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Ned Kelly's Last Days : Setting the record straight on the death of an outlaw

By: Alex C. Castles

Price: $26.95

Publisher: Australia, Allen and Unwiin: 2005

Seller ID: 9781741145380

ISBN: 1741145384

Condition: New


Ned Kelly - Australia's beloved national icon - was once just a bushranger who had to be punished for his crimes. In 1880, everyone wanted him dead. There are many stories that form the Kelly myth. But the side of the story rarely told is what really happened in the 137 days between Ned's last stand at Glenrowan and the day the hangman's noose was placed around his neck. Who was with him in his last hours, and why did he have so many powerful enemies? Ned Kelly's Last Da... View more info

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Hope's Boy: Broken by life, saved by love [used book]

By: Andrew Bridge

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Hodder and Stoughton: 2008

Seller ID: 004309

ISBN: 0340961767

Condition: Good


Andrew grew up in the 1970s with his funny, loving but deeply unstable mother. Life with her was totally chaotic. She left him alone in motel rooms at night and took him with her when she went house burgling. But Andrew's mother wasn't bad, she was just lost herself and one thing she did was always tell him she loved him. Gradually, though, the bad times got worse. One day Andrew, aged seven, found his mother in the bathroom in the middle of a breakdown, the walls covere... View more info

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In Moral Danger: A True Story [used book]

By: Barbara Biggs

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Floradale: 2003

Seller ID: 002106

ISBN: 0957912145

Condition: Good


He was 42 and one of Australia's most successful criminal barristers. She was 14, a runaway with nowhere to go. She later learnt the barrister had paid her grandmother. She had been sold... So begins Barbara Biggs' inside account of the dark side of the permissive seventies. The episode is to haunt her for years. But it is only one part of an extraordinary family story told with black humour and unflinching honesty. At 13 she runs away from home for wayward girls. At 1... 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 ... View more info

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God's Callgirl: A Memoir [used book]

By: Carla Van Raay

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2006

Seller ID: 002112

ISBN: 0732282365

Condition: Good


At the age of 18, Carla van Raay entered a convent to devote her life to God. By 35 she was earning her living as a prostitute. As a child, Carla van Raay experienced a trauma that changed her forever. Burdened by the weight of this terrible secret, all she wanted to do was survive. Life as a nun promised refuge from the outside world. Carla hoped to find love and understanding within the convent walls. Instead she became enmeshed in a complex system of regulations that ... View more info

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Black Snake : The Daring of Ned Kelly

By: Carole Wilkinson

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Australia, Black Dog: 2005

Seller ID: 9781876372934

ISBN: 1876372931

Condition: New


"Everyone looks on me like a black snake." - Letter from Ned Kelly to Sergeant Babington, July 1870. Ned Kelly was a thief, a bank robber and a murderer. He was in trouble with the law from the age of 12. He stole hundreds of horses and cattle. He robbed two banks. He killed three men. Yet, when Ned was sentenced to death, thousands of people rallied to save his life. He stood up to the authorities and fought for what he believed in. He defended the rights of people ... View more info

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No One Wants You: A True Story of a Child Forced into Prostitution [used book]

By: Celine Roberts

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Ebury: 2012

Seller ID: 002114

ISBN: 0091922704

Condition: Good


Given away by her mother at five months old, raped on the day of her first communion at age seven - when Celine Roberts was told 'No one wants you', she believed it. Illegitimate and unwanted, Celine was forced by her foster mother into prostitution. Her bones were broken, her nose was crushed and she ate candle wax to stay alive. Celine was finally rescued and sent to an industrial school, where she picked up the pieces of her shattered life. She also began the search f... View more info

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Ned Kelly : Under the Microscope - Solving the forensic mystery of Ned Kelly's remains

By: Craig Cormick

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, CSIRO Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 9781486301768

ISBN: 1486301762

Condition: New


Do we really need another Ned Kelly book? After all, his story is a part of Australian folklore and his legend has been captured in movies, books and paintings. The answer is yes, as this book is unique. It is a rigorous look at the forensic science behind investigations into Ned Kelly. In 2009 the remains of Ned Kelly were dug up at Pentridge Prison and identified after an exhaustive forensic analysis by the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine. Analysing a skeleton... View more info

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The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family [used book]

By: Dave Pelzer

Price: $7.00

Publisher: UK, Orion Books: 2001

Seller ID: 001021

ISBN: 0752837613

Condition: Good


As a child, Dave Pelzer was brutally beaten and starved by his mother. The world knew nothing of his living nightmare and he had nothing and no one to turn to. But his dreams kept him alive, dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son. Finally, his horrific plight could no longer be hidden from the outside world and Dave's life radically changed. THE LOST BOY is the harrowing, but ultimately uplifting, true story of a boy's journey through ... View more info

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Dead by Friday: How Lust and Greed Led to Murder in the Suburbs

By: Derek Pedley

Price: $27.95

Publisher: Australia, Wakefield Press: 2013

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 003942

ISBN: 1743052308

Condition: New


He was once a bronzed lifesaver but is now a balding, overweight Beaurepaires manager nearing 40, an ambitious man with desires his marriage cannot satisfy. She is 29, the wife of one of his employees; a serial cheater and manipulator, she can curl her lips into a knowing smile and bat bedroom eyes at any man who cares to take a second look. Kevin Matthews and Michelle Burgess are made for each other. The affair begins with furtive sex in parks and offices, moving on to... View more info

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Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker

By: Doug J. Swanson

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Amberley Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003117

ISBN: 1445648172

Condition: New


Benny Binion was many things: a cowboy, a pioneering casino owner, a gangster, a killer, and founder of the hugely successful World Series of Poker. From a Texas backwater, Binion rose to prominence on a combination of vision, determination, and brutal expediency. His formula was simple: run a good business, cultivate the big boys, kill your enemies, and own the cops. Through a mix of cold-bloodedness, native intelligence, folksiness and philanthropy, Binion became one o... View more info

