SEEING JUSTICE DONE – A TALE FROM THE AUSTRALIAN NAVY’S WAR HISTORY

2021-06-08T15:31:02+10:008 June 2021|Categories: Review|Tags: |

Mutineers - A true story of heroes and villains by Robert Hadler Wilkinson Publishing 2021 ISBN: 9781925927573 $29.99 (pb) Reviewed by Paul Henderson The author wrote his first book, entitled Dark Secrets, which was published in 2020. Mutineers was published a year later. Both books are about interesting events in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), [...]

MIDDLE-CLASS RADICALS – REMEMBERING THE SIXTIES

2021-06-08T15:32:23+10:008 June 2021|Categories: Review|Tags: |

Radicals – Remembering The Sixties by Meredith Burgmann & Nadia Wheatley NewSouth Publishing 2021 ISBN: 9781742235899 RRP: $39.99 (pb) Reviewed by Keith Harvey   There were many important social and political issues worth taking up in the 1960s. These included Aboriginal and islander rights (including land rights), racism, apartheid, women’s rights, censorship (up to a point), [...]

OVERTURNING MYTHS – AUSTRALIA’S EARLY FEMALE VOICE

2021-06-08T15:31:49+10:008 June 2021|Categories: Review|Tags: |

Defiant Voices. How Australia’s Female Convicts Challenged Authority by Babette Smith NLA Publishing 2021 ISBN: 9780642279590 RRP: $49.99 (pb) Reviewed by William Coleman On the very wet night of 13 July 1781, John Price was drinking in William Wood’s pub “at the bottom of Chick-lane”, when one Elizabeth Barber, age 24, sat beside him. After a little [...]

SECULAR AND RELIGIOUS COME TOGETHER

2021-06-08T15:32:13+10:008 June 2021|Categories: Review|Tags: |

SECULAR AND RELIGIOUS COME TOGETHER Curious Obsessions in The History of Science and Spirituality By Rachael Kohn ABC Books 2021 ISBN-10 : 0733316387 ISBN-13 : 978-0733316388 RRP: $36.99 Reviewed by Monica Doumit The word “catholic” comes to us from the Greek word katholikos, which means “universal”.  In the Roman Catholic Church, this universality is often jokingly referred [...]

DEEP WATERS – REPORTING ON THE AUSTRALIA CHINA RELATIONSHIP

2021-06-09T10:45:32+10:008 June 2021|Categories: Review|Tags: |

The Truth About China: Propaganda, Patriotism and the Search for Answers by Bill Birtles  Allen & Unwin, 2021 ISBN: 9781760879860 RRP: $24.00  Reviewed by Milton Osborne It is a standard observation, not always honoured in reality, that journalists are not supposed to be the subject of their own reporting. Yet Bill Birtles has every reason to break with this “rule” as [...]

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