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The Happiest Refugee: A Memoir [used book]

By: Anh Do

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2010

Seller ID: 001363

ISBN: 1742372384

Condition: Good


The laugh-out-loud, reach-for-your-hanky story of one of Australia's best-loved comedians. Anh Do nearly didn't make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives on the sea as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam in an overcrowded boat. But nothing - not murderous pirates, nor the imminent threat of death by hunger, disease or dehydration as they drifted for days - could quench their desire to make a better life in the country they had dreamed about... View more info

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Am I Black Enough For You?

By: Anita Heiss

Price: $29.90

Publisher: Australia, Bantam: 2012

Seller ID: A1004

ISBN: 174275192X

Condition: New


The story of an urban-based high achieving Aboriginal woman working to break down stereotypes and build bridges between black and white Australia. I'm Aboriginal. I'm just not the Aboriginal person a lot of people want or expect me to be. What does it mean to be Aboriginal? Why is Australia so obsessed with notions of identity? Anita Heiss, successful author and passionate campaigner for Aboriginal literacy, was born a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central N... View more info

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In the Tracks of Old Bluey: Nat Buchanan

By: Bobbie Buchanan

Price: $24.90

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2012

Seller ID: 003974

ISBN: 1921920882

Condition: New


Nat Buchanan was the first European to cross the Barkly Tablelands from east to west and first to take a large herd of breeding cattle from Queensland to the Top End of the Northern Territory. Buchanan created a droving record when he supervised 20,000 head over this route. Critique: If he was an American they would build a Hall of Fame in his honour, but Australians haven't heard of him. At last, a fitting tribute to one of the truly great Australians. Ted Egan View more info

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Wizard of Oz: Speed, Modernism and the Last Ride of Norman 'Wizard' Smith

By: Clinton Walker

Price: $29.90

Publisher: Australia, Wakefield Press: 2013

Seller ID: 003777

ISBN: 1862549508

Condition: New


In the bitter autumn of 1932, as the world crashed into the Great Depression, Australian motor ace Norman 'Wizard' Smith sat on the remote Ninety Mile Beach in far north New Zealand, waiting for the wind to change; waiting for a chance to drive his streamlined super car the Enterprise to a new world speed record. He would be the fastest man on earth - a golden god! He waited and waited ... Norman Smith was an enigma. A contemporary of Bradman, Kingsford Smith and Phar L... View more info

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Not Quite Ripe: A Memoir [used book]

By: Debra Byrne

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2006

Seller ID: 001247

ISBN: 1405037652

Condition: Good


Debra Byrne's life has been a roller-coaster ride of successes and adulation alongside scandal, drugs and depression. From her first showbiz triumphs on "Young Talent Time", Debra's existence had a darker side. From childhood abuse to underage sex, from the destructive evil of cocaine and heroin addiction to the black depths of depression, Debra lurched from one personal disaster to another - all the while performing to an adoring public, both as a recording artist and i... View more info

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One Foot on the Podium

By: Don Elgin and Kevin Moloney

Price: $24.90

Publisher: Australia, Don Elgin: 2015

Seller ID: 003095

ISBN: 0994229615

Condition: New


Born without the lower half of his left leg, young Don Elgin never considered himself disabled until he was in high school - and even then, he had to be convinced. His story, of a boy from the bush who battled the odds and finally stepped onto the podium as a medallist at the Sydney Paralympics, is one of absolute inspiration. Driven by an inherited sense of grit, determination and pure guts, Don overcomes an abundance of obstacles to rise to the top of the sporting heap... View more info

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Horsemen of the Outback: Their Spurs and Spurmakers - REVISED EDITION

By: Don J. Corcoran

Price: $24.90

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2012

Seller ID: 003977

ISBN: 192192053X

Condition: New


This is an extremely well researched work which will be treasured by all horse riders. It is a very thorough account of Australian spurs and the bush blacksmiths like Fred Gutte who designed his on Wave Hill Station, but is much more that. If offers a romantic folklore of the horsemen who used the spurs in their sometimes dangerous and often lonely rides on the cattle stations between outback Queensland and the Kimberley. View more info

