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9781922800046

Road Trips Australia

Backroads and Byways Author: Fuchs, Don Code: 9781922800046 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 280 pages Publisher: WOODSLANE PRESS Published date: 01/03/2023 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: March 2023

Australia is the ideal country for adventurous road trips. All you need is a sturdy vehicle, the right gear and a dose of common sense. Sometimes the unknown and fascinating is just around the corner. There is no better way to shake off the hectic lifestyle of everyday life in suburbia than on an adventurous trip down the roads less travelled

9781922615046

Royal Australian Air Force History Box Set: 1921 to 2021

2-Book H/C Set Author: Air Force History Branch Code: 62052 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 1000 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 13/05/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Commemorating the 100 Year Anniversary of the Royal Australian Air Force. The Official History Box Set includes two full colour hardback books:

* The Aircraft of the Royal Australian Air Force
* The Units of the Royal Australian Air Force

The Royal Australian Air Force History Box ......

9781398105126

Australian Buses and Coache

Author: Finneran, Tony Code: 61073 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 15/04/2022 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

This book offers a chronological view from the oldest colour images to the latest buses. It focuses mainly on buses, although many Australian-built chassis were generally used for coach operations and some of these are featured. Before the Second World War, buses were mainly of British origin with local bodywork. During the 1970s the European ......

9780645185904

Aircraft Projects of the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation

Author: Vella, Joe A Code: 61911 Price: AU $71.30 Format: Paperback / 410 pages Published date: 01/04/2022 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

Aircraft Projects of the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation describes all the aircraft projects which were initiated by CAC, Port Melbourne, Australia, during its 64-year history. The book includes conceptual projects which never flew, projects which made it to the prototype stage and projects which entered production. A total of 106 different ......

9781761066627

Red Tail Skies

A Big Book of Qantas Stories Author: Eames, Jim Code: 61906 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 688 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 15/01/2022 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

These are stories of passion and dedication, of risk and resilience, of excellence and Australian larrikinism, of inventiveness and determination. Captain Richard Champion de Crespigny on The Flying Kangaroo
Jim Eames captures the experiences of a small band of brave, professional and pioneering aircrew who confronted ......

9781925866803

Street Machine Legends Volume Two

Author: Are Media Books Code: 60966 Price: AU $29.99 (was AU $39.99) Format: Hardback / 144 pages Published date: 10/10/2021 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

SINCE 1981, Street Machine has been Australias home of horsepower, the biggest-selling magazine devoted to modified cars in the land, bar none. 2021 is the titles 40th anniversary and were celebrating with the release of Street Machine Legends Volume Two. This time, were celebrating the most-iconic cars featured in the mag over the last twenty ......

9781460760451

Best Seat in the House

A Motor Racing Life Behind the Wheel and Behind the Mic Author: Noonan, Aaron & Crompton, Neil Code: 60943 Price: AU $29.99 (was AU $39.99) Format: Hardback / 352 pages Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date: 01/10/2021 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

Racer and broadcaster Neil Crompton has had the best seat in the house for the last 40 years of Australian motorsport, an amazing lifetime upgrade to a first-hand, front row seat to see the biggest names, machines and events of this high-speed, high-octane sport.

A kid from Ballarat in country Victoria obsessed by speed with an ......

9780995121928

Vietnam ANZACS

Australians and New Zealanders in the Vietnam War Author: Howell, Tony Code: 60967 Price: AU $79.99 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Published date: 18/09/2021 Availability: Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.
This book is a commentary on the ANZAC forces involvement in the second Indo-China (Vietnam) War during the period 1965 to 1971.
9781760990015

Heading South

Far North Queensland to Western Australia by Rail Author: Richards, Tim Code: 61020 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: FREMANTLE PRESS Published date: 03/09/2021 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

Featuring some of Australias most iconic rail journeys, Heading South celebrates the unique joys of train travel and is the perfect book for the armchair traveller. Freelance travel writer and Lonely Planet guidebook contributor Tim Richards decides to shake up his life by taking an epic rail journey across Australia. Jumping aboard iconic ......

