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Strayapedia

Strayapedia
Author: Dominic Knight
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1760633801
Pages: 200
Year: 2017-11-22
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Patriotically basted in the goon trough of Australian values, this book is as fundamentally Strayan as bowling your final over underarm, not asking awkward questions about what's in your meat pie, and naming a swimming pool after Harold Holt. Conveniently omitting all areas not relating to Australia, Strayapedia provides definitive alternative facts about Tony Abbott, AC/DC, Canberra, Kylie Minogue, the Hills hoist, Bob Hawke, Hey Hey It's Saturday, Ned Kelly, koalas, Akubras and Shane Warne - among many other certified dinky-di topics. If you want to pass a citizenship test, or win a trivia night hosted by Cory Bernardi, Strayapedia is as valuable as a tiny apartment in Sydney. What they said about Strayapedia* *These quotes are as factual as the rest of this book. 'Sorry, I cannot recall reading it.' Cardinal George Pell 'This is a disgusting, defamatory book which unfortunately doesn't mention me.' Rebel Wilson 'I wanted to endorse Strayapedia, but my backbench thought otherwise.' Malcolm Turnbull 'Buy this book, unless CBS buys it first.' Lachlan Murdoch 'This book contains wrecking, undermining and sniping.' Tony Abbott 'This book should be covered up at all times.' Pauline Hanson 'This book made me wish I'd renounced my Australian citizenship instead.' Barnaby Joyce 'I have empirical evidence that this book does not exist.' Senator* Malcolm Roberts *at the time of writing

Strayapedia

Strayapedia
Author: Dominic Knight
Publisher:
ISBN: 1525265547
Pages: 310
Year: 2017-11-22
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"Patriotically basted in the goon trough of Australian values, this book is as fundamentally Strayan as bowling your final over underarm, not asking awkward questions about what's in your meat pie, and naming a swimming pool after Harold Holt. Conveniently omitting all areas not relating to Australia, Strayapedia provides definitive alternative facts about Tony Abbott, AC/DC, Canberra, Kylie Minogue, the Hills hoist, Bob Hawke, Hey Hey It's Saturday, Ned Kelly, koalas, Akubras and Shane Warne - among many other certified dinky-di topics. If you want to pass a citizenship test, or win a trivia night hosted by Cory Bernardi, Strayapedia is as valuable as a tiny apartment in Sydney. What they said about Strayapedia� �These quotes are as factual as the rest of this book. 'Sorry, I cannot recall reading it.' Cardinal George Pell 'This is a disgusting, defamatory book which unfortunately doesn't mention me.' Rebel Wilson 'I wanted to endorse Strayapedia, but my backbench thought otherwise.' Malcolm Turnbull 'Buy this book, unless CBS buys it first.' Lachlan Murdoch 'This book contains wrecking, undermining and sniping.' Tony Abbott 'This book should be covered up at all times.' Pauline Hanson 'This book made me wish I'd renounced my Australian citizenship instead.' Barnaby Joyce 'I have empirical evidence that this book does not exist.' Senator� Malcolm Roberts �at the time of writing"

Strayapedia

Strayapedia
Author: Dominic Knight
Publisher:
ISBN: 1760296074
Pages: 240
Year: 2017-11-22
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A brilliantly funny guide to Australia's legends and icons from one of our best-known satirists.

Australian Story

Australian Story
Author: Tania McCartney
Publisher: National Library of Australia
ISBN: 0642279047
Pages: 32
Year: 2017-02-01
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Once there was nothing. Then there was something . . . Come on a fascinating journey through time - from the explosive beginnings of our planet through the formation of the Australian landscape, from the deeply entrenched history of our Indigenous people to modern-day Australia. Beginning with the creation of our country's landmass and climate, 'Australian Story: An Illustrated Timeline' presents the key moments in our country's geographical, faunal and floral formation, and later human settlement. Illustrated with a striking collection of photographs and images from the NLA's digital collection, this is history for children like never before. A fascinating snapshot of our country, 'Australian Story' tells who we once were, who we are today . . . and where we are going.

A Timeline of Australian Food

A Timeline of Australian Food
Author: Jan O'Connell
Publisher: UNSW Press
ISBN: 1742235344
Pages: 256
Year: 2017-12-04
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A Timeline of Australian Food takes readers on a tasty and sometimes surprising culinary journey through 150 years of Australian food. Lavishly illustrated, this tasty book looks at what we've eaten, how we've shopped, and how we've produced and prepared our food, decade by decade, through depression, war, and decades of abundance.

