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              The Convict Valley: The Bloody Struggle on Australia's Early Frontier

              The Convict Valley: The Bloody Struggle on Australia's Early Frontier (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dunn, Mark

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              In 1790, five convicts escaped Sydney by boat and were swept ashore near present-day Newcastle. They were taken in by the Worimi people, given Aboriginal names and started families. Thus began a long and at times dramatic series of encounters between Aboriginals and convicts in t...he second settlement in Australia. The fertile valley of the Hunter River was the first area outside of Sydney explored by the British, and it became one of the largest penal settlements. Yet today manicured lawns and prosperous vineyards hide the struggles, violence and toil of the thousands of convicts who laid its foundations. The Convict Valley uncovers this rich colonial past, as well as the story of the original Aboriginal landholders. While there were friendships and alliances in the early years, in the mad scramble for land in the 1820s as the Valley was opened to free settlers, tensions increased and bloodshed ensued. With fascinating stories about convicts, white settlers and the Aboriginal inhabitants that have long been forgotten, The Convict Valley is a new Australian history classic. 'Mark Dunn's Convict Valley is a finely detailed and meticulously researched study of the Hunter Valley. Interweaving its Aboriginal, convict and mining past, Dunn reveals the missing and misunderstood complexities of these histories as a gifted storyteller.' - Professor John Maynard, The University of Newcastle
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              ISBN 9781760528645
              Published NZ 2 Jun 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Enid: The Scandalous Life of a Glamorous Australian Who Dazzled the World

              Enid: The Scandalous Life of a Glamorous Australian Who Dazzled the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wainwright, Robert

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              Enid Lindeman stood almost six feet tall, with silver hair and flashing turquoise eyes. The girl from Strathfield in Sydney stopped traffic in Manhattan, silenced gamblers in Monte Carlo and dared walk a pet cheetah through Hyde Park in London on a diamond collar. In early twenti...eth century society where women were expected to be demure and obedient, the grand-daughter of Hunter Valley wine pioneer Henry Lindeman waltzed through life to her own drum beat. She drove an ambulance in World War I and hid escaped Allied pilots behind enemy lines in World War II, played bridge with Somerset Maugham and entertained Hollywood royalty in the world's most expensive private home on the Riviera, allegedly won in a poker game. Enid bedazzled men with her beauty, outlived four husbands - two shipping magnates, a war hero and a larger-than-life Irish Earl - spent two great fortunes and earned the nickname Lady Killmore. From Sydney to New York, London to Paris and Cairo to Kenya, Robert Wainwright tells the fascinating story of a life lived large on the world stage.
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              ISBN 9781760296544
              Published NZ 2 Jul 2020
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              The Book of Giant Adventures: Tashi Collection 1

              The Book of Giant Adventures: Tashi Collection 1 (Paperback)

              Illustrated by Fienberg, Anna; By Gamble, Kim; Fienberg, Barbara

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              Tashi always has daring adventures. Like the time he meets Chintu, the giant as big as a mountain, or the time that Chintu's Only Brother wants to eat everything in the village, or the time when the demons sneak onto the new bus and kidnap the driver's son. But clever Tashi alway...s knows what to do: stay calm, think hard and move fast! Explore the wonderful world of Tashi in these eight surprising stories collected into one volume for the first time. ACCLAIM FOR TASHI First published in 1995 and has now achieved classic status with sales of over one million copies. 'All children should meet Tashi. He can be their mentor on the road to reading, feeding their imaginations with fantastic stories. The Tashi stories have the evergreen qualities of classics.' Magpies 'The Tashi stories are some of my all-time favourites: a world within a world and a magical place for children to lose themselves in.' Sally Rippin, bestselling author of Polly and Buster and Billie B. Brown 'I read my kids Tashi - it's this story that they love.' Angelina Jolie
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              ISBN 9781760525163
              Published NZ 2 Jul 2020
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              Interest Age 5-8 years
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              The Book of Spells and Secrets: Tashi Collection 4

              The Book of Spells and Secrets: Tashi Collection 4 (Paperback)

