'Against anything I had ever been told was possible, I was turning white. On the surface of my skin, a miracle was quietly brewing ...' Suburban Australia. Sweltering heat. Three bedroom blonde-brick. Family of five. Beat-up Ford Falcon. Vegemite on toast. Maxine Beneba Clarke's lif... read more
The third book in a series on the work of Australia's master photographer, Max Dupain. With an introduction by Frank Moorhouse, this title features a superb selection of Dupain's photographs of people: his family, fellow officers in WWII, portraits, nudes and Australians in their working environment.
The Western Front: An Australian Perspective takes a then-and-now approach to the 1914-1918 battlefields, offering a finely balanced mix of words and photographs that will help readers, and visitors to the area, understand and appreciate the Western Front as it once was and as it is... read more
It's the biggest and most puzzling story in Australian politics: how did the Australian Labor Party go from a thumping win in 2007 to facing annihilation in the forthcoming election? Other books have pointed to a lack of coherent policies and an ove... read more
This exclusive, limited edition volume showcases the breadth of Melbourne Now. Only 1500 copies will be available. Featuring major essays and thematic texts written by influential curators and authors, this special volume explores the current overarching motifs intersecting through art, architecture, ... read more
This is the life story of Father Bob Maguire - a rare behind-the-scenes look at the much-loved 'people's priest'. The enigmatic champion of the down-and-out was shaped by a lonely childhood in poor circumstances, an early priesthood that collided with the upheaval o... read more
In 2007, Kevin Rudd became only the third Labor prime minister since the Second World War, after Whitlam and Hawke, to win government from opposition. In doing so he also defeated, and unseated, John Howard, th... read more
This is a celebration of gardens new and old, small-scale and enormous - all grand in their horticultural ambitions and inspiration.Gardens have always occupied a special place in Melbourne's communal heart. We are known for our vast, meandering Botanic Gardens and our genero... read more
Brenda Niall has turned her biographer's eye to a personal subject - her grandmother, Aggie. She tells the story of a fiercely independent and intelligent woman who braved a new country as a single woman, teaching in a country school, before marrying a River... read more
There are four books in this series.
The original Anti-Cool Girl is back! Rosie Waterland took Australia by storm in 2015 with her critically acclaimed, bestselling memoir The Anti-Cool Girl, her irrepresible, blackly comic account of her unconventional childhood. Now Rosie returns with another irrestibly fu... read more