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That Aussie Christman Book, Andrew Daddo,Terry Denton
1 Andrew Daddo,Terry Denton That Aussie Christman Book
Australia Scholastic 2007 1741690439 / 9781741690439 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Terry Denton 
183 pages. Streuth! It's another flamin' Christmas book from Scholastic! The author of Good Night, Me; Youse Two; Muffin Top; Sprung; and countless other beloved Aussie tales offers up a new collection of wickedly funny stories! Andrew Daddo's brilliant ability to tap into the inner child and deliver stories that will ring true with kids is more outstanding than ever in this collection of hilarious, quirky accounts of Christmas-the Aussie way! Packed with stories, unfortunate twists and silly alterations, some of Daddo's stories are loosely based on his own family Christmas experiences, while others are just far-out super-silly tales that we know children of this age group love. Andrew Daddo well known to television audiences in Australia and overseas for more than ten years, as a presenter on American MTV, Lonely Planet, 11 AM, and (with Ernie Dingo) Kidspeak and Olympic Sunrise. He is a reporter on the current series of The Great Outdoors. He is a mad golfer and lives with his wife Jacqui, son Felix and baby daughter Anouk on Sydney s northern beaches. Terry Denton is one of Australia s best loved artists: he has won many awards including Picture Book of the Year, and he created the look for ABCTV s internationally successful children s show Lift Off. Terry lives with his wife and children in Mornington. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Marcovaldo: Or the Seasons in the City, Calvino, Italo Weaver, William (Translator)
2 Calvino, Italo Weaver, William (Translator) Marcovaldo: Or the Seasons in the City
U. K. Picador 1985 0330285610 / 9780330285612 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
121 pages with surreal stories filled with great love for humanity and of a subtle sense of poetic, tender, lives of simple poor people. These stories take place in an industrial city of northern Italy of the 1950s and 1960s. A must read! Italo Calvino (1923-1985) was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels. Inscription in the first page. 
Price: 7.50 AUD
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Australian Aboriginal Art: A Souvenir Book of Aboriginal Art in the Australian National Gallery, Caruana, Wally
3 Caruana, Wally Australian Aboriginal Art: A Souvenir Book of Aboriginal Art in the Australian National Gallery
Australia Australian National Gallery 1987 0642081441 / 9780642081445 Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good Folio 
55 colour illustrated pages. The work of Australia's Aboriginal artists, in all its variety of forms and social origins, has a sense of purpose and achievement. A knowledge of long traditions is reflected in the vitality and excitement of its contemporary setting. Aboriginal art, though relatively unknown, is one of the most important forms of artistic expression. It is not only the long history but also the continuing and evolving traditions of Aboriginal art that represent an extraordinary achievement, and most of the artists represented here live and work in traditionally oriented situations in the Northern Territory. This book aims to give the reader a feeling for the Gallery's collection, both in its scope and in its quality. Unfortunately not every artist represented in the collection can be mentioned here. For those that are, one work by each is illustrated. There are many omissions, but the selection has no bias. This book is intended to provide an overview of the Gallery’s collections and of the state of contemporary Aboriginal art. Most works included in this book were collected in the 1970s and ealry 1980s 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Kakadu Calling, Christophersen, Jane Garlil
4 Christophersen, Jane Garlil Kakadu Calling
Australia Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation 2007 1921248009 / 9781921248009 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo Christine Christophersen 
