Winter 2004

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Forcibly Removed

A first book from public figure, community worker and raconteur, Albert Holt. Forcibly Removed is a personal story told with humour and a confidence that comes from experience and achievement. [click to continue…]

The Orphan Swaggy is a true life story about Outback Queensland in the 1930s. It will hold its own in the company of A.B. Facey’s A Fortunate Life. [click to continue…]

Many areas of Australia have their folklore heroes, criminal or otherwise – and central Queensland is no exception. Queensland Desperadoes comprises six stories about this State’s bushrangers, each based on fact and told in a thrilling way. [click to continue…]

This is the story of Ironstone Mountain, later known as Mount Morgan, the greatest single mountain of gold ever discovered. Mount Morgan was a familiar word on the Stock Exchanges of the world in the early 1900s. [click to continue…]

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Loose Men Everywhere

You have to be born somewhere, and John Harms was born in Chinchilla, Qld – a place with no connection whatsoever to Australian Rules football except for the fanatical devotion of the entire Harms family. Exiles in a land of rugby, outcasts among football heathens – providentially, they also believed in a just and merciful God so there was something to fall back on. [click to continue…]

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Barefoot Through the Bindies

Australian children of this new millennium take for granted a lifestyle that includes videos, TV soapies, DVDs, computer games, rock concerts, brand-name clothing and Mum’s taxi service. [click to continue…]

Polly Kirkham was brought up by Mormons after being tragically orphaned.  Now, in the bitter winter of 1846, she finds herself part of a small band of pioneers struggling westward to the Rocky Mountains. [click to continue…]

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The Wind off the Sea

It is 1947, the worst winter in England since records began, and even the sea is frozen.  For the women living in the little fishing port of Bexham, the chronic lack of everything from fuel to food has left them reeling. [click to continue…]

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Blow Fly

Kay Scarpetta’s work as Virginia’s Chief Medical Examiner has come to an end.  Fearing that she is about to be fired by the governor, hounded in the media and in the courtroom, for what some claimed was her involvement in the murder of a deputy police chief, Scarpetta packs up her belongings and sets out for the warmth and solace of the Florida sun. [click to continue…]