Australian non-fiction 2016

The Best Australian Essays 2016

The Best Australian Essays 2016

Geordie Williamson

'The essay creates a place for slow thought on hectic subjects, and that is what the best of this year's crop manage to do.' -Geordie Williamson

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Seriously...You Have to Laugh: Great Yarns and Tall Tales from the Sporting Fields, Dressing Rooms and Commentary Boxes of Australia

Seriously…You Have to Laugh: Great Yarns and Tall Tales from the Sporting Fields, Dressing Rooms and Commentary Boxes of Australia

Peter FitzSimons

Putting his unique spin on our sporting life, Peter FitzSimons celebrates the tall tales and true, the outrageous yarns and the knockabout humour from the footy fields, cricket grounds, dressing rooms, bars and...

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

The Damage Done

The Damage Done

Go Gentle, Andrew Denton

The Damage Done is a collection of testimonies from patients and families, doctors, nurses and coroners that describe the suffering across Australia caused by the absence of a law for assisted dying. Written by contributors ages...

$19.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

The History of Australia in 100 Objects

The History of Australia in 100 Objects

Toby Creswell

The History of Australia in 100 Objects is a fresh, accessible take on Australian history. It explores both well- and little-known stories through the objects of the time and the people who made and owned them.<br...

$49.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Best Australian Political Cartoons 2016

Best Australian Political Cartoons 2016

Russ Radcliffe

The year in politics as observed by Australia's funniest and most perceptive political cartoonists.

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Women of Letters 7

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Women of Letters 7

Michaela McGuire, Marieke Hardy

Dear Madonna, Thank you for showing me that it is okay to be both a devoted mother and on a podium drenched in glitter. Love, Em RuscianoDear Mum, My life is so much more fortunate than yours was and I'm...

$32.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Midnight Oil: The Power and the Passion

Midnight Oil: The Power and the Passion

Michael Lawrence

Midnight Oil are one of the most 'Australian' rock bands this country has produced. Born from the Australian pub rock scene that gave us AC/DC, Cold Chisel and INXS, the Oils were able to break out of that scene without...

$49.95Buy now

Finding stock availability...

The Story of Australia's People Volume II

The Story of Australia’s People Volume II

Geoffrey Blainey

In Volume II of The Story of Australia's People, Geoffrey Blainey continues his account of the history of this country from the early Gold Rush to the present day, completing the story of our nation and its people.<br...

$49.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

A Single Tree,

A Single Tree,

Don Watson

A Single Tree assembles the raw material underpinning Don Watson's award-winning The Bush. These diverse and haunting voices span the four centuries since Europeans first set eyes on the continent. <br...

$45.00Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Read reviewTrue Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia

True Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia

David Hunt

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

$32.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Under Full Sail

Under Full Sail

Rob Mundle

How the mighty clipper ships transformed Australia from convict outpost to a nation.

$45.00Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Read reviewKiffy Rubbo: Curating the 1970s

Kiffy Rubbo: Curating the 1970s

Janine Burke, Helen Hughes

How one woman helped shape the Australian art world.

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Dig: Australian Rock and Pop Music, 1960-85

Dig: Australian Rock and Pop Music, 1960-85

David Nichols, Dave Graney

A comprehensive and highly readable history of the first quarter-century of Australian rock and pop music, this book will appeal to everyone with more than a passing interest in rock 'n' roll. Those whose knowledge of Australian...

$49.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Antipodes: In Search of the Southern Continent

Antipodes: In Search of the Southern Continent

Avan Judd Stallard

Antipodes: In Search of the Southern Continent is a new history of an ancient geography. It reassesses the evidence for why Europeans believed a massive southern continent existed, and why they advocated for its...

$39.95Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Bush Heritage Australia: Restoring Nature Step by Step

Bush Heritage Australia: Restoring Nature Step by Step

Sarah Martin

With a plan to own or manage one per cent of Australia by 2025, Bush Heritage Australia is an organisation with big ambitions. With more than one million hectares in its care, Bush Heritage's achievements are celebrated in this...

$39.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Full Bore

Full Bore

William McInnes

A chance encounter in an auction house is the jumping-off point for William's inimitable take on our sport-obsessed nation, Australian popular culture and the artefacts and memorabilia that both make us cringe with recognition and...

