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    • La Mama
    • Adam Cass
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    • In July 2017 La Mama Theatre celebrates 50 years since the premiere of its first production, Jack Hibberd's Three Old Friends. La Mama commemorates the wonderful life story of the theatre so far, tracking the history and chronology of all of the work that has been made and the careers that have been born, raised and cherished there. Woven throughout... Read more...

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    • One Halal of a Story
    • Sam Dastyari
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    • As in life, Sam Dastyari's memoir is unexpected and unorthodox. This is the man who introduced Pauline Hanson to the halal snack pack and accountability to big banks. Named Sahand by his hippy Iranian parents, he changed his name to Sam to fit in with his schoolmates. But Sam was always going to stand out. He joined the Labor Party when he was 16 an... Read more...

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    • Lady Cowen's Diaries
    • Lady Anna Cowen
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    • Sunday, 8 January 1978 I have decided to keep a diary during Zelman's term of office as Governor General. I have kept diaries of three recent overseas journeys, and have been pleased that I had, because one forgets so much and the re-reading of a sentence can bring whole occasions, scenes, and otherwise forgotten things, vividly back to mind. And s... Read more...

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    • Dear Quentin
    • Quentin Bryce
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    • As Australia's first female Governor-General, Quentin Bryce handwrote more than fifty letters each week. She wrote to those she had met and connected with as her role took her from palaces to outback schools, from war zones to memorials, from intimate audiences to lavish ceremonies. She received even more letters from every corner of the country. Ge... Read more...

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    • Take Heart
    • Chloe Shorten
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    • These days, families come in all shapes and sizes. They move from one state to create a family in another. They combine into new homes, take holidays with blends of children and parents from different households. They invent routines and rituals to establish their own rhythms. And don't forget the double sets of school uniforms and pyjamas under dif... Read more...

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    • Life As I Know It
    • Michelle Payne
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    • In Life As I Know It, Michelle Payne tells her deeply moving story. It will lift your spirits, stir your heart and give you courage. Michelle was six months old, the youngest of eleven children, when the family was hit with the tragic death of their mother, Mary. Their father, Paddy, a renowned horseman, raised his children alone. As a family, they ... Read more...

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    • My Way
    • Moana Hope
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    • Moana Hope is one of fourteen children. No fan of dolls or dresses, footy has always been her passion, and she would spend hours playing kick-to-kick with her dad and brothers at the local park. When her father was diagnosed with terminal cancer, Moana cared for him until his death four years later.Footy and cricket provided an escape from the deman... Read more...

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    • A Web of Friendship
    • Christina Stead
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    • 'I am not a born writer, but I must say that when I have actually launched myself I get the profoundest and most passionate satisfaction from writing.'—Christina SteadA Web of Friendship is a collection of Christina Stead's intimate correspondence with influential literary figures such as Stanley Burnshaw, Ettore Rella, Nettie Palmer, Clem Chr... Read more...

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    • Light and Shadow
    • Mark Colvin
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    • Mark Colvin is a broadcasting legend. He is the voice of ABC Radio's leading current affairs program PM; he was a founding broadcaster for the groundbreaking youth station Double J; he initiated The World Today program; and he's one of the most popular and influential journalists in the twittersphere.Mark has been covering local and global events fo... Read more...

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    • Press Escape
    • Shaun Carney
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    • Getting away was always a driving ambition for Shaun Carney—from an outer-suburban house in the 60s and 70s, from a family with a secret: a father with a double life and a borrowed name.Journalism gave Shaun that escape, to another life, to becoming a different person. For 34 years he took every opportunity it offered, flourished and knew succ... Read more...

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    • Bent Uncensored
    • James Morton, Susanna Lobez
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    • The sensational murder convictions this winter of former NSW detectives Roger Rogerson and Glen McNamara for the killing of drug dealer Jamie Gao has meant that previously suppressed material in Bent can at last be read.James Morton and Susanna Lobez have illustrated, in several Gangland books, that Australia almost certainly has out-ganged other co... Read more...

