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Australia - ebook: pdf

A German traveller in the age of gold

Friedrich Gerstäcker, Peter Monteath

Friedrich Gerstäcker, the most illustrious and prolific of German travel writers, set foot in Australia in March 1851, having walked across the Andes, traipsed the goldfields of California, and sailed over the Pacific in search of new adventures.

Gerstäcker found adventures aplenty in Australia. He rowed and trekked down the Murray, absorbed the excitement triggered by the discovery of gold, visited his countrymen in South Australia, and trained his outsider's eyes on a colonial society gripped by profound change. ...

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Australia Dances

Creating Australian dance 1945-1965

Alan Brissenden, Keith Glennon

The period 1945 to 1965 was an astonishingly creative time for Australian dance. Dancers from the 1930s Ballets Russes tours and modernists who had settled in this country were teaching, performing and developing companies. The spectacular results included long, brilliant seasons by the Borovansky Ballet and the National Theatre Ballet Company, the formation of the Victorian Ballet Guild and the eventual foundation of the Australian Ballet. ...

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Australia's Muslim Cameleers

Pioneers of the inland 1860s-1930s

Philip Jones, Anna Kenny

Between 1870 and 1920 as many as 2000 cameleers and 20,000 camels arrived in Australia from Afghanistan and northern India. Australia's Muslim Cameleers is a rich pictorial history of the ...
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Australian Cricket Digest 2018-19

Lawrie Colliver

Professional cricket tragic Lawrie Colliver has been producing the Australian Cricket Digest, his annual almanac for the game, for seven years now.

This year's is a bumper edition, with 50 more pages. It features full scores of the women's league (WBBL) for the first time, contributions from Pat Cummins, David Jenkins and Jason Gillespie, reports on The Ashes 2017-18 and the Australian domestic summer, and competitions like the Australian Under 19s ODI and Australian Aboriginal teams in England, as well as a district/grade cricket review, and National Country Championships. And, of course, there's a preview of the 2018-19 fixtures. ...
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Australian Glass Today

Margot Osborne

This lavishly illustrated book bears witness to the remarkable flowering of glass as a contemporary creative medium. Australian Glass Today surveys glass vessels and sculptural forms by 45 lead...
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Australian Volunteers at Work

Joy Noble, Roger Dick

Volunteers are vital! One in five Australians over fifteen years of age work not for pay, but for other rewards. Enthusiasm, passion and humour infuse these stories that reflect the interests and concer...
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Avenue of Eternal Peace

Nicholas Jose

Beijing is a city of opportunity and danger when cancer specialist Wally Frith arrives there from Sydney. Chance encounters have life-changing consequences. As the doctor's journey spirals back into his own family story, memories and ghosts shadow the seductions of the present. ...

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Avenue of Eternal Peace - ebook: epub

Nicholas Jose

Beijing is a city of opportunity and danger when cancer specialist Wally Frith arrives there from Sydney. Chance encounters have life-changing consequences. As the doctor's journey spirals back into his own family story, memories and ghosts shadow the seductions of the present. ...
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Avenue of Eternal Peace - ebook: pdf

Nicholas Jose

Beijing is a city of opportunity and danger when cancer specialist Wally Frith arrives there from Sydney. Chance encounters have life-changing consequences. As the doctor's journey spirals back into his own family story, memories and ghosts shadow the seductions of the present. ...
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Awakening

Four lives in art

Eileen Chanin, Steven Miller

This book explores the lives of four exceptional women and looks at their roles in the awakening in Australia of modern art. Four short biographies trace the parallel lives of sculptor Dora Ohlfsen, publisher and patron Louise Dyer, publicist Clarice Zander and artist Mary Cecil Allen. ...
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