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Northern Dreams: The Politics of Northern Development in Australia
Lyndon Megarrity
Northern Dreams brings to life the passionate arguments about Northern Australias national significance and analyses the political debates that have periodically drawn the publics attention northwards.
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Still Glides the Stream: The Natural History of the Yarra from Heidelberg to Yarra Bend
Geoff Lacey
This book takes us on an exploration of the Yarra a remarkable landscape of meanders, rich wetlands and steep escarpments
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The Soapbox
Phillip Edmonds
These passionate, artful and emotionally candid stories show a country caught in its own trauma.
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Who will believe my verse? The Code in Shakespeare’s Sonnets
James Leyland, James Goding
What little we know of the life of William Shakespeare is at odds with what would be expected of the greatest humanitarian writer of the Renaissance. Is Shakespeare a pseudonym?
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Lietuvybe Down Under: Maintaining Lithuanian national and cultural identity in Australia
Grazina Pranauskas
'Lietuvybe Down Under' is a book about the experiences of Lithuanian migrants to Australia, and specifically about the desire of migrants to feel and be Lithuanian while living away from their homeland.
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Bound by every tie of duty: John Lewes Pedder, Chief Justice of Van Diemen’s Land
Jacqueline Fox
This new biography offers a sensitive account of a complex and surprisingly sympathetic man, who played a significant role in Tasmanian history.
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The Quiet Invasion: A History of Early Sydney
Tim Ailwood
What really happened after the First Fleet arrived? Quiet Invasion is the true history of Sydneys first four years.
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Forgotten Country: A Short History of Central Australia
Alan Powell
Central Australia has, with reason, been seen as the last frontier of Australia and, politically, the forgotten country.
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The Maddest Place on Earth
Jill Giese
Gold-fuelled Melbourne was booming, but dwelling in the fault lines of the proud young colony was an alarming fact - Victoria had the highest rate of insanity in the world. Was it the antipodean sun, gold mania, excessive masturbation, the heady pace of modern life?
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Strength in Battle: The Memoirs of Joseph Anderson Panton Goldfields' Commissioner and Magistrate
Hugh Anderson
The Victorian gold rushes attracted punctilious worthies and sharp operators, but rarely were these characters fused as in the personality of Joseph Anderson Panton, high-minded pillar of society as well as scourge of poor miners and political foes.
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Famous People Who Have Met Me & Other Stories: Volume 2
Greg Noakes
AC/DC to Uncanny X-Men, and everyone in between award-winning Australian photographer Greg Noakes has spent a lifetime capturing the rocknroll, movie and television elite in action and off-guard moments, plus much more.
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Corporate and Trust Structures: Legal and Illegal Dimensions
Gordon Hook, David Chaikin
"Corporate and Trust Structures: Legal and Illegal Dimensions" is a collection of essays by experts in company law, trusts and financial crime. It explores the nature of companies and trusts, how they have been utilised for legitimate business purposes, and how they can be exploited by criminals for illegal purposes.
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No Country for Revolutionaries: Italian Communists in Sydney 1971–1991: Their Activities, Policies and Liaison with the Italian and Australian Communist Parties
Gianfranco Cresciani
Between 1971 and 1991 the Italian Communist Party endeavoured to mobilise Italian migrants in Australia in order to extend its influence and power, attract their vote and defend their rights.
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Paul Cougle
Jim Gumm is an ex-infantryman and ex-con, a devoted leading-manservant whos never had his own way or love until Eliza Batman, the wife of his brutal and land-obsessed boss.
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An Appointment with Beethoven: An Appreciation of the Life of Ronald Farren-Price AM
Ian Burk
Ronald Farren-Price is the grand old man of the piano in Australia. This book is about his life, work, career and outlook, based on his own reminiscences.
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A World of Change: My life in the global women’s rights movement
Anne S Walker
This is an important memoir that takes readers inside the world of women fighting for justice and for an equal place at the tables where global policies and programs are developed and implemented.
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Adani versus the Black-throated Finch
Tor Hundloe
On 3 April 2016 the Queensland government announced that it had granted coal leases to Adani. They are in Banjo Paterson country, where 'Waltzing Matilda' was written.
