Our Latest Publications
Starlight - An Australian army doctor in Vietnam by Dr Tony White AM
The duties and life of a frontline Australian doctor in the Vietnam War. STARLIGHT was the radio call sign for army doctors and medics. Vivid recollections of author's 12 month tour of duty as a frontline doctor in difficult territory. Born in Australia, reared in Kenya, and educated in England and Australia, he graduated in medicine from Sydney University. He was Mentioned in Dispatches for his service in Vietnam. Back in civilian life, he practised as a dermatologist in Sydney with a special interest in remote area work, including the Pacific Islands, and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. He was made a member of The Order of Australia in 2009. Foreword by Major General W.B. Digger James AC MBE MC MBBS (Syd) ISBN 987 1 876344 689
A Lethal Occupation - but some people thrive on it by Dr Monty Morris
A collection of modern parables about the experiences of Revd Canon Dr Monty Morris and his wife Barbara during their happy and fulfilling service in Thailand, watching God in action around this Christian Island in a Buddhist Sea. Many of these stories were written soon after the events for Anglican and other newspapers around the world. Also included are documents which seem pertinent or of historical importance. During an interview with a TV team from Britain, Dr Colin Britton, a long-time resident of the city and great friend of the author described the role of Vicar of Bangkok as a ‘lethal occupation - but some people thrive on it’. ISBN 978-1876344863
A Rain of Ruin by Lance Grimstone
Third of a series exploring and describing personal stories of the migration mix which resulted in the Australia we know. Again based closely on a well-researched history, this describes the horror of Hiroshima and the interaction of Australians and Japanese after WW II. ISBN 978-1-876344870
Brother Rats (Second edition) by Lance Grimstone
Second in a series of historic novels exploring Australia's past. Brings to life the various reasons for migration to Australia. The desert wars of North Africa during WW II graphically described. The title refers to the famous Rats of Tobruk. Personal stories of the battles with Rommel's Afrika Corps and prisoners of war from both sides are well researched and told ISBN 978-1-876344955
When the Tulips Bled (Second Edition) by Lance Grimstone
Historic novel set in Holland during WW II. First of a series of books researching Australia's migrant past. A powerful story of occupation and survival in wartime, and the aftermath as the survivors picked up the threads and started again in peacetime. ISBN 978-1-876344948
The Regent - Brisbanes Motion Picture Cathedral by Michael T Gillies
The title says it all. A beautiful documentary of one of the finest motion picture cinemas to be built in Australia. High quality coffee table publication for browsing, detailed reading or just remembering the glory days of a bygone era. Memories are made of this, from times when a theatre visit was more than just to a performance, it was a total experience. Hard cover, printed in colour on quality art paper. Prestigious book for gift or unique souvenir of Brisbane. To be launched in December - watch this space. Books now in stock for immediate delivery. ISBN 978 064691 467 1
Lingering Doubts by Deb Drummond and Jan Teunis
A true story of murder in Brisbane City in the 1940s. Clearly faulty evidence is exposed, leading to the wrongful conviction of an innocent man.
Flames on the Water - Tears in the Sea by Dr Con Aroney
For many centuries, Smyrna was a prosperous trading city in the Mediterranean. In the aftermath of World War I, Smyrna was one of the greatest post-war casualties. Decisions made by the victors sitting in remote London when they divided the spoils of the war, had huge unintended consequences. This book is a powerful reconstruction of the resultant wave of violence that destroyed a hitherto peaceful and prosperous city and destroyed or dispersed its multicultural inhabitants. Many Australians are here today because their forebears survived this tragedy. This is a history which must be told. HARD COVER ISBN 978 1 876344986
Understanding Ourselves and Others by Dr Phil Jauncey
The title says it all. Understanding Ourselves and Others, a companion to his best-selling Managing Yourself and Others - secrets of successful management. One principle to start with: Take ownership of your actions and responsibility for their consequences. ISBN 978 1876344696
A Distant Dream - a pioneering saga by Pamela J. McGlinn
This is the story of two ordinary families who leave England midway in the 19th century to go 12,000 miles to begin a new life in Colonial Australia. Publication date Feb/March 2007 ISBN 1 876344 30 X
Bus Roots by Neil H. Kirk
Bus Roots is the story of a remarkable bus company, written by a remarkable man who spent a lifetime with the company which was based in Palmerston North and Feilding in New Zealand, but which served the entire country well since it was founded in 1920 - this is the story of Madge Motors.
Yow-ay Bungee by Gwen Burguez
The true story of the author's father, told as he related it to her and from diaries and other records. Written as though her father had been the author, Gwen Burguez has captured the language and experiences of life in the bush in south-east Queensland over the decades following the establishment of the Commonwealth of Australia.
(ISBN 1 876344 38 5)
Nineteenth Century Settlers by Allen J. W. Murray
A family history about the author's ancestors who migrated from Scotland, Ireland and England, their descendants and some of their relatives who settled in Queensland in the 1800s.
Waiting for My Breasts to Grow by Sue Shand
A humorous glimpse into the secret life of a girl's boarding school. Sue Shand shares the experiences of falling in love, first tongue kisses, school dances, and best of all the fight and pranks with the 'enemy', the teachers. Laugh and cry with Sue, as her memories trigger some of your own. ISBN 1 876344 40 7 To be launched by Sallyanne Atkinson AO (also a St Hilda's graduate) in Brisbane at a cocktail party 6 for 6.30 pm at Victoria Park Golf Club Ballroom Fri 27 October 2006. Please email email@example.com for an invitation.
Eye of the Camel - a British policeman in Palestine during WW II by Elizabeth Urbahn
After WW I, Palestine became a British Protectorate until the United Nations decided to partition the country and form the state of Israel in May 1948. From 1917 to 1948, British military forces were stationed in Palestine for peace-keeping purposes, but for most of that time the main task of civil policing fell to a specially created unit, the Palestine Police Force, that was established in July 1920. This is the story of a Palestine policeman during WW II. Although written as fiction, all incidents happened - the story is based on the life of the Author's father.
Within the Hollowed Halls of Learning - Reflections on 37 years by John B. Woolcock
A first-hand, incisive commentary on tertiary education, but written with the humour so well developed in a lifetime of communicating with high level students. ISBN 1 876344 48 2
Pathways to Adventure by W.B. Sandy Thomas
Compiled by Denis McLean and published by Dryden Press in New Zealand, the extraordinary life of Major General WB 'Sandy' Thomas, CB, DSO, MC and bar, ED, Silver Star (USA) is well documented in this book. New Zealand readers should source this through Dryden Press. ISBN 0-476-00611-2
The Orchid Beach Story - tales of Fraser Island and Hervey Bay by Reginald R. Barnewall
The Orchid Beach Story is printed on high quality matt art paper with numerous historical black and white and colour photographs. The story is one of determination, of achievement against the odds, of success - and of witness to obliteration of so much effort. But from that vision, other foundations were laid ... Over 300 pages of fascinating reading. Published December 2006.
Valuing our Heritage by Noel Adsett
Published to celebrate the Centenary of the construction of Saint Andrew's Uniting Church, Brisbane.
(ISBN 1 876344 36 9)
The Dick Family History by Paul Gorter
Family history of the descendants of John and Agnes Dick who migrated to Australia in 1840 and settled in Port Macquarie in 1841.
(ISBN 0 646447 54 8)