The Islamic Republic of Australia

The Islamic Republic of Australia
Author: Sami Shah
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 1460708075
Pages: 288
Year: 2017-07-01
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From hijabs to jihad and everything in between -- Muslims down under today What is Halal? A country bordering Shariahland, or a method of preparing food? Do the Five Pillars of Islam comply with modern building codes? Or are they simply a philosophy for living? And if Muslims first arrived in Australia as early as 1800, can they go back to where they came from? In this funny and informative exploration of Islam in Australia, award-winning comedian and writer Sami Shah takes us behind the stereotypes and generalisations to find out who Australian Muslims are, how they live and what they think. Along the way we meet everyone from a woman who runs a ‘speed date a Muslim night' to a conservative Islamic preacher, and to the founder of a group called Muslims for Progressive Values. The result is an entertaining and fascinating snapshot of Islam down under today. Praise for Sami Shah: ‘Humour at its most vigorous and unsparing' — Kirkus Reviews ‘Stylish . . . newsy, bitingly funny' — Sunday Telegraph ‘Raw, funny and inspiring' — Wendy Harmer

Boy from the Bush

Boy from the Bush
Author: Lee Kernaghan
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 1460703391
Pages: 352
Year: 2015-04-01
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Lee Kernaghan's very outback memoir is an affectionate celebration of the sounds, characters and milestones (as well as the odd calamity) behind the making of an Australian music legend. Lee Kernaghan is 'the Boy From the Bush', an iconic star and 2008 Australian of the Year whose music has shaped a generation of country music fans. For the first time, Lee steps off the stage and invites you behind the scenes, into the ute and over the rutted red dirt on a rollocking journey through his songs and the stories that inspired them. In a plot with more twists than the Gwydir River, Lee bounces from a disastrous caravan-obliterating encounter on Nine Mile Hill to the triumph of the Starmaker stage, from his infamous teenage rock'n'roll-fuelled Albury High lunchtime music room invasion to the frenzy of the Deniliquin Ute Muster. He shares the doubts that nearly ended his career before it began, the heartache of the bush in crisis and reveals the secrets behind scores of his hit songs. It's a tapestry of yarns that will fascinate, amuse and entertain diehard fan and newcomer alike. She's My Ute, the Outback Club, Hat town, Planet Country - Lee's hits have earned him 33 Golden Guitars and 3 ARIA Awards, climbed to the top of the Aussie charts 32 times and propelled over 2 million albums off the shelves and into the lives of everyday Australians. Now the songs that celebrate the life and times of our rural heart take on a whole new dimension as Lee draws us into his confidence, into the studio, onto the tour bus and up the hill to his hidden songwriting shack, along the way initiating readers into fully-fledged membership of the Outback Club. A unique memoir for everyone, Lee Kernaghan's Boy from the Bush is an affectionate, inspiring and unforgettable montage of characters, conquests and calamities that tumble from the real-life adventures of an Australian legend.

Memoirs

Memoirs
Author: Mike Willesee
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
ISBN: 1760557773
Pages: 416
Year: 2017-11-14
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After thousands of stories, a legend finally tells his own. Mike Willesee has been Australia's most revered television journalist for over fifty years. And behind the lens, a businessman, powerbroker, trailblazer and enduring enigma. Son of a minister in the Whitlam cabinet, Willesee was a football star before finding fame as a crusading journalist, and Vietnam War correspondent, for This Day Tonight and Four Corners. Later, as creator of A Current Affair, his interviews became news in themselves, attracting blockbuster ratings, wielding huge political power and transforming him into an icon. In life, Willesee was a husband and father of six. He made a fortune in radio and television then lost it saving the Sydney Swans and battling his demons. After a live on-air interview with gunmen secured the release of two children being held hostage, Willesee left ACA. He made acclaimed documentaries on subjects as diverse as stigmata and ancient tribes. He survived a plane crash, found God and fought cancer. But he never stopped seeking truth. Memoirs is that truth - the extraordinary story of Mike Willesee's epic life.

Australians on the Western Front 1918 Volume I

Australians on the Western Front 1918 Volume I
Author: David W. Cameron
Publisher: Random House Australia
ISBN: 0143788612
Pages: 416
Year: 2018-02-26
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In Holding the Line, David Cameron tells the extraordinary story of Australian troops at Villers-Bretonneux in World War I. The Anzacs had one of their greatest victories at Villers-Bretonneux, defeating the Germans there in an attack later described by a British general as 'perhaps the greatest individual feat of the war'. As part of the German Spring Offensive on the Western Front, German forces captured the town of Villers-Bretonneux, near Amiens, from exhausted British defenders on 24 April 1918. The Australian 13th and 15th Brigades were brought forward and, in a model of a well-planned and co-ordinated night attack, successfully recaptured the town. It was a bloody victory - 1200 Australians lost their lives - but this battle marked the end of the German offensive on the Somme and contributed to the Allies' eventual victory. As with his previous books, Cameron places the reader right in the action by weaving vivid minute-by-minute descriptions drawn from the diaries and letters of soldiers who were there.

The Bleak View

The Bleak View
Author: Bill Leak
Publisher:
ISBN: 1460755111
Pages: 224
Year: 2017-11-16
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This is a beautifully illustrated collection of his most popular and enduring cartoons. Featuring over 200 cartoons from his remarkable life and career.

