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- 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...
- Rosenberg Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99
A poetic, personal, candid and richly descriptive account ofover 40 journeys, on foot, in a kayak and by campervan to different parts of the South Coast of New South Wales over the last twenty years. It includes observations of animals, plants, people, history, ship wrecks, ecology, lakes and islands, and encounters with cuckoos, terns, owls, snakes,... more...
- CSIRO Publishing 2014; US$ 29.95
Ned Kelly was hanged at the Old Melbourne Gaol on 11 November 1880, and his body buried in the graveyard there. Many stories emerged about his skull being separated and used as a paperweight or trophy, and it was finally put on display at the museum of the Old Melbourne Gaol ? until it was stolen in 1978. It wasn?t only Ned Kelly?s skull that went... more...
- Spinifex Press 2014; US$ 19.99
In Ngarrindjeri Wurruwarrin, Diane Bell invites her readers into the complex and contested world of the cultural beliefs and practices of the Ngarrindjeri of South Australia; teases out the meanings and misreadings of the written sources; traces changes and continuities in oral accounts; challenges assumptions about what Ngarrindjeri women know, how... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95
The nations of the Pacific Basin - in East and Southeast Asia, Australasia, the Pacific islands and the Americas - make up the world's largest economic zone, and its most culturally diverse region. In recent years its Asian 'Tiger Economies' have suffered economic collapse and unfinished business from the Cold War has produced continuing conflict... more...
- The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 34.99
Memorable speeches define a people and a place: they define a nation. It is impossible to imagine Australia's past without Peter Lalor's rallying cry at the Eureka Stockade or Ned Kelly's last words from the dock. Or to imagine recent decades without Pauline Hanson's controversial maiden speech in parliament or Gough Whitlam's famous words after the... more...
- UNSW Press 2014; US$ 39.99
This is the third and final volume of the landmark, award-winning series The Europeans in Australia that gives an account of settlement by Britain. It tells of the various ways in which that experience shaped imagination and belief among the settler people from the eighteenth century to the end of World War I. Volume Three, Nation, tells the story... more...
- University of New South Wales Press 2014; US$ 29.99
Six years after vacating his position as the longest-serving premier of New South Wales, Bob Carr returned to politics in his dream job: as foreign minister of Australia and a senior federal cabinet minister. For 18 months he kept a diary documenting a whirl of high-stakes events on the world stage?the election of Australia to the UN Security Council,... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 14.57
Hailed as the must-read political book of the year by commentators on all sides of the great divide, Power Trip is the explosive memoir of one of Westminster?s most controversial figures. From 1999 to 2009, Damian McBride worked at the heart of the Treasury and No. 10. He was a pivotal member of Gordon Brown?s inner circle before a notorious scandal... more...
- Troubador Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 4.99
Jonathan Nicholas spent an extraordinary year in Australia when he was twenty-two years old. It was a very eventful, challenging, dangerous, and wonderful year which as you will see was totally unforgettable. His time in the country started in a very strange manner but this was to become quite typical of his time in Australia. more...