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Ma, I'm Gettin Meself a New Mammy

by Martha Long

After numerous arrests for shoplifting, Martha is sent to the convent where, the judge rules, she is to get an education. Martha is relieved to be out of the clutches of her horrible drunken stepfather, Jackser,...


An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America

by Nick Bunker

Written from a strikingly fresh perspective, this new account of the Boston Tea Party and the origins of the American Revolution shows how a lethal blend of politics, personalities, and economics led to a war...


The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States

by Gordon S. Wood

The preeminent historian of the American Revolution explains why it remains the most significant event in our history.

More than almost any other nation in the world, the United States began as an idea. For...


On Guerrilla Warfare

by Mao Tse-Tung

On Guerrilla Warfare is Mao's case for the extensive use of an irregular form of warfare in which small groups of combatants use mobile military tactics in the forms of ambushes and raids to combat a larger...


Australia's Spies and their Secrets

by David McKnight

Australia's Spies and their Secrets tells the inside story of the rise and fall of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) - Australia's premier spy body. Based on thousands of documents never...


Get the Bloody Job Done: The Royal Australian Navy Helicopter Flight-Vietnam and the 135th Assault Helicopter Company 1967-1971

Convict Women

by Kay Daniels

Lively stories about the role of women when Australia was a gaol.


Dispossession: Black Australians and White Invaders

by Henry Reynolds

A fascinating collection of documents revealing in their own words how white Australians regarded Aboriginal people in the two centuries since white colonisation led to black dispossession.


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.