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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.


WRITING SYSTEMS AND HOW THEY CHANGE WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO ENGLISH SPELLING

Valerie Yule

‪ISBN:  978-1-742842-07-3 (pbk.) Queensland: BookPal‬, 2013; 562 pages‬.

Writing systems of the world and their changes, How change is made, Nature of English spelling, Improvements to English spelling, Matching writing systems to people's needs and abilities, How we read, How we learn to read and spell, The future, Experiments you can make. Experiments and studies.

 

 

INSIDE CHILDREN'S MINDS

Edited by Valerie Yule

ISBN 13: 9781742844299 ISBN 10: 1742844294. Queensland: Bookpal.  2014

Stories about their free drawings told to the author by fortunate and unfortunate children in Australia and Britain over 40 years. Contents - children’s symbols, socio-economic disadvantage. physical and mental disorders, delinquency, rejection, despair, migrants, multiculturalism, war in reality and fantasy, families, school, fairy stories, language of boys and girls.