There are 56 books in this catalogue.
The Letters of T S Eliot Volume 2: 1923-1925
Eliot, T. S. edited by Valerie Eliot & Hugh Haughton
Book Number: 65839
Faber & Faber, London, 2009. 8vo. hardcover. 878pp. index. Very good. Good d/w rubbed on rear panel.
Dead Men Tell Tales
Book Number: 65824
Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, 1966. 8vo. hardcover. 222pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, foxing to endpapers, owner's signature on fep. / Good d/w, chipped & faded at top of spine.
The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse
Murray. Les (chosen by)
Book Number: 65808
Oxford University Press, Melbourne 1991. 8vo. softcover. 420pp. index. Very good.
The Devil of the Vault: A life of Guy Fawkes
Simons, Eric N.
Book Number: 65752
Frederick Muller, London, 1963. 8vo. hardcover. 255pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, some light foxing. / Good d/w with tear and rubbing on top edge.
The Double-Cross System in the War of 1939 to 1945.
Masterman, J. C. Introduced by M.R.D. Foot. Foreword by Norman Holmes Pearson
Book Number: 65741
The Folio Society. London, 2007. 8vo. hardcover. 215pp. index, b/w illus. Fine. / Very good slipcase.
Endless Path: Dreamtime
Book Number: 65232
Flame Tree Publishing, London, 2007. Square 8vo. softcover. 380pp. colour illus. Very good+.
The Aboriginal Children's History of Australia
story's and illustrations by Australian Aboriginal Children
Book Number: 65270
Rigby / Island Heritage Limited / Aboriginal Arts Board of the Australia Council, Adelaide, 1977. Orange boards hardcover. 150pp. Small square quarto. Pictorial textured papered boards. Dec. eps. Frontis. Colour illustrations drawn by the children. First edition. Good. / Good d/w. Cut on frnt panel of board 7 d/w. Written and illustrated by Australia's Aboriginal Children. Introduction by Wandjuk Marika.
Lands of Shame: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 'Homelands' in Transition
Book Number: 64732
Centre for Independent Studies 2007 8vo softcover 254pp very good+. Renowned economist Helen Hughes brings her many years of development experience to bear on an analysis of the reasons for the appalling standard of living in Australia’s remote Aboriginal communities, and argues passionately for a radical and wide-ranging reform program to improve Aboriginal lives. Her powerful case is augmented by her anger arising from personal experience among the people of these remote communities. Hughes presents the case that the well-intentioned but separatist policies of the last thirty years have failed Australian Aborigines, as they have other Indigenous communities worldwide. In particular, she contends that lack of resources that other Australians take for granted has led to endemic welfare dependency, drug abuse and violence, to the extent that this is destroying, rather than promoting, traditional Aboriginal culture. She maintains that indigenous people have the same needs, and respond to the same economic and social incentives, as all people everywhere, and that separate programs for Aboriginals are not only “reverse racism” but entrench discriminatory practices. The bulk of the book is an unflinching depiction and analysis of conditions in remote Aboriginal communities, covering: substance abuse, violence and the law; how common land is (badly) administered, land and property rights; joblessness and incomes; education; health; and housing. Hughes also highlights isolated success stories and discusses why these programs are working where others have failed. She concludes with a blueprint for reform that, with political will, she asserts would take the ‘Aboriginal problem’ out of the ‘too-hard basket’ and encompass a decent future for all generations of Aboriginals, current and future.
The Australian Aborigine
Book Number: 64220
Australian News and Information Bureau, Melbourne. N.D. 8vo. stapled wraps. 20pp. b/w illus. Good, crease on front cover top corner.
The Observation of Savage Peoples
Degerando, Joseph-Marie; Moore, F.C.T.
Book Number: 64131
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1969. 8vo. hardcover. 123pp. index, b/w illus. Near Fine. / Very good+ clipped d/w.
The Last of the Tasmanians
Book Number: 64103
Frederick Muller Limited, London 1973. 8vo. hardcover. 284pp. index, b/w illus. Very good. / Very good d/w with rubbing to front panel. Owner's details on fep.
Shadows of Utopia
Jurgensen, Manfred; paintings by Cynthia Breusch.
Book Number: 63752
Rockhampton. University of Central Q. Press. 1994 1st ed. 4to. hardcover. 140pp. + colour plates. fine. / very good d/w.
Sykes, Roberta B.
Book Number: 35132
French Forest, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited 1998 8vo softcover 270pp. very good, page edges toned.
Snake cradle (Snake dreaming)
Sykes, Roberta B
Book Number: 36472
St. Leonards, NSW Allen & Unwin 1997 Large 8vo softcover 330pp, b/w illus. very good, front cover creased on corner.
The Politics of Prejudice
Book Number: 62707
Alternative Publishing, Australia, 1980. 8vo. softcover. 182pp. index, b/w illus. Good, stain on edge of first few pages.