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Cathy Perkins, The Shelf Life of Zora Cross

Cathy Perkins, The Shelf Life of Zora Cross

Cathy Perkins, The Shelf Life of Zora Cross Monash University Publishing, November 2019, 285pp (inc Index), ISBN (pb): 978-1-925835-53-3, RRP: $29.95 ‘£20 and you shall have her’ (p.60). This financial exchange in 1917 between Sydney bookseller James Tyrell and...

Siobhán McHugh, The Snowy: A History

Siobhán McHugh, The Snowy: A History

Siobhán McHugh, The Snowy: A History (Anniversary edition) Paperback, May 2019, NewSouth, ISBN: 9781742236223, 368pp., AUD$34.99 This month marks the 70th anniversary of the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme, the largest engineering project in Australia. This...

David Hill, Convict Colony

David Hill, Convict Colony

David Hill, Convict Colony Allen & Unwin, 2019, 356 pp., ISBN: 9781760528669, p/bk, AUS$32.99 David Hill's new book Convict Colony is positioned as a story of a settlement that survived against all the odds, covering the first thirty years of the colonisation of...

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