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- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 27.99
Consuming Ocean Island tells the story of the land and people of Banaba, a small Pacific island, which, from 1900 to 1980, was heavily mined for phosphate, an essential ingredient in fertilizer. As mining stripped away the island's surface, the land was rendered uninhabitable, and the indigenous Banabans were relocated to Rabi Island in Fiji. Katerina... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 149.99
This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Australia covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. more...
- UNSW Press 2014; US$ 29.99
Joan Sutherlands debut, the notorious Petrov Commission, a rumoured ghost and rowdy public meetings give Canberras Albert Hall a history like no other. Albert Hall - the simple, elegant building at the heart of our national capital - was Canberras only performing arts centre for its first 40 years. The venue for weekly dances, art... more...
- NewSouth 2014; US$ 19.99
Andrew Tinks superb book tells the story of Australia in the twentieth century, from Federation to the Sydney 2000 Olympics. A century marked by the trauma of war and the despair of the depression, balanced by extraordinary achievements in sport, science and the arts. A country underpinned by a political system that worked most of the time and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
Aboriginal children represent one of the fastest growing population segments in Australia, yet the lives of Aboriginal children in their environment has rarely been subjected to systematic and in-depth study. In this book, Angela Kreutz considers the relationship between the environment, attachment and development in indigenous children, examining... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 10.19
His explosive insider memoir Power Trip was hailed as the must-read of 2013, making The Thick of It look tame, and now Damian McBride is back with more razor-sharp observations taken from his widely acclaimed blog. The former spin-doctor, a pivotal but notorious figure in the New Labour government, has since become one of the most sought-after commentators... more...
- Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 29.15
Ngapuhi is the largest iwi in New Zealand and its people have occupied the northern North Island, from Tamaki in the south to Te Rerenga Wairua in the north, from the time of their arrival from Hawaiki. Ko Tautoro, Te Pito o Toku Ao is Ngapuhi elder Hone Sadler?s powerful account of the origins, history and culture of the Ngapuhi people – a profound... more...
- Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 21.88
Did Maori or Europeans live longer in 1769? Why were Pakeha New Zealanders the healthiest, longest lived people on the face of the globe for eighty 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 twentieth century? Through lively text and quantitative... more...
- NewSouth 2014; US$ 31.99
Shark attacks and sewage slicks, lifesavers and surfers, amusement parks and beach camps - the beach is Sydneys most iconic landscape feature. From Palm Beach in the north to Cronulla in the south, Sydneys coastline teems with life. People from around the city escape to the beaches to swim, surf, play and lie in the sun. Sydney Beaches... more...