Down Under

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It’s not all kangaroos and didgeridoos. Australia is a vast and multi-textured country. Or continent.
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From one of Australia’s most eminent journalists comes the imagined history of Elizabeth Macquarie — the widow of a disgraced Governor of New South Wales who recounts the end of her failed dream to reform an Australian penal colony — and her infatuation with the colony’s architect
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Ten years after leaving Massacre Plains, August Gondiwindi returns home for her grandfather’s funeral. With a mining company threatening to repossess her grandfather’s property and his dictionary of Wiradjuri language missing, August becomes determined to save her land — and her cultural past.
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From gum nuts to possums, opera houses to zinc cream, this commanding cultural history of Australian civilisation by one of the country’s most inspirational thinkers and personalities, covers 101 objects. In the words of Dame Edna herself: “You mustn't judge Australia by the Australians.”
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They fought valiantly for Australia during the First World War. But their home nation still treated them as second class citizens.
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An Englishman tries his luck in Australia. But she's a woman of hidden, unreachable depths.
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Ancient traditions meet New World ambitions in this tale of a culture clash.
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The 56 page document in which Australia's most famous outlaw explained his misdeeds.
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A performance script of one of Australia's most intriguing works of fiction.
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A rebellious country girl in the 1900s flies in the face of adversity and expectation.
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The Outback can be a beautiful and unforgiving place, as one woman discovers.
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Three generations of Australians; their trials, tribulations. dark secrets, and passions.
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