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Australian Bookcovers #328 - All the Green Year by Don Charlwood

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All the Green Year by Don Charlwood, 1965
Cover by W. H. Chong
Text Publishing edition 2012

Australian Bookcovers #327 - A Difficult Young Man by Martin Boyd

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A Difficult Young Man by Martin Boyd, 1955
Cover by W.H. Chong
Text Publishing edition, 2012

Australian Bookcovers #326 - 1788 by Watkin Tench

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1788 by Watkin Tench
Cover by W.H. Chong
Text Publishing edition 2012

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The Penguin Book of the Ocean
edited by James Bradley, 2010
Penguin edition 2010

Australian Bookcovers #324 - The Resurrectionist by James Bradley

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The Resurrectionist by James Bradley, 2006
Picador edition, 2006

Australian Bookcovers #323 - The Deep Field by James Bradley

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The Deep Field
by James Bradley, 1999
Cover design by Antart
Sceptre edition, 1999

Australian Bookcovers #322 - Wrack by James Bradley

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Wrack by James Bradley, 1997
Cover design: Vivien Sung
Vintage edition, 1997

Australian Bookcovers #321 - Careless by Deborah Robertson

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Careless by Deborah Roberston, 2006
Cover design by Gayna Murphy, Greendot Design
Picador edition 2006

Australian Bookcovers #320 - The World Beneath by Cate Kennedy

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The World Beneath
by Cate Kennedy, 2009
Cover design by Miriam Rosenbloom
Scribe Publications edition 2009

Australian Bookcovers #319 - The Turning by Tim Winton

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The Turning by Tim Winton, 2004
Pan Macmillan edition 2004

Australian Bookcovers #318 - Minimum of Two by Tim Winton

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Minimum of Two by Tim Winton, 1987
Cover illustration by David Nelson
Penguin edition 1996

Australian Bookcovers #317 - Scission by Tim Winton

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Scission by Tim Winton, 1985
Cover illustration by Cathy Larsen and Doug Pitt
McPhee Gribble edition 1993

Australian Bookcovers #316 - Blueback by Tim Winton

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Blueback by Tim Winton, 1997
Cover illustration by Bettina Guthridge
Macmillan edition 1997

Australian Bookcovers #315 - The Riders by Tim Winton

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The Riders by Tim Winton, 1994
Cover design by John Landy and Mary Callahan
Pan edition 1995

Australian Bookcovers #314 - In the Winter Dark by Tim Winton

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In the Winter Dark by Tim Winton, 1988
McPhee Gribble edition 1989
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The Bugalugs Bum Thief by Tim Winton, 1991
Cover illustration by Carol Pelham-Thoman
Puffin edition, 1998


Australian Bookcovers #312 - That Eye the Sky by Tim Winton

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That Eye the Sky by Tim Winton, 1986
Cover illustration by Beth Turner
McPhee Gribble edition 1986
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Daughter of Silence by Morris West, 1961
Cover illustration by Tom Adams
Fontana editon 1976

Australian Bookcovers #310 - Visitants by Randolph Stow

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Visitants by Randolph Stow, 1971
Cover illustration by James Marsh
Picador edition 1981
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The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea by Randolph Stow, 1965
Penguin edition 1982

Australian Bookcovers #308 - To the Islands by Randolph Stow

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To the Islands by Randolph Stow, 1958
Pan edition 1962
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The Demon Bowler and Other Cricket Stories by Dal Stivens, 1979
Cover illustration by Ron Brooks
Outback Press edition 1979
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The Unicorn and Other Tales by Dal Stivens, 1976
The cover reproduces an original wood-block print by David Aspden
Wild & Woolley edition 1979
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I'm Dying Laughing by Christina Stead, 1986
Jacket painting: Portrait of Madame Jasmy by Kees van Dongen
Virago edition 1986
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Miss Herbert (The Suburban Wife) by Christina Stead, 1976
Cover: The Marchesa Casati, 1918-19 by Augustus John
Virago edition, 1992.

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Letty Fox: Her Luck by Christina Stead, 1946
Jacket illustration by Gilbert Stone
Angus & Robertson edition, 1974
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The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead, 1940
Jack Illustration by Sir Russell Drysdale, Two Children 1946
Angus and Robertson edition 1979


House of All Nations by Christina Stead, 1938
Jacket illustration by Gilbert Stone
Angus and Robertson edition 1974.
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The Beauties and Furies by Chrstina Stead, 1936
The cover shows a detail from "Portrait of Lucie Beynis" by Grace Crowley
Virago edition 1985
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Seven Poor Men of Sydney by Christina Stead, 1934
Jacket illustration: Near the Docks 1949, by Sali Herman
Angus and Robertson edition 1978

Australian Bookcovers #298 - Room Service by Frank Moorhouse

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Room Service by Frank Moorhouse, 1985
Cover by Helen Semmier
Penguin edition 1987
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The Everlasting Secret Family by Frank Moorhouse, 1980
Cover photograph by Maikka Trupp.  Cover design by Mary Callahan.
Picador edition 1996
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Tales of Mystery and Romance by Frank Moorhouse, 1977
Cover by Helen Semmier
Angus and Robertson edition, 1977

Australian Bookcovers #295 - Conference-ville by Frank Moorhouse

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Conference-ville by Frank Moorhouse, 1976
Cover photograph by Maikka Trupp. Cover design by Mary Callahan.
Picador edition, 1996

Australian Bookcovers #294 - Dark Palace by Frank Moorhouse

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Dark Palace by Frank Moorhouse, 2000
Jacket painting: Priestess of Delphi by John Collier, 1891
Knopf edition 2000

Australian Bookcovers #293 - Grand Days by Frank Moorhouse

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Grand Days by Frank Moorhouse, 1993
Cover photograph by Alan David-Tu
Macmillan edition 1993

Australian Bookcovers #292 - Forty-Seventeen by Frank Moorhouse

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Forty-Seventeen by Frank Moorhouse, 1988
Cover illustration by Helen Semmler
Penguin edition 1988

Australian Bookcovers #291 - Selected Poems by David Malouf

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Selected Poems by David Malouf, 1991
Cover illustration by Louise Tuckwell
Angus & Robertson edition 1992

Australian Bookcovers #290 - Dream Stuff by David Malouf

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Dream Stuff
by David Malouf, 2000
Cover: detail from Soap Bubbles by Jean Chardin
Chatto & Wiindus edition, 2000

Australian Bookcovers #289 - Untold Tales by David Malouf

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Untold Tales by David Malouf, 1999
Front cover photograph: "Souvenir of Newport Beach 1978" Max Dupain
Paper Bark Press edition 1999

Australian Bookcovers #288 - Child's Play by David Malouf

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Child's Play by David Malouf, 1982
Cover illustration by Shane McGowan
Penguin edition 1983

Australian Bookcovers #287 - Antipodes by David Malouf

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Antipodes by David Malouf, 1985
Cover illustration by Brian Saunders
Penguin edition 1986

Australian Bookcovers #286 - Fly Away Peter by David Malouf

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Fly Away Peter by David Malouf, 1981
Cover illustration by Mike Hollands
Penguin edition, 1983
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The Conversations at Curlow Creek by David Malouf, 1996
Jacket painting: Horse in a Landscape by Franz Marc
Chatto & Windus edition 1996

Australian Bookcovers #284 - Remembering Babylon by David Malouf

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Remembering Babylon by David Malouf, 1993
Cover illustration by Jeff Fisher
Chatto & Windus edition 1993

Australian Bookcovers #283 - Harland's Half Acre by David Malouf

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Harland's Half Acre by David Malouf, 1984
Cover illustration by Mike Hollands
Penguin edition 1985

Australian Bookcovers #282 - A Imaginary Life by Davif Malouf

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An Imaginary Life by David Malouf, 1978
Cover illustration by Mark Edwards
Picador edition, 1984

Australian Bookcovers #281 - Johnno by David Malouf

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Johnno by David Malouf, 1975
Cover illustration by Pam Brewster and Jacqui Young
Penguin edition, 1986

Australian Bookcovers #280 - Underground by Andrew McGahan

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Undergound by Andrew McGahan, 2006
Cover: Design by Committee
Allen and Unwin edition, 2006

