Australian People, Places and History

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    Pocket Guide: A7V Mephisto

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    A comprehensive pocket-sized guide to the German WWI tank, the A7V Mephisto. Learn More
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    Heritage Guide to the Scenic Rim

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    A great introduction to the Scenic Rim's fascinating indigenous, colonial and contemporary history. Learn More
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    Rock 'N' Roll George: Brisbane Legend

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    Sometimes myths and legends can appear in the most unexpected places. The Brisbane Central Business District is one such unlikely setting. It is here that the young George Kiprios found accidental and enduring fame in his public persona of Rock 'N' Roll George Learn More
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    Kambek: Reconnecting Collections

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    Over a hundred years after they were collected from villagers across the colony of British New guinea, thirty-six objects are reconnected with descendants of those who had made, used and traded or gifted them to Sir William MacGregor. The rich, funny and emotive stories arising from the encounter between contemporary Papua New Guineans and historic objects emphasise the important roles that the PNG National Museum and Art Gallery collections play in keeping the diverse and unique cultures of this country alive, and also in finding identities, in a complex modern world. Learn More
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    Roland Perry brings to life the fascinating story of the man whom many have judged as the greatest ever Australian. Monash draws on the subject's comprehensive letter and diary archive - one of the largest in Australia's history. The result is a riveting portrait that weaves together the many strands of his life as a family man, student, engineer, businessman, lawyer, teacher, soldier, leader, romantic and lover of the arts; and reveals why, in addition to his amazing military successes, Monash is remembered and respected even more for his humanity. Learn More
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    I’m Just a Fly Boy

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    Len Waters wrote this journal after the Royal Australian Air Force WWII 78th Squadron reunion in 1993. He reflects on his life and military career. Readers will have some laughs and they may even shed a tear as they read his fascinating memoir. Learn More
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    Tank Spotter's Guide

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    This pocket guide gives the reader all of the essential information on 40 of history's premiere tanks, including the Tiger, Sherman, Panther and M1A1 Abrams. Each tank is presented with a detailed drawing to aid recognition. Learn More
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    Steam Australia - Locomotives that Galvanised the Nation

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    Tim Fischer takes readers into the fascinating and grand story of steam transportation over ten vital decades of transformation in Australia's history. Learn More
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    Young Dark Emu

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    Bruce Pascoe has collected a swathe of literary awards for Dark Emu and now he has brought together the research and compelling first person accounts in a book for younger readers. Learn More
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    Welcome to Country: A Travel Guide to Indigenous Australia

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    Marcia Langton’s Welcome to Country is a completely new and inclusive guidebook to Indigenous Australia and the Torres Strait Islands. In its pages, respected elder and author Professor Marcia Langton answers questions such as what does ‘country' mean to Indigenous people. A detailed introduction covers such topics as Indigenous languages and customs, history, native title, art and dance, storytelling, and cultural awareness and etiquette for visitors. This is followed by a directory of Indigenous tourism experiences, organised into state and territory sections, covering galleries and festivals, communities that are open to visitors, tours and performances.

    This book is for everyone travelling around this fascinating country who wants to gain an insight into the culture that has thrived here for over 50,000 years, and enjoy tourism opportunities that will show you a different side of Australia — one that remains dynamic, and is filled with openness and diversity. This book will quickly become one of the most important travel guides to be published in recent times.

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