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Manuka: The Biography of an Extraordinary Honey

By: Cliff Van Eaton

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New Zealand, Exisle Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: A1093

ISBN: 1775591638

Condition: New


Not so long ago, in a small island nation in the South Pacific, beekeepers produced a most peculiar honey. It was much darker than the clover honey everyone put on their toast in the morning, and it tasted very different. In fact, the honey was a problem: it was hard to get out of the combs, and even harder for beekeepers to sell. Today that honey, manuka from New Zealand, is known around the world. It fetches high prices, and beekeepers do everything in their power t... View more info

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Wizard of Oz: Speed, Modernism and the Last Ride of Norman 'Wizard' Smith

By: Clinton Walker

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Wakefield Press: 2013

Seller ID: 003777

ISBN: 1862549508

Condition: New


In the bitter autumn of 1932, as the world crashed into the Great Depression, Australian motor ace Norman 'Wizard' Smith sat on the remote Ninety Mile Beach in far north New Zealand, waiting for the wind to change; waiting for a chance to drive his streamlined super car the Enterprise to a new world speed record. He would be the fastest man on earth - a golden god! He waited and waited ... Norman Smith was an enigma. A contemporary of Bradman, Kingsford Smith and Phar L... View more info

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Tai Ko Seng : Gordon Bennett of Christmas Island [used book]

By: Cyril Ayris

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Gordon Bennett Education Foundation: 1993

Seller ID: 0646154834

ISBN: 0646154834

Condition: Good


For more than seventy years, Christmas Island was home to thousands of Asian coolies who slaved under harsh British and Australian rule, digging out the island's valuable phosphate. Known as mai chee chai (bought piglets) they were shipped to the island from Singapore in the holds of stinking steamers, tattooed and put to work in the hot phosphate fields, usually until they died or became too old to be of use. Because of Christmas Island's isolation, it was well into t... View more info

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Darren Lockyer Autobiography [used book]

By: Darren Lockyer and Dan Koch

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Ebury: 2011

Seller ID: 1864712732

ISBN: 1864712732

Condition: Good


Darren Lockyer will celebrate his 34th birthday this year. Of those 34 years, 17 have been spent putting his body through hell in perhaps the toughest football competition on the planet. Lockyer has, quite literally, spent half his lifetime in the NRL. By season's end Lockyer is set to hold the all-time appearance record for club, state, and country. The remarkable longevity of Lockyer's excellence has earned him the respect of fellow athletes around the world and the ad... 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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Split Second #1 Sean King [used book]

By: David Baldacci

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Pan: 2004

Seller ID: 0330411721

ISBN: 0330411721

Condition: Good


'He was the only one in the room who could see it. His attention stayed there for one beat, two beats, three beats, far too long. Yet who could blame him for not being able to pull his gaze away from that?' When something distracts Secret Agent Sean King for a split second, it costs him his career and presidential candidate Clyde Ritter, his life. But what stole his attention? And why was Ritter shot?Eight years later Michelle Maxwell is on the fast track through the ran... View more info

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Simple Genius #3 Sean King [used book]

By: David Baldacci

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Pan: 2007

Seller ID: 0330450972

ISBN: 0330450972

Condition: Good


Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are both haunted by their last case. Realizing that Michelle is teetering on the brink of self-destruction from long-buried demons, Sean arranges therapy for his reluctant partner. But instead of focusing on her recovery, Michelle unearths disturbing secrets in the hospital . . . Meanwhile Sean, down on his luck, accepts a much-needed job. A physicist, Monk Turing, has died in mysterious circumstances near Babbage Town - a secretive establi... View more info

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The Six Wives of Henry VIII

By: David Loades

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Amberley Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 003152

ISBN: 1445618974

Condition: New


The story of Henry VIII and his six wives has passed from history into legend - taught in the cradle as a cautionary tale and remembered in adulthood as an object lesson in the dangers of marrying into royalty. The true story behind the legend, however, remains obscure to most people, whose knowledge of the affair begins and ends with the aide memoire 'Divorced, executed, died, divorce, executed, survived'. David Loades' masterly book recounts the whole sorry tale in det... View more info

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Helmand to the Himalayas: One Soldier's Inspirational Journey

By: David Wiseman and Nick Harding

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 000240

ISBN: 1472809130

Condition: New


"From the war torn valleys of Afghanistan to the frozen peaks of the Himalayas, David Wiseman's incredible story is an inspiration to us all." Andy McNab David Wiseman was the first soldier on the scene of one of the most devastating attacks on British soldiers in Afghanistan, witnessing the horrific aftermath of an attack on unsuspecting troops by a rogue element of the Afghan police, which left five men dead and nine wounded, shaking the British forces in Helmand to th... View more info

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Not Quite Ripe: A Memoir [used book] *** Temporarily Out of Stock ***

By: Debra Byrne

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2006

Seller ID: 001247

ISBN: 1405037652

Condition: Good


Debra Byrne's life has been a roller-coaster ride of successes and adulation alongside scandal, drugs and depression. From her first showbiz triumphs on "Young Talent Time", Debra's existence had a darker side. From childhood abuse to underage sex, from the destructive evil of cocaine and heroin addiction to the black depths of depression, Debra lurched from one personal disaster to another - all the while performing to an adoring public, both as a recording artist and i... View more info

