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History - Pacific

Aboriginal Australians: History Since 1788

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Aboriginal Convicts: Australian, Khoisan, and Maori Exiles
Aphrodite's Island: The European Discovery of Tahiti

Aphrodite's Island is a bold new account of the European discovery of Tahiti, the Pacific island of mythic status in Western imaginings about sexuality, the exotic, and the nobility or bestiality of '..

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Archaeology of the Solomon Islands

Archaeology of the Solomon Islands presents the outcome of 20 years research in the Solomon Islands undertaken jointly by Richard Walter and Peter Sheppard, both leaders in the eld of Pacific archaeol..

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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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Australia   What Happened?

When our politicians are too busy playing musical chairs to run the country, our cricketers are doing suspicious things with sandpaper, and a murderous starfish with twenty-one arms roams freely aroun..

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Australians: A Short History

Australians, Thomas Keneally's widely acclaimed three volume history of the Australian people from origins to Vietnam, gave us a robust, vibrant and page-turning narrative that brought to life the vas..

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Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia

Explodes the myth that pre-settlement Australia was an untamed wilderness revealing the complex, country-wide systems of land management used by Aboriginal people...

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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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Bligh: William Bligh in the South Seas

In Bligh, the story of the most notorious of all Pacific explorers is told through a new lens as a significant episode in the history of the world, not simply of the West. Award-winning anthropologist..

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Burke and Wills: The triumph and tragedy of Australia's most famous explorers

'They have left here today!' he calls to the others. When King puts his hand down above the ashes of the fire, it is to find it still hot. There is even a tiny flame flickering from the end of one log..

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Burke and Wills: The triumph and tragedy of Australia's most famous explorers
By Sea & Stars: The Story of the First Fleet

Dazzling, poetic and vivid storytelling from one of Australia's greatest writers, which tells the bloody, brutal and enthralling story of the epic journey of the First Fleet. Originally publish..

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Captain Thunderbolt and His Lady: The True Story of Bushrangers Frederick Ward and Mary Ann Bugg

He was the gentleman bushranger . she was the woman who rode with him. This is the true story of Captain Thunderbolt and his lady. 'Bail up!' demanded Captain Thunderbolt before he shouted the ba..

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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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Dampier, the Dutch and the Great South Land

The extraordinary story of how Dutch sailors found Australia and an English pirate almost beat Captain Cook Rob Mundle is back on the water with another sweeping and powerful account of Australian ma..

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Dark Emu

`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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Discoveries: The Voyages of Captain Cook

Cook's great voyages marked the end of an era in world history. As he sailed into Hawaii in January 1778 he made contact with the last of the human civilizations to grow up independently of the rest o..

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Edge of Memory: Ancient Stories, Oral Tradition and the Post-Glacial World

In today's society it is generally the written word that holds the authority. We are more likely to trust the words found in a history textbook over the version of history retold by a friend - after a..

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Endeavour: The ship and the attitude that changed the world

The Enlightenment was an age of endeavours. From Johnson's Dictionary to campaigns for liberty to schemes for measuring the dimensions of the solar system, Britain was consumed by the impulse for gran..

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Eureka: Unfinished Revolution

Eureka Stockade - The Unfinished Revolution In 1854, Victorian miners fought a deadly battle under the flag of the Southern Cross at the Eureka Stockade. Though brief and doomed to fail, the battle is..

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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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Fatal Shore

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Great South Land

How Dutch sailors found Australia and an English Pirate almost beat Captain Cook. On 15 January 1688 - almost 100 years to the day before Captain Arthur Phillip arrived in Botany Bay as commander of ..

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Harbour

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

In the summer of 1852 a ghost ship rounded the heads of Port Phillip Bay. It was the clipper Ticonderoga, three months out from Liverpool, carrying emigrants from the Highlands of Scotland to a new li..

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Little Red Yellow Black Book: An introduction to Indigenous Australia

Originally published in 1994, The Little Red Yellow Black Book has established itself as the perfect starting point for those who want to learn about the rich cultures and histories of Australia's Fir..

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Lying for the Admiralty

Never have Cook's journals and charts been subjected to such unbiased, forensic examination. The doubts, puzzles and queries raised by J.C. Beaglehole, Cook's renowned editor and biographer, are answe..

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Monash's Masterpiece

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Money Makes You Crazy: Custom and Change in the Solomon Islands

Between 1998 and 2001, Ross McDonald made regular trips to the Solomon Islands to study the impact of globalisation on the indigenous people there. This volume contains five of his essays on how the p..

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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 1774-1974: 200 Years of Contact and Change

Tiny Niue lies alone in the south Pacific, a single island with formidable cliffs rising from the deep ocean. Far from the main shipping routes and with a daunting reputation, 'Savage Island' did not ..

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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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Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942

On the first Sunday in December 1941, an armada of Japanese warplanes appeared suddenly over Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and devastated the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Six months later, in a sea fight north of the ..

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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: In the Wake of Captain Cook, with Sam Neill

A rich, complex and engaging account of Cook's voyages across the Pacific, from actor and raconteur Sam Neill, in which Sam Neill retraces Cook's footsteps, in the 250th anniversary year of Cook's fir..

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Paradise of the Pacific

In Paradise of the Pacific, Susanna Moore, the award-winning author of In the Cut and The Life of Objects, pieces together the elusive, dramatic story of Hawai'i - a place of kings and queens, gods an..

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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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Ship That Never Was: The Greatest Escape Story Of Australian Colonial History

The greatest escape story of Australian colonial history by the son of Australia's best-loved storyteller In 1823, cockney sailor and chancer James Porter was convicted of stealing a stack of ..

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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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Stolen Island: Searching for 'Ata

One day in 1863 a strange ship stopped at 'Ata, a tiny island in the wild seas between Tonga and New Zealand, and sailed away with one hundred and forty-four men, women, and children. The 'Atans were ..

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Under Full Sail

How the mighty clipper ships transformed Australia from convict outpost to a nation. More than one million Australians can trace their heritage to the migrant ships of the mid-to-late 19th centur..

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Whispers & Vanities Samoan Indigenous Knowledge & Religion

This collection of essays and selected poetry responds to an address on Samoan religious culture given by Samoa's Head of State, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta'isi Tupuola Tufuga Efi, to the ..

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Wild Sea: A History of the Southern Ocean

`Written with intensity and excitement, Wild Sea is a poetic exploration of a vast, wondrous ocean and a ripping yarn. TOM GRIFFITHS `An apparition of an adult wandering albatross comes ..

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