By Jim Cullen
By Jim Cullen
By David Hastings
By John Dunmore
By Scott Cane
First Footprints tells the epic tale of Australia's Aboriginal humans. it's a tale of old existence at the driest continent on the earth in the course of the maximum environmental adjustments skilled in human historical past: ice a while, severe drought and inundating seas. it's chronicled via stunning archaeological discoveries, old oral histories and the most important and oldest paintings galleries in the world. Australia's first population have been the 1st humans to think in an afterlife, cremate their lifeless, engrave representations of the human face, and depict human sound and emotion. They created new applied sciences, designed ornamentation, engaged in alternate, and crafted the earliest records of conflict. finally, they constructed a sustainable society in keeping with shared non secular culture and far-reaching social networks around the size and breadth of Australia.
First Footprints tells the mostly unknown and pleasing tale of Australia's amazing heritage.
By Scott Bennett
In 1916, a million males fought within the first conflict of the Somme. Victory hinged on their skill to trap a small village known as Pozières. After 5 makes an attempt to grab it, the British known as within the Anzacs to accomplish this likely very unlikely activity.
At middle of the night on 23 July 1916, millions of Australians stormed Pozières. Forty-five days later they have been relieved, having suffered 23,000 casualties to realize a number of miles of barren panorama. regardless of the toll, the operation was once heralded as a gorgeous victory. but for the exhausted survivors, the war-weary public, and the households of the useless and maimed, victory got here at a poor price.
Drawing at the letters and diaries of the lads who fought at Pozières, this awesome booklet unearths a battlefield soaking wet in chaos and worry. Bennett sheds gentle at the tale at the back of the professional heritage, re-creating the reports of these males who fought in a single of the most important and so much devastating battles of the good warfare and lower back domestic, all too frequently, as shattered men.
By Ashley Lavelle
By David Thomson
Selfish Generations? is a serious and unsentimental research of a key political factor, and the questions it increases approximately aid for the old and young, and approximately wellbeing and fitness, schooling and housing coverage, are precisely these dealing with politicians and social welfare coverage builders today.
By Trevor Sykes
This used to be a concern which was once borne from an way over greed, and immorality, and Sykes singles the Wall road banks out for specific blame. He explains how the subprime phenomenon happened, and the way the autumn of Lehman brothers marked the start of the slide. unavoidably the concern reached Australia, with Centro and MFS the 1st dominoes within the chain. With an identical blowtorch he prior utilized to the likes of Alan Bond he dissects the questionable dealings which brought on the autumn of excessive flyers like Allco, Babcock and Brown, ABC and plenty of extra, and summarises the soreness and damage brought on by the myriad small businesses and contributors feeding from the frenzy.
By michael tyquin
By Peter Timms