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Shifting Sands : a history of the Mersey River, Devonport., GARDAM, Faye.
Shifting Sands : a history of the Mersey River, Devonport.
40.00 AUD

Hobart Town. Van Diemen's Land., ROWNTREE, Fearn.
Hobart Town. Van Diemen's Land.
20.00 AUD

Taroona 1808-1986 : farm lands to a garden suburb., Taroona:
Taroona 1808-1986 : farm lands to a garden suburb.
80.00 AUD

Brothers' Home : the story of Derby, Tasmania., BESWICK, John.
Brothers' Home : the story of Derby, Tasmania.
55.00 AUD

Snarers and Cattlemen of the Mersey High Country (the Lees of Lees Paddocks)., CUBIT, Simon.
Snarers and Cattlemen of the Mersey High Country (the Lees of Lees Paddocks).
45.00 AUD

Bothwell Revisited, a history : foundation, Federation and the millennium., Bothwell: ELLIS, Shauna (ed).
Bothwell Revisited, a history : foundation, Federation and the millennium.
45.00 AUD

Probation in Paradise: the story of convict probationers on Tasman's and Forestier's peninsulas, Van Diemen's Land, 1841-1857., THOMPSON, John.
Probation in Paradise: the story of convict probationers on Tasman's and Forestier's peninsulas, Van Diemen's Land, 1841-1857.
25.00 AUD

The Early Settlement of Sandy Bay., ROWNTREE, Amy. Illustrated by Fearn Rowntree.
The Early Settlement of Sandy Bay.
35.00 AUD

 

