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A Dog Without Fleas - Keith Lethbridge

Bush poetry began a resurgence around Australia in the early 1990s when a number of unknown poets began to emerge. From the ranks of these new poets several began to stand out as 'something special'. One such poet was a quietly spoken chap from WA by the name of Keith Lethbridge. His special turn phrase and his imagery soon establishe him as one of WA's favourites sons. His humour is subtle and infectious.

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Aboriginal Paintings of Wolfe Creek Crater

The Dreamtime story of the creation and meaning of the Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater in Australia's Western Desert is told here for the first time.

Focusing on the cosmology of the Wolfe Creek Crater, the world's second largest rimmed crater, located in the territory of the Walmajarri and Djaru Aboriginal people, this book provides a compelling story of discovery.
In 1947, Sanday's geologist father, Frank Reeves, was the first white discoverer of the crater. In 1999, when she first visited the crater, Sanday realised that it was much more than a mile-wide 300,000 year old hole in a barren land but the centre of local Dreamtime cosmology about the creation and peopling of their homeland.

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At The River - Joy Warring and Mervyn Street

This book tells the story of the age-old pursuit of hunting and gathering through the different elements of a Community Art Project. The large mural was built for the school wall at Yiyili Aboriginal Community - located in the remote East Kimberley region.

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Australiabilia

Did you know ...
300 female convicts mooned the Governor of Tasmania in 1832.
Australia's coastline stretches for 36,735km - the circumference of the Earth is 40,075km.
Western Australia, if it were a country, would come in at the ninth largest in the world.
Kangaroos can go for months wihout a drink and the female can determine the sex of her offspring.
Packed with trivia, curios and information, Australiabilia is a book for every Australian home, library and waiting room.

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Australian Poems That Would Boggle A Bull
Philip rush has captured the spirit and laconic humour of rural Australia in these verses - many of which have been broadcast on the ABC's "Country Hour" and other programmes in Tasmania, and throughout the mainland states as well.
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Australian Poems that would Confound a Kangaroo - Philip Rush

Rush is a highly-skilled wordsmith, and describes much of the world about us with humour, insight and often remarkable observations. His poetic expertise enhances the reader's enjoyment as one recognises much of the everyday life which most of us experience.

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Australian Poems that would Dazzle a Dingo - Philip R Rush

Philip rush has captured the spirit and laconic humour of rural Australia in these verses - many of which have been broadcast on the ABC's "Country Hour" and other programmes in Tasmania, and throughout the mainland states as well.

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Australian Poems that would Humour a Horse - Philip Rush

Philip R Rush, one of Australia's top selling pets, in this, his thirteenth book o poetry, has once again drawn on his vast experience and dry wit to bring the everyday world about us to life.

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Balgo 4-04 - New Paintings from the Kutjungka Region



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Bill and Mary Mac - Jill Campbell

Bill McDonald droved from Queensland through the Territory and settled in the Kimberley. Mary Darcy moved from Darwin to the Kimberley and grew up around Wyndham. They married in 1923. Later they shifted to the Nullarbor, starting the Cocklebiddy roadhouse in 1957.
Bill writes of the characters of early Kimberley and incidents of life and death. Mary, of the people and their lives, in an endearing personal way.
Covered are the deaths of Condren & Sullivan, life on Ruby Plains Station with the Darcy family, the Hyland girls, and many other items of interest of the near forgotten years between the wars.

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Broome - Yane Sotiroski

Broome is home to some of the worlds' most luxurious pearls, one of the worlds' top five beaches and some of the most stunning, untouched coastline anywhere in the world. The true beauty of Broome and its surrounds including Cape Leveque and Eco Beach is the seemingly impossible palette of colours seen in the ochre red sands, turquoise blue waters and burnt amber sunsets.
Colour your Broome with this palette of exquisite photographs.

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Bush Books

Bush Books are a series of practical field guides to help you learn about and discover WA's unique plants, animals and special features, region by region.

Hazardous Animals of North-Western Australia
Common Plants of the Kimberley
Geology & Landforms of the Kimberley
Mammals of North-Western Australia
Common Birds of the Kimberley

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Bush Nurses - Annabelle Brayley

Bush Nurses documents firsthand the incredible bravery and resilience of women (and some men) - those young and old who bring medical services to people who live in the vast inland of this country.

