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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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Banjo Frog's Concert Spectacular

Kristin Martin, Bianca Richardson

Easter Bilby is excited to join his friends for Banjo Frog's Concert Spectacular.

But something's wrong.

Can Easter Bilby help his friends and save the concert? ...
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Ernabella Arts

Ceramic Warka Wiru 20 Years-kutu (20 years of creating ceramics)

Carly Tarkari Dodd, Caitlin Eyre, Maya Hodge

'This book tells the story of the Ernabella Arts Ceramics Studio. We are very happy to work together with the JamFactory to make this book and also for the 20th anniversary exhibition. We have a long history and partnership with the JamFactory. They helped us to make the first ceramics more than 20 years ago.' - Anne Nginyangka Thompson, Chair Ernabella Arts ...
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No Singing in Gum Trees

The honest life of Max Martin

Jeremy Hill, Ronald Millar, Max Martin

A young man from the working-class suburb of Fitzroy was on the cusp of a brilliant career and was the talk of the Academy's salons. Far from his humble origins, he now stood shoulder to shoulder with the leading figures of London's art world. ...
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The Trials of Billy Freeman

Alan Atkinson

Of all the Australian states, South Australia has most loudly perpetuated the historic myth that it was convict-free. But although it was not a destination for transportees, convicts and ex-convicts arrived in their thousands and helped build the new province. One of those was Billy Freeman. ...
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South Australia From Above

Views from then and now

D. Darian Smith, Paul Dare, Sharon Mascall-Dare

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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