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  • Many Hearts, One Voice: The story of the War Widows’ Guild in Western Australia

    by Melinda Tognini

    When WWII ended, the men who fought and died were not forgotten – but what of their wives and families? For the War Widows’ Guild the fight for rights and recognition had just begun.

    This is the story of how one courageous group of women made a difference to the lives of Australia’s war widows of yesterday and today. Read more »

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  • Revealing the Rothschild Prayer Book c. 1505--1510 from the Kerry Stokes Collection

    by Margaret M. Manion & Kay Sutton

    The Rothschild Prayer Book is an acknowledged masterpiece of Renaissance manuscript illumination. Acquired by the Kerry Stokes Collection in 2014, it includes miniatures of unsurpassed beauty and refined execution by the most renowned and sought-after illuminators of the era. This unique book is a must-have for art historians, scholars and lovers of…Read more »

    Price $55.00 Add to cart

  • The Rothschild Prayer Book in Context: Illuminations, paintings and sculptures 1280--1684 from the Kerry Stokes Collection

    by Margaret M. Manion

    The Rothschild Prayer Book is an acknowledged masterpiece of Renaissance manuscript illumination. Acquired by the Kerry Stokes Collection in 2014, it includes miniatures of unsurpassed beauty and refined execution by the most renowned and sought-after illuminators of the era. Here the Rothschild Prayer Book is presented within the wider visual context…Read more »

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  • After This: Survivors of the Holocaust speak

    by Alice Nelson

    On 27 January 2015 the world commemorated the 70-year anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. As the last living witnesses of that terrible time pass away, award-winning writer Alice Nelson presents a powerful collection of fourteen narratives by Australian Holocaust survivors told in their voices. Each individual’s account of the war…Read more »

    Price $24.99 Add to cart

  • When War Came to Fremantle 1899 to 1945

    by Deborah Gare & Madison Lloyd-Jones

    As one of Australia’s largest wartime ports, Fremantle played a unique role in the nation’s story. Featuring extraordinary photographs, this volume is a fascinating account of our homefront during the Boer War, World War I, World War II and more. It records our history of departure and reunion, victory and celebration, grief and loss, and dissent…Read more »

    Price $45.00 Add to cart

  • No Ordinary Determination

    by Jeff Hatwell

    An epic tale of two ordinary individuals thrown into the extraordinary and surreal world of the Gallipoli campaign as soldiers of the First AIF in World War I.

    Percy Black and Harry Murray were plain hard-working Australians whose paths crossed in Western Australia when they enlisted in support of country and empire. The powerful narrative paints…Read more »

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  • Koombana Days

    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 »

    Price $39.99 Add to cart

  • Salt Story

    by Sarah Drummond

    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 »

    Price $24.99 Add to cart

  • Celebrating Word and Image 1250-1600: Illuminated Manuscripts from the Kerry Stokes Collection

    by Margaret M. Manion & Charles Zika

    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 »

    Price $45.00 Add to cart

  • A Gun for a Fountain Pen

    by George Murray Levick

    There is nothing like the Antarctic for sending the schemes of mice and men all to blazes.

    George Murray Levick’s journal demonstrates the courage and endurance of the men who took part in Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition. This very personal document provides insight into the extraordinary world in which they lived and their courage in…Read more »

    Price $49.99 Add to cart

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