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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 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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Steam Australia: Locomotives that Galvanised the Nation

Steam Australia: Locomotives that Galvanised the Nation

Tim Fischer

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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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Living and Loving in Diversity

Living and Loving in Diversity

Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli

Sad and funny, sexy and sensitive, angry and insightful: the deeply personal stories in this book reflect a rainbow of experiences and emotions, as diverse as the storytellers themselves. Join chief editor Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli...

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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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Bees of Australia: A Photographic Guide

Bees of Australia: A Photographic Guide

James Dorey

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

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You Daughters of Freedom

You Daughters of Freedom

Clare Wright

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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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Power 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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Mirka & Georges: A Culinary Affair

Mirka & Georges: A Culinary Affair

Lesley Harding, Kendrah Morgan

Meet the legendary Mirka and Georges Mora, with classic French recipes, untold anecdotes, photographs and Mirka's sensuous and colourful artworks.  

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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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Wrong Way: How Privatisation and Economic Reform Backfired

Wrong Way: How Privatisation and Economic Reform Backfired

Damien Cahill, Phillip Toner

Leading economists assess the costs and benefits of privatisation, deregulation, marketisation and other neoliberal reforms that have dominated Australian economic policy since the 1980s.

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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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Rocky Road: The incredible true story of the fractured family behind the Darrell Lea chocolate empire

Rocky Road: The incredible true story of the fractured family behind the Darrell Lea chocolate empire

Robert Wainwright (Author)

The marvelously strange but true story of the family behind the famous Darrell Lea confectionery company.

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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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Endeavour: The ship and the attitude that changed the world

Endeavour: The ship and the attitude that changed the world

Peter Moore

Centred around Captain James Cook's first South Sea voyages (1768 - 1771) from a historian who leaves no stone unturned to discover the ship and the attitude that shaped the western world.

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City Life: The New Urban Australia

City Life: The New Urban Australia

Seamus O'Hanlon

Remember when our cities and inner-cities weren't dominated by high-rise apartments? This book documents the changes that have come with the globalisation of the Australian city since the 1970s. It tells the story of the major...

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The Eastern Curlew

The Eastern Curlew

Harry Saddler

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Water Colour

Water Colour

Greg French

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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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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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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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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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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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 Read reviewAxiomatic

Axiomatic

Maria Tumarkin

Janet Malcolm meets The Empathy Exams, in a genre-bending work on how we understand the traumas we inherit.

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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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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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A Year of Madness: The Best of Ron Tandberg's 2017 cartoons from The Age

A Year of Madness: The Best of Ron Tandberg’s 2017 cartoons from The Age

Ron Tandberg

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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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Midawarr Harvest: The Art of Mulkun Wirrpanda and John Wolseley

Midawarr Harvest: The Art of Mulkun Wirrpanda and John Wolseley

Will Stubbs, John Wolseley

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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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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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