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Savage Harvest

by Carl Hoffman

The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in remote New Guinea in 1961 has kept the world, and even Michael's powerful, influential family, guessing for years. Now, Carl Hoffman uncovers startling...


South

by Ernest Shackleton

This astonishing memoir of Shackleton's final voyage explores courage, tenacity and unflagging hope in the face of adversity. South remains one of the greatest adventures of the twentieth century.


Smoking in Antarctica: Selected Writing

by Steve Braunias

From the perspective of a passionate New Zealand columnist, this diverse collection from Steve Braunias is a provocative commentary on society, politics, and the recession.  From lambasting airhead politicians,...


The Owl That Fell from the Sky: Stories of a Museum Curator

by Brian Gill

Natural history museums contain many thousands of zoological specimens and each has a tale to tell - often involving extraordinary people, daring explorations, unquenchable scientific curiosity, and strange...


Old Bucky & Me: Dispatches from the Christchurch Earthquake

by Jane Bowron & Pauline O'Regan

On February 22, 2011, journalist Jane Bowron had been living in her hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand, when the city was struck by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake, only five months after a 7.1 earthquake. While...


Roosters I Have Known

by Steve Braunias

Well crafted and piercingly insightful, this collection of Steve Braunias’s 2007 interviews of New Zealand's famous and infamous—both publicity-seekers and those desperate to hide from the spotlight—is a...


Banjo: The story of the man who wrote Waltzing Matilda

by Paul Terry

A timely re-examination of the life of Australia's best-loved poet and storyteller - the man whose works captured the essence of the Australian spirit.


Warning: The Story of Cyclone Tracy

by Sophie Cunningham

Warning is the definitive account of one of the most frightening extreme weather events our country has ever seen.

When Cyclone Tracy swept down on Darwin at Christmas 1974, the weather became not just a living...


Koombana Days

by Annie Boyd

The elegant, ultra-modern SS Koombana arrived in Western Australia in March 1909; after only three years of service in the North West of Australia, the ship and her entire complement disappeared in a late-summer...


Salt Story: Of Sea-Dogs and Fisherwomen

by Sarah Drummond

In this warm, lively account of living on and by the sea, Sarah Drummond writes of life as an apprentice fisherwoman. Through her firsthand experience with small-scale commercial fishing in the Great Southern,...


Kayang & Me

by Kim Scott & Hazel Brown

A monumental family history of Australia's Wilomin Noongar people, this is a powerful story of community and belonging. Revealing the deep and enduring connections between family, country, culture, and history...


Spinning the Dream: Assimilation in Australia 1950-1970

by Anna Haebich

In Spinning the Dream, multi-award-winning historian Anna Haebich re-evaluates the experience of Assimilation in Australia, providing a meticulously researched and masterfully written assessment of its implications...


Broken Circles

by Anna Haebich

This major work reveals the dark heart of the history of the Stolen Generations in Australia. It shows that, from the earliest times of European colonization, Aboriginal Australians experienced the trauma of...


Orphans of the Living

by Joanna Penglase

Drawing on interviews, submissions to the Senate Inquiry, and personal experience, this revealing documentation describes, for the first time, the experience of Forgotten Australians from the perspective of...


Heartsick for Country: Stories of Love, Spirit and Creation

by Sally Morgan, Tjalaminu Mia & Blaze Kwaymullina

The stories in this anthology speak of the love between Aboriginal peoples and their countries. They are personal accounts that share knowledge, insight and emotion, each speaking of a deep connection to country...


Speaking from the Heart: Stories of Life, Family and Country

by Sally Morgan, Blaze Kwaymullina & Tjalaminu Mia

Eighteen Aboriginal Australians from across the country share powerful stories that are central to their lives, family, community, or country. The stories provide a very personal picture of the history, culture,...


The Last Whale

by Chris Pash

At the end of the 1970s, one young reporter bears witness to the final days of Australia’s whaling industry. Thirty years after the last whale was captured and slaughtered in Australia, this incisive account...


Sydney Anglicans

by Stephen Judd & Kenneth Cable

From its origins as a convict chaplaincy to the challenges of expansion today, Sydney Diocese has grown through turbulent years of Church-State controversy and the traumas of economic depression and war. Throughout...


Fantastic Dreaming: The Archaeology of an Aboriginal Mission

by Jane Lydon

Focusing on the archaeological investigation of a Moravian mission in southeastern Australia, the traditional country of the Wergaia-language speakers,Fantastic Dreaming examines how spatial organization, the...


First Footprints: The Epic Story of the First Australians

by Scott Cane

First Footprints tells the extraordinary story of the Aboriginal people of Australia. How they made their way out of Africa 60,000 years ago, and how they survived across this vast continent, from the harsh...