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            The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

            The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gates, Melinda

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            A passionate argument for female empowerment by Melinda Gates, one of the world's most admired and respected women.

            ISBN 9781760783327
            Published AU 23 Apr 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Songs of a War Boy: Teen Edition
             

            Songs of a War Boy: Teen Edition (Paperback)

            By Adut, Deng Thiak; 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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            The Last Lighthouse Keeper: A Memoir

            The Last Lighthouse Keeper: A Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cook, John; Bauer, Jon

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            In Tasmania, John Cook is known as: 'The Keeper of the Flame'. John's renowned as one of the last of the kerosene keepers : he spent a good part of his 26-year career in Tasmanian lighthouses tending kerosene, not electrical, lamps. He joined the lighthouse service in 1969, after... a spell in the merchant marine. Far from reviling work on isolated islands such as Tasman and Maatsuyker, Australia's southernmost lighthouse, he discovered that he loved the solitude and delighted in the sense of purpose that light keeping gave him. He did two stints on Tasman, in 1969-71 and 1977, and was the head keeper on Maatsuyker for eight years. Tasman's kerosene light was a pressure lamp fuelled by two big bottles that had to be pumped up to 75 pounds per square inch (about 516 kilopascals): It was the equivalent of pumping up a tyre every 20 minutes, John says. Then you had to wind up the weights - they went down the tower and turned the prism around like a big clockwork. If the weights went all the way to the bottom, the light would stop. The main thing was that 365 nights of the year you sat in that tower, 100 feet up, and you had to stay awake, John says of Tasman. If you fell asleep the light would stop and then you were in trouble. Keepers took watches around the clock, in a system similar to that on a ship. Day watches weren't a chance to slack off: standing orders required the watchkeeper to look seawards at least every half-hour and to log sightings of any vessels, and their course, in the area. But the main thing was there was always maintenance to do, John says. Because Mother Nature was your boss. She'd blow gutters off, that sort of thing - she was always stickin' her bib in, and you were repairin' it. Tasman keepers also ran a herd of up to 500 sheep. They didn't have a freezer, so they'd kill and dress a sheep every fortnight. John supplemented his bulk stores, delivered every three months by the lighthouse supply vessel, with extras brought on the bi-monthly mail bo
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            ISBN 9781760875381
            Published AU 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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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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            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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              2 Sep 20

            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
            Interest Age General Audience
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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, 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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            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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            Red Herrings for Breakfast

            Red Herrings for Breakfast (Paperback)

            By Ousback, Annabet

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            ISBN 9780648556923
            Published AU 24 Mar 2020
            Publisher Bad Apple Press Pty Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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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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            Socialism is Great!: A Worker's Memoir of the New China

            Socialism is Great!: A Worker's Memoir of the New China (Paperback)

            By Zhang, Lijia

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            A spirited memoir by a former Chinese factory worker who grew up in Nanjing, participated in the Tiananmen Square protest and ended up as an international journalist. As a teenager, Zhang worked in a factory producing missiles designed to reach North America, queuing every month ...to give evidence to the period police that she wasnt pregnant.
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            ISBN 9780980296556
            Published AU 1 Aug 2008
            Publisher UWA Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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