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So Big the Land

Sue Grocke | So Big the Land

As a tender young townie in the revolutionary sixties, Sue steps away from all that is familiar to spend her life with a man she has known for three weeks, and with little prelude is thrown into the deep-end of a gritty farming life in a man’s world. A life of hard work on untamed lands, a two year odyssey through the Outback, and months spent in a remote Aboriginal…
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Walkabout to Wisdom

Lachlan Hughson | Walkabout to Wisdom

Finalist 2019 International Book Awards – Best New Non-fiction; Spirituality General; Travel: Guides and Essays Finalist 2019 Book Excellent Awards – Travel category Honourable mention Readers Favourites 2019 International Books Awards – Non-fiction Environment category   Walkabout to Wisdom, an inspiring, beguiling and evocative story from the Australian Outback, will leave you enthralled and enchanted so universal are its themes and so important is its message today. “Liberated” from his…
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On the Buses

ERG’s Melbourne Project was Automated Fare Collection system for the Ministry of Transport. It was reported to be the world’s first multi modal system enabling patrons to utilise the same ticket for bus, rail and tram travel. ERG employed over 100 staff on the project. The architecture was a large distributed computing environment ranging from vehicle based fare devices through Unix depot computers to central mainframes. When I commenced, construction…
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Red Dust Dreams

This is a book about the largest part of Australia. It provides written testimony to the way the people out there live, focussing on the domestic front. Much of the content of most other books, documentaries, TV programmes and movies dealing with outback Australia focusses more on the outdoor side of life, only touching on the domestic side. There is also a lot of history that is in danger of…
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