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            Radio Girl: The Story of the Extraordinary Mrs MAC, Pioneering Engineer and Wartime Legend

            Radio Girl: The Story of the Extraordinary Mrs MAC, Pioneering Engineer and Wartime Legend (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dufty, David

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            As you climbed the rickety stairs of an old woolshed at Sydney harbour in 1944, the sound of beeping would become almost deafening. Rows of men and women in uniforms and headsets would be tapping away vigorously at small machines, under the careful watch of their young female tra...iners. Presiding over the cacophony was a tiny woman, known to everyone as 'Mrs Mac', one of Australia's wartime legends. Violet McKenzie was the first Australian woman to study electrical engineering, and she was a pioneer in the early days of radio. As the clouds of war gathered in the 1930s, she defied conventions and trained young women in Morse code, foreseeing that their services would soon be sorely needed. Always a champion of women, she even persuaded the navy to set up a new defence force for women, the WRANS. Mrs Mac was adored by the thousands of young women and men she trained, and she came to be respected by the defence forces and the public too for her vision and contribution to the war effort. David Dufty brings her inspiring story back to life for readers today. '[An] incredible and inspiring life... Duffy's new biography captures her unwavering dedication in the face of adversity.' - Professor Genevieve Bell, Australian National University 'A cracking story about the famous Australian radio engineer you've never heard of.' - Dick Smith, entrepreneur and philanthropist
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            ISBN 9781760876654
            Published AU 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            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

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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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            The Last Lighthouse Keeper: A Memoir

            The Last Lighthouse Keeper: A Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cook, John; Bauer, Jon

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            In Tasmania, John Cook is known as: 'The Keeper of the Flame'. John's renowned as one of the last of the kerosene keepers : he spent a good part of his 26-year career in Tasmanian lighthouses tending kerosene, not electrical, lamps. He joined the lighthouse service in 1969, after... a spell in the merchant marine. Far from reviling work on isolated islands such as Tasman and Maatsuyker, Australia's southernmost lighthouse, he discovered that he loved the solitude and delighted in the sense of purpose that light keeping gave him. He did two stints on Tasman, in 1969-71 and 1977, and was the head keeper on Maatsuyker for eight years. Tasman's kerosene light was a pressure lamp fuelled by two big bottles that had to be pumped up to 75 pounds per square inch (about 516 kilopascals): It was the equivalent of pumping up a tyre every 20 minutes, John says. Then you had to wind up the weights - they went down the tower and turned the prism around like a big clockwork. If the weights went all the way to the bottom, the light would stop. The main thing was that 365 nights of the year you sat in that tower, 100 feet up, and you had to stay awake, John says of Tasman. If you fell asleep the light would stop and then you were in trouble. Keepers took watches around the clock, in a system similar to that on a ship. Day watches weren't a chance to slack off: standing orders required the watchkeeper to look seawards at least every half-hour and to log sightings of any vessels, and their course, in the area. But the main thing was there was always maintenance to do, John says. Because Mother Nature was your boss. She'd blow gutters off, that sort of thing - she was always stickin' her bib in, and you were repairin' it. Tasman keepers also ran a herd of up to 500 sheep. They didn't have a freezer, so they'd kill and dress a sheep every fortnight. John supplemented his bulk stores, delivered every three months by the lighthouse supply vessel, with extras brought on the bi-monthly mail bo
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            ISBN 9781760875381
            Published AU 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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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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            Construction Skills
             

            Construction Skills (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)

            By Costin, Glenn P.

            • RRP: $89.99
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            • Pub Date
              4 Nov 20

            Learn to stay safe with comprehensive coverage of the technical and regulatory changes that you need to know about working safely at heights, on scaffolding and elevated work platforms, and with powder-actuated tools. Construction Skills 2e is designed for easy learning with end-...of-chapter worksheets, explanation and definition of terms, coverage of regulation and codes, real-world examples and practical demonstrations. The author covers core units and important safety areas from Certificate III in Carpentry/Carpentry and Joinery, Certificate III in Plumbing and across the trades. Written to competency units: - CPCCCM2010: Work safely on scaffolding higher than two metres - CPCPCM2055A: Work safely on roofs - CPCCCM2007B: Use explosive power tools - CPCCCM3001: Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres - CPCCCM2008B: Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding The bestselling Building Skills series addresses the key competencies of the Certificate III in Carpentry. Series titles are built for learning with colour photographs and illustrations, online tools, and concepts explored in context to help your understanding. Work Health and Safety (WHS) icons identify critical points for concern and student activities help you apply the knowledge and skills.
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            ISBN 9780170444422
            Published AU 4 Nov 2020
            Publisher Cengage Learning Australia
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Big Book of Hacks: 264 Amazing DIY Tech Projects

            Big Book of Hacks: 264 Amazing DIY Tech Projects (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Original)

            By Owen, Weldon

            • RRP: $34.99
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            There's a new movement afoot--a whole generation of makers and tech-savvy innovators who excel at making wild and fascinating projects using electronics and found materials. A collection of amazing ideas from the DIY masters at Popular Science magazine will delight readers.

            ISBN 9781616283995
            Published AU 5 Sep 2013
            Publisher AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Nail your Renovation without getting Screwed: Tips and Advice from an Award-Winning Builder

            Nail your Renovation without getting Screwed: Tips and Advice from an Award-Winning Builder (Paperback)

            By Steve Burke and Suzanne Burke

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            Secrets of a builder has everything you need to think about before you get started on your home renovation and then while it's progressing. Learn from a professional builder and award-winning renovation specialist - Steve Burke - as he shares the tricks and traps to watch out for.... The book includes invaluable advice on such topics as: how to make sure every step in your renovation is done in the right order; options for an environmentally sensitive renovation; checklists for kitchens, bathrooms and home extension projects; and how to avoid becoming a building horror story! With more than 20 years specialising in renovations, the authors have amassed a catalogue of stories and lessons learnt, met all sorts of interesting characters, and have discovered the many do's and don'ts of renovating homes. The book is also full of inspirational before and after photographs.
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            ISBN 9781925403510
            Published AU 5 May 2019
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
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            The Chemistry of Cola: Discover and Learn with 21 Experiments
             

            The Chemistry of Cola: Discover and Learn with 21 Experiments (Paperback)

            By Gallagher, Jamie

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            • Pub Date
              1 Sep 20

            Learn the principles of chemistry and become a kitchen scientist with 21 fun experiments.

            ISBN 9781486313556
            Published AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
            Interest Age Children
            Series The Curious World of Kitchen Science
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