9781526784032

The Battlecruiser New Zealand

A Gift to Empire Author: Wright, Matthew J. Code: 60641 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 19/08/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
This book tells the story of HMS New Zealand, a battlecruiser paid for by the people of New Zealand in 1909, and when Japan was perceived as a threat in Australasia and the Pacific. Born of the collision between New Zealand's patriotic dreams and European politics, the tale of HMS New Zealand is further wrapped in the turbulent power-plays at the ......
9781920785000

Spitfire Pilot: Lou Spence

A Story of Bravery, Leadership and Love Author: Spence, John C.H. FRS Code: 61021 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: BROLGA PUBLISHING PTY LTD Published date: 07/08/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
The biography of decorated RAAF fighter pilot Lou Spence in World Ward II and the Korean War, a story of bravery, leadership and love.
9781743058541

Troop Train

Author: Hutchins, Elizabeth Code: 60964 Price: AU $29.95 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: WAKEFIELD PRESS Published date: 01/08/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

It’s February 1942 and the Second World War is raging. Japanese planes are bombing Darwin, Australia fears an invasion, and the train track leads straight through the desert to Adelaide. Fourteen-year-old Rosemary Lister begins a diary to share the upheavals and tensions of her new life in the country, storing memories for her father, missing ......

9781922419392

Qantas : The Flying Kangaroo

100 Years of... Author: Montagnana-Wallace, Neil Code: 61030 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: AFFIRM PRESS Published date: 01/08/2021 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

No symbol better conveys the intrepid spirit of Australia than the flying kangaroo. Whether it’s glimpsed on a red-eye flight to an interstate business meeting, before leaving for adventure or holidays, or when longing to return home, that sweep of red defines air travel in Australia.

Qantas has always been about ......

9780909608996

Rendezvous with Death

Anzac Stories of the Great War Author: Ramsland, John Code: 70102 Price: AU $26.99 Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: BROLGA PUBLISHING PTY LTD Published date: 25/07/2021 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

1914. Some men of the First Australian Imperial Force had a rendezvous with death in the silence in the summer night, but many were to survive only to face the thudding of the guns, again and again until 11 November 1918 at 11am, enduring physical and psychological horrors. This volume is packed with unusual stories of a deeply personal nature: ......

9781925868593

The Passion for Hot Rods

& Australian Custom Vehicles Author: Wakely, Joel Code: 60757 Price: AU $25.99 (was AU $39.99) Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publisher: WOODSLANE PRESS Published date: 15/07/2021 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

In this fully illustrated personal look at the culture of hot rods and customised vehicles in Australia are dozens of fascinating stories about these incredible cars and the passionate craftspeople, amateur and professional, who build them. Includes unique and never before seen photos and contributions from dozens of hot rod and custom enthusiasts.

9781460756522

Our Great Hearted Men

[Australia Post] Author: Brune, Peter Code: 61031 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 464 pages Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS Published date: 07/04/2021 Availability: Delivery estimate: Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The AIF and the Hundred Days Battlefields such as Gallipoli, Fromelles, Pozières, Bullecourt and Passchendaele are burnt into the Australian Great War psyche. Unfortunately the sheer guts, fortitude and sacrifice of the diggers in those battles had often been wasted by poor leadership and planning. From an Australian perspective, such sacrifice ......

9781922488039

Aircraft of The Royal Australian Air Force

Author: Air Force History Branch Code: 60693 Price: AU $44.99 (was AU $59.99) Format: Hardback / 640 pages Publisher: BIG SKY PUBLISHING Published date: 03/03/2021 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
Aircraft of The Royal Australian Air Force tells the story of the RAAF's first one hundred years by describing the acquisition, operation, and service record of the multitude of aircraft types flown by the RAAF. The 176 aircraft types include the flimsy wood and canvas aircraft typical of World War I, through the technological advances during and ......
9780980858907

Liverpool City Raceway 1967-1989

The Place of Pace Author: Loxley, Tony Code: 23401 Price: AU $89.95 Format: Hardback / 352 pages Publisher: FULL THROTTLE PUBLISHING Published date: 30/11/2020 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

Attention Australian Speedway and Motorsport Fans!  The popular Liverpool City Raceway book is finally reprinting! This lavishly illustrated book covering the history of Liverpool City Raceway from its construction in 1966 to its sad demise in 1989, is loaded with first person memories from competitors, (like Sir Jack Brabham).

