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Aussie Slang Dictionary 13th Edition

By: Lolla Stewart

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Australia, Brolga Publishing, 2017

Edition: 13th Revised Edition


Aussie Slang Dictionary. Australians pride themselves on being easy-going and informal. Their vocabulary with its colour, humour and inventiveness reflects these qualities. This thoroughly entertaining Aussie Slang Dictionary will help you decipher and speak the true Aussie language. Full of dazzling definitions from true-blue Aussies you'll never be lost for words with this collection of colourful sayings. From aerial ping-pong (Australian Rules Football) to on the wron... View more info

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Australia Remember When

By: Bob Byrne

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, New South Publishing, 2015


Remember grabbing a copy of the late edition afternoon paper from the paper boy? Watching a Graham Kennedy skit on TV? Did you buy a 45rpm single or a 33rpm album at your local record shop? And play it on your record player? If you answered yes to any of these questions chances are you are part of the Baby Boomer generation. How time has flown! It all seems just like yesterday. Take a pleasantly sentimental trip down memory lane with Bob Byrne as he shows us bits of Aus... View more info

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Australia's Haunted History

By: Trudy Toohill

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press, 2016


Many of these historical accounts of spectral hauntings and strange happenings were documented in early Australian newspapers and have been accurately transcribed in the pages of this book. These ghostly sightings will challenge even the most ardent sceptic. Many of these chilling events remain largely unexplained to this day. Murder and mayhem, mystifying mysteries, haunted houses, ghostly goldfields, shocking tragedies, pestering poltergeists, strange and bizarre happe... View more info

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Australia's Mammal Extinctions: A 50 000 Year History [POD]

By: Chris Johnson

Price: $119.95

Publisher: Australia, Cambridge University Press, 2006


NOT IN STOCK - THIS IS A PRINT ON DEMAND TITLE WHICH TAKES 7-10 DAYS TO RECEIVE INTO STOCK - PLEASE TAKE THIS TIMEFRAME INTO ACCOUNT WHEN ORDERING. Of the forty mammal species known to have vanished in the world in the last 200 years, almost half have been Australian. Our continent has the worst record of mammal extinctions, with over 65 mammal species having vanished in the last 50 000 years. It began with the great wave of megafauna extinctions in the last ice-age, and... View more info

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Australia: A Panoramic Vision

By: Claire Welch and Ian Welch

Price: $24.99

Publisher: Australia, Greene Media, 2012


Australia is habitat to a myriad of animals, including unique marsupials, such as the kangaroo and, plant species many of which are found nowhere else on earth. This work covers all that is Australia which is one of the diverse, beautiful and interesting countries in the world. All the beauty of Australia including Cities, Landscapes and Wildlife. 256 pages. View more info

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Australians Awarded 2nd Edition, A Comprehensive Reference for Military and Civilian Awards, Decorations and Medals to Australians Since 1772

By: Clive Johnson

Price: $84.95

Publisher: Australia, Renniks Publications, 2014

Edition: 2nd Edition


This second edition is without question the most comprehensive reference of honours, decorations, awards, medals and official forms of recognition to Australians ever produced. Australians Awarded has been compiled over 15 years to create 800 pages of in-depth detail on Honours, Medals and Decorations to Australians from 1770 to 2013. This edition includes comprehensive ribbon charts incorporating historical and current awards; detailed tables for types of awards; number... View more info

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Barefoot Through the Bindies: Growing Up in North Queensland in the Early 1900s

By: Marion Houldsworth

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press, 2012


Growing up in North Queensland in the early 1900's. Australian children of this new millennium takes for granted a lofestyle that includes videos, T.V. Soapies, DVD's, computer games. But the children of a hundred years ago, the Federation era, had a different set of expectations. They walked barefoot through the bindies to school. Their homes were barkhuts with ant-beds for floors. they harnessed their billy-goat carts to fetch wood and water. This earlier generation of... View more info

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Behind the Tin Fence: A History of the Ipswich Railway Workshops

