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Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia: Second Edition

Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia: Second Edition

Bill Arthur, Frances Morphy

The second edition of the bestselling Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia, a unique tool for exploring and understanding the lives and cultures of Australia's First Peoples.

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 Read reviewOrigin Story: A Big History of Everything

Origin Story: A Big History of Everything

David Christian

This is the epic story of the universe and our place in it, from 13.8 billion years ago to the remote future.

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Educated

Tara Westover

An extraordinary memoir about a woman's discovery of education, its transformative power and the price she has to pay for it.

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Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from my Grandfather, Nelson Mandela

Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from my Grandfather, Nelson Mandela

Ndaba Mandela

Life lessons for us all: the story of Ndaba Mandela's unforgettable time growing up with, and learning from, one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known - his grandfather, Nelson Mandela.

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 Read reviewGrowing Up Aboriginal in Australia

Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia

Anita Heiss

This groundbreaking anthology aims to enlighten, inspire and educate about the lives of Aboriginal people in Australia today.

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We Should All Be Feminists

We Should All Be Feminists

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A personal and powerful essay from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the bestselling author of 'Americanah' and 'Half of a Yellow Sun', based on her 2013 TEDx Talk of the same name.

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 Read reviewThe Power of Hope

The Power of Hope

Kon Karapanagiotidis

A powerful, inspiring memoir from Kon Karapanagiotidis, founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, which argues that by putting community, love and compassion at the centre of our lives, we have the power to change our...

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Dark Emu (New Edition)

Dark Emu (New Edition)

Bruce Pascoe

Contradicts the conventional wisdom that native peoples were primitive hunter-gatherers

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 Read reviewUtopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

Rutger Bregman

A Sunday Times bestseller

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The Best Australian Science Writing 2019

The Best Australian Science Writing 2019

Bianca Nogrady, Lisa Harvey-Smith

This ninth edition of The Best Australian Science Writing showcases the most powerful, colourful, insightful and brilliant news, feature, essay and poetry writing from Australian writers and scientists. It roams the length and...

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Congratulations, by the way: Some Thoughts on Kindness

Congratulations, by the way: Some Thoughts on Kindness

George Saunders

Here's something I know to be true, although it's a little corny, and I don't quite know what to do with it: What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness.

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On Doubt

On Doubt

Leigh Sales

When society seems to demand confidence and certainty, how much courage does it take to admit doubt, especially self-doubt? In this personal essay, one of Australia's most respected journalists argues in favour of a doubtful...

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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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Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World

Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World

Phaidon Editors, David Malin, Paul Murdin

Explore the stars and planets and beyond through 300 fascinating images - an international panel of experts take you on a journey through man's record of the universe - from ancient cave paintings to animation

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Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing

John Berger

Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak. But, there is also another sense in which seeing comes before words. It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world. The relation...

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Headstrong Daughters: Inspiring stories from the new generation of Australian Muslim women

Headstrong Daughters: Inspiring stories from the new generation of Australian Muslim women

Nadia Jamal

Nadia Jamal takes us inside the lives of ordinary Muslim women from around Australia, showing how they find ways to stay true to their faith, and to themselves as well. These candid and moving stories reveal a side to Australian...

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 Read reviewWhat a Wonderful Word: A Collection of Untranslatables from Around the World

What a Wonderful Word: A Collection of Untranslatables from Around the World

Nicola Edwards, Luisa Uribe

This hand-picked collection of untranslatable worlds from all over the world celebrates the magic of language, with gorgeous original artwork and fascinating facts about each word and the culture it comes from.

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I Am Malala

I Am Malala

Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb

The bestselling memoir of youngest ever NOBEL PRIZE winner, Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl who stood up to the Taliban.

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The People Awards

The People Awards

Ana Albero, Lily Murray

Celebrate equality with this beautiful book of biographies, illustrated by Ana Albero. Fifty historical figures are awarded prizes to celebrate their famous (and less-well-known) achievements.

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Nganga: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Words and Phrases

Nganga: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Words and Phrases

Aunty Fay Muir, Sue Lawson

Aunty, Uncle, sorry business, deadly, women's business, marngrook, dreamtime, Elders, songlines. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander words have become part of our everyday vocabulary but we may not know their true meaning of the...

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The Lost Words

The Lost Words

Jackie Morris, Robert Macfarlane

From Acorn to Weasel: a gorgeous, hand-illustrated, large-format spell book celebrating the magic and wonder of the natural world.

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You Are Mighty: A Guide to Changing the World

You Are Mighty: A Guide to Changing the World

Caroline Paul, Lauren Tamaki

From the author of the New York Times -bestselling The Gutsy Girl comes an inspiring, instructional and fun guide for kid activists containing change-maker tips as well as anecdotes of young activists around the globe and...

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Make Trouble

Make Trouble

John Waters

From an icon of popular culture, here is inspiring advice for artists, graduates, and all who seek happiness and success on their own terms.

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Wander Love: Lessons, Tips and Inspiration from a Solo Traveller

Wander Love: Lessons, Tips and Inspiration from a Solo Traveller

Aubrey Daquinag

A curated collection of incredible photography and travel knowledge - the world of Instagram and travel, distilled, to inspire your own adventures

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Women & Power: A Manifesto

Women & Power: A Manifesto

Mary Beard

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A modern feminist classic. --The GuardianFrom the internationally acclaimed classicist and New York Times best-selling author comes this timely manifesto on women and power.

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On Kate Jennings: Writers on Writers

On Kate Jennings: Writers on Writers

Erik Jensen

‘Kate says she doesn't know what to say about writing. When people ask, she tells them to prepare for a life of failure.'

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On John Marsden: Writers on Writers

On John Marsden: Writers on Writers

Alice Pung

In this fascinating book, Alice Pung writes about one of her deep influences - the much-loved and hugely successful John Marsden.

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 Read reviewThe Quantum Astrologer's Handbook

The Quantum Astrologer’s Handbook

Michael Brooks

A book of science like no other, about a scientist like no other.

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True Stories: The Collected Short Non-Fiction

True Stories: The Collected Short Non-Fiction

Helen Garner

An extraordinary book of collected short non-fiction, spanning fifty years of work, by one of Australia's great writers.

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Stories: The Collected Short Fiction

Stories: The Collected Short Fiction

Helen Garner

This new edition of Helen Garner's collected short fiction celebrates the seventy-fifth birthday of one of Australia's most loved authors.

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