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Prelude to Federation (1884-1898). Extracts from the journal of James Backhouse Walker, F.R.G.S., legal practitioner, historian, author.

By: WALKER, James Backhouse.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Hobart, OBM: 1976

Seller ID: 5710


Edited by Peter Benson Walker. 500 numbered copies, signed by the editor. 200pp, frontis portrait of JBW, illustrations, endpaper maps (Alfred Mault's 1880s overlay of the streets of central Hobart on a sketch of the original shoreline and first settlement). Pictorial papered boards with dustwrapper. Very good. View more info

Prelude to Federation (1884-1898). Extracts from the journal of James Backhouse Walker, F.R.G.S., legal practitioner, historian, author.

By: WALKER, James Backhouse.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Hobart, OBM: 1976

Seller ID: 7069


Edited by Peter Benson Walker. 500 numbered copies, signed by the editor. 200pp, frontis portrait of JBW, illustrated, endpaper maps (Alfred Mault's 1880s overlay of the streets of central Hobart on a sketch of the original shoreline and first settlement). Pictorial papered boards with dustwrapper (chipped near head of spine). A very good clean copy in a good wrapper. View more info

Abel Janszoon Tasman: his life and voyages [and] The Deportation of the Norfolk Islanders to the Derwent in 1808.

By: WALKER, James Backhouse.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hobart, Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania: 1896

Seller ID: 12648


This is a double issue of the RST's Papers & Proceedings for 1894-95: [xvi], xxxvii, 66pp (for 1894); (vi), 120, 6, [6]pp (for 1895). Walker's Tasman article comprises pp[vi], 1-56 (3 folding maps) of the 1895 section; and the Norfolk Islander article is pp1-26 of the 1894 section. Original wrappers, spine slightly soiled and with a couple of tiny chips at head and tail. The large folding map with Mault's paper has its outer edge a trifle worn due to a misfold. Clean ins... View more info

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Walk to the West.

By: WALKER, James Backhouse.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Hobart, Royal Society of Tasmania: 1993

Seller ID: 5161


Edited by Dr Michael Stoddart. Limited to 880 copies thus (although not stated - there was also a special issue, the subscribers for which are listed). Large 8vo; xxviii, 76pp, folding map. Cloth with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ***Account of an 1887 walk by lawyer/historian J.B. Walker, surveyor Sprent and others along the Linda Track to Mt Lyell, and thence to Macquarie Harbour and northwards to near Waratah. With colour and black & white illustrations by W.C. Pig... View more info

Image for Early Tasmania : papers read before the Royal Society of Tasmania during the years 1888 to 1899 (The Walker Memorial Volume).

Early Tasmania : papers read before the Royal Society of Tasmania during the years 1888 to 1899 (The Walker Memorial Volume).

By: WALKER, James Backhouse.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Hobart, Government Printer: 1973

Seller ID: 5410


Fourth impression. 294pp, 6 folding charts in rear pocket. Blue cloth with dustwrapper (spine sunned, now in protective sleeve). A very good clean copy. ***Includes early European exploration and settlement of VDL, the Norfolk Islanders deported to VDL in 1808, and three papers on the Tasmanian Aborigines (notes from the journals of G.W. Walker, tribal divisions, and a general article). View more info

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Enterprise, Risk and Ruin : the stage-coach and the development of Van Diemen's Land and Tasmania

By: WALKER, Steven.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Hobart, Fullers Bookshop: 2016

Seller ID: 34983


Small 4to. xii, 388pp, illustrated. Soft covers with French flaps. Fine (new). ISBN 0994561199 View more info

Image for Enterprise, Risk and Ruin : the stage-coach and the development of Van Diemen's Land and Tasmania

Enterprise, Risk and Ruin : the stage-coach and the development of Van Diemen's Land and Tasmania

By: WALKER, Steven.

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Hobart, Fullers Bookshop: 2016

Seller ID: 34984


Special issue of 200 copies, numbered and signed by the author. Small 4to. xii, 388pp, illustrated. Pictorial papered boards. Fine (new). ISBN 0995381402 View more info

I Sleep in Haysheds and Corners : by ten Tasmanian writers and ten Tasmanian craft artists.

