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  • Black Saturday at Steels Creekby Peter Stanley

    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...

  • Douglas Coplandby Marjorie Harper

    Melbourne University Press 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 ... more...

  • Business Institutions and Behaviour in Australiaby David Merrett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    This study of Australian business institutions and practices places the rise of big business in Australia in a comparative context through a study of its 100 largest firms in the first six and a half decades of the 20th century. Unlike many of the wealthy economies of the northern hemisphere, Australia's lists of the 100 largest firms were dominated... more...

  • The Whimpering of the Stateby Brian Easton

    Auckland University Press 2000; US$ 31.99

    A successor to the widely read The Commercialisation of New Zealand , this book by a leading independent commentator continues the story of the New Zealand reforms, giving a trenchant and critical account of recent political and economic change and its impact on different sectors of New Zealand society. Includes case studies. more...

  • Heaphyby Iain Sharp

    Auckland University Press 2008; US$ 23.99

    Richly illustrated with Charles Heaphy's remarkable paintings and drawings as well as photographs and maps from the period, this engaging work tells the story of Heaphy's life and his art. A draughtsman, explorer, surveyor, gold agent, geologist, soldier, war hero, politician, land commissioner, and judge—even by the versatile standards of Victorian... more...

  • Matters of the Heartby Angela Wanhalla

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 31.99

    From whalers and traders marrying into Maori families in the early 19th century to the growth of interracial marriages in the later 20th, Matters of the Heart unravels the long history of interracial relationships in New Zealand. It encompasses common law marriages and Maori customary marriages, alongside formal arrangements recognized by church... more...

  • The New Zealand Economyby Ralph Lattimore; Shamubeel Eaqub

    Auckland University Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    What drives economic growth in New Zealand? How has New Zealand been impacted by globalization and the financial crisis? What will shape future productivity and competitiveness? In this book, leading economists assemble key data to provide an analytical introduction to the contemporary New Zealand economy. Interpreting key economic indicators... more...

  • The New Zealand Family from 1840by D. Ian Pool; Arunachalam Dharmalingam; Janet Sceats

    Auckland University Press 2007; US$ 31.99

    An authoritative demographic history of the New Zealand family from 1840–2005, this reference is a collection of statistics that interprets the changing role of the family and its members. Using detailed research spanning 165 years, the authors chart the move from the large family of the 19th century to the baby boom, the increase in family diversity,... more...

  • Innovation and Independenceby John Singleton; Arthur Grimes; Gary Hawke; Frank Holmes

    Auckland University Press 2006; US$ 31.99

    This study of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand reveals why the Bank's presence in the national life is strong; illustrates how it is internationally renowned for its mandate to eliminate inflation, having been the first reserve or central bank in the world to adopt the "inflation targeting" approach to monetary policy; and looks at how the Bank maintains... more...

  • Interdependence and Foreign Policyby Malcolm McKinnon

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 31.99

    Independence and Foreign Policy is the first interpretive study of New Zealand foreign policy to cover the period 1935?91. Based on years of detailed research, it draws extensively on relevant sources both inside and outside government. It is also an original and imaginative work which consistently takes a broad view, exploring the idea of independence... more...