              By Fienberg, Anna; Illustrated by Gamble, Kim; By Fienberg, Barbara

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              Where there's mystery and action, there's Tashi! He's brave enough to explore the ancient burial site discovered in the village and he's clever enough to complete three impossible tasks. But is he fast enough to beat two mysterious strangers in a race around the village? And what... will happen if he loses? When the going gets tough, it's all up to Tashi! Explore the wonderful world of Tashi in these eight marvellous stories collected into one volume for the first time. ACCLAIM FOR TASHI First published in 1995 and has now achieved classic status with sales of over one million copies. 'All children should meet Tashi. He can be their mentor on the road to reading, feeding their imaginations with fantastic stories. The Tashi stories have the evergreen qualities of classics.' Magpies 'The Tashi stories are some of my all-time favourites: a world within a world and a magical place for children to lose themselves in.' Sally Rippin, bestselling author of Polly and Buster and Billie B. Brown 'I read my kids Tashi - it's this story that they love.' Angelina Jolie
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              ISBN 9781760525149
              Published NZ 2 Jul 2020
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              A Treacherous Country

              A Treacherous Country (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kruimink, K. M.

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              WINNER OF THE AUSTRALIAN/VOGEL'S LITERARY AWARD There is a woman, somewhere, here, in Van Diemen's Land, unless she had died or otherwise departed, called Maryanne Maginn. Gabriel Fox, the young son of an old English house, arrives in a land both ancient and new. Drawn by the pro...mise of his heart's desire, and compelled to distance himself from pain at home, Gabriel begins his quest into Van Diemen's Land. His guide, a Cannibal who is not all he seems, leads him north where Gabriel might free himself of his distracting burden and seek the woman he must find. As Gabriel traverses this wild country, he uncovers new truths buried within his own memory. Authentic, original and playful, A Treacherous Country is a novel of loyalty, wisdom and the freedom to act. 'Warm and lively...a witty, Tasmanian Moby Dick' - Tegan Bennett Daylight, acclaimed author of Six Bedrooms
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              ISBN 9781760877408
              Published NZ 21 Apr 2020
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              The Book of Magnificent Monsters: Tashi Collection 2

              The Book of Magnificent Monsters: Tashi Collection 2 (Paperback)

              By Fienberg, Barbara; Fienberg, Anna; Illustrated by Gamble, Kim

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              Tashi is full of incredible tales. Like the one about a hideous monster that burst out of the garden workshop, or the one about slippery demons who tried to make Tashi talk, or the one about a house on chicken legs and a witch who eats children. Good thing Tashi is always ready f...or anything, with a clever idea and something useful in his pocket! Explore the wonderful world of Tashi in these eight astonishing stories collected into one volume for the first time. ACCLAIM FOR TASHI First published in 1995 and has now achieved classic status with sales of over one million copies. 'All children should meet Tashi. He can be their mentor on the road to reading, feeding their imaginations with fantastic stories. The Tashi stories have the evergreen qualities of classics.' Magpies 'The Tashi stories are some of my all-time favourites: a world within a world and a magical place for children to lose themselves in.' Sally Rippin, bestselling author of Polly and Buster and Billie B. Brown 'I read my kids Tashi - it's this story that they love.' Angelina Jolie
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              ISBN 9781760525217
              Published NZ 2 Jul 2020
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              The Last Lighthouse Keeper: A Memoir

              The Last Lighthouse Keeper: A Memoir (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Cook, John; Bauer, Jon

