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              Parental As Anything

              Parental As Anything (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dent, Maggie

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              Early intervention advice from Australia's queen of common-sense parenting. How much screen time should you let your primary-school aged children have? How do you talk to your teenager about sex? What can you do when your kid throws a tantrum? Maggie Dent, queen of common-sense p...arenting, has answers to your real-world parenting dilemmas. Based on her popular Parental As Anything podcast, Maggie offers the advice of parenting experts, the experience of other parents and her own reassuring guidance to provide practical solutions to the challenges every parent is facing today. This book will give you the means to be the parent you'd like to be, and help you in your quest to raise healthy, thriving, resilient children.
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              ISBN 9780733341793
              Published NZ 7 Jul 2021
              Publisher ABC Books
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              Muster Dogs: The companion book to the ABC TV series
               

              Muster Dogs: The companion book to the ABC TV series (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Grey, Aticia

              • RRP: $37.99
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              • Pub Date
                1 Dec 21

              Red dirt, kelpies and a woman breaking tradition. A farmer's best friend and arguably one of their most reliable workers is a good dog. Aticia Grey - Teesh as she is known to friends and family - picked up her first team of kelpies in 2013 and has never looked back. In her area o...f rugged rangeland in West Australia's Pilbara region, mustering with aircraft, buggies and motorbikes has become the norm, alongside horses. But stepping into the world of working dogs, Teesh found herself on a rollercoaster ride of laughter, love, heartbreak - and revelation - as the economic and animal-welfare benefits of handling cattle with skilled herding dogs became clear. In 2020 Teesh got the chance to showcase the potential of working dogs more widely. Joining the ABC TV series Muster Dogs, Teesh and four other farming families took on the challenge of training new kelpie pups and testing their worth on the properties they run. Through this experience they showed the bonds that are formed between human and dog, and vividly demonstrated the economic, environmental and emotional impact of the renaissance of muster dogs in herding and farming in rural Australia.
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              ISBN 9780733341588
              Published NZ 1 Dec 2021
              Publisher ABC Books
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              The Altar Boys

              The Altar Boys (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Smith, Suzanne

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              Focusing on two childhood friends in Newcastle, this powerful and heartbreaking story exposes how the cover-up of child abuse in the Catholic Church in Australia extended from parish priests to every echelon of the organisation, all the way to the Pope. Glen Walsh and Steven Alwa...rd were childhood friends in their tight-knit working class community in Shortland, on the outskirts of Newcastle. Both proud altar boys at the local Catholic church, they went on to attend the city's Catholic boys' highs schools: Glen to Marist Brothers and Steven to St Pius X. Both did well - Steven became a journalist; and Glen a priest. But when Glen discovered another priest was sexually abusing boys, he reported the offending to the police, breaking Canon Law and his vows to the Catholic 'brotherhood' in the process. That decision eventually led to his death, just weeks before a key trial against the highest cleric to ever be charged with covering up child abuse. Two months later Glen's childhood friend Steven was also dead, only days before he was to marry the love of his life. So how were the deaths of both men linked to the deaths of at least 60 men in the blighted Maitland-Newcastle Catholic diocese? By five-time Walkley award-winning investigative reporter Suzanne Smith, The Altar Boys is the powerful expose of how the cover-up of child abuse in the Catholic Church in Australia extended from parish priests to every echelon of the organisation, all the way to the Pope. Focusing on two childhood friends who eventually took their own lives, this gripping and explosive story is backed by secret documents, diary notes and witness accounts, and details a deliberate church strategy using psychological warfare against witnesses in key trials involving paedophile priests.
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              ISBN 9780733340178
              Published NZ 2 Sep 2020
              Publisher ABC Books
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              Great Australian Outback Yarns: Volume 1
               

              Great Australian Outback Yarns: Volume 1 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Marsh, Bill

              • RRP: $35.00
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              • Pub Date
                1 Dec 21

