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  • Indentured Identitiesby Farzana Gounder

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 158.00

    The book explores the historical dimension of Indian indenture from within the lived experience of laborers, who emigrated to Fiji from colonial India a century ago. As these laborers are no longer alive, one could argue that the experience of indenture is no longer accessible, if there had not been recordings of the laborers? life narratives. It is... more...

  • The Pacific Islands in China's Grand Strategyby Jian Yang

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    This book - the first single-authored book on Chinese policy toward the South Pacific - examines Chinese engagement with the region in the context of China's grand strategy, drawing on extensive Chinese sources and interviews with policymakers and community leaders. more...

  • A Three Cornered Lifeby Jim Davidson

    NewSouth 2010; US$ 47.95

    While W.K. Hancock may no longer be described as ‘Australia’s most distinguished historian’, he has some enduring claims to our attention. No other Australian historian – and few elsewhere – can match his ‘span’, to use one of his watchwords. Hancock was a major historian in four or five fields, who himself made history... more...

  • Raftby Howard Goldenberg

    Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    Every year for over a decade Goldenberg, a white middle-aged doctor, has spent numerous periods working as a relieving doctor for Aboriginal communities in remote places. On these visits he has observed and recorded Aboriginal Australians lives without resorting to simplification or glib solutions. Among his true stories we meet psychotic Elijah who... more...

  • 1788by Watkin Tench; Tim Flannery

    The Text Publishing Company 2012; US$ 12.95

    In 1788 Watkin Tench stepped ashore at Botany Bay with the First Fleet. This curious young captain of the marines was an effortless storyteller. His account of the infant colony is the first classic of Australian literature. more...

  • A Different Timeby National Museum of Australia

    National Museum of Australia 2008; US$ 35.95

    Herbert Basedow was an anthropologist, geologist and medical doctor who used photography to document his expeditions into central and northern Australia between 1903 and 1928. A Different Time: The Expedition Photographs of Herbert Basedow 1903–1928 draws on the National Museum of Australia’s rich collection of Basedow’s photographic... more...

  • William Laurence Baillieuby Peter Yule

    Hardie Grant Books 2012; US$ 19.99

    Born in Queenscliff to English migrant parents, William Lawrence Baillieu first rose to prominence as a successful auctioneer during Melbourne’s feverish land boom of the 1880s. He quickly built an enormous fortune, which he then subsequently lost in the crash of the early 1890s. But, ever the astute and daring entrepreneur, WL Baillieu resurrected... more...

  • Quadripartite Structuresby Mark S. Mosko

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This book was the first detailed, comprehensive study of Bush Mekeo culture and society. more...

  • What Gifts Engenderby Rena Lederman

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    Gift exchange plays a crucial role in the social and political organization of Mendi in Papua New Guinea. more...

  • Life in the Pacific Oceanby Richard Cannings; Sydney Cannings; Marja de Jong Westman

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 16.99

    The Sea, from its shimmering surface to its sunless depths, teems with life. Its watery world is not our world, but Life in the Pacific Ocean , with its vivd photographs and engaging text, gives us a glimpse into the secrets beneath the surface of the ocean. How do barnacles have sex? Why are sea stars the most feared predators of the intertidal... more...