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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Queensland but Were Afraid to Ask, Bahnisch, Mark
181 Bahnisch, Mark Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Queensland but Were Afraid to Ask
Australia NewSouth Pub 2015 1742234348 / 9781742234342 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
173 indexed pages. Includes bibliographical reference. Everyone has heard the cliches about Queensland politics: Queensland is 'different'. It's the 'Deep North'. Its state elections exemplify Pineapple Party Time. But what if those cliches are in fact looking more like the state of affairs in the rest of Australia? Does the Sunshine State represent the new normal in Australian politics? Once, Queensland was seen as the land that time forgot, with a narrow economy based on agriculture, mining and transport - and conservative values. Then, from the 1980s, a transformation took place as the state modernised, entrenching democratic reforms and civil liberties. Yet now, in the era of Campbell Newman, the Palmer United Party and national politics that oozes alarmist populism, it feels like Queensland's history of eccentricity and unrest has colonised the whole country. So how does Queensland both point the way forward and shine a light on the way we live now? Political commentator and Queenslander Mark Bahnisch looks closely and boldly at the Queensland experience, from the Joh Era to the present. His must-read book reaches some surprising conclusions. "Bahnisch's deep north is a beautiful hive of scum and villainy one day, a perfect storm of gothic corruption the next" - John Birmingham - Mark Bahnisch was the founder of awardwinning political blog Larvatus Prodeo (2005u13) and his commentary has been published in Crikey, New Matilda, The Drum , the Australian Financial Review, The Australian and elsewhere. He has a PhD in sociology from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia and has lived in Brisbane for most of his life. There is a name and date in the title page. 
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How Can I Be a Detective If I Have to Baby-Sit?, Bailey, Linda
182 Bailey, Linda How Can I Be a Detective If I Have to Baby-Sit?
Australia Penguin 1995 0140377115 / 9780140377118 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
157 pages. Stevie Diamond. Age 12. Female. Private Detective. She and her partner, Jesse, go to a tree-planting camp for the summer with hopes of finding exciting detective work, only to end up baby-sitting, but when the baby's house is ransacked, the mystery-solving duo eagerly begins the search for clues. Stevie and Jessie have already cracked their first case. Now the pair is visiting Stevie's father at his tree-planting camp in the Rocky Mountains -- but how can they have a fabulous wilderness holiday when six-year-old Alexander, armed with a loaded squirt-gun, is trailing along? In this Stevie Diamond Mystery, when an international smuggler starts snooping around Alexander's house, baby-sitting suddenly becomes an occupation worthy of the Diamond and Kulniki Detective Agency. Tanning pages. 
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How Come the Best Clues Are Always in the Garbage?, Bailey, Linda
183 Bailey, Linda How Come the Best Clues Are Always in the Garbage?
Australia Puffin Books 1995 0140377107 / 9780140377101 Soft Cover Good 12mo 
175 tanning pages. In a fact-paced mystery, Stevie Diamond, with the help of her neighbor, Jessie, begins searching for clues around their neighborhood as they try to find the thief who stole Stevie's mother's money from their kitchen table. Simultaneous... Pages are tanning. 
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Hero, Baillie, Allan
184 Baillie, Allan Hero
Australia Puffin 1991 0140344276 / 9780140344271 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 16mo 
142 pages. This story is based on the Sydney flood of 1986 and is set in the outer suburb of Richmond. The floods cause the river to burst its banks, and three children race to get home before water covers the bridges. Each takes a different route, and one of them will be a hero by the end of the day. Ex lib. 
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Legends: Stories of Australia, Baillie, Allan
185 Baillie, Allan Legends: Stories of Australia
Australia Phoenix Education 1999 1875695664 / 9781875695669 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
87 pages. Short tales about several Australian people and events in Australia's past that have become legends. They cover the whole Australian continent and beyond, from the Dreamtime to the 20th century. they tell us something about Australia's past. 
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Little Monster, Baillie, Allan
186 Baillie, Allan Little Monster
Australia Omnibus Books 1991 1862911266 / 9781862911260 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo David Cox 
80 pages. Humorous story of Queeg, a pet monster, and his owner's efforts to get rid of him. The author is a noted children's writer whose previous works include Drac and the Gremlin', which was joint Picture Book of the Year in 1989. 
