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  • CODE BREAKERS : Inside the Shadow World of Signals Intelligence in Australias Two Bletchley Parks
    CODE BREAKERS : Inside the Shadow World of Signals Intelligence in Australias Two Bletchley Parks
    COLLIE CRAIG
    ISBN: 9781743312100
    Title: CODE BREAKERS : Inside the Shadow World of Signals Intelligence in Australias Two Bletchley Parks
    Author: COLLIE CRAIG
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    At the height of World War II in the Pacific, two secret organisations existed in Australia to break Japan's military codes. They were peopled by brilliant and idiosyncratic cryptographers, including some with achievements in mathematics and the Classics and others who had lived or grown up in Japan. These men patiently and carefully unravelled the codes in Japanese signals, ultimately playing a crucial role in the battles of Midway and the Coral Sea, as well as Macarthur's push into the Philippines. An intercept station in the Queensland bush brought about the end of Admiral Yamamoto.

    But this is more than a story of codes. It is an extraordinary exploration of a unique group of men and their intense personal rivalries and loathing, of white-anting and taking credit for others' achievements. It is also the story of a fierce inter-national and inter-service political battle for control of war-changing intelligence between a group of cryptographers based at the Monterey apartment block in Melbourne's Albert Park and General MacArthur's counter group that eventually established its headquarters in suburban Brisbane. What happened between these two groups would have consequences for intelligence services in the years to follow.

    Code Breakers brings this surprising and very secret world and the men who operated in it to rich life for the first time.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • COLONIALISM AND ITS AFTERMATH : A History of Aboriginal South Australia
    COLONIALISM AND ITS AFTERMATH : A History of Aboriginal South Australia
    BROCK PEGGY / GARA TOM
    ISBN: 9781743054994
    Title: COLONIALISM AND ITS AFTERMATH : A History of Aboriginal South Australia
    Author: BROCK PEGGY / GARA TOM
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The colonial process in South Australia began decades before formal annexation with unregulated interactions between coastal Aboriginal people and European sealers and whalers.

    Despite catastrophic interventions in the lives of Aboriginal people during and following colonisation, many communities retain strong identities and cultural and linguistic knowledge, rooted in a deep connection to the land.

    Colonialism and its Aftermath traces the ongoing impact of colonialism on Aboriginal individuals, communities and cultures, the disruptions and displacements it has caused, and Aboriginal responses to these challenges.

    Peggy Brock is Emeritus Professor of History at Edith Cowan University, Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.

    Tom Gara has been a professional historian for over twenty-five years specialising in Aboriginal history.

    Contributors:
    Diane Bell, Peggy Brock, Jennifer Caruso, Deane Fergie, Robert Foster, Mary-Anne Gale, Tom Gara, Des Hartman, Luise Hercus, Rani Kerin, Skye Krichauff, Christine Lockwood, Rod Lucas, Ingereth Macfarlane, Paul Monaghan, Amanda Nettelbeck, Chris Nobbs, Carol Pybus, Lester-Irabinna Rigney, Tikari Rigney and Phyllis Williams

    Imprint: WAKEFIELD
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
  • COLOURING THE RAINBOW : BLAK QUEER AND TRANS PERSPECTIVES
    COLOURING THE RAINBOW : BLAK QUEER AND TRANS PERSPECTIVES
    HODGE DINO [ED]
    ISBN: 9781743053935
    Title: COLOURING THE RAINBOW : BLAK QUEER AND TRANS PERSPECTIVES
    Author: HODGE DINO [ED]
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Colouring the Rainbow uncovers the often hidden world of Queer and Trans Blak Australia and tells it like it is.

    Twenty-two First Nations people reveal their inner reflections and outlooks on family and culture, identity and respect, homophobia, transphobia, racism and decolonisation, activism, art, performance and more, through life stories and essays. The contributors to this ground-breaking book not only record the continuing relevance of traditional culture and practices, they also explain the emergence of homonormativity within the context of contemporary settler colonialism.

    Colouring the Rainbow is a real, searing and celebratory exploration of modern culture in post-apology Australia.

    Imprint: WAKEFIELD
    RRP: $34.95

    Price: $34.95
  • CONCISE HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA
    CONCISE HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA
    MACINTYRE STUART
    ISBN: 9781107562431
    Title: CONCISE HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA
    Author: MACINTYRE STUART
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands years old. For much of the past 225 years the newcomers have sought to replace the old with the new.