Australian Bookcovers #279 - Last Drinks by Andrew McGahan

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Last Drinks by Andrew McGahan, 2000
Cover design: Nada Backovic
Allen and Unwin edition 2000

Australian Bookcovers #278 - Shearers' Motel by Roger McDonald

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Shearers' Motel by Roger McDonald, 1992
Cover illustration: Geoff MacQualter
Picador edition, 1992

Australian Bookcovers #277 - Mr Darwin's Shooter by Roger McDonald

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Mr Darwin's Shooter by Roger McDonald, 1998
Photography: Petrina Tinslay.  Design: Gayna Murphy/Greendot design
Knopf edition, 1998

Australian Bookcovers #276 - Water Man by Roger McDonald

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Water Man by Roger McDonald, 1993
Cover photograph: Austral-International
Picador edition, 1993

Australian Bookcovers #275 - Rough Wallaby by Roger McDonald

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Rough Wallaby by Roger McDonald, 1989
Cover photography by Hal Missingham
Picador edition, 1995

Australian Bookcovers #274 - Slipstream by Roger McDonald

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Slipstream by Roger McDonald, 1982
Cover illustration: Geoff MacQualter
Picador edition 1992

Australian Bookcovers #273 - Out of Ireland by Christopher Koch

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Out of Ireland by Christopher Koch, 1999
Cover design by Alex Snellgrove
Doubleday edition, 1999
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The Year of Living Dangerously by Christopher Koch, 1978
Cover photograph: Michael Corridore
Vintage edition, 1998

Australian Bookcovers #271 - The Boys in the Island by C.J. Koch

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The Boys in the Island (revised edition) by C.J. Koch, 1974
Cover illustration by Robin Mudie
Sirius edition 1979

Australian Bookcovers #270 - Across the Sea Wall by C. J. Koch

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Across the Sea Wall by C. J. Koch, 1965
Cover illustration: Krishna and Radha on a Terrace at Night from Kishangarh School 1760
Imprint edition 1990

Australian Bookcovers #269 - Moral Hazard by Kate Jennings

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Moral Hazard by Kate Jennings, 2002
Jacket design: Julian Humphries
Picador edition, 2002

Australian Bookcovers #268 - Snake by Kate Jennings

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Snake by Kate Jennings, 1996
Cover design: Jarrett Skinner
Minerva edition 1996
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Snake Charmers in Texas: Essays 1980-87 by Clive James, 1988
Author's photograph by Tom Blau
Jonathan Cape edition 1988
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Flying Visits: Postcards from the Observer 1976-83 by Clive James, 1984
Picador edition 1985

Australian Bookcovers #265 - Glued to the Box by Clive James

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Glued to the Box: Television Criticism from the Observer 1979-82
by Clive James, 1983
Picador edition, 1983
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From the Land of Shadows by Clive James, 1982
Cover illustraion by Hollyhead
Picador editon, 1983
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The Crystal Bucket: Television Criticism from the Observer 1976-79 by Clive James
Cover photograph by Peter Williams
Picador edition, 1982
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Visions Before Midnight: TV Criticism from the Observer 1972-76 by Clive James, 1977
Picador edition 1981
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Other Passports: Poems 1958-1985 by Clive James, 1986
Jacket design by Craig Dodd
Jonathan Cape edition, 1986

Australian Bookcovers #260 - Poem of the Year by Clive James

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Poem of the Year by Clive James, 1983
Jonathan Cape edition, 1983
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Charles Charming's Challenges on the Pathway to the Throne by Clive James, 1981
Illustrations by Marc.
Jonathan Cape edition, 1981
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The Blaze of Obscurity by Clive James, 2009
Picador edition, 2009

Australian Bookcovers #257 - North Face of Soho by Clive James

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North Face of Soho by Clive James, 2006
Picador edition, 2006
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May Week Was in June by Clive James, 1990
Jonathan Cape edition, 1990
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Falling Towards England by Clive James, 1985
Jacket design by Craig Dodd.
Jonathan Cape edition, 1985.
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Unreliable Memoirs by Clive James, 1980
Picador edition 1981

Australian Bookcovers #253 - The Silver Castle by Clive James

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The Silver Castle by Clive James, 1996
Jacket artwork stil from Ray Kapoor's film Satyam Shivan Sundaram.  Jacket design: Tracey Winwood
Jonathan Cape edition, 1996

Australian Bookcovers #252 - Brrm! Brrm! by Clive James

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Brrm! Brrm! by Clive James 1991
Jacket design: Peter Dyer
Jonathan Cape edition 1991

Australian Bookcovers #251 - The Remake by Clive James

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The Remake by Clive James, 1987
Cover by Alan Brooks
Jonathan Cape edition 1987

Australian Bookcovers #250 - Brilliant Creatures by Clive James

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Brilliant Creatures
by Clive James, 1983
Jacket design by Craig Dodd reproducing a deatil from Botticelli's "Primavera"
Jonathan Cape edition 1983

Australian Bookcovers #249 - The Chosen by David Ireland

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The Chosen by David Ireland, 1997
Cover photograph:Wild Light. Cover design: Julie Rovis
Viking edition, 1997

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Archimedes and the Seagle by David Ireland, 1984
Cover illustration by Ray Condon
Penguin edition 1986

Australian Bookcovers #247 - City of Women by David Ireland

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City of Women by David Ireland, 1981
Cover illustration by Helen Semmler
Allen Lane editon 1981

Australian Bookcovers #246 - Burn by David Ireland

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Burn by David Ireland, 1974
Cover photograph of Sergeant Reg Saunders, from the Australian War Memorial
Sirius edition 1989

Australian Bookcovers #245 - The Flesheaters by David Ireland

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The Flesheaters by David Ireland, 1972
Cover illustration by Brett Colquhuon
Penguin edition, 1980

Australian Bookcovers #244 - The Chantic Bird by David Ireland

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The Chantic Bird by David Ireland, 1968
Cover illustration by Robin Mundie
Sirius edition 1979
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Xavier Herbert edited by Grances de Groen and Peter Pierce, 1992
Cover design by Craig Glasson using Ron Edwards's portrait of Xavier Herbert
UQP edition 1992

Australian Bookcovers #242 - Disturbing Element by Xavier Herbert

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Disturbing Element by Xavier Herbert, 1965
Cover artwork Harvest by Gail English
Flamingo edition 1987

Australian Bookcovers #241 - South of Capricornia by Xavier Herbert

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South of Capricornia by Xavier Herbert (Edited by Russell McDougall), 1990
Cover illustration taken from the cover of the September 1931 edition of Wide World
UQP edition 1990

Australian Bookcovers #240 - The Hat on the Letter O by Nicholas Hasluck

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The Hat on the Letter O (revised edition) by Nicholas Hasluck, 1990
Cover drawing by Peter Walker
Fremantle Arts centre Press edition 1990
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The Country Without Music by Nicholas Hasluck, 1990
Cover illustration by Mark Trinham
Viking edition 1990

Australian Bookcovers #238 - Truant State by Nicholas Hasluck

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Truant State by Nicholas Hasluck, 1987
Cover illustration by Betty Greenhatch
Penguin edition 1987

Australian Bookcovers #237 - The Bellarmine Jug by Nicholas Hasluck

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The Bellarmine Jug by Nicholas Hasluck, 1984
Cover illustration by Shane McGowan
Penguin edition 1985

Australian Bookcovers #236 - The Blue Guitar by Nicholas Hasluck

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The Blue Guitar by Nicholas Hasluck, 1980
Cover illustration by Craig Foster-Lynam
Penguin edition 1989

Australian Bookcovers #235 - Heartsease by Lee Harding

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Heartsease by Lee Harding, 1997
Bluegum edition 1997

Australian Bookcovers #234 - Waiting for the End of the World by Lee Harding



Waiting for the End of the World
by Lee Harding, 1983
Jacket by Fil Barlow
Hyland House edition 1983

Australian Bookcovers #233 - The Web of Time by Lee Harding

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The Web of Time
by Lee Harding, 1980
Cover by Steph Campbell
Cassell Australia edition 1980

Australian Bookcovers #232 - Displaced Person by Lee Harding

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Dislaced Person by Lee Harding, 1979
Hyland House edition 1979

