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A Life in the Law
A Memoir
Nimal Wikramanayake
9781925736779
2022-06-01
A$9.99
Hybrid Publishers

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Like Winnie the Pooh, I thought a thought. Should I write my memoir and tell the world about the difficulties a brown-skinned man from an Asian country had to undergo in the legal profession in Melbourne?
Melbourne silk Nimal Wikramanayake’s memoir is a no-holds barred account of the scandalous racism he experienced as a Sri Lankan barrister who joined the Victorian Bar in the final days of the White Australia Policy. He worked hard to establish his professional credentials in the face of a consistent pattern of hostility, until he was eventually appointed Queen’s Counsel.
Readable and entertaining, though sometimes uncomfortable, this memoir is honest and doesn’t hold back from criticism of people he encountered and practices in the law. Now in his mid-eighties, Nimal has decided, against advice, to tell the story of his difficult career. The foreword is by the Hon. Justice Michael Kirby.


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Back O' Cairns
Trekking the Cape York Peninsula
Ion Idriess
9780648739074
2022-06-01
A$9.99
ETT Imprint

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In this book, Ion Idriess reflects on his life prospecting in far North Queensland from 1912 to 1914, and coincided with his earliest writing as "Gouger" for the Bulletin.
In Back of Cairns, Jack gives the reader a picture of what life was like when the peninsula jungle was falling under the settler's axe, his own day-to-day experiences, and the district's historical background. The book is peopled by characters given to polite chiacking and the writing of poetry, and the reading of 'pomes' by the evening campfire... Perhaps the most interesting is the 'Jungle Man' who could scent animals and Aborigines in the scrub before they scented him. He also possessed incredible hearing... who took Jack into the rugged mountains and the dense jungle and showed him a primitive world few men have ever seen. Jack was treading in the paths of his heroes - the explorers.
Beverley Eley, from her biography Ion Idriess.


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Beggars Belief
Stories From Gerald's Bar
Gerald Diffey
9781877096204
2022-02-01
A$9.99
Melbourne Books

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Gerald Diffey has spent four decades immersed in the world of food, wine and hospitality, from early days waiting tables in old English hotels to establishing two of the best places in the world to drink and eat: the award-winning Gerald’s Bar in North Carlton – Heston Blumenthal described it as ‘a proper, proper old fashioned sort of bar’ – and Gerald’s Bar in San Sebastian.
 
Beggars Belief is a collection of funny, poignant, insightful and just plain ludicrous stories from Gerald’s life in kitchens and behind bars: his formative years in the UK, memories of food and family; tales and tips from forty years of service; journeys and meals, people and places, from lunch on the side of a volcano in Sicily to dinner on a beach in East Timor; stories and recipes and drinks suggestions from North Carlton and San Sebastian; vignettes, slices of life, observations.
 
‘Romance,’ writes Gerald in the introduction. ‘That’s what I sell. Sensual pleasures. Sights, sounds, smells, touch, taste. Cyrano de Bergerac said: “I have tried to live my whole life with panache.” If I said that, I’d sound like a twat. But you get the drift. I’m off to bone some quails.’


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Bony at Bermagui

Arthur W. Upfield
9781922698216
2022-06-01
A$9.99
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On a signboard at Cobargo I read the magic word 'Bermagui'. "That's the place Zane Grey wrote about," remarked my son. "That's the place I'm looking for," I decided. And what a place! Oh, what a place. The air like wine and as cool as that in the green ferntree depths of the gully beside my mountain home! The surf everlastingly playing its music on the sand beach before the town, and the great rocky headland to seaward…
 
Arthur Upfield was Australia's first international crime writer when he first stayed at Bermagui around the time of Zane Grey's visit there in 1936. This book holds a previously unknown Bony story set in Bermagui, The Fish That Danced on its Tail, an unpublished story on Big Game Fishing, and stories on Marlin and Swordfish that Upfield wrote only for the Bermagui Anglers Club. Also included are a chapter from his classic Bony novel, The Mystery of Swordfish Reef, and the only other Bony story - A Wisp of Wool and Disk of Silver and many photographs from the Upfield family archives.


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Conveyancing Victoria 2022

Simon Libbis
9781922768001
2022-02-01
A$49.99
Hybrid Publishers

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Conveyancing is a process. As with all processes it can be reduced to a number of steps. But as any person involved with it knows, there is a lot more to conveyancing than just following the steps. Each transaction is a journey, and to help you on your way you need a roadmap. This is it. In much the same way that roadmaps are now accessed electronically via GPS, conveyancing is conducted digitally in cyber space. The destination is the same but the pathway is different. While most conveyancing trips stick to the main roads, you still need to know where the minor ones, and even the side tracks, will lead you. If you get lost some directions will be needed, and emergency assistance is required when you break down or become bogged. What if you crash? All this can be found in Conveyancing Victoria 2022.
 
