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Australasia and Oceania

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Exploration and Adventure:Australasia and Oceania

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1 Barrett, Charles The Sunlit Land: Wanderings in Queensland
Cassell 1947 First Edition Hardback no dust wrapper Good reading copy Illustrated with mono photos 
Small split at top of spine. 198700 
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Poenamo, Campbell, John Logan
2 Campbell, John Logan Poenamo
Aukland: Golden Press 1952 Hardback with dust wrapper. Fine Very Near Fine Map endpapers. 
New Zealand Classic series. A slightly abridged re-issue of the original work, published (anonymously by Williams and Norgate in 1881, and entitled ''Poenamo. Sketches of the early days in New Zealand. Romance and reality of Antipodean life in the infancy of a new colony. '' Wrapper shows a bit of wear at spine ends, owners name on reverse of half-title, but overall a nice clean copy of a fascinating book.. 530010 
Price: 6.26 GBP
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3 Franklin, Miles Up The Country - A Saga of Pioneering Days
Angus & Robertson Publishers 1984 0207147884 / 9780207147883 Hardback with Dust Wrapper Near Fine Near Fine 
Classic saga, first published in 1928, of pioneer life in the alpine country of New South Wales, Spine of wrapper sunned. 116521 
Price: 5.63 GBP
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4 Landor, Edward Wilson The Bushman: Life in a New Country
Senate 1998 1859585388 / 9781859585382 Large format paperback UNREAD - slight shelf wear only 
First published in 1847, The Bushman chronicles Landor's experience of colonial life in Western Australia, with evocative descriptions of the landscape, the flora and fauna, and acute observations of the indigenous Aboriginal population. 571039 
Price: 7.16 GBP
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5 Mainwaring, Marcus Nor Any Drop to Drink: England to Australia May 1987-January 1988
Bloomsbury 1988 0747502358 / 9780747502357 First Edition Hardback with dust wrapper Near Fine Very Good Illustrated with colour plates, 6 maps, 1 drawing, plus end-paper maps 
A hilarious and hair-raising account of a innocent landlubber's amazing adventures as chronicler for a voyage to Australia. 8 tall ships followed the course taken by the 1st convict fleet in 1787 112118 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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6 Moorehead, Alan The Fatal Impact - an account of the invasion of the South Pacific 1967-1840
The Reprint Society 1967 Hardback no dust wrapper very Good Illustrated with mono photos 
the study of the invasion of the South Pacific between 1767 and 1840. During those years, so-called western civilization came up against primeval innocence in Tahiti, Australia and the Antarctic. In each case, good intentions were to lead to disaster, corruption and annihilation; and, ironically, in each case it was Cook, one of the greatest and certainly the most humane explorer of his day, who was to cause the fatal impact 230 pp. including appendix, bibliography and comprehensive index. 115119 
Price: 4.50 GBP
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The Fatal Impact: An Account Of The Invasion Of The South Pacific 1767-1840, Moorehead, Alan
7 Moorehead, Alan The Fatal Impact: An Account Of The Invasion Of The South Pacific 1767-1840
New York: Harper and Row Publishers 1966 First Edition Hardback with Dust Wrapper. Very Good Worn Illustrated with black-and-white photographs and maps 
Wrapper has considerable edge wear and some repaired tears. 230 pp. including appendix, bibliography and comprehensive index. the study of the invasion of the South Pacific between 1767 and 1840. During those years, so-called western civilization came up against primeval innocence in Tahiti, Australia and the Antarctic. In each case, good intentions were to lead to disaster, corruption and annihilation; and, ironically, in each case it was Cook, one of the greatest and certainly the most humane explorer of his day, who was to cause the fatal impact 634108 
Price: 4.46 GBP
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8 Readers Digest Travels & Adventures: Among the Islands of the Pacific
Readers Digest 1996 First Edition Hardback with pictorial cover Fine Illustrated in colour throughout 
114338 
Price: 4.46 GBP
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The Cruise Of The 'Janet Nichol' Among The South Sea Islands., Stevenson, Mrs Robert Louis
9 Stevenson, Mrs Robert Louis The Cruise Of The 'Janet Nichol' Among The South Sea Islands.
Charles Scribner's Sons 1914 First Edition Hardback without Dust Wrapper. Good Illustrated with black-and-white photographs 
189 pp. Some overall wear. Corners bumped. Front hinge a little tender. 647108 
Price: 22.00 GBP
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William John Wills: Pioneer of the Australian Outback, Van der Kiste, John
10 Van der Kiste, John William John Wills: Pioneer of the Australian Outback
The History Press 2011 9780752457557 Medium Format Paperback Near Fine Illustrated in black-and-white with photographs, art works, facsimile documents, etc. 
Slight cover wear only. 156pp. Published to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first north-south crossing of the continent. William John Wills (1834 1861) was a British surveyor who also trained for a while as a surgeon. He achieved fame as the second-in-command of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition, which was the first expedition to cross Australia from south to north, finding a route across the continent from the settled areas of Victoria to the Gulf of Carpentaria. The crossing had been declared a success, but only one man survived. 768106 
Price: 3.95 GBP
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Adventure in New Zealand: an abridgement edited by Joan Stevens., Wakefield, E Jerningham
11 Wakefield, E Jerningham Adventure in New Zealand: an abridgement edited by Joan Stevens.
Aukland: Golden Press 1975 Hardback with dust wrapper. Near Fine Near Fine Illustrated with black-and-white plates and with maps 
New Zealand Classic series. Abridged from the original two volume work published by John Murray in 1845 Owners inscription on endpaper. Spine of wrapper sunned. 530011 
Price: 6.26 GBP
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