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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

Camden Pictorial History book cover

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 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, approximately 200 kilometres south of Sydney. Home to over 100,000 people, the Shoalhaven is a region of enormous cultural, geographic and historic diversity. more


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Pictorial History Holroyd

Only 40 square kilometres in size and located 25 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD, the history of the Holroyd area dates back to the earliest days of European settlement in 1788. more


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Pictorial History The Hills District

This is the first book to cover the history of the whole shire and it contains 220 black and white photographs of the area. All the suburbs and localities are covered with detailed history of first white settlement in 1791 and its cultural impact on the way the area developed. more


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Pictorial History Kings Cross

Once known as Woolloomooloo Hill, Kings Cross was home to Sydney's nineteenth century elite who built grand mansions along the ridge to enjoy sea breezes, a wonderful view and access to the city. Some later became home to the bohemia who were moving to the Cross ... more


St George photographic history

Pictorial History St George (third edition)

This third edition of the St George history covers the areas of Rockdale, Kogarah and Hurstville. It includes the suburbs of Allawah, Arncliffe, Banksia, Bardwell Park, Beverly Hills, Bexley, Brighton-le-Sands, Carlton, Carrs Park, Dolls Point, Kingsgrove, Lugarno, Mortdale, Oatley and Peakhurst. more



Canada Bay history

Pictorial History City of Canada Bay

This new book covers the suburbs from Drummoyne to Canada Bay. With more than 200 historic photographs and captions, this book is a fascinating portrait of the City of Canada Bay, including the Aboriginal history of the area, the Wangal clan and historic Aboriginal sites. more


Pictorial History Eastern Suburbs

Pictorial History Eastern Suburbs

This popular history has been updated and expanded with many new historic photographs and covers the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney from Darling Point to Coogee and includes Double Bay, Woollahra, Rose Bay, Vaucluse, Nielsen Park, Bondi, Bondi Junction and Waverley. more


Pictorial History Canterbury Bankstown

Pictorial History Canterbury Bankstown

With new photographs and updated text this book is a third edition of the history of this diverse, multicultural area covering the Aboriginal history, white settlement, early land division, speculating and subdivision, commercial growth, trams and trains and waterways in a generously illustrated book. more


From our catalogue

Illawarra photography

Illawarra: a photographic tribute

The Illawarra is 80 kilometres from Sydney. Visitors can enjoy breathtaking views from the escarpment or take the coastal drive through the Royal National Park. The Sea Cliff Bridge is a gateway to the coastal towns of north Wollongong, rich with coal mining history. more


Southern Highlands photographic book

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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