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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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Thomson, Sarah L.

Summary: During the fire season in Australia, a wombat allows its underground shelter to become a place of refuge for other vulnerable animals in need. Discusses Australia's devastating 2019-2020 fire season, in which many animals lost their lives or their habitats.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE THO

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 Non-fiction, 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

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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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Summary: Kristy, Ben and Liz are three friends in their twenties who set out to hike through the scenic Wolf Creek National Park in the Australian Outback. Trouble begins when they get back from their hike to find that their car won't start. The trio think they have a way out when they run into a friendly local bushman named Mick Taylor, but what Mick has in mind for them has nothing to do with...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Dimension Home Entertainment 2006

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD HORROR WOL

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

Garner, Helen

Summary: "From one of Australia's most prolific writers comes the engrossing, definitive chronicle of an infamous true-crime saga, about a father suspected of murdering his three sons, the trial that gripped a nation, and the brutal spectacle of Australia's criminal justice system On the evening of September 4, 2005, Father's Day, Robert Farquharson, a separated husband, was driving his three sons home...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2023

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McKenna, Mark

Summary: "Return to Uluru explores the cold case that strikes at the heart of Australia's white supremacy -- the death of an Aboriginal man in 1934; the iconic life of a white, "outback" police officer; and the continent's most sacred and mysterious landmark. Inside Cardboard Box 39 at the South Australian Museum's storage facility lies the forgotten skull of an Aboriginal man who died eighty-five years...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton, Penguin Random House LLC 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.899 MCK

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: Several interweaving storylines that start with a mysterious accident and the death of an Aboriginal girl in the outback. Her former teacher, Alex, becomes involved with journalist Ned Banks and his brother, Jesse, a genius computer hacker, to try to unravel the mystery. When the brothers uncover video footage of the crime, they are targeted by powerful and dangerous figures that may be...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Maralung, Alan

Contents: New song (3:38) -- Bushfire (3:19) -- Ibis (5:39) -- Green frog (8:52) -- Jabiru (4:59) -- Brolga (6:03) -- Garranan (6:21) -- Minmin light (8:30).

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Smithsonian Folkways 1993

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD INTERNATIONAL/OCEANIC BUN

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

Summary: After the unexpected death of his wife, a sportswriter finds himself consumed with grief and completely unprepared to raise two boys. Determined to bring joy back into their lives, he takes a 'just say yes' approach to parenting. And as freedom reigns, chaos ensues.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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

Cave, Nick

Contents: How Long Have I Waited?(1:36 min) -- Have Mercy on Me(1:32 min) -- I Have Trembled My Way Deep(1:15 min) -- I Have Wandered All My Unending Days(1:42 min) -- Splendour, Glorious Splendour(1:54 min) -- Such Things Should Never Happen(1:45 min) -- I Come Alone and to You(2:06 min) -- Psalm Instrumental(11:43 min)

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Cave Things 2022

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1 available in LP Phonograph Record, Call number: VINYL POP/ROCK CAV

Summary: Two Canberra-based brothers become entangled in a cover-up that involves a remote outback community and key members of the Australian government.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

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

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Pl 4

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

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

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

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Pl 2

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Summary: Mad Max: In the ravaged near future, a savage motorcycle gang rules the road. Terrorizing innocent civilians while tearing up the streets, the ruthless gang laughs in the face of a police force bent on stopping them. But they underestimate one officer: Max Rockatansky. And when the bikers brutalized Max's best friend and family, they send him into a mad frenzy that leaves him with only one...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

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

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Pl 3

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 Non-fiction, Call number: 599.222 FLA

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