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  • BIGGEST ESTATE ON EARTH HOW ABORIGINES MADE AUSTRALIA
    BIGGEST ESTATE ON EARTH HOW ABORIGINES MADE AUSTRALIA
    GAMMAGE BILL
    ISBN: 9781743311325
    Title: BIGGEST ESTATE ON EARTH HOW ABORIGINES MADE AUSTRALIA
    Author: GAMMAGE BILL
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    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 plentiful wildlife and plant foods throughout the year. We know Aboriginal people spent far less time and effort than Europeans in securing food and shelter, and now we know how they did it.With details of land-management strategies from around Australia, The Biggest Estate on Earth rewrites the history of this continent, with huge implications for us today. Once Aboriginal people were no longer able to tend their country, it became overgrown and vulnerable to the hugely damaging bushfires we now experience. And what we think of as virgin bush in a national park is nothing of the kind.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • BITTER FRUIT
    BITTER FRUIT
    GRAHAM-STEWART MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9780646936390
    Title: BITTER FRUIT
    Author: GRAHAM-STEWART MICHAEL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: NOVEMBER 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned that this book may contain images of people who are deceased.

    Bitter Fruit is a brand new title from Michael Graham-Stewart, showcasing a collection of early photographs, many previously unpublished, focusing on Indigenous Australians. Presented in a beautiful hardcover, this is a breathtaking document of the Australian experience.

    The photographs reproduced in this book were collected over the past decade or so. During this time, online archives have grown in number and size, raising questions about what should be made available to the general public, and who should decide. At the same time, it has become easier to find information about the people who took the photographs, the places they were taken, and, most importantly, the individuals depicted.

    If this book has a purpose, it is to offer a sequence other than the familiar one, to broaden and to texture our sense of the histories of the place we know today as Australia. In these photographs, we can find evidence of wrongdoing and suffering, but also of resistance, adaptation, and continuity. Then, too, the images frequently reveal the agency of their 'subjects' - a force that can transcend the problems associated with the moment of making.


    Imprint: WAKEFIELD
    RRP: $110.00

    Price: $110.00
  • BLOOD ON THE ROSARY
    BLOOD ON THE ROSARY
    SMETHURST SUE / HARROD MARGARET
    ISBN: 9781925533330
    Title: BLOOD ON THE ROSARY
    Author: SMETHURST SUE / HARROD MARGARET
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SEPTEMBER 2017 NEW RELEAS

    There is a special bond that twins share, an ethereal connection that can’t be put into words.

    Margaret Harrod shared that unique bond with her twin brother Michael.

    As children they were inseparable and at age 22, together, they gave their lives to the Catholic Church. Margaret became a nun and Michael a Salesian priest – it was the proudest day of their deeply religious parents' lives.

    Margaret cherishes those carefree childhood memories because the brother she adored is now in jail. Father Michael Aulsebrook pleaded guilty to multiple charges of raping children, some as young as seven. And the unlikely whistleblower was his courageous twin sister.

    It cost Margaret everything, but she couldn’t stay silent any longer about the damage her brother was wreaking in his community. Margaret knows of that damage firsthand, having had that trust betrayed herself.

    Blood on the Rosary is a heartfelt, brave and inspiring memoir that tells Margaret Harrod’s story – how she sacrificed everything she held dear in the pursuit of the truth, and how she bravely fought her church and her community to bring paedophile priests, including her beloved brother, to justice.

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • BLOOD ON THE WATTLE : Massacres and Maltreatment of Aboriginal Australians since 1788
    BLOOD ON THE WATTLE : Massacres and Maltreatment of Aboriginal Australians since 1788
    ELDER BRUCE
    ISBN: 9781741100082
    Title: BLOOD ON THE WATTLE : Massacres and Maltreatment of Aboriginal Australians since 1788
    Author: ELDER BRUCE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Draws together, in a single volume, most of information about the massacres of the Aboriginal people which has been recorded in books and journals. It also creates a level of awareness of the scale of the massacres, so that this dimension of Australian history can become part of the Australian consciousness.

