Australian history

Dark Tales from the Long River New!

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...

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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...

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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...

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Beyond the Lattice New!

Beyond the Lattice

Beyond the Lattice: Broome's Early YearsSusan Sickert 'Beyond the Lattice' seeks answers to quest...

Beyond the Lattice: Broome's Early YearsSusan Sickert 'Beyond the Lattice' seeks answers to questions about the little-known history of Broome. It steps away from the pearlers' world of privilege and power. Susan looks instead for the heart of the town through the lives of the thousands of Asian, Aboriginal and mixed-race people who lived here. 

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Rum: A Distilled History of Colonial Australia

Rum: A Distilled History of Colonial Australia

Rum: A Distilled History of Colonial AustraliaMatt Murphy Australia and its formation - through t...

Rum: A Distilled History of Colonial AustraliaMatt Murphy Australia and its formation - through the distorted view of a rum bottle. Could the Rum Rebellion have been averted if Major Johnston wasn't hungover?Would the Eureka Stockade have been different if the rebels weren't pissed?How were prisoners to get drunk if Macquarie closed the only pub in the goal?And why should sailors under fourteen be deprived of their sixteen shots of rum per day? These are just some of the questions raised in M...

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Flash Jim

Flash Jim

Flash Jim: The astonishing story of the convict fraudster who wrote Australia's first dictionaryK...

Flash Jim: The astonishing story of the convict fraudster who wrote Australia's first dictionaryKel Richards The astonishing story of James Hardy Vaux, writer of Australia's first dictionary and first true-crime memoir. If you wear 'togs', tell a 'yarn', call someone 'sly', or refuse to 'snitch' on a friend then you are talking like a convict. These words, and hundreds of others, once left colonial magistrates baffled and police confused. So comprehensible to us today, the flash language of c...

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Argyle

Argyle

Argyle: The Impossible Story of Australian DiamondsStuart Kells This is the story of the intrepid...

Argyle: The Impossible Story of Australian DiamondsStuart Kells This is the story of the intrepid Australian geologists who discovered pink diamonds in the Kimberley. The remote Kimberley region of Western Australia has a rich history and unique geography. In the 1960s De Beers, the world's largest diamond company, sent gem-hunters to the area but they came away empty-handed. It was a vast region to survey, and they'd overlooked something vital. A few years later, a team of Australian geologi...

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On Red Earth Walking

On Red Earth Walking

On Red Earth Walking: The Pilbara Aboriginal Strike, Western Australia 1946–1949Anne Scrimgeour I...

On Red Earth Walking: The Pilbara Aboriginal Strike, Western Australia 1946–1949Anne Scrimgeour In 1946 Aboriginal people walked off pastoral stations in Western Australia's Pilbara region, withdrawing their labour from the economically-important wool industry to demand improvements in wages and conditions. Their strike lasted three years. ‘On Red Earth Walking’ is the first comprehensive account of this significant, unique, and understudied episode of Australian history. Using extensive and ...

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Aboriginal Australians

Aboriginal Australians

Aboriginal Australians: A history since 1788Richard Broome The highly regarded history of Austral...

Aboriginal Australians: A history since 1788Richard Broome The highly regarded history of Australia's First Nations people since colonisation, fully updated for this fifth edition. In the creation of any new society, there are winners and losers. So it was with Australia as it grew from a colonial outpost to an affluent society. Richard Broome tells the history of Australia from the standpoint of the original Australians: those who lost most in the early colonial struggle for power. Surveying...

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The Coast Watchers

The Coast Watchers

The Coast Watchers: The Men Behind Enemy Lines Who Saved the PacificPatrick Lindsay After Pearl H...

The Coast Watchers: The Men Behind Enemy Lines Who Saved the PacificPatrick Lindsay After Pearl Harbor, Japan swept unchecked through the Pacific. But a tiny band of brave men stayed behind the enemy lines. Aided by loyal islanders, they watched and they warned. They were the Coast Watchers. They saved countless lives - including that of future US President John F. Kennedy - and they changed the course of the Pacific War. They knew capture meant certain execution but, while the Japanese hunte...

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A Celebration of Wattle

A Celebration of Wattle

A Celebration of Wattle: Australia's National EmblemMaria Hitchcock Wattle is the best known and ...

A Celebration of Wattle: Australia's National EmblemMaria Hitchcock Wattle is the best known and most loved of all our native flora. However, few Australians are aware of the important part wattle has played in the nation's history and continues to play in bringing us together in good times and bad as a symbol of our being Australian. 'A Celebration of Wattle' is a revised edition of Wattle (AGPS 1991). It expands on that earlier book with some changes. New features include Wattle Day memorie...

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Aboriginal Biocultural Knowledge in South-eastern Australia

Aboriginal Biocultural Knowledge in South-easte...

Aboriginal Biocultural Knowledge in South-eastern Australia: Perspectives of Early ColonistsFred ...

Aboriginal Biocultural Knowledge in South-eastern Australia: Perspectives of Early ColonistsFred Cahir, Ian D. Clark and Philip A. Clarke Provides an insight into the environmental knowledge of Indigenous Australians. Indigenous Australians have long understood sustainable hunting and harvesting, seasonal changes in flora and fauna, predator–prey relationships and imbalances, and seasonal fire management. Yet the extent of their knowledge and expertise has been largely unknown and underapprec...

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