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Product Description: The Lumen Seed sensitively depicts a cultural dialogue taking place before a backdrop of offenses against the Australian continent, as well as a history of systematic discrimination against indigenous peoples on the part of the country's white population...read more
By Juno Gemes (foreword by)

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9781942084242 | Daylight Community Arts Foundation, January 31, 2017, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: The Lumen Seed sensitively depicts a cultural dialogue taking place before a backdrop of offenses against the Australian continent, as well as a history of systematic discrimination against indigenous peoples on the part of the country's white population.

A harrowing account of an epic, yet nearly forgotten, battle of World War II—General Douglas MacArthur's four-year assault on the Pacific War's most hostile battleground: the mountainous, jungle-cloaked island of New Guinea. “A meaty, engrossing narrative history… This will likely stand as the definitive account of the New Guinea campaign.”—The Christian Science Monitor One American soldier called it “a green hell on earth.” Monsoon-soaked wilderness, debilitating heat, impassable mountains, torrential rivers, and disease-infested swamps—New Guinea was a battleground far more deadly than the most fanatical of enemy troops. Japanese forces numbering some 600,000 men began landing in January 1942, determined to seize the island as a cornerstone of the Empire’s strategy to knock Australia out of the war. Allied Commander-in-Chief General Douglas MacArthur committed 340,000 Americans, as well as tens of thousands of Australian, Dutch, and New Guinea troops, to retake New Guinea at all costs. What followed was a four-year campaign that involved some of the most horrific warfare in history. At first emboldened by easy victories throughout the Pacific, the Japanese soon encountered in New Guinea a roadblock akin to the Germans’ disastrous attempt to take Moscow, a catastrophic setback to their war machine. For the Americans, victory in New Guinea was the first essential step in the long march towards the Japanese home islands and the ultimate destruction of Hirohito’s empire. Winning the war in New Guinea was of critical importance to MacArthur. His avowed “I shall return” to the Philippines could only be accomplished after taking the island. In this gripping narrative, historian James P. Duffy chronicles the most ruthless combat of the Pacific War, a fight complicated by rampant tropical disease, violent rainstorms, and unforgiving terrain that punished both Axis and Allied forces alike. Drawing on primary sources, War at the End of the World fills in a crucial gap in the history of World War II while offering readers a narrative of the first rank.

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9780451418302, titled "War at the End of the World: Douglas MacArthur and the Forgotten Fight for New Guinea, 1942-1945" | New Amer Library, January 5, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: A harrowing account of an epic, yet nearly forgotten, battle of World War II—General Douglas MacArthur's four-year assault on the Pacific War's most hostile battleground: the mountainous, jungle-cloaked island of New Guinea.
9780521333641, titled "Cambridge Guide to Prehistoric Man" | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 1, 1987, cover price $25.00 | also contains Cambridge Guide to Prehistoric Man

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9780451418319 | New Amer Library, January 3, 2017, cover price $16.00

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Product Description: When Australian soldiers returned from the First World War they were offered the chance to settle on 'land fit for heroes'. Promotional material painted a picture of prosperous farms and contented families, appealing to returned servicepeople and their families hoping for a fresh start...read more

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9781107125063 | Cambridge Univ Pr, December 9, 2016, cover price $54.99 | About this edition: When Australian soldiers returned from the First World War they were offered the chance to settle on 'land fit for heroes'.

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Product Description: From the author of Pacific Payback, the true story of how a patchwork band of aviators saved Guadalcanal during WWII.November 1942: Japanese and American forces fight for control of Guadalcanal, a small but pivotal island in the South Pacific...read more

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9780451473752 | New Amer Library, November 3, 2015, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: “Stephen L.

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9780451473769 | New Amer Library, November 1, 2016, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: From the author of Pacific Payback, the true story of how a patchwork band of aviators saved Guadalcanal during WWII.

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Product Description: "From our dainty gum nuts and towering Uluru to our world-class sharks and Opera House, marauding possums and poets, taking in game-changing inventions such as the dual-flush toilet and zinc cream, you will be amazed at what our sunburnt country has contributed to modern civilization...read more

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9781784975609 | Head of Zues, November 1, 2016, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: "From our dainty gum nuts and towering Uluru to our world-class sharks and Opera House, marauding possums and poets, taking in game-changing inventions such as the dual-flush toilet and zinc cream, you will be amazed at what our sunburnt country has contributed to modern civilization.

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Product Description: The age of steam was the age of Britain's global maritime dominance, the age of enormous ocean liners and human mastery over the seas. The world seemed to shrink as timetabled shipping mapped out faster, more efficient and more reliable transoceanic networks...read more

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9781526106568 | Reprint edition (Manchester Univ Pr, October 1, 2016), cover price $26.95 | About this edition: The age of steam was the age of Britain's global maritime dominance, the age of enormous ocean liners and human mastery over the seas.

