Book sale a best­seller

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

The cover story “Roy­alty on the books” by Denise S Cahill (WSW, March 28) fea­tur­ing Sir Wil­liam He­sel­tine’s story and gen­er­ous do­na­tion helped greatly to at­tract in­ter­est and a record crowd, plus the best re­sult for some years, at the April 1-2 week­end’s gi­ant sec­ond­hand book sale.

The warm and sunny weather at­tracted many vis­i­tors to the Royal WA His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety’s car park on Broad­way to find a bar­gain from more than 15,000 books and me­dia on all sub­jects.

The Satur­day morn­ing auc­tion at­tracted keen bid­ding and the sale of all 27 lots, in­clud­ing the suc­cess­ful bid of $560 for the now rare and com­plete 12-vol­ume set of Charles Ed­win Woodrow Bean’s Of­fi­cial His­tory of Aus­tralia in the War of 1914-1918 pub­lished in Syd­ney 1938-1942, and just re­cently do­nated to the sale.

The an­nual fundrais­ing sale’s suc­cess was only pos­si­ble with the gen­er­ous do­na­tions re­ceived from the com­mu­nity and their at­ten­dance and the many vol­un­teers who gave their time to or­gan­ise the event and sell.

This year’s sale raised some $22,000, which will help main­tain the so­ci­ety’s mu­seum and li­brary col­lec­tion and an ac­tive com­mu­nity pro­gram.

The coun­cil of the so­ci­ety wishes to thank ev­ery­one who helped to make this such a suc­cess­ful event.

LEN­NIE MCCALL, Coun­cil chair­woman, The Royal Western Aus­tralian His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety Inc.

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