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Fitzgerald, Ross

Writer and broadcaster Professor Ross Fitzgerald is Emeritus Professor of History and Politics at Griffith University, Brisbane, and a part-time Professorial Fellow at the Australian Catholic University. He is the author of thirty books, most recently The Pope’s Battalions: Santamaria, Catholicism and the Labor Split (UQP). He is contributing co-editor of Growing Old (Dis)Gracefully: 35 Australians Reflect on Life over 50 (ABC Books).
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Made In Queensland: A New History (Hardback Limited Edition)

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Extensively researched and generously illustrated, Made in Queensland captures the defining moments of the state's history and the everyday life of its people. It examines Queensland's growth into a dynamic state renowned for its extraordinary, diverse landscapes, wealth of intellectual and physical resources and a population that appreciates its unique lifestyle.

$59.95

Made in Queensland: A New History (Paperback Edition)

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Extensively researched and generously illustrated, Made in Queensland captures the defining moments of the state's history and the everyday life of its people. It examines Queensland's growth into a dynamic state renowned for its extraordinary, diverse landscapes, wealth of intellectual and physical resources and a population that appreciates its unique lifestyle.

$45.00

The Footy Club: Inside The Brisbane Bears

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At the hallowed ground of the MCG the sign over the Brisbane Bear's dressing room reads, "Prepare To Take The Final Step". Veteran coach Robert Walls wants his players to perform at their peak in this, the club's first-ever final. Leading the Bears up the dark tunnel of the player's race is battle-scarred Roger Merrett, the AFL's oldest player. As the Bears emerge into the Melbourne sunshine, watched by more than 50,000 expectant fans, it is the culmination of all their footy club's dreams ...

$19.95

The People's Champion: Fred Paterson - Australia's Only Cpa Mp

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This is the first biography of F.W.(Fred) Paterson, radical barrister and Communist Party MLA for Bowen from 1944 to 1950. In Australian history, he remains the only Communist Part representative to be elected to any state or federal parliament. At the time it was said of Paterson that only one man was less likely ever to become Premier of Queensland, Johannes Bjelke-Petersen.A Rhodes Scholar and divinity student who became a prominent communist activist, Paterson was also a staunch defender of the rights of Australian immigrants, working for Italian cane-cutters in North Queensland. As part of the so-called "popular front", he helped lessen the influence of fascist ideas among the immigrant community while advancing their social and economic conditions.On St Patrick's Day 1948, during a demonstration in Brisbane against repressive state industrial laws, Paterson was savagely bashed by a plain-clothes policeman and sustained serious head injuries. Then, in 1950, his Bowen electorate was gerrymandered out of existence by the ruling Labor Party.

$30.00

The Pope's Battalions

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A prophet whose confident prophecies were frequently proved wrong, B.A. Santamaria profoundly affected 20th century Australian political life. Although he rarely gave interviews and never held elected office, Santamaria became widely known through his regular commentaries in the "Australian" and in his magazine "News Weekly". Building on his battle against Communist influence in the trade unions, Santamaria boldly attempted to capture the ALP and transform it into a European-style Christian Democrat party. The ensuing split was disastrous, demoralising the ALP, and casting Santamaria out of the Labor fold for all time.

$35.00