Books — Australia general

Index to Miscellaneous Family History Magazines 2000–2003
compiled from many Australian and overseas Societies exchange journals giving names of all people mentioned, properties and ships (excluding items relating to computer programs and websites) with occasional reference to pre–2000 publications A4, spiral bound, 217pp
ISBN 09756788817, AUD$20.00 (plus p+h)
Available from
Blue Mountains Family History Society Inc
PO Box 97, Springwood NSW 2777, Australia
Index to Miscellaneous Family History Magazines 2000-2003

In the Wake
In the Wake of the Lord Melville
2012 Russell Kelly, in August 1816, 101 convict women and their 30 children were transported from England to the colony of New South Wales on the convict transport ship Lord Melville and their stories have remained invisible until now; contains fully referenced details of crew members, free passengers and the 6 privileged passengers
23 x 15cm, 348pp, 6 appendixes, illustrations, index, maps, photographs, ISBN 9780646427102, AUD$25.00 (plus postage)
Available from
Mr R Kelly
60 Boyanda Street, Wishart Qld 4122, Australia

Journey to a New Life: The Story of the ships Emu in 1812 and Broxbornebury in 1814, Including Crew, Female Convicts and Free Passengers on Board
2000 Elizabeth Hook, lists more than 250 people and contains the story of the Broxbornebury’s voyage from England from a passenger’s diary plus narration of how 40 women prisoners aboard the Emu were hijacked in the middle of the Indian Ocean A4, soft cover, 190pp, indexed
ISBN 0958538514, AUD$38.00 (incl p+h in Aus)
Available from
Elizabeth Hook
Journey to a New Life: The Story of the ships: Emu in 1812 and Broxbornebury in 1814, Including Crew, Female Convicts and Free Passengers on Board

Keep it for the future - How to set up small community archives
Keep it for the future: How to set up small community archives
Commonwealth of Australia 2007, covers how to identify which records to keep as well as how to register, store and preserve them plus practical advice for those starting a project to establish and manage archives
174mm x 248 mm, soft cover, 64pp
ISBN 9781920807528, AUD$9.45 (incl p+h in Aus)


Available from
National Archives of Australia
PO Box 7425, Canberra BC ACT 2610, Australia

Let the Land Speak: A history of Australia: How the land created our nation
2013 Jackie French, the result of the author's extensive exploration of our country's past this book has taken 50 years to write and encompasses thousands of years worth of knowledge
240 x 160mm, hard cover, colour photographs, notes, bibliography, acknowledgements, index, ISBN 9780732296759, AUD$39.99
Published by
HarperCollins
Available from book stores, Australia
Let the Land Speak: A history of Australia: How the land created our nation

Life and death in the Age of Sail: The passage to Australia
2003 Robin Haines, examines health and death in the maritime sphere with a particular focus on working-class emigrants, the ships they sailed on from 1820–1870 and their lives after arrival in Australia, with excerpts from diaries and letters 1820–1950; superbly detailed and beautifully written
160x220mm, hard cover, 360pp, abbreviations, bibliography, endnotes, index, maps, sketches, illustrations
ISBN 0868405493, AUD$49.95 (plus p+h)
Available from
UNSW Press Ltd, University and Reference Publishers' Services,
Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
Life and death in the Age of Sail: The passage to Australia

Memory Man 1001 Life Story Questions
2007 4th ed. Bob Mitchell, a master list of topics and open–ended questions grouped in separate categories to assist in gathering memories of the family history and interviewing family members about their own lives
A5, soft cover, 96pp
ISBN 0646459236, AUD$32.95 (incl p+h in Aus)


Available from
Memory Man, 33 Morrison Avenue, Engadine NSW 2233, Australia
Memory Man 1001 Life Story Questions

Missing! from the 1881 British Census: British and non-British Crewmen arriving at Sydney Volume 2: 1 April-30 June 1881
Mishaps, Strandings, Total Wrecks
2008 Ida McLeod, contains reports of shipwrecks in Australian and international waters from local and overseas newspapers
A4, soft cover, 86pp, index
AUD$30.00 (incl p+h in Aus)

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

Missing! from the 1881 British Census: British and non-British Crewmen arriving at Sydney Volume 2: 1 April-30 June 1881
Missing! from the 1881 British Census: British and non-British Crewmen arriving at Sydney Volume 2: 1 April–30 June 1881
2001 by Keith Giles, contains approx 9,000 entries equating to 5,000+ individuals from crewlists of ships docking in Sydney, Australia, giving surname, forename/s or initial/s, job (shipboard occupation), age/year of birth, origin (town, county or country), voyage (referenced to ship), ShipsIndex
A4, soft cover, 60pp, NZ$11.00 (incl p+h in NZ), NZ$12.00 (incl p+h to Aus)
Available from
K R Giles, 1/21 Whytehead Crescent, Kohimarama, Auckland 1005,
New Zealand

More Stoked!
2013 Bob McTavish, this lavishly illustrated book features many never before seen photographs and captures the wild ride that was Australias surfing scene in the 1960s and 1970s
415 x 180mm, paperback, ISBN 9780732296766, AUD$35.00

Published by
HarperCollins

Available from book stores, Australia
More Stoked

Names from Here and Far: The New Holland Dictionary of Names
2003 William T S Noble, contains 6,000+ personal names and surnames from ancient times to contemporary, tracing geographic history, original meaning and first known usage and much more, in two parts: All About Names and A-Z of Names 150x235, soft cover, 567pp, bibliography, glossary
AUD$29.95

Available from
New Holland Publishers
1/66 Gibbes Street, Chatswood NSW 2067, Australia
Names from Here and Far: The New Holland Dictionary of Names

Occupational  Records in Australia
Occupational Records in Australia
2003 Cora Num, is designed to help researchers find and use occupational records in Australia, arranged alphabetically by more than 90 categories and by state within each category, fully indexed including a place index giving references to hundreds of books, microform, CD-ROMs and Internet sites
A4, 150pp, index, ISBN 0958059950, AUD$24.00 (incl p+h in Aus)

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

Of Infamous Character: the Convicts of the Boddingtons Ireland to Botany Bay 1793
2004 Barbara Hall, traces all 145 convicts (and soldiers) with biographies of approx. 90 including hard-to-find trial information compiled from extensive research
A5, paperback, 242pp, abbreviations, explanations, locations, 4 appendices, bibliography, index
ISBN 0958149917, AUD$50.00 (incl p+h in Aus)
Available from
B Hall, 8/35 Byron Street, Coogee NSW 2034, Australia

Of Infamous Character: the Convicts of the Boddingtons, Ireland to Botany Bay 1793


Our Ancestors Volume 1

Our Ancestors Volume 1
a collection of stories, letters and anecdotes about ancestors or early family members giving insights into their early struggles and triumphs

A4, spiral bound, 72pp, index
AUD$10.00 (plus p+h in Aus)


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

Our Ancestors Volume 2
a collection of stories, letters and anecdotes about ancestors or early family members giving insights into their early struggles and triumphs
A4, spiral bound, 72pp, index, illustrations, photographs
AUD$10.00 (incl p+h in Aus)


Available from

The 1788–1820 Pioneer Association
PO Box A1121, Sydney South NSW 1235, Australia

Our Ancestors Volume 2


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