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Book Opens Gateway to China

Confucius Says No, by Leonard Yong, RRP $29.95 “Leonard’s book is a valuable key to understanding our regional neighbours.” – The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG (Former High Court Judge of Australia) Leonard Yong's latest book was recently launched to acclaim at the Union Club in Sydney by The Hon Michael Kirby. Among a large gathering, Mr Kirby spoke at length…

The Invisible Thread

Containing works from more than 70 eminent Australian writers, this sterling anthology of Canberra and its surrounds has recently launched to great acclaim.

Ann-Mari Jordens’ Hope

First recorded for the National Library, author and historian Ann-Mari Jordens now brings to the page the voices of people escaping persecution and conflict in world troublespots since WWII.

Word Up

Word Up: a Lexicon and Guide to Communication in the 21st Century by Mark McCrindle with Emily Wolfinger “Mark McCrindle deserves a medal. Mapless, he’s entered the alien terrains of text-speak, web slang, Gen-Z dialect, among other domains, and returned with a guidebook should we ever lose our way." — David Astle, columnist, cross-word compiler and co-host of SBS TV’s Letters and Numbers. Word…

Canberra – the making of a city

Canberra: City in the Landscape Ken Taylor It is 100 years since Walter Burley Griffin won the 1911 international design competition to create a city in the landscape for Australia’s national city. At a time when Burley Griffin’s vision is under siege in some quarters, highly regarded author, academic and landscape planning consultant, Professor Ken Taylor, brings his sharp eye and considerable understanding to the…

Hugh Gilchrist (1916-2010)

HALSTEAD PRESS AUTHOR Hugh Gilchrist died on 16 October 2010 after what seems to be many lives lived in one. It was Gilchrist’s appointment as ambassador to Greece in 1968 that began a longstanding commitment to Greece and the Greek people and was the genesis of his masterwork, Australians and Greeks, published in three volumes by Halstead Press. In a lifetime…

The Monster is back

A new updated edition of the Monster That Ate Canberra has been released by Halstead Press, 39 years after author and illustrator Michael Salmon first let the Bunyip loose on the capital’s iconic buildings.

Wild Cattle & Real History

NT Prize Update: Awkward moment or second thoughts? IN WHAT SEEMED to be a last minute aboutface, the 2010 NT Chief Minister's History award went ahead in mid May. Judges disqualified five of the six entries. The remaining entry—An Awkward Truth—was given the prize.  Read on for more ...   MEDIA RELEASE 11 May 2010 Australia’s History Wars could be…

The Annotated Such is Life: The Prose Classic of Australian Literature.

One of Australia's best loved classics and is in constant demand by students and general readers. Joseph Furphy’s novel of the bush and the outback is a tour de force of genius and originality, published in 1903 and reprinted dozens of times. A book of wit, learning and unforgettable characters and bush philosophy. The Halstead Classics edition is the best…