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Kulilkatima
Seeking Understanding
Ted Egan
9781875703517
2022-02-01
A$11.99
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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Love, Regardless

Barbara Kamler
9781925736496
2022-04-01
A$9.99
Hybrid Publishers

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Love, regardless—the second collection from Melbourne-based Barbara Kamler—is an enthralling gallery of poetic portraits celebrating love that endures. It features a unique mode of storytelling, whereby interviews with fourteen couples are poetically crafted into rhythmic, syllabic verse. For each couple, each poem explores the intimacy of first connecting and the various complications negotiated along the way – crushing pressures of sexual or racial norms, the challenge of chronic illness or disparate histories, and demands of extended family, geographic distance or migration. Yet these are sanguine stories that transcend the trials of the everyday, making real the possibility of mutual love and joy over a lifetime.


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Lurking Death
The Australian Guerrilla Book 5
Ion Idriess
9781922473264
2022-06-01
A$9.99
ETT Imprint

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Abdul the Sniper was the pride of the Turkish Army. They named his rifle 'The Mother of Death'. Because, so declared the Ottoman Guard, 'her breech gave birth to bullets which destroy the lives of men'...
 
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. This volume includes the full story of the duel between Australian sniper Billy Sing and his opposite number, Abdul the Terrible in the trenches at Gallipoli.
 
A believer in guerrilla warfare in the open spaces of Australia, Mr. Idriess seeks, by thrilling narrative and advice, to teach young men and people of the back country how to use the rifle to the best advantage. To be a guerrilla one has to be a good rifleman - a sniper - acting independently of other troops, clever at camouflage, with keen ears, and with eyes that are observant and sharp. - Newcastle Herald


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Rare and Wonderfully Made

Kameo Lynn Douglas
9780648958697
2022-04-01
A$6.99
Improbable Press

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Diagnosed autistic at an early age, Sherlock Holmes is on the outer edge of every curve.
From his birth to his unique adulthood, Sherlock finds his immeasurable gifts of observation and deduction overbalanced by struggles with his senses and the incomprehensible nature of humanity.
Though nourished and cherished by his family, they cannot protect him forever, so Sherlock exiles himself, alone and always observing.
Then he meets Dr John Watson. John takes Sherlock's hand, pulls him close, and together doctor and detective fall in love.
Rare and Wonderfully Made brings a timeless character into our modern age and wonders…what if?


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Ratbag, Soldier, Saint
The Real Story of Sergeant Issy Smith VC
Lian Knight
9781925736847
2022-03-01
A$9.99
Hybrid Publishers

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Lian Knight has recreated the amazing life of her grandfather, a war hero. What has been published about him is extraordinary – 2000 newspaper articles, many printed more than a century ago. Yet almost nothing written about him is consistent. The press varied his name, his age, his place of birth, where he lived and what he did. There were whispers that he emerged from poverty, delivering fish before dawn in London’s East End in the markets and laneways of Jack the Ripper’s local haunts, before joining the army at just thirteen. Averse to authority, he was a military superior’s nightmare. He served in South Africa and India before migrating to Australia.
When World War I broke out, he was despatched to the Western Front where, gassed, bombed and working against remarkable odds, he saved the lives of many and was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest award for valour. He became legendary, gaining medals and escaping death on numerous occasions. After the war he married and finally returned to Australia. He was famous in England and Australia for his bravery and kindness to his fellow man. Later as a movie star, a politician, a boxer, a celebrated Australian identity and a good Samaritan, his notoriety seemed to know no bounds. Which of these stories were real? A mixture of truth and fantasy has continued to be reported ... until now.
 
‘From page 1 of Ratbag, Soldier, Saint, I entered the magnificent maze of the life of Issy Smith, wonderfully led through that life by Issy’s granddaughter, Lian Knight.’ – General Sir Peter Cosgrove
‘This book brilliantly recounts the unusual life of Sergeant Issy Smith VC, a Jewish war hero of WWI, revealing the many challenges he and his family faced in Australia and England during the war and in the post-war years. A captivating read!’ – MAJGEN (Ret’d), Emeritus Professor Jeffrey V Rosenfeld


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Reconceive
New Thinking for Progressive Leaders to Create Productive, Positively Viewed Organisations
David Joyce; Tim Banner
9780645174281
2022-06-20
A$11.99
Reconceive Pty Ltd

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Private, public, and voluntary organisations all provide services we either like to consume or require to lead a fulfilling and healthy life. As such, well-functioning service organisations are central to a productive and positive society.
A central premise of this book is that, over time, customers come to negatively view service organisations. We have found, time and again, the failure to bring people together to achieve the purpose the organisation has been set up to accomplish is the reason customers of service organisations hold this negative view.
This book is about establishing leadership designed to liberate people and organisations from stultifying systems and structures. It is about eliminating the waste caused by unclear objectives, arbitrary use of power, and the excessive levels of activity and effort found in many organisations.
In short, we help progressive leaders understand and treat systemic causes of poor customer and employee experiences, unproductive activity, and unnecessary operational expense. What results is a productive and positively viewed organisation, that is better for customers, better for the organisation, and better for you and your colleagues.
We offer guidance, using award-winning practical methods and leadership tools based upon a coherent and integrated theory of organisational behaviour underpinned by over 25 years of research and application in the field.
The purpose of this book is to help you, as a progressive leader, to positively change your service organisation for the benefit of all.


