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Worth Preserving - 100 Years of SPC by Jenny Mountstephen
Worth Preserving tells the history of the many families and individuals who have contributed to the success of this innovative Australian company. Filled with photographs and anecdotes from the last 100 years this is a must have for anyone with an interest in this iconic business.
HISTORY OF THE WARANGA BASIN by JOYCE HAMMOND
Early history mentions an aboriginal protectorate in the area of Waranga; the discovery of gold, the gold escort and unrest at mines which heralded the Eureka Stockade. Items also include pioneer families, irrigation and the timber industry. Index, photographs. From 1869 to 1975 Publication Date:Jan 1 ...Show more
The Mallee: A Journey Through North-West Victoria (HB) by Adam McNicol (Text by, Photographer); Erin Jonasson (Photographer); Phil Campbell (Designed by, Photographer); Andrew Chapman (Photographer); Noel Butcher (Photographer); Melanie Dove (Photographer); Heather Ewart (Foreword by); Jaime Murcia (Photographer)
Between 1880 and 1930, a series of schemes brought thousands of settlers to Victoria’s Mallee region. At the same time, a number of railway lines were constructed through the area, with towns constructed approximately every 10 miles. Now, almost a century after the settlement schemes ended and the depop ...Show more
Australia A Land of Diversity by Geoff Ross
Geoff Ross is an acclaimed Australian landscape photographer. From his base in Australia, he travels around the world seeking to capture through his own eyes inspiring photographs of the world's spectacular landscapes. His New Zealand landscape books have become best sellers in their respective categori ...Show more
Black Summer: Stories of Loss, Courage and Community from the 2019-2020 Bushfires by Michael Rowland (Editor)
Told by ABC journalists who were on the ground and broadcasting during our worst ever fire season, spearheaded by Michael Rowland The bushfires that burnt across Australia from June 2019 to February
On the Sheeps Back by Axiom Publishing
It is great to see a book put together with stories directly from the mouths of people who have been in the industry for many years. Their stories are not the tales of fishermen but of fact, about the characters who for years made up the shearing industry.
The World’s Longest Taxi Fare by Larry O'Toole
Motor Service Provider, Charlie Heard, was engaged to carry three ladies on a daring outback adventure in 1930. Ada Beal, Lil Wilmot and Eileen Glenny were Charlie’s intrepid passengers. He drove them in his Hudson taxi from Lorne in Victoria, up through the red centre to Darwin, and back down to Victor ...Show more
Beyond Alice by Tanya Heaslip
From the happiness and freedom of her bush childhood, Tanya Heaslip is sent to a boarding school sixteen hundred kilometres away from everything and everyone she loves. As these years pass surrounded by the friends she makes, Tanya's memoir is a humorous and inspiring story of strength, resilience and t ...Show more
Henry Lawson: Favourite Poems and Stories by Henry Lawson
Henry Lawson deserves a place alongside Banjo Pateron as Australia's best known poet and storyteller. This text contains his much loved favourite poems and prose.
Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe
Dark Emu argues for a reconsideration of the 'hunter-gatherer' tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians and attempts to rebut the colonial myths that have worked to justify dispossession. Accomplished author Bruce Pascoe provides compelling evidence from the diaries of early explorers that suggests ...Show more
Dead in the Water: A Very Angry Book about Our Greatest Environmental Catastrophe... the Death of the Murray-Darling Basin by Richard Beasley
Full-throated and provocative, this is a very personal battle cry to save our most precious natural resource. 'I LOVE IT.' Peter FitzSimons'With a deft mixture of outrage, humour and in-depth knowledge, only Beasley could make water policy a page turner.' Craig Reucassel'It's great to shed some more l ...Show more
Australian Riverboats: A Pictorial History by Peter Christopher
This book brings together a unique collection of photos, sketches and accounts of the life of river communities. It is not just a book for riverboat enthusiasts, it is for anyone with an interest in social history.