WFHS Books for Sale

The following books are excess to our society’s requirements and are available to purchase for $5 each.  8 books cover many subjects.  The rest of the books relate to towns and districts within Victoria and New South Wales plus one for Hobart.  You can use the Ctrl F function on your keyboard to find the subject you are interested in.

Please email: secretary@wodongafamilyhistory.org with the titles of the books you wish to purchase.

  • Payment for the books can be made by bank transfer to Wodonga Family History Soc Inc.
  • Hume Bank: BSB 640 000
  • Account: 111115547
  • Please indicate what the payment is for, e.g., Books, and your name
  • Email: secretary@wodongafamilyhistory.org to advise that payment has been made

Members in the Albury/Wodonga area are requested to collect the books at the monthly meeting or pick them up from our Research Room, from 28th November 2019, at 194 High Street Wodonga [in the Wodonga Library’s temporary rooms].

If you wish to purchase any of the books, and you do not reside in the Albury/Wodonga area, please email: secretary@wodongafamilyhistory.org with the titles of the books you wish to purchase and they can be posted to you as long as you are prepared to pay the cost of postage [Payment details are shown above]. You will not be required to also pay $5 for each book.

PLEASE NOTE:  You can ask for a quote on packing and postage.

Email: secretary@wodongafamilyhistory.org to advise that payment has been made

The following books cover many subjects:

Australia 200

  • the book commemorates events over the past 200 years since Captain Cook discovered the east coast of Australia
  • the Contents is on page 14 of the book
  • lots of pictures
  • the Index is on the last page of the book

Australian Jewry’s Book of Honour World War II

This book is about the Australian Jews that fought in WWII

  • there are pictures throughout the book
  • there are stories throughout the book of various people involved in the war
  • there is no Index but there are lots of names in the book (both men and women) in various categories: Honour Rolls [Name, Service, State] – 4 pages; Service in the Navy [Name, Rank, No.] – 3 pages; Service in the Army [Name, Rank, No.] – 57 pages; Service in the Air Force [Name, Rank, No.] – 20 pages

The Australian Heroes by Geoffrey Dutton

  • this book is a roll call of 47 of Australia’s greatest heroes and heroines and was published in 1981
  • the book has been written in categories. There are 39 stories of individual people as well as stories about Pharlap and The Dog on the Tuckerbox and the other 6 stories are about The Men of Eureka; The Digger; The Outback Woman; The Bushranger and The Horseman, and The Light Horseman
  • there are some pictures in the book
  • no Index

The British Army in Australia 1788 – 1870 Index of Personnel by James Hugh Donohoe

  • soft cover book
  • 189 pages
  • 152 pages of names in this book

They Came to Australia – An Anthology edited by Alan Brissenden and Charles Higham

  • this book is in an anthology of writings by visitors to Australia
  • the writings are in chronological order to help the reader gain an understanding of the changing attitudes of people to Australia commencing with William Dampier in 1688 to John Douglas Pringle in the 1930’s
  • 15 people’s views are recorded in this book
  • no Index

Debrett’s Guide to Tracing Your Ancestry

  • This book is a guide to racing your family history in the UK
  • Some of the subjects covered in the book are:
  • The origins and meaning of surnames; Wills, Administrations and Inventories; Land Records; Records of Services and Professions; Celtic Ancestors; Immigrants; Emigration to Australia and America; Heraldry and Family history; Maps
  • The Appendix lists Record Offices; Libraries and Societies in English Counties, Wales, Scotland, The Isle of Man, The Channel Islands and Ireland [both Northern and the Republic of Ireland]
  • the book contains lots of pictures
  • no Index

The Shearers by Patsy Adam-Smith

  • the book is a history of shearing
  • the book contains lots of pictures
  • some names listed on the Acknowledgements page
  • 6 page Index

These are the Names – Jewish Lives in Australia 1788 – 1850 2nd Edition by John S. Levi

  • more than 1500 Jewish men and women were transported to Australia as convicts or arrived as free settlers. This book chronicles their stories
  • there are over 800 pages of names, in alphabetical order, and their stories
  • the Appendix lists occupations and professions
  • 28 page Index

The following books relate to towns and districts within Victoria and New South Wales plus one for Hobart 

The March of Methodism by Isobel Williams

  • soft cover book
  • this book is about the growth of the Methodist Church in Albury and nearby places
  • some pictures
  • lots and lots of names throughout the book
  • no Index

