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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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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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Moss Cass and the Greening of the Australian Labor Party
Moss Cass, Vivien Encel, Anthony O’Donnell
This political biography offers an insiders account of a tumultuous time in Australian politics. Casss story provides a compelling pre-history to many of the key issues in progressive politics today: the environment, refugees, homosexual law reform, the media, and health care.
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Verity: A remarkable woman’s journey
Robert Lehane
As a bookseller, Verity Fitzhardinge established the fondly remembered Verity Hewitt bookshop in Canberra. As an inspiring teacher, she had Gough Whitlam and Evdokia Petrov among her pupils.
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A Nice Quiet Tourist: Letters from a journey to Afghanistan
Geoffrey Fitzhardinge, Verity Fitzhardinge
On a six-month field trip, Verity Fitzhardinge spent some time working in Indian and Russian libraries, but as the major part of the trip she spent several months in Afghanistan, during which she travelled widely and adventurously through the country.
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Girl Talk: One Hundred Years of Australian Girls’ Childhood
Gwenda Davey
Gwenda Beed Davey has drawn on her years of experience in child development and oral history to show what it was like to be a girl, in 1910, 1930, 1960, or 2010.
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America Looks to Australia: The Hidden Role of Richard Casey in the Creation of the Australia–America Alliance, 1940–1942
James Prior
Australias war-time Prime Minister, John Curtin, has a heroic status in Australian political history folklore. He stood up to British Prime Minister Churchill and American President Roosevelt courageously, insisting that Australian troops be brought home to defend their nation against the expected Japanese invasion
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Self-Sufficiency for a Sustainable Australian Future
Amanda McLeod
Self-Sufficiency for a Sustainable Australian Future examines the notion that reliance on economic materialism for growth and consumer wellbeing is not only a flawed concept but also directly leads to environmental catastrophe and climate change. Self-sufficiencydo-it-yourself homemakingoffers real solutions to these problems.
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South Sea Argonaut: James Colnett and the Enlargement of the Pacific 1772–1803
Allen Mawer
As an adventurous teenager, James Colnett had sailed with Cook in the Resolution. He later became a pioneer in the Pacific sea otter trade, nearly starting a war with Spain in the process. In his own words, he was a latter-day Argonaut
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Australia's New Wave of Italian Migration: Paradise or Illusion?
Bruno Mascitelli, Riccardo Armillei
Much has been said about Italian migration to Australia of the 1950s and 1960s but little is known or understood of the new, young, skilled and educated Italian migrants of the current period.
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Elfriede Jelinek Goes Australia: Indigenising an Austrian Nobel Prize Winner
André Bastian
'Elfriede Jelinek Goes Australia: Indigenising an Austrian Nobel Prize Winner' is the first volume entirely published on Jelineks work in Australia and gathers a series of analyses around 'Princess Dramas' at Red Stitch Actors Theatrethe first-ever production of one of her plays on an Australian stage, in Melbourne, 2011.
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The Merchant of Sydney
Alex Pugh, Chis Maxwell
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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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History & the Poet
Robert Wood
History & the Poet is a series of essays on contemporary Australian poetry. In language clear and precise, Robert Wood poses philosophical and ideological questions that matter for poetry now.
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Red
Stephen Moline
RED tracks the lives of two families of Australian political idealists, their motives, expectations and gradual disillusionment.
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Quit Anxiety Now: With Smart Therapy
Sallee McLaren
Dr Sallee McLaren has spent more than 20 years developing a revolutionary approach to anxiety and other forms of distress. Her approach is called Smart Therapy (ST) and it is easy, fast, effective and enjoyable to apply.
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Smart Therapy Assertion
Sallee McLaren
This Smart Therapy (ST) Assertion booklet, written by a highly experienced clinical psychologist, gives us a new take on assertion and provides a clear, readable and easily applied method to help fill this crucial gap.
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Stage Struck?: A DIY Theatrical Career
Kevin Palmer
As a young Australian, freshly abroad, Kevin Palmer impulsively and successfully auditioned for the acting course at the Webber-Douglas Drama Academy in London, thus beginning a most productive and interesting international theatrical career.
