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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.