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We're All Australians Now

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We're All Australians Now follows the tradition of A & R children's classics such as MULGA'S BILL BICYCLE and CLICK GO THE SHEARS, A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson's poem is illustrated by the award-winning Mark Wilson.

In 1915, Australia's much-loved bush poet Banjo Paterson wrote, as an open letter to the troops, a poem he titles 'We're All Australians Now'.

In this beautifully illustrated picture book, award-winning illustrator Mark Wilson evokes the spirit of Paterson's words in memory of those who fought in World War One.

About the Author

Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson (17 February 1864 - 5 February 1941) was an Australian bush journalist and author. He wrote many ballads and poems about Australian life, focusing particularly on the rural and outback areas, including the district around Binalong, New South Wales where he spent much of his childhood. Paterson's more notable poems include 'Waltzing Matilda' and 'The Man From Snowy River'.

Mark Wilson is a respected painter and multi award-winning children's book illustrator, who exhibits regularly. He also plays drums in a number of bands and is a long time supporter of the Wilderness Society. He lives in Melbourne.


The Breweries Of Australia

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The Breweries of Australia is a unique colonisation. From its small and scattered origins in convict settlements, the brewing industry has been vital in the development of hundreds of country towns, and is now one of Australia's largest and most important industries. In this encyclopaedic book, Keith Deutsher gives in detail the history of all the breweries, large and small, established in towns across Australia.

He records: all the known facts about each brewery the trials and tribulations of the brewers, their failures and successes descriptions of the difficulties of brewing in the hot Australian climate, and the relative inexperience of many of the brewers. the brewing dynasties and takeovers the change in preference from old English style ales to lager beers the human dramas many humorous anecdotes the battles with the Temperance Movement the origin of the X in XXXX the beginning and the rise of the boutique breweries. Breweries in every state in Australia are alphabetically listed by towns (with a location map for each state). The book includes chapters on Norfolk Island, a comprehensive review of the modern day boutique breweries, and gives details of complex takeovers by international breweries. There are summaries of all breweries. The book is a unique and invaluable reference for all interested in breweries, beer, Australian social history and the development of country townships. The Breweries of Australia is comprehensively illustrated with maps, cartoons, early brewery photographs and beer labels.

About the Author

Keith Deutsher, a retired businessman, has been connected with the brewing industry for many years as the manufacturer of the plastic six—ring beer can carrier.

He has also long been a collector, first of coins and banknotes, then vintage wines, Australian paintings and antique Wedgwood ceramics. He was the founder and foundation president of the Wedgwood Society of Australia and is currently President Emeritus of that society, an Honorary Life Member of the Wedgwood Society of New South Wales and a retired Honorary Member of the Board of Governors of the Wedgwood International Seminar of the United States. Keith is also a Life Member of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, and a Founder Benefactor of the Art Foundation of Victoria.

More recently, he has concentrated on collecting the beer labels of Australian breweries, and has devoted himself to researching and recording the history of all known Australian breweries. Keith is a keen gardener and traveller, and for relaxation enjoys classical music and a game of snooker.


Australia

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In this Very Short Introduction, Kenneth Morgan provides a wide-ranging thematic introduction to modern Australia, examining the main features of its history, geography and culture since the beginning of European settlement in New South Wales in 1788. It highlights the distinctive features of Australian life by placing contemporary developments in historical perspective, by paying attention to Australia's indigenous culture, and by making connections between Australia and the wider world.

Morgan also balances his discussion of the successful growth of Australian institutions and democratic traditions with the struggles that occurred in the making of modern Australia--in other words, between the optimistic approach to life in the Antipodes and the more negative view of the "black armband tradition."

About the Author

Kenneth Morgan is Professor of History at Brunel University, London, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.


South Africa And The Communist International: Volume 2

RRP $640.99

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This publication is a comprehensive selection of unique documents pertaining to the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) from the formerly closed archives of the Communist International, a powerful international Communist organization which operated from Moscow in 1919-1943. These reveal the complex history of relations between South Africa and Moscow Communists in the 1920s and 1930s and disclose both the official and covert methods which the Comintern used to control and manipulate the international communist movement.
The documents also shed light on debates within the CPSA, of internal problems of the party and on its strengths and weaknesses. The issues in question, such as CPSA's approach to the nationality problem in South Africa, its understanding of the link between class and colour in South African society and its vision of goals and character of the national liberation movement are still pertinent today.


A Future For Regional Australia

RRP $71.50

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This 2001 book interprets the predicament faced by Australia's regional people from their own perspective and proposes a means by which they can act together to find a secure future under globalisation. It argues that neoliberalism in combination with its 'real world' effects in economic policy are driving regional Australia further into social, environmental and economic decay. Gray and Lawrence advocate a new kind of regionalism with broad objectives for people to pursue. This takes discussion about rural and regional policies out of the contexts of trade and industry policies and into the realm of the social and political. Ideas developed throughout the book are drawn from rural sociology, community studies, rural geography, political economy and regional studies.



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