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  • Kayang & Meby Kim Scott; Hazel Brown

    Fremantle Press 2013; US$ 10.90

    Wilomin Noongar. What does that mean? Aunty Hazel reckons the wilo (curlew) can completely camouflage itself. It closes its eyes and just lies there, motionless. You only see it when its eyes open. So sometimes those of us who are disconnected and dispossessed only become visible when our eyes are opened to history. Acknowledging our people —... 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...

  • Australian History Nowby Anna Clark; Paul Ashton

    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...

  • The Land Of Plentyby Davis Mark; Mark Davis

    Melbourne University Press 2008; Not Available

    'There is an Australian dream that is collective. It goes to the roots of what it means to be Australian, since it's imprinted in Australia's history, the collective acts of its peoples, their attitudes, their gestures, what and how they eat, how they spend their leisure time, and the way such things reflect upon and derive from who they are.'... more...

  • After Captain Cookby Rodney Harrison; Christine Williamson

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 36.99

    The original papers collected in this pioneering volume address the historical archaeology of Aboriginal Australia and its application in researching the shared history of Aboriginal and settler Australians. The authors draw on case studies from across the continent to show how archaeology can illuminate the continuum of responses by indigenous Australians... 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...

  • An Archaeology of Australia Since 1788by Susan Lawrence; Peter Davies

    Springer 2010; US$ 79.95

    This volume provides an important new synthesis of archaeological work carried out in Australia on the post-contact period. It draws on dozens of case studies from a wide geographical and temporal span to explore the daily life of Australians in settings such as convict stations, goldfields, whalers' camps, farms, pastoral estates and urban neighbourhoods.... 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...