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Australia's Second Chance What Our History Tells Us About Our Future

By: Megalogenis, George

Price: $34.99

Publisher: Australia, Penguin Books Australia, 23/Sep/2015


336 The bestselling author of The Australian Moment asks the most important question confronting the country right now - how do we maintain our winning streak? Most nations don't get a first chance to prosper. Australia is on its second. For the best part of the nineteenth century, Australia was the world's richest country, a pioneer for democracy and a magnet for migrants. Yet our last big boom was followed by a fifty-year bust as we lost our luck, our riches and our ne... View more info

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Long Way Home

By: Brierley, Saroo

Price: $22.99

Publisher: Australia, Penguin Books Australia, 14/Feb/2017


A true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds, now the major motion picture Lion. When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost home town half a world away, he made global headlines. Saroo had become lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite being happ... View more info

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Parvana

By: Ellis, Deborah

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin, 1/Jan/2002


195 x 130mm. 180 There are many types of battle in Afghanistan. Imagine living in a country where women and girls are not allowed to leave the house without a man. Imagine having to wear clothes that cover every part of your body, including your face, whenever you go out. This is the life of Parvana, a young girl growing up in Afghanistan under the control of an extreme religious military group. When soldiers burst into her home and drag her father off to prison, Parvana... View more info

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Yassmin's Story

By: Abdel-Magied, Yassmin

Price: $22.99

Publisher: Australia, Random House Australia, 30/Jan/2017


336 At 21, Yassmin found herself working on a remote Australian oil and gas rig; she was the only woman and certainly the only Sudanese-Egyptian-Australian background Muslim woman. With her hijab quickly christened a 'tea cosy' there could not be a more unlikely place on earth for a young Muslim woman to want to be. This is the story of how she got there, where she is going, and how she wants the world to change. Born in the Sudan, Yassmin and her parents moved to Brisba... View more info