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The Real Estate Rookie: Practical Advice for the First-time Residential Property Investor.

By Wainwright, Teresa.

Sydney, Marrickville: Choice Books (Australian Consumers Association), 2003. Reprint ed.. Paperback trade, very good condition, bottom edge little marked, top spine lightly bumped, minor edgewear. 181 pp. A clear step-by-step guide for anyone who has ever thought about investing in residential real estate but did not know where to begin. There are case studies of actual investors and tenants, and useful information on picking the perfect property, the key role of location, the value of perfect property management, and how to attract the desirable tenants.


Making Your Home Sustainable.

By Wrigley, Derek.

Canberra, Mawson: Derek F. Wrigley, 2004. 1st ed.. Paperback small folio, very good condition, single-colour & white drawings & text-photos, minor edgewear. Unnum 134 pp. Detailed and illustrated discussion about methods to lessen the environmental impact of your home, by Canberra architect and solar consultant. A practical and accessible guide for Australians concerned about the degradation of our natural environment, and who want to reverse this trend. The detailed descriptions include 46 photos and 102 diagrams.


Harry Seidler: A Singular Vision.

By O'Neil, Helen.

Sydney: HarperCollins, 2016. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, top corner tip front cover creased, minor edgewear. 369 pp. Biography of the famous Australian architect most well-known for Rose Seidler House designed for his family who found sanctuary in Australia after WW2. He was born in Austria to an affluent Jewish family, he fled to England as a refugee, where he was imprisoned as an enemy alien and was sent to Canada. In the internment camps, architecture became his saviour. When released, he studied in Canada and at Harvard under Bauhaus master Walter Gropius. In 1948, he moved to Australia to design a home for his parents.


The History of Ebenezer: Australia's Oldest Church, Coromandel Road, Ebenezer, NSW.

By Brill, Ted; Bilbey, Grant (foreword); Pye, Erica (illustrator).

City Not Stated: Fitzgerald Graphic Communications (Printer), 1999. Revised ed.. Paperback trade, very good condition, card covers, stapled pamphlet, black & white text-photos & drawings, tiny dent front cover, spine little creased, staples little rusted. 32 pp. This revised pamphlet describes this historic church in the Hawkesbury region. Covers the history of the families who built the church, their voyage to Australia, settlement, the building of the church, the first communion, pioneers, early ministers, and celebrations.


QVB: The Queen Victoria Building 1898 - 1986.

By Shaw, John; Moore, David (photographer).

Sydney: Wellington Lane Press, 1987. Paperback oblong small quarto, stiffened cover, very good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) & colour text-photos, minor edgewear corners, copy 2. 144 pp. The story of this magnificent Victorian era building in Sydney, threatened with demolition after decades of neglect, but now an exclusive retail shopping centre. An architectural and social history of this classic Romanesque revival building, which previously served as Sydney's market, an electricity supplier's shop, and the city library. This book was initiated by the restoration architects.


The Year of the House.

By Blacket, Judy.

Canberra: Mulini Press, 1983. 1st ed.. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, front hinge lightly split (pages firm), minor edgewear & rubbing. 114 pp. This fascinating story is about her search for a house of her own in Canberra. The many adventures she has along the way to finding her perfect home will be familiar to many people looking for a permanent home. Text and drawings by the author.


The Queen Victoria Building Restoration 1898 - 1986 [Sun Special Project].

By Wathen, Joanne; Long, Charles (editor).

Sydney: John Fairfax and Sons, 1986. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, stapled, black & white text-photos & drawings, colour text-photos (mostly full-page), covers little creased & rubbed, small tear top edge front cover, minor edgewear corners & spine ends. 98 pp. The story of this magnificent Victorian era building in Sydney, now an exclusive retail shopping centre. An architectural and social history of this classic Romanesque revival building, which has previously served as Sydney's market, an electricity supplier's shop, and the city library. This magazine has many photos which help to explain the restoration and show the shops that are part of the restored QVB.


Historic Buildings: Windsor and Richmond.

By Baker, Helen; Roxbugh, Rachel (assistant); Warr, Ross (photos).

Sydney: State Planning Authority of New South Wales, 1967. 1st ed.. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, concealed staples, thin card covers, black & white text-photos, maps, plans, figures, faint foxing front cover, top corner few pages little creased, pages lightly toned, some edgewear corners & spine ends. 67 pp. The Windsor buildings in this book are good examples of the various types of colonial buildings in this charming part of the Hawkesbury. Richmond also has early colonial buildings, and the old farm houses with their paddocks falling away down to the river flats, remind us of governor Macquarie's scheme of settlement. The plans and photos make this a very informative book to add to any Australian history collection.


Glebe Temple: The Sze Yap Guan-Di Temple, Edward St, Glebe [Chinese Temples in Australia, Volume 2].

By Hu Jin, Kok.

Sydney, Dee Why: JKOK Media, 2016. Paperback quarto, very good condition, figures, colour text-photos (few full-page), covers little scratched, minor edgewear. 158 pp. This book is volume 2 in a series on Chinese Temples in Australia. It is the story of the Guan-di Temple in Edward Street, Glebe, Sydney. There is a guided tour of the temple, built by the Sze Yap (Four Districts) people. The author draws on his many years of research in Australia and overseas, and his lifelong experience of Chinese temples.


Old Time Country Halls.

By Trustum, Helen.

Lismore, NSW: Helen Trustum, 2000. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, many black & white text-photos, spine little faded, minor edgewear. 408 pp. Presents a description and history of 175 community halls in northern New South Wales between Richmond and the Tweed area. Supported by funds provided by the Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS).


