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  • Babes in the Bushby Kim Torney

    Fremantle Arts Centre Press 2006; US$ 35.00

    Along with drought, fire and flood, the child lost in the Bush has played a powerful part in the Australian imagination since early colonial times. These fascinating stories and their accompanying illustrations are drawn from popular journals, newspaper accounts and films, diaries and letters. Babes in the Bush provides intriguing insights into... more...

  • Where the Ancestors Walkedby Philip Clarke

    Allen & Unwin 2003; US$ 31.81

    'Philip Clarke has penned an insightful and wide-ranging account of Australia's Aboriginal cultures from a perspective of great learning and insider privilege. It's an immensely significant work, revealing the extraordinary richness of one of the world's oldest continuous cultures.' Tim Flannery, author of The Future Eaters. Since their arrival many... more...

  • The Greeks in Australiaby Anastasios Tamis

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 35.00

    Provides a clear and accessible survey of the history of Greek settlement in Australia. more...

  • One Bright Spotby Dr Victoria Haskins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 47.00

    For every Aboriginal child taken away by the state governments in Australia, there was at least one white family intimately involved in their life. One Bright Spot is about one of these families - about 'Ming', a Sydney wife and mother who hired Aboriginal domestic servants in the 20s and 30s, and became an activist against the Stolen Generations... more...

  • Paddy Cahill of Oenpelliby John Mulvaney

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2004; US$ 40.00

    Winner of the 2005 Northern Territory Chief Minister's History Award. A sometimes contentious figure in Australia, Paddy Cahill is revealed through his lively collection of letters to Sir Baldwin Spencer and others. A one-time buffalo hunter, Cahill spent years farming on his Oenpelli property where he experimented with dairy cattle, growing fruit... more...

  • Treatyby Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Commission; Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2001; US$ 17.50

    These essays were commissioned to stimulate discussion and debate about a treaty between Indigenous and white Australians. It is an important contribution to the national dialogue in Australia, a nation that has been shaped by a history that contains little trace of Treaty of peaceful co-existence amongst Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. The... more...

  • Paddy's Roadby Kevin Keeffe

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2003; US$ 45.00

    In Paddy?s Road Kevin Keeffe brings us stories of Dodson?s life, and those of his family, woven from interviews, government archives and family stories. Keeffe brings to life the political, cultural and spiritual beliefs of this remarkable Australian, a land rights activist, Royal Commissioner and founder of Australia?s reconciliation movement. more...

  • Woven Historiesby Richard Davis

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2004; US$ 35.00

    This multi-authored collection aims to communicate the unique histories and cultures of Australian Torres Strait Islanders to a broad audience. Not only have Islanders long absorbed the cultural influences from two surrounding landmasses and, more recently, negotiated the development of two nations in the region, their lives have been transformed by... more...

  • What Was It All For?by Don Aitkin

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 22.68

    Surveys the dramatic changes in Australian society over the last half century - from the blinkered and conservative British ?colony' of 1953 to the progressive, confident society we are today. more...

  • Treading Lightlyby Karl-Erik Sveiby; Tex Skuthorpe

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 31.81

    Australian Aboriginals taught themselves thousands of years ago how to build a sustainable society in our fragile landscape. In a unique collaboration, a Swedish knowledge management professor finds out from an Aboriginal cultural custodian how they did it, and what we can learn from them. more...