Winter 2007

Steve Strevens has lived on the Murray for almost 40 years. During that time he has fished and swum in its waters, climbed and swung from its trees, collected firewood from its forests, kicked a footy along the flats nearby, and made some of his most important decisions sitting on its banks. [click to continue…]

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Of Muse, Meandering and Midnight

Contemporary poetry by a young, urban Murri who is much in demand as a poet/performer at major literary festivals and poetry events. [click to continue…]

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Murrumbidgee Kid

Belle longs for her young son, Teddy, to achieve the success that eluded her on the stage and screen. [click to continue…]

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My Yesterdays

In this autobiography, Glenville takes us on a memorable journey with his tales of growing up in the bush, introducing us to some of the wonderful characters who touched and moulded his life. [click to continue…]

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Hello Darling

The unmistakeable and inimitable Jeane Little – she of the amaxing eyelashes and fabulous, if somewhat startling, dress sense (remember the green garbage bag frock?) – [click to continue…]

Charlie and Pauline Rayment wouldn’t live anywhere but the Outback. Charlie brought Pauline as a bride to ‘Kurran’, in the ranges of the Diamantina catchment. [click to continue…]

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Boats in the Desert

When it comes to outback travel, this safari guide makes an art form out of making the seemingly impossible, possible. [click to continue…]

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Black Diamonds

It is 1914 and Lithgow is booming. Daniel is a young German – Australian, a coal miner and a socialist; Francine is the bourgeois, Irish-Catholic, too-good-for-this-place daughter of one of the mine’s owners. [click to continue…]

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Cleanskin

Five women share their lives at a playgroup, desperate for the company of adults. Madelaine looks forward to the meetings, but they put her on edge. [click to continue…]

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The Rouseabout

Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later. She can’t help mucking up the opportunities life gives her. [click to continue…]

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Lost for Words

If these words ring a bell, then you remember the wonderful, colourful, candid lingo of 1940s, 50s and 60s Australia. Hugh Lunn has spent sixteen years collecting the words and phrases that Australians once used everyday.

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The Ragged Thirteen

The Ragged Thirteen were expert horsemen and cattle-duffers, dines on cleanskin, indulged in rum and bare-knuckle fighting and recited the bush verse of Olgilvie and Barcroft Boake.

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Between the Flags

Between the Flags reveals the 100 year history of Surf Life Saving Australia: the nation’s best-known and most successful volunteer movement.

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Margaret Whitlam

Margaret Whitlam has been in the public eye for over forty years. As the controversial wife of a prime minister she is a household name and an Australian identity in her own right.

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A Sign of the Times

It’s 1959, and Boots Adams and his wife Polly are at their favourite Camberwell pub when they witness with horror a sudden and vicious attack on the barman, Joe, by a knife-wielding thug.

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She May Not Leave

Hattie has a difficult if loving partner, Martyn, an absentee mother, Lallie, and a cynical if attentive grandmother Frances. She tries to do the right and moral thing in a tricky world, and always has.

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Valley of the White Gold

The Half Moon Valley is not easy to farm, nor are its inhabitants easy to know. But the valley produces the best superfine merino wool in the country, and Dan Stafford is its top woolgrower.

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On the Wallaby

In this book Gerry Walsh continues to revisit and explore the largely neglected but important aspects of life in the Australian bush –

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Beside the River

Celia, a young English immigrant, finds life in a remote Australian township lonely and dull. Then she becomes caught up in local affairs and finds that beneath the surface, things are not all what they seem. audio excerpt of Beside the River Cat no: 3504

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From Nanango to Cooktown

There is no theoretical sociology or grandiose politics in these homespun memoirs of Lennie Wallace.

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