Category: Crime / History$95.00
A study of the administration of the criminal law in the Port Phillip District from the arrival of the white settlers until the onset of the Gold Rush and Separation. This study will help the present community understand many aspects of our present culture and give many citizens an insight into the community in which their ancestors lived.Learn More
Category: Memoirs / History$29.95
Memoir of a grassroots activist
Cups with No Handles explores the battle women face between a public life and the demands of family. Bette had a vision of a better world and her activism was a model for women in following generations.Learn More
Category: Jewish / Memoirs / History$25.00
In his moving account of how a young boy managed to survive the horrors of the Holocaust, Joseph Spring takes us through his turbulent life as he fled Germany to Belgium, hid in France on false papers, tried to cross the border into Spain and was then betrayed crossing the Swiss border and handed over to the Germans.Learn More
Category: Jewish / History$24.95
A compelling and detailed historical study of the Jews, the Arabs and the Holocaust. Unlike Germany, France and other European countries, whose role during the Holocaust has been exhaustively investigated, little attention has been devoted to the attitude of the Arab world towards the Jews during the Second World War.Learn More
Category: Jewish / History$20.00
This is the lovingly prepared account of the history of the Broken Hill Synagogue, from the laying of the foundation stone in November 1910 to its centenary in November 2010. As the spiritual home of the Hebrew Congregation on Wolfram Street, it passed through four epochs, documented in stories, documents, photographs and sketches.Learn More
Category: Jewish / Memoirs / History$29.95
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In My Mother’s Spice Cupboard, Elana Benjamin has produced a warm and detailed account of her family’s story, as they moved from Baghdad to Bombay (now Mumbai) and finally to Sydney, Australia. With loving strokes, she has created a detailed picture of everyday life for Jews living in Bombay during the British rule, followed by the disintegration of the community post-independence. By the early 1960s, when her family left, the majority of India’s Jewish community had emigrated. Thus, she has managed to recreate a world that no longer exists, whilst there were still family members around to tell her the stories.
"My Mother’s Spice Cupboard is very readable, and makes an important contribution to understanding the everyday life of the Baghdadi community in India."Learn More
Professor Suzanne D Rutland, OAM, University of Sydney
Category: Jewish / Memoirs / History$24.95
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“I was trying to keep track of the days and events and kept a small notebook made up of roughly torn pieces of toilet paper, although this was a great sacrifice as we were rationed to only two pieces each per day.”
Category: Memoirs / History$24.95
Growing up in a country between nations, at a time between wars, in a society both ancient and modern, Joseph Berenyi seeks to be free. Beginning in the cobblestone streets of Brassó the reader is drawn into a world where a wolf-dog can be harnessed to a sled, naked Hussars plunge with horses into summer streams, and the hilarious schemes of boys cause uproar.Learn More
Category: Fiction / Jewish / History$24.95
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Seen through the eyes of an illiterate twelve-year-old boy, Nava Semel’s moving, at times lyrical fiction explores life in the Palestine of the 1930s – a world where a young Jew is prepared to undertake multiple marriages to threatened East European women for patriotic reasons alone; where a boy’s closest friends are a dog named after his hero Johnny Weissmuller (the screen Tarzan of blessed memory), his brother’s first wife, and the girl next door. Semel weaves a rich evocation of love and pain and promises, written with eloquent humanity and verve.