Australian Non-Fiction

From Andrew Chapman, the best-selling author of Woolsheds, comes a stunning new photographic book exploring the world around the sheds - the shearers, the roustabouts, the dogs, the dunnies and the sheds themselves. On his photographic odyssey, Andrew Chapman takes us o... read more

Around the Sheds

Antipodes: In Search of the Southern Continent is a new history of an ancient geography. It reassesses the evidence for why Europeans believed a massive southern continent existed, and why they advocated for its discovery. When ships were eq... read more

Antipodes : In Search of the Southern Continent


 Australian Non-Fiction

Cavemen tamed fire then they tamed animals, wild ancestors of the domestic breeds that have been with us ever since. From the city beggar sharing a blanket with a bull terrier to oil-sheiks breeding Arabian horses, humans are suckers for animals. Writers are not immune. Le... read more

Man and Beast

Since 1970 seventy-three political leaders within the major parties have been forcibly removed from their leadership positions. And at the heart of the turmoil is the media, with its 24-hour news cycle making political... read more

Disposable Leaders  Media and Leadership Coups from Menzies to Abbott

What a Time to be Alive: That and other lies in the 2016 campaign is the ugly and un-sanitised diary behind the curtain of the double dissolution election campaign. A poll fought between two wildly ambitious men who want t... read more

What a Time to be Alive: That and Other Lies in the 2016 Campaign

Welcome to the world of university academics, where the Academic Hunger Games, fuelled by precarious employment conditions, is the new reality - a perpetual jostle for short-term contracts and the occasional plum job. But Inger Mewb... read more

How to be an Academic: The Thesis Whisperer Reveals All

The Wisdom of Oz presents the finest pearls of wisdom from Australians of all walks of life - from politicians to actors, journalists to sportspeople, bushrangers to businessmen. An aphorism worthy of its name requires truth, surprise and concision. In... read more

Wisdom of Oz: Australian Aphorisms


 Australian Non-Fiction

Outback Governesses is collection of eye-opening stories about fourteen governesses who drop in, Mary Poppins-like, to educate children in Australia's remotest rural areas and in return receive a bush education of their own...From the School of the Air to vast outbac... read more

Outback Governesses

When Holden announced it would stop building cars in Australia, a four-wheeled heartbeat stopped. After all Holden is our car, an iconic brand whose rise echoed that of our nation. Holden had evolved from a saddle business servicing a frontier nation to a motori... read more

Holden: Our Car 1856-2017


 Australian Non-Fiction

Get a load of these awesome Aussie animals! Lively and lazy, tall and small... which Aussie animals are most dangerous of all? Get fair dinkum facts on underground tricksters, cold-blooded reptiles, adorable marsupials and more. Find out everything you've ever wanted to know about the incredible creatures that call Australia home.

Big Book of Aussie Animals

Childhood stories of family, country and belonging
What is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia? This anthology, compiled by award-winning author Anita Heiss, showcases many diverse voices, experiences and stories in order to a... read more

Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia