|Reading Level:||4 Non Fiction|
What drives veterans, military experts and forensic investigators to dedicate years to search for and identify the remains of fallen warriors? What does it mean to the families of the dead to be able to lay them to rest?
Ove... read more
'Utterly gripping. It reads like a thriller.' JON FAINE This edition contains a new author note with shocking new material that has come to light as a result of the groundbreaking original publicatio... read more
Archival photographs of Perth have been carefully matched with specially commissioned colour photos to reveal the past and present of this fascinating city. Perth Then and Now accurately matches historic photographs of the city with specially commissioned contemporary views that ... read more
Of all the Australians who fought in the Second World War, none saw more action nor endured so much of its hardship and horror as the crew of the cruiser HMAS Perth.Most were young - many were still teenagers - from cities and towns, villages and... read more
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... read more
More than 75,000 Australians and New Zealanders went to war on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915. They shared a horror, but their courge and deeds on a balltlefield of tragic errors and unimaginable suffering helped a legend, the legend of the Anzacs. The Anzacs lost more men on the W... read more
Mining divides the country - development against conservation, north-and-west against south-and-east, pro-tax against anti-tax. It's an important industry, but why do passions run so high? What does mining really mean to us? And how much do we understand about our underground history? Altho... read more
Peter Reith was a senior federal Cabinet minister from 1996 to 2001. He was the face of the Coalition government's tough waterfront reforms, a major contributor to the Fightback! policy, a potential leader of the Liberal Party, the architect of sweeping industrial laws and defence minister during the ... read more
A wonderful collection of twenty-four short stories that celebrate the history, culture and creativity of Tasmania. Tasmania is another country-a lush, sometimes foreboding island with a people fiercely protective of its history, culture and creativity. This handsome collection, the first to bring tog... read more
Here is a truly astonishing statistic: during World War I, about 60,000 soldiers in the Australian Imperial Force were treated by army doctors in Egypt, Europe, and Australia for venereal diseases - almost the same number of diggers who were killed during the war. This silent, secret scourge took hol... read more
This vivid book traces the history of the island continent from the age of the dinosaurs through to the coming of the Aboriginal people and their unique culture, to the fateful impact of the first Europeans.