Australian Bookcovers #231 - The Island in the Mind by Rodney Hall

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The Island in the Mind by Rodney Hall, 1996
Cover painiting: Julia Ciccarone, "The Urgs" (detail) 1996
Macmillan edition, 1996

Australian Bookcovers #230 - Captivity Captive by Rodney Hall

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Captivity Captive by Rodney Hall, 1988
McPhee Gribble edition 1989

Australian Bookcovers #229 - The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville


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The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville, 2008
Cover photograph by Randy Olson.  Cover design by Chong.
Text Publishing edition, 2008

Australian Bookcovers #228 - The Secret River by Kate Grenville

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The Secret River by Kate Grenville, 2005
Cover photograph by Alexandra Szalay. Cover design by Chong
Text publishing edition, 2005

Australian Bookcovers #227 - Dark Places by Kate Grenville

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Dark Places by Kate Grenville, 1994
Cover painting: Chesham Street by George Lambert, 1910
Macmillan edition 1994

Australian Bookcovers #226 - Joan Makes History by Kate Grenville

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Joan Makes History by Kate Grenville, 1988
Cover design and illustration by Gregory Rogers
University of Queensland Press edition 1988

Australian Bookcovers #225 - Dreamhouse by Kate Grenville

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Dreamhouse by Kate Grenville, 1986
Jacket design by Chrisopher McVinish from an illustration by Cynthia Breusch
UQP edition 1986

Australian Bookcovers #224 - Monkey Grip by Helen Garner

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Monkey Grip by Helen Garner, 1977
Cover photograph: Noni Hazlehurst as Nora, from the film adaptation of the novel
Penguin edition 1983

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Robust, Ribald and Rude Verse in Australia
selected and annotated by Bill Wannan, 1972
Cover by Norman Lindsay
Lansdowne Press edition 1972
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The Big Chariot by Charmian Clift and George Johnston, 1953
Angus and Robertson edition 1953
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Hal Gye: The Man and His Work
by Elizabeth Lane, 1986
Cover by Hal Gye
Angus and Robertson edition 1986
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More Than a Sentimental Bloke by C.J. Dennis and John Derum,  1990
Design/Production: Di Quick
New South Wales University Press edition 1990

Australian Bookcovers #219 - Favourite Poems of C. J Dennis

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Favourite Poems of C. J. Dennis by C.J. Dennis, 1989
Cover illustration by Brendan Akhurst
Child and Associates edition 1989
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Pickering's Salute to the Sentimental Bloke by C.J. Dennis, 1978
Illustrated by Larry Pickering
Angus and Robertson edition 1978

Australian Bookcovers #217 - A Book for Kids by C. J. Dennis

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A Book for Kids by C. J. Dennis, 1921
Cover by C. J. Dennis
Angus and Robertson edition 1983
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The Life and Times of C. J. Dennis by Alec H. Chisholm, 1982
Jacket illustration and design by Lynda Christie
Angus and Robertson edition 1982

Australian Bookcovers #215 - The C. J. Dennis Collection

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The C. J. Dennis Collection edited by Garrie Hutchinson, 1987
Cover painting by Clarice Beckett
Lothian Publishing Company edition 1987

Note: subtitled "From his 'forgotten' writings" this is a collection of Dennis's works from The Herald newspaper.

Australian Bookcovers #214 - Selected Verse of C. J. Dennis

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Selected Verse of C. J. Dennis, 1950
Cover: "First Subscription Ball, Ballarat" by S. T. Gill
Angus and Robertson edition 1986

Australian Bookcovers #213 - C. J. Dennis A Collection of Verse

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C.J. Dennis A Collection of Verse, 2005
Cover by Hal Gye
National Library of Australia edition 2005

Australian Bookcovers #212 - Random Verse by C. J. Dennis

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Random Verse by C. J. Dennis, 1952
Hallcraft Publishing edition, 1952

Australian Bookcovers #211 - Selected Verse of C. J. Dennis

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Selected Verse of C. J. Dennis chosen and introduced by Alec H. Chisolm, 1950
Angus and Robertson edition 1960

Australian Bookcovers #210 - A Book for Kids by C. J. Dennis

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A Book for Kids by C. J. Dennis, 1921
Cover by C. J. Dennis
Angus and Robertson edition 1958

Australian Bookcovers #209 - Rose of Spadgers by C. J. Dennis

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Rose of Spadgers by C. J. Dennis, 1924
Cover by Hal Gye
Angus and Robertson edition 1982

Australian Bookcovers #208 - Jim of the Hills by C. J. Dennis

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Jim of the Hills by C. J. Dennis, 1919
Cover by Hal Gye
Angus and Robertson edition 1983
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Backblock Ballads and Later Verses by C. J. Dennis, 1918
Cover by Hal Gye
Angus and Robertson edition 1983

Australian Bookcovers #206 - Digger Smith by C. J. Dennis

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Digger Smith by C. J. Dennis, 1918
Cover by Hal Gye
Angus and Robertson edition 1982

Australian Bookcovers #205 - Doreen by C. J. Dennis

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Doreen by C. J. Dennis, 1917
Cover by Hal Gye
Angus and Robertson edition 1981

Australian Bookcovers #204 - The Glugs of Gosh by C. J. Dennis

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The Glugs of Gosh by C. J. Dennis, 1917
Cover by Hal Gye
Angus and Robertson edition 1980

Australian Bookcovers #203- The Moods of Ginger Mick by C. J. Dennis

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The Moods of Ginger Mick by C. J. Dennis, 1916
Cover illustration by Hal Gye
Angus and Robertson edition 1982

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The Sentimental Bloke and Other Verse by C. J. Dennis, 1950
Pacific Books edition 1967

Note: this collection was first published by Angus and Robertson in 1950 and is, as far as I can tell, the first major use of a cover for Dennis's Bloke which doesn't feature Hal Gye's cherubs.  The artist here is unidentified.
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The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke by C. J. Dennis, 1915
Angus and Robertson edition, 1919
Cover by Hal Gye

This edition was the seventeenth of this verse novel. Published on 1st October 1919 - just a touch under four years after the first edition - it brought the total number of copies printed to 100,000.
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The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke by C. J. Dennis, 1915
Cover by Hal Gye
Angus and Robertson edition, 1985

Australian Bookcovers #199 - Gould's Book of Fish by Richard Flanagan

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Gould's Book of Fish by Richard Flanagan, 2001
Jacket design by Mary Callahan
Picador edition 2001

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The Sound of One Hand Clapping by Richard Flanagan, 1997
Cover photograph of Arabella Wain by Simon Caldwell
Picador edition, 2000

Australian Bookcovers #197 - Death of a River Guide by Richard Flanagan

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Death of a River Guide by Richard Flanagan, 1994
Cover illustration by Patrick Hall
Penguin edition 1996

Australian Bookcovers #196 - The Bay of Contented Men by Robert Drewe

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The Bay of Contented Men by Robert Drewe, 1991
Jacket illustration: Last Night I Dreamed I Went to Mandalay Again by Vivienne Shark Le Witt, 1985
Picador edition 1991

Australian Bookcovers #195 - Grace by Robert Drewe

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Grace by Robert Drewe, 2005
Cover and text design by Tony Palmer
Cover photography by Michele Oka Doner & Keith Goldstein and Pat O'Hara & Christoph Wilhelm
Viking edition 2005

Australian Bookcovers #194 - Our Sunshine by Robert Drewe

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Our Sunshine by Robert Drewe, 1991
Cover illustration by Gregory Bridges
Picador edition 1991

Australian Bookcovers #193 - Flamingo Gate by Garry Disher

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Flamingo Gate by Garry Disher, 1991
Cover painting: Hellgate - Junction of Gertrude and Brunswick Streets by James Davis
Imprint edition 1991

Australian Bookcovers #192 - Blood Moon by Garry Disher

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Blood Moon by Garry Disher, 2009
Cover design by Chong
Text Publishing edition, 2009

#5 in the Challis series

Australian Bookcovers #191 - Chain of Evidence by Garry Disher

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Chain of Evidence by Garry Disher, 2007
Cover design by Chong
Text Publishing edition, 2007

#4 in the Challis series

Australian Bookcovers #190 - Snapshot by Garry Disher

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Snapshot by Garry Disher, 2005
Text Publishing edition 2005

#3 in the Challis series

Australian Bookcovers #189 - Kittyhawk Down by Garry Disher

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Kittyhawk Down by Garry Disher, 2003
Allen & Unwin edition, 2003

#2 in the Challis series

Australian Bookcovers #188 - The Dragon Man by Garry Disher

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The Dragon Man by Garry Disher, 1999
Cover design: Nada Backovic
Allen & Unwin edition, 1999

#1 in the Challis series

Australian Bookcovers #187 - The Fallout by Garry Disher

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The Fallout by Garry Disher, 1997
Allen & Unwin edition, 1997
Cover design: Karen Carter. Cover photograph: Michael Killalea

#6 in the Wyatt series

Note: again, not the best reproduction, for which my apologies.