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    • Margaret Preston
    • Lesley Harding
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    • Celebrated for her vibrant and distinctive pictures of indigenous flowers, artist Margaret Preston was an equally colourful and outspoken personality. Less well known is her legacy as a generous and insightful teacher and keen cook, and her deep sense of civic duty. She was passionate about the need for a modern national culture that reflected every... Read more...

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    • Making Headlines
    • Chris Mitchell
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    • As editor-in-chief of The Australian, Chris Mitchell ran the largest stable of journalists with the largest editorial budget in the country for more than twelve years. This entertaining and deeply revealing book offers readers riveting insights into the quirks and foibles of some of the most powerful politicians and media executives this country has... Read more...

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    • Gangland Robbers
    • James Morton, Susanna Lobez
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    • Robbers have always seen themselves as the cream of the underworld, at the top of the criminal aristocracy, both in and out of prison. Gangland Robbers follows the stories of the men and women who go to great lengths to organise heists which, if all goes well, will keep them in luxury for many years, if not for life. If their plans fail, then often ... Read more...

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    • My Year Without Meat
    • Richard Cornish
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    • When food writer Richard Cornish was so overcome by the aroma of the roast leg of lamb he had buckled into the passenger seat next to him that he pulled over to the side of the road and tore it apart with his bare hands, he knew he had a problem. He began to examine what it means to eat meat by becoming vegetarian for a year.My Year Without Meat is ... Read more...

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    • The Peter Thomson Five
    • Tony Walker
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    • Peter Thomson won five golf Open Championships. He is only the third golfer to have won five or more, behind the great Harry Vardon, who won six. It is a feat unlikely to be repeated in the modern era and puts him in the legendary league of sports players like Don Bradman, Rod Laver, Margaret Court and Dawn Fraser. Read more...

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    • Windsor's Way Updated Edition
    • Tony Windsor
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    • Traitor or saviour? Tony Windsor has been called both in his 22-year political career, but never more often than when he supported Julia Gillard's government in 2010. And now he's back.After three years in retirement, Tony Windsor refuses to stand by and watch regional Australia relegated to being taken for granted. In the forthcoming election he wi... Read more...

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    • Life As I Know It
    • Michelle Payne, John Harms
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    • In Life As I Know It, Michelle Payne tells her deeply moving story. It will lift your spirits, stir your heart and give you courage.Michelle was six months old, the youngest of eleven children, when the family was hit with the tragic death of their mother, Mary. Their father, Paddy, a renowned horseman, raised his children alone. As a family, they ... Read more...

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    • Melodie
    • Akira Mizubayashi
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    • 'Akira Mizubayashi is a man whose dog, Mélodie, taught him what it means to be human.' RAIMOND GAITAMélodie is the heartfelt memoir of a Japanese man's life with his golden retriever—or rather of his golden retriever's life with him. Fidelity, patience, attachment, love and family ties are illuminated through the demands and joys of living w... Read more...

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    • Once Upon a Time in Melbourne
    • Liam Houlihan
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    • Once upon a time in Melbourne there was a gigolo who thought he was a vampire. He bit the tongue off a prostitute and was then murdered in broad daylight on a suburban street. His execution, top brass believed, was organised by police. The aftershocks of this killing-and the murder of a state witness and his wife inside their fortress home&mash;rock... Read more...

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    • The Reith Papers
    • Peter Reith
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    • Peter Reith was a senior cabinet minister under John Howard from 1996 to 2001. He was the face of the government's tough waterfront reforms and architect of sweeping industrial laws, a major contributor to the Fightback policy, a potential leader of the Liberal Party, a key player in the introduction of the GST, an influential republican in the 1999... Read more...

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    • Born to Rule
    • Paddy Manning
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    • The highs and lows of Malcolm Turnbull's remarkable career are documented here in technicolour detail by journalist Paddy Manning. Based on countless interviews and painstaking research, it is a forensic investigation into one of Australia's most celebrated overachievers.>Turnbull's relentless energy and quest for achievement have taken him from exc... Read more...

