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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Melbourne University Press 2008; Not Available
'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...
- Melbourne University Press 2012; Not Available
Manning Clark was a complex, demanding and brilliant man. Mark McKenna’s compelling biography of this giant of Australia’s cultural landscape is informed by his reading of Clark’s extensive private letters, journals and diaries—many that have never been read before. An Eye for Eternity paints a sweeping portrait of the man who gave Australians the... more...
- Melbourne University Press 2010; Not Available
'The great task of statesmanship is to apply past lessons to new situations, to draw correct analogies to understand and act upon present forces, to recognise the need for change.' Malcolm Fraser Malcolm Fraser is one of the most interesting and possibly most misunderstood of Australia's Prime Ministers. In this part memoir and part authorised biography,... more...
- Melbourne University Press 2010; Not Available
“We spend forty hours, on average, each week in a place that is not our home, in the company of strangers. Odd then, that the details of what we do all that time often remain unknown, even to those closest to us.” Jana Wendt, one of Australia's most experienced journalists, sets out to discover what drives us in the work we do. She follows a compelling... more...
- National Library of Australia 2013; US$ 14.99
Did you know that, in 1934, the ABC developed synthetic cricket, in which radio broadcasters gave a ball-by-ball description of the game, using sound effects to simulate the sound of bat on ball and the applause of the crowd? The Big Book of Australian History features stunning images from the collections of the National Library of Australia.... more...