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ISBN - 9780645299540 282pp 198x130mm
Killer Island - A beautiful island with a dark past.
Kangaroo Island off the rugged coast of South Australia, is the perfect place for a family holiday - but it is a little island with a big secret.
When the new police constable Dudley ‘Deadly’ Nicholls arrives on the Island, after a turbulent career on the mainland and an equally choppy ferry ride, he is expected to toe the line. But when he stumbles across a dark secret, he fights against all odds to uncover the truth. He soon discovers that things are not what they seem in this idyllic tourist destination.
With the Island’s famous Flinders Chase Cup set to go ahead, the high rollers are flying in and heading down to the luxurious Acacia Bay Resort. Ambitious and resourceful Mayor Don Ferris is hatching a plan to boost the local economy, which doesn’t involve budget backpackers. Meanwhile, environmentalist Kurt Nilsen has other plans when he embarks on a four-day trek along the southern coast of ‘Killer Island’.
Robert Koehne’s vivid descriptions of the island’s beautiful scenery and local characters will have you enthralled as you unravel the dark secrets lurking on the Island.
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ISBN: 978-0-6452995-3-3 (176pp A4)
AMBIENT is John Gitsham's second volume of his photography collection
Photography is a journey of chasing and painting with light and dark, the camera is just a box to capture latent images, whether they be on film or digital. It is up to the photographer to interpret what they see in pre- and post-production. Light is the most important component of photography: the way light falls on an object, a landscape, its various moods, and shades throughout the day. The creative process is within the artist and then reinterpreted by the viewer who may see something completely different from its original concept and intention.
John Gitsham shoots mainly in Black & White; it is his preferred medium in photography. For John Black & White shows the instinctive, the design and abstract in life, the image must hold up by itself and not rely on colour to give it impact. His images are ‘dark and moody’ in their appearance. He likes dark blacks and the full tonal range of greys to whites. And in some of the photos he uses a slight colour tone/tint to give the image a mood, but still retain the Black & White strengths and presences. His images are often pre-visualized, and some are montages of several images, some are older photos re-imagined and reworked, but most are found images as he journeys around with his cameras.
Ambient shows his love of the surreal, the abstract, the mystery of seeing images in a different way: different from how we usually see things in real life.
Ambient is beautifully presented on 150gsm sovereign silk paper and printed carbon neutral by Finsbury Press Adelaide.
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ISBN - 9780645299526 Size 155mm x 235mm - 270pp
Dolphins and whales are a “mind in the waters”, with self-awareness, culture, and complex communication. But they, and their cousins the whales, are under threat almost everywhere from hunting, entanglement, habitat damage and toxic pollution. This book puts Dr Mike Bossley’s research and activism into an international perspective on the campaign to protect these enigmatic beings. This book describes Mike’s epiphany watching dolphins bodysurfing with humans and goes on to describe his work in helping stop whaling in Australia and then reducing it worldwide, and how, as one of the founders of Greenpeace International, he helped the organisation evolve from a scattered band of eco-anarchists into the most powerful environmental organisation of the twentieth century. Along the way Mike Bossley has survived the attempted assassination by French commandoes who bombed the Rainbow Warrior in Auckland harbour; turned an ecological slum into an internationally respected dolphin sanctuary; befriended a lonely hermit dolphin and performed psychotherapy on him; and documented the emergence of cultural behaviour in Adelaide dolphins. In many ways the situation is gloomy, but Mike Bossley hopes this book will inspire people to make a better world for dolphins, whales and all their oceans, and in so doing, to make a better world for all of us.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr Mike Bossley has been active in research, activism, and environmental education nationally and internationally for fifty years. He taught at university for many years and has held senior positions in organisations such as Greenpeace and Whale & Dolphin Conservation. His research has featured in numerous international TV documentaries, newspaper, and magazine stories, and in various books. His thirty-year (and ongoing) research project on dolphins in Adelaide’s Port River estuary led to the establishment of the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary. He has worked on many other marine conservation issues, including commercial whaling; the protection of Antarctica; and the plight of critically endangered Maui dolphins in New Zealand. He is an advocate for marine protected areas and maintains an involvement in education. He was awarded the Centennial Medal in 2000, Australian of the Year (South Australia) in 2005, and the Order of Australia in 2006 for his work in marine conservation.
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ISBN 978-0-6452995-0-2 376pp H-233mm x W-154mm Published November 2021
He's been the ‘go to’ legal commentator on ABC local radio for two decades, and a regular contributor on legal matters for The Conversation and The Advertiser. Veteran federal parliamentarian Christopher Pyne once described him as his favourite electoral opponent. Now that he’s retired, Rick Sarre has written a series of personal reflections on education, politics, history, sport, religion, legal practice, academia, travel, and family life. Drawing upon 50 years of daily journal writing, in stories each of 500 words, Rick ponders his successes and failures, his joys and heartbreaks, and his likes and dislikes. He reveals his favourite acquaintances and the lessons that his life’s journey has offered him. His conclusion? That our existence on this planet is rich with meaning. While sometimes tinged with sadness, our lives are often punctuated with moments of exhilaration and peppered with random acts of kindness. These experiences are worth celebrating at every turn. In Rick’s own words, that’s life, actually.
