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Association for the Blind of Western Australia

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Works: 218 works in 238 publications in 1 language and 473 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Religious fiction  Personal narratives  Psychological fiction  Young adult works  Humorous fiction  Personal narratives‡vAustralian  Humor 
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Most widely held works by Association for the Blind of Western Australia
When nuns wore soldiers trousers by Pat Studdy-Clift( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
During the murderous Japanese campaign in New Guinea missionaries of all denominations were killed and their flocks dispersed. This is the story of a small group of German Catholic Sisters of the Divine Word Mission at Marienberg on the north coast, near the lower Sepik. This is a true story drawn mostly from Sr. Vinciana's diary, in which she captures her own and the other four Sisters' harrowing ascent through rugged jungle forests, skirting steep escarpments, clawing their way up mountains of rock, negotiating with antagonistic natives coupled with the constant ducking and weaving to avoid Japanese spotter planes. Sr.Vinciana has now left this earthly life yet her written words have guided my pen as surely as if she was dictating to me. Together with other archival sources this marathon flight to survival has been etched into the unheralded folk lore of The Divine Word Mission and rightly should stand besides the greatest women's achievements of the twentieth century. Gird up your loins and trek with these Sisters as they make history in the wilds of Papua New Guinea
A long ride back : my successful return to triathlon through a network of great friends by Steven Crenfeldt( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
If you pick up this book hoping to read an extraordinary story about a really awesome, talented athlete, who had major obstacles to overcome; did so and came back to the top level of their chosen sport, then sorry, but you might be a little disappointed! Maybe try a book about multiple Tour De France winner and cancer survivor, Lance Armstrong; AFL superstar James Hird; paraplegic athlete John Maclean; or even All Black legend Jonah Lomu, because I am nothing like those people. This book is about an average guy, who participated in Ironman and Half Ironman Triathlons, simply because I could. No podium finishes, just pleased to make it across the finish line. This is the story of how I got back doing the sport that I love, after a serious bike accident. It is about how an event can change your life and how your network of friends surround you and give you the greatest chance of success, more than you would ever be able to achieve on your own
Lighthouse girl by Dianne Wolfer( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Fay lives alone on windswept Breaksea Island with only her journal to confide in. Life changes dramatically in 1914 when war is declared and the 30,000 men of the combined Australian New Zealand Imperial Forces gather in Albany. Fay becomes a lifeline for homesick soldiers desperate to send a final telegraph message to their loved ones. She continues the long-distance conversations with letters and postcards, following the fortunes of her soldiers from Egypt to Gallipoli. Then one day a single sad letter arrives and the war is brought brutally home. Suggested audience : secondary
Messing about in Earnest by Nick Burningham( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Nick Burningham travels through the Swan and Canning Rivers, sailing a dinghy called "Earnest". On the way he describes the history of the region, and various characters he meets along the way. He also shares the inner thoughts that have been prompted by his solitude and the beauty of the vast land
Arthur's war by Arthur Bancroft( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
In November 1940, Arthur Bancroft kissed his sweetheart, Mirla, goodbye and signed up with the Royal Australian Navy to go to war. He was nineteen years old. Arthur's War is the extraordinary story of his ordeal, and his survival. Arthur made a habit of cheating death - on the ill-fated HMAS Perth, which was sunk during the Battle of the Sunda Strait; as a prisoner of war on the notorious Burma-Thailand Railway, where it is said a man died for every sleeper laid; and miraculously surviving a second shipwreck that left him lost at sea, clinging to debris, for six days. While a POW he risked his life to keep a secret diary written on paper scraps with stolen pencils recording the agony and comradeship of life on the railway, which has never before been published. Against all odds Arthur made it back to Australia and to Mirla, who never lost hope for his eventual return all those years he was lost at war. His story is a story for all Australians: a captivating saga of courage, mateship, survival - and love
The last sky by Alice Nelson( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Adrift in a failing marriage, Maya Wise is alone in a strange world far from home. Until, intrigued by an elderly Chinese man carrying a caged nightingale she begins to follow him through the streets and alleys of Hong Kong. Drawn to Ken Tiger and his painful tale of lost love in wartime Shanghai, Maya begins to piece together other stories, other histories from the world around her, and so comes to imagine another life, a different future for herself
The sixties by Eoin Cameron( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
SOCIAL & CULTURAL HISTORY. AUSTRALIAN. With great wit and irony and with no insight whatsoever, Cameron recalls the people, fashions, films, in fact everything that made the sixties such a fabulous decade
Father Floppy-feet the funky priest by Barry May( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
"The second book of the adventures of Father Phinehas Floppy-feet. The character Father Phinehas Floppy-feet, was drawn from my experiences as a Parish Priest as well as a Police Chaplain."
