Murder, manslaughter, suicide, mishap - the very public business of determining death in colonial Sydney. Murder in colonial Sydney was a surprisingly rare occurrence, so when it did happen it caused a great sensat... read more

Murder, Misadventure and Miserable Ends: Tales from a Colonial Coroner's Court
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Leo Kennedy is the great grandson of Sergeant Michael Kennedy and was raised in the shadow of his great grandfather's murder. Leo is a member of the Blue Ribbon Foundation, which supports police families and honours the memory of police killed in t... read more

Black Snake: The Real Story of Ned Kelly
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Gold-fuelled Melbourne was booming, but dwelling in the fault lines of the proud young colony was an alarming fact Victoria had the highest rate of insanity in the world. The true story of colonial Victoria's quest to cure insanity unfolds through the lives of three English newcomers an artist, a doctor and a journalist.

The Maddest Place on Earth
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Where History Happened' reveals the hidden past of some of Australia's most intriguing towns and places, from mining settlements and whaling stations to monuments and historic houses in our capital cities. The stories... read more

Where History Happened: The Hidden Past of Australia's Towns and Places
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ASIO maintained a vast library of files on half a million citizens, most of whom were never a threat to Australia's security. Through meticulous research, Michael Komesaroff has been able to sift through a multitude of records which w... read more

Reds Under the Bed - ASIO and an unusual bunch of suspects
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'A tour de force.' -- Professor Rodney Tiffen Beforenewspapers were ravaged by the digital age, they were a powerful force,especially in Australia -- a country of newspaper giants and kingmakers. Thismagisterial book revealswho own... read more

Paper Emperors: The Rise of Australia's Newspaper Empires
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 Australian Studies

The AIF and the Hundred Days Battlefields such as Gallipoli, Fromelles, Pozières, Bullecourt and Passchendaele are burnt into the Australian Great War psyche. Unfortunately the sheer guts, fortitude and sacrifice of the diggers in those battles had often been... read more

Our Great Hearted Men
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Australia: What Happened?
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 Australian Studies

Few Australians realise that of the 62,000 anzac soldiers who died in the great war, over one-third are still listed as 'missing'. With no marked graves, the only reminders of their sacrifice are the many names inscribed on ageing war memorials around the world.
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Nameless Names The
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Winner, 2014 Indie Award for Non-Fiction
 
Girt. No word could better capture the essence of Australia...
 
In this hilarious history, David Hunt reveals the truth of Australia's past, from megafauna to Macquari... read more

Girt : The Unauthorised History of Australia
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 Australian Studies

A road trip around Australia, discovering towns and communities outside the mainstream - and the colourful inhabitants whose grit and humour will uplift and inspire you.
Discover the resilient and inspiring people who live outside big Australian cities - and indeed off t... read more

Back Roads
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In Blue Lake,David Sornig examines how the 8km-square zone to the west of central Melbourne became the city's blind spot. Once a fertile wetland with a large blue saltwater lagoon, it passed through various incarnations- from bo... read more

Blue Lake: Finding Dudley Flats and the West Melbourne Swamp
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