Australian non-fiction 2018

Nurses of Australia: The Illustrated Story

Nurses of Australia: The Illustrated Story

Deborah Burrows

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Places We Swim: Exploring Australia's Best Beaches, Pools, Waterfalls, Lakes, Hot Springs and Gorges

Places We Swim: Exploring Australia’s Best Beaches, Pools, Waterfalls, Lakes, Hot Springs and Gorges

Dillon Seitchik-Reardon, Caroline Clements

This beautiful photographic and curated travel guide celebrates Australia's long-standing connection to water

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Crossing The Line: How Australian Cricket Lost its Way

Crossing The Line: How Australian Cricket Lost its Way

Gideon Haigh

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Quarterly Essay 72: Net Loss - The Inner Life in the Digital Age

Quarterly Essay 72: Net Loss - The Inner Life in the Digital Age

Sebastian Smee

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By Sea & Stars: The Story of the First Fleet

By Sea & Stars: The Story of the First Fleet

Trent Dalton

Dazzling, poetic and vivid storytelling from one of Australia's greatest writers, which tells the bloody, brutal and enthralling story of the epic journey of the First Fleet.

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Australia - What Happened?

Australia - What Happened?

Ben Pobjie

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Going Postal: More Than 'Yes' or 'No'

Going Postal: More Than ‘Yes’ or ‘No’

Quinn Eades, Son Vivienne

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My Country: Stories, Essays & Speeches

My Country: Stories, Essays & Speeches

David Marr

David Marr is the rarest of breeds: one of Australia's most unflinching, forensic reporters of political controversy, and one of its most subtle and eloquent biographers. In Marr's hands, those things we call reportage and...

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 Special priceInside Story: The First Ten Years

Inside Story: The First Ten Years

Peter Browne

In this collection published to mark the 10th anniversary of the highly regarded online publication Inside Story, leading thinkers and cultural critics navigate the key issues of the turbulent years that have marked Australian and...

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Seize the Fire: Three Speeches

Seize the Fire: Three Speeches

Richard Flanagan

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 Special price Read reviewClose to Home: Selected Writings

Close to Home: Selected Writings

Alice Pung

This delightful collection brings together Alice Pung's most loved writing, on migration, family, identity, art and more. Warm, funny, moving and unfailingly honest, this is Alice Pung at her best - an irresistible delight for...

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Habitat: A practical guide to creating a wildlife-friendly Australian garden

Habitat: A practical guide to creating a wildlife-friendly Australian garden

AB Bishop

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For Valour: Australians Awarded the Victoria Cross

For Valour: Australians Awarded the Victoria Cross

Aaron Pegram, Craig Blanch

The Victoria Cross is the highest award given to members of the Commonwealth military forces for acts of extreme bravery in battle. There is no greater honour, award or accolade. For Valour tells the fascinating story of the 100...

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The Land Before Avocado

The Land Before Avocado

Richard Glover

The new book from the bestselling author of Flesh Wounds. A funny and frank look at the way Australia used to be - and just how far we have come. 

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The Best Australian Science Writing 2018

The Best Australian Science Writing 2018

John Pickrell

This popular yearly anthology gives a snapshot of the very best science writing Australia has to offer, including everything from the most esoteric philosophical questions about ourselves and the universe, through to practical...

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Dangerous Ideas About Mothers

Dangerous Ideas About Mothers

Camilla Nelson, Rachel Robertson

What's behind the rise of the mummy bullies? Coerced by the media, interrogated by other mothers, frowned upon even by those who are closest to them, the mothers of today face a barrage of criticism.

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Hoodwinked

Hoodwinked

Kerry-Anne Walsh

Pauline Hanson claims to represent the average Australian but The Stalking of Julia Gillard's Kerry-Anne Walsh has discovered nothing could be further from the truth.   

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Bees of Australia: A Photographic Exploration

Bees of Australia: A Photographic Exploration

James Dorey

Discover the beauty and diversity of Australia's native bees.

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On J.M. Coetzee: Writers on Writers

On J.M. Coetzee: Writers on Writers

Ceridwen Dovey

With tenderness and insight, Ceridwen Dovey draws on personal history to explore the Nobel Prize-winner's work - how his books 'do theory' on themselves - while also tracing the intellectual heritage that has been passed from...

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 Read reviewBoys Will be Boys

Boys Will be Boys

Clementine Ford

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 Read reviewThe World Was Whole

The World Was Whole

Fiona Wright

The follow-up to Fiona Wright's essay collection Small Acts of Disappearance - winner of the Nita B. Kibble Award and the Queensland Literary Award for Non-fiction, shortlisted for the Stella Prize and the NSW Premier's Award for...

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Rise & Resist: How to Change the World

Rise & Resist: How to Change the World

Clare Press

Takes a wild trip through the new activism sweeping the world. The political march is back in a big way, as communities rally to build movements for environmental and social justice. Crossing the globe, Clare Press meets...

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Gardens on the Edge: A journey through Australian landscapes

Gardens on the Edge: A journey through Australian landscapes

Christine Reid

In breathtaking images and insightful essays, Gardens on the Edge explores 18 Australian gardens that are defined by extraordinary horizons.    