    Imprint: NEW HOLLAND
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • BREAKING THE BOUNDARIES : AUSTRALIAN ACTIVISTS TELL THEIR STORIES
    BREAKING THE BOUNDARIES : AUSTRALIAN ACTIVISTS TELL THEIR STORIES
    ALLEN YVONNE
    ISBN: 9781743054185
    Title: BREAKING THE BOUNDARIES : AUSTRALIAN ACTIVISTS TELL THEIR STORIES
    Author: ALLEN YVONNE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    What makes an activist? What makes one person speak out against injustice while another will be content to get angry at the TV news? What makes the activist so determined to make her or his voice heard, often against powerful odds?

    This book looks for answers in the personal stories of 46 Australians, young and old, fighting to be heard in a range of areas including human rights, gender issues, and the environment.

    Imprint: WAKEFIELD
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • BUSH FOOD
    BUSH FOOD
    ISAACS JENNIFER
    ISBN: 9781864368161
    Title: BUSH FOOD
    Author: ISAACS JENNIFER
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK



    Imprint: NEW HOLLAND
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • BUSH HERITAGE : RESTORING NATURE STEP BY STEP
    BUSH HERITAGE : RESTORING NATURE STEP BY STEP
    MARTIN SARAH
    ISBN: 9781742235042
    Title: BUSH HERITAGE : RESTORING NATURE STEP BY STEP
    Author: MARTIN SARAH
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SEPTEMBER 2016 NEW RELEAS

    With a plan to own or manage one per cent of Australia by 2025, Bush Heritage Australia is an organisation with big ambitions.

    Started by Bob Brown in 1991, Bush Heritage was born from an urgent mission: to protect pristine land from logging. After buying two blocks of land in Tasmania’s Liffey Valley, Brown built a philanthropic organisation to help pay for them. As donations flowed in and the organisation grew, Bush Heritage set its sights on acquiring tracts of land across the country, repairing environmental degradation and bringing native plants and wildlife back to health.

    Twenty-five years later, with more than one million hectares in its care, Bush Heritage’s achievements are celebrated in this book along with its growth from humble beginnings into a large non-profit with benefactors all over the world. Central to this story are the ecologists, researchers, land managers, local Indigenous groups, staff, donors and a brigade of volunteers who have helped the organisation to thrive.

    Imprint: NEW SOUTH
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • CALEDONIA AUSTRALIS : SCOTTISH HIGHLANDERS ON THE FRONTIER OF AUSTRALIA
    CALEDONIA AUSTRALIS : SCOTTISH HIGHLANDERS ON THE FRONTIER OF AUSTRALIA
    WATSON DON
    ISBN: 9781741667660
    Title: CALEDONIA AUSTRALIS : SCOTTISH HIGHLANDERS ON THE FRONTIER OF AUSTRALIA
    Author: WATSON DON
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Scottish Highlanders on the frontier of Australia. After their military defeat in 1745 the Scottish Highlanders suffered a worse humiliation. They were displaced from their ancestral lands and became curiosities: objects of romantic nostalgia, charity, scorn, anthropology - and emigration.

    This is a tale of their dispossession. It also tells the rout of another people, the Kurnai of Gippsland in south-eastern Australia. And prominent among those who did the routing were emigrant Highlanders like the explorer Angus McMillan. Don Watson writes about the frontier on which those two cultures met. It is a story full of tragic ironies and myths which linger to this day.

    First published in 1984 and recognised as a significant revisionist work, CALEDONIA AUSTRALIS is all the more intriguing and instructive now as debate continues to rage over Aboriginal native title, practical reconciliation and the way Australian history should be written, taught and understood.

