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The Honest History Book

by David Stephens & Alison Brionowski

<p>In Australia’s rush to commemorate all things Anzac, have we lost our ability to look beyond war as the central pillar of Australia’s history and identity?The passionate historians of the Honest History group argue that while war has been ...

ISBN: 9781742242781

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The House

The dramatic story of the Sydney Opera House and the people who made it

by Helen Pitt

The extraordinary story of the 20th century's most recognisable building, with new insights into the people involved and the controversy that surrounded its construction. ...

ISBN: 9781760295462

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The Kokoda Campaign 1942

Myth and Reality

by Peter Williams

<p>The fighting on the Kokoda Track in World War II is second only to Gallipoli in the Australian national consciousness. The Kokoda campaign of 1942 has taken on mythical status in Australian military history. According to the legend, ...

ISBN: 9781107487123

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The Land of Dreams

How Australians Won Their Freedom, 1788–1860

by David Kemp

<p><em>The Land of Dreams: How Australians Won Their Freedom, 1788-1860</em> tells the story of how Australians became a free people, gaining the liberties they desired to take control of their own lives, the right to govern themselves and the ...

ISBN: 9780522873344

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The Last Explorer

Hubert Wilkins, Australia's Unknown Hero

by Simon Nasht

<p><strong>‘A superb book – every Australian should read it.’ - Dick Smith</strong></p> <p><strong>The gripping story of one of the greatest explorers of the 20th Century.</strong></p> <p>Hubert Wilkins was truly the last - and one of the ...

ISBN: 9780733625848

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The Limits of Peacekeeping: Volume 4, The Official History of Australian Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post-Cold War Operations

Australian Missions in Africa and the Americas, 1992–2005

by Jean Bou, Bob Breen, David Horner & others

<p>The Limits of Peacekeeping highlights the Australian government's peacekeeping efforts in Africa and the Americas from 1992 to 2005. Changing world power structures and increased international cooperation saw a boom in Australia's ...

ISBN: 9781108339841

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The Lost Battalions

A battle that could not be won. An island that could not be defended. An ally that could not be trusted.

by Tom Gilling

A little known story of two Australian battalions abandoned in Java during World War II and the heroes who kept them alive in the worst of Japan's prisoner of war camps. ...

ISBN: 9781760876166

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The Making of Australia

A Concise History

by Robert Murray

A chronological account the main periods and events in the Australian story that traces the forces that have shaped the nation from the coming of the first Aborigines to the election of the Abbott government in 2013. The content is political, ...

ISBN: 9781925078275

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The Man Who Saved Smithy

Fighter pilot, pioneer aviator, hero: the life of Sir Gordon Taylor GC, MC

by Rick Searle

The incredible true story of a largely unsung Australian aviation hero. ...

ISBN: 9781760294045

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The National Tertiary Education Union

A Most Unlikely Union

by O'Brien & John Michael

<p>With a unique insider’s perspective, John O’Brien explores two decades of political activism by the NTEU, from its successes in navigating enterprise bargaining and vital role during the Rights to Work campaign; to its work on behalf of ...

ISBN: 9781742242170

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The Oxford History of Australia Volume 2

Possessions, 1770–1860

by Jan Kociumbas

This is an assertive, feminist, at times revisionist reading of Australia's colonial history. Jan Kociumbas traces the development of the various British penal colonies during the century that followed James Cook's discovery of Australia. ...

ISBN: 9780195537444

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The Penguin History of New Zealand

by Michael King

<b>This bestselling book, the triumphant fruit of careful research, wide reading and judicious assessment, is the unchallenged contemporary reference on the history of New Zealand.</b><BR><BR>New Zealand was the last country in the world to be ...

ISBN: 9780143567578

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The People's Force

by Robert Haldane

<p>Since its formation in 1853 the story of the Victoria Police has been interwoven with Victorian social and political history. Following the amalgamation of seven separate and distinct police agencies in the colony, the resultant unified body ...

ISBN: 9780522873351

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The Proud 6th

An Illustrated History of the 6th Australian Division 1939–1946

by Mark Johnston

<p>Following Mark Johnston's acclaimed illustrated histories of the 7th and 9th Australian Divisions, this is his long-awaited history of the 6th Australian Division: the first such history ever published. The 6th was a household name during ...

ISBN: 9781107272224

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The Secret Cold War

The Official History of ASIO, 1975-1989

by John Blaxland

The inside account of Australia's national intelligence organisation as it grappled with continuing espionage from foreign agents and the rise of terrorist attacks on Australian soil during the years of the Fraser and Hawke governments. This is ...

ISBN: 9781760297428

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The Sino-Japanese War of 1894–1895

Perceptions, Power, and Primacy

by S. C. M. Paine

<p>The Sino-Japanese War of 1894–1895 is a seminal event in world history, yet it has been virtually ignored in Western literature. In the East, the focus of Chinese foreign policy has been to undo its results whereas the focus of Japanese ...

ISBN: 9781316023808

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The Slow Evolution of Foster Care in Australia

Just Like a Family?

by Nell Musgrove & Deidre Michell

<p>?This book draws on archival, oral history and public policy sources to tell a history of foster care in Australia from the nineteenth century to the present day. It is, primarily, a social history which places the voices of people directly ...

ISBN: 9783319939001

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The Special Relationship

Australia and the Monarchy

by David Hill

<p>Australia and the British monarchy have always made for an odd couple: the young, rebellious, egalitarian nation wed to an ancient symbol of power and social inequality. Even today, an invitation to meet a member of the royal family remains a

ISBN: 9780857987563

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The Spy Catchers

The Official History of ASIO, 1949-1963

by David Horner

With unprecedented access to their hitherto sealed records, this is the first volume of a remarkable official history of ASIO - a revealing and authoritative account of the early years of Australia's national security intelligence service. ...

ISBN: 9781760290429

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The Squatters

The story of Australia's pastoral pioneers

by Barry Stone

Fascinating stories of the indomitable men and women who established the first cattle and sheep properties that became the foundation of a prosperous nation. ...

ISBN: 9781760291532

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