A comprehensive overview of the history of greyhound racing in NSW, beginning with the origins of the sport in coursing and tin-hare racing through to the current controversies threatening its existence. This is essential reading for anyone with an interest in “the sport of the people”.
46 unsorted boxes in a damp basement contained the “archives” of one of Australia’s least orthodox media institutions. Amazingly, from those daunting vestiges, Liz Giuffre and Demetrius Romeo wove a compelling book about 2SER and its colourful people. Also a window onto the world outside as it changes.
From January 1919 two waves of Spanish Flu swept across Australia. This book tells the story of the 15,000+ Australians who died, the many more who were incapacitated, and medical and health specialists who, by literally putting their lives on the line, saved countless more and gave Australia a template for what was to come a century later in 2020
This is the second of the 1970s and the 33rd book overall to be released in a series of 33 about life in Australia – one for each year from 1939 to 1971. Based largely on major daily newspapers, highlights main events and typical stories, such as compulsory seat belts, political change, Vietnam, McDonalds and one-day cricket in Oz.