The inside story of the Walsh Street Task Force and how a young policeman advanced through Victoria Police in the turbulent 1980s.
The true story of murder on HMAS Australia. During World War II a sailor is killed, the suspects are part of a rumoured homosexual group on board the flagship. What followed was one of the most controversial events in the history of the Royal Australian Navy and triggered unprecedented legal and political events.
As much a history of pearling and lugging in and around Broome, this has been out of print for 30 years, but now in its 22nd edition.
In the 22nd edition of this book, Ion Idriess tells of his beginnings, of his childhood in Lismore, Tamworth and Broken Hill, of his apprenticeship in bushcraft, and of the growing love for the Australian Outback which illumines all his work. He tells of the jobs he had, - as rouseabout, horse breaker, horse tailer, shearer.
Back in print after 60 years. Ion Idriess was one of those who set out from Derby with the ending of the Wet. This is the story of his wanderings in 1932-3 and what he heard and saw along the way, at a time when wireless and air and motor transport were rapidly changing life in the North and North-west.
With authenticity that sometimes surprises the reader, Idriess introduces us to Aboriginals from Northern Australia, Papuan head- hunters, and Islanders around the Great Barrier Reef, all still in the colonial phase of European contact.