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'Not Charted on Ordinary Maps': The Newcastle Steelworks Closure
John Lewer
The closure of the Newcastle steelworks - the story of workers and unions, managers and decisions, and Newcastle, intertwined in the largest deindustrialisation event in Australias history
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‘A passion for exploring new countries’. Matthew Flinders & George Bass
Josephine Bastian
For eight years Matthew Flinders and George Bass made voyages changed the map of Australia. They were ready for even greater ventures. And then it was all over.
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A Companion to the Australian Media
Bridget Griffen-Foley
The first comprehensive, up-to-date historical account of Australia's press, broadcasting and new media sectors arranged in nearly 500 articles by media scholars, journalists & media players
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A Disappearing World: Studies in Class, Gender & Memory
Ian Watson
A fascinating glimpse of class and gender relations in two working-class communities in the second half of the 20th century in Australia
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A Far Cry: Town Crying in the Antipodes
Anne Doggett
For a century and a half town criers walked the streets of Australian towns, ringing their bells and conveying their messages. This fascinating account is the first to tell their full story.
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A Funny Course for a Woman
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A Lemnos Odyssey: From Jason and The Argonauts to the ANZACs at Gallipoli. The Story of the Greek Island of Lemnos
Tony Whitefield, Roger Hawthorn
From Jason and The Argonauts to the ANZACS at Gallipoli. The Story of the Greek island of Lemnos
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Abrogating Responsibility
Geoffrey Gray
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Against the Odds: Poverty in Addis Ababa
Klaus Serr
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All Hail The Leaders: The Australian Labor Party and Political Leadership
Glenn Kefford
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all the beginnings: a queer autobiography of the body
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Unflinching in the examination of a life marked by trauma and joy, all the beginnings is ultimately a book about falling in love: with writing, children, mothers, and with the self
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Always Almost Modern: Australian Print Cultures and Modernity
David Carter
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Arthur Fadden: A Political Silhouette
Tracey Arklay
Arthur Fadden, leader of the Country Party, prime minister and treasurer. An architect of the current coalition between the Liberal Party and Country (now National) Party.
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Asian Dawn
Michael Wilding
Michael Wilding's novel follows private detective Keith Plant as he searches for a lady's missing husband in the seedy streets of Bangkok.
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Australia’s Ancient Aboriginal Past
Murray Johnson
Analysing the complexity of the extraordinary achievements of Australian Aborigines and the evidence surrounding the identity of Australia's first occupants.
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AVJennings: Home Builders to the Nation
Roy Edwards, Vic Jennings, Don Garden
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Belvedere Woman
Ian Callinan
Sandra Rentle knows she is trapped in a fast-fading world of old money and snobbery and the life she'd become accustomed had long been little more than a delusion.
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Blind Optimist: The Life of Lawrie McCredie
Di Websdale-Morrissey
The story of Lawrie McCredie, a Lieutenant who lost an arm and his sight but continued to live a life of achievement with great humility and humour
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Catalina De Erauso: The Lieutenant Nun and the Conquest of the New World
Heidi Zogbaum
Catalina de Erauso, known as the Lieutenant Nun, escaped the nunnery, dressed as a boy and embarked on a journey around The Americas as a soldier, gambler, brawler and duellist.
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Colonial Australian Trade Mark Law
Amanda Scardamaglia
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Community Cultural Development: Challenges and Connections
Martin Comte
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Constitutional Conventions in Australia
Ian Killey
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Cultured Colonists: George Alexander Gilbert and His Family, Settlers in Port Phillip
Margaret Bowman
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Despotic State or Free Individual: Two Traditions of Democracy in Australia
Greg Melluish
The poll-driven excesses of todays party politics can be seen as the triumph of an impoverished view of democracy that discourages the virtues of good leadership and personal responsibility.