By: Edited by Veronica Macno and Geraldine Mate and David Mewes

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum, 2011


The Ipswich Workshops had a pivotal role in the development of Queensland's railways. This detailed study documents the hard work, innovation and skills of the thousands of men who contributed to the proud history and traditions of the Workshops. It provides a valuable insight into the evolution of the Workshops, including the construction of the North Ipswich Roundhouse and the later development of the Workshops Rail Museum. 192 pages. View more info

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Boxing in Australia

By: Grantlee Kieza

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, NLA Publishing, 2015


This book looks at boxing in Australia from early European settlement to the present day. It describes all the famous fights and all the best-known Aussie boxers, including Lionel Rose, Les Darcy, Jeff Fenech, Kostya Tszyu, Tony and Anthony Mundine, and many more. Boxing in Australia is packed with personalities, stories and stats from boxing history, presented in an accessible style. Text boxes throughout the book give additional snippets of information that can be dipp... View more info

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Brisbane: Australia's New World City - A History of the old Town Hall, City Hall, and the Brisbane City Council 1985-2013

By: Denver Beanland

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press, 2016


Apart from the history of the old Town Hall and City Hall, this book provides an analysis of Council’s policies and the delivery of services and infrastructure that shaped Brisbane between 1985 and 2013. It provides a permanent record of Council accomplishments during a period of enormous change. Established three months before Queensland separated from New South Wales in 1859 one of the first issues that faced the new Brisbane Municipal Council was the need for ... View more info

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Bushranger Tracks: Discover the Historic Sites of our Wild Colonial Past *** Temporarily Out of Stock ***

By: Gregory Powell

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland Publishers, 2016


The life and times of Australian Bushrangers has long been a fascination for many readers, both in Australia and abroad. Bushranger Tracks is possibly the most comprehensive record of bushranger sites ever published. The fascinating journey into Bushranger history begins at a farm at Boorolite near Mansfield in Victoria where the author came face to face with the Kelly story. About the Author: Greg Powell is a vice president with FMI Capital Advisors, Inc., FMI Corpo... View more info

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Bygone Brisbane: Its History, Your Heritage

By: Rod Fisher

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press, 2016


They were originally written from 1991-2010, only a couple having seen the light of day. That was because they were mostly commissioned at greater length - and dealt with specific issues:1 How 'midnight demolitions' of the old Bellevue Hotel, Cloudland Ballroom and Commonwealth Bank brought about the 1st protective heritage legislation in Qld.2 To what extent the oral testimony of continuity and descent of the Turrbal people around Brisbane was matched by the historical ... View more info

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Cape York Peninsula: A History of Unlauded Heroes 1845-2003

By: Lennie Wallace

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press, 2012


Cape York Peninsula is arguably the most exotic wilderness region in Australia. Its history is as colourful as its geography and as steamy as its climate. The era covered is 1845-2003, but historian Lennie Wallace also tells us of early Chinese, Indonesian, Spanish and Portgugese mariners and of many shipwrecks and daring escapes along its dangerous coastline. View more info

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Chasing the Sunshine: The Story of Queensland's Sunshine Express

By: David Burke

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum, 2009


Details the story of one of Queensland's most loved and most eventful rail services, the Sunshine Express, which travelled from Brisbane to Cairns from 1935 to 1953, and includes many historical photographs of the train, and the locations that it visited. In telling this story, the book follows the construction of the North Coast Line or 'Sunshine Route' which took over 35 years to complete and stretched over 1,600 kilometres. 154 pages. View more info

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Cobb & Co. Coaching in Queensland

By: Deborah Tranter

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum, 2010


In this book, author Deborah Tranter traces the rise and decline of Australia's legendary coaching company. For more than 70 years, Cobb & Co. coaches and horses travelled over millions of kilometres of unmade outback roads. Through the recollections of the people who build, drove, serviced and used the coaches, Deborah Tranter has created a fascinating visual panorama of days gone by. 159 pages. View more info