Books, books, books (and a bit of history!)

If you’re on the lookout for some new reading material to kick off the new year, have a look at some of the interesting titles that are coming through your local library right now….

Pa : Sydney Arthur Smith, 1899-1979, his life story / David Smith, Elaine Holloway and Lois Atkinson.

Pa - Southern Gazette Article

Article from the Southern Gazette, 21 Jan 2014, page 17.

Seeking wisdom : a centenary history of the University of Western Australia / edited by Jenny Gregory.

Seeking Wisdom

Seeking Wisdom: A centenary history of The University of Western Australia charts the changes the University has undergone in its first century as well as the challenges it has met.

This richly illustrated commemoration of the first one hundred years of UWA is both a record of the University’s past and a promise for its future.

UWA Publishing for more info.

Celebrating word and image 1250-1600 : illuminated manuscripts from the Kerry Stokes Collection / Margaret Manion and Charles Zika.

Celebrating-Word-and-ImageThe Kerry Stokes Collection is one of the most significant and respected private collections of art and historical material in Australia. Celebrating Word and Image 1250-1600: Illuminated Manuscripts from the Kerry Stokes Collection features a select group of twelve handmade books or ‘manuscripts’. Each makes a distinct contribution to the history of the book itself.

With a generous number of colour illustrations and written by experts in the field, Celebrating Word and Image 1250-1600 makes these important historical artefacts available to the public for the very first time.

Fremantle Press for more info.

Rivers of emotion : an emotional history of Derbarl Yerrigan and Djarlgarro Beelier : the Swan and Canning Rivers / [edited by Susan Broomhall and Gina Pickering].

RiversofEmotion

Rivers of Emotion website for more info.

Beyond Matta Gerup: a history of Victoria Park / Susannah Thompson.

BeyondMattaGerupThe Town of Victoria Park’s latest publication ‘Beyond Matta Gerup: a history of Victoria Park’ by Susannah Thompson gives a narrative of the changing social landscape in Victoria Park, the story of its people, and how they have lived and worked in the district.

Victoria Park website for more info.

 

 

 

As always, reserve online through our catalogue or come in and browse the shelves!

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