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  • The Black Warby Nicholas Clements

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 16.99

    Between 1825 and 1831 close to 200 Britons and 1000 Aborigines died violently in Tasmania?s Black War. It was by far the most intense frontier conflict in Australia?s history, yet many Australians know little about it. The Black War takes a unique approach to this historic event, looking chiefly at the experiences and attitudes of those who took part... more...

  • Orphans of the Livingby Joanna Penglase

    Fremantle Press 2007; US$ 12.99

    Drawing on interviews, submissions to the Senate Inquiry, and personal experience, this revealing documentation describes, for the first time, the experience of Forgotten Australians from the perspective of the survivors. In August 2004, Parliamentary senators wept as they presented the report from the Senate Inquiry into the treatment of children... more...

  • Salt Storyby Sarah Drummond

    Fremantle Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    In this warm, lively account of living on and by the sea, Sarah Drummond writes of life as an apprentice fisherwoman. Through her firsthand experience with small-scale commercial fishing in the Great Southern, Drummond documents a way of life?fishing?that is slowly dying as waters become politicized and fished out. She writes of fishing, of feuds,... more...

  • Heartsick for Countryby Sally Morgan; Tjalaminu Mia; Blaze Kwaymullina

    Fremantle Press 2008; US$ 12.99

    The stories in this anthology speak of the love between Aboriginal peoples and their countries. They are personal accounts that share knowledge, insight and emotion, each speaking of a deep connection to country and of feeling heartsick because of the harm that is being inflicted on country even today, through the logging of old growth forests, converting... more...

  • Island of the Lostby Joan Druett

    Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 9.99

    Hundreds of miles from civilisation, two ships wreck on opposite ends of the same bleak deserted island in a true story of human nature at its best - and at its worst. more...

  • Burning Bushby Stephen J. Pyne

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 7.39

    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...

  • Constructing Capitalismby Andrew Wells

    Allen & Unwin 1989; US$ 13.63

    Constructing Capitalism describes Australia's transformation from an immense and isolated gaol in 1788 to a liberal capitalist economy by the time of Federation. more...

  • The Liberalsby Dean Jaensch

    Allen & Unwin 1994; US$ 13.63

    The Liberals unpacks the current crisis within the Australian Liberal Party and leaves no doubt about the challenge of rebuilding the party. more...

  • Australia's Spies and their Secretsby David McKnight

    Allen & Unwin 1994; US$ 18.17

    Australia's Spies and their Secrets tells the inside story of the rise and fall of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) - Australia's premier spy body. Based on thousands of documents never before revealed and interviews with former ASIO officers and many of those spied upon, this fascinating book exposes the secret elements... more...

  • Hills of Apollo Bayby Peter Cowan

    Fremantle Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    Against the background of postwar censorship and isolation, this story of flawed love follows Richard, a young writer running from his hometown of Perth in search of a freer existence in Melbourne. His best friend is an ex-boxer turned black marketer, and his girlfriend is an old-fashioned tart with heart. With a profound dismay about the directions... more...