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If your into Australian history try ( Mr Stuarts Track by John Bailey) informative as well as entertaining.smile

 

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On 14 May 1858, an expedition of discovery led by John McDouall Stuart departed from a copper mine located on the very edge of the known world in the North Flinders Ranges. The Australian continent stretched for another 2,000 kilometres to the north and 2,500 to the west and no white man had the slightest idea of what was there. It was to be the first of six expeditions mounted by Stuart, then aged 42, as he sought to uncover the mysteries of the interior and forge a path to the north.

Ultimately he was to become part of a race across the continent, his rivals being the Burke and Wills expedition. In the end Stuart was to be the first European to cross Australia from south to north and return again, as the cumbersome expedition of Burke and Wills turned from farce to tragedy. Yet his hero's homecoming was to be shortlived.

Mr Stuart's Track is a fascinating study of a loner, an explorer of no fixed abode, who battled alcoholism and ill-health to push himself to the limits of endurance in crossing straight through the red centre to the northern seas.


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Peter Temple, now deceased, wrote Jack Irish novels, morphed in TV series'

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Greg 1 wrote:

Lee Child's is a good read as an author, has the Jack Reacher series. If you are into historic novels then both Bernard Cornwall and Conn Iggledon are both really good authors who have both written novels based around various times in history.


 You would have to be joking!

Once you have read the first couple of Lee's Jack Reacher diatribes you have read them all.



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Craig1 wrote:

Have a look at Gary Disher, an Aussie Fiction writer, a little different , not total blood and gore. Lee Child's latest a bit over the top.


 Agreed, Gary Disher's novels are a good read, though I admit I am not mad keen on the Wyatt series, but I do enjoy the Peninsula crimes series and also the Hirsch series



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Jackson's Track - by Daryl Tonkin and Carolyn Landon - Daryl's recollections of his life as a sawmill owner in West Gippsland. He had many aboriginal people working and living at the sawmill and the book details their life and some of the injustices they had to deal with when 'do gooders' decided they should be moved to Lake Tyers as well as moving them into houses in Warragul and Drouin.
One of the best books I've ever read

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x 2 Jenny & Barry

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Sorry I'm late getting back guys.  Been a bit busy.  However, " Adam in Ochre" by Colin Simpson is a good read.

 

Also anything by Bill Harney.



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Thanks again everyone. Your recommendations have come in handy now that I am self isolating.

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Through Their Eyes, Glimpses of a Changing Australia " by Lucy Taylor. Copies from Brigalow Press @ gmail.com. A sample chapter attached, by permission of the author.



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I found this a great read the Devils Guard is a gripping tale of German veterans of World War II fighting in France's Indochina War. This, of course, is factual, as vast numbers of German prisoners of war were recruited into the French Foriegn Legion, to assist with keeping order in France's overseas colonies.


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bowiebd wrote:

In my humble opinion,

Judy Nunn writes some really good books, set in Australia.

The White divers of Broome, by John Bailey I found very interesting.

Sven Hassel has written a series of very good war books. I believe he has a huge following & discusion group on the internet.

Bill the Bastard by Roland Perry is very good.

Lynda La Plante crime books are hard to put down.

first time I've put a comment on here ,I don't know how to finish it off.
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 Thanks for that   I'll add Hassel & Bailey to my list of Authors for when I next able to visit my fav second hand book shop.

 

Sven Hassel's biography in this link is well worth reading .. What a life  https://www.bookseriesinorder.com/sven-hassel/

Here is the list of Judy Nunn  https://www.bookseriesinorder.com/judy-nunn/

John Bailey's books   http://jbailey.info/about.php  Looks interesting to me.

 

Agree about Bill The Bastard.  I have a copy of it. 

 

 

I don't do crime books but here is a link to Lynda La Plante   https://www.bookseriesinorder.com/lynda-la-plante/

 



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