A Bend in the Yarra: A History of the Merri Creek (Report: by Ian Clark, Toby Heydon

By Ian Clark, Toby Heydon

The Yarra Bend Park marks probably the most very important post-contact areas within the Melbourne metropolitan region, and is of serious importance to Victorian Aboriginal humans, really the Wurundjeri Aboriginal group. At this web site used to be situated the Merri Creek Aboriginal institution, the Merri Creek Protectorate Station, the local Police Corps Headquarters and linked Aboriginal burials.The position has extra value within the early 21st century, as Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australian deal with the legacies of our touch past.

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The Uncrowned King (King Rolen's Kin, Book 2) by Rowena Cory Daniells

By Rowena Cory Daniells

Rolencia’s ancestry enemy, Merofynia, has invaded and marches on King Rolen’s fortress. Powerless to aid, 13 yeard outdated Piro watches as her father, King Rolen, listens to poisoned whispers opposed to Bryen. How may the King doubt his moment son? De­termined to turn out his loyalty, Bryen races around the course of the advancing military to invite the Abbot to ship the soldiers clergymen in defence of the fortress.

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The Costarella Conquest (Harlequin Presents) by Emma Darcy

By Emma Darcy

Jake Freedman is biding his time prior to exacting vengeance at the guy who destroyed his relations. And if a blind date with Costarella's daughter will preserve his bitterest enemy candy, Jake will don his bespoke Italian swimsuit and masks his cynicism with a killer smile.... Jake's practiced contact hooks the blameless Laura Costarella right into a harmful affair. however the treacherously tempting Laura is the single conquest Jake's ever wanted greater than the ruination of the Costarellas. it sounds as if, accordingly, revenge is a dish top served red-hot!

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Innocence to Independence: Life in the Papua New Guinea by Judith Hollinshed

By Judith Hollinshed

Judith Hollinshed first arrived within the distant Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea donning stiffened petticoats and the naive enthusiasm of a tender spouse. It was once 1956, pre-independence and the thrill and trials of forging a existence in wild and remoted state have been an event for this Australian.

Set in the course of a time of notable social and political upheaval, this ebook is an account of the problems and risks she and her husband confronted developing a espresso plantation and a house for his or her sons at Alimp. informed with humour and honesty, it additionally presents an perception into the impression of expatriate cost and the money society at the highlanders' conventional lifestyle and the issues encountered by way of the Australian management in tackling its challenge to carry the fragmented tribes of Papua New Guinea to a country of self sustaining democracy.

Independence brings disillusionment to many, tribal combating raises and tensions among black and white achieve harmful degrees. Judith, besides different expatriates, needs to confront the heartbreaking truth of leaving a rustic that has for therefore lengthy been home.

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An awkward truth : the bombing of Darwin, February 1942 by Peter Grose

By Peter Grose

Darwin was once a conflict Australia may really put out of your mind. but the japanese assault on 19 February 1942 was once the 1st wartime attack on Australian soil. the japanese struck with an analogous carrier-borne strength that devastated Pearl Harbor in simple terms ten weeks past. there has been a distinction. extra bombs fell on Darwin, extra civilians have been killed, and extra ships have been sunk. The raid resulted in the worst demise toll from any occasion in Australia. The attackers bombed and strafed 3 hospitals, flattened outlets, places of work and the police barracks, shattered the put up place of work and communications centre, wrecked executive condo, and left the harbour and airfields burning and ruined. the folk of Darwin deserted their city, leaving it to looters, a number of anti-aircraft batteries and a handful of dogged defenders with single-shot .303 rifles. but the tale has remained within the shadows. Drawing on long-hidden files and first-person debts, Peter Grose tells what quite occurred and takes us into the lives of the folk who have been there. there has been a lot to be pleased with in Darwin that day: braveness, mateship, choice and improvisation. however the darkish part of the tale includes looting, desertion and a calamitous failure of management. Australians ran away simply because they didn't understand what else to do. soaking up, lively and fast paced, an ungainly fact is a compelling and revealing tale of the day battle relatively got here to Australia, and the motley bunch of infantrymen and civilians who have been left to protect the kingdom.

