First published in two-volumes in 1814, this is the enthralling account of the circumnavigation of Australia, by the man who gave our country its name. Edited and introduced by Tim Flannery, Terra Australis is a vital step toward a new understanding of our own history. Flinders tells of meeting and c... read more

Terra Australis: Matthew Flinders' Great Adventures in the Circumnavigation of Australia: Matthew Flinders' Great Adventures in the Circumnavigation of Australia
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Everybody dreams of flying. For as long as we've been able to look up and see the birds we've wanted to join them. But our efforts to do so have not always been as elegant or accomplished. Instead, there's been danger, excitement, courage and brilliance. The Big Book of Flight is a celebration of it a... read more

The Big Book of Flight
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Forty years have passed since Governor-General Sir John Kerr dismissed Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam from office, shocking an already divided nation. Now all the principal players in this political and constitutional drama have passed: not only Kerr and Whitlam but also Whitlam's chief opponent M... read more

Dismissal, the Where Were You on November 11, 1975?
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Douglas Mawson is the best known of Australia's Antarctic explorers. After an apprenticeship on an expedition with Ernest Shackleton, which saw Mawson lead a small team to the South Magnetic Pole for the first time, his own expedition of 1911-14 captured the i... read more

Douglas Mawson : The Life of an Explorer
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Helicopter pilot and photographer Scott Bridle offers a unique view of the vast cattle stations and raw natural beauty of outback Australia. Traversing Queensland, the Northern Territory and South Australia, his aerial shots - often captured one-handed while flying his chopper - reveal anew the vast e... read more

Outback
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In November 1941 HMAS Sydney, the pride of Australia's wartime fleet, and its crew of 645 disappeared without a trace off the Western Australian coast. All that was known was Sydney had come under fire from the German raider HSK Kormoran, which also sank. After numerous unsuccessful searches from the ... read more

The Search for HMAS Sydney: An Australian Story
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The first publication of an AIF officer's revealing memoir. Against his mother's wishes, John Charles Barrie joined the Australian army in 1909. Five years later, he was on his way to Egypt as an officer with the Australian Imperial Force. He survived the war to write his memoirs, which were kept by h... read more

Memoirs of an Anzac A First-Hand Account by an AIF Officer in the First World War
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In her award-winning biography of Gough Whitlam, Jenny Hocking first revealed the astonishing secret story of the planning, the people and the collusion behind the removal of Gough Whitlam. Now Hocking brings together this hidden historyandmdash;a mixture of the unknown, the overlooked and the clandes... read more

Dismissal Dossier, the Everything You Were Never Meant to Know
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Two ships set out in search of a missing continent- the St Jean-Baptiste,a French merchant ship commanded by Jean de Surville, and the Endeavour, a small British naval vessel captained by James Cook. Distinguished historian Geoffrey Blainey tells the story... read more

Sea of Dangers: Captain Cook and His Rivals
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 Australian

Series:Official History of ASIO Ser.

By 1963, Robert Menzies had been prime minister for thirteen years, Australia had its first troops in Vietnam, and change was in the air. There would soon be street protests over women's rights, Aboriginal land rights and the Vietnam War, and unprecedented student activism. With the Cold War lingering... read more

The Protest Years: The Official History of ASIO, 1963-1975 (HB)
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Winner of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian HistoryFor the first time, ASIO has opened its archives to an independent historian. With unfettered access to the records, David Horner tells the real story of Australia's domestic intelligence organisation, from shaky beginnings to the expuls... read more

The Spy Catchers: The Official History of Asio, 1949--1963
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 Australian

Series:Australians

The outstanding final volume of acclaimed author Thomas Keneally's major new three-volume history takes up the story of Australia at the end of the Great War and explores its development as a nation during the tumultuous 20th century Australia emerged from World War I into a decade of profound change... read more

Australians: Flappers to Vietnam #3
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