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Cicada - Moira McKinnon

A stunning novel of terror, love and survival in the greatest wilderness on earth. A lyrical, heartbreaking epic debut.
An isolated property in the middle of Western Australia, just after the Great War. An English heiress has just given birth and unleashed hell. Weakened and grieving, she realises her life is in danger, and flees into the desert with her Aboriginal maid. One of them is running from a murderer; the other is accused of murder.
Soon the women are being hunted across the Kimberley by troopers, trackers and the man who wants to silence them both. How they survive in the searing desert and what happens when they are finally found will take your breath away.

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Cookbook - A Womans Look at Camping



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Dead Man's Gold - Michael Torres

An exciting adventure set in the rugged Kimberley region, Dead Mans Gold draws on the legends of the Australian outback, featuring treasure hunting, droving, gold prospecting and ghosts. Billy Stone rides out one morning, headed for the cattle muster at Black Hills Station, but a stop at the waterhole in No-Man's Gorge leads to some startling discoveries. A skeleton, a silver pistol and a treasure map take him on a wild ride full of twists and turns. Billys bush skills and the guidance of a mysterious gold prospector, known only as the old timer, help him to track down the treasure and outwit the likes of wiley One Arm Jack who would trick Billy out of what is rightfully his. In Dead Mans Gold, earthy illustrations using mixed media including watercolour, pencil and ink help tell the story, and bridge the gap between childrens picture books and upper primary readers.

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Desert Lake - Steve Morton et al

Desert Lake is a book combining artistic, scientific and Indigenous views of a striking region of north-western Australia. Paruku is the place that white people call Lake Gregory. It is Walmajarri land, and its people live on their Country in the communities of Mulan and Billiluna.
This is a story of water. When Sturt Creek flows from the north, it creates a massive inland Lake among the sandy deserts. Not only is Paruku of national significance for waterbirds, but it has also helped uncover the past climatic and human history of Australia. Paruku's cultural and environmental values inspire Indigenous and other artists, they define the place as an enduring home, and have led to its declaration as an Indigenous Protected Area.
The Walmajarri people of Paruku understand themselves in relation to Country, a coherent whole linking the environment, the people and the Law that governs their lives. These understandings are encompassed by the Waljirri or Dreaming and expressed through the songs, imagery and narratives of enduring traditions. Desert Lake is embedded in this broader vision of Country and provides a rich visual and cross-cultural portrait of an extraordinary part of Australia.

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Diamonds and Dust - Sheryl McCorry
The Story of a Million-Acre Cattle Queen
Sheryl McCorry grew up in Arnhem Land carrying crocodiles to school for show and tell. When she was 18, Broome beckoned, and it was there that she locked eyes with Bob McCorry, a drover and buffalo shooter. Sheryl soon saw that to survive in the outback a woman needed goals. Hers was to become the first woman in the Kimberley to run two million-acre cattle stations. But it was to come at an unimaginable cost.

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Donkey Dundee - Russell John Roberts

There's someone in the Kimberley who shoots donkeys - well, he's supposed to.
There's a town full of cattle ringers who can't get a droving job between them.
The local cattle baron has more land than he can walk around.
There's a pub, a publican, and not much else.
Then the weathergirl comes to town.

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Droving with Ben Taylor - Len Hill
Up and down the Canning Stock Route in 1946
Droving with Ben Taylor is based on the diary of a Canning Stock Route drover. It is the only droving diary known from the 50 years of operation of the CSR, the longest and most remote stock route in the world.

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From Coburg To The Kimberley - Noel McMaster
A narrative of lifelong learning in Catholic faith and ways.

Noel McMaster is a Redemptorist priest who, over 48yrs of service, has been a chaplin to the Australia Reg Army, missioner, ITIM chaplin and scholar.He was a parish priest in Kununarra WA from 1978-1981 and 1989-1997 and at Halls Creek from 1997-2006. He is presently parish priest of Moora WA .

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Gibb River Road - Ben Knapinski
Pictorial book of The Gibb River Road


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Histrees - Boabgraphies by Jill Deane

Jill has been fortunate enough to visit the Kimberley on a few occasions, from 1972 until recently, and has always loved the amazing boab trees. Jill has a Diploma of Art and Design and works with the Education Depertment of Western Australia. She has taken all the photographs in this book.

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Itchy Feet - Bob Johnson

The life and travels of 'Happy Bob'.

