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

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    James Belich?s book is a tour de force. In a brilliant new analysis, he demolishes the received wisdom of the course and outcome of the new Zealand Wars . . . explains how we came by the version and why it is all wrong, and substitutes his own interpretation. It is a vigorous and splendidly stylish contribution to our historiography. the New Zealand... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Entanglements of Empireby Tony Ballantyne

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    Tony Ballantyne (born Dunedin, 1972) is a historian whose works examine the development of imperial intellectual and cultural life in Ireland, India, New Zealand and Britain. He graduated BA at the University of Otago and obtained a PhD at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Professor C. A. Bayly. He is currently chair of the History... more...

  • Entanglements of Empireby Tony Ballantyne

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 21.88

    The first Protestant mission to New Zealand, established in 1814, saw the beginning of complex political, cultural, and economic entanglements with Maori. Entanglements of Empire is a deft reconstruction of the cross-cultural translations of this early period. Misunderstanding was rife: the physical body itself became the most contentious site of... more...

  • Facing North Volume 2by David Goldsworthy; Peter Edwards

    Melbourne University Press 2015; US$ 16.66

    Australian-Asian relations from the 1970s to 2000 are chronicled in this second volume in the Facing North series. Utilizing extensive official government sources and private collections from ministers and public servants, this volume explores the changing relations between the two regions with a focus on integration; political, social, and economic... more...

  • Van Diemen's Landby Murray Johnson; Jeremy Beckett

    UNSW Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    The history of Aborigines in Van Diemen’s Land is long. The first Tasmanians lived in isolation for as many as 300 generations after the flooding of Bass Strait. Their struggle against almost insurmountable odds is one worthy of respect and admiration, not to mention serious attention. This broad-ranging book is a comprehensive and critical account... more...