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The Creation of Trust: A History of the Public Trustees
Craig Dent
The Creation of Trust is the intriguing story of Australias Public Trustees, revealing their rich heritage and casting a rarely-seen light on their often misunderstood purpose, services and contribution to society.
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Night Music
Andrew McDonald
The language of these poems meditates and jives, raves and glitters, teases and grieves, about life itself and the ultimate subject the life of the imagination.
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Primitive and Pop: Keith Haring’s Australia 1984
Andrew Montana
At the height of his fame, New York City artist and activist Keith Haring landed in Australia in 1984. Melding new scholarship on the visual arts of the early 1980s, this book vividly weaves Haring's animated art with the audacious work of Australian artists into a forceful, urban cultural history.
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Legal History Journal Vol 17.1
Amanda Scardamaglia, Jessica Lake
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The Popular Culture of Romantic Love in Australia
Hsu-Ming Teo
This book explores how love was represented in Australia from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day, in all forms of the arts and in timely political debates about same-sex love and marriage.
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Bridging Troubled Waters: Australia and Asylum Seekers
Tony Ward
Australian discussion of asylum seekers is polarised between slogans of 'Stop the Boats' and 'Bring them here'.
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Rationalism: A Critique of Pure Theory
Brian Ellis
This book is a critique of rationalism. It aims to explain both its powerful contributions to mathematics and physical sciences, where our arithmetical, geometrical, and mechanical intuitions have had a highly productive role in the development of pure theory.
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My Name Should Be Melano
Leonie A. Ryder
This book is the outcome of Leonie Ryders quest to find out why her surname is not Melano, the surname with which her father was born.
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Driftwood: Escape and survival through art
Eva de Jong-Duldig
Spanning three continents and three generations, it poignantly captures both the loss that families encounter when they are dislocated by war and the challenges they face when adapting to a new way of life.
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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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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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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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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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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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Goldfields and the Gothic
David Waldron
Generations of Australians have grown up with the legend of Eureka and the familiar images of the gold rush in central Victoria. However, underneath these commonly known stories lies a stranger and darker past. As well as colonists, pioneers, soldiers and rebel miners, the colonial goldfields were home to spiritualists, secret societies, ghost-hoaxers, bunyip legends and murderers
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Community Cultural Development: Challenges and Connections
Martin Comte
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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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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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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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Alias Blind Larry: The Mostly True Memoir of James Laurence The Singing Convict
Rob Wills
Alias Blind Larry is a convict story, an adventure story, a colonial story, a Jewish story, a theatrical story. A fascinating piece of history, untold until now. Through the narrative of Laurences life, it re-creates a whole period of history.
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From Strength to Strength
Allan M. Blanch
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The Artist Curates
Ruth Johnstone
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A Funny Course for a Woman
Rosemary Balmford
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Quaternia
Tom Petsinis
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Motel
Craig McGregor
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The Soul of ANZAC
John Dermot Millar
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Colonial Australian Trade Mark Law
Amanda Scardamaglia
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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 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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Labor's Historic Mission
Brian Ellis
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All Hail The Leaders: The Australian Labor Party and Political Leadership
Glenn Kefford
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The Manner of their Going: Prime Ministerial Exits from Lyne to Abbott
Norman Abjorensen
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Hector
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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The Blessing
Adrian Caesar
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Nothing Sacred
Linda Weste
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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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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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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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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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The Diaries of Frank Hurley 1912-1941
Christopher Lee, Robert Dixon, Frank Hurley
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Ginger in Australian Food and Medicine
Leonie A. Ryder
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Financial Crime Risks, Globalisation and the Professions
David Chaikin
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The Sabre & the Shawl: A Romance
Marshall Browne
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Walking With Time
Nicholas Lyon Gresson
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Always Almost Modern: Australian Print Cultures and Modernity
David Carter
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Alfonso
Félix Calvino
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Proud to be a Wharfie
Jim Beggs
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Challenging the Humanities
Tony Bennett
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There and Back with a Dinkum
Paul Skrebels, Claire Woods, W.R.G. Colman
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Incognita: The Invention and Discovery of Terra Australis
Allen Mawer, G. A. Mawer
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Duelling Surgeon, Colonial Patriot: The Remarkable Life of William Bland
Robert Lehane
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