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A fascinating study of the importance of ideas of friendship in late eighteenth-century explorations of the Pacific.
By Dale Kerwin
Highlights the valuable contribution Aboriginal people made in assisting European explorers, surveyors and stockmen to open the country for colonisation, and explores the interface between Aboriginal possession of the Australian continent and European colonisation and appropriation.
The dramatic story of the collision of two worlds that created contemporary Australia. Told from the perspective of Australia's first people, it vividly brings to life the events that unfolded when the oldest living culture in the world was overrun by the world's greatest empire - an epic drama of...
By Paul Carter
The Road to Botany Bay, first published in 1987 and considered a classic in the field of cultural and historical geography, examines the poetic constitution of colonial society. Through a far-reaching exploration of Australia's mapping, narrative description, early urbanism, and bush mythology, Paul Carter exposes the mythopoetic mechanisms of empire....
Presents the history of Australia from the perspective of the original Australians - those who lost most in the early colonial era. This title 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.
By Bruce Scates
This book charts the Shrine's history from the first fatalities of the Gallipoli landing to the present day.