328 books (17 pages) in this category
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 ...
biographies of Australia’s lost generation
by Ross McMullin
<p><strong>WINNER OF THE 2013 PRIME MINISTER'S LITERARY AWARD FOR AUSTRALIAN HISTORY</strong></p> <p><strong>WINNER OF THE 2012 MANNING CLARK HOUSE NATIONAL CULTURAL AWARD</strong></p> <p><strong>COMMENDED FOR THE FAW EXCELLENCE IN NON-FICTIONeBook
Recollections of Alfred Felton
by Russell Grimwade
<p>Alfred Felton started his fortune during the Australian gold rushes, selling 'Felton's Quinine Champagne' to miners. Later, he partnered with Frederick Grimwade to found a successful pharmaceutical company, Felton Grimwade & Co., and ...eBook
by Gina Lennox
<p>In <em>Forged By War,</em> Australian veterans and their families reveal the experience of combat and how it has changed their lives. These stark first-hand accounts describe the reality of military action and its personal consequences in ...eBook
by Clare Wright
<b>Winner of the 2014 Stella Prize</b> It's one of Australia's foundation legends - yet the story has always been told as if half the participants weren't there. But what if the hot-tempered, free-spirited gold miners we learned about at ...
Australia's Lost Histories
by Mark McKenna
<p>In March 1797, five British sailors and 12 Bengali seamen struggled ashore after their longboat broke apart in a storm. Their fellow-survivors from the wreck of the Sydney Cove were stranded more than 500 kilometres southeast in Bass Strait. ...eBook
Seven Families, Three Generations Tell Their Stories
by Janet Trezise
<p>A collection of poignant stories and poems of seven East Timorese families living in Melbourne whose experiences belong to that long history of human tragedy created where violent conflict of power, land and resources takes place, inevitably ...eBook
Seven families, Three Generations Tell Their Stories
by Janet Trezise
<p><br></p><p>A collection of poignant stories and poems of seven East Timorese families living in Melbourne whose experiences belong to that long history of human tragedy created where violent conflict of power, land and resources takes place, ...
Food Sovereignty, Sustainability and Indigenous–Settler Relations In Australia
by Zane Ma Rhea
<p>This book provides a critical, multiperspective, sociohistorical analysis of the role of food in postcolonial Indigenous, British and French settler relations. Drawing on archival resources from Australian explorers, settlers and nation ...eBook
by King Jonathan
by James Morton & Susanna Lobez
<p>Since the arrival of the First Fleet, thousands of prisoners have escaped from prison, police stations, courts, prison vans and hospitals—even dentists' chairs. They have driven, walked, pedalled, swum or sailed away from custody. Some have ...eBook
by David Hunt
<i>Girt</i>. No word could better capture the essence of Australia . . . In this hilarious history, David Hunt reveals the truth of Australia's past, from megafauna to Macquarie - the cock-ups and curiosities, the forgotten eccentrics and ...
by New Holland Publishers
‘Gold!’ When Edward Hargraves struck gold at Lewis Ponds Creek in 1851, he changed the course of Australian history forever. Millions of ‘diggers’ from around the world rushed to the goldfields of Victoria and New South Wales to find their ...
Gripping stories of intrepid explorers, dramatic escapes and foolhardy adventures
by Graham Seal
A fascinating collection of some of Australia's most dramatic journeys from the 19th and early 20th century: epics of exploration, survival and tragedy, stories of mystery and romance, and of discovery and loss. ...
Dramatic and moving tales from Australia's brutal early years
by Graham Seal
Graham Seal brings to life the brutal Australian convict transportation system with stories of notorious criminals, colourful characters, and harsh punishments. There were also happy endings for the men and women for whom transportation was an ...
The Australian Army in Papua New Guinea, 1951–75
by Tristan Moss
<p>Based around the Pacific Islands Regiment, the Australian Army's units in Papua New Guinea had a dual identity: integral to Australia's defence, but also part of its largest colony, and viewed as a foreign people. The Australian Army in PNG ...eBook
by Schlink Bernhard
<b>From the author of the international bestselling novel <i>The Reader</i></b> Just as Bernhard Schlink's bestselling novels, <i>The Reader</i> and <i>Homecoming</i>, tackle the burden of German guilt about events during the Second World ...
by Ray Parkin
<p>This incomparable book is at once a unique account of a great journey of discovery—Endeavour's voyage up the east coast of New Holland (Australia) in the year 1770—and a remarkable re-creation of the experience of being on board ...eBook
by Joanna Consedine
<b>A powerful and humane book, <i>Healing Our History</i> eschews rhetoric and cuts to the true story of race relations in New Zealand.</b> The Treaty of Waitangi is the most important document in New Zealand's history. Current Treaty ...