBN 0 85905 206 0), 1995 reprint of 1889 edition, Soft Cover. 382pp, illustrated, 670grams. 

A classic of Australian exploration in one volume, including maps. New

Special Price:

40.00

 

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Battling for Gold by John Marshall 

(ISBN 0 85905 040 8), 1984 reprint of 1903 edition with new material. Hard Cover, 206pp, illustrated, 240grams.

John Marshall, adventurer, journalist, public figure and Digger’s leader on the Coolgardie - Kalgoorlie goldfield wrote of early days on the fields in what is the best collection of goldfields’ stories. 

Special Price: 

15.00  

with scuffed and faded cover 

Last copy

 

Borneo Surgeon - A Reluctant Hero. The life of Dr James D. Taylor by Peter Firkins. 

(ISBN 0 85905 211 7), 1995, 161pp, illustrated, Hard Cover 250grams, Hard Cover 300grams. 

Dr Taylor, a civilian tortured and imprisoned by the Japanese in Borneo, ran an underground organisation to help the POWs who later died in the Sandakan death march. New

 28.00

SALE PRICE: 25.00

 

Bowyangs and Boomerangs by M.J. O’Reilly.

(ISBN 0 85905 063 7), 1984 reprint of 1944 edition with new material, Soft Cover, 167pp, 200grams. 

Mulga Mick’s account of life in Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia and Tasmania and his mining of gold, wolfram, opals and osmiridium. Swagging, Afghans, camels, mica mines and life from the 1890s in the Australian bush. New

15.00  

SALE PRICE: 12.00

 

Bride Ships, The by Rica Erickson.

(ISBN 0 85905 162 5), 2005, Soft Cover, A4, 71pp,  130grams.  

United Kingdom immigrants in the 1800s who became settlers in Western Australia. An important social history and of great genealogical interest. New

28.00

SALE PRICE: 25.00

 

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Broadaxe Ballads      by W.A. Kernick. 

(ISBN 0 85905 165 X) 1991, Soft Cover, 62pp, 120grams. 

The verse of "Collie King" on the timber of the South-west of Western Australia.   New  

Special Price: 

10.00  

 

Bush Justice by Ron Brown & Pat Studdy-Clift.  

(ISBN 0 85905 146 3), 1990, Soft Cover, 256pp, illustrated, 340grams. 

The experiences of one of the last police officers in Central Australia to patrol by camel. Life in the bush, its people and their foibles. One of the best books on Central Australia. New

28.00  

SALE PRICE: 20.00  

 

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Calvert’s Golden West by Geoff Blackburn.  

(ISBN 0 85905 241 9), 1997, Soft Cover, 88pp, illustrated, 130grams. 

The story of the enigmatic Calvert’s and their role in Western Australian history. Includes a full bibliography. New

22.00  

SALE PRICE: 20.00

   

Camels and. the Outback by H.M. Barker. 

(ISBN 0 85905 182 X), 1995 reprint with new material, Soft Cover, 207pp, illustrated, 260grams.

The classic book on the camel in Australia. New

28.00  

SALE PRICE: 25.00  

 

Captain Bully Hayes: Blackbirder and Bigamist by Frank Clune.

(ISBN 0 85905 239 7), 1997 reprint of 1970 edition with new material, Soft Cover 190pp, illustrated, 260grams. 

The buccaneer, blackbirder and rascal of the Pacific - one of the great “characters” of the age. New

25.00 

SALE PRICE: 22.00    

 

Caught off Guard and Other Poems by Janet Wells. 

(ISBN 0 85905 096 3), 1986, Soft Cover, 53pp, 90grams. 

From the English countryside to a Kimberley cattle station, these poems evoke Janet’s past and present life, and have won prizes in the North. New

9.00  

SALE PRICE: 7.50  

 

Challenge & the Chance, The by S.K. Forrest.  

(ISBN 0 85905 217 6), 1996, Hard Cover, 364 large pages, illustrated, 780grams. 

The colonisation and settlement of North West Australia 1861-1914. Forrest focuses on black-white relationships, and the changing attitudes and moralities of white Australians when they, too, became indigenous. Opens a new chapter of Australian history. New

50.00  

SALE PRICE: 45.00  

 

Chasing the Weight, 1886-1912 by F.W.P. Cammilleri.

(ISBN 0 85905 085 8), 1986, Soft Cover, 84pp, illustrated, 220grams. 

