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              Teenagers, Alcohol and Drugs: What your kids really want and need to know about alcohol and drugs
               

              Teenagers, Alcohol and Drugs: What your kids really want and need to know about alcohol and drugs (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dillon, Paul

              • RRP: $32.99
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              Answers to real questions that teenagers ask about alcohol and drugs, and how parents can get the conversation started - by a respected front-line campaigner.;

              ISBN 9781741756807
              Published NZ 1 Feb 2009
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Frederick Walker: Commandant of the Native Police
                

              Frederick Walker: Commandant of the Native Police (Hardback)

              By Dillon, Paul

              • RRP: $89.50
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              This is the first and only complete biography of Frederick Walker, 1820 to 1866. Mr Walker's life was one of isolation, hardship and rejection. As Commandant of the Native Police, he was the man who stood at the front line of Australian history with his true and trusty sable forc...e. He was much abused in his day by the squatters for his careful and clement handling of Aborigines, ami des noirs. He is still much abused and neglected today and stands accused of many high crimes and misdemeanours against humanity and the aboriginal natives of Australia. These are all gross slanders and monstrous calumnies. This treatise on his life and times is a complete defence to these infamous allegations, backed with pages of original sources. After being driven from his command of the Native Police by petty minded squatters and disloyal officers, he took up the worthy profession of a run-hunter and opened up much grazing land in southern and central Queensland, in particular, Plant Downs. He was readily enlisted in the search for Burke and Wills, the forever lamentable tragedy of Australian heroism lost to the unforgiving Outback. Frederick Walker's final act was in the service of the State of Queensland in surveying a telegraph line from Townsville to Burketown for the purposes of an overseas telegraphic link to India. He now lies in a bush grave where he fell on the road to Floraville, Leichhardt River, Queensland. Walker was a bushman par excellence, an Aboriginal Whisperer beyond comparison and an explorer without equal.
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              ISBN 9781925501957
              Released NZ 21 Jun 2018
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Murder of John Francis Dowling and the Massacre of 300 Aborigines
                

              The Murder of John Francis Dowling and the Massacre of 300 Aborigines (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dillon, Paul

              • RRP: $44.50
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              This book is an attempt to tell that story as best one can with the information that still exists. It's a simple story but the problem nowadays is by what yardstick should it be told. Should we see it as the loss of a pioneer attempting to settle the Australian outback, attemptin...g to advance Australia. Or is the real story the relentless march of the white man's livestock trampling the flora and fauna and encroaching on koori country. Who should come first the wool or the environment? John Dowling had a job to do. He never expected to be killed in carrying out the ambitions and aspirations of the white citizens of Queensland. On the other hand, the intrusion of foreign squatters onto the fields and streams of the outback has left a lasting trail of regret in the minds of some.
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              ISBN 9781925826500
              Released NZ 21 Jun 2019
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              Liuhebafa Five Character Secrets: Chinese Classics, Translations, Commentary
               

              Liuhebafa Five Character Secrets: Chinese Classics, Translations, Commentary (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Dillon, Paul

              • RRP: $39.99
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              This book presents Li Dongfeng, the founder of Liuhebafa, and his original treatise knows as The Five Character Secrets.

              ISBN 9781886969728
              Released NZ 19 Aug 2003
              Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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              The Irvinebank Massacre
                

              The Irvinebank Massacre (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dillon, Paul

