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- Ventura Press 2015; US$ 24.99
The start of World War 2 changed women?s lives and their place in Australian society forever. Thousands of women ventured where few had gone before ? into the services and workplaces previously considered the sole preserve of men. In preparation for her book Between the Dances , Jacqueline Dinan, interviewed over three hundred women around Australia... more...
- Otago University Press 2011; US$ 9.99
Fascination with the interplay of people and place inspired the editors to bring together New Zealanders from different backgrounds and disciplines to explore some of the stories and sites of conflict and change to be found amongst our sacred, historic, rural, urban and coastal landscapes. All of the writers in making our place engage with the underlying... more...
- Otago University Press 2009; US$ 9.99
Police hold placards in front of Jewish, emblazoned with the words "don't buy from Jews;" others put up signs to identify places where Jews are to be denied entry. SA men smashed Jewish shop windows, owners are terrorized into relinquishing their businesses, and home are visited Gestapo who take family members away. The year is is 1993 and this is... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00
Commemoration of war is done through sport on Anzac Day to remember Australia's war dead. War, Sport and the Anzac Tradition traces the creation of this sporting tradition at Gallipoli in 1915, and how it has evolved from late Victorian and Edwardian ideas of masculinity extolling prowess on the sports field as fostering prowess on the battlefield.... more...
- University of Queensland Press 2016; US$ 12.99
A vital Aboriginal perspective on colonial storytelling Indigenous lawyer and writer Larissa Behrendt has long been fascinated by the story of Eliza Fraser, who was purportedly captured by the local Butchulla people after she was shipwrecked on their island in 1836. In this deeply personal book, Behrendt uses Eliza?s tale as a starting point to interrogate... more...
- Otago University Press 2013; US$ 14.99
Making a New Land presents an interdisciplinary perspective on one of the most rapid and extensive transformations in human history: that which followed Maori and then European colonization of New Zealand's temperate islands. This is a new edition of Environmental Histories of New Zealand , first published in 2002, brimming with new content and... more...
- Otago University Press 2011; US$ 9.99
An Accidental Utopia? investigates a more egalitarian past at a time when New Zealand ranks fourth in the developed world for social inequality. It is our first systematic analysis of urban social structure, focusing on three major forms of mobility?marital, work life, and intergenerational. This enables it to identify the distinctive forms taken... more...
- NewSouth 2016; US$ 9.09
Sexual harassment, domestic violence and date rape had not been named, although they certainly existed, when Damned Whores and Gods Police was first published in 1975. That was before the Sex Discrimination Act of 1984 and before large numbers of women became visible in employment, in politics and elsewhere across society. Its hard to imagine... more...
- Penguin Random House Australia 2016; US$ 24.49
Fifteen Young Men is the true story of a doomed adventure. Few people know an Australian football team drowned in 1892. Yet the boat disaster still ranks alongside the Manchester United plane crash (1958) as one of the world's greatest sporting tragedies. Lost were fifteen men and boys from one town - brothers, fathers, sons, uncles and best mates... more...