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Riding with Thunderbolt, Baillie, Allan
187 Baillie, Allan Riding with Thunderbolt
Australia Scholastic 2013 174169910X / 9781741699104 Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
187 pages. When Ben Cross runs away from his brutal uncle, he is looking for adventure. But he finds much more than that when he joins the bushranger Thunderbolt and becomes the cockatoo-or lookout-for the bushranger's gang. In between raiding cattle stations, inns, stores and mail coaches, Ben befriends Thunderbolt's wife, Mary Ann, helping in her endless hunt for food and hiding places in the wilderness. But at the end of a year of running from the law, of dramatic rescue and desperate shootouts, both Ben and Thunderbolt know they must give up the bushranging life. If they can... 
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Riverman, Baillie, Allan
188 Baillie, Allan Riverman
Australia Puffin 1992 0140341935 / 9780140341935 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 16mo 
143 pages. Set in pre-WWI Tasmania, it follows the adventures of a 12-year-old boy, Shrimp, who becomes the unlikely hero of a dangerous journey on the Franklin river. In the Tasmanian mining disaster of 1912, Tim finds himself on a dangerous adventure. He sets off with his uncle and a team of rivermen down the Franklin River and when everything seems lost it is Tim who has to get them out of trouble. So Tim was small for his age and always felt inferior, but found that courage bore no relation to size and learned to survive in rugged Franklin River country. By the author of "Eagle Island" and "Hero". The 1988 IBBY Honour Diploma winner, it was also shortlisted for the 1987 Australian Children's Book of the Year Award. For children aged 10-12 years. 
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Reading Is Kids' Stuff, Baker, Ann; Cue, Kerry
189 Baker, Ann; Cue, Kerry Reading Is Kids' Stuff
Australia Collins Dove 1990 0859248518 / 9780859248518 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
viii + 120 pages including drawings. Cover subtitle: Introduce your child to the adventure of reading, naturally. 
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A Handful of Magic, Baker, Ivy
190 Baker, Ivy A Handful of Magic
Australia Angus & Robertson 1988 0207156999 / 9780207156991 1st Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 12mo 
116 pages. Something very weird is happening to Vicki. Why does she keep on seeing a strange vision floating above her - a scary face that mysteriously appears and disappears? Is it nightmare? Or her imagination? Or sunstroke? Suddenly the summer holidays are far from ordinary, and Vicki has much more to worry about than just her own fear of swimming. As she tries to make sense of all the odd things that are happening, Vicki gradually realises that the magic face has powers beyond her wildest dreams. This book is Ivy Bakerís fourth novel for children and follows her earlier successes. After taking up academic studies when her sons had embarked on their own careers, Ivy Baker matriculated with distinctions and began her degree at the University of Melbourne. She graduated with first class honours, winning the Bowen Prize for politics and the Margaret Kiddle Prize for history. On completing postgraduate studies at Monash University she gained a Master of Arts and received a Commonwealth Research Award. 
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The Galled Tree, Baker, Jane
191 Baker, Jane The Galled Tree
Australia New Lambton Press 2011 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
62 pages including b/w illustrations. Inspired by the twelfth century Chinese classic, "The Golden Year of Fan Cheng Ta" (Suzhou ll86), The Galled Tree is a series of seasonal poems arranged in a sequence of eight seasons over one year. The Galled Tree depicts life in one small shire in the Australian countryside, the Yass Valley, as it is lived by all its inhabitants - those of the Wild world and those of the people Who live and Work in the Valley. Jane Baker has lived in the area for seventeen years. The Galled Tree gives voice to her love of the Valley. Jane Baker's other published Works of poetry include "From the Rhine to the Fu and Tableland Days". 
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Smart Women, Smart Money: Live The Life You Want, Baker, Joan
192 Baker, Joan Smart Women, Smart Money: Live The Life You Want
Australia Allen & Unwin 2004 1741143640 / 9781741143645 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
viii + 161 pages. Women live longer than men. Women spend less time in the workforce than men. Many women don't plan for the unexpected in life. Women's financial needs differ dramatically from men's - none of us can afford to be complacent about money. How much did you spend on fitness and skincare last month? If you're prepared to invest in your health, why not invest in your financial wellbeing as well? We all want to make our own life choices, and don't want those choices to be constrained by a lack of money. Take control of your finances start making smart choices now, and live the life you want, not just the life you can afford. "Smart Women Smart Money" outlines sensible investment strategies and financial management, while acknowledging the emotional issues that shape our spending and saving habits, and our dreams for the future. Whether you're 16 or 60, single or partnered, a stay-at-home mother, a student or a career woman, it's never too late to develop better money habits. Look after your financial future it's even more important than your skin. 
