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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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Adelaide Noir

Alex Frayne

Three years ago photographer Alex Frayne set about reshaping the way South Australians see their state. Adelaide Noir was born. ...
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Musth

An African thriller

Fred Guilhaus

A trusted Wildlife Fund with a corrupt agenda. Wall Street bankers eye yet another money-making opportunity. Dr Bridget O'Connor is exploited for her scientific credibility.

The elephant is poached to extinction in some parts of East Africa, but destroys its own environment in others.

Two men become her bedrock as Bridget O'Connor struggles with her own moral dilemmas. One is a Maasai caught up in the disintegration of his culture. The other is her maverick pilot. ...
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Jo Bertini Fieldwork

Jo Bertini, Niki Zubrzycki, Robyn Davidson

New from Zabriskie Books
Jo Bertini Fieldwork is a visually engaging contemporary art book that brings to life artist Jo Bertini's long and intimate involvement with the Australian desert. Her pen and ink drawings, works in pencil, charcoal, as well as hundreds of small gouaches, are a vibrant visual diary of the changing landscape.
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Fables Queer and Familiar

Margaret Merrilees, Chia Moan

Is your phone smarter than you are?
Why does the weather map turn purple, and how do you protect your tomatoes when it does?
And just what do you do with a lesbian grandmother?
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Hunger Town

A novel

Wendy Scarfe

In the violent and despairing years of Australia's Great Depression, Judith Larsen grows up on a coaling hulk in the Port Adelaide River. The Australian political landscape is changing and unemployment, hunger, protests and police reprisals spawn new radical ideas for managing society. ...
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Breaking Beauty

Lynette Washington, Brian Castro

In this collection, 27 brilliant short story writers, including NY Times bestseller Sean Williams and up-and-coming star Katherine Arguile, unpack the idea of beauty and discover that there is no light without darkness. Cracking the core of all things lovely to reveal their innards, these writers ask: What is beauty anyway? The answers may surprise you. ...
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The Case for Palestine

The perspective of an Australian observer

Paul Heywood-Smith

Paul Heywood-Smith's interest in the Arab-Israeli conflict commenced in London in 1973 at the time of the
Yom Kippur War. He was then a young lawyer imbued with the values derived from the fight against apartheid and opposition to the Vietnam War. His thesis is that the conflict is the defining conflict of our time, and has had that status for at least sixty years. It is behind the rise of militant Islam. It was the impetus for 9/11 and 7/7. ...
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Memoirs of Mixed Fortunes

Samuel Joseph Stuckey, a pioneer of the north and south east of South Australia, 1837-1912

Mary Louise Simpson

In 1837, mere months after proclamation, Samuel Joseph Stuckey was born in the state of South Australia. Despite evidence to the contrary, he would claim to be the first native-born South Australian for the rest of his life, and his fortunes would mirror those of the fledgling state. ...
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Every Time You Close Your Eyes

Bel Schenk

The lights go out just before dark.
There is a blackout in the city
and people blame lightning.
There are many different ways to tell this story.

This is one of them.
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