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Anzac Memories: Living With The Legend, Alistair Thomson
1 Alistair Thomson Anzac Memories: Living With The Legend
Oxford University Press 236134 Melbourne 1995 0195537432 / 9780195537437 Softcover Very Good Condition The Anzac (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) legend rests upon the assumption that Australia came of age as a nation when the Anzacs landed on Gallipoli on April 25, 1915 during the First World War. This legend is integral to the Australian sense of nationhood and national character. In this highly original book, Alistair Thompson explores both the creation of the legend, and, most crucially, its effect upon those who have lived in its shadow--the survivors of the great war. Looking at the legend's changing significance for Australian politics and society, the author draws on personal interviews with surviving war veterans, as well as the official histories of Charles Bean, and the depiction of Anzacs in nineties novels and movies. 280 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Australian::Australian History; Australia; Military & Warfare; Military. ISBN: 0195537432. ISBN/EAN: 9780195537437. Inventory No: 236134. Paperback 
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Ruxton: A Biography, Anne Blair
2 Anne Blair Ruxton: A Biography
Allen & Unwin 237448 Australia 2004 1741142229 / 9781741142228 Trade Paperback Good Condition Bruce Ruxton has been in the news since 1968, when he was elected Victorian state vice-president of the RSL. For 35 years, he has spoken out on compulsory national service, South Africa, Aboriginal land rights, Japanese war crimes, the use of the word Anzac' in commercial advertising, and more latterly, women in the armed forces, homosexuality in the armed forces, the Bill of Rights, the flag, Japanese investment in Australia, amalgamation of local councils, the republican debate, multiculturalism and Asian migration.Ruxton has seldom been quoted in the press without the words controversial' or outspoken' appearing before his name. As state president of the Victorian RSL, he worked a sixteen to eighteen hour day ensuring that veterans had their full pension rights and entitlements. He took up the difficult task of ensuring the provision of retirement accommodation and nursing homes for an ageing population of World War II ex-services men and women, and of a growing number of widows. After The Sun newspaper predicted in 1984 that the Anzac Day march might die due to falling numbers of participants, it was Bruce Ruxton who revived it, turning the dawn service at the Shrine of Remembrance into a significant event in Australian national culture, with growing numbers of young people attending each year. In this first official biography of an outstanding Australian, Anne Blair gives us this astute, funny, decisive, kind, outspoken and controversial man in all his complexity. As Jeff Kennett said at Ruxton's last RSL conference, Bruce is a little man with a very big heart and a very big mouth he has used both very, very effectively.' Heavy tanning to front endpaper. 208 pages. Tanning to page edges. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 1741142229. ISBN/EAN: 9781741142228. Inventory No: 237448. Paperback 
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Without Warning: A Soldier's Extraordinary Journey, Damien Thomlinson with Michael Cowley
3 Damien Thomlinson with Michael Cowley Without Warning: A Soldier's Extraordinary Journey
HarperCollins 238059 Australia 2013 0732297168 / 9780732297169 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition Private Damien Thomlinson is a former member of the elite 2nd Commando Regiment of the Australian Army who was terribly injured in after a bomb explosion in Afghanistan. His inspiring journey back from the dead stands as proof that no challenge is too great and that the ANZAC spirit is truly alive and well. After losing both his legs in an accident in Afghanistan, Special Forces soldier Damien thomlinson was determined not only to survive, but to meet life head on. this is an uplifting story of guts, drive and exceptional resilience. Without warning, Private Damien thomlinson's life changed forever. On a night patrol in Afghanistan in 2009, his vehicle drove over a taliban explosive device. His right leg turned instantly to red mist and his left leg was severed below the knee. His arms and hands were shattered and his nose smashed. Blood poured into his lungs. He was as close to death as you can get. Damien's story could have been a tragedy, but because of his enormously optimistic spirit it is instead one of triumph and inspiration. Once a commando, always a commando. Damien was determined not to be defined or limited by his injuries. With dogged focus and commitment, he set about reclaiming his life - on his own terms. His extraordinary drive and willpower saw him walking again on prosthetic legs just eight weeks from the time of his accident, ready to stand and welcome his unit home from Afghanistan. He set himself extraordinary challenges including walking the demanding 96km Kokoda track in honour of a fallen comrade and becoming the public face of the Commando Welfare trust. Damien is now an aspiring Paralympian, determined to represent Australia in snowboarding. His life has irrevocably changed, but he believes it has changed for the better. Damien's positive attitude and larrikin, never-say-die spirit are an inspiration to all of us, and the story of his journey is humbling, heartbreaking and truly awe-inspiring. 290 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography::Memoir; Biography & Autobiography; ISBN/EAN: 9780732297169. Inventory No: 238059. Paperback 
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Sydney, Geoffrey Moorehouse
4 Geoffrey Moorehouse Sydney
A&U 239043 Australia 1999 First Edition 1865081280 / 9781865081281 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 'No other city was born under so cruel a star, but no other city now gives the impressionable visitor such a feeling of still boundless optimism.This is the great city of Sydney, as summed up by Geoffrey Moorhouse in his brilliant history of Australia's principal metropolis.In a broad sweep he takes the reader from long before the arrival of the First Fleet loaded with convicts in 1788, to the preparation for the Olympic Games in 2000. In between he also describes and analyses the life of Sydney as we reach a new century - its aboriginal community and wealth of prehistoric art, its complex racial mix, its great sporting traditions, its cultural aspirations which produced the glorious Opera House, its crucial function as a seaport and its value to the naval strategists, its authoritarian and intolerant streak, its corruptions and mismanagements, its long political loyalty to the Australian Labor Party, its cherished rivalry with Melbourne, its generosities and its tremendous vitality, its many sensual delights.His descriptions of the Botanic Gardens, of the Royal Easter Show, of the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, of ANZAC Day, are as vivid as anything Moorhouse has ever written. But above all there is Sydney's greatest and most incomparable heirloom, its alpha and its omega - 'the most beautiful working harbour in the world'. Geoffrey Moorhouse's Sydney may be seen as a sequel to his highly acclaimed earlier books on Calcutta and New York. Drawing on a lifetime's acquaintance with great cities of the world, he concludes that Sydney represents 'our very last chance to get the urban thing more or less right'; the opportunity for a great polygot community to live together in harmony. 277 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Australian::Australia - NSW; History; Australian::Australian History. ISBN: 1865081280. ISBN/EAN: 9781865081281. Inventory No: 239043. Hardcover 
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Price: 20.00 AUD
 
