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Young Dark Emu : A Truer History

By: Bruce Pascoe

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Magabala Books: 2019

Seller ID: 9781925360844

ISBN: 1925360849

Condition: New


Age range 10+ The highly-anticipated junior version of Bruce Pascoe’s multi award-winning book. Bruce Pascoe has collected a swathe of literary awards for Dark Emu and now he has brought together the research and compelling first person accounts in a book for younger readers. Using the accounts of early European explorers, colonists and farmers, Bruce Pascoe compellingly argues for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer label for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. He allows the reader to see Australia as it was before Europeans arrived — a land of cultivated farming areas, productive f... View more info

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The Silence Calling : Australians in Antarctica 1947-1997 [used book]

By: Tim Bowden

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen and Unwin: 1999

Seller ID: 186448859X

ISBN: 186448859X

Condition: Good


The Silence Calling is Tim Bowden's exemplary record of their [Australian's in Antarctica] achievement, Peter Pierce, Australian Book Review. [The Silence Calling] is full of drama and adventure and a sense of the last frontier, Yvonne Preston, Canberra Times. Books simply don't get much better than this. Tim Bowden's 600-page saga about the Earth's last great wilderness, its only untamed frontier is an epic work befitting the beauty and the terror of Antarctica. Sunday Telegraph. The Silence Calling is a fascinating and often moving account of the work and life of ... View more info

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Boggo Road and Beyond [used book][hard to get]

By: Tom King

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Australia, Watson Ferguson and Co: 2007

Seller ID: 1921054204

ISBN: 1921054204

Condition: Very Good


In the 1989, together with many hundred other senior and junior staff of all prisons throughout Queensland he was declared redundant and subsequently, the Kendy report, which preceded the American inspired "cost effective" prisons for profit concept was imposed on all Queenslanders. The report has never been scrutinised until now. View more info

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The Little Red Yellow Black Book [Fourth Edition] An introduction to Indigenous Australia

By: AIATSIS with Bruce Pascoe

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Aboriginal Studies Press: 2018

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 9780855750527

ISBN: 0855750529

Condition: New


Originally published in 1994, The Little Red Yellow Black Book has established itself as the perfect starting point for those who want to learn about the rich cultures and histories of Australia's First Peoples. Written from an Indigenous perspective, this highly illustrated and accessible introduction covers a range of topics from history, culture and the Arts, through to activism and reconciliation. In this fourth edition, readers will learn about some of the significant contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have made, and continue to make, to the Australian nation... View more info

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Warning to the West

By: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Price: $14.95

Publisher: UK, Vintage: 2019

Seller ID: 9781784875664

ISBN: 178487566X

Condition: New


'Can one part of humanity learn from the bitter experience of another or can it not? Is it possible or impossible to warn someone of danger...to assess soberly the worldwide menace that threatens to swallow the whole world? I was swallowed myself. I have been in the dragon's belly, in its red-hot innards. It was unable to digest me and threw me up. I have come to you as a witness to what it is like there, in the dragon's belly' During 1975 and 1976, Nobel Prize-winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn embarked on a series of speeches across America and Britain that would shock and scandalise bot... View more info

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The Gulag Archipelago

By: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Price: $27.95

Publisher: UK, Vintage: 2018

Seller ID: 9781784871512

ISBN: 1784871516

Condition: New


WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY JORDAN B. PETERSON 'Solzhenitsyn's masterpiece...The Gulag Archipelago helped create the world we live in today' Anne Applebaum THE OFFICIALLY APPROVED ABRIDGEMENT OF THE GULAG ARCHIPELAGO VOLUMES I, II & III A vast canvas of camps, prisons, transit centres and secret police, of informers and spies and interrogators but also of everyday heroism, The Gulag Archipelago is Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's grand masterwork. Based on the testimony of some 200 survivors, and on the recollection of Solzhenitsyn's own eleven years in labour camps and exile, it chronicles the st... View more info

