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The Five Walking Sticks

Henry R Lew
9780987101822
2011-06-01
A$9.99
Henry Lew

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The Five Walking Sticks describes the life of Maurice Brodzky, a man who was very well known in Melbourne from 1885 to 1903. His story is most unusual and certainly more fascinating than many others that relate to the rich and famous, and the reader certainly does not miss out on the rich and famous by travelling through the pages of Maurice's life.
But The Five Walking Sticks is much more than the life of a solitary human being. It is a course of study, a curriculum of history, anthropology and civilisation, which physically takes you into one of the most astonishing places on earth, the city that the British journalist George Augustus Sala dubbed 'marvellous Melbourne' in 1885.
That we know so little of Maurice today is because rich and powerful opponents helped sanitise Melbourne's history of him and later day historians continued their omission. Michael Cannon in 'The Land Boomers' was the first exception. Indeed Cannon went so far as to describe Brodzky's muckraking exposes, of the land boom and bust period, as 'a record of individual public service which, it is safe to say, has never been surpassed anywhere in the world.'
The world is fortunate that sufficient information has survived to make a comprehensive book possible.


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The Frankston Murders
25 Years On
Vikki Petraitis
9780648198598
2018-06-01
A$7.99
Clan Destine Press

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Twenty-five years ago, serial killer Paul Denyer terrorised the bayside suburb of Frankston.
Twenty-five years later, the trauma of his seven-week killing spree still haunts the community.
The spate of murders in 1993 touched many more lives than just the three victims.
All of Melbourne was gripped with fear, as Frankston and surrounding suburbs were flooded with police hunting the serial killer of three young women.
It began on June 11 when Elizabeth Stevens was murdered on her way home from the library. On July 8, Debbie Fream who'd left her 12-day-old baby with a friend while she dashed out for milk, was abducted and killed. Three weeks later, Year 12 student, Natalie Russell, was brutally murdered on her way home from school.
When Paul Denyer, an odd young man, was arrested the day after Natalie's body was found, the police and public were shocked by his lack of emotion. Denyer, who was only 21-years-old, spoke of the three young women with contempt as he described their final moments. Their deaths had simply fuelled his bloodlust.
Eleven years later, just as the public's memory of the Frankston murders began to fade, convicted serial killer, Paul Denyer, made front-page news with his quest to become a woman.
The Frankston Murders: 25 years on details the shocking crimes and explores the lingering effects of what Denyer did. Now 25-years-old, Debbie Fream's son Jake speaks for the first time about the loss of his mother. And Carmel and Brian Russell share their dream for Denyer's ongoing incarceration, as the killer of their child will be eligible to apply for parole for the first time in 2023.


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The Gifts of Frank Cobbold

Arthur W. Upfield
9781925416213
2015-12-01
A$9.99
ETT Imprint

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This biography of Frank Cobbold opens when Frank goes to sea on a Clipper aged 14. It follows him through inexperience as a Fijian trader who escaped the cannibals' cook pot and survived one of the worst hurricanes in living memory. In Australia he learned the skills of a surveyor and quickly became a sought-after and trusted station manager. Despite problems that would have defeated a less resolute man he took droughts, cheats and unyielding land tenure regulations in his stride to become one of Australia's great pioneering pastoralists. Admired by fellow bushmen, trusted by his partners and wooed by bankers, his gritty determination earned him a small fortune which he gave away. It's a remarkable story.


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The Girl in the Lion's Mouth
Memoir of a Child Survivor of the Holocaust
Dita Gould
9781925736632
2020-08-17
A$9.99
Hybrid Publishers

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Dita Gould was an eleven-year old child when the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944 and overturned her peaceful family life. Separated from her parents and responsible for her little sister, she suffered deprivations and nearly starved, but survived with indomitable spirit and courage. Reunited with her parents after the war, she migrated with her family to Australia, where her father was able to start a new business and settle to create a successful life.
 
In her first full-length book, written in her late 80s, Dita has shared her remarkable life journey, documenting a period of history that should never be forgotten.
 
'An extraordinary woman with an incredible story.'  - Harry Borden
'...attractive, intelligent, vivacious, brave, determined and full of enthusiasm.' - Henry (Harry) R Lew
'Nothing stops the amazing Dita! What a wonderful example to others of resilience and positivity!' - Ron Raab


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The Kelly Gang
Or, The Outlaws of the Wombat Ranges
George Wilson Hall
9781925416336
2016-01-01
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ETT Imprint

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The Kelly Gang: Or, The Outlaws of the Wombat Ranges was produced by George Wilson Hall, the owner of the Mansfield Guardian in 1879. It is the first and rarest book on Ned Kelly, there being only four copies known to exist, with none in private hands. Hall was close to several informants and appears to have exceptional first-hand accounts of Stringybark Creek and other Kelly encounters. This new edition includes rare photographs of the participants from the period.


