History - Australian & Oceanian


  • "Gone Native" in Polynesia

    By Ian Christopher Campbell

    Our Price: $86.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780313307874
    • Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
    • Published: September 1998
  • 'Every Mother's Son Is Guilty': Policing the Kimberley Frontier of Western Australia 1882-1905

    By Chris Owen

    Our Price: $38.00
    • ISBN-13: 9781742586687
    • Publisher: University of Western Australia Press
  • 'If You Leave Us Here, We Will Die': How Genocide Was Stopped in East Timor

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780691150178
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: March 2011
    This is a book about a terrible spate of mass violence. It is also about a rare success in bringing such violence to an end. "If You Leave Us Here, We Will Die" tells the story of East Timor, a half-island that suffered genocide after Indonesia invaded in 1975, and which was again laid to waste after the population voted for independence from Indonesia in 1999. Before international forces intervened, more than half the population had been displaced and 1,500 people killed. Geoffrey Robinson, an expert in Southeast Asian history, was in East Timor with the United Nations in 1999 and provides a gripping first-person account of the violence, as well as a rigorous assessment of the politics and history behind it. Robinson debunks claims that the militias committing the violence in East Timor acted spontaneously, attributing their actions instead to the calculation of Indonesian leaders, and to a "culture of terror" within the Indonesian army. He argues that major powers--notably the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom--were complicit in the genocide of the late 1970s and the violence of 1999. At the same time, Robinson stresses that armed intervention supported by those powers in late 1999 was vital in averting a second genocide. Advocating accountability, the book chronicles the failure to bring those responsible for the violence to justice. A riveting narrative filled with personal observations, documentary evidence, and eyewitness accounts, "If You Leave Us Here, We Will Die" engages essential questions about political violence, international humanitarian intervention, genocide, and transitional justice.
  • 'Me Write Myself': The Free Aboriginal Inhabitants of Van Diemen's Land at Wybalenna, 1832-47 (Australian History)

    By Leonie Stevens

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781925495638
    • Publisher: Monash University Publishing
    • Published: November 2017
  • 1788

    By David Hill

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781741668001
    • Publisher: Trafalgar Square
    • Published: February 2010
    Never before or since has there been an experiment quite as bold as this. Eleven of the tiniest ships sailed for eight months over the roughest of seas, carrying fifteen hundred people, food for two years and all the equipment needed to build a colony of convicts in a land completely beyond their experience and imagination.In Portsmouth the fleet's preparation was characterised by disease, promiscuity and death. The journey itself was one of unbearable hardship, but also of extraordinary resilience, with the majority of settlers and exiles making it alive to the new colony at Sydney Cove. There, however, they faced their biggest challenges of all: conflict, starvation and despair.Combining the skill of a vigilant journalist with the magic of a master novelist, David Hill brings the sights, sounds, sufferings and triumphs of the First Fleeters back to life. Journals, letters, reports and pleas to England are all interwoven here with the author's own insight and empathy to convey the innermost horrors and joys of the very first European Australians. The result is a narrative history that is surprising, compelling and unforgettable.
  • 1803-1876, the Passing of the Tasmanian Race (Classic Reprint)

    By William Edward Lodewyk Crowther

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780282839529
    • Publisher: Forgotten Books
  • 1803-1876, the Passing of the Tasmanian Race (Classic Reprint)

    By William Edward Lodewyk Crowther

    Our Price: $24.31
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780266569145
    • Publisher: Forgotten Books
  • The A to Z of Australia

    By James C. Docherty

    Our Price: $47.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780810876347
    • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
    • Published: May 2010
  • Aboriginal Adolescence

    By Victoria Katherine Burbank

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813526898
    • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
    • Published: December 1988
  • Aboriginal Australians

    By Richard Broome

    Our Price: $32.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781742370514
    • Publisher: Independent Pub Group
    • Published: May 2010
    A powerful history of black and white encounters in Australia since colonization, this fully updated edition remains the only concise survey of Aboriginal history since 1788 In the creation of any new society, there are winners and losers. So it was with Australia as it grew from a colonial outpost to an affluent society. Richard Broome tells the history of Australia from the standpoint of the original Australians: those who lost most in the early colonial struggle for power. Surveying two centuries of Aboriginal-European encounters, he shows how white settlers steadily supplanted the original inhabitants, from the shining coasts to inland deserts, by sheer force of numbers, disease, technology, and violence. He also tells the story of Aboriginal survival through resistance and accommodation, and traces the continuing Aboriginal struggle to move from the margins of a settler society to a more central place in modern. Since its first edition in 1982, Broome's Aboriginal Australians has won acclaim as a classic account of race relations in Australia. This fully rewritten fourth edition continues the story, covering the uneven implementation of native title, the plight of remote Aboriginal communities, the "Intervention," and the landmark apology to the "stolen generations" by Federal Parliament.
  • Aboriginal Labour and the Cattle Industry

    By Dawn May

    Our Price: $52.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521469159
    • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
    • Published: October 1994
  • Aboriginal Men of High Degree, Second Edition

    By A.P. Elkin

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780312001674
    • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
    • Published: 1978
  • Aboriginal Men of High Degree: Initiation and Sorcery in the World's Oldest Tradition

    By Adolphus P. Elkin

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780892814213
    • Publisher: Inner Traditions
    • Published: November 1993
    One of Australia's most eminent anthropologists details the secret and sacred practices of Australian Aboriginal shamans, documenting a rapidly vanishing indigenous culture.
  • Aboriginal Peoples, Colonialism and International Law (Indigenous Peoples and the Law)

    By Irene Watson

    Our Price: $59.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781138685963
    • Publisher: Routledge
    • Published: April 2016