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Rigby Instant Books
Publisher: Rigby Limited. Country: Australia. Date: 1968-87.

Stars of the Southern Hemisphere (Rigby Instant Books) (image)

Stars of the Southern Hemisphere
Adelaide, South Australia, Rigby Limited, 1974 (Rigby Instant Books).

Small paperback with colour pictorial card covers. Size: 90 x 130 mm.



RIGBY INSTANT BOOKS (RIGBY LIMITED)
Series Note:
Rigby's "Instant Books series, which were published by Althea Tebbutt. Instant Books were pocket-sized information books on a wide range of topics that sold in their millions", according to an essay on the history of Rigby Ltd. on the AustLit website.

An interesting essay by Vanessa Berry on this series: Rigby Instant Books.

Some of the titles in this series were co-published by A. H. & A. W. Reed, of Wellington, New Zealand, and by Howard Timmins, of Cape Town, South Africa. Several titles were published as audio cassettes or as braille books by the Royal Blind Society of New South Wales, by the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind Educational Centre and by Hear-a-Book.

Similar series in both topics covered and in the 16mo. format were published in the United Kingdom by Robert Hale Ltd., of London (the Instant Library Series) and in the United States by the Dell Publishing Co., Inc., of New York (the Dell Purse Book series).

A related series was the Rigby Jumbo Instant Books which is discussed at Collecting Books and Magazines.

Ttitle / Author(s) / Year(s) of Publication

ABC of mental health / [by] J.R. Clayer in conjunction with the South Australian Association of [i.e. for] Mental Health.
1978

Ailments & injuries of racing greyhounds / [by] Laurie Cahalan
1977

All about birthstones / Australian Jewellers' Association
1969

All about canaries / Ron White.
1969

All about cats / Monty Hamilton-Wilkes.
1971

All about childbirth / Aileen Clare & Moira Thomas
1970

All about credit unions / S.F. Arneil
1973

All about drugs / [by] Lady Cilento
1972

All about headaches / [by] J.H. Prince
1975

All about swimming pools / Valerie Parv
1980

All about the Afghan hound / [by] Monty Hamilton-Wilkes
1977

All about the basset hound / [by] Monty Hamilton-Wilkes.
1977

All about the boxer / [by] Monty Hamilton-Wilkes.
1977

All about the cocker spaniel / [by] Monty Hamilton-Wilkes
1977

All about the dachshund / [by] Monty Hamilton-Wilkes
1976

All about the German shepherd / [by] Monty Hamilton-Wilkes.
1976

All about the labrador / [by] Monty Hamilton-Wilkes
1976

All about the pekingese / [by] Monty Hamilton-Wilkes
1976

All about the pill / [by] Lady Phyllis Cilento
[Adelaide] : Rigby [Welington, N.Z. Reed, 1971].

All about the Shetland sheepdog / [by] Monty Hamilton-Wilkes
1977

All about the Welsh corgi / [by] Monty Hamilton-Wilkes.
1976

All about the Yorkshire terrier / [by] Monty Hamilton-Wilkes
1977

All about weddings.
1968

Antique furniture / [by] Harold Quigley.
1972; 1974

Apple & pear cookbook / [by Moira Thomas]
1973

The art of bonsai / Keith G.Bowley
1970

Athletics, field events / Jess Jarver
1981

Australian facts & figures : a valuable digest of latest statistics.
1978

Baby's first year / Moira Thomas
[Adelaide : Rigby ; Wellington, N.Z. : Reed, 1971].

Bachelor's cookbook / Nick Martin
1980

Bake your own bread and other yeast cookery / [by] Sally Hembrow.
1974

Ballroom dancing / D.N.Turner
[Adelaide : Rigby ; Wellington, N.Z. : Reed, 1970].

A better memory in seven days / John Rawsthorne.
1969

Biscuits and cookies / [by] Joyce Johnsen.
1976

Blender cookbook / Errol Trzebinski
1981

Breeding & management of canaries / [by] E. Snell.
1978

Budget housekeeping / [by] Judy Magor
1974

Bushwalking / F.W. Halls
1978

Cakes for all occasions / [by] Joyce Johnsen
1974

Cacti and other succulents / [by] Barry Munns
[Adelaide] : Rigby ; [Wellington], N.Z. : Reed, 1971.

