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- HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 18.38
From one of our most respected and award-winning authors, Jackie French, comes a fascinating and fresh interpretation of Australian history, focusing on how the land itself, rather than social forces, has shaped the major events that led to modern Australia. to understand the present, you need to understand the past. to understand Australia's history,... more...
- Anthem Press 2013; US$ 29.99
Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 19301970’ traces the history of the printed book in Australia, particularly the production and business context that mediated Australia’s literary and cultural ties to Britain for much of the twentieth century. This study focuses on the London operations of one of... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 23.99
In this innovative study Michael Bassett, historian and former politician, explores how and why the state became such an active and interventionist player in New Zealand life, developing, subsidising and regulating the economy and protecting citizens from the cradle to the grave. He looks in detail at the many schemes in which a paternalistic government... more...
- University of New South Wales Press 2013; US$ 39.99
Celebrated, revered, and studied, whales hold particular allure, but for much of history they have been relentlessly hunted throughout the oceans. A Savage History is a powerful account of a complex and bloody relationship that tells the rich history of whales and whaling, following the stories of whalers from the 18th century to the present day.... more...
- Auckland University Press 2011; US$ 31.99
From the 1840s through World War I, the South Island of New Zealand was transformed as large tracts of land were claimed, native vegetation was burned, and large-scale sheep farming was established for wool and, later, meat production. This record focuses on one case study in particular—John Barton Acland and the Mt Peel Station in South Canterbury,... more...
- Auckland University Press 2008; US$ 23.99
Analyzing everything from shipping records to death registers, this book takes an in-depth look at New Zealand's European ancestors, exploring the origins of the island's national identity. Using individual examples of immigrants and their families, it examines their geographical origins, their occupational and class backgrounds, and their religion... more...
- Auckland University Press 2003; US$ 31.99
Commissioned by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, this interpretive history tackles New Zealand's most important department of state, the Treasury Department. The history of the complex interplay between New Zealand's government, economy, and people is detailed. McKinnon shows the perennial jousting of officials with ministers, the rise and fall... more...
- Pan Macmillan Australia 2014; US$ 21.81
The first horse set foot in Australia on 30 January 1788, one of seven aboard the First Fleet's Lady Penrhyn , which also carried a cargo of female convicts. From then on, horses carried explorers who opened up the country to settlement. They carried Aboriginal mounted police, trained as ruthless killers of their own people. Horses, often fine... more...