100 Years: The Australian Story by Paul Kelly

By Paul Kelly

Containing large interviews with a few of Australia's prior and current leaders, this booklet examines over a century of the Australian state, its humans, its significant occasions, and its customers for the long run. 5 subject matters are explored: young children of the Empire; the increase and fall of white Australia; the land of the reasonable pass; the gradual march to reconciliation; and the farewell to nice and robust neighbors.

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Matters of the Heart: A History of Interracial Marriage in by Angela Wanhalla

By Angela Wanhalla

Philip Soutar died at Ypres in 1917. earlier than changing into a soldier, Soutar's existence revolved round his farm at Whakat?ne, the place he lived together with his M?ori spouse Kathleen Pine in an 'as-you-please marriage, uncelebrated by way of a clergyman'. concerns of the center introduces us to like Philip and Kathleen to resolve the lengthy background of interracial relationships in New Zealand. That background runs from whalers and investors marrying into M?ori households within the early 19th century via to the expansion of interracial marriages within the later 20th. It stretches from universal legislations marriages and M?ori frequent marriages to formal preparations acknowledged by means of church and nation. And that background runs the gamut of reliable reactions-from condemnation of interracial immorality or racial treason to get together of latest Zealand's special intermarriage styles as an indication folks being 'one humans' with the 'best race relatives within the world'. within the historical past of intimate kinfolk among M?ori and P?keh?, public coverage and personal existence have been woven jointly. issues of the guts finds a lot approximately how M?ori and P?keh? have lived jointly during this state and our altering attitudes to race, marriage and intimacy.

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A Simple Nullity?: The Wi Parata Case in New Zealand Law & by David V. Williams

By David V. Williams

When the recent Zealand excellent courtroom governed on Wi Parata v the Bishop of Wellington in 1877, the judges infamously disregarded the relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi. in the past 25 years, judges, attorneys, and commentators have castigated this “simple nullity” view of the treaty. The notorious case has been visible as symbolic of the overlook of Maori rights via settlers, the govt, and New Zealand legislation. during this ebook, the Wi Parata case—the protagonists, the origins of the dispute, the years of felony again and forth—is given a clean look, affording new insights into either Maori-Pakeha family members within the nineteenth century and the criminal place of the treaty. As correct at the present time as they have been on the time of the case ruling, arguments in regards to the position of Indigenous Maori and Pakeha settlers in New Zealand are delivered to light.

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Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific: An Environmental by Donald S. Garden

By Donald S. Garden

Of curiosity to scholars and teachers alike, this ebook presents a much-needed synthesis of the new literature at the environmental background of Australia and Oceania. Charting the production of the Australian continent from the traditional land mass of Gondwanaland to the arriving of people, this booklet maps out the main developments within the region's environmental history.

Especially attention-grabbing are the chapters highlighting how successive waves of human migration created environmental havoc through the quarter, resulting in the cave in of the Easter Island civilization and the unfold of nonindigenous wildlife. From the controversies over the explanations why creatures similar to the marsupial lion and the large kangaroo turned extinct to such modern difficulties as deforestation and worldwide warming, this ebook comprises sobering classes for us all.

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Australia & Israel: A Diasporic, Cultural and Political by Shahar Burla, Dashiel Lawrence

By Shahar Burla, Dashiel Lawrence

Australia and the nation of Israel have maintained a cordial if now and then ambiguous courting. the 2 nations are geographically remoted: strategic, financial, and cultural pursuits lie more and more with Asia for one, and with the us and the eu Union for the opposite. yet for all that divides the 2 states, there's additionally a lot they proportion. Australia performed an incredible function within the Jewish state’s institution in 1948, and is domestic to the main Zionist-centered Jewish diaspora globally. Jewishness for many Australian Jews has been formed and outlined by means of engagement with and aid for Israel. on the center of this engagement is a small yet thriving Israeli group in the higher multicultural Australia. Australia and Israel: A Diasporic, Cultural and Political Relationship attracts realization to the real ancient and modern nexus among this diaspora and its imagined place of birth. the gathering additionally considers the ways that those states mobilize nationwide myths and proportion environmental demanding situations. It illuminates the multifaceted and complicated photo of 2 very various countries that however percentage an abiding connection.

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The Original Australians: Story of the Aboriginal People by Josephine Flood

By Josephine Flood

Delivering perception into the lifestyles and reports of the world’s oldest tradition, this account of Australia’s Aboriginal historical past spans the mythologies of the Dreamtime during the modern day difficulties in the group. tradition and heritage fans gets solutions to such questions as the place did the Aborigines come from and whilst? How did they live to tell the tale in one of these harsh atmosphere? and What used to be the normal function of Aboriginal ladies? This tale emphasizes the resilience and suppleness of the Aboriginal humans, in particular all through their dating with the Europeans who finally colonized the continent.

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The Life and Adventures of Morrison of China by Peter Thompson

By Peter Thompson

The compelling tale of the 1st Australian to wreck into Fleet Street’s elite corps of overseas correspondents, this strong and gripping biography narrates “Chinese Morrison’s” existence. a robust feel of braveness and devotion to reporting the reality led Morrison to reveal the Australian Kanaka slave alternate; he labored as a correspondent for the London occasions within the decadent and unsafe chinese language capital of Peking; he helped to arrange the safeguard of the legations throughout the 55-day siege of the Boxer rebellion; he then, as adviser to the fledgling chinese language executive, was once a pivotal determine within the fall of the final Emperor and the start of the chinese language Republic. This interesting account stands as a testomony to his life—one that set the benchmark for correspondents to have braveness, fact, and a necessity for expeditions.

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Orientalism and Race: Aryanism in the British Empire by T. Ballantyne

By T. Ballantyne

This research lines the emergence and dissemination of Aryanism in the British Empire. the assumption of an Aryan race grew to become an enormous function of imperial tradition within the 19th century, feeding into debates in Britain, eire, India, and the Pacific. the worldwide succeed in of the Aryan concept mirrored the complicated networks that enabled the worldwide succeed in of British Imperialism. Tony Ballantyne charts the moving meanings of Aryanism inside of those 'webs' of Empire.

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Memoirs of a Millionaire's Mistress (Harlequin Presents) by Anne Oliver

By Anne Oliver

Cameron Black is every little thing that quirky artist Didi O'Flanagan loathes in a man—his vanity, appeal and enterprise strategies have her hackles emerging. but if Cam deals her the fee of a life-time, Didi cannot refuse—even although it ability she'll be at his beck and get in touch with 24/7!

Soon they're sharing sizzling nights in Cam's luxurious penthouse, and the chemistry is electrical. And notwithstanding she started out despising him, Didi's commencing to wonder if she'll ever manage to quit her place because the millionaire's mistress….

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The Andreou Marriage Arrangement by Helen Bianchin

By Helen Bianchin

Loukas Andreou: a strength to be reckoned with in business…and within the bed room, as rumor has it. a similar guy who, to Alesha Karsouli's horror, she needs to marry in response to the phrases of her father's will.

Alesha reluctantly concedes to a paper marriage the place she and Loukas will satisfy social tasks but lead separate lives. yet Loukas wishes more…a spouse who's doting in public. And the one method to make that association look actual is that if she's his keen bride in private

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