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- Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95
The Australian contribution to the Allied war effort during World War I is worthy of celebration. Some 400,000 Australians volunteered for active duty, an astonishing 13 per cent of the entire (white) male population, a number so great that the Australian government was never forced to rely on conscription. Casualties were an astonishing 52 per cent... more...
- Canongate Books 2012; US$ 15.79
In January of 1788 the First Fleet arrived in New South Wales and a thousand British men and women encountered the people who will be their new neighbours; the beach nomads of Australia. "These people mixed with ours," wrote a British observer soon after the landfall, "and all hands danced together." What followed would determine relations between... more...
- University of Queensland Press 2012; US$ 12.99
When culture and faith collide . . . nothing is sacred. In the Aboriginal missions of far northern Australia, it was a battle between saving souls and saving traditional culture. Every Secret Thing is a rough, tough, hilarious portrayal of the Bush Mob and the Mission Mob, and the hapless clergy trying to convert them. In these tales, everyone is... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95
Osprey's examination of the Australian army and its involvement in World War II (1939-1945). The Australian infantry were amongst the Commonwealth's toughest and most widely traveled infantry, serving in campaigns including Syria, Greece, Cyprus, Crete, Libya, Egypt, New Guinea, and the South West Pacific. Their fearsome fighting reputation was earned... more...
- Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. 2013; US$ 20.99
The Black Saturday bushfires killed 173 people?wreaking a greater human toll than any other fire in Australia?s history. Ten of those victims died in Steels Creek, a small community on Melbourne?s outskirts. It was a beautiful place, which its residents had long treasured and loved. By the evening of February 7, 2009, it felt like a battlefield. Prize-winning... more...
- Random House Australia 2013; US$ 12.77
The Mannequin Makers is at turns a gothic tale of a father's obsession, a castaway story worthy of a Boy's Own adventure and a thorny remembrance of past tragedies. The skin was as near white as porcelain, but looked as if it would give to the touch. What manner of wood had he used? What tools to exact such detail? What paints, tints or stains... more...
- Melbourne University Publishing 2013; US$ 33.32
'In Australia the name Copland is one to be conjured with.' The Canadian ambassador to China was addressing the diplomatic corps gathered to farewell Professor Douglas Copland, Australia's second Minister to China. It was early 1948, and Copland was leaving China to become founding Vice-Chancellor of the new Australian National University in Canberra.... more...