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Members' Books


BOTANIC ENDEAVOUR: the Florilegium Society celebrates the Banks and Solander Collection

ISBN : 9780646816081

Colleen Morris and Brett Summerell, Brett (author.) and Beverley Allen (writer of introduction.) and Florilegium Society at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, (issuing body.), The Florilegium Society at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney Inc, 2020 [Hunters Hill, New South Wales]. 

‘A beautiful new limited edition publication featuring the recent botanical paintings by artists of The Florilegium Society at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. The paintings link the historic Banks...

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A GOLDMINER’S FORTUNE. The Story of Martin Loughlin, “Quartz King”, racehorse owner and philanthropist, and of Thomas O’Loughlin, who inherited the fortune

Anne Ridley

ISBN:  978-0-6489488-0-3; 2020, pbk

When gold was discovered in Victoria, a young Irishman, Martin Loughlin, and his cousin, Patrick, joined the thousands of diggers heading to Ballarat to make their fortune.  Martin possessed a golden touch as he successfully built a portfolio of mines.  Not all were without controversy - his purchase of the Mt Egerton mine led to one of the most famous court cases of the era.  His growing wealth enabled him to...

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The Reader's Digest in Surry Hills: The design and construction of a heritage building – an architect’s story

John James

West Grinstead Publishers; ISBN: 9780975742556

This book describes the design and the creation of a significant monument from the perspective of the architect. It includes how he reserved the site, arranged the funding and worked closely with the builder – a very personal story.

It was the cheapest air conditioned building in Sydney due to the preponderance of brick in the walls and the now-famous roof garden. The columns that framed the windows and brick...

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Born in Glebe: Mothers, Midwives and Medical Men

Lesley Potter

Sydney, ISBN: 978-1-64786-261-9

Positioning maternity care within the local historical context of Glebe in Sydney, at the close of the colonial period and before the birth of the Australian nation, the author appraises the lives of everyday people: mothers, midwives and medical men. She relates how birthing was conducted on the cusp of modern obstetrical advancements in this important area of health and wellbeing. The book enables the reader to appreciate...

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'TIS THE DOING NOT THE DEED

Susan Steggall,

Shooting Star Publications

ISBN: 978-1-925821-29-1 (print);  ISBN: 978-1-925821-30-7 (eBook).

At the heart of the novel is a ‘what if’ someone does something – the ‘doing’ – for noble reasons but the ‘deed’ that results causes unfortunate consequences that echo through generations? ‘

Apolline is a headstrong French Lawyer, and her mild-mannered Australian husband, Parry, an investigator for an art auction house in Geneva. Against a backdrop of intrigue, flawed allegiance, greed and warped...

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The Legacy of Douglas Grant. A Notable Aborigine in War and Peace

 John Ramsland

 Brolga  2019; ISBN  9780987639080

Thirty-year-old Grant survived a massacre in infancy, enlisted in 1916 and fought bravely in Bullecourt I. Wounded and captured, he became inmate-in-charge of the German Crescent Camp for coloured Allies saving many lives. Facing racism on returning home, he was to die, alone in 1951, on Bare Island, La Perouse.