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  • RECLAIMING OUR STORIES, RECLAIMING OUR LIVES: Report of the Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Counselling Project: June 1994 to September 1994. Dulwich Centre Newsletter, 1995, Number 1. by Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia
    Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia
    RECLAIMING OUR STORIES, RECLAIMING OUR LIVES: Report of the Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Counselling Project: June 1994 to September 1994. Dulwich Centre Newsletter, 1995, Number 1.

    Edition: First printing.

    Dulwich Centre: Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia, 1995. First edition - "This Newsletter outlines a report of a counselling project initiated by the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia, which was conducted from June 1994 to September 1994. This counselling project implemented one of the recommendations made by the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (November 1987 to December 1990)." Large format. 40 pp.

    Condition: Fine in red stapled wrappers.

    Book ID: 78514
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  • Anderson, Jessica.
    AN ORDINARY LUNACY.

    Edition: First trade paper printing.

    New York: Penguin, 1987. Her first novel, originally published in 1963.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 1522
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  • Anderson, Jessica.
    THE ONLY DAUGHTER.

    Edition: First trade paper printing.

    New York: Penguin, 1986. Originally published as 'The Impersonators' in Australia.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 1531
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  • Arthym Judith.
    GOODBYE GOLDILOCKS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London & Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1984. dj. Hardcover first edition - Australian author's first novel, a 'chilling story of a young girl's obsession, an obsession fuelled by religious and sexual fantasy.'. ISBN: 0-207-148996.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 26410
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  • Astley, Thea.
    IT'S RAINING IN MANGO.

    Edition: First trade paper printing.

    New York: Penguin, 1988.

    Condition: Fine condition.

    Book ID: 1523
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  • Astley, Thea.
    HUNTING THE WILD PINEAPPLE.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Putnam, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - A series of interrelated stories, originally published in Australia in 1979 and winner of the Jmes Cook Foundation award. ISBN: 0-399-135618.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 19152
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  • THE SLOW NATIVES. by Astley, Thea.
    Astley, Thea.
    THE SLOW NATIVES.

    Edition: First thus- a hardcover reprint.

    New York: Putnam, (1993.) dj. Hardcover - Her first book to be published in the US (in 1967 originally.) Winner of the Miles Franklin and Moomba Awards for Australian literature. 223 pp. ISBN: 0-399-138757.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 50306
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  • Astley, Thea.
    BEACHMASTERS.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Viking, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel by this Australian writer.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket (rubbing, front flap creased)

    Book ID: 2749
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  • BEHIND THE TATTOOED FACE. by Baker, Heretaunga Pat
    Baker, Heretaunga Pat
    BEHIND THE TATTOOED FACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Wellington, New Zealand: Cape Catley, (1975) dj. The author's first novel, and also the first historical novel by a Maori, one based on local traditions, oral history and legends. "A sweeping story of action and suspense, [which] presents the complex web of Maori belief, tribal rituals and discipline which existed at the time of the voyages of Captain James Cook." Author's note, double page map, list of principal characters and glossary. 276 pp. Striking dust jacket by Don King.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (chipping to ends of spine, some rubbing and wear to folds) Uncommon in the hardcover first edition.

    Book ID: 58066
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  • THE STRAYS. by Bitto, Emily.
    Bitto, Emily.
    THE STRAYS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & London: Twelve / Grand Central Publishing, (2017). First edition - The author's first novel, published in the US as a trade paperback original. A story "about the fierce friendship between three sisters and their friend as they grow up on the outskirts of their parents' wild and bohemian artistic lives." Winner of Australia's 2015 Stella Prize and a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice. 238 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 69695
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  • WHAT GOD WANTS. by Brett, Lily.
    Brett, Lily.
    WHAT GOD WANTS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Birch Lane Press, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of interrelated short stories about Holocaust survivors or the children of survivors who now live in Australia, by a writer who is herself the daughter of parents who survived the Holocaust. Winner of the 1992 National Steele Rudd award in Australia. Illustrations by David Rankin. Dustjacket praise from Chaim Potok, Louis Begley and Marilyn French. 260 pp. ISBN: 1-55972-193-6.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 53501
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  • IN A SUNBURNED COUNTRY. by Bryson, Bill.
    Bryson, Bill.
    IN A SUNBURNED COUNTRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Broadway Books / Random House (2000) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's personal account of traveling in Australia - he reports on the inhabitants, the weather, and the wildlife and the more desolate parts of the country as well as the things that might very well make it the best of all possible nations. Maps, bibliography, 307 pp. ISBN: 0-7679-03854.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60691
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  • AND WRETCHES HANG: The True and Authentic Story of the Rise and Fall of Matt Brady, Bushranger. by Butler, Richard.
    Butler, Richard.
    AND WRETCHES HANG: The True and Authentic Story of the Rise and Fall of Matt Brady, Bushranger.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: St Martin's / Robert Hale, Limited, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel based on the life of Matt Brady, a convict sent to Australia, who escaped and became the bushranger known as 'the Robin Hood of Bushrangers' for his Tasmanian exploits, but in 1826 was finally hanged. Bibliography. 225 pp. ISBN: 0-312-036191.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (usual toning to the pages.

