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Book of the month

Finding Our Humanity, Leif Cocks (The Orangutan Project)

Using a seamless blend of personal anecdote, philosophical and psychological discussion and the gentle presentation of scientific evidence, Finding our Humanity convincingly builds the case for understanding our place ...

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What we are reading


  • Author: A.J. Betts
  • Publisher: Pan Australia

Rogue is the phenomenal second novel in the duology that began with Hive. Teenaged Hayley has been ejected from her insular underwater world and is adrift in a vast ocean. …

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Book Cover of A Stolen Life by antonio Buti

A Stolen Life: the Bruce Trevorrow Case

  • Author: Antonio Buti
  • Publisher: Fremantle Press

Antonio Buti’s A Stolen Life charts the circumstances behind the removal of Ngarrindjeri man Bruce Trevorrow from his family as a baby by the South Australian Aboriginal Protection Board, and …

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The Wreckers’ Revenge

  • Author: Norman Jorgensen
  • Publisher: Fremantle Press

Red Read finds himself expelled from his Perth boarding school, and awaits twenty lashes with a birch. Fortunately, smuggler Captain Black Bowen intervenes and soon Red is back aboard the …

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Blood in the Dust

  • Author: Bill Swiggs
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Set in Victoria in 1853, Blood in the Dust is a fast-paced novel from the winner of the best unpublished manuscript category of the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. When …

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