9781988538334

The Wellington Street Races

The Definitive History of New Zealand's Iconic Motorsport Events Author: McGee, Richard Code: 59697 Price: AU $41.96 (was AU $59.95) Format: Hardback / 272 pages Publisher: DAVID BATEMAN LTD Published date: 15/11/2020 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

The Wellington Street Races ran on one of the most challenging and demanding circuits in the world. Between 1985 and 1996, the races brought some of the worlds top teams and drivers to New Zealand. They also played a major role in the development of the Wellington waterfront as a public space. The race track ran through central Wellington ......

9781922400178

Mark Skaife : Complete Illustrated Autobiography Celebrating

Australia's Most Successful Touring Car Driver Ever Author: Skaife, Mark Code: 59917 Price: AU $33.75 (was AU $45.00) Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: AFFIRM PRESS Published date: 27/10/2020 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

When it comes to the masters of motorsport, Mark Skaife is without peer. The stats ordain him the most brilliant touring car racer in Australian motorsport history: his six Bathurst victories and five touring car championships place him in the rarefied company of Peter Brock.

For more than three decades across the Holden Racing Teams ......

9781912081424

Great Railway Journeys in Australia and New Zealand 2/e

Author: Bowden, David Code: 59412 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: JOHN BEAUFOY AUD Published date: 01/10/2020 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
An absorbing description of 35 trips that highlight some of the most interesting, scenic and rewarding railway journeys in New Zealand and Australia.
9781925984644

ANZAC

The Landing, the Legend, the Law Author: Bond, Catherine Code: 59982 Price: AU $55.00 Format: Paperback / 212 pages Published date: 31/08/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The word Anzac has been the subject of a century of legal regulation in Australia and internationally. In Anzac: The Landing, The Legend, The Law, Catherine Bond interrogates the legal history of one of Australia and New Zealands most revered words and the restrictions on the acronym that still exist today.

This book ......

59275

Racing The Lion

An Illustrated History Of Holden In Australian Motorsport Author: Aaron Noonan, Will Dale and the V8 Sleuth team Code: 59275 Price: AU $69.96 (was AU $99.95) Format: Hardback / 400 pages Published date: 30/08/2020 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

Holden has been a major part of Australian motorsport history and, in this special edition hardcover 400-page release from the V8 Sleuth team, they celebrate and honour the brand’s history in racing.

9781557539403

British Imperial Air Power

The Royal Air Forces and the Defense of Australia and New ZealandBetween the World Wars Author: Spencer, Alex M Code: 59205 Price: AU $66.00 Format: Paperback / 260 pages Publisher: PURDUE UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date: 15/07/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. No longer available
Examines the air defense of Australia and New Zealand during the interwar period. The book also demonstrates the difficulty of applying new military aviation technology to the defense of the global Empire and provides insight into the nature of the political relationship between the Pacific Dominions and Britain.
9781760854294

Australia's Greatest Escapes

Gripping tales of wartime bravery Author: Burgess, Colin Code: 59355 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER AUSTRALIA Published date: 10/07/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Australias Greatest Escapes is a collection of stories about the most hazardous aspect of the prisoner of war experience - escape. Here is all the adventure, suspense and courage of ordinary Australians who defied their captors; men who tunnelled to freedom, crawled through stinking drains, or clawed a passage beneath barbed wire in a ......

9781760855178

The Diggers of Colditz

The classic Australian POW story Author: Burgess, Colin Code: 59356 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 336 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER AUSTRALIA Published date: 10/07/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Colditz Castle was Nazi Germanys infamous escape-proof wartime prison, where hundreds of the most determined and resourceful Allied prisoners were sent. Despite having more guards than inmates, Australian Lieutenant Jack Champ and other prisoners tirelessly carried out their campaign to escape from the massive floodlit stronghold . . . by any ......

9781922384133

Shoot to Kill

The Australian Guerrilla Book 1 Author: Idriess, Ion Code: 59276 Price: AU $24.95 Format: Paperback / 100 pages Publisher: ETT IMPRINT Published date: 01/06/2020 Availability: Delivery estimate: Please contact us for availability details

This book is the first in the Australian Guerrilla series by the author of The Desert Column, and one who was a sniper in World War 1. Published in 1942 with the imminent threat of invasion by the Japanese, this shows how one can become an expert with the rifle.

9781988538167

My Mini Could Tow That!

