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  • 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$ 24.08

    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 best mates... 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$ 12.05

    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 US$ 98.90

    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...

  • Atomic Thunderby Elizabeth Tynan

    NewSouth 2016; US$ 13.76

    In September 2016 it will be 60 years since the first British mushroom cloud rose above the plain at Maralinga in South Australia. The atomic weapons test series wreaked havoc on Indigenous communities and turned the land into a radioactive wasteland. In 1950 Australian prime minister Robert Menzies blithely agreed to atomic tests that offered no benefit... 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...

  • A Little Bird Told Meby Lynette Russell

    Allen & Unwin 2002; US$ 20.90

    A quiet suburban backyard. A small child sits on her grandmother's knee. A little bird arrives in the garden. 'What has he come to tell us?' asks Nana... This is a true story about lots of little secrets and one big one. It's the spare and painful tale of the author's family and the hidden strands she found underweaving its history - a story embedded... more...

  • Terra Australisby Mark Fielding; Sue King; Kate Pratt; Noelene Bloomfield; Terra Australis 2001 WA Committee

    Terra Australis 2001 WA Committee 2003; US$ 10.00

    The 1800-1804 Baudin expedition was the greatest voyage of marine exploration of its age. The map makers surveyed around 50% of Australia's then largely unexplored coast - proving it a single continent, which led to the first comprehensive map of Australia's coastline. Over 200,000 botanical specimens were collected and 2,542 species identified for... more...