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Reef Madness
Digging Up the Dirt on an Australian Myth
Ernest Hunter
9781922698285
2022-06-01
A$11.99
ETT Imprint

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It's a tale that doesn't seem like it would be a winner; an improbable proposition of a ten-mile reef of gold in the middle of the continent, a cabal of scheming investors, a farrago of poor planning and preposterous publicity, the fiasco of the prematurely celebrated triumph of technology over unforgiving terrain, a dead prospector - and no gold. The Central Australian Gold Exploration Company had it all, and Lasseter's Last Ride was in the stores before the final chapter of the real-life debacle had closed. It was a runaway success.
 
Angus and Robertson sold three million copies of Ion Idriess' sixty-some books before he died in 1979. But in 1931, as he was working on what would be Lasseter's Last Ride, he was looking for an angle. In filling the gaps between the few facts with detailed descriptions of lands and people he had never seen, he found it - and promoted it - in Magic and Mystery. Idriess' fictional account of the last months of the life of Harold Bell Lasseter gave birth to a legend that has repeated in dozens of books, films, poems, podcasts, websites and exhibitions, is memorialised in the names of a highway and a casino, and has spawned searches and scams that continue nearly a century later. Idriess was probably surprised at its success and chose not to tamper with a winning formula when inconvenient material soon emerged. To do that he had to control the evidence and continued to insist on his narrative's unimpeachable adherence to fact. Reef Madness exposes how Idriess confected his first successful book and why the story of a failed prospector became a quintessentially Australian myth.


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Second Life
A Story of Love, Loss and Hope
David Hoysted
9781877096198
2022-03-01
A$11.99
Melbourne Books

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This is a story of advocating for the one you love and the importance of resilience and courage in the face of trauma and adversity.
The life, loneliness, anxieties, and needs of the long-term carer are examined.
It provides a 'carer's eye view' of what quality of life is, and the value of palliative care at a time when the world embraces euthanasia.
Above all, Second Life illustrates that love is everlasting.


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Silent City
Make Your Own Luck
Mike Bennett
9781876498955
2022-05-01
A$9.99
Ryan Publishing

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In a casino, you don't need luck if you know how to cheat.
Goodbook, the big Aussie and Cliff Door, the suave American, they know how.
An experienced roulette 'crew', they are stealing from casinos across Europe on their way to Malta to hit a new casino due to open in Mdina, the Silent City.
Douglas Browning is a journeyman casino manager with worldwide experience working at the Oceanic, a mega-casino in Atlantic City.
The Oceanic's new owner, billionaire entrepreneur Philip Meadows, asks Browning to take over the new Malta casino as a favour to the local owner, Joe Grima, who is involved in a property development with Meadows.
Browning goes to London to put together a management team for the new casino, before flying out to Malta to review the project.
Goodbook and Door also arrive to prepare for the opening of the new casino.
All three men find themselves in romantic liaisons with demanding women, yet two need to face up to stark reality when their false identities are uncovered.
As the delayed gala opening approaches, another crew turns up to 'take' the new casino, a sinister development that finally brings them all together with electrifying impact - in the Silent City.


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Silver Linings
A Journey to Happiness
Alex Fevola
9780655226031
2022-04-01
A$11.99
Lake Press

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Silver Linings is a story of resilience from an Australian woman who knows more than most about what it takes to bounce back from hardship. Alex Fevola grew up with a love of horses and make-up, and a determination to work hard; dabbling in modelling as a teen led to a promising start to a career in photography. A new chapter of her life was just beginning when tragedy struck, and she lost her partner and the father of her newborn daughter, Mia. Then, with barely a moment to grieve, and a young baby dependent on her, Alex almost succumbed to a life-threatening health emergency. Life was to deal Alex Fevola many more lows and highs, not least of which she experienced through her turbulent relationship with AFL football great Brendan Fevola. Now a successful businesswoman and founder of her own make-up brand, mum to four beautiful daughters and reunited with Brendan, Alex Fevola is ready to share her emotional journey. This is a story of triumph over adversity and pain, and making it through to the other side, stronger than before.


