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
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
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
|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
He fought Napoleon's army and survived. e was sent to the gallows and escaped the noose. Now he is in chains and on his way to the other side of the world. What happens next will become one of the most remarkable survival stories in history. The 19th century has just begun.... 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
During the mid to late 1850s, gold miners were making their way up the Big and Goulbourn Rivers, striking payable ground at regular intervals. This provides a pictorial history of this rich mining area which today is known as Wood's Point.