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            Lowitja: The Authorised Biography of Lowitja O'Donoghue

            Lowitja: The Authorised Biography of Lowitja O'Donoghue (Hardback)

            By Rintoul, Stuart; O'Donoghue, Lowitja

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            'I am sometimes identified as one of the success stories of the policies of removal of Aboriginal children. But for much of my childhood I was deeply unhappy. I feel I had been deprived of love and the ability to love in return. Like Lily, my mother, I felt totally powerless. And... I think this is where the seeds of my commitment to human rights and social justice were sown.' Lowitja O'Donoghue Lowitja O'Donoghue is a truly great Australian. She is a former Australian of the Year and formerly co-chair of ATSIC. She is the first, and so far only, Aboriginal person to have addressed the UN General Assembly. She is someone whom Paul Keating once wanted to appoint as Governor-General and is arguably the most recognisable Indigenous woman in Australia. This is a long-awaited authorised biography, compellingly written by renowned journalist Stuart Rintoul with Lowitja's full cooperation. In 2011 a controversy arose over whether Lowitja had been 'stolen' as a child. There has never been any doubt that she was deposited with the United Aborigines Mission in Oodnadatta as a two-year-old and was thereafter completely cut off from her mother and her culture; but the circumstances of her arrival at the mission were not precisely known and were somewhat complicated. Stuart Rintoul, who was then a journalist at The Australian, accompanied Lowitja back to clear up the matter. Thus began his journey into Lowitja's life and the challenging history of her times.
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            ISBN 9781760875602
            Published AU 30 Sep 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            The Flying Bushman: An Australian story of life above the land

            The Flying Bushman: An Australian story of life above the land (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Keynes, Greg

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            Escape into beautiful Australia, travel to the Pilbara, Gascoyne and Murchison regions along with the world heritage listed Shark Bay and its amazing characters.

            ISBN 9781925924558
            Published AU 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher Rockpool Publishing
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            Courage Under Fire

            Courage Under Fire (Hardback)

            By Keighran, Daniel, VC; With Park, Tony

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            A revealing and frank memoir from Daniel Keighran, an unlikely candidate to receive the Victoria Cross.

            ISBN 9781760787653
            Published AU 27 Oct 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            A Repurposed Life

            A Repurposed Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kahn, Ronni; With Chapnik Kahn, Jessica

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            'From the founder of OzHarvest, an ebullient, generous memoir with an exhilarating message: it's never too late to do great things.' ANNABEL CRABB 'Brimming with energy, altruism and refreshing candour' QUENTIN BRYCE 'The inspiring story of a woman with a big heart who dared to m...ake a difference. This is a must-read book. I couldn't put it down.' ITA BUTTROSE Life throws us mysterious ingredients. If we are brave enough to put the recipe aside and experiment, it's right there that things get interesting. As the owner of a successful events company, throwing away huge volumes of leftover food at the end of the day came with the territory. But when Ronni Kahn hit midlife, she found herself no longer able to turn a blind eye to her food waste problem. Hand delivering the untouched food to homeless shelters around Sydney became her renegade solution. Little did she know that fixing her small problem at work would lead her to unlock a hidden purpose at the very core of her inner life. Now founder and CEO of the food rescue organisation OzHarvest, Ronni leads hundreds of staff and thousands of volunteers with the goal to nourish Australia. She serves in an advisory capacity to government and is an instrumental leader in changing federal laws to improve social justice and environmental policies. A Repurposed Life is the story of how Ronni found her voice, her heart and her deepest calling. From her early years growing up under the brutal system of apartheid South Africa, to a socialist commune in Israel, Ronni finally settled in Australia to discover a profound new way of living. Shared with the humour, warmth and energy that have made her an internationally renowned keynote speaker, this heartfelt exploration of the choices that define us will speak to anyone seeking a more passionate expression of being alive.
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            ISBN 9781760525903
            Published AU 30 Sep 2020
            Publisher Murdoch Books
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            A Woman of Force

            A Woman of Force (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Morri, Mark

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            The true story of Deborah Wallace, the legendary 'gangbuster' of NSW Police Force.

            ISBN 9781760787356
            Published AU 22 Sep 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
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            Born to Fight: The bestselling story of UFC champion Mark Hunt, the real life Rocky
             

            Born to Fight: The bestselling story of UFC champion Mark Hunt, the real life Rocky (Paperback)

            By Hunt, Mark; Mckelvey, Ben

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            There's more than a few instances in this biography of UFC cult favourite Mark Hunt that make you shake your head in can't-make-this-stuff-up disbelief - Inside Sport A powerful story of sadness, hope, pride, honour and triumph from the real-life Rocky! Raw, confronting and hones...t, UFC champion Mark Hunt's inspiring autobiography shows it is possible to defy the odds and carve a better life. Born into a Mormon Samoan family, Hunt details his harrowing early life, his troubled teen years, and his angry youth with no apparent future. After being plucked from an Auckland street fight and dropped into his first kickboxing bout, Mark went on to achieve unprecedented success in Australian and New Zealand combat sports. In an ongoing career that has spanned the globe, Mark Hunt has been in some of the UFC, Pride and K-1's most memorable battles. But in some ways those fights pale in comparison to that which he has overcome out of the ring and cage. As fearless with his opinions as he is in the Octagon, Mark pulls no punches in revealing the highs and lows of his extraordinary life.
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            ISBN 9780733638800
            Published AU 27 Jun 2017
            Publisher Hachette
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            Eggshell Skull

