Books — Australia general

Arnotts Living Pictures
2012 Marianne Faull, records a handful of the babies featured in Arnotts Milk Arrowroot biscuit advertisements in the late 1890s and 1900s complemented by careful genealogical research
A4, spiral bound, 78pp, maps, b&w illustrations, index
AUD$20.00 (incl p+h in Aus)


Available from
M Faull
40 Prince Edward Avenue, Culburra Beach NSW 2540, Australia

Arnott's Living Pictures

After World War II Came Rock'n'Roll, then Larrikins
After World War II Came Rock 'n' Roll, then Larrikins
2000 Francis W Thompson, an account of growing up in Port Adelaide and LeFevre Peninsula in the late 1940s giving details of businesses, shops and characters of the area plus some of the maritime vessels berthed there
A5, paperback, 162pp, maps, photographs
ISBN 095777771X, AUD$19.95 (incl p+h)

Available from
F W Thompson, 1/161 Fletcher Road, Largs Bay SA 5016, Australia

A Register of Pioneer Families Volume 1
contains details of the first three generations of 200 pioneer families
10" x 7", hard cover, 657pp, fully indexed
AUD$17.00 (incl p+h in Aus)


Available from
The 1788-1820 Pioneer Association
PO Box A1121, Sydney South NSW 1235, Australia

A Register of Pioneer Families Volume 1

A Register of Pioneer Families Volume 2
A Register of Pioneer Families Volume 2
contains details of the first three generations of another 200 pioneer families

10" x 7", hard cover, 539pp, fully indexed
AUD$47.00 (incl p+h in Aus)


Available from
The 1788-1820 Pioneer Association
PO Box A1121, Sydney South NSW 1235, Australia

Australians Behind the Camera: Directory of Early Australian Photographers, 1841 to 1945 (plus Early Australian Camera Clubs)
2002 Sandy Barrie, a comprehensive listing of all known Professional Photographers in Australia between 1841 and 1945 giving names, addresses and years of operation, making research and dating of Australian photographs much easier

A4, soft cover, 237pp
ISBN 0958788383
, AUD$100.00 (plus p+h) [limited print run]
                  Sold Out – look for secondhand copies

Breakers Ahead . . . Wreck of the Earl of Charlemont

Australians Behind the Camera. Directory of Early Australian Photographers, 1841 to 1945 (plus Early Australian Camera Clubs)
Australias Birthstain
2008 Babette Smith, a well-researched study of hundreds of convicts that explodes many myths as it reveals the startling legacy of the convict era –
a must read for everyone, especially those with convict ancestry

hardback, 400pp, notes, bibliography, index, maps, photos, illustrations
ISBN 978174114604, AUD$49.95

Published by
Allen & Unwin

Australians Behind the Camera. Directory of Early Australian Photographers, 1841 to 1945 (plus Early Australian Camera Clubs)
A Watery Grave: accounts of shipping disasters from the Maitland Mercury 1853–1855
2008 compiled by Ida McLeod, details of shipping disasters in local and overseas waters extracted from the Maitland Mercury newspaper
A4, softcover, 75pp, indexes to names and ships
AUD$25.00 (incl p+h in Aus)


Available from
I McLeod, PO Box 660, Taree NSW 2430, Australia

Breakers Ahead . . . Wreck of the Earl of Charlemont
2002 Brian Latter, a comprehensive account of the final voyage of the ship which left Liverpool, England on 13 March 1853 with full details of 366 unassisted immigrants mostly bound for Sydney and 37 crew on board, plus the discovery of the wreck's location and anchor retrieval
A4, soft cover, 264pp, index, photos/illustrations
ISBN 0958062900
AUD$30.00 (plus p+h) [also available on CD-ROM]
Available from
B C Latter, 35 Mollers Lane, Leopold Vic 3224, Australia
Breakers Ahead . . . Wreck of the Earl of Charlemont

