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Albany Historical Society Publications

 

Albany Historical Society publications

The Albany Historical Society publishes several books, which may be purchased at our museums or by contacting our Head Office by phone on (08) 9841 5403, or email at adminalbhist@bigpond.com.

The Society is grateful for the effort which has gone into these unique books and for the generous donation of the proceeds of sale, which helps maintain our museums and preserve them for future generations.


ALBANY HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S PICTORIAL HISTORY OF ALBANY, by Alan Hardy

A new publication written for the Society by our Vice President and Head of Photography, Alan Hardy, with the aim of celebrating the Society's 50th Anniversary in 2012.

The book is a walk through time with over 200 photos of Albany’s built and natural attraction, some dating back to the 1850s to yesterday. This book is a must-have for anyone who loves this most special of cities, and would make a great gift.

Price $30.00, plus postage and handling.

THE HISTORY OF THE ALBANY CONVICT GAOL, ITS CONVICTS, GAOLERS AND WARDERS , compiled by Susanne Horton

A holistic account of the Albany Convict Gaol's history. It includes a list of all the Warders and Gaolers as well as the Convicts who had spent time in the Gaol.

Included are accounts of ghostly goings-on and other interesting information.

Price $10.00, plus postage and handling.

ANZACS - WALKING WITH ANGELS, by Beth Martin

A wonderful and poignant collection of poems, prose, newspaper clippings, photographs and letters from the front in World War I.

This collection sheds light on the heroic thoughts and deeds of men and women at war, their families, even schoolchildren seeing glory in war, and the more down to earth aspects - such as knitting socks for soldiers.

Don't miss it.

Price $22.00, plus postage and handling.

ALBANY'S BRUSH WITH ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S MOST NOTORIOUS MURDERERS, compiled by Susanne Horton

Susanne Horton has rewritten the original book about Frederick Bailey Deeming as more information has come to light pertaining to Deeming and his crimes. This man, in his time, was Australia's most notorious criminal and murderer and the information contained in our new book exposes him as a heinous, vile, perverted malefactor. Susanne has skilfully brought out a sense of Deeming's infamy as well as the darkness of the days following discovery of the bodies of his victims in England and Australia, along with the dramatic events leading up to his trial.

Price $6.00, plus postage and handling.

A LITTLE BIT OF THIS & A LITTLE BIT OF THAT COOK BOOK, by Beth Martin

The author notes that the contents of this publication have come from members of the Albany Historical Society, people of Albany and outlying areas, early 1900s magazines, bits of paper from the late Mrs Florence McKail, and very old cookbooks of 1875 to the 1950s. She acknowledges the support of her husband and family - for sampling many a test recipe and surviving it all. Despite names such as Grasshopper Pie and Crazy Cake, there are some great, simple recipes in this collection.

Price $8.00, plus postage and handling

ALBANY'S NINETEENTH CENTURY BUILDINGS, revised by Judith Swain & Joan Blight

Albany has some truly wonderful 19th century buildings and this book offers drawings and histories of 24 of them.

The Old Farm - Strawberry Hill, The Residency, Pyrmont, the Post Office, the Town Hall, the Court House - these and many more are covered in this informative publication.

Some of these historical buildings are pictured right, as they are today.

Price $5.00, plus postage and handling.

PATRICK TAYLOR COTTAGE BOOK , compiled by Susanne Horton

This book is a definitive account of the life of the Taylor family and the history of the oldest dwelling in WA.

Price $8.00 plus postage and handling.

 

ANZAC DVD, compiled by Craig Anderson

This DVD is a slideshow set to music, containing some 38 photographs of the men and ships of both the first and second convoys assembled in King George Sound from October 1914.

Price $10.00 plus postage and handling.

WHITE FLEET DVD, Compiled by Craig Anderson

This DVD is a slideshow to music of the US Navel White Fleet at Albany in 1908, as part of its world cruise to show the world American naval supremacy.

Price $10.00 plus postage and handling.


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