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Distance and Desire

Alex Frayne

Alex Frayne's second deep dive into the heart and soul of South Australia yields a stunning collection of bold new work. With an arsenal of cameras, his roving eye examines the exuberance, beauty and broken dreams of a place where both distance and desire conspire to offer the artist a daunting challenge - to visually describe this most paradoxical and baffling of states. ...

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What Have the French Ever Done For Us?

French contributions to Australia’s cultural life

John West-Sooby

What have the French done for the cultural life of Australia, and more globally? That is the question addressed by the essays in this volume, penned by eminent experts in their fields. The notion that France is synonymous with ‘culture’ seems deeply entrenched in our collective imaginary. ...
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A View from the Horizon

My life in politics and beyond

Peter Duncan

In A View from the Horizon one of South Australia's most influential political reformers tells his life story with frank disclosure. ...
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Art Made Public

Miroslav Micanovic, Marijana Tadic, Marie Falcinella

Art in the public realm has the power to ignite conversations, provoke thought, and foster a sense of collective identity. Art Made Public celebrates artist Marijana Tadic, whose work has significantly impacted urban landscapes across Adelaide, South Australia, and surrounding regions. ...
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An Everyone Story

Finding our way back to compassion, hope and humanity

Duncan McKellar

'It was a disaster from the word go,' Barb Spriggs said when telling the story of her husband Bob's admission to the Oakden Older Persons' Mental Health Service in Adelaide. Barb had no idea that her story would launch a landmark inquiry, The Oakden Report, trigger a Royal Commission, and place her at the centre of a national scandal. ...
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Irish Women in the Antipodes

Foregrounded

Susan Arthure, Stephanie James, Dymphna Lonergan

Stories in history habitually relate the deeds of men but less frequently speak of the equally important contribution of women. When Irish immigrants began arriving in the new colonies of Australia and New Zealand they energetically contributed to the development of a new culture. This was especially true in the area of social progress. ...
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An Insider's History of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Paul Blackman

This history of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra tells the story from its creation through to the world-class ensemble that performs today. Paul Blackman's background as a long-serving ASO musician, player representative and member of management places him in an ideal position to recount the orchestra's history. ...
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Shining Like the Sun

Stephen Orr

Wilf Healy lives in the wheatbelt town of Selwyn, works in Monk's Irish pub, delivers letters, drives the school bus, holds the place together. But he's had enough, wants to retire - to forget his nephew Connor, at war with the world, his brother Brian, visiting from America, his niece Orla, sick with blood cancer. ...
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Finding Emma

A novel

Valerie Volk

Emma Werner, now an old woman, is domineering, cold and difficult to love. But she has not always been so. What happened to Magdalena Johanna Emma Scholz, the bright young woman she once was? And why does she still take flowers to the grave of her first love? ...
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Gus and the Missing Boy

Troy Hunter

True crime buff Gus Green has always felt out of place in the world. He's overweight, gay, his injured mum's primary carer, and he only has two real friends: sporty Kane and feisty Shell, who are both dealing with their own problems. ...
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Those Dry Stone Walls Revisited

Discover, ponder and build

Bruce Munday, Kristin Munday

Join Bruce and Kristin Munday as they traverse South Australia in search of stone walls, seeking answers and documenting the adventure. Discover historic masterpieces and insights into rural life in the years following European settlement. And meet the custodians of the walls, proud of this heritage, who shared their stories. ...
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The Rocks Remain

Blak poetry and story

Karen Wyld, Dominic Guerrera

Like rocks, we are shaped by forces over time. Despite being eroded, fractured, immersed, put under pressure - The Rocks Remain. Always was, always will be. ...
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