Trails, trials and triumphs by Rob Shannon( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The advent of the town's Power House not only supplied electricity, but, wonder of wonders, ICE! Wheat farming, sheep mustering, learning to fly and coping with city ways are all recounted. Most striking of all is the theme of one man's persistence, initiative and diversity in adapting to changing circumstances
Kerry Cue's worser homes and gardens by Kerry Cue( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
This wickedly humorous book comes to grips with the real homes and gardens of Australia. If you have ever grappled with a stubborn washing machine, battled with a psychotic lawnmower or buried a goldfish with full military honours, then this is the book for you
Storm : a tale of horses ; of trust, betrayal and letting go by Lisa Mahoney( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Everyone has a story. Rachel Thought she knew hers. She was the sensible daughter of the local larrikin- hard working, passionate, principles - in control of her destiny. Storm is the Racehorse she rescued from an untimely demise. Together they forges an unbeatable partnership and the ultimate success is at hand. Then, Rachel discovers her life is built on a lie; the foundation of her existence crumble, and she loses everything
Wind in my wings by Fran Taylor( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Scottish-born Australian Fran Taylor had a strong attraction to "tall ships" that was not fulfilled until her forties -- when she began her seafaring life in earnest
The end of longing by Ian Reid( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The End of Longing is a thrilling, bitter-beautiful novel about a confidence trickster, a restless woman, and their travels through several countries. Frances, a young New Zealand woman, is laid to rest in an unmarked grave in Jamaica in 1894. Her enigmatic husband, the Rev. William Hammond, cannot be found. Reports are later sent to her brothers with allegations of fraud and, perhaps, murder. Hammond has always been a traveller. But when Frances joins him, the allure of exotic journeys is soon overshadowed by a sense of foreboding. Does he really want her or is she in the way
Only our gloves on by Pat Studdy-Clift( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
This is a highly entertaining, personal account of the author's experiences when the Studdy womenfolk were forced to take over the running of the family property, in wartime Australia. This task was made possible with the assistance of Italian P.O.W.'s
Man of water by Chris McLeod( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Watt is an author, who, having read Freud's insights into authorship as wish-fulfilment, has difficulty putting his mind to writing
The sugar mother by Elizabeth Jolley( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
An ageing but handsome university professor Edwin Page, is married to Cecilia, a much younger woman who is an obstetrician and gynaecologist. When the childless Cecilia goes away for a years study leave, Edwin finds himself more and more in the company of Leila and her mother who live next door. Leila's mother is a very good cook, and Leila it turns out, is perfectly willing to be a surrogate mother
Convict Fremantle : a place of promise and punishment by Michal Bosworth( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Long recognised for its fine old buildings, the cosmopolitan port city of Fremantle held special significance as the first landfall for early settlers to the Swan River Colony. For them it offered the promise of a new life, but, for thousands of convicts transported to the colony after 1850, the future was far darker
Toddler taming the guide to your child from one to four by Christopher Green( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Ecstasy understanding the psychology of joy by Robert A Johnson( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
In this book the author, Robert Johnson, a noted Jungian analyst, explains the nature of ecstasy and shows us how to reconnect with the ecstatic element that lies dormant within us. He offers practical means for achieving a healthy expression of our true inner selves
Hungerford short fiction by T. A. G Hungerford( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
A collection of T.A.G. Hungerford's short stories from his work of the early 1940's through to the 1980's
 
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Association for the Blind of W.A
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