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 »