"A perfected modern battle plan is like nothing so much as a score for an orchestral composition, where the various arms and units are the instruments, and the tasks they perform are their respective mu... read more

Maestro John Monash : Australia's Greatest Citizen General: Our Greatest Citizen General
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Monash and Chauvel is a gripping narrative history that follows the extraordinary campaigns of the two most outstanding battlefield commanders of the First World War across all the Allied armies: John Monash and Harry Chauvel.
Monash commanded the Australian forc... read more

Monash and Chauvel
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In Blue Lake,David Sornig examines how the 8km-square zone to the west of central Melbourne became the city's blind spot. Once a fertile wetland with a large blue saltwater lagoon, it passed through various incarnations- from bo... read more

Blue Lake: Finding Dudley Flats and the West Melbourne Swamp
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More than a million lower-income households in Australia pay above the affordability benchmark for their housing costs. More than 100,000 people are homeless. Seventy per cent of us are concerned we'll never own property. Yet owning... read more

No Place Like Home - Repairing Australia's Housing Crisis
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 Australian Studies

Awards:Winner of ACT Book of the Year Award 2012 and Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History 2012 and Victorian Premier's Literary Award - Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction 2012 and Queensland Literary Awards: University of Southern Queensland History Book Award 2012 and Manning Clark House National Cultural Awards, Individual Category 2011. Shortlisted for NSW Premier's Literary Award Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction 2013 and ABIA Australian General Non-fiction Book of the Year 2012.


Reveals the complex, country-wide systems of land management used by Aboriginal people in presettlement Australia
 

Across Australia, early Europeans commented again and again that the land looked li... read more

The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia
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For the early settlers who came from crowded cities and long established villages, it must have been extraordinary to find you could pack your belongings onto a bullock dray and head off to rural grasslands out of the reach of medd... read more

The Squatters: The Story of Australia's Pastoral Pioneers
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Pauline Hanson claims to represent the average Australian but The Stalking of Julia Gillard's Kerry-Anne Walsh has discovered nothing could be further from the truth.

Hoodwinked: How Pauline Hanson Fooled a Nation
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The story of the resilient people who make their home in Australia's far north, from the 'wild time' of the frontier days to the present.

Gulf Country Story of the People of Outback Queensland
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In the bestselling tradition of Peter Ackroyd's The Thames, a celebration of one of the world's great waterways Everyone knows Sydney Harbour. At least, we think we do. Everyone can see the harbour, whether we have ever been to Sydney or not. By as little as a word or two, ... read more

The Harbour
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Australia Remember This Too! is a photographic celebration of nostalgia, particularly for Baby Boomers, 114,000 of whom follow the 'Australia Remember When' Facebook page, sharing their photos and memories.Remember Mike Willesee's A Current Affair from the '70... read more

Australia Remember This Too!
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 Australian Studies

Awards:Winner of NSW Premier's Literary Award Book of the Year 2015. 2015 Australian Independent Bookseller Awards Category Winner - Non-Fiction & Overall Winner

While most of us live in cities clinging to the coastal fringe, our sense of what an Australian is, or should be, is drawn from the vast and varied inland called the bush. But what do we mean by 'the bush', and how has it shaped us? Starting with his forebears' battle to drive b... read more

The Bush
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First there was Girt. Now comes . . . True GirtIn this side-splitting sequel to his best-selling history, David Hunt takes us to the Australian frontier. This was the Wild South, home to hardy pioneers, gun-slinging bushrangers, di... read more

True Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia Volume 2
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