This cleverly curated collection is no ordinary memoir. Slices of Rick’s life are spread with a rich mixture of wry humour, wisdom, joy and sentimentality. His recollections of travels, encounters with fame, curious characters and poignant moments are written in an entertaining and engaging style – with a delightful dollop of humility. – Bunty Parsons
Rick has taught and inspired a generation of lawyers in Adelaide. From his diaries, we now can see what inspired him! It’s a good read. – Franco Camatta
This collection is a delightful and eclectic weaving of reminiscence and personal reflection, bound together with Rick’s witty asides and great insights. His curiosity and compassion shine. Read it, you won’t regret it. – Linda Matthews
Like the best jewels sold by his grandfather, Rick Sarre’s stories sparkle and, like the best watches, reflect precision. Aided by his contemporaneous journals, this treasure trove of human insights is a joy. Binge them or savour them. Rick’s memories and stories bring chuckles at every turn. This memoir is definitely a keeper. Bravo! – Hugh McPharlin
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ISBN: 978-0-6489862-9-4 - 354pp H-233mm x W-154mm -
Australian James ‘Ned’ Kelly, is captured in Vietnam in the late 60’s by the Viet Cong and with others, they are held in a bamboo cage, embedded into the Mekong river bank. They are rescued, seemingly by US special forces, the rescuers however are part of a rogue CIA team involved in clandestine war tourism ‘Tiger Hunts’.
Kelly is rehabilitated at their base of operations, an Estate that is a secure rubber plantation near the Laos border. While recovering he meets a mysterious woman who will eventually lead him into further danger. Although he remains skeptical, he is left with little choice but to join the Estate’s operations.
Kelly doesn’t take long to realise things are very wrong at this jungle base, including the theft of foreign aid, drug trafficking, political assassinations and war crimes, but he is trapped in this ‘cage of war’.
When a tiger hunt goes badly, Kelly is wounded and almost left for dead, but is again rescued and taken to a US Hospital Ship and patched up, but this time he is sent back home to Australia.
Discharged from the army he settles down in the Adelaide Hills on a small property, but when an explosive chain of murderous events from his past unfolds across the globe, his life, family and friends are all threatened.
Can Ned ever be free of this ‘Cage of War’?
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Now in its Third Edition! Hundreds of copies sold across the hills, Australia and the World!
ISBN: 978-0-6489862-0-1 Paperback 186pp
The Silent Syringe is a murder mystery set in the Adelaide Hills and follows the lives of people connected with the towns’ bakeries. The body of a baker is discovered lying on the floor at the Wattle Creek Bakery surrounded with flour and no visible means of how the murder occurred. Sally and Dean are all set to expand their thriving bakery to other towns and to welcome the birth of their first child when tragedy strikes. Detective Graham Solomon, Detective Peterson and Sally’s husband, Detective Dean Matthews are determined to solve the mystery of these despicable crimes. The story connects with the interwoven lives of people who have no means of escaping from their backgrounds. Harry believes that life couldn’t be better when his baby Chloe is born, his wife Janice doesn’t agree. Psychiatric sister Paula Jones can’t believe that she is being blackmailed by one of her patients. Hearts are broken and lives destroyed in this intriguing mystery of lies, love and revenge.
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Moonglow Publishing is proud to announce the publication of Lyn Dickason’s debut crime novel “The Estate”. Set during the apartheid era in South Africa, a series of murders brings a divided community together. When the families of school friends Pumla and Nandipha move to the new Estate on the outskirts of the city, there is no school for them to attend. While their parents work on the farms or up in the main houses, and only after they have completed their chores for the day, these girls visit each other to practice the schoolwork they remember. Everything changes on the day Pumla meets someone on the bush path on the way to her friend’s house. Kate and Robert, acutely aware of their privilege, dream of a brighter future and dare to build a farm school for the children of the workers. While Thabo investigates the murder suspects, Zom gets a job constructing the new school building. Nandipha and her friends can’t wait to start school again, but the murders continue. Uncomfortable truths are revealed and lives are shattered. The oppressiveness of the time is contrasted with the warmth of new friendships and new opportunities. This is the story of the many characters that went against a system designed to divide them, and in doing so united the community towards a common goal.
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ISBN: 978-0-6489862-8-7 2021 - Paperback currently out of stock - H-198mm x W-130mm 208pp contact the publisher.
