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  • No Idle Richby Jim McAloon

    Otago University Press 2017; US$ 9.99

    Wealth and power in a colonial society is the subject of this book. It is a detailed study of the richest settlers in southern New Zealand, where the country's earliest fortunes were made, mostly by pastoral farmers and financiers. Who where the rich? Not born gentlemen, the author shows, but astute and innovative capitalists, generally from relatively... more...

  • He Reo Wahineby Lachy Paterson; Angela Wanhalla

    Auckland University Press 2017; US$ 35.99

    During the nineteenth century, Maori women produced letters and memoirs, wrote off to newspapers and commissioners, appeared before commissions of enquiry, gave evidence in court cases, and went to the Native Land Court to assert their rights. He Reo Wahine is a bold new introduction to the experience of Maori women in colonial New Zealand through... more...

  • Witnessing Australian Storiesby Kelly Jean Butler

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 100.00

    This book is about how Australians have responded to stories about suffering and injustice in Australia, presented in a range of public media, including literature, history, films, and television. Those who have responded are both ordinary and prominent Australians—politicians, writers, and scholars. All have sought to come to terms with Australia's... more...

  • Vandemonian Warby Nick Brodie

    Hardie Grant Books 2017; US$ 11.99

    Governments and others succeeded in burying the real story of the Vandemonian War for nearly two centuries. And historians failed to see through the myths and lies - until now. This is the story of how the British truly occupied Van Diemen’s Land, deploying regimental soldiers and special forces, armed convicts and mercenaries. In the 1820s and... more...

  • Dancing with the Kingby Michael Belgrave

    Auckland University Press 2017; US$ 47.49

    After the battle of Orakau in 1864 and the end of the war in the Waikato, Tawhiao, the second Maori King, and his supporters were forced into an armed isolation in the Rohe Potae, the King Country. For the next twenty years, the King Country operated as an independent state - a land governed by the Maori King where settlers and the Crown entered at... more...

  • Life of George Bassby Miriam Estensen

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 27.26

    A full account of the life, times and mysterious disappearance of George Bass, one of Australia's most significant maritime explorers, from the author of the highly acclaimed Discovery and The Life of Matthew Flinders. more...

  • The Literacy Warsby Ilana Snyder

    Allen & Unwin 2008; US$ 29.95

    Is there a crisis in literacy education in Australia? Or are claims our children are being taught by methods that don't work just a beat up by political conservatives? The Literacy Wars cuts through the passionate claims and counterclaims to explain what's happening in our classrooms and why they've become a battleground. more...

  • Alice on the Lineby Doris Blackwell; Douglas Lockwood

    New Holland Publishers (Australia) 2008; US$ 9.95

    This true story of life at the Alice at the turn of the century is not only a book of great historical interest, it reflects a deep love for the country and the people. more...

  • The Ashesby John Miller

    Exisle Publishing 2007; US$ 4.99

    No contest has captured the imagination of cricket lovers around the world as much as the Ashes. From the controversy of the Bodyline series to the brilliance of Bradman, from the heroics of batsmen like Botham and Ponting to the bowling magic of Warne, this is an event that has always demanded the very best of those who wish to win it. THE ASHES looks... more...

  • Evolution in the Antipodesby Tom Frame

    University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    Charles Darwin liked and loathed Australia. The father of evolution paid the continent a flying visit during in 1836, and was glad to put the place behind him. Yet Australia's astonishing wildlife influenced him deeply, and his revolutionary theories still resonate profoundly in Australian society. Two hundred years after Darwin's birth, at... more...