            Eggshell Skull (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lee, Bri

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            'Brutal, brave and utterly compelling, Bri Lee's extraordinary memoir shines a light on the humanity and complexity of our justice system and the limitless courage victims of crime must summon in a legal process stacked against them at every turn. In the age of #MeToo, Eggshell S...kull is a prescient personal account of a young woman's fierce and unflinching battle against her abuser. I can't remember a book I devoured with such intensity, nor one that moved me so profoundly.' Rebecca Starford, author of Bad Behaviour and co-founder of Kill Your Darlings 'An illuminating meditation on society's complicity in sexual assault, told through one woman's pursuit of justice in a system that has failed women and survivors for too long. Powerful as it is timely, Eggshell Skull is a courageous, heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful memoir from one of Australia's sharpest young writers.' Liam Pieper, author of The ToymakerEggshell Skull: A well-established legal doctrine that a defendant must accept 'take their victim as they come': If a thin skull caused the death of someone after a punch, that victim's weakness cannot mitigate the seriousness of the crime, nor the punishment. But what if it also works the other way? What if a defendant on trial for sexual crimes has to accept his 'victim' as she comes: a strong, determined accuser who knows the legal system, who will not back down until justice is done?Bri Lee began her first day of work at the Brisbane Magistrates Court as a bright-eyed judge's associate. Eighteen months later she was back as the complainant in her own case. This is the story of Bri's journey through the Australian legal system; first as the daughter of a policeman, then as a law student, and finally as a judge's associate in both metropolitan and regional Queensland--where justice can look very different, especially for women. Confronted by horrific criminal behaviour every day in court, Bri's eyes were opened to the inequity of the legal system and how compl
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            ISBN 9781760295776
            Published AU 23 May 2018
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code: The extraordinary life of Dr Claire Weekes

            The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code: The extraordinary life of Dr Claire Weekes (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hoare, Judith; Bowditch, Clare

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            Panic, depression, sorrow, guilt, disgrace, obsession, sleeplessness, low confidence, loneliness, agoraphobia . . . Dr Claire Weekes knew how to treat them, but was dismissed as underqualified and overly populist by the psychiatric establishment. In a radical move, she had gone d...irectly to the people. Her international bestseller Self Help for Your Nerves, first published in 1962 and still in print, helped tens of millions of people to overcome all of these, and continues to do so. Weekes pioneered an anxiety treatment that is now at the cutting edge of modern psychotherapies. Her early explanation of fear, and its effect on the nervous system, is state of the art. Psychologists use her method, neuroscientists study the interaction between different fear circuits in the brain, and many psychiatrists are revisiting the mind-body connection that was the hallmark of her unique work. Face, accept, float, let time pass- hers was the invisible hand that rewrote the therapeutic manual. This understanding of the biology of fear could not be more contemporary - 'acceptance' is the treatment du jour, and all mental-health professionals explain the phenomenon of fear in the same way she did so many years ago. However, most of them are unaware of the debt they have to a woman whose work has found such a huge public audience. This book is the first to tell that story, and to tell Weekes' own remarkable tale, of how a mistaken diagnosis of tuberculosis led to heart palpitations, beginning her fascinating journey to a practical treatment for anxiety that put power back in the hands of the individual. 'With Judith Hoare's The Woman Who Cracked the Anxiety Code, we have a chance to learn about Weekes's varied life and, as important, become reacquainted with her work ... A splendid tribute to Claire Weekes - a tribute long overdue.' -Sally Satel, Wall Street Journal 'In her biography of Weekes, veteran journalist Judith Hoare has rescued the Australian doctor from obscurity and place
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            ISBN 9781922310439
            Published AU 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Crimmo: The Peter Crimmins Story

            Crimmo: The Peter Crimmins Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Eddy, Dan

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            Peter Crimmins was small in stature, but his presence loomed large at Hawthorn during his 176 games (1966-75). A tenacious rover and popular captain who helped establish the Hawks as a powerhouse in the Victorian (now Australian) Football League, the cheeky, blond-headed Crimmins... was widely acclaimed as the most courageous player in the game. 'Crimmo' was a standout in Hawthorn's victorious 1971 Grand Final victory over St Kilda; his dominant on-ball partnership with the legendary Leigh Matthews during that period was as dynamic as any the game had seen. But it was Crimmins' off-field courage which endeared him to fans of all clubs. Appointed captain for 1974 he would play all but one game in the premiership season but missed Hawthorn's finals campaign after he had a cancerous testicle removed. He returned to lead the team in 1975, before cancer again forced him to step away from the game. Undetered he made a valiant quest to be selected for the 1975 Grand Final. Hawthorn's decision to overlook their skipper for that match remains the most controversial selection call in football history. Crimmins's health deteriorated during 1976, yet he fought gamely to the end. After the Hawks secured the 1976 Premiership, Clive Mackinnon's award-winning photograph of the gravely ill Crimmins surrounded by his jubilant teammates is one of the most emotive ever captured. Days later, Crimmins was dead. He was just 28. Having left behind wife Gwen (then 31), and sons Ben (4) and Sam (2), the outpouring of grief that followed was unprecedented for a footballer to that time. It was no surprise that Crimmins has been immortalised at Hawthorn, with the club champion winning the Peter Crimmins Medal. In Crimmo: The Peter Crimmins Story, acclaimed footy writer Dan Eddy describes Peter Crimmins' remarkable impact on The Hawthorn Football Club, his teammates and Australian football.
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            ISBN 9780975836255
            Published AU 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            Wild by Nature: From Siberia to Australia, Three Years Alone in the Wilderness on Foot

            Wild by Nature: From Siberia to Australia, Three Years Alone in the Wilderness on Foot (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Marquis, Sarah

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            The epic story of one woman's 16,000 kilometre, three year trek from Siberia to Australia.

            ISBN 9781760290740
            Published AU 24 Feb 2016
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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