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One Foot on the Podium

By: Don Elgin and Kevin Moloney

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Don Elgin: 2015

Seller ID: 003095

ISBN: 0994229615

Condition: New


Born without the lower half of his left leg, young Don Elgin never considered himself disabled until he was in high school - and even then, he had to be convinced. His story, of a boy from the bush who battled the odds and finally stepped onto the podium as a medallist at the Sydney Paralympics, is one of absolute inspiration. Driven by an inherited sense of grit, determination and pure guts, Don overcomes an abundance of obstacles to rise to the top of the sporting heap... View more info

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Horsemen of the Outback: Their Spurs and Spurmakers - REVISED EDITION

By: Don J. Corcoran

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2012

Seller ID: 003977

ISBN: 192192053X

Condition: New


This is an extremely well researched work which will be treasured by all horse riders. It is a very thorough account of Australian spurs and the bush blacksmiths like Fred Gutte who designed his on Wave Hill Station, but is much more that. If offers a romantic folklore of the horsemen who used the spurs in their sometimes dangerous and often lonely rides on the cattle stations between outback Queensland and the Kimberley. View more info

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I, The Aboriginal : Phillip Waipuldanya Roberts

By: Douglas Lockwood

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2014

Seller ID: 9781742575001

ISBN: 1742575005

Condition: New


In his youth, Waipuldanya was taught to track and hunt wild animals, to live off the land, to provide for his family with the aid only of his spears and woomeras. This is the gripping story of his boyhood and youth, and how he trained as a skilled medical assistant, to become a citizen of both the Aboriginal and whitefella worlds. This is the first great classic of Aboriginal autobiography, as told to renowned writer, Douglas Lockwood. Phillip Waipuldanya Roberts OBE (1... View more info

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Ernest Sandford Jackson : Life and Times of a Pioneer Australian Surgeon [used book][hard to get]

By: Edited by Neville Parker and John Pearn

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, The Australian Medical Association: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Dr Rolf Gleceto With Best Wishes Ronald Wood

Seller ID: 0867762012

ISBN: 0867762012

Condition: Good


Hardcover in better than good condition with slight foxing to the text block edges. Binding is tight and firm and pages are clean. Ernest Sandford Jackson (1860-1938), medical practitioner, was born on 18 July 1860 at Sandford, Victoria, son of John Henry Jackson, Tasmanian-born grazier, and his wife Mary Ann, née Bowtell; Samuel Jackson was his grand uncle. Educated at Geelong Church of England Grammar School and Trinity College, University of Melbourne (M.B., Ch.B., ... View more info

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The Leichhardt Diaries: Early travels in Australia during 1842-1844 Ludwig Leichhardt ***Temporarily Out of Stock***

By: Edited by Thomas A. Darragh and Roderick J. Fensham

Price: $64.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum: 2013

Edition: Volume 7 Part 1

Seller ID: A1106

Condition: New


The first printed English translation of the German explorer and scientist Ludwig Leichhardt’s diaries from 1841-1844. During the 30 months covered by the diaries, Leichhardt arrives in Australia as a diligent student from the lower strata of Prussian society without connections, capital or prospects; and by the closing passages he reveals his intentions to mount the first expedition across the north-eastern quarter of the continent. The diaries reveal how ... View more info

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My Mother's Spice Cupboard: A Journey from Baghdad to Bombay to Bondi

By: Elana Benjamin

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Hybrid Publishers: 2012

Seller ID: 000093

ISBN: 1921665556

Condition: New


My Mother's Spice Cupboard is the true story of the author's Sephardi Jewish family's migration from Baghdad to Bombay (now Mumbai) to Sydney. Unlike most other Australian Jews, her parents were born and grew up in Bombay, and her grandparents came from Iraq, Burma and India. Her father's family immigrated to Sydney, her mother's to Los Angeles, both in the 1960s. They married in Sydney and raised their family there, alongside the father's many brothers and sisters and m... View more info

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Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything [used book]

By: Elizabeth Gilbert

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury: 2007

Seller ID: 0747585660

ISBN: 0747585660

Condition: Good


It's 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She's in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and bewildered and realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance. So she travels to Rome, where she learns Italian from handsome, brown-eyed ide... View more info

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Anne of Cleves: Henry VIII's Discarded Bride

By: Elizabeth Norton

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Amberley Publishing: 2010

Seller ID: 000528

ISBN: 1445601834

Condition: New


The first major biography of Henry VIII least favourite wife - but the one who outlived them all. 'I like her not!' was the verdict of Henry VIII on meeting his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, for the first time. Anne could have said something similar on meeting Henry and, having been promised the most handsome prince in Europe, she was destined to be disappointed in the elderly and corpulent king. Henry also felt that Anne was not as she had been described, complaining tha... View more info

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The Illustrated Six Wives of Henry VIII

By: Elizabeth Norton

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Amberley Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003557

ISBN: 1445642875

Condition: New


Henry VIII had the most controversial love life of the Tudor period, and he remains Britain's most famous king because of it. His pursuit of a male heir for his throne led him to cast aside five consecutive wives and bring about the reformation of the Catholic Church, changing the face of British history as he broke from the pope and tradition. But who were the women who were instrumental in causing this change? Why was Catherine of Aragon divorced and Anne Boleyn behead... 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