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    • The Long Haul
    • John Brumby
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    • The Long Haul offers a series of practical lessons on leadership and public life from John Brumby's thirty years in politics. It gives insights into the challenges and opportunities Australia currently faces and argues for real political reform, a different future for our federation and strong leadership in a world in transition. Read more...

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    • Modern Love
    • Kendrah Morgan, Lesley Harding
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    • Much has been written about the lives and art of Heide, but finally the remaining members of the inner circle have entrusted the full story to be told through this intimate biography of John and Sunday Reed.>Part romance, part tragedy, Modern Love explores the complex lives of these champions of successive generations of Australian artists and write... Read more...

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    • Comrade Ambassador
    • Stephen FitzGerald
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    • Modern Australia was in part defined by its early embrace of China—a turning from the White Australia Policy of the 1950s to the country's acceptance of Asian immigration and engagement with regional neighbours. It saw the far-sighted establishment of an embassy in Beijing in the 1970s by Gough Whitlam, headed by Stephen FitzGerald. Here, Fitz... Read more...

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    • Santamaria
    • Gerard Henderson
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    • B.A. Santamaria was one of the most controversial Australians of our time. An ardent anti-Communist and devout Catholic, he was fiercely intelligent and a natural leader, polarising the community into loyal followers and committed opponents.In the 1940s Santamaria created the anti-Communist organisation 'The Movement'. In the 1950s he was a key figu... Read more...

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    • A Letter To My Children
    • Christopher Pyne
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    • Why do seemingly intelligent men and women leave their families to spend more than half the year travelling to Canberra, and spending night after night at electorate and campaign events? Surely there are easier ways to earn a living.A Letter to My Children is Christopher Pyne's honest account of how a belief in the power of public service, inspired ... Read more...

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    • Malcolm Fraser
    • Malcolm Fraser, Margaret Simons
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    • 'The great task of statesmanship is to apply past lessons to new situations, to draw correct analogies to understand and act upon present forces, to recognise the need for change.'—Malcolm FraserMalcolm Fraser is one of the most interesting and possibly most misunderstood of Australia's Prime Ministers. In this part memoir and part authorised ... Read more...

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    • Mothermorphosis
    • Monica Dux
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    • In Mothermorphosis, some of Australia's most talented writers and storytellers share their own experiences of motherhood. In telling their stories they articulate the complex internal conflicts, the exhilaration and the absurdity of the transformation that takes place when we become mothers.We read about the yearning for a child, the private and pub... Read more...

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    • In the Front Row
    • Simon P Lock
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    • In the Front Row charts the rise of Australian Fashion Week, from one man's ambition to take Australian fashion to the world, to the glittering international event it is today. Simon P. Lock's determination placed Sydney on the international fashion week circuit, up there with New York, London, Milan and Paris.Lock's story takes you backstage for th... Read more...

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    • The Wit of Whitlam
    • James Carleton
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    • His wife Margaret was his 'best appointment', he called Malcolm Fraser 'Kerr's cur' after the Dismissal and when Sir Winton Turnbull called out in parliament 'I am a country member', Gough interjected 'I remember'.When it was suggested he was funny, Gough responded: 'Funny! Funny? Witty, yes. Epigrammatic perhaps, but not funny. You make me sound l... Read more...

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    • Gough Whitlam: His Time
    • Jenny Hocking
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    • Gough Whitlam, Australia's twenty-first prime minister, swept to power in December 1972, ending twenty-three years of conservative rule. It was an ascendancy bitterly resented by some, never accepted by others, and ended with dismissal by the Governor-General barely three years later-an outcome that polarised debate and left many believing the full ... Read more...

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    • Gough Whitlam: The Definitive Biography
    • Jenny Hocking
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    • The definitive biography of Australia's twenty-first prime minister, Gough Whitlam, who swept to power in 1972, ending twenty-three years of conservative rule. His reform agenda modernised Australia and was ended with dismissal by the Governor-General three years later. Here for the first time in a two-volume box set, acclaimed author Professor Jenn... Read more...

