by Chris Pash
‘Given that whaling seems to be an eternally controversial issue it is a huge compliment to ex-journalist Chris Pash that he has managed to find an objective middle path in this engrossing story of the first Greenpeace campaign in Australia…’ — Sydney Morning Herald
‘… [Pash] captures the shift in the public mood that made whaling morally…Read more »
‘[Anthony Brown’s] ingenious interweaving of the tales of these two very different expeditions brings the story of Australia’s exploration to life in a riveting and insightful new narrative’ — Tim Flannery.
Amid the Napoleonic Wars, France and Britain launched rival voyages of discovery to the Antipodes. Led by the outstanding naval captains…Read more »
by Anna Haebich
‘Histories such as these will help us to keep in mind where we have come from and to delineate more clearly where we should be headed.’ — Katherine Ellinghaus, The Age.
‘Readers wanting to understand the discourses of assimilation, its policies and legacies in Australia should find this well-written and engaging book amply supplies their needs.’…Read more »
Australian Pastoral: The Making of a White Landscape maps the tradition of pastoral painting in Australia, charting its entanglement with the great pastoral settlement of the country. In a new interpretation of contact history, Jeanette Hoorn argues that the twin strategies of friendship and betrayal were used to defeat black sovereignty over the…Read more »
by Glen McLaren
‘In almost all respects I found Australian ranching customs and traditions far more intriguing, more dangerous, more “western” than those of North America’ — Professor Jim Hoy, Emporia State University, Kansas.
Previously overshadowed in the public imagination by notions of American cowboys and the wild west, Big Mobs gives Australian stockmen…Read more »
The Edge of the World is a powerful, monumental story of an Armenian family, spanning one hundred years, five countries and several generations. A family fragmented by genocide, exile and emigration, but which, through extraordinary acts of courage and compassion, is eventually brought together again — albeit utterly changed. A compelling, imaginative…Read more »
by Noel Olive
Listen to these voices…I want the reader to think about what they have to say, and what they say about their history, so different from whitefellas. I want the reader to think about how the blackfellas live today, and how the reader would cope with such a life. I present these stories, or part stories, so we may consider whether any difference…Read more »
by Bill Bunbury
‘… oral history at its most compelling’ — The Australian.
Caught in Time is a collection of Australian stories from popular ABC Radio National historian Bill Bunbury. It is a tapestry of snapshots from before European settlement through to the late twentieth century. Stories range from the fascinating account of the 1711 wreck of the Dutch…Read more »
This is the guide to one of Australia’s most vibrant cities. Take a walk through the most popular areas of Fremantle, from the West End to the wharves, the cappuccino strip to the prison. David Hutchison — a well-known Fremantle identity and historian — brings the city to life with fascinating stories of local identities, Aboriginal and colonial history…Read more »
by John Long
‘Gogo … is one of the world’s most significant fossil sites because it shows 375 million-year-old fishes preserved in stunning three-dimensional preservation’ — Sir David Attenborough.
Palaeontologist and Head of Science, at the Museum Victoria, John Long has spent 20 years working at the world-renowned Gogo fish fossil sitesRead more »
Light Horse Boy at Bologna
Fremantle Press illustrators are again set to shine at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in March 2014. Drawings from Light Horse Boy will feature in the Australian Publishers Association exhibition Hello! from Australia while The Last Viking and Dreamers will feature in the exhibition’s book showcase.