New Australian non-fiction

Grandmothers: Essays by 21st-century Grandmothers

Grandmothers: Essays by 21st-century Grandmothers

Helen Elliott

An unmissable collection of writing on what it means to be a grandmother-edited by literary journalist and writer Helen Elliott.

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Quarterly Essay 77: Cry Me A River - The Tragedy of the Murray-Darling Basin

Quarterly Essay 77: Cry Me A River - The Tragedy of the Murray-Darling Basin

Margaret Simons

The Murray-Darling Basin is the food bowl of Australia, and it's in trouble. What does this mean for the future - for water and food, and for the people and towns that depend on it?

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 Read reviewPhosphorescence

Phosphorescence

Julia Baird

A beautiful, intimate and inspiring investigation into how we can find and nurture within ourselves that essential quality of internal happiness - the 'light within' that Julia Baird calls 'phosphorescence' - which will sustain us...

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The Ghost and the Bounty Hunter

The Ghost and the Bounty Hunter

Adam Courtenay

By the bestselling author of The Ship That Never Was, The Ghost and the Bounty Hunter is a fascinating and poignant true story from Australian colonial history.

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Women in Boots: Football and Feminism in the 1970s

Women in Boots: Football and Feminism in the 1970s

Marion Stell, Heather Reid

Who could imagine that finding a suitable pair of football boots would prove almost impossible for women and girls in the 1970s?  

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 Read reviewBlueberries

Blueberries

Ellena Savage

A stimulating combination of memoir, essay, poetry, confession and critique, Blueberries is a powerful and revealing collection from a rising star in Australian creative non-fiction.   

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1989: The Great Grand Final

1989: The Great Grand Final

Tony Wilson

The 1989 Grand Final between Hawthorn and Geelong is considered one of the greatest of all. Hawthorn, seeking to go back-to-back for the first time was against a Geelong team that had not been in a Grand Final since 1967.

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The Convent: A City finds its Heart

The Convent: A City finds its Heart

Stuart Kells

The Convent: A City Finds its Heart tells the story of a site's rich history and the efforts to preserve it. This is an uplifting tale of community activism.

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Pathfinders: A History of Aboriginal Trackers in NSW

Pathfinders: A History of Aboriginal Trackers in NSW

Michael Bennett

There are few Aboriginal icons in White Australia history.

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We Need to Talk About Mum & Dad

We Need to Talk About Mum & Dad

Jean Kittson

Jean Kittson, bestselling author of You're Still Hot to Me, provides answers to all the questions you didn't know you had about supporting your ageing parents.

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When Life is Not Peachy

When Life is Not Peachy

Pip Lincolne

When life has taken a difficult turn, our heart is aching and we're only just holding it together, it's easy to question everything. Who even am I, and how will I keep going? We need someone in our corner to travel this journey...

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After the Count

After the Count

Stephanie Convery

When Sydney boxer Davey Browne died in 2015 after being knocked out in the final round of a title fight that he was about to win, boxing once again came under intense public scrutiny.  

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Solved!

Solved!

Andrew Wear

Sometimes the solutions are closer than you think. Denmark is set to achieve 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030. Iceland has topped the gender equality rankings for a decade and counting. South Korea's average life expectancy...

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Party Animals

Party Animals

Samantha Maiden

The Labor Party was the unbeatable favourite to win the 2019 election right up until the polls closed and voters delivered the shock verdict.

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Bone and Beauty: The Ribbon Boys' Rebellion of 1830

Bone and Beauty: The Ribbon Boys' Rebellion of 1830

J. M. Thompson

Rich with detail, Bone and Beauty fuses archival evidence and narrative technique to tell the gripping story of the Ribbon Boys and their reputed leader Ralph Entwistle

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The Colonial Kangaroo Hunt

The Colonial Kangaroo Hunt

Ken Gelder, Rachael Weaver

From the arrival of Captain James Cook in 1770 to classic children's tale Dot and the Kangaroo, Ken Gelder and Rachel Weaver examine hunting narratives in novels, visual art and memoirs to discover how the kangaroo became a...

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Fire Country: How Indigenous Fire Management Could Help Save Australia

Fire Country: How Indigenous Fire Management Could Help Save Australia

Victor Steffensen

Fire Country is a cry from the heart asking for change in how Australia cares for country.

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 Read reviewShe I Dare Not Name

She I Dare Not Name

Donna Ward

She I Dare Not Name is a compelling collection of fiercely intelligent, deeply intimate, lyrical reflections on the life of a woman who stands on the threshold between two millennia. Both manifesto and confession, this moving...

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The Medicine: A Doctor's Notes

The Medicine: A Doctor’s Notes

Karen Hitchcock

Dr Karen Hitchcock takes us to the frontlines of everyday treatment, turning her acute gaze to everything from the flu season to dementia, plastic surgery to the humble sick day

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Dear Parents: Letters from the Teacher

Dear Parents: Letters from the Teacher

Gabbie Stroud

In this funny, heartfelt and passionate call to arms, Gabbie Stroud makes a plea to all parents to understand their roles as their children's lifelong teachers and show how they can best help their kids' teachers and schools...

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Corporate Power in Australia

Corporate Power in Australia

Lindy Edwards

Trust in Australian democracy has more than halved over the last decade, from 86% in 2007 to 41% in 2018. Part of this erosion of trust stems from a belief that big business has too much power. Community concerns have sparked...

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Ten Rogues

Ten Rogues

Peter Grose

From the grim docks of nineteenth-century London to the even grimmer shores of the brutal penal colony of Norfolk Island, this is a roller-coaster tale. It has everything: defiance of authority, treachery, piracy and mutiny,...

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So...You're Having a Teenager

So…You’re Having a Teenager

Sarah Macdonald, Cathy Wilcox

A straight-talking, laugh-out-loud survival guide to raising teenagers from two of Australia's favourite commentators

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Meeting the Waylo: Aboriginal Encounters in the Archipelago

Meeting the Waylo: Aboriginal Encounters in the Archipelago

Tiffany Shellam

This book explores the experiences of Indigenous Australians who participated in Australian exploration enterprises in the early nineteenth century

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Stop Listening to the Customer: Try Hearing Your Brand Instead

Stop Listening to the Customer: Try Hearing Your Brand Instead

Adam Ferrier, Jen Flemming

Adam Ferrier draws on his years of creative agency experience, the wisdom of other voices, as well as marketing science to outline the dangers of listening to the customer too much and reveals what you can do about it

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Modern Mending

Modern Mending

Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald

Bring new life to your old clothes and fabrics with this fun, easy-to-follow guide to modern mending

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