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Product Description: The Great War came at a terrible cost, be it in human, material or financial terms. For the young Commonwealth of Australia the raising, sending and maintenance of an expeditionary force that eventually totalled 330,000 men was a massive undertaking...read more

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9780195576801 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 21, 2016, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: The Great War came at a terrible cost, be it in human, material or financial terms.

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Product Description: One woman. Two husbands. Four trials. One bloody execution. The last woman hanged in NSW. Winner of the 2015 Davitt Award for Best Crime Book (Non-fiction). In January 1889, Louisa Collins, a 41-year-old mother of ten children, became the first woman hanged at Darlinghurst Gaol and the last woman hanged in New South Wales...read more

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9781460750933 | Harper360, September 20, 2016, cover price $18.99 | About this edition: One woman.

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Product Description: Fifty years ago, a group of striking Aboriginal stockmen in the remote Northern Territory of Australia heralded a revolution in the cattle industry and a massive shift in Aboriginal affairs. Now, after many years of research, A Handful of Sand tells the story behind the Gurindji people's famous Wave Hill Walk-off in 1966 and questions the meanings commonly attributed to the return of their land by Gough Whitlam in 1975...read more

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9781925377163 | Monash Univ Faculty Info, September 14, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Fifty years ago, a group of striking Aboriginal stockmen in the remote Northern Territory of Australia heralded a revolution in the cattle industry and a massive shift in Aboriginal affairs.

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Product Description: For most Australians the Great War begins with the Gallipoli dawn on 25 April 1915; few appreciate the significance of Australia's first action that occurred seven months earlier on the island of New Britain to Australia's near north...read more

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9780195576771 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 1, 2016, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: For most Australians the Great War begins with the Gallipoli dawn on 25 April 1915; few appreciate the significance of Australia's first action that occurred seven months earlier on the island of New Britain to Australia's near north.

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Product Description: Australian life has never had a chronicler quite like the Vagabond. Renowned as journalist and 'eminently unconventional character', he suffered extremes of poverty and prosperity. These enabled him to record first-hand experiences revealing the degradation of life in the festering slums of the Victorian era...read more
By Willa Mcdonald (contributor)

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9781922235985 | Expanded edition (Monash Univ Faculty Info, September 1, 2016), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Australian life has never had a chronicler quite like the Vagabond.

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Product Description: The Good Neighbour explores the Australian government's efforts to support peace in the Pacific Islands from 1980 to 2006. It tells the story of the deployment of Australian diplomatic, military and policing resources at a time when neighbouring governments were under pressure from political violence and civil unrest...read more

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9781107019713 | Cambridge Univ Pr, September 9, 2016, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: The Good Neighbour explores the Australian government's efforts to support peace in the Pacific Islands from 1980 to 2006.

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Product Description: An authoritative and entertaining exploration of Australia’s distinctive birds and their unheralded role in global evolution Renowned for its gallery of unusual mammals, Australia is also a land of extraordinary birds. But unlike the mammals, the birds of Australia flew beyond the continent’s boundaries and around the globe many millions of years ago...read more

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9780300221664 | Yale Univ Pr, September 27, 2016, cover price $32.50 | About this edition: An authoritative and entertaining exploration of Australia’s distinctive birds and their unheralded role in global evolution Renowned for its gallery of unusual mammals, Australia is also a land of extraordinary birds.

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Product Description: Walter Edward Guinness (1880–1944), the first Lord Moyne, was an Anglo-Irish politician, businessman and explorer. Travelling across the globe in his private yacht in search for ethnographic material, Lord Moyne visited South Papua three times in 1929, 1935 and 1936...read more

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9780861592067 | British Museum Pubns Ltd, July 31, 2016, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Walter Edward Guinness (1880–1944), the first Lord Moyne, was an Anglo-Irish politician, businessman and explorer.

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Product Description: The Aboriginal Story of Burke and Wills is the first major study of Aboriginal associations with the Burke and Wills expedition of 1860–61. A main theme of the book is the contrast between the skills, perceptions and knowledge of the Indigenous people and those of the new arrivals, and the extent to which this affected the outcome of the expedition...read more
By Fred Cahir (editor) and Ian D. Clark (editor)

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9780643108080 | Csiro, October 31, 2013, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: The Aboriginal Story of Burke and Wills is the first major study of Aboriginal associations with the Burke and Wills expedition of 1860–61.

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9781486306275 | Reprint edition (Csiro, July 31, 2016), cover price $35.95 | About this edition: The Aboriginal Story of Burke and Wills is the first major study of Aboriginal associations with the Burke and Wills expedition of 1860–61.

