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- Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 19.95
'Brad Murdoch is not just Brad Murdoch. He's a breed, a type. There are Murdochs all across northern Australia and they run to kind. White or beige Toyota Land Cruiser HZJ75 utility. Canvas canopy off the back with built-in flyscreen mesh. Six-pack foam esky for up front of the cab on long drives and a serious full-grown Rubbermaid esky for the back... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 29.99
The story of the most spectacularly successful shoplifting gang in history, who plundered stores in England and Europe in the 1960s and 1970s?the Kangaroo Gang?led by a master thief "King" Arthur Delaney. From the mid 1960s, a brazen band of Australian thieves ran riot in London for more than a decade, pulling off the most daring heists Scotland... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 27.26
Ever since he was a kid, Jim Haynes has been captivated by the exciting and colorful world of horse racing. Whether it's the love of a satin-coated thoroughbred, the scurrying touts and coat-tuggers, the surge of a last minute betting plunge in the ring, or the thrill of a close-fought finish that takes you there, the racetrack is a colorful stage... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 17.95
Abe Saffron was one of Australia's most notorious and powerful crime figures. Yet, he spent his life denying any involvement in criminal activity, claiming he was just a successful businessman. Sydney knew otherwise. This was the man who controlled the city's underworld with an iron fist. Tony Reeves has been gathering information on Abe Saffron... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95
The Australian contribution to the Allied war effort during World War I is worthy of celebration. Some 400,000 Australians volunteered for active duty, an astonishing 13 per cent of the entire (white) male population, a number so great that the Australian government was never forced to rely on conscription. Casualties were an astonishing 52 per cent... more...
- Canongate Books 2012; US$ 15.82
In January of 1788 the First Fleet arrived in New South Wales and a thousand British men and women encountered the people who will be their new neighbours; the beach nomads of Australia. "These people mixed with ours," wrote a British observer soon after the landfall, "and all hands danced together." What followed would determine relations between... more...
- Hachette Australia 2010; Not Available
Here are stories from Australia's dark heart: of catastrophe and misfortune, intrigue and passion, betrayal and tragedy. Some you may think you know, others, you have never heard of, but all the stories in AUSTRALIAN TRAGIC will capture your imagination. They range across our past and our present: the heartbreaking story of the fire at Luna Park... more...
- Hachette Australia 2010; Not Available
The Birdsville Track is one of the best known - and loneliest - tracks in Australia, and for twenty years Tom Kruse was the mailman, battling the searing heat, floods and mechanical breakdowns. He made the run every fortnight and was a lifeline to the isolated settlements and stations along the way, delivering everything from letters to essential supplies.... more...
- University of Queensland Press 2012; US$ 12.99
When culture and faith collide . . . nothing is sacred. In the Aboriginal missions of far northern Australia, it was a battle between saving souls and saving traditional culture. Every Secret Thing is a rough, tough, hilarious portrayal of the Bush Mob and the Mission Mob, and the hapless clergy trying to convert them. In these tales, everyone is... more...