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The Adventures of Eddie and Flip Boy

Bobby Holland Hanton
9780648697060
2022-06-20
A$8.99
Brolga Publishing

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Eddie is absolutely obsessed with his favourite super-hero character: Flip Boy. No matter where he is, or what he's doing, Eddie spends all of his time glued to his tablet, watching Flip Boy. Eddie even wants to be Flip Boy! The problem is, his superhero antics never go quite to plan.
However, when Eddie is lucky enough to meet Flip Boy, he finds out that being a superhero is harder than it looks - it takes hard work and training.
Join Eddie and become your own superhero by being fit and healthy. There is a spread of fun keep-fit tips at the end of the book!
 
Bobby Holland Hanton is a real-life Flip Boy and Hollywood stuntman. He has worked on blockbuster films including: Thor, The Avengers, Mission Impossible, Star Wars, Skyfall, Batman, Captain America and Pirates of the Caribbean; as well as hit TV show, Game of Thrones.
Bobby trained as a gymnast from the age of four and he's passionate about the mental and physical benefits of enjoying exercise from a young age.
Inspired by his experiences with his daughter, this is his debut picture book.
 


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The Call

Martin Flanagan
9781922473639
2022-06-01
A$9.99
ETT Imprint

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Thomas Wentworth Wills is an Australian Icarus. Having grown up among the Djabwurring people in western Victoria, he was sent to the Rugby school in England. Returning in 1856, he promptly revolutionised colonial cricket and opened the door for the evolution of the indigenous game we know as Australian football. In 1866, he coached the Aboriginal team which later became the first Australian cricket team to tour England, despite having suffered in the war being fought at the country's frontiers between white settlers and the land's Aboriginal inhabitants. Tom Wills died a neglected and forgotten figure. His life is an Australian tragedy, but it bequeathed to the nation a unique and hopeful legacy.
 
A wonderful novel - tragic story of genius and loss, of a man who, leaping at the sun, fell down in a dazzle of healing light. - Brian Matthews
The Footy field: ground of coexistence; common ground; sacred turf. It is the one piece of Australian earth where equality rules and the game is played fair. It's footy. No-one barracks for the extinguishment of this game. Like a stab pass to a leading full-forward, Flanagan shows us the way to our goal. - Patrick Dodson


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The Cops
Not Just a Job
Trevor Carroll
9780648016335
2022-03-01
A$9.99
Tricky Press

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The Cops - Not Just a Job is not a book for the faint hearted or sensitive reader. However if you want a taste of the day to day life of a cop attempting to deal with people most of us would not like to encounter, this is the book for you. Dealing with everyday events, such as break enters, suicides, drug overdoses, thefts, home invasions, gang rapes and murders. All are seen through the eyes of a first responder and an investigator.
The book is essentially in two parts - reflecting the author's working life. The first deals with time as a general duties officer. Here the events occur rapidly leaving many questions to be asked - who were these people, what were their backgrounds, what happened. However, it reveals that a general duties cop often does not know these answers. He/she just has to deal with the event, on the spot, the best they can.
The second part of the book describes the author's life as a detective. Here we begin to be able to understand the background to the crimes and what happened after the initial event. It is where we meet some very undesirable people - a group of teenagers who gang rape a woman. The experience, so horrific, that she hoped that she would quickly die during the ordeal; a man who kidnapped his partner who was attempting to leave him. He shot her and, as she was dying, raped her; an escapee, who was determined not to return to goal, attempts to knife the author. Fortunately, for the reader, humorous incidents intersperse these crimes to give the reader some relief.
The Cops - Not Just a Job gives an insight into a side of life most of us do not experience. It raises many issues - ethical, practical and psychological - which would be helpful for both serving and prospective police officers to discuss.


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The Force Within
From Police Officer to Paralympian
Carol Cooke
9780648697046
2022-06-01
A$9.99
Brolga Publishing

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Carol Cooke thought her destiny was decided when she followed in the footsteps of her grandfather, father and mother and joined the Metropolitan Toronto Police Force.
An exciting career followed until one case got the better of her and she decided to take a year off.
That year off led her down another path and into a world she could never have foreseen for herself. Travelling from one side of the world across to the other and finding love, heartbreak, illness and Paralympic gold.
Through the life challenges Cooke faced, and the lessons learned from her family and her own policing career, she was able to move forward with resilience, integrity and compassion.
The Force Within is the inspiring story of her courageous adventure.


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The Great Apple Surprise
And the Power of Ten
Josephine Brooker; Annelies Billeter
9781922678874
2022-05-01
A$4.99
Little Steps Publishing

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Nannu Charlie’s favourite number is ten. Now that James has turned ten, he has finally been invited to help all his older cousins pick and pack apples on Nannu’s farm.
After all the apples are packed onto trays and into boxes, James finds out they will get a surprise if they pack more apples than last year – but they weren’t keeping count!
Will James and his cousins get their surprise?

 

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