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            The Lost Boys
             

            The Lost Boys (Hardback)

            By Byrnes, Paul

            • RRP: $45.00
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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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            Tutu: Authorised
             

            Tutu: Authorised (Hardback)

            By Sparks, Allister; Tutu, Mpho

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            The remarkable story of Desmond Tutu's courage, faith, perseverance, and his life-long commitment to the liberation of the oppressed.

            ISBN 9780733627811
            Published AU 11 Oct 2011
            Publisher Hachette
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            FitzRoy - Beyond the Rumours: Tenth Governor of New South Wales, First Governor-General of Australia
             

            FitzRoy - Beyond the Rumours: Tenth Governor of New South Wales, First Governor-General of Australia (Hardback)

            By Fergusson, Lyn M.

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            Was Governor FitzRoy the man popular history would have us believe? Sir Charles Augustus Fitzroy's tenure as Governor of New South Wales and Governor-General of Australia between 1846 and 1855 was plagued by rumour. Mention FitzRoy and he is either not remembered at all, remember...ed as the Governor who caused his wife's death or as a shameless womaniser. Are these damning comments justified? It was the time of Wentworth, Parkes and Lang, giant political figures in New South Wales' early history. FitzRoy's administration oversaw matters such as settlement of the contentious crown land issue and squatters' rights, discovery of gold, education and introduction of the railway. A man of the British Empire, he served firstly his King, then a young Queen Victoria as the Crown's Vice Regal representative at Prince Edward island, the Leeward Islands and finally, New South Wales. This commissioned biography portrays FitzRoy in a light not previously considered, from a personal, family oriented aspect, stretching from childhood to the battlefields of Waterloo. Going beyond the rumours set in motion in 1847, it reveals a worldly diplomat, a Governor who encouraged those around him to act on their beliefs.
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            ISBN 9780646912714
            Published AU 12 Dec 2013
            Publisher Pilar Publishing
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            Gough Whitlam: His Time
             

            Gough Whitlam: His Time (Hardback)

            By Hocking, Jenny

            • RRP: $49.99
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            Recreates the excitement of Whitlam's historic win in 1972, forces that never accepted his ascendency &the tragedy that followed. Drawing on previously unseen archival material, interviews with family, colleague sand with the man himself, this second volume finally exposes the tr...uth about the Whitlam years.
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            ISBN 9780522857931
            Published AU 1 Sep 2012
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
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            The Shearers: The Story of Australia, told from the woolsheds
             

            The Shearers: The Story of Australia, told from the woolsheds (Paperback)

            By McHugh, Evan

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            ISBN 9780143574118
            Published AU 18 Jul 2016
            Publisher Penguin
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            First Among Equals: Australia's Prime Ministers from Barton to Morrison
             

            First Among Equals: Australia's Prime Ministers from Barton to Morrison (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

            By Wildman, Kim; Hogue, Derry

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            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 20

            Since Federation in 1901, 30 people have served in the position of Australian prime minister. Some have had the position thrust upon them. Some have schemed their way to the top. Four have served more than once. Three have died in office. Eight have been dumped by their own party.... This essential reference tells each one's story.
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            ISBN 9781925820485
            Published AU 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
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            Truganini: Journey Through the Apocalypse
             

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

            By Pybus, Cassandra

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              3 Mar 20

            '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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            Julia Gillard: Unauthorised
             

            Julia Gillard: Unauthorised (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wallace, Christine

            Young, determined and now the first woman to be elected Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard is the highest achieving woman ever in the elite of Australia's political game. But what sets Gillard apart is a quality that transcends politics and is overwhelmingly evident in hi...gh achievers in male-dominated spheres.
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            ISBN 9781741758481
            Published AU 1 Jun 2011
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            The Architect of Kokoda: Bert Kienzle - The Man Who Made the Kokoda Trail
              

            The Architect of Kokoda: Bert Kienzle - The Man Who Made the Kokoda Trail (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kienzle, Robyn

            If one person made the Kokoda Track that man was Bert Kienzle. Part Samoan and German/English, born in Fiji and raised in Germany and Australia, he was managing a rubber plantation and gold mine in Papua New Guinea at the outbreak of WWII.

            ISBN 9780733627637
            Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780733630262
            Published AU 26 Jul 2011
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series Hachette Military Collection
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            Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China
             

            Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Chang, Jung

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            The best-known modern Chinese fairy tale is the story of three sisters from Shanghai, who for most of the twentieth century were at the centre of power in China. It was sometimes said that `One loved money, one loved power and one loved her country', but there was far more to the... Soong sisters than these caricatures. As China battled through a hundred years of wars, revolutions and seismic transformations, each sister played an important, sometimes critical role, and left an indelible mark on history. Red Sister, Ching-ling, married Sun Yat-sen, founding father of the Chinese republic, and later became Mao's vice-chair. Little Sister, May-ling, was Madame Chiang Kai-shek, first lady of the pre-Communist Nationalist China and a major political figure in her own right. Big Sister, Ei-ling, was Chiang's unofficial main adviser. She made herself one of China's richest women - and her husband Chiang's prime minister. All three sisters enjoyed tremendous privilege and glory, but also endured constant attacks and mortal danger. They showed great courage and experienced passionate love, as well as despair and heartbreak. The relationship between them was highly charged emotionally, especially once they had embraced opposing political camps and Ching-ling dedicated herself to destroying her two sisters' world. Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister is a gripping story of love, war, exile, intrigue, glamour and betrayal, which takes us on a monumental journey, from Canton to Hawaii and New York, from exiles' quarters in Japan and Berlin to secret meeting rooms in Moscow, and from the compounds of the Communist elite in Beijing to the corridors of power in democratic Taiwan. In a group biography that is by turns intimate and epic, Jung Chang reveals the lives of three extraordinary women who helped shape the history of twentieth-century China.
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            ISBN 9781910702796
            Released AU 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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