by Stuart Trueman
In 2010, Stuart Trueman set out on a 16-month voyage to circumnavigate Australia by kayak. He wasn't the first person to complete the circumnavigation, or even the second - but he was determined to make it a triumphant third. Stuart's adventure ...
An Autobiographical Account of Stolen Generations
by Deborah Dickman & Heather Vicenti
Too Many Tears gives a sad but clear account of the loss of identity felt by a half-caste infant removed by Native Welfare from her desert tribe to a mission farm only to have her own children removed by Child Welfare a generation later.
by Ian Parkes
'People who truly live in the outback listen to it. What they hear, I do not know ...What the country says is beyond words.' In the early 1950s, Australia was riding on the sheep's back and no-one doubted the wisdom of making a life in the wool ...
A Memoir of Love, Fear and Art
by Bev Aisbett
Bestselling author Bev Aisbett's no-nonsense text, combined with her insightful cartoon images, have reassured countless people seeking help for anxiety. Now, she reveals the deep spirit that lies behind these deceptively simple books.
by Claire Lloyd
The tang of salt in the air. Sunlight sparkling on clear blue water. Pomegranate seeds glistening like jewels in your palm. Australian artist, designer and photographer Claire Lloyd had a successful career in London, a beautiful apartment and a ...
Grace, Grunge and Gravity
by Joe Giarratano
TAXI ... Grace, Grunge & Gravity is a collection of tales — an eyewitness account of the taxi industry in Australia. I write about drivers, operators, regulators, networks and, most importantly, a passing parade of passengers. <br>Nightshift in a ...
Tall Tales and True from Boyhood and Beyond
by Bill Marsh
For me, Beckom was one vast playground. From the plover-infested homestead to its dam crawling with yabbies; along the meandering mysteries of the Mirrool Creek; up to the forgotten pine forest; over to the dusty silos of harvest; this was my ...
One Woman's War, Life, Loves Remembered
by Sabina Wolanski
Sabina Wolanski was just 12 years old when her home town in Poland was invaded by Nazis. In her diary, along with innocent adolescent longings, she recorded what happened next: the humiliations and terrors, the murder of her beloved family and ...
Heartache, Hope and Some Very High Heels
by Sally Obermeder
When Sally Obermeder woke up on 13th October 2011, she thought her life was perfect. She had a glamorous, successful career as a reporter for Today Tonight, she had a wonderful husband and she was about to give birth to her baby who she had ...
by Paul Ham
This is the story of the three-year ordeal of the Sandakan prisoners of war u a barely known episode of unimaginable horror. After the fall of Singapore in February 1942, the Japanese conquerors transferred 2700 British and Australian prisoners ...
A Memoir of Marriage and Other Affairs
by Wendy Plump
There are so many ways to find out. From a mobile phone. From a bank account. From some weird supermarket encounter. One morning in early January 2005, Wendy Plump's neighbour came over to tell her that her husband was having an affair.
by Annabelle Brayley
It takes something special to be a bush nurse working in rural and remote Australia. They patch people up and keep them alive while waiting for the doctor to arrive, they drive the ambulances, operate the clinics and deliver the babies.
by Rod Stewart
This is the long-awaited autobiography of one of rock's true megastars. Rod Stewart (aka Rod The Mod and to a very select few, Dad) was born the working-class son of a Scottish plumber in North London. He was never, as some stories later had it, ...
An ABC Journalist's Journey From Death By Cardiac Arrest to Complete Recovery
by Jeff Waters
One ordinary weekday evening, Jeff Waters had just gone to bed in his Melbourne home when pain began in his left arm and chest. He mentioned it casually to his wife, a GP, but dismissed her evident alarm - after all, he ate healthily, he swam ...
How the 1948 Invincibles Turned the Cricket Pitch into a Battlefield
by Malcolm Knox
Hailed as one of the greatest cricket teams of all time, the 1948 'Invincibles' are the only Australians to complete a tour of England undefeated. Their crushing victories under the guidance of captain Don Bradman on his final tour brought ...
by Sally Nielsen
Sally Nielsen is a wedding planner, whose own wedding plans were turned upside down when her fiance suffered a catastrophic stroke, leaving him completely dependent on her and his family for all his needs. When others said she should put him in a ...
Love, Life and Recipes
by Jane Webster
'When we found this run-down château of Bosgouet, we'd been dreaming of buying a house in France for some time. We'd become obsessed with the idea of living in the French countryside, of learning a new language and traditions, and of giving our ...
A personal journey through heart surgery
by John Ehm
Written from the heart about the heart, in an easy and straightforward style, this important book illustrates how heart surgery can change lives. John Ehm’s account is a warm recognition of the importance of family and friends, particularly the ...
One Man, 20 Million Steps
by Pat Farmer
In a feat that ranks with the brave and inspiring deeds of Scott of the Antarctic, Sir Edmund Hillary and Jessica Watson, famed Australian ultramarathon runner Pat Farmer did what no human has ever done: run from the North Pole to South Pole.
by Bill Marsh
The Royal Flying Doctor Service is a unique icon of Australian culture. Since its beginnings with the Reverend John Flynn in 1928, the RFDS has helped build our nation. The Flying Doctors, and the remote stations and communities that they serve, ...