Ex Little Brother James Donaldson’s Books!
James Donaldson is a Little Brother that came to Australia on the “Ranchi” in 1951 and has written quite a few books since coming out here. We are posting 2 of those books on here in case any of the Little Brothers are interested.
If you are interested you can contact James at:
Phone: (03) 9815 0490
The books are not actually biographical, (but will one day consider that option) but are historical in nature. My last book is about the shortage of skills and workers in the shearing industry in the nineteenth century which led to ongoing disputes with pastoralists over the century, especially after the Gold rushes which increased the problems of strikes and aggression on both sides. It has sold very well among folk who like bush history and those with pastoral interests. Cost $40.00 plus postage, 380 pages A4 with index and illustrations. Would suit those with memories of their bush days, and who like the pastoral history of shearing and pastoral development.
The second book included here is a book about the history of sheep shearing hand pieces, which has been a real hit among folk who collect shearing hand pieces; among engineers; and folk with farming backgrounds interested in the developing shearing technology. Mostly illustrations of hand pieces from 1868-1993; advertisements, parts illustrations, patent drawings and text descriptions of the various prototype hand pieces and production models of Wolseley, Lister, Cooper, Moffat- Virtue etc. used since 1888 in Australia. Lots of photos. This is the only book on the full history of hand pieces in Australia, With Index 325 Pages A4 Also $40.00 plus postage.