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Best Australian Books: The Ultimate List

Here is a list of the best Australian books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. Australian Slang: A Dictionary (2012)

 Best Australian Books: The Ultimate ListWelcome to this latest edition of Australian Slang. , a richly-textured, often ribald world of laconic humor. Now updated with over 100 new entries, this dictionary aims to do three things; (a) help the traveller to decipher what they might hear in everyday Australian life, (b) give the casual reader some insight if not amusement at how we Aussies speak, and (c) record for posterity many expressions that are slipping into disuse in the 21st Century. Readers will recognize many British and American expressions in this list. Australian English has absorbed much from Britain and America. For depth of knowledge of…
Author(s): David Tuffley

2. Lonely Planet Australian Language & Culture (Phrasebook) (2013)

 Best Australian Books: The Ultimate ListLonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisherToss another shrimp on the barbie, crack open a tinny or pour yourself a chardy while you traverse Australia’s vast expanse of true blue, fair dinkum Aussie lingo – from cosmopolitan communique to surf slang, outback jargon and some of the world’s oldest indigenous languages. C’mon, avagoyermug!Features a comprehensive section on Australia’s impressive array of indigenous languages.Lonely Planet’s Language & Culture series goes behind the scenes of languages you thought you knew. Get into the culture…
Author(s): Lonely Planet, Denise Angelo, et al.

3. Wordbook of Australian Idiom – Aussie Slang: No Worries! She’s Apples! (2006)

 Best Australian Books: The Ultimate ListA direct and informative Wordbook of Idiom and Slang which is directed at giving explanation to the meaning of and the correct usage of the Australian English language. There are some words used that may offend as they have converse meanings to other English Speaking countries; however, there is no intent to offend or malign or denigrate anybody. This book is designed to be informative, educational, and full of humor and will give the reader insight to a unique and colorful language….
Author(s): Kerrin.P. Rowe

4. Australian Shepherd Bible And the Australian Shepherd: Your Perfect Australian Shepherd Guide Covers Australian Shepherds, Australian Shepherd … Shepherd Breeders, Size, Health, More! (2017)

 Best Australian Books: The Ultimate ListAUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD BIBLE AND THE AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD is your definitive Australian Shepherd Bible! Everything is covered: from Australian Shepherd Puppies, Australian Shepherd Breeders, Australian Shepherd Variations including Merle, Australian Shepherd Training, bringing your Australian Shepherd home, Australian Shepherd Dogs as Adults, Australian Shepherd Health & Nutrition, Australian Shepherd Temperament, and all the proven INSIDER tips you’ll need to have the very best experience with your Australian Shepherd! The Australian Shepherd is a lively companion and extremely rewarding breed…
Author(s): Mark Manfield

5. Australian Shepherd Dog Training with the ~ No BRAINER Dog TRAINER ~ We Make it THAT Easy!: How to EASILY TRAIN Your Australian Shepherd (Volume 1) (2015)

 Best Australian Books: The Ultimate ListAustralian Shepherd Training with the No BRAINER Dog TRAINER (We Make it THAT Easy!) How to EASILY Train Your Australian Shepherd! Inside this Australian Shepherd Training System are the answers you need for successfully training your dog beginning with the CAR RIDE HOME. (Vitally Important!) And it can make a world of difference in your results! SPECIAL INSIDE “What Every Australian Shepherd Owner Must Learn First! (Before they…“just-start-training”) Simple, Fast, Easy to follow training for the puppy or adult Australian Shepherd, just open it up and read simple, clear, step by step training techniques and commands and start…
Author(s): M.r Paul Allen Pearce

6. Australian Shepherd Puppy Training Book for Aussie Puppies By BoneUP DOG Training: Are You Ready to Bone Up? Easy Training * Fast Results Australian Shepherd Puppies (2018)

 Best Australian Books: The Ultimate ListAustralian Shepherd Puppy Training Book for Aussie Puppies by Bone Up Dog Training. Are You Ready to Bone Up? Easy Training * Fast Results. Australian Shepherd Puppy Special *FREE* Bonus InsideAre You Ready to Train Your Australian Shepherd PuppyBecause, this Australian Shepherd Puppy Training Book and System begins From the Car Ride Home. Meaning, you can benefit right away, while achieving almost instantaneous, positive dog training results with this Aussie Puppy training book from day one. Even if you had your Australian Shepherd dog for a while now. Here’s Why: You see, it’s all about how you communicate directly…
Author(s): Mrs Karen Douglas Kane

7. Australians: Origins to Eureka (1) (Australians / Thomas Keneally (Paperback)) (2011)

 Best Australian Books: The Ultimate List Convicts and Aborigines, settlers and soldiers, patriots and reformers, bushrangers and gold seekers—it is from their lives and their stories that Tom Keneally has woven a vibrant history to do full justice to the rich and colorful nature of Australia’s unique national character. The story begins by looking at European occupation through Aboriginal eyes, moving between the city slums and rural hovels of 18th-century Britain and the shores of Port Jackson. Readers spend time on the low-roofed convict decks of transports and see the bewilderment of the Eora people as they see the first ships of turaga,…
Author(s): Thomas Keneally

8. Australian Politics in the Twenty-First Century: Old Institutions, New Challenges (2018)

 Best Australian Books: The Ultimate ListAustralian Politics in the Twenty-First Century brings to life traditional institutions, theories and concepts by considering the key question: how are Australia’s political institutions holding up in the face of the new challenges, dynamics and turbulence that have emerged and intensified in the new millennium? This approach encourages students to critically examine the complex interplay between a centuries’ old system and a diverse, modern Australian society. This text presents the many moving parts of Australia’s political system from an institutional perspective: the legislative and judiciary…
Author(s): Glenn Kefford, Hannah Murphy-Gregory, et al.

9. The Australian Bird Guide (Princeton Field Guides) (2017)

 Best Australian Books: The Ultimate ListThe Australian avifauna is large, diverse, and spectacular, reflecting the continent’s impressive habitats and evolutionary history. Looking at more than 900 species, The Australian Bird Guide is the most comprehensive field guide on Australian birds available, and contains by far the best coverage of southern seabirds. With 249 color plates containing 4,000 stunning images, this book offers a far more in-depth treatment of subspecies, rarities, and overall plumage variation than comparative guides. The artwork meets the highest standards, and the text is rigorously accurate and current in terms…
Author(s): Peter Menkhorst, Danny Rogers, et al.

10. Myths and Legends of the Australian Aborigines (2003)

 Best Australian Books: The Ultimate ListFor many of their campfire tales, the aboriginal people of Australia looked to the skies, where they found a twinkling text of morals and stories within their own version of the zodiac. Today, the starry birds, fishes, and dancing men that provided a backdrop to life Down Under for thousands of years have found a new popularity beyond Australia.With this colorful collection of oral traditions, compiled by an Australian physician, readers can savor the tales as they were told by their aboriginal narrators. Footnotes throughout the text clarify…
Author(s): W. Ramsay Smith

Best Australian Books: The Ultimate List

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some australian books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Taxonomy of Australian Mammals

Author(s): Stephen Jackson, Colin Groves
ID: 1585303, Publisher: CSIRO Publishing, Year: June 2015, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

Australian Desperadoes: The Incredible Story of How Australian Gangsters Terrorised California

Author(s): Terry Smyth
ID: 2322158, Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia, Year: 31 July 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Arab, Australian, Other: Stories on Race and Identity

Author(s): Randa Abdel-Fattah, Sara Saleh
ID: 2392896, Publisher: Picador Australia, Year: 23 July 2019, Size: 757 Kb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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