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Alternative Australia: Celebrating Cultural Diversity.
Dearling, Alan; Hanley, Brendan (Mook Bahloo, co-pilot).
ISBN: 0952331640
Enabler Publications Dorset 2000 
  Paperback small oblong quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, corner front cover & title page creased, minor edgewear. 247 pp. A dazzling tapestry of life and energy of people living at the margins of Australian society. An alternative mix of travel, history and society. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 20619  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Anglo-Australian Attitudes.
Davie, Michael.
Pimlico / Random House London 2001 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minimal edgewear. 250 pp. The author combines historical enquiry with interviews, original research, and his own encounters and experiences, to explore Anglo-Australian attitudes. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24276  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Aussie Osities.
Lindesay, Vane.
Greenhouse Publications Melbourne, Richmond 1988 
  Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, light foxing edges, spine little creased, corner front cover little creased, covers little toned in places, minor edgewear. 106 pp. This is a charming and very funny look at Australia and Australians. In the years leading up to Federation a desire for a material identity began to emerge. The author looks at the tangible expressions of this patriotic urge as it was manifested in our buildings, homes, hobbies and applied art. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30399  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Australian Civilization: A Symposium.
Coleman, Peter (editor).
F. W. Cheshire Melbourne 1962 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned, minimal edgewear. 247 pp. Peter Coleman introduces this symposium proceedings with an essay on "The New Australia". Other eminent contributors offer essays on the old tradition, the state of liberty, morals and manners, faith, intellectuals, schools, literature and the arts, the media, businessmen, myths & migrants, and foreign policy. "This book is, I think, a product of this new spirit. It is a symposium, not a manifesto. There has been no attempt to reach agreement on all issues and no reader can possibly agree with all contributors. But one striking theme throughout is a severely critical note sometimes bordering on pessimism." Hopefully this pessimism will evolve into optimism. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 4238  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Australian Heartlands: Making Space for Hope in the Suburbs.
Gleeson, Brendan.
ISBN: 1741147212
Allen & Unwin Sydney 2006 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, tiny crease few pages, minor edgewear. 211 pp. A provocative examination of the health of Australian urban communities and their role in national life. A powerful account of the political, social, economic and environmental trends shaping Australia. SALE PRICE. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23242  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Banking on Community Spirit: 22 Australian Communities Using Common Cents for Local Benefit.
Tucker, Lucy (editor); Martin, Ray (foreword).
ISBN: 0958143412
Potentially Famous Melbourne, Malvern 2004 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white photos, old price marks, sticker. 132 pp. Shows how to map the resources of communities. The Bendigo Bank's community bank model and the "Lead On Youth & Community Leadership Program" have combined to bring the very inspiring stories that are in this book to life. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21509  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Beyond Mateship: Understanding Australian Men.
Colling, Terry.
ISBN: 0731802640
Simon & Schuster Sydney 1992 
  Paperback small octavo, good plus condition, pages lightly toned as common, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. 164 pp. Explores Australia's code of mateship and the behaviours it encourages, showing how its strength has become a hindrance. Includes historical sources from the 19th-century onwards. The author is a noted family therapist and clinical director of the Marriage Guidance Council of New South Wales. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3758  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Bondi Icebergs: An Australian Icon: The Easiest Swimming Club in the World to Join - and the Hardest to Remain a Member!
Andrews, Malcolm.
ISBN: 0646433628
BB International Pty Ltd Sydney, St Peters 2004 
  Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, minor edgewear. 224 pp. This is the story of the famous Bondi Icebergs swimming club. The group grew out of enthusiasts who used to swim at the Bondi Baths each and every winter weekend in the late 1920s. Seventy-five years later they have become part of Australian folklore. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29881  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Bridging Cultures.
Campbell, Anne; Carney, Terry (illustrator).
ISBN: 0858894599
Anne Campbell Canberra, Belconnen 1995 
  Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, few single-colour drawings, black & white photos, minor edgewear. 229 pp. The author, from the Faculty of Education, University of Canberra, presents eight fictional short stories about relating to other cultures (mainly Asian). Interspersed with bits of factual information: testimony of Asian students in Australia, plus comparison of Australian with various Asian education systems. Bridging cultures is rarely easy - even when there is a great deal of goodwill on both sides, you can end up in a mess 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21495  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Broometime.
Coombs, Anne; Varga, Susan.
ISBN: 0733609902
Sceptre / Hodder Headline Sydney 2001 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, some black & white text-photos, colour photos inside covers, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear. 294 pp. Two women decide on a whim to live in Broome, in northwestern Western Australia. They become fascinated by this unique community, isolated and laid back, but also bursting with energy, and having a strong multicultural and Indigenous identity. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17830  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Building Stronger Communities.
