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              Truganini: Journey Through the Apocalypse

              Truganini: Journey Through the Apocalypse (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pybus, Cassandra

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              'At last, a book to give Truganini the proper attention she deserves.' - Gaye Sculthorpe, Curator of Oceania, The British Museum Cassandra Pybus' ancestors told a story of an old Aboriginal woman who would wander across their farm on Bruny Island, just off the coast of south-east... Tasmania, throughout the 1850s and 1860s. As a child, Cassandra didn't know this woman was Truganini, and that she was walking over the country of her clan, the Nuenonne, of whom she was the last. The name of Truganini is vaguely familiar to most Australians as 'the last of her race'. She has become an international icon for a monumental tragedy: the extinction of the original people of Tasmania within her lifetime. For nearly seven decades she lived through a psychological and cultural shift more extreme than most human imaginations could conjure. She is a hugely significant figure in Australian history and we should know about how she lived, not simply that she died. Her life was much more than a regrettable tragedy. Now Cassandra has examined the original eyewitness accounts to write Truganini's extraordinary story. A lively, intelligent, sensual young woman, Truganini managed to survive the devastating decade of the 1820s when the clans of south-eastern Tasmania were all but extinguished. Taken away from Bruny Island in 1830, she spent five years on a journey around Tasmania, across rugged highland and through barely penetrable forests, with the self-styled missionary George Augustus Robinson, who was collecting all the surviving people to send them into exile on Flinders Island. She managed to avoid a long incarceration on Flinders Island when Robinson took her to Victoria where she was implicated in the murder of two white men. Acquitted of murder, she was returned to Tasmania where she lived for another thirty-five years. Her story is both inspiring and heart-wrenching, and it is told in full in this book for the first time.
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              ISBN 9781760529222
              Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Satapur Moonstone
               

              The Satapur Moonstone (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Massey, Sujata

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              • Pub Date
                28 Apr 20

              'Vivid and clever...love her to bits.' Kerry Greenwood, bestselling author of the Miss Phryne Fisher series The delightfully clever Perveen Mistry, Bombay's first female lawyer, returns in an adventure of treacherous palace intrigues and suspicious deaths. India, 1922: It is rain...y season in the lush, remote Sahyadri Mountains southeast of Bombay, where the kingdom of Satapur is tucked away. A curse has fallen upon Satapur's royal family, whose maharaja and his teenage son are both dead. The kingdom is now ruled by an agent of the British Raj on behalf of Satapur's two maharanis, the dowager queen and the maharaja's widow. The royal ladies are in dispute over the education of the young crown prince, and a lawyer's council is required - but the maharanis live in purdah and do not speak to men. Just one woman can help them: Perveen Mistry. Perveen is determined to bring peace to the royal house, but when she arrives she finds that the Satapur palace is full of cold-blooded power plays and ancient vendettas. Too late, she realises she has walked into a trap. But whose? And how can she protect the royal children from the deadly curse on the palace? '... even better than the series' impressive debut . . . The winning, self-sufficient Perveen should be able to sustain a long series.' - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review 'Simply put, The Satapur Moonstone is a flawless gem. Historical mysteries don't get any better than this.' - New York Journal of Books 'Once again Massey does a superb job of combining a fascinating snapshot into 1920s British-ruled India with a top-notch mystery. She has created a strong, appealing heroine who is forging her own path in a rapidly changing world.' - Library Journal, Starred Review
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              ISBN 9781760529420
              Published NZ 28 Apr 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              The Night Fire: A Ballard and Bosch Thriller

              The Night Fire: A Ballard and Bosch Thriller (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Connelly, Michael

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              Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now that mentor, J.J. Thompson, is dead, but after his funeral his widow hands Bosch a murder boo...k that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD 20 years before - the unsolved killing of a troubled young man in an alley used for drug deals. Bosch brings the murder book to Renee Ballard and asks her to help him find what about the case lit Thompson's fire all those years ago. That will be their starting point. The bond between Bosch and Ballard tightens as they become a formidable investigation team. And they soon arrive at a worrying question: Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved?
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              ISBN 9781760876012
              Published NZ 21 Oct 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Series RENEE BALLARD
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              Indigo Storm

              Indigo Storm (Paperback)

              By McDonald, Fleur

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              The thrilling and romantic story of a courageous woman's fierce determination to reclaim her life and restore her self-belief.