$32.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Quicksilver

Quicksilver

Nicolas Rothwell

Six essays exploring the connections between old world Europe, aboriginal Australia, religion, meaning and the power of the sacred.

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

The Best Australian Science Writing 2016

The Best Australian Science Writing 2016

Jo Chandler, Fiona Stanley

Now in its sixth year, The Best Australian Science Writing 2016 brings together knowledge and insight from Australia's brightest thinkers as they explore the intricacies of the world around us. This lively collection of essays...

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Adam Spencer's Time Machine

Adam Spencer’s Time Machine

Adam Spencer

Following the runaway success of his Big Book of Numbers and World of Numbers (2015), Adam Spencer is back with a fascinating - and fun! - romp through history.Starting with the big bang and ending in...

$34.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

What do We Want?: The Story of Protest in Australia

What do We Want?: The Story of Protest in Australia

Clive Hamilton

In What Do We Want? Clive Hamilton explores the colourful, enthralling and stirring forms of protest used in the big social movements that define modern Australia.He includes dedicated chapters on the peace...

$39.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Living with the Locals: Early Europeans' Experience of Indigenous Life

Living with the Locals: Early Europeans' Experience of Indigenous Life

Victoria Haskins, John Maynard

Living with the Locals comprises the stories of 13 white men, boys and women who were taken in by the Indigenous people of the Torres Strait islands and of eastern Australia and who lived in their communities between the...

$44.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

The Promise of Things

The Promise of Things

Ruth Quibell

Some of our strongest, most lasting relationships are hidden in plain view-those we have with objects. What do our possessions do for us? And how do they do it? In The Promise of...

$27.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Grog: A Bottled History of Australia's First 30 Years

Grog: A Bottled History of Australia’s First 30 Years

Tom Gilling

The story of grog is the story of Australia. This is how it all began.

$32.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

From the Edge: Australia's Lost Histories

From the Edge: Australia’s Lost Histories

Mark McKenna

In March 1797, five British sailors and 12 Bengali seamen struggled ashore after their longboat broke apart in a storm. Their fellow-survivors from the wreck of the Sydney Cove were stranded more than 500 kilometres southeast in...

$34.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Margaret Preston: Recipes for Food and Art

Margaret Preston: Recipes for Food and Art

Lesley Harding

Celebrated for her vibrant, distinctive pictures of indigenous flowers, Margaret Preston was an equally colourful and outspoken personality. She was passionate about the need for a modern national culture that reflected local...

$45.00Buy now

Finding stock availability...

The Curious Story of Malcolm Turnbull, the Incredible Shrinking Man in the Top Hat

The Curious Story of Malcolm Turnbull, the Incredible Shrinking Man in the Top Hat

Andrew P. Street

The even more elaborately-titled sequel to The Short and Excruciatingly Embarrassing Reign of Captain Abbott, this is a tale of a muddling and middling prime minister and his attempts to steer his inertia-heavy government...

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Read reviewFight Like a Girl

Fight Like a Girl

Clementine Ford

Personal and fearless - a call to arms for feminists new, old and as yet unrealised by one of our most outspoken feminist writers. 

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Fair Game

Fair Game

Steve Cannane

Based on years of interviews and research, Walkley Award-winning journalist Steve Cannane tells for the first time the fascinating story of Australia's vital involvement with this powerful, secretive and punitive cult.

$32.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Swallowed by the Sea: The Story of Australia's Shipwrecks

Swallowed by the Sea: The Story of Australia’s Shipwrecks

Graeme Henderson

Swallowed by the Sea tells the stories of Australia's greatest and most tragic shipwrecks, lost in raging storms, on jagged reefs, under enemy fire, or through human error, treachery or incompetence.Read about...

$44.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Turnbull Gamble

Turnbull Gamble

Wayne Errington, Peter Van Onselen

The nation breathed a sigh of relief when Malcolm Turnbull achieved his lifelong dream to become prime minister. Yet months into the job it was unclear what Turnbull wanted to achieve as prime minister. Will Turnbull grow into the...

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Play On! The Hidden History Of Women's Australian Rules Football

Play On! The Hidden History Of Women’s Australian Rules Football

Brunette Lenkic, Rob Hess

Since the inception of Australian Rules football in the 1850s, women have been eager to be involved. More than 100 years ago, they began taking to the field. However, their stories have largely been invisible - sidelined,...

