Kingsclear Books

Kingsclear Books is a small but diverse Sydney based publisher. Our catalogue focuses on a wide spectrum of pictorial histories, from Sydney suburbs and municipalities to regional towns and shires.

Some of our Popular Titles

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Available now - Maroubra Golden Age of the 'Bra

Maroubra Golden Age of the 'Bra has been out of print since 2015. After popular demand we have reprinted it. It covers the history of Maroubra and of surfing up to the end of the 1960s. The book is heavily illustrated and has many anecdotes of the life growing up in Maroubra as a surfer of one kind or another. The price of the book is $29.95. Your order will be filled when the book is available in November. more

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Pictorial History Campbelltown

Pictorial History Campbelltown and District by Jeff McGill is the latest publication in our pictorial history series. The book describes this historic part of Sydney and its growth and development, from first white settlement and the resulting conflicts with Aboriginal people, through to Governor Macquarie's declaration of the town in 1820. more

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Pictorial History Camden

A new book about Camden, its history and development, with beautiful black and white images. The township of Camden was surveyed in the late 1830s and allotments were put up for sale. Eventually industry prospered, a council was formed and Camden was decorated with beautiful buildings. more

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Pictorial History Hawkesbury

In the Hawkesbury history suburbs extending from Bilpin, Colo, Ebenezer, Kurrajong, Mount Tomah, Richmond, Windsor and Wiseman's Ferry are represented in a wide range of black and white photographs. The book includes the historic areas of Cattai, Riverstone, Londonderry and Yarramundi. more

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Pictorial History Willoughby

A new book about Willoughby, incorporating the history and development of Willoughby and surrounding suburbs, in commemoration of its 150th year. Covers the suburbs of Artarmon, Castle Cove, Castlecrag, Chatswood, Middle Cove, Naremburn, Northbridge, St Leonards and Willoughby itself. more

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Pictorial History Sutherland Shire

The Shire is a beautiful and distinctive part of Sydney, surrounded by waterways and beaches. People have lived here in splendid isolation, fishing, swimming, sailing, boating and surfing. From the Dharawal people to the wealthy white landowners the beauty and plentitude the land has offered ... more

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Pictorial History Parramatta & District - New Edition

Australia's second settlement and home of many of the earliest industries and architecture in the colony, this book contains photographs and history about all the suburbs in the Parramatta municipality, from Camellia and Carlingford, through to Eastwood and Harris Park, to Toongabbie and others. more

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Pictorial History Shoalhaven District

The City of Shoalhaven is a local government area in the south-eastern coastal region of New South Wales. This Pictorial History Shoalhaven District covers Berry, the Nowra area, inland Kangaroo Valley, the coastal townships from the Shoalhaven River to Point Perpendicular, Jervis Bay, Sussex Inlet and the Milton and Ulladulla districts. more

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Southern Highlands: A Photographic Tribute

Celebrate the September Tulip Time Festival in the Southern Highlands with this beautiful hardback book. Southern Highlands a photographic tribute is the second photographic tribute from photographer Dee Kramer and is in full colour with 100 striking images. more

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