Australian Books Part Two - Looking for More Than Just Guide Books on Australia?

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It is a brave and confident person who travels to a new country without at least one guide book tucked into their suitcase or backpack.

You know the ones I mean? Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Fodors, Frommers. The list is endless.

But what if you want to dig a little deeper and learn something about the country you are travelling to beyond the bare facts and currency exchange rate?

For travellers venturing to Australia for the first time, or even for those who plan on a more permanent move, it pays to do a bit of background reading to help you understand the culture of the people, their history and what makes them tick.

The following list of non-fiction Australian books (see Related Articles below for fiction) is a great starting point and just a small sample of what is available.

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Australian Books to Read to Get A Taste of Western Australia


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Are you planning to travel to Perth and want to whet your appetite with some background reading?

Books not only allow you to visit ever corner of the globe but they can give you an insight into a country and its people beyond the accepted stereotype.

When friends and family come to visit they often ask me to recommend some books that will give them some understanding of the Australian way of life, its past and its present.

The following list of fiction books is by no means a definitive one but rather a taste of what is out there, both modern and classic.  Western Australian’s are proud of their literary stars and of books set in WA, and I for one am happy to shout about the following from the rooftops.

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Internet Cafes

So you have arrived in sunny Perth, settled in quite nicely, and need to find an internet cafe to send a line or two to family and friends, and to continue planning your trip around Perth and Western Autralia with a spot of cyber surfing.

Most of the internet cafes in Perth are located in 2 main areas.

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Visitor Information

Welcome to Perth, Western Australia!

Perth, the capital of Western Australia, is one of the windiest cities in the world, where the weather is beaut (most of the time), and where we have lots on offer to please even the most discerning traveller.

So you have arrived in beautiful Perth and would like to find your bearings and work out where, what and how in the land of Perth, Western Australia.

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Currency Exchange Facilities

So you have arrived in Perth, settled in quite nicely, and need to exchange some dollars, before you head out and about Perth.

Here is a list of currency exchange facilities which are convenient to find

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