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            Strictly Ballroom: the screenplay
             

            Strictly Ballroom: the screenplay (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Luhrmann, Baz; Pearce, Craig

            • RRP: $23.99
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            The screenplay of the film that took the world by storm.

            ISBN 9780868193595
            Published AU 1 Oct 1992
            Publisher Currency Press Pty Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Screenplays
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            Black is the New White
             

            Black is the New White (Paperback)

            By Lui, Nakkiah

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            'Nakkiah Lui's writing is, as always, on point: hold-your-belly funny; pumping with politics that prompts visible discomfort.' Maxine Beneba Clark, Saturday Paper 'Her writing, whether devastating or hilarious, has always shown a great deal of accessible humanity and relentless i...ntelligence.' Guardian 'We needed a new David Williamson, someone who speaks to Australia and Australians now. We've found her in Nakkiah.' Alex Broun, playwright 'Mount Druitt's answer to Lena Dunham.' Belvoir Theatre 'If there is such a thing as a rockstar playwright, Nakkiah Lui is it.' Fran Kelly, RN Love, politics and other things you shouldn't talk about at dinner Charlotte Gibson is a lawyer with a brilliant career ahead of her. As her father Ray says, she could be the next female Indigenous Waleed Aly. But she has other ideas. First of all, it's Christmas. Second of all, she's in love. The thing is, her fiance, Francis Smith, is not what her family expected - he's unemployed, he's an experimental composer... and he's white! Bringing him and his conservative parents to meet her family on their ancestral land is a bold move. Will he stand up to the scrutiny? Or will this romance descend into farce? Love is never just black and white. It's complicated by class, politics, ambition, and too much wine over dinner. But for Charlotte and Francis, it's mostly complicated by family. Secrets are revealed, prejudices outed and old rivalries get sorted through. What can't be solved through diplomacy can surely be solved by a good old-fashioned dance-off. They're just that kind of family. Award-winning writer Nakkiah Lui shows why she is one of this country's most in-demand young voices, delivering cutting satire that is both seductively subversive and thoroughly delightful.
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            ISBN 9781760527341
            Published AU 4 Feb 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Wolf Lullaby
             

            Wolf Lullaby (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

            By Bell, Hilary

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            In a bleak, remote town, a small child is murdered. Suspicion falls on nine-year-old Lizzie. Angela, Lizzie's young mother, is convinced her daughter is guilty. She must make the torturous choice between ignoring what her intuition tells her, and presenting Lizzie to the police w...ith painfully extracted information.
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            ISBN 9780868196688
            Published AU 1 Feb 2002
            Publisher Currency Press Pty Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Plays
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            Great Australian Urban Myths: Revised Edition The Cane Toad High
              

            Great Australian Urban Myths: Revised Edition The Cane Toad High (Paperback, Revised edition)

            By Seal, Graham

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            Headless bikers on the highways; tummies exploding at work; garden gnomes taking international holidays. In this edition, the author tracks down over 100 contemporary Australian legends.

            ISBN 9780732269869
            Published AU 27 Jul 2001
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Growing Up Queer in Australia
             

            Growing Up Queer in Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Law, Benjamin

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            'I marked the day in my adolescent diary with a single blank page.' 'The mantle of queer migrant compelled me to keep going - to go further.' 'I never came out to my parents. I felt I owed them no explanation.' 'All I heard from the pulpit were grim hints.' 'I became acutely awar...e of the parts of myself that were unpalatable to queers who grew up in the city.' 'I was thirty-eight and figured it was time to come out to her.' 'That's when I know it's not going anywhere - the gay.' 'I felt like I had been dunked into an episode of The L Word and I wasn't given the script.' 'No amount of YouTube videos and queer think pieces prepared me for this moment.' 'My queerness was born in a hot dry land that was never ceded.' 'I finally admitted what my feelings for Dirty Dancing-era Patrick Swayze had clearly been indicating for some time.' 'Even now, I sometimes think that I don't know my own desire.' Compiled by celebrated author and journalist Benjamin Law, Growing Up Queer in Australia assembles voices from across the spectrum of LGBTQIA+ identity. Spanning diverse places, eras, genders, ethnicities and experiences, these are the stories of growing up queer in Australia. 'For better or worse, sooner or later, life conspires to reveal you to yourself, and this is growing up.' With contributions from David Marr, Fiona Wright, Nayuka Gorrie, Steve Dow, Holly Throsby, Sally Rugg, Tony Ayres, Nic Holas, Rebecca Shaw, Giselle Au Nguyen and many more.
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            ISBN 9781760640866
            Published AU 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Black Inc
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            Is This Anything?