St Patrick’s Church, Albury 1872-1997 by Howard Jones

  • 30 pages
  • some pictures
  • names throughout the booklet
  • no Index

Memories of Avenel – Second Addition 1955

  • 34 pages
  • this booklet is a history of Avenel as retold by Amelia Jane BURGOYNE
  • no pictures or maps
  • names are mentioned throughout the book
  • no Index

Bairnsdale – Portrait of an Australian Country Town by Hal Porter

  • the book is about the history of the town that started in 1860
  • the book contains a couple of maps and lots of pictures
  • lots of names listed in the Index

A Vision Splendid – Canberra

  • 28 pages
  • this booklet is about Walter Burley Griffin and his wife’s vision for the design of Canberra
  • lots of pictures, drawings and maps
  • no Index

Caniambo, Gowangardie, Tamleugh – The history and development of 3 neighbouring districts in North East Victoria

  • these 3 parishes are in the shire of Violet Town
  • lots and lots of pictures throughout the book and some maps
  • lots and lots of names in the book
  • brief histories of families from the 3 districts are provided
  • no Index

Cootamundra and Beyond – 1869 to 1991 by Rex Merrin

  • some names on the Acknowledgements page
  • the book contains a few pictures
  • there are names throughout the book
  • no Index

Cootamundra District – A Photographic History Vol. II

  • 52 pages
  • the booklet contains lots of pictures
  • the Contents page has many names
  • there are also more names throughout the booklet
  • no Index

Background to Beechworth from 1852 9th Edition compiled by Roy C. Harvey

68 pages

  • some pictures
  • names throughout the booklet
  • Pages 56 to 61 lists names, addresses, occupations from the Ovens Directory of 1857 encompassing Beechworth, Buckland Road, Devil’s Elbow (Lower Woolshed),One Mile, Two Mile, Three Mile,Nine Mile, Pennyweight Flat,Quartz Reef,Reid’s Creek,Sebastopol,Sebastopol Flat,Snake Valley,Spring Creek,The Napoleon (below Sebastopol),Two Mile Creek,Woolshed
  • no Index

Moments In Time from Black Range to Lavington

  • 32 pages
  • lots of pictures in the booklet
  • lots of names throughout the booklet
  • one map
  • no Index

The Church by the Rocky River – St Mary’s Corowa 1878 to 1978

  • 32 pages
  • some pictures in the booklet
  • lots of names throughout the booklet
  • 1 page Index

Killers of Eden by Tom Mead

  • This is a true story, starting around 1870, about how a group of whalemen, the Davidson’s, used Killer Whales to help them hunt whales for 60 years
  • a couple of pictures and names throughout the book
  • no Index

The Tale of Old Fassifern by Steve Johns

  • 160 pages
  • Fassifern is a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie NSW and was first developed as a result of sawmill and coal mining operations in the area
  • some drawings and a couple of maps
  • some names in the booklet
  • no Index

Glen Innes and District – A Century and a Half of Memories

  • 104 pages
  • the booklet is compiled from articles and photographs donated to the “Back to Glen Innes Week Committee”
  • the booklet contains lots of pictures and a couple of maps
  • many names on the Acknowledgements page
  • no Index

Griffith & District Pioneers – Series 2

  • lots of names listed on The Pioneers page and the Acknowledgements page and even on the inside front cover of the book
  • pictures throughout the book
  • 8 page Index

From Wilderness to Eden – A History of the City of Griffith – It’s region and it’s people by B.M.Kelly

  • lots of pictures in the book
  • Appendix 3 displays 5 pages of names of Aldermen/Councillors since 1928
  • Appendix 4 displays 12 pages of names of “Original Farmholders prior to 1920” – Farm No. and Date Granted are also listed
  • Appendix 5 displays 4 pages of names of “Original Holders of Town Allotments in Sections 2, 4 and 6” – Purpose, Block and Date Acquired are also listed
  • lots of names in the Index

Up the Hill – A History of St Patrick’s College, Goulburn by David Bollen

  • some pictures
  • lots of names throughout the book
  • lots of names in the Index

St Mary’s Hospital Hobart – Index to Registers 1841 to 1862 compiled by J Purtscher

  • 39 pages
  • this booklet has used records from both the Royal Society of Tasmania, the University of Tasmania Archives and the Archive Office of Tasmania.
  • the records listed in this booklet contain hundreds of names [in alphabetical order]; the person’s age [where known]; their admission and discharge dates; who paid the account; the name of the ship they arrived in; their residence [where known]; any remarks about the patient [e.g. FS (Free by Servitude) – Died 9 Sep 1859 or FC (Free to the Colony) Died 16 Aug 1849 or TL (Ticket of Leave) plus many more]; the Reference for the record – either RS representing the particular Admission Register or CSO representing the application document
  • no pictures and no Index [not required in this publication]

