I did not plan to write a history about the lives of the unknown Australian settler Caroline Kearney and her children. When I first uncovered evidence of the dilemma that she faced as a widow I was researching the significance of property, marriage and inheritance ...
Australian women’s football has never been in better shape. The first Matildas, Australia’s national women’s side, were recognised for their efforts on the 40thAnniversary of their first match against New Zealand. The current crop of players joined the celebrations. They are one ...
I have been involved in criminal justice in one way or another for 50 years. In that time I have often been faced with very determined members of the public whose views about the criminal law differed from mine and I have spent much time ...
In early September 2019, when I heard the ABC had produced a documentary looking at Australian identity through the prism of the pool, I couldn’t believe the incredible timing with the imminent release of my book,The Memory Pool: Australian stories of summer, sun ...
By human standards, the Universe is an absurd place. Not only in its vast tracts of empty space and the strangeness of the celestial objects it harbours, but in almost any other attribute you care to mention. Size, temperature, density, pressure, complexity, radiation, speed – you ...
The photographs of our youth are compelling, elusive and cunningly tricky. Each photograph in this wonderful collection powerfully evokes half-remembered truths, halffaded yearnings, at the same time tempting us with a honeysweet nostalgia for places and times that can never be found again. The captivating ...
Science

UNSW Press is pleased to announce the contributors featured in The Best Australian Science Writing 2019 anthology:

Society
Addressing Modern Slavery
Justine Nolan and Martijn Boersma

Eradicating modern slavery is one of the big challenges of our time.

Art

When in 2005 Parragirl Bonney Djuric climbed on top of some rubbish bins and jumped the fence into the yard of Parramatta Girls Home, she remembered ‘Peering up at its imposing façade … a place where at the age of fifteen I had spent eight months as a resident’. With ...


Environment

Just this week I was again confronted – twice – with the realities of what can go wrong when we feed wild birds. I was contacted by someone who had heard me talking about this topic on the radio and thought I might have an opinion. They described a situation that needed ...

Law

This book is about fear – principally fear of firearms – and what can and should be done to reduce that fear.

Environment

The human longing for the mysterious, liberating joy of wild nature has always fascinated me. So much of art, literature and music originate from this longing, but even on a daily level, most people love to have a break in the beauty of nature. And yet we live in a ...


Travel

O ‘Arcadian Adelaide,’ may you improve – may

Politics

Wandering between two worlds, one dead, the other powerless to be born

Children's

It was of course totally impossible to turn Andy Griffiths’ and Terry Denton’s best-selling children’s book,The 13-Storey Treehouse, into a play. Apart from a multi-level treehouse with a bowling alley, a secret underground laboratory and a tank full of man-eating sharks, the story requires a mermaid, a ...


 
 
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