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  1. Hello ladies, This first title is very hard to find, and very expensive when you do find it...an Australian Book Traveller title I Saw Nothing: The Extinction of the Thylacine by Gary Crew & Mark Wilson ex-library HC GC $15 "Rosie never liked Elias Churchill, and she liked him even less when he trapped the last tiger-wolf ever to be seen. Churchill didn't kill the tiger-wolf for its bounty; he bundled it into a cage, scratched and bloody, and sent it by train to some unknown place. It was moaning and sad. It liked its freedom, Rosie could tell, just as much as her father had, before he died in the bush after being trapped under a log for three days. Then Rosie and her mother had to move to Hobart to work, but it was the Depression and it was hard, especially if you re from the country." https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/I-Saw-Nothing-The-Extinction-of-the-Thylacine-Gary-Crew-Mark-Wilson/202750754677?hash=item2f34e2ff75:g:E10AAOSwGCJdSS6i&frcectupt=true homeschooler recommendations: http://ohpeacefulday.blogspot.com/2009/03/i-saw-nothing.html http://www.homeschoolingdownunder.com/freedownloads/abt2013.pdf Longtime Passing by Hesba Brinsmead (A&R Bluegum 1988) SC VGC $8 highly recommended by homeschoolers...based on a true story of the author's childhood in Bilpin area of the NSW Blue Mountains. Good reviews here, including one by homeschooler Kirsten Edwards which I recommend you read: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5428875-longtime-passing other homeschooler recommendations: http://ohpeacefulday.blogspot.com/2014/06/longtime-passing.html http://aussiehomeschool.com.au/blog/australian-history-booklist-in-chronological-order/ this one: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Longtime-Passing-by-Hesba-Fay-Brinsmead-Acceptable-Condition/162605215632?hash=item25dc06af90:g:8xQAAOSw4xJdpZcA The Silver Brumby by Elaine Mitchell SC VGC $6 "A silver brumby is special but he will be hunted by man and horse alike, and must be stronger than both... Thowra, the magnificent silver stallion, is king of the brumbies. He will defend his herd from the mighty horse, The Brolga, in the most savage of struggles. But The Brolga is not the only danger - Thowra needs all his speed and cunning to save the herd from capture by man. In a desperate chase through the mountains, it seems there is no longer anywhere for him to run to... Wild Echoes Ringing The characters of Socks, the black brumby with the four white legs, and Lightning, the cattledog - who first met in The Thousandth Brumby - are reunited in this previously unpublished story." https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-silver-brumby-elyne-mitchell/book/9780207198625.html?source=pla&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIt-7bp-uJ5wIVgpCPCh1-2AS2EAQYASABEgLhfvD_BwE I have more lovely Living Books and Picture Books here: http://aussiehomeschool.com.au/topic/15333-john-of-sydney-cove-by-doris-chadwick/ http://aussiehomeschool.com.au/topic/15360-complete-set-australian-bicentennial-stamps-and-booklets/ I am a retired homeschooling mother of 4 adult children. I sell books that might be of interest to homeschooling families. I do this for a bit of retirement *income* and my prices reflect that, but I do tend to charge quite a lot less than EBay prices. Your purchase is appreciated. I now mostly sell via an email list I send out to ladies who like the books I sell. (You're welcome to join ..please message me with your email address.) CBCA = Children's book Council of Australia