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Set amongst the low scrub of the Mogumber sand plain north of Perth, the Moore River Native Settlement was, for thirty years, ‘sort of a place like home’ for thousands of Aboriginal people. Alternately sanctuary, work camp, orphanage, prison and rural idyll, the settlement was part of a bold social experiment by the Chief Protector of Aborigines A O…Read more »
by Mike Lefroy with illustrations by Peter Kendall
Our dog Jenny is famous because she piggybacks our guineapigs around the garden. Dad is famous because he makes cakes three storeys high. But I’m only famous for my elbow!
A bright and witty picture book showing just how much trouble a rogue elbow can cause. Read more »
by Sally Morgan
‘A book for everyone: a book with the form and texture of a novel and the complexity and pace of a mystery not solved until the final pages. It is wonderfully entertaining’ — New York Times Book Review
‘A triumphant story that makes you glad it’s been told.’ — Times on Sunday
In 1982, Sally Morgan travelled back to her grandmother’s birthplace…Read more »
A self-absorbed young musician comes as a pupil-boarder to the house of an ‘old European’ family and gradually his life is taken over and consumed. Milk and Honey is a haunting novel of gothic proportions that shows the skill and range which made Elizabeth Jolley one of Australia’s foremost writers.
‘One of the best [Australian writers] ..Read more »
‘Funny, poignant, or black, and often all these at once, the stories work cumulatively as a compelling contemporary text about embodied experience.’ — Marion Campbell
Proudflesh is a book of stories about bodies — various, human, vulnerable — and the histories they carry with them like suitcases that must eventually arrive, even if ‘last seen…Read more »