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  • Cooper's Creekby Alan Moorehead

    Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 14.95

    In 1860, an expedition set out from Melbourne, Australia, into the interior of the country, with the mission to find a route to the northern coast. Headed by Robert O?Hara Burke and William John Wills, the party of adventurers, scientists, and camels set out into the outback hoping to find enough water and to keep adequate food stores for their trek... more...

  • Omaiby Eric H. McCormick

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 31.99

    Omai was the first Polynesian to visit Britain. Picked up by one of Cook's captains, he was carried to England where he became a human curiosity and the lion of fashionable London. He was presented at Court, examined by scientists and painted by a series of artists. He learned to skate and play chess, and developed a liking for the theatre. At... more...

  • Von Käfern, Märkten und Menschenby Rebekka Habermas; Alexandra Przyrembel

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 36.29

    Wenn über die Kolonialisierung der Welt geschrieben wird, steht zumeist im Vordergrund, was die Europäer den Weltregionen an Fortschritt und Zivilisation brachten. Tatsächlich aber wäre auch die europäische Wissensgeschichte ohne die Kolonien anders verlaufen. Ein Heer von Missionaren, Forschungsreisenden, Kolonialbeamten und Kaufleuten haben das Wissen... more...

  • Koombana Daysby Annie Boyd

    Fremantle Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    The elegant, ultra-modern S.S. Koombana arrived in Western Australia in March 1909. After only three years of Nor’-West service, the ship and her entire complement disappeared in a late-summer cyclone off the Pilbara coast. The vessel has never been found and the tragedy remains unexplained. Koombana Days is the story of the ship and... more...

  • The Healthy Country?by Alistair Woodward; Tony Blakely

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Did Maori or Europeans live longer when Captain James Cook arrived in New Zealand in 1769? Why were Pakeha New Zealanders the healthiest, longest-lived people on the face of the globe for 80 years?and why did Maori not enjoy the same life expectancy? Why were New Zealanders? health and longevity surpassed by other nations in the late 20th century?... more...

  • Under a Bilari Tree I Bornby Alice Bilari Smith; Anna Vitenbergs; Loreen Brehaut

    Fremantle Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Bringing up nine children of your own is a major achievement in itself. Bringing up a further 15 foster children is truly remarkable. Alice Bilari Smith had lived in the Pilbara all her life, on stations and in the bush, on government reserves and in towns. As a girl on Rocklea Station she narrowly avoided removal from her family by ?the Welfare.?... more...

  • Remembering the Futureby Melinda Hinkson

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    In a lucid style, Remembering the Future tracks the return of the indigenous Australian Warlpiri peoples to communities and their important collection of drawings, six decades after they were made. Discussions with many people, journeys to places, and archival research build a compelling account of the colonial and contemporary circumstances of... more...

  • Best Australian Political Cartoons 2014by Russ Radcliffe

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. 2015; US$ 20.99

    Discover the year 2014 in politics as observed by Australia?s funniest and most perceptive political cartoonists. With Dean Alston, Peter Broelman, Warren Brown, Pat Campbell, Andrew Dyson, John Farmer, First Dog on the Moon, Matt Golding, Fiona Katauskas, Mark Knight, Jon Kudelka, Bill Leak, Alan Moir, Peter Nicholson, Bruce Petty, David Pope, David... more...

  • Van Diemen's Landby Murray Johnson; Jeremy Beckett

    UNSW Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    The history of Aborigines in Van Diemen’s Land is long. The first Tasmanians lived in isolation for as many as 300 generations after the flooding of Bass Strait. Their struggle against almost insurmountable odds is one worthy of respect and admiration, not to mention serious attention. This broad-ranging book is a comprehensive and critical account... more...

  • Conciliation on Colonial Frontiersby Kate Darian-Smith; Penelope Edmonds

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    Spanning the late 18th century to the present, this volume explores new directions in imperial and postcolonial histories of conciliation, performance, and conflict between European colonizers and Indigenous peoples in Australia and the Pacific Rim, including Aotearoa New Zealand, Hawaii and the Northwest Pacific Coast. It examines cultural "rituals"... more...