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University of New South Wales Press

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  • Brisbaneby Matthew Condon

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 16.99

    Part of a series in which leading Australian authors write about their hometowns, this unique and evocative exploration is part memoir and part guide to Australia?s Brisbane. Intertwining personal stories with the city?s historical past, this account paints a portrait of the contemporary transformation of the city. more...

  • Alan 'The Red Fox' Reidby Ross Fitzgerald; Stephen Holt

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    Bold and thorough, this biography traces the life of one of Australia?s most controversial and legendary journalists, Alan “The Red Fox? Reid, who covered the nation?s politics from the 1930s to the 1980s. Demonstrating how Reid not only reported the news but shaped it due to his connections with Labor Prime Ministers Ben Chifley and John Curtin,... more...

  • Disconnectedby Andrew Leigh

    University of New South Wales Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    A forensic examination of Australian life, this insightful book suggests that contemporary society has lost touch with its communities and its people. Written from an economist?s perspective and based on organizational membership records and surveys, it presents the reasons why the social fabric has begun to fray and outlines the necessary steps to... more...

  • What's Wrong with ANZAC?by Marilyn Lake; Henry Reynolds

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 21.95

    Brave and controversial, this account argues that Australians? collective obsession with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) has distorted their perception of national history. Delving into the history of ANZAC and the mythologies surrounding it, this detailed record explores topics such as the formation of Australia?s national holiday—ANZAC... more...

  • Sydney's Aboriginal Pastby Val Attenbrow

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 39.95

    Revealing the diversity of Aboriginal life in the Sydney region, this study examines a variety of source documents that discuss not only Aboriginal life before colonization in 1788 but also the early years of first contact. This is the only work to explore the minutiae of Sydney Aboriginal daily life, detailing the food they ate; the tools, weapons,... more...

  • Diggers and Greeksby Maria Hill

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 31.95

    Much has been written about the ill-fated Australian campaigns in Greece and Crete during World War II, but this book is the first account from the perspective of the Greeks. This compelling history combines details of the campaigns, as well as responses from Greeks and Cretans to the Allied forces on their soil. While miscommunication between the... more...

  • Gone Viral: The Germs That Share Our Livesby Frank Bowden

    University of New South Wales Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    Frank Bowden, a specialist in the field of infectious disease and sexual health, looks at one bug at a time, weaving around them the stories of his patients and their families, the doctors and the difficulties they face and the horrors and successes of hospitals and health care programs. Through Bowden?s own work in the field, we encounter Swine... more...

  • Digging Up a Pastby John Mulvaney

    University of New South Wales Press 2011; US$ 47.95

    Known as a historian, conservationist, leading public intellectual, and, most famously, the “father of Australian archaeology,? John Mulvaney is renowned for uncovering the depth of Australian human prehistory. This insightful and illuminating memoir traces Mulvaney?s life from his childhood in rural Victoria to his revelatory excavations in central... more...

  • Money and Politicsby Joo-Cheong Tham

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    Arguing that money plays a controversial role in Australian politics, this volume dissects how political parties raise and spend money. Written by a leading expert in the field, this account examines a number of topics, including claims of secret contributions and corruption, criticism of public funding for political parties, and allegations that... more...

  • Come the Revolutionby Alex Mitchell

    University of New South Wales Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    A rollicking tale of chain-smoking newspapermen, union leaders, revolutionaries, crooked cops, corrupt politicians, spies, dictators, and ordinary working people, this is the memoir of political journalist Alex Mitchell, who worked on several newspapers around Australia before landing in Fleet Street in the 1960s. Full of vivid anecdotes about the... more...