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'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 Hate Race
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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

Father Bob : The Larrikin Priest
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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

Every Lie I've Ever Told
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A fresh, spirited and engaging biography of a fascinating and influential woman who was absolutely instrumental in shaping modern Australia - but whose influence and importance has largely been forgotten. Caroline Chisholm was a take-no-prisoners game-chang... read more

Caroline Chisholm: An Irresistible Force
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'Mrs Keith Miller, internationally known aviatrix, was taken to the county jail here today and held for investigation by State Attorney's investigators. Jail attendants said they understood she was he... read more

The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller: An Australian's True Story of Adventure, Danger, Romance and Murder
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My life as a motoring tragic Was it luck that gave me the chance to race at Bathurst? They say Luck is when Skill meets Opportunity. In my case Luck came when Not-Quite-Enough-Skill overshot the braking marker, speared off the track, and slammed into Opportunity while Opportunity was doi... read more

Rev Head
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Stories and memories that capture the experience of nursing in the bush, gathered by the inimitable Bill 'Swampy' Marsh, bestselling author of Great Australian Flying Doctor Stories and Great Australian Police Stories. With hearts as big as the outback, ru... read more

Great Australian Outback Nurses Stories
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Awards:Shortlisted for Victorian Community and Local History Award 2015 and Queensland Literary Awards: University of Queensland Non-Fiction Book Award 2015. Long-listed for Walkley Non-Fiction Book Award 2015.

"Daniel Mannix, Archbishop of Melbourne from 1917 until his death, aged ninety-nine, in 1963, was a towering figure in Melbourne's Catholic community. But his political interventions had a profound effect on the wider Australian nation too. Award-winning biographer Brenda Niall has made some ... read more

Mannix
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Air hostesses took to the skies in the 1930s, proud and excited to have the most glamorous job in the world, barely looking over their shoulders as they boarded aircraft. Air travel had created a new type of modern workplace... read more

Smile, Particularly in Bad Weather - The Era of the Australian Airline Hostess
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Last Dog on the Island is a memoir, tracing the author's return to handling dogs for Customs after a 10-year break and a failed career change. The Customs Dog unit in Tasmania held the unusual position of being the drug detector dog unit for all the Federal and State Law Enforcement agencies on the island.

The Last Dog on the Island
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'I was written out of the family story. This book is my attempt to write myself, and my mother, back into it.' In this singular memoir, historian and biographer Jim Davidson writes about his fraught relationship with his authoritarian and co... read more

A Fuhrer for a Father : The Domestic Face of Colonialism
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In 1948, the Australian Ben Carlin set out from New York City with an audacious, lunatic plan to circumnavigate the world by amphibious jeep. Fuelled by cigarettes and adrenaline, he forged eastwards t... read more

The Last Great Australian Adventurer: Ben Carlin's Epic Journey Around the World by Amphibious Jeep.
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