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- NewSouth 2013; US$ 16.99
David Whish-Wilsons Perth is a place of surprising beauty, of sand-swept peace and brilliant light, yet a place where the deeper historical currents are never too far beneath the surface. Like the Swan River that flows in two directions at once at certain times, with the fresh water flowing seawards above the salty water flowing in beneath it,... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 9.32
Lord Cockburn, Victorian defender of Edinburgh?s beauties, describes Calton Hill as ‘the Glory of Edinburgh?. ‘It presents us,? enthused Cockburn,‘with the finest prospects both of its vicinity and the city… it is adorned by beautiful buildings dedicated to science and to the memory of distinguished men.? Following on from the success of Arthur?s... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 255.00
This book is the first systematic study of the urban Papuan and analyses, among other things, the family, household budgets, the proliferation of ceremonial and the re-birth of sorcery. The study can be compared, from the point of view of methods and research problems, with the increasing number of accounts of the urbanization of traditional societies,... more...
- Exisle Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99
In photographs and words, this beautiful book rekindles memories of the 1960s in Australia: the Vietnam War and the conscription lottery; the Swinging Sixties, with its mini-skirts and changing fashions, the Beatles, Rolling Stones and The Seekers; the loss of a Prime Minister by drowning; the building of the iconic Opera House; the advent of decimal... more...
- Old Street Publishing 2013; US$ 10.19
As a bookish child growing up on Merseyside in the 1980s, Matthew Baylis identified with the much-mocked Prince Philip as a fellow outsider. He even had a poster of him on his bedroom wall. Years later, his Philip-worship long behind him, Baylis heard about the existence of a Philip cult on the South Sea island of Tanna. Why was it there? Nobody had... more...
- The Text Publishing Company 2013; US$ 30.00
The Eureka Stockade. The story is one of Australia's foundation legends, but until now it has been told as though only half the participants were there. What if the hot-tempered, free-wheeling gold miners we learnt about in school were actually husbands and fathers, brothers and sons? And what if there were women and children inside the Eureka... more...
- Melbourne University Press 2013; Not Available
Transported convict George Clarke absconded in the early 1800s and went far into the then unexplored wilderness of northern New South Wales. There, thought by the Aborigines to be a 'ghost', he lived with them for four years, integrating into their lives and later leading them on raids to steal the white men’s cattle.On eventual capture he claimed... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 31.99
Omai was the first Polynesian to visit Britain. Picked up by one of Cook's captains, he was carried to England where he became a human curiosity and the lion of fashionable London. He was presented at Court, examined by scientists and painted by a series of artists. He learned to skate and play chess, and developed a liking for the theatre. At... more...
- NewSouth 2013; US$ 19.99
Australian history has changed drastically over the last fifty years and has found itself at the centre of heated and consuming public debates. Australian History Now is an engaging and often surprising introduction to the ways we understand and write our history in academic, popular and school books, argue about it in the media, present it in museums... more...