An excellent book on Australian fishing reels is:
Australian Fishing Reels A Collector’s Guide by Bob Dunn,
Published in 1994 by Antiquarian Angler.
ISBN 0 646 20507 2
This book has a terrific history of reels made in Australia with Alvey Reels well represented.
Jack Alvey corroborated quite extensively with Bob Dunn on the Alvey section.
I do believe the book is out of print but your local library may be able to assist.
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