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            Castle to Colony: The Remarkable Life and Times of Lucy Sarah Gray [1840-1879]
              

            Castle to Colony: The Remarkable Life and Times of Lucy Sarah Gray [1840-1879] (Hardback)

            By Vivers, Meg

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            "Lucy Gray (nee Waters) (1840-1879) grew up in the small Irish town of Birr, at a time when increasing famine was causing death and disease throughout the land. Her father, a doctor, succumbed to cholera when Lucy was just sixteen. At twenty-two, partly inspired by Evangelicalism... and a desire to convert others, but also with a genuine longing for adventure, she travelled to New Zealand. There, she worked as a governess for several years. After a brief stay in Sydney during the hot summer months of 1865-66 she returned to England, vowing to never again live in Australia. However, within two years she had married and settled with her husband on a remote cattle station in outback Queensland."--Back cover of 2011 edition.
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            ISBN 9781876344924
            Published AU 1 Jan 2013
            Publisher Miscellaneous
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            Under Fire: How Australia's violent history led to gun control
             

            Under Fire: How Australia's violent history led to gun control (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brodie, Nick

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            The gripping history of guns in Australia and how we came to control them.

            ISBN 9781743795620
            Published AU 1 May 2020
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
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            Soon
             

            Soon (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gleitzman, Morris

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            After the Nazis took my parents I was scared. After they killed my best friend I was angry. After I joined the partisans and helped defeat the Nazis I was hopeful. Soon, I said, we'll be safe. I was wrong. Soon continues the incredibly moving story of Felix, a Jewish boy still st...ruggling to survive in the wake of the liberation of Poland after the end of World War Two.
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            ISBN 9780670078875
            Published AU 24 Jun 2015
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 13+ years
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            Rising Heart: One Woman's Astonishing Journey from Unimaginable Trauma to Becoming a Power for Good

            Rising Heart: One Woman's Astonishing Journey from Unimaginable Trauma to Becoming a Power for Good (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Conteh-Biger, Aminata; With Rieden, Juliet

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            Brutally kidnapped from her father's house by rebel soldiers. Resettled in Australia as a refugee. Now helping mothers and babies in Sierra Leone.

            ISBN 9781760784966
            Published AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Breaker Morant
             

            Breaker Morant (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By FitzSimons, Peter

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            The epic story of the Boer War and Harry 'Breaker' Morant: drover, horseman, bush poet - murderer or hero? Most Australians have heard of the Boer War of 1899 to 1902 and of Harry 'Breaker' Morant, a figure who rivals Ned Kelly as an archetypal Australian folk hero. Born in Engla...nd and emigrating to Queensland in 1883 in his early twenties, Morant was a charming but reckless man who established a reputation as a rider, polo player and writer. He submitted ballads to The Bulletin that were published under the name 'The Breaker' and counted Banjo Paterson as a friend. When appeals were made for horsemen to serve in the war in South Africa, Morant joined up, first with the South Australian Mounted Rifles and then with a South African irregular unit, the Bushveldt Carbineers. In September 1901 Morant and two other Australians, Lieutenants Peter Handcock and George Witton, were arrested for the murder of Boer prisoners. Morant and Handcock were court-martialled and executed in February 1902 as the Boer War was in its closing stages, but the debate over their convictions continues to this day. Does Breaker Morant deserve his iconic status? Who was Harry Morant? What events and passions led him to a conflict that was essentially an Imperial war, played out on a distant continent under a foreign flag? Was he a scapegoat for British war crimes or a criminal himself? With his trademark brilliant command of story, Peter FitzSimons unravels the many myths and fictions that surround the life of Harry Morant. The truths FitzSimons uncovers about 'The Breaker' and the part he played in the Boer War are astonishing - and, in the hands of this master storyteller, make compelling reading.
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            ISBN 9780733646188
            Published AU 27 Oct 2020
            Publisher Hachette
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            The Expendables: How the middle class got screwed by globalisation

            The Expendables: How the middle class got screwed by globalisation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rubin, Jeff