It starts by explaining the basic elements of a conveyancing transaction, then provides a step-by-step guide to both the manual and electronic processes. This is complemented by detailed explanations and precedents. It envisages the problems that can arise and offers suggestions on how to avoid them. If it’s too late for that, then there are strategies for dealing with them.
 
This book will suit a person who just wants to know how to do conveyancing. It will also provide an invaluable reference for those practising in this area. The title includes a comprehensive index. Whatever your level of knowledge of, experience in or involvement with conveyancing, you cannot afford to be without Conveyancing Victoria 2022.


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Dark Cheer: Cryptids Emerging - Volume Silver

Atlin Merrick
9780645289947
2022-04-05
A$11.99
Improbable Press

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For the lovers of things that go bump in the night
 
Here be stories of South African grootslang
and bayou grundylow,
tales of elementals, jackelopes,
and flying motels.
 
Within you'll find tiny leviathans and rock whales,
cambion and kelpie,
a girl between time,
and a man who saves a gun's life.
 
These are stories of cryptids who sing or swim or
save us, living side-by-side so often unseen
...and then seen.
 
So very much seen.
 
When we look.


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Forensics
True Stories from Australian Police Files
Vikki Petraitis
9780655226918
2022-06-01
A$9.99
Lake Press

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A fingerprint, DNA screening, strange indentations, and scratches. These are the things that can crack a case that seems impossible to solve.
 
Vikki Petraitis has interviewed police from Australian forensics, fingerprints, homicide and criminal investigation units, resulting in stories such as the woman who drugged and robbed lonely, vulnerable men, the forensic evidence that found the killer of three family members, the hit-run driver who killed a child, and other engrossing true crime stories.


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Fragile Power
Leadership Lessons in Life, Business and Sport
George D. Norris
9781876498719
2022-03-01
A$11.99
Ryan Publishing

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Fragile Power provides you with the knowledge, confidence, and power to improve your leadership performance and achieve your goals in life, business, and sport.
However, 'power is fragile' and should be used sensitively, tactfully, cleverly, empathetically, and wisely to succeed.
This book, the author's fifth, is a business autobiography covering his 60-year career and delivers 40 Case Histories and Leadership Lessons learnt from his experiences with Caltex Oil, Collingwood Football Club, L'Oreal, Wurlitzer, Ford, The America's Cup, Toyota, BMW, Jetset Travel, HLB Mann Judd, Mercedes-Benz, First National Real Estate, the AFL, and many more.
Each Case History delivers five significant Leadership Lessons for your healthier, happier, wealthier, and more rewarding journey in life, business, and sport.
 
George D. Norris is regarded as Australia's first and most experienced Corporate Coach.
He commenced his business career at Caltex Oil Australia in 1958 as a Management Cadet and 16 years later departed as Training Manager. He then started his own business in 1974 as a Performance Management and Communication Consultant and in 1995 made the magic move into Management Mentoring and Corporate Coaching.
George is well known for his many years on Melbourne Radio 1377 3MP with his daily segment 'Shots of Inspiration' and later Magic 1278, where he presented his daily segments as 'The Life Coach'.
His four other books are titled 'Winning with Wisdom', 'Strategies for Success', 'Quotes and Words of Inspiration' and 'Moments on Management'.
George has studied in Germany, America, and Australia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian Institute of Management, and the Australian Marketing Institute where he was awarded a CPM as Certified Practising Marketer.
He has experienced the ups and downs of life, business and sport which have provided remarkable and extensive experience. As a visionary, George uses Nike's positioning statement, and Frank Sinatra's song to say, "I just did it - my way!"


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From Pain & Injury to Healthy & Happy
Using the Breakthrough "Wescombe Method"
Scott Wescombe
9781925281811
2022-06-01
A$9.99
Global Publishing Group

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Proven steps to unleash your greatest life potential.
 
No fluff. No exaggeration. No magic tricks. International author and leading health expert Scott Wescombe founded the 'Wescombe Method' based on years of research and the principle that you can take full charge of your life through making small empowered daily decisions. Over time these small decisions can either take you to a desirable destination or a painful destination. Life is short, now is the time to act and supercharge the quality of your life through scientifically established methods. Your best years are yet to come!
 
You'll learn:
- How to move from debilitating pain and frustration to complete and total freedom
- How to avoid preventable cancers, heart problems, chronic diseases, stress, headaches, injuries and pain
- A proven blueprint to make you feel strong, empowered, energised, confident and successful
- How your physical and emotional wellbeing can either destroy or enhance your most intimate relationships
- How to seek the right professional guidance to supercharge your physical body and daily emotions
- How to take immediate control of your mental, emotional, physical and financial destiny
- How to stop self-sabotage, choose your preferred future and enjoy an extraordinarily meaningful life.
 
Take back control and unleash your health, happiness and longevity.