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1 BECKETT, Pat & Piet Maree. Re-Discovering Tasmania. The North-West Coast.
Burnie (Tas.) The Advocate 1955 
184pp, well illustrated in b&w. Spiral bound with coloured stiff card covers; extremities a little rubbed, missing narrow 20mm strip at the foot of the perforations inside edge of the front cover, small pice torn from lower corner of rear cover; otherwise a good clean copy. ***Pat Beckett became better known as Patsy Adam Smith. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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2 BENNETT, Richard. Huon Valley: a photographic essay.
Geeveston (Tas.) Author 1988 
4to. 96pp, map. Original faux leather with dustwrapper (spine sunned). Very good. ***Colour photography. 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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Brothers' Home : the story of Derby, Tasmania., BESWICK, John.
3 BESWICK, John. Brothers' Home : the story of Derby, Tasmania.
Gravelly Beach (Tas) Author 2003 
Small 4to. 352pp, illustrated in colour and b&w, with 3 folding (double-sided) plates/map. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. ***Derby, in north-east Tasmania, was an important tin-mining centre in an agricultural district. 
Price: 55.00 AUD
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The Story of Port Dalrymple : life and work in Northern Tasmania., BETHELL, L.S.
4 BETHELL, L.S. The Story of Port Dalrymple : life and work in Northern Tasmania.
Hobart Education Dept. [1957]. 
First edition. x, 194pp, 9 maps/plans, illustrated in black and white, index. Original pictorial wrappers (slight fading of spine, otherwise very bright). A very good clean copy. 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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Bothwell Revisited, a history : foundation, Federation and the millennium., Bothwell: ELLIS, Shauna (ed).
5 Bothwell: ELLIS, Shauna (ed). Bothwell Revisited, a history : foundation, Federation and the millennium.
Tasmania Bothwell Historical Society 2001 095792500X / 9780957925007 
4to. 280pp, well illustrated. Soft covers. Fine. ISBN 095792500X 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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Campbell Town, Tasmania : history and centenary of municipal government., Campbell Town:
6 Campbell Town: Campbell Town, Tasmania : history and centenary of municipal government.
Tasmania Campbell Town Council 1966 
Compiled by the Historical Committee of the National Trust of Australia (Tasmania). Published in an edition of 1000 numbered copies signed by the Warden - this is #792. 4to. 356pp, illustrations, endpaper maps, index. Pictorial cloth with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. 
Price: 100.00 AUD
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Campbell Town, Tasmania : history and centenary of municipal government., Campbell Town:
7 Campbell Town: Campbell Town, Tasmania : history and centenary of municipal government.
Tasmania Campbell Town Council 1966 
Compiled by the Historical Committee of the National Trust of Australia (Tasmania). #245 of 1000 numbered copies signed by the Warden (as usual) and nine other members of the Council. 4to. 356pp, illustrated, endpaper maps, index. Pictorial cloth with dustwrapper (extremities a little rubbed, the spine unfaded, now in protective sleeve). A very good clean copy. 
Price: 100.00 AUD
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Early Houses of the North West of Tasmania., COCKER, Kathleen.
8 COCKER, Kathleen. Early Houses of the North West of Tasmania.
Western Junction, Tas. Stancombe 1973 
First edition. Illustrated by the author. Cloth with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Back to Cooma Celebrations 20th February to 27th February 1926., Cooma:
9 Cooma: Back to Cooma Celebrations 20th February to 27th February 1926.
Cooma NSW Direct Publicity Co. under the auspices of the Back to Cooma Executive Committee 1926 
4to. 128pp, illustrated. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. Historical articles and numerous advertisements. ***No publication details other than the original ones, but this looks like a later facsimile. 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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Snarers and Cattlemen of the Mersey High Country (the Lees of Lees Paddocks)., CUBIT, Simon.
10 CUBIT, Simon. Snarers and Cattlemen of the Mersey High Country (the Lees of Lees Paddocks).
Launceston Regal Publications 1990 
Reprint. 108pp, illustrated. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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From Tilly to Zip : a history of the Deloraine Dramatic Society 1951-81., DAVIS, Graeme R.
11 DAVIS, Graeme R. From Tilly to Zip : a history of the Deloraine Dramatic Society 1951-81.
Deloraine The Society 1981 
152pp, illus. Soft covers. Very good. ***Signed by the author. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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The Fabric of Launceston : a collaborative community history., DUNNING, Tom; Barbara Valentine & Paul Richards (eds)
12 DUNNING, Tom; Barbara Valentine & Paul Richards (eds) The Fabric of Launceston : a collaborative community history.
Launceston LGH Historical Committee 2016 
First printing of 300 copies. Small 4to. 306pp, a few illustrations. Soft covers. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0994538669 ***Over 50 authors have contributed short essays on the aboriginal, convict, colonial, social, transport, business, religious, institutional, cultural, sporting etc etc history of Tasmania's 'northern capital'. 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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Tasmania the Wonderland., Eldershaw, John (artist).
13 Eldershaw, John (artist). Tasmania the Wonderland.
Hobart Tasmanian Government Tourist Bureau [1930s] 
4to. 48pp, many photos (one of Lord Baden-Powell at the Great Lake, with his catch), and colour reproductions of watercolour Tasmanian landscapes by John Eldershaw. Stapled in pictorial wrappers, as issued. A very good clean copy. 
Price: 110.00 AUD
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The Sea and the Forest : a history of the port of Rockingham, Western Australia., FALL, V.G.
14 FALL, V.G. The Sea and the Forest : a history of the port of Rockingham, Western Australia.
Nedlands, W.A. University of Western Australia Press for the Shire of Rockingham 1972 
214pp, illustrated. Cloth with dustwrapper. Very good clean copy. *** In Cockburn Sound, just south of Perth; once a busy port and the centre of the timber industry. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Shifting Sands : a history of the Mersey River, Devonport., GARDAM, Faye.
15 GARDAM, Faye. Shifting Sands : a history of the Mersey River, Devonport.
Tasmania Devonport Maritime Museum & Historical Society 2001 
Small 4to. 144pp, illustrated in colour and b&w, maps. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. Signed by the author, and with another gift inscription, both on the half-title. ISBN 0959321942 
Price: 40.00 AUD
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SANDY BAY., GOC, Nicola.
16 GOC, Nicola. SANDY BAY.
Hobart Gentrx Publications 1997 
4to. 344pp, well illustrated in colour and b&w, place ribbon. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. Owner's name at head of title page - and signed by the author. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0646331221 ***The half-title adds: 'a social history'. The print-run of 1000 copies sold out within a few months of publication. 
Price: 350.00 AUD
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SANDY BAY., GOC, Nicola.
17 GOC, Nicola. SANDY BAY.
Hobart Gentrx Publications 1997 
4to. 344pp, well illustrated in colour and b&w, place ribbon. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper (extremities a little rubbed, now in protective sleeve). The volume is slightly canted, as often, otherwise a very good clean copy. ISBN 0646331221 ***The half-title adds: 'a social history'. The print-run of 1000 copies sold out within a few months of publication. 
Price: 250.00 AUD
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Waratah - Pioneer of the West., GODFREY, Margery.
18 GODFREY, Margery. Waratah - Pioneer of the West.
Tasmania Municipality of Waratah 1984 
Large 4to. 119pp, b&w photographs, map. Soft covers, extremities a trifle rubbed. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0959055002 ***The district encompassed the rich tin mines at Mt Bischoff, as well gold, silver and osmiridium deposits and, more recently, the iron ore mine at Savage River. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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A View to Cradle : a history of Tasmania's Forth River high country from white settlement to national park., HAYGARTH, Nic.
19 HAYGARTH, Nic. A View to Cradle : a history of Tasmania's Forth River high country from white settlement to national park.
Canberra Author 1998 
Small 4to. 214pp, well illustrated. Soft covers (front corners a trifle rubbed). A very good clean copy. Gift inscription on half-title (the two givers and the receiver are all thanked in the author's Acknowledgements, where their names have been underlined). ISBN 0646342932 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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Old Longford., HUDSON, Geo. W.
20 HUDSON, Geo. W. Old Longford.
Launceston Glendessary Press 1986 
Reprint. 50pp, b&w photographs and illustrations, town map. Stapled in stiff wrappers. A very good clean copy. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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