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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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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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Taplin Family Business

Noel Taplin

Taplin Family History is the story of the changing face of Adelaide's real estate and retail scene. It is an insight into the world of a pioneer who had the courage to look to the future and change the way we shop while successfully balancing work and family life, and travelling the world. ...
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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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