Books »Current Affairs, Culture & Social History
‘I believe that an important way to promote understanding, probably the best way, is to encourage the telling of stories. In the case of many Aboriginal people the stories are of a recent history largely concerned with suffering, humiliation and disadvantage. Yet there are also stories of joy and hope…We non-indigenous Australians, we whitefellas…Read more »
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 »
‘What, a book about fertility that doesn’t blame women? In an otherwise barren national debate, Cannold offers fertility crisis management par excellence’ — Susan Maushart, columnist and author.
What, no baby? takes us into the lives contemporary women who plan to have it all yet have ended up childless due to reluctant men, demanding jobs…Read more »
by Scott Cane
It was 1952 and the Spinifex People were about to meet white Australia.
The People of the Sun and Shadow, the Spinifex People, were cocooned within the Spinifex plains of the Western Desert, for hundreds of generations until shaken from their nomadic solitude by the atomic shock of Maralinga. When they returned to their homelands in the 1980s…Read more »
Purchase Vagabond Holes: David McComb & The Triffids plus Beautiful Waste: Poems by David McComb at the special price of $54.95.
Brilliant songwriter and lead singer of the Triffids, David McComb, died in 1999 leaving behind a legacy of evocative music.
Always more than a pop musician, McComb was a perceptive poet who explored and confronted…Read more »