A book about Henry Sutton, a highly active and innovative inventor from Ballarat. By Lorayne Branch
A read of the controversial book which attempts to make a case for aboriginal agriculture and civilisation in pre colonial Australia.
Working Class Boy covers Jimmy’s early years beginning in Glasgow, Scotland and then moving to Australia. Life was difficult in both places but at least the weather was nice and warm in Australia.
A fascinating look into the world of the Australian rock scene in the 70’s and 80’s told by Jimmy Barnes.
The murders of Jim Barclay and John Bamford in late 1917 at Wonnangatta Station near Myrtleford in Victoria is a fascinating mystery. The book covers the theories and paints a picture of the setting with historical stories about many of the locals of the time.
Skimpy is an auto biography by Kellie Arrowsmith, a “skimpy” bar waitress. Outrageous true tales of crocodiles, snakes and pulling beers in the top end.
This is a detailed study of the loss of the Australian backyard. Probably a bit too detailed for most readers you can skip over the parts of least interest.
It’s a good overall history of Australia but not much detail. There are no diagrams illustrating concepts from the text. It does feature great quality images and drawings from the periods being discussed.
A fascinating insight into Australia dating from the 60’s.
Sometimes it’s good to get a different point of view about your country.