328 books (17 pages) in this category
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, ...
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
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
The Life of Alick Jackomos
by Richard Broome
The son of Greek migrant parents, Jackomos was born in Collingwood and grew up in the Great Depression, mixing with people from a range of backgrounds. He was at different times a welfare worker and activist, a public servant in Aboriginal ...
Whaling in the Pacific and Southern Oceans
by John Newton
Nothing prepares you for your first sight of the world’s largest mammal. Celebrated, revered, studied and increasingly watched for pleasure rather than hunted, whales hold particular allure. Humans have always been in awe of them, but for much ...
by Gonzalo Villanueva
<p>This book offers the first transnational historical study of the creation, contention and consequences of the Australian animal movement. Largely inspired by Peter Singer and his 1975 book <em>Animal Liberation</em>, a new wave of animal ...eBook
The night the Japanese midget subs came to Sydney Harbour
by Peter Grose
In May of 1942, the war seemed very far away to most Sydneysiders - until the night the three Japanese midget submarines crept into the harbour and caused an unforgettable night of mayhem, high farce, chaos and courage. A ground-breaking look at
by James Colnett RN
<p><span style="line-height: 1.45em;">No mariner knew the wide Pacific better than James Colnett, RN. He had sailed with Cook; he had filibustered in the north-west Pacific fur trade (nearly starting a war with Spain in the process); he had made
by Elder Bruce
THE A-Z OF AUSTRALIAN FACTS, MYTHS LEGENDS covers more than 700 anecdotes, myths and traditions that are part of Australia's diverse culture and colourful history. Featuring well-known historical facts and legends, such as the landing of the ...
by Klaus Neumann