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  • In the South Seasby Robert Louis Stevenson

    The Floating Press 1908; US$ 3.99

    In the South Seas is a collection of Robert Louis Stevenson's articles and essays on his travels in the Pacific. In his words: "For nearly ten years my health had been declining; and for some while before I set forth upon my voyage, I believed I was come to the afterpiece of life, and had only the nurse and undertaker to expect. It was suggested... more...

  • Foodies' Guide 2012: Brisbaneby Karen Reyment

    Hardie Grant Books 2011; US$ 12.99

    Brisbane foodies have a wealth of fresh, locally grown foods at their fingertips. Finally, the bible for the burgeoning Brisbane foodie scene has arrived. The Foodies’ Guide to Brisbane contains reviews of all the Brisbane foodie hotspots, as well as detailed sections on the Gold Coast and Tambourine Mountain, the Sunshine Coast, and Stanthorpe,... more...

  • Hide and Seek Brisbaneby Explore Australia

    Hardie Grant Books 2010; US$ 14.95

    Following the success of Hide & Seek Melbourne and Hide & Seek Sydney comes the third guidebook in this series. Hide & Seek Brisbane is a funky and compact guide to the city’s hidden treasures. From restaurants and shops to bars and outdoor activities, the book features 40 secret and intriguing places that you won’t find in any regular travel... more...

  • Palm Islandby Joanne Watson

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    Based on extensive archival and oral history research as well as on personal connections with the community, this volume challenges the prevailing negative view of Palm Island, Australia, and argues against the failure to address today?s continuing Indigenous disadvantage. This substantial history recounts some of the most explosive episodes in Queensland... more...

  • The Mayne Inheritanceby Rosamond Siemon

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    Opening with a macabre mid-nineteenth century murder, The Mayne Inheritance unfolds like a gothic thriller. Was it the murder victim?s money that founded patriarch Patrick Mayne?s Queen Street business empire? Were the whispered accusations of murder and genetic madness true? For 150 years, scandal and mystery have surrounded the Maynes, a wealthy... more...

  • A History of the Pacific Islandsby Deryck Scarr

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    A book about the past and present Pacific Islands, wide-ranging in time and space spanning the centuries from the first settlement of the islands until the present day. more...

  • Stars of Tagaiby Nonie Sharp

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1993; US$ 26.50

    Stars of Tagai is about life among the blue-water people of the Torres Strait Islands ? the title is drawn from the myth of Tagai which belongs to all Torres Strait Islanders. The book explores the changing life of these sea people, their creation and re-creation of identity, and their unique sea culture rich in meaning and custom. Covering the period... more...

  • Islands and Empiresby Ernest S. Dodge

    University of Minnesota Press 1972; US$ 25.00

    Islands and Empires was first published in 1976. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. This is the first one-volume account of the massive impact of Western civilization on the Pacific Islands and... more...

  • Life B'Long Ali Drummondby Samantha Faulkner; Ali Drummond

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2007; US$ 20.00

    Family is one of the most important things in Sam Faulkner’s life. Ali Drummond is Sam Faulkner's grandfather, and this is his story. more...

  • Life B'long Ali Drummondby Sam Faulkner

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2007; US$ 20.00

    The story of the author?s grandfather, one of the few Torres Strait Islander elders who lived through the height of the pearling era, Ali Drummond has had an extraordinary life, by any standards. Orphaned when young, he took to a life at sea at age 14 and applied himself to learning the skills he needed to survive and prosper in a sometimes dangerous... more...