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University of New South Wales Press

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  • Darwinby Tess Lea

    University of New South Wales Press 2014; US$ 16.99

    Razed to the ground four times in its short history, the city of Darwin, Australia, has picked itself up out of the debris to not only rebuild but grow. Darwin has known catastrophes and resurrections; it has endured misconceived projects and birthed visionaries. To write about her home town, Tess Lea waded knee-deep in memories of the city, including... more...

  • Dirty Secretsby Meredith Burgmann

    University of New South Wales Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    In this moving, funny, and sometimes chilling book, leading Australians open their ASIO files and read what the state?s security apparatus said about them. Writers from across the political spectrum including Mark Aarons, Phillip Adams, Nadia Wheatley, Michael Kirby, Peter Cundall, Gary Foley, and Anne Summers confront?and in some cases reclaim?their... more...

  • Diary of a Foreign Ministerby Bob Carr

    University of New South Wales Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Six years after vacating his position as the longest-serving premier of New South Wales, Bob Carr returned to politics in his dream job: as foreign minister of Australia and a senior federal cabinet minister. For 18 months he kept a diary documenting a whirl of high-stakes events on the world stage?the election of Australia to the UN Security Council,... more...

  • Culture Crisisby Jon Altman; Melinda Hinkson

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    Written by Australia?s leading anthropologists, this valuable examination explores the Australian government?s intervention in terms of health, safety, and education of the nation?s remote Aboriginal citizens via the Northern Territory National Emergency Response. Dissecting the notion of difference and probing the idea of indigenous disadvantage... more...

  • HIV in Chinaby Jing Jun; Heather Worth

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    The result of collaboration between the University of New South Wales and the Tsinghua University in Beijing, this unique chronicle maps some of the most important social, political, and cultural characteristics of the HIV epidemic in China. Demonstrating that the epidemic was propelled by three main economic drivers—the blood trade, the drug trade,... more...

  • 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...

  • Sydneyby Delia Falconer

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 16.99

    Part memoir, part guide to Sydney, Australia, this melancholic, moving, and funny exploration intertwines novelist Delia Falconer?s own stories with the city?s historical and literary past, showing how the city has evolved from the 1970s through today. From mad clergymen and amateur astronomers to Indigenous weather experts and local artists, this... more...

  • Lifeboat Citiesby Brendan Gleeson

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 23.95

    Hopeful and provocative, this account considers the principle social and ecological threats facing Australia and outlines the ways in which these crises need to be confronted and addressed. Taking a radical approach to climate change prevention, this bold manifesto claims that Australia?s current focus on over-consumption and “greener lifestyles?... more...

  • Vanda & Youngby John Tait

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    Featuring revealing interviews with the members of AC/DC and other chart-topping acts, this chronicle profiles the careers of Australia?s top songwriters, producers, and star-makers: Harry Vanda and George Young. From their partnership as members of Easybeats to their diverse range of hits—including "Friday on My Mind," "She?s So Fine," and "Love... more...

  • Snake-Bittenby Nancy Cushing; Kevin Markwell

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 39.95

    Based on extensive interviews with park staff and supporters, this intriguing biography traces the life of Eric Worrell, the original reptile man and naturalist who established the Australian Reptile Park in New South Wales. Depicting Worrell?s larger-than-life personality and his pioneer work with snake anti-venins, this inspiring story shows how... more...