Search Results: 'North Queensland'

Search

×
×
×
×
37 results for "North Queensland"
The Queenslander By iAN DERRICK
Paperback: $16.91
Prints in 3-5 business days
World War Two is over and North Queensland is yawning its way back to normality. The name and exact location of this town is not important except it is somewhere on the coastal side of the Great... More > Divide. By small it is not a one horse town - but too under populated to score a red dot on the map and be classified as a city. Big enough to boast a Mayor – a Shire Council – a meat works – small port – a river plus a creek - a railway workshop – say ten pubs – a public hospital and library – a cemetery - two department stores – banks – a hardware business plus numerous small enterprises. Oh yes, it also has a dominate Catholic Church, complete with a Bishop to cater for the spiritual needs of a large but mainly rural diocese and a Church of England house of worship that is content to accept its prelate guidance from somewhere further South. The only other religious persuasion of any consequence is the somewhat less patronized Presbyterian denomination.< Less
The Queenslander By iAN DERRICK
eBook (PDF): $6.25
World War Two is over and North Queensland is yawning its way back to normality. The name and exact location of this town is not important except it is somewhere on the coastal side of the Great... More > Divide. By small it is not a one horse town - but too under populated to score a red dot on the map and be classified as a city. Big enough to boast a Mayor – a Shire Council – a meat works – small port – a river plus a creek - a railway workshop – say ten pubs – a public hospital and library – a cemetery - two department stores – banks – a hardware business plus numerous small enterprises. Oh yes, it also has a dominate Catholic Church, complete with a Bishop to cater for the spiritual needs of a large but mainly rural diocese and a Church of England house of worship that is content to accept its prelate guidance from somewhere further South. The only other religious persuasion of any consequence is the somewhat less patronized Presbyterian denomination.< Less
Queensland Ringer By Antony Agar
eBook (PDF): $5.00
(3 Ratings)
In North America he's a cowboy, In Australia a ringer. With humour and insight the author has captured the atmoshpere of the Australian outback in this absorbing tale. We meet a young man newly... More > arrived on a north Queensland cattle station, completely out of his depth. We leave him head stockman on a vast Gulf Country station. Readers of all ages will identify with him as he learns the requiered skills, faces the dangers and assumes the responsibilities that bring about the transformation. The interesting characters he meets along the way are well drawn. The experienced men who guide him in the early years. His mates in the mustering camps. The violent types he is obliged to confront during off season labouring jobs. The cattle thieves he encounters. The young ladies who share his life from time to time. Set in the years when it was possible to ride for days on end without seeing a fence and when droving trips that lasted for months were commonplace, this is a book that is hard to put down.< Less
Queensland Ringer By Antony Agar
Paperback: $20.94
Prints in 3-5 business days
(3 Ratings)
In North America he's a cowboy, In Australia a ringer. With humour and insight the author has captured the atmoshpere of the Australian outback in this absorbing tale. We meet a young man newly... More > arrived on a north Queensland cattle station, completely out of his depth. We leave him head stockman on a vast Gulf Country station. Readers of all ages will identify with him as he learns the requiered skills, faces the dangers and assumes the responsibilities that bring about the transformation. The interesting characters he meets along the way are well drawn. The experienced men who guide him in the early years. His mates in the mustering camps. The violent types he is obliged to confront during off season labouring jobs. The cattle thieves he encounters. The young ladies who share his life from time to time. Set in the years when it was possible to ride for days on end without seeing a fence and when droving trips that lasted for months were commonplace, this is a book that is hard to put down.< Less
Two Years Among the Savages of New Guinea. With Introductory Notes on North Queensland. By W. D. Pitcairn
Paperback: List Price: $8.09 $4.05 | You Save: 50%
Prints in 3-5 business days
Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.
