Pioneer Skills & Knowledge Books

the-bush-boys-bookThe Bush Boy’s Book by Donald MacDonald, 1911

Donald MacDonald was a writer and journalist who loved the bush. As he traveled around the country around the turn of the 20th Century he found that the old Australian bush skills were dying out. To remedy this he wrote a book for boys which was designed to teach them these old bush skills and therefore keep said skills alive. Grown men of the day often found it as useful as the boys did. Click on the cover image to go to Amazon.com.

bushcrafts-1Bushcraft 1 – Australian Traditional Bush Crafts by Ron Edwards, 1976

First in the legendary 10 book “Bushcraft” series by the late Ron Edwards, OAM. The series covers bushman’s skills and pioneer lore, leathercraft, bush construction and much more. Click on the cover image to go to The Ram’s Skull Press.

bushcrafts-2Bushcraft 2 – Skills of the Australian Bushman by Ron Edwards, 1983

Second in the legendary 10 book “Bushcraft” series by the late Ron Edwards, OAM. The series covers bushman’s skills and pioneer lore, leathercraft, bush construction and much more. Click on the cover image to go to The Ram’s Skull Press.

bushcrafts-3Bushcraft 3 – Making Do in the Bush by Ron Edwards, 1989

Third in the legendary 10 book “Bushcraft” series by the late Ron Edwards, OAM. The series covers bushman’s skills and pioneer lore, leathercraft, bush construction and much more. Click on the cover image to go to The Ram’s Skull Press.

bushcrafts-4Bushcraft 4 – Using What is Available by Ron Edwards, 1990

Fourth in the legendary 10 book “Bushcraft” series by the late Ron Edwards, OAM. The series covers bushman’s skills and pioneer lore, leathercraft, bush construction and much more. Click on the cover image to go to The Ram’s Skull Press.

bushcrafts-5Bushcraft 5 – Developing Your Skills by Ron Edwards, 1992

Fifth in the legendary 10 book “Bushcraft” series by the late Ron Edwards, OAM. The series covers bushman’s skills and pioneer lore, leathercraft, bush construction and much more. Click on the cover image to go to The Ram’s Skull Press.

bushcrafts-6Bushcraft 6 – Old Ideas For Use Today by Ron Edwards, 1994

Sixth in the legendary 10 book “Bushcraft” series by the late Ron Edwards, OAM. The series covers bushman’s skills and pioneer lore, leathercraft, bush construction and much more. Click on the cover image to go to The Ram’s Skull Press.

bushcrafts-7Bushcraft 7 – Preserving Old Secrets by Ron Edwards, 1995

Seventh in the legendary 10 book “Bushcraft” series by the late Ron Edwards, OAM. The series covers bushman’s skills and pioneer lore, leathercraft, bush construction and much more. Click on the cover image to go to The Ram’s Skull Press.

bushcrafts-8Bushcraft 8 – Bush Leatherwork by Ron Edwards, 1996

Eighth in the legendary 10 book “Bushcraft” series by the late Ron Edwards, OAM. The series covers bushman’s skills and pioneer lore, leathercraft, bush construction and much more. Click on the cover image to go to The Ram’s Skull Press.

bushcrafts-9Bushcraft 9 – How to Make Whips by Ron Edwards, 1997

Ninth in the legendary 10 book “Bushcraft” series by the late Ron Edwards, OAM. The series covers bushman’s skills and pioneer lore, leathercraft, bush construction and much more. Click on the cover image to go to The Ram’s Skull Press.

bushcrafts-10Bushcraft 10 – Living in the Bush by Ron Edwards, 2004

Final in the legendary 10 book “Bushcraft” series by the late Ron Edwards, OAM. The series covers bushman’s skills and pioneer lore, leathercraft, bush construction and much more. Click on the cover image to go to The Ram’s Skull Press.

ausenqbookThe Australian Enquiry Book by Mrs Lance Rawson, 1894

An old-fashioned “how-to” book for the man AND the woman on the land. Includes cookery techniques and recipes, preserving fruits, vegetables and meats, household hints, farming generally, poultry, dairying, cropping, bush construction, tanning hides, bush furniture-making and loads more. If there was ever an encyclopedia of Australian pioneer skills, this’d be it. Click on the cover image to go to Amazon.com.