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image of ALS, recent Adelaide immigrant encourages plumber sister to emigrate & work on city water supply

ALS, recent Adelaide immigrant encourages plumber sister to emigrate & work on city water supply

by [Adelaide, S.A.; Women in the trades] Marsh, E.

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Published
1850
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Very good condition
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Adelaide, 1850. Very good condition. A remarkable letter from Adelaide, signed "E. Marsh", a recent settler, addressed to "Dear Sister", in which the author encourages her sister to emigrate, saying "Bring your tools with you by all means..." This remarkable letter is written by "Mrs. Marsh" who is herself recorded as a "plasterer" in the South Australian… Read more
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"The Gumeracha Gold Fields - Watts' Gully Diggings, Australia", illustrated article, Scientific American

by [Broad, Alfred Scott; Australia; Gold]

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Published
1885
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Very good condition
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New York: Munn & Co., 1885. Very good condition. Woodcut illustration and description of the newly discovered South Australia gold fields near Adelaide, in Supplement No. 504 of Scientific American. The woodcut depicts workers busily at work amongst many piles of "wash dirt"; at the right side is a store run by a "Mr. Blue", a sign… Read more
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Report of the Sub-committee on the Decimal System (appointed September 13, 1859)

by Adelaide Philosophical Society

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Published
1860
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Adelaide: Adelaide Philosophical Society, 1860. Ephemera. "Mr. Jessup's scheme" was evaluated by a committee chaired by Thomas D. Smeaton. They passed 9 resolutions, the first being "That the adoption of a uniform system of notation in money, weights, and measures would of itself prove of incalculable benefit to the community". Yet, they later propose that the… Read more
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image of ALS, from Tennyson as Governor of South Australia to Sir Richard Webster, incoming governor

ALS, from Tennyson as Governor of South Australia to Sir Richard Webster, incoming governor

by Tennyson, Rt. Hon. Hallam (1852-1928)

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Published
1900
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Adelaide: Government House, 1900. Very good condition. Autographed manuscript letter on Government House Adelaide letterhead stationery, addressed to "Dear Sir Richard Webster", and signed, "Tennyson". Tennyson (1852 - 1928) was the eldest son of the poet, Alfred, Lord Tennyson. The Governor General of South Australia (1899-1902), he was in office during the Federation of the Australian… Read more
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image of Chambers' Edinburgh Journal, Volume IV, with article, "Mutiny of the Bounty"

Chambers' Edinburgh Journal, Volume IV, with article, "Mutiny of the Bounty"

by Chambers, William & Robert

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Published
1836
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Very good overall
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London: Orr and Smith, 1836. Hardcover. Very good overall. Full yearly bound volume of 52 numbers, beginning with January 31, 1835, through January 23, 1836. Content includes the Mutiny of the Bounty, Halley's Comet, and Ross' s Expedition to the Arctic (p346 - 347). Folio, 416 pp, all edges marbled. Three quarter black gilt leather… Read more
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London: Printed by William Brown and Co, 1885. Hardcover. Good + condition. Bank of South Australia articles of association, including two sections recorded in the Index, "Saving of Local Colonial Laws" and "Australian Colonies Defined". 8vo, vii, 33pp. Limp gilt leather covers; spine chipped, covers rubbed at edges; inner hinge cracked but holding.… Read more
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Sydney: Royal Society of New South Wales, 1889. Hardcover. Very good condition. Two extracts from the Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales. The Aborigines of Australia by Edward Stephens, read before the Royal Society NSW, October 2, 1889. [With] "New South Wales as a Health Resort in Phthisis Pulmonalis" (tuberculosis), read… Read more
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An Australian Ramble, or A Summer in Australia

by Ritchie, J. Ewing

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Published
1890
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Very good condition
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London: Fisher Unwin, 1890. Hardcover. Very good condition. Travel work on a visit to Australia by an English journalist, with descriptions of Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, life at a sheep station, the "larrikin in Australia", Australian wine growing, and emigration information. 8vo, x, 235pp, [1] pp advertisements. Rebound in modern green gilt cloth,… Read more
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Narrative of a Visit to the Australian Colonies - Presentation copy

by Backhouse, James

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Published
1843
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Very good overall
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First edition
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York: Hamilton Adams, 1843. First edition. Hardcover. Very good overall. Fully signed presentation copy to Backhouse's cousin in 1845, Hugh Cloak. The author, a member of the Society of Friends, was an erudite and observant traveller, writing in detail about his experiences. He & his partner Walker visited Tasmania, Norfolk Island, Moreton Bay, Port… Read more
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image of Plan of the Southern Portion of the Province of South Australia as Divided into Counties and Hundreds Showing Agricultural Areas, Post Towns, Telegraph Stations, Main Roads and Railways; Compiled from Official Documents

