328 books (17 pages) in this category
Historians and Their Craft
by Tom Griffiths
<p><em>No matter how practised we are at history, it always humbles us. No matter how often we visit the past, it always surprises us. The art of time travel is to maintain critical poise and grace in this dizzy space.</em></p> <p>In this ...eBook
by John Blaxland
<p>The Australian Army from Whitlam to Howard is the first critical examination of Australia's post-Vietnam military operations, spanning the 35 years between the election of Gough Whitlam and the defeat of John Howard. John Blaxland explores ...eBook
The Centenary History of Australia and the Great War
by Jean Bou
The Great War came at a terrible cost, be it in human, material or financial terms. For the young Commonwealth of Australia the raising, sending and maintenance of an expeditionary force that eventually totalled 330,000 men was a massive ...
The critically acclaimed World War I bestseller
by Roland Perry
by Jack Lee
<p>New Zealand as a nation was born in the Bay of Islands, and in this fascinating and carefully researched book, Jack Lee has chronicled its birth. The Bay of Islands corrects the imbalance of earlier accounts, which tend to stress the ...
A cultural history
by Meredith Lake
A cultural history
by Meredith Lake
<p>The revelatory story of the Bible in Australia, from the convict era to the Mabo land rights campaign, Nick Cave, the Bra Boys, and beyond. Thought to be everything from the word of God to a resented imposition, the Bible has been debated, ...eBook
by Peter Macinnis
<p><b>Age range 9+</b></p><p>Drawing on the impressive collections of the National Library of Australia, this comprehensive book provides children with an interesting and engaging overview of the history of Australia. It covers many of the main ...
How Aborigines made Australia
by Bill Gammage
Explodes the myth that pre-settlement Australia was an untamed wilderness revealing the complex, country-wide systems of land management used by Aboriginal people. ...
The epic story of an Australian icon - the Sydney Harbour Bridge
by Peter Lalor
The definitive story of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, one of the world's most amazing engineering feats - a structure that has become a national icon. ...
Anglo-Australian Cricket, 1860–1901
by Jared van Duinen
<p>This book explores the dynamics of Anglo-Australian cricketing relations within the ‘British World’ in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It explores what these interactions can tell us about broader Anglo-Australian relationseBook
by Donald Denoon & Malama Meleisea
This history presents an authoritative and comprehensive introduction to the experiences of Pacific islanders from their first settlement of the islands to the present day. It addresses the question of insularity and explores islanders' ...eBook
by Fiona Kidman
<b>Based on real events, this prize-winning novel is the compelling story of a marriage, of love and duty, and the quest for freedom in a pioneering age.<BR></b><BR>When Betty Guard steps ashore in Sydney, in 1834, she meets with a heroine's ...
The gripping story of the most dramatic and successful prison break in Australian history
by Peter FitzSimons
by Moore Nicole
<b>AN ABSORBING EXPOS OF THE BOOKS WE COULDN'T READ, DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT, AND THE REASONS WHY.</b>When Nicole Moore discovered the secret 'censor's library' in the National Archives - 793 boxes prohibited from the 1920s to the 1980s - so began a ...
by Lachlan Grant
<p><b style="line-height: 1.45em;">The story of Changi, told by those who lived through it.</b></p> <p>In the tradition of <i>The Anzac Book</i> comes this fascinating collection of accounts of life in the notorious Changi prison ...
Settler ideology, violence, and rhetorical possession
by Thomas James Rogers
<p>Port Phillip's free settlers often said that they were civilising a wilderness. The truth was that the occupied country already had people, laws, politics, and economies. What did 'civilisation' mean to the free settlers? And what was the ...eBook
Outlawed, Outcast and Forgotten
by Peter C. Smith
Steel, Spies and Spin
by Peter Yule & Derek Woolner
<p>A unique and outstanding military and industrial achievement, the Collins class submarine project was also plagued with difficulties and mired in politics. Its story is one of heroes and villains, grand passions, intrigue, lies, spies and ...eBook
by Tom Keneally
A brilliant recreation of the first four years of white settlement in Australia by Booker Prize-winning author Tom Keneally.<BR><BR>In 1787, Britain banished its unwanted citizens - uneducated petty thieves, streetwalkers, orphan chimneysweeps ...