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            New Zealand Rugby Companion: All You Need to Know About the Greatest Rugby Team in the World
              

            New Zealand Rugby Companion: All You Need to Know About the Greatest Rugby Team in the World (Paperback)

            By Lorimer, Kate

            • RRP: $29.99
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            • Pub Date
              4 Nov 20

            The New Zealand All Blacks are one of the most recognisable and formidable teams on the world sporting stage. They are the record setters, the keepers of tradition, and the icons of the game of Rugby Union. They have been the benchmark for skill and execution ever since the oval ...shaped ball first arrived on New Zealand's shores, and are a team the rest of the world aspire to beat. They also hold the most victories of any Test nation, and the best win percentage overall, and can proudly stand shoulder to shoulder alongside some of the greatest sporting teams in the world of any code.Much has been written about the All Blacks and their legacy, but in this one book you get the full picture the Tests, the players, the results and the history - recollecting those memorable moments and marvelling at the exploits of some of world-famous All Blacks. From the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987, when it was still an amateur game, through to their record-breaking exploits in 2016 at the height of professionalism, the All Blacks have enjoyed one of the highest levels of sporting success in the world. But the modern era is not the whole story.The New Zealand Rugby Companion fills in the essential gaps, provides the historic context and completes the total picture for all rugby lovers. Up to including the 2019.
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            ISBN 9781760790707
            Published AU 4 Nov 2020
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Holden Commemorative Edition: The Great Years, the Great Cars 1968-2020

            Holden Commemorative Edition: The Great Years, the Great Cars 1968-2020 (Hardback)

            Producer Street Press, Gelding

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            Commodore. Torana. Monaro. Holden captures the essence of these three great cars - their muscle, their romance and their engineering - as well as their glory days at racetracks such as Mount Panorama at Bathurst and Phillip Island. It celebrates 50-plus years of great Aussie moto...ring memories, from the original Monaro's launch in 1968 to living in the seventies through the Torana years. Then there's the Commodore era, covering the VB to ZB models from 1978 to 2020 and including the last Aussie-built V8s. Holden features photos, stories and a comprehensive history of the country's best-loved vehicles, plus a detailed analysis of all the models of these three nameplates.
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            ISBN 9781925946130
            Published AU 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher Rockpool Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Speed Kings: Australia and New Zealand's Quest to Win the Indy 500, the World's Greatest Motor Race
             

            Speed Kings: Australia and New Zealand's Quest to Win the Indy 500, the World's Greatest Motor Race (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Smailes, John

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            • Pub Date
              3 Nov 20

            Winning the Indianapolis 500, the greatest spectacle in motorsport, has been a quest for Australians and New Zealanders since the first race in 1911. Seventeen have tried and two have succeeded, New Zealand's Scott Dixon in 2008 and Australia's Will Power in 2018. More than a cen...tury before, Rupert Jeffkins, Australia's original speed king, entered the first 500 and on his second attempt in 1912 came within five kilometres of victory. He and Italian Ralph de Palma created legend when they pushed their car to the finish line when it blew up while leading. Speed Kings tells Jeffkins' full story for the first time. The lure of the Brickyard, paved with 3.2 million bricks, all now covered except for a ceremonial 'Yard of Bricks' at the finish line, has drawn champions from both sides of the Tasman. Three-time world champion Sir Jack Brabham, his son Geoffrey and grandson Matthew have each tried to win. So have the 'big three' of New Zealand motor racing: Bruce McLaren, Denny Hulme and Chris Amon. Brabham was instrumental in changing the face of the Indianapolis race when he raced his rear-engine Cooper Climax against the monstrous front-engine Indy roadsters of the time. Blinding speed - nudging 380 km/h and averaging 280 km/h over 500 miles - makes the Brickyard one of the most precarious racetracks in the world. Forty-two drivers have died attempting the 500. Indy doesn't offer up victory lightly. It's taken Dixon and Power, who've dedicated their careers to IndyCar racing, to win it. Now Australian Supercar champion Scott McLaughlin, a New Zealander, looks set to become the next driver from down under to chase American motor racing's greatest prize. Speed Kings tells the story of the drivers, team owners, engineers, even commentators who've made The Brickyard their quest.
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            ISBN 9781760529390
            Published AU 3 Nov 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            The Wild Silence: The Sunday Times Bestseller from the author of The Salt Path

            The Wild Silence: The Sunday Times Bestseller from the author of The Salt Path (Hardback)

            By Winn, Raynor

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            Following the hugely successful Sunday Times Bestseller, Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize nominee and Costa shortlisted, The Salt Path, Raynor Winn returns with her second brilliant book. This time the narrative explores the difficulties surrounding the return to mainstream life... after a period of homelessness. Recovering self-esteem and trust, in herself and in others, is harder than she expected. Raynor and her husband Moth continue to face his debilitating illness, until an incredible gesture by someone who read The Salt Path changes everything. This book is about readjusting to life after homelessness, but also about recovering trust and self-belief after a traumatic event - feelings that can translate to many episodes in the life of any of us.
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            ISBN 9780241401460
            Released AU 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Ways of the Bushwalker: On foot in Australia

            The Ways of the Bushwalker: On foot in Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Harper, Melissa

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            Bushwalking - an organised long-distance walk in rugged terrain that requires maps and camping equipment, or a family day out - is one of Australia's most popular pastimes. This landmark book, now updated, delves into its rich and sometimes quirky history.