              • RRP: $49.50
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              On the evening of 18 October 1884, a group of at least five Aborigines, were sitting round a camp fire boiling the billy and yarning in blackfellow talk when they were fusilladed. Tommy jumped up and ran for it; followed by the thwacks and zings of the bullets as they whizzed aft...er him. The others stayed where they fell. The next day, Alicky, a town blackboy spoke to John Moffat, a leading citizen about the incident, who asked to be shown the campsite. On reaching the camp, a gruesome scene of partially burnt Aborigines confronted the eyes of Moffat. Driven by curiosity and trepidation, he examined the bodies. One was the body of an old blackfellow, the two others were adult females and one was a picaninny whose sex was unknown. The bodies were lying side by side. Two with their heads one way and the other two in the opposite direction. The fire being in the middle of them. There were no observable marks of violence on the bodies other than that caused by the fire. The faces were turned somewhat downwards and it could not be established whether they were disfigured or not. Mr. Mowbray, the Police Magistrate at Herberton was notified. On 23 October 1884, when he arrived in Irvinebank to conduct an inquest on the bodies of the four Aborigines, all that he found was the remains of a large fire. The fire was still smouldering but no bodies were found. Constable Moroney raked the fire and several pieces of bone were recovered from the ashes. But nothing could be identified. Nevertheless, Mowbray held an inquest and suspicion fell on the native police who were in Irvinebank at the time. The Attorney-General then requested the police to investigate the matter. They arrested the Nigger Creek native police including Sub-Inspector William Nichols, and the rest is history.
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              ISBN 9781922449504
              Released NZ 6 Mar 2021
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              Inside the Killing Fields: Hornet Bank, Cullin-la-Ringo & The Maria Wreck
                

              Inside the Killing Fields: Hornet Bank, Cullin-la-Ringo & The Maria Wreck (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dillon, Paul

              • RRP: $70.50
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              Cowboys and Indians, does that mean anything anymore? As a movie genre, it portrayed the white Anglo male as a hero, who sought to assert his authority over nature and all that inhabited it: Indians, rivers, mountains, animals, droughts, floods and gunmen. Were there any Cowboys ...and Indians in Australia's colonial past? Perhaps there were similarities. The white man took up the challenge of spreading the gospel and western technology so that he could convert the waste lands of Australia into an agrarian paradise where truth, justice and freedom prevailed against the benighted wilderness that stood menacingly at the farm gate. Did the heroic struggle of taming that wilderness for white settlers bring prosperity and civilisation to this vast land of primordial jungle and ignorance? Is there anything of value in the history of the settlement of Australia or was it just a tawdry bunch of colonial louts and new chums wandering the outback rootin, tootin and shootin? This book looks at a series of tragedies from the colonial past which have become lost symbols of heroism and fortitude. These tragedies were the result of crimes committed against defenceless white settlers. These tragic events should mean more than they do in the fabric of our national heritage but because Australia is such a vast land with so few people and even less national cohesion, they remain forever sideshows in cringe alley.
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              ISBN 9781925826777
              Publisher Connor Court Publishing Pty Lt
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              Red Centre, Dead Centre: The True Story of Peter Falconer
               

              Red Centre, Dead Centre: The True Story of Peter Falconer (Paperback)

              By Dillon, Paul

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              A murder thriller set in Outback, Australia. Backpackers alone in the isolated Red Centre of Australia, in the cruel Outback alone, frightened,

              ISBN 9781528902700
              Publisher Austin Macauley Publishers
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              The Magic in the Receiver
                

              The Magic in the Receiver (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dillon, Paul

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              ISBN 9781908961396
              Publisher Mwidp
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              The Symphony
                

              The Symphony (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dillon, Paul

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              Each day and night a magical musical symphony is performed under the stars, the sun, and the moon. Each of the animals in the Balbirooroo wetland has a different voice and sound to make in their mysterious orchestra. Every day Sticky Webster, the symphony conductor, weave's a spi...der's web for each animal in her old gum tree. In the morning the sparkling dew drops settle on each web, and they become the musical notes that each animal is to sing in their part of the symphony. But...... the symphony is suddenly silenced when the oldest frog in the wetland The Balbirooroo Guru informs all the creatures that their water has been poisoned and all of the Pobblebonk frogs have left. Can Five girl's a nosy blue dragonfly, a banjo playing cockatoo, and a young hero frog called Kobi save the Balbirooroo wetland and the symphony........... If not it could even reach you humans too!! '' Wow, that story would make a great film Yusuf {Cat Stevens}
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              ISBN 9780992523176
              Publisher Karen MC Dermott
              Interest Age Children
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