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Ernest Wood and the Foundation of The Musical Tradition at St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne
Ian Burk
The religious, musical and cultural motives and reasons for establishing and preserving a choir and exclusive choir school at St Pauls Cathedral in pre-Federation Melbourne
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Essays 2014: Politics
Kate Gleeson, Murray Goot, Aleksandra Hadzelek, Rafael Rodriguez Prieto, Greg Melluish
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Famous People Who Have Met Me and Other Stories: The Photography of Greg Noakes
Greg Noakes
The best photographs from award-winning Australian photographer Greg Noakes's archives, from the hedonistic highs of a rampant Cold Chisel to the devastation of Victoria's Black Saturday bushfires
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Financial Crime Risks, Globalisation and the Professions
David Chaikin
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For The Common Weal: The Public High School in Victoria 1910-2010
Richard Teese
A study of the rise of public high schools in Victoria over the last 100 years and the barriers to greater social progress that must be addressed if the mission of the public high school is to succeed
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Four Weeks One Summer: When It All Went Wrong
Nicholas Whitlam
In the summer of 1936, over just four weeks, it all went wrong. The Spanish Civil War was on. Edward VIII took a scandalous holiday cruise with Mrs Simpson, Berlin staged the greatest sporting event of modern times, the alternative Peoples Olympiad never came to be, and Barcelona was transformed into a unique workers paradise. All this in four weeks.
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French Lives in Australia
Ivan Barko, Eric Berti
The twenty-four French figures who contributed to Australia's economic, cultural and social development
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Friends, Fashion and Fabulousness: The Making of an Australian Style
Sally Gray
Linking fashion, art, sexual politics and diverse urban subcultures, Sally Gray describes a restlessly creative, culturally influential group of friends and collaborators as they moved to and from Melbourne, Paris, Sydney, London, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, New York, and places in between.
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From Small Beginnings: The Victorian School of Languages
Bruno Mascitelli, Catherine Bryant
More than a mere chronological recount of milestones and achievements of the VSL over its 80-year history, but a nuanced, analytical, and critical account of what is arguably one of Victorias greatest educational assets
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From St Petersburg to Port Jackson: Russian Travellers’ Tales of Australia 1807-1912
Kevin Windle, Elena Govor, Alexander Massov
A collection of reports, notes and memoirs from Russian officers, recording their impressions of colonial Australia, the convict system, the indigenous peoples, the life of the settlers and the wild life of the continent
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From Strength to Strength
Allan M. Blanch
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Ginger in Australian Food and Medicine
Leonie A. Ryder
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Going Native: The Passions of Philip Jacks
Rohan Price
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Growing Wild
Michael Wilding
A career that is remarkable for how prolific and innovative it has been in so many areas, whether Wilding was working as a short story writer, novelist, critic, editor, commentator, anthologist, or publisher
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Head Shot
Jarad Henry
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Rozzi Bazzani
Hector Crawford - a name synonymous with Australian TV. This compelling story recounts how, as Crawfords influence grew, the off screen politics employed by networks and rivals to diminish his companys power became as exciting as any of his on screen dramas
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Homefront Hostilities: The First World War and Domestic Violence
Elizabeth Nelson
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Honourable Healers: Pioneering Women Doctors
Merrilyn Murnane
Three remarkable women rewrote the history books by becoming doctors in a world where women were not even allowed to vote.
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If the moon smiled
Chandani Lokuge
As a young woman in Sri Lanka, Manthri marvels at the promise of life and yearns for a future of fulfilled dreams
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In Due Season: Australian Literary Studies, a Personal Memoir
Harry Heseltine
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In So Many Words: Interviews with Writers, Scholars and Intellectuals
Cassandra L. Atherton
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In the Valley of the Weed
Michael Wilding
Tim Vicars disappears. Has his research project on decriminalizing marijuana provoked the growers, dealers and intelligence agencies to direct action? Plant, hired to find him, heads off into the Valley of the Weed.
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Incognita: The Invention and Discovery of Terra Australis
Allen Mawer, G. A. Mawer
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Inspector Anders and the Prague Dossier
Marshall Browne
Inspector Anders Europols top terrorism investigator and Mafia nemesis is ordered to Prague, tasked with locating a mysterious, unpublished dossier said to detail explosive allegations against the Czech Republics most eminent business leaders
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Inspiring Australians: The First Fifty Years of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
Penelope Hanley
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Kismet: The Story of Gallipoli POWs
Jennifer Lawless
67 Australian POWs from Gallipoli tell of life in the camps and challenge the myth that the lot of the prisoner was one of constant suffering and hardship.
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Labor's Historic Mission
Brian Ellis
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Land and Livelihoods in Papua New Guinea
Tim Anderson
In Papua New Guinea powerful interests have their eyes on land. At stake are the livelihoods of most of the countrys seven million people, mostly in rural areas. This book examines their economic options
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Leading Social Work
Jane Miller
The history of social work education at the University of Melbourne, tracing the influences that would ultimately shape social work as a new profession in Australia. This exploration of 75 years of teaching and research pays tribute to the people who have had a critical impact on the profession.
