This is a pivotal story long overdue for the telling: how Aboriginal and European people interacted with each other following the British territorial invasion of 1826 for the next hundred years. There has always been a wealth of documentary and oral history available to researchers prepared to write f... read more

A Journey Travelled: Aboriginal-European Relations at Albany and Surrounding Regions from First Contact to 1926
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A biography of unprecedented expedition under sail The role of the sailor through history should never be underestimated. Over centuries battles were won and new lands discovered and settled by their skills and nerve. Rob Mundle is back on the ocean to tell one of the great stori... read more

The First Fleet
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Hal Colebatch's new book, Australia's Secret War, tells the shocking, true, but until now largely suppressed and hidden story of the war waged from 1939 to 1945 by a number of key Australian trade unions against their own society and against the men and women of their own country's fighting forces at the time of its gravest peril

Australia's secret war : how trade unions sabotaged our troops in World War II
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'Great Australian Stories is true to its title as it wanders from bush track to spooky hollow, follows the path of yowies and bunyips, searches for Lasseter's Reef, meets Dad and Dave and, on a different path, Henny-Penny, and then rambles into the cities where just as many entertaining characters are... read more

Great Australian Stories: Legends, Yarns and Tall Tales
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In this book you will be taken back to a significant time in Australian history, wherein a brilliant and dignified Aboriginal man William Cooper bravely challenged the norms of his country. This Yorta Yorta man brought change and fought for the human rights of several groups of people who were victims... read more

William Cooper, Gentle Warrior: Standing Up for Australian Aborigines and Persecuted Jews
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Curious Minds: The Discoveries of Australian Naturalists looks at the long line of naturalists who have traversed Australia in search of new plants and animals. Identifying and classifying the unfamiliar plants and animals was their biggest challengethe early ones were frequently wrong but later natur... read more

Curious Minds - Australian Naturalists
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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 into the Pacific in the latter part of the eighteenth century, Cook unravelled ... read more

Captain James Cook
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‘The rats I frighten away by throwing books or anything hard at the spot at which they commence their gnawing,’ wrote emigrant Janet Ronald in her journal kept aboard the Invincible in 1857.Packed in cheek by jowl with fellow passengers and crew, life on board the ships transporting convic... read more

High seas and High Teas
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In March 1797, five British sailors and 12 Bengali seamen struggled ashore after their longboat broke apart in a storm. Their fellow-survivors from the wreck of the Sydney Cove were stranded more than 500 kilometres southeast in Bass Strait. To rescue their ... read more

From the Edge: Australia's Lost Histories
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From the First Nation caregivers who healed, birthed and nursed for millennia to the untrained and ill-equipped convict men and women who cared for the sick in the fledgling colony of New South Wales, nursing has been practised in Australia since the beg... read more

Nurses of Australia: The Illustrated Story
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'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. They must have left just hours ago.'
MELBOURNE, 20 AUGUST 1860. In an... read more

Burke and Wills (HB)
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The intriguing cultural history of the piano in Australia From the instruments that floated ashore at Sydney Cove in the late eighteenth century to the resurrection of derelict heirlooms in the streets of twenty-first-century Melbou... read more

Coveted Possession: The Rise and Fall of the Piano in Australia
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