72 pages. Stories for primary school children. From Dinky the Dingo” to Finding My Way Home” this engaging collection reveals the wonders of daily life in the bush and includes messages about caring for the environment and retaining culture. Curling and scuffs in some pages and cover. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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Gifted and talented children: a teachers' Guide, Comerford, Tomand; Creed Keith
5 Comerford, Tomand; Creed Keith Gifted and talented children: a teachers' Guide
Australia Publications and Information Branch, Education Dept. of Victoria 1983 0724129804 / 9780724129805 Reprint Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 8vo 
92 pages designed to help teachers in secondary schols develop programs for gifted and talented children. Contents: Introduction; 1. Changing Conception of the Nature of Giftedness; 2. De?nition; 3. Characteristics of the Gifted and Talented; A. Fact or Fantasy; B. Traits Common to Gifted Children; C. Traits of Talented Children in Relation to Particular Talents; 4. Identification; A. Summary of Methods of Identifying Gifted and Talented Children; B. Standardised Aptitude and Achievement Tests; C. Examples of Check list Instruments; (a) Teacher Nomination - General; (b) Teacher Nomination - Subject Based; (c) Parent Nomination; (d) Peer Nomination; (e) Student Self-nomination; D. Which Tests for Which Children; E. One Way of Finding Your Gifted and Talented Children; F. Individual Student Summary Sheet; 5. Curriculum Provision; A. Problems of Dealing with Exceptional Children; B. Student Learning; C. Principles of Curriculum for the Gifted and Talented; D. Differentiated Learning; (a) Enrichment; (b) Acceleration; E. Differentiating the Curriculum for the Gifted and Talented; F. Organisational Forms a Program Might Take; G. Four Programs Operating in Victorian High Schools; H. Curriculum Framework - A Useful Summary Sheet; 6. Co-ordination, In-service Activities, and Evaluation; A. Role of the Co-ordinator; B. Gifted Children Program Checklist; C. Misconceptions and Concerns in Relation to Programs; for Gifted and Talented Students; D. Three Case Studies; E. Criteria for Teacher Selection; F. Understanding and Helping Parents; G. Community Resource Survey; H. Program Evaluation; 7. Resources and Materials; A. Organisations and Personnel; (a) Victoria; (b) Australian Capital Territory; (c) Northern Territory; (51) Queensland; (0) New South Wales; (D South Australia; (g) Tasmania; (h) Western Australia; B. Materials - Units of Work, Booklets. and Audio-visual Tapes; C. Publications; D. References; Glossary. Ex lib. 
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Australian Courts of Law: Third Edition, Crawford, James
6 Crawford, James Australian Courts of Law: Third Edition
Australia Oxford Univ Pr 1993 0195535634 / 9780195535631 3rd Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
335 indexed pages. Includes bibliographical references. The Australian court system continues to be the subject of debate and disagreement. Controversial issues in recent years have included judicial independence and judicial administration, the relations between courts and tribunals, the role of the High Court and specialist courts such as the Family Court, and problems of cost and delay. Australian Courts of Law traces the development of the Australian court systems from their English and colonial origins and gives an up-to-date account of the modern system. This third edition has been fully revised to take into account the developments since 1988. All major courts are dealt with - Magistrates Courts, District and Supreme Courts, the Federal Court and the High Court, and the main specialist courts such as the industrial courts and commissions, the Family Court, children's courts and small claims courts. The courts of all six States, the ACT and the Northern Territory are covered. The emphasis throughout is on an understanding of the constitution and operation of the courts, with comparisons of the many differences between jurisdictions. Australian Courts of Law will be essential reading for law students, and is recommended for anyone seeking an introduction to the Australian courts or the Australian legal system, or looking for further information on their workings and problems. 
