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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
The Story of a Girl Who Loved Rock Stars
by Nikki McWatters
"I looked down at this man who adorned the bedroom walls of girls all over the world. His eyes were spinning, his makeup was melting and he had the goofiest grin on his handsome face. This was what the Vulture Club was about. This was fun.
and Other Inspiring Stories of Pioneering Brain Transformation
by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young
Barbara Arrowsmith-Young was born with severe learning disabilities that caused teachers to label her slow, stubborn-or worse. As a child, she read and wrote everything backward, struggled to process concepts in language, continually got lost, ...
The Bombing of Darwin, February 1942
by Peter Grose
The bombing of Darwin on 19 February 1942 is the battle Australia tries to forget. Although there was much to be proud of that day - courage, mateship, determination and improvisation - the dark side of the story lingers: looting, desertion and a ...
by Alice Pung
Winner of the Non-Fiction Prize in the 2011 WA Premier's Book Awards Shortlisted for the Non-Fiction Prize in the 2012 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards and the 2012 Queensland Literary Awards 'Alice Pung is a gem. Her voice is the real thing.' ...
by A.B. Facey
This is the extraordinary life of an ordinary man. It is the story of Albert Facey, a parentless boy who began work at eight, struggled as a rural worker, survived Gallipoli, the loss of his farm in the Depression, the death of his son in WWII ...
Occasional Observations on Public and Private Life
by Lindsay Tanner
'We cannot blame particular individuals for modern Labor's malaise, because it is part of a systemic global phenomenon. We are all under the sway of politics without purpose. And politics without purpose is pointless.' Nothing could better sum up ...
A Hippie Dream
by Neil Young
"Waging Heavy Peace" is the remarkable memoir of rock icon Neil Young. Neil Young is a singular figure in the history of rock and pop culture in the last four decades, inducted not once but twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.