Richard Maurovic: Shaping life

By Maggie Watson and Jennifer Palmer

This richly illustrated monograph by Melbourne based art historian Maggie Watson and retired ABC feature writer Jennifer Palmer provides an insight to Richard Maurovic's vision from his beginnings as a painter. It also celebrates the 20th anniversary of Maurovic's first solo art exhibition in 1996.

Containing more than 100 images with many paintings never published before, this strictly limited edition publication will become a valuable and closely held record of Maurovic's work over this period.

Wakefield Press, 2016 // 152 pages // BW & colour photographs of paintings // Hard cover, dust jacket // Bibliography // ISBN: 9781743054468

AUD $50.00


Samphire & Stone: a history of the Dry Creek to Stockade railway

This abundantly illustrated book brings to life the stories of the people who worked on the Dry Creek to Stockade railway and of those who lived alongside it. Samphire & Stone is a comprehensive history brought together for the first time, including first-hand accounts and never-before-published photographs.

Built in 1857, this three-miles-long railway from Dry Creek to Northfield was the first section of an extended railway planned to open up South Australia’s vast agricultural regions and to capture Murray River traffic at Mannum.

This is an enthralling story of a short but important railway that was vital in helping to build Adelaide and feed its people. Samphire & Stone captures local, social, industrial and political history and will appeal to many readers.

National Railway Museum, 2011 // 184 pages // BW & colour photographs // Hard cover, dust jacket // Maps // Bibliography // ISBN 10: 1864770813 // ISBN 13: 9781864770810  

AUD $50.00


The Meat Game: a history of the Gepps Cross Abattoirs and Livestock Markets

Australian Winner of the 2007 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in the Best Culinary History Book category // Bronze Award Winner for 3rd place in the overall Best Culinary History Book in the World.

The Meat Game tells the story of the Gepps Cross abattoirs and saleyard complex from its utopian concept and development through its years of growth and operation to its eventual ruin, a victim of competing interests.

A ‘must read’ book for anyone connected with the meat industry or for those who take an intelligent interest in where their food comes from. This comprehensive history, which also demystifies the operations of a meatworks, will be of interest to a wide spectrum of people.

Wakefield Press, 2007 // 260 pages // BW & colour photographs // Hard cover, dust jacket // Maps // Bibliography // ISBN: 9781862547261

AUD $50.00