These are the best of recollections of a working life, varied they may be, over the great state of WA. I probably have missed a few episodes as one would, the old memory is not what it used to be. In some cases I have repeated stories, they may differ slightly but the general gist is the same, all stories get enlarged with re-telling.

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Jilinya - Spirit Woman from the Sea

Jilinya, the spirit Woman from the sea, roams around the saltwater country of Kulumburu collecting food from the seaside. This story, for childeren around the world, was recorded by Mary Pandilo at Mc Gowan Island.

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Jimmy and Pat go to China

Jimmy and Pat Go To China is a light-hearted but informative account of a journey to China by Australian Aboriginal artist Jimmy Pike with the author Pat Lowe and their host, Chinese Australian artist Zhou Xiaoping. The artists held a joint exhibition in Zhou's home town, Hefei, and from there the three friends travelled by bus and train to other parts of China. They went up the Yellow Mountains, visited Buddhist temples and saw the famous terracotta Warriors at Xian, as well as climbing the Great Wall. At night in hotel rooms, Jimmy made drawings: delightful, naive impressions of places he visited.
Pat's account is less a travelogue than a gentle, tongue-in-cheek commentary on Jimmy's responses to a country and culture very different from his own.

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Keep Him My Country - Mary Durack
Author of Kings in Grass Castles
When 19 year old Stan Rolt strikes out for the Northern Territory, determined to manage an ailing family cattle station, he plays into the hands of his manipulative grandfather. Intending to spend two years at Trafalgar Station, he stays fifteen, his soul captured by the harsh but haunting country of the Kimberley. Try as he might, he can't seem to escape its clutches, even though it killed his father and threatens also to bring him down. He is held there by the dependence of the people, black and white, and the memory of a tragic love affair that still haunts him.

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Kimberley - Ben Knapinski

This new updated 64 page book portrays the colourful attractions of the Kimberley with spectacular high detail panoramic images that are superbly printed. This book also contains interesting information and an easy to read map.

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Kimberley Coast - Yane Sotiroski

Australia is renowned for its magnificent, expansive coastal plains totalling well beyond 50,000 kilometres. However, it is the 13,000 kilometres of Kimberley coastline situated in north Western Australia and bordered by the Indian Ocean that perhaps is the most majestic coastline of all Australia or indeed the World.
Entice your visual senses with this collection of photographs from the last untouched wilderness ...
The Kimberley Coast

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Kimberley Coast- Ben Knapinski

Pictorial book of the Bungle Bungle ranges.

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Kimberley Scenes - C Clement & P Bridge (ed)

Sagas of Australias Last Frontier.

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Kimberley School of the Air - 50th Anniversary Recipe Book

Recipes generously contributed by friends of the school.

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Kimberley Sun - Di Morrissey

Lily Barton is beautiful, adventurous and looking for a complete life change. Sami, her daughter, is 30, driving alone through the outback and finally, reluctantly, confronting her family roots.
Together they are swept into a world where legends, myths and reality start to converge. Among those who come into their orbit are Farouz, the old Afghan camel driver, Bobby, the Chinese/Aboriginal man who is tangled in the murder of a German tourist, and Biddy, the survivor from Captain Tyndall and Olivia's era ...
All have a secret and all have a story to tell until each finds their place under the Kimberley sun.

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Lil's Story - Joan Rogasch

Lil's story covers the years of Sister Rogasch as a nurse.

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Looking for the H Chord - Monte Dwyer

Are they really turning the old atomic test site at Maralinga into a tourist park? Why did Gulflanders know 2011 was going to be a monster wet season? And what exactly is the H chord anyway?

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Making Things Come Good

Making Things Come Good tells the story of evolving relationships between Argyle Diamond Mine and the Aboriginal people whose land has been mined. It shows how the two parties make agreements, with quite different understandings and expectations, and how they gradually accommodate one another's point of view. There is humour as well as pathos on both sides, and the results are surprising.
The author, who has worked for many years with people affected by the mine, gives rare insights into the world view and some of the cultural practices of Aboriginal people of the East Kimberley, and shows how the traditional owners of the country gradually reassrt their authority in the land, bring ceremonial life to the mine and influence the sacred Barramundi, who yields her diamonds to the miners.
This is an optimistic book, with lessons for anyone hoping to do business on Aboriginal land. It is well referenced and impressively illustrated with maps and photographs.