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Letters from a Floating Life
Trevor Hay
In solitude, in a hotel in China, a man writes to a close friend, trying to identify themes in his life and relationships, revealed in the memory of sometimes funny, sometimes traumatic incidents and episodes. Intermittently he also writes of his present days in China, of the shifting persona he has adopted in order to lead a 'floating life' between worlds and identities.
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Little Demon
Michael Wilding
"Little Demon" finds investigator Plant back in the iconic paradise of Byron Bay, hired by ageing rock n roll journalist Rock Richmond whose computer with his history of the alternative communes has been stolen.
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Living Like a Kelly
Dorothy Simmons
A journalist writing a story about Dan Kelly and Steve Hart of the Kelly Gang being alive and well in South Africa comes face-to-face with Kelly's mother
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Lost Copy: The Endless Wars: Iraq and Afghanistan
John Martinkus
The memoir of celebrated Australian war correspondent John Martinkus, who covered conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Aceh, Sri Lanka and Burma
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Lu Xun and Australia
Mabel Lee, Chiu-yee Cheung, Sue Wiles
Lu Xun's creative genius and profound erudition in Western philosophy and literature, contributed to his effortlessly writing this first example of modern Chinese literature - A Madmans Diary
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Making A Home: A History of Castlemaine
Heather Holst
A history of Castlemaine and its inhabitants from the 1850s gold rush.
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Making Melbourne's Monuments: The Sculpture of Paul Montford
Catherine Moriarty
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Melbourne Street Life
Andrew May
Ugo Catanis 'A Summer Shower in Collins Street', 1889, sets the scene for Andrew Mays invitation to walk the streets of Melbourne, imagine the everyday past, and see the urban landscape with new eyes.
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Melbourne: City of Words
John McLaren
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Craig McGregor
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Nazis In Our Midst
David Henderson
A rich narrative that uncovers the remarkable personal stories of German-Australians interned in Australian internment camps during the Second World War
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Nothing Sacred
Linda Weste
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Old Old Age: A Brief Guide
Ian Hansen
This is about the old old, not the physically lively sixty and seventy-year-olds, but octogenarians having a voice.
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On Bondi Beach
Demelza Marlin, Andrew Metcalfe, Ann Game
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Once Upon a Time: Australian Writers on Using the Past
Robert Crawford, Anna Clark, Paul Ashton
Sixteen well-known writers discuss how history and the past are used in a range of genres from historical and true crime novels to family history and memoir.
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Parkland: When Caravan is Home
Janice Newton
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Planning Power: The uses and abuses of power in the planning of the Latrobe Valley
David Langmore
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Proud to be a Wharfie
Jim Beggs
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Tom Petsinis
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Stephen Moline
RED tracks the lives of two families of Australian political idealists, their motives, expectations and gradual disillusionment.
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Robbie to Dorie: Lt Col John Robertson's letters from Malaya 1941–42
Andrew Warland
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Rooms in the City
Nicholas Hasluck
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Ruffian in Waiting
James Murray
Born in 1961 as the cult of modern celebrity began, Diana Spencer died in Paris in 1997, a cult supernova, trailing the legend Princess of Hearts rather than the title HRH Princess of Wales. But like all legends hers has might-have-beens.
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Shopping News: Agenda Finding, What the Audience Does Before the News
John Cokley
A series of practical models to illustrate how journalists and publishers can please more readers without compromising ethics or quality
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Silent System: Forgotten Australians and the Institutionalisation of Women and Children
Paul Ashton, Jacqueline Z. Wilson
The story of the half-a-million children institutionalised in the 20th century in Australia: the 'Forgotten Australians'.
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Snowy Campbell: Australian Pioneer Investigator of the Brain
Malcolm Macmillan
Alfred 'Snowy' Campbell was a pioneer of the neurosciences in Australia. His major work, the first histological study of the minute structures of the human brain and their functions, led to international recognition
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So Much Smoke
Félix Calvino
Short stories inspired by Calvinos own experiences as a migrant who moved from Spain to Australia. Hardships and small joys of village life in Spain vs the search for material security in Australia.