Australian Bookcovers #186 - Port Vila Blues by Garry Disher

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Port Vila Blues by Garry Disher, 1996
Allen & Unwin edition, 1996
(Cover design: Karen Carter. Cover photograph: Michael Killalea)

#5 in the Wyatt series

Australian Bookcovers #185 - Crosskill by Garry Disher

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Crosskill by Garry Disher, 1994
(Allen & Unwin edition, 1994)
Cover by Karen Carter

#4 in the Wyatt series

Australian Bookcovers #184 - Paydirt by Garry Disher

 

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Paydirt by Garry Disher, 1992
(Allen & Unwin edition, 1992)
Cover design: Siren

#2 in the Wyatt series

Australian Bookcovers #183 - Kickback by Garry Disher

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Kickback by Garry Disher, 1991
Cover by Siren
(Allen & Unwin edition, 1991)

Wyatt series #1

[Last week's bookcover was mistakenly noted as being #1 in the series.]

Australian Bookcovers #182 - Death Deal by Garry Disher

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Death Deal by Garry Disher, 1993

(Allen & Unwin edition, 1993)

Wyatt series #3

[Somehow got this one out of order.]

Australian Bookcovers #181 - The Bamboo Flute by Garry Disher

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The Bamboo Flute by Garry Disher, 1992

(Angus and Robertson edition, 1992)

Australian Bookcovers #180 - The Stencil Man by Garry Disher

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The Stencil Man by Garry Disher, 1988

Cover illustration: Desolation, Internment Camp, Orange, NSW by Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack

(Imprint edition, 1988)

Note: not the greatest reproduction, but the best I have.

Australian Bookcovers #179 - Steal Away by Garry Disher

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Steal Away by Garry Disher, 1987

Angus and Robertson edition, 1987

Australian Bookcovers #178 - The White Woman by Liam Davison

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The White Woman by Liam Davison, 1994

Cover design by Michael Ward using a photograph by Craig Voevodin

(UQP edition 1994)

Australian Bookcovers #177 - The Velodrome by Liam Davison

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The Velodrome by Liam Davison, 1988
Cover Illustration: John Mitchell
(Allen & Unwin edition, 1989)

Australian Bookcovers #176 - The Half-Burnt Tree by Dymphna Cusack

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The Half-Burnt Tree by Dymphna Cusack, 1969
Jacket design by Gerry Lants
(Readers Book Club edition, 1970)

Australian Bookcovers #175 - Black Lightning by Dymphna Cusack

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Black Lightning by Dymphna Cusack, 1964

(Heinemann edition 1964)

Australian Bookcovers #174 - Picnic Races by Dymphna Cusack

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Picnic Races by Dymphna Cusack, 1962

Wrapper design by C.A.M. Thale

(Heinemann edition 1962)

Australian Bookcovers #173 - Heatwave in Berlin by Dymphna Cusack

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Heatwave in Berlin by Dymphna Cusack, 1961

(Pan edition 1963)

Australian Bookcovers #172 - Say No to Death by Dymphna Cusack

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Say No to Death by Dymphna Cusack, 1951

(Heinemann edition 1951)

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Come in Spinner by Dymphna Cusack and Florence James, 1951
Jacket illustration from the cover of The Home magazine, 1 February 1938
(Angus and Robertson edition 1988)

Australian Bookcovers #170 - Jungfrau by Dymphna Cusack

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Jungfrau by Dymphna Cusack, 1936

Cover painting: Interior with Blue Painting 1956, by Grace Cossington-Smith. design: Dimitrios Frangoulis

(Penguin edition, 1989)

Australian Bookcovers #169 - After China by Brian Castro

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After China by Brian Castro, 1992

Cover art and design: Leisha Owen

(Allen & Unwin edition, 1992)

This novel was shortlisted for the 1993 Miles Franklin Award.

Australian Bookcovers #168 - Double-Wolf by Brian Castro

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Double-Wolf, Brian Castro 1991

Cover art and design: Leisha Owen

(Allen & Unwin edition 1991)

This novel was shortlisted for the 1992 Miles Franklin Award.

 

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The Penguin Century of Australian Stories, edited by Carmel Bird 2000
Cover painting: Moyes Bay Beaumaris by Frederick McCubbin 1887
(Penguin edition 2000)

Australian Bookcovers #166 - Dear Writer by Carmel Bird

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Dear Writer, Carmel Bird 1988

Penguin edition, 1988

Australian Bookcovers #165 - Automatic Teller by Carmel Bird

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Automatic Teller by Carmel Bird, 1996

Viking edition, 1996

Australian Bookcovers #164 - The Common Rat by Carmel Bird

 

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The Common Rat by Carmel Bird, 1993

Cover Illustration by Anita Mertzlin. Cover design by Meredith Parslow.

(McPhee Gribble edition 1993)

Australian Bookcovers #163 - The Bluebird Cafe by Carmel Bird

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The Bluebird Cafe by Carmel Bird, 1990

Cover illustration by Annie Mertzlin

(McPhee Gribble edition, 1990)

Australian Bookcovers #162 - Cherry Ripe by Carmel Bird

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Cherry Ripe by Carmel Bird, 1985
(Power Press edition, 1985)

Australian Bookcovers #161 - Holden's Performance by Murray Bail

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Holden's Performance by Murray Bail, 1987
(Penguin edition 1988)
Cover painting: detail from The Tram by John Brack

Australian Bookcovers #160 - Homesickness by Murray Bail

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Homesickness by Murray Bail, 1980
(Penguin edition 1985)
Cover photograph by Mike Hollands

Australian Bookcovers #159 - Coda by Thea Astley

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Coda by Thea Astley, 1994
(William Heinemann Australia 1994 edition)
Cover design by Jarrett Skinner and cover inset illustration by Drew Aitken

Australian Bookcovers #158 - Vanishing Points by Thea Astley

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Vanishing Points by Thea Astley, 1992
(Minerva 1993 edition)

Australian Bookcovers #157 - Reaching Tin River by Thea Astley


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Reaching Tin River by Thea Astley, 1990
(William Heinemann 1990 edition)
Cover illustration: Faye Maxwell

Australian Bookcovers #156 - Beachmasters by Thea Astley




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Beachmasters by Thea Astley, 1985
(Penguin 1985 edition)
Cover illustration by Bill Farr

Australian Bookcovers #155 - An Item from the Late News by Thea Astley


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An Item from the Late News by Thea Astley, 1982
(UQP 1984 edition)
Cover drawing by David Seibert

Australian Bookcovers #154 - A Kindness Cup by Thea Astley


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A Kindness Cup by Thea Astley, 1974
(Penguin 1989 edition)
Cover illustration and design by Celia Bridie and Ann Wojczuk

Australian Bookcovers #153 - A Descant for Gossips by Thea Astley

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A Descant for Gossips by Thea Astley, 1960
(UQP 1991 edition)
Cover design by Craig Glasson using "Palmwoods" by John Rigby (1986)

Australian Bookcovers #152 - One of the Wattle Birds by Jessica Anderson

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One of the Wattle Birds by Jessica Anderson, 1994
(Penguin 1994 edition)
Cover design by Joanna Hunt

Australian Bookcovers #151 - Taking Shelter by Jessica Anderson

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Taking Shelter by Jessica Anderson, 1989
(Penguin 1989 edition)
Cover design by Todd Radom.

Australian Bookcovers #150 - The Commandant by Jessica Anderson

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The Commandant by Jessica Anderson, 1975
(Penguin 1988 edition)
Cover illustration by John Hinds. Cover design by Cathy van Ee.

