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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 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Smyth, Terry

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              ISBN 9780857986825
              Published NZ 27 Jun 2016
              Publisher Random House
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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

              • RRP: $44.99
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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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              101 Benefits of Baldness

              101 Benefits of Baldness (Paperback)

              By Waring, Trevor; Smyth, Terry

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              A fun book written by a couple of egg heads who firmly believe if you have it - flaunt it.

              ISBN 9780909608392
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2003
              Publisher Brolga Publishing Pty Ltd
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              Australian Desperadoes: The Incredible Story of How Australian Gangsters Terrorised California

              Australian Desperadoes: The Incredible Story of How Australian Gangsters Terrorised California (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Smyth, Terry

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              The Coves - San Francisco's first organised-crime gang - were Australians- men and women with criminal careers in Australia who had come to the US, mostly illegally, during the gold rush. The Coves had come not to dig for gold but to unleash a crime wave the likes of which Americ...a had never seen. Robbery, murder, arson and extortion were the Coves' stock-in-trade, and it was said that the leader of the gang, Jim Stewart, had killed more men than any man in California. The gang's base, in the waterfront district, came to be known as Sydney Town. The area was a no-go zone for police - many of whom were in Stewart's pocket anyway - so, just as Capone would one day rule Chicago, the Coves ruled San Francisco. And more than once, just to make sure there was no doubt that Frisco was their town, they burnt it down. The Coves were hated and feared by the respectable citizens of San Francisco - who derisively called them 'Sydney Ducks' but never to their faces - and, realising that the forces of the law could not, or would not, take them on, decided lynch law was the only solution, and formed a vigilante group. The streets of San Francisco became a battlefield as the Coves and the vigilantes fought for control of the city, with gunfights and lynchings almost daily spectacles as the police stood idly by. Jim Stewart was arrested in Sacramento for killing a sheriff, but escaped to be involved in one the most celebrated cases of mistaken identity in the annals of American crime. When the smoke cleared, the Coves' reign of terror was over. Some were strung up from storefronts in the street, some fell in a deadly gunfight with Jonathan R. Davis, one of the fastest guns in the west, others escaped capture and returned to Australia. The story of the Sydney Coves is little-known, fascinating and well worth telling.
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              ISBN 9780143782377
              Published NZ 3 Jul 2017
              Publisher Random House
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              Napoleon's Australia

              Napoleon's Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback, None ed.)

              By Smyth, Terry

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              In the northern winter of 1814, a French armada set sail for New South Wales. The Armada's mission was the invasion of Sydney, and its inspiration and its fate were interwoven with one of history's greatest love stories - Napoleon and Josephine. The Empress Josephine was fascinat...ed by all things Australian. In the gardens of her grand estate, Malmaison, she kept kangaroos, emus, black swans and other Australian animals, along with hundreds of native plants brought back by French explorers in peacetime. And even when war raged between France and Britain, ships known to be carrying Australian flora and fauna for 'Josephine's Ark' were given safe passage. Napoleon, too, had an abiding interest in Australia, but for quite different reasons. What Britain and its Australian colonies did not know was that French explorers visiting these shores, purporting to be naturalists on scientific expeditions, were in fact spies, gathering vital information on the colony's defences. It was ripe for the picking. The conquest of Australia was on Bonaparte's agenda for world domination, and detailed plans had been made for the invasion and for how French Australia would be governed. How it all came together and how it fell apart is a remarkable tale - history with an element of the 'What If?' No less remarkable is how the tempestuous relationship between Napoleon and his empress affected the fate of the great southern land. Today, on the island of Saint Helena, where Napoleon was exiled after his defeat at Waterloo, Sydney golden wattle grows wild. Napoleon planted it there to remind him of Josephine.
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              ISBN 9780143787280
              Published NZ 20 Aug 2018
              Publisher Random House
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              Mistress: The True Stories of Mistresses and their Men
                

              Mistress: The True Stories of Mistresses and their Men (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Benns, Matthew; Smyth, Terry

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              What is it that drives a man to risk everything for a Mistress? And why do the women do it? It is a world of scorned wives, rich men and desperate, lonely Mistresses chasing a fantasy while making do with the crumbs that spill from the table. Psychologists and marriage therapists... will offer insight and explanation as it explores the illicit lovers of Australia's rich, famous and powerful through the years. Kerry Packer, Australia's richest man had a string of mistresses. Model Carol Lopes killed herself when he dumped her. Ita Buttrose refuses to discuss their affair. Packer was a serial philanderer and only moved back to his wife Roz and home from the flat of his mistress, gym owner Julie Trethowan, the day before he died. Australia's politicians love a mistress. Bob Hawke had a prolonged love affair with his biographer Blanche d'Alpuget before finally casting aside loyal wife Hazel. Former Liberal leader Sir Billy Snedden died on the job in a Sydney motel room with his lover. He was found wearing only a condom. She considerately called his son Drew to break the sad news, which was OK because it was Drew's ex-girlfriend Wendy. I'm sure the old man went out happy - anyone would be proud to die on the job,o said Drew later, scotching rumours that his father had been cavorting with fashion designer Prue Acton as he died. Post war Labor hero Ben Chifley also died in a hotel room with his secretary and Mistress Phyllis Donnelly - and not his wife Elizabeth. What only came out later was that Chifley had not only been conducting a love affair with Phyllis but also her sister Nell. This book will also reveal the long-term Australian mistress of Philippine president Ferdinand Marcos, illustrating once again how the Mistress is defined by the man she takes to bed.
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              ISBN 9781742759197
              Published NZ 3 Nov 2014
              Publisher Random House
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              Australian Confederates
               

