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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
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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

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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
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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
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            The Still-Burning Bush Updated Edition

            The Still-Burning Bush Updated Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pyne, Stephen

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            Long a fire continent, Australia now finds itself at the leading edge of a fire epoch. Australia is one of the world's fire powers. It not only has regular bushfires, but in no other country has fire made such an impact on the national culture. Over the past two decades, bushfire...s have reasserted themselves as an environmental, social, and political presence. And now they dominate the national conversation. The Still-Burning Bush traces the ecological and social significance of the use of fire to shape the environment through Australian history, beginning with Aboriginal usage, and the subsequent passing of the firestick to rural colonists and then to foresters, to ecologists, and back to Indigenes. Each transfer kindled public debate not only over suitable fire practices but also about how Australians should live on the land. The 2009 Black Saturday bushfires and the 2019-2020 season have heightened the sense of urgency behind this discussion. In its original 2006 edition, The Still-Burning Bush concluded with the aftershocks of the 2003 bushfires. A new preface and epilogue updates the narrative, including the global changes that are affecting Australia. Especially pertinent is the concept of a Pyrocene - the idea that humanity's cumulative fire practices are fashioning the fire equivalent of an ice age. 'No-one has quite synthesised the questions of fire, science, history and society in Australia as Stephen Pyne has done ... Stephen Pyne, at his best, is - if not a poet - a beautiful writer. His prose has clarity and passion, filled with knowledge and understanding of a subject that has consumed much of his attention since the first of his 15 summers as a seasonal firefighter.' -John Schauble, History Australia ' An eloquent and provocative book'. -Simon Caterson, The Age 'An elegant and passionate contribution to a conversation that's often caught in spin, agendas, fear.' -Ashley Hay, The Bulletin
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            ISBN 9781922310309
            Published AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Edible Water Gardens: Growing Water Plants for Food and Profit

            Edible Water Gardens: Growing Water Plants for Food and Profit (Hardback)

            By Romanowski, Nick

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            A guide to what is known of the uses, cultivation and worldwide availability of edible and other commercially important aquatic plants other than seaweeds, which already have an extensive literature of their own. It is suitable for backyard growers; botanists; as well as students... of horticulture, aquaculture, or agriculture; and many others.
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            ISBN 9781864471021
            Published AU 1 Sep 2007
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            Sustainable Freshwater Aquacultures: The Complete Guide from Backyard to Investor
             

            Sustainable Freshwater Aquacultures: The Complete Guide from Backyard to Investor (Paperback)

            By Romanowski, Nick

            • RRP: $49.99
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            A guide to freshwater aquaculture in Australia, which emphasises sustainable use of all resources: whether it be on a small scale in a backyard pond, or in commercial production on broad acres. This book includes information from design and construction of ponds to water quality,... enhancing production.
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            ISBN 9780868408354
            Published AU 1 Oct 2006
            Publisher UNSW Press
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            Growing Goats and Girls: Living the Good Life on a Cornish Farm - ESCAPISM AT ITS LOVELIEST

            Growing Goats and Girls: Living the Good Life on a Cornish Farm - ESCAPISM AT ITS LOVELIEST (Hardback)

            By Hodin, Rosanne

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            The Good Life meets My Family and Other Animals; timeless, funny and heartwarming memoir of life on a Cornish farm.

            ISBN 9781529303315
            Released AU 16 Apr 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Backyard Orchardist: A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden
             

            The Backyard Orchardist: A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

            By Otto, Stella

            • RRP: $21.99
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            For every gardener desiring to add apples, pears, cherries, and other tree fruit to their landscape here are hints and solid information from a professional horticulturist and experienced fruit grower. The Backyard Orchardist includes help on selecting the best fruit trees and in...formation about each stage of growth and development, along with tips on harvest and storage of the fruit. Those with limited space will learn about growing dwarf fruit trees in containers.Appendices include a fruit-growers monthly calendar, a trouble-shooting guide for reviving ailing trees, and a resource list of nurseries selling fruit trees.
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            ISBN 9780963452030
            Released AU 1 Dec 1994
            Publisher NewSouth Books
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            Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers

            Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Moody, Ralph; Illustrated by Shenton, Edward

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            Ralph Moody was eight years old in 1906 when his family moved from New Hampshire to a Colorado ranch. This book helps you experience the pleasures and perils of ranching there, early in the twentieth century, through his eyes. It also talks about auctions and roundups, family pic...nics, irrigation wars, tornadoes and wind storms, and adventures.
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            ISBN 9780803281783
            Released AU 30 Sep 1991
            Publisher University of New South Wales
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            Animal Welfare and Meat Production
             

            Animal Welfare and Meat Production (Paperback, 2nd edition)

            Edited by Gregory, Neville G.; Grandin, Temple

            • RRP: $108.50
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            Presents an understanding of the relationship between the welfare of major food animal species and their physiology, and the direct impact this has on meat quality. This book focuses on the research and developments and also looks into welfare in aquaculture.

            ISBN 9781845932152
            Released AU 12 Mar 2007
            Publisher Inbooks
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