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- SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99
In mid-19th-century Australia, like its counterparts in California and Chile, there was a focus on the rush for gold. Given the sobriquet "diggers," men arrived in the tens of thousands from all points of the globe. In often remote bush settings, makeshift towns quickly sprouted in the foothills, valleys, and plateaus leading to the Blue Mountains... more...
- Affirm Press 2016; US$ 19.99
We?re obsessed with reality television these days yet we so often neglect the greatest reality of all: the reality of our nation, and how it came to be. In Error Australis , TV columnist, comedian and history buff Ben Pobjie recaps the history of Australia from its humble beginnings as a small patch of rapidly cooling rock, to its modern-day status... more...
- Wiley 2016; US$ 32.95 US$ 28.56
Using a comparative, interdisciplinary approach, Nationalism in Asia analyzes currents of nationalism in five contemporary Asian societies: China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea. Explores the ways in which nationalism is expressed, embraced, challenged, and resisted in contemporary China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea using... more...
- Affirm Press 2016; US$ 19.99 US$ 13.99
From a convict with a taste for human flesh to frozen berries with the taste of hepatitis, and from the Packer family?s constant brawling to the time Malcolm Fraser turned up in a hotel lobby, dazed and wearing nothing but a tiny hotel towel. Featuring quirky illustrations and Eamon Evans? signature wit, this brilliant, laugh-out-loud follow-up to... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2014; US$ 11.99
Two husbands, four trials and one bloody execution: Winner of the 2015 Davitt Award for Best Crime Book (Non-fiction) - the terrible true story of Louisa Collins. In January 1889, Louisa Collins, a 41-year-old mother of ten children, became the first woman hanged at Darlinghurst Gaol and the last woman hanged in New South Wales. Both of Louisa's husbands... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 23.99
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...
- Victoria University Press 2016; US$ 9.99
Examining the politics of each Pacific Island state and territory, this well-researched volume discusses historical background and colonial experience, constitutional framework, political institutions, political parties, elections and electoral systems, and problems and prospects. Pacific Island countries and territories included are the original seven... more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2016; US$ 11.99
If we broaden our gaze, our story will get bigger.. Nick Brodies 1787 traces the history of Australia before the First Fleet. Usually treated as a preface to the main story - a brief interlude that starts 50,000 years before the present and ends as sails are seen on an eastern horizon - the time before European settlement is so much... more...