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A History of Life, Work and Leisure in Leonora, Gwalia and the Northern Goldfields
by Lenore Layman
The goldfields have been a powerful influence on both Australian and Western Australian history. Gold has driven development in many parts of Australia. A great number of family lives have been shaped by migration to and from the fields. ...
The French Annexation of New Holland
by Philippe Godard
The French?English rivalry in the 18th century set the backdrop for exploration in the Indian and Pacific oceans. In 1771, two young, ambitious, French naval officers and Breton nobles, Yves-Joseph de Kerguelen and his second-in-command Louis de
by Tench Watkin, Tim Flannery (Ed)
Watkin Tench sailed to Australia with the First Fleet in 1788. In his late twenties, a captain of the marines, he was insatiably curious about the new British colony of Australia. In his four years in the country, he wrote two books about the ...
by Watkin Tench
<b> Introduced by Tim Flannery </b> <i> do not hesitate to declare that the natives of New South Wales possess a considerable portion of that acumen, or sharpness of intellect, which bespeaks genius.</i> In 1788 Watkin Tench stepped ashore ...
Australia's Greatest Peril
by Bob Wurth
<p>This is the real story of the genuine and terrifying threat the Imperial Japanese Navy posed to Australia in 1942.</p><p>On the beautiful Inland Sea of Japan – the heartland of the Imperial Navy – and in frenetic wartime Tokyo, ...
75 Squadron and the Fight for Australia
by Michael Veitch
In March and April 1942, RAAF 75 Squadron bravely defended Port Moresby for 44 days when Australia truly stood alone against the Japanese. This group of raw young recruits scrambled ceaselessly in their Kittyhawk fighters to an extraordinary andAudio Book
The true Story of Warren Braedon / Louis Johnson
by Anna Haebich
Warren Braedon, named by his adoptive parents Louis St John Johnson, was taken from his mother in Alice Springs at just three months old. Told he had been abandoned, Louis?s adoptive parents, Bill and Pauline Johnson raised him in a loving ...
Susannah Watson and the convicts of the Princess Royal
by Babette Smith
New edition of the bestselling history that traces the chequered story of 100 women transported together in 1829 to Sydney. Includes new information on the women and treatment of convicts, and new illustrations. ...
by Professor Stuart Macintyre
<p>Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands years old. For much of the past 200 years the newcomers have sought to replace the old with the new. This book tells howeBook
by Stuart Macintyre
<p>Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands years old. For much of the past 225 years the newcomers have sought to replace the old with the new. This book tells howeBook
by Philippa Mein Smith
<p>New Zealand was the last major landmass, other than Antarctica, to be settled by humans. The story of this rugged and dynamic land is beautifully narrated, from its origins in Gondwana some 80 million years ago to the twenty-first century. ...eBook
The Life of Francis Greenway
by Alasdair McGregor
<p>Talented, well trained and confident in his own abilities and worth, Australia?s first government architect was also hot-headed and tactless.</p><p>Sentenced to death for forgery, then granted a last-minute reprieve, Francis Greenway was ...
by A.B. Facey
Born in 1894, Facey lived the rough frontier life of a sheep farmer, survived the gore of Gallipoli, raised a family through the Depression and spent sixty years with his beloved wife, Evelyn. Despite enduring hardships we can barely imagine ...Audio Book
Australians’ Search for Utopia 1861–1901
by David Kemp
<p><em>A Free Country: Australians' Search for Utopia 1861-1901</em> tells how Australians, inspired by their new democracy, attempted to use their freedom to build a society without social and economic conflict. As the second book in a landmarkeBook
The Origins of Australian Football
by Geoffrey Blainey
<p>Today Australian Rules football is a multi-million-dollar business, with superstar players, high-profile presidents and enough scandals to fill a soap opera. The game has changed beyond recognition – or has it?</p> <p>In <em>A Game of Our ...eBook
The Gurindji Struggle, After the Walk-off
by Charlie Ward
<p>Fifty years ago, a group of striking Aboriginal stockmen in the remote Northern Territory of Australia heralded a revolution in the cattle industry and a massive shift in Aboriginal affairs. Now, after many years of research, A Handful of ...eBook
by Nicholas Brown
<p>Designed as an 'ideal city' and emblem of the nation, Canberra has long been a source of ambivalence for many Australians. In this charming and concise book, Nicholas Brown challenges these ideas and looks beyond the clichés to illuminate theeBook
by Mark Williams
<p>A History of New Zealand Literature traces the genealogy of New Zealand literature from its first imaginings by Europeans in the eighteenth century. Beginning with a comprehensive introduction that charts the growth of, and challenges to, a ...eBook
by Henry Reynolds
<p>This captivating work charts the history of Tasmania from the arrival of European maritime expeditions in the late eighteenth century, through to the modern day. By presenting the perspectives of both Indigenous Tasmanians and British ...eBook
by Geoffrey Blainey
<p>A History of Victoria is a lively account of the people, places and events that have shaped Victoria, from the arrival of the first Aboriginal peoples through to the present day. In his inimitable style, Geoffrey Blainey considers Victoria's ...eBook