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In Search of Ancient Queensland : A Queensland Museum Discovery Guide [Softcover]

By: Alex Cook and Andrew Rozefelds

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum: 2015

Seller ID: 9780977594306

ISBN: 0977594300

Condition: New


The search for ancient Queensland is a journey through deep time, revealing its unique landscapes, a fascinating geology and, most importantly, its incomparable fossils. This beautifully illustrated book charts the complex evolution of life over the past 250 million years, set against a backdrop of momentous geological events and dramatic environmental change. It offers tantalising, but incomplete, glimpses of the primeval environments that have shaped modern Queensland and, in doing so, signposts understanding of our largely unknown future. In Search of Ancient Queensland celebrates the... View more info

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In Search of Ancient Queensland : A Queensland Museum Discovery Guide [Hardcover]

By: Alex Cook and Andrew Rozefelds

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum: 2015

Seller ID: 9780977594306HC

ISBN: 0977594300

Condition: New


The search for ancient Queensland is a journey through deep time, revealing its unique landscapes, a fascinating geology and, most importantly, its incomparable fossils. This beautifully illustrated book charts the complex evolution of life over the past 250 million years, set against a backdrop of momentous geological events and dramatic environmental change. It offers tantalising, but incomplete, glimpses of the primeval environments that have shaped modern Queensland and, in doing so, signposts understanding of our largely unknown future. In Search of Ancient Queensland celebrates the remar... View more info

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The Drover : Photographic record of the Brinkworth Cattle Drove

By: Alice Mabin

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Australia, Alice Mabin: 2014

Seller ID: 9780646918587

ISBN: 0646918583

Condition: New


The Drover by Alice Mabin - droving captured through the lens of a camera. The red dust swirls around you, filling your lungs and coating your face, the cattle low as they march onwards, you crack a cold one at the end of a long hot day. The path of a drover is a long and difficult one. Droving is woven in the fabric of Australian history, but droving cattle long distances is a rare event today. Now you can view the epic Brinkworth drove, as captured through the lens of photographer Al Mabin in her new book The Drover. During 2013's severe drought, South Australian farmer Tom B... View more info

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The Driver : Australia and New Zealand on the back of a truck

By: Alice Mabin

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Australia, Alice Mabin: 2016

Seller ID: 9780646952444

ISBN: 0646952447

Condition: New


The Driver by Alice Mabin documents the reality of the daily grind for 110 different trucking companies and drivers with stunning images featuring every state and territory in Australia and New Zealand. This is the never before-seen real life tale of the captivating lives of truck drivers. “It was important to me that the stalwart cooperation of the truckies, their families, and the trucking companies were respected and represented fully. This is why it was so vital to feature each state and territory across Australia and New Zealand,” asserted the author, Alice Mabin. “I absorbed so ... View more info

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The Grower : The Heartbeat of Australia

By: Alice Mabin

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Australia, Alice Mabin: 2018

Seller ID: 9780646984674

ISBN: 0646984675

Condition: New


LIVESTOCK: THE HEARTBEAT OF AUSTRALIA. Isolated workers and stunning landscapes unfold before your eyes as you take the photographic adventure of a life time. From a crocodile farm to a farm of 50,000+ sheep, this book captures what most people don’t know about day to day life on a station in Australia. Cattle, sheep, dairy, the intensives- pig and poultry, aquaculture, right down to our more boutique enterprises such as buffalo, camels, crocodiles, deer, ducks, goats, turkeys, quail and the likes. The Grower series give a photographic and informative insight into each industry a... View more info

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The Grower : The Roots of Australia

By: Alice Mabin

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Australia, Alice Mabin: 2018

Seller ID: 9780646969831

ISBN: 0646969838

Condition: New


CROPPING: THE ROOTS OF AUSTRALIA From the vast expansions of land of bulk commodity crops such as wheat, barley, canola lupins in the wheatbelt of Western Australia, to the colourful horticulture sector that graces every household, to vitaculture in the Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley, Margaret River and South Australia, plant and tree nurseries, to the more unique things like safron, ginger, hemp, cocoa, opium poppies, truffles, and jojoba all over Australia. See what life is really like through an amazing series of personal stories and beautiful photographs. The Grower series give a photogra... View more info

