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  • Australian Race Relationsby Andrew Markus

    Allen & Unwin 1994; US$ 17.78

    Provides the historical context necessary for an understanding of contemporary issues in a society coming to terms with native title and multiculturalism. 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$ 175.50

    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...

  • Dancing with the Kingby Michael Belgrave

    Auckland University Press 2017; US$ 47.49

    After the battle of Orakau in 1864 and the end of the war in the Waikato, Tawhiao, the second Maori King, and his supporters were forced into an armed isolation in the Rohe Potae, the King Country. For the next twenty years, the King Country operated as an independent state - a land governed by the Maori King where settlers and the Crown entered at... more...

  • He Reo Wahineby Lachy Paterson; Angela Wanhalla

    Auckland University Press 2017; US$ 35.99

    During the nineteenth century, Maori women produced letters and memoirs, wrote off to newspapers and commissioners, appeared before commissions of enquiry, gave evidence in court cases, and went to the Native Land Court to assert their rights. He Reo Wahine is a bold new introduction to the experience of Maori women in colonial New Zealand through... more...

  • Witnessing Australian Storiesby Kelly Jean Butler

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 100.00

    This book is about how Australians have responded to stories about suffering and injustice in Australia, presented in a range of public media, including literature, history, films, and television. Those who have responded are both ordinary and prominent Australians—politicians, writers, and scholars. All have sought to come to terms with Australia's... more...