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Batavia
Batavia Peter FitzSimons
This bloody, chilling, stunning tale is "far and away the greatest story in Australia's history, if not the world's."
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Ned Kelly
Ned Kelly Peter FitzSimons
Love him or loathe him, Ned Kelly has been at the heart of Australian culture and identity since he and his gang were tracked down in bushland by the Victorian police and came out fighting, dressed in bulletproof iron armour made from farmers’ ploughs. History comes to life with Peter FitzSimons
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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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Women to the Front
Women to the Front Heather Sheard, Ruth Lee
Australian Women Doctors of the First World War
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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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Mossad
Mossad Michael Bar-Zohar, Nissim Mishal
The secrets behind Mossad, the world’s most respected and hidden Secret Service Organization
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First Victory
First Victory Mike Carlton
HMAS Sydney's hunt for the German raider, Emden.
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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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Sophisto-punk: The Story of Mark Opitz and Oz Rock
Sophisto-punk: The Story of Mark Opitz and Oz Rock Luke Wallis, Jeff Jenkins, Mark Opitz
Mark Opitz and the inside story of making the great albums of Oz rock.
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Victory at Villers-Bretonneux
Victory at Villers-Bretonneux Peter FitzSimons
On Anzac Day 1918, when the town of Villers-Bretonneux falls to the British defenders, it is the Australians who are called on to save the day, the town, and the entire battle.
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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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Shame and the Captives
Shame and the Captives Tom Keneally
Will keeping the Japanese, Korean and Italian POWs of the Second World War alive in Australia keep Australian POWs alive and well wherever they are?
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The Real Great Escape
The Real Great Escape Jacqueline Cook
Bigger than The Great Escape. The story of the first successful mass tunnel escape from a POW camp in First World War Germany.
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The Truth About French Women
The Truth About French Women Marie Le Moel
The Truth About French Women shows us that French women really are fascinating, but not for the reasons you think.
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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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The Wife Drought
The Wife Drought Annabel Crabb
Why women need wives, and men need lives
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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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1914: The Belgian Massacres
1914: The Belgian Massacres Paul Ham
In the early stages of World War 1 some 800,000 German troops defied Belgian neutrality and marched across the border.
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1914: The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand
1914: The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand Paul Ham
The assassination of Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne, by a Bosnian-Serb terrorist in Sarajevo on 28th June 1914, precipitated the July crisis that brought war to Europe.
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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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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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