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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Sydney Anglicans

by Stephen Judd & Kenneth Cable

From its origins as a convict chaplaincy to the challenges of expansion today, Sydney Diocese has grown through turbulent years of Church-State controversy and the traumas of economic depression and war. Throughout...


A Dictionary of Australian Politics

by Jackie Dickenson & Robert Corcoran

A comprehensive guide to Australia's unique and colourful political language.


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...


Australians (volume 3): Flappers to Vietnam

by Thomas Keneally

In the third volume of Thomas Keneally's unique history of Australia - where he shines a light on the lives and deeds of our countrymen and women, both known and unknown - he takes up the story at the end of...


Irish Women in Colonial Australia

by Trevor McClaughlin

A fascinating trip into colonial history, the result of collaboration between family historians, genealogists and social historians


Ko Te Whenua Te Utu / Land Is the Price: Essays on Maori History, Land and Politics

by M P K Sorrenson

For more than half a century, Keith Sorrenson—one of New Zealand’s leading historians and himself of mixed Maori and Pakeha descent—has dived deeper than anyone into the story of two peoples in New Zealand....


The Spy Catchers: The Official History of ASIO, 1949-1963

by David Horner

With unprecedented access to their hitherto sealed records, this is the first volume of a remarkable official history of ASIO - a revealing and authoritative account of the early years of Australia's national...