326 books (17 pages) in this category
The untold story of Qantas, its brave men and women and their extraordinary role in World War II
by Jim Eames
This is the extraordinary and little known story of Qantas' significant role during World War II, particularly in its campaigns against the Japanese. ...
Indigenous Globalisation and the Ends of Empire
by Dr Tracey Banivanua Mar
<p>This book charts the previously untold story of decolonisation in the oceanic world of the Pacific, Australia and New Zealand, presenting it both as an indigenous and an international phenomenon. Tracey Banivanua Mar reveals how the inherent ...eBook
by Terry Smyth
The Life and Times of Australia's Greatest Lawman – the Forgotten Hero of the Myall Creek Massacre
by Terry Smyth
<p><strong>Captain Edward Denny Day - the only law 'from the Big River to the sea' - was Australia's greatest lawman, yet few have heard of him. This is his story.</strong></p> <p>Once there was a wilderness: Australia's frontier, a dangerous ...eBook
the liberal Liberal
by Tim Colebatch
<p>He was the reformer who made Victoria a leader in social equality, the arts, and the environment. He and his government built the underground rail loop, decriminalised homosexuality, abolished capital punishment, and outlawed sexual ...eBook
by Murgatroyd Sarah
In 1860, an eccentric Irish police officer named Robert O'Hara Burke led a cavalcade of camels, wagons and men out of Melbourne. Accompanied by William Wills, a shy English scientist, he was prepared to risk everything to become the first ...
by Sarah Murgatroyd
<b> Introduced by Geoffrey Blainey </b> <i>Wills knew that he was fading fastest. On 26 June, he decided the only honourable thing to do was to sacrifice himself to save his companions. 'Without some change,' he wrote, 'I see little chance ...
The Voyages of Captain Cook
by Nicholas Thomas
<p>Cook's great voyages marked the end of an era in world history. As he sailed into Hawaii in January 1778 he made contact with the last of the human civilizations to grow up independently of the rest of the world. But equally for the ...eBook
by Nicholas Thomas
Cook's great voyages marked the end of an era in world history. As he sailed into Hawaii in January 1778 he made contact with the last of the human civilizations to grow up independently of the rest of the world. But equally for the Polynesians ...
the student press in 1960s Australia
by Sally Percival Wood
<p><strong>A passionate portrayal of Australia’s social awakening — the people, the politics, and the power of the student press.</strong></p> <p>The 1960s was a decade of profound change, marked by an accumulating tension between political ...eBook
Australia and the Rhodesian Problem, 19611972
by Matthew Jordan & editor
Australia and the Rhodesian Problem 19611972 draws on both published and unpublished records from the National Archives of Australia to document Australia’s attitudes and policies towards the Rhodesian crisis during the 1960s and 1970s. It is ...eBook
by Geoffrey Robertson
<p>Christopher Hitchens described Geoffrey Robertson as 'the greatest living Australian' and the satirical magazine Private Eye calls him 'an Australian who has had a vowel transplant'. Just before he was to cross-examine Princess Diana, the ...eBook
Religion and the Campaign to End Convict Transportation in the British Empire, 1788–1875
by Hilary M. Carey
<p>This revisionist history of convict transportation from Britain and Ireland will challenge much that you thought you knew about religion and penal colonies. Based on original archival sources, it examines arguments by elites in favour and ...eBook
Revealing Stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Objects from the British Museum
by National Museum of Australia
<p>This book is published to accompany a groundbreaking exhibition at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, in which rare historic objects collected during encounters between settlers and first peoples are displayed alongside more recent
Revisiting the Empty North
by Russell McGregor
<p>This new study offers a timely and compelling account of why past generations of Australians have seen the north of the country as an empty land, and how those perceptions of Australia’s tropical regions impact current policy and shape the ...eBook
by Molony, John
<p>Before dawn on 3 December 1854, colonial troopers at Ballarat attacked a group of gold miners who had thrown up a stockade in defiance and defence. Some diggers had guns, but many were unarmed; some twenty of them were killed, along with foureBook
One bloody Sunday
by Hugh Dolan
<p> </p><p><b>This graphic book brings to life the struggles of daily life on the goldfields and the powerful events of the Eureka stockade.</b></p> <p>The extraordinary story of Eureka is one that Australians have revisited since it happened ...
by Simon; Bowan, John; Lewis Balderstone
The events featured in this book changed Australia and have the nation what it is today. Events that Shaped Australia sets out the detail, the people, the images and the after effects of the most important turning points in our nationrsquo;s ...
by Tim Flannery
<i>We were flying over a landscape that looked primeval. Way below there were pyramid-shaped peaks covered in tropical forest... Going into the forests of Papua New Guinea today is like taking a trip back in time to Australia 15 million years ...
by Tim Flannery
The explorers of Australia tell an epic story of courage and suffering, of dispossession and conquest, of a moving frontier between European invaders and the Aboriginal custodians of the continent. This compelling anthology documents almost ...