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  • THOROUGHLY UNHELPFUL HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN SPORT
    THOROUGHLY UNHELPFUL HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN SPORT
    OREILY TITUS
    ISBN: 9780143785217
    Title: THOROUGHLY UNHELPFUL HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN SPORT
    Author: OREILY TITUS
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    When it comes to sport, Australians are mad. Completely, irrationally insane. It’s the closest thing we have to a culture. From Don Bradman’s singular focus to Steven Bradbury’s heroic not falling over, sport has shaped our sense of self.

    But how did we get here? Part history, part social commentary and a lot of nonsense, Titus O’Reily, Australia’s least insightful sports writer, explains.

    Covering Australian Rules, League, Union, soccer, cricket, the Olympics and much more, Titus tackles the big topics, like:

    · How not to cheat the salary cap
    · The importance of kicking people in the shins
    · The many shortcomings of the English

    Titus takes you through the characters, the pub meetings, the endless acronyms, the corruption and the alarming number of footballers caught urinating in public.

    Sport is important – gloriously stupid, but important. To understand Australia you must understand its sporting history. With this guide you sort of, kind of, will.

    Imprint: MICHAEL JOSEPH
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • THOSE DRY STONE WALLS - STORIES FROM SOUTH AUSTRALIAS STONE AGE
    THOSE DRY STONE WALLS - STORIES FROM SOUTH AUSTRALIAS STONE AGE
    MUNDAY BRUCE
    ISBN: 9781743051252
    Title: THOSE DRY STONE WALLS - STORIES FROM SOUTH AUSTRALIAS STONE AGE
    Author: MUNDAY BRUCE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Beautiful stone was nature's gift to South Australia, and an irresistible building material for early settlers. Many stone walls, without mortar or with no more than mud as glue, have defied gravity and the elements all these years. Or did gravity combine with deft balance to sustain them?

    Join Bruce and Kristin Munday as they traverse South Australia in search of these walls, finding historic masterpieces and insights into rural life in the years following settlement. Those Dry-stone Walls is rich with beautiful imagery of these walls, the stories behind them, and advice to inspire you to follow in the footsteps of our early settlers and start building your own.

    Imprint: WAKEFIELD
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • THOSE WILD RABBITS : How They Shaped Australia
    THOSE WILD RABBITS : How They Shaped Australia
    MUNDAY BRUCE
    ISBN: 9781743054574
    Title: THOSE WILD RABBITS : How They Shaped Australia
    Author: MUNDAY BRUCE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Those Wild Rabbits highlights not only the damage done by rabbits but also Australia's missed opportunities for real rabbit control. It recognises the bush's paradoxical love affair with an animal that was at one time a significant rural industry and is still recalled with nostalgia. More importantly, it offers hope for a brighter future.

    Imprint: WAKEFIELD
    RRP: $39.95

    Price: $39.95
  • TIME FOR PLAY : RECREATION AND MORAL ISSUES IN COLONIAL SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    TIME FOR PLAY : RECREATION AND MORAL ISSUES IN COLONIAL SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    MOLYNEUX DENIS
    ISBN: 9781743053744
    Title: TIME FOR PLAY : RECREATION AND MORAL ISSUES IN COLONIAL SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    Author: MOLYNEUX DENIS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    The Eight Hour movement, established in the middle of the 1800s, began the transition for workers from an industrial revolution work ethic to a more balanced approach to the working week. The young colony of South Australia was at the forefront of these changes. The last four decades of the ninetenth century witnessed a significant growth of leisure hours for South Australians, especially working class males. It was accompanied by an upsurge in both formal and informal recreation activity. This owed much to major advances in communication during the period - in personal transport by road, rail, steamship and, later, the ubiquitous bicycle; to the network of telegraph stations, and to the growth of newspapers and specialist journals. These developments stimulated a demand for recreation activities. However, not all sections of the South Australian community looked favourably on these developments. Religious and political forces combined to target the new leisure, particularly when it touched on the 'social evils' of intemperance, gambling and improper behaviour on Sundays. A further constraint was contemporary attitudes to matters of dress and conduct: these were particularly severe on women. 'Time for Play' examines these developments in the colony, and shows how they improved the lot of first the working class, and eventually, society as a whole.

    Imprint: WAKEFIELD
    RRP: $34.95

    Price: $34.95
  • TIMELINE OF AUSTRALIAN FOOD
    TIMELINE OF AUSTRALIAN FOOD
    OCONNELL JAN
    ISBN: 9781742235349
    Title: TIMELINE OF AUSTRALIAN FOOD
    Author: OCONNELL JAN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A Timeline of Australian Food takes readers on a tasty and sometimes surprising culinary journey through 150 years of Australian food.