Price:$55.00


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Pioneers of the Kimberley - The Maggie Lilly Story

Pioneers of the Kimberley is the story of five generations of outback women and men. It is the moving tale of Maggie Lilly and many other pioneers who shared the heroic struggle for the life in the Northwest. Now an energetic 88, Maggie Lilly has moved to Kununurra, after a lifetime in Wyndham and on the Bow River Station which she and her family built up. Her amazing career is a snapshot of 20th century northen Australia and its characters.
All sorts of fascinating people have passed through Maggie's world - celebrated writers and aviators, Afghan camel drivers, royalty and VIPs, seamen and bushmen, crackpots and geniuses, and many of the Aboriginal people of her remote neighbourhood. Anne Ingham's special gift for telling true stories brings people who are now long gone to full blooded life on the same pages as the young and not so young of today's outback.

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Red Dirt Talking - Jacqueline Wright

It's build up time in the northwestern town of Ransom, just before the big wet, when people go off the rails.
In the midst of a bitter custody battle, an eight year old girl goes missing.
Annie, an anthropology graduate fresh from the city, is determined to uncover the mystery of the child's disappearance.
As Annie searches for the truth beneath the township's wild speculations, she finds herself increasingly drawn towards Mick Hooper, a muscly, seemingly laid-back bloke with secrets of this own.

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Robert Solomon Wainwright (A man for All Regions) - Norma Wainwright

An Adventure story of a vibrant man who has managed to see life as something he could manipulate to suit his own unique style. A man of the times and regions in which he has lived, dreamed and accomplished.

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Rough Rhymes for Tough Times - K. Lethbridge

Bush poetry began a resurgence around Australia in the early 1990s when a number of unknown poets began to emerge. From the ranks of these new poets several began to stand out as 'something special'. One such poet was a quietly spoken chap from WA by the name of Keith Lethbridge. His special turn phrase and his imagery soon establishe him as one of WA's favourites sons. His humour is subtle and infectious.

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Sons in the Saddles - Mary Durack
A sequel to Kings in Grass Castles
The second generation of Durack men were not only hardy pioneers, droving cattle through untamed territory, they were also educated, well-travelled men at home in the worlds of commerce and politics. Through diaries, letters and legal documents, Mary Durack tells the story of her father, Michael, and Patsy Durack's vigorous family,

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Stars over Shiralee - Sheryl McCorry

Sheryl McCorry's memoir Diamonds and Dust was a runaway bestseller in 2007. Now, in Stars over Shiralee, Sheryl brings her story up to date, picking up from the death of her husband Bob McCorry.

Having moved from the Kimberley to a property called the Shiralee, Sheryl is rocked by the death of her ex-husband. While continuing to run the Shiralee, Sheryl at first leans on her parents and her children for comfort. But soon, she meets a new man – one who pursues her with ardour and is seemingly a wonderful match for her. Sheryl agrees to marry him, but not before she is diagnosed with breast cancer. Moving and inspirational, Stars over Shiralee is the million acre cattle queen's surprising memoir of what happened next.

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Swimming in Stone. The Amazing Gogo Fossils of the Kimberley - John Long

Palaeontologist and Head of Science, at the Museum Victoria, John Long has spent 20 years working the world-renowned Gogo fish fossil sites. In this amazing story Long chronicles the history of the sites and takes the reader on a journey of adventure, human endeavour and intrigue - and along the way shares with us his insights into the very nature of scientific study.

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Tears of the Moon - Di Morrissey

Two inspiring journeys. Two unforgettable women. One amazing story.
Broome, Australia, 1893: It's the wild and passionate heyday of the pearling industry, and when young English bride Olivia Hennessy meets dashing pearling master Captain Tyndall, their lives are destined to be linked by the mysterious power of the pearl.
Sydney, Australia, 1995: Lily Barton embarks on a search for her family roots which leads her to Broome. But her quest for identity reveals more than she could have ever imagined.

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The Adventures of an Old Boab Tree - Maria Flavel

For more than 500 years Mr Boab had lived in the bush with his friends the Kija people and the native animals. Little did he know that his life would change dramatically and that he would take an amazing journey across the country to a new life in the city.
What happens next? You'll find out if you read this true story!

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The Beckoning West - Eleanor Smith
The story of H S Trotman and the Canning Stock Route.

