Pip Smith, Half Wild

Pip Smith, Half Wild Allen & Unwin, 2017, ISBN 9781760294649, pp1-390. During the winter of 1920, Sydney was gripped by the spectacularly scandalous story of Eugenia Falleni. Falleni had for many years pretended to be a man called Harry Crawford. Harry was small...

Louis Nowra, Woolloomooloo, A Biography,

Louis Nowra, Woolloomooloo, A Biography New South Publishing, University of New South Wales, 2017, pp1-334, ISBN 9781742234953 (paperback) Local histories of suburbs or villages can be yawningly dull and somewhat parochial. What is of interest and deep meaning to the...

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...

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