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  • A Concise History of Australiaby Stuart Macintyre

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This fourth edition investigates the key factors - social, economic and political - that continue to shape modern-day Australia. more...

  • Humanitarian Imperialismby Amalia Ribi Forclaz

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 97.99 US$ 84.27

    From the late 1880s to the onset of World War II, organizations in Europe forged an informal international network to fight the continued existence of slavery and slave trading in Africa. Humanitarian Imperialism explores the scope and outreach of these antislavery groups, as well as their development alongside Fascist imperialism. more...

  • The Biggest Estate on Earthby Bill Gammage

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 27.26

    Explodes the myth that pre-settlement Australia was an untamed wilderness revealing the complex, country-wide systems of land management used by Aboriginal people. more...

  • The Cambridge Economic History of Australiaby Simon Ville; Glenn Withers

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 48.00 US$ 39.36

    Provides a systematic and comprehensive treatment of Australia's economic foundations, growth, resilience and future in an engaging, contemporary narrative. more...

  • Denny Dayby Terry Smyth

    Penguin Random House Australia 2016; US$ 24.15

    Captain Edward Denny Day - the only law 'from the Big River to the sea' - was Australia's greatest lawman, yet few have heard of him. This is his story. Once there was a wilderness: Australia's frontier, a dangerous and unforgiving place where outlaws ruled the roads and killers were hailed as heroes. It was here, in 1838, that one man's uncompromising... more...

  • Island at the End of the Worldby Steven Roger Fischer

    Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 32.00

    On a long stretch of green coast in the South Pacific, hundreds of enormous, impassive stone heads stand guard against the ravages of time, war, and disease that have attempted over the centuries to conquer Easter Island. Steven Roger Fischer offers the first English-language history of Easter Island in Island at the End of the World, a fascinating... more...

  • Scars in the Landscapeby Ian Clark

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1995; US$ 20.00

    Scars in the Landscape is a register of massacres and killings of Aboriginal people during 1803?1859. Deliberately challenging the ideology that the colonisation of Western Victoria was peaceful, the register reveal that violence was widespread. Through searching contemporary archival material, utilising Aboriginal oral history and local histories,... more...

  • The Native Tribes of South-East Australiaby A. W. Howitt

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1996; US$ 45.00

    Alfred William Howitt (1830?1908) was a pioneer anthropologist. This book is a classic anthropological work and it contains a wealth of material of interest to anyone interested in Australian history, particularly people of Koorie descent. This is a facsimile edition of the work as it was published in 1904. Warning: the language and attitudes in this... more...

  • The Use of Censorship in the Enlightenmentby Mogens Laerke

    BRILL 2009; US$ 144.00

    Taking an interdisciplinary approach to the topic, this volume studies the role censorship played in the intellectual culture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, how it was implemented, and how it affected the development philosophy and literary writing.? more...

  • Sydney's Aboriginal Pastby Val Attenbrow

    University of NSW Press 2010; US$ 52.95

    This second edition of Sydney’s Aboriginal Past draws on the latest historical, archaeological, geological, environmental and linguistic research, as well as oral evidence of present-day Aboriginal people, to reveal the diversity of Aboriginal life in the Sydney region before, during and for the first thirty years of British settlement. Val Attenbrow... more...