    Imprint: VINTAGE CLASSICS
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • CALL OF THE REED WARBLER : A New Agriculture - A New Earth
    CALL OF THE REED WARBLER : A New Agriculture - A New Earth
    MASSY CHARLES
    ISBN: 9780702253416
    Title: CALL OF THE REED WARBLER : A New Agriculture - A New Earth
    Author: MASSY CHARLES
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This ground-breaking book will change the way we think of, farm and grow food. Author and radical farmer Charles Massy explores transformative and regenerative agriculture and the vital connection between our soil and our health. It is a story of how a grassroots revolution - a true underground insurgency - can save the planet, help turn climate change around, and build healthy people and healthy communities, pivoting significantly on our relationship with growing and consuming food. Using his personal experience as a touchstone - from an unknowing, chemical-using farmer with dead soils to a radical ecologist farmer carefully regenerating a 2000-hectare property to a state of natural health - Massy tells the real story behind industrial agriculture and the global profit-obsessed corporations driving it. He shows - through evocative stories - how innovative farmers are finding a new way and interweaves his own local landscape, its seasons and biological richness. At stake is not only a revolution in human health and our communities but the very survival of the planet. For farmer, backyard gardener, food buyer, health worker, policy maker and public leader alike, Call of the Reed Warbler offers a tangible path forward for the future of our food supply, our Australian landscape and our earth. It comprises a powerful and moving paean of hope.

    Imprint: UNI OF QUEENSLAND PRESS
    RRP: $39.95

    Price: $39.95
  • CANBERRA
    CANBERRA
    DALEY PAUL
    ISBN: 9781742233185
    Title: CANBERRA
    Author: DALEY PAUL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE



    Imprint: NEW SOUTH
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • CARDINAL : The Rise and Fall of George Pell
    CARDINAL : The Rise and Fall of George Pell
    MILLIGAN LOUISE
    ISBN: 9780522871340
    Title: CARDINAL : The Rise and Fall of George Pell
    Author: MILLIGAN LOUISE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    George Pell is the most recognisable face of the Australian Catholic Church. He was the Ballarat boy with the film-star looks who studied at Oxford and rose through the ranks to become the Vatican's indispensable 'Treasurer'. As an outspoken defender of church orthodoxy, 'Big George's' ascendancy within the clergy was remarkable and seemingly unstoppable.

    The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse has brought to light horrific stories about sexual abuse of the most vulnerable and provoked public anger at the extent of the cover-up. George Pell has always portrayed himself as the first man in the Church to tackle the problem. But questions about what the Cardinal knew, and when, have persisted.

    The nation's most prominent Catholic is now the subject of a police investigation into allegations spanning decades that he too abused children. Louise Milligan is the only Australian journalist who has been privy to the most intimate stories of complainants.

    She pieces together a series of disturbing pictures of the Cardinal's knowledge and his actions, many of which are being told here for the first time.

    Conspiracy or cover-up? Cardinal uncovers uncomfortable truths about a culture of sexual entitlement, abuse of trust and how ambition can silence evil.

    Imprint: MELBOURNE UNI PRESS
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • CATCH : The Story of Fishing in Australia
    CATCH : The Story of Fishing in Australia
    CLARK ANNA
    ISBN: 9780642279064
    Title: CATCH : The Story of Fishing in Australia
    Author: CLARK ANNA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: OCTOBER 2017 NEW RELEASE

    In every coastal town in Australia, there’s a bait shop and a boat ramp, and, in garages around the country, fishing rods are strung up waiting for their next outing. Many of us have a special fishing spot, and families pass on tips from generation to generation and exchange fishy tales of amazing catches and near misses.

    Bringing her personal passion for throwing in a line, author Anna Clark celebrates the enduring pleasure of fishing in The Catch: The Story of Fishing in Australia. This book charts the history of fishing, from the first known accounts of Indigenous fishing and early European encounters with Australia’s waters, to the latest fishing fads; from the introduction of trout and fly fishing to the challenges of balancing needs of commercial and recreational fishers.

