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A listing of titles from the Local History category.

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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Camden — Farm and Village Life in Early NSW
Alan Atkinson
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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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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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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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The Argus — Life and Death of a Newspaper
Jim Usher
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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 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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