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My Father's Son and Tomorrow
By award-winning author Ric Throssell
An autobiography by Ric Throssell, My Father's Son was runner-up in the National Book Council Banjo Awards for Australian Literature. Author Ric Throssell was the son of celebrated writer and communist Katharine Susannah Prichard and the Victoria Cross winner Hugo Throssell. It tells the story of diplomat Ric Throssell's long battle to break through the suspicion and prejudice that stifled his Foreign Affairs career as the result of being the son of a famous communist. In 1997, em PRESS published a revised edition, which includes a new final chapter that uncovers the information in top secret files held by ASIO on Throssell. A recent book still asserts Throssell was a Russian spy.
Praise for My Father's Son in the Sunday Observer: "A moving, romantic and often exciting account of a life scarred with grief and controversy, and healed with joy, love and vindication."
The final novel by Ric Throssell, Tomorrow begins with the flight of a young Polish Jew, Galina, from Nazi Europe to a new life in Australia. This epic novel is Throssell's take on utopian dreams and their dark side. It traces the war against Japan and the fear and repression of Communism in the 1950s.
In its review, the Canberra Times described Tomorrow as an important novel: "Quite apart from the quality of writing and sense of place which is evoked with considerable clarity, Tomorrow offers an insight into not only the operation of communism in Australia, but the people who were attracted to it as an idea."
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Sustainably Managing Private Native Forests
A guide for Victorian landowners, Sustainably Managing Private Native Forests was extensively revised by forester Mark Poynter and redesigned and edited via em PRESS Publishing in 2009.
The guide was published on behalf of the Central Victorian Farm plantations Inc, now defunct. Limited numbers available at $15 (inc p&h) via Shop Online
Conserving Aboriginal Places in Coastal Victoria
Commissioned by Aboriginal Affairs Victoria, in the year 2000, this booklet presents approaches and general guidelines for conserving Aboriginal cultural sites and places in coastal Victoria.
Aboriginal cultural sites and places are found from one end of the Victorian coast to the other – more than 4,000 to date. And this number is increasing every year.
Many of the sites are very fragile and exposed to a large number of threats. The very instability of the coastal environment and its high population density places coastal Aboriginal sites at significant risk.
Development does not have to be destructive. Awareness of an area’s cultural heritage values can ensure any development is compatible with the preservation of sites. How planning authorities and local government can ensure this precious cultural heritage is preserved for the future is the subject of this booklet. A limited number are available in the SHOP for S15 inc p&h
ISBN 0 9577131 1 8