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 Australian Studies

Based on Where the Outback Drovers Ride, the much-loved memoir of bushman and drover Bruce Simpson, Drover celebrates a way of life that has all but vanished - and records how it's changed with time. From saddling up at dawn, through long days of heat, dust and sheer hard graft working cattle, to even... read more

Drover (Illustrated Edition)
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Captured Lives peers behind the barbed wire drawn around people deemed threats to Australia's security during the two world wars. Civilians from enemy nations, even if born in Australia, were subjects of suspicion and locked away in int... read more

Captured Lives: Australia's Wartime Internment Camps
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From her first taste of the air when she joined Bert Hinkler in the cockpit for a joy ride in 1928, Lores Bonney was hooked. With her aviation licence and the support of her husband, she took to the Australian and international skies and braved the challenge of long-distance flying. In 1931 Lores brok... read more

Taking Flight Lores Bonney's Extraordinary Flying Career
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 Australian Studies

'Australian governments find it easy to go to war. Their leaders seem to be able to withdraw with a calm conscience, answerable neither to God nor humanity.' Australia lost 600 men in the Boer War, a threeyear conflict fought in the heart of Africa that had, ostensibly, not... read more

Unnecessary Wars
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 Australian Studies

The sixties was a decade of safari suits, shift dresses, capri pants, and droopy moustaches. Of multi-purpose French onion soup, junket, tripe, and Bloody Marys. Of success on the world's sporting stage and social and political stirrings at home, as Baby Boomers and thei... read more

Living in the 1960s
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 Australian Studies

Since Henry Lawson wrote his story 'The Drover's Wife' in 1892, Australian writers, painters, performers and photographers have created a wonderful tradition of Drover's Wife works, stories and images.The Russell Drysdale painting from 1945 has become an Austr... read more

The Drover's Wife: A Collection
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The Great War continues to fascinate us all. In this original approach, prize-winning historian Peter Stanley cleverly weaves his narrative around striking images-many never seen before-to create a visual history that immerses the reader in each mom... read more

The Crying Years Australia's Great War
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 Australian Studies

Series:Australian History

Dead sheep, dry dams, cracked earth and economic devastation: we feel we understand drought and yet there is more to this story. Australias long history of drought has goaded people to adapt and respond creatively. This book explores the... read more

Slow Catastrophes: Living with Drought in Australia
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Controversial and groundbreaking, this is the most authoritative book ever written on the battle of Fromelles - the worst day in Australia's entire military history.

Lost Legions of Fromelles: The True Story of the Most Dramatic Battle in Australia's History
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 Australian Studies

In Australia's rush to commemorate all things Anzac, have we lost our ability to look beyond war as the central pillar of Australia's history and identity? The passionate historians of the Honest History group argue that while war has been important to Australia -... read more

The Honest History Book
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Of all the Australians who fought in the Second World War, none saw more action nor endured so much of its hardship and horror as the crew of the cruiser HMAS Perth.Most were young - many were still teenagers - from cities and towns, vill... read more

Cruiser: The Life and Loss of HMAS Perth and Her Crew
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From Jim Haynes, one of our most successful and prolific tellers of yarns and bush tales, comes this ultimate collection of unbelievable true Australian stories: the unknown, the forgotten, and the surprising. The result of decades of researchin... read more

Australia's Most Unbelievable True Stories
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