326 books (17 pages) in this category
An Ardent Internationalist
by Julie Suares
<p>This, combined with his rural background and commitment to the labour movement, played a major role in the development of his internationalist perspective. Often overlooked by historians, Chifley believed that the only way to avoid war and ...eBook
by James Bade
<p>Karl Hanssen’s memoirs provide an invaluable outsider’s view of life in New Zealand prisons and a unique perspective on German Samoa under New Zealand occupation. In October 1915, Hanssen, manager of the DHPG, a large German copra production ...eBook
by Nick Brodie
<DIV>Australia’s highest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko, is a dangerous place. Evan Hayes was an ordinary Australian battler. Hardworking, likable. Laurie Seaman was a world-wise American. Adventurous, affluent. When this athletic pair of ...
We come from the desert
by Monty Hale (Minyjun)
<div><i style="line-height: 1.45em;">We come from the desert</i><span style="line-height: 1.45em;"> is the story of Minyjun (Monty Hale), a senior Ngulipartu man from the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Written in his own language and in ...
by John Ritchie
<p>'Ritchie has provided an exciting and dramatic account of the life and work of Macquarie. We learn, in contrast to the antiseptic treatment of the standard text books, that Macquarie was a man of strong passions, beliefs, plans and ambitions ...eBook
Tales of irreverence and courage from World War II Diggers
by Tim Bowden
From recruitment and training and the battlegrounds of Palestine, North Africa, Thailand, Burma and beyond, here are the highly individual stories of Australia's World War II Diggers told in their own voices - warts and all. ...
by Bellanta Melissa
From the true-blue Crocodile Hunter to the blue humour of Stiffy and Mo, from the Beaconsfield miners to <i>The Sentimental Bloke</i>, Australia has often been said to possess a 'larrikin streak'. Today, being a larrikin has positive ...
by Caroline Overington
The hanging of Ronald Ryan
by Barry Dickins
A history of Australia - how the land created our nation
by Jackie French
<p>From one of our most respected and award-winning authors, Jackie French, comes a fascinating and fresh interpretation of Australian history, focusing on how the land itself, rather than social forces, has shaped the major events that led to ...eBook
by Jackie French
From one of our most respected and award-winning authors, Jackie French, comes a fascinating and fresh interpretation of Australian history, focusing on how the land itself, rather than social forces, has shaped the major events that led to ...
A History of Australia's Mounted Arm
by Jean Bou
<p>The mounted soldier is one of the most evocative symbols in Australian military history. Now a celebrated part of Australia's army heritage, the role and very existence of mounted troops in modern warfare was being called into question at theeBook
Tasmania's historic homes, the people who built them, and those who live in them now
by Alice Bennett
A beautiful journey in colour to some of the most spectacular and historic houses in Tasmania, filled with surprising stories of the people who inhabit them. ...
Early Europeans’ Experience of Indigenous Life
by Victoria Haskins
modern Labor's challenges
by Troy Bramston
<p>Today, the Australian Labor Party is in crisis. Reduced to minority government after just one term, and at rock bottom in the opinion polls, the party seems to be at a defining moment in its history. The perception of the federal government ...eBook
by Donald Horne
He just wanted a decent book to read . . . Not too much to ask, was it? It was in 1935 when Allen Lane stood on a British railway platform looking for something good to read on his journey. His choice was limited to popular ...
by Fitzgerald Ross & Megarrity Lydon & Symo
In 1859, Queensland formally separated from New South Wales and became an independent colony. Since then, it has grown into a dynamic state with extraordinary, diverse landscapes, a wealth of intellectual and physical resources and a population ...
by Fitzgerald Ross Et Al
<b>This landmark book celebrates the last 150 years of the people, the places and the stories that made Queensland.</b> In 1859, Queensland formally separated from New South Wales and became an independent colony. Since then, it has grown into
History, Politics and Law in Aotearoa
by Stephen Winter & Chris Jones
<p>This volume is the first to explore the vibrant history of Magna Carta in Aotearoa New Zealand’s legal, political and popular culture. Readers will benefit from in-depth analyses of the Charter’s reception along with explorations of its roleseBook
by Greg Growden