    Book ID: 54231
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  • THE UNUSUAL LIFE OF TRISTAN SMITH. by Carey, Peter.
    Carey, Peter.
    THE UNUSUAL LIFE OF TRISTAN SMITH.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Faber & Faber, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - A 'vaguely futuristic' post-modern picaresque novel by this Booker Prize winning writer. SIGNED on the title page. Glossary. 422 pp. ISBN: 0-571171974.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (light toning)

    Book ID: 80129
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  • MY LIFE AS A FAKE. by Carey, Peter.
    Carey, Peter.
    MY LIFE AS A FAKE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Sydney: Knopf / Random House Australia, (2003)0 dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Using a real literary hoax that transfixed Australia in Carey's boyhood, this is a novel of literary forgery and obsession which ranges from Melbourne to Malaysia, to Bali, to Sumatra and Java. Author's note. 280 pp. Ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 1-740512464.

    Condition: Very good in a fine dustjacket (toning to edges of textblock, shelfwear to bottom edge of boards)

    Book ID: 78413
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  • THE TAX INSPECTOR. by Carey, Peter
    Carey, Peter
    THE TAX INSPECTOR.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Called even better than his Booker Award winning 'Oscar and Lucinda' this is a wonderful story of the changes wrought when the tax inspector, beautiful and very pregnant, arrives at the Catchprice Motors for an audit. SIGNED on the title page. 279 pp. ISBN: 0-679-404341.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60517
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  • AMNESIA. by Carey, Peter.
    Carey, Peter.
    AMNESIA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015. dj. Hardcover first edition - Thirteenth novel by this Booker Prize winning author which is "at once dark, suspenseful, and seriously funny - that journeys to the place where the cyber underworld collides with international power politics. When Gaby Baillieux releases the Angel Worm into Australias prison computer system, hundreds of asylum-seekers walk free. And because the Americans run the prisons the doors of some five thousand jails in the United States also open. 307 pp. ISBN: 978-0385352772.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 76602
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  • JACK MAGGS. by Carey, Peter.
    Carey, Peter.
    JACK MAGGS.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. dj. Hardcover - The story of a foundling, deported to Australia for thievery, who returns to England in 1830, despite the threat of execution hanging over him. Gripping and thoughtful historical fiction by this prize-winning author. 306 pp. ISBN: 0-679-440089.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46396
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  • ILLYWHACKER. by Carey, Peter.
    Carey, Peter.
    ILLYWHACKER.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1986.). Carey's epic second novel (third book) which won several awards in Australia and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. The title is Australian slang for 'confidence man' or trickster. Cover art by Robert Crawford. 600 pp. ISBN: 0-060913319.

    Condition: Very near fine.

    Book ID: 46932
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  • JACK MAGGS. by Carey, Peter.
    Carey, Peter.
    JACK MAGGS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Queensland, Australia: University of Queensland Press, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - True first edition of this story of a foundling, deported to Australia for thievery, who returns to England in 1830, despite the threat of execution hanging over him. Gripping and thoughtful historical fiction by this prize-winning author. SIGNED on the title page. 306 pp. ISBN: 0-679-440089.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (the usual toning to the pages, but otherwise a tight and clean copy.)

