Airlie Kirkham / There is a Light at the End of the Tunnel
I think my story is exceptional. Maybe you will think so too. Whatever one thinks, I have learnt through this story the value of persistence, patience, positive attitude and perseverance - such precious qualities in life. There is light at the end of the tunnel, but one has to find the way there.
Alice Nunn / Going Down Gordon Brown: with poems by Andrew Mackirdy
In 2006 there were 2.7 million people on Incapacity Benefit and Gordon Brown, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, set a target for 1 million of these people to be removed and made to work.
Angela Pritchard / Bending the Rules
This insightful memoir openly shares stories of life and end of life.
Anne-Marie Smith / Pardon My French
‘Anne-Marie Smith is an astute human observer who tells her extraordinary life story in her inimitable, straight-from-the-hip style.’ - Lindy Warrell, anthropologist, writer and poet
Barry Revill / Diary of a Young Boy
In unaffected prose, Barry Revill takes us back to the Australia of his childhood, a time of simple pleasures and caring communities ready to heal each other’s wounds.
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.
Brenda Eldridge / Flower Child
Flower Child is a tiny glimpse of a time, the place and some of the people that laid the foundations of who I was to become.
Brenda Eldridge / Liminal
The question is, how did I become a seventy-two-year-old woman, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, wife, stepmother, editor, poet, essayist, artist and friend who ends every single day sending her prayers of thanks to the moon?
Caroline Butt / Pumpkin
‘Pumpkin is a sociological study - rather a case study, with all the warmth of the human experience of one family, and especially of one girl growing up in that family…’ - Betsy Wearing PhD
Christina Houen / A Practice of Loss: Memoir of an abandoning mother
The true-life story of a desperate choice and its heart-breaking yet redemptive consequences.
Christina Houen / This Place You Know
Hay, New South Wales, 1923. Martha, a classics scholar from the coast, comes to teach in a man’s town in the outback. She falls in love with Henry, a local man, and they find their dream place on the river where they raise a family and breed a flock of sheep with fine wool. The unforgiving climate erodes their dreams.
Christina Marigold Houen / A Gradual Grace
A Gradual Grace is Christina Houen's third memoir.
David Horton / Hammering on the mind's door
David Horton ran Aboriginal Studies Press from 1984 to 1998. His major works include Recovering the Tracks (1991), The Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia, and Aboriginal Australia (map, 1996).
David Meldrum / Any Minute Now
In this memoir, David Meldrum begins by looking back at the boy who wanted to become a manager of people, like his father; a boy with some fears and faults who nevertheless rose quickly to increasingly senior jobs.
David Williams / An Unstoppable Runner
David Williams, seventy-four years old and a long-time resident of Flinders Island, Tasmania, tells the story of his lifelong running adventure.
Decima Wraxall / Conspiracy of Silence
This is a travel memoir with a difference. A rewarding and uplifting read.
Dianne Lucas / Coolamon Girl
Wryly humorous and scarifyingly honest, Coolamon Girl is a beautifully crafted memoir of a daughter terrified of her mother.
Dion Perry / Island Life: The Story of Clarke island 1984–1990
‘Utterly charming and immensely readable, in Island Life, Dion Perry gives us a true ‘Swiss Family Robinson’ tale set in one of the most remote and beautiful parts of Australia, the Bass Strait Islands.’ - Michael Veitch
Dorothy Hansen / Minus One: A Year with Breast Cancer
This moving memoir details the first twelve months after a mastectomy and how one woman has dealt with it. Facing cancer focuses the mind sharply on both the past and the future: the present has simply to be got through. The author's hope is that her struggle to make sense of her situation may help others and their intimates.
Edna Keir / Catharine with an A
' The Keir family story will be both interesting and valuable to other families, and to professionals. The openness, warmth and gentle humour of Edna’s telling have great appeal to me as the mother of a young man with Down syndrome, and as a professional in family support.' - Jill O’Connor, Down Syndrome Association of NSW Inc.