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Orphans of The Empire
Orphans of The Empire Alan Gill
This is a book about the white stolen children - a lost tribe - who were sent to Australia with dreams of a better life, but who, in reality, often suffered great cruelty and abuse.
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The Wife Drought
The Wife Drought Annabel Crabb
Why women need wives, and men need lives
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An Improbable Friendship
An Improbable Friendship Anthony David
The secret friendship between Yasser Arafat’s mother-in-law and the wife of Israel’s top general
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Eat First, Talk Later
Eat First, Talk Later Beth Yahp
A dazzling memoir from a talented Malaysian writer about family and home, and a searing portrait of the country of her birth.
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Charlatan
Charlatan Catherine Jinks
The story of a nineteenth century court case involving Thomas Guthrie Carr, a notorious, larger-than-life character who made his living as a mesmerist, phrenologist, public speaker and some say charlatan.
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100 Great Icons
100 Great Icons Chris Sheedy, Jenny Bond
Fascinating histories of products that have forever imprinted themselves on our cultural identity.
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Antarctica
Antarctica David Day
A groundbreaking history of human interaction with Antarctica, the last continent on earth.
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The Making of Australia
The Making of Australia David Hill
This is the story of how a struggling convict settlement grew into six dynamic colonies and then the remarkable nation of Australia. Told through the key figures who helped build it into the thriving nation it is today, David Hill once again offers up Australian history at its most entertaining and accessible.
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The Fair and the Foul
The Fair and the Foul David Hill
Sport in Australia is a national obsession. In this book David Hill recalls his encounters with the great and the good in Australian sport, as well as some of its darker moments.
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The Special Relationship
The Special Relationship David Hill
Australia and the British monarchy have an undeniably special relationship, yet they have always made for an odd couple: the rebellious, egalitarian nation wedded to an ancient symbol of social inequality. So what is the magic the royals hold over Australians?
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The Gold Rush
The Gold Rush David Hill
The fever that forever changed Australia
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The Great Race
The Great Race David Hill
The thrilling race between Frenchman Nicolas Baudin and Englishman Matthew Flinders to chart the map of Australia.
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1788
1788 David Hill
An extraordinary narrative history of the First Fleet, by the bestselling author of The Forgotten Children
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The Dog with Seven Names
The Dog with Seven Names Dianne Wolfer
The heart-warming story of a golden-eyed dog in a time of war.
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Caledonia Australis
Caledonia Australis Don Watson
With a new introduction from Inga Clendinnen.
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Somme Mud
Somme Mud E.P.F. Lynch
Written with dignity, candour and surprising wit, this soldier’s story of the horror of the Western Front trenches is a testament to the power of the human spirit.
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The Horse in Australia
The Horse in Australia Fiona Carruthers
A beautiful and comprehensive book on horses.
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No Place to Lay One's Head
No Place to Lay One's Head Francoise Frenkel
An extraordinary story of one woman's attempt to survive the horrors of Vichy France.
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A Shorter History of Australia
A Shorter History of Australia Geoffrey Blainey
A broad, concise and inclusive vision of Australia and Australians by one our most renowned historians
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Dreaming Too Loud
Dreaming Too Loud Geoffrey Robertson
An incisive and witty collection of Geoffrey Robertson's best writing
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An Inconvenient Genocide: Who Now Remembers the Armenians?
An Inconvenient Genocide: Who Now Remembers the Armenians? Geoffrey Robertson
The most controversial issue still arising from the First World War – was there an Armenian Genocide?
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Incredible Navy Divers: In Vietnam
Incredible Navy Divers: In Vietnam Gregor Salmon
During the Vietnam War, the unique character of the Royal Australian Navy clearance diving branch emerged: there was simply no other military outfit in the world like it.
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Incredible Navy Divers: Life On The Edge
Incredible Navy Divers: Life On The Edge Gregor Salmon
Rising out of the Second World War, the Australian clearance diver has become one of the most respected and versatile operators in the military world.
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Incredible Navy Divers: On Patrol
Incredible Navy Divers: On Patrol Gregor Salmon
In cold, murky water, working by touch alone, they candefuse a mine powerful enough to sink a battleship: welcome to the world of the Royal Australian Navy clearance divers.
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