              A collection of the funniest yarns and most colourful characters from the bestselling 'Great Australian Stories' series from beloved storyteller Bill 'Swampy' Marsh. When he'd finished playing, a solemn silence fell as Brian and the gravediggers stared down into that three-quarte...r-filled hole. 'I must apologise,' Brian said to the two men, 'this's the first time I've played at a pauper's funeral, and I'm a bit emotional.' 'Well,' said one of the diggers, sniffling back the tears, 'it's the first time we've ever had a piper play at one of our septic tank installations.' The Australian Outback can be harsh, but it's the kind of place where you either learn to laugh off your troubles or fold under the pressure. Bill 'Swampy' Marsh has a deep affection and respect for people living in the Australian Bush, and he's spent more than twenty years travelling to every corner of our wide brown land, talking to people from all walks of life, collecting their memories and stories. Great Australian Outback Yarns captures the funniest tales from Swampy's many books in one volume. The colourful characters in these pages are full of generosity, humour and a larrikin Aussie spirit. These true stories of life in remote and regional Australia from Australia's master storyteller will leave you grinning from ear to ear. Bill 'Swampy' Marsh is an award-winning writer and performer of stories, songs and plays. He spent most of his youth in rural south-western NSW and now lives in Adelaide. This is his twenty-fifth book.
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              ISBN 9780733342158
              Published NZ 1 Dec 2021
              Publisher ABC Books
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              Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: The story of a sporting icon
               

              Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: The story of a sporting icon (Paperback)

              By Mundle, Rob

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              • Pub Date
                1 Dec 21

              The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is the story of one of the world's greatest sporting challenges. One evening in May 1945, a small group of Sydney sailing enthusiasts decided that their planned post-Christmas cruise south to Hobart would be more enjoyable if they made it a race. And ...so began the story of a contest that quickly became ranked among the world's premier offshore racing events - a race that demands both immense physical and mental endurance of the individual sailor along with the coordinated effort of a close-knit team. It's a challenge where one mistake can lead to defeat, while success can deliver national and international acclaim. In its 75th year, the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has become an icon of Australia's summer sport, ranking in public interest with such national events as the Melbourne Cup, the Australian Open tennis and the Boxing Day cricket test. No regular annual yachting event in the world attracts such huge media coverage or public interest as does the start on Sydney Harbour. The 628-nautical mile course is often described as the most grueling long ocean race in the world. From the spectacular start in Sydney Harbour, the fleet sails through the Heads, down the south-east coast of mainland Australia, across the notoriously tempestuous Bass Strait, then down the east coast of Tasmania. At Tasman Island the fleet turns right into Storm Bay for the final sail up the Derwent River. The race is an around-the-clock challenge from the harbour to Hobart, and the whims of the winds, waves, tides and currents means that, for each crew, nothing is certain until the finish line is crossed. The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is the story of one of the world's greatest sporting challenges, an event where men and women from all walks of life are inspired and challenged by the beauty and power of nature.
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              ISBN 9780733341120
              Published NZ 1 Dec 2021
              Publisher ABC Books
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              Whole Notes
               

              Whole Notes (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ayres, Ed

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              Life Lessons through Music How can we pause long enough to repair ourselves? How can we make space and time in our lives to know ourselves? One way is through music - learning music, listening to music, being open to music. Because music consoles and restores us. Through music, w...hether we are listening or playing, we know ourselves more intimately, more honestly, and more clearly with every note. And with every note, music offers us a hand to the beyond. Through music, we can say what we didn't even know we felt. This book is an ode to music, and a celebration of humanity's greatest creation. It is not a call to arms, but a call to instruments. In music, Eddie Ayres finds answers to the big questions life throws at us. Using personal anecdotes - including those relating to his transition from Emma to Ed - and observations from teaching and learning music, Ed finds hope in our desire to become whole, with some simple music lessons along the way.
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              ISBN 9780733341038
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2021
              Publisher ABC Books
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Blood, Sweat and Steel
               

              Blood, Sweat and Steel (Hardback)

              By McGrath, Curtis

              • RRP: $45.00
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              • Pub Date
                1 Dec 21

              Soldier, champion, great Australian -an extraordinary story of triumph over tragedy In 2012, combat engineer Curtis McGrath was serving in the Australian army in Afghanistan when, in the line of duty, he stepped on a mine. Instantly, both his legs were blown off. Still conscious ...but aware that he would bleed out and die within minutes, McGrath, as the unit's chief first-aid officer, directed his comrades to apply tourniquets and administer an IV and morphine. Then, as he was stretchered to a helicopter, fearing he would never see his family again, he joked that he planned to become a Paralympian. Just months later, he was up and walking on prosthetic legs, motivated by the opportunity to march with his unit during their welcome home ceremony. Then he took up kayaking and the sport gave him a new sense of purpose. In 2013, he and his father, Paul, paddled 1,000 kilometres from Sydney to Queensland to raise funds for Mates4Mates, which supports current and former Defence Force members who have suffered physical or psychological wounds as a result of their service. A year later, McGrath captained the Australian team at the inaugural Invictus Games in London, founded by Prince Harry for wounded, injured or ill veterans. Within four years of his injury, McGrath had won gold at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in the K1 200-metre KL2 Paracanoe event. Now an ambassador for the Invictus Games and passionate about the healing power of sport, McGrath is an 8-time World Champion gold medallist with his eye on the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. At last he ready to tell his extraordinary story.
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              ISBN 9780733340789
              Published NZ 1 Dec 2021
              Publisher ABC Books
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              The Ghost And The Bounty Hunter: William Buckley, John Batman And The Theft Of Kulin Country

