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A Life on the Left

A biography of Clyde Cameron

Bill Guy

Bill Guy's biography of Labor legend Clyde Cameron takes the reader from shearing shed to cabinet room, telling the story of the Australian 'left', it's history and its challenges ...
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A Most Surprising Man

The Life of Victor Marra Newland

Mary Anne Fitzgerald

Victor Marra Newland OBE MC DCM - hunter, soldier and entrepreneur - was descended from Australian pioneers. In 1838 his English grandfather the Rev'd Ridgway Newland landed in the new colony of South Australia. His father Simpson Newland opened up the New South Wales outback with sheep stations on the Darling and Paroo rivers. At the dawn of the 20th century, with Australia's unknown frontiers already claimed, Marra looked to Africa to make his fortune. In 1904 he started British East Africa's first safari company in partnership with another Australian, Leslie Tarlton. Along the way he fought in the Boer War and later in the East Africa campaign in World War One. ...
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A Mouthful of Petals

Three years in an Indian village

Wendy Scarfe, Allan Scarfe

At the invitation of India's venerated political leader and activist Jayaprakash Narayan, Wendy and Allan Scarfe, two dedicated but far from solemn young Australian teachers, travelled to the remote village of Sokhodeora in Bihar in 1960. They had been asked to take charge of the educational activities of his ashram, but over the three years they lived there, their activities extended far beyond that. ...
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A New Name for the Colour Blue

Annette Marner

I still see her sometimes in my sleep. She is walking through the blue and orange lights of the city or in the desert country of red ground, spinifex and oaks. Last night I dreamed she was climbing a green and blue mountain, the kind you see in the tropics, rich and heavy with steam and rain. She is still only a girl in my dreams, but that's how I remember her. In every dream she is walking. In every dream I call out her name. Tania.

Ten years after the disappearance of her best friend, and the death of her mother, Cassandra Noble escapes her country childhood to pursue life as an artist in the city. On the threshold of a promising career as a painter, her creativity suddenly abandons her. Soon after, she finds herself with a lover who wishes to control her just as her father once did. ...
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A New Name for the Colour Blue
A New Name for the Colour Blue - ebook: epub

Annette Marner

I still see her sometimes in my sleep. She is walking through the blue and orange lights of the city or in the desert country of red ground, spinifex and oaks. Last night I dreamed she was climbing a green and blue mountain, the kind you see in the tropics, rich and heavy with steam and rain. She is still only a girl in my dreams, but that's how I remember her. In every dream she is walking. In every dream I call out her name. Tania.

Ten years after the disappearance of her best friend, and the death of her mother, Cassandra Noble escapes her country childhood to pursue life as an artist in the city. On the threshold of a promising career as a painter, her creativity suddenly abandons her. Soon after, she finds herself with a lover who wishes to control her just as her father once did. ...
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Annette Marner

I still see her sometimes in my sleep. She is walking through the blue and orange lights of the city or in the desert country of red ground, spinifex and oaks. Last night I dreamed she was climbing a green and blue mountain, the kind you see in the tropics, rich and heavy with steam and rain. She is still only a girl in my dreams, but that's how I remember her. In every dream she is walking. In every dream I call out her name. Tania.

Ten years after the disappearance of her best friend, and the death of her mother, Cassandra Noble escapes her country childhood to pursue life as an artist in the city. On the threshold of a promising career as a painter, her creativity suddenly abandons her. Soon after, she finds herself with a lover who wishes to control her just as her father once did. ...
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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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A Photographic Memory
A Potter's Pilgrimage

Milton Moon

Milton Moon's pilgrimage has taken him from beginnings at a small pottery in Brisbane across the world in search of creative influence and innovative technique. His work has reinvented the ceramic arts in Australia, and inspired generations of potters.

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A Royal Murder

A Rebecca Keith mystery

Sandra Winter-Dewhirst

The duffle bag appeared to be made from expensive silk, embossed with what Rebecca thought was Chinese calligraphy. She was in no doubt that the bag contained a body. The protruding bloodied leg was a giveaway.

A macabre murder during the Women's Australian Open golf tournament at one of Australia's most prestigious golf courses sees food and wine journalist and amateur golfer Rebecca Keith on the murder trail once more. Fortunately, Rebecca's sleuthing takes her on a journey of eating and drinking through many of Adelaide's bars and restaurants. Little does Rebecca know that her visits to nearby Barossa Valley and Kangaroo Island will reveal clues that will become crucial in the hunt for a killer. ...

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A Royal Murder
A Royal Murder - ebook: epub

A Rebecca Keith mystery

Sandra Winter-Dewhirst

The duffle bag appeared to be made from expensive silk, embossed with what Rebecca thought was Chinese calligraphy. She was in no doubt that the bag contained a body. The protruding bloodied leg was a giveaway.

A macabre murder during the Women's Australian Open golf tournament at one of Australia's most prestigious golf courses sees food and wine journalist and amateur golfer Rebecca Keith on the murder trail once more. Fortunately, Rebecca's sleuthing takes her on a journey of eating and drinking through many of Adelaide's bars and restaurants. Little does Rebecca know that her visits to nearby Barossa Valley and Kangaroo Island will reveal clues that will become crucial in the hunt for a killer. ...

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