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The Kid from Norfolk Island
The Story of the Remarkable Alf Pollard
John S Croucher
9781925403107
2019-06-01
A$19.99
Woodslane Press

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This warm and lively biography provides insight not just into the life of Alf Pollard, but also into Australian life from the 1920s right through to the 1990s. Born almost 100 years ago in Melbourne, Alf Pollard spent most of his childhood on Norfolk Island where his family leased a banana plantation. Despite having virtually no education in his early years, Pollard’s tenacity and natural intelligence saw him top the state in the NSW Leaving Certificate and graduate from university with honours. He later gained a Masters degree and a PhD, and at age 23 became one of the youngest people ever to qualify as an actuary. A brilliant businessman, Pollard became Deputy General Manager of the MLC in 1954, aged just 37, but was later controversially embroiled in the scandalous H.G. Palmer affair that led to his forced resignation from the MLC in January 1966. He was later appointed as the Foundation Professor in Economic Statistics at Macquarie University, where he founded the first university actuarial program in the world. Pollard received many awards during his lifetime, including an Order of Australia, NSW Father of the Year and a prestigious Doctor of Science degree.  He served on the boards of many companies, and helped save both the Sydney Eisteddfod and the Wesley Mission from bankruptcy.


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The Last Wild West
The Saga of Northern Territory Cattle Stations, Racial Violence, Wild Horses and the Supernatural
Neil H Atkinson
9781925283440
2018-09-12
A$9.99
Hybrid Publishers

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The story of a man wanting to move forward by travelling back to where he was born, the Northern Territory. Finding himself on a merciless cattle station where you weren't taught to be a stockman but broken to fit into the mould, he is caught in the middle of race wars and deadly violence between white station managers and Aboriginal traditional land owners. As black power surges, his sympathy grows for an Indigenous elder and his besieged community...
 
"It was like reading parts of Alex Haley's Roots, only it happened in Australia. The tale of brutality and injustice in an indifferent country."
Geoff McDonald, author of Red Over Black
 
"The writer looked death in the face to protect his Aboriginal friends, we owe it to put our hands up and support his story. Made me angry, sad and proud but couldn't put it down. A must read for all Australian's as it exposes a dark, mostly unknown part of our race relations most people would rather not know, but need to see to remind them standing up to racism demands constant vigil." Reggie Jobuda, Council of Aboriginal Elders and Indigenous Advancement.


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The Legacy of Douglas Grant
A Notable Aborigine in War and Peace
John Ramsland
9780648697022
2019-10-01
A$9.99
Brolga Publishing

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In The Legacy of Douglas Grant, John Ramsland vividly re-creates the famous Aborigine's life - now lost in the mists of history. Douglas was born to Indigenous parents and, as an infant, was the sole survivor of a cruel massacre in northern Queensland. As an adult, he was a charismatic speaker on Aboriginal rights, but spoke with a distinct Scottish burr. Why was this so?
He was rescued by a kindly Scottish immigrant and brought up and well educated in the Scottish way in Sydney’s leafy suburb of Annandale.
Highly successful at school, he became a leading engineering draftsman at Mort's Dock Company in Balmain and, later, a woolclasser at "Belltrees" station near Scone in the Hunter Valley of NSW.
With friends from "Belltrees", he joined the 1st AIF. His dangerous encounters on the Western Front and as a prisoner-of-war in Germany are pieced together by the author from many fragments.
Douglas bravely faced unpleasant racism in post-war Australia, but never lost his keen sense of humour and scholarly interests.


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The Man From Minmi
My Dad - Joe Thompson's Story
Geoffrey Thompson
9781925706550
2018-08-01
A$7.99
ETT Imprint

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Joe Thompson was born in the small mining town of Minmi, north of Newcastle in 1889. This book follows his life there as a Pupil Teacher, to the Balmain area, where he played soccer for both Balmain and New South Wales, to a role as an instructor with the fledgling Royal Australian Navy. His marriage to Marjorie Roberts took them to Mudgee, where he continued teaching and began a family in 1921. Written by Joe's eldest son, Geoffrey Thompson, now 97, we explore Australia between the wars, early motoring up and down New South Wales, and family holidays at Durras, till Joe's sudden death in 1942.


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The Missing Beaumont Children
50 Years of Mystery and Misery
Michael Madigan
9781925281392
2015-12-14
A$9.99
Michael Madigan

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The case of the "Missing Beaumont Children" has been forged into Australia's psyche and soul like no other crime. A crime so shocking that it has often been described as a defining moment in this country's history.
After 50 years of intense police investigation the whereabouts of Jane (9), Anna (7) and Grant Beaumont (4) is still a mystery; Australia's most famous unsolved crime.
On the morning of January 26, 1966 the three children set off from their Somerton Park home to Glenelg Beach on a bus to enjoy a brief excursion at Adelaide's most popular beach only a few kilometres away. Apart from a brief sighting from the Beaumont family's postman early on that afternoon, there have been no other sightings of the children since.
The 'mystery' of the children's disappearance has often overshadowed the 'misery' the Beaumont parents have had to endure. This book takes the reader inside the trauma of Nancy and Grant; from the panic and heartbreaking first few days to the utter despair in later years.
Only seven years after the Beaumont disappearance, two girls Joanne Ratcliffe (11) and Kirste Gordon (4) were abducted from Adelaide Oval during a football match. Were the two abductions connected? How could they not be connected?
Author Michael Madigan delves into the sordid world of the numerous 'persons of interest' who have at times been suspects in this case and forensically answers the question 'who could do such a thing?'


