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Non Fiction

C D ALLIN

  • The Early Federation Movement of Australia (1907) -- PDF

ANONYMOUS

  • From Colony to Commonwealth--A Brief History of Federation -- PDF
  • Official Record of the Proceedings and Debates of the Australasian Federation Conference, 1890 -- PDF
  • Hand-book for Emigrants to Queensland -- PDF
  • The Burke and Wills Exploring Expedition--An account of the crossing the continent of Australia -- PDF

JOHN ARTHUR BARRY

  • Sydney Past and Present--The story of the growth of the City of Sydney from its foundation 1900 -- PDF

NEHEMIAH BARTLEY

  • Australian Pioneers and Reminiscences -- PDF

G B BARTON

  • Literature in New South Wales -- PDF
  • Poets and Prose Writers of New South Wales--Supplement to "Literature in New South Wales" -- PDF

DAVID BLAIR

  • Blair's Cyclopaedia of Australasia--Dictionary of facts, events, dates, persons, and places, etc -- PDF
  • The History of Australasia--From first discovery to establishment of self-government in the colonies, with some account of Fiji and New Guinea -- PDF

LEWIS DE BOUGAINVILLE

  • A Voyage Round the World (1772) -- PDF

GEORGE BROWN

  • An Autobiography (1908) --- Pioneer Missionary and Explorer -- PDF

C W BRYDE

  • From Chart House to Bush Hut (1920) -- The Record of a Sailor's 7 Years in the Queensland Bush -- PDF

DANIEL BUNCE

  • Australasiatic Reminiscences of Twenty-Three Years' Wanderings in Tasmania and the Australias (1857) -- Includes travels with Ludwig Leichhardt -- PDF

BERNARD BURKE

  • History of the Colonial Gentry, Volume 1 (1891) A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Colonial Gentry -- PDF
  • History of the Colonial Gentry, Volume 2 (1895) A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Colonial Gentry -- PDF

F S BURNELL

  • Australia versus Germany (1915) -- The Story of the Taking of German New Guinea -- PDF

GEORGE CALVERT

  • A catalogue of 1017 Books, Maps, Pamphlets, etc. relating to Australia, New Zealand and the South Seas (1920) Including many rare volumes with beautiful coloured plates and fine bindings -- PDF

JAMES CHALMERS

  • Pioneering in New Guinea (1880?) -- PDF
  • Work and Adventure in New Guinea (1902?) -- PDF

ARTHUR KENT CHIGNELL

  • An Outpost in Papua (1911) -- PDF

W H CORFIELD

  • Reminiscences of Queensland 1862-1899 (1921) -- Personal Reminiscences -- PDF

KARL R CRAMP

  • The State and Federal Constitutions of Australia (1913) -- PDF

P CUNNINGHAM

  • Two Years in New South Wales (1827) Volume 1 -- PDF
  • Two Years in New South Wales (1827) Volume 2 -- PDF

JOHN DAVIS and WILLIAM WESTGARTH

  • Tracks of McKinlay and Party Across Australia (1863) -- PDF

OSCAR DE SATGE

  • Pages from the Journal of a Queensland Squatter (1901) -- Personal Reminiscences PDF

P DILLON

  • Narrative of the Discovery of the Fate of La Perouse (1829) -- Narrative and successful result of a voyage in the South Seas performed by order of the government of British India, to ascertain the actual fate of La Perouse's expedition -- PDF

CHARLES HENRY EDEN

  • The Fifth Continent (1877) -- With the Adjacent Islands. An Account of Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea -- PDF

ERNEST FAVENC

  • The Physical Configuration of the Australian Continent (1905) -- PDF

THOMAS FORREST

  • A Voyage to New Guinea and the Moluccas (1779) -- PDF

A B FOXCROFT

  • The Australian Catalogue (1911) -- Books and Periodicals current in Australia at time of publication -- PDF

JOHN FOSTER FRASER

  • Australia: The Making of a Nation (1912) -- 7th edition -- PDF
JAMES ANTHONY FROUDE
  • Oceana, or England and Her Colonies (1887) -- PDF

WILLIAM JOHNSON GALLOWAY

  • Advanced Australia (1899) -- A short account of Australia on the eve of Federation -- PDF

THOMAS GILL

  • Bibliography of South Australia (1886) -- Colonial and Indian Exhibition in London, 1886 -- PDF

SAMUEL G GOODRICH

  • The Story of La Peyrouse (1835) -- PDF

HAROLD FINCH HATTON

  • Advance Australia (1886) -- An account of eight years' work, wandering, and amusement, in Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria -- PDF

J G HILL

  • The Calvert Scientific Expedition, 1896 (1905) -- Compiled from telegraphic news and Australian newspaper accounts -- PDF

ANDREW JACKSON

  • Robert O'Hara Burke and the Australian Exploring Expedition of 1860 (1862) -- PDF

JANET HARVEY KELMAN

  • The Story of Chalmers of New Guinea (1906) -- PDF

EDWARD B KENNEDY

  • The Black Police of Queensland (1902) -- Reminiscences of Official Work and Personal Adventures in the Early Days of the Colony -- PDF

KEITH KLOOSTERMAN

  • The Burke and Wills Expedition (2011) -- A Critical Review -- PDF

D H KOLFF

  • Voyages of the Dutch Brig of War 'Dourga' (1840) -- PDF

IDA LEE

  • Commodire Sir John Hayes (1912) -- PDF

CARL LUMHOLTZ

  • Among Cannibals (1889) -- PDF

CHARLES LYNE

  • The Industries of New South Wales (1882) -- PDF

ENEAS MACKENZIE

  • Memoirs of Mrs Caroline Chisholm (1852) -- PDF

BRONISLAW MALINOWSKI

  • Argonauts of the Western Pacific (1922) -- PDF

A PATCHETT MARTIN

  • Australia and the Empire (1889) -- PDF

PHILIP MENNELL

  • The Dictionary of Australasian Biography (1892) -- Comprising notices of eminent colonists from the inauguration of responsible government down to the present time (1855-1892) -- PDF

MRS CHARLES MEREDITH

  • My Home in Tasmania, or Nine Years in Australia (1853) -- Volume 1 --PDF
  • My Home in Tasmania, or Nine Years in Australia (1853) -- Volume 2 -- PDF
  • Notes and Sketches of New South Wales (1844) -- PDF

M MILET-MUREAU

  • The Voyage of La Perouse Around the World (1798) -- Volume 1 -- PDF
  • The Voyage of La Perouse Around the World (1798) -- Volume 2 -- PDF
  • The Aldine History of Queensland. Volume 1 (1888) -- Embracing sketches and portraits of her noted people; the rise and progress of her varied enterprises; and illustrations of her boundless wealth, together with maps of latest survey -- PDF
  • The Aldine History of Queensland. Volume 2 (1888) -- PDF

GODFREY CHARLES MUNDY

  • Our Antipodes, or Residence and Rambles in the Australian Colonies, volume 1 (1855) -- 3nd Edition revised. With a glimpse of the gold fields -- PDF

HUME NISBET

  • A Colonial Tramp, Volume 1 (1891) -- Travels and Adventures in Australia and New Guinea -- PDF
  • A Colonial Tramp, Volume 2 (1891) -- -- Travels and Adventures in Australia and New Guinea -- PDF

ALFRED ODGERS

  • Federated Australia () -- A practicable scheme for the federation of Australia [Prize essay and novellete] -- PDF

EDWARD PALMER

  • Early Days in North Queensland (1903) -- Personal Reminiscences -- PDF

G PATERSON

  • The History of New South Wales from its First Discovery (1811) -- Appendix contains evidence given on the trial of Lieut. Colonel George Johnson for deposing Governor William Bligh -- PDF

EDWARD A PETHERICK

  • Australia in 1897 (1897) -- The country and its resources, population, public works and finances -- PDF

