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History - Pacific

Adventures of Tupaia, The

Follow Tupaia as he grows up in Ra'iatea, becoming a high-ranking 'arioi and master navigator. Join him as he meets up with Cook in Tahiti and sails as part of the crew on the Endeavour across the Pac..

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Atomic Thunder: British Nuclear testing in Australia

British nuclear testing took place at Maralinga, South Australia, between 1956 and 1963, after Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies had handed over 3,200 square kilometres of open desert to the Br..

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Black Saturday: Not the End of the Story

The Victorian bushfires of February 2009 captured the attention of all Australians and made headlines around the world. One hundred and seventy-three people lost their lives, the greatest number f..

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Breaker Morant

The epic story of the Boer War and Harry 'Breaker' Morant: drover, horseman, bush poet - murderer or hero? Most Australians have heard of the Boer War and of Harry 'Breaker' Morant, a figur..

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BWB Text: False Divides: 2018

Te Moana Nui a Kiwa is the great ocean continent. While it is common to understand ocean and seas as something that divides land, for those Indigenous to the Pacific or the Moana, it was traditionally..

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Captain Cook's Epic Voyage

In 1768 Captain James Cook and his crew set sail on a small British naval vessel, the boldly named Endeavour, bound for the Pacific Ocean. He was ordered to establish an observatory at Tahiti in order..

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Captain James Cook

A biography that puts you on the quarterdeck with history's greatest sailor Captain James Cook is one of the greatest maritime explorers in world history. Over three remarkable voyages of discovery i..

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Cook and the Pacific: Essays by John Maynard, Susannah Helman and Martin Woods

Cook led a scientific expedition to observe the transit of Venus in Tahiti, circumnavigated New Zealand and established that it was two separate islands, and nearly perished when the Endeavour ran..

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Culture is Life:  Photographic Exploration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in Modern Australia

Culture is Life is a modern, photographic celebration of the diversity of Indigenous Australians. Pre-eminent Aboriginal photographer Wayne Quilliam has an archive of thousands of images and interview..

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Dark Emu - Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture

`Dark Emu injects a profound authenticity into the conversation about how we Australians understand our continent ... [It is] essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what Australia once w..

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Empty Cradles (Oranges and Sunshine)

THE BOOK THAT EXPOSED THE HEARTBREAKING SCANDAL OF BRITAIN'S FORGOTTEN AND ABUSED CHILD MIGRANTS - now a film, Oranges and Sunshine, starring Emily Watson. In 1986 Margaret Humphreys, a Nottingham s..

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Finding the Heart of the Nation: The Journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Truth

'If Australia were a child, she would be traumatised by a past that she is told to forget. She has witnessed her custodians being murdered and raped, scattered to the margins of society. She suffers f..

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Hell Ship: True Story of the Plague Ship Ticonderoga, One of the Most Calamitous Voyages in Australian History

'Meticulous research. . . Veitch fleshes out a tale of courage and tragedy and brings it to life with drama, passion and detail.' Herald Sun For more than a century and a half, a grim tale has passe..

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Journals of Captain Cook


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Knowledge Solution: Australian History: What place does history have in a post-truth world?

What can we learn from recurring events across the recent history of Australia, of colonisation, nationalism, racism, fighting on foreign shores, land booms, industrial campaigns and culture wars? Arg..

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Mutiny on the Bounty


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Natives & Exotics: World War II & Environment in the Southern Pacific

Ambitious in its scope and scale, this environmental history of World War II ranges over rear bases and operational fronts from Bora Bora to New Guinea, providing a lucid analysis of resource exploita..

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Navigators & Naturalists: French Exploration of New Zealand and the Pacific (1769-1824)

As historian James Belich put it: `There is little doubt that Cook has been emphasised to the unfair exclusion of the massive French contribution to European knowledge of New Zealand.' This book seeks..

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Niue and the Great War

`I am the island of Niue, a small child that stands up to help the Kingdom of King George.' - Niue Island Council The story of tiny Niue's involvement in the Great War has captivated people since ..