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              In Tasmania, John Cook is known as: 'The Keeper of the Flame'. John's renowned as one of the last of the kerosene keepers : he spent a good part of his 26-year career in Tasmanian lighthouses tending kerosene, not electrical, lamps. He joined the lighthouse service in 1969, after... a spell in the merchant marine. Far from reviling work on isolated islands such as Tasman and Maatsuyker, Australia's southernmost lighthouse, he discovered that he loved the solitude and delighted in the sense of purpose that light keeping gave him. He did two stints on Tasman, in 1969-71 and 1977, and was the head keeper on Maatsuyker for eight years. Tasman's kerosene light was a pressure lamp fuelled by two big bottles that had to be pumped up to 75 pounds per square inch (about 516 kilopascals): It was the equivalent of pumping up a tyre every 20 minutes, John says. Then you had to wind up the weights - they went down the tower and turned the prism around like a big clockwork. If the weights went all the way to the bottom, the light would stop. The main thing was that 365 nights of the year you sat in that tower, 100 feet up, and you had to stay awake, John says of Tasman. If you fell asleep the light would stop and then you were in trouble. Keepers took watches around the clock, in a system similar to that on a ship. Day watches weren't a chance to slack off: standing orders required the watchkeeper to look seawards at least every half-hour and to log sightings of any vessels, and their course, in the area. But the main thing was there was always maintenance to do, John says. Because Mother Nature was your boss. She'd blow gutters off, that sort of thing - she was always stickin' her bib in, and you were repairin' it. Tasman keepers also ran a herd of up to 500 sheep. They didn't have a freezer, so they'd kill and dress a sheep every fortnight. John supplemented his bulk stores, delivered every three months by the lighthouse supply vessel, with extras brought on the bi-monthly mail bo
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              ISBN 9781760875381
              Published NZ 2 Jul 2020
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              Brothers in Black: The Long History of Brotherhood in New Zealand Rugby
               

              Brothers in Black: The Long History of Brotherhood in New Zealand Rugby (Paperback)

              By Wall, Jamie

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              The All Blacks have had a brilliant run of brothers in the last decade, with the Barretts, Whitelocks, Saveas and Franks, but there have also been many more standouts throughout New Zealand rugby history like the Meads, Whettons, Gears, Bachops and Brownlies. Jamie Wall writes in...sightfully, revealing fascinating stories and providing analysis of some of the massive changes that have occurred in New Zealand rugby over the years, while sharing great yarns about the high-profile tests that live on in every rugby fan's memory.
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              ISBN 9781988547497
              Published NZ 2 Jul 2020
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              Budgets Don't Work (but This Does): Drop the One-Size Fits All Approach to Money and Discover the Power of Understanding Your Unique Financial Type

              Budgets Don't Work (but This Does): Drop the One-Size Fits All Approach to Money and Discover the Power of Understanding Your Unique Financial Type (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Browne, Melissa

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              When it comes to saving and spending money, we're not all the same. Yet for too long, the financial advice world has treated us as if we are. Once you realise that the one size fits all approach so many of us have been adopting when it comes to money doesn't work for many of us, ...it can be liberating. Finally, there's a reason why you've struggled with money - why you're perpetually sabotaging, why you're constantly at logger-heads with your partner or why you just can't seem to be consistent. When it comes to other areas of our life such as food and exercise we've embraced a multi-faceted, often highly personalised approach and we recognise that's important. Why do we think it's any different when it comes to our finances? That's why understanding your Money Story and discovering your Money Type is the key to financial success.
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              ISBN 9781760877811
              Published NZ 2 Jul 2020
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              The Book of Magical Mysteries: Tashi Collection 3

              The Book of Magical Mysteries: Tashi Collection 3 (Paperback)

              By Fienberg, Anna; Illustrated by Gamble, Kim; By Fienberg, Barbara

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              No one in the village is as brave as Tashi. Only he could scare the ghost monsters out of the forest, or travel all the way along the dark underground passage to the Mountain of White Tigers. Tashi always has a cunning plan, whether he is facing a ferocious war lord, outwitting a... sly genie or confronting Bang Bang, the trouble-making bully. There's no stopping Tashi! Explore the wonderful world of Tashi in these eight extraordinary stories collected into one volume for the first time. ACCLAIM FOR TASHI First published in 1995 and has now achieved classic status with sales of over one million copies. 'All children should meet Tashi. He can be their mentor on the road to reading, feeding their imaginations with fantastic stories. The Tashi stories have the evergreen qualities of classics.' Magpies 'The Tashi stories are some of my all-time favourites: a world within a world and a magical place for children to lose themselves in.' Sally Rippin, bestselling author of Polly and Buster and Billie B. Brown 'I read my kids Tashi - it's this story that they love.' Angelina Jolie
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              ISBN 9781760525200
              Published NZ 2 Jul 2020
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