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            Jacinda Ardern: A New Kind of Leader
             

            Jacinda Ardern: A New Kind of Leader (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Chapman, Madeleine

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            Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern is a leader for a new generation, one tired of inertia in the face of pressing issues such as climate change, immigration and the rise of far-right terrorism. Ardern was catapulted onto the international stage with her grace and compas...sion following the Christchurch mosque shooting. Oprah Winfrey invited us to 'channel our inner Jacindas' as praise for Ardern flooded headlines and social media. The world's youngest female head of government, and only the second elected world leader to give birth while in office, Ardern describes herself as a progressive and a social democrat. In this revealing biography, journalist Madeleine Chapman discovers the woman behind the headlines. Politically engaged from an early age, Ardern has encountered her fair share of sexism, but rather than let that harden her she advocates 'rising above' critics. In her first press conference, she announced an election campaign of 'relentless positivity'. The tactic was a resounding success- donations poured in and Labour rebounded in the polls. But can Ardern live up to her promise? What does her new style of leadership look like in practice? And what can we learn from the world's reaction to this inspiring leader?
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            ISBN 9781760641818
            Published AU 30 Mar 2020
            Publisher Black Inc
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            Relentless
              

            Relentless (Paperback)

            By Lisa, Tamati

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            When extreme endurance athlete, Lisa Tamati, was confronted with the hardest challenge of her life, she fought with everything she had. Her beloved mother, Isobel, had suffered a huge aneurysm and stroke and was left with massive brain damage; she was like a baby in a woman's bod...y. The prognosis was dire. There was very little hope that she would ever have any quality of life again. But Lisa is a fighter and stubborn. She absolutely refused to accept the words of the medical fraternity and instead decided that she was going to get her mother back or die trying. This book tells of the horrors, despair, hope, love, and incredible experiences and insights of that journey. It shares the difficulties of going against a medical system that has major problems and limitations. Amongst the darkest times were moments of great laughter and joy. www.lisatamati.com
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            ISBN 9781925935998
            Published AU 10 Mar 2020
            Publisher LISA TAMATI ENTERPRISES LTD
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            Life in a Box: Traveller. Antiques Dealer. Mother. Model. Iconoclast.

            Life in a Box: Traveller. Antiques Dealer. Mother. Model. Iconoclast. (Hardback)

            By Adams, Sarah Jane

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            Treasures and mementos from the estate of Sarah Jane Adams Auction catalogues can reveal a lot about a person - their lives, loves and style. Sarah Jane Adams, a jewellery & antiques dealer who became an international model and Instagram sensation overnight in her 60s, tells her ...story through a lifetime's collection of rare pieces, valuable jewellery and worthless objects, as well as personal photographs and effects from her 'estate'. Told with wit, pathos and charm. Life In A Box illustrates how style is always deeply personal to the wearer, laden with rich meaning and adventure and above all, redolent of our stories.
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            ISBN 9781760524951
            Published AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Murdoch Books
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            Songs of a War Boy: The bestselling biography of Deng Adut - a child soldier, refugee and man of hope

            Songs of a War Boy: The bestselling biography of Deng Adut - a child soldier, refugee and man of hope (Paperback)

            By Adut, Deng Thiak; With Mckelvey, Ben

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            The teen edition of the bestselling biography of Deng Adut - Sudanese child soldier, refugee, Australian lawyer, and man of hope. For readers aged 12+

            ISBN 9780734419620
            Published AU 23 Jul 2019
            Publisher Lothian Publishing Company
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            Caroline's Dilemma: A colonial inheritance saga

            Caroline's Dilemma: A colonial inheritance saga (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bradbury, Bettina

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            Caroline Kearney's husband bequeathed her a heart-breaking dilemma. Writing his will as he lay dying in Melbourne in 1865, Edward Kearney promised his wife GBP100 a year and more to educate their sons, but only if she moved to Ireland with their six children. How did this young w...idow respond to such a draconian exercise of male power?
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            ISBN 9781742236605
            Published AU 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher NewSouth Publishing
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            The Lost Boys
             

            The Lost Boys (Hardback)

            By Byrnes, Paul

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            In the First World War of 1914-1918, thousands of boys across Australia and New Zealand lied about their age, forged a parent's signature and left to fight on the other side of the world. Though some were as young as thirteen, they soon found they could die as well as any man. Li...ke Peter Pan's lost boys, they have remained forever young. These are their stories. This extraordinary book captures the incredible and previously untold stories of forty Anzac boys who fought in the First World War, from Gallipoli to the Armistice. Featuring haunting images of the boys taken at training camps and behind the lines, these tales are both heartbreaking and rousing, full of daring, ingenuity, recklessness, random horror and capricious luck. A unique perspective on the First World War, THE LOST BOYS is military history made deeply personal, a powerful homage to youthful bravery and a poignant reminder of the sacrifice of war.
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            ISBN 9781925870503
            Published AU 29 Oct 2019
            Publisher Affirm Press
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            Three Brothers: Memories of My Family

            Three Brothers: Memories of My Family (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lianke, Yan

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            The origin story of a childhood spent in poverty during the Cultural Revolution, from Yan Lianke, named 'China's most controversial novelist' by the New Yorker.

