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When fish had feathers : portraits of Collingwood's older men. /

by Lindsay, Andrew | Hatzis, Ari.

Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. North Yarra Community Health 2002Description: 143p.Summary: Much mythologised, frequently misrepresented, Collingwood has become a legendary place. Here 19 Collingwood men tell their lives. Our stories range from the backyards and laneways of Collingwood to the islands of Sumatra, Vietnam, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Poland, Russia, Germany, - with underground mutton, dancing ducks, and yes, a time when fish had feathers.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Women's web : being the first part of an ongoing series of Women's stories, women's actions. /

by Robertson, Geraldine [comp].

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Union of Australian Women - Darebin Group 2002Description: 80 p. : ports.Notes: Compiled by Geraldine Robertson to complement see also B12136 being the second part of the seriesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Duncan Reilly : pharmacist in Fitzroy : his story. /

by Parker, Cynthia (comp.).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Daily Press 2002Description: v, 48 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Eighteen : from adversity to hope : five photo essays on young Australians /

by Godden, Cindy.

Publisher: Balaclava, Vic. Photo Essays 2005Description: 97 p. : photographs.Notes: January 2005 Photographer and writer: Cindy GoddenSummary: Photographer Cindy Godden found much to admire in the five young women whose stories are featured in this book of black and white images and accompanying text. The stories touch on drug dependency and homelessness, living with a disability, being a refugee, pregnancy and rehabilitation after domestic violence and show the qualities of courage, resilience and determination which have enabled these eighteen-year-olds to deal with formidable obstacles and dare to share their experiences.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Dirt cheap : life at the wrong end of the job market. /

by Wynhausen, Elisabeth.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Pan MacMillan 2005Description: ix, 246 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: An Australian journalist writes about the year she spent under cover working as a factory hand, checkout chick, kitchen hand and cleaner, to experience what it s like and to discover whether she could survive on meagre earnings. Elisabeth Wynhausen s account is an engaging but sobering insight into the unskilled and under-valued work undertaken by many Australians.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Last flight out of Dili : memoirs of an accidental activist in the triumph of East Timor. /

by Scott, David | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: North Melbourne, Vic. Pluto Press 2005Description: xxii, 414 p.Notes: Executive Director, Brotherhood of St Laurence 1969-1980 Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: David Scott, executive director of the Brotherhood of St Laurence 1969-1980, went to East Timor not long before the Indonesian invasion of 1975 and was evacuated with the last flight out of the country. He tells the story of East Timor s prolonged struggle to gain independence, drawing on his own close knowledge of key figures (notably Jose Ramos-Horta) in those difficult years.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Journeys : tales from high rise housing. /

by Knight, Joanne (ed.) | Proudley, Mae (ed.).

Publisher: [Fitzroy, Vic.] Joanne Knight and Mae Proudley/Brotherhood of St. Laurence 2003Description: 69 p. : ill., ports.Notes: "This project was made possible by the funding granted by the Office of Housing as part of Housing Week 2003."Summary: As a contribution to the celebrations for Victoria s Housing Week 2003, thirteen public housing tenants in Prahran, South Yarra and St Kilda shared their stories of family, work , leisure and community. The short chapters, based on interviews by two staff members of the Brotherhood of St Laurence s Public Housing Advocacy Program, capture a wide variety of cultural backgrounds and life experiences.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

"I have had a past and I suppose I have a future, but ..." : a report to the Aged and Community Care Team, Brotherhood of St Laurence. /

by Nunkoosing, Karl | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Cook, Kay.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2006Description: vii, 27 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2006 Bibliography: p. 26-27Summary: Two researchers from Deakin University explored ageing in the city , through biographical interviews with twelve older or frail people who were clients of the Brotherhood s aged and community care services. They found that there were often complex connections between people s poverty, their precarious or problematic relationships, insecure or unsafe housing and ageing bodies and failing health.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Little black bastard : a story of survival

by Tovey, Noel.

