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Summary: The story of John Grant, a bonded teacher who arrives in the rough outback mining town of Bundanyabba, plans to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney, Australia. But, as his one night stretches to five, he plunges headlong toward his own destruction. When the alcohol-induced mist lifts, the educated John Grant is no more. Instead there is a self-loathing man in a desolate...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2012

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA WAK

Summary: Samson and Delilah are two teens living in an isolated Aboriginal community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy strikes, they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival. Lost, unwanted and alone, they discover that life isn't always fair, but love never judges.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: IndiePix 2010

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1 available in Romance DVDs, Call number: DVD ROMANCE SAM

Summary: A young mathematician, David Summer, and his English wife, Amy, move to a Cornish village, seeking the quiet life. But beneath the seemingly peaceful isolation of the village lies a savagery and violence that could destroy the couple.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment 2004

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1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER STR

Summary: Utopia is an epic production by the Emmy and Bafta winning film-maker and journalist John Pilger. Utopia is a vast region in northern Australia and home to the oldest human presence on earth. 'This film is a journey into that secret country,' says John Pilger in Utopia. 'It will describe not only the uniqueness of the first Australians, but their trail of tears and betrayal and resistance -...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC UTO

Summary: The story of a lawyer defending a group of aboriginals accused of murder. The lawyer feels the pull of magic forces beneath the surface of civilization.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2001

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA LAS

Westover, Tara

Summary: Cómo una educación puede salvar una vida. "Podéis llamarlo transformación. Metamorfosis. Falsedad. Traición. Yo lo llamo una educación." Nacida en las montañas de Idaho, Tara Westover ha crecido en armonía con una naturaleza grandiosa y doblegada a las leyes que establece su padre, un mormón fundamentalista convencido de que el final del mundo es inminente. Ni Tara ni sus hermanos van a la...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lumen 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 468.4 WES

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: Great Paxford's inspirational band of women return for more incredible stories from the home front as they deal with imminent threat during the Battle of Britain. As the nation finds itself increasingly beleaguered, relationships, friendships, and loyalties within the community will be tested as never before. The women find they must heighten their efforts to boost morale amidst the chaos and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by PBS Distribution 2017

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2 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV HOM

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD HOM RATED NR

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV Series Home 2017

Summary: Set in tumultuous 1960s Singapore, Sam Callaghan an Australian expat, agrees to help his neighbor Patricia Cheng at her detective agency after her husband is mysteriously killed while working a case.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV SER

Summary: On the Bowery: A documentary film of men living on the Bowery. Depicts life inside the bars and on the sidewalks, the alcoholism and unemployment and life on the streets. Good times, wonderful times: This antiwar film predated Viet Nam, but had great impact in the sixties. The film cuts between documentary war footage and extemporized conversations.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Milestone Film & Video 2012

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC ON

Pilkington, Doris

Summary: Three mixed-race Australian girls, having been taken from their Aboriginal families, escape and return home on foot, without supplies or gear, while trying to evade recapture, in an account based on a true story. Following an Australian government edict in 1931, black Aboriginal children and children of mixed marriages were gathered up by whites and taken to settlements to be assimilated. In...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Books/Hyperion 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 994.04 PIL

Summary: Bitter rivals fight for control of the Women's Institute in a rural English town as it struggles with the onset of World War II. Separated from husbands, fathers, sons and brothers for years at a time, some permanently, they find themselves under extraordinary pressures in a rapidly fragmenting world.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV HOM

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD HOM NOT RATED

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV Series Home 2015

Tumarkin, Maria M.

Summary: "How to speak of the searing, unpindownable power that the past-ours, our family's, our culture's-wields in the present? Drawing on nine years of research, Axiomatic explores the ways we understand the traumas we inherit and the systems that sustain them. In five sections-each one built on an axiom about how the past affects the present-Tumarkin weaves together true and intimate stories of a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.92 TUM

Summary: As long as the holy site known as 'where the green ants dream' is safe, the aboriginal natives believe that their culture, and Earth itself, will be safe. When a major corporation plans to mine the site, it sparks a revolt.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Tango Entertainment 2006

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN WHE

Jones, J. Sydney

Summary: 1901. Karl Werthen and his colleague, renowned criminologist Dr Hanns Gross, are investigating a bizarre series of murders in the small Austrian town of Graz. Meanwhile, back in Vienna, Karl's wife Berthe is looking into what seems to be a fraudulent breeding scheme involving the prized Lipizzaner horses. Could the two investigations be connected?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Severn House 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JON

4 holds on 3 copies

Summary: Set during the colonization of Australia in 1825, the film follows Clare, a 21-year-old native Irish wife and mother held captive beyond her 7-year sentence, desperate to be free of her obsessed master, British lieutenant Hawkins. Clare's husband Aidan intervenes with devastating consequences for all. When British authorities fail to deliver justice, Clare pursues Hawkins, who leaves his post...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER NIG

Black, Monica

Summary: "In the aftermath of World War II, a succession of mass supernatural events swept through a war-torn Germany. As millions were afflicted by a host of seemingly incurable maladies (including blindness and paralysis), waves of apocalyptic rumors crashed over the land. A messianic faith healer rose to extraordinary fame, prayer groups performed exorcisms, and enormous crowds traveled to witness...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company 2020

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 133.4 BLA

Summary: The story of Jean Cadoret, a man who inherits a farm from his mother and foolishly hopes to become a gentleman farmer. But even before he arrives, his powerful neighbor is plotting to steal his land.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment Inc. 2001

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN JEA

Summary: Cody is a young man of intrepid spirit, always looking for a challenge. Living with his guardian, Cody learns of an ancient myth, the story of 'Donkegin'. He is told to leave it alone, but the legend sparks his lively imagination. Defying all authority, Cody and his girlfriend embark on a search that takes them into the shadow-land of mystery and to the edge of death.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Summary: Set in 1922 in the outback, the story follows three mounted policemen and an Aboriginal tracker on a mission to bring to justice a black man accused of murdering a white woman. The party's leader is a sadistic racist known simply as the Fanatic. Their guide, the Tracker, is a resourceful and complex character, who keeps everyone guessing until the end. They are constantly half a day behind the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: ArtMattan Productions 2002

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN TRA

Telford, Carole

Summary: Describes the physical characteristics and ecosystem of a coral reef and how such a habitat may be conserved.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heinemann Interactive Library 1997

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 577.7 Telford 1998

Summary: A wealthy Australian ranch owner's gift of a wild pony means young Scotty can finally ride the seven miles to and from school. But the pony gets away and is sheltered as unclaimed by a young girl who cannot walk. The treasured pony means freedom to both children, but can only belong to one.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY RID

Summary: Two veterinarians in the Australian outback battle to save their drought-ridden farming community from a devastating sheep blight.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2008

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2 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV RAI

Summary: The continuing story of Dr. Lucien Blake as he practices medicine and investigates murder in 1950s rural Australia.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Worldwide Ltd. 2017

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2 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV DOC

Summary: After relocating from the whirlwind of Sydney, newspaper columnist George Turner is slowly learning what it means to be a local in the quirky New Zealand town of Weld. He wanted his kids, Shay and Arlo, to have a fresh start after the death of his wife, but not all went according to plan. Following last season's harrowing boating accident, the townsfolk of Weld mount a search-and-rescue...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV EIG

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