    Lavishly illustrated, this tasty book looks at what we’ve eaten, how we’ve shopped, and how we’ve produced and prepared our food, decade by decade, through depression, war, and decades of abundance.

    Within the lifetime of today’s Baby Boomers, there have been revolutionary changes in how we eat. The standard Anglo–Irish staples of meat and potatoes haven’t disappeared, but they’ve been joined by pizza and pho, kimchi and kebabs. And once we had two takeaway options – fish and chips – but now they’re endless.

    Never bland, this is history in digestible chunks with big helpings of tasty trivia and a generous dash of nostalgia. How did Tim Tams get their name? Why was Australia’s first commercial olive oil produced in a prison? Why were revolving restaurants so popular? You’ll come back wanting a second helping.

    Imprint: NEW SOUTH
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • TOO LATE : How We Lost the Battle with Climate Change
    TOO LATE : How We Lost the Battle with Climate Change
    MASLEN GEOFFREY
    ISBN: 9781743793244
    Title: TOO LATE : How We Lost the Battle with Climate Change
    Author: MASLEN GEOFFREY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In Too Late, Geoff Maslen discusses the dramatic changes that are occurring to our planet and explains some of their consequenes in simple terms: how are land and ocean affected by global warming, what is a methane time bomb, and what happens once the global temperature rise reaches a critical treshold?

    Imprint: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • TOUR DE OZ
    TOUR DE OZ
    HARRIS BRET
    ISBN: 9781460751770
    Title: TOUR DE OZ
    Author: HARRIS BRET
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Four years before the inaugural Tour de France, four cyclists known as 'Overlanders' set out on a race around Australia.

    On 24 November 1896 a wiry and wily bushman named Arthur Richardson left Coolgardie for Adelaide by bicycle. Carrying only a small kit and a water-bag, he followed the telegraph line. After much 'sweating and swearing' on sandy roads west of Eucla, and enduring the scorching heat, 31 days later he became the first man to pedal across the Nullarbor. But within three years Richardson had set his sights on becoming the first person to ride around the vast island continent, not yet a nation, and some 18,507km. On 5 June, 1899, he left Perth, heading north, carrying no more than a swag and a pistol. It took courage, self-confidence, endurance and resourcefulness to tackle such a ride. Richardson would follow dirt tracks, cattle and camel pads and stars in the night sky as he battled thirst, hunger, exhaustion, crocodile attack and spears from Aboriginal warriors to realize his dream. But he also had competition...another party of cyclists with the same ambition.

    New Zealand-born Brothers Frank and Alex White and wealthy adventurer Donald Mackay from Wallandbeen Station, NSW, were attempting the ride in a counter-clockwise direction from Melbourne and Brisbane respectively.

    Set against the fledging pastoralist empires of pre-Federation Australia, Tour de Oz, is the extraordinarily true story of a remarkable race to 'circumcycle' the Australian continent - before we became a nation.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • TRAITORS : How Australia and its Allies Betrayed Our Anzacs and Let Nazi and Japanese War Criminals Go Free
    TRAITORS : How Australia and its Allies Betrayed Our Anzacs and Let Nazi and Japanese War Criminals Go Free
    WALKER FRANK
    ISBN: 9780733637179
    Title: TRAITORS : How Australia and its Allies Betrayed Our Anzacs and Let Nazi and Japanese War Criminals Go Free
    Author: WALKER FRANK
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Shocking revelations about how our government let Nazi and Japanese war criminals go free. Bestselling author Frank Walker shows the ugly side of war and power and the many betrayals of ANZAC and Allied troops during and after WWII.

    In October 1943 Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Josef Stalin signed a solemn pact that once their enemies were defeated the Allied powers would 'pursue them to the uttermost ends of the earth and will deliver them to their accusers in order that justice may be done'. Nowhere did they say that justice would be selective. But it would prove to be.

    TRAITORS outlines the treachery of the British, American and Australian governments, who turned a blind eye to those who experimented on Australian prisoners of war. Journalist and bestselling author Frank Walker details how Nazis hired by ASIO were encouraged to settle in Australia and how the Catholic Church, CIA and MI6 helped the worst Nazi war criminals escape justice.

    While our soldiers were asked to risk their lives for King and country, Allied corporations traded with the enemy; Nazi and Japanese scientists were enticed to work for Australia, the US and UK; and Australia's own Hollywood hero Errol Flynn was associating with Nazi spies.

    The extraordinary revelations in TRAITORS detail the ugly side of war and power and the many betrayals of our ANZACs. After reading this book you can't help but wonder, what else did they hide?