    Book ID: 60590
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  • JACK MAGGS. by Carey, Peter.
    Carey, Peter.
    JACK MAGGS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The story of a foundling, deported to Australia for thievery, who returns to England in 1830, despite the threat of execution hanging over him. SIGNED on the title page. Gripping and thoughtful historical fiction by this prize-winning author. 306 pp. ISBN: 0-679-440089.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61641
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  • THE CHEMISTRY OF TEARS. by Carey, Peter.
    Carey, Peter.
    THE CHEMISTRY OF TEARS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. dj. Hardcover first edition - The twelfth novel by this award winning writer (including the Booker twice). In London in 2010, a researcher, dealing with the death of her long-time lover, is given a project of bringing a 200 year old automaton back to life, and in uncovers a series of notebooks from the original owner, Henry Brandling. A story that spans the en. ISBN: 978-0307592712.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 64880
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  • THE UNUSUAL LIFE OF TRISTAN SMITH. by Carey, Peter.
    Carey, Peter.
    THE UNUSUAL LIFE OF TRISTAN SMITH.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - A 'vaguely futuristic' post-modern picaresque novel by this Booker Prize winning writer. Glossary. 422 pp. ISBN: 0-679-43882.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 50169
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  • MY LIFE AS A FAKE. by Carey, Peter.
    Carey, Peter.
    MY LIFE AS A FAKE.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Faber & Faber, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Using a real literary hoax that transfixed Australia in Carey's boyhood, this is a novel of literary forgery and obsession which ranges from Melbourne to Malaysia, to Bali, to Sumatra and Java. SIGNED on the title page. 266 pp plus author's note. ISBN: 05-71216188.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63411
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  • JACK MAGGS. by Carey, Peter.
    Carey, Peter.
    JACK MAGGS.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Faber & Faber, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The story of a foundling, deported to Australia for thievery, who returns to England in 1830, despite the threat of execution hanging over him. SIGNED on the title page. Gripping and thoughtful historical fiction by this prize-winning author. 328 pp. ISBN: 0-571-19088x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64971
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  • THE TAX INSPECTOR. by Carey, Peter
    Carey, Peter
    THE TAX INSPECTOR.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - Called even better than his Booker Award winning 'Oscar and Lucinda' this is a wonderful story of the changes wrought when the tax inspector, beautiful and very pregnant, arrives at the Catchprice Motors for an audit. 279 pp. ISBN: 0-679-404341.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39103
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  • "The Healing Art in Primitive Society" in MANKIND: Official Journal of the Anthropological Societies of Australia Volume 4 Number 10. May 1953 by Cleland, J. B. and others.
    Cleland, J. B. and others.
    "The Healing Art in Primitive Society" in MANKIND: Official Journal of the Anthropological Societies of Australia Volume 4 Number 10. May 1953

    Edition: First printing.

    Sydney: Anthropological Society of New South Wales, 1953. First edition - In addition to the featured article on "The Healing Art in Primitive Society" this includes articles on the discovery of adze heads in New Guinea and a selection of children's songs from Ooldea in W. South Australia. Illustrated with maps and drawings. pp 394 to 434.

    Condition: Good only in printed red wrappers - some wear to the covers, toning to the pages, prev owner's name.

    Book ID: 54772
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  • COP THIS LOT. by Culotta, Nino (pseudonym of John Patrick O'Grady, 1907-1981)
    Culotta, Nino (pseudonym of John Patrick O'Grady, 1907-1981)
    COP THIS LOT.

    Edition: First printing.

    Sydney, Australia: Ure Smith, (1960). Hardcover first edition - The author's second humorous book under this pseudonym: Nino brings two of his Aussie workmates on a visit to his father at his old home in Piedmont, via Dublin, Liverpool, London, Paris and Frankfurt. "Joe and Dennis's struggle with the Continental way of life enables Nino to get his own back." Illustrated with drawings by "WEP." 220 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a fair only dust jacket (gift inscription, some toning to pages, overall edgewear to dj).

    Book ID: 78809
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  • WHITE EYE. by D'Alpuget, Blanche.
    D'Alpuget, Blanche.
    WHITE EYE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning Australian writer's fourth novel, sixth book. Set against the backdrop of the Australian bush, this is a story of scientists and environmentalists, Aborigines and whites, predators and prey, all in dramatic conflict. 252 pp. ISBN: 0-671-620053.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (remainder dot, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 60128
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  • D'Alpuget, Blanche
    MONKEYS IN THE DARK.

    Edition: First printing.

    Sydney & London: Aurora Press, 1980. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Australian author's first novel, set in Indonesia in 1966. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Striking dustjacket illustration by Donald Friend. ISBN: 0-86748-001-7.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket ( inscription.)

    Book ID: 16175
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