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  • One Hundred Years of Women Police in Australiaby Tim Prenzler

    Australian Academic Press 2016; US$ 19.99

    In 2015 Australia celebrates the centenary of the country’s first appointment of women police. This fascinating book presents for the first time the story of 100 years of Australian women police. A vital contribution to Australian history as well as modern policing and policy, the book concludes with a simple recipe for eliminating discrimination... more...

  • North of Capricornby Henry Reynolds

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 20.99

    One of Australia's leading historians brings to life Australia's diverse and thriving far North in the last years of the 19th century. more...

  • Freedom Bound IIby Marilyn Lake; Katie Holmes

    Allen & Unwin 1995; US$ 20.99

    Together with its companion volume, Freedom Bound I, which deals with the period of colonisation, this volume explores twentieth-century Australia and documents the dreams that inspired women, the pleasures and pain that informed their politics and the desires that enthralled them, even as they bade them to be free. more...

  • A Companion to Chinese Historyby Michael Szonyi

    Wiley 2016; US$ 195.00 US$ 169.00

    A Companion to Chinese History presents a collection of essays offering a comprehensive overview of the latest intellectual developments in the study of China’s history from the ancient past up until the present day. Covers the major trends in the study of Chinese history from antiquity to the present day Considers the latest scholarship... more...

  • Last Wordsby Barry Dickins

    Hardie Grant Books 2017; US$ 8.99

    On 3 February 1967, despite public outrage and vocal protests from wide-ranging community groups, Ronald Ryan became the last person to be legally executed in Australia. Last Words is the human story behind this historical event that aims to answer some of the remaining unanswered questions, fifty year after his death. Ryan was found guilty of murdering... more...

  • Woolloomoolooby Louis Nowra

    NewSouth 2017; US$ 14.99

    It was no wonder I was glad to be down in Woolloomooloo. The Old Fitzroy reminded me of how Kings Cross used to be.Told in his vivid and entertaining style, Louis Nowra writes Woolloomooloo’s biography, drink in hand, from the vantage point of the Old Fitzroy Hotel, the cosy, eccentric and wonderful pub on Dowling Street, Woolloomooloo. It’s... more...

  • No Idle Richby Jim McAloon

    Otago University Press 2017; US$ 9.99

    Wealth and power in a colonial society is the subject of this book. It is a detailed study of the richest settlers in southern New Zealand, where the country's earliest fortunes were made, mostly by pastoral farmers and financiers. Who where the rich? Not born gentlemen, the author shows, but astute and innovative capitalists, generally from relatively... more...

  • Life of George Bassby Miriam Estensen

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 27.26

    A full account of the life, times and mysterious disappearance of George Bass, one of Australia's most significant maritime explorers, from the author of the highly acclaimed Discovery and The Life of Matthew Flinders. more...

  • The Literacy Warsby Ilana Snyder

    Allen & Unwin 2008; US$ 29.95

    Is there a crisis in literacy education in Australia? Or are claims our children are being taught by methods that don't work just a beat up by political conservatives? The Literacy Wars cuts through the passionate claims and counterclaims to explain what's happening in our classrooms and why they've become a battleground. more...

  • Alice on the Lineby Doris Blackwell; Douglas Lockwood

    New Holland Publishers (Australia) 2008; US$ 9.95

    This true story of life at the Alice at the turn of the century is not only a book of great historical interest, it reflects a deep love for the country and the people. more...