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Lisa Murray, Sydney Cemeteries: A Field Guide

Lisa Murray, Sydney Cemeteries, A Field Guide  NewSouth, Sydney, 2016, paperback $34.99 Written by Dr Lisa Murray (the City of Sydney Historian, the Dictionary’s former chair, a Dictionary author and one of our regular radio presenters on 2SER), with gorgeous...

David Hunt, True Girt!

David Hunt, True Girt The Unauthorised History of Australia. Volume 2 Black Inc Books, 2016, ISBN 9781863958844, RRP $32.99, Paperback ‘Australian history is almost always picturesque; indeed, it is so curious and strange, that it is itself the chiefest novelty the...

LIGHTFOOT DANCING: AN Australian-Indian Affair

LIGHTFOOT DANCING: AN Australian-Indian Affair by Mary Louise Lightfoot  ISBN 9781310808586 RRP $10.99 Mary Louise Lightfoot, the author of the Dictionary of Sydney entry on dancer Louise Lightfoot http://dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/lightfoot_louise has published...

Jeannine Baker, Australian Women War Reporters

Jeannine Baker, Australian Women War Reporters; Boer War to Vietnam, NewSouth Books, 2015, pp 1-259, ISBN 9781742234519, RRP $39.99   ‘I have never been asked to march in an Anzac Day march. Men war correspondents have marched – but I think they’ve forgotten that...

Garry Wotherspoon, Gay Sydney: a history

Garry Wotherspoon, Gay Sydney: a history (NewSouth Books, 2015) ISBN 9781742234830 RRP: $29.99 Garry Wotherspoon’s excellent new history of Sydney’s gay life is very much more than a mere updating of his ground-breaking 1991 history City of the Plain. Much of City...

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