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  • Best Australian Yarnsby Jim Haynes

    Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 20.90

    An omnibus from Jim Haynes about the true essence of what makes us Australians - our yarns, collected from every walk of life. more...

  • Between the Dancesby Jacqueline Dinan

    Ventura Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    The start of World War 2 changed women?s lives and their place in Australian society forever. Thousands of women ventured where few had gone before ? into the services and workplaces previously considered the sole preserve of men. In preparation for her book Between the Dances , Jacqueline Dinan, interviewed over three hundred women around Australia... more...

  • The Black Warby Nicholas Clements

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 16.99

    Between 1825 and 1831 close to 200 Britons and 1000 Aborigines died violently in Tasmania?s Black War. It was by far the most intense frontier conflict in Australia?s history, yet many Australians know little about it. The Black War takes a unique approach to this historic event, looking chiefly at the experiences and attitudes of those who took part... more...

  • Burning Bushby Stephen J. Pyne

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • Business Institutions and Behaviour in Australiaby David Merrett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    This study of Australian business institutions and practices places the rise of big business in Australia in a comparative context through a study of its 100 largest firms in the first six and a half decades of the 20th century. Unlike many of the wealthy economies of the northern hemisphere, Australia's lists of the 100 largest firms were dominated... more...

  • Constructing Capitalismby Andrew Wells

    Allen & Unwin 1989; US$ 13.63

    Constructing Capitalism describes Australia's transformation from an immense and isolated gaol in 1788 to a liberal capitalist economy by the time of Federation. more...

  • Dancing With Strangersby Inga Clendinnen

    Canongate Books 2012; US$ 15.79

    In January of 1788 the First Fleet arrived in New South Wales and a thousand British men and women encountered the people who will be their new neighbours; the beach nomads of Australia. "These people mixed with ours," wrote a British observer soon after the landfall, "and all hands danced together." What followed would determine relations between... more...

  • Every Secret Thingby Marie Munkara

    University of Queensland Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    When culture and faith collide . . . nothing is sacred. In the Aboriginal missions of far northern Australia, it was a battle between saving souls and saving traditional culture. Every Secret Thing is a rough, tough, hilarious portrayal of the Bush Mob and the Mission Mob, and the hapless clergy trying to convert them. In these tales, everyone is... more...

  • Evolution in the Antipodesby Tom Frame

    University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    Charles Darwin liked and loathed Australia. The father of evolution paid the continent a flying visit during in 1836, and was glad to put the place behind him. Yet Australia's astonishing wildlife influenced him deeply, and his revolutionary theories still resonate profoundly in Australian society. Two hundred years after Darwin's birth, at... more...

  • Great Battles in Australian Historyby Jonathan King

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 31.82

    From battle on the high seas in the 18th century, to the peace-keeping forces in the 21st century, award-winning author Dr Jonathan King describes the battles that have had the greatest influence on Australian history. more...