Dornell Wylie

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Plains of Promise

In this brilliant debut novel, Alexis Wright evokes city and outback, deppening our understanding of human ambition and failure, and making the timeless heart and soul of this country pulsate on the page. Black and white cultures collide in a thousand ways as Aboriginal spirituality clashes with the complex brutality of colonisation at St Dominic’s Mission.

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Butcher’s Hill or Lakeland is about halfway between Cooktown and Laura in the centre of the Cape York Peninsula. This history is a celebration of the explorers, settlers, battlers and dreamers who struggled against adversity to develop this region. It is an inspiring saga that will make Queenslanders proud of their heritage of more than 150 years. Historian Lennie Wallace has a gift for telling human, all too human stories. 

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Red Dust Rising

This is the story of Ray’s ‘making something worthwhile’ of Urapunga, a run-down property on the Roper River. After years of ‘reaching up to touch bottom’, rough living and hard work, of learning to live in harmony with the tribal Aborigines, of coping with crocodiles in the rivers, diseases among his stock, and of being cut off in the Wet for months at a time, he could at last begin to feel he was ‘getting his head above water’.

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The Nut Milk Chocolate Gang

Another book by the celebrated outback author of Icing on the Damper, A Bunch of Strays…

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This volume comprises twelve papers dealing with various aspects of Moreton Bay history, from pre-European settlement to the 1990s.

While Moreton Bay Matters presents a largely chronological history of this important region, it has intentionally set out to record the episodes that have either been ignored or forgotten. By so doing, this volume reveals the close links between the indigenous peoples, the convicts and missionaries, the fisherman and the whalers, the government authorities. [click to continue…]

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Wild Spirit

In June 1975, Australian couple Annette and Win Henderson find themselves stranded in Libreville, Gabon, after travelling halfway across Africa. [click to continue…]

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The Original Australians

Offering insight into the life and experiences of the world’s oldest culture, this account of Australia’s Aboriginal history spans the mythologies of the Dreamtime through the modern-day problems within the community. [click to continue…]

On a rundown station in the remote top end of Australia, life for Susannah is isolated and difficult. Susannah is left alone by her husband who is the manager of the station. [click to continue…]

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Valley Belles

Peering into the lives of a group of women, from the rough and ready to the genteel, Valley Belles reveals the intricate tapestry that made up their remarkable lives. [click to continue…]

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The Battlers of Butcher’s Hill

Butcher’s Hill or Lakeland is about halfway between Cooktown and Laura in the centre of the Cape York Peninsula. [click to continue…]

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Red Dust Rising

This is the story of Ray’s ‘making something worthwhile’ of Urapunga, a run-down property on the Roper River.

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Moreton Bay People

Collected throughout the last decade of the twentieth century, these reminiscences of ‘Moreton Bay People’ provide a unique insight into the lifestyle of the Moreton Bay area during a particular time frame of history – the twentieth century.

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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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Jody’s Journal

The first term at boarding school in Queensland is a new experience for Jody, Billy and Robert. They invite their friends the twins Jennifer and Doug, home for the holidays.

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A Bunch of Strays

A genuine bush novel that has grown out of Marie Mahood’s decades of personal experience in the Australian Outback. Mick and Marion fall in love in the Kimberleys.

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Moreton Bay Matters

This volume comprises twelve papers dealing with various aspects of Moreton Bay history, from pre-European settlement to the 1990s. While Moreton Bay Matters presents a largely chronological history of this important region, it has intentionally set out to record the episodes that have either been ignored or forgotten.

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Legends of the Outback

Outback writer Marie Mahood is the author of the much loved Icing on the Damper and A Bunch of Strays.  In the 1960s she raised cattle and kids on the world’s most remote cattle station,  Mongrel Downs, in the Tanami Desert.

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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.

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