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Australia: Boom to Bust: The Great Australian Credit & Property Bubble, David, Lindsay
7 David, Lindsay Australia: Boom to Bust: The Great Australian Credit & Property Bubble
U.S.A. Lindsay David 2014 1497503868 / 9781497503861 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
227 pages. "How much longer can the China construction boom last?" "At the height of the Global Financial Crisis, the American banking system was too big to fail. Today, the Australian banking system is too big to save." Australia: Boom to Bust dives deeply into the plausible collapse of the "Three Pillars" of the Australian economy: Banks, Natural Resources and Real Estate. Lindsay David provides unique commentary on the true state of the Australian economy and identifies major defects in the structures of the Three Pillars. Toxic levels of private sector debt sponsored by Australia's largest banks has managed to flood already-inflated asset classes of the Pillars on the back of a once-in-a-lifetime construction boom and property bubble in China. Compelling data and research suggests that the Australian economy has lost touch with reality and has gambled away its banking system to propel the mining and property markets into unchartered waters. Powerful Australian property and banking pundits have successfully led Australians to believe that the unusually high cost of real estate is justified. The pundits tell us that Australia is simply "different." Pundits love to use the word "boom," but they rarely use the word "bust." When a country as a whole and its cities lack density alongside a median house price that is more than six times the median household income, there is only one word that can describe the true state of the Australian property sector-bubble. The domestic banking sector in Australia learned absolutely nothing from past economic downturns in Japan, America, Spain and Ireland. Unfortunately, it will suffer the same sad fate that its northern-hemisphere peers did, as history has a good track record of repeating itself. The warnings signs of a toxic Australian credit bubble could not be any clearer-they have simply been ignored. 
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The fire of resilience : insights from an Aboriginal social Worker, Feild, Reshad
8 Feild, Reshad The fire of resilience : insights from an Aboriginal social Worker
Australia Magpie Goose Pub 2015 0646918354 / 9780646918358 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 8vo Signed by the Author
238 pages including illustrations. Personal insights gained through growing up in a tribal setting on the traditional lands of the Larrakia and Warumungu peoples of the Northern Territory. Fejo-King shares knowledge and information gained through thirty-six years of social work education, research, theory and practice through speeches, conference presentations and ideas presented and delivered by the author between 1978 and 2015. This book brings together speeches and other presentation by Dr Christine Fejo-King over 36 years as a social worker. Dr. Christine Fejo-King is an Aboriginal woman from the Northern Territory of Australia; her father was a Larrakia man from Darwin and her mother a Warumungu woman from Tennant Creek. Christine has been a social worker for thirty four years and over that time has worked in the areas of mental health, substance misuse, palliative care, child protection, juvenile justice, family and individual counselling, mentoring, course development, education, community development and reconciliation. Christine has presented at social work conferences nationally and internationally and published a number of co-authored chapters in various social work texts. She has also written a number of journal articles and in 2011 completed a PhD through the Australian Catholic University which focussed on, How understanding the Aboriginal Kinship System can inform better policy and practice: social work research with the Larrakia and Warumungu Peoples of the Northern Territory. Christine recently published a book based on her PhD titled, Let's Talk Kinship: Innovating Australian social work education, theory, research and practice through Aboriginal knowledge. There is a dedication signed by the Author in the first page. 
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Let's talk kinship : innovating Australian social work education, theory, research and practice through Aboriginal knowledge : insights from social work research conducted with the Larrakia and Warumungu Peoples of the Northern Territory, Fejo-King, Christine; Poona, Jan (editors)
9 Fejo-King, Christine; Poona, Jan (editors) Let's talk kinship : innovating Australian social work education, theory, research and practice through Aboriginal knowledge : insights from social work research conducted with the Larrakia and Warumungu Peoples of the Northern Territory
Australia Chulalongkorn University Press 2013 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 8vo 
297 pages including references. This book is based on Dr Fejo-King's Phd Thesis, sharing the results of social work research into Aboriginal Kinship in Australia'sNorthern Territory. This work provides innovative techniques for research, practice analysis and engagement. This book is a must have for social workers, researchers, service providers, and Aboriginal communities. The research was completed in 2011 and she graduated and received a PhD from the Australian Catholic University in 2012. The book shares the results of her research with the aim of informing social work educators, practitioners, researchers, students and other service deliverers about the kinship system and how this knowledge can result in innovative, informed theory and practice in Australia. It also aims to return information to the knowledge holders for the purposes of strengthening Aboriginal ways of knowing, being and doing. The research is presented as a journey, with the oral story-telling traditions of the Larrakia and Warumungu embedded and laced throughout. The kinship system is unpacked in detail, and knowledge holders explain its benefits in their lives. They express their support for sharing this knowledge with social workers, service deliverers and others who work with Aboriginal Australians. Australian history was examined through the lens of the kinship system and, as a result, this book offers insights into why Aboriginal Australians are located in the spaces and situations in which we currently find ourselves, along with the impact this has had and continues to have on our kinship systems. This knowledge also sheds light on the current relationship between Aboriginal Australians, social workers and other service deliverers, including state and federal governments. While it is the practice of many authors to remove the data chapters of their research when publishing as a book, I have chosen not to do this. The reasoning behind this decision is that the voices of the knowledge holders must be heard and honoured. Found within what the knowledge holders say is information that is not easily found in other publications, these are the stories of Aboriginal Australians as they live within Aboriginal Law and culture. - By Christine Fejo-King. There is moderate wear in this book. 
