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Settler Colonialism and (Re)conciliation

Frontier Violence, Affective Performances, and Imaginative Refoundings

by Penelope Edmonds

<p>This book examines the performative life reconciliation and its discontents in settler societies. It explores the refoundings of the settler state and reimaginings of its alternatives, as well as the way the past is mobilized and reworked in ...

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Short Black 3 The War of the Worlds

by Noel Pearson

<p><em>How many Australians born in the 137 years since Truganini's death learnt her legend and scarcely thought deeper about the enormity of the loss she represented, and the history that led to it? Her spirit casts a long shadow over ...

ISBN: 9781925203493

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Short Black 5 The Brave Ones

East Timor, 1999

by John Birmingham

<p><em>As the convoy growled and squeaked to a halt in the dark, angry militiamen and soldiers began to shout and wave at the Australians, demanding they move aside. The Brave Ones' vanguard presented as a B-movie vision of some pirate biker ...

ISBN: 9781925203516

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Short Black 7 The One Day

by David Malouf

<p><em>Silence was a deeply established tradition. Men used it as a form of self-protection; it saved those who had experienced the horrors of war from the emotional trauma of experiencing it all over again in the telling. And it saved women and

ISBN: 9781925203530

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Signs of Australia

Vintage signs from the city to the outback

by Brady Michaels

<p>Once upon a simpler time, hand-painted and hand-crafted signs brought colour and vibrancy to Australian towns and cities —&nbsp;advertising everything from dining rooms, milk bars, and CWA halls to Peter’s ice cream, oatmeal, stout, ...

ISBN: 9781742235417

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Skin Deep

Settler Impressions of Aboriginal Women

by Liz Conor

Skin Deep looks at the preoccupations of European-Australians in their encounters with Aboriginal women and the tropes, types and perceptions that seeped into everyday settler-colonial thinking. Early erroneous and uninformed accounts of ...

ISBN: 9781742588513

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Slow Catastophes

Living with Drought in Australia

by Rebecca Jones

Living with drought is one of the biggest issues of our times. Climate change scenarios suggest that in the next fifty years global warming will increase both the frequency and severity of these phenomena. Stories of drought are familiar to us, ...

ISBN: 9781925495539

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Slow Catastrophes

Living with Drought in Australia

by Rebecca Jones

Living with drought is one of the biggest issues of our times.&nbsp;Climate change scenarios suggest that in the next fifty years global warming will increase both the frequency and severity of these phenomena. Stories of drought are familiar to

ISBN: 9781925495454

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So Monstrous A Travesty

Chris Watson and the world's first national Labor government

by Ross McMullin

<p>A century ago, Australia led the world in progressive social initiatives. Admiring visitors crossed the globe to inspect this advanced social laboratory. Chris Watson’s 1904 ministry, the culmination of Australian Labor’s astonishingly rapid ...

ISBN: 9781925693577

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Social Movement Dynamics

New Perspectives on Theory and Research from Latin America

by Dr Hank Johnston

<p>This book presents an overview of new approaches to the study of social movements emerging out of Latin America, based on original and innovative analyses of the recent changes in collective action across the region. Over the past decade, new

ISBN: 9781472417701

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Southern Anthropology - a History of Fison and Howitt’s Kamilaroi and Kurnai

by Prof. Helen Gardner & Dr. Patrick McConvell

From far-flung sites in Australia and the Pacific Islands, Lorimer Fison and A. W. Howitt produced the landmark study, <EM>Kamilaroi and Kurnai</EM> (1880). Their book revealed the complexity of Aboriginal and Pacific Island societies and ...

ISBN: 9781137463821

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Stretcher-bearers

Saving Australians from Gallipoli to Kokoda

by Mark Johnston

<p>Stretcher-bearers is a compelling account of the experience of Australian stretcher-bearers during the First and Second World Wars. Respected military historian, Mark Johnston traces the development of formal stretcher-bearing from its origin

ISBN: 9781316189979

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Swiss Settlers in New Zealand

A history of Swiss immigration to New Zealand

by Joan Waldvogel

<p>The book presents the first comprehensive history of Swiss settlement in New Zealand. It describes Swiss settlement in New Zealand from the time of the gold rushes in the 1860s to the present day in a very accessible way. The focus is on the ...

ISBN: 9783631746332

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Tasmania's Convicts

How felons built a free society

by Alison Alexander

The story of the 72,000 convicts transported to Van Diemen's Land from 1803 to 1853, and the colony they built. ...

ISBN: 9781743318720

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Tasmanian Aborigines

A history since 1803

by Lyndall Ryan

The story of the Aboriginal people of Tasmania, from the arrival of the first whites to the present. While it contains much that is tragic, it is also a story of resilience and survival in the face of great odds. ...

ISBN: 9781742370682

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Taua

by Angela Ballara

Musket wars , 'land wars' or tikanga (custom)? How are we to describe the destructive Maori inter-tribal warfare of the early nineteenth century? And just what is a musket war? Is the very term 'musket war' a misnomer? Can a 'musket war' be so ...

ISBN: 9780143018896

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Terania Creek and the Forging of Modern Environmental Activism

by Vanessa Bible

<p>This book tells the story of Terania Creek – the world’s first direct action blockade in defence of a forest, occurring in Australia in 1979. Contrary to claims that the Australian counterculture was a mere imitation of overseas models, the ...

ISBN: 9783319704708

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Terra Australis: Text Classics

by Matthew Flinders

<b> Introduced by Tim Flannery </b> <i>The vast interior of this new continent was wrapped in total obscurity; and excited, perhaps on that very account, full as much curiosity as did the forms of the shores.</i> In this edited ...

ISBN: 9781921922404

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The Anzac Girls

The extraordinary story of our World War I nurses

by Peter Rees

The harrowing, dramatic and profoundly moving story of the Australian and New Zealand nurses who served in the Great War. Now a major six-part television series. ...

ISBN: 9781760293291

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The Architect of Victory

The Military Career of Lieutenant General Sir Frank Horton Berryman

by Peter J. Dean

<p>Lieutenant General Sir Frank Berryman is one of the most important, yet relatively unknown officers in the history of the Australian Army. Despite his reputedly caustic personality and noted conflicts with some senior officers, Berryman was ...

ISBN: 9781139209267

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