Hughes, Philip; Black, Alan; Kaldor, Peter; Bellamy, John; Castle, Keith.
ISBN: 9780868408149
UNSW Press Sydney, Kensington 2007 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition. 241 pp. A very readable book that examines in a lucid and practical way means by which communities can be strengthened, underpinned by recent Australian research The book differs from comparable volumes in that it includes extensive material on communities of interest, as well as those based on locality. It includes useful principles and pointers for students, community workers, designated community leaders, policy makers and ordinary citizens. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16525  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Caught in the Draught: On Contemporary Australian Culture and Society.
Brady, Veronica.
ISBN: 0207179433
Angus & Robertson Sydney 1994 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, corners creased few pages, fore-edge creased one page, bottom corner creased on front cover, minor edgewear. 310 pp. In these essays, the author tackles challenging contemporary and perennial issues facing all Australians. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21834  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Civil Passions: Selected Writings.
Krygier, Martin.
ISBN: 0975076981
Black Inc. Melbourne 2005 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear. 302 pp. This very readable collection of essays looks at Australian society from many unexpected angles. The author is Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22251  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Comparing Cultures [Australia in Asia].
Milner, Anthony (editor); Quilty, Mary (editor).
Oxford University Press Melbourne 1996 
  Paperback trade, very good condition. 212 pp. A sophisticated analysis of the cultural differences that exist between Australia and the various Asian nations, by leading specialists in Australian and Asian studies. Includes chapters on business ethics, human rights, education, labour relations, democracy, national security, the media, citizenship and government. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 14054  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Crackpots, Ratbags and Rebels: A Swag of Aussie Eccentrics.
Holden, Robert.
ISBN: 0733315410
ABC Books Sydney 2005 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner front cover faintly creased, minimal stain inside front cover, minor edgewear. 240 pp. This book is a collection of yarns and humorous stories about some of Australia's most eccentric characters. Rosaleen Norton, Eve Langley, Billy Blue, Alfred Deakin, Bea Miles and Percy Grainger are all in this fascinating book. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29073  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Crocodiles and Other People.
Lockwood, Douglas.
Rigby Ltd Adelaide 1966 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (small edge tears). 222 pp. Stories from Australia's Northern Territory by well-known journalist. As Darwin correspondent of the Melbourne Herald, he covered many strange and wonderful tales throughout the sparsely populated half-million square miles. He learnt the techniques of trapping wild horses, of cattle-duffing, of buffalo hunting - and experienced the dangers and exhaustion of crocodile-hunting. 
Price: $16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 9104  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Culture Shock! Australia (A Guide to Customs and Etiquette).
Sharp, Ilsa.
ISBN: 1558680942
Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company Portland, OR 1999 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & cartoons, tiny scuff top spine, front hinge slightly split (pages firm), minor edgewear. 295 pp. A remarkable insight into the Australian character by a migrant from Singapore - a must for new migrants and travellers to Australia (and Australians trying to understand themselves). 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 40452  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Dark Victory.
Marr, David; Wilkinson, Marian.
ISBN: 1865089397
Allen & Unwin Sydney 2003 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor creasing spine, minor edgewear. 350 pp. First edition. The secret history of John Howard's campaign against boat people that began with the Tampa incident, and ended 10 extraordinary weeks later with the Australian voters giving Howard his third election victory. (This early printing does not have the cover subtitle at the base of the front cover.). 
Price: $16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 12378  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Dee Why to Barrenjoey and Pittwater.
Swancott, Charles.
Charles Swancott / D. S. Ford (Printer) Sydney 1967 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, card cover, stapled (rusted), black & white text-photos, map, minor edgewear, large sticker mark front cover. 136 pp. (Estimated date, 1967, Trove catalogue.) A readable but detailed history of Sydney's northern beaches from Dee Why to Broken Bay. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16423  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Dirt Cheap: Life at the Wrong End of the Job Market.
Wynhausen, Elizabeth.
ISBN: 1405036443
Pan Macmillan Sydney 2005 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, spine faintly creased, edges minimally foxed, minor edgewear. 246 pp. The Australian journalist gives her account of the year she spent, going undercover, to work as factory hand, checkout worker, kitchen hand and cleaner, and attempting to live on her meagre earnings. This is the inside story of what it's like to work long hours on a production line, sorting and packing eggs, stacking dishwashers in a hotel kitchen during the day and cleaning an office at night for $13 an hour. Caustic, courageous and often funny, this book is a unique view of society. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22479  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Dog Days: Australia After the Boom.
Garnaut, Ross.