CONSTANCE CAMPBELL PETRIE, AND TOM PETRIE

  • Tom Petrie's Reminiscences of Early Queensland (1904) -- Personal Reminiscences Recorded by His daughter. Dating from 1837 -- PDF

MARION PHILLIPS

  • A Colonial Autocracy (1909) -- New South Wales Under Governor Macquarie 1810-1821 -- PDF

H LING ROTH

  • The Discovery and Settlement of Port Mackay, Queensland (1908) -- Numerous Illustrations, Charts and Maps, and Some Notes on the Natural History of the District -- PDF

HENRY STUART RUSSELL

  • The Genesis of Queensland (1888) -- An account of the first exploring journeys to and over Darling Downs: the earliest days of their occupation; social life; station seeking; the course of discovery, northward and westward; and a resumé of the causes which led to separation from New South Wales -- PDF

SYDNEY URE SMITH

  • The Charm of Sydney (1918) -- With Quotations by Bertram Stevens -- PDF

BALDWIN SPENCER

  • Guide to the Australian Ethnological Collection Exhibited in the National Museum of Victoria (1915) -- PDF
  • Native Tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia (1914) -- PDF
  • Wanderings in Wild Australia Vol 1 (1928) -- PDF
  • Wanderings in Wild Australia Vol 2 (1928) -- PDF

BALDWIN SPENCER AND F J GILLEN

  • Across Australia Volume 1 (1912) -- PDF
  • Across Australia Volume 2 (1912) -- PDF
  • Northern Tribes of Central Australia (1904) -- PDF
  • The Native Tribes of Central Australia (1899) -- PDF

J W S TOMLIN

  • Australia's Greatest Need (1914) -- PDF

HORACE TUCKER

  • The New Arcadia (1894) -- PDF

HENRY CROCKER MARRIOTT WATSON

  • The Decline and Fall of the British Empire (1890) -- PDF

ROBERT WATSON

  • Queensland Transcontinental Railway (1883) -- Field Notes and Reports with Map Showing Positions of Various Camps -- PDF

WILLIAM T WAWN

  • The South Sea islanders and the Queensland Labour Trade (1893) -- A Record of Voyages and Experiences in the Western Pacific, 1875-1891 -- PDF

ROBERT P WHITWORTH

  • Bailliere's Queensland Gazeteer and Road Guide (1876) -- Gazeteer and Road Guide -- PDF

GEORGE WIGHT

  • Queensland (1862) -- British Labour and Enterprise and the Source of England's Cotton Supply -- PDF

 


Fiction

ANONYMOUS

  • Misopseudes! Or the Year 2075. A Marvellous Vision (187?) -- PDF

RALPH BOLDREWOOD

  • Plain Living: A Bush Idyll (1899) -- PDF

GUY BOOTHBY

  • A Crime of the Under-Seas (short stories) -- PDF

JOHN BUTLER COOPER

  • Coo-oo-ee (1916) -- A fictional tale of bushmen, from Australia to Anzac -- PDF

H A DUGDALE

  • A Few Hours in a Far-Off Age (1883) -- PDF

ERNEST FAVENC

  • The Secret of the Australian Desert (1894) -- Fiction, based on Leichhardt's Disappearance -- Illustrations and Map -- PDF

JOSEPH FRASER

  • Melbourne and Mars: My Mysterious Life on Two Planets (1889) -- Extracts from the diary of a Melbourne merchant -- PDF

A C GRANT

  • Bush Life in Queensland, or John West's Colonial Experiences. Volume 1 (1881) -- PDF
  • Bush Life in Queensland, or John West's Colonial Experiences. Volume 2 (1881) -- PDF

LANCELOT LANCE

  • Hortense (1906) -- PDF

ROBERT POTTER

  • The Germ Growers (1892) -- An Australian story of adventure and mystery. First published under a pseudonym -- PDF

ROSA PRAED

  • The Soul of Countess Adrian (1891) -- A Romance -- PDF

ANDREW ROBERTSON

  • The Kidnapped Squatter and Other Australian Tales (1891) -- PDF

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Last Updated 21 August 2019