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Out of Luck: Poor Australians and Social Welfare 1788-1988

by Stephen Garton

Out of Luck uncovers the history of the many who have always had to struggle hard to survive in this 'lucky' country and who have seldom shared in the rewards of a well endowed society. Stephen Garton draws...


The Luck of the Irish: How a Shipload of Convicts Survived the Wreck of the Hive to Make a New Life in Australia

by Babette Smith

The author of the bestselling Cargo of Women and Australia's Birthstain tracks the lives of Irish convicts who arrived in Australia the mid-1800s, uncovering a longlasting influence of the Irish convicts on...


The Dead Do Not Die: "Exterminate All the Brutes" and Terra Nullius

by Sven Lindqvist, Joan Tate & Sarah Death

Sven Lindqvist is one of our most original writers on race, colonialism, and genocide, and his signature approach—uniting travelogues with powerful acts of historical excavation—renders his books devastating...


The Great Race: The Race Between the English and the French to Complete the Map of Australia

by David Hill

On the afternoon of 8 April 1802, in the remote southern ocean, two explorers had a remarkable chance encounter. Englishman Matthew Flinders and Frenchman Nicolas Baudin had been sent by their governments on...


Pukaki: a comet returns

by Paul Tapsell

Exploring the legacy of Pukaki, the ancestral father of Ngati Whakaue, a hapu (sub-tribe) of Te Arawa of Rotorua, this text also relates the history of the carving of Pukaki that featured in the Te Maori exhibition,...


The Treaty of Waitangi

by Ross Calman

The Treaty of Waitangi is the founding document of New Zealand, a subject of endless discussion and controversy, and is at the centre of many of New Zealand's major events, including Waitangi Day celebrations...


Mana from Heaven: A Century of Maori Prophets in New Zealand

by Bronwyn Elsmore

Mana from Heaven is the definitive work about the early interaction between Maori and missionary, and the more than 60 Maori prophets that arose in response to the translation of the Old Testament into Maori...


Nga Waka o Nehera: The first voyaging canoes

by Jeff Evans

This is the essential refrence work to the traditions of Maori canoes that voyaged to New Zealand, including lists of waka, names of crew members and vessels, karakia (prayer) and waiata (songs), and maps. A...


Polynesian Navigation and the Discovery of New Zealand

by Jeff Evans

The Polynesian navigator Kupe is credited with the discovery of New Zealand and his expedition named Aortearoa, land of the long white cloud. How did he and the many canoes that followed find their way without...


Hustlers, Rogues & Bubble Boys: White-collar mischief in New Zealand

by Graeme Hunt

A detailed and engaging history of white-collar crime: con artists, desperate businesspeople and hustlers based in New Zealand but with tentacles reaching worldwide.


Like Them That Dream: The Maori and the Old Testament

by Bronwyn Elsmore

The arrival of European missionaries in New Zealand had an immeasurable impact on Maori society. Like Them That Dream tellsl the intriguing story of early interaction between Maori and missionary, leading to...


It's Still in My Heart, This Is My Country': The Single Noongar Claim History

by South West Aboriginal Land and Council

Originally titled 'Applicants Historical Report' and prepared as expert evidence in the native title case known as Single Noongar Claim, this book analyses the historiography and associated anthropology of the...


Kerry Girls: Emigration and the Earl Grey Scheme

by Kay Moloney Caball

The true story of the Kerry girls who were shipped to Australia from the four Kerry Workhouses of Dingle/Kenmare/Killarney and Listowel in 1849/1850, as part of the Earl Grey Scheme. From scenes of destitution...


Kitty's War: The Remarkable Wartime Experiences of Kit McNaughton

by Janet Butler

The remarkable wartime experiences of Kit McNaughton Kitty’s War is based upon the previously unpublished war diaries of Great War army nurse Sister Kit McNaughton. Kit and historian Janet Butler grew up in...


Sense and Nonsense in Australian History

by John Hirst

Sense and Nonsense in Australian History represents a lifetime's original reflection by Australia's most innovative and penetrating historian. Included here are classic essays on the pioneer legend, Australian...


Hughenden & Beyond

by Beryl Hunter

Spending her life in Queensland's North West, Beryl has experienced rural floods, fires, droughts and other difficulties that face Australia's inland. When she married Stuart Hunter and moved to life "on the...


Jungle Warriors: From Tobruk to Kokoda and Beyond, How the Australian Army Became the World's Most Deadly Jungle Fighting Force

by Adrian Threlfall

Australians are acknowledged as being among the best, if not the best, jungle fighters. This fascinating and revealing history explores how the Australian soldier evolved from being trained for and fighting...


Tasmania's Convicts: How Felons Built a Free Society

by Alison Alexander

The story of the 72,000 convicts transported to Van Diemen's Land from 1803 to 1853, and the colony they built.


Australian Adventure: Letters from an Ambassador's Wife

by Anne Clark

From August 1965 to February 1968, during his period of service in Australia, Ambassador Edward Clark traveled in that country as no other American and probably few Australians ever have. His wife, Anne Clark,...


A Shorter History of Australia

by Geoffrey Blainey

A broad, concise and inclusive vision of Australia and Australians by one our most renowned historians. After a lifetime of research and debate on Australian and international history, Geoffrey Blainey is well-placed...