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Like Them That Dream

by Brownwyn Elsmore Libro International (April 30, 2012)

The arrival of European missionaries in New Zealand had an immeasurable impact on Maori society. Like Them That Dream tells the intriguing story of early interaction between Maori and missionary, leading to...


Waka Taua

by Jeff Evans Libro International (April 30, 2012)

A Maori war canoe being paddled at full speed makes an awesome sight. Thanks to a renaissance in canoe building, more and more New Zealanders now have the chance to witness the traditional waka taua. Waka Taua...


Polynesian Navigation and the Discovery of New Zealand

by Jeff Evans Libro International (August 01, 2011)

The Polynesian navigator Kupe is credited with the discovery of the land his expedition named Aotearoa, land of the long white cloud. How did he and the many canoes that followed find their way without modern...


Hustlers, Rogues and Bubble Boys

by Graeme Hunt Libro International (April 30, 2012)

'White-collar-crime' is a term that only recently came into use in New Zealand. But as Graeme Hunt illustrates in this highly readable book, sharp practice and outright cons have been part of New Zealand's society...


Mana from Heaven: A Century of Maori Prophets in New Zealand

by Brownwyn Elsmore Libro International (September 30, 2012)

An insight into those who were labelled prophets in the first century of settlrs in New Zealand and the influence they had on the cultural landscape.


Pukaki - a comet returns

by Paul Tapsell Libro International (December 21, 2012)

Exploring the legacy of Pukaki, the ancestral father of Ngati Whakaue, a hapu (sub-tribe) of Te Arawa of Rotorua, this text also relates the history of the carving of Pukaki that featured in the Te Maori exhibition,...


Fantastic Dreaming: The Archaeology of an Aboriginal Mission

by Jane Lydon AltaMira Press (April 16, 2009)

Focusing on the archaeological investigation of a Moravian mission in southeastern Australia, the traditional country of the Wergaia-language speakers,Fantastic Dreaming examines how spatial organization, the...


Witnessing Australian Stories: History, Testimony, and Memory in Contemporary Culture

by Kelly Jean Butler Transaction Publishers (June 30, 2013)

Drawing upon international scholarship on collective memory, public history, testimony, and witnessing, this book represents a cultural history of contemporary Australia. It examines the forms of witnessing...


Savage Harvest

by Carl Hoffman William Morrow (March 18, 2014)

The mysterious disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in New Guinea in 1961 has kept the world and his powerful, influential family guessing for years. Now, Carl Hoffman uncovers startling new evidence that finally...


Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema

by Errol Vieth & Albert Moran Scarecrow Press (October 25, 2005)

This book is an introduction and guide to the film of Australia and New Zealand. It contains entries on many exceptional producers, directors, writers and actors, as well as films. But it also presents the early...


New Zealand The Perfect Beginner's Traveling Guide For The Best And Most Amazing Things To Explore In New Zealand!

by Fllc Travel Guides & Mindy Maddison FLLC Travel Guides (November 01, 2018)

An Awesome Guide To Touring New Zealand And Making This Trip The Best EVER! Here's What You Will Learn Inside This Marvelous E-book! The Best Things To Do In New Zealand Traveling Experiences that You Won't...


The Food and Drink of Sydney

by Heather Hunwick Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 22, 2018)

Sydney, famed for its setting and natural beauty, has fascinated from the day it was conceived as an end-of-the-world repository for British felons, to its current status as one of the world’s most appealing...


War Time Poetry & Stories

by Greg Elliot Barrallier Books Pty Ltd (January 23, 2018)

Greg Writes:

'These poems and short stories, including the letters to my wife Robyn, were written while I was at Forward Operating Base Tinsley in Afghanistan in 2011. I was a member of the Force Communications...


For Want of a Shilling

by Paul W. Feenstra Mellester Press (January 20, 2018)

The mysterious Russian invasion hoax that shook colonial New Zealand

New Zealand, January 1873, in a sparsely populated coastal community on Wellington’s south coast, the peaceful lives of Owhiro Bay residents...


Freedom to Libel? : Samuel Marsden v. Philo Free

by Peter G. Bolt & Malcolm Falloon Bolt Publishing Services Pty. Ltd. (December 31, 2017)

This collection of essays explores the two libel cases (criminal and civil) prosecuted by Rev. Samuel Marsden against John Thomas Campbell in 1817, following the publication of the Philo Free letter. The event...


True Red

by Tuhoe 'Bruno' Isaac & Bradford Haami Tuhoe Bruno Isaac (November 30, 2017)

Wearing the colour red, living by the ‘law of lawlessness’ and having the patch with the emblem of the mighty bulldog on your back was what ex-Mongrel Mob leader Tuhoe ‘Bruno’ Isaac called being True...