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The Murchison Murders

Arthur W. Upfield
9781925416138
2015-11-01
A$6.99
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Somewhere within Arthur Upfield's travelling dray were the clues to uncovering three acts of murder involving the grifter, Snowy Rowles. Once Upfield had published his crime thriller, The Sands of Windee, West Australian police gave chase, starting with the esteemed author of Bony...


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The News Man
Sixty Years of Television
Mal Walden
9781925367836
2017-02-22
A$9.99
Brolga Publishing

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'You'll never be a journalist's bootlace!'
This is the story behind the stories we think we know.
'The News Man' is a very personal look at the public face of news by one of Australia's most well-loved and respected news presenters of our time.
Mal Walden was seventeen when he applied for his first job in media. Starting out as a country radio announcer, he went on to work in Launceston and Melbourne before making the shift to television as a news anchor for channels Seven and Ten. At age seventy he gracefully crossed the finishing line to be recognised as the longest-serving newsman on Australian television.
Each year Mal maintained a journal in which he recorded his many serendipitous and life-changing moments. These memories form a record of not only his life as a newsman, but of the evolution of television news.


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The Only Way Home
One Woman, Two Donkeys and an Extraordinary Outback Journey of Healing and Renewal
Liz Byron
9781925868364
2020-02-01
A$14.99
Woodslane Press

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On a warm day in May 2004, Liz Byron set off from Cooktown with her two companions, donkeys Grace and Charley, on a self-imposed challenge to walk 2500 kilometres of the Bicentennial National Trail over 9 months. This epic journey was a rite of passage to mark leaving 40 years of marriage and embarking on life as a single woman at the age of 61. She foresaw that self-reliance, physical stamina and route-finding would be challenges, but couldn’t have known how the outback environment in Queensland was to test her to the limit. Years of drought had left much of her route a dusty wasteland, without food or water for her animals. Years of suffering from childhood abuse and a family tragedy had left her unwilling to ask for help. Walking became a meditation, an exercise in being in the moment even when that moment was 43 degrees or she hadn’t eaten for 7 hours. In her moving memoir, Liz reveals how she healed herself step-by-step on the way to her new home in northern NSW - by learning to trust her intuition, the wisdom of her animals and the kindness of strangers.


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The Origin, Career And Destruction Of the Kelly Gang

F. Hunter
9781925706611
2018-09-21
A$7.99
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In October 1878, Victorian Police were instructed to find the Kelly Gang, using the first ever photo I.D. ; but the Kellys found them first...
When Kennedy and Scanlon were gone the other two set about camp work. McIntyre, who had the cooking for the day in hand, had disembarrassed himself of his weapons, so when suddenly confronted by the Kelly Gang, and ordered to throw up his hands, he had no resource but obey. Lonergan, who was armed, instead of doing so, started running with apparently the idea of getting some vantage ground from which to shoot. He had only covered four or five yards when he was shot down, and expired a few minutes afterwards. That he meant to show fight was evident by the attempt to get out his revolver when running. According to the evidence given at the trial, the gang manifested some regret at having to shoot down so plucky a fellow. This, however, did not apparently alter their intentions in regard to the rest of the party...
One of the rarest of all Kellyana, The Origin, Career and Destruction of the Kelly Gang has been out of print in any form for over 100 years. Fully illustrated with contemporary engravings and photographs.


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The Other Side of No Man's Land
Arthur Wheen, World War I Hero
John Ramsland
9781922175991
2016-05-01
A$9.99
Brolga Publishing

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Arthur Wheen was the most daring, resourceful signaller in the 1st AIF. His extraordinary exploits in the epic Battles of Fromelles, Polygon Wood, Villers-Bretonneux and Peronne are told as well as his subsequent career as a Rhodes Scholar. In 1929 he became the first and best translator of Remarque's classical German war novel All Quiet on the Western Front that became an international bestseller and a Hollywood film in 1930.
On the other side of No Man's Land Wheen's experience paralleled incidents in the book. In the midst of the horrors of Fromelles, Wheen showed conspicuous bravery in laying and repairing telephone lines under extremely heavy fire across No Man's Land where there was indescribable loss of life. At night he volunteered to search for the wounded and showed fine courageous spirit in rescuing many under intense machine-gun and rifle fire. He wrote: 'The Morning Star is quenched with blood'.

 

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