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101 Things You Thought You Knew About the Titanic ... But Didn't

Tim Malton, Eloise Aston

Everybody has a theory about the Titanic. But what actually happened? Here, in one fascinating volume, are detailed answers to the questions that have been asked time and again about that fateful night. ...

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A Great and Glorious Reformation

Six early South Australian legal innovations

Greg Taylor

South Australia has a long tradition of law reform. In its early days, the colony was responsible for a number of legal innovations that have spread across Australia, and, in some cases, the world. In this book Dr Greg Taylor examines the origins and effects on the law of six of these early innovations ...
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A Journey in Wine

Cornwall to McLaren Vale - Angove Family Winemakers since 1886

Geoffrey C. Bishop

2011 marked a number of significant milestones for Angove Family Winemakers, one of Australia's best known family-owned and operated wine companies. It celebrated its past and its future with the company's 125th anniversary, the 100th vintage at its winery and distillery at Renmark in the South Australian Riverland, and the development of a new cellar door facility at McLaren Vale. ...
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A Year-round Holiday

The histories of West Lakes

Susan Marsden

West Lakes in South Australia was created in the 1970s, transforming what many considered a wasteland of swamp and sand into well-groomed waterways and suburbs. Who carried out this vast engineering and urban project? Were perceptions of the area consistent with reality, before and after the signing of the West Lakes Indenture in 1969? Susan Marsden's history covers an extensive and environmentally complex region, now a large swathe of western metropolitan Adelaide. ...
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Alice Springs

From singing wire to iconic outback town

Stuart Traynor

In 1870 a colonial government, on the brink of collapse, made an audacious move. South Australia's squabbling politicians briefly put aside their differences and took the bold decision to run an iron wire to the middle of nowhere and beyond. Stringing the Overland Telegraph Line across the silent heart of the continent was a momentous event in the country's history. It connected Adelaide to a global network of cables and wire: those travelling up and down the track through central Australia were seldom out of earshot of its hum. Alice Springs was its most important repeater station. ...

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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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Amazing True Stories of Female Executions

Geoffrey Abbott

The fairer sex get it in the neck in these grisly tales from the gallows, guillotine and gas chamber. Amazing True Stories of Female Executions is brimming with macabre tales of martyrs, murderesses and madwomen from around the world. ...
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Anticipating Municipal Parks

London to Adelaide to Garden City

Donald Leslie Johnson

Adelaide is well known for its encircling park lands and beautiful gardens. They have been the site of many prestigious events and at times the source of much contention. In Anticipating Municipal Parks, Don Johnson contests the accepted understanding that Colonel William Light was the sole architect of the city of Adelaide, revealing the often-ignored role of Light's Deputy Surveyor, George Strickland Kingston. ...

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Anzac Day

The Undying Debt

J.G. Pavils, Bill Gammage

In Anzac Day Pavils uses archival documents, media reports and material evidence to illustrate the beginnings of Anzac Day evolving into Australian culture, and discusses the contentious issues that have surrounded the commemoration of the day since 1915. ...
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Ashton's Hotel

The journal of William Baker Ashton, first governor of the Adelaide Gaol

Rhondda Harris

South Australia was meant to be the perfect colony: free settlers, no crime, and no mental illness. But good intentions go awry. Within three years plans for a permanent gaol were well established, along with a governor to oversee it: William Baker Ashton. ...
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