Eleanor Smith, who was a nurse before her marriage in 1930, travelled extensively in the outback. She describes how, having become fascinated with Trotman's stories, she spent day after day by his fireside listening and taking notes until the five expeditions fell into place and she was able to reproduce them "in Trotman's own words".
She has performed a really remarkable feat of listening, organising, and writing thus to enable Trotman to tell his story, in the first person, in such rich economical, and always convincing style.


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The Garden of Myth - J Rogasch & D Andrew

A delightful book of 124 pages, with 54 illustrations from the Sisters' own albums, describing the life of nurses posted to the Australian Inland Mission Hospital in Halls Creek WA, last century.
Life was harsh and unforgiving. It was full of drama but very rewarding for Sisters Lil Rogasch (1918-21) from Gawler SA and Dulcie Peel from Geelong Vic (1946-48).

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The Kimberely West Australia
The Kimberley Western Australia Coffee Table Hard Covered Book.


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The Legend of Lasseter's Reef
Author Mark Greenwood
Mark Greenwood has always been fascinated by the universal, yet uniquely Australian story of Lasseter's quest to find gold in a wilderness of spinifex and sand. Following on from the highly successful 'The Legend of Moondyne Joe', this evocative account of the Lasseter legend aims to encourage an appreciation of Australian folklore. Richly illustrated with maps, photos, diary entries and letters, The Legend of Lasseter's Reef contains clues to one of the world's greatest lost treasures.

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The Legend of Mother McQ & Other Bush Verses - Keith Lethbridge

Bush poetry began a resurgence around Australia in the early 1990s when a number of unknown poets began to emerge. From the ranks of these new poets several began to stand out as 'something special'. One such poet was a quietly spoken chap from WA by the name of Keith Lethbridge. His special turn phrase and his imagery soon establishe him as one of WA's favourites sons. His humour is subtle and infectious.

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The Means - Monte Dwyer

In remote Northern Australia, three old friends are separated by accident, deceit and design, and made to face their fears as they re-evaluate their relationships with one another. Exploring themes as diverse a colonial racism, man-love and pre-emptive euthanasia, The Means challenges the conservative status quo and asks questions of even the most liberal- minded. This is a tough story told with integrity and humour, and engaging tale of two men on a mission and a wife who will have her way, set against the harsh backdrop of the Australian outback in the late twentieth century.

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The Nomads at Large - Monte Dwyer

Love 'em or hate 'em the grey nomads have arrived. In what must surely be the biggest migration Australia has seen since the gold rush, hundreds of thousands are hitting the road in recreational vehicles of all shapes and sizes and changing the game out there. And where the outback was once an idyllic destination somewhere in the hazy beyond, it's now an access-all-areas playground for retired and semi-retired pilgrims exploring the land in search of the great Australian experience.

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The Rat with the Golden Grin - N. Wainwright

The Rat with the Golden Grin is the story of a bush rat who gets into so much mischief that his family is forced to leave the East Kimberley forever.

Go with Randy on his mischievous way in the Kimberley bush and find out what happens.

Includes 'Randy's Colour Me In Book'

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The Silent Country - Di Morrissey

The Silent Country is a vast and beautiful wilderness, a place which holds secrets and stories that are rarely spoken. TV producer, Veronica Anderson, travels to the Northern Territory to retrace the journey of an expedition that had set out fifty years earlier to film the outback, but which mysteriously ended in tragedy.
Of the group, led by the eccentric Maxim Topov, few are still alive and they are reluctant to talk about the intriguing events.
It is through the help of local NT Park Ranger, Jamie McIntosh, that Veronica begins to piece together the puzzle and discover the answers.
These answers break the silence and change her life.

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The Six Mile War - Keith Lethbridge
There have been some notable characters over the years who specialised in bush poetry. Keith Lethbridge is one of those: a sincere family man who divotes his time to writing and reciting poetry which captivates his audience.


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The Songmaster - Di Morrissey

In Melbourne, a baby girl is found abandoned in the Victorian Art Gallery. She is wrapped in a shawl decorated with a motif that links her to ancient rock paintings in the Kimberley...
In Los Angeles, a movie producer's dying daughter is haunted by nightmares after visiting the Kimberley...
And it is to the Kimberley that ex-nun Beth Van Horton brings a disparate group of travellers whose lives will be changed forever.

