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  • Shoot Straight, You Bastards!by Nick Bleszynski

    Penguin Random House Australia 2011; US$ 13.81

    A fascinating insight into Breaker Morant and the question of morality and human life. The question of "The Breaker's" innocence is still being fiercely debated more than a century after Lieutenant Harry Morant and Lieutenant Peter Handcock were shot on a lonely veldt outside Pretoria at dawn on 27 February, 1902, by a British military firing squad.... more...

  • The State in New Zealand, 1840-198by Michael Bassett

    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...

  • Australians in Papua New Guinea 19601975by Ceridwen Spark; Seumas Spark; Christina Twomey

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    Australians in Papua New Guinea provides a history of the late Australian years in Papua New Guinea through the eyes of 13 Australians and four Papua New Guineans by presenting the experiences of Australians who went to work in Papua New Guinea (PNG) over several decades before the 1970s. This extraordinary book balances expatriates with indigenous... more...

  • Champagne From Six to Sixby Peter M. Shea

    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...

  • Mawson's Remarkable Menby David Jensen

    Allen & Unwin 2015; US$ 29.99

    Who were the men who set off with Douglas Mawson on his heroic exploration of Antarctica? A fascinating and illuminating memoir of the intrepid adventurers who helped shape the legend. more...

  • Last of the Nomadsby W J Peaseley

    Fremantle Press 2009; US$ 12.99

    ?Peasley?s description of the events ? is informative, compassionate, exciting and at times deeply moving.? ?Don Grant, Australian Book Review       ?The intriguing story of [the rescue of an elderly couple believed to be the last Australian nomads] and how they survived alone for the previous 30 years or so in the unrelenting western Gibson Desert... more...

  • Error Australisby Ben Pobjie

    Affirm Press 2016; US$ 19.99 US$ 13.99

    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...

  • New Zealand'S Empireby Katie Pickles; Katharine Coleborne

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 104.99

    This edited collection investigates New Zealand's history as an imperial power, and its evolving place within the British Empire. It revises and expands the history of empire within, to and from New Zealand by looking at the country's spheres of internal imperialism, its relationship with Australia, its Pacific empire and its outreach to Antarctica.The... more...

  • Nationalism in Asiaby Jeff Kingston

    Wiley 2016; US$ 32.95

    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...

  • 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...