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  • Australia's Greatest Inventionsby Lynda de Lacey

    Exisle Publishing 2007; US$ 4.99

    From the early invention of the boomerang as an effective hunting weapon to today’s ground-breaking contributions to science and technology, Australians have always proven brilliantly adept at coming up with creative solutions to challenging problems. From manufacturing to agriculture, film to medicine, it’s likely that an Australian invention... more...

  • Australia's Most Notorious Convictsby Barbara Malpass Edwards

    Exisle Publishing 2007; US$ 4.99

    Thousands of convicts were transported to Australia. Of these, some managed to escape and went on to achieve notoriety in their new land. A few tried to invent a Robin Hood reputation, taking the side of the poor settler against those in authority. Some committed crimes so heinous they were both feared and despised by the general population. AUSTRALIA’S... more...

  • Recovery from the Depressionby R. G. Gregory; N. G. Butlin

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 44.00

    A comparative study of Australian economic policy during the Great Depression. more...

  • Contemporary New Zealand Cinemaby Ian Conrich; Stuart Murray

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    New Zealand cinema burst onto the global stage in the 1970s and has maintained its high-profile international presence with such films as 'Whalerider', the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy and 'Once Were Warriors'. 'Contemporary New Zealand Cinema' is an astute analysis of this fascinating industry and the most thorough book available on a vibrant filmmaking... more...

  • Digging Up the Pastby John Mulvaney

    University of NSW Press 2011; US$ 52.95

    Known as an historian, archaeologist, conservationist, leading public intellectual and, most famously, the ‘Father of Australian archaeology’, John Mulvaney is renowned for uncovering the depth of Australian human prehistory, dating the antiquity of Aboriginal occupation to previously unthought-of tens of thousands of years. This insightful... more...

  • Seeds of Empireby Tom Brooking; Eric Pawson

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    The traditional image of New Zealand is one of verdant landscapes with sheep grazing on lush green pastures. Yet this landscape is almost entirely an artificial creation. As Britain became increasingly reliant on its overseas territories for supplies of food and raw material, so all over the Empire indigenous plants were replaced with English grasses... more...

  • Vintageby Donata Carrazza

    Hardie Grant Books 2004; US$ 14.95

    2004 marks the tenth year of the Mildura Writers' Festival, an arts festival noted for its camaraderie, conviviality and hospitality. Writers, poets and cooks are all in attendance, and attend one another's sessions; they eat - or rather feast - together from breakfast to dinner and beyond; and they join in the festivities and conversations... more...

  • Governor Macquarieby Derek Parker

    Woodslane Press 2011; US$ 13.99

    The first new biography of Lachlan Macquarie in decades, this book draws on a wealth of sources, both in Australia and overseas, to paint a picture of the man and his times. It must be seen as one of the great ironies of Australian history that as far as the British Government was concerned he failed in his duty as Governor of New South Wales - as... more...

  • The Road from Coorainby Jill Ker Conway

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    Jill Ker Conway is a noted historian, specializing in the experience of women in America, and was the first woman president of Smith College. more...

  • The Fatal Flawby Roger Maynard

    Penguin Random House Australia 2011; US$ 13.99

    Norfolk Island, Easter Sunday, 2002 ... the first murder in 150 years and everyone is a suspect ...Easter Sunday, 2002. On sleepy Norfolk Island, the faithful are returning from morning service at St Barnabas Chapel, while tourists prepare for another day of sightseeing and shopping. Janelle Patton has just finished her breakfast shift as restaurant... more...