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The String of the Last Wreath - Ray Scott

Henry Berand emigrated from Prussia to Australia, via New Zealand, around 1852, apparently following the Gold Rushes in the Eastern States. About 1887 Henry with his young wife and daughter migrated to the Kimberley Gold Fields at Halls Creek in search of their fortune.
Unfortunately, his wife Harriett died in 1890 leaving Henry to care for their 2 year old daughter, Ruby May. By 1896 Henry could see that the Goldfields were no place for a widower to raise a daughter, and so, after he and Ruby each laid a last wreath on Harriett's grave, they set out to return to Harriett's Family in the East.
This is Henry's story from that decision until close to his death in 1913. It is a factual account of the early Kimberley goldfields and the place of the Prospectors, Businessmen and Families of the time.

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Travels & Adventures of Ben Bridge Throughout Western Australia & Northern Territory - Ben Bridge

Information from Allen Maunder, the family genealogist, indicated that the original manuscript was taken down by Bertha Bridge under Ben's direction.
In this edition the general spelling is corrected but names of people and places are left as is. Where necessary, the correct spelling follows in square brackets. Missing lines or words are similarly marked.

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Under a Regent Moon

A historical account of pioneer pastoralists Joseph Bradshaw and Aeneas Gunn at Marigui Settlement, Prince Regent River, Kimberley, Western Australia 1891-1892.

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Wanyjina Rain-maker

Wanyjina is the Rain-maker. This story, for children around the world, was recorded by Mary Pandilo at Tamarindo. So the ta-ta lizard ran and ran, and went to talk to the Rain-maker, who was living in a cave. 'We found a bird over there and all his feathers have been pulled out!' the ta-ta lizard said. 'Mmmm', said the Rain- maker. ' Then I'll make the rain come and I'll let it pour down'.

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West Australian Gold Towns & Settlements - Ian Murray et al
Being a prospector Ian Murray knows the goldfields region well, and has long interest in the old towns and former settlements of the region. He has been working on this booking for the past six and a half years, and knows every town from both the archived government records and on the ground.
The first great gold rush period was from the late 1880s through to the 1930s, during which over one hundred and twenty town sites sprang up. Of these gold rush towns, only about twenty survive today - the rest are true 'ghost towns'. A prospector would arrive and when he found a nugget of gold or a few colours in his panning dish, he would mark out a claim. Then he would set up camp nearby. Within forty-eight hours other prospectors would arrive; and hotel keepers and store keepers would be on the scene within a few weeks, marking out sites for their business. This activity would be followed by the arrival of a government mining surveyor to instil some order into the settlement by marking out business and residential areas. Then the residents would approach the Lands Department to have a townsite declared. Because that process could take three years, in some cases the town was almost deserted because the gold had run out before the site was officially declared a town. And what happened to those towns that were deserted when the gold ran out? Most of the buildings either whole or dismantled, were carted away on drays to be reerected elsewhere. Sometimes only the roofing iron and fittings were taken, the rest was left behind, to be salvaged by the local pastoralists for their station buildings. So that is why there is very little to see in a ghost town.

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Whatever Happened to Kangaroo Kate? David Carnegie at Halls Creek. Moondyne Joe, his Early Life - Peter Bridge et al

Kangaroo Kate and her namesakes intrigued bush people for many years. She disappeared in 1930. '
A letter from Carnegie to Forrest from Halls Creek in 1897.
The real facts on Moondyne Joes origins and early life.

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Wild Camel Stew & Even Worse Verse - Keith Lethbridge

Bush poetry began a resurgence around Australia in the early 1990s when a number of unknown poets began to emerge. From the ranks of these new poets several began to stand out as 'something special'. One such poet was a quietly spoken chap from WA by the name of Keith Lethbridge. His special turn phrase and his imagery soon establishe him as one of WA's favourites sons. His humour is subtle and infectious.

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Wur burrungkeima, Germany-yanga (Two men who flew from Germany)

Here is Mary Pandilo's version of what happened when Kwini people rescued German aviator Hans Bertram and mechanic Adolph Klausmann who made an emergency landing on an isolated stretch of coast between Wyndham and Kulumburu in 1932. Flight into Hell, a television mini-series based on the story of Bertram and Klausmann, was produced by the Australian Broadcasting Commission in the 1980s.

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