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Leane Times

Wendy Frew

Historian Charles Bean described the Leanes as 'the most famous family of soldiers in Australian history', and they were used as a poster family for recruitment in the First World War.

But these Aussie diggers were separated by only one generation from humble Cornish farmers, who sought godliness not glory when they sailed to Australia in 1852.

When Wendy Frew opened the genealogy cupboard to learn more about her martial ancestors, out fell a bunch of fiery evangelists and women's suffragists who embraced all the opportunities on offer in the new colony of South Australia.

Frew places her family at the crosscurrents of history - mass immigration, colonisation and war - and reveals a complex true story that will resonate with the descendants of Australia's early free settlers.

Leane Times is a vivid account of personal courage, triumph and tragedy.

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Adelaide Central Market

Fiona Roberts and Katie Spain

Adelaide Central Market: Stories, people and recipes tells the tale of Adelaide's greatest treasure.

These pages capture the memories of traders of yesteryear and the familiar faces who make the Adelaide Central Market such a lively place today. Here you'll find delicious seasonal-driven recipes from stallholders' families, producers and chefs around the state.

Adelaide Central Market has been feeding our city, body and soul, for 150 years. This book of fabulous stories, recipes and images tells its tale, from humble beginnings to a world-renowned cultural and culinary cornucopia.

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Holden Treasures

Don Loffler

Here at last is Don Loffler's long-promised book on rare and special examples of the first ten Holden models. The first five chapters feature such vehicles in their recent and/or current state. The last five are devoted to historic images of the vehicles in their heyday.

Thanks to painstaking and persistent research, Don has been able to assemble an amazing collection of over 500 images from black-and-white photographs and colour slides, many of which are bound to surprise enthusiasts and readers of this book.

'Don Loffler has evolved a unique style of automotive social history. His great capacity to find the human stories behind the cars and then to illustrate them with superb photographs makes all his books a joy to own, to read and to display. He has done the history of Australia's Own Holdens extremely proud in all his volumes. This one, aptly named Holden Treasures, and as painstakingly researched as his previous six, contains a wealth of previously unpublished material. When automotive historians of the future (if such exist) look back on the Holden, these fine books will present a ready-made archive.' - Dr John M. Wright (PhD)

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