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Australian Patent Law

RRP $149.95

Clear and accessible, Australian Patent Law will assist you in interpreting the technicalities and complexities of the Patent Act 1990 (Cth) and Regulations and will shed light onto processes involved when claiming. Australian Patent Law is an indispensable, easy to use text that provides annotations to the Patent Act 1990, with relevant case law, regulations and Australian Patents Office practice. Of immense value is the comparative table and notes on differences between the 1952 and 1990 Acts, as well as the table of procedural steps. Australian Patent Law also includes a unique introductory chapter, explaining key patent concepts, allowing you to understand the notion underlying the sections of the Act, and which are crucial to understanding the operation of many of the sections.


A Guide To Australian Weddings

RRP $14.99

A Guide to Australian Weddings helps you to plan the most important event in your life. And it's full of information for everyone involved in planning or taking part in a wedding, including your family, bridal party, and friends.

All the finer details of getting married; the presents, invitations, organising the ceremony and reception, how to handle the tricky problems that arise when parents are divorced, finding the right wedding gowns and suits, choosing flowers and selecting photographers, dealing with caterers, and how to make speeches are explained in a helpful, practical way.

A Guide to Australian Weddings unlocks all the mysteries of wedding etiquette and is packed with useful checklists and schedules so your marriage will go without a hitch.

This is your complete guide to a perfect day.


The Australian National Dictionary 2ed - Limited Edition Slipcase

RRP $199.00

This is a strictly limited edition box set, the publisher is not printing any more of the slip-case version. Once our stock is exhausted no more of the slipcase edition will be available!

The Australian National Dictionary (AND) is the ultimate dictionary of Australianisms. It includes words and meanings that have originated in Australia. Words that have a greater currency here than elsewhere or that have a special significance in Australian history.

Like the comprehensive Oxford English Dictionary, it differs from general dictionaries in being based on historical principles. This means it describes the full history of a word, starting with its earliest appearance, establishing its origin, and documenting its use over time.

All entries from the first edition, which was published in 1988, have been thoroughly revised and updated. There are 6000 new entries and more than 16,000 Australian terms.

These entries include:

  • historical terms from the convict era
  • the gold rushes
  • farming
  • the experience of war


  • The 2 volume set also includes colloquial terms, including rhyming slang and numerous lively and colourful idioms. Regional terms from different states and territories and terms from Aboriginal English.

    New entries cover all aspects of Australian life, history, culture, and values, such as - barbecue stopper, bogan, budgie smugglers, bunny rug, captain's pick, chiko roll, chook lit, chroming, copha, corkie, couldn't run a chook raffle, do a Bradbury, drop bear, fairy bread, firie, goon bag, grommet, hip-pocket nerve, hornbag, humidicrib, karak, land of the fair go, marn grook, negative gearing, not happy Jan, pizzling, reg grundies, schmick, schoolies' week, seachanger, secret women's business, shirt-front, skippy, songline, spunk rat, trackie daks, ute muster and welcome to country.

    There is detailed information on the origins of these unique Australian words, including comprehensive coverage of more than 550 words that have been borrowed from 100 Aboriginal languages.

    Quotations from books, newspapers, diaries, etc., show how words have been used over time. More than 123,000 quotations illustrate the entries.

    The Australian National Dictionary is the only comprehensive, historically based record of the words and meanings that make up Australian English. It is a unique lexical map of Australian history and culture.



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