By: WALTER, Ben & Kelly Eijdenberg (eds)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hobart, Inscrutable Press: 2011

Seller ID: 29102


500 numbered copies. Square 8vo. [56]pp, illustrated in colour, printed on Spicers Freelife Vellum 140gsm. Pictorial soft covers (Spicers Freelife Felt 320gsm). Fine (new). ***Ten stories, each illustrated by a craft artist's response to it. View more info

Image for Down Wapping : Hobart's vanished Wapping and Old Wharf districts.

Down Wapping : Hobart's vanished Wapping and Old Wharf districts.

By: WAPPING History Group.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 1988

Seller ID: 31134


First edition. xviii, 252pp, 80 illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper (spine somewhat faded). A very good clean copy. ISBN 0908528175 View more info

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A Reid and Shakespeare family history.

By: WARD, Malcolm.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hobart, Author: 2014

Seller ID: 33453


184pp, illustrated in b&w. Soft covers. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0980307023 View more info

Image for Built by Seabrook : Hobart buildings constructed by the Seabrook family from the 1830s.

Built by Seabrook : Hobart buildings constructed by the Seabrook family from the 1830s.

By: WARD, Malcolm.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Hobart, Author: 2006

Seller ID: 22152


Oblong 4to. 110pp, well illustrated in colour and b&w. Soft covers. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0980307007 ***Several generations of Seabrooks constructed numerous public buildings and private residences in Hobart, including many Henry Hunter designs. View more info

Image for Tamar River Leads : creating a safe harbour entrance.

Tamar River Leads : creating a safe harbour entrance.

By: WATTS, John.

Price: $33.00

Publisher: George Town, Tasmania, Author: 2017

Seller ID: 35398


4to. 134pp, b&w illustrations. Soft covers. A fine clean copy. ***Describes the various surveys of the dangerous mouth to Port Dalrymple (Tamar River) between 1842 and 1965, and the four sets of lead lights installed to assist navigation. View more info

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A Hundred Years of Yachting.

By: WEBSTER, E.H. & L. Norman.

Price: $285.00

Publisher: Hobart, J. Walch & Sons (printed by): 1936

Seller ID: 20463


Issued under the auspices of the Government of Tasmania, the Hobart Marine Board, and the Hobart City Council. 256pp, well illustrated, folding panorama (2 views) at rear. Original blue reptillian cloth, title printed on spine, coloured illustration laid onto the upper board, as issued (trifling mark to lower corner). Some foxing on the endpapers, otherwise a very good+ clean copy. View more info

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The Diaries of John Helder Wedge.

By: WEDGE, John Helder (edited by The Hon. Mr Justice Crawford, W.F.Ellis and G.H.Stancombe).

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hobart, Royal Society of Tasmania: 1963

Seller ID: 30552


Second impression (500 copies). Small 4to. xliv, 100pp, frontis portrait, full-page map, Wedge family tree, 2 illustrations. Blue cloth, as issued (without dustwrapper). In fine (unused) condition. ***Wedge, an early Van Diemen's Land surveyor and explorer, was later a member of the Port Phillip Association and a participant in the foundation of Melbourne. View more info

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Port Arthur : a place of misery.

By: WEIDENHOFER, Maggie.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Melbourne, B. & M. Reid with Port Arthur Management Authority: 1990

Seller ID: 35890


Second edition. Oblong large 8vo. 146pp, illus. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. ***Author's inscription. ISBN 0646000039 View more info

Image for Growing Up in Stanley 1920-1940 : recollections of boyhood.

Growing Up in Stanley 1920-1940 : recollections of boyhood.

By: WELLS, Max.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Tasmania, Author?: 1988

Seller ID: 21026


Small 4to. 64pp, illustrated. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. View more info

Image for An Intense Scutiny : photography by Stewart Wells.

An Intense Scutiny : photography by Stewart Wells.

By: WELLS, Stewart.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Hobart, Author: 2007

Seller ID: 34730


Essay by Greg Lehman. 4to. Unpaginated, 105 colour images. Papered board with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. ***Signed by Sterwart Wells. ISBN 0975723782 *** A study of the changes wrought by humans on the Tasmanian environment. View more info

Michael Howe: the last and the worst of the bushrangers of Van Diemen's Land. Narrative of the chief atrocities committed by this great murderer and his associates during a period of six years in Van Diemen's Land. From authentic sources of information.

By: WELLS,T.E.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dubbo, Review Publications: 1979

Seller ID: 6951


With an Introduction by George Mackaness. Australian Historical Monographs, reprint series. 40pp, illustrated. Stapled in stiff wrappers. A very good clean copy. View more info

The History of Tasmania.

By: WEST, John.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Libraries Board of South Australia: 1966

Seller ID: 19829


(Australiana Facsimile Editions, no 35.) First published Launceston, 1852 (Ferguson 18351). 340 & 380pp. Blue synthetic cloth. Edges and endpapers a little yellowed, otherwise a good clean set. View more info

Image for The History of Tasmania. With copious information respecting the colonies of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, &c., &c., &c.

The History of Tasmania. With copious information respecting the colonies of New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, &c., &c., &c.

By: WEST, John.

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Sydney, Angus & Robertson: 1981

Seller ID: 12534


(Australian Classics.) Edited, with introduction and annotations, by A.G.L. Shaw. Reprint of the 1971 edition (first published 1852). xxii, 700pp, black & white illustrations, map. Papered boards with dustwrapper (spine a trifle sunned). Edges somewhat soiled, otherwise a good clean copy. ***The classic contemporary account of Van Diemen's Land, here with Professor Shaw's extensive notes and commentary. View more info

A Guide to Tasmanian Government Administration.

By: WETTENHALL, R.L.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hobart, Platypus: 1968

Seller ID: 5182


348pp. Case-bound with printed cloth. Very good. View more info

Image for Pro Hart's Legendary Tasmania.

Pro Hart's Legendary Tasmania.

By: WHITE, Paul (text by) and Pro Hart.

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Rigby: 1982

Seller ID: 14219


Paintings by Pro Hart. Oblong 4to. 71pp, colour plates. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. ***Signed by Pro Hart. View more info

Image for The Whitehead Letters : Tasmanian society and politics, 1871-1882, as seen through the letterbooks of John Whitehead MHA of 'Winburn', Lymington [Nile].

The Whitehead Letters : Tasmanian society and politics, 1871-1882, as seen through the letterbooks of John Whitehead MHA of 'Winburn', Lymington [Nile].

By: WHITEHEAD, John. [Compiled by Francisca A. Vernon & edited by Michael N. Sprod.]

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hobart, Tasmanian Historical Research Association: 1991

Seller ID: 5186


The edition limited to 1000 copies. 270pp, illustrated. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0909479054 ***The monthly letters of a northern Tasmanian farmer-politician to an English friend - Edwin Bowring, a former VDL resident and manager of 'Panshanger' - with an introduction concerning Whitehead and the politics of the period, and extensive notes on the people and events mentioned in the letters. View more info

Image for Railways, Mines, Pubs and People : and other historical research.

Railways, Mines, Pubs and People : and other historical research.

By: WHITHAM, Lindsay.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hobart, Tasmanian Historical Research Association: 2002

Seller ID: 23194


264pp, 101 photographs, drawings and maps. Soft covers; reading creases to spine. A good to very good clean copy. ISBN 0909479216 ***Most of the essays were originally published in the Tasmanian Historical Research Association's Papers & Proceedings. Whitham's interest has been in Tasmania's near-forgotten industrial heritage. View more info

Image for The Abels : a comprehensive guide to Tasmania's mountains over 1100m high. Volume 1. Sections 1-5.

The Abels : a comprehensive guide to Tasmania's mountains over 1100m high. Volume 1. Sections 1-5.

By: WILKINSON, Bill (ed).

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Hobart, Tasmanian Outdoors Collection:

Seller ID: 34152


Second edition, substantially revised and expanded. 4to. 352pp, lavishly illustrated in colour and b&w. Includes the 'Abel Tables'; the check-list previously issued as small booklet, now updated with GDA references. Soft covers with French flaps. Fine (new). ISBN 0995367353 ***This volume covers the north-east, north-west, south-east, eastern and wesatern plateaux, the Ossa and Du Cane groups, and the Cuvier Valley region. The second volume - the original edition of whic... View more info

Image for The Abels : a comprehensive guide to Tasmania's mountains over 1100m high. Volume 1. Sections 1-5.

The Abels : a comprehensive guide to Tasmania's mountains over 1100m high. Volume 1. Sections 1-5.

By: WILKINSON, Bill (ed).

