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by Anne Salmond
<i>Aphrodite's Island</i> is a bold new account of the European discovery of Tahiti, the Pacific island of mythic status that has figured so powerfully in European imaginings about sexuality, the exotic, and the nobility or bestiality of ...
Observation, Sagehood and the Individual
by Daniel Patrick Morgan
<p>Challenging monolithic modern narratives about 'Chinese science', Daniel Patrick Morgan examines the astral sciences in China c.221 BCE–750 CE as a study in the disunities of scientific cultures and the narratives by which ancients and ...eBook
"They Shall Not Grow Old"
by Ian Ferguson
<p><em>'With bayonet in hand, I cautiously approached the narrow opening...'</em></p> <p>These words begin a chilling first-hand account of a life endangering situation which confronted John 'Jethro' Thompson in 1967, when he served as a TunneleBook
Victory in the Pacific
by Peter J. Dean
<p>The years 1944 and 1945 were pivotal in the development of Australia's approach to strategy during the Second World War and beyond. While the main battlefront of the Pacific War had moved further north, Australian air, land and sea forces ...eBook
From Peacekeeping to Peace Enforcement: 1988–1991
by David Horner
<p>This volume of the Official History of Australian Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post-Cold War Operations is the first comprehensive study of Australia's role in the peacekeeping and peace enforcement operations that developed at the end of ...eBook
The Centenary History of Australia and the Great War
by Dr Michael Molkentin
Themes and Debates
by Martin Lyons
This landmark volume will be created to coincide with the 20th International Congress of Historical Sciences which the University of New South Wales in Sydney will be hosting in 2005. Sponsored by the Australian Historical Association, the book ...
The Story of Our Rich Literary Heritage
by John Miller
From the iconic poems of Banjo Paterson to today's international bestsellers by Peter Carey and Patrick White, Australian literature has reflected the changes in Australia's national development, and today it stands proudly on the world stage. ...
by Kenneth Morgan
<p>In this Very Short Introduction Kenneth Morgan provides a wide-ranging and thematic introduction to modern Australia. He examines the main features of its history, geography, and culture since the beginning of the white settlement in New ...eBook
by Garth Pratten
<p>In Australian Battalion Commanders in the Second World War, Garth Pratten explores, for the first time, the background, role and conduct of the commanding officers of Australian infantry battalions in World War II. Despite their vital role aseBook
by New Holland Publishers
Australia is a democratic country that is economically sound, supports equality of gender, religion and race, respects human rights, takes an interest in global affairs, offers a high level of security and personal freedom and provide a ...
by Terry Smyth
by Terry Smyth
<p><strong>IN the summer of 1865, when a Confederate warship sailed into the port of Melbourne, 42 men secretly enlisted to fight for the South in the American Civil War.</strong></p> <p>On the notorious raider <em>Shenandoah</em> - scourge of ...eBook
The Incredible Story of How Australian Gangsters Terrorised California
by Terry Smyth
<p>The Coves - San Francisco's first organised-crime gang - were Australians: men and women with criminal careers in Australia who had come to the US, mostly illegally, during the gold rush. The Coves had come not to dig for gold but to unleash ...eBook
by Terry Smyth
The Coves - San Francisco's first organised-crime gang - were Australians- men and women with criminal careers in Australia who had come to the US, mostly illegally, during the gold rush. The Coves had come not to dig for gold but to unleash a ...
by Ian Warden
This book is a collection of virtual time-travellings back to Australias past. Australian History Live! is a compelling look at Australian history using first person accounts as reported in the press and in journals and diaries. Included in the ...eBook
An Intimate History
by Alistair Thomson & Anisa Puri
What is life like, in Australia? How has it been experienced by those who have lived it? Australian Lives: An Intimate History illuminates Australian life across the 20th and into the 21st century: how have we been shaped by the forces and ...eBook
by Dale Blair & Rob Hess
<p>The book explores the intersection between the Great War and patriotism through an examination of the effects of both on Australia’s most popular football code. The work is chronological, and therefore provides an easy path by which events ...eBook
by Lachlan Grant
<p>Half a million Australians encountered a new world when they entered Asia and the Pacific during World War II: different peoples, cultures, languages and religions chafing under the grip of colonial rule. Moving beyond the battlefield, this ...
Treasures from a century of collecting
by Nola Anderson
A book for the shelf in every Australian home, showcasing the extensive collection of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra and telling the story of Australia's involvement in all theatres of war. ...