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So You Can See In The Dark: and other Indian essays
Claudia Hyles
Claudia Hyles has had a lifetime of journeys to the sub-continent, and here she paints India's colour, complexity and vitality vividly.
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St Paul's Cathedral
James Grant
St Paul's Cathedral, originally designed to make a statement on the place of religion in the Colony of Victoria, now stands, with the creation of Federation Square, at the very centre of Melbourne.
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Telling Stories: Aboriginal Australian and Torres Strait Islander Performance
Maryrose Casey
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The Abrupt Physics of Dying
Paul E. Hardisty
Oil company engineer, Claymore Straker, finds himself caught in a ruthless struggle between the controllers of the Yemens oil wealth, the shadowy secret service, and rival terrorist factions
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The Artist Curates
Ruth Johnstone
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The Audacious Adventures of Dr Louis Lawrence Smith
John Poynter
The captivating biography of L.L.Smith, medico, writer, publisher, politician, litigant, showman, speculator, collector, vigneron, farmer, breeder and rider of racehorses, guiding hand for thirty years of Melbourne's great exhibition complex
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The Battle of Parramatta 21 to 22 March 1797
Jonathan Lim
The enigmatic figure of Pemulwuy, the Darug leader who dared to rebel against white settlers, haunts the story of the early colonisation of NSW in particular, the remarkable incident known as the Battle of Parramatta
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The Big Sheppartonian: A Life of Sir Andrew Fairley
John Tidey
Sir Andrew Fairley, saviour of the struggling SPC company, community leader, pioneer of the canning industry, philanthropist, businessman and proud Sheppartonian.
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The Blessing
Adrian Caesar
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The Boy From Snowy River
Fred Silcock
Jem Tyler is thirteen years old when he arrives at Foxhow station on the Snowy River in the year 1880. He is illiterate. But he has ambitions.
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The Bracegirdle Incident: How an Australian communist ignited Ceylon’s independence struggle
Alan Fewster
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The Diaries of Frank Hurley 1912-1941
Christopher Lee, Robert Dixon, Frank Hurley
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The diary of Philip Thomas Smith on board the Royal Admiral en route for Van Diemen’s Land
Richard Fotheringham
One of Tasmanias earliest settlers, London lawyer Philip Smith, hated almost every minute of the 4 month journey to Australia. However, during the trip, he kept detailed day-by-day notes. He then rewrote them as a witty, acerbic and entertaining account of his adventures
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The Dystopia in the Desert. The silent culture of Australia’s remotest Aboriginal communities
Tadhgh Purtill
The Ngaanyatjarra Lands, deep in WA, are home to the countrys most remote Aboriginal communities. Beset by social problems, the communities and their residents are detached from mainstream Australia by factors of distance and culture
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The Fitzgerald Brothers' Circus
Gillian Arrighi
A vivid account of the enormously popular 19th century Fitzgerald Brothers' Circus tent shows, orchestrated performances and personalities
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The Gatekeepers of Australian Foreign Policy 1950–1966
Adam Hughes Henry
A significant event in 20th-century Australian history: the transition from the liberal foreign policy approach of the Chifley Labor government to the more strident anti-communism of the conservative Menzies government
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The Iron Man of Sydney Cove: The Untold Story of Richard Dawson, Colonial Engineer
Harry Irwin
Richard Dicky Dawson, Sydney merchant and engineer, a well-liked, highly-respected and fair man but a hard taskmaster, was Australias first important iron founder.
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The Killing at Risdon Cove
W.F. Refshauge
As one of the foundation events in Tasmanian history, what happened at Risdon Cove on 3 May 1804 has always had a place in narrative histories. A large party of Aborigines were fired upon by English colonists, the number killed estimated variously from three to fifty.
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The Manner of their Going: Prime Ministerial Exits from Lyne to Abbott
Norman Abjorensen
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The Master of Hell’s Gates: William Kinghorne 1796–1878
Chis Maxwell, Alex Pugh
Captain William Kinghorne navigated some of the most treacherous waters in the world. His life encompassed the Napoleonic Wars, smuggling in the North Sea, the brutal penal settlements of Macquarie Harbour and Port Arthur, the atrocities committed against the Aboriginal people of Tasmania, and the whaling industry of Jervis Bay.
