Edited by Eugene Stockton
In 1788 the Aborigines of the Blue Mountains had had no contact with Europeans; within 30 years almost all of them had disappeared.
Of the generations of new Mountain dwellers who followed, few appreciated the Aboriginal heritage of the region, even though evidence of their presence was known from the Nepean River and the adjacent escarpment.
Increasingly however, widespread discoveries of art sites, occupation shelters, stone tools, axe-grinding grooves and stone arrangements, research into the journals and early writings of European explorers and settlers, and the compilation of oral histories, are providing a rich, if incomplete, account of the former existence of the Gundungurra and Dharug in the Blue Mountains.
This book gathers together the current information about Blue Mountains aborigines. It provides a fascinating account of lifestyles, languages, legends and European contact.
Available at JimmyDs Bookshop.
In May 2006 Lincoln Hall, who lives in the Blue Mountains, was thought to have died on his way back down Mt Everest. He was left behind by his fellow climbers, only to be discovered next morning by another party. Before that he had made an attempt on the mountain in 1984.
” it was the goal of a small team of Australians. They planned a quick, lightweight ascent of an unclimbed route without oxygen. But their battle with storms, avalanches, extreme cold and thin air meant they soon began to run out of time. WHITE LIMBO is a compelling story of danger and the incredible limits of human endurance. Published more than two decades ago, it continues to be a true adventure classic.” From Booktopia
Retail price new $19.95 our price recycled $12.00
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Four women, a homicide inspector, a district attorney, a coroner and a journalist, join forces to bring a killer of honeymooning couples in San Francisco, to justice. It is the beginning of the Women’s Murder Club. This book contains the first three exciting stories by James Patterson, which have now become a TV series.
James Patterson is the worlds second highest paid author. He has written over 50 novels since the 1970′s. His best known series is about Alex Cross a former forensic psychologist who now works for himself. Titles include Along came a spider, Kiss the girls and Jack and Jill. JimmyDs has numerous titles in stock.
IF YOU LIKE JAMES PATTERSON WHY NOT TRY Harlan Coben, Michael Connelly, Robert Crais, Karen Slaughter, Dennis Lehane.Filed under Cool Crime Writers | Tags: Blue Mountains, Cool Crime Writers, if you like | Comments Off
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We also sell some of our books on the internet. You can search our books at ABE Books. http://www.abebooks.com/JimmyDs-Springwood/52299787/sf and at Books and Collectibles. http://www.booksandcollectibles.com.au/dump/JimmyDs_Books_and_More/stock_list.html
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JimmyD’s is a small bookshop in the Blue Mountains village of Springwood. It’s about an hour drive from Sydney just off the Great Western Highway.
We do more than just sell second hand books. We have gorgeous journals, puppets, cards and other small but unusual gifts. You can have a cup of locally roasted coffee, tea, chai or hot chocolate to take away or to drink while you’re browsing in the shop. You can even sit down and have a read while you sip.Filed under Uncategorized | Tags: Blue Mountains, book store, JimmyD's, Recycled Books, Springwood | Comments Off
Welcome to JimmyDs brand new blog launched on a cold winters day in June 2009 in the lower Blue Mountains of New South Wales! This blog is for people who love books, and not just the latest publications! Old books written by authors we still love, out of print books that deserve to be remembered and read, and its for the interesting and wonderful people who come into our shop in Springwood. Its also for all the people who support the second hand book industry and of course for anyone who is interested in reading.
Whats this blog going to be about then? Here’s some of it! Keeping you up to date with whats happening in our shop, offering special extras like discounts and freebies, introducing Australian authors who you may not know, talking about crime writers who are worth reading, posting book reviews, and of course encouraging the recycling of books.