    Imprint: NAT LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • CHANGI BOOK
    CHANGI BOOK
    GRANT LACHLAN [ED]
    ISBN: 9781742231617
    Title: CHANGI BOOK
    Author: GRANT LACHLAN [ED]
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In the tradition of The Anzac Book comes this fascinating collection of accounts of life inside the notorious Shangi prison camp. The camp is synonymous with suffering and hardship, and the Australian prisoner of-war experience in the Second World War. But the Changi story is also one of ingenuity, resourcefulness and survival. With cartoons, paintings, essays and photographs from POWs, The Changi Book provides a unique view of life in the camp: Medical innovation Machinery and tools made from spare parts and scrap Black markets Sports and gambling Entertainment A library and university Seventy years after its planned publication, material for The Changi Book was rediscovered in the Australian War Memorial archives andappears here for the first time along with insights from the Memorial's experts.

    Imprint: NEW SOUTH
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $10.00
  • CHANGING JOBS : The Fair Go in the New Machine Age
    CHANGING JOBS : The Fair Go in the New Machine Age
    CHALMERS JIM / QUIGLEY MIKE
    ISBN: 9781863959445
    Title: CHANGING JOBS : The Fair Go in the New Machine Age
    Author: CHALMERS JIM / QUIGLEY MIKE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    For many Australians, rapid progress in artificial intelligence, robotics and automation is a growing anxiety. What will it mean for jobs? What will it mean for their kids’ futures? More broadly, what will it mean for equality in this country?

    Jim Chalmers and Mike Quigley believe that bursts in technology need not result in bursts of inequality, that we can combine technological change with the fair go. But first we need to understand what’s happening to work, and what’s likely to happen.

    This is a timely, informative and authoritative book about the changing face of work, and how best to approach it – at both a personal and a political level.

    Publisher’s note: ‘Jim and Mike have written an essential guide to the future of work in Australia as the wave of automation rolls in. Their crisp book combines expertise with a sense of social justice, a rare and useful mix.’

    Imprint: REDBACK
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • CHARLATAN
    CHARLATAN
    JINKS CATHERINE
    ISBN: 9780143785545
    Title: CHARLATAN
    Author: JINKS CATHERINE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The story of a nineteenth century court case involving Thomas Guthrie Carr, a notorious, larger-than-life character who made his living as a mesmerist, phrenologist, public speaker and some say charlatan.

    Thomas Guthrie Carr is charged by Eliza Gray with mesmerising her and raping her while she was under his influence. But if mesmerism and Mr Carr are shams, was Eliza raped?

    In the tradition of The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, Charlatan is the story of a notorious nineteenth-century court case involving a larger-than-life character. With a driving narrative and novelistic pacing, this scrupulously researched account of the life of Thomas Guthrie Carr, stage mesmerist – who lied, fought and sleazed his way around Australia and New Zealand between 1865 and 1886 – is more than just a fascinating piece of social history. It’s also a mystery, a piece of true crime, and a delicately humorous portrait of a man whose eye for the main chance and ferocious pursuit of publicity made him an oddly contemporary figure.

    With a star-studded supporting cast, including the Duke of Edinburgh, the Mad Dentist of Wynyard, the Nunawading Messiah, and a host of shady mesmerists, spiritualists, phrenologists and hired goons, Charlatan delves deep into a side of colonial history not often explored, and unearths a Victorian celebrity who should never have been forgotten …

    Imprint: VINTAGE
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • CHOOSING OPENNESS : A Lowy Institute Paper
    CHOOSING OPENNESS : A Lowy Institute Paper
    LEIGH ANDREW
    ISBN: 9780143788317
    Title: CHOOSING OPENNESS : A Lowy Institute Paper
    Author: LEIGH ANDREW
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Across the developed world, global engagement has become a major political fault line. Populists say that we should hunker down in the face of difference, that trade is a zero-sum game, and that foreign investment will cost us in the long run. They say openness is the cause of the growing income gap.

    The siren song of populism, global uncertainty and rising inequality presents real challenges to globalists. Choosing Openness argues that Australia’s past prosperity has flowed from our willingness to build bridges to the world, not walls against it. Maintaining our engagement with the world demands stronger advocacy for trade, investment and immigration. It requires smarter policies to ensure that we maximise the spoils of globalisation and share them fairly across the community.

    From 1914 to 1945, the world turned inwards, as fear shut down flows of people and goods across national borders. A century later, can we make a better choice?

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $9.99

    Price: $9.99
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