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Daisy Bates in the Desert: A Woman's Life Among Aborigines
Daisy Bates in the Desert: A Woman's Life Among Aborigines
by Julia Blackburn
Publisher Comments
In 1913, at the age of 54, Daisy Bates went to live in the deserts of South Australia. Brilliantly reviewed, astonishingly original, this "eloquent and illuminating portrait of an extraordinary woman" (New York Times Book Review) tells a... (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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Tall Man: The Death of Doomadgee
Tall Man: The Death of Doomadgee
by Chloe Hooper
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andlt;bandgt;In 2004 on Palm Island,andlt;/bandgt; an Aboriginal settlement in the "Deep North" of Australia, a thirty-six-year-old man named Cameron Doomadgee was arrested for swearing at a white police officer. Forty minutes later he was dead in the... (read more)

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Road From Coorain
Road From Coorain
by Jill Conway
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Jill Ker Conway grew up in New South Wales in the 1940s and '50s. This is her account of an Australian childhood in the outback, and subsequently in Sydney, encompassing family tragedy, a devastating struggle with the desert environment, and an evocation... (read more)

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Sean & David's Long Drive (Lonely Planet Journeys)
Sean & David's Long Drive (Lonely Planet Journeys)
by Sean Condon
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Sean Condon is young, urban and a connoisseur of hair wax. He can't drive, and he doesn't really travel well. So when Sean and his friend David set out to explore Australia in a duck-egg blue 1966 Ford Falcon, the result is a decidedly offbeat look at... (read more)

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Black Glass: Western Australian Courts of Native Affairs 1936-54
Black Glass: Western Australian Courts of Native Affairs 1936-54
by Kate Auty
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Between 1936 and 1954, the Western Australian government operated Courts of Native Affairs that heard murder and manslaughter cases where defendant and victim were Aboriginal. These cases—which, for every other citizen, had the status of Supreme... (read more)

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Unpolished Gem: My Mother, My Grandmother, and Me
Unpolished Gem: My Mother, My Grandmother, and Me
by Alice Pung
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After Alice Pung’s family fled to Australia from the killing fields of Cambodia, her father chose Alice as her name because he thought their new country was a Wonderland. In this lyrical, bittersweet debut memoir—already an award- winning... (read more)

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Mrs. Fraser on the Fatal Shore
Mrs. Fraser on the Fatal Shore
by Michael Alexander
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A true story with more drama and excitement than fiction. In 1836, the barque Stirling Castle shipwrecked on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, leaving the crew, Captain Fraser, and his wife at the mercy of cannibalistic aborigines. The captain was soon... (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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Dancing With Strangers the True History of the Meeting of the British First Fleet & the Aboriginal Australians 1788
Dancing With Strangers the True History of the Meeting of the British First Fleet & the Aboriginal Australians 1788
by Inga Clendinnen
Publisher Comments
In January 1788, the First Fleet arrived in New South Wales, Australia and a thousand British men and women encountered the people who would be their new neighbors. Dancing with Strangers tells the story of what happened between the first British... (read more)

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Australia: Great Southern Land
Australia: Great Southern Land
by Frank Welsh
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In a compelling narrative, acclaimed historian Frank Welsh traces the history of the land from scattered convict settlements today's thriving independent nation. A probing and engaging history of Australia--the most comprehensive and up-to-date account... (read more)

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Wisdom Man
Wisdom Man
by Camilla Chance
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Banjo Clarke was an elder of the Kirrae Whurrong, a people of the Gunditjmara nation, and was a direct descendant of Queen Truganini. He was born in 1922 near Warrnambool, and by the time he passed away in March 2000 he was known and loved by thousands... (read more)

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True North: A Memoir
True North: A Memoir
by Jill Ker Conway
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"Compelling...A fascinating life." --The Toronto Star "Conway is a remarkable woman--spunky, intelligent." --The Globe and Mail "A wonderful book...An immensely engaging storyteller." --Washington Post Book World From the... (read more)

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Hunters and Collectors: The Antiquarian Imagination in Australia (Studies in Australian History)
Hunters and Collectors: The Antiquarian Imagination in Australia (Studies in Australian History)
by Tom Griffiths
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An account of the thousands of amateur enthusiasts who shaped the Australian historical imagination.... (read more)

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Social Democracy in Australia's Asian Future
Social Democracy in Australia's Asian Future
by Ross Garnaut
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A collection of lectures and writings authored by economist Garnaut (Australia National U.) between 1982 and 2000. Garnaut argues that the facets of social democracy valued by Australians, such as full employment and equitable income distribution, can... (read more)

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Australia; Too Many People?; the Population Question.
Australia; Too Many People?; the Population Question.
by Erik C Paul
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An important challenge that will shape Australia's futures, says Paul (Macquarie U., Sydney), is its adaptation to the geographic realities of being a small population occupying an entire continent, trying to make friends with neighboring Asia where... (read more)

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Sydney
Sydney
by Geoff Moorhouse
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Sydney's harbor establishes it as one of the most attractive modern cities, but its beginnings suggest something different. In 1770, the British Parliament saw the area as a solution to England's overcrowded prisons. On arriving at the harbor, the first "... (read more)

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In a Sunburned Country
In a Sunburned Country
by Bill Bryson
Staff Pick
"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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Being All Equal (Global Issues,)
Being All Equal (Global Issues,)
by Judith Kapferer
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- Is there such a thing as an Australian national identity? Or is Australia just a melting pot of different peoples and cultures without a common culture? - What is distinctive and what is universal about everyday life in Australia? In a post-colonial... (read more)

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Taming the Great South Land: A History of the Conquest of Nature in Australia
Taming the Great South Land: A History of the Conquest of Nature in Australia
by William J Lines
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"A source of knowledge and inspiration to all those who are concerned for the future of the planet on which we live."--Manning... (read more)

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