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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 Ocean Reeve Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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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
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Rising Heart
             

            Rising Heart (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Conteh-Biger, Aminata; With Rieden, Juliet

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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            Brutally kidnapped from her father's house by rebel soldiers. Resettled in Australia as a refugee. Now helping mothers and babies in Sierra Leone.

            ISBN 9781760784966
            Published AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Purple Dandelion: A Muslim Woman's Struggle Against Violence and Oppression
              

            Purple Dandelion: A Muslim Woman's Struggle Against Violence and Oppression (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sultana, Farida; With Nair, Shila; Foreword by Clark, Prime Minister Rt Hon Helen

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            Purple Dandelion is the true story of Farida Sultana, an extraordinary Muslim woman and single mother. The book is a reflection of her personal journey as an unconventional child who struggled through her adulthood and married life. Being a survivor of violence and abuse, Farida ...emerged as an advocate against violence and oppression against women.
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            ISBN 9781921497537
            Published AU 1 Apr 2011
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            I Am Nujood, Age 10 And Divorced
             

            I Am Nujood, Age 10 And Divorced (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ali, Nujood; With Minoui, Delphine

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            The internationally bestselling true story of the remarkable ten-year- old Yemeni girl who dared to defy her country's most archaic traditions by fighting for a divorce.

            ISBN 9781864710359
            Published AU 1 Mar 2010
            Publisher Random House
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            Helena Rubinstein: The Woman Who Invented Beauty
              

            Helena Rubinstein: The Woman Who Invented Beauty (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Fitoussi, Michele

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            Long before SKII, La Prairie, or the coveted Creme de la Mer, there was Helena Rubinstein. Your mother or grandmother probably used Helena Rubinstein creams or cosmetics once upon a time. But not that many people know about Helena's Australian connections. She was little known an...d has been virtually forgotten, but her extraordinary life spanned nearly a century (she died in 1965 at the age of ninety-three) and three continents. She was banished by her family to Australia at age 24 for refusing to accept an arranged marriage and as a result, became a pioneer who reinvented beauty for modern times. Napoleon Perdis says that he is inspired by Helena. She really was a Polish modern day Scarlett O'Hara! This is the extraordinary story of the woman who created a cosmetic empire and gave it her name, of an entrepreneur who started with nothing except a belief in the strength of women. The eldest of eight girls in a poor Jewish Orthodox family, Helena was born in Krakow, Poland, in 1872. When she was banished to Australia her mother decided to slip a few pots of skin cream, made by a chemist friend of the family, into her daughter's suitcase. Barely two decades later, the cream her mother gave her had become the foundation of her fortune. Coleraine in Victoria, where her uncle was a shopkeeper, might have been an awful place but it did not lack for lanolin, the secret ingredient in Helena's creams. To disguise the sheep oil's pungent pong, Helena experimented with lavender, pine bark and water lilies. At the forefront of women's rights movements, Helena opened her first beauty institute in Collins Street, Melbourne in 1902, the year that women obtained the right to vote in Australia. Always ahead of her competitors (Arden, Factor, Revlon, Lauder), she developed marketing and advertising techniques that revolved around skin care and makeup, eventually opening beauty institutes in Australia, London, Paris, and New York. Using science to create cosmetics, she taught women all
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            ISBN 9780732293796
            Published AU 1 Apr 2012
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Diamonds and Dust: A Sheryl Mccorry Memoir 1
             

            Diamonds and Dust: A Sheryl Mccorry Memoir 1 (Paperback)

            By McCorry, Sheryl

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            Sheryl McCorry grew up in the outback carrying crocodiles to school for show and tell. When she was 18 her family moved to Broome, and it was the first time she had ever used a telephone or seen a television. Her story is an epic saga of life in one of the toughest and most beaut...iful terrains in Australia.
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            ISBN 9780330424691
            Published AU 1 Feb 2009
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            A Bigger Picture
             

            A Bigger Picture (Hardback)

            By Turnbull, Malcolm

            • RRP: $55.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 May 20

            Malcolm Turnbull, Australia's 29th Prime Minister, tells the remarkable story of his life in this lively political page-turner. When Malcolm Turnbull took over the nation's top job there was a sense of excitement in Australia. Sky-high opinion polls followed as the political outs...ider with a successful business, legal and media career took charge. The infighting that dogged politics for the best part of a decade looked to be over. But a right-wing insurgency brutally cut down Turnbull's time in office after three years, leaving many Australians asking, 'Why?' Exceptionally candid and compelling, A Bigger Picture is the definitive narrative of Malcolm Turnbull's prime ministership. He describes how he legalised same-sex marriage, established Snowy Hydro 2.0, stood up to Donald Trump, rebooted Australia's defence industry and many more achievements - remarkable in their pace, significance and that they were delivered in the teeth of so much opposition. But it's far more than just politics. Turnbull's life has been filled with colourful characters and controversies, success and failure. From his early years in Sydney, growing up with a single father, to defending 'Spycatcher' Peter Wright against the UK Government; the years representing Kerry Packer, leading the Republican Movement and making millions in business; and finally toppling Tony Abbott to become Prime Minister of Australia. For the first time he tells it all - in his own words. With revelatory insights on the workings of Canberra and the contentious events of Turnbull's life, A Bigger Picture explores the strengths and vulnerabilities of one of Australia's best-known and dynamic business and political leaders. Lyrically written in highly readable and entertaining prose, this is a genuine page-turner that's not just for political junkies.
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            ISBN 9781743795637
            Published AU 1 May 2020
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
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            Lawless: A lawyer's unrelenting fight for justice in a war zone
              

            Lawless: A lawyer's unrelenting fight for justice in a war zone (Paperback, Main)

            By Motley, Kimberley

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            • Pub Date
              7 May 20

            Both an extraordinary woman's story and a nonfiction legal thriller with profoundly deep insight into the real Afghanistan.

            ISBN 9781760633189
            Published AU 7 May 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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