Born in 1948?  What else happened?

by Ron Williams Boom Books (November 10, 2017)

ABOUT THESE SERIES ....But after that, I realised that I knew very little about these parents of mine. They had been born about the start of the Twentieth Century, and they died in 1970 and 1980. For their last...


Germans in Tonga

by James Bade Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 11, 2014)

Germans in Tonga is the culmination of an eight-year research project in which the author and his team of researchers gathered biographical material on Germans in Tonga. There are four main sources: the British...


Karl Hanssen’s Memoirs of his Wartime Experiences in Samoa and New Zealand 1915–1916

by James Bade Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 18, 2016)

Karl Hanssen’s memoirs provide an invaluable outsider’s view of life in New Zealand prisons and a unique perspective on German Samoa under New Zealand occupation. In October 1915, Hanssen, manager of the...


Re-visiting World War I

by Jaroslaw Suchoples & Stephanie James Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 11, 2016)

This book discusses various aspects of World War I. It focuses on topics proposed by contributors resulting from their own research interests. Nevertheless, as a result of common efforts, re-visiting those chosen...


Lillian de Lissa, Women Teachers and Teacher Education in the Twentieth Century

by Kay Whitehead Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers (July 29, 2016)

Beginning with Lillian de Lissa’s career as foundation principal of the Adelaide Kindergarten Training College in Australia (1907–1917) and Gipsy Hill Training College in London (1917–1947), and incorporating...


Born in 1947?  What else happened?

by Ron Williams Boom Books (October 21, 2017)

ABOUT THESE SERIES ....But after that, I realised that I knew very little about these parents of mine. They had been born about the start of the Twentieth Century, and they died in 1970 and 1980. For their last...


Australis OSCAR 5

by Owen Mace ATF (Australia) Ltd (September 07, 2017)

About the Book

In the 1960s, a group of University of Melbourne Science and Engineering students banded together to build a satellite in their spare time. Share the journey of those students as they built  Australis...


Memory, Place and Aboriginal-Settler History

by Skye Krichauff Anthem Press (September 27, 2017)

Taking the absence of Aboriginal people in South Australian settler descendants’ historical consciousness as a starting point, 'Memory, Place and Aboriginal–Settler History' combines the methodologies and...


Australia in Space

by Kerrie A Dougherty ATF (Australia) Ltd (August 23, 2017)

The exploration of space was seen as the greatest adventure of the Twentieth Century, while in the Twenty First Century space-based services have become an integral part of our daily lives. Although it is not...


The Dynamics of News and Indigenous Policy in Australia

by Kerry McCallum & Lisa Waller Intellect (August 01, 2017)

Despite intense concern among academics and advocates, there is a deeply felt absence of scholarship on the way media reporting exacerbates rather than helps to resolve policy problems. This book offers rich...


Negative land: How conservative politics destroyed Australia's 44th Parliament

by Eddy Jokovich ARMEDIA (January 07, 2017)

 

The election of the Liberal–National Party in 2013 was meant to put an end to division within Australian politics, after three years of painstaking internal leadership warfare in the Labor Party.

But nobody...


Transnational Australian Cinema

by Olivia Khoo, Belinda Smaill & Audrey Yue Lexington Books (March 08, 2013)

To date, there has been little sustained attention given to the historical cinema relations between Australia and Asia. This is a significant omission given Australia’s geo-political position and the place...


Battlers and Bushmen

by Peter A Daw & Julie-Ann Hill Liberty Royale (April 22, 2017)

The Birdsville Track is very arid country between the Simpson Desert and Sturt's Stony Desert in central Australia. Artesian Bores provide a permanent water source that enabled cattle and Drovers to travel...


BULLECOURT 1917 (Extended version)

by Gilles Durand, Claire Habart, Sonia Fuchez & George Cochrane Les Lumieres De Lille ÉDITIONS (April 07, 2017)

In April and May 1917, the village of Bullecourt, near Arras, in the north of France, was the scene of one of the biggest bloodbaths of the First World War. The ground of the former battlefield still retains...


Australia in Questions, 1900 - 1999

by Richard Whibley A R Whibley t/a Alexard Publishing (March 07, 2017)

Australia in Questions uses a question and multiple choice option format to

present a chronology of Australian life throughout the period 1900 - 1999. Evenly

spread over ten decades are one thousand questions...


Born in 1957?  What Else Happened?

by Ron Williams Boom Books (March 01, 2017)

This is the 19th book to be released in a series of 30 about life in Australia – one for each year from 1939 to 1968. They describe happenings that affected people, real people.  The whole series, to coin...


Sewing Freedom

by Jared Davidson & Barry Pateman AK Press (July 15, 2013)

Sewing Freedom is the first in-depth study of anarchism in New Zealand during the turbulent years of the early 20th century—a time of wildcat strikes, industrial warfare, and a radical working class counter-culture....


