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Unboxing Community Radio with 2SER

  An Incomplete History of Community Radio: 2SER's 46 Boxes of Stuff   “You name a discipline, and you’ll find it represented in the log of names that have walked through 2SER’s doors.”Professor Monica AttardOAM, Walkley winning journalist &Co-Director of the Centre for Media Transition   (more…)

Billy-Be-Safe: A Big Adventure for Little Readers

  In their first book, ambulance heroes Billy Be Safe and Becky Be Careful team up with mischievous Artie the emu and other bush characters. An outdoor swimming adventure should be heaps of fun on a very hot day. But with so many dangers along the way, will someone get hurt? Or will Billy save the day? “A book that…

Australia’s Winning Houses

  "What must be considered a near-definitive catalogue of Australian housing competitions both ancient and modern . . . an amazing insight into a miry corner of architectural history that even our most cherished architecture-demics have hitherto overlooked." Houses Magazine (more…)

The Colourful Figures Behind Australia’s Biggest Art Scandal

A Newcastle Sun headline On the morning of 23 October 1944, braving an unseasonably cold wind and looming clouds, a large crowd gathered outside the Supreme Court of New South Wales in Queens Square on Macquarie Street, hoping to witness what the Adelaide News called “one of the biggest legal smash hits since Ned Kelly”. (more…)

The Roots of Australian Science

"This book is for everyone, especially for scientific researchers, their leaders and supervisors, and decision makers involved in funding science research to discover what worked, and to contribute to a scientific revival in Australia." - The Globe (more…)


New Long Bay Jail book covers death of Rockdale prison officer and Caringbah nurse being held hostage Pat Kennedy's new book will be landing in stores at Easter. To buy an exclusive copy from the author this month, contact him through his website.

Long Bay, A Prison History by Patrick Kennedy

  Russell Cox held me hostage at Long Bay before he and I were both shot in 1975. I have waited a long time to read the correct version of events of what happened on that harrowing day … At last the truth about ‘The Bay’ and its many criminals and characters is on our shelves. —Former Long Bay Prison…

Almost a French Australia: new paperback edition

  The saga of France's role in the exploration of and development of the Australian continent remained a well-kept secret for almost two centuries —Bloomfield To coincide with the national maritime exhibition: The Art of Science, Baudin’s Voyagers 1800–04, currently on display at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney, comes the new paperback edition of Professor Noelene Bloomfield’s popular book,…

La Trobe – Best History Publication Award

Halstead Press is excited to announce that La Trobe: Traveller, Writer Governor, by John Barnes, has won best History Publication in the Victorian Community History Awards. John Barnes uncovers the man behind the public name, as not only an important colonial figure but an author and artist. Tracing his globetrotting early years and struggles as Governor in Victoria during the gold…