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              Victory at Villers-Bretonneux
               

              Victory at Villers-Bretonneux (Audio CD / Audio, Simultaneous Release)

              By FitzSimons, Peter; Read by Meldrum, Robert; Producer Johnson, Ben

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              On Anzac Day 1918, when the town of Villers-Bretonneux falls to the British defenders, it is the Australians who are called on to save the day, the town, and the entire battle. It's early 1918, and after four brutal years, the fate of the Great War hangs in the balance. On the on...e hand, the fact that Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks have seized power in Russia - immediately suing for peace with Germany - means that no fewer than one million of the Kaiser's soldiers can now be transferred from there to the Western Front. On the other, now that America has entered the war, it means that two million American soldiers are also on their way, to tip the scales of war to the Allies. The Germans, realising that their only hope is striking at the Allied lines first, do exactly that, and on the morning of 21 March 1918, the Kaiserschlacht, the Kaiser's battle, is launched - the biggest set-piece battle the world has ever seen.
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              ISBN 9781489366382
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2016
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Denny Day: The Life and Times of Australia's Greatest Lawman - the Forgotten Hero of the Myall Creek Massacre
               

              Denny Day: The Life and Times of Australia's Greatest Lawman - the Forgotten Hero of the Myall Creek Massacre (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Smyth, Terry; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              Captain Edward Denny Day - the only law 'from the Big River to the sea' - was Australia's greatest lawman, yet few have heard of him. This is his story. Once there was a wilderness: Australia's frontier, a dangerous and unforgiving place where outlaws ruled the roads and killers ...were hailed as heroes. It was here, in 1838, that one man's uncompromising sense of justice changed history and shocked the world. Denny Day was a vicar's son from Ireland. A member of the Anglo-Irish ruling class, as a young man Day joined the British Army before resigning to seek his fortune in New South Wales. There he accepted the most challenging role in the young colony: keeping the peace on the frontier. Denny Day's abiding legacy is the capture of the perpetrators of the Myall Creek Massacre - the most infamous mass-murder in Australian history, and the first time white men were convicted of the murder of Aborigines. Yet Day won no praise for bringing to justice the killers of 28 innocent men, women and children at Myall Creek. Rather, he was scorned and shunned, fiercely attacked by the press, by powerful landowners who hired the colony's top lawyers to defend the killers, and by the general public. The 11 men tracked down and arrested by Day faced two sensational trials, and seven of them were eventually found guilty of murder and hanged. The case sparked an international outcry, resulting in stricter government policies protecting the rights of Indigenous peoples. There are many colourful characters, heroes and villains, in Denny Day's story: inspirational frontier women; outlaws captured in a desperate firefight; brave and wily Aboriginal resistance leaders; gormless colonial officials; privileged English nobles and persecuted Irish immigrants; convicts and freemen; and, for good measure, an American pirate. Denny Day was commended for bravery during his lifetime, but only in regards to taming the frontier settlements. Even in his obituary, Myall Creek is not mentione
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              ISBN 9781489358486
              Published NZ 28 Aug 2016
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Denny Day: The Life and Times of Australia's Greatest Lawman - the Forgotten Hero of the Myall Creek Massacre
               

              Denny Day: The Life and Times of Australia's Greatest Lawman - the Forgotten Hero of the Myall Creek Massacre (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Smyth, Terry; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              Captain Edward Denny Day - the only law 'from the Big River to the sea' - was Australia's greatest lawman, yet few have heard of him. This is his story. Once there was a wilderness: Australia's frontier, a dangerous and unforgiving place where outlaws ruled the roads and killers ...were hailed as heroes. It was here, in 1838, that one man's uncompromising sense of justice changed history and shocked the world. Denny Day was a vicar's son from Ireland. A member of the Anglo-Irish ruling class, as a young man Day joined the British Army before resigning to seek his fortune in New South Wales. There he accepted the most challenging role in the young colony: keeping the peace on the frontier. Denny Day's abiding legacy is the capture of the perpetrators of the Myall Creek Massacre - the most infamous mass-murder in Australian history, and the first time white men were convicted of the murder of Aborigines. Yet Day won no praise for bringing to justice the killers of 28 innocent men, women and children at Myall Creek. Rather, he was scorned and shunned, fiercely attacked by the press, by powerful landowners who hired the colony's top lawyers to defend the killers, and by the general public. The 11 men tracked down and arrested by Day faced two sensational trials, and seven of them were eventually found guilty of murder and hanged. The case sparked an international outcry, resulting in stricter government policies protecting the rights of Indigenous peoples. There are many colourful characters, heroes and villains, in Denny Day's story: inspirational frontier women; outlaws captured in a desperate firefight; brave and wily Aboriginal resistance leaders; gormless colonial officials; privileged English nobles and persecuted Irish immigrants; convicts and freemen; and, for good measure, an American pirate. Denny Day was commended for bravery during his lifetime, but only in regards to taming the frontier settlements. Even in his obituary, Myall Creek is not mentione
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              ISBN 9781489358479
              Published NZ 28 Aug 2016
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Gallipoli
               

