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            The Dickens Boy

            The Dickens Boy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Keneally, Tom

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            In this joyful novel, our narrator is Charles Dickens's tenth child, Edward Bulwer Lytton Dickens, known as Plorn. Sent, as his brother Alfred had been before him, at sixteen years of age, to Australia to learn to 'apply himself', we follow his early Australian adventures in outb...ack NSW learning to become a man from the most diverse and toughest of men. Part of Dickens' motivation was to separate these younger of his children from the Dickens family schism, where Charles had expelled his wife from the family home, keeping her sister Georgie there to run the household and taking up with the actress Ellen Tiernan. Plorn arrived in Melbourne in late 1868 carrying a terrible secret. He has never read a word of his father's work. After a very brief stopover he is sent out to become a gentleman stockman on a 2000 square mile station in remotest, semi-arid parts of NSW. Here he inevitably gets enmeshed in a tribe named the Paakintji and various other folk, colonists, colonial-born, ex-convicts, ex-soldiers, and very few women - though he is struck by each one he does encounter. Plorn did not expect he would encounter the same veneration of his father and familiarity with his work in Australia that was rampant in England. Against this backdrop, and featuring cricket tournaments, horse-racing, bushranging, sheep droving, shifty stock and station agents, frontier wars and first encounters with Australian women we follow Plorn, and sometimes his brother Alfred, through wonderful adventures as he works to apply himself. This is Tom Keneally in his most familiar terrain. Taking historical figures and events and reimagining them with verve, compassion and humour. It is a romp.
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            ISBN 9781760893194
            Published AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Ten Commitments Revisited: Securing Australia's Future Environment
             

            Ten Commitments Revisited: Securing Australia's Future Environment (Paperback)

            Edited by Morton, Steve; Lindenmayer, David; Dovers, Stephen

            • RRP: $49.99
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            A 'must read' follow-up to the highly successful Ten Commitments book.

            ISBN 9781486301676
            Published AU 1 Sep 2014
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            What a Waste: Big Book
             

            What a Waste: Big Book (Paperback)

            By McDougall, Jill; Illustrated by Smith, Martin

            • RRP: $45.99
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            Wings is a series of readers at the earliest Guided Reading Levels. Level 8 (Pre-Primary) is for reading ages 4-5. For small book of same title use ISBN 1863748245. This big book looks at the water we waste every day. It shows you how we waste water and tells you why we should no...t waste water.
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            ISBN 9781863749114
            Published AU 20 Feb 2003
            Publisher Era Publications Pty Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Wings
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            Let'S Propagate!: A Plant Propagation Manual for Australia
             

            Let'S Propagate!: A Plant Propagation Manual for Australia (Paperback)

            By Stewart, Angus

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            An indispensable guide to propagation for the home gardener and the nursery professional, from first principles to the latest techniques.

            ISBN 9781742375816
            Published AU 1 Feb 2012
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Ready, Set, Code!: Coding Activities for Kids

            Ready, Set, Code!: Coding Activities for Kids (Paperback)

            By O'Brien, Nicola; Catchpole, Heather

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            Introduces children to coding with illustrated step-by-step instructions for hands-on projects.

            ISBN 9781486312351
            Published AU 1 Feb 2020
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
            Interest Age Children
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            Television

            Television (Hardback)

            By Park, L.

            This series provides a new and different way of looking at popular topics by taking an investigatory approach that aims to give students a behind the scenes look at a variety of subjects that interest them. Ages 10+.

            ISBN 9781442512276
            Published AU 1 May 2010
            Publisher Harcourt Education
            Interest Age Children
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            The Cattle King

            The Cattle King (Paperback)

            By Idriess, Ion L.

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            This engrossing story by famous Australian author Ion Idriess is an inspiring tribute to the remarkable life of Sir Sidney Kidman - the Cattle King. At the age of 13 Sidney Kidman ran away from home with only five shillings in his pocket. He went on to become a horse dealer, drov...er, cattle buyer and bush jockey and he also ran a coach business. Above all, Kidman created a mighty cattle empire of more than a hundred stations, fighting droughts, bushfires, floods and plagues of vermin to do so. His enterprise and courage won him a huge fortune and made him a legend.
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            ISBN 9780732296957
            Published AU 1 Mar 2013
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series A&R Classics
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            Diggers and Cranes

            Diggers and Cranes (Hardback)

            By Bryan, Philip

            This attractive new high-interest series looks at different forms of transport - a perennial favourite of the junior or struggling reader. Large photographs illustrate the main working parts of the vehicle, and the accessible text explains how the vehicle works, what jobs it it i...s used for and what similar vehicles were like in the past. Age 5+
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            ISBN 9781740704960
            Published AU 1 Jun 2008
            Publisher Harcourt Education
            Interest Age Children
            Series On the Move
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            Electrical Wiring Practice, Volume 2
             

            Electrical Wiring Practice, Volume 2 (Paperback, 6th edition)

            By Pethebridge, Keith; Neeson, Ian

            Takes a practical approach to the recommended practices outlined by the Standards Board using figures as visual tools for learning and teaching. Supplies electrial trades professionals with up-to-date references to incorporate the new Standards into paractice.

            ISBN 9780074710531
            Published AU 16 Dec 2001
            Publisher McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Living Off the Grid: The Practical Guide to Sustainable Energy
              

            Living Off the Grid: The Practical Guide to Sustainable Energy (Paperback)

            By Bridgewater, Alan

            • RRP: $39.50
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            • Pub Date
              30 Apr 20

            Cut your energy bills, stop relying on fossil fuels and reduce your carbon footprint. Living Off the Grid is the essential guide to making sustainable energy work for your home, with practical options that fit your house, lifestyle and budget.

            ISBN 9781504800860
            Released AU 30 Apr 2020
            Publisher Misc - HarperCollins New Zeala
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 30 Apr 2020
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