Cameron's Ships Assisted Immigration from the USA to NSW: A case study of five ships 1877-1878
Camerons Ships Assisted Immigration from the USA to NSW: a case study of five ships 1877–1878
2004 Marguerita Carey, a detailed analysis of the 934 assisted and 32 unassisted immigrants who travelled on the 5 ships arranged by NSW government appointed agent Roderick William Cameron, giving names, native place or county, parents names and addresses plus names, ages and nationality of crew
A4, soft cover, 149pp, bibliography, b/w illustrations & photographs, index
ISBN 0975691708, AUD$36.00 (plus p+h)
Available from
M Carey, 19 Culdees Road, Burwood Heights NSW 2136, Australia

Captain Charles, Engineer of charity: the remarkable life of Charles Gordon ONeill
2008 Stephen Utick, biography that records the remarkable life of an engineer, inventor, parliamentarian, philanthropist who co-founded the St Vincent de Paul Society in Australia and New Zealand
paperback, 276pp, list of abbreviations, bibliography, index, photos, illustrations ISBN 978741753783, AUD$39.95

Published by
Allen & Unwin
Convict Records in Australia

Convict Records in Australia
2003 Cora Num, designed to help researchers find and use convict records in Australia, arranged alphabetically by category, fully indexed giving diary, place, ship and subject references A4, soft cover, 97pp
ISBN 0958059942
, AUD$22.00 (incl p+h in Aus)

Available from
C Num, 17 Pendred Street, Pearce ACT 2607, Australia
Convict Records in Australia

Convicts Transported To and From Port Macquarie 1827–1837
2008 Jan Shelley, Cheryl Perry, Pam Yates, an index of male convicts transported to and from Port Macquarie including those forwarded from the overcrowded prison hulk Phoenix moored in Sydney Harbour
A4, spiral bound, 65pp, index, bibliography
ISBN 9780977524747, AUD$30.00 (incl p+h in Aus)

Published by
Port Macquarie & Districts Family History Society Inc
PO Box 1359, Port Macquarie NSW 2444, Australia
Convict Records in Australia

Cornish–Australian Heritage: a biographical register of Cornish–Australians 1788–1998 Volume 1
Patricia Lay, 1999, first in a proposed series, contains detailed entries of Cornish men and women who settled in Australia plus contact details of submitters; gives details of Queensland strays, names of spouses, and former names of female entries where relevant soft cover, B5, 415pp, abbreviations, map of Cornwall, biographies, photographs, appendices
ISSN 14420732, AUD$35.00 (incl p+h in Aus)
Available from
P Lay, PO Box 1604, Queanbeyan NSW 2620, Australia
Cornish-Australian Heritage: a biographical register of Cornish-Australians 1788-1998 Volume 1

Cumberland Mercury Newspaper Index 1879
2008 Rod & Wendy Gow, index to court cases, births, deaths, marriages, inquests, obituaries, funerals, probates, etc giving name, event, age (if stated), district, date and newspaper edition date, page and column
A4, soft cover, 144pp, ISBN 9780980494632
AUD$30.00 (incl p+h in Aus
[also available on CD for same price]

Available from
R & W Gow, 50 Ferry Lane, Cundletown NSW 2430, Australia
Convict Records in Australia

Death or Liberty The Convicts of the Britannia, Ireland to Botany Bay 1797
Death or Liberty: The Convicts of the Britannia, Ireland to Botany Bay 1797
2006 Barbara Hall, following exhaustive research of records held in Australia and Ireland, the author traced the lives of the 196 Irish convicts, 43 soldiers and those on board who came free, and compiled a biography of each person

A5, soft cover, 258pp, abbreviations, appendices, bibliography, index
ISBN 0958149925, AUD$50.00 (plus AUD$5.00 p+h in Aus)

Available from
Barbara Hall, 8/35 Byron Street, Coogee NSW 2034, Australia

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