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England, Summer 1975. The Australian cricket team, visiting for an Ashes series, fields players who will become legends of the game - Ian Chappell, Rodney Marsh, Dennis Lillee, Jeff Thomson - against celebrated English power-cricketers Tony Greig, John Snow and Phil Edmonds. It is the pinnacle of the game of...
Japanese World War II POW camps conjure up a notorious picture of deprivation and brutality. The idea that sport, of all things, flourished in such hellish conditions is hard to envisage - but the truth is, it did. Captives played Aussie Rules football and rugby at the infamous Changi prisoner-of-war...
By Ed Cowan
In the Firing Line, based on the diary Ed Cowan kept while playing his second season for Tasmania over the summer of 2010-11, reveals with intelligence and a touch of humour the excruciatingly shaky position of the domestic cricket player.
By Nick Lomb
"In his new book, Transit of Venus, 1631 to the Present, Dr Nick Lomb - an astronomer at the Sydney Observatpry and the author of the Australian Sky Guide - has produced what may be his most timely publication to date...Dr Lomb has cooked up both a titillating textual treat...
In 1943, a small band of inexperienced Australian and British fighter pilots fought an ongoing air battle in defense of north-western Australia, flying against a formidably skilled and proficient opponent. Following the RAAFs Number 1 Fighter Wing, this title tells this story, recovering an important aspect of Australian history.
I keep coming back to the light of Brisbane. If you are born into it, this palette of gentle pinks and oranges at dawn and dusk, the blast white of midday in summer, the lemon luminescence of mid-morning and mid-afternoon, you keep it with you, and measure all other light...
This book celebrates the diversity of cultural history but also asks hard questions about its popularity, and assesses the ways in which it is practiced. Australian historians reflect on the theoretical assumptions from which cultural history draws, and its strategies and assumptions.