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History - Pacific

Aboriginal Australians: A History Since 1788

'The vast sweeping story of Aboriginal Australia from 1788 is told in Richard Broome's typical lucid and imaginative style. This is an important work of great scholarship, passion and imagination.' - ..

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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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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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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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Catalpa Rescue

The incredible true story of one of the most extraordinary and inspirational prison breaks in Australian history. New York, 1874. Members of the Clan-na-Gael - agitators for Irish freedom f..

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Convict Colony: The Remarkable Story of the Fledgling Settlement That Survived Against the Odds

The British plan to settle Australia was a high-risk venture. We now take it for granted that the first colony was the basis of one of the most successful nations in the world today. But in truth, the..

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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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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: 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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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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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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Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia: Second Edition

'The Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia has a place on the work table of every Australian student, on the coffee table of every Australian home and on the desk of every Australian political repre..

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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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Original Australians: Story of the Aboriginal People

The Original Australians tells the story of Australian Aboriginal history and society from its distant beginnings to the present day. From the wisdom and paintings of the Dreamtime to the first contac..

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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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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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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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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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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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