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Sins of the Father: The untold story behind Schapelle Corby's ill-fated drug run [used book][hard to get]

By: Eamonn Duff

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen and Unwin: 2011

Seller ID: A1366

ISBN: 174237817X

Condition: Good


The story behind Australia's most famous drug case A reckless father, his dark past, an Adelaide drug trafficker and the Gold Coast beauty school dropout who kept her mouth shut. This is the explosive untold story of Schapelle Corby and how she took the rap for her father's drug syndicate. The result of a three year investigation, Sins of the Father returns to the beginning of Australia's most famous drug case, to a time when nobody had ever heard the name Schapell... View more info

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The Girl Who Stole Stockings: The True Story of Susannah Noon and the Women of the Convict Ship Friends

By: Elsbeth Hardie

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Australian Teachers of Media: 2015

Seller ID: 003084

ISBN: 187646724X

Condition: New


On 8th April 1811, the ship Friends sailed from England carrying 101 female convicts bound for the penal colony that was New South Wales. The crimes of the women and girls on board ranged from pickpocketing to murder, but most were convicted of theft. Susannah Noon, not yet in her teens, tried to steal four pairs of cotton stockings from a shop in Colchester. It earned her a sentence of transportation for seven years' 'beyond the seas'. It was a sentence that reverberate... View more info

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The Echo of Silent Screams: The Gold Coast Hitchhike Murders [used book] *** OUT OF STOCK ***

By: Eric Wilson

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Pennon Publishing: 2005

Seller ID: 001671

ISBN: 1877029270

Condition: Good


'The Echo of Silent Screams' is the culmination of many years of exhaustive research by Eric Wilson, the elder brother of one of the murdered girls, into what became known as the Gold Coast Hitchhike Murders. But 'The Echo of Silent Screams' is much more than a murder mystery. It opens up the very soul of one of the families involved in this disturbing case, which still remains unsolved over 28 years later. The $100,000 reward is still current. View more info

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The Origins, Career and Destruction of the Kelly Gang

By: F. Hunter

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, ETT Imprint: 2018

Seller ID: 9781925706604

ISBN: 1925706605

Condition: New


Originally published in 1894 and one of the rarest of all Kellyana, this has been out of print in any form for over 100 years. Fully illustrated with contemporary engravings and photographs, for the 140th anniversary of the events at Stringybark Creek. When Kennedy and Scanlon were gone the other two set about camp work. McIntyre, who had the cooking for the day in hand, had disembarrassed himself of his weapons, so when suddenly confronted by the Kelly Gang, and ordere... View more info

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Outlaws of the Kimberley Underworld

By: Geoff Allen

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2014

Seller ID: 003984

ISBN: 1925046702

Condition: New


This is the true life story of Smokey, King of the horse-duffers. One hundred years ago, as the Boer War came to an end, the rugged Kimberley Range formed the roughest and most remote cattle-country in Australia. It was five days hard ride from the nearest township of Wyndham to Smokey's Kimberley Underworld hideout. The police patrols sent out to arrest King Smokey faced a daunting task. The few passes through the forbidding King Leopold Ranges were guarded by fierce A... View more info

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The Kelly Gang or The Outlaws of the Wombat Ranges

By: George Wilson Hall

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, ETT Imprint: 2016

Seller ID: 9781925416343

ISBN: 1925416348

Condition: New


The Kelly Gang: Or, The Outlaws of the Wombat Ranges was produced by George Wilson Hall, the owner of the Mansfield Guardian in 1879. It is the first and rarest book on Ned Kelly, there being only four copies known to exist, with none in private hands. Hall was close to several informants and appears to have exceptional first-hand accounts of Stringybark Creek and other Kelly encounters. This new edition includes rare photographs of the participants from the period. View more info

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Mrs Kelly: the astonishing life of Ned Kelly's mother

By: Grantlee Kieza

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books: 2018

Seller ID: 9780733338717

ISBN: 0733338712

Condition: New


The astonishing life of Ned Kelly's mother While we know much about the iconic outlaw Ned Kelly, his mother Ellen Kelly has been largely overlooked by Australian writers and historians - until now, with this vivid and compelling portrait by Grantlee Kieza, one of Australia's most popular biographers.When Ned Kelly's mother, Ellen, arrived in Melbourne in 1841 aged nine, British convict ships were still dumping their unhappy cargo in what was then known as the colony of N... View more info

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Bushranger Tracks: Discover the Historic Sites of our Wild Colonial Past

By: Gregory Powell

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland Publishers: 2016

Seller ID: 004500

ISBN: 1742577784

Condition: New


The life and times of Australian Bushrangers has long been a fascination for many readers, both in Australia and abroad. Bushranger Tracks is possibly the most comprehensive record of bushranger sites ever published. The fascinating journey into Bushranger history begins at a farm at Boorolite near Mansfield in Victoria where the author came face to face with the Kelly story. About the Author: Greg Powell is a vice president with FMI Capital Advisors, Inc., FMI Corpo... View more info

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The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld [used book]

By: Herbert Asbury

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Arrow Books: 2003

Seller ID: 000987

ISBN: 0099436744

Condition: Good


The Gangs of New York is a tour through a now unrecognisable city of abysmal poverty and habitual violence centred around the infamous slum of Five Points, with its rival Irish and American gangs. Cobbled from legend, memory, police records, the self-aggrandizements of aging crooks, popular journalism, and solid historical research, this is a powerful account of New York City's tumultuos past. Asbury presents the definitive work on this subject, an illumination of the ga... View more info