A History of the Kiewa Valley by Esther Temple & David Lloyd

  • 124 pages
  • this soft cover book relates to Baranduda, Bonegilla, Bogong, The Bogong High Plains,

the Dederang district, Falls Creek, Gundowring, Kergunyah, Kiewa, Mt Beauty, Red Bluff, Sandy Creek, Springvale, Tangambalanga & Tawonga

  • some pictures and sketches in the book
  • the book shows a map of the Kiewa Valley
  • the book also has a map of the Grazing Blocks in the County of Bogong from 1835 to 1882. The book describes these Pastoral Runs:  size; grazing capacity; owners; what became of the Runs
  • lots of names and stories of people throughout the book
  • no Index

Kyogle and District’s Early Selectors and Settlers 1840 to 1920 by Bruce Wilson

  • 104 pages
  • Kyogle and district is in NSW about 120kms south of the Queensland border
  • many names on the Acknowledgements page
  • pictures throughout the booklet
  • lots of names throughout the booklet
  • no Index

Leneva State School’s Centenary 1875 to 1975

  • 15 pages
  • lots of pictures and school photos in the booklet
  • lots and lots of names throughout the booklet
  • no Index

Historic Sites of Lismore and District

  • 25 pages
  • the booklet has lots of pictures
  • there is a map of Historic Sites in the District incorporating Kyogle, Casino, Bangalow [near Byron Bay] Ballina and more
  • a few names
  • no Index

Lucknow – A Veritable Goldmine by Kerrin Cook

  • the village of Lucknow is about 12kms south of Orange, NSW
  • lots of names on the Acknowledgements page of the book
  • the book contains maps
  • lots of pictures including family photos
  • a chapter on the families of Lucknow
  • there is also a chapter on the establishment of Shadforth village [about 7kms south of Lucknow]
  • 9 page Index

Maldon and the Tarrangower Diggings by A J Williams

  • the Tarrangower diggings commenced in 1853
  • some pictures in the soft cover book
  • names throughout the book
  • 5 page Index

The Mansfield Valley – 150 Years of History

  • 63 pages
  • pictures and drawings in the booklet
  • district map and 1870’s town map of Mansfield in the booklet
  • names throughout the booklet with a chapter on “Some Notable Personalities”
  • 3 page Index

Plain Facts of The One Tree Plain

  • this booklet relates to the story of the area between Hay and Booligal in NSW
  • 18 pages
  • pictures in the booklet
  • names throughout the booklet
  • one map of One Tree Village
  • no Index

Palm Beach SLSC [NSW] – the First Sixty Years

  • 68 pages
  • the booklet relates to the Surf Life-Saving Club from 1921 to 1981
  • lots of pictures
  • lots of names
  • no Index

The History of Parramatta National Park by James Jervis

  • 31 pages
  • a few pictures in the booklet
  • names mentioned throughout the booklet
  • names of trustees mentioned in the Appendix

Port Arthur 1830-1877 by Ian Brand

  • some pictures in the book
  • some names throughout the book
  • sketches of building plans included in the book
  • no Index

Pyrmont & Ultimo – A History – by Michael R. Matthews

  • 112 pages
  • many pictures and a couple of maps in the booklet
  • names mentioned throughout the booklet
  • 2 pages of names on the Pyrmont War Memorial are shown on pages 108 and 109
  • no Index

Across the Plains of Yesterday by Ken Nicholson

  • this is a book about the settlers of Roslynmead – Willow Grove and surrounds [near Echuca]
  • some pictures and a couple of maps in the book
  • names mentioned throughout the book
  • no Index

New Crossing Place – A History of Seymour and its Shire by H.G.Martindale

  • the book mentions Avenel, Mangalore, Sugarloaf Creek, Tallarook and many more districts
  • lots of pictures and maps in the book
  • names mentioned throughout the book
  • 11 page Index

Stanley Times & Mining Journal by G.F.Craig

  • this soft cover book is a history of the Stanley, Hurdle Flat & Hillsborough Districts [starting in the 1850’s]
  • lots and lots of names throughout the book
  • lots of small settlements that were mining areas and no longer exist are named in the book
  • a township map of Hillsborough is shown
  • there are 3 pages of names of families from Stanley
  • there are 2 pages of names of teachers/headmasters of the Stanley schools
  • there are 3 pages listing names of ratepayers in Stanley and district as at 21st December 1876
  • there is 1 page with 3 columns listing names of miners at the Nine Mile Goldfields from 1st January 1857 to 30th April 1857
  • there is a 3 column listing of names on the Stanley Honour Roll for WW1
  • no Index

