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 History

When floods devastated South East Queensland in 2011, who was to blame? Despite the inherent risk of living on a floodplain, most residents had pinned their hopes on Wivenhoe Dam to protect them, and when it failed to do so, dam operators were blamed for the scale of the... read more

A River with a City Problem

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 History

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people are the first inhabitants of Australia - there were once more than 500 Indigenous 'nations' across the continent. ATSI people have a strong understanding of the land and its animal inhabitants, w... read more

Australian Geographic Geography: Custodians of the Land

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 History

"The night before Esther's ship was due to dock, her sister dreamed of her."Auckland at the turn of the century. A city on the cusp of change. Isobel, a settler of ten years, waits for her sister to cross the ocean to join her. Separated by distance, disappointments and secrets, the wom... read more

Beyond the Bay

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 History

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Dazzling, poetic and vivid storytelling from one of Australia's greatest writers, which tells the bloody, brutal and enthralling story of the epic journey of the First Fleet.
Originally published as a multi-part serial in The Australian, By Sea a... read more

By Sea and Stars - The Story of the First Fleet

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 History

Reading Level:near fine

In 1768 Captain James Cook and his crew set out on a small British naval vessel in search of a missing continent. 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of that voyage, and Cook's 'discovery' of Australia. Captain Cook's Epic Voyage reveals the hardships and adventure of this ... read more

Captain Cook's Epic Voyage

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 History

Awards:Winner – Book of the Year in the 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards Winner – Indigenous Writer's Prize in the 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards  

Dark Emu argues for a reconsideration of the 'hunter-gatherer' tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians and attempts to rebut the colonial myths that have worked to justify dispossession.
Accomplished author Bruce Pascoe prov... read more

Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture

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 History

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"It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still Australia teems with life u a large portion of it quite deadly. In fact, Australia has more things that can kill you in a very nasty way than anywhere... read more

Down Under (PB)

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 History

Series:Grave Tales

Meet the people who were often unwilling participants in the events that made headlines. In cemeteries throughout Australia, gravestones hint at our history - tales of early settlement, unsolved murders, love lost, mystery, tragedy, health epidemics, scandal and sacrifice. ... read more

Grave Tales Sydney Vol 1

A look into the history of the notorious Boggo Road.

History of Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) - Escape Volume 2

In 1982 Mangroves to Moorings: The Past 100 Years of Manly, Queensland was published by the Manly Centenary Committee to commemorate 100 years of closer settlement. This popular history was written and edited by ... read more

Mangroves to Moorings Revisited: A History of the Wynnum, Manly and Lota District

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 History

A new friendship. An unforgettable journey. A beautiful and bloody history.This is Iceland as you've never read it before ...Broadcaster Richard Fidler and author Kári Gíslason are good friends. They share a deep attachment to the... read more

Saga Land: the Island Stories at the Edge of the World

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 History

Awards:Longlisted Stella Awards 2020

A rare opportunity to connect with the living tradition of women's songlines, as recounted by Yolngu women from far north Australia.

Songspirals: Sharing Women's Wisdom of Country Through Songlines