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The Girl Who Stole Stockings: The True Story of Susannah Noon and the Women of the Convict Ship Friends

By: Elsbeth Hardie

Price: $29.90

Publisher: Australia, Australian Teachers of Media: 2015

Seller ID: 003084

ISBN: 187646724X

Condition: New


On 8th April 1811, the ship Friends sailed from England carrying 101 female convicts bound for the penal colony that was New South Wales. The crimes of the women and girls on board ranged from pickpocketing to murder, but most were convicted of theft. Susannah Noon, not yet in her teens, tried to steal four pairs of cotton stockings from a shop in Colchester. It earned her a sentence of transportation for seven years' 'beyond the seas'. It was a sentence that reverberate... View more info

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The Last Showman: The life and times of an Outback tent-boxing legend Fred Brophy

By: Fred Brophy and Sue Williams

Price: $24.90

Publisher: Australia, Penguin Books: 2014

Seller ID: 003320

ISBN: 192190190X

Condition: New


My life has been a mad travelling show, meeting some of the strangest and greatest people who've ever lived. I've had my fair share of trouble and I'm lucky to be here. But I've always been a showman and I've done my best to preserve a precious part of an old Australia that's fast disappearing.' Son of a sideshow operator and trapeze artist, fourth-generation showman Fred Brophy grew up on the road, travelling the length and breadth of Australia. He did time in jail as... View more info

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Blue Bostock: Australia's First Bullfighter and Rodeo Clown

By: Geoff Allen

Price: $24.90

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2013

Seller ID: 003988

ISBN: 1922109401

Condition: New


Meet Blue Bostock, Australia's first bullfighter and rodeo clown. Told in an authentic voice by an authentic Aussie character Blue Bostock: Australia's first bullfighter and rodeo clown is the colourful story of one man's life as one of this country's most famous rodeo riders. From his carefree days growing up in Mackay to international fame as a rodeo rider and bull fighter, Blue Bostock was never one to let an opportunity pass him by. Narrated by a true Aussie larrik... View more info

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Outlaws of the Kimberley Underworld

By: Geoff Allen

Price: $24.90

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2014

Seller ID: 003984

ISBN: 1925046702

Condition: New


This is the true life story of Smokey, King of the horse-duffers. One hundred years ago, as the Boer War came to an end, the rugged Kimberley Range formed the roughest and most remote cattle-country in Australia. It was five days hard ride from the nearest township of Wyndham to Smokey's Kimberley Underworld hideout. The police patrols sent out to arrest King Smokey faced a daunting task. The few passes through the forbidding King Leopold Ranges were guarded by fierce A... View more info

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Love You to Bits and Pieces: True Story of David Helfgott and the Movie "Shine" [used book]

By: Gillian Helfgott and Alissa Tanskaya

Price: $5.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin Books Ltd: 1997

Seller ID: 001164

ISBN: 0140265465

Condition: Good


The biography of David Helfgott, a gifted young Australian pianist who suffered a severe mental breakdown and was institutionalized. Although brilliant and charismatic, he was insecure and reliant on anti-psychotic medication, but eventually overcame his illness to achieve artistic greatness. This story was written by his wife Gillian, who tells of the powerful bond between them and of sharing her life with a man who came through the darkness of his past. View more info

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Memories of a Fox [used book]

By: Harry Gallagher

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Australia, Wakefield Press: 1999

Seller ID: 001767

ISBN: 1862544395

Condition: Good


Harry Gallagher's memoir is both a story of achievement and a unique love story. As a child of the Depression in Sydney's inner west Harry and his best friend Gloria made a playground of the local tip. The resourcefulness he learnt in these early years stood him in good stead as he took on the world, launching the careers of Jon Henricks, Dawn Fraser and many other swimming legends, and bringing Australia an avalanche of Olympic Gold. 'This is a story to inspire. It cree... View more info