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            A provocative, far-reaching account of how the middle class got stuck with the bill for globalisation, and how the blowback - from Brexit to Trump to populist Europe - will change the developed world. Real wages have not risen much for decades. Union membership has collapsed. Ful...l-time employment is beginning to look like a quaint idea from the distant past. Falling tariffs, low interest rates, global deregulation, and tax policies that benefit the rich have all had the same effect- the erosion of the middle class. Bestselling author Jeff Rubin argues that all this was foreseeable back when major Western countries started to believe their own propaganda about free trade, and especially when they allowed China to exploit weaknesses in the trading system they devised. The result, growing global inequality, is a problem of our own making. And solving it won't be easy if we draw on the same ideas about capital and labour, right and left, that led us to this cliff. Articulating a vision that, remarkably, dovetails with the ideas of both Naomi Klein and Donald Trump, The Expendables is an exhilaratingly fresh perspective that is at once humane and irascible, fearless and rigorous, and most importantly, timely. GDP is growing, the stock market is up, and unemployment is down, but the surprise of this book is that even the good news is good for only 1 per cent of us. Praise for Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller- 'The book is a great read, and one that should be required for anyone with a long-term interest in ... energy, transportation, manufacturing or agriculture.' -The Globe and Mail 'Jeff Rubin is not your typical eggheaded senior economist ... And the controversy that has dogged his work is about to hit the boiling point ... So get set. If Jeff Rubin says something is coming, you better listen. Love him or hate him.' -Canadian Business 'Should be mandatory reading for all corporate executives.' -National Post Praise for The Carbon Bubble- 'An astute cr
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            ISBN 9781922310217
            Published AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century

            How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dikoetter, Frank

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            Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Kim Il-sung, Ceausescu, Mengistu of Ethiopia and Duvalier of Haiti. No dictator can rule through fear and violence alone. Naked power can be grabbed and held temporarily, but it never suffices in the long term. A tyrant who can compel his ow...n people to acclaim him will last longer. The paradox of the modern dictator is that he must create the illusion of popular support. Throughout the twentieth century, hundreds of millions of people were condemned to enthusiasm, obliged to hail their leaders even as they were herded down the road to serfdom. In How to Be a Dictator, Frank Dikoetter returns to eight of the most chillingly effective personality cults of the twentieth century. From carefully choreographed parades to the deliberate cultivation of a shroud of mystery through iron censorship, these dictators ceaselessly worked on their own image and encouraged the population at large to glorify them. At a time when democracy is in retreat, are we seeing a revival of the same techniques among some of today's world leaders? This timely study, told with great narrative verve, examines how a cult takes hold, grows, and sustains itself. It places the cult of personality where it belongs, at the very heart of tyranny.
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            ISBN 9781408891612
            Released AU 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            When America Stopped Being Great: A history of the present

            When America Stopped Being Great: A history of the present (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bryant, Nick

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            The presidency of Donald Trump is commonly seen as an historical accident. In When America Stopped Being Great, Nick Bryant argues that by 2016 it had become almost historically inescapable. In this highly personal account, drawing on decades of covering Washington for the BBC, B...ryant shows how the billionaire capitalised on the mistakes of his five predecessors, Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and how also he became a beneficiary of a broken politics, an iniquitous economy, an ailing media, a facile culture, disruptive new technology and the creation of a modern-day presidency that elevated showmanship over statesmanship. Not only are we starting to see the emergence of a post-American world, Bryant fears we are seeing the emergence of a post-American America. The history of Trump's rise is also a history of America's fall - not only are we witnessing America's post-millennial decline, but also the country's disintegration.
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            ISBN 9781760896232
            Published AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            Truth Is Trouble: The strange case of Israel Folau, or How Free Speech Became So Complicated
             

            Truth Is Trouble: The strange case of Israel Folau, or How Free Speech Became So Complicated (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Knox, Malcolm

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            Why did the sacking of rugby player Israel Folau over his social media posts become one of the nation's most polarizing controversies? How could one man's religious views activate so many people in modern Australia? And what does the sides people found themselves on tell us about... the kind of country we've become? Starting with this striking incident, triple Walkley Award winning journalist Malcolm Knox paints a vivid portrait of the divisions that underlie our recent history, from marriage equality to the covid lockdown. He shows how free speech has become the new flashpoint of the 'culture wars', and how it remains our deepest national faultline.
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            ISBN 9781760856144
            Published AU 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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            Captain Cook's Epic Voyage

            Captain Cook's Epic Voyage (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Blainey, Geoffrey

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            In 1768 Captain James Cook and his crew set out on a small British naval vessel in search of a missing continent. 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of that voyage, and Cook's 'discovery' of Australia. Captain Cook's Epic Voyage reveals the hardships and adventure of this remarkabl...e quest, and the euphoria of discovering new lands. Drawing from his previous book, Sea of Dangers, in Captain Cook's Epic Voyage Professor Geoffrey Blainey takes readers once again on a vivid journey through history, challenging accepted views and the intersection of myth, science and exploration.
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            ISBN 9781760895099
            Published AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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