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Great Australian scams, cons & rorts
Great Australian scams, cons & rorts
Haynes, James, 1932-2017
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Australia is the birthplace and setting of some of the wildest, craziest and least-likely-to-succeed cons and rorts in history. From the cleverest double-crosses to the most unlikely and maddest schemes, master storyteller Jim Haynes reminds us that we've never been shy of pulling a trick or two....
The shearers : the story of Australia, told from the woolsheds
The shearers : the story of Australia, told from the woolsheds
McHugh, Evan2015
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Armed with their blades, a sense of adventure and a relentless work ethic, shearers have been a fundamental part of Australia's outback for centuries. From legendary figures such as blade shearing record-holder Jack Howe and fearless union man cum poet Julian Stuart, to today's young guns having ...
Australian heist
Australian heist
Phelps, James, (Senior reporter)2018
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On 15 June 1862, a gang of bushrangers held up a gold escort at Eugowra, just east of Forbes, NSW. They escaped with a pile of cash and 77 kilograms of gold, worth about $10 million today. It remains the largest gold robbery in Australian history.In this riveting re-creation of the events, James ...
George Clarke's more amazing spaces
George Clarke's more amazing spaces
Clarke, George, 1974-2014
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More Amazing Spaces is packed full of fantastic projects, such as George's famous treehouse, a garage-turned-duplex, a camper van serving cream teas, an airstream home and a warren at the bottom of the garden. Far more than inspirational, this book is full of practical tips and sources for creati...
The pursuit of justice : the judge who presided over some of Australia's most controversial cases and his career as a lawyer, barrister and social justice advocate
The pursuit of justice : the judge who presided over some of Australia's most controversial cases and his career as a lawyer, barrister and social justice advocate
Finnane, Michael2011
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There have been many biographies of Judges, and even a few barristers have published memoirs of their famous cases, but very few books written by a sitting QC. ‘The Pursuit of Justice: My life as a lawyer, judge and social justice advocate’ is not just the story of a young, ambitious man who beco...
Travelling Australia Mick's way
Travelling Australia Mick's way
Miller, Mick, 1963-2017
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After facing a life-threatening illness, former elite athlete and high performance coach, Mick Miller, set off on a solo trip around Australia in his blue Volkswagen Beetle dubbed Rocket. This chronicle of his adventure of recovery and discovery showcases the cast of characters he meets and a hos...
True girt : the unauthorised history of Australia. Volume 2
True girt : the unauthorised history of Australia. Volume 2
Hunt, David, 1971-2016
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"First there was Girt. Now comes . . . True Girt In this side-splitting sequel to his best-selling history, David Hunt transports us to the Australian frontier. This was the Wild South, home to hardy pioneers, gun-slinging bushrangers, directionally challenged explorers, nervous indigenous peopl...
Factfulness : ten reasons we're wrong about the world -- and why things are better than you think
Factfulness : ten reasons we're wrong about the world -- and why things are better than you think
Rosling, Hans2018
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Factfulness: the stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends - why the world's population is increasing; how many young women go to school; how many of us live in poverty - we systematically get the an...
Great convict stories : dramatic and moving tales from Australia's brutal early years
Great convict stories : dramatic and moving tales from Australia's brutal early years
Seal, Graham, 1950-2017
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Graham Seal takes us back to Australia's ignominious beginnings, when a hungry child could be transported to the other side of the globe for the theft of a handkerchief. It was a time when men were flogged till they bled for a minor misdemeanour, or forced to walk the treadmill for hours. Teams i...
Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre
Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre
2018
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Marking the 180th anniversary of the Myall Creek Massacre of 1838, this book brings together leading writers, historians and artists to explore the significance of one of the most horrifying events of Australian colonialism. It challenges us to look at our history without flinching as an act of r...
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