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by Annie Boyd
The elegant, ultra-modern S.S. Koombana arrived in Western Australia in March 1909. After only three years of Nor’-West service, the ship and her entire complement disappeared in a late-summer cyclone off the Pilbara coast. The vessel has never been found and the tragedy remains unexplained.
Koombana Days is the story of the ship and of the…Read more »
by Liz Byrski edited by Naama Amram
Summer Lovin’ brings you fourteen stories about love from some of Australia’s best-known writers.
From love found to love lost, from first times to second chances, in the city, on the land and through every chamber of the heart, these uniquely Australian stories are as moving as they are entertaining. Read more »
Australia is a country of diverse landscapes that seem endless. The flat plains of the outback give way to undulating mountain ranges, serpentine rivers and rugged coastlines.
Through striking photographs Out of the Blue explores Australia’s natural history and how the continent evolved. From the weathering winds of time to human design, the…Read more »
In this warm, lively, salty account of living on and by the sea, Drummond writes of fishing and feuds, of life as an apprentice fisherwoman, and of all the fish that got away.
Salt Story pays homage to sea-dogs, fisherwomen, oystermen and storytellers everywhere.
Praise for the Book
‘Too few writers capture the essence of now: the flavour…Read more »
by Alan Carter
Cato Kwong is back. Back in Boom Town and back on a real case – the unsolved mystery of a missing fifteen-year-old girl. But it’s midsummer in the city of millionaires and it’s not just the heat that stinks. A pig corpse, peppered with nails, is uncovered in a shallow grave and a body, with its throat cut, turns up in the local nightclub. As a…Read more »
The Kerry Stokes Collection is one of the most significant and respected private collections of art and historical material in Australia. Celebrating Word and Image 1250-1600: Illuminated Manuscripts from the Kerry Stokes Collection features a select group of twelve handmade books or ‘manuscripts’. Each makes a distinct contribution to the history…Read more »
Just 19 km off the coast of Fremantle in Western Australia, Rottnest Island – fondly known as ‘Rotto’ – is visited by over half a million people each year.
Award-winning artist Brian Simmonds brings one of Australia’s iconic islands to life with his oils and mixed media colour paintings and sketches. Simmonds’ beautiful paintings and…Read more »
Kora is a powerful genie sent away against her will. Her homeland is threatened and she’s been banished to earth for her own safety. David’s life is in chaos and Kora might be just what he needs. But commanding a genie is notoriously tricky—especially when she’s also an angry teenage girl.
Unable to move more than 100 metres apart, and with…Read more »
The unique region of Margaret River in Australia’s south-west is captured with charm and intimacy through the lens of Frances Andrijich.
Frances is one of Australia’s finest photographers whose work features in national and international magazines such as Time Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Gourmet Traveller, Australian Geographic, Vogue…Read more »
by Tracy Farr
This is the story of Dame Lena Gaunt: musician, octogenarian, junkie.
Lena is Music’s Most Modern Musician; the first theremin player of the twentieth century.
From the obscurity of a Perth boarding school to a glittering career on the world stage, Lena Gaunt’s life will be made and torn apart by those she gives her heart to.
Praise for…Read more »
Whisky Charlie Foxtrot Reading
Annabel Smith’s Whisky Charlie Foxtrot was shortlisted for the 2013 Most Underrated Book Award (MUBA). The winner, Fish-Hair Woman was announced on Friday night. Here’s a reading Annabel prepared for her presentation at the Wheeler Centre award ceremony.