              Gallipoli (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By FitzSimons, Peter; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              Australia's biggest-selling non-fiction author brings his prodigious storytelling talents to bear on one of the defining (and most disastrous) campaigns of the First World War: Gallipoli. On 25 April 1915, Allied forces landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in present-day Turkey to s...ecure the sea route between Britain and France in the west and Russia in the east. After eight months of terrible fighting, they would fail. Turkey regards the victory to this day as a defining moment in its history, a heroic last stand in the defence of the nation's Ottoman Empire. But, counter-intuitively, it would signify something perhaps even greater for the defeated Australians and New Zealanders involved: the birth of their countries' sense of nationhood. Now approaching its centenary, the Gallipoli campaign, commemorated each year on Anzac Day, reverberates with importance as the origin and symbol of Australian and New Zealand identity. As such, the facts of the battle - which was minor against the scale of the First World War and cost less than a sixth of the Australian deaths on the Western Front - are often forgotten or obscured. Peter FitzSimons, with his trademark vibrancy and expert melding of writing and research, recreates the disaster as experienced by those who endured it or perished in the attempt.
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              ISBN 9781486243327
              Published NZ 3 Nov 2014
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Charles Bean
               

              Charles Bean (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Coulthart, Ross; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              On the eve of the centenary of Gallipoli Ross Coulthart tells the real story of the iconic Australian war correspondent. CEW Bean's wartime reports and photographs mythologised the Australian soldier and helped spawn the notion that the Anzacs achieved something nation-defining o...n the shores of Gallipoli and the battlefields of western Europe. In his quest to get the truth, Bean often faced death beside the Diggers in the trenches of Gallipoli and the Western Front - and saw more combat than many. But did Bean tell Australia the whole story of what he knew? In this fresh new biography Ross Coulthart explores the man behind the legend.
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              ISBN 9781486244683
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2014
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Charles Bean
               

              Charles Bean (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Coulthart, Ross; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              On the eve of the centenary of Gallipoli Ross Coulthart tells the real story of the iconic Australian war correspondent. CEW Bean's wartime reports and photographs mythologised the Australian soldier and helped spawn the notion that the Anzacs achieved something nation-defining o...n the shores of Gallipoli and the battlefields of western Europe. In his quest to get the truth, Bean often faced death beside the Diggers in the trenches of Gallipoli and the Western Front - and saw more combat than many. But did Bean tell Australia the whole story of what he knew? In this fresh new biography Ross Coulthart explores the man behind the legend.
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              ISBN 9781486244676
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2014
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Tunnel Rats Vs The Taliban
               

              Tunnel Rats Vs The Taliban (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By MacGregor, Sandy; Thomson, Jimmy; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              The extraordinary story of Australian sappers on the frontlines of the war in Afghanistan. They are young, they are tough and they were the forward scouts in Australia's war against the Taliban. This is the story of the sappers, the Army engineers in Afghanistan who learnt their ...skills from the original Australian Tunnel Rats of the Vietnam War. Like their compatriots in Vietnam, the Tunnel Rats of Afghanistan have rutted out the enemy from deep inside their caves and hideouts, have defused thousands of improvised explosive devices (the booby traps and landmines of this most recent of wars), built bridges and schools to win a war of hearts and minds, and lost mates at a greater rate than any other group of soldiers. And they, too, have returned home with the devastating baggage of war: post-traumatic stress disorder. Inspiring and action packed, this is the story of a special breed of soldier operating in a modern war against a medieval enemy. It is a story that connects the unsung heroes of Vietnam with the modern heroes of Afghanistan.
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              ISBN 9781486299331
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2015
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Maverick Mountaineer
               

              Maverick Mountaineer (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Wainwright, Robert; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              The first full-length biography of George Ingle Finch - maverick Australian mountaineer, scientist, concert pianist and father of actor Peter Finch. George Ingle Finch, mountaineer, soldier, scientist, rebellious spirit, boy from the bush, was in his day one of the most famous me...n in the world. In 1922 he stood at the highest point on Everest, a feat not bettered for 30 years. He invented the predecessor to the puffer jacket and pioneered the use of oxygen in climbing. A World War I hero whose skills also helped save London from burning to the ground during the Blitz of World War II, he was a renowned scientist who was personally chosen by Nehru, the first Indian prime minister, to help lead his nation into the modern world.
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              ISBN 9781486294503
              Published NZ 1 Jul 2015
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              1914: The Year The World Ended
               

              1914: The Year The World Ended (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Ham, Paul; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              Few years can justly be said to have transformed the earth: 1914 did. In July that year, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia, Britain and France were poised to plunge the world into a war that would kill or wound 37 million people, tear down the fabric of society, uproot ancient pol...itical systems and set the course for the bloodiest century in human history. In the longer run, the events of 1914 set the world on the path toward the Russian Revolution, the Treaty of Versailles, the rise of Nazism and the Cold War. In 1914: The Year the World Ended, award-winning historian Paul Ham tells the story of the outbreak of the Great War from German, British, French, Austria-Hungarian, Russian and Serbian perspectives.
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              ISBN 9781486204625
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2013
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              Breaking News: Sex, Lies and the Murdoch Succession
               

              Breaking News: Sex, Lies and the Murdoch Succession (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Barry, Paul; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              Award winning journalist Paul Barry's unflinching look at the twilight of the Murdoch Empire. A gripping, revealing look at the tarnished News Corp, the next generation and Rupert Murdoch himself.

              ISBN 9781486201891
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2013
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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