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Hobart, Tasmanian Outdoors Collection: 2016

Seller ID: 35106


Second edition, substantially revised and expanded. Pictorial papered boards. 4to. 352pp, lavishly illustrated in colour and b&w. Includes the 'Abel Tables'; the check-list previously issued as small booklet, now updated with GDA references. Fine (new). ISBN 0995367361 *** The hard-bound issue of this new edition was limited to 200 numbered copies, signed by the author; this one is out-of-series (unnumbered) but signed. This volume covers the north-east, north-west, sout... View more info

Irish Convicts and Van Diemen's Land.

By: WILLIAMS, John.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hobart, Tasmanian Historical Research Association: 1972

Seller ID: 23145


article in THRAPP, Vol 19/3, September 1972, pp100-20. Stapled in wrappers. Very good. View more info

Image for Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania : Book 2.

Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania : Book 2.

By: WILSON, Andrew.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Hobart, Everything Everything: 2016

Seller ID: 34770


4to. 260pp, lavishly illustrated in colour and b&w. Quarter cloth and pictorial papered boards. Fine (new). ISBN 099230363X ***A second volume of photographs and stories of colourful old sailors, fishermen and shipwrights from Tasmania, along with scenic shots of Tasmania’s world-famous beautiful and rugged island coastline. View more info

Image for Tasmanian Insights: essays in honour of Geoffrey Thomas Stilwell.

Tasmanian Insights: essays in honour of Geoffrey Thomas Stilwell.

By: WINTER, Gillian (ed).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Hobart, State Library of Tasmania: 1992

Seller ID: 5197


1000 copies only. 245pp, illus in colour and b&w. Red cloth with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 072463892X ***Fifteen articles: on aspects of Tasmanian history, maritime exploration, connections with Antarctica, art, architecture, engineering, jewellery, publishing, interior design (of Government House) - with biographical sketches of Stilwell and Sir William Crowther, and an afterword by Christopher Koch. View more info

Image for Andrew Bent and the Freedom of the Press in Van Diemen's Land.

Andrew Bent and the Freedom of the Press in Van Diemen's Land.

By: WOODBERRY, Joan.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hobart, Fuller's Bookshop: 1972

Seller ID: 5200


750 numbered copies. 174pp. Brown synthetic cloth with clear acetate dustwrapper. A very good to fine clean copy. ISBN 0858530058 View more info

A Survey of Woodcraft in Tasmania.

By: Woodcraft:

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hobart, Forestry Commission Tasmania: 1988

Seller ID: 27757


4to. 22pp, illus. Stapled in the original wrappers, as issued. Very good. ISBN 0724635203 View more info

Image for 100 Years of Excellence : Launceston High School to Launceston College 1913-2013.

100 Years of Excellence : Launceston High School to Launceston College 1913-2013.

By: WOODS, Patricia (ed).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Launceston, The College: 2013

Seller ID: 35418


4to. xiv, 272pp, well illustrated in colour and b&w. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0987604279 ***Includes a full reprint of the 1976 publication (by the the Launceston Matriculation College) '60 Years On' View more info

Image for Portrait of Jane: a life of Lady Franklin.

Portrait of Jane: a life of Lady Franklin.

By: WOODWARD, Frances J.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1951

Seller ID: 35215


First edition. 382pp, frontis portrait, 6 plates, full-page map of Tasmania, rear endpaper map (illustrating the searches for Sir John Franklin). Green cloth with dustwrapper (spine somewhat soiled and rubbed, now in protective sleeve. From a church library - where, it seems, it was little if ever used - with a spine label on the wrapper, a stamp and a small card pocket on the front endpapers, but no other markings. A very good clean (ex-library) copy. View more info

A Walk in Old Hobart.

By: WOOLEY, Charles and Michael Tatlow.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Tasmania, Walk Guides Australia: 2007

Seller ID: 27271


86pp, illustrated in colour and b&w, folding map. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. ***A self-guided walking trail: 'your guide to two wondrous hours'. View more info

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A Tour of Old Tasmania.

By: WOOLEY, Charles; Michael Tatlow & Peter Mercer.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Tasmania, Walk Guides Australia: 2008

Seller ID: 28449


232pp, illustrated in colour and b&w, map. Soft covers. A very good to fine clean copy. ISBN 0980563739 *** 'Tours and maps for a week or a month. Presenting 200 towns and secret places.' View more info

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Moods of a Mountain.

