328 books (17 pages) in this category
Murder on the Hawkesbury 1799
by Lyn Stewart
<p><i>Blood Revenge</i> examines the first time that white men were held to account in a criminal court of New South Wales for killing Australian Aborigines. It happened in 1799, just 11 years after the New South Wales colony began. This book ...
by Alan Frost
Now in one definitive volume, Botany Bay and the First Fleet is a full, authentic account of the beginnings of modern Australia. <BR><BR>In 1787 a convoy of eleven ships, carrying about 1400 people, set out from England for Botany Bay, on the ...
by Charles Massy
Breaking the Sheep's Back is the untold story of the events that led to Australia's biggest industry disaster.<BR><BR>Once a great nation-building icon, the wool business today is but a third of its size when Australia 'rode on the sheep's ...
Lieutenant-General Sir Edward Hutton and Late-Victorian Imperial Defence
by Craig Stockings
<p>Britannia's Shield: Lieutenant-General Sir Edward Hutton and the Late-Victorian Imperial Defence presents an in-depth, international study of imperial land defence prior to 1914. The book makes sense of the failures, false starts and ...eBook
by Marie Ruiz
<p>This book focuses on the departure of Britain’s 'surplus' women to Australia and New Zealand organised by Victorian British female emigration societies. Starting with an analysis of the surplus of women question, it then explores the ...eBook
Australians in the Great War
by Joan Beaumont
The Australian experience of war in all its complexity - from the home front as well as the battlefront - as the men and women who experienced it chose to understand and remember it. ...
by Garry Linnell
<p>He fought Napoleon’s army and survived.</p> <p>He was sent to the gallows and escaped the noose.</p> <p>Now he is in chains and on his way to the other side of the world. What happens next will become one of the most remarkable survival ...eBook
the epic story of bushfire in Australia
by Paul Collins
<p><em>‘Dry heat and hot, dry winds worked upon a land already dry, to suck from it the last, least drop of moisture. Men who had lived their lives in the bush went their ways in the shadow of dread expectancy. But though they felt the imminenceeBook
by Otto Kristin
In 1901 the Australian colonies came together to form a new nation which, for the next twenty-six years, was governed from Melbourne. It was a small city, a place where people knew each other - not just the people who mattered, but those who
by Trevor Bentley
The capture of white women by Maori in the nineteenth century was often accompanied by high hysteria and moral outrage. Trevor Bentley tells these women's stories, including those of Charlotte Badger, Ann Morley, Caroline Perrett and Elizabeth ...
An Irresistible Force - How Caroline Chisholm Helped Shape a Nation
by Sarah Goldman
<p>A fresh, spirited and engaging biography of a fascinating and influential woman who was absolutely instrumental in shaping modern Australia - but whose influence and importance has largely been forgotten.</p> <p>Caroline Chisholm was a ...eBook
by Damien King
This meticulously researched story of Catherine McMahon covers her life before and after she became a convict in Van Diemen’s Land. The lives of her two husbands are also covered. First John Copley, a Yorkshire man convicted of sheep stealing, ...
by Nicola Crichton-Brown
A history of Cavan Station and the Riley legacy Cavan Station near Yass, now owned by Rupert Murdoch, is one of the most important grazing properties in the history of the Australian wool industry. The cradle of early innovation in the growing ...
The untold story of one of Australia's greatest aviation pioneers
by Rick Searle
The untold story of one of Australia's greatest aviation pioneers. ...
Gardens of Prosperity
by Joanna Boileau
<p>This book offers a fresh perspective on the Chinese diaspora. It is about the mobilisation of knowledge across time and space, exploring the history of Chinese market gardening in Australia and New Zealand. It enlarges our understanding of ...eBook
The death of a convict station
by Hamish Maxwell-Stewart
Based on an elaborate reconstruction of day-to-day life at Macquarie Harbour, one of Australia's most notorious sites of convict punishment, this is the true story of how, in 1827, nine convicts opted for 'state-assisted' escape (the death ...
Queensland's frontier killing times
by Timothy Bottoms
As Europeans moved into new lands in Queensland in the 19th century, violent encounters with local Aboriginals mostly followed. Drawing on extensive original research, Timothy Bottoms tells the story of the most violent frontier in Australian ...
The Crown of Education
by Stephen Jackson
<p>This book explores the evolution of Canadian and Australian national identities in the era of decolonization by evaluating educational policies in Ontario, Canada, and Victoria, Australia. Drawing on sources such as textbooks and ...eBook
by Simon Barnard
At least thirty-seven per cent of male convicts and fifteen per cent of female convicts were tattooed by the time they arrived in the penal colonies, making Australians quite possibly the world's most heavily tattooed English-speaking people of ...
Essays by John Maynard, Susannah Helman and Martin Woods
by John Maynard
<p>Cook led a scientific expedition to observe the transit of Venus in Tahiti, circumnavigated New Zealand and established that it was two separate islands, and nearly perished when the <i>Endeavour</i> ran aground on the world’s largest coral ...