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Members' Books


The Man Who Hunted Whales: A tale of Kangaroo Island and a doomed ship

ISBN 9780646553009 Awoonga, 2011

In 1836, Captain Robert Clark Morgan landed the first official settlers on Kangaroo Island from the whaling ship Duke of York, then sailed to the whaling grounds of the Pacific. He faced crew rebellion, convict attack, and shipwreck. In the ensuing ordeal, not all on board returned to safety.

Global Overshoot: Contemplating the World's Converging Problems

ISBN: 978-1-4614- 6265-1 Springer, New York, 2013

Global Overshoot is a response to the emerging possibility that global quality of life is about to plunge - with widespread fear and hunger becoming the norm under the influence of overpopulation, overextraction of resources and overcomplexification of social and economic relationships. The book argues and demonstrates that a knowledge and causal understanding of what happened, ecologically and evolutionarily, in the deep past - between the...

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The Waterlow Killings: A Portrait of a Family Tragedy

ISBN 9780522862317 Melbourne University Press, 2012

The true but tragic story of the killing of the celebrated art curator, Nick Waterlow, and his daughter, Chloe. Anthony Waterlow was found not guilty of murdering his father and sister on the grounds of mental illness. The story highlights the broader issues that confront families coping with loved ones suffering from serious mental illness.

From Moree to Mabo: The Mary Gaudron Story

ISBN 9781742580982 University of Western Australia Publishing, Perth. 2010

The story of Mary Gaudron QC from her formative years living in a NSW country town to her appointment as the first female justice of the High Court of Australia (1987). Gaudron, colourful and feisty, was a passionate champion of gender equality and indigenous rights. She participated in landmark decisions such as Mabo and Wik.

Nazi Dreamtime: Australian Enthusiasts for Hitler's Germany

ISBN: 978 1 92187542 7 Australian Scholarly Publishing (Melbourne), 2012.

The Nazi Dreamtime tells the story of the Australian enthusiasts for Nazi Germany, those who thought that the lessons of the German experiment from 1933 were applicable to Australia, as well as those who tagged along. Their local vision of Nazism hoped to incorporate Aboriginal dreaming into a white, quasi-Nazi 'Dreamtime'.

Writing Systems

ISBN: 978-1-742842-07-3 (pbk) BookPal, Queensland, 2013

Writing systems and how they change. Contents include: Writing systems and their changes; How change is made; Nature of English spelling; Matching writing systems to people's needs and abilities; The future; and Experiments you can make.