By: WOOLLEY, Graeme (photography). Text by Nigel Woolley.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Hobart?, Nigel Woolley: 2007

Seller ID: 26375


Oblong 4to. 77pp, colour photography. Pictorial papered boards. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0980326303 ***Hobart's Mount Wellington. The book was produced to celebrate the work of Graeme Woolley (1931-2006). View more info

Image for A History of the Huon and Far South. Volume 1: Before the Orchards Grew.

A History of the Huon and Far South. Volume 1: Before the Orchards Grew.

By: WOOLLEY, Richie and Wayne Smith.

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Huonville, Tasmania, Huon Valley Council: 2004

Seller ID: 35898


4to. 222pp, [19]pp bibliography and index, b&w photographs and illustrations, maps. Soft covers. Errata slip loosely inserted. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0975605305 ***To date, the second volume has not appeared. View more info

Image for Tasmania's Heroes : awards for valour.

Tasmania's Heroes : awards for valour.

By: World War One:

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Hobart, N.G. Davies at "The Mercury" Office: 1918

Seller ID: 33999


Sold for the benefit of the O.A.S. Fund. Authorised by the State Repatriation Board. Booklet (105x160mm). 32pp, illustrated. Stapled in stiff wrappers, as issued, now with plastic covering. The booklet is crinkled throughout (by damp it seems) but with no adhesion of pages, pp25/6 has a small piece from its top corner torn away (clips the marginal border but well away from text). A just-about-good copy of a scarce booklet. ***Cover title adds: 'The Great War'. A list of ... View more info

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Launceston Regiment 1860-1960.

By: WYATT, D.M.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Taroona, Tas, Author: 2013

Seller ID: 32218


Published in an edition of 150 numbered copies signed by the author (the first 35 of which are case-bound). 4to. x, 206pp, well illustrated in colour and b&w. Soft covers. Fine (new). ISBN 0977503399 ***The Launceston Volunteer Rifle Corps was founded in 1860, although it was disbanded due to insufficient government and public support in 1868. Ten years later, the Tasmanian Volunteer Rifle regiment was formed, with two companies in Launceston and four in Hobart, and the ... View more info

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Artillery in Tasmania 1901-2011.

By: WYATT, Douglas Morris & Keith Glyde.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Hobart, Authors: 2012

Seller ID: 33384


4to. xii, 254pp, well illustrated in colour and b&w. Soft covers. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0977503372 *** A chronological diary of the evolution of artillery in Tasmania. View more info

Image for A Lion in the Colony : an historical outline of the Tasmanian Colonial Volunteer Forces 1859-1901.

A Lion in the Colony : an historical outline of the Tasmanian Colonial Volunteer Forces 1859-1901.

By: WYATT, Major D.M.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hobart, 6th Military District Museum: 1990

Seller ID: 13539


62pp, illustrations (4 in colour). Stapled in stiff pictorial wrappers. A very good clean copy. Signed by the author. ISBN 0646011774 View more info

Image for With the Volunteers: a historical diary of the volunteer military forces of the north-west and west coasts of Tasmania, 1886-1986.

With the Volunteers: a historical diary of the volunteer military forces of the north-west and west coasts of Tasmania, 1886-1986.

By: WYATT, Major D.M.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Devonport (Tas), Author?: 1987

Seller ID: 5207


#343 of 1000 copies, signed by the author. Large 4to. 348pp. Synthetic cloth, gilt design blocked on the upper board, with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. View more info

Image for Sporting Island: a history of sport and recreation in Tasmania.

Sporting Island: a history of sport and recreation in Tasmania.

By: YOUNG, David.

Price: $44.00

Publisher: Hobart, Department of Sport & Recreation: 2005

Seller ID: 20413


4to. 394pp, illustrated in colour and b&w. Soft covers. Fine. ISBN 0975233106 View more info

Image for The story of the Deloraine schools 1847-1979.

The story of the Deloraine schools 1847-1979.

By: YOUNG, Lexie.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Author?: 1979

Seller ID: 33501


48pp, illustrated. Stapled in stiff wrappers, as issued. A very good clean copy. ***Includes the schools at Red Hills, Moltemea, Quamby Brook, Golden Valley, Dunorlan. View more info