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- 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...
- 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...
- NewSouth 2010; US$ 47.95
While W.K. Hancock may no longer be described as Australias 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...
- 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...
- 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 19031928 draws on the National Museum of Australias rich collection of Basedows photographic... more...
- 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 Melbournes 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...
- 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...