Military Historical Society of Australia



Booksellers and Publishers


Alexander Fax Booksellers

Alexander Fax Booksellers is owned and operated by members David Fax and Kristen Alexander. They specialise in quality second-hand military history books, including military aviation, naval history, unit history, prisoners of war, the Great War, the Second World War, the Vietnam War and women in war. And lots more including a broad range of stock covering a number of categories including British Military, German Military and Colonial conflicts. Their stock has a strong emphasis on Australian military history and also includes a range of carefully selected new books on Australian military history featuring titles by major Australian publishing houses, niche military publishers and private publishers.

Alexander Fax Booksellers specialise in mail and online orders. They offer a fully searchable inventory and secure ordering on their website.

They send out recent acquisitions by email twice a month (email alexfax@alexanderfaxbooks.com.au to sign up for these) and are pleased to offer members of the MHSA 10% discount on all purchases.

Slouch Hat Publications

Slouch Hat Publications specialises in Australian Army Military History. For more than twenty years, members Ron and Sue Austin have built up a regular client list, as well as selling to libraries and the retail book trade. Slouch Hat Publications produce high quality books, mainly in hard cover. Their books are all written by Australian authors and printed in Australia. They also distribute other military books of interest to their readers. Slouch Hat are pleased to offer members of the MHSA 10% discount on all purchases



Jean Main - Genealogist and Research Agent

Jean is a member of A.A.G.R.A. and holds a Diploma in Family Historical Studies (1993) and has carried out extensive genealogical and military research both before and since then. As well as a long term member of the MHSA, she is a member of the Australasian Society of Genealogists and Record Agents and hence bound by its Code of Ethics. She is also a member of the Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra and the Society of Australian Genealogists. Jean lives in Canberra and has easy access to the many archives located there. She is familiar with the full range of records held in public institutions such as the National Library, National Archives of Australia, Australian War Memorial, the Noel Butlin archives and the library of the Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra. As an additional service, Jean also reads, speaks and writes in German.

Jean charges by the hour ($A40) and her fees cover research time, collating the information obtained and her report. Disbursements such as photocopying, certificates, phone calls other than local, etc. are charged at cost. She is happy to provide an obligation free response to any enquiry. If writing within Australia please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope, if writing from overseas please enclose an International Reply Coupon.  You can email Jean on main@pcug.org.au

Jean is pleased to offer MHSA members a discount of 10% off her fee (excludes disbursement charges).

Anthony Staunton - Military Medal Citation Service

Anthony Staunton joined the Society in 1976. He graduated in Business Studies (RMIT) and History (Deakin University) and worked for 35 years in the Departments of Defence and Veteran Affairs. He has a lifelong interest in the Victoria Cross and has accumulated an extensive reference collection on the subject and has written numerous articles and books. 

His Military Medal Citation Service is a specialist service which provides a report with details and reasons for medal recommendations that are unavailable from the Australian War Memorial website. If details cannot be ascertained then there will be no charge. An invoice for $A50 will be sent with the report and will be payable on receipt. Anthony offers a 10% discount for MHSA members.  Email Anthony at seeneyaj@bigpond.com for further information and assistance.



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