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Petals and Bullets: Dorothy Morris ¿ New Zealand Nurse  in the Spanish Civil War

by Mark Derby

This book is based on the vivid, detailed, and evocative letters New Zealand nurse Dorothy Morris sent from Spain and other European countries. They have been supplemented by wide-ranging research to record...


Let the Bums Burn: Australia's Deadliest Building Fire and the Salvation Army Tragedies

by Geoff Plunkett

In 1966 a fire ripped through Melbourne's William Booth Memorial Home for destitute and alcoholic men. Although it remains Australia's deadliest building fire, it is, like the 30 men who died in that fire -...


Porkers: The gripping story of the Cora Lynn Ripper and the ones that didn't get away

by Warwick Broadhurst

THERE ARE DAYS when a pig hunt can resemble a clash between Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote: "I suddenly realized that I wasn't alone! ... it had gone black, and an animal raced up the tunnel towards me ..." "I...


Entanglements of Empire: Missionaries, Maori, and the Question of the Body

by Tony Ballantyne

Entanglements of Empire explores the political, cultural and economic entanglements and irrevocable social transformations that resulted from Maori engagements with Protestant missionaries at the most distant...


Tragedy at Pike River Mine: How and Why 29 Men Died

by Rebecca Macfie

On a sunny afternoon in November 2010, a massive explosion rocked the underground Pike River coal mine, deep in a mountain range in New Zealand’s South Island. More than an hour and a half later, two ashen...


The Spirit of Ned

by Bert O'Flannagan

If in my writing of this book my words appear to be telling the life of Ned Kelly in a different way to other books, or if some may believe that some of what my pen has been guided to write, may not be the actual...


At the Margin of Empire: John Webster and Hokianga, 1841¿1900

by Jennifer Ashton

In telling the story of John Webster’s long and colorful life for the first time, this biography also explores the wider transformation of relationships between Maori and Pakeha during the 19th century. In...


Griffith Review 48: Enduring Legacies

by Julianne Schultz & Peter Cochrane

In the year that marks the centenary of the battle at Gallipoli and the seventieth anniversary of the end of World War II, Griffith Review 48: Enduring Legacies switches the focus from the battles to the long...


Young Country

by Kerry Hines

This book is a collection of poetry by 21st-century writer Kerry Hines, alongside images by 19th-century photographer William Williams. The wry, plainspoken but haunting poems sit alongside evocative photographs...


Before I Sleep: My Life Fighting Crime and Corruption

by Ray Whitrod & Matthew Condon

 In the early 1970s, Queensland was a haven for crooks from both sides of the law. It was into this hothouse that Ray Whitrod was controversially appointed as police commissioner in 1970. Just six years later...


The Birth of Sydney

by Tim Flannery

Sydney, Australia is one of the world's most beautiful and fascinating cities, home to over three and a half million people and site of the 2000 Summer Olympic Games. In The Birth of Sydney, scientist and historian...


The Healthy Country?: A History of Life & Death in New Zealand

by Alistair Woodward & Tony Blakely

Did Maori or Europeans live longer when Captain James Cook arrived in New Zealand in 1769? Why were Pakeha New Zealanders the healthiest, longest-lived people on the face of the globe for 80 years—and why...


Warrior: A legendary leader's dramatic life and violent death on the colonial frontier

by Libby Connors

The fascinating story of one of the great Aboriginal resistance fighters of the colonial frontier and a compelling portrait of life in early Brisbane.


Mawson's Remarkable Men: The personal stories of the epic 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition

by David Jensen

Who were the men who set off with Douglas Mawson on his heroic exploration of Antarctica? A fascinating and illuminating memoir of the intrepid adventurers who helped shape the legend.


Steel on Steel: Inside the battle for the future of Australia's biggest railroad

by Stephen Baines

The inside story of the privatisation of the freight arm of Queensland Rail and one of the most extraordinary transformations of a company in the history of Australian business. An icon that touched every part...


Frontier Justice: A History of the Gulf Country to 1900

by Tony Roberts

“Frontier Justice is a very powerful and important book. It appears at a particularly significant time given the intense current debate about Aboriginal history. It is essential reading for anyone with an interest...


The Ghosts of Roebuck Bay

by Ian W. Shaw

The Japanese attack on Broome is the second most deadly air raid on Australia soil in our history and yet it's almost entirely overlooked. On 3 March 1942, nine Japanese Zero planes strafed the small town planning...


Beyond the Ladies Lounge: Australia's Female Publicans

by Clare Wright

Clare Wright's award-winning research challenges the myth that the Australian pub is a male domain, revealing the enduring and dynamic presence of female publicans behind the bar. Wright takes the reader on...


Aboriginal Peoples, Colonialism and International Law: Raw Law

by Irene Watson

This work is the first to assess the legality and impact of colonisation from the viewpoint of Aboriginal law, rather than from that of the dominant Western legal tradition. It begins by outlining the Aboriginal...


Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands since the First World War

by William S. Livingston & Wm. Roger Louis

Three forces-dwindling British power, rising American influence, and nationalism in a variety of forms-have transformed Australia, New Zealand, and the adjacent islands since 1919. In this volume, some of the...