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              Banks

              Banks (Hardback)

              By Kieza, Grantlee

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              Lust, science, adventure - Joseph Banks and his voyages of discovery Explorer, naturalist and president of Britain's Royal Society, Sir Joseph Banks was a larger-than-life character best known for his promotion of science. In 1768 Banks joined Captain James Cook's expedition to t...he South Pacific. The 30,000 specimens he brought back generated enormous interest, as did the sometimes racy written account of the journey, which chronicled his frequent amorous exploits. Banks' passion for the new and unusual flora of Australia led him to recommend Botany Bay to parliament as an excellent place for a penal settlement, despite the fact the soil was poor and there was no fresh running water, but he later became the foremost expert on everything Australian. By award-winning bestselling writer Grantlee Kieza, Banks is a rich and rollicking biography of one of Britain's most colourful and successful scientists.
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              ISBN 9780733340505
              Published NZ 5 Nov 2020
              Publisher ABC Books
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              Banks
                

              Banks (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kieza, Grantlee

              • RRP: $39.99
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              • Pub Date
                4 Aug 21

              Lust, science, adventure - Joseph Banks and his voyages of discovery Sir Joseph Banks was a man of passion whose influence spanned the globe. A fearless adventurer, his fascination with beautiful women was only trumped by his obsession with the natural world and his lust for scie...ntific knowledge. Fabulously wealthy, Banks was the driving force behind monumental voyages and scientific discoveries in Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific, Europe, North America, South America, Asia, Africa and the Arctic. In 1768, as a galivanting young playboy, he joined Captain James Cook's Endeavour expedition to the South Pacific. Financing his own team of scientists and artists, Banks battled high seas, hailstorms, treacherous coral reefs and hostile locals to expand the world's knowledge of life on distant shores. He returned with thousands of specimens of plants and animals, generating enormous interest in Europe, while the racy accounts of his amorous adventures in Tahiti made him one of the most famous and notorious men in England. As the longest-serving president of Britain's Royal Society, Banks was perhaps the most important man in the scientific world for more than half a century. It was Banks, one of the first Europeans to set foot on Australia's east coast, who advised Britain to establish a remote penal settlement and strategic base at Botany Bay, and he eventually became the foremost expert on everything Australian. Early governors in the colony answered to him as he set about unleashing Australia's vast potential in agriculture and minerals. For decades, major British voyages of exploration around the globe only sailed with his backing. By award-winning bestselling writer Grantlee Kieza, Banks is a rich and rollicking biography of one of the most colourful and intriguing characters in the history of exploration.
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              ISBN 9780733340512
              Published NZ 4 Aug 2021
              Publisher ABC Books
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              Macquarie

              Macquarie (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kieza, Grantlee

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              A lively and engaging portrait of a towering and complex figure of Australian colonial history. Lachlan Macquarie is credited with shaping Australia's destiny, transforming the harsh, foreboding penal colony of New Holland into an agricultural powerhouse and ultimately a prospero...us society. He also helped shape Australia's national character. An egalitarian at heart, Macquarie saw boundless potential in Britain's refuse, and under his rule many former convicts went on to become successful administrators, land owners and business people. However, the governor's ambitions for the colony (which he lobbied to have renamed 'Australia') brought him into conflict with the continent's original landowners, and he was responsible for the deaths of Aboriginal men, women and children, brutally killed in a military operation intended to create terror among local Indigenous people. So, was Macquarie the man who sowed the seeds of a great nation, or a tyrant who destroyed Aboriginal resistance? In this, the most comprehensive biography yet of this fascinating colonial governor, acclaimed biographer Grantlee Kieza draws on Macquarie's rich and detailed journals. He chronicles the life and times of a poor Scottish farm boy who joined the British army to make his fortune, saw wars on five continents and clawed his way to the top. Ultimately, Macquarie laid the foundations for a new nation, but, in the process, he played a part in the dispossession of the continent's original people. Lover, fighter, egalitarian, autocrat - Lachlan Macquarie is a complex and engaging character who first envisaged the nation we call Australia.
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              ISBN 9780733335921
              Published NZ 3 Mar 2021
              Publisher ABC Books
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              Macquarie

              Macquarie (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Kieza, Grantlee; Read by Byrne, Peter

