New History & Genealogy Titles – 3 December 2010

Recent Releases

Click on titles below for more details on each. Some of the titles below are ‘special order’ titles.

Australia

Anzac Cove to Hollywood: The Story of Tom Skeyhill, Master of Deception – J. Brownrigg – $34.95
Tom Skeyhill wasn’t what he appeared to be. Landing at Anzac Cover on the morning of 25 April 1915 as a signaller with the 8th Battalion, First Australian Imperial Force, Tom quickly recognised danger and feigned blindness to escape. Wearing smoke-glass goggles he returned to Australia as a ‘blind soldier-poet’. His book of verse “Soldier-Songs from Anzac” quickly sold 50,000 copies.

Through the Eyes of Thomas Pamphlett: Convict and Castaway – C. Pearce – $16.95
This book examines the everyday lives of convict Thomas Pamphlett (1788?-1838) and other ordinary people in such diverse places as Manchester, a convict ship, Sydney, a chain gang, Newcastle, the Hawkesbury area and Brisbane.

Colonial Facts and Fictions – DATA CD – $27.50
Written by Mark Kershaw in 1886, this book is both a light-hearted and more serious look at life in Australia and New Zealand.

New South Wales Government Gazette 1864 – DATA CD – $47.50
The Government Gazettes are a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians and researchers in other fields throughout Australia. They were published by the government as a means of communication to officials and the general public and therefore contain information that is of great use in establishing an image of Australia and its people in the past.

Queensland Post Office Directory 1919 (Wise) – DATA CD – $39.50
This directory contains hundreds of thousands of people, many with occupations and addresses and gives insight into second decade of life in 20th century Queensland.

New Chum in the Queensland Bush – DATA CD – $23.50
Written in 1887 by Walter S.S. Tyrwhitt, it is … ‘mainly an account of the author’s personal experiences in Queensland, and he ventures to hope that as it deals with the every-day life of a Colonist in the Bush, it may be useful to those who think of settling in Australia. He has not enjoyed the inestimable, privilege of being “shewn round”, but perhaps on that account he has had a better chance of seeing things as they really are, and not in their holiday aspect.

Radio Call 1956 – DATA CD – $19.50
Radio Call, described as “South Australia’s Only Broadcasting Newspaper”, commenced during 1937. It covers news from the Adelaide Studios and a host of other topics including all things musical, theatrical, the week’s radio programs, and lots of other news from Australia and overseas.

Victorian Government Gazette 1880 – DATA CD – $54.50
A massive volume of almost 3,400 pages, the 1880 gazette includes information relating to a wide variety of topics – of interest to both genealogists and historians.

England

Lancashire Parish Registers: Manchester, Cathedral Church 1573-1653 – DATA CD – $35.00
Transcriptions of the registers of the Cathedral Church of Manchester. Contains Baptisms, marriages and Burials covering the period 1573 -1653. Complete with indexes of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials. Three books on one CD.

Shropshire Parish Registers: Battlefield 1663-1812, Sheinton 1658-1812, Cressage 1605-1812 – DATA CD – $20.00
Containing the parish registers of three Shropshire parishes, you’ll find transcripts for the parish of Battlefield (Baptisms and Burials 1663 – 1812, Marriages 1754 – 1774. Complete with an index of names and places).

The Rise and Progress of Wesleyan Methodism in Accrington and the Neighbourhood, Lancashire – DATA CD – $20.00
Written by Thomas Hargreaves and published in 1883 this is an interesting account of the history of Wesleyan Methodism in Accrington and the surrounding district, in Lancashire. It includes chapters on the various Circuits, Chapels and Schools, etc. Also includes a list of names of preachers from 1787 to 1883.

Yorkshire Parish Registers: Emley 1600-1812 – DATA CD – $25.00
Published in 1920, this publication contains transcripts of the registers for the parish of Emley in Yorkshire. Covering Baptisms, Marriages and Burials from 1600 to 1812. It is complete with indexes of names and places.

Yorkshire Parish Registers: Darrington 1567-1812 – DATA CD – $25.00
Published in 1913, transcripts of the registers for the parish of Darrington. Contains baptisms, marriages and burials 1567-1812. Complete with indexes of names and places.

Historical Gleanings of Bolton and District – DATA CD – $35.00
A fascinating collection of articles on the history of the town of Bolton, in Lancashire, and its surrounding district. Covers various different topics. Many names of people are mentioned. A notable inclusion is the alphabetical index of names of pupils of Bolton Grammar School between 1808-1855. Useful reading for local historians and family historians interested in Bolton. Complete with an index. Edited and compiled by B.T. Barton, published in 1883.

Staffordshire Parish Registers: Alstonfield 1570-1715 – DATA CD – $25.00
Originally published in 1903, these transcripts of the registers for the parish of Alstonfield in the county of Staffordshire, contains Christenings 1638-1715, Marriages 1675-1715, and Burials 1659-1715.

America

The Family Tree Sourcebook: Your Essential Directory of American County and Town Records – Family Tree Magazine – $52.50
The most comprehensive, easy-to-use guide for researching your American family history!

Loyalists in Arms 1775-1783: A Short History of the British American Regiments – DATA CD – $29.50
The alphabetical list of officers is extensive and includes officers in all the major provincial regiments.

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