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New Book by Pharmacist Mario Calanna

Mario Calanna, the well-known and well-respected Cairns pharmacist, has a new book, just released by Jabiru Publishing. In his very interesting and helpful book, Mario covers the story of the Calanna family after his father migrated to Cairns from Italy and bought a cane farm. When Mario decided to study pharmacy rather than become a…
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Delightful Children’s Book

"The Smiling Disease", a beautifully illustrated children's book, was written by Liane Low and illustrated by Tanya Sarianti Ashworth. It's a story about a girl who is on a mission to change the world! She has discovered that smiling is contagious. If you smile at someone, they will smile back at you. This is a…
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Art book, “Travel to the Bushland”

Wordfix recently produced a beautiful art and story book by talented Aboriginal artist, Brenda Pearson. Brenda's stories about her travels to the bushland, Dreaming stories, and stories about North Queensland flora and fauna, are beautifully illustrated by her paintings and drawings. Brenda has a great affinity for the natural beauty of North Queensland, including the Great…
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“The Cruising Dream” by Jenny Lawton

"The Cruising Dream" by Jenny Lawton tells the story of Jenny and Doug Lawton's seven years spent cruising the South Pacific. Accompanied by their two cats, the couple had some wonderful, sometimes terrifying, experiences, saw beautiful sights and met lots of new friends. This very attractive book was edited by Wordfix and published by Jabiru…
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“Women of Steel” Book Launch

In Wollongong in the early 1980s, jobs for women were scarce. Many women had to wake at dawn to travel to Sydney for work or sew in backyard sweatshops for minimal wages. When a group of local women decided to fight for jobs at BHP’s Port Kembla steelworks, all that changed. At the time there…
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