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  • 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...

  • Bio-Politicizing Cary Grantby Joshua David Gonsalves

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 7.99

    Bio-Politicizing Cary Grant explicates the ethnic, racial and sexual ambiguity of Cary Grant?s star persona as both an inculcation of (and resistance to) biopolitical imperatives in fifties-era ?America?. more...

  • The Healthy Country?by Alistair Woodward; Tony Blakely

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Did Maori or Europeans live longer when Captain James Cook arrived in New Zealand in 1769? Why were Pakeha New Zealanders the healthiest, longest-lived people on the face of the globe for 80 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 20th century?... more...

  • Under a Bilari Tree I Bornby Alice Bilari Smith; Anna Vitenbergs; Loreen Brehaut

    Fremantle Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Bringing up nine children of your own is a major achievement in itself. Bringing up a further 15 foster children is truly remarkable. Alice Bilari Smith had lived in the Pilbara all her life, on stations and in the bush, on government reserves and in towns. As a girl on Rocklea Station she narrowly avoided removal from her family by ?the Welfare.?... more...

  • Remembering the Futureby Melinda Hinkson

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    In a lucid style, Remembering the Future tracks the return of the indigenous Australian Warlpiri peoples to communities and their important collection of drawings, six decades after they were made. Discussions with many people, journeys to places, and archival research build a compelling account of the colonial and contemporary circumstances of... more...

  • Trapped in the Gapby Emma Kowal

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 24.95

    In Australia, a 'tribe' of white, middle-class, progressive professionals is actively working to improve the lives of Indigenous people. This book explores what happens when well-meaning people, supported by the state, attempt to help without harming. 'White anti-racists' find themselves trapped by endless ambiguities, contradictions, and double... more...

  • The Empires' Edgeby Sasha Davis

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 59.95

    In the past decade the Asia-Pacific region has become a focus of international politics and military strategies. Due to China’s rising economic and military strength, North Korea’s nuclear tests and missile launches, tense international disputes over small island groups in the seas around Asia, and the United States pivoting a majority... more...

  • Hell-Bentby Douglas Newton

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. 2015; US$ 23.99

    Most histories of Australia?s Great War rush their readers into the trenches, but this history is very different. For the first time, it examines events closely, even hour-by-hour, in both Britain and Australia during the last days of peace in July and August 1914. London?s choice for war was a very close-run thing. At the height of the diplomatic... more...

  • Ko Tautoro, Te pito o Toku Aoby Hone Sadler

    Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Consuming Ocean Islandby Katerina Martina Teaiwa

    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...