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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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Agents of Empire: How E.L. Mitchell’s photographs shaped Australia
Joanna Sassoon
For nearly 100 years, E.L. Mitchell's emblematic photographs have shaped ideas about Australia. But who was Mitchell and why did he succeed above his competitors?
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Algorithms: Machines of the Mind
Marcus Randall
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Behind the Legend: The Many Worlds of Charles Todd
Denis Cryle
Telegraph Todd became a legend in his own lifetime for introducing Australian colonists to a new information age. But only recently has the full extent of his many and varied achievements come to light.
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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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Brightly Fades The Don
J. H. Fingleton
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Digital Disruption: Impact on Business Models, Regulation & Financial Crime
David Chaikin, Derwent Coshott
Chaikin and Coshotts book provides a holistic view of the opportunities and threats entailed in the digital world of the 21st century, showing how digital disruption is impacting businesses, governments, investors and consumers.
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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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Encounters With Asian Decolonisation
David Fettling
Shortly after the Second World War, five Australians, all government officials, experienced first-hand the revolt of Asia. The European colonial system disintegrated and powerful new states rose in its place an independent India, an Indonesian Republic, a fractious Malaya, a Communist China.
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Escape from the Sun: Surviving the Tyrannies of Lenin, Hitler and Stalin
Eugene Schlusser
When a son begins to question his parents judgement and decisions after World War II, he is overwhelmed by what he finds. To survive dictators you need to keep secrets even if this means deliberately disinforming your family. Paul and Natalie keep their family safe by doing so. But should secrets be kept for ever?
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Fairness and Equality: Drawing Election Districts in Australia
Jenni Newton-Farrelly
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Flanders in Australia: A Personal History of Wool and War
Jacqueline Dwyer
From the late 19th century to the 1950s, many wool buyers from the Flanders region of France and Belgium emigrated to Australia with their families to establish careers as buyers for the woollen mills of Europe. Although originally they had no intention of remaining here permanently, many stayed, establishing a prosperous and vibrant French community.
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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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In So Many Words: Interviews with Writers, Scholars and Intellectuals
Cassandra L. Atherton
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Inspiring Australians: The First Fifty Years of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
Penelope Hanley
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James Morrill: Captive of Empire
Bruce Breslin
James Morrill was an eye-witness to Australias longest war that roiled the Australian continent episodically for 140 years.
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John Curtin: How He Won Over the Media
Caryn Coatney
The life of John Curtin is one of Australia's most remarkable stories. He overcame childhood hardships to become the prime minister in turbulent times
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Keating and his Party Room
Jim Snow
The first comprehensive account of a full term of the proceedings of the Labor Party Room, where the Party's actions and performance in the Parliament are closely scrutinised and debated.
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Keep the Presses Running: The Australian Printing Industry in the Twentieth Century
Benjamin Thorn
The book describes the Australian printing industry in the twentieth century largely in the words of people who worked in it.
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Labor's Historic Mission
Brian Ellis
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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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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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Of Home Politics & World Trade
Bill Barry
The son of William Peter (Bill) Barry, the leader of the Democratic Labor Party in the Victorian Legislative Assembly after the Australian Labor Party broke in two in 1955, Bill Barry was at the very heart of the great ideological divide in Australian politics.
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On Bondi Beach
Demelza Marlin, Andrew Metcalfe, Ann Game
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Persistent Young Offenders
Patrice Cooke
This book will revolutionalise how we think about the diagnosis and treatment of offenders. Rather than categorising offenders according to their offenses, the primary focus needs to be shifted to identifying the underlying psychological processes out of which the offending behaviour flows.
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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 Harings animated art with the audacious work of Australian artists into a forceful, urban cultural history.
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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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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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Red
Stephen Moline
RED tracks the lives of two families of Australian political idealists, their motives, expectations and gradual disillusionment.
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Selbys the Science People: A History of H.B. Selby Australia Limited
Samuel Furphy
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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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Squatting: Romance & Reality
James Ferguson
Told largely in the words of those involved, this is the story of squatting in the new colony. Squatters' rugged individualism did much to form the Australian character, and theirs is a story of courage and determination, but also of tragedy as economic progress led to the degradation of the land and destruction of the Aboriginal way of life.
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The Artist Curates
Ruth Johnstone
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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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The Magic Lantern in Colonial Australia and New Zealand
Elizabeth Hartrick
This book brings to life the story of the magic lantern in colonial Australia and New Zealand. It describes the extraordinarily wide use of magic lantern images and technology across the colonies
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The Merchant of Sydney
Alex Pugh, Chis Maxwell
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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.
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The Wobblies at War: A history of the IWW and the Great War in Australia
Frank Cain
Driven by Marxist ideology, the Industrial Workers of the World sought to draw the Australian unions into One Big Union, but of more lasting significance was their leadership in opposing the Great War.
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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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