Tug Waratah - A new century of steam by Mori Flapan

The stirring tale of the colourful history, acquisition, restoration and ongoing operation and maintenance of the 1902 steam tug Waratah which operated in both Sydney and Newcastle. 

This is a new revised edition with many more photos and more historical data revealed by further research

Cutaway colour drawing, sectioned drawing of machinery.   Full specifications

Soft cover 40 pp. approx 50 photos some colour mostly historic B&W.  published 2020


A concise yet comprehensive story of one of SHF's operating steam ships.


You can book a cruise on Waratah by going to https://www.shf.org.au/#xyz   Cruises run at roughly monthly intervals


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Waiting For the Ferry by Bill Allen and John Mathieson

A beautifully produced and very comprehensive  pictorial history of ferry services on Sydney harbour  from the late 1800s to the latest catamarans Fred Hollows Catherine Hamlin and Victor Chang. 

The book is divided into chapters dealing with destinations such as Manly Hunters Hill North Shore Neutral Bay Taronga Zoo etc with comprehensive captions and some text accompanying every photo.

Soft cover pub. 2017 Transit Australia Publishing

216 pages  well over 500 photos all colour except for historic B%W

An impressive work of value to art, history and research


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Romance of Australian Transport

A look through the romantic era of Australian Transport History. Nearly 250 pages of detailed text and black and white images. 

Author: Terry and Maree Gilltrap

Year of Publication: 1981

Publisher: Rigby

(Note: Some damage to dust cover. Inside of book is as new)


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One Hundred and Fifteen Years of News from the Telegraph Mirror

A fascinating compilation of facsimiles of hundreds of pages of news from The Telegraph, The Daily Mirror and the Telegraph Mirror.

416 pp. large format. hard cover

Hundreds of photos colour and B&W. Very good conditions some scuffing of dust cover. no damage

A great book to pick up and dip into in spare time


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Mick Doohan 1:43 scale bike model and book "Legends" from Top Gear

The man, the Honda bike, the book. Mint condition unopened.  Model is 1:43 scale, mounted on a polished wood plinth.

Minute detail. 

Book "Thunder From Down Under" by Mat Oxley

Approx 80 pages all colour. Sealed in plastic unopened


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Big Boys' Toys

by Scott McGregor


A fun look at the toys boys play with such as Centurion tanks to a veteran car, a steam tug, and 30-clas steam loco to d/d bus to dragster to replica Wright Flyer, to Doble steam car to English  Electric marine engine to  Murray River steam paddler, etc.


Enough to satisfy every mechanically-minded reader





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