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The Barefoot Investor for Families

The Barefoot Investor for Families

Scott Pape

The new book from Scott Pape, the Barefoot Investor.  

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 Special pricePower of the Pedal: The Story of Australian Cycling

Power of the Pedal: The Story of Australian Cycling

Rupert Guinness

In Power of the Pedal, cycling journalist Rupert Guinness reveals 200 years of the bike in Australia, covering not only its place in Australian everyday life but also the big races, here and abroad. Along the way, read about...

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Roadies: The Secret History of Australian Rock'n'Roll

Roadies: The Secret History of Australian Rock'n'Roll

Stuart Coupe

This is your backstage pass to the hidden side of the music industry - the tantrums, the fights, the tensions, the indulgence, the sex, the alcohol, the drugs. The roadies see it all, and now they are sharing their secrets. ...

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Hugh Stretton: Selected Writings

Hugh Stretton: Selected Writings

Graeme Davison

A public intellectual known for his deeply humane approach to social and urban issues, Hugh Stretton's thinking has influenced Australian public debates for many decades. Fundamentally, Stretton wanted to make Australia fairer.

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Quarterly Essay 71: Follow the Leader - Democracy and the Rise of the Strongman

Quarterly Essay 71: Follow the Leader - Democracy and the Rise of the Strongman

Laura Tingle

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Women Kind: Unlocking the power of women supporting women

Women Kind: Unlocking the power of women supporting women

Kirstin Ferguson, Catherine Fox

Women Kind is a reminder that brilliant things happen when smart women get fed up.

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Blue Lake

Blue Lake

David Sornig

I'm here already, in the bleak, awful hour on Dudley Flats in which the final dereliction of Elsie Williams will come to pass. I'm beginning with it, so you won't be under any illusion as to how it ends.

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Rusted Off: Why Country Australia is Fed Up

Rusted Off: Why Country Australia is Fed Up

Gabrielle Chan

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The Bulldog Track

The Bulldog Track

Peter Phelps

This is the story of Tom Phelps and the 'other Kokoda Track', a story that has never been told. Seventy-five years later, Tom's grandson, award-winning actor and writer Peter Phelps, is sharing the unforgettable tale of resilience...

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 Read reviewThe Rapids: Ways of Looking at Mania

The Rapids: Ways of Looking at Mania

Sam Twyford-Moore

Writing and mental illness make excellent bedfellows, for better or worse. The Rapids is an extraordinary personal memoir peppered with film and literary criticism, as well as family history. It manages to be both a wild ride and...

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This Whispering in Our Hearts Revisited

This Whispering in Our Hearts Revisited

Henry Reynolds

Listening to the whispering in his own heart, Henry Reynolds was led into the lives of remarkable and largely forgotten white humanitarians who followed their consciences and challenged the prevailing attitudes to Indigenous...

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Best We Forget

Best We Forget

Peter Cochrane

Best We Forget will challenge what you currently believe about twentieth-century Australian history

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The Football Solution

The Football Solution

George Megalogenis

In a characteristically sweeping and entertaining story, George Megalogenis reveals how football has been shaped by the nation that invented it and how the game we love, in turn, might help resolve Australia's political impasse.

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 Read reviewTrace: Who Killed Maria James?

Trace: Who Killed Maria James?

Rachael Brown

The riveting inside story of a journalist's cold-case investigation of a shocking murder.

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The Fierce Country

The Fierce Country

Stephen Orr

The open spaces and isolated places outside Australia's cities have unsettled us from first European settlement to today. In this nail-biting book combining the notorious and little-known, author Stephen Orr has collected true...

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Siege: Inside the Lindt Cafe

Siege: Inside the Lindt Cafe

Deborah Snow

The powerful and uncompromising story of what happened inside the Lindt Cafe and why the police response went so tragically wrong

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Australia and Indonesia: Can we be Friends?: Australian Foreign Affairs Issue 3

Australia and Indonesia: Can we be Friends?: Australian Foreign Affairs Issue 3

Jonathan Pearlman

Australian Foreign Affairs is published three times a year and seeks to explore - and encourage - debate on Australia's place in the world and global outlook.

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The Knowledge Solution: Politics

The Knowledge Solution: Politics

Various Authors

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Dunera Lives: A Visual History

Dunera Lives: A Visual History

Ken Inglis, Seumas Spark, Dr Jay Winter, Carol Bunyan

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Quarterly Essay 70: Dead Right: How Neoliberalism Ate Itself and What Comes Next

Quarterly Essay 70: Dead Right: How Neoliberalism Ate Itself and What Comes Next

Richard Denniss

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 Read reviewThe Year Everything Changed: 2001

The Year Everything Changed: 2001

Phillipa McGuinness

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 Read reviewWelcome to Country

Welcome to Country

Marcia Langton

A completely new and inclusive guidebook to Indigenous Australia and the Torres Strait Islands

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Break-up Boss

Break-up Boss

Zoe Foster Blake

Break-ups suck but you don't have to suck at break-ups.

