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  • Healing Our History 3rd Edition

    A powerful and humane book, Healing Our History eschews rhetoric and cuts to the true story of race relations in New Zealand. The Treaty of Waitangi is the most important document in New Zealand's history. Current Treaty issues and Maori/Pakeha relationships can only be understood within the wider story of New Zealand. As we understand and honour our history, we can acknowledge the need for ... Read more

    $10.39 USD

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  • The Education of Henry Adams

    by Henry Adams ...
    The Education of Henry Adams records the struggle of Bostonian Henry Adams in his later years, to come to terms with the dawning 20th century, so different from the world of his youth. It is also a sharp critique of 19th century educational theory and practice. The Modern Library placed it first in a list of the top 100 English-language nonfiction books of the twentieth century. The Education is ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • The Water Dreamers

    The Remarkable History of Our Dry Continent

    Winner, Colin Roderick Award, 2010.The Water Dreamers is a story for all Australians.For thousands of years, water has shaped where we live, how we struggle with each other and how we imagine our country. The first settlers' dreams of mighty inland rivers evaporated in the silent deserts of Australia. But the water dreamers refused to accept this disappointment. They saw a country that could be ... Read more

    $20.49 USD

  • This Horrid Practice

    by Paul Moon ...
    'Though stronger evidence of this horrid practice prevailing among the inhabitants of this coast will scarcely be required, we have still stronger to give.' - Captain James Cook This Horrid Practice uncovers an unexplored taboo of New Zealand history - the widespread practice of cannibalism in pre-European Maori society. Until now, many historians have tried to avoid it and many Maori have ... Read more

    $10.59 USD

  • Tasmanian Aborigines

    A history since 1803

    by Lyndall Ryan ...
    'Lyndall Ryan's new account of the extraordinary and dramatic story of the Tasmanian Aborigines is told with passion and eloquence. It is a book that will inform and move anyone with an interest in Australian history.' - Professor Henry Reynolds, University of Tasmania'A powerful and insightful historical account about a unique island and its First peoples, their dispossession and their struggle ... Read more

    $13.79 USD

  • The Best Australian Trucking Stories

    by Jim Haynes ...
    The trucker's job-so vital to our nation's everyday life-makes for a diverse treasure trove of stories.This first-ever collection of stories about Aussie truckers captures the humour, tragedy and fascinating history of their world, proving once again that truth is often stranger, funnier and more inspiring than fiction. The unlikely yarns and tales, collected by Jim Haynes, quickly transport the ... Read more

    $8.39 USD

  • Replenishing the Earth:The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld

    The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld

    by James Belich ...
    Why does so much of the world speak English? Replenishing the Earth gives a new answer to that question, uncovering a 'settler revolution' that took place from the early nineteenth century that led to the explosive settlement of the American West and its forgotten twin, the British West, comprising the settler dominions of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.Between 1780 and 1930 the ... Read more

    $36.89 USD

  • Gallipoli

    The battlefield guide

    by Mat McLachlan ...
    The essential travel companion for anyone visiting Gallipoli.Each year, thousands of Australians visit Gallipoli to pay homage and see where their forebears fought, suffered and died. Anzac Cove, Quinn's Post, Lone Pine - the iconic places where our national legend was forged.In this essential and authoritative guide, practical information is combined with historical detail, alongside revealing ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Customs And Traditions Of The Aboriginal Natives Of North Western Australia

    The Customs And Traditions Of The Aboriginal Natives Of North Western Australiaby John G. WithnellA short amateur ethnography of the Northwestern Aborigines, primarily of historical interest.The object of this work is to preserve, before civilization has made them obsolete, the traditions and customs of the aboriginal natives of the North-West of Western Australia-particularly those of the ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Great Australian Pie: a history and culinary adventure

    Nowhere else in the world is there anything quite like it; and nothing is more beloved by Australians. Its appeal leaps across the generations, the sexes and all the social, political and religious persuasions. It is the one thing we all have in common: it is the great Australian meat pie.We all carry in our minds a picture of the perfect pie: its glowing golden crust, its mouth-watering aroma of ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • At the Margin of Empire

    John Webster and Hokianga, 1841–1900

    In telling the story of John Webster's long and colorful life for the first time, this biography also explores the wider transformation of relationships between Maori and Pakeha during the 19th century. In this remarkable biography, Jennifer Ashton uses the life of one man as a unique lens through which to view the early history of New Zealand. ... Read more

    $28.79 USD

  • Stew and Sinkers

    by David Vernon ...
    We weren’t the church going types but Sally didn’t want to get married in a garden. People don’t listen in gardens she’d said. Too many distractions with barking dogs and noisy kids. A wedding is an important thing apparently; vows should be absorbed by all guests. Not sure why this is a priority when the guest list boasts the likes of Sally’s Aunty Dot with uncontrollable gas and a penchant for ... Read more

    $3.99 USD