Australian Bookcovers #149 - The Last Man's Head by Jessica Anderson

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The Last Man's Head by Jessica Anderson, 1970
(Penguin 1987 edition)
Cover illustration by Donna Cross. Cover design by Cathy van Ee.

Australian Bookcovers #148 - An Ordinary Lunacy by Jessica Anderson

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An Ordinary Lunacy by Jessica Anderson, 1963
(Penguin 1987 edition)
Cover design by Susan Newman. Cover illustration by Doug Henry.

Australian Bookcovers #147 - The Sitters by Alex Miller

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The Sitters by Alex Miller, 1995
(Viking 1995 edition)
Cover painting: Untitled by Joy Hester, 1955

Australian Bookcovers #146 - The Tivington Nott by Alex Miller

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The Tivington Nott by Alex Miller, 1989
(Penguin 1989 edition)
Cover painting: Tug-of-War (detail) by Jon Molvig, 1949

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Watching the Climbers on the Mountain by Alex Miller, 1988
(Pan 1988 edition)
Cover design: Deborah Brash. Cover illustration: Gus Cohen.

Australian Bookcovers #144 - The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard

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The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard, 1980
(King Penguin 1983 edition)
Cover illustration by Renate Belina
[Yes, the main image is a bit on an angle - it's not just you. That was the way it was printed, but I do need to adjust it a little.]

Australian Bookcovers #143 - The Orchard Thieves by Elizabeth Jolley

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The Orchard Thieves by Elizabeth Jolley, 1995
(Viking 1995 edition)
Jacket illustration by Rosanna Vecchio

Australian Bookcovers #142 - The Georges' Wife by Elizabeth Jolley

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The Georges' Wife by Elizabeth Jolley, 1993
(Viking 1993 edition)
Cover illustration by David Nelson

Australian Bookcovers #141 - My Father's Moon by Elizabeth Jolley

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My Father's Moon by Elizabeth Jolley, 1989
(Penguin 1989 edition)
Cover illustration by Ellie Kingopoulos and Richard Ross
[This novel won The Age Book of the Year Award for Fiction in 1989.]

Australian Bookcovers #140 - Foxybaby by Elizabeth Jolley

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Foxybaby by Elizabeth Jolley, 1985
(University of Queensland Press 1985 edition)
Jacket design and illustration by Noela Hills

Australian Bookcovers #139 - Milk and Honey by Elizabeth Jolley

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Milk and Honey by Elizabeth Jolley, 1984
(Fremantle Arts Centre Press 1984 edition)
Cover photograph by Roger Garwood
This novel won the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, Christina Stead Prize for Fiction in 1985.

Australian Bookcovers #138 - Mr Scobie's Riddle by Elizabeth Jolley

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Mr Scobie's Riddle by Elizabeth Jolley, 1983
(Penguin Books 1983 edition)
Cover illustration by John Burge
[This novel won the The Age Book of the Year Award in 1983 and the Fiction section of the WA Premier's Prize in the same year.]

Australian Bookcovers #137 - Miss Peabody's Inheritance by Elizabeth Jolley

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Miss Peabody's Inheritance by Elizabeth Jolley, 1983
(University of Queensland Press 1987 edition)
Cover design by Christopher McVinish using an illustration by Cynthia Breusch

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The Newspaper of Claremont Street by Elizabeth Jolley, 1981
(Fremantle Arts Centre Press 1992 edition)

Australian Bookcovers #135 - Palomino by Elizabeth Jolley

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Palomino by Elizabeth Jolley, 1980
(UQP 1988 edition)
Cover design by Noella Hills

Australian Bookcovers #134 - The One Day of the Year by Alan Seymour

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The One Day of the Year by Alan Seymour, 1967
(Souvenir Press 1967 edition)
Jacket design by Oliver Elmes.

Australian Bookcovers #133 - Cabin Fever by Elizabeth Jolley

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Cabin Fever by Elizabeth Jolley, 1990
(Penguin 1991 edition)
Cover illustration by Richard Ross. Cover design by Cathy van Ee.

Australian Bookcovers #132 - Bad Debts by Peter Temple

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Bad Debts by Peter Temple, 1996
(Text Publishing 2004 edition)

Australian Bookcovers #131 - The Escapades of Ann by Edward Dyson

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The Escapades of Ann by Edward Dyson, 1919
(The Bookstall Company 1919 edition)

Australian Bookcovers #130 - Woman of the Inner Sea by Tom Keneally

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Woman of the Inner Sea by Thomas Keneally, 1993
(Coronet 1993 edition)

Australian Bookcovers #129 - The Survivor by Tom Keneally

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The Survivor by Thomas Keneally, 1969
(Fontana 1979 edition)

Australian Bookcovers #128 - The Cut-Rate Kingdom by Tom Keneally

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The Cut-Rate Kingdom by Thomas Keneally, 1980
(Penguin 1984 edition)

Australian Bookcovers #127 - A Dutiful Daughter by Thomas Keneally

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A Dutiful Daughter by Thomas Keneally, 1971
(Angus & Robertson 1971 edition)

Australian Bookcovers #126 - Flying Hero Class by Tom Keneally

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Flying Hero Class by Tom Keneally, 1991
(Hodder & Stoughton 1991 edition)

Australian Bookcovers #125 - A River Town by Tom Keneally

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A River Town by Tom Keneally, 1995
(William Heinemann 1995 edition)

Australian Bookcovers #124 - Jacko by Tom Keneally

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Jacko by Tom Keneally, 1993
(William Heinemann 1993 edition)

Australian Bookcovers #123 - Bettany's Book by Tom Keneally

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Bettany's Book by Tom Keneally, 2000
(Doubleday 2000 edition)

Australian Bookcovers #122 - The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally

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The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally, 1987
(Hodder & Stoughton 1987 edition)

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Dreaming Down Under edited by Jack Dann and Janeen Webb, 1998
Cover by Nick Stathopolous
(HarperCollins 1998 edition)

Australian Bookcovers #120 - Bring Larks and Heroes by Tom Keneally

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Bring Larks and Heroes by Thomas Keneally, 1967
(Cassell 1967 edition)

Australian Bookcovers #119 - The Time We Have Taken by Steven Carroll

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The Time We Have Taken by Steven Carroll, 2007
(4th Estate 2007 edition)
[This novel won the 2008 Miles Franklin Award.]

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North of the Moonlight Sonata by Kerryn Goldsworthy, 1989
(McPhee Gribble 1989 edition)

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Back to Bool Bool by Brent of Bin Bin (Miles Franklin), 1931
(Angus and Robertson 1956 edition)

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The Sponge Divers by Charmian Clift and George Johnston, 1955
(Collins 1955 edition)

Australian Bookcovers #115 - A Cartload of Clay by George Johnston

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A Cartload of Clay by George
Johnston, 1971 (Collins 1971 edition)

Australian Bookcovers #114 - My Brother Jack by George Johnston

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My Brother Jack by George Johnston, 1964
(Collins 1966 edition)
Jacket design by Sydney Nolan
[This novel won the Miles Franklin Award in 1964.]

Australian Bookcovers #113 - A Fortunate Life by A.B. Facey

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A Fortunate Life by A.B. Facey, 1981
(Viking 1986 edition)
Cover illustration by Robert Juniper Cover design by Kim Roberts

Australian Bookcovers #112 - My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin

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My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin, 1946
(Angus & Robertson 1987 edition)
Jacket illustration: "Waiting" by Gordon Coutts 1896

Australian Bookcovers #111 - My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

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My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin, 1901
(Angus & Robertson 1986 edition)
Jacket illustration: "Tea Time" by Charles Condor 1888

Australian Bookcovers #110 - Rhymes from the Mines by Edward Dyson

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Rhymes from the Mines by Edward Dyson 1896
(Pollard 1973 edition)
Cover by Walter Stackpool

Australian Bookcovers #109 - Hits! Skits! and Jingles! by W.T Goodge

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Hits! Skits! and Jingles! by W.T. Goodge 1899
(Pollard 1972 edition)
Cover by Walter Stackpool

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In the Days When the World Was Wide by Henry Lawson 1896
(Pollard 1974 edition)
Cover by Walter Stackpool

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How M'Dougall Topped the Score by Thos E.Spencer 1906
(Pollard 1972 edition)
Cover by Walter Stackpool