$32.95Buy now

Finding stock availability...

What a Time to be Alive: That and Other Lies of the 2016 Campaign

What a Time to be Alive: That and Other Lies of the 2016 Campaign

Mark Di Stefano

What a Time to Be Alive: That and Other Lies of the 2016 Campaign is Mark Di Stefano's ugly, unsanitised diary behind the double dissolution election campaign. A poll fought between two wildly...

$27.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

The Death of Holden: The End of an Australian Dream

The Death of Holden: The End of an Australian Dream

Royce Kurmelovs

Holden is one of the few brands that has an emotional grip on Australia. The impending closure of the Holden factory in Adelaide is not just the end of a business - it's the end of an era, of a story, and of a great Australian...

$32.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Champions All: A History Of AFL/VFL Football In The Players' Own Words

Champions All: A History Of AFL/VFL Football In The Players' Own Words

Matt Zurbo

One hundred and seventy one of the game's greatest players and coaches, characters, cult heroes, clubmen and battlers ... each telling his life story, the stories of their teams, teammates and times.Funny, harsh,...

$32.95Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Comeback: The Fall and Rise of a Football Club

Comeback: The Fall and Rise of a Football Club

James Button

As a boy, James Button fell in love with the Geelong Football Club. It was a family affair. But as the years wore on and the defeats and disappointments mounted, it became clear to him: his team would never win a flag. This book...

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

The Near and the Far: New Stories from the Asia-Pacific Region

The Near and the Far: New Stories from the Asia-Pacific Region

David Carlin, Francesca Rendle-Short

From 22 of the best writers in the Asia-Pacific region comes a collection about finding connections where you least expect them.

$27.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Doing it: Women Tell the Truth About Great Sex

Doing it: Women Tell the Truth About Great Sex

Karen Pickering

Doing It is a bold, explicit and unapologetically feminist look at sex written by women with a great story to tell about a positive sexual encounter, relationship or development in their lives. This collection u memoir, essay,...

$29.95Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Planting Dreams: Shaping Australian gardens

Planting Dreams: Shaping Australian gardens

Richard Aitken

Cottage to mansion, balcony to botanic garden, Planting Dreams will change the way you think about Australian gardens. Acclaimed garden historian Richard Aitken explores the fascinating environmental and social influences that...

$49.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story

Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story

Dr Elizabeth Tynan

In 1950 Australian prime minister Robert Menzies blithely agreed to atomic tests that offered no benefit to Australia and relinquished control over them - and left the public completely in the dark. This book reveals the...

$34.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Why the future is workless

Why the future is workless

Tim Dunlop

In this timely and provocative book, Tim Dunlop argues that by embracing the changes ahead we might even find ourselves better off. Workless goes beyond the gadgetry and hype to examine the social and political ramifications of...

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Planet Jackson: Power, Greed and Unions

Planet Jackson: Power, Greed and Unions

Brad Norington

Kathy Jackson was hailed as a heroine for blowing the whistle on the million-dollar fraud of Michael Williamson, the corrupt boss of the Health Services Union. While remaining steadfast in this very public ordeal, she endured...

$32.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Read reviewPosition Doubtful: mapping landscapes and memories

Position Doubtful: mapping landscapes and memories

Kim Mahood

Imagine the document you have before you is not a book but a map. It is well-used, creased, and folded, so that when you open it, no matter how carefully, something tears, and a line that is neither latitude nor longitude opens in...

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Not Quite Australian: How Temporary Migration Is Changing the Nation

Not Quite Australian: How Temporary Migration Is Changing the Nation

Peter Mares

Permanent migration has long been vital to the story of Australia. From the arrival of early settlers to waves of post-war immigration, the symbolic moment of disembarking onto Australian soil is an image deeply embedded in our...

$32.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

The Writer's Room: Conversations About Writing

The Writer’s Room: Conversations About Writing

Charlotte Wood

A brilliant resource for established and beginning writers and for passionate readers everywhere from a range of acclaimed and much-loved writers, lovingly compiled by the brilliant and insightful Charlotte Wood.

