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  • Baillieu
    $65.00 Baillieu
    Format: Large Book Author: Peter Yule ISBN: 9781742702452 Year of publication: 2012   Includes bibliographical references and index. Born in Queenscliff to English migrant parents, William Lawrence Baillieu first...
  • Book of the Duffs
    $34.50 Book of the Duffs
    CD record Written in 1914 by Alistair and Henrietta Tayler, this two volume history aims at providing a record, complete as far as possible, of those Scotsmen who have borne, and now bear, the name of Duff, giving the...
  • Cannell Connection: The Story of Thomas Rackham Cannell and his Family
    $19.50 Cannell Connection: The Story of Thomas Rackham Cannell and his Family
    CD record Written by Graham Jaunay in 1994, this book is the story of Thomas Rackham Cannell, his wife Mary and their children starting in about 1830. It tells the story of a South Australian family and how its members...
  • Colonial Life and Christian Experience
    $39.50 Colonial Life and Christian Experience
    CD record Henry Hussey (1825-1903), evangelist, millenarian, printer and historian, emigrated from England to Australia with his parents and siblings in 1839. More Than Half a Century of Colonial Life and Christian...
  • Colonial Tramp: Travels and Adventures in Australia and New Guinea
    $29.50 Colonial Tramp: Travels and Adventures in Australia and New Guinea
    CD record [1 CD (689 pages)]Published in 1891, this two volume set by Hume Nisbet describes his extensive travels through the Australian colonies and New Guinea. His journey commenced in 1886, travelling to Australia via...
  • Father and Daughter
    $30.00 Father and Daughter
    Book For fifty years a manuscript written by the late Dr C.N. Button lay in a trunk belonging to his daughter. Eventually Muriel Mathers was enticed to read her father's autobiography and find out more about the man who died...
  • For Generations Yet Unborn The Jamieson Family 1747-1978
    $19.50 For Generations Yet Unborn The Jamieson Family 1747-1978
    CD record For Generations Yet Unborn: the History of the Jamieson Family 1747-1978 was written by Kingsley Ireland in 1978 to preserve some of the history of the Jamieson family ancestry. It is a history of Alexander...
  • Friedrich Wurfel Family History 1880-1982
    $22.50 Friedrich Wurfel Family History 1880-1982
    CD record Beginning in Germany with Friedrich and his wife Friedrike in 1880, the book follows the long line of descendants to South Australia in 1982. 'Friedrich Wurfel Family History 1880-1982' was published in the...
  • Georgiana's Journal 1838-1845
    $18.00 Georgiana's Journal 1838-1845
    Book G McCrae While the boys were away at the beach, I heard somebody shout excitedly, five or six times, and, on going out of the house, I noticed Mr McLure ahead of me, running towards the saw-pit. I followed as fast as...
  • History of the Haby Family
    $24.50 History of the Haby Family
    CD record In the 1850s two Haby brothers (Johann Christian and Johann Carl) and their families came to South Australia from the Crossen area in Prussia. They were after a better life. Starting with their German roots,...
  • In Search of Captain Cook: exploring the man through his own words
    $56.00 In Search of Captain Cook: exploring the man through his own words
    Book Captain James Cook was the greatest explorer of his age, perhaps of any age. He was a leader of men, a master voyager who journeyed to unknown places, a seeker of knowledge who commanded three demanding scientific...
  • India Stewart: Ardrossan, Ayrshire and Richmond Plains (Sharpe)
    $16.50 India Stewart: Ardrossan, Ayrshire and Richmond Plains (Sharpe)
    Book India Stewart : Ardrossan, Ayrshire and Richmond Plains, Victoria : his Scottish forebears and Australian descendants / by Kathleen E. Sharpe
  • Irish fortunes Clarke and Russell families in Creswick
    $27.50 Irish fortunes Clarke and Russell families in Creswick
    Book Gradually the information was gathered; not only the story of the Clarke and Russell families, but also the story of the community of Creswick in which they lived. We found that, despite the impression given in some...
  • Last Voyage to India and Australia in the 'Sunbeam' by Lady Brassey 1886-1887
    $29.50 Last Voyage to India and Australia in the 'Sunbeam' by Lady Brassey 1886-1887
    CD record [1 CD (562 pages)] Published posthumously in 1889, this book by Annie Brassey describes her last voyage to India and Australia on the luxury yacht 'Sunbeam' The voyage was undertaken to improve her health but, in...
  • Life of Pastor Abbott
    $12.50 Life of Pastor Abbott
    CD record Jacob Abbott (1813-1908) came to South Australia in 1837 a few months after the proclamation of the province. This memoir by a long time friend, David Nock, outlines his life, especially as a minister of the...