              The Ghost And The Bounty Hunter: William Buckley, John Batman And The Theft Of Kulin Country (Paperback)

              By Courtenay, Adam

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              By the bestselling author of The Ship That Never Was Just after Christmas 1803, a convict called William Buckley fled an embryonic settlement in the land of the Kulin nation (now the Port Phillip area), to take his chances in the wilderness. A few months later, the local Aborigin...al people found the six-foot-five former soldier cold and starving. Perhaps thinking he was a lost kinsman returned from the dead, they took him in, and for thirty-two years Buckley lived as a Wadawurrung man, learning his adopted tribe's language, skills and methods to survive. Colonists finally caught up with Buckley in 1835, the same year the former bounty hunter John Batman arrived in the area, looking to acquire the rolling grasslands around the bay. What happened next saw the Wadawurrung betrayed and Buckley eventually broken. The theft of Bunjil country would end in the birth of a city. The frontier wars had begun.
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              ISBN 9780733340390
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher ABC Books
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              Killing Juanita

              Killing Juanita (Paperback)

              By Rees, Peter

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              The award-winning, definitive account of Australia's most notorious cold case, now fully updated with new information Winner of the Ned Kelly Award for True Crime Provides a definitive solution to the notorious cold case On 4 July 1975, Juanita Nielsen set out on foot through the... wintry streets of Sydney's red-light district. The chic heiress and newspaper publisher had a business meeting with a man called Eddie Trigg, a manager at the seedy Carousel Cabaret nightclub in Kings Cross. The following day, Juanita was reported missing. She has not been seen since and her body has never been found. Despite two police investigations, a coronial inquest and a federal parliament inquiry, the disappearance of Juanita Nielsen remains one of Australia's great unsolved murder mysteries. The most pressing question now is why? Killing Juanita is an unflinching examination of this cold case and its chief protagonists, not least Juanita Nielsen. An ardent campaigner fighting the proposed demolition of historic houses in the Cross, she was a thorn in the side of a powerful property developer with links to notorious crime bosses. Winner of the 2004 Ned Kelly Award for True Crime and now fully updated with new information, Killing Juanita is a compelling story of greed, corruption, dirty politics and cover-ups. It finally puts to rest decades of speculation, providing the definitive answer that authorities never could - or would.
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              ISBN 9780733342219
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2021
              Publisher ABC Books
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              The Golden Maze: A biography of Prague

              The Golden Maze: A biography of Prague (Paperback)

              By Fidler, Richard

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              Beloved ABC broadcaster and bestselling author of Ghost Empire and Saga Land, Richard Fidler is back with a personally curated history of the magical city that is Prague. In 1989, Richard Fidler was living in London as part of the provocative Australian comedy trio The Doug Antho...ny All Stars when revolution broke out across Europe. Excited by this galvanising historic, human, moment, he travelled to Prague, where a decrepit police state was being overthrown by crowds of ecstatic citizens. His experience of the Velvet Revolution never let go of him. Thirty years later Fidler returns to Prague to uncover the glorious and grotesque history of Europe's most instagrammed and uncanny city: a jumble of gothic towers, baroque palaces and zig-zag lanes that has survived plagues, pogroms, Nazi terror and Soviet tanks. Founded in the ninth Century, Prague gave the world the golem, the robot, and the world's biggest statue of Stalin, a behemoth that killed almost everyone who touched it. Fidler tells the story of the reclusive emperor who brought the world's most brilliant minds to Prague Castle to uncover the occult secrets of the universe. He explores the Black Palace, the wartime headquarters of the Nazi SS, and he meets victims of the communist secret police. Reaching back into Prague's mythic past, he finds the city's founder, the pagan priestess Libussa who prophesised: I see a city whose glory will touch the stars. Following the story of Prague from its origins in medieval darkness to its uncertain present, Fidler does what he does so well - curates an absolutely engaging and compelling history of a place. You will learn things you never knew, with a tour guide who is erudite, inquisitive, and the best storyteller you could have as your companion. PRAISE FOR THE GOLDEN MAZE: 'Fidler's passion and love for the ancient city infuses every word, pours off every page, and if you've never been interested in Prague, it will find a way into your heart after reading this book.' -
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              ISBN 9780733341847
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2021
              Publisher ABC Books
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