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  • When War Came to Fremantle 1899 to 1945

    by Deborah Gare & Madison Lloyd-Jones

    As Australia’s largest wartime port, 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 and activism…Read more »

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  • 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 WWI.

    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 a complex…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 »

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  • 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 »

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  • Penguins and Primus

    by Harry Dickason

    In summer clothes, with only eight weeks worth of provisions, six men found themselves trapped at Terra Nova Bay. These men, members of the the ill-fated British Antarctic Expedition, were forced to winter in a snow cave eating only penguin and seal meat before trekking the 230 miles back to base campRead more »

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  • Kayang & Me New Edition

    by Kim Scott & Hazel Brown

    Wilomin Noongar. What does that mean? Aunty Hazel reckons the wilo (curlew) can completely camouflage itself. It closes its eyes and just lies there, motionless. You only see it when its eyes open. So sometimes those of us who are disconnected and dispossessed only become visible when our eyes are opened to history. Acknowledging our people — wanting…Read more »

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  • Women of Note: The Rise of Australian Women Composers

    by Rosalind Appleby

    ‘This much-welcomed book profiles those women, largely unacknowledged, who stand as the major landmarks in the Australian musical landscape.’
    John Davis, CEO Australian Music Centre, President International Society for Contemporary Music

    In the early twentieth century being a female composer was a dangerous game; one composer was diagnosed…Read more »

    Price $35.00 Add to cart

  • Warriors of the Rainbow eBook

    by Robert (Bob) Hunter

    This is the story of early Greenpeacers sailing around the Pacific, bickering over internal politics, risking their lives and staving off bankruptcy while somehow managing to start a global movement.

    One part action adventure and one part memoir, this gripping and moving account of the birth of Greenpeace was written by one of the movement’s first…Read more »

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