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  • Burke and Wills: The Triumph and Tragedy of Australia's Most Famous Explorers by Peter FitzSimons

    Burke and Wills: The Triumph and Tragedy of Australia's Most Famous Explorers by Peter FitzSimons

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    'They have left here today!' he calls to the others. When King puts his hand down above the ashes of the fire, it is to find it still hot. There is even a tiny flame flickering from the end of one log. They must have left just hours ago.'MELBOURNE, 20...
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  • The Catalpa Rescue: The gripping story of the most dramatic and successful prison story in Australian and Irish history by Peter FitzSimons

    The Catalpa Rescue: The gripping story of the most dramatic and successful prison story in Australian and Irish history by Peter FitzSimons

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    The incredible true story of one of the most extraordinary and inspirational prison breaks in Australian history.New York, 1874. Members of the Clan-na-Gael - agitators for Irish freedom from the English yoke - hatch a daring plan to free six Irish...
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  • Warriors in Scarlet: The Life and Times of the Last Redcoats by Ian Knight

    Warriors in Scarlet: The Life and Times of the Last Redcoats by Ian Knight

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    Ian Knight's Warriors in Scarlet is a comprehensive and stirring history of the Victorian army between 1837 to 1860, from the Battle of Bossendon Wood to the Crimean War, a period of seismic change.An acclaimed military historian, Knight draws on...
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  • Endeavour: The Ship and the Attitude that Changed the World by Peter Moore

    Endeavour: The Ship and the Attitude that Changed the World by Peter Moore

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    **THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**An inventive biography of one of the most famous ships of all time - recently discovered off the coast of America- Endeavour is an alluring combination of history, adventure and science. From Johnson's Dictionary to...
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  • The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes

    The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes

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    An award-winning epic on the birth of AustraliaIn 1787, the twenty-eighth year of the reign of King George III, the British Government sent a fleet to colonise Australia.Documenting the brutal transportation of men, women and children out of Georgian...
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  • Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the birth of agriculture by Bruce Pascoe 9781911344780

    Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the birth of agriculture by Bruce Pascoe 9781911344780

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    History has portrayed Australia's First Peoples, the Aboriginals, as hunter-gatherers who lived on an empty, uncultivated land. History is wrong. In this seminal book, Bruce Pascoe uncovers evidence that long before the arrival of white men,...
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  • Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific by Christina Thompson

    Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific by Christina Thompson

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    Winner of the 2020 Australian Prime Minister's Literary Award for nonfiction and the 2019 NSW Premier's History Awards for general history 'Wonderfully researched and beautifully written' Philip Hoare, author of Leviathan ...
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  • Pol Pot: The History of a Nightmare by Philip Short 9780719565694

    Pol Pot: The History of a Nightmare by Philip Short 9780719565694

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    Pol Pot was an idealistic, reclusive figure with great charisma and personal charm. He initiated a revolution whose radical egalitarianism exceeded any other in history. But in the process, Cambodia desended into madness and his name became a byword for...
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  • Las Voces del Desierto / Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan

    Las Voces del Desierto / Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan

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    Apologies but we at Booksplease don't have a full description for this book.Book InformationISBN 9788498722680Author Marlo MorganFormat PaperbackPage Count 224Imprint B de BolsilloPublisher Penguin Random House Grupo EditorialWeight(grams)...
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  • The Commonwealth of Thieves: The Story of the Founding of Australia by Thomas Keneally

    The Commonwealth of Thieves: The Story of the Founding of Australia by Thomas Keneally

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    The story of modern Australia begins in eighteenth-century Britain, where people were hanged for petty offences but crime was rife, and the gaols were bursting. From this situation was born the Sydney experiment, with criminals perceived to be damaging...
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  • The Throwaway Children by Diney Costeloe

    The Throwaway Children by Diney Costeloe

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    Gritty, heartrending and unputdownable - the story of two sisters sent first to an English, then an Australian orphanage in the aftermath of World War II. Rita and Rosie Stevens are only nine and five years old when their widowed mother marries a...
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  • Australian Bushrangers 1788-1880 by Ian Knight

