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  • A Savage Historyby John Newton

    University of New South Wales Press 2013; US$ 39.99

    Celebrated, revered, and studied, whales hold particular allure, but for much of history they have been relentlessly hunted throughout the oceans. A Savage History is a powerful account of a complex and bloody relationship that tells the rich history of whales and whaling, following the stories of whalers from the 18th century to the present day.... 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 ofthe island'snationalidentity. Using individual examples of immigrants and their families, itexamines their geographical origins, their occupational and class backgrounds, and their religion... 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...

  • Australia on Horsebackby Cameron Forbes

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2014; US$ 23.63

    The first horse set foot in Australia on 30 January 1788, one of seven aboard the First Fleet's Lady Penrhyn , which also carried a cargo of female convicts. From then on, horses carried explorers who opened up the country to settlement. They carried Aboriginal mounted police, trained as ruthless killers of their own people. Horses, often fine... more...

  • Daughters of Erebusby Paul Holmes

    Hachette New Zealand 2011; Not Available

    How 287 people died in the air crash on Mt Erebus. What caused the crash and who covered it up more...

  • Kiwi Battlefieldsby Ron Palenski

    Hachette New Zealand 2011; Not Available

    The history behind the major battlefields in which New Zealand soldiers fought more...

  • The Great Raceby David Hill

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    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...

  • Australians in Papua New Guinea 19601975by 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...

  • Last Woman Hangedby Caroline Overington

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; US$ 22.63

    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...

  • Burning Bushby Stephen J. Pyne

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    Stephen J. Pyne is a professor at Arizona State University West and theauthor of seven books, including Fire in America, and Fire on the Rim. more...