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Australia

RRP $15.99

Join intrepid explorer Benjamin Blog and his inquisitive dog Barko Polo as they travel to one of the world's most fascinating countries: Australia! The book includes chapters on Australian history, geography, cities, people, and food, as well as visiting some of the most famous places of this unique country, such as Uluru and Sydney Harbour Bridge.


Pastoral Australia

RRP $34.99

Pastoral Australia tells the story of the expansion of Australia's pastoral industry, how it drove European settlement and involved Aboriginal people in the new settler society. The rural life that once saw Australia "ride on the sheep's back" is no longer what defines Australians, yet it is largely their history as a pastoral nation that has endured in heritage places and which is embedded in their self-image as Australians.

The challenges of sustaining a pastoral industry in Australia make a compelling story of their own. Developing livestock breeds able to prosper in the Australian environment was an ongoing challenge, as was getting wool and meat to market.

Many stock routes, wool stores, abattoirs, wharf facilities, railways, roads, and river and ocean transport systems that were developed to link the pastoral interior with the urban and market infrastructure still survive. Windmills, fences, homesteads, shearing sheds, bores, stock yards, traveling stock routes, bush roads and railheads all changed the look of the country. These features of the landscape are symbols of a pastoral Australia, and of the foundations of a national identity, which will endure long into the future.

Key features
Outlines the history of pastoralism from 1788 to 1967 in an accessible way
Links the history to the many and varied surviving sites and landscape features created by it, which are now part of the heritage
Tells the story of involvement of Aboriginal people in pastoralism, particularly in northern Australia
Puts pastoralism into the context of Australia's development as a nation


Australian Birds

RRP $12.99

Australian Birds highlights over 140 bird species found in Australia. This folded guide conveniently fits into a pocket and is printed on weatherproof material. The back cover features vegetation zones found in Australia.

With 800 species of birds in the country, you need a program to identify the players. Australian Birds is the ideal eco-travel guide for the bird lover. Lightweight, it conveniently folds to fit into a pocket when you want to reach for your camera or binoculars.

This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar species and the prominent vegetation zones found in Australia. Laminated for durability, this handy guide is the one to take on your next birding adventure.

About the Author

Zoologist James Kavanagh has researched and written more than 450 publications pertaining to wildlife observation and outdoor recreation. His unique talent is in taking complex information and synthesizing the salient points to make knowledge about nature and the outdoors more accessible to novices, and to present quick, portable reference information for more experienced wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts.

His books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.


200 Overseas Travelling Tips

RRP $9.95


Australia's Jewels

RRP $20.99

Opal

Opal Clemenger’s facing bankruptcy and only ruthless tycoon Domenic Silvagni can rescue her. Domenic thinks money can buy anything — including a wife. So he will help Opal only if she agrees to his marriage ultimatum.

Opal has no choice but to marry Domenic, but then he makes another demand: she must provide him with an heir. But Domenic quickly realises that there’s one thing he can’t buy — his wife’s love...

Sapphire

Sheikh Khaled Al-Ateeq has asked Sapphire Clemenger to design the wedding gown of his intended bride. But there’s more to Khaled's deal than meets the eye: Sapphy must accompany him to his desert palace and she’s forbidden to meet the bride-to-be. How strange when she’s told the bridal gown’s measurements are her own...

Sapphy realises that she’s been stolen by the sheikh — because she’s his chosen wife!

Helene

He’d wed her to save her from a forced marriage to another man. Twelve years later, Paolo Mancini’s back to tell his wife, beautiful Helene Grainger, they can divorce at last.

But Paolo is still the passionate and gorgeous Italian whom Helene married. When they are reunited for one last night, Paolo realises what he’s been missing — and decides that he cannot let her go!

Ruby

When Ruby Clemenger inherits half of the Bastiani Pearl Corporation, she knows that her life is about to get complicated. Zane Bastiani, the pearl master’s son, wants rid of Ruby — he thinks she was his father’s mistress and can be easily bought. But Ruby’s price is high. Unable to pay her off with cash, Zane decides to seduce Ruby into submission. He has nothing to lose — until he discovers Ruby is innocent...in every way!



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