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85 Years in the Making

Book cover 85 Years In The Making

A sample of the 85 events:

  • A new Settlement planned
  • WLSS conditions decided
  • Main Camp set up
  • First ballots held
  • First shacks built
  • First pastures planted
  • First cows allocated
  • Businesses were established
  • Horses were allocated
  • Motor vehicles on the roads
  • The first Picnic was held
  • 3 Schools were built
  • A Doctor settled in Nornalup
  • "Lady Walpole" was built
  • Bob Nockolds #3 Store
  • A telephone service began
  • Walpole Cemetery opened
  • The Big Fire
Book 85 Years page 29
A4 booklet spiral bound
65 pages

To celebrate the Walpole Land Settlement Scheme 1930-2015; 85 events that were significant at some time in the history of the WLSS and Walpole.



$20.00

plus postage and handling.
Book cover: Rest Point Remebered

Rest Point Remembered

This is the true story of Tom Swarbrick and his family who dared to tackle the great forest bordering the Walpole inlet to establish a fine guest house: Rest Point (called Rendezvous until 1945).
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The triumphs and tragedies are all interestingly documented with anecdotes from staff and guests.

First published in 2005 by Derek Hands. Photographs: Harley Swarbrick and Kim Swarbrick.
15cm x 23cm (6ins x 9ins)
180 pages

Black on white printing with colour images on cover and back page.


$27.50

plus postage and handling.
Book cover Trees that you could drive your car into

The Trees You Could Drive Your Car Into


Trees that you could drive your car into pp8-9
The Walpole-Nornalup National Park was declared in 1921 and extended many times. Roads and bridges enabled people and their vehicles into the area – to see the trees, especially the huge hollow-butt Red Tingles. They took photos of each other and their vehicles inside the "Big Trees". This book is a collection of some of those photos and their stories.
17.5cm x 25cm (7ins x 10ins)
48 pages

A collection of photos and stories of those trees (with thanks to 94 contributors).


$20.00

plus postage and handling.
BTH history book cover

Set of two books from BTH


The BTH Ladies Club was formed in 1961.

BTH Country Coooking book cover
Its main object was to link farming women of three districts: Bowbridge, Tingledale and Hazelvale. Membership grew and soon the club was meeting at the Tingledale hall on the first Friday of each month – as it does to this day.

History of BTH Ladies Club is an interesting and varied record of events, stories and photos through fifty years (1961-2011).

BTH Country Cooking contains 181 BTH Ladies Club recipes including SOUPS; ENTREES; MEAT & POULTRY; DESSERTS; CAKES & TARTS; BISCUITS & SLICES; BREAD & PASTRY; PRESERVES & PICKLES & SAUCES; CHRISTMAS & PARTY FOODS as well as a section on CATERING.
Two A5 bound booklets

History of BTH Ladies Club has 90 pages with photos and other memorabilia.

BTH Country Cooking has 114 pages


$20.00

for a set of two books plus postage and handling.

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