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  • The Outback Court Reporter

    The new book from bestselling author and ABC journalist for readers of I CATCH KILLERS, MY MOTHER A SERIAL KILLER and LARRIMAH

    by Jamelle Wells ...
    One of Australia's most experienced court reporters goes on a judicial road trip.Outback Court Reporter is a sometimes funny, sometimes tragic look at the comings and goings on inside the country courtrooms dotted across Australia.From the case of the stolen cat flap, to missing lollipops and exploding chocolate milk in a country supermarket, to a custody dispute over a camel - Jamelle has seen ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • Sister Viv

    The inspiring gripping WWII story of survival and heroism of a courageous young army nurse from the bestselling award-winning author of THE REMARKABLE MRS REIBEY, LAWSON and HUDSON FYSH

    The inspiring story of the nursing hero who survived a wartime massacre and dedicated her life to saving others - from the critically acclaimed, bestselling author of Flinders, The Remarkable Mrs Reibey, Hudson Fysh and BanjoBangka Island, 1942: Australian Army nurse Vivian Bullwinkel was just twenty-six when Japanese soldiers marched her and her fellow nurses into the shallow waters of a remote ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD $5.99 AUD

  • Hudson Fysh

    The extraordinary life of the WWI hero who founded Qantas and gave Australia its wings from the popular award-winning journalist and author of BANJO, BANKS and MRS KELLY

    The extraordinary life of the Gallipoli veteran and WWI Flying Corp gunner who founded Qantas and gave Australia its wingsBy the critically acclaimed author of bestselling biographies of John Monash, Banjo Paterson, Joseph Banks, Lachlan Macquarie and Henry Lawson, this is a fascinating, lively and thoroughly researched portrait of a modest, resolute family man with a steady hand during turbulence ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • The Bravest Scout at Gallipoli

    The many lives and tragic death of Harry Freame, the Anzac hero betrayed by his nation

    by Ryan Butta ...
    Harry Freame was the first Australian to win the Distinguished Conduct Medal at Gallipoli. Raised as a samurai, he risked his life again and again to scout the beaches and hills of the battlefield, reporting invaluable intelligence back to his officers and relieving stranded soldiers who otherwise would surely have died. Some say he should have got the VC but didn't because he was half-Japanese, a ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD


  • Australian Heist

    The gripping extraordinary true story of Australia's biggest gold robbery from the bestselling true crime author of AUSTRALIA'S MOST INFAMOUS JAIL

    by James Phelps ...
    Australia's Number 1 True Crime Writer on Australia's Greatest Gold Robbery.On 15 June 1862, a gang of bushrangers held up a gold escort at Eugowra, just east of Forbes, NSW. They escaped with a pile of cash and 77 kilograms of gold, worth about $10 million today. It remains the largest gold robbery in Australian history.In this riveting re-creation of the events, James Phelps finally tells the ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $6.99 AUD

  • Australia's Most Infamous Jail

    Inside the walls of Pentridge Prison

    by James Phelps ...
    'Pentridge was a place of murder and mayhem. A bluestone hell. The worst prison Australia has ever seen.' Andrew Kirby, former inmateWelcome to Pentridge, Australia's most infamous prison.In the long-awaited return to his bestselling true crime series on life behind bars, James Phelps has finally turned his attention to HM Prison Pentridge - the bluestone behemoth that was home to Victoria's worst ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD $5.99 AUD

  • SAS Sniper

    The Rob Maylor story

    by Rob Maylor ...
    'A rare beast in this genre, this is an honest, insider's account of the dark arts of sniping and special forces' - Herald SunIn SAS Sniper, Rob Maylor takes us inside the closed world of the Australian Special Forces - it's tough to get in, but the fighting that follows is even tougher...Royal Marine...SAS marksman...Elite soldier...Rob Maylor has seen action in the world's most dangerous combat ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Breaker Morant

    The epic story of the Boer War and Harry 'Breaker' Morant: drover, horseman, bush poet - murderer or hero?Most Australians have heard of the Boer War and of Harry 'Breaker' Morant, a figure who rivals Ned Kelly as an archetypal Australian folk hero. But Morant was a complicated man. Born in England and immigrating to Queensland in 1883, he established a reputation as a rider, polo player and poet ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • The Scrap Iron Flotilla

    Five Valiant Destroyers and the Australian War in the Mediterranean

    by Mike Carlton ...
    When the Second World War broke out in September 1939, the British asked Australia for help. With some misgivings, the Australian government sent five destroyers to beef up the British Royal Navy in the Mediterranean.HMAS Vendetta, Vampire, Voyager, Stuart and Waterhen were old ships, small with worn-out engines. Their crews used to joke they were held together by string and chewing gum; when the ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Kinglake-350

    by Adrian Hyland ...
    Black Saturday. February 7, 2009. Roger Wood is the cop on duty at Kinglake when the most devastating fire in the nations history roars through the ranges onto his beat. His task is to defend his town against the colossus that threatens to destroy it. And, over the course of one nightmarish day, that is what he will do. Even at the risk of his own life. Even after he receives the dreadful phone ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD

  • Australian Code Breakers

    Our top-secret war with the Kaiser's Reich

    by James Phelps ...
    The extraordinary story of a headmaster turned cryptographer, and our top-secret war with the Kaiser's Reich.On 11 August 1914, just days after war had been declared, Australian Captain J.T. Richardson boarded a German merchant vessel fleeing Melbourne's Port Phillip and audaciously seized a top-secret naval codebook. The fledgling Australian Navy had an opportunity to immediately change the ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD $7.99 AUD

