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 Read reviewThat Deadman Dance

That Deadman Dance

Kim Scott

In playful, musical prose, this book explores the early contact between the Aboriginal Noongar people and the first European settlers. The novel's hero is a young Noongar man named Bobby Wabalanginy.

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 Read reviewUtopian Man

Utopian Man

Lisa Lang

1880s. Marvellous Melbourne is a lavish and raucous city where anything could happen. Entrepreneur Edward William Cole is building the Cole's Book Arcade and filling it with whatever amuses him: a giant squid, a brass band,...

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Happy as Larry

Happy as Larry

Scot Gardner

The not-so-ordinary life of a boy named Larry, set against the great events of the world.

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Anonymity Jones

Anonymity Jones

James Roy

Once there lived a girl called Anonymity Jones. Anonymity's life is falling apart. Her father has left to have a mid-life crisis, her mother's new boyfriend is a definite worry, her Europe-bound sister has changed her name and all...

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Toppling

Toppling

Sally Murphy (Author), Rhian Nest James (Illustrator)

A moving and triumphant illustrated verse novel about childhood illness and support for friends. Ages 8-12.

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Vite Italiane: Italian Lives in Western Australia

Vite Italiane: Italian Lives in Western Australia

Susanna Iuliano

Documents the migration flow of Italian immigrants from the late 1800s to the present day.

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Gwen in Purgatory

Gwen in Purgatory

Tommy Murphy

Gwen is 90. She woke up this morning to discover that purgatory is sitting alone in a new house in a new subdivision on the edge of town. But then her grandson turns up, and Father Ezekiel, a priest from Nigeria, arrives to bless...

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A Three-Cornered Life: The Historian W.K. Hancock

A Three-Cornered Life: The Historian W.K. Hancock

Jim Davidson

W.K. Hancock was a major historian in four or five fields. In addition, Hancock was a founder of the Australian National University, while his Australia (1930) remains one of the classic accounts of this country. A Three-Cornered...

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