$32.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Special pricePlay All: A Bingewatcher's Notebook

Play All: A Bingewatcher’s Notebook

Clive James

A world-renowned media and cultural critic offers an insightful analysis of serial TV drama and the modern art of the small screen

$32.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

The Chaser's Australia: The Chaser Quarterly Issue 4

The Chaser’s Australia: The Chaser Quarterly Issue 4

The Chaser

The Chaser's Australia is a comprehensive guide to the culture, history, politics, religion, fashion, media and heroes that have made Australia one of the Top 196 countries in the world today. Featuring fewer verifiable...

$24.95Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Read reviewRebellious Daughters

Rebellious Daughters

Maria Katsonis, Lee Kofman

Good daughters hold their tongues, obey their elders and let their families determine their destiny. Rebellious daughters are just the opposite.

$32.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

A Handful of Sand: The Gurindji Struggle, After the Walk-Off

A Handful of Sand: The Gurindji Struggle, After the Walk-Off

Charlie Ward

Fifty years ago, a group of striking Aboriginal stockmen in the remote Northern Territory of Australia heralded a revolution in the cattle industry and a massive shift in Aboriginal affairs. Now, after many years of research,...

$29.95Buy now

Finding stock availability...

City Dreamers: The Urban Imagination in Australia

City Dreamers: The Urban Imagination in Australia

Graeme Davison

I became an urban historian because I believed that our cities deserved more of our curiosity and idealism. City Dreamers restores Australian cities, and those who created them, to their rightful place in the...

$34.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Where are Our Boys?: How Newsmaps Won the Great War

Where are Our Boys?: How Newsmaps Won the Great War

Martin Woods

In 1914, the newspaper map or newsmap began to supply readers with the geographical backdrop to the Great War, an important tool in explaining the progress of the war to the public at home. Day by day, for every campaign and...

$49.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

No Man is an Island

No Man is an Island

Thomas Merton, Adele Dumont

This is the book about immigration detention that all Australians need to read.

$32.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Amazinger Face

Amazinger Face

Zoe Foster Blake

Amazing Face is the beauty book for women of all ages. Zoe Foster - beauty journalist, author, woman - offers her valuable experience when it comes to skin, face, eyes, lips, hair, hands and nails, body and makeovers. This book is...

$45.00Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Special priceBarry Jones' Dictionary of World Biography: Third Edition

Barry Jones' Dictionary of World Biography: Third Edition

Barry Jone

Barry Jones' Dictionary of World Biography weaves historical facts with perspective on the subjects and the influence they had on theirs and on modern times. Gain a unique insight into the life and times of important...

$69.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Hamilton Hume: Our Greatest Explorer

Hamilton Hume: Our Greatest Explorer

Robert Macklin

The untold story of Hamilton Hume - the Australian-born explorer who truly opened up the nation.

$32.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Busted: The Inside Story of the World's Biggest Ecstasy Haul and How the Australian Calabrian Mafia Nearly Got Away with it

Busted: The Inside Story of the World’s Biggest Ecstasy Haul and How the Australian Calabrian Mafia Nearly Got Away with it

Keith Moor

Bestselling writer and organised-crime expert Keith Moor takes us behind the headlines of the world's biggest seizure of ecstasy to expose a sophisticated mafia network in Australia.In 2007, Melbourne customs officials...

$35.00Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Famous Detective Stories: True Tales of Australian Crime

Famous Detective Stories: True Tales of Australian Crime

National Library of Australia

From the notorious Louisa Collins in 1880s NSW, who murdered two husbands with rat poison, to a blazing shoot-out featuring prominent underworld figure Antonio Martini at Taronga Zoo in the 1940s, this book features stories of...

$24.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Not Just For this Life: Gough Whitlam Remembered

Not Just For this Life: Gough Whitlam Remembered

Wendy Guest, Gary G. Gray

When Gough Whitlam died in October 2014, the outpouring of affectionate remembrances and genuine grief expressed across Australia was extraordinary. Not Just For This Life commemorates and celebrates Gough's life. It covers the...

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

The Game of Their Lives

The Game of Their Lives

Nick Richardson

An incredible untold true story of Australian Rules stars-turned-ANZACs recalled from the WWI frontline to show the world our national game for the first time.

