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Bee-Stung Lips

Barbara Hanrahan, works on paper 1960-1991

Nic Brown, Jacqueline Millner, Elspeth Pitt

Barbara Hanrahan (1939-1991), who lived between Adelaide, London and Melbourne, was one of Australia's most distinctive artists. Characterised by playfully complex narratives that draw on both personal experience and fantasy, her works are fearlessly direct and unashamedly decorative. ...
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Trouble is my Business

Lisa Walker

Olivia Grace, recently retired teen PI, has her priorities sorted. Pass first-year law, look after her little sister, and persuade her parents to come back from a Nepali monastery to resume ... well, parenting. But after Olivia's friend Abbey goes missing in Byron Bay, a short drive from Olivia's Gold Coast home, she can't sit back and study Torts. It's time to go undercover as hippie-chick Nansea, in hippie-chic Byron Bay, hub of influencers and international tourism, and home of yoga, surfing and wellness culture. ...
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In Her Own Name

A history of women in South Australia from 1836

Helen Jones

In Her Own Name tells the important history of changes, from 1836, documenting how South Australian women moved from subordination towards equality. The achievement of women's suffrage in 1894, after an intensive struggle, was central to their emancipation.

In Her Own Name is a political and legal history interwoven with personalities, issues and events. It gives a comprehensive view and perceptive analysis of women's changing status and role in a pioneering Australian state during its first 150 years. ...
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A Historian Against the Current

The life and work of Austin Gough

Don Longo

The life and work of Australian historian Austin Gough (1926-1997) reflect the paradoxes and contradictions of Australia's intellectual and political life during the 20th century. After a difficult childhood and dispiriting early careers, he had a meteoric rise in the academy, in the UK (Warwick University) and Australia (Monash and Adelaide), with writings on the Catholic Church and a reputation as an inspirational teacher. ...
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Nearly Lunch

Peter Bakowski, Ken Bolton

A new poetry collaboration from Peter Bakowski and Ken Bolton. Also available from Wakefield Press, the authors' Elsewhere Variations, companion volume to Nearly Lunch. ...
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Troop Train

Elizabeth Hutchins

It's February 1942 and the Second World War is raging.

Japanese planes are bombing Darwin, Australia fears an invasion, and the train track leads straight through the desert to Adelaide. Fourteen-year-old Rosemary Lister begins a diary to share the upheavals and tensions of her new life in the country, storing memories for her father, missing in Singapore. ...
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A Photographic Memory

George S. Hutton's Port Adelaide and surrounds, 1924 to 1984

Erina Hutton

This beautiful book brings together six decades of photographs of Port Adelaide, Semaphore and surrounds, as captured by professional photographer George Hutton (whose business was based in Exeter and then Largs Bay). These images chart the changing streetscapes, industry, fashion and way of life in these historic beachside suburbs from the 1920s to the 1980s. They also chronicle the long career of this much-loved neighbourhood photographer.

Lovingly compiled and annotated by George's daughter, Erina Hutton, this is an original and absorbing book.
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Damned Murder?

Burt Surmon

Age has not wearied this coterie of bon vivants, gambolling in the rolling hills, vineyards and wineries of the romantic Clare Valley. But the Valley's dark secrets are revealed when firebrand Milton Manning's half-undressed body is discovered in the mud by the dam. Accident? Murder? Or simply a weak heart that gave up? ...
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Recruited

Lauren Anderson

When Olivia Gesso skydives into a recruiting job with Kava Tech - a hip start-up where twenty-somethings binge drink, gamble, and code their way to luxury cars and fat bonuses - it's almost hard to remember how she got there. No one would have expected an eco-warrior hellbent on saving the seeds of an extinct tree to find her way into this silicon jungle, serving as high-heeled bait for geeky coders. But student debt and desperation have driven Olivia farther from her life-changing work on a remote Indian Ocean island than she ever thought possible. ...
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The Philodendrist Heresy

Jed Brody

Danielle Gasket's search for ancestral secrets is imperiled by warring factions that agree about nothing but their desire for her death. Her home is a dystopian city beneath the earth's surface. People have lived underground for so long that knowledge of the surface is preserved only in dwindling communities of persecuted heretics. According to the heretics, a prophet called 'the philodendrist' (tree lover) led people underground to repent for their violent conquest of the natural world. ...
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Code Blue

Marissa Slaven

Atlantic (Tic) Brewer never knew her father, a hydrologist who died at sea before she was born. Tic's small home on the Edge is threatened by rising seas as sixteen-year-old Tic prepares to attend a ground-breaking science academy. There she meets Phish and Lee, who like her dedicate their lives to saving all humanity. ...
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Blood on the Typewriter

The world of Philip White

Robbie Brechin

This gonzo biography of iconic wine writer, arts lover and eccentric Philip White - or, 'Whitey' - tells the story of an unconventional life, lived large. Son of an Old Testament manic street preacher, he filled the family pot with rabbits when money was scarce, left home and dove headlong into bohemia when he was 17, and was in Paul Kelly's first band, The Debutantes, among other adventures. ...
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