328 books (17 pages) in this category
by Robin Archer
<p>While the Great War raged, Australians were twice asked to vote on the question of military conscription for overseas service. The recourse to popular referendum on such an issue at such a time was without precedent anywhere in the world. TheeBook
Australia's Great War
by Peter Stanley
<p> <p>The Great War continues to fascinate us all. In this original approach, prize-winning historian Peter Stanley cleverly weaves his narrative around striking images—many never seen before—to create a visual history that immerses the reader ...
The bestselling account of the decline of Australian manufacturing
by Royce Kurmelovs
by Murgatroyd Sarah
Murgatroyd has brought together for the first time new scientific and historical evidence, and tells the story of Burke and Wills, the explorers who set out to cross Australia from coast to coast, in brilliant detail. Here, at last, is the
by Kerry McCallum & Lisa Waller
<p>Despite intense concern among academics and advocates, there is a deeply felt absence of scholarship on the way media reporting exacerbates rather than helps to resolve policy problems. This book offers rich insights into the news media’s ...eBook
Public Benevolence and the Boer War in an Australian Colony
by John McQuilton
<p>This book examines the Empire’s Patriotic Fund, established in Victoria, Australia, in 1901 to assist the dependants of the men serving in the Boer War and the men invalided home because of wounds or illness. Acting as an autonomous body and ...eBook
by Raffaello Carboni
<p>Italian revolutionary Raffaello Carboni reached the Ballarat goldfields in 1853 looking for adventure and wealth. Instead, he found growing unrest among the miners, who were straining against harsh and oppressive government regulations.<br ...eBook
Inside Our Sporting Nation
by David Hill
<p>If anyone is qualified to talk about sport in Australia, it's David Hill. In this book, with the benefit of his years of personal experience both playing and working in the sporting world, he vividly narrates its rise in Australia since the ...eBook
The Real Story
by Alan Frost
In 1787 a convoy of eleven ships, carrying about 1400 people, set out from England for Botany Bay. According to the conventional account, it was a shambolic affair: under-prepared, poorly equipped and ill-disciplined. Robert Hughes condemned theeBook
Great Untold Stories of Qantas...The Heroic, the Hilarious and the Sometimes Just Plain Strange
by Jim Eames
Brings to full and rich life the extraordinary characters, events and challenges that have made Qantas an Australian icon. ...
Evangelical Christians in Australian History 17401914
by Robert D Linden & Stuart Piggin
<p>The official religion brought to Australia with the First Fleet was Evangelical Christianity, the ‘vital religion’ then shaping public policy through William Wilberforce and his fellow evangelicals. That it has shaped Australian history ever ...eBook
by Colin Dyer
These French explorers and scientists kept journals, many of which, until very recently, remained obscure and untranslated. Their cultural insights are invaluable, sometimes shocking and always engaging. Here are to be found detailed ...
by Dyer Colin
The early years of Sydney were witnessed by seven expeditions of French exploration between 1788 and 1831. These seven expeditions, with their total of ten ships, spent well over a year in the new town of Sydney meeting most of its leading ...
by Ian W. Shaw
The Japanese attack on Broome is the second most deadly air raid on Australia soil in our history and yet it's almost entirely overlooked. On 3 March 1942, nine Japanese Zero planes strafed the small town planning to destroy the aerodrome and ...
Australia's Changing Identity
by Tim Watts
<p><em>In</em> The Lucky Country*, Donald Horne wanted to capture ‘what the huge continent was like…before it was peopled from all over Asia’. Sixty years later, we need to ask what Australia is like today, as it is being ‘peopled from all over ...eBook
The Djadja Wurrung, The Settlers and the Protectors
by Bain Attwood
<p>In this superbly researched book Bain Attwood eschews the generalisations of national and colonial history to provide a finely grained local history of the Djadja Wurrung people of Central Victoria. Insisting on the importance of grappling ...eBook
Australian Peace Support Operations in the Pacific Islands 1980–2006
by Bob Breen
<p>The Good Neighbour explores the Australian government's efforts to support peace in the Pacific Islands from 1980 to 2006. It tells the story of the deployment of Australian diplomatic, military and policing resources at a time when ...eBook
Pacific Worlds from Captain Cook to the Gold Rush
by David Igler
<p>The Pacific of the early eighteenth century was not a single ocean but a vast and varied waterscape, a place of baffling complexity, with 25,000 islands and seemingly endless continental shorelines. But with the voyages of Captain James Cook,eBook
by David Hill
"<B>The thrilling race between Frenchman Nicolas Baudin and Englishman Matthew Flinders to chart the map of Australia. </B> On the afternoon of 8 April 1802, in the remote southern ocean, two explorers had a remarkable chance encounter. ...
The story of people and place in outback Queensland
by Richard J Martin
The story of the resilient people who make their home in Australia's far north, from the 'wild time' of the frontier days to the present. ...