Call of the Highlands – The Tenterfield Story (1828 to 1988) by Ken Halliday

  • soft cover book
  • 150 pages
  • pictures throughout the book
  • names mentioned throughout the book
  • no Index

Temora Yesterday and Today 1880 to 1980

  • lots of pictures and some drawings in the book
  • some maps of the Temora township and district
  • one map relates to the early stations of the Temora district from 1836 to 1869 including the name of the original holder of the property
  • one map relates to the gold diggings in south east Temora from 1880 to 1882 which includes the Lessee’s name
  • another map relates to the gold diggings in south east Temora from 1882 to 1884 which includes the Lessee’s name plus the Claim Name/Reef name
  • another map relates to the gold diggings in south east Temora from 1884 to 1887 which includes the Lessee’s name plus the Claim Name/Reef name
  • there are also other maps and information re other gold diggings in the district
  • there is a chapter [56 pages] on “Sturdy Selectors” which outlines short stories about some of the settlers plus has family photos
  • lots of names throughout the book
  • no Index

Terang & District Pioneer Register Pre 1900

  • this book is 190 pages of names and short histories of families in this district. It lists, where known:  birth date; parents; occupation; religion; date of marriage; place of marriage; children [includes names; date of birth; place of birth; where the children attended school]; date of death; place of burial; arrival in district; address; emigration details and tons more information
  • 4 page Contributor Index which includes the Contributor’s address
  • 6 page Index

A Valley of Glens – The People and Places of the Upper Macalister River

  • names listed on page i and the Acknowledgements page
  • lots and lots of pictures throughout the book and some maps
  • 5 page Index

Wangaratta 1959-1984 – A Silver City

  • pictures throughout the book
  • names mentioned throughout the book
  • Appendix B has an explanation of who or what the streets are named after
  • Appendix C has a list of the Councillors and Officers form 1959-84
  • no Index

A History of Wagga Wagga by Keith Swan

  • some names on the Acknowledgements page of the book
  • many pictures and a couple of maps in the book
  • many names in the Index

Journal of the Wagga Wagga and District Historical Society

  • 63 pages
  • pictures throughout the booklet
  • names mentioned throughout the booklet
  • no Index

Place of Many Crows – A brief history of the foundation of Wagga Wagga NSW by Eric Irvin

  • 47 pages
  • No pictures in the booklet
  • names mentioned in the booklet
  • no Index

Big Camp Wahgunyah – History of the Rutherglen District by Muriel McGivern

  • this book is records historic events taking place on the cattle station called “Wahgunyah” and places on its fringe from its licensing in 1841 to the 1980’s
  • names listed in the Forward
  • names mentioned throughout the book
  • some pictures in the book
  • 10 page Index

Wandiligong – A valley through time

  • soft cover book
  • names listed on the Acknowledgements page
  • lots of pictures throughout the book and some maps
  • names mentioned in the book
  • no Index

By These We Flourish – A History of Warrnambool by C. E. Sayers

  • inside front and back covers have a map of Warrnambool
  • some photos in the book
  • names mentioned throughout the book
  • Appendix A lists the names of the Citizenship Awards from 1956 to 1968
  • Appendix D has 2 pages of names of Councillors of the Municipality from 1856 to 1969
  • 10 page Index

100 years of Wentworth – 1859 to 1959

  • lots of pictures throughout the book
  • lots of names throughout the book
  • no Index

The Historic Town of Wentworth – At the junction of the Murray and Darling – The town on two rivers

  • 88 pages
  • lots of pictures throughout the book
  • lots of names throughout the book
  • no Index

No Parallel – The Woorayl Shire 1888 to 1988 by John Murphy

The shire is in Gippsland Victoria

  • names listed on the Acknowledgements page
  • lots and lots of pictures throughout the book
  • lots of names throughout the book
  • Appendix xii displays a map of the Shire
  • Appendix 1 displays a list of the Presidents of the Shire
  • 13 page Index

Yass – Municipal Centenary History by William A. Bayley

  • soft cover book
  • the booklet covers the period 1798 to 1973
  • 128 pages
  • pictures throughout the booklet
  • names mentioned in the booklet
  • a couple of maps
  • the back page has a list of the Mayors of Yass from 1873 to 1973
  • no Index

A History of Yackandandah School 1855-1991

  • 36 pages
  • school photos throughout the booklet
  • lots and lots of names throughout the booklet
  • no Index