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Ruth Park’s Sydney

Ruth Park’s Sydney

This is a completely revised edition of Ruth Park’s classic guide to Sydney, intended both for residents and visitors. It contains six maps and twenty-four pages of colour photographs.
Ruth Park was one of Australia’s most popular and loved authors. Read More

Political Anecdotes

Political Anecdotes

A fascinating collection of the best and funniest stories in our political history, by writers from Watkin Tench to Don Watson. MacCallum made the selection with his normal eye for wit and human frailty, and provides an introduction. Read More

More Pig Bites Baby

More Pig Bites Baby

Sequel to the successful Pig Bites Baby, now sadly out of print, this contains further extracts from Australia’s first newspaper, the Sydney Gazette. Read More

Obscenity, Blasphemy, Sedition

Obscenity, Blasphemy, Sedition

The standard history of Australian censorship, from its glory days in the late Victorian era to the beginning of the end with the Lady Chatterley’s Lover trial of 1961. Read More

A Wealth of Women

A Wealth of Women

The first book to provide a comprehensive history of ordinary Australian women, from 1788. As well as the central narrative, there are dozens of snapshots of individuals, and mini-histories of important aspects of women’s lives such as health, fashion and cooking. Read More