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Members' Books

Flying into Danger. The Story of Paul Brickhill RAAF

John Ramsland

Brolga Publishing, Melbourne, 2017

ISBN:  9 781925 367683   (paperback)

Paul Brickhill, a Sydney Sun journalist, had adventurous experiences in the RAAF as a Spitfire pilot. In 1943, he was shot down and became a POW in Stalag Luft III where he secretly gathered stories that became Escape to Danger; five tour-de-force books followed, three were made into memorable films.



by  Lesley Potter

Anchor Books (August 2017)

ISBN 9780648061601

Dr Lesley Potter’s book weaves the stories of nine midwives into an account of the development of midwifery training in New South Wales. These women’s lives span the nineteenth century and provide a fascinating perspective of maternity care and life in colonial Sydney. Before any official midwifery training was instigated in New South Wales numerous women worked as midwives. In the days of secret...

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SCORCHED EARTH. Australia‚Äôs secret plan for total war under Japanese invasion in World War II

Sue Rosen

Allen & Unwin (June 2017)

ISBN  9781925575149

In 1942 the threat of Japanese invasion hung over Australia. The men were overseas, fighting on other fronts, and civilians were left unprotected at home. Following the attack on Pearl Harbour and the Japanese advance south, Prime Minister Curtin ordered state governments to prepare. From January 1942, a team devised secret plans for a ‘scorched earth’ strategy whose goal was to prevent the Japanese...

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'A passion for exploring new countries' MATTHEW FLINDERS & GEORGE BASS

Josephine Bastian

published by Australian Scholarly Publications

ISBN  9781925333725

Matthew Flinders and George Bass were two obscure young men from Lincolnshire who arrived in Sydney in 1795 determined to achieve greatness. Flinders wanted to be an explorer ‘second only to Captain Cook’, Bass, another Sir Joseph Banks, and a rich Sydney trader. For eight years these two pursued their destiny. Their voyages changed the map of Australia, and Flinders gave it its name....

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When the Hurly Burly is Done: Shakespeare in the Classroom

Dr Wendy Michaels

Phoenix Education

ISBN: 978-1-925169-08-9

This work throws down the gauntlet to all those concerned with the study of Shakespeare’s plays. It invites them to enter the lists, pole to the ready and engage in the sport. The work is divided into two main parts. Part One focuses on the first encounter with Shakespeare’s plays and is directed at middle secondary years although suggested approaches are readily adaptable to other levels....

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by Johanna Nicholls

Simon & Schuster

ISBN 9781922052728

New Year’s Day 1901. Golden Hope tells the story of Clytie Hart, a daring equestrienne, who is travelling with her mother in the Wildebrand Circus. A chance meeting with young adventurer Rom Delaney, and his invitation to play in Hoffnung, an isolated gold-mining town, promises to restore the circus’s failing fortunes. Clytie has only ever known the roving life but much as she loves her...

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