Australian Bookcovers #106 - The Western Track by Arthur Bayldon

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The Western Track by Arthur Bayldon 1905
(Pollard 1974 edition)
Cover by Walter Stackpool

Australian Bookcovers #105 - The Relief of Mildura by Davison Symmons

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The Relief of Mildura by Davison Symmons
[Based on material published in Satires & Verses 1903]
(Pollard 1972 edition)
Cover by Walter Stackpool

Australian Bookcovers #104 - Nine Miles from Gundagai by Jack Moses

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Nine Miles from Gundagai by Jack Moses, 1938
(Pollard 1972 edition)
Cover by Walter Stackpool

Australian Bookcovers #103 - The Fire at Ross's Farm by Henry Lawson

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The Fire at Ross's Farm by Henry Lawson, 1925
(aka Popular Verses)
(Pollard 1973 edition)
Cover by Walter Stackpool

Australian Bookcovers #102 - Hearts of Gold by Will H. Ogilvie

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Hearts of Gold by Will H. Ogilvie, 1903
(Pollard 1974 edition)
Cover by Walter Stackpool

Australian Bookcovers #101 - Fair Girls and Gray Horses by Will H. Ogilvie

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Fair Girls and Gray Horses by Will H. Ogilvie, 1898
(Pollard 1974 edition)
Cover by Walter Stackpool

Australian Bookcovers #100 - His Illegal Self by Peter Carey

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His Illegal Self by Peter Carey, 2008
(Knopf 2008 edition)
Cover photograph by Jonathan Ring. Cover design by Jenny Grigg

Australian Bookcovers #99 - 30 Days in Sydney by Peter Carey

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30 Days in Sydney by Peter Carey, 2001
(Bloomsbury 2001 edition)
Cover photograph by Martyn Rose

Australian Bookcovers #98 - Collected Stories by Peter Carey

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Collected Stories by Peter Carey, 1994
(UQP 1994 edition)
Cover illustration by Michael Ward

Australian Bookcovers #97 - Exotic Pleasures by Peter Carey

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Exotic Pleasures by Peter Carey, 1990
(UQP 1990 edition)
Cover illustration by Christopher McVinish and Cynthia Breusch

Australian Bookcovers #96 - Theft: A Love Story by Peter Carey

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Theft: A Love Story by Peter Carey, 2006
(Knopf 2006 edition)
Jacket design: Jenny Grigg. Jacket photograph: Tomek Sikora

Australian Bookcovers #95 - War Crimes by Peter Carey

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War Crimes by Peter Carey, 1979
(UQP 1979 edition)
Cover illustration by Brian Morris

Australian Bookcovers #94 - My Life as a Fake by Peter Carey

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My Life as a Fake by Peter Carey, 2003
(Knopf 2003 edition)
Jacket design: Jenny Grigg
[This novel was nominated for the 2004 Miles Franklin Award.]

Australian Bookcovers #93 - True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey

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True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey, 2000
(UQP 2000 edition)
Cover design and artwork by Kate Barry based on a lithograph of the township of Benalla, North East Victoria, 1880.
[This novel was nominated for the 2001 Miles Franklin Award, and won the 2001 Booker Prize.]

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The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith by Peter Carey, 1994
(UQP 1994 edition)
Cover illustration by Craig Voevodin

Australian Bookcovers #91 - The Tax Inspector by Peter Carey

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The Tax Inspector by Peter Carey, 1991
(Faber and Faber 1991 edition)

Australian Bookcovers #90 - Illywhacker by Peter Carey

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Illywhacker by Peter Carey, 1985
(UQP 1988 edition)
This novel was shortlisted for the 1985 Booker Prize, and won the Victorian Premier's Award and "The Age" Book of the Year Award.

Australian Bookcovers #89 - The Great Shame by Tom Keneally

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The Great Shame by Tom Keneally, 1998
(Random House 1998 edition)

Australian Bookcovers #88 - A Family Madness by Tom Keneally

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A Family Madness by Tom Keneally, 1985
(Lester & Orpen Dennys 1986 edition)

Australian Bookcovers #87 - Blood Red, Sister Rose by Tom Keneally

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Blood Red, Sister Rose by Tom Keneally, 1974
(Collins 1974 edition)

Australian Bookcovers #86 - An Angel in Australia by Tom Keneally

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An Angel In Australia by Tom Keneally, 2002
(Doubleday 2002 edition)
[This novel was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award in 2003.]

Australian Bookcovers #85 - The Big Fellow by Vance Palmer

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The Big Fellow by Vance Palmer, 1959
(University of Queensland Press 1973 edition)
[This novel was the winner of the Miles Franklin Award in 1959.]
[Yes, it's a library copy and that big black rectangle masks the library sticker. Best I could do though.]

Australian Bookcovers #84 - The Irishman by Elizabeth O'Conner

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The Irishman by Elizabeth O'Conner, 1960
(Angus and Robertson 1961 edition)
[This novel was the winner of the Miles Franklin Award in 1960.]

Australian Bookcovers #83 - The Well Dressed Explorer by Thea Astley

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The Well Dressed Explorer by Thea Astley, 1962
Cover illustration and design by Lynda Taylor and Cathy van Ee
(Penguin 1988 edition)
[This novel was the winner of the Miles Franklin Award in 1962.]

Australian Bookcovers #82 - The Slow Natives by Thea Astley

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The Slow Natives by Thea Astley, 1965
Cover: a detail from a painting by Narelle Wildman
(Penguin 1990 edition)
[This novel was the winner of the Miles Franklin Award in 1965.]

Australian Bookcovers #81 - The Acolyte by Thea Astley

The Acolyte by Thea Astley, 1972
Cover illustration by Christopher McVinish and Cynthia Breusch
(UQP 1985 edition)
[This novel was the winner of the Miles Franklin Award in 1972.]

Australian Bookcovers #80 - The Mango Tree by Ronald McKie

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The Mango Tree by Ronald McKie, 1974
(Fontana Books 1975 edition)
[This novel was the winner of the Miles Franklin Award in 1974.]

Australian Bookcovers #79 - Poor Fellow My Country by Xavier Herbert

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Poor Fellow My Country by Xavier Herbert, 1975
Jacket painting by Roy Crooke
(Book Club Associates 1975 edition)
[This novel was the winner of the Miles Franklin Award in 1975.]

Australian Bookcovers #78 - The Glass Canoe by David Ireland

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The Glass Canoe by David Ireland, 1976
Cover illustration by Lauren Murray
(Penguin 1986 edition)
[This novel was the winner of the Miles Franklin Award in 1976.]

Australian Bookcovers #77 - Swords and Crowns and Rings by Ruth Park

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Swords and Crowns and Rings by Ruth Park, 1977
Cover illustration by Fay Planka. Cover design by Cathy Van Ee.
(Penguin 1988 edition)
[This novel was the winner of the Miles Franklin Award in 1977.]

Australian Bookcovers #76 - Tirra Lirra by the River by Jessica Anderson

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Tirra Lirra by the River by Jessica Anderson, 1978
Cover illustration by Neil Stuart and Mark Strathy
(Penguin 1987 edition)
[This novel was the winner of the Miles Franklin Award in 1978.]

Australian Bookcovers #75 - A Woman of the Future by David Ireland

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A Woman of the Future by David Ireland, 1979
Cover Photograph by Derek Hughes
(Penguin 1980 edition)
[This novel was the winner of the Miles Franklin Award in 1979.]

Australian Bookcovers #74 - The Impersonators by Jessica Anderson

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The Impersonators by Jessica Anderson, 1980
(Penguin 1982 edition)
Cover illustration by Mike Hollands
[This novel was the winner of the Miles Franklin Award in 1980.]

Australian Bookcovers #73 - Bliss by Peter Carey

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Bliss by Peter Carey, 1981
Cover illustration by Andizej Klimowski
(Picador 1994 edition)
[This novel was the winner of the Miles Franklin Award in 1981.]

Australian Bookcovers #72 - Just Relations by Rodney Hall

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Just Relations by Rodney Hall, 1982
Cover illustration by Maire Smith
(Penguin 1984 edition)
[This novel was the winner of the Miles Franklin Award in 1982.]

