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This most recent collection from John Kinsella takes its title from a poem of the same name. In the metaphor of the sack tumbling downstream with its cargo of drowned kittens lie layers of use, meaning and representation: love, cruelty, the pastoral, colonisation, landscape and identity. These poems are rich with intimate detail and Kinsella’s often…Read more »
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 »
On a small island, in a gigantic sea, lives Ari.
Ari longs for the large ships to stop at his island, he longs to see remarkable things and to have interesting friends.
On a small island, in a gigantic sea, Ari has an idea.
A dazzling idea. An irresistible idea… Read more »
Award-winning nature photographers Stanley and Kaisa Breeden explore Australia’s small animal life to reveal the wonder and beauty of looking closely into nature. Their specially developed digital photography techniques make it possible to see intriguing details you may never have suspected were there. Read more »
by Robert Drewe
From a floury encounter on a baker’s work table to the art of sitting backwards on chairs, from budgie training to spontaneous human combustion, this collection showcases the non-fiction writing of one of Australia’s best-loved authors.
These pieces encompass suburban portraits and coastal living, affectionate nostalgia and the absurdity of…Read more »
The south-west coast is the kind of place people escape to. Unless you have lived there all your life, in which case, you long to get away.
Rosie and Cray chuck in their city jobs for Margaret River while Liza, Ferg and Sam have been there forever, working the family farm. Under pressure from developers the families unite against change. But when…Read more »
by Norman Jorgensen with illustrations by
Josh is as brave as a Viking warrior. And not much can scare a Viking. But when the two littlest Vikings go berserk, Josh, Grandpa and Viking World are all in for a rocky ride.
Lucy is in Year 12 and under pressure to succeed. The last thing she needs now is an intense boyfriend. Breaking up with Carl feels like the only way to keep her dreams on track.
But good decisions can have bad consequences.
And leaving Carl is going to be a whole lot harder than Lucy could ever have imagined Read more »
by Jen Banyard
When junior reporter Pollo implicates the Mayor’s nephew in a spate of local robberies, she sets in train a series of mishaps that only she, her friend Will and her faithful sheep sidekick Shorn Connery can set to rights. Read more »
‘… this book is fast-moving and engaging crime fiction which introduces serious questions about the potential for exploitation among people desperate to settle in Australia.’ The West Australian
Nick Smart is fresh out of school, a wet-behind-the-ears jackaroo on a gap yearRead more »