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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

    From the earliest days of the Swan River Colony on the western coast of Australia, the settlement depended for its survival and progress on individuals of character, courage and compassion. Prominent among these from the beginning have been the Wittenoom family. Nearly two centuries have passed since a widowed young clergyman, John Burdett Wittenoom…Read more »

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  • The Last of the Nomads

    by W J Peasley

    ‘Peasley’s description of the events…is informative, compassionate, exciting and at times deeply moving.’ —Don Grant, Australian Book Review

    ‘The intriguing story of [the rescue of an elderly couple believed to be the last Australian nomads] and how they survived alone for the previous 30 years or so in the unrelenting western Gibson Desert…Read more »

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  • The Last Anzacs

    by Steven Siewert & Tony Stephens

    ‘The sensitive and compelling portraits by Stephens and Siewert are interspersed with quotes, archival photos and poems and laconic humour’ — Sydney Morning Herald

    ‘These 18 life stories and reflective portraits provide lovely and tangible memories.’ — Herald Sun

    ‘The book’s power comes from its elegant simplicity. There is no room given…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 »

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  • Fremantle Impressions

    by Ron Davidson

    Get the new edition of Fremantle Impressions, the book that explores the character and charm of Fremantle,its rich and colourful array of stories, people and places.

    Vividly brought to life in a fascinating stroll around town and back through history by long-time resident, writer and raconteur, Ron DavidsonRead more »

    Price $24.95 Add to cart

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Light Horse Boy shortlisted for Book of the Year

Albany-based author Dianne Wolfer was shortlisted twice today for the 2014 Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the Year Awards. Read all about it!