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Over the Mountains of the Sea: Life on the Migrant Ships 1870-1885

This lively, well-illustrated and very readable book draws on shipboard diaries and archival sources to give a vivid picture of the voyage out to New Zealand during the crucial Vogel period. Using inf..

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Pacific Exploration: Voyages of Discovery from Captain Cook's Endeavour to the Beagle

Captain Cook is generally acknowledged as the first great European scientific explorer. His voyage of exploration to the Pacific in HM bark Endeavour, commencing in 1768, lasted almost three years, re..

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Pacific: An Ocean of Wonders

If you centre a globe on Kiritimati (Christmas Island), all you see around it is a vast expanse of ocean. Islands of various sizes float in view while glimpses of continents encroach on the fringes, b..

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Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook, with Sam Neill, The

A rich, complex and engaging account of Cook's voyages across the Pacific, from actor and raconteur Sam Neill. Captain James Cook first set sail to the Pacific in 1768, just over 250 years ago. These..

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Pathway of the Birds: The Voyaging Achievements of the Maori and Their Polynesian Ancestors

"Andrew Crowe has produced a masterful synthesis of the remarkable voyaging history of the Polynesians." Prof Patrick Kirch, Chancellor's Professor Emeritus and Professor of the Graduate School at th..

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People of the River: Lost Worlds of Early Australia

'A masterpiece of historical writing that takes your breath away' - Tom Griffiths 'A majestic book' - John Maynard 'Shimmering prose' - Tiffany Shellam Dyarubbin, the Hawkesbury-Nepean..

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Pitched Battle: in the frontline of the 1971 Springbok tour of Australia

A vivid story of the men and women who took a stand when sport mixed with politics. In 1971, when the racially selected all-white Springbok rugby team toured Australia, we became a nation at war ..

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Poisoning the Pacific: The US Military's Secret Dumping of Plutonium, Chemical Weapons, and Agent Orange

For decades, US military operations have been contaminating the Pacific region with toxic substances, including plutonium, dioxin, and VX nerve agent. Hundreds of thousands of service members, their f..

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Refocusing Ethnographic Museums through Oceanic Lenses

Refocusing Ethnographic Museums through Oceanic Lenses offers a collaborative ethnographic investigation of Indigenous museum practices in three Pacific museums located at the corners of the so-called..

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Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre

The 1838 Myall Creek Massacre is remembered for the brutality of the crime committed by white settlers against innocent Aboriginal men, women and children, but also because eleven of the twelve assass..

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Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific

'Wonderfully researched and beautifully written' Philip Hoare, author of Leviathan 'Succeeds in conjuring a lost world' Dava Sobel, author of Longitude 'Fascinating and satisfying' Simon Win..

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Songlines:  Power and Promise

'Let this series begin the discussion.' - Bruce Pascoe 'An act of intellectual reconciliation.' - Lynette Russell Songlines are an archive for powerful knowledges that ensured Australia's ma..

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Squatters: The Story of Australia's Pastoral Pioneers, The

'A very readable history of an important group of Australian pioneers' - Graham Seal, author of the bestselling Great Australian Stories For the early settlers who came from Britain's crowded ci..

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Ten Rogues: The Unlikely Story of Convict Schemers, a Stolen Brig and an Escape from Van Diemen's Land to Chile

From the grim docks of nineteenth-century London to the even grimmer shores of the brutal penal colony of Norfolk Island, this is a roller-coaster tale. It has everything: defiance of authority, treac..

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Under Fire: How Australia's violent history led to gun control

This is a history of Australia, measured by the gun. From bushrangers and soldiers to the many farmers and recreational shooters shooting animals and each other, the firearm is an inescapable part of ..

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Waves Across the South: A New History of Revolution and Empire

'Helps re-centre how we look at the world and opens up new perspectives on how we can look at regions, peoples and places that have been left to one side of traditional histories for far too long' PET..

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When We Dead Awaken: Australia, New Zealand, and the Armenian Genocide

At the exact moment the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps landed at Gallipoli on April 25 1915, leading figures of Armenian life in the Ottoman Empire were being arrested in vast numbers. That day ..

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