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This Excellent Machine - ebook: pdf

Stephen Orr

Clem Whelan's got a problem: trapped in the suburbs in the Sunnyboy summer of 1984 he has to decide what to do with his life. Matriculation? He's more than able, but not remotely interested. Become a writer? His failed lawyer neighbour Peter encourages him, but maybe it's just another dead end? To make sense of the world, Clem uses his telescope to spy on his neighbours. From his wall, John Lennon gives him advice; his sister (busy with her Feres Trabilsie hairdressing apprenticeship) tells him he's a pervert; his best friend, Curtis, gets hooked on sex and Dante and, as the year progresses and the essays go unwritten, he starts to understand the excellence of it all.

His Pop, facing the first dawn of dementia, determined to follow an old map into the desert in search of Lasseter's Reef. His old neighbour, Vicky, returning to Lanark Avenue - and a smile is all it takes. Followed by a series of failed driving tests; and the man at his door, claiming to be his father. ...
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This Life in Rhymes and Riddles

Heather Caddick

Heather Caddick wrote this personal saga in rhyme, beginning with her grandfather sailing to South Africa with his horse to fight the Boers, her uncle's story of Tobruk, and her father's experience as one of 'Those Ragged Bloody Heroes' of the Kokoda Trail. ...
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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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Those Dry-stone Walls

Stories from South Australia's Stone Age

Bruce Munday, Kristin Munday

Join Bruce and Kristin Munday as they traverse South Australia in search of these walls, finding historic masterpieces and insights into rural life in the years following settlement. Those Dry-stone Walls is rich with beautiful imagery of these walls, the stories behind them, and advice to inspire you to follow in the footsteps of our early settlers and start building your own. ...

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Those Wild Rabbits

How they shaped Australia

Bruce Munday

A century ago Australia was home to 10 billion rabbits, thriving in their adopted home. Storyteller Bruce Munday finds the rabbit saga irresistible - the naive hopes of the early settlers, the frustration, environmental damage, cost to agriculture, dreams shattered, and the lessons learned and ignored. ...
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Three Women of Faith

Elizabeth Anstice Baker, Mary Tenison Woods and Gertrude Abbott

Margaret Press

In records of the years between 1840 and 1970 there can be found everywhere examples of women who were known for their sheer goodness as well as for their strength of purpose and creativity. Elizabeth B...
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Three's Company

Deborah McCulloch, Donna McSkimming, Elizabeth Biff Ward

Encountering this volume of poetry may feel something like coming home to find a fond friend at your doorstep. The poems captured here came to life together ...
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Thrill Me

Lynette Washington

Brimming with anticipation, humour, desire and strangeness these stories will quicken your senses and make your spine tingle.

In Thrill Me, thirty-one award-winning and emerging Australian storytellers write to thrill and move you. Read on if you dare. These writers will leave an unshakable imprint on you. ...
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Thwack!

The glorious sound of summer

Ashley Mallett

Cricket stories abound in Thwack!, from Jack Hobbs' adventures Down Under in the summer of 190708, to Bradman, Lillee, Warne, the Chappells, 'Tibby' Cotter, Viv Richards and Clive Lloyd. Imagine yourself in the stands watching Bradman versus Warne at the top of their form. Read the intriguing rise of Billy Birmingham, The 12th Man. What is lyricist Tim Rice's cricket story? And start with the most painful whack of them all - the story of Bumble and the pink box. ...
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Time for Play

Recreation and moral issues in colonial South Australia

Denis Molyneux

The Eight Hour movement, established in the middle of the 1800s, began the transition for workers from an industrial revolution work ethic to a more balanced approach to the working week. The young colony of South Australia was at the forefront of these changes. ...

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