ISBN: 9781863956222
Redback Books Melbourne, Collingwood 2013 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, crease front cover, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. 293 pp. A book about the future of Australian society and economy by a leading adviser to government and business. Both a forecast and analysis, it heralds a new era for Australia after the boom. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27866  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Edge of the Diaspora: Two Centuries of Jewish Settlement in Australia.
Rutland, Suzanne D.
ISBN: 0841914249
Brandl & Schlesinger Sydney, Rose Bay 2001 
  Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear. 485 pp. The controversial story of a Jewish community founded in one of the far corners of the world. A history from its convict origins through the turmoil of the 20th century which brought many Jewish immigrants to Australia. The Jews wanting to get away from Nazism arrived in the 1930s, and the Holocaust survivors, and then the refugees from Hungarian communism in the 1950s. Recently Soviet and South African Jews have arrived. This very special book documents the story of this lively community that has integrated but maintained its Jewish identity. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29914  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Faces in the Crowd: An Argument for Optimism.
Flanagan, Martin.
ISBN: 0646444204
One Day Hill Pty Ltd Melbourne, Camberwell East 2004 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, corners front cover creased, faint toning pages, minor edgewear. 102 pp. The Australian writer uses the stories that he has written for a newspaper, based on interviews with famous Australians, to inspire young people. The message: while there is a lot of pessimism in the world, there is also a lot of optimism as well. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24066  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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From Diggers to Drag Queens: Configurations of National Identity.
Nicoll, Fiona Jean.
ISBN: 1864031182
Pluto Press Sydney, Annandale 2001 
  Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear cover corner tips. 268 pp. A serious look at the forces that have shaped how Australians see themselves (national identity) since Gallipoli, drawing upon history, politics, cultural studies and queer theory. Reports on an array of national icons, from the digger's face in official war art through to the art and rituals of reconciliation and multiculturalism. The book shows that Australians have always been more diverse than the traditional histories suggest. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29522  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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From the Suburbs: Building a Nation from our Neighborhoods.
Latham, Mark.
ISBN: 1864031891
Pluto Press Sydney, Annandale 2003 
  Paperback small octavo, very good condition. 149 pp. Collected essays about improving Australian communities by the assertive Labor Party frontbencher (later opposition leader). 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 14203  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Gypsy Pie.
Solo, Romano Yehudi; Haldar, Michael (illustrator).
Little Red Apple Publishing Sydney, 2001 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, top corner creased rear cover, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). 183 pp. The author talks about his family history and the social customs of the Romani (Romany) Gypsies living in Australia. This book is inspirational for anyone curious to learn more about the Romani Gypsies. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22293  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Hello Gen Z: Engaging the Generation of Post - Millennials.
Madden, Claire; Salt, Bernard (foreword).
ISBN: 9780648170402
Hello Clarity Sydney 2018 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corners covers little creased, autograph (author's written dedication). 310 pp. The Australian author has written a masterfully synthesized comprehensive and intriguing guide to the minds and motivations of Generation Z. The author is a formost social researcher in generational engagement. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30487  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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How Australia Compares.
Tiffen, Rodney; Gittins, Ross.
Cambridge University Press (CUP) Melbourne 2004 
  Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), tables, minor edgewear jacket, bottom edge lightly marked, little pencil annotation. 282 pp. A very good reference book that compares Australia with 17 other developed democracies on a wide range of social, economic and political dimensions. A double-page spread is devoted to each topic, with tables on one page and a clear explanation and analysis on the facing page. 
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30127  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Images of Australia: An Introductory Reader in Australian Studies.
Whitlock, Gillian (editor); Carter, David (editor).
ISBN: 0702224472
University of Queensland Press (UQP) Brisbane, St Lucia 2001 
  Paperback small trade, very good condition, top corner tips front cover little scuffed, tiny tear base spine, top corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear. 268 pp. This collection of readings offers an introductory guide to Australian Studies. The historical development and changing contours of Australian culture and identity are traced through contemporary debates on nationality, Aboriginality, multiculturalism, gender, the bush legend, and suburbanism. This book is ideal for general readers as well as students and teachers of Australian Studies. 
Price: $16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30560  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Let My People Go: The Untold Story of Australia and the Soviet Jews 1959 - 89.
Lipski, Sam; Rutland, Suzanne D.
ISBN: 9781925000856
Hybrid Publishers Melbourne 2015 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, covers little creased, single page creased, minor edgewear corners. 273 pp. This book is about the Australian effort in the release of Soviet Jewry. The book also refers to the wider story, inside the Soviet Union and internationally. Between 1959 and 1989, Australian Jews and their community leaders were deeply involved in the international Soviet Jewry movement. The authors set out to tell this amazing story. The story chronicles a largely unknown, but important and interesting aspect of 20th century Australian political history during the Cold War. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29631  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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