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    • The Last Shilling
    • Clem Lloyd, Jacqui Rees
    • Paperback $45.00
    • Senator Edward Millen, who conveived and nurtured Australia's repatriation system, described repatriation of returned service personnel as just as much 'an emanation of the heart' as a cause 'worthy of the last shilling'. It had been a concern to Australians since the Boer War, but it was not until 1918 that an entire government department (now... Read more...

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    • Arcady in Australia
    • Coral Lansbury
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    • This provocative book examines the vision of Australia in nineteenth-century English literature. The industrial revolution destroyed the myth of an idyllic rural way of life in England, and writers like Charles Dickens, Bulwer Lytton and Charles Reade created it anew in the improbable environment of Australia. The popular image of Australia in Engli... Read more...

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    • One Woman At War
    • Edited By Hazel King
    • Paperback $32.95
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    • Olive King was born in Sydney in 1885. She offered her services as an?ambulance driver soon after war broke out in 1914. She joined a small?private organization early in 1915 and went to Belgium. In May 1915 she joined the Scottish Women's Hospitals and her letters, until now?unpublished, date from that time.She joined the Serbian Army in 1916 and s... Read more...

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    • Stolne and Surreptitious Copies
    • Alfred Hart
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    • This volume was the first book devoted entirely to an investigation of the many problems associated with the relation between the 'stolne and surreptitious copies' of which Heminge and Condell complain in their address 'To the great Variety of Readers,' and the corresponding plays of Shakespeare printed by them in the first folio.For nearly two and ... Read more...

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    • A Premier's State
    • Ellen Whinnett, Steve Bracks
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    • 'In May 1994, while I was going through pre-selection for the seat of Williamstown, I sat down at my desk at home and I wrote a note. I was thirty-nine years old and in that note I mapped out what I hoped would happen in my life.'By the time he was forty-eight, Steve Bracks had achieved the goal he'd set himself nine years earlier. He was premier of... Read more...

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    • Francois Peron
    • Edward Duyker
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    • In 1800 François Péron, an ambitious young medical student not long released from the French revolutionary army, gained a place as an assistant zoologist on Nicolas Baudin's expedition to Australian waters. As his colleagues either deserted or died, he would rise rapidly within the expedition's ranks and even write its official account. In doing s... Read more...

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    • Walsh Street
    • Tom Noble
    • Paperback $27.99
    • A powerful Melbourne crime family. A teenage protected witness. The killing of two policemen. Terror. Violence. Loyalty.On a cool spring morning two policemen were lured into a leafy street in Melbourne, Australia and gunned down. Police investigators pulled out all stops to find the killers, for an astounding two and a half years. Then the men they... Read more...

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    • Meanjin Anthology
    • Sally Heath
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    • Meanjin is Australia's second oldest literary journal. Founded by Clem Christesen in 1940, it has documented both the changing concerns of Australians and the achievements of many of the nation's writers, thinkers and poets. This anthology offers a broad sweep of essays, fiction and poetry published in Meanjin since the magazine began. Readers will ... Read more...

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    • Gangland Melbourne
    • James Morton, Susanna Lobez
    • Paperback $24.99
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    • Gangland Melbourne details the exploits of an unforgettable cast of villains, crooks and mobsters who have defined the criminal and gangland scene in Melbourne from the late 1800s to the present day. In this compelling book, Britain's top true crime author James Morton and barrister and legal broadcaster Susanna Lobez track the rise and fall of Melb... Read more...

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    • Green Stuff for Kids
    • Tanya Ha
    • Paperback $24.99
    • Green Stuff for Kids is a young readers' guide to what's up with the planet and what they can do to make a difference. Jam-packed with fun facts, eco-activities, information and green tips, this book covers a huge range of environmental issues and hot topics, including air pollution, biodegradability, climate change, e-waste, litter, natural disaste... Read more...

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    • Detainee 002
    • Leigh Sales
    • Paperback $35.00
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    • In a remote American military base at Guantanamo Bay, 385 enemy combatants sit waiting for their day in court. Among them is David Hicks, who was detained for five years until the March 2007 hearing where he pleaded guilty to the charge of providing material support for terrorism.Detainee 002 reveals in unprecedented detail how an Australian citizen... Read more...

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    • Manning Clark On Gallipoli
    • Manning Clark
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    • Manning Clark's History of Australia has been nominated as the most influential work of non-fiction Australia has produced. As Donald Horne wrote, Clark 'looked for great human issues and presented them as moral dramas'. In this extract from Volume 5, the tragedy of Gallipoli is played out against the broader Australian experience of World War I, a... Read more...

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    • Possession
    • Bain Attwood
    • Paperback $54.99
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    • It contemplates why these agreements were forged, how the Aboriginal people understood their terms, why government repudiated them, and how settlers claimed to be the rightful owners of the land. Bain Attwood also reveals the ways in which the settler society has endeavoured to make good its act of possession—by repeatedly creating histories t... Read more...

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    • The Costello Memoirs
    • Peter Coleman, Peter Costello
    • Paperback $34.99
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    • In a political career spanning more than eighteen years, Peter Costello, Australia's longest serving Treasurer, steered the Government through some of its greatest economic and political challenges, paying off Government debt, introducing the GST and fighting five elections. The Costello Memoirs charts the victories and defeats in one man's very pub... Read more...

