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A Sample of Our Diverse Range

Current Listing of Books For Sale In Store

Wattle you be reading next?
Title
Author
Price
An Outback Life
Mary Groves
$25.00
Anzac Girls
Peter Rees
$23.00
Australian Verse for the Young
Bindi-Bindi
$29.95
Batterbee and Namatjiria
Martin Edmond
$29.95
Belinda Jeffreys - Country Cookbook
Belinda Jeffery
$39.95
Beneath Whose Hand
R.M. Williams
$33.00
Book of Australian Nursery Rhymes
Bindi-Bindi
$29.95
Cedars of the West
Kevin Rains
$28.50
Courage in the Skies
Jim Eames
$25.00
Defending Country
Noah Riseman & Richard Trembath
$34.95
Edward Koiki Mabo : His Life and Struggles
Eddie Koiki Mabo & Noel Loos
$26.95
Edward The Emu
Sheena Knowles
$14.95
Edwina The Emu
Sheena Knowles & Rod Clement
$14.95
Fat Ferdie
Pamela Allen
$14.95
Field Guide To Australian Trees
Ivan Holliday
$34.95
Field Guide to Australian Wildflowers
Denise Greig
$45.00
Field Guide to Birds of Australia
Simpson/Day
$39.95
Flat Out Far Out
Bloomfield
$20.00
Frogs of the Lake Eyre Basin
Tyler, Wilson & Emmott
$22.95
Great Australian Shearing Stories
Bill (Swampy) Marsh
$29.95
Great Australian Working Dog Stories
Angela Goode & Mike Hayes
$32.95
Great Pioneer Women of the Outback
Susana De Vries
$33.95
I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You
Kate Ritchie
$25.00
In the Bush
Roland Harvey
$14.95
In the Tracks of Old Bluey
Bobbie Buchanan
$30.00
Is that You Ruthie?
Ruth Hegarty
$23.95
Mad Magpie
Gregg Dreise
$24.95
Monica's War
John P. McMahon
$30.00
Mr McGee Perfect Nest
Pamela Allen
$25.00
Mulga Bills Bicycle
Kilmeny & Deborah Niland
$14.95
My Mum is a Magician
Damon Young
$24.95
Norah Kersh Bushfire
Kersh
$17.95
Norah Kersh Outback Alphabet
Kersh
$18.00
Norah Kersh Outback Countout
Kersh
$18.00
Norah Kersh Outback Doctor
Russell Ousley
$20.00
Norah Kersh Outback Miners
Daniel Kelly
$17.00
Norah Kersh Outback School
Kersh
$20.00
Norah Kersh Outback Songs
Kersh
$22.00
Not for Glory
Susan Neuhaus, Sharon Mascall-Dare
$35.00
Olga the Brolga
Rod Clement
$14.95
Pixie Annat- Champion of Nurses
Colleen Ryan Clur
$34.95
Queensland Nurses
Rupert Goodman
$30.00
Radio Girl
David Dufty
$30.00
Rhythm of the Bush
Geoffrey Graham
$16.50
Scratcher's War
Jill Mather
$14.95
Snakes of Western Queensland
Angus Emmott & Steve G. Wilson
$22.95
Songs of the Unsung Heroes
Stories & Verse by the AWHC
$12.95
Sparkies at War
Ken Purdham
$22.00
Steel on Steel
Stephen Baines
$34.95
The Adventures of Whitey and Blackie
John Morrison
$20.00
The Big Run
Jock Makin
$26.95
The Gun Ringer
Geoff Allen
$30.00
The Horses Too are Gone
Michael Keenan
$24.95
The Last Bushrangers
John Morrison
$50.00
The Publicans Wife
Lori Patrick
$30.00
The Shearers War
Stuart Svensen
$49.95
The Spirits of Bowen Downs
Louise Moloney
$30.00
The St Helena Story
Jarvis Finger
$40.00
To the Top End
Roland Harvey
$16.00
True North
Brenda Niall
$25.00
Waltzing Matilda (Lindner)
W. Benjamin Lindner
$33.00
Waltzing Matilda (illust)
A.B. Paterson Desmond Digby
$14.95
Warhorses - hoofprints in time
Jill Mather
$30.00

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Take a look at some of the great Australian books we have in stock. Our convenient retail outlet is proud to offer an unparalleled choice of Australian books. If you can’t see what you need, simply get in touch with our retail outlet today.

Featured Title

An Outback Life

Mary Groves

$25.00

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An outback tale of a woman who spent the prime of her life in the Northern Territory, often struggling to put a meal on the table, told in simple, straightforward language, the narrative zipping along at a lively pace, with one cracking yarn after another.

All I could think of as my heart thumped in my chest and the rumble of 900 stampeding buffalo rocked my vehicle was, 'Strewth! Am I in trouble now!'

In An Outback Life, Mary Groves describes the heart-breaking isolation, the hard work and the rises and falls in her family fortunes as they battle to survive in the Top End.

Mary was just 14 when her family moved to the Northern Territory from Melbourne. In her early 20s, she met Joe Groves - a cattleman, horse breaker, drover and rodeo rider. Mary and Joe fell in love and raised four children while leading an exciting and challenging life on an array of cattle stations.

During her 40 years in the outback, Mary faced death, disaster and disappointments with remarkable resilience and stoicism. She learned to operate helicopters, cattle trucks and anything else it took to help keep her family afloat, proving that if you want something badly enough you need tenacity, perseverance and - most importantly - a sense of humour.

An earthy tale of love, hope, loss and survival in the outback, Mary tells her story at a lively pace, with one entertaining yarn after another.

Author bio:

Born in Melbourne, Mary Groves moved to the Northern Territory with her family when she was 14. In her early 20s she married Joe, a rodeo rider, and they went on to have four children and live on an array of cattle stations and run a variety of different businesses in the Top End. Now in her early sixties, Mary lives near the Gold Coast, Queensland.