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Anzac Spirituality: The First AIF soldiers speak
Daniel Reynaud
We have absorbed the notion of the Anzac into the spiritual core of what it means to be Australian without ever examining the spiritual core of the Anzacs themselves. This study explores the Anzacs spiritual beliefs and experiences largely through their own words, taken from the diaries and letters of over 1,000 soldiers of the First AIF.
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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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Raffaello! Raffaello!: Raffaello Carboni at Eureka, Before and Beyond It
Desmond O'Grady
This new version of a compelling biography shows Carboni as a talented, complex, bumptious but, ultimately, disappointed man who gave Australia more than he gleaned.
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‘A secondary education for all’?: A History of State Secondary Schooling in Victoria
John Andrews, Deborah Towns
'A secondary education for all?' reveals the lively history of how successive state and federal governments, the Department of Education, students, teachers and school communities have participated in creating and maintaining our government secondary schools.
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Unlocking the Past: What Stories Does Your School Have to Reveal?
John Andrews, Deborah Towns
A companion to 'A Secondary Education for All'. This Compendium is for those wanting to write the history of a Victorian government secondary school.
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Intention and Unintention or the Hyperconscious in Contemporary Lyric Impulse
Grant Caldwell
The question of how lyric poetry is written, especially in the moment when it first arrives with a poet, is vexed. Grant Caldwells discussion of the hyperconscious and of poetic unintentionality in the contemporary lyric impulse constitutes an original contribution to knowledge in this field ...
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The Writing Point
Nicholas Lyon Gresson
"The Writing Point" is a fourth book of poetry by New Zealand writer, Nicholas Lyon Gresson QSM.
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Celebrating 100 Years of Special Education in Victoria 1913–2013
Tony Thomas
In "Celebrating 100 Years of Special Education in Victoria 19132013", Tony Thomas examines many aspects of Victorian special education from its beginnings in schools attached to existing homes for neglected children to the present days diverse resources for students with disabilities and impairments.
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Jigsaw: Patterns in Law and Literature
Nicholas Hasluck
Judicial appointments, the rule of law, activism on the High Court, the push for indigenous recognition, the role of style in writing judgments, legal images in fictions cave of shadows novelist and former judge Nicholas Hasluck covers these and other issues in this intriguing collection of occasional pieces
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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 Modern Lawyer: Marketing Strategies, Tips & Tools
Mira Stammers
"The Modern Lawyer" provides you with proven strategies, tips and tools that will help transform your practice from the inside out. These strategies provide you with a complete marketing solution to help you achieve dramatic results in your practice, without investing a lot of time and money.
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Three Duties and Talleyrand’s Dictum: Keith Waller: Portrait of a Working Diplomat
Alan Fewster
Keith Waller was a pioneering Australian diplomat. Arguably the most talented recruit to the infant Department of External Affairs in the mid-1930s, he was a suave and persuasive prosecutor of Australias interests, serving every Prime Minister from Lyons to Whitlam with distinction.
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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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Wuka nya-nganunga li-Yanyuwa li-Anthawirriyarra. Language for Us, The Yanyuwa Saltwater People. A Yanyuwa Encyclopaedia: Volume 1
John Bradley
This Encyclopaedia is a rich, authoritative repository of the cultural and linguistic knowledge of the Yanyuwa, the Saltwater people of the coastal and island country near Borroloola in the Northern Territory of Australia.
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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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Doctoral Research in Art
David Forrest
This collection on doctoral research in art complements previous work on undertaking doctoral research in music education and arts education.
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Estudios doctorales en educación musical y artística de España y Portugal: Visión y recorrido
Alberto Cabedo-Mas, Maravillas Díaz-Gómez, David Forrest
Doctoral studies in music and arts education in Spain and Portugal: View and journey is the first time that a group of music educators from universities in Spain and Portugal has reflected on their doctoral journey.
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Legends of War: The AIF in France, 1918
Pat Beale
1918 was a year of triumph for the Australian Corps in France yet today this is seldom recognised by most Australians. Our perceptions have been clouded by legends, built up over the past century, that have trivialised their achievement.
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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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Tom Petsinis
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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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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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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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