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Lies, Damned Lies Audiobook

Lies, Damned Lies

Author: Claire G Coleman Narrator: Lisa Maza Release Date: September 2021

A deeply personal exploration of Australia's colonisation past, present and future by one of Australia's finest contemporary authors. This is a difficult piece to write. It cuts closer to the bone than most of what I have written; closer to my bones, through my blood and flesh to the bones of truth and country; there is truth here, not disguised but in the open and that truth hurts. In Lies, Damned Lies acclaimed author Claire G. Coleman, a proud Noongar woman, takes the listener on a journey through the past, present and future of Australia, lensed through her own experience. Beautifully written, this literary work blends the personal with the political, offering listeners an insight into the stark reality of the ongoing trauma of Australia's violent colonisation. Colonisation in Australia is not over. Colonisation is a process, not an event - and the after-effects will continue while there are still people to remember it. 'An urgent examination of oneself and one's country. Written with a booming cadence that demands to be read aloud, again and again' Tara June Winch, Miles Franklin Award-winning author of THE YIELD 'You may think you're woke, but Coleman never sleeps' Dr Tyson Yunkaporta, bestselling author of SAND TALK

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The Palace Letters: The Queen, the Governor-General, and the Plot to Dismiss Gough Whitlam Audiobook

The Palace Letters: The Queen, the Governor-General, and the Plot to Dismiss Gough Whitlam

Author: Jenny Hocking Narrator: Katherine Littrell Release Date: August 2021

What role did the queen play in governor-general Sir John Kerr's plans to dismiss prime minister Gough Whitlam in 1975, unleashing one of the most divisive episodes in Australia's political history? And why weren't we told? Under the cover of being designated as private correspondence, the letters between the queen and the governor-general about the dismissal have been locked away for decades in the National Archives of Australia, and embargoed by the queen-potentially forever. This ruse has furthered the fiction that the queen and the Palace had no warning of or role in Kerr's actions. In the face of this, Professor Jenny Hocking embarked on a four-year legal battle to force the Archives to release the letters. In 2015, she mounted a crowd-funded campaign, securing a stellar pro bono team that took her case all the way to the High Court of Australia. Now, drawing on never-before-published material from Kerr's archives and her submissions to the court, Hocking traces the collusion and deception behind the dismissal, and charts the secret role of High Court judges; the leader of the opposition, Malcolm Fraser; and the Queen's private secretary in fostering and supporting Kerr's actions. Hocking also reveals the obstruction, intrigue, and duplicity she faced, raising disturbing questions about the role of the National Archives in preventing access to its own historical material and in enforcing royal secrecy over its documents.

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P.L.O.T  Past Lives, Olden Times: Tales from Waikumete Cemetery Auckland, New Zealand Audiobook

P.L.O.T Past Lives, Olden Times: Tales from Waikumete Cemetery Auckland, New Zealand

Author: Jane Wilks Narrator: Jane Wilks Release Date: August 2021

P.L.O.T Past Lives Olden Times is a fascinating look into the lives of a few who are buried in Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland New Zealand. These accounts range from a scandalous tale of star-crossed lovers, to the story of an old boarding house in West Auckland. Included in the book are recipes and poem readings for the listener to enjoy.

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The Brilliant Boy: Doc Evatt and the Great Australian Dissent Audiobook

The Brilliant Boy: Doc Evatt and the Great Australian Dissent

Author: Gideon Haigh Narrator: Gideon Haigh Release Date: July 2021

A Simon & Schuster audiobook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every listener.

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Australia's Dambusters: Flying into Hell with 617 Squadron Audiobook

Australia's Dambusters: Flying into Hell with 617 Squadron

Author: Colin Burgess Narrator: Steve Shanahan Release Date: July 2021

A Simon & Schuster audiobook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every listener.

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Semut: The Untold Story of a Secret Australian Operation in WWII Borneo Audiobook

Semut: The Untold Story of a Secret Australian Operation in WWII Borneo

Author: Christine Helliwell Narrator: Christine Helliwell, Dorje Swallow Release Date: July 2021

March 1945. A handful of very young Allied operatives are parachuted into the remote jungled heart of the Japanese-occupied island of Borneo, east of Singapore, there to recruit the island's indigenous Dayak peoples to fight the Japanese. Yet most speak next to no Borneo languages and know little about Dayaks, other than that they were once headhunters who might kill them on arrival. For their part, some Dayaks have never before seen a white face. This is the story of Operation Semut, an Australian secret military operation launched by the organisation popularly known as Z Special Unit in the final months of WWII. Anthropologist Christine Helliwell has called on her years of first-hand knowledge of Borneo, interviewed more than one hundred Dayak people and all the remaining Semut operatives, and consulted thousands of military and other documents to piece together this astonishing story. Focusing on two of Borneo's great rivers - the Baram and Rejang - the book provides a detailed military history of Semut II's and Semut III's brutal guerrilla campaign against the Japanese, and reveals the decisive but long-overlooked Dayak role in the operation. But this is no ordinary history. Helliwell captures vividly the terrors of the jungle environment into which the operatives are plunged. And she takes us into the lives and cavernous longhouses of the Dayaks on whom their survival depends. The result is a truly unique account of the meeting of two very different cultures amidst the savagery of the Pacific War.