    Australian Bushrangers 1788-1880 by Ian Knight

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    The first 'bushrangers' or frontier outlaws were escaped or time-expired convicts, who took to the wilderness - 'the bush' - in New South Wales and on the island of Tasmania. Initially, the only Crown forces available were redcoats from the small,...
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  • Australia by R. M. Crawford

    Australia by R. M. Crawford

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    Australia celebrated one hundred years as a nation in 2001. This book - part history, part travelogue, part memoir - tells the inspiring story of how a one-time British colony of convicts turned itself into a prosperous and confident country. Through the...
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  • Pity the Swagman - The Australian Odyssey of a Victorian Diarist by Bethan Phillips 9781800995024

    Pity the Swagman - The Australian Odyssey of a Victorian Diarist by Bethan Phillips 9781800995024

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    Apologies but we at Booksplease don't have a full description for this book.Book InformationISBN 9781800995024Author Bethan PhillipsFormat PaperbackPage Count 476Imprint Y LolfaPublisher Y LolfaDimensions(mm) 215mm * 140mm * 36mm
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  • 'Ten Pound Poms': A Life History of British Postwar Emigration to Australia by A. James Hammerton

    'Ten Pound Poms': A Life History of British Postwar Emigration to Australia by A. James Hammerton

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    More than a million Britons emigrated to Australia between the 1940s and 1970s. They were the famous 'ten pound Poms' and this is their story. Illuminated by the fascinating testimony of migrant life histories, this is the first substantial history of...
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  • Cultures of Disaster: Society and Natural Hazard in the Philippines by Greg Bankoff

    Cultures of Disaster: Society and Natural Hazard in the Philippines by Greg Bankoff

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    Engagingly written with 34 graphs and 15 tables showing climate changes and the history of hazards in the PhilippinesWith the current threat of global warming, this is something that will affect other countries in the futureThis study will be of interest...
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  • The Land Before Avocado by Richard Glover 9780733339813

    The Land Before Avocado by Richard Glover 9780733339813

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    The new book from the bestselling author of Flesh Wounds. A funny and frank look at the way Australia used to be - and just how far we have come. 'It was simpler time'. We had more fun back then'. 'Everyone could afford a house'.There's plenty of...
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  • Batavia's Graveyard by Mike Dash

    Batavia's Graveyard by Mike Dash

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    When the Dutch East Indiaman Batavia struck an uncharted reef off the new continent of Australia on her maiden voyage in 1629, 332 men, women and children were on board. While some headed off in a lifeboat to seek help, 250 of the survivors ended up on a...
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  • The Story of Australia's People Vol. II: The Rise and Rise of a New Australia by Geoffrey Blainey

    The Story of Australia's People Vol. II: The Rise and Rise of a New Australia by Geoffrey Blainey

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    Apologies but we at Booksplease don't have a full description for this book.Book InformationISBN 9781761041945Author Geoffrey BlaineyFormat PaperbackPage Count 496Imprint Penguin Random House AustraliaPublisher Penguin Random House Australia
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  • The Road to Singapore: the Myth of British Betrayal by Augustine Meaher

    The Road to Singapore: the Myth of British Betrayal by Augustine Meaher

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    Generations of Australians have been reared on the belief the fall of Singapore in February 1942 was a British betrayal that exposed Australia to Japanese invasion. In The Road to Singapore a young American historian, using archival records from across...
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  • A Brief History Of Bali: Piracy, Slavery, Opium and Guns: The Story of an Island Paradise by Willard A. Hanna

    A Brief History Of Bali: Piracy, Slavery, Opium and Guns: The Story of an Island Paradise by Willard A. Hanna

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    This book tells the story of Bali-the "paradise island of the Pacific"-its rulers and its people, and their encounters with the Western world.Bali is a perennially popular tourist destination. It is also home to a fascinating people with a long and...
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  • The Dickens Boy by Thomas Keneally

