By Jim Brigginshaw
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This ebook places Australia’s present resource-driven prosperity into context by means of displaying the day after day struggles of standard employees simply attempting to get by.
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Winner, 2008 IP choices top Fiction AwardMarked by means of the occasions of the nice Flood of 1893 and the formation of the 1st miners’ unions, Over My useless physique is an Australian epic; a literary feat exemplifying a writer’s craftsmanship and commitment to bringing historical past alive. This publication places Australia’s present resource-driven prosperity into context by way of exhibiting the everyday struggles of standard employees simply attempting to get by way of.
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