$34.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Five Bells: Being LGBT in Australia

Five Bells: Being LGBT in Australia

Jenny Papalexandris, Fiona Skyring

In a country known as one of the most queer-friendly nations in the world, most Australians support LGBTI rights, federal laws protect queer people from discrimination, transgender Australians are recognized legally as their...

$32.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

The Art of Time Travel: Historians and Their Craft

The Art of Time Travel: Historians and Their Craft

Tom Griffiths

No matter how practised we are at history, it always humbles us. No matter how often we visit the past, it always surprises us. The art of time travel is to maintain critical poise and grace in this...

$34.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Quarterly Essay 62: Firing Line - Australia's Path to War

Quarterly Essay 62: Firing Line - Australia’s Path to War

James Brown

Going to war may be the gravest decision a nation and its leaders make. At the moment, Australia is at war with ISIS. We also live in a region that has become much more volatile, as China asserts itself and America seeks to hold...

$22.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Denny Day

Denny Day

Terry Smyth

Captain Edward Denny Day - the only law 'from the Big River to the sea' - was Australia's greatest lawman, yet few have heard of him. This is his story.Once there was a wilderness: Australia's frontier, a dangerous and...

$34.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Read reviewA Long Time Coming: Essays on old age

A Long Time Coming: Essays on old age

Melanie Joosten

This collection of thought-provoking essays explores what it means to grow old in our youth-obsessed world.

$27.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Faction Man: Bill Shorten's Path to Power

Faction Man: Bill Shorten’s Path to Power

David Marr

A brilliant biography for an election year . . .

$22.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Stop at Nothing: The Life and Adventures of Malcolm Turnbull

Stop at Nothing: The Life and Adventures of Malcolm Turnbull

Annabel Crabb

Malcolm Turnbull has quite a job ahead of him as leader of the Liberal Party. How is he going so far? What can we expect in the years ahead? This is a scintillating look at Turnbull and the Liberals in opposition. It is based on...

$22.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Rattling Spears: A History of Indigenous Australian Art

Rattling Spears: A History of Indigenous Australian Art

Ian McLean

Superbly illustrated, and rich in detail and critical analysis, this book provides the first full historical account of Indigenous Australian art and shows that there is much more to the art than large colourful canvasses.

$59.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

The Trust Deficit

The Trust Deficit

Sam Crosby

Drawing on contemporary political stories and examples, The Trust Deficit shows us how faith in our politicians has been eroded but how it can be rebuilt. By breaking trust down to its elements - reliability and competence,...

$27.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Use Your Words: A Myth-Busting, No-Fear Approach to Writing

Use Your Words: A Myth-Busting, No-Fear Approach to Writing

Catherine Deveny

Want to write? Got a memoir, novel, screenplay or blog in your back drawer? Need to get 'unstuck'? This is the magic pill you've been looking for. In Use Your Words writer and comedian Catherine Deveny reveals the...

$27.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Trouble: On Trial in Central Australia

Trouble: On Trial in Central Australia

Kieran Finnane

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...

$29.95Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Breaking the Ice: How We Will Get Through Australia's Methamphetamine Crisis

Breaking the Ice: How We Will Get Through Australia’s Methamphetamine Crisis

Matt Noffs

The so-called war on drugs has been a colossal failure, and this book offers further proof that we must treat drug use as a public health issue, not as a crime' Sir Richard Branson This landmark book, from Matt Noffs and his team...

$27.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Beyond Belief

Beyond Belief

Hugh Mackay

A powerful investigation into how we make sense of our lives and find purpose in an age without God.

$32.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Offshore: Behind the wire on Manus and Nauru

Offshore: Behind the wire on Manus and Nauru

Madeline Gleeson

What has happened on Nauru and Manus since Australia began its most recent offshore processing regime in 2012? This essential book provides a comprehensive and uncompromising overview of the first three years of...

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Gay and Lesbian, Then and Now: Australian Stories from a Social Revolution

Gay and Lesbian, Then and Now: Australian Stories from a Social Revolution

Robert Reynolds, Shirleene Robinson

Over seventy years, Australia has quietly undergone one of the biggest social revolutions in its history. Once viewed as criminals, sinners or sick, lesbians and gay men are increasingly accepted as equal, and the majority of...