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Convict-era Port Arthur: Misery of the deepest dye Audiobook

Convict-era Port Arthur: Misery of the deepest dye

Author: David W. Cameron Narrator: Ant Neate Release Date: June 2021

Detailing the development of the prison and its outlying stations, including its dreaded coal mines and providing an account of the changing views to convict rehabilitation, Convict-era Port Arthur focuses in on a number of individuals, telling the story through their eyes. Charles O'Hara Booth, a significant commandant of Port Arthur; Mark Jeffrey, a convict who became the grave digger on the Island of the Dead; and William Thompson, who arrived just as the new probation system started and who was forced to work in the treacherous coal mines. Convict-era Port Arthur will for the first time provide a comprehensive history of Port Arthur, its horrors and its changing role over a fifty-year period. In gripping detail, using the experiences and words of the convicts, soldiers and administrators who spent time there, David W. Cameron brings to life these deeply miserable days.

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Only the Brave: July 1944--The Epic Battle for Guam Audiobook

Only the Brave: July 1944--The Epic Battle for Guam

Author: Don Keith Narrator: Steven Kearney Release Date: June 2021

For Dutton Caliber's American War Heroes series, a World War II narrative on the American liberation of Guam in 1944, focusing on the twenty days of intense combat as the Marine Corps took the island back from the Japanese. On July 21, 1944, a US Marine division landed on the beaches of Guam, a once sleepy island in the Pacific that had been seized from the Americans by the Japanese in the hours after Pearl Harbor. The Japanese would not be giving Guam up easily. The large enemy force defended the island viciously, punching holes through the American lines, attacking from the flanks, and eventually resorting to banzai suicide attacks. The fighting was bloody and brutal, every bit as deadly as Iwo Jima or Okinawa would be. Now, acclaimed author Don Keith offers up a compelling account of one of the toughest fights of the Pacific War, a battle that led to ten thousand American casualties and four Medals of Honor.

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The Arrival of the Maori: Legends of Gods, the Creation Myths and Spectacular Culture of Indigenous  Audiobook

The Arrival of the Maori: Legends of Gods, the Creation Myths and Spectacular Culture of Indigenous

Author: Norah Romney Narrator: Robbie Smith Release Date: May 2021

Marikoriko, the first woman, and Tiki, her Creator. Hupene, the old Tohunga, squats muttering on the floor beside his carved ancestor Tiki. Tiki is a God who in the dim long ago helped to build the world, and the whose carved image is now supporting the middle pillar of the house. His eyes of pawa-shell, which once commanded in the Ten Heavens and were full of fire and wisdom, glisten out of the silent twilight; they stare far, far into the Darkness, which Hine-nui-te-po is slowly spreading over the world, Hine-nui-te-po, the Great Mother of Night, who at one time was young and beautiful, and gave Life to Nature.'Haere-mai, e te manuhire, Haere-mai' ('Welcome, stranger, welcome'), so speaks the old Tohunga; then, drawing his flax mat around him, he mutters: 'Haere-mai,' and, after a long silence again, as if murmuring to himself, 'Haere-mai'—but soon his eyes follow those of his ancestor again, gazing into the silence of the slowly descending Night, the ancient goddess Hine-nui-te-po, the Great Mother of Rest. Wisdom dwells with the aged, and their muttering is the sign that their wisdom is ripe. Flying from the mouth of the old, it becomes Mother now and wife to the listening ear.

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Walk a War in My Shoes Audiobook

Walk a War in My Shoes

Author: Murray Ernest Hall Narrator: Geoffrey Boyes Release Date: April 2021

On the 25th August 1895, Ernest Alfred Hall was born into a pioneering Australian family that lived on a 313-acre property called 'Cloverdale' near the hamlet of Beech Forest, south of the Otway Ranges, some 200 kilometres south west of Melbourne, Victoria. As a child, it seemed he would be destined for the life of a farmer in a country that was just realising its independence through Federation, yet his path was to be diverted by the cataclysmic events that befell Europe and the British Empire. So it was, that one month short of his 20th birthday, Ernest caught the train to Melbourne and enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force. At only 5' 3' he was never going to be the biggest soldier in the army, but as his father said to him, 'It's not the size of the dog in the fight, son, but the size of the fight in the dog.'  Like so many, Ernest Hall embarked for the war to end all wars. Unlike so many, his letters and records survived. This is his story.

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Mallacoota Time Audiobook

Mallacoota Time

Author: Milena Cifali Narrator: Milena Cifali Release Date: March 2021

Highly-regarded creative talent Milena Cifali is an award winning singer-songwriter and poet, who, along with her partner Jim Horvath, lost her home, instruments and beloved parrots in the Mallacoota bushfires on New Year's Eve 2019. Out of adversity, Milena has written a heartfelt book, sharing her personal journey towards recovery, against the larger backdrop of an unprecedented bushfire season and the coronavirus pandemic. The book showcases Milena's considerable talents of writing, poetry, lyrics, and photography to create a stirring and timely work. At its heart is the search for home and its aim to connect with Australia's fire ravaged communities and to provide solace, facilitating healing for all those suffering loss amongst these communities.

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Differently Abeled: Taking a Stand Making a Difference Audiobook

Differently Abeled: Taking a Stand Making a Difference

Author: Graeme Axford, Jane Bissell Narrator: Bruce Hopkins Release Date: March 2021

Differently Abled tells the true-life story of Graeme Axford life from childhood to adulthood and all the struggles in between. During the schooling years, he suffered from a severe case of dyslexia but this was not diagnosed until early adulthood long after her schooling was over. In great detail, Graeme describes his life journey and struggles which eventually led to him becoming an advocate for others. Over the years he's helped well over 7000 people and dealt with the office of the ombudsman and privacy Commissioner all so Human Rights Commission and put his own petitions and before Parliament. His biggest and lifelong battle was with Child, Youth and Family and the Ministry of Social Development. His life takes some interesting twists and turns as will be revealed.

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