Australian history

Welcome to Country (Youth Edition)

Welcome to Country (Youth Edition)

Welcome to Country (Youth Edition): An Introduction to our First Peoples for Young AustraliansMar...

Welcome to Country (Youth Edition): An Introduction to our First Peoples for Young AustraliansMarcia Langton ‘Australia is alive with the long history of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, our cultures and our stories. My generation of Aboriginal people want young Australians to be taught more about our history and culture than we were. I have met very few Australians who learned anything in school about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Many have told me that if th...

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Family Business Success Stories

Family Business Success Stories

Graeme Lofts 'Family Business Success Stories' tells the stories of eight of Australia's oldest a...

Graeme Lofts 'Family Business Success Stories' tells the stories of eight of Australia's oldest and best-known family-owned businesses, all of them more than one hundred years old: A. H. Beard, Brown Brothers, Bulla Dairy, Coopers Brewery, Dymocks, Haigh's Chocolates, J.Furphy & Sons and Furphy Foundry, and Samson Sadleirs Group. Around 70% of all Australian businesses are family owned and together they employ more than 50% of the Australian workforce. As Catherine Fritz-Kalish, Co-Founde...

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Rebel Women Who Changed Australia

Rebel Women Who Changed Australia

Susanna De Vries Visionaries, pioneers, activists and artists - women who made a difference to Au...

Susanna De Vries Visionaries, pioneers, activists and artists - women who made a difference to Australia. An updated and condensed edition of Susanna de Vries' 'Great Australian Women', this is a celebration of women who broke the mould, crashed through the ceilings, and shaped the nation in the fields of medicine, law, the arts and politics. From Lillie Goodisson, pioneer of family planning, to Eileen Joyce, world-famous pianist, Enid Lyons, our first female cabinet minister, Stella Miles F...

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Perth Then and Now Perth Then and Now

Perth Then and Now

Richard Offen 'Perth Then and Now' accurately matches historic photographs of the city with speci...

Richard Offen 'Perth Then and Now' accurately matches historic photographs of the city with specially commissioned contemporary views that show how each site looks today. With an Aboriginal history going back over 40,000 years, Perth ranks amongst the oldest places on earth with near continuous human habitation. The modern city came into being in 1829 with the formation of the Swan River Colony. For the first 60 years of its existence, Perth was no more than a small country town which lived o...

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Lost Perth

Lost Perth

Richard Offen In 1901 Federation transformed Western Australia from an independent colony to a st...

Richard Offen In 1901 Federation transformed Western Australia from an independent colony to a state of the Commonwealth of Australia, and Perth gained the status of capital city. Originally funded by agriculture, the discovery of gold gave it the finances to transform itself from a modest country town to a prosperous commercial city with great civic buildings to match. From its settlement in 1829, Perth gradually took shape as a modest town. In the early years its development suffered from a...

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Instant Aussie

Instant Aussie

Jason Foster 'Instant Aussie' is an informative and fun way to truly immerse yourself in fair din...

Jason Foster 'Instant Aussie' is an informative and fun way to truly immerse yourself in fair dinkum Aussie culture without ever having to leave the comfort of your own home. The ideal gift for travellers, or relatives and friends back home. 'Instant Aussie' covers all the important topics of Australia's foundation and political landscape, Australian mysteries and inventions, indigenous history and culture as well as sweeping natural wonders in an amusing and intriguing style. Discussing the ...

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Finding the Heart of the Nation

Finding the Heart of the Nation

Finding the Heart of the Nation: The Journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Tru...

Finding the Heart of the Nation: The Journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and TruthThomas Mayor This is a book for all Australians. Since the Uluru Statement from the Heart was formed in 2017, Thomas Mayor has travelled around the country to promote its vision of a better future for Indigenous Australians. He’s visited communities big and small, often with the Uluru Statement canvas rolled up in a tube under his arm. Through the story of his own journey and interviews with 20 ...

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From the Bukarikara

From the Bukarikara

From the Bukarikara: The Lore of the Southwest Kimberly through the Art of Butcher Joe NanganKim...

From the Bukarikara: The Lore of the Southwest Kimberly through the Art of Butcher Joe NanganKim Akerman Butcher Joe Nangan was one of those charismatic people who exercised a most profound impact on all who met him. Having spent his life acquiring the ritual knowledge and lore, not only of his own Nyikina and Walmajarri forbears but also that pertaining to the lands of his neighbours, Nangan believed that he could, through his art; present his world to a wider audience. With pencil, paint a...

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That was My Home

That was My Home

That Was My Home: Voices from the Noongar Camps in Fremantle and the Western SuburbsDenise Cook '...

That Was My Home: Voices from the Noongar Camps in Fremantle and the Western SuburbsDenise Cook 'That Was My Home' explores the hidden histories of the Noongar camps around Fremantle, Swanbourne and Shenton Park in the suburbs of Perth along the Swan River. The focus is the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, a time when many Noongar people lived with their families in camps. The voices of Noongar people, juxtaposed with information from the archives, photographs and stories from others in the community...

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Dark Emu

Dark Emu

Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of AgricultureBruce Pascoe 'Dark Emu' argues for a ...

Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of AgricultureBruce Pascoe 'Dark Emu' argues for a reconsideration of the 'hunter-gatherer' tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians and attempts to rebut the colonial myths that have worked to justify dispossession. Accomplished author Bruce Pascoe provides compelling evidence from the diaries of early explorers that suggests that systems of food production and land management have been blatantly understated in modern retellings of early Abori...

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Joseph Banks' Florilegium Joseph Banks' Florilegium

Joseph Banks' Florilegium

Joseph Banks' Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook's First VoyageMel Gooding A full-colour ...

Joseph Banks' Florilegium: Botanical Treasures from Cook's First VoyageMel Gooding A full-colour publication of the botanical illustrations commissioned by Joseph Banks, with expert commentaries. Joseph Banks accompanied Captain Cook on his first voyage round the world from 1768 to 1771. A gifted and wealthy young naturalist, Banks collected exotic flora from Madeira, Brazil, Tierra del Fuego, the Society Islands, New Zealand, Australia and Java, bringing back over 1,300 species that had neve...

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Georgiana Molloy: The Mind that Shines

Georgiana Molloy: The Mind that Shines

Bernice Barry This meticulously researched biography tells the extraordinary story of Georgiana M...

Bernice Barry This meticulously researched biography tells the extraordinary story of Georgiana Molloy, one of Australia's first internationally successful female botanists. From the refined beauty of 19th century England and Scotland, to the dramatic landscape of the West Australian coast, 'Georgiana Molloy: The Mind That Shines' gives new insight into the life of this pioneering botanist. Following a swift marriage, Georgiana and Captain John Molloy, a handsome hero with a mysterious past, ...

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