The Golden Madness : Writings From The Queensland Gold Rush. By James Moylan
eBook (ePub): $11.65
(1 Ratings)
INCLUDING: My Life on a Tropic Goldfield. BY J. H. BINNIE 1944. A Visit to Queensland and her Goldfields BY CHAS. H. ALLEN. 1870. Reminiscences of Queensland 1862 - 1899. BY W. H. CORFIELD. 1921.... More > Advance Australia BY THE HON. HAROLD FINCH-HATTON 1886. Mining & Separation in North Queensland. BY ALECK J. IVIMEY. 1888. The Black Police of Queensland BY EDWARD B. KENNEDY. 1902. Reports and Extracts on the Orchid P.C. Gold Mine 1886. A Short History of Mining in the Clermont Area BY HERB SMITH. Teansters' Tales of Eungella Pioneering Trips MACKAY DAILY MERCURY. 1947. Forty-Five Years in North Queensland. 1861 - 1905. BY W.R.O HILL. 1907. The Development & Progress of Mining in Queensland. BY WILLIAM FRYAR. (INSPECTOR OF MINES) 1895.< Less
The Golden Madness: writings from the Queensland Gold Rush By James Moylan
Paperback: List Price: $25.36 $24.09 | You Save: 5%
Prints in 3-5 business days
This volume contains a small selection of my favorite writings relating to the gold rush period in Queensland. I hope to provide the reader with a glimpse of the everyday topics and events that were... More > of interest to the pioneer miners in the north of Australia. By largely avoiding sterile historical accounts in favor of primary texts in which personal opinions and first person observations are unselfconsciously expressed I endeavor to provide a sense of the social complexities of this era. The ‘common sense’ of this period is not our common sense. Many of the sentiments and prejudices expressed are jarring to a modern sensibility. Racist attitudes are unambiguously expressed. Empire is a stolid reality. Women are inferior to men. The ‘great chain of being’ provides an all-encompassing teleology by which all things under heaven might be ordered. Please enjoy a journey to the strangest land of them all – the past. James Moylan Researcher & Author< Less
The Ryan Road: From Counties Wexford and Galway to New York and Far North Queensland By Nancy Ryan Celleri, John Keith MacLeod
Paperback: $30.68
Prints in 3-5 business days
The common man of our forbears' day knew little in the way of comfort. They were often forced to relinquish the only comfort afforded them-that which was familiar. They turned adversity into... More > opportunity,if not for themselves then for those who would follow. Many were herded like cattle into the hulls of schooners. All were glad for the promise of work in order to fill their empty stomachs, if not their souls. As hours gave way to years, did they close their eyes and envision the place where the cool breeze had kissed their cheeks? Did they try to fill their nostrils with the aroma of burning peat, offering them the warmth of their long-gone mother's arms? Were their matured brains ever able to exorcise the phantoms of the Famine? This is the story of John and Sarah O'Flaherty Ryan and of their descendants who defended their respective countries during both World Wars.< Less
Captain Thomas Collins, Master Mariner, Whaler, Queensland Pastoralist By Morland Smith
Paperback: $86.11
Prints in 3-5 business days
Thomas Collins who hailed from Road Somerset, was second mate on board the convict brigantine Three Bees when he first sighted Port Jackson in May 1814. He returned several times in subsequent years... More > as Captain of various sailing ships finally settling in Sydney Town with his new bride Sophia Danvers in 1827. Thomas became a Whaler operating out of Sydney with his part-owned boat the Elizabeth and later with the Arabian. The family moved north in the mid-1840s and became involved in pastoral pursuits near Beaudesert in southern Queensland and Gladstone in Central Queensland. This book covers the lives of Thomas Collins, some of his ancestors in Somerset and his descendants in Queensland< Less
The Photographs of John Henry Mills Vol. 2: Everyday Images of Queensland 1870 - 1915 By James Moylan
Hardcover: List Price: $224.04 $212.84 | You Save: 5%
Prints in 3-5 business days
(1 Ratings)
Volume 2 of 2. Twenty years in the making this superb two-volume publication contains more than 550 full colour images. This work presents for the first time the entire Mills Family Collection of... More > heritage photographs that is housed in the Mackay City Library in north Queensland, Australia. Over a period of twenty years the discoverer of this treasure, James Moylan, has restored the majority of these images, providing insight into the everyday circumstances of the colony of Queensland during the latter half of the 1800's and the early 1900's. This superb imprint is something that you will be able to treasure forever and pass on to your children.< Less