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Members' Books


TRUST IN THE CAPACITIES OF THE PEOPLE, DISTRUST ELITES

 

Kenneth Good

ISBN 978-1498502436

Lexington Books, 2014

The book offers a sharp critique of liberal democracy as found today, chiefly in Britain and the US, and issues a clarion call in favour of participatory democracy. Taking the Athenian model as inspiration, it argues that historical and contemporary attempts to realise democracy on a popular basis offer the prospect of a better future for all, Failures will be common, but even they further the capacity of...

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ADELAIDE'S DISSENTING HEADMASTER

 

Diana Chessell

ISBN  9781743052402 (pbk)

Wakefield Press, 

‘Adelaide’s Dissenting Headmaster’ documents the vocation of John Lorenzo Young, who taught the sons of Adelaide’s dissenting majority from 1852-1880. The dissenters found in the rational base of the ‘sciences of the enlightenment’ Young studied at King’s College, London the power they needed to reject biblical creationism and ‘popish languages’.

DAVID SYME: MAN OF THE AGE

Elizabeth Morrison

ISBN: 9781922235350 (pbk)

Monash University Publishing, Clayton, Victoria, 2014

 

The Melbourne Age dominated the Australian newspaper stage from the 1870s well into the 20th century, with its proprietor, the driven, talented Scottish David Syme, becoming a legendary figure. This biography of a powerful man of many parts goes behind the legend to round out his life story.

ELIEAN GIBLIN: A FEMINIST BETWEEN THE WARS

Patricia Clarke

ISBN 9781921867842, MOnash University Publishing 2013

During World War II, Eilean Giblin kept diaries that are witness to the suffering and futility of war. Giblin also led a life rich in little recorded feminist achievements. Clarke charts the influence of Giblin’s suffragette aunts in England, her arrival in Australia as a war bride after World War I, her battles for equal citizenship and women's education and her championship of the ‘Dunera’...

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THE LACE BALCONY

Johanna Nicholls

ISBN: 9781922052698 (pbk)

         9781922052711 (e-book

Simon & Schuster (Australia) 2014

Set in the 1827-32 penal colonies of NSW and Moreton Bay, The Lace Balcony interweaves fictional characters with historical figures. A young woman determines to control her destiny. Marriage offers women social acceptance but curtails legal rights to property, fortune, custody of children. As a courtesan she can choose her lovers and manipulate powerful men. A story of...

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A WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: SCIENCE, MEN & HISTORY

Ann Moyal

ISBN 9781742585970.

UWA Publishing, Crawley, Western Australia, 2014

In A Woman of Influence,Ann Moyal tells of her life’s work in Australian science history, and the many important people she met along the way. In this intimate story, one of our distinguished women of letters writes about social and political challenges and about life’s great commonalities: love and loss.