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Untapped: the Australian literary heritage project

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  • The Unlucky Australians

    by Frank Hardy ...
    Book 17 - Untapped
    In 1966, the Gurindji people working on Wave Hill Station in the Northern Territory did something radical: they went on strike. They wanted equal wages—and land rights. Author Frank Hardy happened to be there. In The Unlucky Australians he tells the story of this walk-off, one that resulted in a successful land rights claim—a term Hardy has been credited for inventing in this important novel, ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Crosskill

    Wyatt 4

    by Garry Disher ...
    Book 68 - Untapped
    Wyatt is meticulous, demanding and implacable, and this may be the toughest, coolest and most uncompromising series in Australian literature.Wyatt made some powerful enemies in his first three outings, and the time has come to confront them. But we know by now that Wyatt’s revenge won’t be showy, impetuous and futile; it will be pragmatic, elaborate—and still possibly futile. He holes up in Sydney ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • There Should Be More Dancing

    by Rosalie Ham ...
    Book 156 - Untapped
    From the international best-selling author of The Dressmaker.High on the 43rd floor on what she has resolved will be her last day, Margery Blandon takes a panoramic view of her long life and the tragedies, conspiracies and betrayals that have led her to this desperate point.This is a deliciously dark comedy of families and neighbourhoods, secrets and revelations, generational conflicts and ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Shinkei

    Space Demons Level 3

    Book 47 - Untapped
    ‘Its general meaning is nerve, or the nervous system. But originally it meant the channel of the gods, the divine pathway... It was to be the name of the new game.’Andrew and his friends find themselves in Japan, the source of Space Demons and Skymaze, the computer games that have shaped their lives.It’s as if they’ve been summoned there—by an artificial intelligence that is quickly outgrowing its ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • The Golden Dress

    Book 102 - Untapped
    Molly Pellerin wears a home made dress to a party. It’s beautiful, magical—golden. And in wearing it, she, too, is transformed. This dress is at the centre of Marion Halligan’s award-winning, globe-trotting tale of mothers, sons, lovers, and family secrets. ‘This novel is eloquent and affecting. It is complex and, for me, the most satisfying of Halligan’s writing so far. Spanning generations of ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Winter Door

    Gateway Trilogy 2

    Book 144 - Untapped
    Rage’s home life and school life are challenging to say the least, with her mother still unwell, her uncle not wanting her, and the school bully becoming increasingly nasty. And she’s been having strange dreams. What do they mean? Is she in danger? It is just her world or the mysterious Valley as well?First published in 2002, The Winter Door is the second book in a planned trilogy following \ ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Terra-Farma

    Galax-Arena 2

    Book 52 - Ligature
    In the second book of the Galax-Arena duology, the children try to put their lives back together as they uncover the deeper secrets of Project Genesis Five. The long-awaited sequel to the Galax-Arena, the dark, uncompromising thriller and a cult classic.Gillian Rubinstein is an internationally bestselling, award-winning writer. Her works include the much loved books for children and young adults ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Paydirt

    Wyatt 2

    by Garry Disher ...
    Book 66 - Untapped
    Careful, exacting and ruthless, Wyatt is a consummate criminal and a solitary giant in Australian crime writing.This time it’s a payroll and bank run in the north of South Australia, an outpost town suddenly transformed by a pipeline construction project that brings petty crime, prostitution—and opportunity. It’s a town with its own secrets and Wyatt isn’t quick to trust at the best of times. But ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • The Big Fella

    Jack Lang and the Australian Labor Party, 1891–1949

    by Bede Nairn ...
    Book 55 - Untapped
    Jack Lang was twice premier of New South Wales, his second term ending in 1932 with dismissal by the Governor at the height of the Great Depression. Covering a key period in Australia’s history, and that of the Australian Labor Party, The Big Fella is much more than an illuminating biography of the complex Lang. Bede Nairn (1917–2006) was the general editor of the Australian Dictionary of ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Skymaze

    Space Demons Level 2

    Book 46 - Untapped
    ‘All around him stars were appearing. Struggling and swaying, he pulled himself through the sky and sank down, panting and exhausted, in the first stage of the Skymaze.’An enthralling new computer game arrives from the creator of Space Demons. Andrew can’t resist it, and neither can his friends—or his enemies.Skymaze doesn’t just pull its players into the game; it extends out into their world, ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Deathdeal

    Wyatt 3

    by Garry Disher ...
    Book 67 - Untapped
    Patient, exacting and not particularly lucky, Wyatt is a criminal’s criminal and this series is one of the most compelling in Australian fiction.After the heists gone wrong in Kickback and Paydirt, Wyatt is further down on his luck and deeper in with the Outfit, a network of organised criminals whose attention he’s tried hard to avoid. A risky job in a Brisbane bank and the return of a femme ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Space Demons

    Space Demons Level 1

    Book 45 - Untapped
    ‘On the screen the spaceman continued to zap the space demons, twisting, turning and firing, but the chair where he had sat was empty, and the joystick did not move...’Andrew has never seen a computer game like Space Demons before—a mysterious experiment, captivating in every way, blurring the boundaries between the real and the virtual.At first it’s a refuge for Andrew and his friends—from school ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD