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  • Atomic Thunderby Elizabeth Tynan

    NewSouth 2016; US$ 13.83

    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...

  • From Alba to Aotearoaby Rebecca Lenihan

    Otago University Press 2016; US$ 9.99

    Scots made up nearly 20 percent of the immigrant population of New Zealand to 1920, yet until the past few years the exact origins of New Zealand's Scots migrants have remained blurred. From Alba to Aotearoa establishes for the first time key characteristics of the Scottish migrants arriving between 1840 and 1920, addressing five core questions: From... more...

  • Black Novemberby Geoffrey Rice

    Canterbury University Press 2016; US$ 13.99

    This book details New Zealand's worst public health crisis, and its worst natural disaster: over 8,500 New Zealanders died from influenza and pneumonia in just six weeks. Nearly a quarter of the victims were Maori, who died at seven times the death rate of European New Zealanders. First published in 1988, Black November now has three new chapters to... more...

  • Australian Light Horseby Phillip Bradley

    Allen & Unwin 2016; US$ 25.45

    The story of the famous Australian Light Horse in the desert campaigns of World War 1. more...

  • The Secret Cold Warby John Blaxland; Rhys Crawley

    Allen & Unwin 2016; US$ 25.45

    The inside account of Australia's national intelligence organisation as it grappled with continuing espionage from foreign agents and the rise of terrorist attacks on Australian soil during the years of the Fraser and Hawke governments. This is the third and final volume of the Official History of ASIO. more...

  • Little Fish Are Sweetby Matthew Condon

    University of Queensland Press 2016; US$ 10.99

    Little Fish Are Sweet takes the reader behind the scenes of Matthew's Condon's epic six-year, three-book journey, as he fights intimidation and legal threats while relentlessly pursuing the truth. Investigating the web of cold murder cases and pedophile scandals of the past, Condon discovers that police corruption is only one part of a much bigger... more...

  • A Tear in the Soulby Amanda Webster

    NewSouth 2016; US$ 12.99

    I don’t believe it’s possible to hurt another person without hurting oneself, an invisible hurt, a tear in the soul that allows the essence of one’s humanity to leak out, like bleeding from a cut. Awareness of the loss might come infrequently or only in the dead of night or when staring at the bottom of a beer glass. But it almost always... more...

  • Burning Bushby Stephen J. Pyne

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 7.39

    From the time of the continent's formation tens of millions of years ago as the Godwana twin of Antarctica, Australia has been dominated by fire much as its sister has been by ice. Now Stephen Pyne, one of our foremost environmental historians, proposes a major reinterpretation of the Australian experience by using fire and Australia to explain one... 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...