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Vietnam: A reporter's war

By: Hugh Lunn

Price: $19.90

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books: 2007

Seller ID: A1137

ISBN: 0733321720

Condition: New


Saigon,1967. Fresh-faced 25-year-old Hugh Lunn arrives in Vietnam at the height of the war to cover it for Reuters and quickly meets a fascinating cast of characters: journalists, Vietnamese, military and best of all, Dinh, the Vietnamese reporter and guide who spoke his own brand of English (Dinglish) and whose wisdom and humour become inextricably bound up with the young reporter's view of the war. Before long the author experiences the full horror and tragedy of war, ... View more info

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The Big Book of Lunn 2in1 Over the Top with Jim / Head over Heels

By: Hugh Lunn

Price: $27.90

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books: 2013

Seller ID: A1134

ISBN: 0733317596

Condition: New


A bind up of Hugh Lunn's two bestselling memoirs, Over the Top With Jim and Head Over Heels. One of the classic childhood memoirs complete with vividly painted characters, teachers, siblings, parents, the people who came to the Lunn family's bun shop and most of all the suspicious Russian kid with the funny name, Dmitri Egeroff (Jim), Hugh Lunn's Over the top With Jim is a laugh out loud account of a bygone Australian era. Successive generations have fallen for Hugh and ... View more info

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Nemarluk

By: Ion L. Idriess

Price: $19.90

Publisher: Australia, ETT Imprint: 2016

Seller ID: 004128

ISBN: 1925416569

Condition: New


Nemarluk, one of the most feared Aboriginal renegades in the north of Australia, had vowed to rid his land of all intruders. This is the story of the last three years of his life, and his extraordinary battle with the tracker, Bul-Bul, brought in by the Northern Territory police in a final desperate attempt to put an end to Nemarluk's fight. Ion L. Idriess had already brought Lasseter and Flynn to the public's attention with his action-packed stories. He had first-ha... View more info

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John Flynn

By: Ivan Rudolph

Price: $14.90

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2012

Seller ID: 003976

ISBN: 1921920750

Condition: New


John Flynn is one of Australia's greatest folk heroes. His achievements are stuff of legend - no other Australian has had more monuments dedicated to him than John Flynn. Flynn established a network of cottage hospitals, flying doctors, patrol padres, welfare centres and radio transmitters to create a Mantle of Safety that would allow the Outback to be habitable for men, women and children. Critique: Ivan Rudolph brings out Flynn the man who, like no other,revolution... View more info

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Tragedy: The Sad Ballad of The Gibb Brothers # Bee Gees

By: Jeff Apter

Price: $27.90

Publisher: Australia, Five Mile Press: 2015

Seller ID: 003249

ISBN: 1760060186

Condition: New


The rise and fall of the brothers Gibb is perhaps the greatest saga in Australian, even world, music history. As ubiquitous as the falsetto harmonies, flares and multi-platinum record sales were the tragedies: the highs, the lows, the highs again. And then the brothers fell, one by one. Not long before his death, Robin made it clear that he believed the Gibbs had been forced to pay the highest possible cost for their success. 'All the tragedies my family has suffered . .... View more info

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Harry Readford alias Captain Starlight

By: John Morrison

Price: $34.90

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2014

Seller ID: 003972

ISBN: 1925236102

Condition: New


The story of Harry Readford, born in 1841 on the frontier of the infant colony of New South Wales, who became a proficient bushman, stockman, drover, explorer, pioneer and above all, a renowned cattle duffer, has passed into Australian folklore. The pivotal event in the story was the famous cattle theft in 1870, of 1200 head from the Longreach area of Central Queensland, and droving them nearly 1600 kilometres through virtually unexplored desert country deep into South ... View more info

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Mary Bryant: Her Life and Escape from Botany Bay [used book]

By: Jonathan King

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Australia, Simon & Schuster: 2004

Seller ID: 001842

ISBN: 0731812263

Condition: Good


For the crime of robbing a wealthy woman of a silk bonnet and a few guineas, an illiterate Cornish woman faces the hangman's noose. Her death sentence is commuted; instead she finds herself transported in chains on the First Fleet to Botany Bay, New South Wales to serve seven years penal servitude. So begins the extraordinary but true story of legendary Mary Bryant, the only female convict to escape from Botany Bay and whose open-boat escape voyage with her husband, two ... View more info