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  • The Aboriginal Tent Embassyby Gary Foley; Andrew Schaap; Edwina Howell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    The 1972 Aboriginal Embassy was one of the most significant indigenous political demonstrations of the twentieth century. What began as a simple response to a Prime Ministerial statement on Australia Day 1972, evolved into a six-month political stand-off between radical Aboriginal activists and a conservative Australian government. The dramatic scenes... more...

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

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 79.95

    This overview of Australian post-contact history uses material objects such as artefacts, buildings, and landscapes. The book offers broad geographic and temporal coverage, and social themes such as gender, status, ethnicity and identity inform every chapter. more...

  • Big White Lieby John Fitzgerald

    University of NSW Press 2007; US$ 35.95

    Pays attention to Chinese migration patterns, debates, social organisations, and their business and religious lives. This book shows that they had every right to be counted as Australians, even in White Australia. more...

  • Black Foundersby Cassandra Pybus

    University of NSW Press 2006; US$ 32.95

    In this compelling new book, distinguished historian and writer Cassandra Pybus reveals that black convicts were among our first fleet settlers ? a fact which profoundly complicates our understanding of race relations in early colonial Australia. Most of these black founders were originally slaves from America who had sought freedom with the British... more...

  • Children and the Environment in an Australian Indigenous Communityby Angela Kreutz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Aboriginal children represent one of the fastest growing population segments in Australia, yet the lives of Aboriginal children in their environment has rarely been subjected to systematic and in-depth study. In this book, Angela Kreutz considers the relationship between the environment, attachment and development in indigenous children, examining... more...

  • Decolonizing Solidarityby Clare Land; Gary Foley

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 27.95

    An essential work to be read by all non-Indigenous scholars and activists seeking solidarity with Indigenous struggles across the world more...

  • First Australians Unillustratedby James Boyce; Marcia Langton; Perkins and Langton; Rachel Perkins; Wayne Atkinson

    Melbourne University Press 2010; US$ 13.99

    This book is the dramatic story of the collision of two worlds that created contemporary Australia. Told from the perspective of Australia's first people, it vividly brings to life the events that unfolded when the oldest living culture in the world was overrun by the world's greatest empire.Seven of Australia's leading historians reveal the true... more...

  • Germansby Peter Monteath

    Wakefield Press 2011; US$ 13.99

    From Beehive Corner and Bert Flugelman's polished balls in Rundle Mall to the vineyards, churches and cemeteries of the Barossa Valley, tangible signs of South Australia's Germans are everywhere to be seen. Too often, however, 'the Germans' are regarded as a single group in the state's history. The truth is more complex and intriguing. more...

  • Is That You Ruthie?by Ruth Hegarty

    University of Queensland Press 2003; US$ 12.99

    Ruthie is the central character in this lively and candid memoir of institutional life. more...

  • Isabel Flickby Isabel Flick; Heather Goodall

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 31.81

    The remarkable life story of a leading Aboriginal community activist who grew up in a camp in northern NSW, and worked on health, education and other social issues across the state. more...