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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.

COLLISION COURSE: ENDLESS GROWTH ON A FINITE PLANET

Kerryn Higgs

ISBN 9780262027731.  

MIT Press, Cambridge Massachusetts, 2014

The notion of ever-expanding economic growth has been promoted so relentlessly that ‘growth’ is entrenched as the natural objective of collective human effort. Warnings by scientists that we live on a finite planet that cannot sustain infinite economic expansion are ignored. Collision Course looks at the impact of unbridled growth and at recurring corporate campaigns against ideas...

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THE LUCK OF THE IRISH

Babette Smith

ISBN: 9781742378121
ISBN-10: 1742378129; Allen & Unwin; paperback, 2014.

All 250 Irish convicts survived and were guided to safety by local Aboriginal people when their ship, the Hive, sank off the NSW coast in 1835. The Luck of the Irish is a fascinating portrait of colonial life in the mid-19th century, which reveals the significant Irish contribution of the Australia we know today.