              ISBN 9781760295066
              Published NZ 22 Feb 2017
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              She I Dare Not Name: A Spinster's Meditations on Life

              She I Dare Not Name: A Spinster's Meditations on Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ward, Donna

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              She I Dare Not Name is a rollercoaster ride, like life, that takes us deep into a woman's experience. It enriched me, leaving me with much to think about. Donna is frank and generous, analytical in a way that makes her story our story . . . and any human will find themself in the...re. -Susan Wyndham, author and former literary editor at the Sydney Morning Herald Astonishing. Luminous. A book about being human. She I Dare Not Name: A spinster's meditations on life is a compelling collection of fiercely intelligent, deeply intimate, lyrical reflections on the life of a woman who stands on the threshold of two millennia. Both manifesto and confession, this moving memoir explores the meaning and purpose Donna Ward has discovered in a life lived entirely without a partner and children. The book describes a life lived on the edge of a world built in the shape of couples and families. Rippling through these pages is the way a spinster, or a bachelor, or any of us for that matter, contends with the prejudice and stigma of being different. With courage and astounding honesty Donna uncovers the challenge of living with more solitude than anticipated and what it is like to walk the road through midlife and beyond alone. And she reveals how she found home and discovered herself within it. Funny, sharp, wise and wry, She I Dare Not Name shows how reading saved this spinster's life, and how friends and writing and walking bring a contentment and sense of achievement Donna never thought possible.
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              ISBN 9781760876296
              Published NZ 3 Mar 2020
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              Radio Girl: The Story of the Extraordinary Mrs MAC, Pioneering Engineer and Wartime Legend
               

              Radio Girl: The Story of the Extraordinary Mrs MAC, Pioneering Engineer and Wartime Legend (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dufty, David

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              • Pub Date
                28 Apr 20

              As you climbed the rickety stairs of an old woolshed at Sydney harbour in 1944, the sound of beeping would become almost deafening. Rows of men and women in uniforms and headsets would be tapping away vigorously at small machines, under the careful watch of their young female tra...iners. Presiding over the cacophony was a tiny woman, known to everyone as 'Mrs Mac', one of Australia's wartime legends. Violet McKenzie was the first Australian woman to study electrical engineering, and she was a pioneer in the early days of radio. As the clouds of war gathered in the 1930s, she defied conventions and trained young women in Morse code, foreseeing that their services would soon be sorely needed. Always a champion of women, she even persuaded the navy to set up a new defence force for women, the WRANS. Mrs Mac was adored by the thousands of young women and men she trained, and she came to be respected by the defence forces and the public too for her vision and contribution to the war effort. David Dufty brings her inspiring story back to life for readers today. '[An] incredible and inspiring life... Duffy's new biography captures her unwavering dedication in the face of adversity.' - Professor Genevieve Bell, Australian National University 'A cracking story about the famous Australian radio engineer you've never heard of.' - Dick Smith, entrepreneur and philanthropist
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              ISBN 9781760876654
              Published NZ 28 Apr 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Liar
               

              Liar (Paperback)

              By Larbalestier, Justine

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              Secrets, lies, murder and betrayal. Micah Wilkins is a liar. But when her boyfriend, Zach, dies under brutal circumstances, the shock might be enough to set her straight. Or maybe not. Especially when lying comes as naturally to her as breathing.

              ISBN 9781742375380
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2011
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Kulinmaya! Keep Listening, Everybody!

              Kulinmaya! Keep Listening, Everybody! (Hardback)

              By Williams, Mumu Mike

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              'I want my book to be in schools and read by politicians and young people everywhere, so that they can learn about Tjukurpa Law, and realise how crucially important Tjukurpa is to Anangu Aboriginal people. Our Tjukurpa Law is all-encompassing. It was always intended to be eternal..., but we know it is at risk. This is why I am documenting it now. I want to raise people's consciousness. I want us to be acknowledged by the wider society and the government. I am hoping to start a movement of new awareness.' Written in Pitjantjatjara and English, this book showcases the enduring legacy of senior Mimili Maku artist Mumu Mike Williams' extraordinary life and art.
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              ISBN 9781760524425
              Published NZ 5 Aug 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              The Boy with Two Lives

              The Boy with Two Lives (Paperback)

              By Kazerooni, Abbas

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              From the author of the bestselling memoir On Two Feet and Wings, this is the story of refugee Abbas's double life in England: elite schoolboy by day, homeless by night.

              ISBN 9781743314838
              Published NZ 26 Aug 2015
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series The Abbas Kazerooni Memoirs
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              A Different Dog

              A Different Dog (Paperback)

              By Jennings, Paul

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              The gripping and surprising story of a boy, a dog and a daring rescue from the bestselling, much-loved author of the Don't Look Now series and The Unforgettable What's His Name.

              ISBN 9781760296469
              Published NZ 26 Apr 2017
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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