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Read reviewError Australis

Error Australis

Ben Pobjie

Error Australis is a scholastic and side-splittingly funny account of a young nation that has spent many years seeking its place in the world, and almost as many years not liking what it has found.

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

We're All Going to Die

We’re All Going to Die

Leah Kaminsky

An inspiring and joyful book about celebrating life in the face of death. The one certainty about life is that everybody is going to die. Yet again and again, we deny this central fact of our lives. We ignore it,...

$27.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

How to Vote Progressive in Australia: Labor or Green?

How to Vote Progressive in Australia: Labor or Green?

Dennis Altman, Sean Scalmer

Red or Green? Traditionally, Australian progressives have supported the Australian Labor Party; increasingly, The Greens appeal. What are the key differences between the parties? Is greater collaboration desirable? Is it...

$29.95Buy now

Finding stock availability...

It's Our Country

It’s Our Country

Marcia Langton, Megan Davis

It's Our Country articulates why constitutional accommodation of indigenous peoples is important for a nation that is home to the oldest continuous civilisation on earth.

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

How to Be a Writer: Who smashes deadlines, crushes editors and lives in a solid gold hovercraft

How to Be a Writer: Who smashes deadlines, crushes editors and lives in a solid gold hovercraft

John Birmingham

This gonzo guide isn't for the faint-hearted. In high-octane style, best-selling author John Birmingham provides tried-and-tested tips for writing well - and getting paid. Topics covered include how to slay writer's block , what...

$24.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Read reviewOur Man Elsewhere: In Search of Alan Moorehead

Our Man Elsewhere: In Search of Alan Moorehead

Thornton McCamish

A world-famous Australian writer, an inspiration to Robert Hughes and Clive James, a legendary war correspondent who also wrote bestselling histories of exploration and conservation ... and yet forgotten?

$39.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Everywhere I Look

Everywhere I Look

Helen Garner

Helen Garner is one of Australia's greatest writers. Her short non-fiction has enormous range. Spanning fifteen years of work, Everywhere I Look is a book full of unexpected moments, sudden shafts of light, piercing intuition,...

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Dear Life: on Caring for the Elderly

Dear Life: on Caring for the Elderly

Karen Hitchcock

In this short, powerful book, Karen Hitchcock shines a light on ageism in our society. Through some unforgettable case studies, she shows what care for the elderly and dying is really like - both the good and the bad. With honesty...

$22.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Things My Mother Taught Me

Things My Mother Taught Me

Claire Halliday

How did you become the person you are today? Lessons learned from our mothers can set the course for the lives we will lead and the people we will become. A mother can be many things: generous, heroic, nurturing, inspiring,...

$29.95Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Skin Deep: Settler Impressions of Aboriginal Women

Skin Deep: Settler Impressions of Aboriginal Women

Liz Conor

Skin Deep looks at the preoccupations of European-Australians in their encounters with Aboriginal women and the tropes, types and perceptions that seeped into everyday settler-colonial thinking.Early erroneous...

$50.00Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Defending Country: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Military Service Since 1945

Defending Country: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Military Service Since 1945

Richard Trembath, Noah Jed Riseman

Few Australians realise the extent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in the military. Many enlisted before they had the right to vote, to drink alcohol or even to receive equal wages. Defending Country is the...

$34.95Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Who Bombed the Hilton?

Who Bombed the Hilton?

Rachel Landers

Once you start to go through the archives, the story of the Hilton bombing what happened, who probably did it and how the truth was lost becomes apparent.On 13 February 1978 a bomb exploded outside the Hilton Hotel in George...

$32.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Read reviewThe Media and the Massacre: Port Arthur 1996-2016

The Media and the Massacre: Port Arthur 1996-2016

Sonya Voumard

‘An unflinching dissection of the relationships between journalists and their subjects - a compelling exposé of journalistic culture.' John Dale, author of HucksteppSonya Voumard's The Media and the...

$29.95Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Unnecessary Wars

Unnecessary Wars

Henry Reynolds

Australian governments find it easy to go to war. Their leaders seem to be able to withdraw with a calm conscience, answerable neither to God nor humanity.' Australia lost 600 men in the Boer War, a three - year conflict fought in...

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Generation Less: How Australia is Cheating the Young

Generation Less: How Australia is Cheating the Young

Jennifer Rayner

'A country that makes no room for the young is a country that will forfeit a fair future. This must not become Australia.'Today's young Australians are the first generation since the Great Depression to be worse off...

$22.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Special priceThe Lucky Country?: Reinventing Australia

The Lucky Country?: Reinventing Australia

Ian Lowe

Can we reinvent the Lucky Country? Fifty years ago author Donald Horne described Australia as a lucky country run by second-rate people , adding that its leaders were mostly unaware of events that surround them. In this polemic...

$29.95Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Read reviewFrom the Outer: Footy Like You've Never Heard it

From the Outer: Footy Like You’ve Never Heard it

Nicole Hayes, Alicia Sometimes

A celebration of our great game, From the Outer brings together 30 personal stories about Aussie Rules from unexpected voices: those who are female, Indigenous or gay; those with a disability, a foreign accent or even - perhaps...

$27.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Read reviewGeorgiana Molloy: The Mind That Shines

Georgiana Molloy: The Mind That Shines

Bernice Barry

In 1829, estranged from her family and living in an isolated Scottish village, Georgiana Kennedy makes a sudden decision to marry Captain John Molloy of the Rifle Brigade - a handsome hero with a mysterious past. Together, they...

$39.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Econobabble: How to Decode Political Spin and Economic Nonsense

Econobabble: How to Decode Political Spin and Economic Nonsense

Richard Denniss

What is econobabble? We hear it every day, when public figures and commentators use incomprehensible economic jargon to dress up their self-interest as the national interest, to make the absurd seem inevitable or the inequitable...

$19.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

New Australian Haggadah

New Australian Haggadah

Talia Lipshut Illustrator

An exciting translation inspired by Nathan Englander's translation in the New American Haggadah. It is contemporary, filled with poetic force, gender-neutral as far as possible while remaining true to the original Hebrew.

$40.00Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Quarterly Essay 61: Balancing Act - Australia Between Recession and Renewal

Quarterly Essay 61: Balancing Act - Australia Between Recession and Renewal

George Megalogenis

Australia is in transition. Saying it is easy. The panic kicks in when we are compelled to describe what the future might look like. There is no complacent middle to aim at...

$22.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Backlash : Australia's Conflict of Values Over Live Exports

Backlash : Australia’s Conflict of Values Over Live Exports

Julian Davies, Jones Bidda

In 2011 footage of the inhumane slaughter of cattle in Indonesia caused the greatest outpouring of public protest in over thirty years. This book brings to life these extraordinary events including the backlash against the...

$22.00Buy now

Finding stock availability...

The Road to Ruin: How Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin Destroyed Their Own Government

The Road to Ruin: How Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin Destroyed Their Own Government

Niki Savva

In The Road to Ruin, prominent political commentator, author, and columnist for The Australian Niki Savva reveals the ruinous behaviour of former prime minister Tony Abbott and his chief of staff, Peta Credlin. Based on...

$32.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Talking To My Country

Talking To My Country

Stan Grant

Talking To My Country is that rare and special book that talks to every Australian about their country - what it is, and what it could be. It is not just about race, or about indigenous people but all of us, our shared identity....

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Desert Writing: Stories from Country

Desert Writing: Stories from Country

Terri-ann White

In September 2013 just before the weather turned even more intense a group of intrepid writers made their way to three Australian desert settings to work with groups and individuals wishing to write. Both Aboriginal people with a...

$24.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Massoni: Rinaldo and Leon, Founder of Café Florentino, Their Legacy

Massoni: Rinaldo and Leon, Founder of Café Florentino, Their Legacy

Michele Massoni-Dubuc

In this lavishly illustrated family memoir Michele Massoni-Dubuc celebrates the life and legacy of her grandfather Rinaldo and father Leon whose contributions to Melbourne's hospitality industry laid the foundations for the city's...

$99.00Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Blood Year: Islamic State and the Failures of the War on Terror

Blood Year: Islamic State and the Failures of the War on Terror

David Kilcullen

2014 was a 'Red Year' - massacres and beheadings, fallen cities, collapsed and collapsing states, the unravelling of a decade of foreign policy and military strategy. In David Kilcullen's words, 'What the hell happened?' Read this...