  • Missing Friends: Being the Adventures of a Danish Emigrant in Queensland 1871-1880
    $27.50 Missing Friends: Being the Adventures of a Danish Emigrant in Queensland 1871-1880
    CD record [1 CD (436 pages)] Written by Thorvald Peter Ludwig Weitemeyer, the book describes his adventures in Queensland between 1871 and 1880. He was born in Copenhagen in 1850, the second son of a builder. At age...
  • My Australian Girlhood Sketches and Impressions of Bush Life
    $27.50 My Australian Girlhood Sketches and Impressions of Bush Life
    CD record Written in 1902, this book gives interesting insights into life in the Australian bush at the time. In the 18 chapters the author, Mrs Campbell Praed, touches on a many aspects of life in Australia, more...
  • Narrative of James Murrells' Seventeen Years Exile
    $9.50 Narrative of James Murrells' Seventeen Years Exile
    CD record [1 CD - (47 pages)] Originally published in 1863, this edition of Seventeen Years’ Exile was edited and published by Edmund Gregory in 1896. It describes James Murrells’ life, and adventures among the...
  • New Chum in the Queensland Bush
    $23.50 New Chum in the Queensland Bush
    CD record [1 CD - (218 pages)] Written in 1887 by Walter SS Tyrwhitt, it is mainly an account of the author's personal experiences in Queensland, and he ventures to hope that as it deals with the every-day life of a...
  • Octogenarian's Reminiscences
    $27.50 Octogenarian's Reminiscences
    CD record James Bonwick, a teacher, author, historian and archivist, was born in 1817 at Lingfield, Surrey, the son of a carpenter. The book is divided into five parts: His early life: at the Old Boro' Road Boys' School,...
  • Opals and Agates: Memories of Fifty Years of Australia and Polynesia
    $27.50 Opals and Agates: Memories of Fifty Years of Australia and Polynesia
    CD record [1 CD (341 pages)]Published in 1892 at Brisbane, Nehemiah Bartley's 'Opals and Agates' records memories of fifty years of Australia and Polynesia. 'At the suggestion of friends, I have herein collated, for...
  • Pages from the Journal of a Queensland Shttps://www.familyhistorybookshop.org.au/admin/index.php?ToDo=editProduct&productId=3874quatter
    $27.50 Pages from the Journal of a Queensland Shttps://www.familyhistorybookshop.org.au/admin/index.php?ToDo=editProduct&productId=3874quatter
    CD record [1 CD (435 pages)] Published in 1901, this book by Oscar de Satagé records the memories of more than thirty years of pastoral life and adventure in Australia. He came originally to Victoria in 1853 –...
  • Remember that heavenly gingerbeer: a history of the Sharpe Bros
    $33.00 Remember that heavenly gingerbeer: a history of the Sharpe Bros
    Book The history of Sharpe Bros, cordial manufacturers is traced back from its conception in Cumberland, England through its beginnings in New Zealand and then Australia in the early years of this century, until its...
  • Seven Years in the Australian Bush
    $19.50 Seven Years in the Australian Bush
    CD record [1 CD - (181 pages)]Written in Sydney in 1877 by James B Stevenson, this book was published in 1880 and tells how he spent his first seven years in the bush in the Australian colonies. He arrived during the 1860s...
  • Slee Family History c1490-1976
    $16.50 Slee Family History c1490-1976
    CD record First published to coincide with the Slee family reunion held in October 1976, this book has long been out of print. This comprehensive family history has been republished as a facsimile of the original on fully...
  • Story of the Browns and Scarsdale
    $39.00 Story of the Browns and Scarsdale
    Format: Standard Book Author: Patrick M'Garth ISBN: 731670280 Year of publication: 1912 (1989) Patrick McGrath and others. First published in 1912. Hardcover; A5; 173pp with Illustrations, Index and map The story goes back...
  • Toast to the Future The Story of George Johnson and his Family (and Supplement)
    $27.50 Toast to the Future The Story of George Johnson and his Family (and Supplement)
    CD record Here we have two books on one CD. Written by Graham Jaunay in 1989, with a supplement published in 1992, the first book gives an account of a family's movement from England to South Australia in 1847 and the...
  • Travelling Scotsman:  Life and Times of Peterson Saunders, Senior
    $48.00 Travelling Scotsman: Life and Times of Peterson Saunders, Senior
    Book The Travelling Scotsman, the life and times of Paterson Saunders Senior is the biography of a man whose adventures and travels began at an early age of eighteen and continued for the rest of his life. He had a career...

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