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              Lachlan Macquarie is credited with shaping Australia's destiny, transforming the harsh, foreboding penal colony of New Holland into an agricultural powerhouse and ultimately a prosperous society. He also helped shape Australia's national character. An egalitarian at heart, Macqua...rie saw boundless potential in Britain's refuse, and under his rule many former convicts went on to become successful administrators, land owners and business people. However, the governor's ambitions for the colony brought him into conflict with the continent's original landowners, and he was responsible for the deaths of Aboriginal men, women and children, brutally killed in a military operation intended to create terror among local Indigenous people. So, was Macquarie the man who sowed the seeds of a great nation, or a tyrant who destroyed Aboriginal resistance? In this, the most comprehensive biography yet of this fascinating colonial governor, acclaimed biographer Grantlee Kieza draws on Macquarie's rich and detailed journals. Ultimately, Macquarie laid the foundations for a new nation, but, in the process, he played a part in the dispossession of the continent's original people. Lover, fighter, egalitarian, autocrat - Lachlan Macquarie is a complex and engaging character who first envisaged the nation we call Australia.
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              ISBN 9780655642381
              Published NZ 21 Oct 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Monash
               

              Monash (Hardback)

              By Kieza, Grantlee

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              The amazing life story of the general who shaped Australia - the first major biography of Monash in over a decade John Monash's life is emblematic of Australia's much heralded egalitarian spirit - here is the ultimate outsider, poor, Jewish in an era which still practiced anti-Se...mitism, bookish at a time when anti-intellectualism was the order of the day, a restless rebel who struggled to find his feet in career path and in love, but who nevertheless rose to become one of the nation's most enduring folk heroes. Author Grantlee Kieza tracks Monash's beginnings as the bright son of immigrant rabbis through his years of searching for an identity and his tumultuous love life as a ladies man in Melbourne society before he became one of the city's wealthiest and most succesful citizens. Then, in the frightening blood soaked fields of World War I, he shows how a man who had had never fired a shot in anger grew to become one of the most admired generals Australia has ever produced - while harbouring private thoughts about the futility of war. Writing with pace, style and eye for lively detail, Grantlee Kieza brings Monash brilliantly to life as a flesh and blood man - deeply flawed, extraordinarily unconventional, a truly great Australian. 'Clear and accessible ... Kieza has made the life of Australia's greatest general open to a broad audience ... well-crafted and extensively documented.' - Stephen Loosley, WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN 'Kieza has added hugely to the depth of knowledge about our greatest military general in a book that is timely and will resonate as interest builds in the work of General Monash.' - Tim Fischer, COURIER MAIL
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              ISBN 9780733333538
              Published NZ 24 Aug 2015
              Publisher ABC Books
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              Banjo
               

              Banjo (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Kieza, Grantlee; Read by Byrne, Peter

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              In Grantlee Kieza's landmark biography, we discover the real Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson. Australia's most celebrated poet and storyteller helped define our national traits of loyalty, mateship and laconic humour, but he did and was so much more. A soldier in the Boer War and ...WWI, the balladeer bushman was also a solicitor, newspaper editor, columnist, war and foreign correspondent and ABC broadcaster. Close friends with many luminaries of his time, including Rudyard Kipling, Winston Churchill, Field Marshal Haig, Breaker Morant and Henry Lawson, the tennis ace, notorious ladies man, brilliant jockey and celebrated polo player was eye witness to many of the great moments in Australian 20th century history. Extensively researched and written with Kieza's trademark verve, Banjo is a rich and captivating portrait of our most celebrated poet and a truly great Australian.
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              ISBN 9781489465115
              Published NZ 22 Oct 2018
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Sons Of The Southern Cross: rebels, revolutions, Anzacs and the spirit of Australia's fighting flag
               

              Sons Of The Southern Cross: rebels, revolutions, Anzacs and the spirit of Australia's fighting flag (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kieza, Grantlee

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              Ever since the Southern Cross flag was 'born' in the minefields of Victoria it's been a symbol for a rebellious Australian spirit - from the battles of Eureka to those of Ned Kelly, from the birth of the Labor Party to the Anzacs at Galliopoli. The men and women involved took the... flag as their symbol. But as much as it became a metaphor for anti-establishment heroics, the flag also had a darker side; xenophobia, racism, intolerance and violence. Grantlee Kieza tells the story of the flag through the stories of the people who fought under it, the miners, the soldiers, the bushrangers, the journalists and politicians, who shaped Australia. He takes readers from the slums of Ireland to the goldfields of Victoria, and then on to the courtrooms, pubs and hideouts where revolutions were hatched. Through the raw and impassioned characters trying to make a life in a new nation, he brings Australia's renegade history vividly to life.
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              ISBN 9780733331565
              Published NZ 16 Dec 2013
              Publisher ABC Books
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              Banjo