Maharani - The First Australian Princess

by Chris Kunz Christopher St Ledger Kunz (March 01, 2017)

Nearly a century before Tasmanian Mary Donaldson became Princess Mary of Denmark, the beautiful and talented Sydney-born Elsie Caroline Thompson - a singer, actress, dancer and comedienne - became the first...


Aboriginal Art and Australian Society

by Laura Fisher Anthem Press (May 30, 2016)

This book is an investigation of the way the Aboriginal art phenomenon has been entangled with Australian society’s negotiation of Indigenous people’s status within the nation. Through critical reflection...


Finding Queensland in Australian Cinema

by Allison Craven Anthem Press (July 09, 2016)

‘Finding Queensland in Australian Cinema’ explores aspects of gender, race and region in films and television produced in the northern Australian state of Queensland. Drawing on a range of scholarly sources...


Travelling Home, 'Walkabout Magazine' and Mid-Twentieth-Century Australia

by Mitchell Rolls & Anna Johnston Anthem Press (July 06, 2016)

'Travelling Home' provides a detailed analysis of the contribution that the mid twentieth-century 'Walkabout' magazine made to Australia’s cultural history.  Spanning five central decades of the twentieth...


Australian Literature in the German Democratic Republic

by Nicole Moore & Christina Spittel Anthem Press (June 19, 2016)

Exploring the imaginative construction of the post-colonial South by the communist East, this is a multi-faceted, collaborative study of the reception of Australian literature in the German Democratic Republic....


Skin Deep: Settler Impressions of Aboriginal Women

by Liz Conor UWA Publishing (April 01, 2016)

Skin Deep looks at the preoccupations of European-Australians in their encounters with Aboriginal women and the tropes, types and perceptions that seeped into everyday settler-colonial thinking. Early erroneous...


The Purpose of Futility: Writing World War I, Australian Style

by Clare Rhoden UWA Publishing (January 01, 2014)

In The Purpose of Futility, Clare Rhoden surveys Australian Great War narratives, demonstrating their particularly Australian features which help to explain the unique and disputed position of the Great War...


Just Relations: The Story of Mary Bennett's Crusade for Aboriginal Rights

by Allison Holland UWA Publishing (September 01, 2015)

This book charts the life and work of one of Australia's leading twentieth century human rights advocates. It recovers the efforts of Mary Bennett (1881-1961) to found a 'just relationship' between Aborigines...


Invisible Country: Southwest Australia: Understanding a Landscape

by Bill Bunbury UWA Publishing (December 01, 2015)

Invisible Country describes the environmental change that has occurred in south-western Australia since European settlement, through four case studies of the development of local rivers, forests and coastal...


Australia's Asia: From yellow peril to Asian century

by David Walker & Agnieszka Sobocinska UWA Publishing (November 01, 2012)

From the late nineteenth century, competing visions of Australia's relations with Asia have jostled for attention on the national stage and in private lives. Australia's Asia provides an original, compelling...


A Journey Travelled: Aboriginal - European relations in Albany and the surrounding region from first contact to 1926

by Murray Arnold UWA Publishing (April 01, 2015)

A pivotal story finally told: how the Aboriginal and European people interacted with each other during the extended period following the British territorial invasion of 1826. Murray Arnold brings this unique...


A Deep Sense of Wrong: The Treason, Trials and Transportation to New South Wales of Lower Canadian Rebels

by Beverley Boissery Dundurn (January 11, 1995)

Shows the degradation of prison life and the triumph of the human spirit over overwhelming odds.


One Hundred Years of Women Police in Australia

by Tim Prenzler Australian Academic Press (February 03, 2016)

In 2015 Australia celebrates the centenary of the country's first appointment of women police. This fascinating book presents for the first time the story of 100 years of Australian women police. A vital contribution...


Australia, Canada, and Iraq: Perspectives on an Invasion

by Ramesh Thakur & Jack Cunningham Dundurn (October 03, 2015)

The 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq was intensely controversial. Australia joined in the war, while Canada refused to. Australia, Canada, and Iraq is a collection of essays by world leaders and esteemed academics...


Australia and Canada in Afghanistan: Perspectives on a Mission

by Jack Cunningham & William Maley Dundurn (May 02, 2015)

Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, Australia and Canada joined the U.S. and other Western allies in attacking al-Qaeda bases in Afghanistan. In the book, a stellar group of academic and political experts...


Aboriginal Australian Love

by Henry T. Finck Editions Le Mono (May 16, 2016)

"Such is the Australian’s treatment of woman a treatment so selfish, so inconsistent with the altruistic traits and impulses of romantic love sympathy, gallantry, and self-sacrificing affection, not to speak...


The Australian Army in World War II

by Mark Johnston & Carlos Chagas Bloomsbury Publishing (August 20, 2013)

This book recounts the organization and deployment of one of the most important fighting armies of World War II. Australian divisions made a large and distinctive contribution to victory both in the deserts...