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 Read reviewAll That I Am

All That I Am

Anna Funder

An award-winning author delivers an affecting and beautifully evocative debut novel, set in 1930's Europe and based on a true story, about a group of young German exiles who risk their lives to awaken the world to the terrifying...

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Cloudstreet The Screenplay

Cloudstreet The Screenplay

Tim Winton, Ellen Fontana

Twenty years after its publication, Australia's favourite novel has finally come to life on the screen. Adapted for television by Tim Winton and Ellen Fontana, Cloudstreet is a rambunctious saga of haunting, loving and letting...

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Crow Country

Crow Country

Kate Constable

When Sadie is tumbled back in time to view a terrible crime, she is pulled into a strange mystery. Can Sadie, Walter and Lachie figure out a way to right old wrongs, or will they be condemned to repeat them?

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Justice: A History of the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia

Justice: A History of the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia

Fiona Skyring

From its beginnings in the early 1970s, the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia has been influential in national campaigns to address the legacies of dispossession and human rights abuses. It continues to play a central...

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1835: The Founding Of Melbourne & The Conquest Of Australia

1835: The Founding Of Melbourne & The Conquest Of Australia

James Boyce

In 1835 an illegal squatter camp was established on the banks of the Yarra River. In defiance of authorities in London and Sydney, Tasmanian speculators began sending men and sheep across Bass Strait - and so changed the shape of...

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A Bus Called Heaven

A Bus Called Heaven

Bob Graham

One morning it appeared, out of nowhere, sitting right outside Stella's house - a broken, old bus. On the front of it, held up with packing tape, is a hand-painted sign that says, Heaven . How did it get there? Everyone...

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 Read reviewCaleb's Crossing

Caleb’s Crossing

Geraldine Brooks

The new novel from Pulitzer Prize-winner Geraldine Brooks, author of the Richard and Judy bestseller 'March,, 'Year of Wonders, and 'People of the Book,.

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 Read reviewThe Cook

The Cook

Wayne Macauley

The Cook feeds our hunger to know what goes on in the kitchen, while skewering our culture of food worship.

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Burning Man Dvd

Burning Man Dvd

Teplitzky Jonathan, Bojana Novakovic, Essie Davis, Rachel Griffiths, Kerry Fox

Don't Go So Far Out That You Can't Find Your Way Back

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Waltzing the Wilarra

Waltzing the Wilarra

David Milroy

Charlie, Elsa and Fay take you on a musical journey back to 1940s post-war Perth. Against a backdrop of curfews, and the fear of arrest for consorting, White and Black manage to form their own club. Forty years on, as the club...

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The Dead I Know

The Dead I Know

Scot Gardner

Aaron Rowe walks in his sleep. He has dreams he can't explain, and memories he can't recover. Death doesn't scare him - his new job with a funeral director may even be his salvation. But if he doesn't discover the truth about his...

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Only Ever Always

Penni Russon

Only Ever Always is a beautifully crafted and emotionally intense novel that teases out the intriguing idea of the line between self and the material world.

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Lines for Birds: Poems and Paintings

Lines for Birds: Poems and Paintings

Barry Hill, John Wolseley

An explosion of lush images, a collaboration between two distinguished artists - painter John Wolseley and poet Barry Hill - both long fascinated by nature's beauty and power. This collection captures the very essence of Bird -...

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Triumphs and Tragedies: Oombulgurri: an Australian Aboriginal Commun Ity

Triumphs and Tragedies: Oombulgurri: an Australian Aboriginal Commun Ity

Neville Green

Oombulgurri emerged from the remnants of Forrest River Mission to become one of the first independent Indigenous communities in Australia. Triumphs and Tragedies, Neville Green's tenth book, is a story of lost innocence in a...

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Sam, Grace and the Shipwreck

Sam, Grace and the Shipwreck

Michelle Gillespie, Sonia Martinez

Sixteen-year-old Grace Bussell was hailed a hero for her part in rescuing the passengers and crew of the Georgette from sure-drowning. She was called Australia's own Grace Darling. But the rescue would never have been possible...

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Paramedico

Paramedico

Benjamin Gilmour

Benjamin Gilmour is a paramedic by profession. This is his behind-the-scenes exploration of the working lives of ambulance crews around the world. Benjamin takes you on the road with emergency services teams from Australia, the...

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Surface to Air

Surface to Air

Jaya Savige

Focuses on such themes as: the archaeological exposure of history, both personal and cultural; the struggle for literal inspiration, in contemporary life, with issues ranging from consumerism to personal grievance and loss; and,...

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Her Father's Daughter

Her Father’s Daughter

Alice Pung

At twenty-something, Alice is hungry for the milestones of young womanhood: leaving home, choosing a career, finding friendship and love on her own terms. But with each step she takes away from home, she feels the sharp tug of...

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Eye For Eternity, An

Eye For Eternity, An

Mark McKenna

Manning Clark was a complex, demanding and brilliant man. Mark McKenna's compelling biography of this giant of Australia's cultural landscape is informed by his reading of Clark's extensive private letters, journals and diaries. A...

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Black Swan: A Koorie Woman's Life

Black Swan: A Koorie Woman’s Life

Eileen Harrison, Carolyn Landon

This is a revealing memoir of Eileen Harrison's struggle to live as an indigenous woman and an artist. Eileen grew up on the Lake Tyers Aboriginal Mission Station in regional Victoria in the 1950s.

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Interferon Psalms

Interferon Psalms

Luke Davies

The ravaging effects of illness, the breakup of a relationship and the disturbing nature of relocation. These are the subjects under award-winning Luke Davies' meditative eye. Luke Davies' Totem was a grand love poem, a hymn to...

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 Read reviewBrotherband 1: The Outcasts

Brotherband 1: The Outcasts

John Flanagan

John Flanagan, author of the international phenomenon Ranger's Apprentice, creates a world of seafaring adventures, treacherous pirates and epic battles in Brotherband. In Skandia, there is only one way to become a warrior. Boys...

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The Little Refugee

The Little Refugee

Anh Do, Suzanne Do, Bruce Whatley

The Little Refugee tells of one family's survival against the odds, and the transforming power of hope.

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On Orchard Road

On Orchard Road

Elsbeth Edgar

A story about friendship, hope and the healing power of nature and art. A new baby sister. A new school. A new town. Jane is sure that she will be miserable. But sometimes friendship can bloom in the most unexpected places.

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 Read reviewThe Taste of River Water

The Taste of River Water

Cate Kennedy

Disarming, warm and always accessible, Cate Kennedy's poems make ordinary experiences glow. Everything that suffuses her well-loved prose is here: compassion, insight, lyrical precision, and the clear, minimalist eye that reveals...

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The Argument

The Argument

Tracy Ryan

The unknowable is Tracy Ryan's terrain; these are poems of keen appraisal and survival demonstrating an extraordinary range and held tight by a cohesive vision. Each poem makes clear the poet's preoccupation with mortality. If the...

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Armour

Armour

John Kinsella

An essential new collection from the visionary Australian poet

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