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Port Adelaide

The history of a 'commodious harbour'

John Cooper-Smartt

This much-anticipated new edition of the definitive history of Port Adelaide (first published in 2003, long out of print), boasts a wealth of new material and images - and a stunning new design. Covering everything from the original Kaurna inhabitants and culture, the region's natural environment, and its role as a centre of shipping and industry, to the seaside, sport and recreation, and religion, this marvellous book is a treasure trove of information. ...
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Broken Spear

The untold story of Black Tom Birch, the man who sparked Australia's bloodiest war

Robert Cox

Black Tom Birch was the most feared and hated man in Van Diemen's Land. For four years he kept the colony in a state of terror. He was responsible for the deaths of dozens of settlers. He burnt their buildings and destroyed their livestock and crops. Newspapers raged against him. One demanded he be lynched on capture. ...
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Doing the Impossible

3 Minutes World Silence

Mary Cassini

In 1983, Mary Cassini attended a Silent Vigil for Peace. It gave her an idea that changed her life. She decided that at 11 am local time around the world people should stop and share three minutes of silence to be mindful of the future and wish for peace. ...
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Australian Cricket Digest 2021-22

Lawrie Colliver

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

The latest installment features include: Patrick Cummins, Player of the Year; Bharat Sunderesan's review of the Indian Test series win against Australia; Andrew Faulkner writing about Bradman and his long involvement with Kensington CC (an outstanding piece), dispelling quite a few myths about the legend; David Frith's fond remembrance of Ray Lindwall, one of Australia's greatest ever fast bowlers, on the centenary of his birth; and Barry Nicholls' no-nonsense book reviews - and much more.
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Kunmanara Jangala Carroll

Ngaylu nyanganyi ngura winki (I can see all those places)

Belinda Briggs, Alison Milyika Carroll, Luke Scholes

Kunmanara Carroll, a Luritja, Pintupi and Pitjantjatjara man based in Pukatja, worked from Ernabella Arts. Carroll was born in 1950, in Haasts Bluff, and later moved to Papunya when the new settlement was created there. He went to school in Papunya before moving to Areyonga, where he finished school, and then travelling on donkey with his family to Eagle Bore, a homeland just north of Ernabella. ...
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Sweet River

Jack Hibberd

'In Sweet River's wash of water and words, there's an implicit message. Humanity might be the great polluter, the river's enemy, but it will all live on, preserved in language - language that seems to lighten Hibberd's usual dismal subjects - decay and death. We get the full gloomy monty in this collection, ending with a joyless Ode To Joy. But there's always the sweet river, pristine and beautiful, memorably mirrored by a master wordsmith. The title poem is pure lyric.' - Barry Oakley
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Road Tripping with Pearl Nash

Poppy Nwosu

The summer is finally here, and Pearl Nash is on a mission to save her slowly disintegrating friendship with a whirlwind end-of-year road trip that is definitely, absolutely, most positively going to solve all her problems.

Except, instead of her best friend Daisy's feet on her dash, suddenly Pearl ends up stuck in the middle of the desert beside Obi Okocha, a boy with a mega-watt smile and an endlessly irritating attitude. ...
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Margaret Flockton

A fragrant memory

Louise Wilson, Margaret Flockton

In 1894, a shy young Englishwoman dazzled the art world with her first exhibited work in New South Wales.

Her name was Margaret Flockton, and she would go on to become Australia's first and most celebrated professional botanical artist. Her illustrations were admired for both their scientific accuracy and their exquisite beauty. ...
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Master of Stillness

Jeffrey Smart

Barry Pearce

Master of Stillness illuminates the vision of the most celebrated of Australian expatriate artists, from his beginnings in Adelaide until his last major composition painted in Italy, where he lived for five decades until his death in 2013. ...
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Vice-Regal

A history of the Governors of South Australia

Philip Payton

In this highly readable and revelatory account of the Governors of South Australia, leading historian Philip Payton charts the evolution of the vice-regal role from foundation in 1836 to the present day, setting the development of this distinguished office against the backdrop of the State's often dramatic history. ...
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Too Much Cabbage and Jesus Christ

Australia's 'Mission Girl' Annie Lock

Catherine Bishop

Who was responsible for the 1928 Coniston Massacre in Central Australia where a police party killed 100 Aboriginal people? Not those who pulled the trigger, according to the Enquiry. Instead it was 'a woman missionary living amongst naked blacks'. This was Annie Lock, the 'whistle-blower' who caused the Enquiry.

She believed Aboriginal lives mattered, with controversial results. This biography dives into massacres, stolen generations and the thorny problem of Aboriginal missions. ...
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Roy Ananda

Sean Williams, Bernadette Klavins, Andrew Purvis

In this stunning SALA monograph, Roy Ananda explores distant galaxies and plumbs sepulchral dungeons to create beguiling and intricate works of contemporary art. He is a visual artist, writer, and educator practising on Kaurna Country (Tarndanya/Adelaide Plains). His objects, drawings, installations, texts, and videos variously celebrate play, process, and the very act of making, exploding familiar pop culture properties - from Star Wars to Looney Tunes cartoons - and reassembling them in strange new configurations. His allusive works are slyly humorous contemplations on the nature of fandom. Since 2001, Roy Ananda has exhibited prolifically around Australia. He is Head of Drawing at the Adelaide Central School of Art. ...
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