Happy 140th birthday, May Gibbs!

by Susan Murray - Published on: 17 January 2017
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Published on: 17 January 2017

May Gibbs, mother of the gumnuts

Today we celebrate the 140th birthday of May Gibbs, Australian author and illustrator, and her extraordinary legacy.

Professor Rick Shine, snakes, lizards and cane toads

by Susan Murray - Published on: 20 October 2016
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Published on: 20 October 2016

Cane toads: a tale of sugar, politics and flawed science

Congratulations to Professor Rick Shine for winning the 2016 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science. Professor Shine’s research into cane toads and their effects on predators are a vital component of Nigel Turvey’s book on cane toads and other invasive introduced species, Cane toads: a tale of sugar, politics and flawed science.

Doglogbook, the app to ensure optimum quality of life and happiness

by Susan Murray - Published on: 14 September 2016
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Carrots and sticks: principles of animal training

Doglogbook has been designed by animal welfare scientists in the Faculty of Veterinary Science to be a dog’s new best friend, helping ensure optimum quality of life and happiness – from puppyhood through to old age to assist with difficult end-of-life decisions. The app complements research and information from Professors Paul McGreevy and Bob Boakes, in their book, Carrots and sticks: principles of animal training.

Reviews for Birns’ Contemporary Australian Literature

by Susan Murray - Published on: 23 February 2016
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Published on: 23 February 2016

“Birns’s critical flexibility can be seen in how easily he draws poetry and prose into dialogue with one another’s ideas and histories.” (Bonny Cassidy)

“Australian literature has found a committed and honest umpire” (Geordie Williamson)

Read reviews of Contemporary Australian Literature: A world not yet dead in The Australian (paywall) and Cordite.

SUP eStore unavailable Saturday 20 February

by Susan Murray - Published on: 19 February 2016
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Published on: 19 February 2016

The SUP eStore will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Saturday 20 February 2016 from 7am AEDT. Shopping will be available again from 8pm. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Aboriginal women’s life writing

by Susan Murray - Published on: 21 January 2016
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Reading Aboriginal Women’s Life Stories is an important discussion of books that have shaped our understanding of contemporary Indigenous Australian literature. Anne Brewster provides an in-depth textual analysis of three key titles and situates them in relation to concepts of history, race, gender, family, storytelling and Aboriginality in modern Australia.

Identifying animal bones

by Susan Murray - Published on: 17 December 2015
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Published on: 17 December 2015


Animal bones in Australian archaeology: A field guide to common native and introduced species is the first book in our new Tom Austen Brown Studies in Australasian Archaeology series. Melanie Fillios and Natalie Blake walk the reader step-by-step through the bone identification process. The print edition can be purchased as a paperback, or wiro bind for easy use in the field.

The book is also available Open Access.

Christmas delivery schedule

by Susan Murray - Published on: 23 November 2015
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Published on: 23 November 2015

To ensure that your books are delivered before Christmas, please complete your orders by Tuesday 15 December.

The University closes for the Christmas break at 5pm on Thursday 17 December and reopens on Monday 4 January 2016. Any books ordered during the Christmas closure will be dispatched in the week beginning 4 January. We wish all our customers and authors a happy Christmas.
Agata, Denise, Hannah, Phil and Susan

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