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Women, Rites and Sites: Aboriginal women's cultural knowledge

by Peggy Brock

Women, Rites & Sites is a collection of essays which explore the active role of women in Aboriginal cultural and religious life. It should be read by all people interested in Aboriginal-white relations, in Aboriginal...


Victoria's Heritage: Lectures to celebrate the 150th anniversary of European settlement in Victoria

by A. G. L. Shaw

Victoria's 150th anniversary celebrations have put the spotlight on the state, and on its cultural and environmental development. In Victoria's Heritage, leading historians survey that development across a number...


The Unmaking of Gough

by Paul Kelly

The Unmaking of Gough is the story of the most dramatic and extraordinary eighteen months in Australian political history - a story of power, intrigue and events almost beyond belief.


The Moon Seems Upside Down: Letters of love and war

by Jim Mitchell

The Moon Seems Upside Down is a story of love and war told through the letters of Arthur Alan Mitchell, who served with the 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion and later suffered as a prisoner of war on the Burma Railroad....


The Methodists: A history of Methodism in NSW

by Don Wright & Eric Clancy

The Methodists tells the story of Methodism in New South Wales from the establishment of the first class meetings in the colony until the inauguration of the Uniting Church in 1977.


The Liberals

by Dean Jaensch

The Liberals unpacks the current crisis within the Australian Liberal Party and leaves no doubt about the challenge of rebuilding the party.


The Governesses: Letters from the colonies 1862-1882

by Patricia Clarke

A rich insight into daily life in the Australian colonies in the mid-nineteenth century, as seen through the eyes of governesses who travelled from England to take up posts with local families.


The Making of the Aborigines

by Bain Attwood

In this startling and original study, Bain Attwood reveals how relationships between indigenous Australians and European colonisers determined the hearts and minds of the indigenous peoples, making them anew...


Pastiche: Reflections on nineteenth-century Australia

by Penny Russell & Richard White

A well-organised collection of the best recent writing on nineteenth century Australian history.


Island Nation: A history of Australians and the sea

by Frank Broeze

An alternative history of Australia written in a lively and accessible style and exploring the crucial role of the sea in shaping our national identity.


In Our Time: Socialism and the rise of Labor, 1885 -1905

by Verity Burgmann

In Our Time examines Australian loyalties to socialist agitators at the end of the nineteenth century and challenges the accepted versions of the social and political ferment which gave rise to the labour movement...


Constructing Capitalism: An economic history of eastern Australia, 1788-1901

by Andrew Wells

Constructing Capitalism describes Australia's transformation from an immense and isolated gaol in 1788 to a liberal capitalist economy by the time of Federation.


Believing in Australia: A cultural history of religions

by Hilary M. Carey

A history of religious practice in Australia from Aboriginal religions to New Age cults.


Governing Savages

by Andrew Markus

Governing Savages explores the value system that provided the justification for the treatment of Aborigines during the early decades of the twentieth century, and reveals how policies of brutality and calculated...


The Baltic World 1772-1993: Europe's Northern Periphery in an Age of Change

by David Kirby

This eagerly-awaited sequel shares the characteristics of its distinguished predecessor -- wide geographical and chronological span; expert mingling of political, social and economic history; and Dr Kirby's...


England's Colonial Wars 1550-1688: Conflicts, Empire and National Identity

by Bruce Lenman

 Bruce Lenman's hugely ambitious study explores three interacting themes: the growth of England's sprawling colonial empire; its military dimension; and the impact of colonial warfare on national identity....


The Nature of the English Revolution

by John Morrill

John Morrill has been at the forefront of modern attempts to explain the origins, nature and consequences of the English Revolution. These twenty essays -- seven either specially written or reproduced from generally...


An Environmental History of Britain since the Industrial Revolution

by B.W. Clapp

The present and future state of the environment gives rise to ever increasing concern, but much less is known as yet about the past: the damage that has been done since, and by, the Industrial Revolution; how...


The Balkans Since the Second World War

by R. J. Crampton

Since the collapse of Eastern European communism, the Balkans have been more prominent in world affairs than at any time since before the First World War. Crises in the area have led NATO to fire its first ever...


The Dreyfus Affair in French Society and Politics

by Eric Cahm

The Dreyfus affair remains one of the most famous miscarriages of justice in modern times. Eric Cahm's study does justice to the human drama, whilst also throwing light on the wider society and politics of the...