The Esnoga: A Monument to Portuguese - Jewish Culture.

By Belinfante, Judith C.E.; van Voolen, Edward; Cohen Paraira, David P.; Baruch-Sznaj, Jaffa; Marthe Cohen, Julie.

Amsterdam: D' ARTS, 1991. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, colour & black & white text-photos, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear corners, spine little rubbed & faded, light foxing edges. 95 pp. About the history and traditions of Amsterdam's Sephardi Jew congregation. Some of the objects have been illustrated in this publication for the first time. Also included are discussions on the origins and use of certain ritual objects which have never been in print before. The authors hope that this book will encourage many people to come and visit the synagogue.


The Australian Carpenter and Joiner: Volume 2.

By Bloomfield, F. C.; Peterson, E.; Brown, B. S. (revision).

Sydney: Standard Publishing Co., 1981. 4th ed.. Hardback octavo, very good plus condition, red cloth cover, figures, drawings, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. 233 pp. Fourth edition. One volume (pages 344 to 577) of a four-volume set, written for TAFE courses in carpentry. Fourth edition, completely revised and re-written by Brown. The authors work for the Department of Technical and Further Education, New South Wales. Consists of chapter 12 (fences and gates) to chapter 23 (roofing).


The Houses of Balmain.

By Wong, John; Irving, Robert (text); Green, Beryl (designer).

Sydney: Horwitz, 1969. 1st ed.. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos (some full-page), faint foxing edges & front endpapers, light crease fore-edge last page, minor edgewear. Unnum pp. A picture book of the history of this famous inner western Sydney suburb. The narrow steep streets, cut and re-cut over 150 years of close settlement, break it into a thousand small pieces. Almost every part has become an island of buildings of charm and interest. Balmain is a maritime suburb, and the water is almost always in view at the end of its streets. It has a self-contained village atmosphere. The many photos by John Wong portray Balmain's essential identity, age and friendliness.


Francis Greenway: A Celebration.

By Dupain, Max; Freeland, J. M. (introduction).

Sydney: Cassell, 1980. 1st ed.. Hardback quarto, dustjacket (flap all sides), very good condition (in very good jacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (toned spots reverse side, little rubbed). Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage will be requested for destinations outside Australia. 135 pp. This is the story of Francis Greenway, Australia's first architect, who arrived in Australia in 1814. The book is an authoritative and highly readable photographic story about the turbulent life and times of Australia's most controversial architect. Greenway's best buildings still stand in and around Sydney as monuments to a great talent.


St John's Wahroonga: The First 100 Years 1898 - 1998.

By Wood, David R. V. (editor).

Sydney, Wahroonga: John's Uniting Church / Printed by Scanagraphics Pty. Ltd, 1998. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, few colour plates, faint stain rear flap jacket (light foxing reverse side, minor edgewear). 167 pp. A history of this church from its earliest days at the turn of the century. The book has over 40 illustrations, some in colour. Anyone interested in the history of Sydney's Upper North Shore, members of the church, the Wahroonga community, and educationalists will find this book worthwhile. The book has been composed by four main writers.


The Australian Decks & Pergolas Construction Manual.

By Staines, Allan.

Caloundra, QLD: Pinedale Press, 2008. 5th revised, reprint ed.. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, black & white & single-colour drawings, minor edgewear. 94 pp. This book is based on practical experience using the authors graphic and technical skills. The book includes: Industry tables for designers & architects, easy to follow step-by-step building instructions, and tradesman's methods & hints.


The Proud Arch: The Story of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

By Ellyard, David; Wraxworthy, Richard.

Sydney: Bay Books, 1982. Paperback thin wide octavo, good condition, many black & white photos, top spine little scuffed, crease in front & rear cover, pages lightly toned, light foxing few pages, minor edgewear. 160 pp. This fascinating book tells the story of the builders and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Well researched, fast moving, readable, and illustrated with over 150 photos. The Bridge opened on 19 March, 1932.


How to Restore the Old Aussie House.

By Stapleton, Ian.

Mullumbimby, NSW: Flannel Flower Press, 1998. Revised, reprint ed.. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, minimal edgewear. 128 pp. The scarce revised & enlarged edition. A leading Australian restoration architect (Port Arthur, Vaucluse House, Elizabeth Bay House) provides a practical guide to restoring heritage Australian house from about 1800 to the 1930s.


Grand Designs Handbook: The Blueprint for Building Your Dream Home (As Seen on Channel 4).
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Grand Designs Handbook: The Blueprint for Building Your Dream Home (As Seen on Channel 4).

By McCloud, Kevin.

London: Collins, 2009. 1st p/b ed.. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos, few tiny marks, minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. 287 pp. The author shares his passion and expertise in this guide to designing and building your own home, illustrated with the most memorable houses from the (British) Channel 4 series. The three sections - 'Thinking', 'Dreaming', and 'Doing', guides you through each stage of the building process. The author presents houses that he finds exciting and exemplary, including a number of the most successful projects from the award-winning TV series.


St Peters Church Cooks River: 120th Anniversary Celebrations 1838 - 1958 [A History of St Peter's Church of England Cook's River].

By Gledhill, P. W.

Sydney: P. W. Gledhill, 1958. Paperback small thin octavo, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, few black & white text-photos, pages lightly toned, tiny grey spots on pages, minor foxing & edgewear. Unnum 32 pp. This small pamphlet gives the history of this church which is the third oldest Anglican Church in or around Sydney. There is a list of the Rectors of St. Peter's from 1837 to 1955.


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