Big Game Hunter: The Life of Frederick Courteney Selous

Norman Etherington’s Big Game Hunter: The Life of Frederick Courteney Selous is a portrait of Selous – adventurer, hunter and naturalist – a tells the story of an adventurer, hunter and naturalist in late nineteenth-century Africa, who would inspire novelists such as Rider Haggard and Wilbur Smith. The book describes Selous’ extraordinary adventures, from elephant-hunting, and Read more …

Dodging the Devil: Letters from the Front, Gallipoli, Fromelles and Bullecourt

Nick Brodie has edited the letters and provided the commentary for George Martindale’s Dodging the Devil: Letters from the Front, Gallipoli, Fromelles and Bullecourt (Hardie Grant), which collects messages and photographs Martindale sent to his family in Melbourne documenting his daily life during World War I.

The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh

Book talk with with author Leigh Straw. The first biography of legendary Kate Leigh, famed brothel madam, sly grog seller and drug dealer. Leigh tells the full story of how this wayward Reformatory girl from Dubbo made a fortune in eastern Sydney and defied the gender stereotyping of the time to become a leading underworld Read more …

The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh

Book talk With author Leigh Straw. The first biography of legendary Kate Leigh, famed brothel madam, sly grog seller and drug dealer. Leigh tells the full story of how this wayward Reformatory girl from Dubbo made a fortune in eastern Sydney and defied the gender stereotyping of the time to become a leading underworld figure.

The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh

Meet the author Leigh Straw. The first biography of legendary Kate Leigh, famed brothel madam, sly grog seller and drug dealer. Leigh tells the full story of how this wayward Reformatory girl from Dubbo made a fortune in eastern Sydney and defied the gender stereotyping of the time to become a leading underworld figure.

The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh

Bitesize Lunchtime Talk with author Leigh Straw. The first biography of legendary Kate Leigh, famed brothel madam, sly grog seller and drug dealer. Leigh tells the full story of how this wayward Reformatory girl from Dubbo made a fortune in eastern Sydney and defied the gender stereotyping of the time to become a leading underworld Read more …

The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh

Leigh Straw’s The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh (NewSouth Books) is the first biography of legendary Kate Leigh, famed brothel madam, sly grog seller and drug dealer. Leigh tells the full story of how this wayward Reformatory girl from Dubbo made a fortune in eastern Sydney and defied the Read more …

From Pioneer to Premier

Lyndon Megarrity will present a paper on the life and times of Sir Robert Philp, Queensland Premier (1899-1903; 1907-8) and co-founder of Burns, Philp & Co.