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- Melbourne University Press 2008; US$ 9.99
'There is an Australian dream that is collective. It goes to the roots of what it means to be Australian, since it's imprinted in Australia's history, the collective acts of its peoples, their attitudes, their gestures, what and how they eat, how they spend their leisure time, and the way such things reflect upon and derive from who they are.'... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99
Following is an excerpt from this extensive & highly detailed guide by a lifetime resident of Australia. The guide covers all the hotels, restaurants, sights to see and activities, from beachgoing to hiking, kayaking to exploring the Outback and the cultural attractions. Australias largest state takes up nearly a third of the continent, filling... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 22.71
From the Aboriginal fringe camps of his birth to the catwalk, basketball court, DJ console and more...this is a new anniversary edition of Boori Monty Pryor's life, his pain, his joy and his hopes, and is as powerful now as it was when it was first published in 1998. more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 20.78
In 1787, the twenty-eighth year of the reign of King George III, the British Government sent a fleet to colonize Australia. An epic description of the brutal transportation of men, women and children out of Georgian Britain into a horrific penal system which was to be the precursor to the Gulag and was the origin of Australia. The Fatal... more...
- The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99
Ada Cambridge had only been married for a few weeks when she set out for Australia with her new husband, a clergyman. Over the next several decades, the two lived and worked in a series of small, relatively rudimentary outposts, along with their growing family. This fascinating account of her transformation and acclimation to Australian culture will... more...
- NewSouth 2015; US$ 24.99
The Star Hotel in Newcastle has become a site of defiance for the marginalized young and dispossessed working class. To understand the whole story of the Star Hotel riot, it should be seen in the context of other moments of resistance such as the 1890 Maritime Strike, Rothbury miners' lockout in 1929 and the recent battle for the Laman Street fig... more...
- Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 23.99
Tony Ballantyne (born Dunedin, 1972) is a historian whose works examine the development of imperial intellectual and cultural life in Ireland, India, New Zealand and Britain. He graduated BA at the University of Otago and obtained a PhD at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Professor C. A. Bayly. He is currently chair of the History... more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99
A must-read for true-crime buffs and fans of maritime history, The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty: Its Cause and Consequences is widely recognized as the most detailed historical account of the mutiny on the Bounty that has spawned dozens of novels, movies, and other pop-culture retellings. more...
- Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 31.99
James Belich?s book is a tour de force. In a brilliant new analysis, he demolishes the received wisdom of the course and outcome of the new Zealand Wars . . . explains how we came by the version and why it is all wrong, and substitutes his own interpretation. It is a vigorous and splendidly stylish contribution to our historiography. – the New Zealand... more...