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  • 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...

  • Shoot Straight, You Bastards!by Nick Bleszynski

    Random House Australia 2011; US$ 14.78

    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 Gold Rushby David Hill

    Random House Australia 2011; US$ 14.78

    The fever that forever changed Australia.David Hill relates the extraordinary people and staggering events of Australia's great gold-rush years. From the mid- to late-1800s, people from all corners of the globe and all walks of life, including two future prime ministers of Great Britain and Australia, threw off their previous pursuits and made the... more...

  • Aboriginal Victoriansby Richard Broome

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 31.95

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Gallipoliby Les Carlyon

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2014; US$ 24.54

    Les Carlyon's Gallipoli is the epic story of the fighting men who forged the legend of Anzac in 1915. Taking the reader behind the lines and into the trenches, Gallipoli not only brings an infamous battlefield to vivid life but puts poignant breath in the bones of the ordinary heroes who lived and died there. War stories are rarely this personal... more...

  • Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 1930–1970by Jason D. Ensor

    Anthem Press 2013; US$ 36.46

    ‘Angus & Robertson and the British Trade in Australian Books, 1930–1970? 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 Australia?s premier book... more...

  • Mawson's Hutsby David Jensen; Mawson's Huts Foundation

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 25.45

    A beautifully written and illustrated history of Mawson's Huts, the unique buildings used as the base for one of the most significant expeditions in Antarctic history. more...