    Imprint: HACHETTE
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • TROUBLE : ON TRIAL IN CENTRAL AUSTRALIA
    TROUBLE : ON TRIAL IN CENTRAL AUSTRALIA
    FINNANE KIERAN
    ISBN: 9780702254031
    Title: TROUBLE : ON TRIAL IN CENTRAL AUSTRALIA
    Author: FINNANE KIERAN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Trouble goes into the ordered environment of the courtroom to lay out in detail some of the dark disorder in the town's recent history. Men kill their wives, kill one another in seeming senseless acts of revenge, families feud, women join the violence, children watch and learn from the sidelines. Most of the action is relayed from town and roadside drinking camps, places that are out of sight and mind until gatherings awash with alcohol erupt in trouble that cannot be ignored. Occasionally it crosses race lines, with alcohol as the great leveller.

    Kieran Finnane documents these crimes through witness accounts, recognising the way they go beyond accounting for the horror and tragedy of violent events, the guilt or innocence of perpetrators, to become also the evidence of a town and region being painfully remade. Drawing on 25 years as a journalist in central Australia, as well as experience of its everyday life, Finnane contemplates local prejudices and sensitivities, political and administrative divisions and reforms, and reveals the connections and aspirations of individuals in the wider community who offer a unique insight into this place and its people.



    Imprint: UNI OF QUEENSLAND PRESS
    RRP: $29.95
    Price: $29.95
  • TRUE GIRT : THE UNAUTHORISED HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA
    TRUE GIRT : THE UNAUTHORISED HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA
    HUNT DAVID
    ISBN: 9781863958844
    Title: TRUE GIRT : THE UNAUTHORISED HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA
    Author: HUNT DAVID
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    First there was Girt. Now comes ... True Girt.

    In this side-splitting sequel to his best-selling history, David Hunt takes us to the Australian frontier. This was the Wild South, home to hardy pioneers, gun-slinging bushrangers, directionally challenged explorers, nervous indigenous people, Caroline Chisholm and sheep. Lots of sheep.

    True Girt introduces Thomas Davey, the hard-drinking Tasmanian governor who invented the Blow My Skull cocktail, and Captain Moonlite, Australia's most famous LGBTI bushranger. Meet William Nicholson, the Melbourne hipster who gave Australia the steam-powered coffee roaster and the world the secret ballot. And say hello to Harry, the first camel used in Australian exploration, who shot dead his owner, the explorer John Horrocks.

    Learn how Truganini's death inspired the Martian invasion of Earth. Discover the role of Hall and Oates in the Myall Creek Massacre. And be reminded why you should never ever smoke with the Wild Colonial Boy and Mad Dan Morgan.

    Imprint: BLACK INC
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • UNDER THE BURNING SUN : A HISTORY OF COLONIAL SOUTH AUSTRALIA 1836-1900
    UNDER THE BURNING SUN : A HISTORY OF COLONIAL SOUTH AUSTRALIA 1836-1900
    GIBBS R M
    ISBN: 9781921601859
    Title: UNDER THE BURNING SUN : A HISTORY OF COLONIAL SOUTH AUSTRALIA 1836-1900
    Author: GIBBS R M
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    South Australia has a reputation for being different. Conceived as a 'province' fully formed, it was the only colony to be founded by an Act of the British parliament. The ideals present at its founding in 1836 included enlightened aspirations towards the Aboriginal inhabitants. In colonial times it succeeded in becoming the granary of the Australian continent, though limited resources often handicapped it. Adelaide, the colony's capital, exercised an influence over the colony unmatched by the capitals in other Australian colonies. This book seeks to explore the South Australian experience to the time of Australia's federation in 1901.

    Imprint: TO BE ALLOCATED
    RRP: $79.99

    Price: $79.99
  • UNDERWORLD
    UNDERWORLD
    CAMPBELL NERIDA
    ISBN: 9781876991456
    Title: UNDERWORLD
    Author: CAMPBELL NERIDA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Underworld features intriguing mugshots of police suspects from 1920s Sydney, documenting the denizens of the criminal underworld, from stone-cold gangsters to wayward youths, and providing a remarkable rogues’ gallery of thugs and thieves, prostitutes and pickpockets, white-collar opportunists and blue-collar gunmen. The images are selected from a collection of more than 2500 glass-plate negatives, part of the New South Wales Police Forensic Photography Archive held at the Justice & Police Museum in Sydney. Never intended for public consumption, they are unique among international criminal portraiture. Suspects smile, laugh, snarl, or sneer at the camera and each image is infused with the sitter’s personality.

    The accompanying essays ponder the remarkable aesthetic of the images and document the rapidly changing postwar world, exploring how new trends in crime played out on the streets of New York, Paris, and Sydney. The stories of the suspects shine a light on the dark side of the Roaring Twenties in Sydney.