            Is This Anything? (Hardback)

            By Seinfeld, Jerry

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            The first book in twenty-five years from Jerry Seinfeld features his best work across five decades in comedy. Since his first performance at the legendary New York nightclub Catch a Rising Star as a twenty-one-year-old student in autumn of 1975, Jerry Seinfeld has written his own... material and saved everything. Whenever I came up with a funny bit, whether it happened on a stage, in a conversation, or working it out on my preferred canvas - the big yellow legal pad - I kept it in one of those old-school accordion folders, Seinfeld writes. So I have everything I thought was worth saving from forty-five years of hacking away at this for all I was worth. For this book, Jerry Seinfeld has selected his favourite material, organised decade by decade. In page after hilarious page, one brilliantly crafted observation after another, readers will witness the evolution of one of the great comedians of our time and gain new insights into the thrilling but unforgiving art of writing stand-up comedy.
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            ISBN 9781760857127
            Published AU 6 Oct 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia
             

            Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Heiss, Anita

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            What is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia? This anthology, compiled by award-winning author Anita Heiss, showcases many diverse voices, experiences and stories in order to answer that question. Accounts from well-known authors and high-profile identities sit alongside t...hose from newly discovered writers of all ages. All of the contributors speak from the heart - sometimes calling for empathy, oftentimes challenging stereotypes, always demanding respect. This groundbreaking collection will enlighten, inspire and educate about the lives of Aboriginal people in Australia today. Contributors include: Tony Birch, Deborah Cheetham, Adam Goodes, Terri Janke, Patrick Johnson, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Jack Latimore, Celeste Liddle, Amy McQuire, Kerry Reed-Gilbert, Miranda Tapsell, Jared Thomas, Aileen Walsh, Alexis West, Tara June Winch, and many, many more. Teaching notes by Dr Marnee Shay available from publisher's web site: https://www.blackincbooks.com.au/sites/default/files/Growing%20Up%20Aboriginal_Teaching%20Notes.pd
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            ISBN 9781863959810
            Published AU 16 Apr 2018
            Publisher Black Inc
            Interest Age 8-12 years
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            After Australia
             

            After Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sweatshop, Anthology

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            Climate catastrophe, police brutality, white genocide, totalitarian rule and the erasure of black history provide the backdrop for stories of love, courage and hope. In this unflinching new anthology, eleven of Australia's most daring writers of colour provide a glimpse of Austra...lia in the year 2050.
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            ISBN 9781925972818
            Published AU 26 May 2020
            Publisher Affirm Press
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            The Big Book of Great Australian Bush Yarns
             

            The Big Book of Great Australian Bush Yarns (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Seal, Graham

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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            'Aussies know how to spin a good yarn, and Graham Seal knows how to tell them' - Weekly Times Graham Seal is one of Australia's master storytellers. This bumper collection of yarns from the bush gathers some of our best stories since colonial times, retold in Graham's warm style.... It takes a certain character to make a living in the Australian bush. In the most difficult situations, laughter often comes to the rescue. Here are pioneers and battlers, convicts and settler's children, and a land that tests them with fire, flood and drought, in stories resonant with Australia's distinctive wry humour. Originally published as two bestselling collections: Great Australian Stories and Larrikins, Bush Tales and Other Great Australian Stories. 'Graham Seal has the knack of the storyteller.' - Warren Fahey AM
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            ISBN 9781760879280
            Published AU 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Homeland Calling: Words from a New Generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voices

            Homeland Calling: Words from a New Generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voices (Paperback)

            By Pea Media, Desert; Edited by van Neerven, Ellen

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            A new generation of deadly, young poets has emerged in Australia.

            ISBN 9781741176926
            Published AU 1 May 2020
            Publisher Explore Australia
            Interest Age 13+ years
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