Australian Bookcovers #71 - Shallows by Tim Winton

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Shallows by Tim Winton, 1984
Cover illustration by Dexter Fry (Unwin 1985 edition)
[This novel was the winner of the Miles Franklin Award in 1984.]

Australian Bookcovers #70 - The Doubleman by Christopher J Koch

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The Doubleman by Christopher Koch, 1985
Cover illustration by Wendell Minor
(Triad Grafton 1986 edition)
[This novel was the winner of the Miles Franklin Award in 1985.]

Australian Bookcovers #69 - Dancing on Coral by Glenda Adams

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Dancing on Coral by Glenda Adams, 1987
Cover illustration by Darian Causby
(Sirius 1988 edition)
[This novel was the winner of the Miles Franklin Award in 1987.]

Australian Bookcovers #68 - The Great World by David Malouf

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The Great World by David Malouf, 1990
Cover illustration by David Bergen
(Chatto & Windus 1990 edition)
[This novel was the winner of the Miles Franklin Award, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Prix FĂ©mina Etranger in 1991.]

Australian Bookcovers #67 - Cloudstreet by Tim Winton

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Cloudstreet by Tim Winton, 1991
(Picador 1991 edition)
Cover illustration by David Bergen
[This novel was the winner of the 1992 Miles Franklin Award.]

Australian Bookcovers #66 - The Ancestor Game by Alex Miller

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The Ancestor Game by Alex Miller, 1992
Cover painting: Celestial Lane by Rick Amor, 1989
(Penguin 1992 edition)
[This novel was the winner of the Miles Franklin Award, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, and the Barbara Ramsden Award for best novel, all in 1993.]

Australian Bookcovers #65 - Highways to a War by Christopher Koch

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Highways to a Way by Christopher J Koch, 1996
Cover design by Button Design Co.
(William Heineman Australia 1996 edition)
[This novel was the winner of the Miles Franklin Award in 1997.]

Australian Bookcovers #64 - Jack Maggs by Peter Carey

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Jack Maggs by Peter Carey, 1997
Cover illustration by Craig Voevodin
(UQP 1997 edition)
[This novel was the winner of the Miles Franklin Award in 1998.]

Australian Bookcovers #63 - Benang by Kim Scott

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Benang by Kim Scott, 1999
Cover: Terrence Shosaki
(Fremantle Arts Centre Press 2000 edition)
[This novel was the co-winner of the Miles Franklin Award in 2000.]

Australian Bookcovers #62 - Drylands by Thea Astley

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Drylands by Thea Astley, 1999
Cover photograph by Eric Algra
(Penguin 2000 edition)
[This novel was the co-winner of the Miles Franklin Award in 2000.]

Australian Bookcovers #61 - The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard

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The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard, 2003
Cover image: Burning of the Houses of Parliament - J.M.W. Turner
(Virago 2003 edition)
[This novel was the winner of the Miles Franklin Award in 2004, and the US National Book Award in 2003.]

Australian Bookcovers #60 - The White Earth by Andrew McGahan

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The White Earth by Andrew McGahan, 2004
Cover design: Nada Backovic
(Allen & Unwin 2004 edition)
[This novel was the winner of the Miles Franklin Award in 2005.]

Australian Bookcovers #59 - An Open Swimmer by Tim Winton

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An Open Swimmer by Tim Winton, 1982
Cover illustration by David Nelson
(Penguin 1996 edition)
[This novel was the winner of the Australian/Vogel Award in 1981.]

Australian Bookcovers #58 - Birds of Passage by Brian Castro

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Birds of Passage by Brian Castro, 1983
Cover design: Judy Hungerford, Chinese calligraphy: Lau Wai Sik
(Allen and Unwin 1984 edition)
[This novel was a joint winner of the Australian/Vogel Award in 1982.]

Australian Bookcovers #57 - Ilias by Jim Sakkas

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Ilias by Jim Sakkas, 1988
Cover illustration and concept: Donna Rawlins
(Allen and Unwin 1988 edition)
[This novel won the Australian/Vogel Award in 1987.]

Australian Bookcovers #56 - Oceana Fine by Tom Flood

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Oceana Fine by Tom Flood, 1990
Cover illustration: Andrew Ireland
(Allen and Unwin 1989 edition)
[This novel won the Australian/Vogel Award in 1988, and the Miles Franklin Award in 1990.]

Australian Bookcovers #55 - Mood Indigo by Mandy Sayers

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Mood Indigo by Mandy Sayers, 1990
Cover illustration: Derryn Tal Cover design: Peter Schofield
(Allen and Unwin 1990 edition)
[This novel won the Australian/Vogel Award in 1989.]

Australian Bookcovers #54 - The Mint Lawn by Gillian Mears

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The Mint Lawn by Gillian Mears, 1992
Cover illustration: Yvonne Mears. Cover design: Peter Schofield
(Allen and Unwin 1992 edition)
[This novel won the Australian/Vogel Award in 1990.]

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The Hand that Signed the Paper by Helen Demidenko, 1994
Cover photo: Horizon Photo Library
(Allen and Unwin 1995 edition)
[This novel won the Australian/Vogel Award in 1993, and the Miles Franklin Award in 1995.]

Australian Bookcovers #52 - The Blindman's Hat by Bernard Cohen

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The Blindman's Hat by Bernard Cohen, 1997
Cover design: De Luxe & Associates
(Allen and Unwin 1997 edition)
[This novel won the Australian/Vogel Award in 1996.]

Australian Bookcovers #51 - Hiam by Eva Sallis

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Hiam by Eva Sallis, 1998
Cover design: Beth McKinley
(Allen and Unwin 1998 edition)
[This novel won the Australian/Vogel Award in 1997.]

Australian Bookcovers #50 - Pegasus in the Suburbs by Jennifer Kremmer

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Pegasus in the Suburbs by Jennifer Kremmer, 1999
Cover design: Nada Backovic. Cover illustration: Jeremy Clegg
(Allen and Unwin 1999 edition)
[This novel won the Australian/Vogel Award in 1998.]

Australian Bookcovers #49 - Love and Vertigo by Hsu-Ming Teo

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Love and Vertigo by Hsu-Ming Teo, 2000
Cover design: Scooter Design, Cover photography: IPL Image Group
(Allen and Unwin 2000 edition)
[This novel won the Australian/Vogel Award in 1999.]

Australian Bookcovers #48 - The Book of Miles by David Astle

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The Book of Miles by David Astle, 1997
(Minerva 1997 edition)

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The Complete Book of Australian Verse by John Clarke, 1989
(Allen & Unwin 1990 edition)

Australian Bookcovers #46 - The Children's Bach by Helen Garner

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The Children's Bach by Helen Garner, 1984
Cover illustration by Barry Dickens
(Penguin 1985 edition)

Australian Bookcovers #45 - Swimming in Silk by Darren Williams

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Swimming in Silk by Darren Williams, 1995
Cover design & illustration by Katerina Stratos
(Allen and Unwin 1995 edition)
This novel was the winner of the Australian/Vogel Award in 1994.

Australian Bookcovers #44 - Death of a River Guide by Richard Flanagan

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Death of a River Guide by Richard Flanagan, 1994
Cover illustration by Patrick Hall (Penguin 1996 edition)

This novel was shortlisted for the 1995 Miles Franklin award.

Australian Bookcovers #43 - The Mule's Foal by Fotini Epanomitis

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The Mule's Foal by Fotini Epanomitis, 1993
Design: Susie Agoston-O'Connor, Paintings: Brian Nagle
(Allen & Unwin 1993 edition)
This novel won the Australian/Vogel Award in 1992.

Australian Bookcovers #42 - Spice Notes by Ian Hemphill

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Spice Notes by Ian Hemphill, 2000
Cover design: Gayna Murphy, Greendot design. Cover image: Ismaelite Spice Merchants Buying Joseph (from a fifteenth century Persian manuscript)
(Macmillan 2000 edition)

Australian Bookcovers - Hook's Mountain by James McQueen

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Hook's Mountain by James McQueen, 1982
Jacket design by Guy Mirabella
(Macmillan 1982 edition)

Australian Bookcovers #40 - Lilian's Story by Kate Grenville

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Lilian's Story by Kate Grenville, 1986
Cover illustration and design by Hans Selhofer (Allen & Unwin 1986 edition)

This novel won the Australian/Vogel Award in 1984.

