MCCARTHY, Gerry

ISBN 978-1-922722-74-4
PAPERBACK

Gus: the Southern Purple Spotted Gudgeon

Southern Purple Spotted Gudgeons were thought to be extinct however a small number were rediscovered several years ago and some were captured for breeding stock, which has led to several groups becoming involved in breeding programs.

Students can investigate native aquatic and land-based animals that rely on healthy wetlands, billabongs creeks and rivers.

How are billabongs and wetlands formed? What causes some animals to become extinct? How do introduced fish affect native fish species?

By reading the story of Gus, students can create a wetlands food web.

gerry mccarthy author

About the Author

Hooked on fishing from and early age, Gerry McCarthy and his dad Martin were regular hopefuls on all of Adelaide’s metropolitan jetties. Interestingly Gerry’s extensive teaching and educational leadership appointments were always situated close to water! In 2015 after forty-six years in educational settings, Gerry established his own teaching business Teachfishsa and South Australian schools took the bait.
Gerry’s passion for all things fish saw schools engage in STEM projects through aquaponics as well as fishing camps and fishing excursions. However, Gerry’s most recent focus as been to help save critically endangered native fish. The story of Gus the Southern Purple Spotted Gudgeon (a fish that until recently was thought to be extinct) is shared by Gerry and his illustrator niece Elise Fitzgerald in the hope that others will join the cause and help save fish like Gus. 
Elise Fitzgerald Illustrator Gus book

About the Illustrator

Elise Fitzgerald is a Year 10 student at Mercedes College Adelaide and this is the first book Elise has illustrated. Elise has always loved art and in order to further develop her skills is taking on lessons outside of school. Elise has a preference for oil paintings and portraits.
When not producing outstanding art pieces, Elise spends a lot of time on her other passion gymnastics. Elise hopes to pursue illustrating and other creative avenues into the future.

HUTT STREET CENTRE

ISBN 978-1-922722-53-9
PAPERBACK

Haiku Poetry and Art Book

With your support A GOOD LIFE will continue to grow.

Bringing people together to build a community where everyone feels like they belong, promoting a community that shows kindness and respect through arts and culture, coffee and chats, the simple things in life.

About the Project

This Haiku poetry book is a collaborative project that has brought many people together to explore

“What is a good life for people over the age of 50?”

With the support from Office of Ageing Well SA Health, The Australian Centre for Social Innovations, Hutt St Centre, and Vintage Creative Therapies, we are fortunate A Good Life has become a place that brings people together, encouraging kindness and creating a space where older people feel they belong.

Community projects such as The Good Life Project wouldn’t be able to get off the ground without volunteers, our wonderful Theatre buddies Kay, Karolina, Meredith, Yimin and Alyce are fundamental to the project’s success. A special thanks to Alyce and Yimin for bringing an intergenerational aspect to the project, young people bring new mindsets and knowledge having great energy for a good life.

 

About the Hutt St Centre

Hutt St Centre is a place of connection and support, where people facing homelessness are empowered to rebuild their lives, rediscover their identities and reconnect with those who love them.

We walk alongside people on their journey toward homefulness—a word we use to describe the feeling of safety, control and confidence that comes with having a place to call home.

When people walk through our doors we help fulfil their immediate needs, like a shower, a meal, and a charged phone, while our 20+ visiting services provide support ranging from medical check-ups to financial counselling.

And with a focus on the future, we connect people with housing, education and employment opportunities to build the skills and confidence to change their circumstances for good.

 

TELFORD, Kristy

ISBN 978-1-922629-47-0
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Annabel’s Mum

Based on the real journey of a young mother diagnosed with cancer during the pregnancy of her second child. This story highlights the feelings of change and uncertainty from the perspective of Annabel – just a toddler at the time of her Mum’s diagnosis. However, it also celebrates the excitement and gift of new life and pays homage to memories of the people we love.

This book may help a child to understand that although many changes occur when a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, the child is still important; the child remains safe, loved, and will forever be connected to their loved one.

Annabel’s Mum is aimed at families with young children, aged 2-8, but can be enjoyed and appreciated by all ages. It is an excellent resource for primary schools to use in social and emotional wellbeing programs such as ‘Seasons for Growth‘ (by Good Grief) as children explore the topics of change, loss, and grief. 

RICKARDS, Scott

ISBN 978-1-922452-84-9 HARDBACK

Adelaide: Between the Wars

A stunning collection of maps and rare photographs of Adelaide CBD between WWI and WWII. Between 1924 and 1926 the Fire Underwriters’ Association of South Australia produced a series of detailed maps of the main business district of Adelaide.

In this book, each of these maps are divided into six sections, showing in detail the businesses and dwellings of each street, as well as providing some insight to the architecture and features of each property. To accompany each of these maps, the facing pages show photographs of street scenes, businesses and people from within, or adjacent to, that map.


Price: $95

Shipping: Postage and packaging will be added when ordering through the online shopping cart
 
Pick-up: from Green Hill Publishing 75 Dale Street Port Adelaide, 9am-5pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). Credit card payment can be received at Divett Street (if not paying online).
 
Features:  
  1. Exclusive Limited Edition of 200 copies
  2. Beautifully curated, written, designed and printed
  3. Hardback with ribbon bookmark, gloss pages, printed ends, section sewn binding
  4. Size 420mm x 420 mm (about 1/2 meter square!)
  5. 72 pages
  6. 36 giant super detailed heritage maps – focussing on Adelaide CBD streets and laneways.
  7. Amazing rare historical photographs from the period.
  8. Collection of business press advertisements referencing the maps.
  9. Of interest to history buffs, photographers, Adelaideians and anyone interested in Australia’s premier planned city

A remarkable amount of information in amazing detail…

Adelaide Between The Wars maps