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  • A Tale For Our Generation

    by Henry Bowers & Edward Wilson

    January 2012 marked the centenary of Robert Falcon Scott’s arrival at the South Pole with his team. After a gruelling 11 month journey, on reaching the South Pole, Scott was to discover the tent and flag of the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, who had achieved the goal just weeks earlier with his men. Tragically Scott’s entire party died on the…Read more »

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  • Brothers: Justice, Corruption and the Mickelbergs

    by Antonio Buti

    When somebody swindled the Perth Mint out of gold worth more than half a million dollars — local police thought they had the culprits. The Mickelberg brothers, Ray, Peter and Brian, were their prime suspects. Already accused of defrauding millionaire Alan Bond by manufacturing a phony gold nugget, the Mickelbergs were tried and convicted despite the…Read more »

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  • Big Mobs: The Story of Australian Cattlemen ebook

    ‘In almost all respects I found Australian ranching customs and traditions far more intriguing, more dangerous, more “western” than those of North America’ — Professor Jim Hoy, Emporia State University, Kansas.

    Previously overshadowed in the public imagination by notions of American cowboys and the wild west, Big Mobs gives Australian stockmen…Read more »

  • Pirate Outrages: True Stories of Terror on the China Seas ebook

    by Douglas R.G. Sellick

    You won’t be immune to a frisson of fear as you peruse these gripping stories of piracy on the China seas. After all, piracy is as prevalent today as it was in the early nineteenth and twentieth centuriesRead more »

  • Orphans of the Living

    by Joanna Penglase

    In August 2004, Parliamentary senators wept as they presented Forgotten Australians, the report from the Senate Inquiry into the treatment of children in care. Half a million children grew up in ‘care’ in twentieth-century Australia, and most often these children lived with daily brutal physical and emotional abuse in the sterile environment of an institution…Read more »

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  • On We Go: The Wittenoom Way

    by Jacqueline O'Brien & Pamela Statham-Drew

    Nearly two centuries have passed since a widowed young clergyman, John Burdett Wittenoom, stepped ashore. The book traces the fortunes of the chaplain’s descendants from his politician grandson Edward, his brother Frank, explorer, pastoralist and world traveller to Edward’s cousin Edith Cowan, the first woman to sit in an Australian parliament and…Read more »

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  • The Last of the Nomads

    by W.J. Peasley

    Warri and Yatungka were believed to be the last of the Mandildjara tribe of desert nomads to live permanently in the traditional way. Their deaths in the late 1970s marked the end of a tribal lifestyle that stretched back more than 30,000 years. The Last of the Nomads tells of an extraordinary journey in search of Warri and Yatungka.

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  • The Last Anzacs

    by Steven Siewert & Tony Stephens

    More than 75,000 Australians and New Zealanders went to war on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915. They shared a horror, but their courage on a battlefield of tragic errors and unimaginable suffering helped build a legend, the legend of the Anzacs. The Anzacs lost more men on the Western Front than they did against the Turks at Gallipoli. Yet, rightly…Read more »

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  • Consuming Pleasures: Australia and the International Drug Business

    by John Rainford

    Consuming Pleasures traces the international and Australian history of licit and illicit drug use.

    It examines why we consume and what we consume, as well as the way in which consumption is regulated in the era of global free trade.

    It also looks at drug use from an Australian perspective, going back to our own opium-growing industry and the…Read more »

    Price $29.95 Add to cart

  • Father of the House

    by Kim E. Beazley & Kim Beazley Jnr

    Get the inside story of one of Australia’s longest serving and most influential Ministers in Federal Parliament.

    Kim E Beazley threw off the shackles of a poor childhood to become a teacher, a Union Leader and the Member for Fremantle in the Federal Parliament between 1945 and 1977.

    During his time in Parliament he led the reform of Australian…Read more »

    Price $27.95 Add to cart

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My Superhero selection

My Superhero by Chris Owen and Moira Court has been selected for the prestigious 2014 White Raven list by the International Youth Library.

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