    This book tells how they imposed themselves on the land and describes how they brought technology, institutions and ideas to make it their own. The fourth edition incorporates the far-reaching effects of an export and investment boom in the early years of the twenty-first century that lifted Australia to unprecedented prosperity. The sale of minerals and energy enabled the economy to withstand the global financial crisis of 2007-08 but there was no agreement on how the wealth was to be managed and its benefits distributed.

    The book describes a continuing search for solutions to climate change, the unauthorised arrival of refugees, Indigenous disadvantage and generational change.

    Imprint: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY
    RRP: $45.99

    Price: $45.99
  • CRIME AND PUNISHMENT : OFFENDERS AND VICTIMS IN A BROKEN JUSTICE SYSTEM
    CRIME AND PUNISHMENT : OFFENDERS AND VICTIMS IN A BROKEN JUSTICE SYSTEM
    MARKS RUSSELL
    ISBN: 9781863957175
    Title: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT : OFFENDERS AND VICTIMS IN A BROKEN JUSTICE SYSTEM
    Author: MARKS RUSSELL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    If the goal of our justice system is to reduce crime and create a safer society, then we must do better.

    According to conventional wisdom, severely punishing offenders reduces the likelihood that they'll offend again. Why, then, do so many who go to prison continue to commit crimes after their release? What do we actually know about offenders and the reasons they break the law?

    In Crime & Punishment, Russell Marks argues that the lives of most criminal offenders – and indeed of many victims of crime – are marked by often staggering disadvantage. For many offenders, prison only increases their chances of committing further crimes. And despite what some media outlets and politicians want us to believe, harsher sentences do not help most victims to heal.

    Drawing on his experience as a lawyer, Marks eloquently makes the case for restorative justice and community correction, whereby offenders are obliged to engage with victims and make amends. Crime & Punishment is a provocative call for change to a justice system in desperate need of renewal.

    Imprint: BLACK INC
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • DANCING WITH STRANGERS - TEXT CLASSICS
    DANCING WITH STRANGERS - TEXT CLASSICS
    CLENDINNEN INGA
    ISBN: 9781925498738
    Title: DANCING WITH STRANGERS - TEXT CLASSICS
    Author: CLENDINNEN INGA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Dancing with Strangers is Inga Clendinnen's seminal account of the moment in January 1788 when the First Fleet arrived in Sydney Harbour and a thousand British men and women, some of them convicts and some of them free, encountered the Australians living there.

    'These people mixed with ours,' wrote a British observer after landfall, 'and all hands danced together.' What followed would shape relations between the peoples for the next two centuries.


    Winner, Kiriyama Prize 2004 Winner, Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction, NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2004 Winner, Best History Book, Queensland Premier's Literary Awards 2004

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $12.95

    Price: $12.95
  • DARK EMU : BLACK SEEDS - AGRICULTURE OR ACCIDENT
    DARK EMU : BLACK SEEDS - AGRICULTURE OR ACCIDENT
    PASCOE BRUCE
    ISBN: 9781922142436
    Title: DARK EMU : BLACK SEEDS - AGRICULTURE OR ACCIDENT
    Author: PASCOE BRUCE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Dark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for precolonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing behaviours inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag. Gerritsen and Gammage in their latest books support this premise but Pascoe takes this further and challenges the hunter-gatherer tag as a convenient lie. Almost all the evidence comes from the records and diaries of the Australian explorers, impeccable sources.

    Imprint: MAGABALA
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • DAUGHTERS OF THE DREAMING
    DAUGHTERS OF THE DREAMING
    BELL DIANE
    ISBN: 9781876756154
    Title: DAUGHTERS OF THE DREAMING
    Author: BELL DIANE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: SPINIFEX PRESS
    RRP: $34.95
    Price: $34.95
  • DEAR LIFE : ON CARING FOR THE ELDERLY
    DEAR LIFE : ON CARING FOR THE ELDERLY
    HITCHCOCK KAREN
    ISBN: 9781863958165
    Title: DEAR LIFE : ON CARING FOR THE ELDERLY
    Author: HITCHCOCK KAREN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In this powerful book, Karen Hitchcock shines a light on ageism in our society. Through unforgettable case studies, she shows what care for the elderly and dying is really like - both the good and the bad. With honesty and deep experience, she looks at end-of-life decisions and over-treatment, frailty and dementia.

