328 books (17 pages) in this category
by Jim McKay
<p>This book offers a fresh account of the Anzac myth and the bittersweet emotional experience of Gallipoli tourists. Challenging the straightforward view of the Anzac obsession as a kind of nationalistic military Halloween, it shows how ...eBook
by Anna Clark, Anne Rees & Alecia Simmonds
<p>Using Australian history as a case study, this collection explores the ways national identities still resonate in historical scholarship and reexamines key moments in Australian history through a transnational lens, raising important ...eBook
Australia and the occupation of Japan
by Robin Gerster
<p><strong>A vivid, salutary study of Australia’s little-known participation in the post-war occupation of Japan.</strong></p> <p>In February 1946, the Australians of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) moved into western Japan to ...eBook
by Anne Salmond
In this rich and stylish description by New Zealand scholar Salmond, Cook's voyages take on a peculiar, dreamlike quality. Salmond's claim is that Cook was far more affected by his exposure to the Polynesian world than historians have thought. ...
People and Politics of the Waikato River
by Marama Muru-Lanning
<p>For hapu of the lands that border its 425-kilometre length, the Waikato River is an ancestor, a taonga and a source of mauri, lying at the heart of identity and chiefly power. It is also subject to governing oversight by the Crown and ...eBook
An Introduction to East and Southeast Asia
by Nick Knight & Michael Heazle
<p>Understanding Australia's Neighbours is a comprehensive introduction to the study of Asia. Written thematically, it provides comparisons between Asian and Australian societies and encourages readers to think about Australia's neighbours ...eBook
Encounters, Creativity and Female Agency
by Fanny Wonu Veys
<p>Tongan barkcloth, made from the inner bark of the paper mulberry tree, still features lavishly in Polynesian ceremonies all over the world. Yet despite the attention paid to this textile by anthropologists and art historians alike, little is ...eBook
An Aboriginal History
by Murray Johnson
<p>The history of Aborigines in Van Diemen’s Land is long. The first Tasmanians lived in isolation for as many as 300 generations after the flooding of Bass Strait. Their struggle against almost insurmountable odds is one worthy of respect and ...
by Michael Caulfield
by Edward Duyker
<p>In 1791 Admiral Bruny d'Entrecasteaux sailed with two ships from Revolutionary France to search for his compatriot, the explorer La P?rouse, who was missing in the Pacific.</p> <p>Over a period of nearly two years he had held his ...eBook
a modern-day investigation into the mysterious death of a young woman in 1916
by Mike Richards
<p>In November 1916, just a few years after Federation and while Australia was at war in Europe, Hazel Hood, the beautiful 18-year-old daughter of a Riverina grazier, went to a local dance and never came home. Her mysterious disappearance causedeBook
The authoritative guide to the Australian battlefields of the Western Front
by Mat McLachlan
by General Sir John Monash, GCMG, KCB, VD
<p><strong>Monash in his own words …</strong></p> <p><em>War Letters of General Monash</em></p> <p>This collection of extraordinary, intimate letters from General Sir John Monash to his wife and daughter, records his experiences throughout ...eBook
by Sophie Cunningham
<i>The sky at the top end is big and the weather moves like a living thing. You can hear it in the cracking air when there is an electrical storm and as the thunder rolls around the sky...... </i> When Cyclone Tracy swept down on Darwin ...
A legendary leader's dramatic life and violent death on the colonial frontier
by Libby Connors
The fascinating story of one of the great Aboriginal resistance fighters of the colonial frontier and a compelling portrait of life in early Brisbane. ...
by Danny Keenan
From the earliest days of European settlement in New Zealand, argues historian Danny Keenan, Māori struggled to hold on to their land. Tensions began early, arising from disputed land sales. When open conflict between Māori and ...
reflections on human rights, law, and justice
by Julian Burnside
<p><strong>SHORTLISTED FOR THE AHRC'S ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS MEDALS AND AWARDS</strong></p> <p>The first decade of the twenty-first century has seen a sharp decline in respect for human rights and the international rule of law. The legal ...eBook
by Matt Murphy
In 1794 and 1799 Superintendent of Convicts Nicholas Devine was granted 210 acres on the edge of the current CBD of Sydney. After the demise of Governor Bligh (to whom he was closely allied) Devine reluctantly retired to his estate where, as an ...eBook
by Warhaft Sally
Memorable speeches define a people and a place- they define a nation. It is impossible to imagine Australia's past without Peter Lalor's rallying cry at the Eureka Stockade or Ned Kelly's last words from the dock. Or to imagine recent decades ...
How Newsmaps Won the Great War
by Martin Woods