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Celebrating 50 Years

Samela Harris

This wide-ranging collection of interviews by Samela Harris celebrates and reflects on the first 50 years of Adelaide Festival Centre. From the early vision of Don Dunstan, to the many thriving festivals Adelaide Festival Centre now presents, this is an engaging look back on an important period in Australia's cultural history. ...
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The Adelaide Art Scene

Becoming contemporary 1939-2000

Margot Osborne

This landmark anthology of new and archival writing on the Adelaide art scene across six decades reveals the untold story of the highs and lows of progressive art in Adelaide since the outbreak of the Second World War. ...
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Default Depression

How we now interpret human distress as mental illness

Anthony Smith

It's a stressful world and we can become overwhelmed. But at what point does sadness become depression, and stress an anxiety disorder? ...
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Brutal

A story of survival

Paula Nagel

Brutal is a story within a story.

Former ABC journalist Paula Nagel, a household name in the early years of current affairs television, has led a dramatic life. ...
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South Australia From Above

Views from then and now

Paul Dare, Sharon Mascall-Dare, Denis Parslow

Featuring the work of pioneering aerial photographers, this book takes you on a journey through history. From the city to the bay, from vineyards to shipyards, discover South Australia's heritage and 21st century transformation from a unique perspective as we explore South Australia from above. ...
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On Luck Street

Peter Bakowski, Ken Bolton

On Luck Street builds on The Elsewhere Variations, Nearly Lunch, and Waldo's Game - taking the reader around the corner, and around the world. From a small circus in Nepal, to a florist in New York, and the streets of Coogee and Fitzroy. ...
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Waldo's Game

Peter Bakowski, Ken Bolton

Waldo's Game extends the reach of The Elsewhere Variations and Nearly Lunch - going around the corner, and around the world. From supermarket aisle to art gallery - from nocturnal shiftiness in industrial zones to dawn reckonings in bedrooms, on wild coastlines. ...
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Mood

A memoir of love, identity and mental health

Roz Bellamy

Mood is a memoir that perfectly suits our times, and our collective journey to understand how we are shaped by our identities. It is a testament to hard-won growth through self-knowledge. ...
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Temperance

Carol Lefevre

December, 1963, Australia: a road trip to Byron Bay and night spent in the tiny outback town of Temperance will alter a family's lives, and ignite a chain of events the children will struggle to both conceal and resolve, long into adulthood. A haunting novel of tightly held family secrets. ...
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One Curious Doctor

A memoir of medicine, migration and mortality

Hilton Koppe

Hilton Koppe was working as a doctor in small-town Australia when he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Was this a consequence of being a doctor? A medical memoir with heart. ...
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Australian Cricket Digest 2023-24

Lawrie Colliver

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

The latest instalment features David Frith on his five favourite Ashes series; the 2023 WTC Final victory and Ashes review; Andrew Faulkner on the great Doctor Donald Beard; Barry Nicholls book reviews; Travis Head player of the year; Women's Ashes and their win in the World Twenty20 in South Africa; and a full review of the 2022/23 season.
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Helen Fuller

Ross Wolfe, Sasha Grbich, Glenn Barkley

Tarntanya/Adelaide artist Helen Fuller is curious, inventive and willing to follow her compulsion to make, whatever the material. Over a long and extensive career, she has established a multidisciplinary practice encompassing a rich variety of painting, sculpture, installation and, in recent years, ceramics. ...
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Endo Days

Life, love and laughter with endometriosis

Libby Trainor Parker

One in ten people in Australia live with endometriosis. Endo Days is a look at the stories of those within the endo community, as told to journalist and educator Libby Trainor Parker, who was diagnosed aged thirty six, and is dedicated to finding the lighter side of chronic illness. ...
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