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Australian Women in Papua New Guinea: Colonial Passages by Chilla Bulbeck

By Chilla Bulbeck

By the point Australia withdrew from Papua New Guinea in 1975, approximately 10,000 Australian girls had lived there at a few level considering that 1920. Many got here with their husbands who have been missionaries, plantation vendors or govt directors whereas a number of others got here in their personal initiative operating as academics, scientific practitioners, nurses and missionaries. Australian girls in Papua New Guinea is an evocative and compelling account of the reviews of those girls in Papua New Guinea among the Twenties and Nineteen Sixties. The ebook is predicated on oral interviews and the written documentation of 19 girls and is written opposed to a backdrop of reliable colonial affairs.

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Entanglements of Empire: Missionaries, Maori, and the by Tony Ballantyne

By Tony Ballantyne

The first Protestant undertaking was once proven in New Zealand in 1814, beginning complicated political, cultural, and financial entanglements with Maori. Tony Ballantyne indicates how curiosity in missionary Christianity between influential Maori chiefs had far-reaching outcomes for either teams. Deftly reconstructing cross-cultural translations and struggles over such suggestions and practices as civilization, paintings, time and house, and gender, he identifies the actual physique because the such a lot contentious website of cultural engagement, with Maori and missionaries suffering over hygiene, tattooing, garments, and sexual morality. Entanglements of Empire is especially fascinated by how, due to their encounters within the lecture room, chapel, kitchen, and farmyard, Maori and the English at the same time encouraged each one other’s worldviews. Concluding in 1840 with New Zealand’s formal colonization, this booklet deals an enormous contribution to debates over faith and empire.

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Historical Dictionary of New Zealand (Historical by Keith Jackson

By Keith Jackson

The book's advent supplies an total view of the rustic, whereas the chronology plots the trail from the earliest settlers to the current. The dictionary comprises thousands of cross-referenced entries on very important people, locations, occasions, associations in addition to major political, fiscal, social and cultural elements. every thing from the exam of the family members among the Pakeha and the Maori to the country's environmental coverage is roofed during this reference. extra learn is enabled via the broad bibliography.

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Inside Spin: The Dark Underbelly of the PR Industry by Bob Burton

By Bob Burton

Public family members pros invisibly impact near to each information tale we learn, see and listen to. much more major is what they have the capacity to maintain out of the inside track altogether.

Inside Spin is the 1st backstage research of the billion buck a 12 months Australian PR undefined. Bob Burton illuminates the hardball and gentle strategies utilized by PR businesses to smother dissenting viewpoints, masks sponsors, court docket reporters, assault company rivals and impression politicians. via special case reviews from either inner most and public sectors, he indicates simply how a lot PR filters what we see, pay attention and examine the firms that impact our lives and form our society.

Inside Spin is a searing disclose of the impression and the deep-pocketed firms they serve.

'While reporters quit to the expanding mastery of the incorrect information undefined, media shoppers will extra frequently have to develop into their very own gatekeepers. Bob Burton's Inside Spin is a complete guidebook.'
Chris Masters, ABC television 4 Corners

'A punchy and passionate publication that tells us issues we have to learn about either PR and journalism.'
Margaret Simons, writer and journalist

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Rebel Journalism: The Writings of Wilfred Burchett by George Burchett, Nick Shimmin, John Pilger

By George Burchett, Nick Shimmin, John Pilger

An anthology of the writing of Wilfred Burchett, possibly the best journalist and struggle correspondent Australia has ever produced. He used to be additionally probably the most debatable figures of the chilly struggle, either in Australia and out of the country. Burchett released greater than 30 books, and this quantity brings jointly extracts from almost all these, spanning the whole breadth of his profession, from earlier than international conflict 2, via Hiroshima, japanese Europe, Korea, Russia, Laos, Cambodia, China, Vietnam, Angola, Rhodesia and different parts from which Burchett stated. The booklet provides those fields of reportage chronologically, and hence serves not just as an important ancient review of the interval, but in addition as a reader in chilly battle journalism.

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