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The Diary of Emily Caroline Creaghe, Explorer

Emily Caroline Creaghe, Peter Monteath

Caroline Creaghe, the sole female member of an exploring party in the 1880s, was well acquainted with the privations and harshness of travel in Australia’s north. At the end of the day she would record tests of endurance, strength and courage along with her experiences and impressions of territory unknown to Europeans. Creaghe’s diary is one of the most remarkable documents of Australian exploration, written by one of the rarest of explorers - a woman. ...
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One Magic Square

Grow your own food on one square metre

Lolo Houbein

One Magic Square shows how, with a ten-minute effort, you can start your own productive food garden on a single square metre. By following these plot designs you can keep your labour pleasurable as your self-sufficiency increases. ...

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Holden Snapshots

Images from the golden years

Don Loffler

Don Loffler has surprised himself, and probably many of his faithful readers, by writing this sequel to his fifth book, Holden Days, before completing the promised book on rare and unusual examples of the first ten Holden models. When Holden Days was released, he had no idea he would receive many new images from readers generally and, in particular, from the relatives and friends of those whose images appear in the book. In addition, he kept locating new images through his own research. Holden Snapshots is the result of all this. ...
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Places Women Make

Unearthing the contribution of women to our cities

Jane Jose

Places Women Make tells stories of women shaping the Australian city - its buildings, spaces, and social and political agendas.

Jane Jose takes a fresh look at city life, great places and the unsung urban heroines who made them. She explores the design of cities, the places we need and suggests urban life would be richer if women play more of a role in city design.
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From Burma to Myanmar

On the road to Mandalay

Lydia Laube

What a ride! In a death-defying taxi with no windows, I was flown along the roads in a howling gale. Horrible. I sat directly behind the driver hoping he would act as an air bag when the inevitable collision came. In that position I couldn't see the worst that was happening around us, like pedestrians peeling off our fenders. ...
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The Sensible Sleep Solution

A guide to sleep in your baby's first year

Sarah Blunden, Angie Willcocks

The Sensible Sleep Solution is a moderate approach, providing month-to-month advice to guide you through your baby's first year and establish good sleeping habits that can last a lifetime. ...

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Germans

Travellers, settlers and their descendants in South Australia

Peter Monteath

From Beehive Corner and Bert Flugelman's polished balls in Rundle Mall to the vineyards, churches and cemeteries of the Barossa Valley, tangible signs of South Australia's Germans are everywhere to be seen. Too often, however, 'the Germans' are regarded as a single group in the state's history. The truth is more complex and intriguing. ...

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Speak Up, Reach Out

A life to reckon with

Graham F. Smith

Graham Smith's memoir is a microcosm of Australian politics and society at a particularly volatile time, seen through the eyes of a storyteller who was both compassionate and analytical.

The Second World War, the Korean and Vietnam wars, the political, economic and social upheavals of postwar Australia, and Sir Robert Menzies' (failed) attempt to outlaw the Communist Party of Australia - Graham lived through these events and made influential contributions to them all. ...
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Those Dry-stone Walls

Stories from South Australia's Stone Age

Bruce Munday, Kristin Munday

Join Bruce and Kristin Munday as they traverse South Australia in search of these walls, finding historic masterpieces and insights into rural life in the years following settlement. Those Dry-stone Walls is rich with beautiful imagery of these walls, the stories behind them, and advice to inspire you to follow in the footsteps of our early settlers and start building your own. ...

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Enjoyed for Generations

Barbara Santich

In 1915, Alfred Haigh opened his first Haigh's store in Adelaide's Beehive Building. From this modest beginning, Haigh's Chocolates has thrived to become Australia's oldest family-owned chocolate maker, and a leader in the art of making premium chocolate from the cocoa bean. ...
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