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

The Embarrassed Colonialist: Penguin Special

The Embarrassed Colonialist: Penguin Special

Sean Dorney

Forty years after independence, Papua New Guinea is the largest single recipient of aid from Australia. Yet Australians seem to be largely ambivalent about the country. Few Australians know the history of our colonial rule in PNG...

$9.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

The Sick Bag Song

The Sick Bag Song

Nick Cave

Chronicles Nick Cave's journey with his band the Bad Seeds on a twenty-two-day, North American tour. This personal account blends memories, musings, poetry, lyrics, flights of fancy and a road journal. It explores and develops the...

$24.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Inside Street Art Melbourne

Inside Street Art Melbourne

Allison Fogarty, Toby Fairbank

Inside Street Art Melbourne is the ultimate beginner's photographic springboard to street art. Go on your own self-guided tour or take a vicarious visual trip via the images of these powerful and inspiring works of art.

$19.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Private Lives, Public Histories

Private Lives, Public Histories

Anna Clark

The past is consumed on a grand scale: popularised by television programs, enjoyed by reading groups, walking groups, historical societies and heritage tours, and supported by unprecedented digital access to archival records. Yet...

$27.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Sideshow Alley: Infamy, the Macabre & the Portrait

Sideshow Alley: Infamy, the Macabre & the Portrait

Joanna Gilmour

Featuring a sometimes disquieting selection of portraits, Sideshow Alley combines history, biography and the art of portraiture with true crime, scandal and sensation.National Portrait Gallery Curator Joanna Gilmour...

$39.95Buy now

Finding stock availability...

The Oldest Foods on Earth: A History of Australian Native Foods with Recipes

The Oldest Foods on Earth: A History of Australian Native Foods with Recipes

John Newton

Why have white Australians so often rejected the delicious and nourishing foods native to our own continent - the wild rices, native fruits, meats, herbs and spices? This is one food revolution that really matters - and it will...

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Credlin & Co: How the Abbott Government Destroyed Itself

Credlin & Co: How the Abbott Government Destroyed Itself

Aaron Patrick

Tony Abbott and his chief of staff, Peta Credlin, ran a brilliant opposition campaign. But their approach led to disaster in government.When Abbott became prime minister, he and Credlin ruthlessly controlled...

$29.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

High Seas and High Teas: Voyaging to Australia

High Seas and High Teas: Voyaging to Australia

Roslyn Russell, Kerry O'Brien

‘The rats I frighten away by throwing books or anything hard at the spot at which they commence their gnawing.'Emigrant Janet Ronald wrote this in the journal she kept on board one of the ships transporting free...

$44.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Serious Whitefella Stuff: When Solutions Became the Problem in Indigenous Affairs

Serious Whitefella Stuff: When Solutions Became the Problem in Indigenous Affairs

Mark Moran, Noel Pearson

How does Indigenous policy signed off in Canberra work - or not - when implemented in remote Aboriginal communities? Mark Moran, Alyson Wright and Paul Memmott have extensive on - the - ground experience in this area of...

$27.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

The Politics of Identity: Who Counts as Aboriginal Today?

The Politics of Identity: Who Counts as Aboriginal Today?

Bronwyn Carlson

In this award - winning work Carlson explores the complexities surrounding Aboriginal identity today. Drawing on a range of historical and research literature, interviews and surveys, The politics of identity explores Aboriginal...

$39.95Buy now

Finding stock availability...

 Read reviewA Murder Without Motive: the killing of Rebecca Ryle

A Murder Without Motive: the killing of Rebecca Ryle

Martin McKenzie-Murray

In 2004, the body of a young Perth woman was found on the  grounds of a primary school. Her name was Rebecca Ryle. The killing  would mystify investigators, lawyers, and psychologists - and profoundly  rearrange the...

$27.99Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Finding Eliza: Power and Colonial Storytelling

Finding Eliza: Power and Colonial Storytelling

Larissa Behrendt

A vital Aboriginal perspective on colonial storytelling Indigenous lawyer and writer Larissa Behrendt has long been fascinated by the story of Eliza Fraser, who was purportedly captured by the local Butchulla people after she was...

$24.95Buy now

Finding stock availability...

Don’t see anything you like? Search our catalogue of over a million books.