From the Kimberley in 1886 to the Pilbara, Ashburton, Murchison, Kalgoorlie, Greenbushes and Donnybrook. “FWP” was a pioneer prospector and the first man to dig and peg on the Golden Mile lodes. New

22.00

SALE PRICE: 17.50  

 

Conquest and Settlement by Geoff Blackburn.  

(ISBN 0 85905 254 0), 1999, Hard Cover, 342pp, illustrated, 730grams. 

The history of the 21st Regiment of Foot and its role in Western Australian history. Contains accounts of the suppression of the native uprisings of the 1830s and appendices on the men as soldiers and settlers, extensive biographical details and genealogical charts. New

70.00

SALE PRICE: 60.00  

Coolgardie Gold by Albert Gaston.  

(ISBN 0 85905 041 6), 1984 reprint of 1937 edition with new material, Soft Cover & Limited Hard Cover, 228pp, illustrated, 340grams. 

The discovery of gold at Coolgardie filled thousands of young men with eagerness to try their luck on the new field. New

Soft Cover

22.00  

SALE PRICE: 15.00  

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  Hard Cover

25.00  

SALE PRICE: 20.00  

   

Cossack Gold by W. Lambden Owen.  

(ISBN 0 85905 043 2), 1984 reprint of 1933 edition with new material, Hard Cover, 154pp, illustrated, 330grams. 

Vivid reminiscences of the life in the North West of Australia from the 1880s to the 1930s. Gold, pearling, Aborigines, diamonds, murder and madness in the great but empty North. New

22.00  

SALE PRICE: 18.00  

We also have 1 x H/C copy with faded cover 

Special Price:

$10.00

 

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Cyclopedia of Western Australia by J. S. Battye. 

(ISBN 0 85905 072 6), 1985 reprint of 1912-13 edition, Two (2) Volumes, Hard Cover, 1824pp, quarto, 5.2kg. 

The classic reference on the history of early Western Australia .   Concise descriptions on many facets of the State with biographical data on over 950 pioneers and their families. New

250.00  

SALE PRICE: 195.00  

   

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Darkest Western Australia by H.G.B. Mason. 

(ISBN 0 85905 014 9), 1980 reprint of 1909 edition, Soft Cover, 74pp, illust., 130g. 

The best bushman’s advice book written, with his solution to the “native question”!  New

22.00

SALE PRICE: 18.00  

 

Darwin Dilemmas by Ron Brown & Pat Clift. 

(ISBN 0 85905 164 1), 1992, Soft Cover, 188pp, illustrated, 260grams.

Darwin life just before and during World War II. An important eye witness account. New

22.00  

SALE PRICE: 15.00

 

Daughters of Midas, The by Norma King. 

(ISBN 0 85905 124 2), 1988, Soft Cover, 188pp, illustrated, 400grams. 

The author combines her own rich personal knowledge and insight of goldfields’ life with her thorough research to make an important contribution to the history of the goldfields.

We have 1 x S/C copy with some brown pages

Special Price:

$15.00

Last copy

 

 

Digging, Squatting and Pioneering Life in the Northern Territory of South Australia by Mrs Dominic D. Daly. 

(ISBN 0 85905 068 8), 1984 reprint of 1887edition, Hard Cover, 368pp plus map, 690grams. 

A pioneering classic from first settlement to 1887. Vivid description of life and events that shaped the destiny of the Northern Territory. New

SPECIAL !

 

SALE PRICE: 40.00

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We have 1 x H/C copy with a faded spine and cover.

SALE PRICE: 30.00  

 

 

Dollypot  Edited by P. Bridge.   

(ISBN 0 85905 100 5), Soft Cover, 1987, 168pp, illustrated, 350grams.  

A magnificent collection of prospectors' and miners stories. Humour, sadness, thirst, booze, hard luck, life, people and poetry of the goldfields - from the Kimberley in the North to Ravensthorpe in the south east of Western Australia .  New

22.00

SALE PRICE: 18.00  

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We have 1 x S/C copy with faded spine

Special Price:

$15.00

 

Droving Days by H.M. Barker. 

(ISBN 0 85905 197 8), 1994 reprint of 1966 edition, Soft Cover, 124pp, illustrated, 175grams. 

A history of droving, and stories of famous drovers.   New

22.00  

SALE PRICE: 15.00

 

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