 
Great ANZAC Stories, Graham Seal
5 Graham Seal Great ANZAC Stories
Allen & Unwin 236685 Australia 2013 9778174310595 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket The men and women who created the igger legend. 302 pages. Black and white illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Australian::Australian War; Military & Warfare; Military. ISBN/EAN: 9778174310595. Inventory No: 236685. Paperback 
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Price: 15.50 AUD
 
 
Turning Point - Australians Choosing Their Future, Hugh Mackay
6 Hugh Mackay Turning Point - Australians Choosing Their Future
Pan Macmillan 229695 Australia 1999 0732910013 / 9780732910013 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket A stocktake of Australia at the end of the twentieth century, by one of our most authoritative social researchers and commentators. Hugh Mackay takes us on an alphabetical tour of ourselves, travelling from Anzac Day and the baby boomers, right through to the thorny issues of the republic and xenophobia. Provocative and entertaining. 316 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Australian::Australian Culture; History; ISBN: 0732910013. ISBN/EAN: 9780732910013. Inventory No: 229695. Paperback 
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Price: 12.50 AUD
 
 
Australians At War, Peter Cochrane
7 Peter Cochrane Australians At War
ABC Books 230293 Australia 2001 First Edition 0733309178 / 9780733309175 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good The companion volume to the major documentary series "Australians at War", commissioned by the Federal Government, to begin broadcasting around Anzac Day 2001. The book describes Australian involvement in the conflicts of the 20th century, from the Boer War to UN operations in East Timor. 272 pages. Item Type: TV Tie-in. Fully Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Australian::Australian War; Military & Warfare; Military. ISBN: 0733309178. ISBN/EAN: 9780733309175. Inventory No: 230293. Hardcover 
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Price: 20.00 AUD
 


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