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Colony: Strange Origins of One of the Earliest Modern Democracies – R. Hamilton – $34.95
In 1856 the remote colony of South Australia had the secret ballot, votes for all adult men, and religious freedom, and in 1857 self-government by an elected parliament. The basic framework, of a modern democracy was suddenly established. How did South Australia become so modern, so early? How were British institutions radically transformed by Births colonists, and why did the Colonial Office allow it?

Single and Free: Female Migration to Australia 1833-1837 – E. Rushen – $39.95
Since colonial times, Australian have been critical of large groupings of immigrants. This book focuses on the first scheme for female migration to Australia, exploring the reasons for contemporary and historiographical perceptions that the women who emigration from Britain and Ireland in the 1830s were essentially prostitutes, drawn from the lowest sections of society.

What Became of Parramatta Domain?Private Publication
This book takes a look at the Sydney suburbs of Northmead, Old Toongabbie, Toongabbie, Westmead and Winston Hills that originally made up Governor Macquarie’s Domain at Parramatta in 1810.

The Merchant’s Women: The Story of Over 200 Young Single Women Who Left England in 1833 to Settle in New South Wales – P. McIntyre & E. Rushen – $34.95
Each woman’s story is told here. What motivated them to leave their homes in Britain for frontier colonies? How did they cope? What were their experiences? And how did they contribute to the development of Australia?

New South Wales Telephone Directory 1940: Sydney – DATA CD – $27.50
This New South Wales Telephone Directory includes the city and surrounding suburb exchanges of Sydney including: the City North, the City South, Ashfield, Castle Hill, Liverpool, Manly, Sutherland and many more. Also included is a Pink Pages section which is a classified business and professional section of the Telephone Directory. It contains a list of telephone subscribers and their respective professions or trades.

Queensland Government Gazette 1904 – 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.

South Australian Police Gazette Index Compendium 1869-1947 – DATA CD – $47.50
As the records are very extensive it is not easy to determine which gazette may contain information on your ancestor. This collection of all available indexes to the South Australian Police Gazettes (1869-1947) makes that much easier. Once you have located a year of interest you can follow the full details up in the actual gazette.

Victorian Directory 1922 (Sands and McDougall) – DATA CD – $47.50
A massive directory of almost 3,200 pages, this Sands and McDougall directory, which in 1922 was in its 66th year of publication, consists not only of a Melbourne Directory, but also its Suburbs and the country areas too.


Highways and Byways in Wiltshire – DATA CD – $24.00
The original publication of the Highways and Byways in Wiltshire contains more than 450 printed pages, including a map of the county showing the routes taken by the author, Edward Hutton, who chose a number of circular routes that took him to the four corners of Wiltshire, and almost 90 pen and ink illustrations by Nelly Erichsen, providing as with all of the Highways and Byways series a wonderful mix of topography, local history and folklore, which perhaps more than ever allows the reader to rediscover parts of Britain that have long disappeared under a morass of concrete, bypasses and motorways.

Yorkshire Parish Registers: Kildwick-in-Craven 1575-1622 – DATA CD – $35.00
Transcriptions of the Parish Registers from the West Yorkshire Parish of Kildwick-in-Craven. This publication contains Baptisms, Marriages and Burials covering the period 1575-1622. Includes an Index of Persons.

Commoners of Winchester College, Hampshire 1836-1890 – DATA CD – $25.00
Winchester College is one of the oldest and most famous public schools in England. This Register covers the years 1836-1890, and contains fascinating biographical details about the scholars – ‘Commoners’. Also includes lists of Head Masters, Masters and sporting teams. Complete with a useful index of names. By Clifford W. Holgate, M.A. Published in 1891.

Recusant Roll No. 1 1592-3 – DATA CD – $35.00
Published by the Catholic Record Society in 1916, these are records of Recusants, which in history, England and Wales, the Recusancy referred to those who refused to attend Anglican services. Transcripts in Latin of the Recusant Roll for 1592-3, for England and Wales, listed by county. Hundreds of names of Roman Catholic men and women are included. Complete with a useful index of names and places, in English. A fascinating aspect of Tudor religious history.

Lancashire Court Rolls – DATA CD – $25.00
Contains transcripts in English of Court Rolls for various parts of Lancashire during the years 1323-4. Hundreds of names are included. Full of interesting detail about land transfers, disputes, etc. A fascinating insight into life in medieval Lancashire. Complete with an index of persons and places. Very useful for family history and local history.

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire 1939 Kelly’s Directory – DATA CD – $27.50
Kelly’s are known to be the best, and most comprehensive of the English county directories, and this one covering the English counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire is no different. You will find that it lists many thousands of people names, addresses and occupations.


History of the Irish Brigades in the Service of France – DATA CD – $33.00
The History of the Irish Brigades in the Service of France from the Revolution in Great Britain and Ireland under James II, to the Revolution in France under Louis XVI was written by John Cornelius O’Callaghan, completed in January 1869 and published in London.

Royal Irish Constabulary Manual 1909 – DATA CD – $16.00
While the first code of regulations for the Royal Irish Constabulary had been published in 1837, the year after the service had been reorganised, it was not until 1866 the a complete manual was issued, entitled The Royal Irish Constabulary Manual; or Guide to the Discharge of Police Duties. The preface to this was written by J. Stewart Wood, Inspector General of the Constabulary Force in Ireland and in this Wood noted that while it was impossible to anticipate every event and and difficulty a policeman might encounter while attempting to discharge his duty, the Constabulary Manual would afford many of the answers to many of the questions and be suggestive of others.

History of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland – DATA CD – $48.00
First published in three volumes between 1834 and 1853 and republished here on fully-searchable CD-ROM are the first editions of James Seaton Reid’s monumental publication, the History of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. In total the three volumes contain more than 1,600 printed pages and are accompanied by an appendix to each volume consisting of various original documents. The third volume was incomplete at the time of Seaton Reid’s death and was subsequently completed by his successor, Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Pastoral Theology for the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, W. D. Killeen.