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London: Sampson Low & Co, 1887. Good condition. Dissected map on canvas of South Australia. The right hand set of panels are detached; the map with scattered fox spotting, somewhat dusty, obviously well used, nevertheless presentable. Trove 7146934 locates a copy at the National Library of Australia in their Ferguson Collection, Map 292. … Read more
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image of Micko Walsh and Fred Segar, Australian boxers.  Glass negatives

Micko Walsh and Fred Segar, Australian boxers. Glass negatives

by [Boxing; Australia]

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Published
1921
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Australia, 1921. Very good condition. Two early glass negatives, one showing two Australian boxers, Micko Walsh and Fred Segar, and the second a portrait of their promoter, Will Young. Walsh (a.k.a. Welsh), a Melbourne resident, was born in 1871, debuted in 1892, and fought as a featherweight. He is listed as fighting 49 bouts and 286… Read more
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image of Australia Calls You to Sunshine, Freedom and Prosperity.  A Tourists' Paradise

Australia Calls You to Sunshine, Freedom and Prosperity. A Tourists' Paradise

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Published
1925
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Very good condition
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Sydney: Australian Railways Commissioners, 1925. Very good condition. Prospectus with beautifully illustrated 1920s color wrappers, with illustrations of Canberra and Sydney Bridge, both under construction. Front wrapper signed Smith & Julius Studios, and depicting a bathing beauty with pale yellow parasol at the beach on one panel, and the snow clad "Alps". The verso with a… Read more
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image of Successful Exploration through the Interior of Australia, from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria, from the Journals and Letters of William John Wills, edited by his father, William Wills

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London: Richard Bentley,, 1863. Hardcover. Good -. Financed by the Victorian government, the ill-fated expedition set out in competition w/ Sturt's SA expedition to become the first to reach the north coast. This is the most extensive of the contemporary accounts. 8vo, (xii) 396pp, (32)pp ads, F + 1 plt., fold. map. Embossed red cloth, covers… Read more
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The Mapping of Australia

by Tooley, R V.

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Published
1979
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Fine
Edition
Signed Limited Edition
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London: Holland Press,, 1979. Signed Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. First Limited Edition of 300 copies with the limitation inscribed on the half title page along with Mr Tooley's signature. Thick royal 8vo, 376pp text, with 243 pp of map illustrations and a 14 page index, making a total of 633pp. Teg. Bound in 3/4 red morocco… Read more
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The Early History of South Australia: A Romantic Experiment in Colonization

by Blacket, John

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Published
1907
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Very good overall
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First edition
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Adelaide: Vardon & Sons, 1907. First edition. Hardcover. Very good overall. 8vo, 393pp, ads [2]pp. Green gilt cloth covers, slightly rubbed at spine ends.
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Encounter Bay, the Miniature Naples of Australia

by Hodge, Charles

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Published
1932
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Very good condition
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First edition
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Adelaide: Chas. Hodge, 1932. First edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. 8vo, xii, 173pp, ills. Original olive cloth boards, title in black. Corners slightly rubbed, front board slightly marked along bottom edge.
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image of Two Expeditions into the Interior of Southern Australia, during the Years 1828, 1829, 1830, and 1831: with Observations on the Soil, Climate, and General Resources of the Colony of New South Wales

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London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1833. First edition. Hardcover. "(A)n important book recounting discoveries of the highest consequence & being the 1st publication by one of Australia's most heroic explorers... is scarce & sought after." (Wantrup 118a). LACKS last page of prelims in both volumes & View of the Morumbidgee River & Palaeornis Melanura, or Black-Tailed Paroquet. … Read more
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image of South Australia Photo Album, with views of Adelaide, ca. 1900

South Australia Photo Album, with views of Adelaide, ca. 1900

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Hardcover. Very good condition. A photograph album of a young man's road tours with his friends in the area around Adelaide in the early 1900s. The snap shots are original gelatin silver prints, black and white images of great clarity, showing the young man and friends in two different convertible vehicles touring the countryside. In one… Read more
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Glimpses of Australia. Souvenir For the United States Navy. August - September 1908. Under The Southern Cross

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Published
1908
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Very good condition
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First printing
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Sydney: Gullick, 1908. First printing. Hardcover. Very good condition. One of the many commemorative items that was issued around the world for the Great White Fleet's 14 month circumnavigation of the globe. Images of every Australian state fill the pages, with captions below. Oblong 8vo, unpaginated, b&w photographic plates. Bound in publishers' blue pictorial cloth stamped… Read more
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The Nullabor Plains and the West Boundary of the Province. Pamphlet

by Tietkins, W. H.

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Published
1889
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Good + overall
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Adelaide: H. F. Leader, Government Printer, 1889. Paperback. Good + overall. The large folding map shows the boundary between South Australia and Western Australia from Bass Strait to Timor. Map includes the routes of Ernest Giles and John Forrest expeditions noting the geography, terrain and journey times. 8vo, 8pp, last blank, folding map. The… Read more
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