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 Read reviewBalancing Acts: Women in Sport - Essays on Power, Performance, Bodies and Love

Balancing Acts: Women in Sport - Essays on Power, Performance, Bodies and Love

Justin Wolfers & Erin Riley (eds)

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On Patrick White: Writers on Writers

On Patrick White: Writers on Writers

Christos Tsiolkas

In this passionate and electrifying short book, Christos Tsiolkas writes about his year spent reading Patrick White, of his ‘discovery and rediscovery of White as a writer.' The result is a vivid introduction to and...

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Australia Reimagined: Towards a More Compassionate, Less Anxious Society

Australia Reimagined: Towards a More Compassionate, Less Anxious Society

Hugh Mackay (AUTHOR)

A courageous and passionately argued treatise on how we harness the power of the new era to create a stronger, fairer society.

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We'll Show the World: Expo 88

We’ll Show the World: Expo 88

Jackie Ryan

How did one long and expensive party change a city forever?

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 Special priceCreativity Crisis: Toward a Post-Constructivist Educational Future

Creativity Crisis: Toward a Post-Constructivist Educational Future

Robert Nelson

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Monash's Masterpiece: The battle of Le Hamel and the 93 minutes that changed the world

Monash’s Masterpiece: The battle of Le Hamel and the 93 minutes that changed the world

Peter FitzSimons

Peter FitzSimons brings the Allied triumph at the Battle of Le Hamel to life, and tells the magnificent story of the first modern battle as it should be told.

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The Sydney Wars

The Sydney Wars

Dr Stephen Gapps

The Sydney Wars tells the history of military engagements between Europeans and Aboriginal Australians - described as ‘this constant sort of war' by one early colonist - around the greater Sydney region.

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Romance Was Born

Romance Was Born

Anna Plunkett, Luke Sales, Georgina Safe

The fully illustrated story of one of the most successful Australian fashion houses of the last 15 years. Romance Was Born collections are lavish, larger than life, iconic and iconaclastic, and this gorgeous book is a celebration...

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Blue Collar Frayed: Working Men in Tomorrow's Economy

Blue Collar Frayed: Working Men in Tomorrow’s Economy

Jennifer Rayner

Drawing on extensive research and dozens of interviews, Rayner argues that there can be blue-collar jobs in our future economy; in fact, we can't keep building a fair and prosperous Australia without them. Humane and clear-eyed,...

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RetroSuburbia: the downshifter's guide to a resilient future

RetroSuburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future

David Holmgren

This 592 page manual shows how Australians can downshift and retrofit their homes, gardens, communities and, above all, themselves to be more self-organised, sustainable and resilient into an uncertain future. It promises a...

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Quarterly Essay 69: Moment of Truth: History and Australia's Future

Quarterly Essay 69: Moment of Truth: History and Australia’s Future

Mark McKenna

Australia is on the brink of momentous change, but only if its citizens and politicians can come to new terms with the past. Indigenous recognition and a new push for a republic await action.

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Catching Thunder: The True Story of the World's Longest Sea Chase

Catching Thunder: The True Story of the World’s Longest Sea Chase

Kjetil Saeter, Eskil Engdal

Poachers, kingpins and the longest chase in maritime history: A desperate race to save our planet's oceans.

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Silent Invasion

Silent Invasion

Clive Hamilton

In 2008 Clive Hamilton was at Parliament House in Canberra when the Beijing Olympic torch relay passed through. He watched in bewilderment as a small pro-Tibet protest was overrun by thousands of angry Chinese students. Where did...

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 Read reviewOn Borrowed Time

On Borrowed Time

Robert Manne

A stunning new collection of essays from Australia's leading public intellectual.

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Roar

Roar

Samantha Lane

A celebration of the wonderful characters of the AFLW and the remarkable success of the new Women's League.

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 Read reviewSkin in the Game: The pleasure and pain of telling true stories

Skin in the Game: The pleasure and pain of telling true stories

Sonya Voumard

Stella Prize long-listed author Sonya Voumard's Skin in the Game is original, incisive, and hugely entertaining.

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Australia: The Vatican Museum's Indigenous Collection

Australia: The Vatican Museum’s Indigenous Collection

Katherine Aigner

From the ancient Etruscans and Romans, to the Renaissance masters of Michelangelo and Raphael, the Vatican Museums represent an aspect of the history of humanity through art. The Indigenous Australian collection is a little known...

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The Suitcase Baby

The Suitcase Baby

Tanya Bretherton

SYDNEY, 1923: a suitcase washed up on a harbourside beach reveals its grisly contents - and from there, an extraordinary story unfolds.

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Trump in Asia: The New World Disorder: Australian Foreign Affairs: Issue 2

Trump in Asia: The New World Disorder: Australian Foreign Affairs: Issue 2

Jonathan Pearlman

Towards an independent foreign policy.

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Melbourne's Queen Victoria Market

Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market

Tim Webster

This illustrated anthology of the oral histories of the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne takes you behind the counters to reveal intimate views of the market's unique way of life. Drawn from more than a hundred and eighty...

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