Leader Trucks, The Australian Challenger (Including Western Transport and the Early Years of Mack Australia Leader trucks have a unique place in Australia’s transport history; they were the only trucks produced in significant numbers by a wholly Australian company. The many models offered by this firm ranged from 12 ton, 4-wheel cab-overs up to 250-ton heavy-haulage bonneted tractors – some of the most powerful road-going vehicles available at the time. This book tells how one dynamic man spent 30 years turning a dream into reality. This book is now sold by Plough Book Sales www.ploughbooksales.com.au  
With ANZACS in Vietnam  A photographic record of 6RAR/NZ (ANZAC) Battalion 1969-70 Three of the Australian infantry battalions that served in Vietnam were ANZAC units, incorporating New Zealand infantrymen. With ANZACS in Vietnam tells the story of one such unit during its 1969-70 tour of duty in Vietnam. The book features hundreds of previously unseen colour and black-and- white photos taken by the soldiers themselves. Also included is a DVD featuring the original song "The Green Soldier" penned by a member of 6RAR/NZ.  $45AUD - Now with free postage within Australia
Southern Cross Engines  (An Illustrated History of Toowoomba Foundry’s Steam, Internal-Combustion and Windmill Engines) For 74 years Australia's Toowoomba Foundry produced a wide range of engines, windmills, pumps, generators, lawnmowers, milking machines, etc. ...even aircraft. This is the story of the enduring Southern Cross machines and the people who made them. This book is now sold by Plough Book Sales www.ploughbooksales.com.au
Book 2: The Clue of the Hickory Handle  Ronnie & Tip from Toomaroo Museum, along with Barbie and Wendy, stir up a hornet's nest when they link the mysterious disappearance of a champion axeman to an unsolved 30-year-old train robbery. The supplement includes Caterpillar tractors; Electro-Motive diesel engines and locomotives; Fiat tractors; LeTourneau earthmoving machinery; Hargans buzz saws; Competition woodchopping; Sawmilling; Milking machines and the Baltic Simplex company.  
Book 1: The Mystery of the Missing Magnetos Ronnie's the tractor expert, Tip's the computer whiz, and Barbie's the grazier's daughter. There's trouble galore when this trio decides to investigate the theft of some valuable magnetos from the Toomaroo Museum. The supplement includes the working principles of internal combustion engines; various makes of tractors like the Lanz and K&L Bulldogs, McDonald, Ronaldson-Tippett and Steiger; and brief histories of Ronaldson-Tippett, Kelly & Lewis, A.H. McDonald, Southern Cross, and H.V. McKay.  
Book 3: The Riddle of the Fergie and the Fish A pleasant day’s fishing turns into a nightmare for Ronnie & Tip and their friend Barbie, along with a birdwatcher named Cathy, when they get involved with a ruthless gang of wildlife poachers. The supplement includes Ferguson tractors; Fitch Four-Drive tractors; early steam engines; Rider-Ericsson hot air engines; International Army trucks; Haflinger 4WD; British Seagull outboards; Australian Lungfish; the Paradise Parrot and electronic stun guns.  
Changing Horses   (The life of R.S. Porteous; soldier, sailor stockman, artist and author of “Cattleman”)  Syd Porteous packed a lot into one lifetime: A Light-Horseman in World War 1; Commercial artist in 1920s Melbourne; Jackeroo, then part-owner of a vast Central- Queensland cattle run; Pioneer tourist- launch operator to the Barrier-Reef islands; First Mate on a US Army merchant ship in World War 2; Author of several classic Australian novels, including the prize-winning Cattleman. $20AUD    - Now with free postage within Australia
The Toomaroo Museum adventure stories - introducing young people to old machinery. Written for middle and secondary school-aged readers. Each book contains an illustrated supplement which covers the machines and manufacturers mentioned in the story.
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