  • Castaway

    The extraordinary survival story of Narcisse Pelletier, a young French cabin boy shipwrecked on Cape York in 1858

    In 1858, 14-year-old Narcisse Pelletier sailed from Marseilles in the French trader Saint-Paul. With a cargo of Bordeaux wine, they stopped in Bombay, then Hong Kong, and from there they set sail with more than 300 Chinese prospectors bound for the goldfields of Ballarat and Bendigo. Around the eastern tip of New Guinea, however, the ship became engulfed in fog, struck reefs and ran aground ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Remarkable Mrs Reibey

    The fascinating true story about the life of colonial Australia's most powerful woman from the bestselling award winning author of Mrs Kelly, Banks and Hudson Fysh

    The extraordinary story of Mary Reibey - immortalised on the Australian $20 note, Australia's first female entrepreneur and the most powerful woman in colonial historySHORTLISTED FOR THE 2024 INDIE BOOK AWARDSIn 1791, teenage runaway and sometime horse thief Mary Reibey narrowly escaped the English gallows with transportation to the brutal new penal colony at Sydney Cove.It was the beginning of a ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Gangland

    New Zealand's Underworld of Organised Crime

    by Jared Savage ...
    New Zealand's underworld of organised crime and deadly gangs'The best true-crime book of the year by a long stretch.'- Steve Braunias, Newsroom'A series of rip-snorting yarns about gangs, drugs, fancy cars, wads of cash, violence, and guns - Aotearoa New Zealand style.'- Simon BridgesNew Zealand is now one of the most lucrative illicit drug markets in the world. Organised crime is about making ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Turning Point

    The Battle for Milne Bay 1942 - Japan's first land defeat in World War II

    The Battle for Milne Bay - Japan's first defeat on land in the Second World War - was a defining moment in the evolution of the indomitable Australian fighting spirit. For the men of the AIF, the militia and the RAAF, it was the turning point in the Pacific, and their finest - though now largely forgotten - hour. Forgotten, until now.In August 1942, Japan's forces were unstoppable. Having ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Closing Hell's Gates

    The death of a convict station

    Based on an elaborate reconstruction of day-to-day life at Macquarie Harbour, one of Australia's most notorious sites of convict punishment, this is the true story of how, in 1827, nine convicts opted for 'state-assisted' escape (the death sentence) rather than endure the hardships and privations of the penal settlement on Sarah Island.In October 1827, nine convicts who had endured years of ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Australia's Most Infamous Criminals

    Gripping stories of bold heists, clever scams and mysterious murders

    by Graham Seal ...
    Page turning stories of inventive scams, dramatic escapes and captures, and vile deeds of our most infamous criminals.'Graham Seal finds and writes ripper, fair-dinkum, true blue Aussie yarns. His books are great reads.' —The Weekly TimesAustralia's master storyteller trawls our rich history of cold cases, notorious robberies, shameless frauds and razor gangs to uncover a cast of colourful ... Read more

    $20.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • The Last Explorer

    Hubert Wilkins, Australia's Unknown Hero

    by Simon Nasht ...
    ‘A superb book – every Australian should read it.’ - Dick SmithThe gripping story of one of the greatest explorers of the 20th Century.Hubert Wilkins was truly the last - and one of the greatest - explorers. And much more than that.Born in South Australia, he spent much of his life outside the country - but always remained an Australian.He travelled through every continent and was a pioneer of ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson

    by Watkin Tench ...
    Watkin Tench (6 October 1758 – 7 May 1833) was a British marine officer who is best known for publishing two books describing his experiences in the First Fleet, which established the first settlement in Australia in 1788. His two accounts, "Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay" and "Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson" (this edition) provide an account of the arrival and first ... Read more

    $3.49 AUD

  • Lawson

    The extraordinary rise, devastating fall and enduring legacy of an Australian iconHenry Lawson captured the heart and soul of Australia and its people with greater clarity and truth than any writer before him. Born on the goldfields in 1867, he became the voice of ordinary Australians, recording the hopes, dreams and struggles of bush battlers and slum dwellers, of fierce independent women, ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Fear of Abandonment

    Australia in the World since 1942

    by Allan Gyngell ...
    Updated edition, covering Brexit, Trump, Xi’s ambitions for China, and the geopolitical implications of the COVID-19 pandemicEverything Australia wants to achieve as a country depends on its capacity to understand the world outside and to respond effectively to it.In Fear of Abandonment, expert and insider Allan Gyngell tells the story of how Australia has shaped the world and been shaped by it ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Killing for Country: A Family Story

    Winner of the 2024 Indie Book of the Year Award

    by David Marr ...
    A gripping reckoning with the bloody history of Australia's frontier warsDavid Marr was shocked to discover forebears who served with the brutal Native Police in the bloodiest years on the frontier. Killing for Country is the result – a soul-searching Australian history.This is a richly detailed saga of politics and power in the colonial world – of land seized, fortunes made and lost, and the ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • The First Fleet

    by Rob Mundle ...
    A biography of unprecedented expedition under sailThe role of the sailor through history should never be underestimated. Over centuries battles were won and new lands discovered and settled by their skills and nerve. Rob Mundle is back on the ocean to tell one of the great stories of an expedition under sail: the extraordinary eight-month, 17-000-nautical mile voyage of the First Fleet. With ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Alice ™

    The biggest untold story in the history of money

    by Stuart Kells ...
    In the 1980s and 90s, amid an explosion in international money flows, a handful of people saw a new financial future and staked claims in it, triggering a battle to control the world’s money markets. With phenomenal profits at stake, the conflict would go all the way to the United States Supreme Court, in a case that involved not just the largest Wall Street banks against each other, but also the ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD