eLibrary Taster – Australiana

A selection of items that you can access from our eLibrary with an Aussie flavour. No matter whether you like to watch, listen or read you should find something to interest you. All available via our eLibrary page

Adelaide, 1931: Telephone switchboard operator Frances’ life is difficult as sole provider for her mother and adopted uncle. But it’s thrown into turmoil when she overhears a suspicious conversation on the phone, planning a murder.  Download the audiobook from ULibrary

Written by the most respected authorities on seafood in the country, this landmark publication contains all you need to know about selecting and preparing over 60 types of fish and seafood, including catching methods, notes on sustainability, flavour profiles and cooking guidelines. Download this book from Borrow Box

In 1854, Victorian miners fought a deadly battle under the flag of the Southern Cross at the Eureka Stockade. Though brief and doomed to fail, the battle is legend in both our history and in the Australian mind. Download the audibook from Borrow Box

From the biggest festival to the smallest church social, Kenny Smyth delivers porta-loos to them all. Ignored and unappreciated, he is one of the cogs in society’s machinery; a knight in shining overalls taking care of business with his faithful ‘Splashdown’ crew. Stream the movie via Kanopy

When Les Norton catches the semi-final on TV he is amazed to see that the man behind Extreme Polo is his old mate, Neville ‘Nizegy’ Nixon. So when Neville calls out of the blue and asks Les to drive the Murrumbidgee Mud Crabs up to Sydney for the final, Les takes him on. But things are never as simple as they seem and Les finds himself drawn into an hilarious adventure involving the Mud Crabs. Download the book or audiobook from Borrow Box

Vernon and Penelope never want to see their son Caleb again. Not after he bashed his wife and ended up in gaol. A lifetime of careful parental love wiped out in a moment. But when Vernon, a retired teacher, hears that Caleb is being regularly visited and savagely beaten by a local criminal as the police stand by, he knows he has to act. What has his life as a father been if he turns his back on his son in his hour of desperate need? Download the book from Borrow Box

Tim was a beautiful young man with the mind of a child. Mary Horton was a lonely and bitter middle-aged spinster. They were outcasts in a cruel, unbending world – until their lives were joined and for ever altered by the forbidden promise of a very special love. Download the audiobook from Borrow Box

A guide to organic gardening, providing informative and inspirational stories on everything you need to know to grow your own fruit and vegetables- without the use of harmful chemicals. Each issue includes practical tips and advice from leading organic gardening experts. Download issues from rb digital

A young school teacher finds himself marooned in a small mining town where a dangerous series of events render him a broken and desperate man. Stream movie via Kanopy

Elise, a beautiful and artistic, if slightly brittle, city girl is rudely transplanted to the undulating, unforgiving plains of the Mallee when her husband is called home to save the family property. Poor Elise struggles with the rural life: Bill works all day in the back paddock and her father-in-law is openly hostile to his son’s unsatisfactory wife. Download the book or audiobook from Borrow Box

Damien McAllister is a man on the brink. Spending long, hard days on a farm he has no affection for, and nights ignoring the criticisms of his mother, Damien can no longer remember what he’s living for. Download the book or audiobook from Borrow Box

The ‘go-to’ destination for reviews of new caravans and motorhomes, as well as amazing Australian destinations. From Wilsons Promontory to Weipa, the Gunbarrel to the Gibb River Road, Caravan World travels to the best vanning locations this country has to offer. Download issues from rb digital

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