            ISBN 9781922268525
            Published AU 17 Mar 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Truganini: Journey Through the Apocalypse

            Truganini: Journey Through the Apocalypse (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pybus, Cassandra

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            'At last, a book to give Truganini the proper attention she deserves.' - Gaye Sculthorpe, Curator of Oceania, The British Museum Cassandra Pybus' ancestors told a story of an old Aboriginal woman who would wander across their farm on Bruny Island, just off the coast of south-east... Tasmania, throughout the 1850s and 1860s. As a child, Cassandra didn't know this woman was Truganini, and that she was walking over the country of her clan, the Nuenonne, of whom she was the last. The name of Truganini is vaguely familiar to most Australians as 'the last of her race'. She has become an international icon for a monumental tragedy: the extinction of the original people of Tasmania within her lifetime. For nearly seven decades she lived through a psychological and cultural shift more extreme than most human imaginations could conjure. She is a hugely significant figure in Australian history and we should know about how she lived, not simply that she died. Her life was much more than a regrettable tragedy. Now Cassandra has examined the original eyewitness accounts to write Truganini's extraordinary story. A lively, intelligent, sensual young woman, Truganini managed to survive the devastating decade of the 1820s when the clans of south-eastern Tasmania were all but extinguished. Taken away from Bruny Island in 1830, she spent five years on a journey around Tasmania, across rugged highland and through barely penetrable forests, with the self-styled missionary George Augustus Robinson, who was collecting all the surviving people to send them into exile on Flinders Island. She managed to avoid a long incarceration on Flinders Island when Robinson took her to Victoria where she was implicated in the murder of two white men. Acquitted of murder, she was returned to Tasmania where she lived for another thirty-five years. Her story is both inspiring and heart-wrenching, and it is told in full in this book for the first time.
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            ISBN 9781760529222
            Published AU 3 Mar 2020
            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

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            Dr Weekes is the invisible giant on whose shoulders many psychiatrists and psychologists now stand. Her extraordinary story has never been told because she was completely ignored by professionals in the field, who had had no answers to the anxiety state and no understanding of th...e scholarship that lay behind her work. Yet her books, which sold for a handful of dollars, worked. The mail from grateful readers was unceasing and unmanageable, and the media competed for interviews with her. Dr Weekes's approach to treating anxiety proved state-of-the-art, and her books still change lives. Her work benefitted tens of millions of people, according to one of the foremost experts in anxiety, Dr David Barlow. How was it that she came to have such a unique understanding of the anxiety state, which was an epidemic hiding in plain sight? Cracking the anxiety code was a long, isolated, individual mission. It started when a terrified young woman, about to earn her first doctorate, was standing on a London wharf in 1929 feeling she simply couldn't go on. It ended with her changing the trajectory of global treatment.
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            ISBN 9781925713381
            Published AU 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Waleed Aly (I Know This to be True): On Sincerity, Compassion & Integrity

            Waleed Aly (I Know This to be True): On Sincerity, Compassion & Integrity (Hardback)

            By Blackwell, Geoff; Aly, Waleed

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            Created in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, I Know This to Be True is an uplifting new series inspired by his legacy. Extraordinary figures from diverse backgrounds answer the same questions, sharing their compelling stories, guiding ideals, and insightful wisdom.... The result is a collection brimming with messages of leadership, courage, compassion, and hope. Delivered in lovely, giftable hardcovers with vivid photographic portraits throughout, these books offer encouragement and guidance to future leaders, and anyone hoping to make a positive impact on the world. Waleed Aly is an Australian broadcaster, journalist, academic and musician. As co-host of The Project, a daily primetime television news and current affairs programme, he is one Australia's leading commentators on national and international issues. Reflecting on his childhood, career and values, he discusses the importance of taking risks, standing by your beliefs and above all, being honest. Self-deprecating and empathetic, his words offer hope and guidance to anyone struggling to find their way and all who champion equality. Royalties from sales of I Know This To Be True will support language translation and free access to the films, books and educational programmes in all countries with developing economies, or economies in transition, as defined by United Nations annual classifications.
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            ISBN 9781922351036
            Published AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Murdoch Books
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