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Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in North-West and Western Australia, Volume 2 By George, Sir Grey
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Sir George Grey, KCB (14 April 1812 – 19 September 1898)... More > was a British soldier, explorer, Governor of South Australia, twice Governor of New Zealand, Governor of Cape Colony (South Africa), the 11th Premier of New Zealand and a writer. By political philosophy a Gladstonian liberal, Grey eschewed the class system for the prosaic life of Auckland's new governance he helped to establish.Grey was born in Lisbon, Portugal, the only son of Bvt. Lieutenant-Colonel George Grey, of the 30th (Cambridgeshire) Regiment of Foot, who was killed at the Battle of Badajoz in Spain just a few days before. His mother, Elizabeth Anne née Vignoles, on the balcony of her hotel in Lisbon, overheard two officers speak of her husband's death and this brought on the premature birth of the child. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Grey< Less
Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in North-West and Western Australia, Volume 1 By George, Sir Grey
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Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia Performed between the years 1818 and 1822 -- Volume 1 By Philip Parker King
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Admiral Phillip Parker King, FRS, RN (13 December 1791 – 26... More > February 1856) was an early explorer of the Australian and Patagonian coasts. King was born on Norfolk Island, to Philip Gidley King and Anna Josepha King née Coombe, and named after his father's mentor, Arthur Phillip, which explains the difference in spelling of his and his father's first names. King was sent to England for education in 1796, and he joined the Royal Naval Academy, Portsmouth, in 1802. King entered the Royal Navy in 1807, where he was commissioned lieutenant in 1814.King was assigned to survey the parts of the Australian coast not already examined by Matthew Flinders, and made four voyages between December 1817 and April 1822. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phillip_Parker_King< Less
A History of Bathurst Aviation By Jerry Trevor-Jones
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Written by Bathurst Aviation stalwart Jerry Trevor-Jones in the form of his own memoirs, A History of Bathurst Aviation 1912-2008, incorporating a history of the Bathurst Aero Club 1930-2008 has been... More > compiled in an account of the milestones of the development of the industry in Bathurst, from first discussions about establishing an aerodrome and the first flight into Bathurst, to the formation of the Bathust Aero Club and the activities of the members over the years. He has included accounts of Bathurst aviation incidents and disasters over time, as well the pioneers and icons of the aviation industry in the Bathurst area.< Less
The Biboolmirn ‘Paperbark People’ from the South West Region of Australia: A Glimpse of Traditional Life and Customs By Joe ‘jopossum’ Collard
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“This book is about the Biboolmirn people written from a Nyoongar(man’s) perspective. Since the horizon of time the Biboolmirn occupied the south west of Western Australia from Jurien Bay... More > to Israelite bay. Traditionally history and culture has been passed down from person to person through story telling from the old people and yarning around the campfire. This book presents the reader with the opportunity of an unprecedented insight into one of the oldest Aboriginal tribal groups of Australia.”< Less
A SHORTER HISTORY OF MORLING COLLEGE By Ivan Bruce Thornton
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A Short History of Morling College, The Baptist Theological College of NSW Australia
Knight / Davis Family History By Maree Blewitt
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A family history of the Knight / Davis family of the Glen Innes district of NSW, Australia
History of Australian Bushranging: Illustrated By Charles White
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History of Australian Bushranging: Illustrated by Charles White. Classic account of Australian bushranging recounts in vivid detail, the deeds of the early bush bandits. Attracted by the fast, free... More > life, these native born Australians plundered the gold escorts and crowded coaches, fighting it out with the police - heroes in the eyes of the public they robbed. The early history of bushranging in Australia will never be written, for the facts have never been recorded. Limited though the colony was in extent, its literature—even its journalism—was still more limited. Moreover, the first men who "took the bush" were neither important nor interesting enough to obtain more than a passing mention in those Governors' despatches which are our chief authorities for early colonial history. The name, being applied to men who, some from choice and some from necessity, ranged the bush as freebooters, "sticking-up" settlers and travellers and demanding in orthodox style "your money or your life."< Less
Carnivals: A History and How To By Roy Maloy
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Every year over 160 agricultural shows are held in Australia, over 1100 in the United States and over 850 in Britain. More people attend agricultural shows, country and county fairs in these three... More > countries per year than cinema and their combined social impact is greater than most amateur sporting codes. Author Roy Maloy has long been regarded as an Australian entertainment icon for his countless performances at regional Australian, New Zealand, American and English agricultural events. Throughout his career Maloy has not only provided entertainment but worked closely with over 1000 festival, show and fair committees as a consultant, offering his advice and tremendous experience to create new ways to set out a show, create new attractions, promote events, teach new communities and get the biggest possible crowds to the show possible!< Less
A Short History of My Life By Edward Constantine Schiele
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The story of a young man who seeks his fortune in a fast developing new world. This interesting journey starts in Russia and Germany, then on to Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia & Argentina. A... More > lesson in coping with adversity and setbacks to finally achieve his goal - to provide for his large family< Less

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