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  • The Martin Presenceby Peter Beilharz; Trevor Hogan; Sheila Shaver

    UNSW Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Jean Martin was a pioneer of sociology, inventing a version of the discipline that was uniquely suited to Australia in the post-war period. Jean Isobel Martin (1923-79) made herself a sociologist before the discipline was established in Australia. Regarded as a founder of Australian sociology, her writing, teaching and policy helped shape Australia... more...

  • I Saw a Strange Landby Arthur Groom; Robyn Davidson

    The Text Publishing Company 2015; US$ 12.95

    While living in Central Australia Arthur Groom fell under the spell of our harsh and fascinating country, captivated by its limitless distances and unbelievable colour. Hermannsburg, the home of artist Albert Namatjira and of other well-known painters, became Groom's headquarters, and from there he made numerous expeditions into wilder and more inaccessible... more...

  • No Small Changeby Frank Brennan; Patricia Turner

    University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    Frank Brennan is an Indigenous Australian, Jesuit priest, professor of law at the Australian Catholic University, and adjunct professor at the College of Law and the National Centre for Indigenous Studies at the Australian National University. He has written a number of books on Indigenous issues and civil liberties, including most recently Acting... more...

  • The White Possessiveby Aileen Moreton-Robinson

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    The White Possessive explores the links between race, sovereignty, and possession through themes of property: owning property, being property, and becoming propertyless. Focusing on the Australian Aboriginal context, Aileen Moreton-Robinson questions current race theory in the first world and its preoccupation with foregrounding slavery and migration.... more...

  • The New Zealand Wars and the Victorian Interpretation of Racial Conflictby James Belich

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    First published in 1986, James Belich?s groundbreaking book and the television series based upon it transformed New Zealanders? understanding of New Zealand?s great ?civil war?: struggles between Maori and Pakeha in the 19th century. Revealing the enormous tactical and military skill of Maori, and the inability of the Victorian interpretation of racial... more...

  • Queenslandby Mark Bahnisch

    NewSouth 2015; US$ 9.99

    Everyone has heard the clichés about Queensland politics: Queensland is ‘different’. It’s the ‘Deep North’. Its state elections exemplify Pineapple Party Time. But what if those clichés are in fact looking more like the state of affairs in the rest of Australia? Does the Sunshine State represent the new normal in... more...

  • At the Margin of Empireby Jennifer Ashton

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    In telling the story of John Webster?s long and colorful life for the first time, this biography also explores the wider transformation of relationships between Maori and Pakeha during the 19th century. In this remarkable biography, Jennifer Ashton uses the life of one man as a unique lens through which to view the early history of New Zealand. more...

  • 'What Do We Want?'by Heidi Norman

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    The passage of land rights laws in New South Wales in 1983 saw political intrigue, deception, and disappointment as well as unprecedented engagement by Aboriginal citizens and their supporters. How could a sympathetic New South Wales State Government redress the effects of 200 years of colonization in the most densely populated state in the Commonwealth?... more...

  • Radical Newcastleby James Benett; Nancy Cushing; Erik Eklund

    NewSouth 2015; US$ 24.99

    The Star Hotel in Newcastle has become a site of defiance for the marginalized young and dispossessed working class. To understand the whole story of the Star Hotel riot, it should be seen in the context of other moments of resistance such as the 1890 Maritime Strike, Rothbury miners' lockout in 1929 and the recent battle for the Laman Street fig... more...

  • Best Australian Political Cartoons 2014by Russ Radcliffe

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. 2015; US$ 20.99

    Discover the year 2014 in politics as observed by Australia?s funniest and most perceptive political cartoonists. With Dean Alston, Peter Broelman, Warren Brown, Pat Campbell, Andrew Dyson, John Farmer, First Dog on the Moon, Matt Golding, Fiona Katauskas, Mark Knight, Jon Kudelka, Bill Leak, Alan Moir, Peter Nicholson, Bruce Petty, David Pope, David... more...