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Vox, Baker, Nicholson
193 Baker, Nicholson Vox
U. K. Granta Books 1998 1862070962 / 9781862070967 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
169 pages. Jim and Abby meet over the phone when they both dial one of those 976 party lines that are advertised in adult magazines. After some exploratory small talk, they retire to the electronic "Back room'' for a more intimate chat. Their long conversation makes up the entire book. If the premise sounds a bit thin, remember that Nicholson Baker's brilliant first novel "The Mezzanine" was about an office worker's lunch-hour expedition to buy new shoelaces. Like all great artists, Baker has the ability to make familiar objects and everyday events seem new and strange. Centerfolds, lingerie catalogs, and X-rated videos will never look the same. Indeed, Vox transforms the genre itself: this is eroticism for the safe-sex Nineties. Not only is there no physical contact, the participants never leave the privacy of their own homes. 
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Second Time Around, Baker, Nick; Monch, Jill
194 Baker, Nick; Monch, Jill Second Time Around
Australia Greenhouse Pub 1986 0864360371 / 9780864360373 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
47 front side printed leaves chiefly illustrated. Once bitten. . . it seems not. Nick Baker and Jill Monch take a light-hearted look at the antics of men and women released from the fetters of marriage. Through wickedly funny cartoons, Baker and Monch explore sex roles, the discreet charm of the singles bar, the unfulfilled fantasy and the plight of the lemmings plunging into marriage for the Second Time Around. Nick Baker is a freelance cartoonist, contributing regularly to "The Financial Times", The Daily Mirror and The Daily Express and also to Punch and Private Eye. Nick has also written and illustrated childrenís books and drawn two books of cartoons. Jill Monch met Nick through a shared interest in amateur drama. Jillís experience as a divorcee in the singlesí scene provided her with the theme and title of the book and she contributed many of the cartoon ideas and the concept for the cover. 
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The Morutau Affair, Baker, Vernon
195 Baker, Vernon The Morutau Affair
Australia Temple House 2007 1921206446 / 9781921206443 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
244 pages. In the steamy jungle of Southern Papua in the early 1950s, a white plantation owner is murdered. Bearing the marks of an horrific knife attack, his body is found in the verandah bedroom of the plantation's main house, four miles inland from Baxter Harbour.The incident proves to be an intriguing case and several suspects are uncovered: an expatriate sub-manager, Papuan natives and the victim's beautiful German born wife. An exciting and compelling story from start to finish. 
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Open 24 Hrs: A Book of Poems by Robert Balas & Paintings by 40 Local Artists About Kings Cross / Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia, Balas, Robert
196 Balas, Robert Open 24 Hrs: A Book of Poems by Robert Balas & Paintings by 40 Local Artists About Kings Cross / Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia
Australia Tap Art Gallery 2005 0646453467 / 9780646453460 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
84 pages including colour illustrations. An expression of individual pursuit of poetry and art, but the ideal of co-operation and collaboration has been inherent in the compilation, pre-production and publication through to the launch of this book. From seventy poems, monologues and dialogues, l have selected forty for this collection in order to provide a balance that could evoke a wry smile without attitude, an implicit message that could be interpreted to induce a social awareness with or without conscience, a description of life in a moment or an impression formed from a glance that identifies with the rather unique character of life to be found in these localities. Poetry and art pertain to many dimensions of thought but to find the connection in meanings between the two genres offers yet another reality - a shared reality to which end the projection of this book has been given a priority of focus. In the interest of future collaboration between poets and visual artists, the cross-referential nature of this book seeks either a commonality or a counterpoint with regard to meanings implicit in the written word and those represented in the aesthetic and contextual value of the art. lt invites the observer or reader to find connections between the metaphors and analogies of the poems and the images and symbols of the artwork. 