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The House That Jack Built, Ford, Patrick
10 Ford, Patrick The House That Jack Built
Australia Patrick Michael Ford 2013 1291210776 / 9781291210774 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Signed by Author
250 pages. Patrick Ford has been a student, a soldier, a farmer, a fawn consultant, a teacher and an accountant. He draws on his rich life experiences to create his novels. He writes his stories from his home in rural Queensland. "The House That jack Built" continues the story of Jack Riordan and his family. The continuing story of Jack Riordan, who, with his wife Susan, builds a farming dynasty, through drought, collapsing markets, and the threat of terrorist attack. The sequel to 'Drowning in Your Eyes'. Now at home on the family farm, Jack is still involved with his army career. This sees him involved with pirates, Muslim extremists and violent confrontations with them In Northern Australia and the USA, he continues his battles. Even his home and family are threatened. In the background, his life as a farmer continues, coping with droughts and falling markets, he battles on until, with the help of his Wife Susan, they finally triumph over adversity and establish a farming empire. The love of his wife, the joy of their children, take his story to new heights. This story highlights the hardships and the joys of the farmer's life and how important the love and support of a loving wife and family is to a successful life. There is an inscription signed by the Author in the first page. 
Price: 19.00 AUD
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Big River Country: Stories from Elsey Station, Francesca Merlan
11 Francesca Merlan Big River Country: Stories from Elsey Station
Australia IAD Press 1996 0949659924 / 9780949659927 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo 
xxiii, 84 pages. Includes illustrations and bibliographical references. Short stories chiefly in Mangarayi and English in parallel columns; two stories in Kriol. Elsey Station has long been famous as the setting for "We of the Never-Never", Jeannie Gunn's Australian classic of pioneering outback life. In this book, the Elsey is revealed through the words of the country's original inhabitants, the Mangarrayi and Yangman people of the Roper River area. Their stories are of creator figures - the barramundi, the brown goshawk, the red parrot - who travelled the region and endowed the country with meaning; they describe clashes and accommodations with the station and its bosses; and speak of hopes for better times to come, when Aboriginal people can 'fixem up and run everything properly'. 
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Brindabella Heritage: from a series of illustrated talks by local experts on the heritage of the Brindabella Ranges, Fraser, Ian; McJannett, Margaret
12 Fraser, Ian; McJannett, Margaret Brindabella Heritage: from a series of illustrated talks by local experts on the heritage of the Brindabella Ranges
Australia Canberra &? South-East Region Environment Centre 1994 0959557245 / 9780959557244 1st Edition Stapled Cover Very Good Folio 
42 pages including b/w illustrations and a series of talks about the heritage of the Brindabella Ranges by some local experts. Talk 1. Watershed in History: some themes in the European history and heritage of the Brindabellas by Matthew Higgins. Talk 2. Skis on the Brindabellas by Matthew Higgins. Talk 3. Life at the Top; ecology of the northern alps by Ian Fraser. Talk 4. Night in the Brindabella Forests by Will Osborne. Talk 5. Floral Heritage of the Brindabellas by Geo?‘ Butler. Talk 6. Butter?ies and Moths of the Brindabellas by Ted Edwards. 
