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SCORCHED EARTH. Australia‚Äôs secret plan for total war under Japanese invasion in World War II

Sue Rosen

Allen & Unwin (June 2017)

ISBN  9781925575149

In 1942 the threat of Japanese invasion hung over Australia. The men were overseas, fighting on other fronts, and civilians were left unprotected at home. Following the attack on Pearl Harbour and the Japanese advance south, Prime Minister Curtin ordered state governments to prepare. From January 1942, a team devised secret plans for a ‘scorched earth’ strategy whose goal was to prevent the Japanese...

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'A passion for exploring new countries' MATTHEW FLINDERS & GEORGE BASS

Josephine Bastian

published by Australian Scholarly Publications

ISBN  9781925333725

When the Hurly Burly is Done: Shakespeare in the Classroom

Dr Wendy Michaels

Phoenix Education

ISBN: 978-1-925169-08-9

This work throws down the gauntlet to all those concerned with the study of Shakespeare’s plays. It invites them to enter the lists, pole to the ready and engage in the sport. The work is divided into two main parts. Part One focuses on the first encounter with Shakespeare’s plays and is directed at middle secondary years although suggested approaches are readily adaptable to other levels....

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GOLDEN HOPE

by Johanna Nicholls

Simon & Schuster

ISBN 9781922052728

New Year’s Day 1901. Golden Hope tells the story of Clytie Hart, a daring equestrienne, who is travelling with her mother in the Wildebrand Circus. A chance meeting with young adventurer Rom Delaney, and his invitation to play in Hoffnung, an isolated gold-mining town, promises to restore the circus’s failing fortunes. Clytie has only ever known the roving life but much as she loves her...

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FIGHTING FIT: THE WARTIME BATTLE FOR BRITAIN'S HEALTH

 

By Laura Dawes

Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 2016 

In print, e-book and audio book

ISBN-13: 978-1474601986

At the beginning of WW II, medical experts predicted epidemics of physical and mental illness on the home front, yet Britain ended the war in better health than ever before. ‘Fighting Fit’ reveals an extraordinary, forgotten story of medical triumph against the odds. Through a combination of meticulous planning and last minute scrambling, Britain succeeded in averting the ‘dark curse’...

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DIETRICH BONHOEFFER: BEING THERE FOR OTHERS

by

John Moses

St Laurence Tract No.9, St Laurence Press

ISBN: 978-0-9924370-1-5 (pbk)

 Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) was executed with other conspirators against the Nazi regime on the personal orders of Adolf Hitler after two years imprisonment at the end of WW II. He has arguably become the most important theologian of the age in any language. His reputation was rescued from oblivion by a former student and close personal friend Eberhard Bethge who soon...

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