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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Australia and the Rhodesian Problem 19611972 draws on both published and unpublished records from the National Archives of Australia to document Australia’s attitudes and policies towards the Rhodesian crisis during the 1960s and 1970s.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
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 ...
The Pressure of the Past in Ireland and Australia
by Katie Holmes
Public disputes over memory and the uses of the past have become a customary feature of contemporary culture. Debates about wartime resistance, apologies for slavery and abuse, and the entrenchment of a national historical ?canon? in schools ...
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
by New Holland Publishers
Imagine stumbling across a forgotten continent, a place like nowhere else on Earth, a place inhabited by strange hopping mammals, venomous snakes and Aborigines who hurl spears at your approach. You made it across vast, treacherous oceans and ...
by David Day
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 ...
by Philip Ayres
"One life, many roles- soldier, brilliant barrister, High Court judge, Governor-General, Australian diplomat, mediator in Northern Ireland, member of the first war crimes tribunal since Nuremburg and Tokyo, head of UN and Commonwealth missions ...
by Colin Dyer
These French explorers and scientists kept journals, many of which, until very recently, remained obscure and untranslated. Their cultural insights are invaluable, sometimes shocking and always engaging. Here are to be found detailed ...