    The Dickens Boy by Thomas Keneally

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    By the Booker-winning author of Schindler's Ark, a vibrant novel about Charles Dickens' son and his little-known adventures in the Australian Outback.In 1868, Charles Dickens dispatches his youngest child, sixteen-year-old Edward, to Australia. Posted to...
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  • DK Eyewitness Sydney by DK

    DK Eyewitness Sydney by DK

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    The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring Sydney.Marvel at the iconic silhouette of the Sydney Opera House, take surfing lessons on Bondi Beach or sip coffee...
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  • Operation Jericho: Freeing the French Resistance from Gestapo jail, Amiens 1944 by Robert Lyman

    Operation Jericho: Freeing the French Resistance from Gestapo jail, Amiens 1944 by Robert Lyman

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    This is the story of Operation Jericho, the spectacular prison break staged by an elite group of British, Australian and New Zealand bomber pilots, who flew a daring low-level mission to blow holes in the walls of Amiens jail and free French Resistance...
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  • Pacific Profiles Volume 10: Allied Fighters: P-47d Thunderbolt Series Southwest Pacific 1943-1945 by Michael Claringbould 9780645700404

    Pacific Profiles Volume 10: Allied Fighters: P-47d Thunderbolt Series Southwest Pacific 1943-1945 by Michael Claringbould 9780645700404

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    The ongoing Pacific Profiles series presents the most accurate WWII profiles of aircraft which served throughout the South Pacific. Volume 10 covers the P-47D Thunderbolt which flew combat missions in the New Guinea theatre until mid-1945, serving with a...
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  • The Lives of Colonial Objects by Annabel Cooper

    The Lives of Colonial Objects by Annabel Cooper

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    Apologies but we at Booksplease don't have a full description for this book.Book InformationISBN 9781927322024Author Annabel CooperFormat PaperbackPage Count 376Imprint Otago University PressPublisher Otago University PressWeight(grams) 1270g
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  • Alchemy and Rose: A sweeping new novel from the author of The House Between Tides, the Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year by Sarah Maine

    Alchemy and Rose: A sweeping new novel from the author of The House Between Tides, the Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year by Sarah Maine

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    A beautiful and sweeping historical novel that takes the reader from the west coast of New Zealand, to Scotland and Melbourne in the 1870s'Its portrayal of life in a gold-rush town is vivid, and Rose's story is absorbing' The Times'Worth reading for its...
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  • The Official History of the Falklands Campaign, Volume 1: The Origins of the Falklands War by Lawrence Freedman 9780415419123

    The Official History of the Falklands Campaign, Volume 1: The Origins of the Falklands War by Lawrence Freedman 9780415419123

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    Drawing on a vast range of previously classified government archives as well as interviews with key participants, this first volume of the official history of the Falklands Campaign is the most authoritative account of the origins of the 1982 war. In the...
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  • Ned Kelly by Peter FitzSimons 9780857988140

    Ned Kelly by Peter FitzSimons 9780857988140

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    Apologies but we at Booksplease don't have a full description for this book.Book InformationISBN 9780857988140Author Peter FitzSimonsFormat PaperbackPage Count 800Imprint William Heinemann AustraliaPublisher Random House AustraliaWeight(grams)...
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  • Making a New Land: Enviromental Histories of New Zealand by Eric Pawson 9781877578526

    Making a New Land: Enviromental Histories of New Zealand by Eric Pawson 9781877578526

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    Making a New Land presents an interdisciplinary perspective on one of the most rapid and extensive transformations in human history: that which followed Maori and then European colonization of New Zealand's temperate islands. This is a new edition of...
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  • Spitfire VC vs A6M2/3 Zero-sen by Peter Ingman