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Double Barrel: A policeman is a bureaucrat. So is a Nazi death-camp commandant. Is that why they got on so well together?, Freeling, Nicolas
13 Freeling, Nicolas Double Barrel: A policeman is a bureaucrat. So is a Nazi death-camp commandant. Is that why they got on so well together?
U. K. Penguin 1967 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Fair to Good 16mo 
207 pages. They told Inspector Van der Valk to pose as a bureaucrat, go to the dreariest town in Northern Holland and forget he was a policeman. They wanted him and his wife to become small town eavesdroppers and ‘peeping Toms’ like everybody else. Just to find out who was writing letters so poisonous that two people committed suicide and everyone was scared of everyone else. lt could have been Van der Valk’s dreariest job - except that he found out a lot about himself, and his wife, small towns, and just by chance uncovered the worst unpunished war criminal since Eichmann. 
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Australian State Politics, Galligan, Brian
14 Galligan, Brian Australian State Politics
Australia Longman Cheshire 1986 0582711444 / 9780582711440 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
xii + 283 indexed pages. Includes bibliography. For tertiary students. There have been extensive changes in state politics, with new governments being elected to office in most states. State governments have had to cope with leaner economic conditions, recession and resources booms, while at the same time continuing to manage vast state apparatuses and provide a wide range of social services and public utilities. Contrary to the prognostications of post-war centralists that federalism was obsolete and the states would wither away, the states are now more dynamic and significant in Australian politics than ever before. The growing recognition of this is producing a resurgence of interest in state politics. This book provides the only comprehensive and up-to-date review of state politics. It focuses on recent developments and the current state of play, examining why there have been such extensive changes" in state politics and assessing the impact of new governments in most of the states. The book is a cooperative research effort by leading scholars and commentators from the various states, coordinated through the Federalism Project at the Institute of Advanced Studies at the Australian National University. There are separate chapters on each of ‘the six states and the Northern Territory, and as well six chapters on key issues of federalism and comparative state politics. 
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Outback Tales, Gardner, Chesney
15 Gardner, Chesney Outback Tales
Australia A.B.C 1986 0642527164 / 9780642527165 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 8vo 
93 pages. The late Chesney Gardner broadcast regularly over ABC Radio from Newcastle, New South Wales, for more than twenty years. As a very young man he worked in outback Australia, a period which provided the experiences he drew on in his broadcast stories about what he called ‘the old Australia’. From the outback he returned to the city and during the Depression started writing, and selling short stories. He worked as a journalist on a country newspaper then took a job with an advertising agency. In 1941 he went to Newcastle and joined the Commonwealth Steel Company where he worked in the publicity department until his retirement. Gardner was born in Corowa, NSW, and educated at the Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore). He worked as a jackaroo in the Riverina, Liverpool Plains, northern Queensland and the north-west of Western Australia. There is a small blacked out inscription in the title page. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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Beyond Chinatown: Changing Perspectives on the Top End Chinese Experience, Giese, Diana
16 Giese, Diana Beyond Chinatown: Changing Perspectives on the Top End Chinese Experience
Australia National Library of Australia 1995 0642106339 / 9780642106339 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 8vo 
58 pages including b/w illustrations and bibliographical references. Beyond Chinatown is based partly on European documents, official reports, newspaper articles, Administrators' letters and contemporary theses. But its major storytellers are the Chinese Australians themselves who, through oral history, family stories, photographs and their own accounts, place themselves in the mainstream of Australian history. 