    Dear Life is a moving and controversial argument against the creeping tendency to see the elderly as a 'burden' - difficult, hopeless, expensive and homogenous. While we rightly seek to curb treatment when it is futile, harmful or against a patient's wishes, this can sometimes lead to limits on care that suit the system rather than the person. Doctors may declare a situation hopeless when it may not be so.

    We must plan for a future when more of us will be old, Hitchcock argues, with the aim of making that time better, not shorter. And we must change our institutions and society to meet the needs of an ageing population. Dear Life is a landmark book by one of Australia's most powerful writers.

    'The elderly, the frail are our society. They are our parents and grandparents, our carers and neighbours, and they are every one of us in the not-too-distant future ...... They are not a growing cost to be managed or a burden to be shifted or a horror to be hidden away, but people whose needs require us to change' - Karen Hitchcock, Dear Life



    Imprint: BLACK INC
    RRP: $22.99
    Price: $22.99
  • DEATH AND LIFE OF AUSTRALIAN SOCCER
    DEATH AND LIFE OF AUSTRALIAN SOCCER
    GORMAN JOE
    ISBN: 9780702259685
    Title: DEATH AND LIFE OF AUSTRALIAN SOCCER
    Author: GORMAN JOE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: AUGUST 2017 NEW RELEASE

    In The Death and Life of Australian Soccer, journalist and historian Joe Gorman explores the rise and fall of Australia's first national football competition and shows how soccer came to practise and embody multiculturalism long before it became government policy. Drawing on archival research and interviews with players, supporters and club officials, he tells the incredible and oft-unknown stories of Australian soccer- how Charles Perkins rose from the soccer fields of Adelaide to the halls of administrative power, all the while becoming Australia's best-known Indigenous leader; how the Whitlam government embraced the first-ever Australian team to qualify for a FIFA World Cup; and how soccer played a role in creating the Australian Institute of Sport. Gorman also takes an unflinching look at the issues in the world game, from globalisation, assimilation and violence to unionism and privatisation. With rare intimacy and detail he explains how a long-forgotten journalist and the nation's leading soccer statistician quietly recorded it all over decades. The Death and Life of Australian Soccer is a fascinating and timely account of the first Australian sport to truly galvanise every ethnic, regional, metropolitan, gender and political group across the country. It examines the myths and legends of Australian sport and offers new ways of understanding the great changes that shaped the nation. This is more than a book about soccer - it is the riveting story of Australia's national identity.

    Imprint: UNI OF QUEENSLAND PRESS
    RRP: $32.95

    Price: $32.95
  • DEATH OF HOLDEN : The End of an Australian Dream
    DEATH OF HOLDEN : The End of an Australian Dream
    KURMELOVS ROYCE
    ISBN: 9780733638824
    Title: DEATH OF HOLDEN : The End of an Australian Dream
    Author: KURMELOVS ROYCE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Holden is one of the few brands that has an emotional grip on Australia. The impending closure of the Holden factory in Adelaide is not just the end of a business - it's the end of an era, of a story, and of a great Australian dream.

    When Holden signalled that it would close its Adelaide factory, it struck at the very heart of Australian identity. Holden is our car made on our shores. It's the choice of patriotic rev heads and suburban drivers alike. How could a car that was so beloved - and so popular - be so unprofitable to make?

    The story of the collapse of Holden is about the people who make and drive the cars; it's about sustaining industry in Australia; it's about communities of workers and what happens when the work dries up. And if it's not quite about the death of an icon - because Holdens will remain on Australian roads for a long time to come - then it's about what happens when an icon falls to its knees in front of a whole nation.

    Imprint: HACHETTE
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
    DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
    BENNS MATTHEW
    ISBN: 9781460750827
    Title: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
    Author: BENNS MATTHEW
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A highly entertaining, scurrilous and fascinating book on Australian con men (and women) and all their dirty, devious tricks.

    There are con men you fear and con men you hate, and con men with amazing stories who take your breath away with their dirty tricks and sheer brazen effontery. How do they get away with it?