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Walking Brisbane: 30 Original Walks in and around Brisbane Revised and Updated Edition

By: Alison Cotes

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland Publishers: 2017

Seller ID: 004554

ISBN: 1742576273

Condition: New


The essential companion for the urban explorer. Walking Brisbane reveals the city's colonial past and vibrant present. Part of a series of Australian city walks, Walking Brisbane is a lively personal guide featuring:- 30 Walks through the most famous sights and interesting areas off the tourist track. Easy-to-follow maps detailing each route. Essential information on transport, opening times and walk lengths. Local insights and suggestions for refreshment stops. Access notes for wheelchairs and less mobile walkers. About the Author: Alison Cotes, an experienced and widely-published ... View more info

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The Family Tree Historical Maps Book - Europe : A Country-by-Country Atlas of European History, 1700s-1900s

By: Allison Dolan

Price: $49.95

Publisher: USA, Family Tree Books: 2015

Seller ID: 002897

ISBN: 1440342040

Condition: New


Journey to the Old Country From Ireland to Italy, Portugal to Poland, Germany to Greece, and everywhere in between, explore your ancestors' European homelands through more than 200 gorgeous reproductions of 18th-century maps, 19th-century and early 20th-century maps. These full-color period maps--covering the peak years of European immigration to America--will help you understand changing boundaries in ancestral countries, and inform your search for genealogical records. Inside you'll find: * Historical maps of the European continent showing how national borders evolved over three centuries * ... View more info

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The Building of the Queensland House 1880-1920 A Carpenter's Handbook and Owner's Manual [Second Edition]

By: Andrew L. Jenner

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Andrew L. Jenner: 2013

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 9780646573021

ISBN: 0646573020

Condition: New


One hundred years ago... a house was being built in the new Brisbane suburb of Red Hill. The Building of the Queensland House follows the day by day construction of this cottage. It describes the detailed carpentry techniques of the time in text and pictures and contains copious advice for owners, restorers and young tradesmen. With drawings and diagrams by the author and illustrations by John Braben this book is a mine of information on the Queensland icon, the treasure of our neighbourhoods. 350 pages. View more info

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Many Lifetimes : A Memoir [used book]

By: Audrey Evans

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Bantam: 2006

Seller ID: 186325479X

ISBN: 186325479X

Condition: Good


Growing up in Queensland amid alcoholism, poverty and domestic violence, Audrey Evans was told she would never be as good as white people. But after a lifetime of struggle, she was determined to prove everyone wrong, and at the age of 55 she attended university for the first time. There she would not just get a piece of paper but would change her life. MANY LIFETIMES is Audrey's extraordinary true story and a powerful reminder that it's never too late to change your life. View more info

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Irish Fairy and Folk Tales: Leatherbound Pocket Edition *** Temporarily Out of Stock ***

By: Barnes and Noble

Price: $24.95

Publisher: USA, Barnes & Noble: 2015

Seller ID: 001905

ISBN: 1435155939

Condition: New


The small size means it will fit in a pocket or bag. This special pocket edition of features an elegant bonded-leather binding, distinctive gilt edging, and decorative endpapers. It's the perfect gift for anyone interested in Irish folklore. View more info

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The Miners: Stories from the Industry That Drives Modern Australia *** Temporarily Out of Stock***

By: Barry Avery

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Freemantle Press: 2016

Seller ID: A1122

ISBN: 1922089613

Condition: New


"The Miners traces the Australian mining industry and its turning points of discovery and development, the booms and the busts. It tells this story through the eyes of those involved in it, from the captains of the industry, managing directors of small and mid-tier companies, the financiers, the service companies and lobbyists. From exploration to the mining tax and from oil to iron ore, this is a book of dreams, praise, criticisms, anger and laughter." View more info

