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From the bestselling and award-winning creator of A is for Australia and A is for Australian Animals comes a new narrative nonfiction picture book, which explores Australia after dark. Night-time in Australia, animals are waking, people are exploring, discoveries are being made - under the Southern Cross. What makes ribbons of colour swirl in the sky? What are the spooky balls of light that bounce across the outback? What animal lays eggs that look like squishy ping-pong balls? Where can you watch a movie with bats circling overhead? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this factastic picture book tour of Australia after dark. A delightful companion to Under the Milky Way.
The vast, forbidding Australian Outback… the grandeur of Ayers Rock… legendary Alice Springs… the Great Barrier Reef… the primal beauty of Cape Tribulation… Two women, from different continents, with different values, collide with spectacular results… UNDER THE SOUTHERN CROSS. American Lee Paynter has built her Small travel agency into an international tour company. Brash, confident, openly lesbian, her great love is her business. Women? They’re to enjoy and let go. Alexandra Findlay is pursuing a career in Australian tourism with quiet focus and determination, convinced that her career is the best she can hope for in her arid, closeted emotional existence. Now Alex has been assigned to accompany Lee on the American woman’s visit Down Under, to win Lee’s company over to Australian tourism. Suddenly Alex’s quiet life explodes… And Lee is challenged by a woman unlike any she has ever known.
During World War II, the U.S. Navy took over 35 refrigerated cargo ships from civilian importers to augment the supply fleet, including the United Fruit Company's S.S. Ulna. Renamed the U.S.S. Octans, the ship became part of the Seventh Fleet Service Force, carrying food and supplies as General Douglas MacArthur leapfrogged from his base in Australia to the Philippines. Petty Officer Kenneth G. Oliver here chronicles the ship's service during World War II, from the dangerous journeys to the Pacific Fleet bases through the shipboard activities of the crew to her decommissioning.
Under the Southern Cross Or Travels in Australia Tasmania New Zealand Samoa and Other Pacific Islands
- Author : Maturin Murray Ballou
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1887
- Genre : Australia
- Pages : 405
- ISBN : NYPL:33433082431143
Maria Gaudiello was born and still lives in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The eldest daughter of a first generation Australian father of Italian descent, and Italian mother, she recounts in this memoir the family history that she collected from her grandmother, parents and parents-in-law. Written mainly as a keepsake for her children, this story may also interest other Italo- Australian people of her generation who would most likely relate to some of the traditions and regions of Italy that she describes. When her father passed away in early 2010, she decided it was time to record her rich family history so that it would not be lost in time. The story opens in Italy in the early 1920’s when Fascism began to spread throughout Italy, and recounts migrant stories from both mass emigrations – the first after World War I, and the second after World War II. She describes with empathy some of the hardships that her ancestors endured when they left Italy to work on the cane farms of North Queensland, then on the farm in Brisbane. She also includes the story of her husband’s family as they left Italy to start a new life in Australia, beginning in the tobacco farms of Inglewood to the construction industry in the boom years of Brisbane. This is a story where family history entwines with public history – enjoy!
History of the development of astronomy in Australia from the Dreamtime to the present. Based on a series of lectures given in Sydney, this selective study aims at informing lay persons of the achievements of astronomers and the extent of current research. The authors are academic astronomers.
“THIS IS THE WORLD WAR II HISTORY OF AN ORGANIZATION CONSIDERED BY many as one of the unique and most colorful combat units ever to serve in the United States Army in time of war—the Americal Division. “Despite its early entry into combat on Guadalcanal in 1942, and its subsequent long period of service in the Pacific, the Americal, as a unit, cannot lay claim to having beaten the Japanese alone. Japan was beaten to her knees by the collective power of the Army, the Navy, the Marine Corps, The Air Forces, and our allies. The Americal Division was a significant member of this powerful team of armed might which successfully overcame aggression in the Pacific. “The story of the Americal is primarily that of the humble riflemen of the infantry regiments, without whom the Division’s combat record would not be what it is today. No mere words of praise or of appreciation for their daily sacrifices are sufficient to express the gratitude in the hearts of those who have seen them in action. “The story of the Americal is also that of the many men who worked with the riflemen or for them, directly or indirectly. Theirs were thankless tasks, performed under hardships of all kinds, but without these valuable men the regiments could not have operated efficiently for long. “This history of the Americal Division represents the fruits of more than two years of work among records of the Division. As a whole, covering the entire life of the Division, it is as complete as time and space will allow. As such, it should stand primarily as a record, and a symbol, of the sincere courage and devotion to duty of all who served in the Americal.”
Follow Australian author, Bob Livingstone as he follows the B-24 Liberator as it arrives in Australia during the turning point of the war against Japan and enables attacks to penetrate deep into Japanese held territory. The B-24 was the most numerous USAAF heavy bomber based in Australia and New Guinea in the most desperate phase of the Pacific War, and the first four-engine heavy bomber to serve with Royal Australian Air Force home squadrons. Includes many never before published photographs and an index.
Most Wesleyan-Holiness churches started in the US, developing out of the Methodist roots of the nineteenth-century Holiness Movement. The American origins of the Holiness movement have been charted in some depth, but there is currently little detail on how it developed outside of the US. This book seeks to redress this imbalance by giving a history of North American Wesleyan-Holiness churches in Australia, from their establishment in the years following the Second World War, as well as of The Salvation Army, which has nineteenth-century British origins. It traces the way some of these churches moved from marginalised sects to established denominations, while others remained small and isolated. Looking at The Church of God (Anderson), The Church of God (Cleveland), The Church of the Nazarene, The Salvation Army, and The Wesleyan Methodist Church in Australia, the book argues two main points. Firstly, it shows that rather than being American imperialism at work, these religious expressions were a creative partnership between like-minded evangelical Christians from two modern nations sharing a general cultural similarity and set of religious convictions. Secondly, it demonstrates that it was those churches that showed the most willingness to be theologically flexible, even dialling down some of their Wesleyan distinctiveness, that had the most success. This is the first book to chart the fascinating development of Holiness churches in Australia. As such, it will be of keen interest to scholars of Wesleyans and Methodists, as well as religious history and the sociology of religion more generally.