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Bookshop

The National Library’s bookshop stocks a superb range of Australian fiction, non-fiction and children’s literature titles, including books published by the Library. The shop also sells exeptional gifts and merchandise, including journals, cards and wrapping paper which feature some of the Library’s best-loved collection items. View the podcasts below for a virtual browse of the Library’s bookshop and to discover new books published by the Library.

Michael-Molkentin

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Book Launch

Flying the Southern Cross: Aviators Charles Ulm and Charles Kingsford Smith
by Michael Molkentin

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Monday, 26 November 2012
Duration: 1:04:21
Format: mp3 audio

Michael Molkentin and John Ulm launch the National Library publication, Flying the Southern Cross: Aviators Charles Ulm and Charles Kingsford Smith.

inclusion

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Book Launch

Indifferent Inclusion:
Aboriginal People and the Australian Nation
by Russell McGregor

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Duration: 40:39
Format: mp3 audio

Join Professor Ann McGrath speaking with author Russell McGregor about his latest book, shortlisted for the 2012 Prime Ministerís Literary Awards Prize for Australian History, the publication looks at race relations in Australia in the mid-twentieth century.

hope

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Book Launch

Hope: Refugees and Their Supporters in Australia Since 1947
by Ann-Mari Jordens

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Duration: 29:05
Format: mp3 audio

In Refugee Week, Father Frank Brennan launches Ann-Mari Jordens' history of Australia's postwar refugee intake and settlement policies, told by people whose lives were affected by them.

Governor Hunter

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A Canberra Series Lecture

A Constant Endeavour - Researching the Life and Art of Governor Hunter
Presented by the Friends of the National Library

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Duration: 49:09
Format: mp3 audio

In preparation for the Library's publication of a new edition of the Hunter sketchbook, Linda Groom has been researching the life and art of John Hunter, captain of the First Fleet and second governor of Australia.

FunnyEnglish

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Book Launch

Funny English book launch with Troy Simpson

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Tue, 21 Dec 2010
Duration: 13:30
Format: Video

Join author Troy Simpson for the launch of this new Library publication exploring the funny things we say. Andrew Barr MLA launches Funny English.

UpsideDownWorld

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Lecture Launch

'Upside Down World' by Penny Olsen

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Mon, 6 Dec 2010
Duration: 8:37
Format: Video

Penny Olsen discusses her new book, 'Upside Down World', published by the Library. Exploring early European impressions of Australia's curious mammals, 'Upside Down World' is lavishly illustrated with images from the Library's collection, some of which have never been reproduced before.

hurley

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Publication spotlight

Frank Hurley’s Antarctica

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Monday, 2 Aug 2010
Duration: 6:17
Format: Video

Frank Hurley is best known for his stunning Antarctic photographs. For Hurley, image-making and exploration went hand in hand and he sought out exalted experiences, through physical struggle, through relationships with the natural world and through story telling.

Lost!

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Author interview

Lost! A True Tale From the Bush

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Tue, 29 Jun 2010
Duration: 7:05
Format: Video

How long do you think you would survive in the Australian bush in winter with no food and very little water? Almost 150 years ago, three young children found themselves in just such a predicament. Susan Hall speaks with Stephanie Owen Reeder about their story of survival.

old mac

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Publication spotlight

Old MacDonald Had Some Land

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Thursday, 4 Feb 2010
Duration: 4:20
Format: Video

Learn about Australian animals and birds with this lift-the-flap book from the National Library of Australia. Meet the koala, echidna, kangaroo and many other favourite animals through this Australian interpretation of the traditional nursery rhyme.

wild_places

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Publication spotlight

Australia's Wild places

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Tuesday, 4 Jan 2010
Duration: 3:28
Format: Video

Australian wilderness photography is like no other – the works of such masters as Caire, Nettleton, Dombrovskis and Woldendorp are acclaimed throughout the world. Many of the images from Australia's wild places are held in the National Library of Australia Pictures Collection.

fairies

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Publication spotlight

Ellis Rowan's fariy World

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Tuesday, 4 Jan 2010
Duration: 5:05
Format: Video

Ellis Rowan's wonderful paintings have a special secret to share. Can you spot the fairies and elves hiding among the flowers?
As well as enjoying the beautiful pictures and charming rhymes in Ellis Rowan's Fairy World, you can also read some fascinating facts about these flowering plants.

flowers

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Author presentation

Women of Flowers

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Sunday, 11 Oct 2009
Duration: 15:35
Format: mp3 audio

Leonie Norton discusses her recent book, Women of Flowers, published by the National Library, which pays tribute to Australia's female colonial artists.

hackett

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Author discussion

The Riddle of Father Hackett

Contributor: ABC Radio National
Date published: Friday, 11 Sep 2009
Duration: 20:30
Format: mp3 audio

Phillip Adams, from ABC Radio National's Late Night Live, talks with Brenda Niall, a Melbourne-based writer and biographer, about her book The Riddle of Father Hackett.

endeavour

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Book review

Cook's Endeavour Journal: The Inside Story

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Tuesday, 30 Jun 2009
Duration: 04:15
Format: Video

See page spreads and listen to Susan Hall describing the production process behind the book Cook's Endeavour Journal: The Inside Story. The book brings to life the record of one of the world’s most famous expeditions, the circumnavigation of the globe by Lieutenant James Cook aboard HMB Endeavour.

Discussion video

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Author discussion Backyard Explorer

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009
Duration: 08:55
Format: Video

Watch as Peter Macinnis discusses his book Australian Backyard Explorer, revealing details of how he came to understand the early Australian explorers such as Hamilton Hume and Edward John Eyre.

Pooter video

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Backyard Explorer: making a pooter

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009
Duration: 08:05
Format: Video

In this video Peter Macinnis shows you how to make a pooter from materials easily sourced from around the home. What is a pooter, you ask? Watch to find out.

insects video

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Backyard Explorer: catching insects

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009
Duration: 02:30
Format: Video

Watch Peter Macinnis demonstrating how to catch insects using an umbrella and a pooter.

plop

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Book reading

The Terrible Plop

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Duration: 09:50
Format: Video

Watch a reading by award-winning author Ursula Dubosarsky of her book The Terrible Plop,  based on a Tibetan myth.

FFA

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Book review

First Fleet Artist:
George Raper's Birds and Plants of Australia

Contributor: National Library Publications
Date published: Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009
Duration: 01:40
Format:
Video

George Raper was a midshipman on the Sirius of the First Fleet. His talent and opportunity combined to produce what is now one of the Library's most treasured collections, the Ducie Collection of First Fleet Art. View the book in our online shop

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