    Imprint: NEW SOUTH
    RRP: $90.00

    Price: $90.00
  • UNEARTHED : THE ABORIGINAL TASMANIANS OF KANGAROO ISLAND
    UNEARTHED : THE ABORIGINAL TASMANIANS OF KANGAROO ISLAND
    TAYLOR REBE
    ISBN: 9781862547988
    Title: UNEARTHED : THE ABORIGINAL TASMANIANS OF KANGAROO ISLAND
    Author: TAYLOR REBE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    It is relatively well known that the Palawa community of Tasmania is mostly descended from the Aboriginal Tasmanian women who sealers took to the Bass Strait Islands in the early nineteenth century. But few people know that sealers also took Tasmanian women to Kangaroo Island, establishing a cross-cultural community before the settlement of South Australia. Aboriginal Tasmanian descendants are still living on Kangaroo Island today and this book is their story. Beginning in the sealing days, it tells how they became successful farmers, but how many grew up unaware of their Aboriginal ancestry, and are still struggling to face questions of identity today. 'This is a powerful and passionate exploration of cross-cultural history, and it is also an intriguing detective story. Taylor skilfully interweaves experience and memory, narrative and genealogy, politics and place so that this island saga becomes a history of the national psyche.' - Tom Griffiths, Australian National University







    Imprint: WAKEFIELD
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • UNKNOWN WARRIOR - SEARCH FOR AUSTRALIAS GREATEST ACE - ALEC LITTLE
    UNKNOWN WARRIOR - SEARCH FOR AUSTRALIAS GREATEST ACE - ALEC LITTLE
    ROSEL MIKE
    ISBN: 9781921875748
    Title: UNKNOWN WARRIOR - SEARCH FOR AUSTRALIAS GREATEST ACE - ALEC LITTLE
    Author: ROSEL MIKE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: AUSTRALIAN SCHOLARLY
    RRP: $34.95
    Price: $34.95
  • UNMAKING A MURDER : The Mysterious Death of Anna-Jane Cheney
    UNMAKING A MURDER : The Mysterious Death of Anna-Jane Cheney
    ARCHER GRAHAM
    ISBN: 9780143784050
    Title: UNMAKING A MURDER : The Mysterious Death of Anna-Jane Cheney
    Author: ARCHER GRAHAM
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    An investigation into an intriguing murder case and an unprecedented account of how the decisions made by organs of government can be defended and mistakes covered up.

    Anna-Jane Cheney worked at the epicentre of the conservative Adelaide legal community. She was vivacious, popular and talented with an impeccable middle-class upbringing. The man she loved, Henry Vincent Keogh, was a divorced 39-year-old Irish migrant with three children. She died just six weeks before their wedding date.

    According to the prosecution Keogh had planned the drowning murder of Anna-Jane 18 months in advance. He had taken out five insurance policies amounting to $1.2 million over his fiance's life and forged her signature on them.

    Journalist Graham Archer became fascinated by the case. It wasn't a matter of Henry Keogh's guilt or innocence, but that a man could be sentenced to life in prison without him having received a fair trial. The story became an odyssey for Graham. Deliberately, he had no contact with Henry Keogh in the 13 years it took to have the case reviewed by the Supreme Court and have his conviction quashed.

    In the end dogged determination prevailed, and after 20 years behind bars Henry Keogh was released.

    Imprint: EBURY
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • UP CAME A SQUATTER : THE LIFE AND TIMES OF NIEL BLACK 1839-1880
    UP CAME A SQUATTER : THE LIFE AND TIMES OF NIEL BLACK 1839-1880
    BLACK MAGGIE
    ISBN: 9781742235066
    Title: UP CAME A SQUATTER : THE LIFE AND TIMES OF NIEL BLACK 1839-1880
    Author: BLACK MAGGIE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SEPTEMBER 2016 NEW RELEAS

    Niel Black, a Scot from Argyllshire, arrived in Melbourne in September intending to make his fortune. Ambitious and determined, Black became one of the most successful and energetic squatters in the Western District of Victoria – a livestock breeder and a Member of the Legislative Council. He was also a correspondent extraordinaire, and his letters to family, fellow pastoralists, colonial officials, and his chief UK business partner, Thomas Steuart Gladstone (and first cousin of the British prime minister), offer a unique insight into the time. Black’s letters and journals, now held at the State Library Victoria, are the inspiration for this revelatory book written by his great-granddaughter.

    Battles with local Aboriginal people, other settlers, Commissioners of Crown Lands and bush-fires, along with droughts, family feuds, multiple trips back to Scotland to find a wife and Black’s rise to gentrified excess are all vividly brought to life.

    Imprint: NEW SOUTH
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
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