By Rachel Landers
What rather went on? have been the police corrupt? Did the conspiracy theorists think what they desired to believe?
Who did bomb the Hilton?
On thirteen February 1978 a bomb exploded open air the Hilton lodge in George highway, Sydney. rubbish creditors and a police officer have been killed. known as the 1st act of terrorist homicide on Australian soil, the crime remains to be unsolved.
Award-winning filmmaker and historian Rachel Landers wrestles with the facts to resolve this complicated chilly case in forensic element, exposing corruption, conspiracy theories and political intrigue – and a primary suspect.
"Rachel Landers’ Who Bombed the Hilton? is a terrifying story written with glowing reliable humour and panache. Landers takes a ‘tatty, fractured saga’ of the bad terrorist assault within the middle of Sydney, and, sponsored by way of notable examine, she brings it to existence. She makes of it a testomony to the sufferers and the investigators, in addition to a caution to us in our personal age of terror. As we fight with terrorism, and with the chance of harmful our democracy by way of our measures to counter it, we do good to recollect this tale of ‘the person who acquired away.’ " – Anna Funder
By Michael Cathcart
The Water Dreamers is a narrative for all Australians.
For millions of years, water has formed the place we are living, how we fight with one another and the way we think our nation. the 1st settlers' goals of powerful inland rivers evaporated within the silent deserts of Australia. however the water dreamers refused to just accept this unhappiness. They observed a rustic that may be remodeled by means of irrigation and hydro-engineering. at the present time, due to their imaginative and prescient, a lot of our rivers are in main issue and, greater than ever, Australians comprehend that our future might be formed via water.
The Water Dreamers is a captivating new account of Australian heritage and of who we're this day.
'Both rollicking yarn and scholarly essay, this glorious booklet bargains an archaeology of our nationwide psyche. With shiny imagery, irreverent wit and penetrating perception, Michael Cathcart exposes the cultural forces that also powerfully form our plans for this land. The Water Dreamers is exhilarating to read-intelligent, wry and compelling.' Tom Griffiths
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By Bronwen Douglas
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By Kerry Hines
By Mark Derby
By Kristin Weidenbach
Reg is considered the best geologist of his iteration and the most effective Australia has produced.
By the age of 30 he had found the oldest fossils on this planet and a few of its inner most under-sea canyons. He had labored at Australia’s first uranium mines and looked for fabric to build the world’s first atomic bomb.
By the time he was once forty he had helped stumbled on Santos and came upon the nice Cooper Basin oil and gasoline fields—Australia’s greatest on-shore petroleum province; he had organize the most important inner most geological consulting enterprise within the kingdom; outfitted his personal boat and diving bell; and mastered the primitive paintings of scuba diving.
By the time he used to be 50 Reg had pushed the 1st automobile around the Simpson wasteland and crossed the continent from north, south, east and west. He had verified his personal exploration corporation, seashore Petroleum; and in addition introduced Arkaroola flora and fauna Sanctuary, one in all Australia’s first eco-tourism resorts.
The remainder of his existence he could dedicate to the not likely bedfellows of mining and conservation, and to his insatiable love of geology.
Written in a full of life, narrative sort, Rock megastar will make you snort and cry and introduce you to a desirable global that you simply by no means knew existed and won’t simply forget.
By Cluny Macpherson
By Peter Hartcher
This booklet will switch how you take into consideration your country…
Australians now formally have the simplest dwelling stipulations on the earth. Our kingdom is either reasonable and unfastened – and the single built state to have kept away from a recession long ago 20 years. So how did it take place and why don’t we care?
In The candy Spot Peter Hartcher takes readers on a drastically enjoyable and thought-provoking journey via Australian politics and background. He indicates how a convict colony may have turn into a banana republic yet didn’t, how Australia got here throughout the international monetary obstacle – it wasn’t simply the mining growth – and the way shall we now throw our good fortune away if we don’t realize our strengths and insist actual management of our politicians.
Hartcher argues that Australia’s prosperity was once now not equipped on dumb good fortune. In a time while the authoritarian luck tale of China is robust, Australia bargains a greater version: a democratic good fortune tale. Is it excellent? in fact no longer. yet on essentially the most very important and it sounds as if intractable difficulties of the fashionable global, Australia, think it or no longer, is nearly as good because it will get. And the seashores aren’t undesirable either.