Poetry about Gippsland from a bygone era, by Malcolm May. Illustrations by Magdalena Nocea. Beautifully illustrated poetry by someone who spent a lifetime in country Victoria and has chosen to celebrate it in this form.
|Series:||Monash Studies in Australian Society Ser.|
At a time when the labour-market is failing as a source of security and identity for many, domestic tinkering is emerging as a legitimate occupation in a way we have not seen since pre-industrial times. In Australia, practices of repair, invention, bui... read more
This collection of adventurer maps features 21 detailed maps and covers the Walhalla-Jamieson gold belt. Shows all 4wd tracks, mines, old township and hotel sites, graves and historical features.
The book has been updated with references to Metal Detecting and the Laws of Do's and Don'ts of prospecting. It also contains many photos both old and new. Not only is it a modern representation of prospecting but also a history of the ways that will... read more
A charming story of a time long-gone and the struggles of a young man with his first teaching assignment in a village at the back of beyond.
There was a bed, a timber floor, thin tar paper on one side for privacy from the nearby road but nothing else. The flimsiest of 'walls',... read more
|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 ... read more
Early in the afternoon of 9 February 2014, during the worst drought and heatwave south-eastern Australia had experienced in over a century, two separate bushfires raged towards the massive Hazelwood open-pit brown-coal mine, near Morwell in the Latrobe Valley. The fires overwhelmed loc... read more
|Author:||Paoletti's Maps and Videos Pty Ltd (Produced by); Rudi Paoletti (Editor, Illustrator); Andrew Giles (Illustrator, Editor); Jeanette Paoletti (Illustrator)|
This publication is primarily based on my finds rather than a detailed historical paper. Decades of research and ground work goes into finding all these sites, and this publication is for those wh... read more
|Author:||David L. Mearns|
She was the glory ship of the then fledgling Australian Navy: a modern, handsome cruiser which carried a wartime complement of 645 men. But then, on 19 November 1941, HMAS Sydney encountered the German raider Kormoran i... read more