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A Man and a Mountain cover
A Man and a Mountain, by Margaret Giordano, 1987,  123pp,  A5, soft cover, indexed.
 
The captivating story of Gustav Weindorfer, pioneer conservationist. From arrival in Australia in 1900 the book moves through: moving to Tasmania and marriage to Kate Cowle 1906; farming at Kindred; establishment of the chalet 'Waldheim' at Cradle Mountain; Kate's death; to the push for establishment of a National Park. Includes many stories about the Weindorfer's friends, acquaintances and other people who loved Cradle Mountain.
 
Price: AUD $18.15 includes postage within Australia
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Baron Bischoff - Philosopher Smith and the Birth of Tasmanian Mining, by Nic Haygarth, 2004,  209pp,  B5, soft cover, indexed.
 
Extremely well written and researched book. "For a man whose 44 years had been a lonely climb towards self-worth, the summit of Mount Bischoff must have been a giddy prospect for James 'Philosopher' Smith. He presided over a fortune, was embraced by his social 'betters', and was hailed as the father and saviour of Tasmania"
 
Price: AUD $30.00 + P&P $7.73 within Australia
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Exiled Three Times Over
Exiled Three Times Over!: Profiles of Norfolk Islanders exiled in Van Diemen's Land 1807-13, by Irene Schaffer & Thelma McKay, reprint 2006,  244pp,  B5, soft cover, indexed.
 
Firstly transported to NSW, removed to Norfolk Island and then relocated to VDL - exiled three times over! This book concentrates on those who were relocated to VDL between 1807-1808 on board the "Lady Nelson" and the "Porpoise" with individual profiles of the men, women, and their children. Follows on with an appendix giving lists of all who were relocated on the seven ships 1807-1813. Extremely well done and useful resource.
 
Price: AUD $35.91 + P&P $12.55 within Australia
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Governor Sorell
Governor, William & Julia Sorell, by Jane Sorell, 1986,  192pp,  A5, soft cover, indexed.
 
A family history against the background of frontier Van Diemen's Land, until the cessation of transportation and establishment of the Tasmanian Constitution. The first published biography of Julia Sorell.
 
Price: AUD $16.50 + P&P $7.73 within Australia
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Pleasant Banks
Mistress of "Pleasant Banks" Mrs Elizabeth Gibson, by Irene Schaffer, 1993,  15pp,  A4, soft cover, not indexed.
 
The fascinating story of Elizabeth NICHOLS born on Norfolk Island to convict parents, who later married David Gibson and became an admired pioneer woman.
 
Price: AUD $15.00 + P&P $1.82 within Australia
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