466 books (24 pages) in this category
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 ...
by Moore Nicole
<b>AN ABSORBING EXPOS OF THE BOOKS WE COULDN'T READ, DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT, AND THE REASONS WHY.</b>When Nicole Moore discovered the secret 'censor's library' in the National Archives - 793 boxes prohibited from the 1920s to the 1980s - so began a ...
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
by Edward Duyker
"Jacques-Julien Houtou de Labillardi re was one of the great traveller-naturalists of the eighteenth century. He is most famous for his account of his voyage to the South Seas with Bruny d'Entrecasteaux in search of La Perouse in 1791 93. <br> ...
First contact in the Western Desert
by Sue Davenport
In 1964, a group of 20 Aboriginal women and children in the Western Desert made their first contact with European Australians ? patrol officers from the Woomera Rocket Range, clearing an area into which rockets were to be fired. They had been ...
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 ...
A history of the New South Wales Edge
by Ian Hoskins
<p><span style="line-height: 1.45em;">From Eden to Byron Bay, the New South Wales coast is more than 2000 kilometres long, with 130 estuaries, 100 coastal lakes, and a rich history.</span><br></p> <p>This, the first history written of the New ...
by Juliet Flesch
Consistently ranking in the top five educational faculties in the world, the Melbourne Graduate School of Education has achieved a status few would have predicted. This history of the first hundred and ten years of the discipline of Education at
by Tom Keneally
A brilliant recreation of the first four years of white settlement in Australia by Booker Prize-winning author Tom Keneally.<br><br>In 1787, Britain banished its unwanted citizens - uneducated petty thieves, streetwalkers, orphan chimneysweeps ...
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
The History of Australia's Most Powerful Brand
by Jo Hawkins
<p>In the years after the Great War, Australian memorials were often engraved with a simple request, ?Let silent contemplation be your offering?. Today, remembrance is fuelled by a booming Anzac industry. Luxury cruises to far-flung ...
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 ...
We will show the country
by Giordano Nanni
<p>The battle for Coranderrk was one of the first sustained campaigns for justice, land rights and self-determination. Proud of their culture, their community and their award-winning farm, the Kulin people (led by William Barak) lobbied against ...
Grassroots Activism and the Country Women’s Association
by Jones & Jennifer
Country women and the colour bar is a timely corrective to established ideas about race relations in rural New South Wales by revealing the untold story of grassroots efforts by Aboriginal and white women, working together.In the 1950s and ...eBook
Grassroots Activism and the Country Women?s Association
by Jennifer Jones
<p>Country women and the colour bar is a timely corrective to established ideas about race relations in rural New South Wales by revealing the untold story of grassroots efforts by Aboriginal and white women, working together.</p> <p>In the ...
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. ...