Campers and caravanners cookbook / Mary L. Yager
1980

Care for your eyes / by Lady Cilento
1972

Casserole cookbook / [by] Joyce Johnsen [and] Beryl H. Young
1973

Caring for your feet / by Geraldine M. Treloar [and] Patricia Graske
1973

Children's parties / [by] Tessa Webb
[Adelaide] : Rigby ; [London] : Hale, 1973.

China painting / [by] Necia Birch
1971; 1975; 1981

Choosing & bringing up a puppy / [by] Monty Hamilton-Wilkes.
1975

Citrus cookbook : with diets & new calorie counter
1970

Collecting old silver / John Slatter
1971; 1973

Contract bridge-bidding / Frank Cayley
c. 1969

Contract bridge-play / by Frank Cayley
1978

Cooking for cheats / Ruth Starke
1980

Cooking the electric way / [by] Joyce Johnsen [and] Beryl H. Young
Kent Town, S.A. : Rigby ; Wellington : Reed, 1971.

Cooking with herbs / Helen Oliver
1968

Cooking with peas, beans and lentils / [by] Sonia Brodie
1978

Cooking with rice / [by] Judy Magor.
1977

Cooking with spices / Helen Oliver
1970

Cordon-bleu style cookery / [by] Alexandra Michell.
[Adelaide] : Rigby ; London : Hale, 1973.

Cornish cookery / [by] May Cocks
1978

Country crafts / [by] Kate Crofter
[Adelaide] : Rigby, - Rigby instant book, 1980
Burwood, N.S.W. : Royal Blind Society of New South Wales, 1985 [1 sound cassette : 15/16 ips, 4 track, mono.]

Country kitchen : fruit and grain recipes / [by] Kate Crofter
1978

Country kitchen : meat & dairy recipes / [by] Kate Crofter.
1977

Craft from scrap materials / Elizabeth French and Stephanie Schrapel
1972

Crochet for beginners / [by] Pat Jay.
1976

Dealing with tension / J.H. Prince
1980

Death in your family : what to do / [by] Russell M. Grigg
1978

Desserts from A to Z / [by] Alexandra Michell
1974

Developing your personality / Jack Prince
1981

Diet without starving : a doctors' one-day-a-week secret for reducing. / T. Howard
c. 1968; 1971

Dinner party menus / [by] Alexandra Michell
1974

Dressmaking for babies and toddlers / [by] Teena McKenzie
Adelaide : Rigby ; London : Hale, 1973.

Dressmaking for children 5-7 / Teena McKenzie
1981

Dry your own fruit / Adrian Dahlenburg
1980

Easy cake decorating / Kylie Roberts.
1968

Easy cakes, scones and cookies  / Johnsen, Joyce. ; Pedlow, Toni.
1971

Ecology / [by] Patrick Armstrong
1976

Enamelling / [Bep Swinkels]
Adelaide : Rigby ; Wellington. N.Z. : Reed ; South Africa : Timmins, - Rigby instant book ; serial no: J7072  1970
Adelaide : Rigby ; London : Hale, - Rigby instant library series. 1975

The essentials of first aid / [by] B.A. Johnson, J.M. Large and V. Macintyre]
1977

The facts about cancer / [by] Elma Sandford-Morgan.
1972

Family planning : questions and answers / [by] Ian & Marguerite Saint-Yves
1976

Family weight-watching cookbook / [by] Sally Hembrow.
1977

First aid care of your child / [authors: B.A. Johnson, J.M. Large, V. Macintyre]
c. 1981

First courses / [by] Errol Trzebenski.
1976

Fitness for men / [by] Jess Jarver
1979

Fitness for the elderly / [by] Jess Jarver
1979

Fitness for the young / [by] Jess Jarver.
1979

Fitness for women / [by] Jess Jarver
1979

A flat of your own / [by] Rae Atkey
1978

Flower arrangement for beginners / Betty Byrne
1971

Fondue cookbook / Sally Hembrow
1972

Food for small children / [by] Sally Hembrow.
1976

Foods you should and shouldn't eat / [by] Norman Currer
1971

40 easy-care hairstyles : complete with setting directions and diagrams / [by Robert Edginton]
1971

