Australian biography & memoir 2016

D.A.A.S.: Their Part in My Downfall

D.A.A.S.: Their Part in My Downfall

Paul Livingstone

The inside story of The Doug Anthony All Stars then and now. The no-holds-barred true story behind how the bad boys of Australian comedy reunited - weaker, sicker, funnier, older...but not wiser.

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Down the Dirt Roads

Down the Dirt Roads

Rachael Treasure

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 Special priceThe Art of Cycling

The Art of Cycling

Cadel Evans

Cadel Evans is Australia's greatest ever cyclist, and one of our greatest sportsmen. From his beginnings as the youngest winner of a World Cup in mountain biking at 20 to the oldest post-War winner of the Tour de France at...

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The Newsman: 60 Years of Television

The Newsman: 60 Years of Television

Mal Walden

Memoirs of one of Australia's most respected and longest-serving TV news presenters, offering exclusive behind-the-scenes insights into sixty years of news headlines.

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Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

Quentin Kenihan

Quentin Kenihan is living proof that superheroes don't need capes, just the right attitude. FOREWORD BY RAY MARTIN

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Who gave you permission? The memoir of a child sexual-abuse survivor who fought back

Who gave you permission? The memoir of a child sexual-abuse survivor who fought back

Manny Waks, Michael Visontay

'Who gave you permission to speak to anybody?' Rabbi Telsner, the leader of the Yeshivah Centre, thundered during his regular weekly sermon. It was a question directed to Manny Waks's father, after Manny had finally gone public...

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Bob Ellis: In His Own Words

Bob Ellis: In His Own Words

Bob Ellis

Bob Ellis: In His Own Words showcases the best of Ellis's celebrated and much-loved essays, speeches, diaries and scripts, in addition to previously unpublished work, archival photos, and reflections from close friends and...

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Cynthia Nolan: A Biography

Cynthia Nolan: A Biography

M.E. McGuire

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The Boy Behind the Curtain

The Boy Behind the Curtain

Tim Winton

The remarkable true stories of The Boy Behind the Curtain reveal an intimate and rare view of Tim Winton's imagination at work and play.

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A Tear in the Soul

A Tear in the Soul

Ms Amanda Webster

An honest and deeply personal story of how a privileged white woman deals with the realisation that the children she grew up with were part of the Stolen Generation. A Tear in the Soul is a frank, beautifully written account of...

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 Read reviewGrant & I: Inside and Outside the Go-Betweens

Grant & I: Inside and Outside the Go-Betweens

Robert Forster

Grant and I is the story of the friendship and collaboration of Grant McLennan and Robert Forster, who gave Australia The Go-Betweens, one of our best and most influential bands.

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The Unknown Judith Wright

The Unknown Judith Wright

Georgina Arnott

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Evatt: A life

Evatt: A life

John Murphy

John Murphy's Evatt: A life is a biography of Australian parliamentarian and jurist HV Evatt. Remembered as the first foreign minister to argue for an independent Australian policy in the 1940s and...

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The Summer of '82

The Summer of ‘82

Dave O'Neil

Do you remember finishing your last Year 12 exam and wondering what to do next? Do you remember waiting for your results and being stuck in limbo? Do you remember going to gigs, forming a...

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All This in 60 Minutes

All This in 60 Minutes

Nicholas Lee

For more than thirty years Nicholas Lee was a cameraman on 60 Minutes, Australia's most respected and watched current affairs program, alongside Ray Martin, George Negus, Ian Leslie, Richard Carleton, Mike Munro, Jennifer Byrne,...

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Brett Whiteley: Art, Life And The Other Thing

Brett Whiteley: Art, Life And The Other Thing

Ashleigh Wilson

The first authorized biography of this iconic twentieth-century artist, illustrated with classic artworks, rare notebook sketches and candid family photos.

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My World on Wheels: The Posthumous Autobiography

My World on Wheels: The Posthumous Autobiography

Russell Mockridge

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 Read reviewWasted: A Story of Alcohol, Grief and a Death in Brisbane

Wasted: A Story of Alcohol, Grief and a Death in Brisbane

Elspeth Muir

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The Convict's Daughter: The Scandal That Shocked a Colony

The Convict’s Daughter: The Scandal That Shocked a Colony

Kiera Lindsey

This is a compelling biography of a currency lass born when convicts were still working the streets of Sydney. Starting with just a newspaper clipping, historian Kiera Lindsey has uncovered the world of her feisty great, great,...

