Monica Mary Job was one of only a few women doctors to graduate from university in the 1930s, and, as a descendant from a long line of missionaries, Monica inspired Stanley Prescott to leave England for missionary work in China - a decision made without forewarning of World War II and the Japanese occ... read more
Michael Kirby is one of Australia's most admired public figures. At a time of spin and obfuscation, he speaks out passionately and straightforwardly on the issues that are important to him. Even those who disagree with him have been moved by the courage required of him to come out as a high-profile ga... read more
With limited flying experience, no support team, and only basic instruments in his tiny single-engine flying boat, Smith risked his life to make modern aviation history. His historic flight lasted seven months, and took him from Australia all around the world. In 2016 he was named "Australian Geographic's" Adventurer of the Year.
|Awards:||Winner of ABIA Australian Biography of the Year 2014.|
On 2 September 2008, in a valley in eastern Afghanistan, Trooper Mark Donaldson made a split-second decision that would change his life. His display of extraordinary courage that day saw him awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia, making him the first Australian to receive our highest award for brav... read more
Peter Garrett's life so far has been deeply felt and fully and passionately lived. A man of boundless energy, compassion, fierce intelligence and a questing and creative spirit, he has already achieved enough to fill several lives...From his idyllic childhood growing up in the northern suburbs of Sydn... read more
The follow-up to Fiona Wright's essay collection Small Acts of Disappearance, - winner of the Nita B. Kibble Award and the Queensland Literary Award for Non-fiction shortlisted for the Stella Prize and the NSW Premier's Award for Non-fiction. Our bodies and homes are our shelter... read more