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  • Australian Sociologyby Kirsten Harley; Gary Wickham

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Battered and bruised by injuries (often self-inflicted) sustained in the first half of the twentieth century since 1950 sociology in Australia has fought its way back into the academic mainstream. This has not been easy; its fortunes seem forever mixed ? good in some places and dismal in others. But it has proved itself resilient, it is a survivor.... more...

  • Banjoby Paul Terry

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 22.72

    A timely re-examination of the life of Australia's best-loved poet and storyteller - the man whose works captured the essence of the Australian spirit. more...

  • Bible and Treatyby Keith Newman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Bible & Treaty: Missionaries among the M?ori is a complex and colourful adventure of faith, bravery, perseverance and betrayal that seeks to recover lost connections in the story of modern New Zealand. It brings a fresh perspective to the missionary story, from the lead-up to Samuel Marsden's first sermon on New Zealand soil, and the intervening struggle... more...

  • On the Hoofby Ruth Low

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Since the European settlement of New Zealand, drovers have moved stock 'on the hoof' from ships and stations to new homes scattered throughout the country. In this book ? the first of its kind ? Ruth Entwistle Low interviews almost 60 old-time drovers, revealing and reliving the practice of droving and the people who have underpinned it. Through original... more...

  • The Great Raceby David Hill

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 16.19

    On the afternoon of 8 April 1802, in the remote southern ocean, two explorers had a remarkable chance encounter. Englishman Matthew Flinders and Frenchman Nicolas Baudin had been sent by their governments on the same quest: to explore the uncharted coast of the great south land and find out whether the west and east coasts, four thousand kilometres... more...

  • Treasuryby Malcolm McKinnon

    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...

  • Making Sheep Countryby Robert Peden

    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...

  • Settlersby Jock Phillips; Terry Hearn

    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...

  • Australians in Papua New Guinea 1960–1975by 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...

  • Let the Land Speak: A history of Australia - how the land created our nationby Jackie French

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 23.06

    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...