Freezing & cooking fish, poultry & game / Audrey Jolly
1981

Freezing & cooking lamb, veal & pork / [by] Audrey Jolly
1978

Freezing & cooking savoury foods / [by] Audrey Jolly
1978

Freezing & cooking sweet foods / [by] Audrey Jolly
1980

Freezing & cooking vegetables & fruit / [by] Audrey Jolly
1978

Fruit drinks, cordials and punches / [by] Brenda Marshall.
1980

The fruit juice cookbook / by Berri
1972

Furniture restoration / [by] Dean Wardell.
1977

Garden composting / [by] Richard Michell.
1977

Getting married / [by] Anne Latreille
1978

Going back to work / [by] Iola Mathews
1977

Greyhound training / [by] June Whyte
1975

Growing azaleas & rhododendrons / A. Teese.
c. 1969; 1970

Growing camellias / Roger Hall.
1968

Growing fuchsias / [by] A.G. Puttock
Adelaide : Rigby ; London : Hale, 1973.

Growing liliums / J.N. McEwin
1970

Growing orchids / [by] W.T. Upton
1969; 1970; 1980

Growing roses / Deane Ross
1968; 1972

Growing vegetables / Allan Seale
[Adelaide : Rigby] ; Wellington, N.Z. : Reed, [1970].

Guiding your daughter through puberty / Rae Atkey.
1982

Guiding your son through puberty / Rae Atkey
1982

Handy home hints / [by] Heather Mackie Pitt
1980

Help your young child to learn / [by] Ian & Toni Pedlow
1980

Hints for young homemakers / [by Moira Thomas]
Kent Town, S.A. : Rigby, 1973.

Home wine-making / B.A. Chatterton
1972; 1973; 1975

How to cope as a working wife / [by] Rae Atkey
1977

How to draw / [by] Reg Jordan.
1975

How to grow ferns and palms / Muriel Gethings
c. 1981

How to interpret your dreams / John Rawsthorne
1970

How to paint / by Reg Jordan.
1975

How to stay young & healthy / Mary Branson
1976

How to train your dog / [by] Garry Somerville
1974

How to win poker and solo
1975

How your body works / [by] J.H. Prince
1980

Ice-creams, sorbets & sherbets / [by] Brenda Marshall
1980

Indoor plants / Patricia Jarrett
1968

Insects and spiders / [by] Hans Mincham
1969


Instant Australia stamp catalogue.
[Adelaide] : Rigby in conjunction with Review Publications, 1971.

Instant Australian stamp catalogue
1972

Instant Australian stamp catalogue
[Adelaide] : Rigby in conjunction with Review Publications, 1973.

Instant Australian stamp catalogue for 1970.
Adelaide : Rigby in conjunction with Review Publications, [1970], c. 1969

Instant book of quotations / [by] James Glennon
1978

Instant etiquette
1968

Instant first-aid
1968; 1971

Instant first aid / B.A. Johnson, J.M. Large, V. Macintyre
1979

Instant first aid for Australia & N.Z.
1968

Instant first-aid for dogs / Monty Hamilton-Wilkes
1969

Instant gardening hints / A.G. Puttock
Adelaide : Rigby ; London : Hale, 1973.

Instant guide for the chairman, secretary and discussion leader / [by] R.G. Lathey
Adelaide : Rigby, - Rigby instant book, 1972
Enfield, N.S.W. : Royal Blind Society, 1987 [1 v. of braille embossed on one side (thermoform). ]
Burwood, Vic. : Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind Educational Centre.  [2 sound cassettes : 1 7/8 ips, 2 track, mono. ]

An instant guide to antique furniture / [by] Harold Quigley
1972

Instant guide to entertaining / Kylie Roberts
1970; 1973; 1980

Instant guide to insurance / Gordon Beruldeen.
1970

Instant guide to life assurance. /  Life Offices' Association of Australia
1975

Instant guide to life insurance / Life Insurance Federation of Australia
1982; 1984