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Product Description: With their power to create a sense of proximity and empathy, photographs have long been a crucial means of exchanging ideas between peoples across the globe. This book explores the role of photography in shaping ideas about race and difference from the 1840s to the 1948 Declaration of Human Rights...read more
By Patricia Hayes (editor)

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9781474235501 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, July 14, 2016, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: With their power to create a sense of proximity and empathy, photographs have long been a crucial means of exchanging ideas between peoples across the globe.

Product Description: This volume investigates the interaction of a variety of actors and institutions involved in the provision of peace, security and justice in volatile environments. It aims to take current debates about peacebuilding and statebuilding, the formation of political community, and the foundations of security and social order in conflict-affected or fragile environments further and deeper, by drawing on field research from West Africa and Oceania, but also through theoretical critique and engagement...read more
By Charles T. Hunt (editor)

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9781138999367 | Routledge, October 7, 2016, cover price $155.00 | About this edition: This volume investigates the interaction of a variety of actors and institutions involved in the provision of peace, security and justice in volatile environments.

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Product Description: Using a comparative, interdisciplinary approach, Nationalism in Asia analyzes currents of nationalism in five contemporary Asian societies: China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea. Explores the ways in which nationalism is expressed, embraced, challenged, and resisted in contemporary China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea using a comparative, interdisciplinary approach Provides an important trans-national and trans-regional analysis by looking at five countries  that span Northeast, Southeast, and South Asia Features comparative analysis of identity politics, democracy, economic policy, nation branding, sports, shared trauma, memory and culture wars, territorial disputes, national security and minorities Offers an accessible, thematic narrative written for non-specialists, including a detailed and up-to-date bibliography Gives readers an in-depth understanding of the ramifications of nationalism in these countries for the future of Asia...read more

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9780470673010 | Blackwell Pub, July 5, 2016, cover price $89.95 | About this edition: Using a comparative, interdisciplinary approach, Nationalism in Asia analyzes currents of nationalism in five contemporary Asian societies: China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea.

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9780470673027 | Blackwell Pub, July 5, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Using a comparative, interdisciplinary approach, Nationalism in Asia analyzes currents of nationalism in five contemporary Asian societies: China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea.

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Product Description: On Thursday, February 19, 1942 at 9.58am, 188 Japanese fighters, bombers, and dive bombers launched the first of more than 60 air raids on Darwin in Northern Australia. Although most Australians know there were bombing raids, the impact and devastation is not always realized...read more

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9781925078848 | Rosenberg Pub Pty Ltd, June 30, 2016, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: On Thursday, February 19, 1942 at 9.

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Product Description: Richard Brooks (c.1765-1833) was a man of self interest and entrepreneurial verve. Privateer, smuggler, convict sea captain, rum trader turned respectable magistrate and colonial squire, his life was a microcosm of early colonial Sydney, Australia...read more

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9781925078862 | Rosenberg Pub Pty Ltd, June 15, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Richard Brooks (c.

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Product Description: Sport and war have been closely linked in Australian and New Zealand society since the nineteenth century. Sport has, variously, been advocated as appropriate training for war, lambasted as a distraction from the war effort, and resorted to as an escape from wartime trials and tribulations...read more
By Robert Hess (editor)

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9781138677067 | Routledge, July 4, 2016, cover price $155.00 | About this edition: Sport and war have been closely linked in Australian and New Zealand society since the nineteenth century.

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9781742234564 | New South Wales Univ Pr Ltd, June 1, 2016, cover price $34.99

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Product Description: Celebrating the history and art of Australian coinage for the first time, Inside the Vault uncovers the fascinating story of the nation’s currency. Bestselling author Peter Rees traces significant events – the Rum Rebellion, the gold rushes of the 19th century, the opening of the Royal Australian Mint, the introduction of decimal currency in 1966 – and their effect on Australia’s coinage...read more

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9781742234304 | New South Wales Univ Pr Ltd, June 1, 2016, cover price $59.99 | About this edition: Celebrating the history and art of Australian coinage for the first time, Inside the Vault uncovers the fascinating story of the nation’s currency.

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Product Description: New Zealand/Aotearoa is frequently viewed as the most advanced country in the world when it comes to reconciliation processes between the state and its colonised indigenous people. This book offers an up to date analysis of the reconciliation processes between Maori and the New Zealand Crown...read more
By Richard S. Hill (editor)

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9783825366193 | Universitaetsverlag Winter, June 1, 2016, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: New Zealand/Aotearoa is frequently viewed as the most advanced country in the world when it comes to reconciliation processes between the state and its colonised indigenous people.

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Product Description: ‘This is a book about Australian food, the unique flora and fauna that nourished the Aboriginal peoples of this land for over 50 000 years. It is because European Australians have hardly ever touched these foods for over 200 years that I am writing this book...read more

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9781742234373 | New South Wales Univ Pr Ltd, June 1, 2016, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: ‘This is a book about Australian food, the unique flora and fauna that nourished the Aboriginal peoples of this land for over 50 000 years.

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