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Chasing Asylum

Chasing Asylum

Eva Orner

Filmmaker Eva Orner takes us on a personal, gripping and compelling journey to show us how she came to make her documentary about Australia's asylum seeker policies.

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Avalanche

Hugh Robertson

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 Special pricePictures From My Memory: My Story as a Ngaatjatjarra Woman

Pictures From My Memory: My Story as a Ngaatjatjarra Woman

Lizzie Marrkilyi Ellis, Laurent Dousset

I want our past to be recorded for future generations to read and know and understand how life was for us desert Aboriginal people and how we live our lives now. The Whiteman and the things that he brought with...

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Of Ashes and Rivers That Run to the Sea

Of Ashes and Rivers That Run to the Sea

Marie Munkara

Heartbreaking, darkly funny and deeply moving, Of Ashes and Rivers that Run to the Sea is a fearless account of being a young woman caught between two worlds.

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Hegel's Owl: The Life Of Bernard Smith

Hegel’s Owl: The Life Of Bernard Smith

Sheridan Palmer

Bernard Smith began life as a ward of the State; he would go on to become the father of Australian art history. In 2008, Smith invited writer and art historian Sheridan Palmer to write his biography. Through years of interviews...

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Whole Wild World: A Memoir

Whole Wild World: A Memoir

Tom Dusevic

In this exuberant and compelling memoir of family and childhood, readers will be swept away by Tom Dusevic's verve, warmth and honesty. Suburban Sydney in the 1970s is an adventure playground, especially for a...

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How I Met Your Father

How I Met Your Father

Arminah Hart

Born in London to an Australian mother and West Indian father, Aminah Hart was brought up in Melbourne by her gutsy single mum, Helen, and devoted grandparents. Despite their loving embrace, she grew into a rebellious teenager...

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After Before Time

After Before Time

Robbi Neal

Stories of life from a remote Aboriginal community that sing with vivid and simple life, truth and power. At the end of 2008, Robbi Neal and her family travelled to the other end of mainland Australia to a remote Aboriginal...

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 Special priceSurrender: A Journal For My Daughter

Surrender: A Journal For My Daughter

Joshua Yeldham

'Welcome to the extraordinary and wonderful world of Joshua Yeldham. I hope you wore sensible shoes.' - Richard Roxburgh

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The Bauhinia Tree: The Life of Kankawa Olive Knight

The Bauhinia Tree: The Life of Kankawa Olive Knight

Yuwali

The memoir of Olive Knight (Kankawa Nagarra), a Wangkajungka woman who has led the most extraordinary life.

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Enemy

Enemy

Ruth Clare

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Road Series

Road Series

Hugo Race

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Mick: A Life of Randolph Stow

Mick: A Life of Randolph Stow

Suzanne Falkiner

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 Read reviewThe Shock of Recognition: The Books and Music That Have Inspired Me

The Shock of Recognition: The Books and Music That Have Inspired Me

Barry Jones

In a long and generously lived life, Barry Jones has been on an endless quest to share the extraordinary and the beautiful, to encourage the pursuit of an abundant life of reading and listening.

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 Read reviewThe Family Law (TV Tie-In)

The Family Law (TV Tie-In)

Benjamin Law

Meet the Law family - eccentric, endearing and hard to resist. Your guide: Benjamin, the third of five children and a born humorist. Join him as he tries to answer some puzzling questions: why won't his Chinese dad wear...

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The Mud House: How Four Friends Built a Place in the Australian Bush

The Mud House: How Four Friends Built a Place in the Australian Bush

Richard Glover

In this frank, funny and thought-provoking memoir, Richard Glover describes how he and his friend Philip and their partners built a house in the bush on weekends. It was a huge and exhausting undertaking, not least because they...

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The Latte Years: A Story of Losses, Gains and Life Beyond the After Photo

The Latte Years: A Story of Losses, Gains and Life Beyond the After Photo

Philippa Moore

At twenty-four Philippa Moore is overweight, unhappily married, and still living in her hometown of Hobart, Tasmania. After a wake-up call in a department-store changing room, Phil suddenly realises that she is on the wrong path....

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