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Heritage Management in New Zealand, Hall, C. Michael; McArthur, Simon; Hall, Michael
17 Hall, C. Michael; McArthur, Simon; Hall, Michael Heritage Management in New Zealand
Australia OUP 1996 0195539060 / 9780195539066 2nd Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
314 indexed pages. Includes bibliographical references. Heritage conservation and management are vital concerns in Australia and New Zealand. Increasing numbers of people want to experience indigenous culture and visit national parks and historic buildings. The challenge is to enable them to do this while maintaining heritage values and appeal. Approaches to heritage conservation and management are changing. The conventional approach has been to take a resource-based approach, where the visitor is of secondary concern. This work addresses the human dimension: it focuses on the interests, values and needs of those who want heritage conserved, yet available for people to experience. This new edition has more emplasis on the use of strategic planning and evaluation as a tool for managing heritage, more detail on visitor management practices such as interpretation, marketing, visitor monitoring and research, and a wider range of case studies from differing environments and localities in Australia and New Zealand. It provides further discussion on the tourism dimension of heritage management, and has expanded coverage of indigenous perspectives on heritage management. It is intended for undergraduate and postgraduate students of heritage management, tourism and visitor management, recreation, leisure and resource management, geography and environmental management. Table of Contents: Part 1: The Human Dimension of Heritage Management: A Framework; 1; The Human Dimension of Heritage Management: Different Values,; Different Interests, Different Issues, Michael Hall & Simon McArthur; 2; Strategic Planning: Integrating People and Place through participation, Michael Hall & Simon McArthur; Visitor Management, Simon McArthur & Michael Hall; Visitor Research and Monitoring, Simon McArthur & Michael Hall; The Marketing of Heritage, Michael Hall & Simon McArthur; Interpretation,; Simon McArthur & Michael Hall; Evaluation,; Simon McArthur & Michael Hall; Part 2: Natural Places; Introduction, Michael Hall & Simon McArthur; Using Visitor Research and Monitoring to Improve Visitor Management: Case Studies from Kakadu and Tasmania, Tim Gardner; Visitor Perceptions of Taranaki/Egmont National Park, New Zealand,; Ross Lawrence, Brian Springett, & Michael Hall; Writing Environmental and Park Histories, Steven Mark; Visitor Management in Shark Bay, Western Australia, Ross Dowling; Walk Softly: The Effectiveness of Tasmanias Minimal Impact; Bushwalking Campaign, Tim O'Loughlin; Part 3: Managing Community Values: Identity-Place Relations; Introduction, Michael Hall & Simon McArthur; Identifying Community Values: A Case Study of Northern New South Wales, Ian Dutton & Katrina Luckie; Maori heritage, Visitor Management and Interpretation, Ngawini Keelan; Authenticity and Cultural Representation: A case Study of Maori; Tourism Operators, Bernadine Walsh; Aboriginal Heritage and Visitor Management, Bill Boyd & Graeme Ward; Marketing Indigenous Heritage: A Case Study of Uluru National Park, Northern Territory, Josette Wells; Landscape, Heritage and Identity: Stories from new Zealands West Coast, Val Kirby; Linking Tasmanias Cultural and natural Heritage: A Case Study of Waldheim Chalet, Rob Saunders; Part 4 : European Culture and the Built Environment; Introduction, Michael Hall, Chris Hamon & Simon McArthur; A Regional Approach to Heritage Management: A Case Study of Otago, Geoff Kearsley; Interpreting Heritage Through Community Involvement: A Case Study of the Mary McKillop Heritage Trail, Penola, South Australia,; Lynn Leader; Napier: The Art Deco City, Robert McGregor; The Wellington Waterfront, Stephen Page; Part 5 : Future Directions; The Human Dimension of Heritage Management: Different Values,; Different Interests...Different Solutions, Michael Hall & Simon McArthur. There is a small inscription in the front fly. 
