Australasian & Pacific history

    With the Old Breed

    By Eugene B. Sledge

    Paperback £8.45

    He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the Pacific - the terror, the camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinary - into terms we mortals can grasp' Tom Hanks

    Mt Kilimanjaro & Me

    By Annette Freeman

    Paperback Save £5.34 = £14.16

    Intimate Strangers: Friendship, Exchange and Pacific Encounters

    By Vanessa Smith

    Paperback Save £6.74 = £16.25

    A fascinating study of the importance of ideas of friendship in late eighteenth-century explorations of the Pacific.

    Aboriginal Dreaming Paths and Trading Routes: The Colonisation of the Australian Economic Landscape

    By Dale Kerwin

    Hardback £51.21

    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.


    By Jan Morris

    Paperback Save £1.54 = £8.45

    Renowned and much-loved travel writer Jan Morris turns her eye to Sydney: 'not the best of the cities the British Empire created ... Few writers - a handful of novelists apart - have got so far under the city's skin as Morris .

    First Australians

    Paperback Save £14.14 = £27.36

    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...

    The Road to Botany Bay: An Exploration of Landscape and History

    By Paul Carter

    Paperback £16.06

    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....

    Aboriginal Australians

    By Richard Broome

    Paperback £26.51

    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.

    Long Way Home

    By Charles Granquist

    Paperback £7.85

    Granqist's account of his wartime experiences adds another important chapter to the story of Australian World War II POWs while showcasing the spirit, humour, persistence, and ingenuity of an Aussie Digger.

    A Place to Remember: A History of the Shrine of Remembrance

    By Bruce Scates

    Hardback Save £15.54 = £29.46

    This book charts the Shrine's history from the first fatalities of the Gallipoli landing to the present day.

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