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  • Chinese Factorby Pamela Tan

    Rosenberg Publishing 2008; US$ 15.99

    The author left Australia patriotically attracted to the new China created by the communist revolution. She stayed nearly 30 years through a period of initial promise followed by a series of disasters. Here, she explores her experience, beliefs, confusion and fear in China, her young life in Melbourne that led to China and her post-China journey once... more...

  • To Ride a Fine Horseby Mary Durack

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 9.99

    To Ride a Fine Horse is an Australian classic - Mary Durack's Kings in Grass Castles - adapted for young readers. It tells the story of Mary's grandfather, Patsy, a poor Irish boy who came to Australia at seventeen, made his fortune on the gold fields, and then founded a pastoral empire in the remote outback. Patsy's ambition had always been to... more...

  • A Radical Lifeby Russel Ward

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 11.81

    The influential and controversial historian of The Australian Legend. more...

  • Battlelinesby Tony Abbott

    Melbourne University Publishing 2013; Not Available

    New introduction on why good policy matters and why books debating big policy ideas matter. Abbott argues the battle of ideas helps ensure political parties come to power knowing who they are, what they stand for, what the impact of the policies might be and how they can best be implemented.Good policy is 1% headline and 99% implementation a lesson... more...

  • After Captain Cookby Rodney Harrison; Christine Williamson

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 36.99

    The original papers collected in this pioneering volume address the historical archaeology of Aboriginal Australia and its application in researching the shared history of Aboriginal and settler Australians. The authors draw on case studies from across the continent to show how archaeology can illuminate the continuum of responses by indigenous Australians... more...

  • Insular Toponymiesby Joshua Nash

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 149.00

    How do people name places on islands? Is toponymy in small island communities affected by degrees of connection to larger neighbours such as a mainland? Are island (contact) languages and mainland languages different in how they are used in naming places? How can we conceptualise the human-human interface in the fieldwork situation when collecting... more...

  • Australian History Nowby Anna Clark; Paul Ashton

    NewSouth 2013; US$ 19.99

    Australian history has changed drastically over the last fifty years and has found itself at the centre of heated and consuming public debates. Australian History Now is an engaging and often surprising introduction to the ways we understand and write our history in academic, popular and school books, argue about it in the media, present it in museums... more...

  • Friendly Fireby Gerald Hensley

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    In 1984, the newly elected Labour Government?s anti-nuclear policy collided with a United States foreign policy based on nuclear deterrence. After three years of ship visits denied, angry meetings, fraught diplomacy and press conferences, the stand-off led to the unravelling of the ANZUS military alliance, established in 1951. Based on previously... more...

  • Omaiby Eric H. McCormick

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15

    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 the... more...

  • Mutiny!by Sir John Barrow

    Cooper Square Press 2003; US$ 15.99

    The historic voyage of the H.M.S. bounty culminates in Fletcher Christian's mutiny against Captain Bligh. more...