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            Living on Stolen Land

            Living on Stolen Land (Paperback)

            By Kwaymullina, Ambelin

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            You are on Indigenous lands, swimming in Indigenous waters, looking up at Indigenous skies. Living on Stolen Land is a prose-styled look at our colonial-settler 'present'. This book is the first of its kind to address and educate a broad audience about the colonial contextual his...tory of Australia, in a highly original way. It pulls apart the myths at the heart of our nationhood, and challenges Australia to come to terms with its own past and its place within and on 'Indigenous Countries'. This title speaks to many First Nations' truths - stolen lands, sovereignties, time, decolonisation, First Nations perspectives, systemic bias and other constructs that inform our present discussions and ever-expanding understanding. This title is a timely, thought-provoking and accessible read.
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            ISBN 9781925936247
            Published AU 1 Jul 2020
            Publisher Magabala Books
            Interest Age Children
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            The Korean Kid: A Young Australian Pilot's Baptism of Fire in the Jet Fighter Age

            The Korean Kid: A Young Australian Pilot's Baptism of Fire in the Jet Fighter Age (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Nicholls, Rochelle

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            A vicious civil conflict erupted on the Korean peninsula in 1950 and sucked 24 nations into a new round of fighting. The world's two atomic superpowers - the United States and the Soviet Union - menaced each other across an arbitrary border as Korea became the proving ground for ...a new Cold War. The odds faced by Australia's young pilots were one in three, that they'd not come back. Or perhaps they'd just never be found, crash in flames into a foreign mountain and become nothing but names in a faraway cemetery. Most had no combat experience. Their planes were obsolete. Their orders were to dive upon a well-armed enemy with their bellies exposed, where one bullet to a fuel-tank meant an inescapable fireball. The Korean Kid is the story of Jim Kichenside and the Australian pilots who took to the skies in the 'forgotten war' on the Korean peninsula. Within a week of the North Korean invasion of the South on June 25, 1950, No.77 Fighter Squadron RAAF were in the air: the first United Nations air unit committed to the defence of the overrun South. Of the 340 Australians who perished in Korea, 41 were from 77 Squadron. In 1952, Jim Kichenside was the youngest pilot in 77 Squadron, at just 21 years of age. He entered the Korean theatre with just 8 hours of training on his Meteor jet. Dubbed 'The Korean Kid', Jim's is a story of youth and resilience, of luck and loss, of young men thrust into a war against impossible odds - the first war of the jet age.
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            ISBN 9781922387042
            Published AU 8 Jul 2020
            Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
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            On Identity

            On Identity (Paperback, Digital original)

            By Grant, Stan

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            Why does identity demand a choice between black and white? Tribalism, nationalism and sectarianism are dividing the world into us and them. Are we hard wired for hate? Stan Grant argues that it is time to leave identity behind and to embrace cosmopolitanism. On Identity is a medi...tation on hope and community. 'Love is always the answer, it is said. Not if you are trying from somewhere in the Aboriginal domain to answer the cruel question, Are you black or white? Mapping family ties or finding a sense of self should be about love, but in the end, it is too often about politics. You must read this book if you have wondered why we make the choices we do.' MARCIA LANGTON
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            ISBN 9780733644238
            Published AU 1 Jan 2020
            Publisher Hachette
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            One Day I'll Remember This: Diaries 1987-1995
             

            One Day I'll Remember This: Diaries 1987-1995 (Hardback)

            By Garner, Helen

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            In this second volume of diaries from one of Australia's greatest writers, we see Garner in love; asking herself questions about relationships, individuality, morality and contentment. For readers of Lisa Taddeo's Three Women, and avid Garner fans, this volume illuminates the inn...er life of a writer with all its turmoil and joy.
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            ISBN 9781922330277
            Published AU 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            I Choose Elena

            I Choose Elena (Paperback)

            By Osborne-Crowley, Lucia

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            Aged 15 and on track to be an Olympic gymnast, Lucia Osborne-Crowley was violently raped on a night out, sparking a series of events that left her devastatingly ill for more than ten years of her life. Her path to healing began a decade later, when she told someone about her rape... for the very first time. Eventually finding solace in writers like Elena Ferrante, this is a work about rediscovering vulnerability and resilience in the face of formerly unbearable trauma. The author explores what has been proved, but is not yet widely known, about trauma, bringing to our attention, its cyclical, intergenerational nature: how trauma intersects with deeply-held beliefs about the credibility of women: and how trauma is played out again and again in the fabric of our cultures, governments, judicial systems, and relationships. 'If you buy one book today let it be this one...It moved me to tears and to anger.' - Daisy Johnson, author of Everything Under 'This book is burrowed deep under my skin.' - Jessica Andrews, author of Saltwater
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            ISBN 9781760878078
            Published AU 18 Feb 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            101 Collective Nouns
             

            101 Collective Nouns (Hardback)

            By Cossins, Jennifer

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            A gaze of raccoons? A smack of jellyfish? A loveliness of ladybirds? Join us for an illustrated journey through the animal kingdom. Featuring 101 full-colour animal illustrations, each with its very own collective noun, as well as a brief history of collective nouns, this hard co...ver book will delight children and adults alike.
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            ISBN 9780734417961
            Published AU 27 Jun 2017
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age 5-12 years
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            Letters from the Veldt: The imperial advance to Pretoria through the eyes of Edward Hutton and his brigade of colonials.

            Letters from the Veldt: The imperial advance to Pretoria through the eyes of Edward Hutton and his brigade of colonials. (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Stockings, Craig

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            The South African War - or Boer War - running from 11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902 -was the largest British military effort since the Napoleonic Wars. It was also the first time that large-scale, meaningful contributions were made to an active theatre of war by the self-governi...ng colonies. This included formal contributions of around 20,000 troops from the Australian colonies which dwarfed all previous Australian military commitments. Just as the war was a watershed event for the development and professionalisation of the British Army from 1902-14, it was momentous for the self-governing colonies in Australia and elsewhere in social, political and most certainly in military terms. Letters from the veldt sheds light on the activities of imperial military contingents - in which Australians served - during the Imperial march to Pretoria from May-September 1900, the successful conclusion of which marked the end of 'conventional' operations in South Africa and the beginning the 'guerrilla' phase that would drag on until May 1902. A large proportion of colonial troops serving in South Africa at this point did so as part of the 1st Mounted Infantry Brigade. Despite their importance, the experiences of this brigade have not figured largely in existing any accounts of the Boer War. The brigade itself was composed of not only Australians, but Canadians, New Zealanders, and British regular and volunteer troops, and a scattering of 'loyal' South Africans. It was in many ways a microcosm of imperial military cooperation; an important part of the steady development of attitudes, expectations and shared experience which led to the formation in 1914 of a much larger expeditionary force. This account does not follow a standard pattern or format - there is no measured, steady traditional narrative. Rather, the experiences of the 1st Mounted Infantry Brigade, and the light they shed on many wider issues, are presented through letters written home by its British commander, Major Gene
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            ISBN 9781922265975
            Published AU 8 Jul 2020
            Publisher BIG SKY PUBLISHING
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            Love, Clancy: A dog's letters home, edited and debated by Richard Glover

            Love, Clancy: A dog's letters home, edited and debated by Richard Glover (Paperback)

            By Glover, Richard

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            The book Richard Glover's fans have been begging him to write Human beings often write about their dogs, but the dogs don't usually get a right of reply. In Love Clancy, Richard Glover has collated the letters sent by Clancy to his parents in the bush. The letters are full of the... young dog's musings about the oddities of human behaviour, life in the big city, and his own attempts to fit in. Heartfelt and hilarious, this is a book for anyone who has tried to imagine what their dog was thinking. PRAISE FOR RICHARD GLOVER The Land Before Avocado Richard Glover's just-published The Land Before Avocado is a wonderful and witty journey back in time to life in the early 1970s' Richard Wakelin, Australian Financial Review 'This is vintage Glover - warm, wise and very, very funny. Brimming with excruciating insights into life in the late sixties and early seventies, The Land Before Avocado explains why this was the cultural revolution we had to have' Hugh Mackay 'Hilarious and horrifying, this is the ultimate intergenerational conversation starter' Annabel Crabb Flesh Wounds 'A funny, moving, very entertaining memoir' Bill Bryson, New York Times 'The best Australian memoir I've read is Richard Glover's Flesh Wounds' Greg Sheridan, The Australian
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            ISBN 9780733341069
            Published AU 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher ABC Books
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            The Baby Animal Book

            The Baby Animal Book (Hardback)

            By Cossins, Jennifer

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            An adorable and informative picture book from the 2017 CBCA shortlisted author/illustrator Jennifer Cossins, author of A-Z of Endangered Animals and 101 Collective Nouns. What do you call a baby penguin? Or a baby owl? Or a baby platypus? Look inside this beautifully illustrated ...picture book and find out!
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            ISBN 9780734418159
            Published AU 22 Aug 2017
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age 2-6 years
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            On Hope

            On Hope (Paperback, Digital original)

            By Jeffrey, Daisy

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            In On Hope, one of the lead organisers of the Australian Climate Strike, 17-year old Daisy Jeffery, shares why she is choosing hope over indifference and is standing up to speak truth to power. Starting at a moment at the climate strike when it became obvious hundreds of thousand...s of Australians of all ages were engaged and supportive, Daisy will tell how it felt to be at the centre of so many people joining together to drive change. She will reveal what prompted the action, what she and her friends believe and how our leaders are letting down young people around the world.
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            ISBN 9780733644665
            Published AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age General Audience
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