A Collection of Teardrops and Tiny Caravans Author: Jessen, Don Code: 58049 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Hardback / 232 pages Publisher: DAVID BATEMAN LTD Published date: 01/06/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
Miniature vintage and classic caravans - otherwise known as 'tinies' and 'teardrops' - have become hugely popular in recent years, due to their dinkiness and versatility. This book pulls together a collection of these small but perfectly formed mobile spaces from across Australia and New Zealand.
9781877427596

Heron MJ1

The story of a New Zealand supercar and the man who created it Author: Patrick Harlow Code: 59067 Price: AU $62.99 Format: Hardback / 204 pages Published date: 01/05/2020 Availability: Sorry, this is no longer available

Ireland has its DeLorean, England had Lotus and, for a short time, New Zealand had the Heron MJ1, these three cars were similar with their supercar look and sports car handling and performance. Ross Baker, a Rotorua A-Grade Mechanic, had a look at the supercars which existed around the world and decided to design and build his own in New ......

59139

The Finke: There & Back DVD Blu-ray

Narrated by Eric Bana Author: Madman Entertainment Code: 59139 Price: AU $26.21 (was AU $34.95) Format: DVD / 92 mins Publisher: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT Published date: 18/03/2020 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

For the riders, the spectators and the town of Alice Springs, the Finke Desert Race is more than a race. Finke: There and Back delves below the surface to uncover what makes them tick, what drives them to put their lives on the line when they strap their helmets on. Paraplegic Isaac Elliott is attempting to complete the race that he started a ......

9781526766656

An Anzac on the Western Front: The Personal Recollections

of an Australian Infantryman from 1916 to 1918 Author: WIlliams, H R Code: 57880 Price: AU $42.99 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/03/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
A graphic account of one soldiers service in the First World War serving in Egypt and on the Western Front.
9789811508486

Australian War Graves Workers and World War One

Devoted Labour for the Lost, the Unknown but not Forgotten Dead Author: Cahir, Fred Code: 57912 Price: AU $84.99 Format: Hardback / 143 pages Publisher: SPRINGER PUBLISHING COMPANY Published date: 23/01/2020 Availability: Sorry, this is no longer available
This book relays the largely untold story of the approximately 1,100 Australian war graves workers whose job it was to locate, identify exhume and rebury the thousands of Australian soldiers who died in Europe during the First World War.
9780648446682

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

The Royal Australian Navy in Vietnam 1965-1972 Author: Carroll, John Code: 58029 Price: AU $34.95 Format: Paperback / 260 pages Publisher: ROSENBERG PUBLISHING Published date: 01/01/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
Out of Sight, Out of Mind identifies and dispels various myths which have developed around the importance of sea transport and logistical support, and argues for a new appreciation of the service of the 13,000 members of the RAN who participated in this vitally important task. Many of the illustrations were taking by serving military personnel ......
9781760875619

The Big Book of Australia's War Stories

A Collection of Stories of Australia's Iconic Battles and Campaigns fromthe Boer War to Vietnam Author: Haynes, Jim Code: 59900 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 600 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 05/12/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days

The bravest thing God ever made, said a British officer of the insubordinate Aussies at Gallipoli. And before the Normandy invasion, Field Marshal Montgomerys chief of staff remarked, I only wish we had the Australian 9th Division with us this morning. But there is more to the Australian experience of war than heroic endeavour and bravery. Jim ......

9780733338595

Great Australian Outback Trucking Stories

Author: Bill Marsh Code: 59096 Price: AU $26.24 (was AU $34.99) Format: Paperback Publisher: ABC BOOKS Published date: 19/09/2019 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

Marsh knows how to spin a yarn - Gold Coast Bulletin

Whether theyre carting produce, stock, fuel, or even (unbeknown to them) dead bodies, theres one thing that can be said about outback truckies - theyre a colourful bunch.

Meet the outback truckies who brave interminable distances, searing heat, ......

9781760633066

RAAF Black Cats: The Secret History of the Covert Catalina Mine-Laying

Operations to Cripple Japan's War Machine Author: Cleworth, Robert Code: 59391 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 03/09/2019 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 3-7 business days
In March 1945 Reg Cleworth, a navigator on PBY Catalina seaplanes flying out of Darwin, went missing in action. No details were ever given about the incident that took his life, nor the reason his plane went down. For Reg's younger brother, Robert, the news came as a fulfilling prophecy. The last time they saw each other, Reg confided in Robert, ......
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