Bill Hampel / Mallee Roots
Mallee Roots is an account of the rich community culture of Walpeup, a small, remote Mallee town in the years 1942 to 1956. Isolated from bigger centres by gravel roads and distance, life demanded a high degree of interdependence and sharing.
Brian H. Jones / The Last Commando
This book is about the Boers of the Transvaal; it is about how they were formed, their relentless territorial expansion at the expense of indigenous groups in both the Cape Colony and the Transvaal, their struggle for distinctiveness and independence against Imperial and African pressures, the state that they carved out for themselves, and their abject defeat in the Anglo-Boer War.
Craig Cormick / Backseat Drivers
Backseat Drivers is a hilarious and biting satire on the intersection and byways of the past, the present and the future.
Dale Blair / No Quarter: Unlawful Killing and Surrender in the Australian War Experience 1915-18
One of the rarely discussed aspects of the experience of soldiers in the First World War was the refusal to take prisoners during battle and in some cases the killing of prisoners in the front line. No Quarter investigates the degree to which Australian soldiers were participants in this practice both as victims and perpetrators.
Gerard Catherin and Jennifer Sinclair / 38 Specks: The Proposition
For over ninety years, the mystery of Rennes-le-Château has sparked a wealth of speculation involving theories about lost treasure, societies, death cults, portals to other dimensions, sacred geometry and even aliens.
Jeff Brownrigg / Heaven, Earth and Canberra: Shakespeare and the Ghosts of Australia's National Film and Sound Archive
The National Film and Sound Archive has been touted as Australia’s most haunted building.
Jen Gibson / The Swagman & the Parson
This book contains two complementary stories written by two generations of the one family. It spans three centuries - from the 1860s to the present day, 2016. The swagman, Sully, and Russ Gibson, parson, were both born in the nineteenth century, though several decades apart.
Joan Fenney / Rays of Light: Ginninderra Press - the first 20 years
We hope Ginninderra Press writers will enjoy reading the history of the publishing house that they are a vital part of. We also hope people from all walks of life - whether they are readers, writers, or those who love to hear the story about a person pursuing their dream - will be inspired to read about Stephen Matthews and what one person can achieve through passion and determination.
Leann Richards / Houdini's Tour of Australia
When escapologist Harry Houdini toured Australia in 1910 he brought magic, mystique, his wife and an aeroplane. Houdini conquered crowds and nearly caused riots, he escaped straitjackets and shackles and flew through the air.
Leann Richards / The First Merry Widow: The Life of Carrie Moore
Born near the docks in Geelong, Carrie Moore was destined to become the queen of the Edwardian stage. From the bright lights of London to the vaudeville halls of Hobart, Carrie captivated audiences around the world.
Marilyn Revill / Aubrey's Game
With his engaging wit, Aub was a fascinating character. Generous, talented and warm on one hand, he could also be austere, critical and unwittingly selfish on the other.
Mark Filmer / Three Steel Teeth: Wide Comb Shears and Woolshed Wars
This is the first detailed account of an industrial dispute that revolutionised Australia’s iconic shearing industry and led to the total demise of the AWU in the industry after it stubbornly refused to embrace technological change.
Robert Lehane / Forever Carnival
‘…deserves to be read by all those with an interest in the Irish diaspora, the history of New South Wales or the study of modern Catholicism’ – Australasian Journal of Irish Studies
Robert Lehane / Irish Gold
One route to wealth during the 1850s and ’60s gold rushes was uncovering a nugget or glittering seam. A much more certain alternative was owning inns on roads to the goldfields. Irish Gold tells the story of two enterprising Irish settlers, Jeremiah Lehane and Miles Murphy, who adopted the second course and, with their families, led action-packed lives in the Yass-Young region of southern NSW.
Terry Fewtrell / George, Elise and a mandarin / Identity in Early Australia
‘Terry Fewtrell has produced a very lucid piece of social history. His book is grounded in a keen understanding of the milieu of his family, yet at all times, Fewtrell maintains a clear and engaging manner.’ - Dr Ray Kerkhove, historian