Tony Wheeler’s Islands of Australia

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Bounty and Batavia , meet
giant lizards and friendly quokkas, and discover rich Indigenous cultures.
Whether you’re an intrepid explorer, a simple sun-seeker or an armchair
tourist, Islands of Australia will
have you itching to visit.

Not just an island continent, Australia is a continent of islands. With over 8,000, it has more than the entire Caribbean. Join seasoned traveller Tony Wheeler on a journey around the Australian coast and beyond to discover the stunning natural features, unique wildlife and chequered histories of Australia’s remarkable (and remarkably diverse) islets, cays, atolls and archipelagos. Find out why the Whitsundays should have been called the Whitmondays, encounter Australia’s only known pirate, witness mutiny and murder on the Bounty and Batavia, meet giant lizards and friendly quokkas, and discover rich Indigenous cultures. Whether you’re an intrepid explorer, a simple sun-seeker or an armchair tourist, Islands of Australia will have you itching to visit.

Slice Girls

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When Dr Joan Arakkal chooses to specialise in orthopaedics while training in India, a field traditionally occupied by men, she slots into the world of bones with relative ease.

But when her career takes her to the UK, and then Australia, she encounters the ‘bonemen’ – a boy’s club whose members are easily identified in the hospital corridors by their loud voices and self-assured swagger. Their medieval attitudes wield a stranglehold on the development of orthopaedics, compromising patient care.

Joan is totally unprepared for the obstacles and prejudices she encounters – but the tables are turned when she suffers a health scare of her own, which ultimately gives her the perspective she needs to speak and fight without fear.

A provocative reflection on the discrimination, sexism and cartelisation entrenched in the surgical community, and particularly the world of orthopaedics, Slice Girls shines light on a surgical path that is made needlessly challenging for women, and finds that while women are ready for surgery, it forces the question: is surgery ready for women?

Camp Canberra

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The students of Mount Mayhem Primary are on their school trip to Canberra.
Their teacher, Ms Sparks says they will visit places of National Significance and learn about Australian History and Government.
Who knew Canberra could be so interesting!

Our Library

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The doors to our library are open. Every day something exciting happens.

Join Suzy and the children for a week of busy, bouncy, noisy, wiggly-jiggly, friendly fun.

Which day is your favourite library day?

Come in. Everyone is welcome!

Our Library

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The doors to our library are open. Every day something exciting happens.

Join Suzy and the children for a week of busy, bouncy, noisy, wiggly-jiggly, friendly fun.

Which day is your favourite library day?

Come in. Everyone is welcome!