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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....


Sense and Nonsense in Australian History

by John Hirst

Sense and Nonsense in Australian History represents a lifetime's original reflection by Australia's most innovative and penetrating historian. Included here are classic essays on the pioneer legend, Australian...


Hughenden & Beyond

by Beryl Hunter

Spending her life in Queensland's North West, Beryl has experienced rural floods, fires, droughts and other difficulties that face Australia's inland. When she married Stuart Hunter and moved to life "on the...


Jungle Warriors: From Tobruk to Kokoda and Beyond, How the Australian Army Became the World's Most Deadly Jungle Fighting Force

by Adrian Threlfall

Australians are acknowledged as being among the best, if not the best, jungle fighters. This fascinating and revealing history explores how the Australian soldier evolved from being trained for and fighting...


Tasmania's Convicts: How Felons Built a Free Society

by Alison Alexander

The story of the 72,000 convicts transported to Van Diemen's Land from 1803 to 1853, and the colony they built.


Australian Adventure: Letters from an Ambassador's Wife

by Anne Clark

From August 1965 to February 1968, during his period of service in Australia, Ambassador Edward Clark traveled in that country as no other American and probably few Australians ever have. His wife, Anne Clark,...


A Shorter History of Australia

by Geoffrey Blainey

A broad, concise and inclusive vision of Australia and Australians by one our most renowned historians. After a lifetime of research and debate on Australian and international history, Geoffrey Blainey is well-placed...


Crack Hardy: From Gallipoli to Flanders to the Somme, The True Story of Three Australian Brothers at War

by Stephen Dando-Collins

Dando-Collins adroitly interweaves a compelling family history with the broader canvas of the Anzacs. Crack Hardy is a fine and important book.This is the true story of three Australian soldiers, the Searle...


Ruth Park's Sydney

by Ruth Park

Updated classic account of Sydney's history and culture told by one of Australia's most loved authors.


Waitangi & Indigenous Rights: Revolution, Law & Legitimation

by F. M. Brookfield

This landmark study examines issues surrounding New Zealand’s Treaty of Waitangi, focusing on recent Fiji revolutions and indigenous customary rights to the seabed and foreshore. In this revised edition, the...


Arawata Bill: The Story of Legendary Gold Prospector William James O'Leary

by Ian Dougherty

Arawata Bill (1865-1947) was a pioneering New Zealand folk hero. He spent decades in the unforgiving mountain country of North-west Otago and South Westland, prospecting for gold and other minerals and making...


New Zealand's Great War: New Zealand, the Allies and the First World War

by John Crawford & Ian McGibbon

This book is a collection of essays arising out of the 'Zealandia's Great War' conference organised by the New Zealand Military History Committee in November 2003. In 32 essays by distinguished military historians...


New Zealand's Vietnam War: A History of Combat, Commitment and Controversy

by Ian McGibbon

This landmark publication provides a comprehensive and authoritative account of New Zealand's involvement in the Vietnam War, and will remain the standard reference work on the subject for decades. Its publication...


From Venus to Antarctica: The Life of Dumont d'Urville

by John Dunmore

High adventure, drama, discovery, science and map making. This is the first-ever full-length English language biography of D'Urville - one of the nineteenth century's great explorers. Bad-tempered and irreverent,...


The Voices of War: Australians Tell Their Stories From World War I to the Present

by Michael Caulfield

Drawn from engagements ranging from World War I through to operations in East Timor and Iraq, these stories are taken from the Australians at War Film Archive, a collection of the memories of more than 2000...


The Vietnam Years: From the Jungle to the Australian Suburbs

by Michael Caulfield

The Vietnam War was the longest and most divisive war in our history. Almost 60,000 Australians served and more than 500 were killed. At home, thousands protested against the war and conscription and hundreds...


Daughters of Erebus

by Paul Holmes

How 287 people died in the air crash on Mt Erebus. What caused the crash and who covered it up


Kiwi Battlefields

by Ron Palenski

The history behind the major battlefields in which New Zealand soldiers fought


Settlers: New Zealand Immigrants from England, Ireland & Scotland 18001945

by Jock Phillips & Terry Hearn

Analyzing everything from shipping records to death registers, this book takes an in-depth look at New Zealand's European ancestors, exploring the origins of the island's national identity. Using individual...


Proportional Representation on Trial: New Zealand's Second Mmp Election and After

by Peter Aimer, Jack Vowles & Susan Banducci

Tracing the transition of a democracy as it moves in between electoral systems, this book details the current and past public opinion surrounding New Zealand’s 1999 election. As a result of the second election...