Issue 9

Kevin ’07 – Part One

2019-12-18T13:15:49+11:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Review|Tags: |

Not For The Faint Hearted: A Personal Reflection on Life, Politics and Purpfose 1957-2007 By Kevin Rudd Pan Macmillan Australia 2017 ISBN:   9781743534830 RRP $44.99 (hb) Reviewed by Malcolm Kerr Do we need to read about Kevin Rudd? The title of Kevin Rudd’s book should be a warning to would-be readers. This is volume one [...]

LONELY ROAD – LONELY DEATHS

2019-12-18T13:20:37+11:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Review|Tags: |

Enngonia Road: Death and deprivation in the Australian outback By Richard Stanton Ginninderra Press 2017 ISBN-13: 9781760414726 RRP: $35 (pb) Reviewed by Paul Henderson The author gives a very good summary of what this book is about at the end of the text. The story is about “…a sad encounter between three people that left [...]

FROM OLD JACK IVERSON TO YOUNG WARNIE

2019-12-18T13:16:05+11:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Review|Tags: |

A Famous Old Club: A History of the Brighton Cricket Club from 1842 to 2017  by David King Brighton Cricket Club: Brighton, Victoria, 2018, ISBN 9780646977829 RRP: $85.00 (hb) Reviewed by Ross Fitzgerald Until I started drinking alcoholically at the age of 14 and a half, my teetotal, non-smoking, sportsman father Bill (“Long Tom”) Fitzgerald was [...]

CARDINAL GILROY – THIS WAS YOUR LIFE

2019-12-18T13:16:27+11:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Review|Tags: |

Norman Thomas Gilroy: An Obedient Life by John Luttrell Publisher: St Pauls Publications, 2017 ISBN: 9781925494082 RRP: $27.95   Reviewed by Gerard Henderson Norman Thomas Gilroy was one of the most significant figures in 20th Century Australia.  John Luttrell’s Norman Thomas Gilroy: An Obedient Life is the first substantial biography written about him – but the [...]

CHANNELLING ABC “GROUPTHINK” – THIS BOOK WILL SELL

2019-12-18T13:16:34+11:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Review|Tags: |

The Year Everything Changed 2001 by Phillipa McGuinness Vintage Books 2018 ISBN: 978 0 14378 2414 RRP $34.99 (pb) Reviewed by Anne Henderson How does one condense a year into a book? Not easily. But for publisher Phillipa McGuinness it seems to be just what a publisher needs – a catchy idea, plenty of nostalgia [...]

SOMETHING ANCIENT, SOMETHING NEW

2019-12-18T13:16:46+11:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Review|Tags: |

The Aunt’s Mirrors – A Memoir by Damien Freeman Brandl & Schlesinger 2014 ISBN: 9781921556463 (paperback) RRP $27 (pb) Reviewed by Anne Henderson Who Do You Think You Are? is a highly rated television series popularised by high flying guests who are assisted in delving into their genealogical forebears down the generations. Meanwhile ancestry.com is [...]

WAITING FOR GRAFTON

2019-12-18T13:17:05+11:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Review|Tags: |

So Far, So Good By Ross Fitzgerald & Antony Funnell Publisher: Hybrid Publishers, 2018 ISBN:  1925272974 RRP: $22.95 Reviewed by Gerard Henderson When I launched Ross Fitzgerald’s memoir My Name is Ross: An Alcoholic’s Journey in 2010, I commented that in early adulthood the author recognised that he suffered from three conditions. Namely, alcoholism, drug [...]