Australian history

Botanical Revelation Botanical Revelation New!

Botanical Revelation

Botanical Revelation: European encounters with Australian plants before DarwinDavid J. Mabberley ...

Botanical Revelation: European encounters with Australian plants before DarwinDavid J. Mabberley Acclaimed author David Mabberley provides a ground-breaking analysis of early European understanding of Australia's flora. Combining science, horticulture, art and economics, this lavishly illustrated book - with many never-before-published images - reveals the motives and complex networks that led to the international spread of knowledge and cultivation of hundreds of Australian plants in Europe ...

$89.95

A Botanical Journey A Botanical Journey New!

A Botanical Journey

A Botanical Journey: The Story of the Western Australian HerbariumRoger Underwood Explore the Wes...

A Botanical Journey: The Story of the Western Australian HerbariumRoger Underwood Explore the Western Australian botanical journey through many fascinating personalities: botanists, internationally famous scientists, artists and more in this well-researched book by Roger Underwood. "Care for the heritage of our natural environment needs legislative protection, but it needs much more: knowledge, affection, associations, stories..." - George Seddon in 'The Old Country'.

$64.95

Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia New!

Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia

Girt: The Unauthorised History of AustraliaDavid Hunt Girt. No word could better capture the esse...

Girt: The Unauthorised History of AustraliaDavid Hunt Girt. No word could better capture the essence of Australia. In this hilarious history, David Hunt reveals the truth of Australia's past, from megafauna to Macquarie - the cock-ups and curiosities, the forgotten eccentrics and Eureka moments that have made us who we are. 'Girt' introduces forgotten heroes like Mary McLoghlin, transported for the crime of 'felony of sock', and Trim the cat, who beat a French monkey to become the first anima...

$29.95

Symbols of Australia

Symbols of Australia

Symbols of Australia: Imagining a NationMelissa Harper and Richard White But what do they actuall...

Symbols of Australia: Imagining a NationMelissa Harper and Richard White But what do they actually mean? Where do they come from?Why are some symbols so hotly contested?Does Australia have more than its fair share? 'Symbols of Australia' offers illuminating and unexpected insights into the symbols that surround us: from Uluru to the Australian flag, the rainbow serpent to Holden cars, the democracy sausage to the Great Barrier Reef. Entertaining, provocative, informative, and often surprising...

$39.95

Rottnest: Its Tragedy and Its Glory

Rottnest: Its Tragedy and Its Glory

Rottnest: Its Tragedy and Its GloryEdward Jack Watson Ned Watson's stories of life on Rottnest at...

Rottnest: Its Tragedy and Its GloryEdward Jack Watson Ned Watson's stories of life on Rottnest at the closing of the decades of the 19th century make fascinating reading. He was there during some of the island's tragic and colourful periods. No one alive could write with such authority or such understanding of the human suffering and triumphs of this period. The ghost stories and lighter side of island life are also entertainingly recorded. This well-illustrated book will be read again and ag...

$23.95

Gum: The Story of Eucalyptus

Gum: The Story of Eucalyptus

Gum:The story of eucalypts and their championsAshley Hay No matter where you look in Australia, y...

Gum:The story of eucalypts and their championsAshley Hay No matter where you look in Australia, you’re more than likely to see a eucalyptus tree. Scrawny or majestic, smooth as pearl or rough as guts, they have defined a continent for millennia, and shaped the possibilities and imaginations of those who live among them.  Australia’s First Nations have long knowledge of the characters and abilities of the eucalypts. And as part of the disruption wrought by colonial Australia, botanists battled...

$29.95

Great Furphies of Australian History

Great Furphies of Australian History

Great Furphies of Australian HistoryWhat you really need to know - the truth behind the mythsJim ...

Great Furphies of Australian HistoryWhat you really need to know - the truth behind the mythsJim Haynes Jim Haynes upturns some of the long-held myths of Australian history with surprising results. With all the skills of the master storyteller that he is, Jim Haynes exposes some of the great myths of Australian history. Did you know that Portuguese and Spanish explorers probably found the east coast of Australia before Captain Cook, and that the Rum Rebellion was not caused by rum? And what a...

$29.95

Sandalwood: The story of Western Australias Santalum spicatum

Sandalwood: The story of Western Australias San...

Sandalwood: The story of Western Australia's Santalum spicatumPamela Statham-Drew Sandalwood, gen...

Sandalwood: The story of Western Australia's Santalum spicatumPamela Statham-Drew Sandalwood, genus Santalum, is one of the most exotic and unforgettable woods in the world. It is a yellowish timber with an elusive fragrance that is a combination of floral, spicy and earthy aromas. The oil has been used as a perfume for centuries and is used now as a base by many iconic perfumes, such as Lanvin's Arpege and YSL's Yvresse. Cosmetic demand, however, pales in comparison with spiritual needs. Man...

$30.00

True to the Land

True to the Land

True to the Land: A History of Food in AustraliaPaul van Reyk Spanning 65,000 years, this book pr...

True to the Land: A History of Food in AustraliaPaul van Reyk Spanning 65,000 years, this book provides a history of food in Australia from its beginnings, with the arrival of the first peoples and their stewardship of the land, to a present where the production and consumption of food is fraught with anxieties and competing priorities. It describes how food production in Australia is subject to the constraints of climate, water and soil, leading to centuries of unsustainable agricultural pra...

$49.95

Dark Tales from the Long River

Dark Tales from the Long River

Dark Tales from the Long River: A Bloody History of Australia's North-West FrontierDavid Price De...

Dark Tales from the Long River: A Bloody History of Australia's North-West FrontierDavid Price Delve into the dark history of Western Australia in this collection of true crime stories. From searches for serial killers and missing persons to the persecution of migrants and Aboriginal people, David Price takes us back to a time when the line between lawmakers and criminals was lightly drawn. Based on a wide array of contemporaneous accounts of life in the Gascoyne, these sometimes shocking, so...

$32.99

Farmers or Hunter-gatherers?

Farmers or Hunter-gatherers?

Farmers or Hunter-gatherers?: The Dark Emu DebateKeryn Walshe and Peter Sutton An authoritative s...

Farmers or Hunter-gatherers?: The Dark Emu DebateKeryn Walshe and Peter Sutton An authoritative study of pre-colonial Australia that dismantles and reframes popular narratives of First Nations land management and food production Australians' understanding of Aboriginal society prior to the British invasion from 1788 has been transformed since the publication of Bruce Pascoe's 'Dark Emu' in 2014. It argued that classical Aboriginal society was more sophisticated than Australians had been led t...

$34.95

Johnny James and Other Verses Johnny James and Other Verses

Johnny James and Other Verses

Johnny James: And Other VersesDave Morrell Since moving to a remote cattle station in Western Aus...

Johnny James: And Other VersesDave Morrell Since moving to a remote cattle station in Western Australia's far north-west as a young child, the red dirt of the Kimberley has coloured Dave Morrell's blood and filled his life with adventure. This collection of his bush poetry and memoirs portrays a raw and untold history of his home. Often with humour and sometimes full of emotion, Dave combines his own recollections of life in the outback with stories of white colonisation, Aboriginal displacem...

$70.00