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Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey

Set in Corrigan, a small Western Australian town in the 1960’s 13 year old protagonist Charlie finds himself dragged into a mystery surrou…

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Breath by Tim Winton

Breath tells the story of 50 year old Bruce Pike, a melancholy divorced paramedic. Pike is looking back on his high school days when he lea…

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Shallows / by Tim Winton

It is hard to imagine any seaborne activity in Australia currently more unpopular than whaling.  Aussies regularly disparage Japanese “rese…

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0 Jul 11, 2017

The Family Law / by Benjamin Law

I had the pleasure of hearing Benjamin Law speak at a librarian’s conference in Sydney last December.  When he rose to give the opening spe…

Started by Kim Allen Scott

0 Apr 3, 2017

Eyrie / by Tim Winton

Tim Winton likes to write about broken people, which is another way of saying he just writes about people.  We are all damaged by the event…

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0 Mar 14, 2017

The Miner's Right / by Rolf Boldrewood

The Miner’s Right takes its title from the sometimes hated license issued to those gold seekers in Australia who had to pony up a pound a m…

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0 Feb 25, 2017

Extinctions by Josephine Wilson

I didn't initially like the lead characters in the retirement home, but the glimpse into their lives helped me empathize with their predica…

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Pat Bernard Author Talk 14th Feb

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Plain Living: A Bush Idyll / by Rolf Boldrewood

They say Rolf Boldrewood’s other novels do not compare favorably with his Robbery Under Arms, and if this book is an example I can totally…

Started by Kim Allen Scott

0 Jan 27, 2017

Outback / by Thomas Keneally

This is a dated study, but a good one.  In 1985 Thomas Keneally traveled around Australia’s vast Northern Territory to compose an essay mor…

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1 Aug 8, 2016
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Lost Voices by Christopher Koch

Great story  -  beautifully told.  Fascinating early Tasmanian history too!

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0 Jan 18, 2016

And the Band Played on : How music lifted the Anzac spirit in the battlefields of the First World War by Robert Holden

A thoroughly researched and detailed account of the 'different sounds of war'. General Monash claimed that the entertainments were of inca…

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0 Jul 15, 2014



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