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Fishing the Cape Guide, Hansen, Cliff
18 Hansen, Cliff Fishing the Cape Guide
Australia Marlin Publications 1989 1875165088 / 9781875165087 1st Edition Hard Cover Very Good 12mo 
144 pages including b/w and colour illustrations. Cliff Hansen calls himself a fisherman and storyteller. But the sort of stories Cliff tells are not about the 'one that got away' because not much has escaped Cliff's hook during a lifetime fishing the exciting waters of northern Queensland. Born and raised on the far north coast, Cliff has been a regional and state fishing champion in estuary, reef and offshore competitions, Fishermen of the Year on two occasions and has represented Cairns successfully in Australian championships. He is a life member of two major Cairns ?shing clubs following his long time membership, spanning 25 years at one club, and valuable service at committee level. He is also an associate member of several other clubs and is still treasurer of one club of which he has been a member for 20 years. On one season Cliff fished 51 consecutive Saturdays for this club and then attended the club dinner on the last Saturday of the year. There isn’t a place in northern Queensland that Cliff hasn't tested with rod and reel. As such his advice is much sought after. For more than 15 years he has been doing fishing and boating reports for a Cairns radio station. At the same time he has been a regular contributor to the Cairns Post and Australia's leading fishing publications. His photographs usually accompany his articles, as Cliffs camera always travels with his fishing gear torecord that record-breaking catch. Finally Cliff’s combined knowledge of one of the world's most exciting and challenging fishing areas has been packed between the pages of a book, along with some of his favourite Fishing yarns. 
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Paint Me Black: Memories of Croker Island & Other Journeys, Henty-Gebert, Claire
19 Henty-Gebert, Claire Paint Me Black: Memories of Croker Island & Other Journeys
Australia Aboriginal Studies Press 2005 0855753994 / 9780855753993 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo Signed by the Author
xvi, 72 pages. Tells the remarkable and inspiring life of Claire Henty-Gebert, through times and circumstances beyond the personal experience of most Australians. Claire was born in 1930 near Frew River station, the country of the Kaytetye and Alyawarra Aboriginal people. She was the child of white settler Harry Henty, notoriously callous in his dealings with Aboriginal people, and Ruby, an Alyawarra woman. She was three or four years old, when she was separated from her mother and taken to the Bungalow mission in Alice Springs. She never saw her mother again. In 1941, with the area preparing for war, mission children were removed to various islands. As war intensified, an exodus began, ending months later in Sydney. As an adult, Claire set off on the hardest journey of all: in search of her Aboriginal family. Paint Me Black is told in simple, direct and powerful language. There is a dedication signed by the Author in the first page. 
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Thai Law: Buddhist Law - Essays on the Legal History of Thailand, Laos and Burma, Huxley, Andrew
20 Huxley, Andrew Thai Law: Buddhist Law - Essays on the Legal History of Thailand, Laos and Burma
Thailand Orchid Press 1996 9748299864 / 9789748299860 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
211 pages. Between 1880 and 1930 Thai law was modernised. Using the French civil code as their model, the kings of Siam recast traditional Thai law into western form. This book describes Thai law as it was before 1880. For at least five hundred years - perhaps nearer a thousand years - the Thai have used written law books. During the last twenty years, Thai scholars have systematically searched for these law books through the book chests of monasteries throughout the country. As a result, there are now ten times as many legal manuscripts available for study compared to the number accessible twenty years ago. In this book six experts on history and law describe the new discoveries and assess how far our view of traditional Thai law has to change. The essays have a regional focus, dealing with the Northern Thai traditions of Lanna, the provincial cities of central Thailand, the Southern Kingdom based on Nakhon Si Thammarat, the law texts of Laos, the new discoveries in Burma and finally with Bangkok and its famous Three Seals Code. A number of questions arise; some are answered, others will provoke a lively debate in the future. How should we describe the Thai legal tradition? Did the Thais bring it with them into Southeast Asia? Or is it part of the Buddhist intellectual traditions that reached Thailand from across the Bay of Bengal? Is it enough to call traditional Thai law 'pre-modern', or should the different regions be graded into degrees of pre-modernity? Ex-library markings. 
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