Outback Teacher

By Sally Gare with Freda Marnie A book preview from our friends at Allen & Unwin. The inspiring story of a remarkable young woman, life with her students and their adventures in remote Australia. Outback Teacher is the story of the challenges and delights of teaching in outback schools in the 1950s and 1960s. Sally’s interaction … Read on

Esther’s Children

By Caroline Beecham A book preview from our friends at Allen & Unwin. Inspired by the extraordinary life of Esther Simpson, Esther’s Children is a powerful novel of love and courage. Austria, 1936: Esther ‘Tess’ Simpson works for a British organisation that rescues academics from the cruel Fascist and anti-Semitic regimes taking hold in Europe. On a dangerous … Read on

A haunting tale

‘Truganini’, by Cassandra Pybus, tells the haunting story of the extraordinary Aboriginal woman behind the myth of ’the last Tasmanian Aborigine’

Book review :: Sydney Beaches – A history by Caroline Ford

Sydneysiders take access to their beaches for granted, but it required significant public agitation and government action to secure Sydney’s coastline for the public. In the early days of the colony, coastal land grants appeared to allow landowners to claim land to the tideline, but as the popularity of sea bathing grew in the 19th … Read on

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