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    • But Wait, There's More...
    • Robert Crawford
    • Paperback $34.99
    • Catchy phrases, chants at cricket matches and jingles which consumers just can't get out of their heads-the best advertising stands out because it is creative, clever and, most importantly, funny.Advertising in Australia can be traced back to the early 1900s, when spruikers wooed the public with appeals to vanity, health and patriotism. By the time ... Read more...

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    • Running The Show
    • Morgan, Patrick
    • Paperback $59.99
    • B.A. (Bob) Santamaria was perhaps the most controversial figure in recent Australian politics. An anti-Communist and devout Catholic, he was also one of the most prolific writers in Australia's history and a strong campaigner for social justice, and his impact on this country's social conscience was profound.In the 1940s he founded the Movement in A... Read more...

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    • Sunflower
    • Colin McLaren
    • Paperback $32.99
    • 'This is rare, soldier. She sees death . . . but to you, it will come four times.'In a small town in outback Australia, railwayman George Bingham toils while dreaming of far-off shores and adventure. When the call goes out for Great War volunteers, he drops his worn mattock, leaves his socialite love and jumps on the first ship to stricken Europe.As... Read more...

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    • Old Land, New Landscapes
    • Chris Williams
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    • Old Land, New Landscapes is the story of a farming community fighting to rehabilitate land degraded by more than a century of farming. Chris Williams tells of the trials and triumphs of the Sutherland family and other volunteers based around Peak Hill in central western New South Wales, as they set out to restore native vegetation and create the Gen... Read more...

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    • The Shop
    • Selleck, R J W
    • Paperback $80.00
    • Amid the excitement and disorder of the gold rush, Melbourne's middle class created the University of Melbourne—known to many generations as 'The Shop'—to serve the interests of its sons. The foundation professors were well acquainted with the ancient universities of England and Ireland, but they swiftly realised that colonial society ha... Read more...

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    • Australian Art: A History
    • Sasha Grishin
    • Paperback $89.99
    • 'Grishin presents a story that is multilayered in its complexity and detail. [His book] at once broadens the scope of our national art and draws together these diverse strands into a compelling narrative. Above all it is a lively and insightful account of the diversity and richness of artistic endeavour of this country.'—Tony Ellwood, Director... Read more...

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    • John Perceval
    • Traudi Allen
    • Paperback $89.99
    • With his undeniable precociousness, John Perceval came to the attention of the art cognoscenti in his early teens. His elegant charm, astonishing good looks and original intelligence captivated many of the most important art figures of his time—Norman Lindsay, John and Sunday Reed, the Boyd family, Bernard Smith, Max Harris, John Brack, Charle... Read more...

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    • The Many Lives Of Kenneth Myer
    • Sue Ebury
    • Paperback $59.99
    • When Kenneth Baillieu Myer's father fell dead on the footpath in 1934, Ken's life changed in an instant. As the eldest son of the Jewish immigrant retailing genius, Sidney Baevski Myer, who went from pedlar to philanthropist millionaire in fifteen years, 13-year-old Ken was immediately acknowledged as head of the family. Despite a conventional educa... Read more...

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    • The Golden Age Of Australian Radio Drama
    • Lane, Richard
    • Paperback $34.99
    • The twenty years preceding the arrival of television are usually described as the 'Golden Years' of Australian radio broadcasting. It was the time of 'Mo', the beginning of June Salter's career, and when such stars as Peter Finch, John Meillon and Queenie Ashton graces the airwaves. It was a period of unique activity, and Richard Lane has provided b... Read more...

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    • Owen Dixon
    • Philip Ayres
    • Paperback $65.00
    • "I think that Owen Dixon is splendid. I couldn't put it down. The man and his method come through better than I thought was possible." Sir Daryl Dawson, formerly Justice of the High Court of AustraliaThis is the first biography ever published of Australia's most eminent judge, Sir Owen Dixon (1886–1972). In twentieth-century Australia, Dixon i... Read more...

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    • The Eureka Stockade
    • Raffaello Carboni
    • Paperback $20.00
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    • Italian revolutionary Raffaello Carboni reached the Ballarat goldfields in 1853 looking for adventure and wealth. Instead, he found growing unrest among the miners, who were straining against harsh and oppressive government regulations.This unrest came to a head at dawn on 3 December 1854, at the now legendary Eureka Stockade. Here, 120 angry miners... Read more...

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    • Sacred Places
    • K. S. Inglis
    • Paperback $49.99
    • Memorials to Australian participation in wars abound in our landscape. From Melbourne's huge Shrine of Remembrance to the modest marble soldier, obelisk or memorial hall in suburb and country town, they mourn and honour Australians who have served and died for their country. Surprisingly, they have largely escaped scrutiny. Ken Inglis argues that th... Read more...

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    • The Boyds
    • Brenda Niall
    • Paperback $45.00
    • This 'family biography' by award-winning writer Brenda Niall traces the emergence of an extraordinary artistic tradition. She places the Boyds in their historical and personal contexts, tells the interwoven stories of their brilliant careers, and analyses the shaping influences on their lives.Most remarkable is the story, told here for the first tim... Read more...

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    • The Rush That Never Ended
    • Geoffrey Blainey
    • Paperback $29.99
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    • Forget about Ned Kelly and the bushrangers: for my money if you want a really romantic and exciting saga of Australia, take a look at our mining history. It's a turbulent, dramatic story with enough material for a bookshelf full of best-sellers ... a saga of tough men, iron-nerved gamblers, violence, death and glittering riches set against the backd... Read more...

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