    Written by bestselling author Matthew Benns, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a rollicking rollcall of all the worst and most outrageous scammers and dodgy dealers, a true crime book that will have readers gasping in disbelief at the sheer effrontery of these Aussie crooks and amazed at the gullibility of their victims. Con artists often revel in the image of a larrikin but this book will push beneath the veneer to delve into the true nature of the evil these people do and the long lasting damage, emotional and financial, suffered by their victims.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • DISCOVERING ABORIGINAL PLANT USE : THE JOURNEYS OF AN AUSTRALIAN ANTHROPOLOGIST
    DISCOVERING ABORIGINAL PLANT USE : THE JOURNEYS OF AN AUSTRALIAN ANTHROPOLOGIST
    CLARKE PHILIP A
    ISBN: 9781925078220
    Title: DISCOVERING ABORIGINAL PLANT USE : THE JOURNEYS OF AN AUSTRALIAN ANTHROPOLOGIST
    Author: CLARKE PHILIP A
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The author argues that we can better understand a people if we know how they see and use plants. In Discovering Aboriginal Plant Use, Clarke dips into his field journals to provide a rich account of journeys, as both anthropologist and ethnobotanist, that span the temperate, arid and tropical zones of Australia and neighbouring landmasses. He describes the cultural and natural heritage of each region, on the plants used by Aboriginal people that contribute to their distinctiveness.

    Imprint: ROSENBERG PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • DISMISSAL
    DISMISSAL
    KELLY PAUL / BRAMSTON TROY
    ISBN: 9780143574088
    Title: DISMISSAL
    Author: KELLY PAUL / BRAMSTON TROY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This ground-breaking new book will reveal the story of Australia's greatest political crisis with fresh interviews, the discovery of new archival material and a dramatic reinterpretation of events that will surprise readers. The treasure trove of new information already discovered by Paul Kelly and Troy Bramston deepens our understanding of what we know about the Dismissal, reveals startling new information and contradicts some recently published claims.

    This fresh new account will be dispassionate in its analysis, vivid in its narrative and brutal in its conclusions. It will divulge the role played by key political, judicial and vice-regal figures. It will expose the true motivations, the extent of the deceit and the scale of the collusion. It will recount the stunning climax on Remembrance Day 1975. And, for the first time, the book will reveal what happened next, as a second crisis began to unfold.



    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99
    Price: $24.99
  • DISPOSABLE LEADERS : Media and Leadership Coups from Menzies to Abbott
    DISPOSABLE LEADERS : Media and Leadership Coups from Menzies to Abbott
    TIFFEN RODNEY
    ISBN: 9781742235202
    Title: DISPOSABLE LEADERS : Media and Leadership Coups from Menzies to Abbott
    Author: TIFFEN RODNEY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Since 1970 seventy-three political leaders within the major parties have been forcibly removed from their leadership positions. And at the heart of the turmoil is the media, with its 24-hour news cycle making political leadership evermore precarious.

    Disposable Leaders is an engaging and insightful analysis of the high-drama leadership challenge – a regular event that is now central to Australian politics. Not only does Rodney Tiffen explore some of the most intriguing federal leadership struggles that have dominated recent Australian politics in detail, he also examines all of the 73 successful leadership challenges that have occurred since 1970. In doing so Tiffen also shines a light on the central role the media plays in the revolving-door leadership that has become the new normal in modern Australian politics.

    Imprint: NEW SOUTH
    RRP: $34.99

    Price: $34.99
  • DREAMING AND OTHER ESSAYS
    DREAMING AND OTHER ESSAYS
    STANNER W E H
    ISBN: 9781863955171
    Title: DREAMING AND OTHER ESSAYS
    Author: STANNER W E H
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    W.E.H. Stanner's words changed Australia. Without condescension and without sentimentality, in essays such as 'The Dreaming' Stanner conveyed the richness and uniqueness of Aboriginal culture. In his Boyer Lectures he exposed a 'cult of forgetfulness practised on a national scale,' regarding the fate of the Aborigines, for which he coined the phrase 'the great Australian silence'.

    And in his essay 'Durmugam' he provided an unforgettable portrait of a warrior's attempt to hold back cultural change. 'He was such a man,' Stanner wrote. 'I thought I would like to make the reading world see and feel him as I did.' The pieces collected here span the career of W.E.H. Stanner as well as the history of Australian race relations. They reveal the extraordinary scholarship, humanity and vision of one of Australia's finest essayists.Their revival is a significant event.

    With an introductory essay by Robert Manne.



    Imprint: BLACK INC
    RRP: $24.99
    Price: $24.99
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