Instant handyman : home concreting and masonry
1969

Instant handywoman / Dean Wardell
1975

Instant home brewing / [by] David & Susan Barnes
1978

Instant ideas for interior decorating / Helen Oliver.
1970

Instant lawn bowls / [by] Tom Hoey
1975

Instant letter-writing / L. N. M. Newell
[Adelaide] : Rigby ; New Zealand : A.H & A.W. Reed, c1968

Instant metric conversion / K.G. McCracken & J.R. Harries
1972

Instant palmistry / John Rawsthorne.
1969

Instant photography / Steve Berekmeri
c. 1969

Instant public speaking / Frank Alvey
1969; 1970

Instant string games / [by] Kathleen Haddon.
1974

Instant travel hints / Jan Williams
1980

Instant vocabulary : the easy way to develop your word power / L.N.M. Newell
1969

Keeping and breeding budgerigars / E.J. Dobie
1982

Keeping and riding horses in towns / [by] Christine E. Jones
1978

Keeping chickens / Kel Staples [Kel J. Staples]
1970

Keeping pigeons / Monty Hamilton-Wilkes
1970

Lamb cookery / [by] Errol Trzebinski
1976

Larger land birds of Australia / Gordon Beruldsen
1972

The law and you / Law Society of South Australia
1969

Lawns / Allan Seale
[Adelaide : Rigby ; Wellington, N.Z. : Reed, 1970]

Leatherwork for beginners / [by] John Stevens.
1980

Looking good / Rae Atkey
1980

Low-cholesterol cookbook / [by] Sonia Brodie
1978

Low-cost family menus / [by] Sally Hembrow.
1976

Macrame / [by] Elizabeth French and Stephanie Schrapel
1972; 1975

Making friends with music / James Glennon
1972

Make money from stocks & shares / [by] W.H. Roberts
1975

Making mosaics / June Tanner
1969; 1971

Map reading / [by] Patrick Armstrong
1980

Mastectomy : removal of a breast / [by] Rosalind Smallwood
1977

Microwave cookbook / Margaret Kirkwood
1981

Money-saving household formulas / [by] Heather Mackie Pitt
1978

Money-saving recipes / [by] Heather Mackie Pitt.
1978

Natural childbirth / Beatrice Faust
1982

Natural gas cookbook / [by] Noeleen Matheson
1973

On the seashore / Isobel Bennett
1969

Organic gardening / [compiled by Audrey Windram].
1975

Pancakes for everyone / Gillian Payton
1980

Party & social games / [by] Ron Gamlin.
1977

Pasta cookbook / Sonia Brodie
1981

Pâtés & terrines / [by] Brenda Marshall
1978

Patterns for weaving / [by] Jocelyn Burt
1975

Pensions in Australia / Alan Sawyer
1971; 1972

Pies, tarts and flans / [by] Brenda Marshall
1978

Planning and caring for a garden / Keith Bowley
1975

Planning your retirement / [by] G.H. Brett
[Adelaide] : Rigby ; [London] : Hale, 1974.

Play : from birth to six / [by] Moira Thomas
1972

Pools, waterfalls and fountains for the home gardener / [by] Derek Moule & William Birch
1972

Pork cookery / [by] Errol Trzebinski
1976

Potato cookbook / Brenda Marshall
1981

Pottery for beginners / [by] Mollie Vardon
1970; 1972; 1973

Poultry and game cookbook / [by] Sonia Brodie
1977

Pregnancy / Elizabeth Steveson
1981

Property protection / Dean Wardell
1980

Pruning, grafting and budding / [by] F. Ugody
1968

Quick and easy desserts / [by] Joan Mackie
1978

Quick meals / [by] Sonia Brodie.
1970

Recipes for hyperactive children / [by] Ann Tydeman
1978

Recipes of the Orient / Azhar Ilias Abbas
1968

Refrigerator recipes / Audrey Jolly.
1982

Relaxation and positive thinking / Moira Thomas
1972

Reptiles of Australia & New Zealand / Hans Mincham
1970

Rock gardens and alpine plants / [by] David M. Thomson
Adelaide : Rigby ; London : Hale, 1973.