              Banjo (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kieza, Grantlee

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              'a detailed and sympathetic account ... fascinating' -THE AUSTRALIAN A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson is rightly recognised as Australia's greatest storyteller and most celebrated poet, the boy from the bush who became the voice of a generation. He gave the nation its unofficial national an...them 'Waltzing Matilda' and treasured ballads such as 'The Man from Snowy River' and 'Clancy of the Overflow', vivid creations that helped to define Australia's national identity.But there is more, much more to Banjo's story, and in this landmark biography, award-winning writer Grantlee Kieza chronicles a rich and varied life, one that straddled two centuries and saw Australia transform from a far-flung colony to a fully fledged nation. Born in the bush, as a boy Banjo rode his pony to a one-room school along a trail frequented by outlaw Ben Hall. As a young man he befriended Breaker Morant, and covered the second Boer War as a reporter. He fudged his age to enlist during World War I, ultimately driving an ambulance before commanding a horse training unit during that conflict. Newspaper editor, columnist, foreign correspondent and ABC broadcaster, he knew countless luminaries of his time, including Rudyard Kipling, Winston Churchill, Field Marshal Haig and Henry Lawson. The tennis ace, notorious ladies' man, brilliant jockey and celebrated polo player was an eye-witness to countless key moments in Australian history, and saw Carbine and Phar Lap race. Extensively researched and written with Kieza's trademark verve, Banjo is a lively and captivating portrait of this truly great Australian.
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              ISBN 9780733335914
              Published NZ 20 Jan 2020
              Publisher ABC Books
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              Macquarie

              Macquarie (Hardback)

              By Kieza, Grantlee

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              The most comprehensive biography yet of a towering figure of Australian colonial history Lachlan Macquarie is credited with shaping Australia's destiny, transforming the harsh, foreboding penal colony of New South Wales into an agricultural powerhouse and ultimately a functioning... society. He was also responsible for the death of several Aboriginal men, women and children, brutally killed in a military operation intended to create terror among local Indigenous people. So was Macquarie the man who sowed the seeds of a great nation, or a tyrant who destroyed Aboriginal resistance? In the most comprehensive biography yet of this fascinating colonial governor, acclaimed author Grantlee Kieza chronicles the life and times of a poor Scottish farm boy who fought wars on five continents, clawed his way to the top of the British military after suffering a broken heart and who saw magnificent potential in the prison refuse sent to the penal colonies of the Great South Land. Lover, fighter, hopeless romantic and ruthless autocrat, Lachlan Macquarie is a towering figure of Australian history.
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              ISBN 9780733335907
              Published NZ 21 Oct 2019
              Publisher ABC Books
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              Macquarie
               

              Macquarie (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Kieza, Grantlee; Read by Byrne, Peter

              • RRP: $54.99
              • $46.74
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              Lachlan Macquarie is credited with shaping Australia's destiny, transforming the harsh, foreboding penal colony of New Holland into an agricultural powerhouse and ultimately a prosperous society. He also helped shape Australia's national character. An egalitarian at heart, Macqua...rie saw boundless potential in Britain's refuse, and under his rule many former convicts went on to become successful administrators, land owners and business people. However, the governor's ambitions for the colony brought him into conflict with the continent's original landowners, and he was responsible for the deaths of Aboriginal men, women and children, brutally killed in a military operation intended to create terror among local Indigenous people. So, was Macquarie the man who sowed the seeds of a great nation, or a tyrant who destroyed Aboriginal resistance? In this, the most comprehensive biography yet of this fascinating colonial governor, acclaimed biographer Grantlee Kieza draws on Macquarie's rich and detailed journals. Ultimately, Macquarie laid the foundations for a new nation, but, in the process, he played a part in the dispossession of the continent's original people. Lover, fighter, egalitarian, autocrat - Lachlan Macquarie is a complex and engaging character who first envisaged the nation we call Australia.
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              ISBN 9780655642374
              Published NZ 21 Oct 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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