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Silver Lies, Golden Truths

Broken Hill, a gentle German and two world wars

Christine Ellis

Reinhold (Jack) Schuster was an illegal German immigrant. A trained soldier in the German Armeekorps, he sat out both world wars in the Australian outback of Broken Hill. Jack's story debunks the myth that salutes the mining town as the birthplace of solidarity - by exposing divisiveness, prejudice and powerlessness. ...
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Almost an Island

The story of Robe

Liz Harfull

For a small place, tucked away on South Australia's rugged Limestone Coast, Robe has played a remarkable role in history. Here you will find pioneering settlers and aviators, fishermen braving wild seas in small wooden boats, famous painters and poets, chefs and winemakers, and meet some of the families drawn to this breathtaking virtual island. ...
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Tom Price

From stonecutter to Premier

Stephanie McCarthy

How is it possible that an impoverished Welsh stonecutter could rise to the position of the first Labor Premier of South Australia?
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Out of the Past

Views of Adelaide Botanic Garden, a series of Edwardian era postcards

Tony Kanellos

Out of the Past presents 300 pocket-sized memories of the much-loved Adelaide Botanic Garden. Hand-coloured views of a well-known place - many views have now matured, been altered or have become lost. These beautiful postcards are from the Edwardian Era, a time of leisure, affluence and modernity. ...
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Robert Hannaford

Natural eye

Robert Hannaford, John Neylon

Robert Hannaford is one of Australia's foremost portrait artists, but this is only one aspect of his work. Robert Hannaford: Natural eye, the first book to be published on this acclaimed ...
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Born to Swim

The Diaries of Sally Foster and Evelyn de Lacy, Olympic Swimmers

Evelyn de Lacy, Sally Foster

In May 1936, the Australian Olympic team set sail for Berlin with a live kangaroo for a mascot. On board was Western Australian swimmer Evelyn de Lacy who recorded her experiences in a diary. Seventy-six years later her grandniece, Sally Foster, qualified for the London Olympics. Inspired by Evelyn's words she decided to write her own diary.

Born to Swim tells the story of two young Australians, of the times they lived in and the challenges faced as they lived their Olympic dream. ...
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The Blue Ribbon Cookbook

Recipes, stories and tips from prize-winning country show cooks

Liz Harfull

Been to a country show and wondered who are the people behind the vast spread? Ever thought about entering yourself? Here are 53 country shows, the cooks behind the scenes, and their prize-winning recipes. ...
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Barossa Shiraz

Discovering the tastes of the Barossa's regions

Thomas Girgensohn

This book is based on author Thomas Girgensohn's extensive knowledge of Australian wines and his personal research over nearly 30 years. He focuses on the Barossa, Australias best-known wine region, and explores Shiraz, Australia's most popular wine. Barossa Shiraz explains the concept of terroir - the contribution of the vineyard's site to the quality of the grapes and wine produced from it - in easy to understand terms.
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The Diggers' Doctor

The fortunate life of Col. Donald Beard, AM, RFD, ED (Retd)

Ashley Mallett

A man of substance in war and in peace, Dr Donald Beard, AM, is a leader, and known for his compassion, humility and charm. The Diggers' Doctor tells of his extraordinary life as a surgeon, as well as his love of cricket and deep friendship with cricketers, including Sir Donald Bradman. It was in the Beards' backyard that The Don faced Jeff Thomson and hit his last cricket ball. ...
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Interned

Torrens Island 1914-1915

Peter Monteath, Mandy Paul, Rebecca Martin

In August 1914 war broke out across Europe. Within months hundreds of men - 'enemy aliens' - were interned on Torrens Island, in the Port River estuary near Adelaide. Sailors taken off enemy ships, foreign nationals living in South Australia, and even some naturalised British subjects found themselves behind barbed wire.
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