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5 Ways To Carry A Goat: A Blogger
5 Ways To Carry A ...
Ben Groundwater


‘I’d sleep on couches, beds, floors, kennels … If someone was kind enough to put a roof over my head, I was game enough to go meet them. And I’d just pray they were who they said they were.’ There's ...


The People
The People's Unive...
Ben Robertson


Founded in 1909, the University of Queensland was a gift to the people in celebration of the state's Golden Jubilee of separation from New South Wales. From humble and challenging beginnings in a toug ...


The Hard Light Of Day: An Artist
The Hard Light Of ...
Rod Moss


A story of a whitefella-blackfella friendship that offers hope for the future. Winner of the 2011 Prime Minister's Literary Award.


Someone Else
Someone Else's Chi...
Sue Phillips


What does it take to carry someone else's child? What does it feel like to give her up? On a summer morning in Canberra, Sue Phillips gave birth for the fourth time. Sue's husband was by her side, al ...


J.D. Salinger: A Life Raised High
J.D. Salinger: A L...
Kenneth Slawenski


The definitive biography of one of the most influential authors of our time. On 27 January 2010, J.D. Salinger, author of the much-loved classic The Catcher in the Rye, died peacefully at his New Ham ...


The Economics Of Identity And Creativity: A Cultural Science Approach (Creative Economy + Innovation  Culture Series)
The Economics Of I...
Carsten Herrmann-...


The UQP Creative Economy + Innovation Culture series edited by Stuart Cunningham and John Hartley showcases fresh research approaches to global creative thinking, enterprise and innovation. The series ...


Ten Hail Marys
Ten Hail Marys
Kate Howarth


An extraordinary story of hope and survival. In January 1966, Kate Howarth gave birth to a healthy baby boy at St Margaret's Home for unwed mothers in Sydney. In the months before the birth, and the ...


Curtains: Adventures Of An Undertaker In Training
Curtains: Adventur...
Tom Jokinen


If Bill Bryson were to join a funeral home as an apprentice, and if he searched for the meaning of life and death while he was at it, you'd have Curtains. At 44, Tom Jokinen quit a good government jo ...


When Blood And Bones Cry Out: Journeys Through The Soundscape Of Healing And Reconciliation
When Blood And Bon...
John Paul Lederac...
Angela Jill Leder...


How do people heal and reconcile after violent experiences that defy words? American academic John Paul Lederach, a peacebuilding pioneer, has teamed up with his daughter, Angela Jill Lederach, to add ...


Reporting Conflict: New Directions In Peace Journalism
Reporting Conflict...
Jake Lynch
Johan Galtung


Journalists control our access to news. By pitching stories from particular angles, media set the agenda for public debate. In Reporting Conflict, Jake Lynch and Johan Galtung challenge reporters to t ...





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