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Savage Harvest

by Carl Hoffman

The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in remote New Guinea in 1961 has kept the world, and even Michael's powerful, influential family, guessing for years. Now, Carl Hoffman uncovers startling...

Three Crooked Kings

by Matthew Condon

Journalist and novelist Matthew Condon has crafted the definitive account—a searing story of greed, crime, and corruption—of an era that changed Queensland society; an impact that reverberates across the...


by Ernest Shackleton

This astonishing memoir of Shackleton's final voyage explores courage, tenacity and unflagging hope in the face of adversity. South remains one of the greatest adventures of the twentieth century.

A Dictionary of Australian Politics

by Jackie Dickenson & Robert Corcoran

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

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...

Waka Taua

by Jeff Evans

A Maori war canoe being paddled at full speed makes an awesome sight. Thanks to a renaissance in canoe building, more and more New Zealanders now have the chance to witness the traditional waka taua. Waka Taua...

Hustlers, Rogues and Bubble Boys

by Graeme Hunt

'White-collar-crime' is a term that only recently came into use in New Zealand. But as Graeme Hunt illustrates in this highly readable book, sharp practice and outright cons have been part of New Zealand's society...

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,...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...