Margaret Bolton / Mapmaker: The Life and Times of Abraham Ortelius
Abraham Ortelius was a mapmaker in the 1500s in Antwerp. His chief claim to fame was that he made the first map book, now called an atlas.
Marina Lutz / Somers Commonwealth Immigration Camp: Memories of Teaching at Victorian School No. 4653 in 1950
Here was a woman of unique experience. She was a living piece of Australia’s history.
Helen Lyne / Love, Disappointment and Other Joys of Life
The characters in this collection of thirty-one stories kick over the rock of life’s disappointments and discover freedom, joy, love, laughter and well-satisfied lust.
Adrian Rogers / Ecce Homo and Nine Painters
‘Behold the Man!’ How will nine painters, each with their own particular style, culture, attitudes and ambitions relate to the challenge?
David Atkinson / Strands and Ripples
David Atkinson’s latest collection is a cornucopia of the poetic spectrum; it confirms that he is one of Australia’s finest poets.
Jill Nevile / A Scent of Frangipani
Jill has not been afraid to bare her soul with poems of personal experience and her love and attachment to her furry friends.
Edna Taylor / Paving Stones
Some of these stories start in the middle - with folks on the way to somewhere - but the middle is only a continuation of what has happened previously and is a precursor to what is going to happen next.
Gabrielle Journey Jones / Etymology of Courage
Gabrielle’s poems are designed to be read out loud with a freedom which leads to personal resolution, revolution and joy.
Lorraine Haig / Paddling the Canoe
Lorraine Haig’s poems reflect the rhythms of the natural world and human relationships in states of flux.
Maybe Street: Selected Poems of Anna Buck / Edited by Tim Metcalf
One of the finest and most prolific poets ever to grace the Bega Valley Shire of New South Wales, Anna Buck was noted for her humour, attention to detail, and love of both people and the natural world.
Julie Thorndyke / Divertimento
Survival, desire, disaster; misadventure, murder and magic combine in this unique collection of tales set in locations including old rural Australia, present-day cities and the distant mystical past.
David Brelsford / Hot Chocolate
David Brelsford won the Hula Manu writing competition at the Brigham Young University Hawaii Campus in 1973.
Margaret Visciglio / Only Two Letters in Orroroo
Only Two Letters in Orroroo is not a war novel; it is an anti-war novel. The novel’s theme is dark but there are flashes of light and humour.
Dianne Kennedy / Jellyfish Dreams
In creating the poems in Jellyfish Dreams, the poet draws on her love of mythology as well as her own life’s experiences.
Brian H. Jones / Happy People
Happy People traces the perspectives of settlers on Indigenous Australians, from the first settlement during 1788 until the military excursions and Governor Macquarie’s ‘emergency’ measures put a forceful and localised end to the conflict on the southern border of the colony during 1816-17.
Jane Williams / Points of Recognition
'Jane Williams’s eye and ear are trained to human idiosyncrasy and foible, and to the endless possibilities that are held within a life.' - Sarah Day
John Lowe / Houndstooth
John Lowe is fascinated by contrasts, especially when they come together, either to clash or complement each other.
Peter Rodgers / Life, Death and Other Distractions
Life, Death and Other Distractions is a masterclass for the writing of short stories.
Elizabeth Heij / Green Gardens of Life
Beware of assumptions about your elderly neighbours who came of age in the 1960s and 70s. Their thoughts just might surprise you.
John Watson / Plagiarisms
To render these theatrical interludes in verse is of course an indulgence but also, it is hoped, a tribute and an invitation.