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    • Private Bill
    • Barrie Cassidy
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    • Barrie Cassidy's dad Bill survived more than four years as a prisoner of war in World War II. He first saw conflict on Crete in May 1941, during the only large-scale parachute invasion in wartime history. Just four days later, Bill was wounded and eventually captured. Twice he tried to escape his internment with horrific consequences. He suffered gr... Read more...

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    • Brekky Central
    • Adam Boland
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    • 'I thought I knew a bit about breakfast TV. I was wrong. What we see is nothing compared to what goes on behind the scenes. I was fascinated to read this brutally honest account of so many stories that have become Australian media folklore. The characters, the drama, the egos. It is an unflinching account from the man who has arguably had a grea... Read more...

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    • Kevin Rudd
    • Patrick Weller
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    • It was a very different Kevin Rudd who returned to office in 2013. Kevin 07 was a fresh face and a new image: the convivial, Mandarin-speaking nerd who seemed so different from past leaders and who held so much potential.By 2013 Rudd retained some of his popularity but none of his novelty. The Opposition could say nothing derogatory about him that h... Read more...

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    • The Dangerous Bride
    • Lee Kofman
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    • What do you do when your husband claims to be madly in love with you, but doesn't desire you sexually? When your therapist is more interested in opening an online sex-toy shop with your husband than in saving your marriage? Do you try yet another counsellor, get divorced or settle for a sexless marriage?Lee Kofman, rebellious daughter of ultra-ortho... Read more...

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    • Rules of Engagement
    • Kim Williams
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    • From FOXTEL to News Corp, film to football, opera to business, Kim Williams is a builder of Australian institutions. He has worked with some of the very best in their fields—Rupert Murdoch, Kerry Packer, Kevin Sheedy, Gail Kelly and Don Burrows to name just a few.Rules of Engagement is a candid, up close and very personal account of the exerci... Read more...

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    • The Fights of My Life
    • Greg Combet, Mark Davis
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    • Greg Combet has been at the centre of some of the biggest battles of our time—the waterfront dispute, the collapse of an airline, compensation for asbestos victims, the campaign against unfair workplace laws and then climate change. From an isolated childhood on the Minchinbury estate west of Sydney, Combet's world changed dramatically with th... Read more...

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    • Travelling Without Gods
    • Cassandra Atherton
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    • Wide-ranging in theme and context, it explores the imaginative effects of his writing. A tribute to Chris on the occasion of this eightieth birthday, and in many ways it suggests an alternative cultural history of Australia since the 1950s. Containing biographical and critical pieces, poems (including new work by Chris) and essays that respond to hi... Read more...

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    • Last Bets
    • Michaela McGuire
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    • On a Sunday evening in July 2011, 40-year-old Anthony Dunning was pinned to the floor of Melbourne's Crown casino by security staff. Four days later, he died in the intensive care unit of the Alfred Hospital. The incident was reported to the police by two friends who were with Dunning on the night—not by Crown casino. Later that week, a spokes... Read more...

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    • Maverick Soldier
    • John Essex-Clark
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    • Maverick Soldier is the forthright, nuts-and-bolts account of John Essex-Clark's unmatched experience as a warrior, leader and teacher. Its telling is all of a piece with the man himself—bluff, astute, no-nonsense.In the course of stumbling, as he puts it, from the rank of private to brigadier, Essex-Clark has fought in wars with the Australia... Read more...

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    • Into the Heart of the Himalayas
    • Jono Lineen
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    • When Jono Lineen's brother died in tragic circumstances, he gave up a comfortable life, moved to the Himalayas and over eight years immersed himself in the cultures of the world's highest mountains.The experience culminates in his book Into the Heart of the Himalayas, a fascinating memoir that traces his solo trekking odyssey from Pakistan to Nepal ... Read more...

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    • Prisoner X
    • Rafael Epstein
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    • The urgent phone call comes from behind the barbed wire.'This is Ayalon prison,' says one of the guards urgently. 'Listen, he hanged himself, we need an ambulance.'Prisoner X, just 34 years old, was slumped in a small bathroom, separated from his cell by a transparent door. Kept in one of the most technologically sophisticated solitary jail cells, a... Read more...

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