            ISBN 9781742236674
            Published AU 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher NewSouth Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: The story of a sporting icon
             

            Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: The story of a sporting icon (Paperback)

            By Mundle, Rob

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            • Pub Date
              2 Dec 20

            The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is the story of one of the world's greatest sporting challenges. One evening in May 1945, a small group of Sydney sailing enthusiasts decided that their planned post-Christmas cruise south to Hobart would be more enjoyable if they made it a race. And ...so began the story of a contest that quickly became ranked among the world's premier offshore racing events - a race that demands both immense physical and mental endurance of the individual sailor along with the coordinated effort of a close-knit team. It's a challenge where one mistake can lead to defeat, while success can deliver national and international acclaim. In its 75th year, the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has become an icon of Australia's summer sport, ranking in public interest with such national events as the Melbourne Cup, the Australian Open tennis and the Boxing Day cricket test. No regular annual yachting event in the world attracts such huge media coverage or public interest as does the start on Sydney Harbour. The 628-nautical mile course is often described as the most grueling long ocean race in the world. From the spectacular start in Sydney Harbour, the fleet sails through the Heads, down the south-east coast of mainland Australia, across the notoriously tempestuous Bass Strait, then down the east coast of Tasmania. At Tasman Island the fleet turns right into Storm Bay for the final sail up the Derwent River. The race is an around-the-clock challenge from the harbour to Hobart, and the whims of the winds, waves, tides and currents means that, for each crew, nothing is certain until the finish line is crossed. The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is the story of one of the world's greatest sporting challenges, an event where men and women from all walks of life are inspired and challenged by the beauty and power of nature.
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            ISBN 9780733341120
            Published AU 2 Dec 2020
            Publisher ABC Books
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            Perspective

            Perspective (Hardback)

            By Perry

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            A book of shared insights from one of Australia's most inspiring athletes.

            ISBN 9781460758083
            Published AU 4 Nov 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Lofted: Remarkable & Far-flung Adventures for the Modern Golfer
             

            Lofted: Remarkable & Far-flung Adventures for the Modern Golfer (Hardback)

            By Watt, William

            • RRP: $49.72
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            • Internationally sourced

            Lofted puts a new spin on the widely played and loved game of golf - traversing the world in search of authentic golfing experiences.

            ISBN 9781743796191
            Published AU 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Barty: Power and Glory

            Barty: Power and Glory (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Reed, Ron

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            For a variety of reasons, Australian sport needed an uplifting, inspirational, feel-good story in 2019. The year was only little more than half over before one had well and truly arrived a" one of the best ever, in fact. Tennis star Ashleigh Barty captured the publicas imaginat...ion and admiration by not only winning a major tournament for the first time, the French Open, and ascending to the world No 1 ranking, the fi rst Australian woman to do so for 46 years, but by the humble, modest, gracious and yet iron-willed and fiercely focussed way she went about it. In all she did, she was the defi nition of the word classy. In short, she made Australia proud. Among those watching intently was one of Australiaas most experienced and respected sportswriters, Ron Reed, who decided that Bartyas breakthrough into the very top echelons of one of the nationas favourite sports needed to be recorded in forensic detail a" the wins, the quotes, the processes, the reactions of others, the team behind her, the background and the many reasons why she is such a true-blue Australian that she could never be mistaken for any other nationality. Barty: Power and Glory is the result. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Ron Reedas 50-plus years in sports journalism include decades as a columnist and feature writer for Australiaas biggest-selling daily newspaper, the Herald Sun, as well as two stints as Sports Editor of that paperas predecessor, The Herald, and one as Editor of the old Sporting Globe. His work has earned many awards and accolades, including Australian sportswriter of the year and a lifetime achievement award from Sport Australia, formerly the Australian Sports Commission. He has covered most of the worldas major sports events a" many of them multiple times a" in more than 30 countries, and is a tennis aficionado, having been a fi xture at the Australian Open as well as many Davis Cup ties. He is the author of the only book ever written about the legendary Frank Sedgman, Game Se
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            ISBN 9781925927214
            Published AU 8 Nov 2019
            Publisher Wilkinson Publishing
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            Wrath
              

            Wrath (Paperback)

            By Davies, Anne

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            A meaty, challenging book for teenage boys. Luca has been sent to a juvenile detention centre for the murder of his parents and no one knows why he did it.

            ISBN 9780987607737
            Published AU 5 Jul 2014
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
            Interest Age 13+ years
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