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When rivals Alex Venice and Kit Martinez are forced to work together to bravely guard the four realms, their volatile partnership is put to the test. When the Queen of the Winter Realm suddenly falls ill, Kit the daughter of the Goddess of Snow is blamed for spreading the disease and threatening the life of the Queen. To prove her innocence Kit and Alex must venture to each of the realms to find the ingredients needed to cure the Queen. Although they only have seven days in which to do it. Each ingredient leads them on an adventure and as each day passes their true feelings for each other are revealed.
About the Author
Jasmine Knight lives in a small country town in rural South Australia. Inspired by the Mallee landscape and its extreme seasons, Jasmine Knight has created a gripping fantasy adventure. Jasmine Knight began writing fiction from a young age and The Lady of Ice and Snow is her debut novel. Jasmine loves reading and her major literary influence comes from Cassandra Clare’s The Infernal Devices series, and Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series. Jasmine is currently working on her next novel which continues the adventures of her lead characters Alex and Kit.
A RIPPING SPORTING YARN
ISBN: 9780648986270 250pp Paperback (size 15 x 23 cm)
The ‘Cheats Have Gone’ is a sporting journey with Groucho over more than 50 years, accompanied by not only our friends the umpires on and off the field, but also some of the more interesting playing personnel and their on-field persona, as well as extremely important off-field activities and characters. Humorous and tragic anecdotes, covering referees and umpires from a variety of sports illustrate the torments and stresses that affect these officials, or conversely the players and spectators reliant upon them. The book also exposes what can happen when a robot umpire takes over!
Groucho’s research and personal experiences reveal fascinating stories from the archives of some of South Australia’s sporting heroes, legends and other characters! The golden 70’s and early 80’s naturally abounds with many of these, as this was the core of Groucho’s active involvement. It is not restricted to just local tales though, as we also learn about the nuances of playing on the Nullarbor, as well as some of its more colourful celebrities from the past – and even head off overseas on a sporting ‘World Tour’! Finally, owing to the overwhelming popularity and advancement of Veteran’s cricket in Australia, England and others countries in recent years, the latter content is relatively current … and if you happen to take a stroll through the Adelaide Hills, do keep an eye open for any black panthers!
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ESSENTIAL READING FOR AGED CARE
ISBN 978-0-6489862-6-3 164pp Paperback (size A5)
“They are Still People!” This is what Dr Jenny Slape wanted to yell out to the staff at one aged care facility, when she witnessed their treatment of people living with dementia.
Instead, Dr Jenny Slape embarked on an in-depth research journey the findings of which are presented in this book.
Personalising Dementia Care: Constructing a culture that respects, connects and cares, reveals the challenges facing people living with dementia, their families and carers. The residential aged care sector is put under the spotlight here, and their corporate priorities are weighed against the culture and representations of ageing and dementia in our society.
As a society, we have high expectations of residential dementia care. Families expect their family member with dementia to feel safe and content, and to receive a high standard of care. Care staff expect to be valued and respected as employees, and sufficiently trained to perform their role. However, the outcomes of dementia care regularly fall short of these reasonable expectations.
Dr Jenny Slape discusses the culture of personhood care that is deeply grounded in the value and respect of each person. The needs of residents and staff are equally highlighted alongside competing priorities. Dr Jenny Slape provides a framework for personalising dementia care, and creating a culture of respect that connects and cares for people, at a time when the Australian Government is constructing its own response to the report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
MUSIC TO OUR EARS
ISBN 978-0-6489862-3-2 Paperback 216pp
100 Self Penned songs, poems and stories of history, hope and humour, by renowned folk singer and poet Dave Clark. This 216pp volume of sheet music, lyrics, stories and poems is an historical archive of life, love and music in South Australia and beyond. A must musical resource for all folks, especially musicians and teachers.
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POETRY IN MOTION
Published December 2021
About the Book
These lines are occasional, not because they were written from time to time, although they were, of course; rather they were each written for, and on a particular occasion. Many were birthdays, some public events and others private between family and friends. Poetry brings together words in a way that enhances their meaning, and leads to deeper understanding. Occasional Lines is a collection of poems by the author Peter Gilchrist who has a reputation as a skilful user of words.
About the Author
Peter was born in Hackney, South Australia in 1939. He was brought up in Brownhill Creek, Mitcham. He has been a champion debater, and while in Tasmania wordsmith for university reviews. Peter Gilchrist is the author of Economic Realism: Society of Lapsed Economists (1994). He is a retired teacher, from teaching positions in Tasmania and South Australia, and now lives in Grange. Peter continues to write the occasional lines for his friends.
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ISBN: 978-0-6489862-1-8 Paperback 116pp December 2020 -
“In our Dreams we journey into the mystery and the imagination of the known and the unknown, the darkest corners and recesses of our minds. … We dream when we are asleep and when we are awake we day-dream, some may be nightmares or recurring strange events. Accept them and embrace them, they are the visual stories of our lives and make us who we are". John Gitsham is an Art Photographer and lives in the Adelaide Hill. He has been doing photography for 50 years. The images in this collection are a combination of 45 years of John’s work from the late 1970’s to 2020.