Edition: Rev. ed.Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Hodder 2005Description: 266 p. : ill., ports.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Journeys with the black dog : inspirational stories of bringing depression to heel. /

by Wigney, Tessa (ed.) | Eyers, Kerrie (ed.) | Parker, Gordon (ed.).

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 2007Description: x, 280 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-280)Summary: This collection captures the voices of hundreds of people aged 14 to 70 who responded to the Black Dog Institute s invitation to share their stories of managing the struggle with depression (the black dog). Their experiences and insights will be of interest to all who seek to understand and respond sensitively to depression among clients, relatives and friends or themselves.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Infidel. /

by Hirsi Ali, Ayaan.

Publisher: New York, NY Free Press 2007Description: xi, 353 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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What is the what? : the autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng. /

by Eggers, Dave.

Publisher: New York, NY Random House 2006Description: xv, 538 p. : map.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Sambell : man of the word. /

by Challen, Michael B.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Melbourne University Publishing 2008Description: xvi, 245 p.: ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references, p. 227-230, and index. 2 copiesSummary: Geoffrey Tremayne Sambell, Archbishop of Perth from 1969-1980, was a man of vast vision, undoubted convictions and determination who gained international repute throughout the Anglican Communion. He began his ministry in the inner suburbs of Melbourne, professionalising penal and hospital chaplaincies, advancing the Church's commitment to social welfare and justice as director of the Brotherhood of St. Laurence, and marshalling resources for the Church to move into the new suburbs. He worked incessantly to transform the loose federation of 27 Anglican dioceses into a 'national Church' and to deepen its relationships with Asia. His lifelong understanding that every 'cell' of the Church was to be mutually responsible, locally and globally, led to his appointment as a foundation member of the Anglican Consultative Council, reporting directly to the Archbishop of Canterbury. He actively related his work to the world and its political realities, through personal relationships and advocacy organisations such as the Victorian and Australian Councils of Social Services. The Australian Government appointed him foundation chair of its National Consultative Council of Social Welfare. Throughout all these ministries, Sambell lived life to the full, characteristically a man of few words but unreservedly a man of the Word -- Book jacket.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Brotherhood : stories of courage and resilience /

by O'Hare, Jeff | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Camberwell, Vic. Penguin 2009Description: xiii, 193 p. : ports. ; 23 cm.Notes: "Photography by Peter McConchie". "Brotherhood: stories of courage and resilience: workbook" accompanies this book.Summary: In Brotherhood, Father Jeff O'Hare introduces us to 27 of these extraordinary people. Their compelling stories will both move and inspire you. Many of these individuals have not had the advantages that can so easily be taken for granted: stability, security, education and employment. The caring relationships that they have developed with staff, volunteers and their communities have enabled them to live rich and valued lives and make their own contribution to society in return. These are wonderful real stories.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (3).

Brotherhood of St Laurence : working for an Australia free of poverty /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2008Description: DVD. Ratio: 16.9; 5 minutes.Other title: Working for an Australia free of poverty.Notes: November 2008Summary: In this film Pat, Jeffrey, Kenneth, Kate, Warren, Michael, Jack and Monica talk about their life experiences and involvement with the Brotherhood.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

Sociology : a graphic guide /

by Osborne, Richard.

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 2009Description: 176 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Karl Polyani: The limits of the market /

by Dale, Gareth.

Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA Polity Press 2010Description: viii, 309 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: This book is the first comprehensive introduction to Polanyi's ideas and legacy. It assesses not only the texts for which he is famous -- prepared during his spells in American academia -- but also his journalistic articles written in his first exile in Vienna, and lectures and pamphlets from his second exile, in Britain. It provides a detailed critical analysis of The Great Transformation, but also surveys Polanyi's seminal writings in economic anthropology, the economic history of ancient and archaic societies, and political and economic theory. Its primary source base includes interviews with Polanyi's daughter, Kari Polanyi-Levitt, as well as the entire compass of his own published and unpublished writings in English and German.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Brotherhood : stories of courage and resilience : workbook /

by Brereton, Elida | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Burke, Peter | Chapman, Brad | Daughtry, Stephen | Hewlett, Bev | Hunter, Carmel | Miller, Jamie.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2011Description: iv, 56 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: "Photography by Peter McConchie".Summary: This workbook is a companion for the book, Brotherhood: Stories of Courage and Resilience. This workbook is aimed at Year 9 and Year 10 students but can be adapted to all secondary students. The reflections and activities in this workbook can be used as a resource in different subjects. For example, they are suitable for social justice issues in Geography and History, and values education in subjects such as Religious Education and English. The purpose of this workbook is to provide students with a deeper understanding of the issues of poverty, disadvantage and social exclusion in Australia. This workbook also aims to influence young people's values, attitudes and beliefs, so they can reflect positive values in their present and future behaviour.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Capitalist revolutionary : John Maynard Keynes /

by Backhouse, Roger E | Bateman, Bradley W.

Publisher: Cambridge, MA Harvard University Press 2011Description: 197 p. ; 22 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: "The Great Recession of 2008 restored John Maynard Keynes to prominence. After decades when the Keynesian revolution seemed to have been forgotten, the great British theorist was suddenly everywhere. The New York Times asked, "What would Keynes have done?" The Financial Times wrote of "the undeniable shift to Keynes." Le Monde pronounced the economic collapse Keynes's "revenge." Two years later, following bank bailouts and Tea Party fundamentalism, Keynesian principles once again seemed misguided or irrelevant to a public focused on ballooning budget deficits. In this readable account, Backhouse and Bateman elaborate the misinformation and caricature that have led to Keynes's repeated resurrection and interment since his death in 1946. Keynes's engagement with social and moral philosophy and his membership in the Bloomsbury Group of artists and writers helped to shape his manner of theorizing. Though trained as a mathematician, he designed models based on how specific kinds of people (such as investors and consumers) actually behave -- an approach that runs counter to the idealized agents favored by economists at the end of the century. Keynes wanted to create a revolution in the way the world thought about economic problems, but he was more open-minded about capitalism than is commonly believed. He saw capitalism as essential to a society's well-being but also morally flawed, and he sought a corrective for its main defect: the failure to stabilize investment. Keynes's nuanced views, the authors suggest, offer an alternative to the polarized rhetoric often evoked by the word "capitalism" in today's political debates."--From the dust-jacket front flap. ; Contents: Keynes returns, but which Keynes? -- The rise and fall of Keynesian economics -- Keynes the moral philosopher: confronting the challenges to capitalism -- Keynes the physician: developing a theory of a capitalist economy -- Keynes's ambiguous revolution -- Perpetual revolutionAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The boy who wouldn't die /

by Vincent, David Nyuol | Nader, Carol.

Publisher: Fairfax Books 2012Description: 232 p., [12] p. of plates : col. ill., col. ports. ; 24 cm.Summary: David Nyuol Vincent was a little boy when he fled southern Sudan with his father, as war raged in their country. He left behind his distraught mother and sisters, his village and his childhood. He would never return. For months David and his father walked across southern Sudan, barefoot, desperately searching for safety, food and water. They survived the perilous Sahara Desert crossing into Ethiopia only to be separated. David was taken in and trained as a child soldier, surviving the next 17 years of his life alone in refugee camps. Life was a relentless struggle against starvation, air bombings and people determined to kill him and his people. In 2004 David was offered a humanitarian visa as one of the Lost Boys of Sudan and was resettled to Australia. Traumatised by what he had seen and endured, he went about the slow and painful process of making a new life for himself-a life away from hunger, away from guns, away from death. A life where David is determined to improve the plight of his people both here in Australia and back in South Sudan. Told with frankness and humour, this is the powerful account of a young man's resilience. The story of a boy who refused to dieAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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