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- Melbourne University Press 2011; Not Available
Andrew Robb lived with an unspoken fear that what he passed off as ‘not being good in the mornings’ was something darker: a black dog whose daily visit lasted longer as the years passed. Worried about stigmas and letting people down, he avoided confronting the problem for four decades, the adrenaline of high-pressure and high profile jobs offering... more...
- Fremantle Press 2013; US$ 10.90
Wilomin Noongar. What does that mean? Aunty Hazel reckons the wilo (curlew) can completely camouflage itself. It closes its eyes and just lies there, motionless. You only see it when its eyes open. So sometimes those of us who are disconnected and dispossessed only become visible when our eyes are opened to history. Acknowledging our people ... more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 13.99
Our first female prime minister Julia Gillard came to power suddenly in a coup that perplexed the nation. She hurried to an election and was chained to a hung parliament. She out-negotiated Tony Abbott and formed a minority government, but the deepest threat was from within: the man she beat for the top job would relentlessly undermine her for three... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 19.31
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...
- 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...
- University of Minnesota Press 1968; US$ 67.50
In 1920 the young American artist George Biddle, recently demobilized after serving in the front lines during World War I, sailed to the South Pacific to live on the island of Tahiti for two years. There he settled down in a native village a days trip fr more...
- The Floating Press 1908; US$ 3.99
In the South Seas is a collection of Robert Louis Stevenson's articles and essays on his travels in the Pacific. In his words: "For nearly ten years my health had been declining; and for some while before I set forth upon my voyage, I believed I was come to the afterpiece of life, and had only the nurse and undertaker to expect. It was suggested... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 21.00
This book details Harriss travels throughout the globe among common people through sixty-seven countries over twelve years. She stayed in a harem, wore a burqa, and slept on a sidewalk through the biggest battle in the Algerian War! Questions evoke critical reading and philosophical thought, and the book includes a bibliography of suggestions... more...