In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
Join us for an instore event with Ian Macfarlane, author of The Ten Remarkable Australians: They Left Their Mark on the World but Were Forgotten
or phone 6295 6723
Ten Remarkable Australians is a collection of short biographies of ten remarkable Australians who deserved to be better known. In fact, most were well known, even famous at one stage in twentieth-century history, but have since been largely forgotten. Ian Macfarlane seeks to learn more about these people and their achievements, giving the modern reader an opportunity to discover them too.
1 Harry George Hawker: Aviator and Aeroplane Designer
2 George Finch: Mountaineer and Scientist
3 George Ernest Morrison: Adventurer, Doctor, Journalist and Political Adviser
4 George Hubert Wilkins: War Photographer and Explorer
5 Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson: Novelist and Musician
6 Lyndhurst Falkiner Giblin: Prospector, Sportsman, Politician, Soldier and Scholar
7 John Peter Russell: Artist and Engineer
8 George Gilbert Aime Murray: Scholar and worker for Peace
9 Reginald Leslie Baker: Sportsman and Showman
10 Frederick Septimus Kelly: Concert Pianist, Composer and Oarsman
'An outstanding achievement: the forgotten heroes of Australia’s great era of adventure and creativity brought to life' (Lindsay Tanner).
'I love the prose! Well written, entertaining, insightful, evocative' (Peter FitzSimons).
Ian John Macfarlane, AC, is an Australian economist, and was Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Australia's central bank, from 1996 to 17 September 2006.