Members' Books 9 ­ ISAA

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Members' Books

Cook's Hill Life Saving & Surf Club. The First Hundred Years

ISBN: 978-1-921596-64-3 Brolga Publishing, Melbourne, 2011.

The drama of this story comes from numerous sources and eye-witness accounts of events such as ferocious shark attacks, surf rescues in difficult and dangerous conditions and competitive achievements of a world pioneering surf club in the Newcastle district. Profusely illustrated.

From Antarctica to the Gold Rushes in the wake of the Erebus

ISBN: 978-9215969-2-6 Brolga Publishing, Melbourne, 2011.

The story of Alexander Smith (1812-1872) of the British Navy who survived shipwreck, sailed the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans and finally served gallantly on Captain James Clark Ross' famed Antarctic Expediction. He was later appointed a well-respected Goldfields Commissioner in Castlemaine during the 1850s Victorian goldrushes.


Remembering Aboriginal Heroes. Struggle, Identity and the Media

ISBN: 978-1-922036-56-8 Brolga Publishing, Melbourne, 2012 (second edition).

A multi-biographical study of prominent Aboriginal figures: Albert Namatjira, Harold Blair, Robert Tudawali, Ngarlla Kunoth, Reg Saunders, Harry Penrith, Jimmy Little, Georgia Lee, Dave Sands, David Gulpilil, Tracy Moffat and several others. The book offers an understanding of the resilient Aboriginal culture and its vital place in Australian history.

Venturing into No Man's Land: The Charmed Life of Joseph Maxwell VC World War 1 Hero

ISBN: 978-1-922036-63-6 Brolga Publishin, Melbourne, 2012

A boigraphy of Joseph Maxwell VC, MC & Bar, DCM, who was raised in the Hunter coalfields before enlisting in the 18th Battalion, AIF. The study reveals how he dealt with the harrowing experiences of Gallipoli and the Western Front during and after the war.

It Happened Tomorrow

ISBN 978-0-9874944-0-5 (pbk), 978-0-9874944-1-2 (e-book) Editions Kusatsu 2013

It Happened Tomorrow is an art mystery novel that combines erudition and humour in an entertaining tale of love lost and found against a backdrop of dirty deeds and warped ambition.

A Most Generous Scholar: Joan Kerr, Art and Architectural Historian

ISBN 978-0-646-59305-0 LHR Press 2012

Joan Kerr (1938-2004) was the author of ground-breaking art histories that included the work of women, Aboriginal artists and minor genres. This biography is essential for all those interested in women's lives, cultural studies and the histories of art and architecture.