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  • Evolution in the Antipodesby Tom Frame

    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...

  • Losing My Religionby Tom Frame

    University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 27.95

    In this challenging and provocative book, Tom Frame, one of Australia’s best-known writers on religion and society, examines diminishing theological belief and declining denominational affiliation. He argues that Australia has never been a very religious nation but that few Australians have deliberately rejected belief – most simply can’t... more...

  • The Ashesby John Miller

    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...

  • 1942by Bob Wurth

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2008; US$ 16.35

    1942 was the year of Australia's greatest peril - as Darwin was destroyed by bombing, Australian ships were torpedoed within sight of our coast, midget Japanese submarines attacked shipping in Sydney Harbour, and the Japanese army invaded New Guinea on its inexorable march south. This is the real story of the genuine and imminent threat to Australia... more...

  • Land of Vision and Mirageby Geoffrey Bolton

    The University of Western Australia Publishing 2008; US$ 14.99

    A concise, clear and informative history of Western Australia, from 1826 to present; covers the evolution of popular WA institutions (RAC, BankWest, University of Western Australia, West Coast Eagles); The rise and fall of WA Inc. and associated personalities; The mining boom; Indigenous history; Isolation as fuel for parochial attitudes and stereotypes;... more...

  • Seeds of Empireby Tom Brooking; Eric Pawson

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 32.00

    The traditional image of New Zealand is one of verdant landscapes with sheep grazing on lush green pastures. Yet this landscape is almost entirely an artificial creation. As Britain became increasingly reliant on its overseas territories for supplies of food and raw material, so all over the Empire indigenous plants were replaced with English grasses... more...

  • Governor Macquarieby Derek Parker

    Woodslane Press 2011; US$ 13.99

    The first new biography of Lachlan Macquarie in decades, this book draws on a wealth of sources, both in Australia and overseas, to paint a picture of the man and his times. It must be seen as one of the great ironies of Australian history that as far as the British Government was concerned he failed in his duty as Governor of New South Wales - as... more...

  • Dig 3ft NWby Sarah Murgatroyd

    The Text Publishing Company 2010; US$ 22.95

    It was the greatest expedition of its time. In 1860 Robert O'Hara Burke, with William Wills and a party of explorers, set out to cross Australia from south to north. A few months later a tree bore a strange carving: Dig Under 3ft NW. What went wrong? Edited for young adults, this is an abridged version of the bestselling, The Dig Tree. more...

  • Australian Tragicby Jack Marx

    Hachette Australia 2010; US$ 32.88

    Here are stories from Australia's dark heart: of catastrophe and misfortune, intrigue and passion, betrayal and tragedy. Some you may think you know, others, you have never heard of, but all the stories in AUSTRALIAN TRAGIC will capture your imagination. They range across our past and our present: the heartbreaking story of the fire at Luna Park... more...

  • Mailman of the Birdsville Trackby Kristin Weidenbach

    Hachette Australia 2010; US$ 23.48

    The Birdsville Track is one of the best known - and loneliest - tracks in Australia, and for twenty years Tom Kruse was the mailman, battling the searing heat, floods and mechanical breakdowns. He made the run every fortnight and was a lifeline to the isolated settlements and stations along the way, delivering everything from letters to essential supplies.... more...