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Helen Of Troy : Goddess, Princess, Whore [used book]

By: Bettany Hughes

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Jonathan Cape: 2005

Seller ID: 0224071777

ISBN: 0224071777

Condition: Good


As soon as men began to write, they made Helen of Troy their subject. Hesiod, a poet born around 700BC and one of the first named authors in history, called her 'the most beautiful woman in the world' and the description endured. Even though we have no contemporary representations of her, this Bronze Age princess is still seen as a paradigm of absolute beauty. Helen, '-whose beauty summoned Greece to arms, And drew a thousand ships to Tenedos' (Marlowe), has stood for three thousand years as a symbol of beauty and as a reminder of the terrible power beauty can wield. Because of her double marr... View more info

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The Tamar Boats: A Complete Reference Book [used book][rare]

By: Betty J. Percy

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Australia, Foot & Playsted Pty Ltd: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 001387

ISBN: 0646136496

Condition: Very Good


This book tells the stories of more than 750 craft, almost without exception privately owned, built by professional and non-professional boat builders and launched from the banks of the Tamar River. Racing abilities and tales of extended cruises are on record along with outstanding racing successes in Tasmanian coastal and Bass Strait waters. Inevitably there is also recorded for a few their loss through foundering or other sad circumstance. In addition there are items of historical interest about the River itself, together with old and pertinent papers, and photographs depicting varying sa... View more info

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Gentlemen of the Flashing Blade

By: Bianka Vidonja Balanzategui

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2016

Seller ID: 004006

ISBN: 1925236056

Condition: New


When Branko stepped onto the deck of the Mohammedi, a displaced person refugee, he left behind him a war torn home land and loving family. In the sweat and dust of a North Queensland cane field youthful hopes and ambitions died. But there, at least, he breathed freely and moved without looking over his shoulder. He could dream that when he made good money and his country was free he would go home. Bianka Vidonja Balanzategui, historian and daughter of a displaced person cane cutter, takes the reader on a graphic and authentic journey from International Refugee Organization (IRO) Assembly Camp... View more info

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The Biggest Estate on Earth : How Aborigines made Australia

By: Bill Gammage

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Allen and Unwin: 2012

Seller ID: 9781743311325

ISBN: 174331132X

Condition: New


Across Australia, early Europeans commented again and again that the land looked like a park. With extensive grassy patches and pathways, open woodlands and abundant wildlife, it evoked a country estate in England. Bill Gammage has discovered this was because Aboriginal people managed the land in a far more systematic and scientific fashion than we have ever realised. For over a decade, Gammage has examined written and visual records of the Australian landscape. He has uncovered an extraordinarily complex system of land management using fire and the life cycles of native plants to ensure pl... View more info

Image for Grass Roots Guide to Papua New Guinea Pidgin Namba 2 : Learn How to Spik The Real PNG Pidgin - Grass Roots Style [used book][rare]

Grass Roots Guide to Papua New Guinea Pidgin Namba 2 : Learn How to Spik The Real PNG Pidgin - Grass Roots Style [used book][rare]

By: Bob Browne

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Papua New Guinea, The Grass Roots Company: 2006

Seller ID: 9980860618

ISBN: 9980860618

Condition: Good


Eh, mai fren... Yous nau wan very spesel an' double himportant person, oyes!! If yous bin baiyim de first buk of mai tiching the proper Papua New Guinea pidgin, an' nau yous holding in your han de Namba 2 buk, oplis, yu mas be want smatpela PhD fe hekspet in the spiking de pidgin nau!! Nau yu mas redi for going to de big bus o de settlemens, o 2 degordons maket and praktis de spiking it veri fluent..ok?.. and whn yous going aut to praktis to spik it, yu mas be redi for de laffing tu..cos lafter it's de good medicine, a?!! an' no waris if the other pipols dey laffing at yu...us PNGs we just lo... View more info