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The Merchant of Sydney
Alex Pugh, Chis Maxwell
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The Mill: Experiments in Theatre and Community
Meredith Rogers
The Mill Theatres life was short, but its legacy has been substantial. This book brings to light the work of a company largely ignored in broad-brush histories, and the profound impact it had on theatre workers and students who were touched by it.
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The Only Case
Ian Callinan
The highly anticipated new murder mystery novel from former Justice of the High Court of Australia, Ian Callinan
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The Pocket Paderewski: The Beguiling Life of the Australian Concert Pianist Edward Cahill
Michael Moran
Concert pianist Edward Cahill went from silent cinema pianist born in the Australian Bush to celebrity virtuoso entertaining Royalty in Mayfair. This is his story.
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The Poles & Australia
Malgorzata Klatt
In the 20th century Australia and Poland became truly connected as waves of Polish migrants settled and political exchanges steadily developed.
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The Sabre & the Shawl: A Romance
Marshall Browne
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The Secret Seduction and the Enigma of Attraction
Victoria Thompson
A beautiful and compelling story for those who want to lose themselves in a tale of love, lust and betrayal, as well as those who are interested in psychology
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The Soul of ANZAC
John Dermot Millar
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The Sweetland Project: Remembering Gallipoli in the Shire of Nunawading
Steven Cooke
The story of the men from the Shire of Nunawading who died during the Gallipoli campaign, and the reaction to the Great War of the local community that still resonates today
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The Unfortunate Death of James Douglas O’Flaherty
Miles Hunt
James Douglas O'Flaherty (Jimmy) walks outside his house one evening on his way to dinner and is killed when a tree branch falls on his head.
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The Wild Colonial Boys: Jack Doolan and His Song
Allen Mawer
Jack Doolan, the bushranger, had a personal history with remarkable parallels with the Wild Colonial Boy song. If he was the inspiration, it undermines the argument for the song's Irish rather than Australian origin
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The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust: A Continuing Australian Story
Margaret Walters Auchmuty
Spanning 50 years, the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust provides an opportunity for Australians to travel overseas in search of excellence, new ideas and innovation
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There and Back with a Dinkum
Paul Skrebels, Claire Woods, W.R.G. Colman
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Tony Woods: Archive
Tony Woods, Tony Woods, Andrew Gaynor
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Trust & Betrayal: Morality and the Emotions in Surgery
David Macintosh
David Macintosh is a former surgeon and an ethicist who writes with candour, insight and eloquence about empathy, practical wisdom, rationality and human frailty, factors that bear profoundly upon our understanding of trust. He sees trust as a burden a doctor must accept for all patients. It imposes an obligation that goes to the core of a doctors character.
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Turtle nest
Chandani Lokuge
Aruni returns to the island of her birth, Sri Lanka, aching to discover the truth about her mother, the wild and sensual beach girl, Mala.
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Undesirable: Captain Zuzenko and the Workers of Australia and the World
Kevin Windle
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Unknown Warrior: The Search for Australia's Greatest Ace
Mike Rosel
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Video Void: Australian Video Art
Stephen Jones, Anne Marsh, Elena Galimberti, Matthew Perkins, Matthew Perkins
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W. Macmahon Ball: Politics for the People
Ai Kobayashi
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Walking With Time
Nicholas Lyon Gresson
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What is a Social Relation?: An Apprenticeship in Sociological Imagination
Ann Game, Andrew Metcalfe
An author and reader collaborative exploration of the fundamental logic of social relationships, sociological thinking and practice
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Where Did Fair Go? On the Social and Moral Cost of Growing Inequality
John Wright
John Wright examines the social and moral cost of growing inequality in Australia, and how it affects health, justice and democracy.
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Wild Bleak Bohemia: Marcus Clarke, Adam Lindsay Gordon & Henry Kendall
Michael Wilding
The story of three troubled geniuses of Australian writing and their world of poetry and poverty, alcohol and opiates, horse-racing and theatre, journalism and publishing.
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Woman War Doctor: The Life of Mary De Garis
Ruth Lee
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World's End: British Military Outputs in the Ring Fence Around Australia
Alan Powell
In 1829 Captain Fremantle formally laid Great Britains claim to all of New Holland outside the bounds of New South Wales by garrisoning a vast coastline through a number of military outposts
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Wrest Point: The Life, The Times and The People of Tasmania's Hotel
Graeme Tonks, Mark Dibben
A history of the Wrest Point Hotel, a beacon of Tasmania's tourism industry
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