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In a Sunburned Country
In a Sunburned Country
by Bill Bryson
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"Everything, it seems, is interesting to Bill Bryson. The marvel is that he can make it all interesting to us. Three billion year old fossilized organisms off the western coast; a giant lobster on the side of a highway; empty, forbidding spaces... In a... (read more)

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The Songlines
The Songlines
by Bruce Chatwin
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Bruce Chatwin—author of In Patagonia—ventures into the desolate land of Outback Australia to learn the meaning of the Aborginals' ancient "Dreaming-tracks." Along these timeless paths, amongst the fortune hunters and redneck Australians... (read more)

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The Road from Coorain
The Road from Coorain
by Jill Ker Conway
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One women's journey from a childhood in Australia's outback to adulthood as a successful American career woman. The Road From Coorain is about Everywoman, for it is about childhood loneliness, anguished parent-child relationships, dawning sensibility... (read more)

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The Fatal Shore: The Epic of Australia's Founding
The Fatal Shore: The Epic of Australia's Founding
by Robert Hughes
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Farewell To Nippon
Farewell To Nippon
by Sato Machiko
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This study presents an ethnographic account of a fresh breed of emigrants who have left Japan to settle in Australia in pursuit of a better quality of life. They differ from "economic migrants" who went overseas before the 1970s for economic reasons but... (read more)

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30 Days in Sydney: A Wildly Distorted Account
30 Days in Sydney: A Wildly Distorted Account
by Peter Carey
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“This is a fabulously idiosyncratic small masterpiece ... it’s so good it takes your breath away.”—Times (UK) After living abroad for years, novelist Peter Carey returns home to Sydney and attempts to capture its character... (read more)

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Romulus, My Father
Romulus, My Father
by Raimond Gaita
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A powerful, best-selling memoir about the relationship between a father and son. Adapted as an award-winning film starring Eric Bana (Hulk), loved by readers and lauded by critics, Romulus, My Father is about how one compassionate and honest man taught... (read more)

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Mapping Colonial Conquest: Australia and Southern Africa
Mapping Colonial Conquest: Australia and Southern Africa
by Norman Etherington
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In Mapping Colonial Conquest, cartography is revealed to be the product of powerful social formations fiscal, dynastic, military, commercial, and imperial informing not only where we see ourselves in the world, but also how our cultural, historical, a... (read more)

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The Girl from Botany Bay
The Girl from Botany Bay
by Carolly Erickson
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Acclaim for Carolly Erickson "Carolly Erickson is one of the most accomplished and successful historical biographers writing in English." –The Times Literary Supplement The First Elizabeth "Even more readable and absorbing than the... (read more)

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Fatal Shore
Fatal Shore
by Robert Hughes
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"The Fatal Shore" reveals the full extent of Australia's role as the concentration camp of Georgian England, and in doing so has set new standards in the writing of narrative history... (read more)

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Secret Country
Secret Country
by John Pilger
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A study which takes the reader beyond the euphemistic and romantic popular misconceptions to reveal the often invisible past and the present subterfuge of Australia. It portrays a country of stark contrasts, of visionaries and criminals whose secrets are... (read more)

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Whitewash: On Keith Windschuttle's Fabrication of Aboriginal History (Agenda Melbourne, Vic.)
Whitewash: On Keith Windschuttle's Fabrication of Aboriginal History (Agenda Melbourne, Vic.)
by Robert Manne
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In December 2002, "The Fabrication of Aboriginal History Vol.1 by Keith Windschuttle was published. It argued that violence between whites and Aboriginals in colonial Tasmania had been vastly exaggerated and sought to rewrite the most contentious part of... (read more)

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True Stories
True Stories
by Helen Garner
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"Helen Garner writes the best sentences in Australia."—Bulletin Helen Garner looks at the world with a shrewd and sympathetic eye. Her nonfiction, with its many voices, is always passionate and compelling. True Stories is an extraordinary book... (read more)

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Daisy Bates in the Desert
Daisy Bates in the Desert
by Julia Blackburn
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This blend of documentary and fiction describes the author's search for Daisy Bates, an eccentric woman who lived alone in the deserts of South Australia in the early years of the century and whose accounts of her time there make no distinction between... (read more)

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The Cultivation of Whiteness: Science, Health and Racial Destiny in Australia
The Cultivation of Whiteness: Science, Health and Racial Destiny in Australia
by Warwick Anderson
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In nineteenth-century Australia, the main commentators on race and biological differences were doctors. But the medical profession entertained serious anxieties about the possibility of "racial denigration" of the white population in the new land, and... (read more)

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Walkabout Year: Twelve Months in Australia
Walkabout Year: Twelve Months in Australia
by Samuel F. Pickering
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"Reading Pickering," said Smithsonian, "is like taking a walk with your oldest, wittiest friend." In Walkabout Year, Samuel Pickering, the professor who inspired the movie Dead Poets Society, provides an intimate, engaging chronicle... (read more)

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Colonial Technology: Science and the Transfer of Innovation to Australia (Studies in Australian History)
Colonial Technology: Science and the Transfer of Innovation to Australia (Studies in Australian History)
by Jan Todd
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Australia has always imported overseas technology, largely out of necessity, but has this been exploitative, fostering a relationship of dependence, or used to Australia's advantage? Jan Todd explores this question in the context of nineteenth-century... (read more)

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My Place
My Place
by Sally Morgan
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Looking at the views and experiences of three generations of indigenous Australians, this autobiography unearths political and societal issues contained within Australia's indigenous culture. Sally Morgan traveled to her grandmothers birthplace, starting... (read more)

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Foreign Correspondence: A Pen Pal's Journey from Down Under to All Over
Foreign Correspondence: A Pen Pal's Journey from Down Under to All Over
by Geraldine Brooks
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As a young girl in a working-class neighborhood of Sydney, Australia, Geraldine Brooks longed to discover the places where history happens and culture comes from, so she enlisted pen pals who offered her a window on adolescence in the Middle East, Europe,... (read more)

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The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women
The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia's Convict Women
by Deborah J Swiss
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The convict women who built a continent..."A moving and fascinating story." -Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopold's Ghost The Tin Ticket takes readers to the dawn of the nineteenth century and into the lives of three women arrested and sent... (read more)

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