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Kerry Girls: Emigration and the Earl Grey Scheme

by Kay Moloney Caball

The true story of the Kerry girls who were shipped to Australia from the four Kerry Workhouses of Dingle/Kenmare/Killarney and Listowel in 1849/1850, as part of the Earl Grey Scheme. From scenes of destitution...


Black and Proud: The Story of an Iconic Afl Photo

by Matthew Klugman & Gary Osmond

On April 17, 1993, after an Australian Football League match between St. Kilda and Collingwood marred by racist chanting, victorious St. Kilda star Nicky Winmar faced the opposition fans, lifted his shirt and,...


Kitty's War: The Remarkable Wartime Experiences of Kit McNaughton

by Janet Butler

The remarkable wartime experiences of Kit McNaughton Kitty’s War is based upon the previously unpublished war diaries of Great War army nurse Sister Kit McNaughton. Kit and historian Janet Butler grew up in...


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....


Developments in Australian Buddhism: Facets of the Diamond

by Michelle Spuler

This book examines the adaptation of Buddhism to the Australian sociocultural context. To gain insight into this process of cross-cultural adaptation, issues arising in the development of Diamond Sangha Zen...


A Boy's Short Life: The story of Warren Braedon/Louis Johnson

by Anna Haebich & Steve Mickler

Louis St John Johnson, born Warren Braedon, was taken from his mother in Alice Springs at just three months old. Despite growing up with the love and care of his adoptive family, Louis was increasingly targeted...


26 Views of the Starburst World: William Dawes at Sydney Cove 1788-91

by Ross Gibson

When Lieutenant William Dawes came to Botany Bay with the First Fleet Marines in January 1788 he delved into the world of a small group of Indigenous people from around Sydney Harbour. In 26 Views of the Starburst...


The Black War: Fear, Sex and Resistance in Tasmania

by Nicholas Clements

Between 1825 and 1831 close to 200 Britons and 1000 Aborigines died violently in Tasmania’s Black War. It was by far the most intense frontier conflict in Australia’s history, yet many Australians know little...


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,...


The Rise and Fall of National Women's Hospital: A History

by Linda Bryder

In this major history, Linda Bryder traces the annals of National Women’s Hospital over half a century in order to tell a wider story of reproductive health. She uses the varying perspectives of doctors, nurses,...


The Protectors: A Journey Through Whitefella Past

by Stephen Gray

Powerful and provocative, this is a beautifully written and very personal search to understand the men who were the protectors of Aboriginal people in Australia's north - their moral ambiguities, their good...


Taking to the Skies: Daredevils, heroes and hijackings, great Australian flying stories

by Jim Eames

Great yarns of Australian aviation from a man who lives and breathes flying.


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...


Military Discipline

by Geoff Barr

"The mythology surrounding the Australian digger in World War One (WWI) and his inability to adhere to military discipline is legendary. In this book I explore the myth of the digger, and draw on primary sources...


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.