Brian Hungerford / The Trials of Ann Rumsby
Ann Rumsby fought colonial perversion and brutality against women and brought about a new Australia and the introduction of trial by jury.
Janis Spehr / The light at the edge of the sky
Told in haunting, elegiac prose, Janis Spehr’s short, exquisite novel is about jealousy, betrayal and exile.
Margaret Bolton / Mapmaker: The Life and Times of Abraham Ortelius
Abraham Ortelius was a mapmaker in the 1500s in Antwerp. His chief claim to fame was that he made the first map book, now called an atlas.
William Cotter / Storm Over Bakery Hill
In the frantic days of the Victorian gold rushes, few made their fortunes. Most did not. Storm Over Bakery Hill concerns some of those people.
Robert Horne / The Glass Harpoon
This is an important novel about friendship and love, and about Aboriginal culture, frontier violence and the meaning of the law.
Linley Walker / Lizzie's Journey to Yarra Bend
Lunacy is a crime when Lizzie sets foot in the new colony of Victoria in 1855. Based on extensive research, this is the story of her struggle with mental illness.
Margaret Visciglio / Only Two Letters in Orroroo
Only Two Letters in Orroroo is not a war novel; it is an anti-war novel. The novel’s theme is dark but there are flashes of light and humour.