The engrossing real life story of how Queen Victoria's favourite son, Prince Alfred, undertook the most ambitious Royal tour, only for Australia's overwhelming joy of having the first Royal on its shores jolted by his decadent beha... read more
|Series:||My Holocaust Story|
Whatever is coming, we'll face it together, as a family. As long as we're together, we'll be okay. For Miri and her family, life in Warsaw is full of simple joys. The smell of freshly baked challah, the pink flowers that b... read more
|Awards:||Winner of Stella Prize 2014.|
Winner of the 2014 Stella Prize It's one of Australia's foundation legends - yet the story has always been told as if half the participants weren't there. But what if the hot-tempered, free-spirited gold miners we learned about a... read more
Most people think of Australia's convict past as decidedly English. Anne McMahon tells the story of the Irish prisoners roped into the British transportation scheme. Poverty, civil unrest and overcrowded... read more
In the summer of 1936, over just four weeks, it all went wrong - for democracy and for Spain, even for the British royals. Politicians failed, and Hitler was emboldened to plan a new European war, and more. When some army generals sough... read more
The Birdsville Track is one of the best-known - and loneliest - tracks in Australia, and for twenty years Tom was the mailman, battling the searing heat, floods and mechanical breakdowns. He made the run every ... read more
Horrie, the Egyptian Terrier, found as a starving pup in the harsh Libyan Desert, became the much-loved mascot of the First Australian Machine Gun Battalion in World War II. Yet he was no ordinary symbol, and the Gunners' love for him was n... read more
The Little Penguin, Blue Penguin or Fairy Penguin...whichever name you give it, this fascinating bird lives an extraordinary life. It is the world's smallest penguin species found all around the coasts of the southern half of Australia and ... read more
This thorough, fascinating account tells the whole story of the Vietnam conflict, abroad and in Australia. It contains the Roll of Honour of those who died as a result of the Vietnam War; and it ends with a fourth edition of the lists of hose who served in Vietnam.
Takes us underground to the sewers of NYC and London and overground, to meet the heroes of India's sanitation movement, American sewage schoolteachers, the Japanese genius of toilet technology, and the biosolids lobbying team. This title also proves that shit doesn't have to be a dirty word.
'The most brilliant and fascinating book I have read in my entire life' Dan Snow 'A huge contribution...remarkable' Antony Beevor, BBC RADIO 4 'Extremely interesting ...a serious piece of scholarship, very well researched' Ian Ke... read more
Overturning aqua nullius aims to cultivate a new understanding of Aboriginal water rights and interests in the context of Aboriginal water concepts and water policy development in Australia. In this awa... read more