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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...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 20.09
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...
- ReadHowYouWant 2015; US$ 9.99
Sense and Nonsense in Australian History represents a lifetime's original reflection by Australia's most innovative and penetrating historian. Included here are classic essays on the pioneer legend, Australian egalitarianism and colonial culture. There are celebrated critiques of The Tyranny of Distance, multiculturalism and nationalistic history,... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2008; US$ 29.95
Is there a crisis in literacy education in Australia? Or are claims our children are being taught by methods that don't work just a beat up by political conservatives? The Literacy Wars cuts through the passionate claims and counterclaims to explain what's happening in our classrooms and why they've become a battleground. more...
- Fremantle Press 2008; US$ 16.95
Its the end of the seventies and one young reporter is bearing witness to the final days of Australias whaling industry. Thirty years after the last whale was captured and slaughtered in Australia, Chris Pash, tells the very human story of the characters and events that brought whaling to an end. This fair and balanced account portrays... more...
- Exisle Publishing 2007; US$ 4.99
No contest has captured the imagination of cricket lovers around the world as much as the Ashes. From the controversy of the Bodyline series to the brilliance of Bradman, from the heroics of batsmen like Botham and Ponting to the bowling magic of Warne, this is an event that has always demanded the very best of those who wish to win it. THE ASHES looks... more...
- University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 31.95
Charles Darwin liked and loathed Australia. The father of evolution paid the continent a flying visit during in 1836, and was glad to put the place behind him. Yet Australia's astonishing wildlife influenced him deeply, and his revolutionary theories still resonate profoundly in Australian society. Two hundred years after Darwin's birth, at... more...