    Spitfire VC vs A6M2/3 Zero-sen by Peter Ingman

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    Just weeks after Pearl Harbor, Darwin was mauled by a massive Japanese attack. Without a single fighter to defend Australian soil, the Australian government made a special appeal to Britain for Spitfires. A year later the Spitfire VC-equipped No 1...
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  • Thicker Than Water: History, Secrets and Guilt: A Memoir by Cal Flyn

    Thicker Than Water: History, Secrets and Guilt: A Memoir by Cal Flyn

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    Cal Flyn was very proud when she discovered that her ancestor, Angus McMillan, had been a pioneer of colonial Australia. However, when she dug deeper, she began to question her pride. McMillan had not only cut tracks through the bush, but...
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  • Breaker Morant: The epic story of the Boer War and Harry 'Breaker' Morant: drover, horseman, bush poet - murderer or hero? by Peter FitzSimons

    Breaker Morant: The epic story of the Boer War and Harry 'Breaker' Morant: drover, horseman, bush poet - murderer or hero? by Peter FitzSimons

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    The epic story of the Boer War and Harry 'Breaker' Morant: drover, horseman, bush poet - murderer or hero?Most people have heard of the Boer War and of Harry 'Breaker' Morant, a figure who rivals Ned Kelly as an archetypal Australian folk hero. But...
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  • War At The End Of The World: Douglas MacArthur and the Forgotten Fight For New Guinea, 1942-1945 by James P. Duffy 9780593471722

    War At The End Of The World: Douglas MacArthur and the Forgotten Fight For New Guinea, 1942-1945 by James P. Duffy 9780593471722

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    Apologies but we at Booksplease don't have a full description for this book.Book InformationISBN 9780593471722Author James P. DuffyFormat PaperbackPage Count 464Imprint Dutton / SignetPublisher Penguin Putnam Inc
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  • HMAS Sydney: Australia's Greatest Naval Tragedy by Tom Frame

    HMAS Sydney: Australia's Greatest Naval Tragedy by Tom Frame

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    The complete and authoritative account of the sinking of the HMAS Sydney, and the finding of her wreck in 2008. On 19 November 1941, the pride of the Australian Navy, the light cruiser Sydney, fought a close-quarters battle with the German armed raider...
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  • James Cook: The story of the man who mapped the world by Peter FitzSimons

    James Cook: The story of the man who mapped the world by Peter FitzSimons

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    Captain James Cook is one of the most recognisable in Australian history - an almost mythic figure who is often discussed, celebrated, reviled and debated. But who was the real James Cook?The name Captain James Cook is one of the most recognisable in...
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  • A Secret Country by John Pilger

    A Secret Country by John Pilger

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    Expatriate journalist and film-maker John Pilger writes about his homeland with life-long affection and a passionately critical eye. In this fully updated edition of A Secret Country, he pays tribute to a little known Australia and tells a story of high...
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  • Maori Philosophy by Dr Georgina Stewart

    Maori Philosophy by Dr Georgina Stewart

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    Covering the symbolic systems and worldviews of the Indigenous peoples of Aotearoa, New Zealand, this book is a concise introduction to Maori philosophy. It addresses core philosophical issues including Maori notions of the self, the world, epistemology,...
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  • The Mighty 747: Australia's Queen of the Skies by Jim Eames

    The Mighty 747: Australia's Queen of the Skies by Jim Eames

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    'We have decided we must have the 747.' - Bert Ritchie, Qantas Chief Executive, 1967From its first Qantas flight in 1971, the Boeing 747 flew millions of people to Australia, overseas for work, back to their homelands, on holiday and out of danger. For...
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  • Golden Boy: Kim Hughes and the bad old days of Australian cricket by Christian Ryan

    Golden Boy: Kim Hughes and the bad old days of Australian cricket by Christian Ryan

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    **Voted Wisden Cricket Monthly's best cricket book ever in 2019**WINNER, BEST CRICKET BOOK, BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS 2010_________________Golden Boy is a blistering expose of the tumultuous Lillee/Marsh/Chappells era of Australian cricket, as viewed...
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