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Books and DVDs for Sale at Specimen Cottage

The following books and DVDs are available from Specimen Cottage or they can be ordered through the Treasurer to be posted.

  • Postage and handling charges apply.
  • Prices below do not include postage.

For more information
If you require more information about a book, please contact Specimen Cottage by phone on 5441 3443

Postal order
For postal orders please contact the Treasurer via email on  treasurer@bendigohistory.com

Books

“A History of the St Kilian’s Churches of Bendigo from 1852 to the present”
St Killian’s Church
Available for sale $2.00

“A Soldier to the Last Major General George James Rankin of the Australian Light Horse (1887 – 1957)”
Malcolm Saunders
Available for sale $10.00

“A Stage of Remembrance”
Bendigo Operatic Society 1952 – 1961
Madge E Welch
Available for sale $3.00 each or $5.00 set of two (with below)

“Continuing Stages of Remembrance”
Bendigo Operatic Society 1922 – 1979
Madge E Welch
Available for sale $3.00 each or $5.00 set of two (with above)

“Annals of Bendigo”
Boxed set Volume 7 (1951 – 1970) and Volume 8 (1971 – 1987)
Edited by Frank Cusack
Available for sale $25.00

“Annals of Bendigo”
Volume 9 (1988 – 1999)
Edited by Frank Cusack
Available for sale $20.00

“Basil Watson Pioneer Aviator”
Carole Winter
The life and work of Basil Watson (1893-1917) a pioneer aviator in Australia.
Available for sale $25.00

“Bendigo Newsletter July 1859”
AIGS
Available for sale $8.00

“Bendigo to Murray River Railway (1864 – 2014)”
Celebrating the Sesquicentenary of the Bendigo to Murray River Railway. September 2014.
Esma Turner
Available for sale $40.00

This book records the stories of the building of the last section of the Melbourne, Mt Alexander to Murray River railway in 1864 and subsequent extensions. This important railway line linked two colonies and brought world markets within the reach of paddle steamers.

“Chinese Ancestral Shrines in Victoria”
Carol Holsworth
Friends of the Bendigo Cemeteries Inc.
Available for sale $8.00

“Chinese Lepers in Victoria”
Carol Holsworth
Available for sale $25.00

“Establishing a city and the Disposal of Crown Lands – Bendigo in the Nineteenth Century”
Dr Ralph Birrell
Available for sale $20.00

“Gold and Blue – Freemasonry and Community in Bendigo (1854 – 2004)”
David Beagley
Available for sale $17.50

“Historic Guide to Bendigo (2009)”
Bendigo Historical Society
Available for sale $15.00

“Honkie and Ginny – From Black Sheep to Holy Dove -Henry Foster Midgley (1894 – 1917)”
Brenda Stevens-Chambers
Available for sale $10.00

“James McCulloch Henley – Chinese Linguist and Advocate in Victoria, NSW and QLD”
Carol Holsworth
Available for sale $25.00

“James McCulloch Henley – Anglo-Chinese Linguist and Advocate in Victoria”
Carol Holsworth
Available for sale $10.00

“Jewish Worship in Bendigo (Sandhurst)”
An Overview of Religious Observation 1853 – 2017
Terry Davidson
Bendigo Historical Society publication
Available for sale $10.00

“Kennington Red Cross Centenary (1914 – 2014) – The First in Australia”
Available for sale $15.00

“Local Heroes”
City of Greater Bendigo
Available for sale $2.00

“Marist Brass – A Century of Music and March (1910 – 2010)”
George Flack
Available for sale $20.00

The Marist Brass Band has a long and proud history from its roots in 1910 when it formed out of the Hibernian Society Band to become the Marist Brothers College Band.

This book contains a comprehensive history of the band from 1910 – 2010.

“Melbourne to Bendigo Railways (1862 – 2012)”
Bendigo Historical Society
Available for sale $15.00

Publication exploring the story of rail coming to Bendigo including personal anecdotes from local railway men and women.

“One School’s Journey  – Quarry Hill Primary School (1857 – 2015)”
Barbara Poustie
Available for sale $20.00

A history of Quarry Hill Primary School compiled for school records.

“Origins of Bendigo Street Names 1”
Rita Hull
Available for sale $12.00

“Origins of Bendigo Street Names 2”
Rita Hull
Available for sale $12.00

Photographic Record of the Pioneers of Bendigo
Rita Hull
Available for sale $20.00

“Policeman Ryan’s Disappearance – White Hills, Bendigo”
Carol Holsworth
Friends of the Bendigo Cemeteries Inc.
Available for sale $10.00

“Pride of Pall Mall – The Post Office Building Pall Mall”
Available for sale $6.00

“Self-Guided Tours of Historic Bendigo”
Bendigo Historical Society Inc.
Available for sale $10.00

“Tears of Gold”
John Kelly
Available for sale $15.00

“The End of an Era – Life in old Eaglehawk and Bendigo”
William Perry
Available for sale $15.00

“The History of Hotel Shamrock”
Frank Cusack
Available for sale $20.00

“The Hub in the Wheel – The Gills of West Bendigo”
Isobel Gill
Available for sale $20.00

“The Ladies’ Claim to Fame – The Story of Margaret Kennedy and Julia Farrell”
Rita Hull
Available for sale $11.00

An answer to Mr Frencham’s claim. For decades many historians have made the bold statement that Margaret Kennedy and her friend Julia Farrell were the first to find gold at Bendigo Creek, but on what grounds do they make this statement? Who were these women and what were they doing here in 1851?

“Thomas Pope Besnard and the Burke and Wills Monument”
Carol Holsworth
Friends of the Bendigo Cemeteries Inc.
Available for sale $5.00

This monument was erected in the Back Creek Cemetery mainly through the efforts of Thomas Pope Besnard, a childhood friend of Robert O’Hara Burke.

“Who Discovered Bendigo Gold?”
David Horsefall
Available for sale $15.00

A new look at the 1890 Select Committee Report on the claim of Henry Frencham

“Written in Stone”
Barbara Poustie
Available for sale $20.00

The story of James Brierley, the stonemason who built Specimen Cottage in Bendigo in 1856. This cottage is now the oldest original residence in Bendigo.

DVDs

“Bendigo For Sunshine – Bendigo Around 1910 DVD”
Coolcat Productions
Available for sale $25.00

“Bendigo Mining Photos – Old and New DVD”
Bendigo Historical Society
Available for sale $10.00

“Fortuna Villa DVD”
Bendigo Historical Society
Available for sale $10.00

“Mines, Men and Misery DVD”
Bendigo Historical Society
Available for sale $10.00

“Victorian Government Gazettes – Sandhurst Bendigo and District MINES Volumes 1 & 2;  1871 – 1873 DVD”
Bendigo Historical Society
Available for sale $5.00

“Coo-Ee Songs of the ANZACS”
Available for sale $10.00

“Railway photos”
Bendigo Historical Society
Available for sale $10.00