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A Road from Damascus, Balderstone, David
197 Balderstone, David A Road from Damascus
Australia The Poppy Press 1992 0646114409 / 9780646114408 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
219 pages. This book ventures behind daily news of the Middle East - images of killings, assassinations, bombings and faltering peace talks - to tell the story of ordinary Israelis and Palestinians caught up in the Middle East quagmire. The story of a Palestinian family and an Israeli family driven apart by the Arab-Israeli conflict emerges as British spy Dickie Jones attempts to reverse his dwindling career fortunes by exploiting his daughterís friendship with an Australian archaeologist and photo-journalist. The Australianís friendship with a Palestinian businessman reveals the saga of the two families, who for decades had been friends and neighbours in Jerusalem up to the years before modern Israel was founded. After more than forty years apart, the separate ways of the families cross briefly and tragically. This encounter focuses attention on the elusiveness of truth in the Middle East. Despite the undoubted tragedy of the Arab-Israeli dispute, the novel captures the humour, irony and fatalism of the area and its people, whose resilience belies the seriousness of the situation. David Balderstone was Middle East Correspondent for The Age, Melbourne, from 1977- 1983. During this time, he was a regular visitor to Ayatollah Khomeiniís Iran, covered peace negotiations between Egypt and Israel, and was a front line reporter on the Iran/Iraq war front and in Lebanon. Since then, he has visited the area regularly, and broadcast extensively on Middle East politics for the ABC ís Radio Australia. He began his career as a cadet journalist on 'The Age' in 1966. 
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Poems by Young Australians 2004: the best entries from the 2004 Taronga Foundation Poetry Prize, Bale, Josephine et al
198 Bale, Josephine et al Poems by Young Australians 2004: the best entries from the 2004 Taronga Foundation Poetry Prize
Australia Random House 2004 0759320365 / 9780759320369 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
xvi + 95 indexed pagespages including illustrations s and foreword by Bradley Trevor Greive. Here is a collection to share and enjoy uathe very best poems by young people, for young people. This anthology of winning and commended poems from the 2004 Taronga Foundation Poetry Prize is both a delight and a revelation, showcasing the remarkable talent of poets from 8 to 19 years of age. The brainchild of bestselling author Bradley Trevor Greive, the Taronga Foundation Poetry Prize was launched in 2003 - a chance for young people to get creative, get writing and get published. The competition brings together two themes that have been linked throughout history - poetry and nature. Both are under threat, and both are passions of author Bradley Trevor Greive. 'Nature has always been one of the greatest inspirations for poetry. In fact, it is virtually impossible to appreciate the beauty and wonder of nature without a love of poetry.' Bradley Trevor Greive. For primary students. 
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What's up Mate?, Bales, Helen
199 Bales, Helen What's up Mate?
Australia Hodder & Stoughton 1987 0340372036 / 9780340372036 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
32 pages including colour illustrations. During the eighteen months my son Anthony was under treatment for cancer, we all - doctors, nurses and family - developed the habit of greeting him with "What's up, mate?". We didn't expect a reply but more often than not we did get a smile. Perhaps in the beginning, the question was too difficult for a six-year-old child to answer. During the long period of struggling to communicate and cope, Anthony himself became aware of our problem. When I decided to try to put it all down on paper, the idea was instantly endorsed "The kids need it, Mum," said Anthony. So do parents, friends, relatives and teachers. I hope that "What's Up Mate?" will make it just a little easier to cope in a very difficult situation. 
Price: 12.50 AUD
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Selby Speaks, Ball, Duncal
200 Ball, Duncal Selby Speaks
Australia Bluegum 1991 020716794X / 9780207167942 Reprint Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo Allan Stomann 
140 pages. This is the second collection of uproariously funny stories about Selby. Selbyís back! Yep, the only talking dog in Australia and perhaps, the world, is here again with more adventures and misadventures. Selby valiantly tries to keep his gift of the gab a secret. After all, if his owners, the Trifles, find out that their pet pooch can talk, they might ask him to do chores like answer the telephone or do the shopping. Worse still, they might hand him over to snoopy scientists and heíd spend the rest of his life answering stupid questions. So Selby has vowed to keep his trap shut - even if it kills him! But only fast talking can save him when heís caught in a cage with Two-Tooth Tina, or is about to be dumped over a cliff, or is going to be sliced into Selby-salami by a gigantic saw blade which is whirring closer and closer...Yikes! 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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