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Freshwater Resources Of The Tropical North Of Australia

RRP $483.99

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The tropical north of Australia covers almost half of the countrys total land area, is occupied by no more than about 5% of the total population, and yet has been estimated to account for close to 70% of the countrys potential freshwater resources. The region experiences strong climatic variability, both spatially and seasonally, with large areas subject to long dry periods interspersed by short periods of torrential rain. This book presents an overview of the freshwater resources of a region that has undergone a period of intense development (agricultural, industrial and social) over recent decades and for which is predicted a continuing period of development into the future. The author describes how the availability of surface, groundwater and stored freshwater, in terms of both quantity and quality, will continue to be the major factor influencing such development. It will also highlight how the emphasis on ensuring year-round water supply has, in recent decades, shifted to one of management to ensure sustainability of this vital resource and maintenance of the ecological health of what is known to be a fragile ecosystem. This book draws on the authors 25+ years of experience as a professional biologist living and working (as a teacher/researcher) in the tropical north of Australia, a region which in light of strengthening trade and other links between Australia and its neighbouring south-east Asian countries, is likely to become of increasing international significance in the future.


The Breweries Of Australia

RRP $19.95

The Breweries of Australia is a unique colonisation. From its small and scattered origins in convict settlements, the brewing industry has been vital in the development of hundreds of country towns, and is now one of Australia's largest and most important industries. In this encyclopaedic book, Keith Deutsher gives in detail the history of all the breweries, large and small, established in towns across Australia.

He records: all the known facts about each brewery the trials and tribulations of the brewers, their failures and successes descriptions of the difficulties of brewing in the hot Australian climate, and the relative inexperience of many of the brewers. the brewing dynasties and takeovers the change in preference from old English style ales to lager beers the human dramas many humorous anecdotes the battles with the Temperance Movement the origin of the X in XXXX the beginning and the rise of the boutique breweries. Breweries in every state in Australia are alphabetically listed by towns (with a location map for each state). The book includes chapters on Norfolk Island, a comprehensive review of the modern day boutique breweries, and gives details of complex takeovers by international breweries. There are summaries of all breweries. The book is a unique and invaluable reference for all interested in breweries, beer, Australian social history and the development of country townships. The Breweries of Australia is comprehensively illustrated with maps, cartoons, early brewery photographs and beer labels.

About the Author

Keith Deutsher, a retired businessman, has been connected with the brewing industry for many years as the manufacturer of the plastic six—ring beer can carrier.

He has also long been a collector, first of coins and banknotes, then vintage wines, Australian paintings and antique Wedgwood ceramics. He was the founder and foundation president of the Wedgwood Society of Australia and is currently President Emeritus of that society, an Honorary Life Member of the Wedgwood Society of New South Wales and a retired Honorary Member of the Board of Governors of the Wedgwood International Seminar of the United States. Keith is also a Life Member of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, and a Founder Benefactor of the Art Foundation of Victoria.

More recently, he has concentrated on collecting the beer labels of Australian breweries, and has devoted himself to researching and recording the history of all known Australian breweries. Keith is a keen gardener and traveller, and for relaxation enjoys classical music and a game of snooker.


Labour And Industry In Australia 4 Volume Set

RRP $355.00

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Sir Timothy Coghlan (1855-1926) was the statistician for New South Wales from 1886. He produced the world's first example of national financial accounts, and is regarded as Australia's first 'mandarin'. His advice was sought by state and federal governments on matters as diverse as tax, public sanitation and infant mortality. In 1905 he took up an appointment as a New South Wales government agent in London, remaining there for the rest of his life. First published in 1918, this monumental book is Coghlan's very personal history of Australia, embracing materials, population growth, trade and land. It combines his long interest in literature, socio-political issues, statistics and finance with his professional interest in demography and fiscal policy. It offers an authoritative and balanced view of both the specific events and general developments in which he was intimately involved.


Christianity And The Great South Land

RRP $15.35

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T. A. Hooper wears his heart on his sleeve.
In "Christianity and The Great South Land," poet T.A. Hooper shares his love of his country, Australia, and of the people who have touched his life. The opening poem, "Reverend Ken," is a tribute to his late father-in-law, Reverend Kenneth Schneider:
With Guitar in hand, he traveled up and down the West Australian Coast
Always to GOD giving a mighty toast
Spreading God's word through story and song wherever he goes
Like the Fremantle Doctor, which always blows
With songs about GOD and everyday life that touched us all
Hoping to inspire us to answer God's call
His love for our Lord was so great
He treated him as if he was his best mate.
"Christianity and The Great South Land" is a beautiful and heartfelt collection, one that will at times challenge, succor, and strengthen your own faith.


A Guide To Australian Weddings

RRP $14.99

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A Guide to Australian Weddings helps you to plan the most important event in your life. And it's full of information for everyone involved in planning or taking part in a wedding, including your family, bridal party, and friends.

All the finer details of getting married; the presents, invitations, organising the ceremony and reception, how to handle the tricky problems that arise when parents are divorced, finding the right wedding gowns and suits, choosing flowers and selecting photographers, dealing with caterers, and how to make speeches are explained in a helpful, practical way.

A Guide to Australian Weddings unlocks all the mysteries of wedding etiquette and is packed with useful checklists and schedules so your marriage will go without a hitch.

This is your complete guide to a perfect day.



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