              Australian Confederates (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Smyth, Terry

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              IN the summer of 1865, when a Confederate warship sailed into the port of Melbourne, 42 men secretly enlisted to fight for the South in the American Civil War. On the notorious raider Shenandoah - scourge of the Yankee merchant fleet - they sailed off to adventure and controversy..., and fired the last shot of the war. When the Shenandoah - a sleek steamer/sailer and one of the fastest ships afloat - dropped anchor in Hobsons Bay, the fledgling colony of Victoria was taken by surprise, and the Confederates had no way of knowing whether they would be hailed as heroes or hanged as pirates. To the rebels' surprise, Melbourne took them to its heart. Victorians came in their thousands to visit the ship, and its officers were feted as celebrities. They were wined and dined by the city's elite, attended a ball held in their honour , mixed it with Yankee sympathisers in a barroom brawl, and charmed the ladies of Melbourne and Ballarat with their grand Southern manners. Meanwhile, in defiance of the law against foreign warships recruiting in a neutral port, 42 men were smuggled aboard in dead of night and, once at sea, signed up to join the Confederate Navy. For Australia - not yet a nation - 1865 was a watershed year in an age of gold rushes, bushrangers, disputes between rival colonies, and fears of foreign invasion. For war-torn America, it was the turning point in the deadliest conflict in that nation's history. After the defeat at Gettysburg, the tide had turned against the Confederacy but the South was determined to fight on, and, in the war at sea, the Shenandoah was the last best hope. The Shenandoah's mission was to damage the North's economy by attacking its commercial fleet, and, under the command of the enigmatic Captain James Waddell, the raider went on to wipe out almost the entire New England whaling fleet. On learning that Robert E. Lee had surrendered, Waddell refused to believe the cause was lost. The Shenandoah continued harrying the Yankee fleet and fired th
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              ISBN 9780857986559
              Published NZ 3 Aug 2015
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              Australian Confederates
                

              Australian Confederates (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Smyth, Terry

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              IN the summer of 1865, when a Confederate warship sailed into the port of Melbourne, 42 men secretly enlisted to fight for the South in the American Civil War. On the notorious raider Shenandoah - scourge of the Yankee merchant fleet - they sailed off to adventure and controversy..., and fired the last shot of the war. When the Shenandoah - a sleek...
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              ISBN 9781459697423
              Released NZ 6 Aug 2015
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              Australian Confederates
               

              Australian Confederates (Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition])

              By Smyth, Terry

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              IN the summer of 1865, when a Confederate warship sailed into the port of Melbourne, 42 men secretly enlisted to fight for the South in the American Civil War. On the notorious raider Shenandoah - scourge of the Yankee merchant fleet - they sailed off to adventure and controversy..., and fired the last shot of the war. When the Shenandoah - a sleek steamer/sailer and one of the fastest ships afloat - dropped anchor in Hobsons Bay, the fledgling colony of Victoria was taken by surprise, and the Confederates had no way of knowing whether they would be hailed as heroes or hanged as pirates. To the rebels' surprise, Melbourne took them to its heart. Victorians came in their thousands to visit the ship, and its officers were feted as celebrities. They were wined and dined by the city's elite, attended a ball held in their honour , mixed it with Yankee sympathisers in a barroom brawl, and charmed the ladies of Melbourne and Ballarat with their grand Southern manners. Meanwhile, in defiance of the law against foreign warships recruiting in a neutral port, 42 men were smuggled aboard in dead of night and, once at sea, signed up to join the Confederate Navy. For Australia - not yet a nation - 1865 was a watershed year in an age of gold rushes, bushrangers, disputes between rival colonies, and fears of foreign invasion. For war - torn America, it was the turning point in the deadliest conflict in that nation's history. After the defeat at Gettysburg, the tide had turned against the Confederacy but the South was determined to fight on, and, in the war at sea, the Shenandoah was the last best hope. The Shenandoah's mission was to damage the North's economy by attacking its commercial fleet, and, under the command of the enigmatic Captain James Waddell, the raider went on to wipe out almost the entire New England whaling fleet. On learning that Robert E. Lee had surrendered, Waddell refused to believe the cause was lost. The Shenandoah continued harrying the Yankee fleet and fired
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              ISBN 9781525219825
              Released NZ 6 Aug 2015
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