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  • Scars in the Landscapeby Ian Clark

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1995; US$ 20.00

    Scars in the Landscape is a register of massacres and killings of Aboriginal people during 1803?1859. Deliberately challenging the ideology that the colonisation of Western Victoria was peaceful, the register reveal that violence was widespread. Through searching contemporary archival material, utilising Aboriginal oral history and local histories,... more...

  • Chinese Factorby Pamela Tan

    Rosenberg Publishing 2008; US$ 15.99

    The author left Australia patriotically attracted to the new China created by the communist revolution. She stayed nearly 30 years through a period of initial promise followed by a series of disasters. Here, she explores her experience, beliefs, confusion and fear in China, her young life in Melbourne that led to China and her post-China journey once... more...

  • Glory Garageby Nadia Jamal; Taghred Chandab

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 17.22

    A collection of true stories that present a fascinating insight into a culture that remains mysterious to many non-Lebanese Muslims. Warm, provocative, funny and poignant, these tales of family and community life, contradictions and customs, are a vivid insight into an exotic and vibrant culture. more...

  • There Goes the Neighbourhoodby Michael Wesley

    University of NSW Press 2011; US$ 26.36

    For the first time in history, Australia will be uncomfortably close to the designs and demarches of competing great powers. In the years ahead, we will no longer be too small to make a difference. In his book, Wesley points to the key economic and political issues that we need to be considering right now, as a western country geographically and economically... more...

  • Sicily's North Ionian Coastby Joanne Lane

    Hunter Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    The Ionian coast offers stunning sea views, luscious vegetation, hill-top villages, natural woodlands, spectacular gorges and numerous old towns. Above it all looms the smoking, rumbling specter of Mount Etna. To the north is Messina, the first port of call for travelers to Sicily. Down the coast are pleasant beachside resorts peppered with... more...

  • Black Swanby Eileen Harrison; Carolyn Landon

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 27.26

    A frank and powerful memoir of the life of an Aboriginal woman, from her early years on the Lake Tyers mission to discovery of her talent as a painter. more...

  • Shared Spaceby James Griffith

    Utah State University Press 1995; US$ 20.95

    Where it divides Arizona and Sonora, the international boundary between Mexico and the United States is both a political reality, literally expressed by a fence, and, to a considerable degree, a cultural illusion. Mexican, Anglo, and Native American cultures straddle the fence; people of various ethnic backgrounds move back and forth across the artificial... more...

  • Trying to Get It Backby Gillian Weiss

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 85.00

    Trying to Get It Back: Indigenous Women, Education and Culture examines aspects of the lives of six women from three generations of two indigenous families. Their combined memories, experiences and aspirations cover the entire twentieth century. The first family, Pearl McKenzie, Pauline Coulthard and Charlene Tree are a mother, daughter and... more...

  • Raftby Howard Goldenberg

    Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    Every year for over a decade Goldenberg, a white middle-aged doctor, has spent numerous periods working as a relieving doctor for Aboriginal communities in remote places. On these visits he has observed and recorded Aboriginal Australians lives without resorting to simplification or glib solutions. Among his true stories we meet psychotic Elijah who... more...

  • A Different Timeby National Museum of Australia

    National Museum of Australia 2008; US$ 35.95

    Herbert Basedow was an anthropologist, geologist and medical doctor who used photography to document his expeditions into central and northern Australia between 1903 and 1928. A Different Time: The Expedition Photographs of Herbert Basedow 1903–1928 draws on the National Museum of Australia’s rich collection of Basedow’s photographic... more...