Australian Bookcovers #39 - Confederates by Tom Keneally

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Confederates by Thomas Keneally, 1979
(Sceptre 1999 edition)
This novel was shortlisted for the 1979 Booker Prize.

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The Whitlam Government 1972-1975 by Gough Whitlam, 1985
Cover by Helen Semmler
(Viking 1986 edition)

Australian Bookcovers #37 - The Glade Within the Grove by David Foster

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The Glade Within the Grove by David Foster, 1996
Design Yolande Gray.
Cover photograph "Orchestration in Light" (1993) by Olive Cotton.
Winner of the 1997 Miles Franklin Award.

Australian Bookcovers #36 - When Blackbirds Sing by Martin Boyd

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When Blackbirds Sing by Martin Boyd, 1962
Cover: detail from "Springtime" by Charles Conder
(Lansdowne 1978 edition)

Australian Bookcovers #35 - A Secret Country by John Pilger

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A Secret Country by John Pilger, 1989
Front jacket photographs: "Sunbaker", 1937, Max Dupain, "Aboriginal Behind Bars", Peter Rae/John Fairfax group
(Vintage 1989 edition)

Australian Bookcovers #34 - A Difficult Young Man by Martin Boyd

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A Difficult Young Man by Martin Boyd, 1955
Cover: detail from "The Milkmaid" by Julian Ashton
(Lansdowne 1978 edition)

Australian Bookcovers #33 - The Art of the Engine Driver by Steven Carroll

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The Art of the Engine Driver by Steven Carroll, 2001
(Flamingo 2001 edition)

Australian Bookcovers #32 - The Cardboard Crown by Martin Boyd

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The Cardboard Crown by Martin Boyd, 1952
(Lansdowne 1977 edition)
Cover: detail from "A Summer's Morning Tiff" by Tom Roberts

Australian Bookcovers #31 - Bloodfather by David Ireland

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Bloodfather by David Ireland, 1987
(Viking 1987 edition)
Cover by Helen Semmler

Australian Bookcovers #30 - Lucinda Brayford by Martin Boyd

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Lucinda Brayford by Martin Boyd, 1952
(Landsdowne 1977 edition)
Cover: Portrait of Florence by Tom Roberts

Australian Bookcovers #29 - The Service of Clouds by Delia Falconer

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The Service of Clouds by Delia Falconer, 1997
(Picador 1997 edition)
Cover photograph by Maikka Trupp

Australian Bookcovers #28 - Praise by Andrew McGahan

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Praise by Andrew McGahan, 1992
(Allen & Unwin 1992 edition)
Cover photography and design: Michael Killalea

Australian Bookcovers #27 - The Weeping Sky by Lee Harding

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The Weeping Sky by Lee Harding, 1977
(Cassell Australia 1977 edition)
Cover illustration by Michael Payne

Australian Bookcovers #26 - The Tyrant's Novel by Tom Keneally

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The Tyrant's Novel by Tom Keneally, 2003
(Doubleday 2003 edition)
Jacket design by DarianCausby/Highway 51

Australian Bookcovers #25 - Here's Luck by Lennie Lower

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Here's Luck by Lennie Lower, 1930
(Angus & Robertson 1977 edition)
Cover illustration: Allan Stomann

Australian Bookcovers #24 - The Grisly Wife by Rodney Hall

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The Grisly Wife by Rodney Hall, 1993
(Macmillan 1993 edition)
Cover illustration and design: Keith McEwan Design

Australian Bookcovers #23 - Kindling Does for Firewood by Richard King

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Kindling Does For Firewood by Richard King, 1996
(Allen & Unwin 1996 edition)
Cover: Michael Killalea

Australian Bookcovers #22 - Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson

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Ultima Thule by Henry Handel Richardson, 1929
(Penguin Modern Classics 1971 edition)
Cover: detail from Redfern Station 1893 by Arthur Streeton

Australian Bookcovers #21 - The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

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The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson, 1925
(Penguin Modern Classics 1971 edition)
Cover: detail from Coming South by Tom Roberts

Australian Bookcovers #20 - Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

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Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson, 1917
(Penguin Modern Classics 1971 edition)
Cover: detail from Australian Gold Diggings by an unknown artist

Australian Bookcovers #19 - The Sunken Road by Garry Disher

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The Sunken Road by Garry Disher, 1996
(Allen & Unwin 1996 edition)
Cover photograph by Alan Morgans.

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The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith by Thomas Keneally, 1972
(Penguin 1989 edition)
Cover illustration by Michael Fitzjames. Cover design by Jacqui Young.

Australian Bookcovers #17 - Dirt Music by Tim Winton

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Dirt Music by Tim Winton, 2001
(Picador 2001 edition)
Cover image by Gerry Images Australia.

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The Boy in the Bush by D.H. Lawrence and M.L. Skinner, 1924
(Macmillan 1980 edition)
Jacket photograph: "Evening When the Quiet East Flushes Faintly at the Sun's Last Look" (detail) by Tom Roberts. Design by Barbara Beckett.

Australian Bookcovers #15 - Conditions of Faith by Alex Miller

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Conditions of Faith by Alex Miller, 2000
(Allen and Unwin 2000 edition)
Jacket illustration: Robin M. White/Photonica (woman) and Lorne Resnick/Tony Stone Images (Tunisia)

Australian Bookcovers #14 - The Drowner by Robert Drewe

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The Drowner by Robert Drewe, 1996
(Macmillan 1997 edition)
Cover detail: Lawrence Alma-Tadema A Favourite Custom, 1909, Tate Gallery

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The Mystery
of the Hansom Cab
by Fergus Hume, 1886
(Text Publishing 1999 edition)
Cover: Bourke Street, Melbourne, late 19th century

Australian Bookcovers #12 - The Shiralee by D'Arcy Niland

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The Shiralee by D'Arcy Niland, 1955
(Angus & Robertson 1987 edition)
Cover: Golden Summer by Arthur Streeton, 1889 (detail)

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Pioneers on Parade by Miles Franklin and Dymphna Cusack, 1939
(Angus & Robertson 1988 edition)
Cover: On the Roof by Herbert Badham

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The Unknown Industrial Prisoner by David Ireland, 1971
(Angus & Robertson 1979 edition)
Cover: "Factory Staff, Erehwyna" by Jeffrey Smart
This novel won the 1971 Miles Franklin Award.

Australian Bookcovers #9 - 1915 by Roger McDonald

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1915 by Roger McDonald, 1979
(UQP 1979 edition)

Australian Bookcovers #8 - The Well by Elizabeth Jolley

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The Well by Elizabeth Jolley, 1986
(Penguin 1987 edition)
Cover illustration by Lynda Taylor and Cathy Van Ee
This novel won the 1987 Miles Franklin Award.

Australian Bookcovers #7 - Journey to the Stone Country by Alex Miller

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Journey to the Stone Country by Alex Miller, 2002
(Allen & Unwin 2003 edition)
Cover design: Ellie Exarchos Cover image: Getty Images
This novel won the 2003 Miles Franklin Award.

Australian Bookcovers #6 - Southern Steel by Dymphna Cusack

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Southern Steel by Dymphna Cusack, 1953
(Constable 1953 edition)

Australian Bookcovers #5 - Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey

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Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey, 1988
(University of Queensland Press 1988 edition)
Cover illustration by Gregory Rogers and Pierre Le Tan
This novel won the 1988 Booker Prize and the 1988 Miles Franklin Award

Australian Bookcovers #4 - Eucalyptus by Murray Bail

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Eucalyptus by Murray Bail, 1998
(Text Publishing 1998 edition)
Cover photograph by Bill Henson from an untitled series
This novel won the 1999 Miles Franklin Award

Australian Bookcovers #3 - A Horse of Air by Dal Stivens

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A Horse of Air by Dal Stivens, 1970
(Penguin 1986 edition)
Cover illustration by Ken Done
This novel won the 1970 Miles Franklin Award

Australian Bookcovers #2 - My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

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My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin, 1954
(Angus & Robertson 1986 edition)
The cover: Tea Time by Charles Condor, 1888

Australian Bookcovers #1 - Capricornia by Xavier Herbert

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Capricornia by Xavier Herbert, 1938
(Angus & Robertson 1987 edition)
The cover shows a detail from The Out-Station by Russell Drysdale, 1965

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