Great Australian Outback Teaching Stories

Great Australian Outback Teaching Stories
Author: Bill Marsh
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 1460702115
Pages: 304
Year: 2016-09-01
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From beyond the black stump to the Australian Alps; in schools on stations, missions, mines and over the air, it takes a special kind of person to be an outback teacher. Back then, not only did we have to teach the three Rs but also sewing, arts and craft, music, physical education - you name it. Plus there were the duties of gardener, cleaner, nurse, registrar, office administrator, free milk dispenser, librarian and, on occasions, school bus driver. Oh, and in one school I was even responsible for 'mother craft'. And being male and just nineteen, as I was at the time, you might imagine my surprise when a young girl asked me, 'Sir, what's the best milk for babies?' Master storyteller Bill 'Swampy' Marsh has travelled the width and breadth of Australia to bring together yet another memorable collection of stories. This time he has met with many of our extraordinary outback teachers and their students whose recollections so perfectly capture those special days of growing up in the bush.

Comrades

Comrades
Author: Dominic Knight
Publisher: Random House Australia
ISBN: 1863256407
Pages: 330
Year: 2010
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"Romeo and Juliet amidst university campus politics.Sydney University is Australia's pre-eminent finishing school for politicians, and its Students' Representative Council is the nursery where generations of future leaders have cut their first dodgy preference deals and performed their first backstabbings. Comrades is the story of one student President, Eddie O'Hara, and the brutal struggle to replace him. A menagerie of campus lefties and Liberals battle for the spoils, along with one candidate who makes the peculiar decision to campaign dressed as a rooster. Principles are abandoned, loyalties forgotten and party lines crossed until the blood of all the candidates but one soaks the sandstone cloisters of Australia's oldest university. And all the while, the decades-old institution itself is under threat from some fully-grown politicians in the Federal Parliament who are determined to drain the lifeblood from political cr ches like the Sydney Uni SRC by stripping them of their funding . . . Comradesis the story of an election that's contested as fiercely as though it were for President of the United States, not Sydney University. It's also an affect

The Bat and the Crocodile

The Bat and the Crocodile
Author: Pamela Lofts, Hector Sandaloo
Publisher:
ISBN: 1865046272
Pages: 32
Year: 2004
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This story comes from the Aboriginal people at Warmun (Turkey Creek) in Western Australia. It was told in the Kija language by Jacko Dolumyu and then in English by Hector Jandany. The illustrations are adapted from paintings of the story done by the children living at Warmun. Eileen Bray, of the Kija Language Group at Warmun, said, "When we talk about the Dreamtime, we think about the beginning. It was that sacred time when the land, water, trees, animals, sacred sites and people came to be. Our ancestors have passed on the Dreamtime to us through our culture - law, language, song and dance. The Dreamtime is that special thing in the hearts of all Aboriginal people."

Man Vs Child

Man Vs Child
Author: Dominic Knight
Publisher: Random House Australia
ISBN: 1742753221
Pages: 320
Year: 2013-08-01
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A witty, insightful romantic comedy, which draws on the author's experience of both the comedy world, working in radio, and being immature and childless! For fans of David Nicholls, Ben Elton and Nick Hornby. Dan McIntyre isn't ready to settle down. As a stand-up comedian with a career that's taking off, it was easy to walk away from his girlfriend's ultimatum: comedy or kids. But now he's starting to feel like he's the last man standing while all his friends are switching socialising for baby wipes. Sure, his mates are still wide awake at 3am with a bottle in their hand - but now it's for a very different reason. Dan reckons he spends enough time with spoiled brats in his day job wrangling a breakfast radio duo known as Bry Dynamite and Silly Sally. He can't understand why everyone's giving up their social lives for creatures who express themselves through loud, irritating noises and bodily fluids. But at least it's giving him material for a new comedy show, Man vs Child. Then Penny, the woman who broke his heart in high school, walks back into his life. She's newly single, and wants to reconnect with her old pal from French class - except now she has a one-year-old son...

Disco Boy

Disco Boy
Author: Dominic Knight
Publisher: Random House Australia
ISBN: 1742745474
Pages: 304
Year: 2011-07-01
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A hilarious novel from a great comedic writer, one of the founders of The Chaser's War on Everything. No DJ can mix 'Celebration' into 'Come On Eileen' quite like Paul Johnson, the king of rancid retro. But while he has the musical jumper leads to get even the most dismal party started, he can't get his own life moving. Trapped in a job he despises, a perpetual failure with the ladies and living at home with his distinctly unhelpful parents, Paul's stuck in limbo while everyone around him is limbo-dancing. While he's avoided the corporate mousetrap that's ensnared his friend Nige, Paul dreams of one day playing his own music instead of John Farnham's. But it's much easier to joke about your problems with your friends than to do something about them. A romantic comedy that's equal parts bitingly cynical and naively idealistic, Disco Boy is a story for anyone who's ever hit the Pause button on their life, and found it hard to press Play again.

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