For the ten years from 1902, when Australia's suffrage campaigners won the vote for white women, the world looked to this trailblazing young democracy for inspiration. Clare Wright's epic new history tells the st... read more

You Daughters of Freedom: The Australians Who Won the Vote and Inspired the World
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1918 was a year of triumph for the Australian Corps in France yet today this is seldom recognised by most Australians. Our perceptions have been clouded by legends, built up over the past century, that have trivialised their achievement. Here an ex-soldier, Pat Be... read more

Legends of War: the AIF in France
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Poison: A History is the fascinating story of this dark, deadly, and most secretive of arts, chronicling more than two millennia of famous and infamous poisonings. Book jacket.

Poison: a History - An Account of the Deadly Art and Its Most Infamous Practitioners
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The incredible true story of a Polish resistance fighter's infiltration of Auschwitz to sabotage the camp from within, and his daring escape to warn the Allies about the Nazis' true plans for a "F... read more

The Volunteer: One Man's Mission to Lead an Underground Army Inside Auschwitz and Stop the Holocaust
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'A powerful corrective' Guardian 'This should be compulsory reading' Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads'For anyone interested in the future of Islam, both in Britain and the Islamic world, this is an important book' The Times The gulf between Islam and th... read more

The House of Islam: A Global History
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In late March 1975, as the Vietnam War raged, an Australian voluntary aid worker named Rosemary Taylor approached the Australian Embassy seeking assistance to fl... read more

Operation Babylift: The Incredible Story of the Inspiring Australian Women who Rescued Hundreds of Orphans at the End of the Vietnam War
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The incredible true story of one of the most extraordinary and inspirational prison breaks in Australian history. New York, 1874. Members of the Clan-na-Gael - agitators for Irish freedom from the English yoke - ha... read more

The Catalpa Rescue: The Most Dramatic & Successful Prison Break in Australian History
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Outsiders think of South Australia as being different, without really knowing much about it. Combining his own travel across the million-square kilometres of the state with an investigation of its history, Ben Stubbs seeks to find out what South A... read more

The Crow Eaters: A Journey Through South Australia
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The secret and dangerous operations of Australia's Pacific War Catalina crews told for the first time.

RAAF Black Cats: The Secret History of the Covert Catalina Mine-Laying Operations to Cripple Japan's War Machine
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 History

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The SympathizerViet Thanh Nguyen called on 17 fellow refugee writers from across the globe to shed light on their experiences, and the result is The Displaced, a powerful dispatch from the individual lives behind current headlines, with proceeds to support... read more

Displaced
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 Aust History

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An introduction to the languages of Aboriginal Australia that explains their distinctive features accessibly for readers who have no previous experience with learning another language, and shows how language reflects traditional culture.
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Australia's Original Languages
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 'Flight to Fame', a classic adventure story, tells the hair-raising tale of the world-first flight from England to Australia, in the words of the pilot, (Sir) Ross Smith. In March 1919, Australia's prime minister announc... read more

Flight to Fame: Victory in the 1919 Great Air Race, England to Australia
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