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Keneally, Thomas.

Summary: In this first volume of a unique history of Australia where people are always centre stage, bestselling author Thomas Keneally brings to life the vast range of characters who have formed our national story. Convicts and Aborigines, settlers and soldiers, patriots and reformers, bushrangers and gold seekers, it is from their lives and their stories that he has woven a vibrant history to do full...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Allen & Unwin 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 994 KEN

Chaffey, Will.

Contents: Thirst -- Departures and arrivals -- Mitchell Plateau -- Millaa Millaa -- Wild Bill -- Perry Farm and Middlebrook Road -- By the road -- The academy -- Frank and Earl -- Tanami -- Getting out of Alice -- Alice to Melbourne -- Melbourne -- Back to Millaa -- Swahili spoken here -- West -- Flood : the flight from Wyndham -- First steps -- Landmarks -- The river -- The cave in the cliff -- Oralee...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arcade Pub. 2009

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 919.41 CHA

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

Abdel-Fattah, Randa

Summary: Michael's parents are leaders of a new anti-immigrant political party called Aussie Values which is trying to halt the flood of refugees from the Middle East; Mina fled Afghanistan with her family ten years ago, and just wants to concentrate on fitting inand getting into college--but the mutual attraction they feel demands that they come to terms with their family's concerns and decide where...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC ABD

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: 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

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 Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD TV DOC

Miller, Debbie S.

Summary: Introduces the variety of animals who call the Australian Simpson Desert home and shows how they have adapted to survive extreme temperatures.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 591.754 MIL

Summary: Against the backdrop of post-World War II Australia, Sarah Adams is a nurse who becomes involved in the affairs of the wealthy Bligh family. Regina has ensnared Bligh patriarch and political aspirant George in marriage, but she continues to plot against Sarah, exploiting the rising fear of Communism to target her rival.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Patterson, James

Summary: Sam Blue stands accused of the brutal murders of three young students, their bodies dumped near the Georges River. Only one person believes he is innocent: his sister, Detective Harriet Blue. And she's determined to prove it. But Harry's outburst at her brother's trial earns her a reassignment, to the outback. With no choice but to leave Sam's case alone, she relocates to Last Chance Valley,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC PAT

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA Fiction Pat

Summary: On Valentine's Day, 1900, a group of Australian schoolgirls set out for a picnic at Hanging Rock. Four of them disappear.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 1998

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Summary: From the biggest festival to the smallest church social, Kenny Smyth delivers porta-potties to them all. A true unsung hero, Kenny does one of society's dirtiest jobs. Kenny struggles to juggle family tensions, fatherhood and sewage. Part philosopher, part comedian and all heart.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Xenon Pictures 2008

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF KEN

Summary: A mysterious woman is perched between the harsh legacy of World War II and the hope of a new life in Australia.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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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

Summary: Against the backdrop of post-World War II Australia, Sarah Adams is a nurse who becomes involved in the affairs of the wealthy Bligh family. It is dealing with themes such as anti-Semitism, sexuality, and social class.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: RLJ Entertainment 2016

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Flannery, Tim F. (Tim Fridtjof)

Summary: Conservationist Flannery draws on three decades of travel, research, and field work to craft a love letter to his native land and one of its most unique and beloved inhabitants: the kangaroo. Crisscrossing the continent, Flannery shows us how the destiny of this extraordinary creature is inseparable from the environment that created it. Along the way he uses encounters with ancient aboriginal...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2007

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 599.222 FLA

Summary: Examines problems caused by the introduction of the cane toad from Hawaii to Australia in the 1930's for biological control. Having no natural enemies, the toad has rapidly multiplied and elicits feelings ranging from fondness to hatred from local inhabitants.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features Home Video 1988

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF CAN

Einhorn, Kama

Summary: "Photo-packed series explores the stories and science behind animal sanctuaries. A up-close look at what life is like at a real wombat sanctuary in Australia - straight from a wombat herself in a nonfiction chapter book for elementary-aged readers."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 599.2 EIN

Summary: It tells the remarkable true story of Robyn Davidson, a young woman who leaves her life in the city to make a solo trek through almost 2,000 miles of sprawling Australian desert. Accompanied by only her dog and four unpredictable camels, she sets off on a life-changing journey of self-discovery. Along the way, she meets National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan who begins to photograph her...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Starz Media 2015

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

Summary: Australia, 1940s. An English aristocrat inherits a large ranch. English cattle barons plot to take her land and she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn cattle drover to protect her ranch. Together they experience four life-altering years, a love affair and the bombing of Darwin during World War II.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD A

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE AUS

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD AUS

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE AUS

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Australia 2009

Summary: After World War II, a nurse returns to Australia to start a new life after spending twenty years in Europe.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2018

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV PLA

Maushart, Susan

Summary: The author embarked with her three teenagers on a six-month screen blackout (no cellphones, iPods, PCs, laptops, game stations, or television) to discover if the technology intended to stimulate and keep us virtually more connected was, as she suspected, making us actually more disconnected and distracted.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 MAU

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, Call number: 994.04 PIL

Summary: A brilliant young mathematician is on the verge of discovering a formula that could predict the fluctuations of the stock market and he is quickly taken under the wing of a corrupt CEO at Centabank. Together these two men will play a deadly game of deception and revenge, while initiating one of the largest banking scandals in history.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Yorker Video 2003

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