O’HARA, PAUL

ISBN 978-1-922452-95-5

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The Limits of Knowledge

 

A METAPHYSICAL STUDY

This is a wide-ranging work which blends continental and scholastic themes, questions regarding universality, individuation, abstraction, together with more contemporary topics such as the relation between time and space, space and matter. It also addresses the question how Darwinism has influenced our understanding of the relation between artistic design and the processes of nature.

WILDE, Diana

ISBN 978-1-922452-98-6
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I Don’t Wear Step-Ins Anymore.

A step-in or girdle was worn in the 50s and 60s to control the flab of a female body. Dianne escaped the control of a conservative and Christian middle class family in Sydney and sailed to England in 1968. On arrival, she disposed of her constrictive clothing and began living a swinging London life. A year later, and after a visit from her parents, she moved to a Swiss Village for 6 months. Finally, she travelled home overland by Sundowners bus from London to India in 1970.

This memoir is from letters documenting her overseas journey of discovery. In January 2012 aged 64, she re-read and transcribed at least 300 letters and aerogrammes, after being told by an older cousin, she had been adopted at birth. She re-discovered the controlling mother she couldn’t stand growing up, and even while bringing up a family of her own.

Her adoptive mother Ruby was the one who gave her back all the letters written to her, suggesting she may wish to write a book one day about her travels. This memoir is a homage to her, and also to her adoptive father George, who constantly encouraged her to take off the step-ins and try everything in life.

BALDOCK, Tim

ISBN 978-0-6483649-0-0
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Fortress Fremantle

This book is dedicated to the memory of the 84 servicemen aboard the USS Bullhead who lost their lives in 1945.

The Port of Fremantle played one of the most predominant roles of any Australian port or city during World War II. Not only was it a significant embarkation point, and subsequently the last glimpse of Australia for thousands of servicemen heading overseas to serve their country, it was also one of the most crucial submarine bases of the Second World War.

A longstanding passion and interest in military history, plus a realisation of there being little public knowledge on the fortress that Fremantle was – given the significance of its contribution to the eventual Allied victor y in World War II, is what inspired me to write Fortress Fremantle: Its Lost Sub & Contribution to World War II.

Presented in a condensed yet significant manner, my hope is that people reading this book find it a light, easy to comprehend, factual account of what life was like in Fremantle and surrounding lands during the early 1940’s when for a while, Australia stood all alone, in the face of great adversity.

About the Author

Tim Baldock is an avid military historian, with Fortress Fremantle: Its Lost Sub & Contribution to World War II being his first book on the subject. The decision to write about the Pacific War was driven by his personal interest in that campaign, largely influenced through his work as a volunteer tour guide on Rottnest Island in Western Australia where the Oliver Hill Gun Battery still stands today.
A proud West Australian, who grew up with a deep connection to Fremantle, this book has allowed him to share his passion for history with his love of the Port.
 
 
 

BAKER, Joanne

ISBN 9781922337-47-4
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Time Gentlemen, Please

Growing up in the Northwest of Western Australia in the 1900s was a tough life. It was a place where one was wise to pay respect to the harsh, uncompromising climate in this rough area of the coastal towns of Port Hedland and Carnarvon. A picture is painted about life in these towns during this time. My story tells about my father’s life in both of these places. He grew up with his mother and two older sisters, carving out a life without his father. He achieved his dream of becoming a publican. He met my mother in Port Hedland when she went north to work at the Pier Hotel. My story takes you on a family’s journey as they faced resilience and triumph over many challenges growing up in the North of Western Australia.

Joanne Baker self-published author of 'Time Gentlemen, Please: The Cry of the North-West Publican'

About the Author

In 2016 after suffering a huge operation to remove a sarcoma cancer from my pelvic region I lay in bed in hospital for some 128 days! I spent so much time lying in the hospital bed thinking about my life, from here on.  Changes had to be made in order to walk and maintain balance after losing the use of my right leg and as a result of the surgery to the pelvic area. I now rely on the use of a walker. My cancer has returned to my lungs three times and my pelvic region once since 2016 and I am monitored every four months.

My thoughts went to the things I wanted to achieve before I left this earth. Being so sick and not knowing what the outcome would be, I began to make my list. Number one was to write a book. A school friend had written several books on her family, so I had met with her with the plan of my book and together we made some refinements. My book would tell the story about my father’s life as I always thought how much he had achieved from humble beginnings.

 I was one of seven children born to my mother, Myrtle and father, Gordon Meiklejohn. I was born in 1953 as Joanne Patsy Meiklejohn, here in Perth, Western Australia. I had three sisters older born in 1941, 1943 and 1946. I also had two sisters younger than me. My only brother Kenneth had died in his birth year, 1952 of a hole in the heart, so I grew up in this family of six girls. In the early years in Port Hedland the three older girls looked after me when they were home on school holidays as my parents were busy running the hotel. They also looked after my two younger sisters whilst we lived in Carnarvon.

My father Gordon was thirty seven when I was born.  This meant doing lots of research within my family and using other sources to cover the period Dad had lived before I was born. Most of his family had died and he’d always insisted there were no other Meiklejohn’s around. As I did some family research I found this to be untrue but maybe he never knew!!!  His mother Mary Emma Meiklejohn, born in England had written a story of her life for her three children and told them about their father and their early together. My Grandfather came from N.S.W. He worked in Port Hedland prior to marrying. Unfortunately, he drowned in 1919, when my father was only two and a half years old and his sisters still quite young. My Mother had also written about her early life and her life with Dad and as it happened, my eldest sister who had died had also written her story of growing up with Mum and Dad. So with these records as my starters I began to research Gordon and Myrtle’s Meiklejohn’s life. I grew up with my father as a publican in the time where the hotel’s excluded the Indigenous and in some situations women. Whilst I grew up with power, television was not part of our lives at that point. The impressions of my early life were long lasting and I always wondered about how hard life was for most people. I moved from Port Hedland to begin school in Carnarvon. As the hotel was out in East Carnarvon I had catch a bus to school until we moved into the Gascoyne Hotel in Carnarvon Township. I experienced floods, cyclones and many long hot days but life was good and I wouldn’t have changed anything. After completing my Junior Certificate, I attended boarding school in Perth at St Mary’s Anglican Girls School for two years until I finished my leaving exams. From here I trained as a teacher, married young and had a baby girl. I experienced many different locations as I moved around the state teaching. I spent many years teaching in the Kimberley and at a Remote Aboriginal School and I held positions where I assisted younger teachers in their classrooms improving their educational delivery. My daughter moved to boarding school to complete her education as her father and I continued to teach in the North of Western Australia. My daughter followed myself and her father into the profession. I then moved to Perth and continued my career working for thirty years as a teacher. I never forgot the places I had lived in as all these places gave me such wonderful experiences. Life for me now is full of scrapbooking my photo’s, completing family research, doing some quilting, enjoying my grandchildren, reading about other people’s life experiences and going off in our caravan with my husband to further  explore our wonderful country of Australia. Oh yes I have worked on my list and keep adding to it because life goes on, yeah!!!!

HEWETT, Yvette

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ISBN 978-0-922337-26-9
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ISBN 978-1-922337-35-1
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Cooking my Books: What the fork to cook tonight

Thank you Joy & Adi for always believing I can do anything I put my mind to. Your encouragement helped make me who I am today. Thank you for always finding a way to make my ideas a reality rather than staring at obstacles. Oh, and a special thank you for all those last minute trips to the shops to purchase missing ingredients without complaining.

Thanks to my family. Coming from a home where there was a proper dinner cooked every night, you laid the foundation for my cooking. You are also the ones I learned most of these recipes from.