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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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How to Make Trouble and Influence People: Pranks, Protests, Graffiti & Political Mischief-Making from Across Australia
How to Make Trouble and Influence People: Pranks, Protests, Graffiti & Political Mischief-Making from Across Australia
by Iain Mcintyre
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Exploring Australias radical past through more than 300 images and 500 stories of social activism, this book reveals a hidden inspirational history through Indigenous resistance, convict revolts, student occupations, and more. Twelve key Australian... (read more)

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The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia
The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia
by Bill Gammage
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Reveals the complex, country-wide systems of land management used by Aboriginal people in presettlement Australia  Across Australia, early Europeans commented again and again that the land looked like a park, with extensive grassy patches and... (read more)

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The Future Eaters: An Ecological History of the Australasian Lands and People
The Future Eaters: An Ecological History of the Australasian Lands and People
by Tim Flannery
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In this illustrated ecological history, acclaimed scientist and historian Flannery follows the environment of the islands through the age of dinosaurs to the age of mammals and the arrival of humans, to the European colonizers and industrial society... (read more)

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Southwest Passage: The Yanks in the Pacific
Southwest Passage: The Yanks in the Pacific
by John Lardner
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At a time when few Americans had visited Australia, journalist John Lardner sailed down under with the U.S. armed forces as one of the first American war correspondents in the Pacific theater. With his excellent sense of humor and gift for narrative... (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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Here is history on an epic scale — a riveting, brilliantly written account of the birth of Australia out of the suffering and brutality of England's infamous convict transportation system. Eighty years lay between the landing at Botany Nay in 1788... (read more)

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Australia: New History of the Great Southern Land (04 Edition)
Australia: New History of the Great Southern Land (04 Edition)
by Frank Welsh
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Acclaimed historian Welsh traces the history of Australia from scattered convict settlements to the formation of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901, and on to today's thriving independent nation, exposing many national myths in the process.... (read more)

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Harvest of the Suburbs: An Environmental History of Growing Food in Australian Cities
Harvest of the Suburbs: An Environmental History of Growing Food in Australian Cities
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What can the history of food-producing spaces tell us about the diverse cultures, and values, of suburban Australia? Drawing on sources ranging from gardening books and magazines, to statistics and oral history, Harvest of the Suburbs challenges some of... (read more)

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Explorers (98 Edition)
Explorers (98 Edition)
by Tim (ed.) Flannery
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In this lively collection of stories of adventure and discovery, "The Explorers" tells the epic saga of the conquest and settlement of Australia. Flannery presents 67 accounts that convey the sense of wonder along with the dimensions of struggle.... (read more)

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Voices of the First Day: Awakening in the Aboriginal Dreamtime
Voices of the First Day: Awakening in the Aboriginal Dreamtime
by Robert Lawlor
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In this widely praised work, you enter the nearly vanished world of the Australian Aborigines and discover a remarkable people who offer us a new perspective on our own lives and the future of our planet.... (read more)

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Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales
Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales
by John White
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The Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales is complete with sixty-five plates of non descript animals, birds, lizards, serpents, curious cones of trees and other natural productions.... (read more)

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Trying To Get It Back; Indigenous Women, Education and Culture.
Trying To Get It Back; Indigenous Women, Education and Culture.
by Gillian Weiss
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Trying to Get It Back: Indigenous Women, Education and Culture examines aspects of the lives of six women from three generations of two indigenous families. Their combined memories, experiences and aspirations cover the entire twentieth century. The... (read more)

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A Concise History of New Zealand (Cambridge Concise Histories)
A Concise History of New Zealand (Cambridge Concise Histories)
by Philip M. Smith
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New Zealand was the last major landmass, other than Antarctica, to be settled by humans. The story of this rugged and dynamic land is beautifully narrated, from its origins in Gondwana some 80 million years ago to the twenty-first century. Philippa Mein... (read more)

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State Authority/Indigenous Autonomy: Crown-Maori Relations in New Zealand/Aotearoa 1900-1950
State Authority/Indigenous Autonomy: Crown-Maori Relations in New Zealand/Aotearoa 1900-1950
by Richard S. Hill
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Examining the relations between the Maori and the Fuling New Zealand government, this text provides an overview of the Maori quest for autonomy in the first half of the 20th century and the government's responses to those requests.... (read more)

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The Cruise of H.M.S. "Calliope" in China, Australian and East African Waters. 1887-1890.
The Cruise of H.M.S. "Calliope" in China, Australian and East African Waters. 1887-1890.
by Arthur Cornwallis Evans
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Title: The Cruise of H.M.S. Calliope in China, Australian and East African waters. 1887-1890.Publisher: British Library, Historical Print EditionsThe British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is one of the world's largest research... (read more)

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Conspiracy of Silence: Queensland's Frontier Killing Times
Conspiracy of Silence: Queensland's Frontier Killing Times
by Timothy Bottoms
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The Queensland frontier was more violent than any other Australian colony. Starting with the penal settlement of Moreton Bay in 1824, as white pastoralists moved into new parts of country, violence invariably followed. Over 50,000 Aboriginals were killed... (read more)

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Australian Sketches Made on Tour
Australian Sketches Made on Tour
by Harry Furniss
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Title: Australian Sketches made on tour.Publisher: British Library, Historical Print EditionsThe British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is one of the world's largest research libraries holding over 150 million items in all... (read more)

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Australian Stories. in Prose and Verse, Etc.
Australian Stories. in Prose and Verse, Etc.
by Anonymous
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Title: Australian Stories. In prose and verse, etc.Publisher: British Library, Historical Print EditionsThe British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is one of the world's largest research libraries holding over 150 million items... (read more)

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Australia Twice Traversed: Volume 2: The Romance of Exploration (Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration)
Australia Twice Traversed: Volume 2: The Romance of Exploration (Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration)
by Ernest Giles
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Ernest Powell Giles (1835 97) is best remembered as one of the first explorers of South Australia. Powell emigrated to Australia with his parents in 1850, settling in Adelaide. From 1861 he was leading small-scale expeditions along the Darling River... (read more)

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The French at Akaroa: An Adventure in Colonization (Cambridge Library Collection - History)
The French at Akaroa: An Adventure in Colonization (Cambridge Library Collection - History)
by T. Lindsay Buick
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Thomas Lindsay Buick (1865 1938) became interested in New Zealand history while working as a political journalist in Wellington, and became an influential figure in the field. He went on to write twelve books and numerous pamphlets on the early history... (read more)

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