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Australia Remember When

By: Bob Byrne

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, New South Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003789

ISBN: 1742234569

Condition: New


Remember grabbing a copy of the late edition afternoon paper from the paper boy? Watching a Graham Kennedy skit on TV? Did you buy a 45rpm single or a 33rpm album at your local record shop? And play it on your record player? If you answered yes to any of these questions chances are you are part of the Baby Boomer generation. How time has flown! It all seems just like yesterday. Take a pleasantly sentimental trip down memory lane with Bob Byrne as he shows us bits of Australia we've forgotten, identities and landmarks we loved and let him remind us that some of the best things about Australia ... View more info

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Ned Kelly : The Iron Outlaw

By: Brad Webb

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2017

Seller ID: 9781742579863

ISBN: 1742579868

Condition: New


Most Australians know something about Ned Kelly – his gang’s final shoot out with the police at Glenrowan, Ned in his iron armour taken down by troopers shooting at his exposed legs, his subsequent trial and hanging in Melbourne – it’s a story often told. But did you know that Ned was planning a republic of north-east Victoria? That many of the settlers in the area were ready to take on the establishment and form their own independent state? That Ned’s ‘life of crime’ can be linked to the gross corruption of the colonial Victorian police force? Historian Brad Webb has written the... View more info

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100 Years Together : Commonwealth Bank of Australia [used book]

By: Bronwyn Phillips and Peter Hock

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Australia, Focus: 2011

Seller ID: 1921156635

ISBN: 1921156635

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial Harcover celebrating 100 of the Commonwealth Bank operating in Australia. The Commonwealth Bank came into existence for trading on 15 July 1912. 233 pages. View more info

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Blood on the Wattle (3e) Massacres and Maltreatment of Aboriginal Australians since 1788

By: Bruce Elder

Price: $32.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2003

Edition: Third Revised Edition

Seller ID: 9781741100082

ISBN: 1741100089

Condition: New


Blood on the Wattle draws together most of the information about the massacres of Aboriginal people which has been recorded in books and journals. Blood on the Wattle draws together, in a single volume, most of the information about the massacres of Aboriginal people which has been recorded in books and journals. It also creates a broad-based level of awareness of the scale of the massacres of Aboriginal people so that this dimension of Australian history can become part of the Australian consciousness. About the Author: Bruce Elder is an award-winning journalist and writer who has been... View more info

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Dark Emu Black Seeds : Agriculture or Accident?

By: Bruce Pascoe

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Magabala Books: 2014

Seller ID: 9781922142436

ISBN: 1922142433

Condition: New


2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards Indigenous Writers Prize Joint Winner! Dark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for precolonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing – behaviours inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag. Gerritsen and Gammage in their latest books support this premise but Pascoe takes this further and challenges the hunter-gatherer tag as a convenient lie. Almost all the evidence comes from the... View more info

Image for Dark Emu : Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture

Dark Emu : Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture

By: Bruce Pascoe

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Magabala Books: 2018

Seller ID: 9781921248016

ISBN: 9781921248016

Condition: New


‘Dark Emu injects a profound authenticity into the conversation about how we Australians understand our continent...[It is] essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what Australia once was, or what it might yet be if we heed the lessons of long and sophisticated human occupation.’ — Judges for 2016 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Dark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irr... View more info

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An Illustrated Introduction to Ancient Egypt

By: Charlotte Booth

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Amberley Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 000511

ISBN: 1445633655

Condition: New


The Ancient Egyptians were not that different from people today and were driven by love, romance, good health, and family. They got drunk and had hangovers and 'called in sick' to work, with elaborate excuses. They suffered with familiar illnesses and were treated with not-so-familiar remedies. The environment the Egyptians lived in formed their religious beliefs, their diet, and the way they lived and died. This beautifully illustrated, accessible introduction to Ancient Egypt covers all the major aspects of religion, daily life, childhood, politics and finally death rites, through the words ... View more info