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  • War, Sport and the Anzac Traditionby Kevin Blackburn

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Commemoration of war is done through sport on Anzac Day to remember Australia's war dead. War, Sport and the Anzac Tradition traces the creation of this sporting tradition at Gallipoli in 1915, and how it has evolved from late Victorian and Edwardian ideas of masculinity extolling prowess on the sports field as fostering prowess on the battlefield.... more...

  • An Accidental Utopia?by Erik Olssen; Clyde Griffen

    Otago University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    An Accidental Utopia? investigates a more egalitarian past at a time when New Zealand ranks fourth in the developed world for social inequality. It is our first systematic analysis of urban social structure, focusing on three major forms of mobility—marital, work life, and intergenerational. This enables it to identify the distinctive forms taken... more...

  • Damned Whores and God's Policeby Anne Summers

    NewSouth 2016; US$ 9.32

    Sexual harassment, domestic violence and date rape had not been named, although they certainly existed, when Damned Whores and God’s Police was first published in 1975. That was before the Sex Discrimination Act of 1984 and before large numbers of women became visible in employment, in politics and elsewhere across society. It’s hard to imagine... more...

  • Getting Equalby Marilyn Lake

    Allen & Unwin 1999; US$ 20.99

    The Definitive History of Australian Feminism. more...

  • Fifteen Young Menby Paul Kennedy

    Penguin Random House Australia 2016; US$ 25.10

    Fifteen Young Men is the true story of a doomed adventure. Few people know an Australian football team drowned in 1892. Yet the boat disaster still ranks alongside the Manchester United plane crash (1958) as one of the world's greatest sporting tragedies. Lost were fifteen men and boys from one town - brothers, fathers, sons, uncles and... more...

  • Tarakanby Peter Stanley

    Allen & Unwin 1997; US$ 9.53

    In 1945, 240 Australians died taking the small Borneo island of Tarakan from the Japanese. The tragedy of Tarakan was that by the time they succeeded, they need not have begun. more...

  • An Australian Locomotive Guideby Peter Clark

    Rosenberg Publishing 2016; US$ 12.55

    Since the publication of the first edition, a number of changes have taken place in the Australian locomotive fleet. Four completely new designs of locomotive have entered service, and new examples of existing types have appeared under new ownership, as well as to existing operators, and some locomotives have changed hands. Aurizon, in particular,... more...

  • Breaking the Sheep's Backby Charles Massy

    University of Queensland Press 2016; US$ 11.99

    The 10-billion-dollar collapse of the wool industry is considered one of Australia's biggest business disasters, and for the first time, the shocking true story behind this colossal collapse is revealed. Spanning 170 years from the birth of the industry in 1840 and its boom during the 1950s through its unraveling from 1980 to 1991, this is a searing... more...

  • Masters and Servantsby Claire Lowrie

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 115.00

    Masters and servants explores the politics of colonial mastery and domestic servitude in the neighbouring British colonies of Singapore and Darwin. Through an exploration of master-servant relationships within British, white Australian and Chinese homes, this book illustrates the centrality of the domestic realm to the colonial project. It is the first... more...

  • When the Farm Gates Openedby Neal Wallace

    Otago University Press 2016; US$ 14.99

    The economic reforms launched by the 1984 David Lange–led Labour government changed New Zealand forever. Agriculture bore the brunt of those changes and Rogernomics, the name by which the era came to be known, became an historical reference point for the primary sector: a defining and pivotal moment when financial subsidies abruptly ended and farming... more...