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Guerrilla Tactics
The Australian Guerrilla Book 3
Ion Idriess
9781922473059
2022-06-01
A$9.99
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Idriess was a trooper with the Light Horse at Gallipoli, all the way to Beersheba, and his diary was published as The Desert Column. Drawing on his military experience, this is one of six manuals written for soldiers and civilians in 1942, when invasion by the Japanese seemed imminent.
 
Here Mr Idriess gives in illustrative detail the technique of guerrilla warfare under Australian conditions. As will be seen by the subject headings, every phase is dealt with. Here is the complete vade-mecum for the guerrilla fighter, a forceful, vivid book that teaches how, in Australia, he may play a part as vital as that played by the Russian guerrilla in aiding his army.


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In Crocodile Land
Wandering in Northern Australia
Ion Idriess
9781922698315
2022-06-01
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In Crocodile Land is principally the story of travels by lugger through northern waters and into slimy creeks where the huge crocodiles abound. The author took part in many hunting expeditions and enlightens us on the various methods adopted for catching these fearsome creatures. The party had more than a little success, to the great glee of the blackfellows who accompanied them.
 
We journey next into the country of the buffaloes. Here on sunlit clearings through thickets of pandanus palms the buffaloes were to be found in hundreds... There is plenty of risk in hunting the buffalo... Once the shooting starts, the horse must continue his gallop, faster than the buffaloes and alongside them, keeping them going. One stumble and the end is near for horse and rider. - Western Mail, Perth 1946
 
Although it has the thrill of crocodile shooting and trapping as its central theme, the book also affords a sympathetic and fascinating study of the aborigines and their tribal customs, slants on the dangerous sport of buffalo hunting, and vivid pen pictures of Wyndham, Darwin and other far northern towns. - Adelaide Advertiser, 1946
 
Introduced by Tony McKenna


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Ion Idriess: The Last Interview

Tim Bowden
9781922384997
2022-06-01
A$9.99
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Ion “Jack” Idriess (1889 – 1979) is recognised as one of Australia’s great storytellers, having published over 50 books including the Outback tales of Lasseter’s Last Ride, Flynn of the Inland, and The Cattle King alongside major histories of Broken Hill, Broome and Cooktown.
 
This book is his last interview in 1975, prompted by the then-young Tim Bowden, for a possible ABC Radio program that did not eventuate due to Idriess's fading voice. Within this book Idriess talks of his early years in Broken Hill, he tells of his earliest writing for the Bulletin, on living and photographing Aboriginal tribes in the Kimberlys and Cape York; on the writing of his books like Madman’s Island and My Mate Dick; his life with the pearlers of Broome and Thursday Island; on the joys of prospecting, living in the Wild, and on Lasseter and his diary.
 
Full of colourful characters and true stories, Ion Idriess allows us into his unbridled enthusiasm for Australian and Aboriginal history.


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James Gong: The Chinese Dragon

Paul Collins
9781925736809
2022-02-01
A$6.99
Hybrid Publishers

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Ming Lee - The Chinese Dragon - is the unbeaten, undisputed queen of virtual martial arts. Until she meets James Gong, fresh from his starring role in Ham Solo: Revenge of the Fist.
Can their combined skill, grace and teamwork defeat everything the virtso world throws at them?
Do they take down the mobsters?
The bully?
And just where does 'the gymnast' fit into all of this?


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Knocking About

Gus Pierce
9781922473592
2022-06-01
A$9.99
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American-born Gus Pierce arrived in Australia in 1860 and promptly deserted, swimming ashore at Port Phillip. He worked as a photographer for Batchelders and painted scenery for the Lyceum theatre before hunting for snakes with Joe Shires - the inventor of a snake-bite cure. He compiled a strip map of the Murray River from Albury to Goolwa, by navigating it in a canoe with an Aboriginal dancer and a tracker in 1863, eventually skippering several steamboats along the Murray between 1868 and 1876.
In 1869 in Echuca he began painting historical panoramas and toured scenes, with musical accompaniment to Wagga Wagga, and a further series showing at his Hill End Tent Theatre in 1872 in a musical recue with William Gill, who went on to write the first Broadway musical. His Mirror of Australia panoramas were toured to Geelong and Castlemaine - where he added the male impersonator, Ellen Tremayne in 1881. Impresario, navigator, photographer and artist of Austral scenes - here is his confounded life with his own illustrations.


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Kulilkatima
Seeking Understanding
Ted Egan
9781875703500
2022-01-01
A$39.99
Kerr Publishing

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This book sees Ted Egan begin with 'Kulilkatima ... Try to understand, this land Australia ...' and then proceed to give us his understanding and experience to point a path forward for the nation. He ranges from teaching ethics in schools to future urban car-parking systems, and he has hopes for a special place for the First Australians in his tomorrow, throwing a flag and a national anthem into our luggage for the journey.

 

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