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- HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 23.81
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...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2014; US$ 26.27
One woman. Two husbands. Four trials. One bloody execution. The last woman hanged in NSW. 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 died suddenly. The Crown was convinced that Louisa poisoned them... more...
- Random House Australia 2011; US$ 16.42
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...
- Random House New Zealand 2014; Not Available
An entirely new look at the shocking impact of the First World War on New Zealand. For New Zealand, World War One was wholly avoidable, wholly unnecessary - and almost wholly disastrous. Stevan Eldred-Grigg believes that the enormous cost of the war to our people was way too high - and that we still feel its effects, both socially and culturally,... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available
The life, the health, the intelligence, and the morals of the nation count for more than riches, and I would rather have this country free from want and squalor and unemployed than the home of multi-millionaires.'?Richard Seddon, 1905. Casting a long shadow over New Zealand history, Richard John Seddon, Premier from 1893 to his untimely death in 1906,... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99
From the time of the continent's formation tens of millions of years ago as the Godwana twin of Antarctica, Australia has been dominated by fire much as its sister has been by ice. Now Stephen Pyne, one of our foremost environmental historians, proposes a major reinterpretation of the Australian experience by using fire and Australia to explain one... 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...
- 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...