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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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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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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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Ned Kelly : A Short Life

By: Ian Jones

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Hachette: 2008

Seller ID: 9780733623431

ISBN: 0733623433

Condition: New


'the best Kelly biography by a country mile' The Australian A bestseller since it was first published, NED KELLY: A SHORT LIFE is acknowledged as being the definitive biography. Ian Jones combines years of research into all the records of the era and exhaustive interviews with living descendants of those involved, to present a vivid and gripping account of one of Australia's most iconic figures. About the Author: Ian Jones is Australia's foremost Ned Kelly historian. A ... View more info

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Nemarluk

By: Ion L. Idriess

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, ETT Imprint: 2016

Seller ID: 004128

ISBN: 1925416569

Condition: New


Nemarluk, one of the most feared Aboriginal renegades in the north of Australia, had vowed to rid his land of all intruders. This is the story of the last three years of his life, and his extraordinary battle with the tracker, Bul-Bul, brought in by the Northern Territory police in a final desperate attempt to put an end to Nemarluk's fight. Ion L. Idriess had already brought Lasseter and Flynn to the public's attention with his action-packed stories. He had first-ha... View more info

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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China [used book]

By: Jung Chang

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Flamingo: 1993

Seller ID: 001822

ISBN: 0006374921

Condition: Good


Through the lives of three different women - grandmother, mother and daughter - this book tells the story of 20th-century China. At times scarcely credible in the details it reveals of the suffering of millions of ordinary Chinese people, it is an unforgettable record of tyranny, hope and ultimate survival under conditions of extreme harshness. In 1924, at the age of 15, the author's grandmother became the concubine of a powerful warlord, whom she was seldom to see durin... View more info

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Black Snake : The Real Story of Ned Kelly

By: Leo Kennedy and Mic Looby

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Affirm Press: 2018

Seller ID: 9781925584950

ISBN: 192558495X

Condition: New


The story of Ned Kelly is also the untold story of Michael Kennedy, the police sergeant slain and robbed by the outlaw 140 years ago. Both Kennedy and Kelly were Irish immigrants struggling to make their way in the new colonies of Australia - Kennedy was committed to defending the law, while Kelly was hell-bent on breaking it. When their paths crossed one fateful day at Stringybark Creek, it triggered the end for one and the beginning of an incredible myth about the othe... View more info

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Dragons in the Forest: Alex Faure

By: Peter Yeldham

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, For Pity Sake Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003519

ISBN: 0994448511

Condition: New


For much of the World War II conflict, Japan had been a safe haven for its citizens, far, far away from Germany's relentless advance in Europe and the daily horrors of such events as the London blitz, concentration camps and the fall of France. But Alex Faure always felt that one day the war would come with a vengeance to the Land of the Rising Sun, although even he was astonished by the ferocity with which the Allied forces exacted their retribution on the place he's al... View more info

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My Heart I Give to Children : Education Classic

By: Vasily Aleksandrovich Sukhomlinsky

Price: $24.95

Publisher: USA, EJR Language Service: 2016

Edition: Translated by Alan Cockerill

Seller ID: 9780980588576

ISBN: 098058857X

Condition: New


Translated by Alan Leslie Cockerill. Vasily Sukhomlinsky's My Heart I Give to Children is an educational classic that has sold millions of copies in 30 languages. It describes Sukhomlinsky's ground-breaking work with thirty-one students in rural Ukraine, during an experimental preschool year and the subsequent four years of their primary schooling. Sukhomlinsky wrote over thirty books, all based on his personal experience as a teacher and school principal at Pavlysh... View more info

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The Scholar Explorer: The Life and Times of Baron Nikolai Nicolaevich Miklouho-Maclay

By: Yvonne Webb

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2016

Seller ID: 003952

ISBN: 1925236889

Condition: New


The Life and Times of Baron Nikolai Nicolaevich Miklouho-Maclay. From an evocative tale of a feisty science-driven man who lived among the indigenous people of New Guinea, to his suffering from beriberi and malaria, sending him to Australia and a fanfare from the scientific community, Yvonne Webb presents hismultiple passions, achievements and disappointments. A biological research station was built for him in Sydney. A German colleague doublecrossed him. He was instrume... View more info