Rockhounds handbook of gemstones (Australia & New Zealand) / L.R. Kavanagh
1970

Savoury cookbook / Joyce Johnsen, Beryl Young
1971; 1973

Savoury sauces and stuffings / Brenda Marshall
c. 1982

Shell collecting as a paying hobby / [by] C. & E. Samson-Bouret
1978

Showing your horse & pony / [by] M.I. Clarke
1973

The simple art of egg cookery
[Adelaide] : Rigby in conjunction with the South Australian Egg Board ; London : Hale, 1973.

Small boat sailing / Max Press
1970; 1973

Smaller land birds of Australia / Gordon Beruldsen
1971

Snooker & billiards / [by] Horace Lindrum
1974; 1975

Soups / [by] Brenda Marshall
1978

Spinning & dyeing / [by] Robbie Murray
1975

Spring flowering bulbs / David M. Thomson.
1970

Squash / [by] J.L. Swalling & D.J. Glencross
1977

Stars of the Southern Hemisphere
1968

Starting a small business / [by] Norman K. Scott
1976

Start your own black & white darkroom / [by] Calvin Milroy
1978

Straw jewellery & accessories / Roxley Greenwood
1970

Sweet sauces & desserts / Brenda Marshall
1982

Tapestry weaving / [by] Jess Brooke
Adelaide : Rigby ; London : Hale, - Instant library series.

Teenage entertainments / Helen Oliver.
1968

Terrariums, bottled gardens and hanging baskets / C. & E. Samson-Bouret
1980

Think slim, be trim / Valerie Parv.
1981

365 home hints
1968

Tie-dyeing : batik and fabric printing / [by] Elizabeth French & Stephanie Schrapel
1971; 1972

Tomato cook book / [by] Sue & Rene Buhler
1980

Trace your family tree / [by] A.G. Puttock
1974

Traditional English cookery / [by] Alison Whitelock
1977; 1987

Traditional French cookery / by Errol Trzebinski
1972

Traditional Scottish cookery / [by] Margaret Fairlie
1972

Transcendental meditation / Moira Thomas.
1981

2000 babies names with origins and meanings
1968

Understanding rocks, minerals & fossils / Patrick Armstrong
1981

Understanding weather in Australia / [by] T.G. Keen
1971; 1972

Understanding your child from 1 to 5 / [by] Moira Thomas
Adelaide : Rigby ; London : Hale, 1973.

Understanding yourself through numerology and the stars / [by] Greg Branson
1973

Vegetable cookery from A to Z / [by] Sonia Brodie
1976

Vegetarian cookbook / [by] Norman Currer
1972

Water birds of Australia / Gordon Beruldsen
1971

Waterproofing your child / Kenneth Bullock.
1982

Ways with dried flowers / [by] Kay Harding.
1973

Weight control for good health / [by] J.H. Prince
1975

Wigs and hairpieces / [by] Pam Arnold
1973

Wine cookery / Alfred Wark
1969

Winemaking for beginners / [by] Ted White
1974

Win the battle of the bulge : 41 different diets.  / Mary Branson
1969

Working with wood.
Adelaide : Rigby ; Wellington, N.Z., Reed : Reed, 1970

Writing reports and business letters / R.C. Lathey
1971

Yoga for arthritis / [by] Bette Calman and Joan Brodie
1977

Yoga for asthmatics / [by] Roma Blair
1977

Yoga for backaches / Roma Blair
1980

Yoga for headaches / Roma Blair
1981

Yoga for relaxation / [by] Bette Calman & Joan Brodie.
[Adelaide] : Rigby, 1977.
North Hobart : Hear-a-Book, 1980-86. 1 sound cassette : 1 7/8 ips, 2 track, mono.

Your child from 3 to 7 : development, health, problems / John S. Covernton
1968

Your home aquarium / [by] Monty Hamilton-Wilkes
1972

Your horse and pony / [by] M.I. Clarke
1968; 1972

Your stars for 1969 : for Australia & N.Z.
1968

Your teeth & how to keep them / [by] Elizabeth Fanning
1973







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