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A listing of titles from the Australian Studies category.

Abrogating Responsibility
Geoffrey Gray
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Alias Blind Larry: The Mostly True Memoir of James Laurence The Singing Convict
Rob Wills
Alias Blind Larry is a convict story, an adventure story, a colonial story, a Jewish story, a theatrical story. A fascinating piece of history, untold until now. Through the narrative of Laurences life, it re-creates a whole period of history.
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All Hail The Leaders: The Australian Labor Party and Political Leadership
Glenn Kefford
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Anzac: The Landing, The Legend, The Law
Catherine Bond
An interrogation of the legal history of one of Australia and New Zealands most revered words - 'Anzac' - and the restrictions on the acronym that still exist today.
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Australia's Secular Foundations
Malcolm Wood
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Becoming Indigenous to the Universe: Reflections on Living Systems, Indigenity and Citizenship
Kerry Arabena
In Becoming Indigenous to the Universe Kerry Arabena seeks to converge the wisdom of Indigenous peoples philosophic traditions with scientific and ethical understandings of modern thought.
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Bridging Troubled Waters: Australia and Asylum Seekers
Tony Ward
Australian discussion of asylum seekers is polarised between slogans of 'Stop the Boats' and 'Bring them here'.
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Celluloid Anzacs —The Great War Anzac Debate through Australian Cinema
Daniel Reynaud
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Challenging the Humanities
Tony Bennett
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Colonial Australian Trade Mark Law
Amanda Scardamaglia
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Despotic State or Free Individual: Two Traditions of Democracy in Australia
Greg Melluish
The poll-driven excesses of todays party politics can be seen as the triumph of an impoverished view of democracy that discourages the virtues of good leadership and personal responsibility.
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Going Native: The Passions of Philip Jacks
Rohan Price
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Rozzi Bazzani
Hector Crawford - a name synonymous with Australian TV. This compelling story recounts how, as Crawfords influence grew, the off screen politics employed by networks and rivals to diminish his companys power became as exciting as any of his on screen dramas
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History & the Poet
Robert Wood
History & the Poet is a series of essays on contemporary Australian poetry. In language clear and precise, Robert Wood poses philosophical and ideological questions that matter for poetry now.
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Incognita: The Invention and Discovery of Terra Australis
Allen Mawer, G. A. Mawer
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Indigenous Health: Power, Politics and Citizenship
Dominic O'Sullivan
In Indigenous Health Dominic OSullivan considers the claims that Indigenous people can reasonably make on the public health system and what these claims mean for Australian conceptions of citizenship, democracy, and human rights.
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Inspiring Australians: The First Fifty Years of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
Penelope Hanley
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John Curtin: How He Won Over the Media
Caryn Coatney
The life of John Curtin is one of Australia's most remarkable stories. He overcame childhood hardships to become the prime minister in turbulent times
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Leading Social Work
Jane Miller
The history of social work education at the University of Melbourne, tracing the influences that would ultimately shape social work as a new profession in Australia. This exploration of 75 years of teaching and research pays tribute to the people who have had a critical impact on the profession.
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Making Melbourne's Monuments: The Sculpture of Paul Montford
Catherine Moriarty
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Nazis In Our Midst
David Henderson
A rich narrative that uncovers the remarkable personal stories of German-Australians interned in Australian internment camps during the Second World War
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On Bondi Beach
Demelza Marlin, Andrew Metcalfe, Ann Game
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Places of the Heart: Memorials in Australia
Paul Ashton, Paula Hamilton, Rose Searby
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Stephen Moline
RED tracks the lives of two families of Australian political idealists, their motives, expectations and gradual disillusionment.
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Shifting Focus: Colonial Australian Photography 1850-1920
Josephine Croci, Anne Maxwell
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Silent System: Forgotten Australians and the Institutionalisation of Women and Children
Paul Ashton, Jacqueline Z. Wilson
The story of the half-a-million children institutionalised in the 20th century in Australia: the 'Forgotten Australians'.
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The Dystopia in the Desert. The silent culture of Australia’s remotest Aboriginal communities
Tadhgh Purtill
The Ngaanyatjarra Lands, deep in WA, are home to the countrys most remote Aboriginal communities. Beset by social problems, the communities and their residents are detached from mainstream Australia by factors of distance and culture
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The Gatekeepers of Australian Foreign Policy 1950–1966
Adam Hughes Henry
A significant event in 20th-century Australian history: the transition from the liberal foreign policy approach of the Chifley Labor government to the more strident anti-communism of the conservative Menzies government
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The Killing at Risdon Cove
W.F. Refshauge
As one of the foundation events in Tasmanian history, what happened at Risdon Cove on 3 May 1804 has always had a place in narrative histories. A large party of Aborigines were fired upon by English colonists, the number killed estimated variously from three to fifty.
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The Merchant of Sydney
Alex Pugh, Chis Maxwell
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The Rich Tradition of Republicanism
Graham Maddox
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The Soul of ANZAC
John Dermot Millar
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The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust: A Continuing Australian Story
Margaret Walters Auchmuty
Spanning 50 years, the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust provides an opportunity for Australians to travel overseas in search of excellence, new ideas and innovation
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Tuscan Places: Antipodeans Seeking More than Michelangelo
Desmond O'Grady
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What is the Human? Australian Voices from the Humanities
Liam Semler, Bob Hodge, Philippa Kelly
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World's End: British Military Outputs in the Ring Fence Around Australia
Alan Powell
In 1829 Captain Fremantle formally laid Great Britains claim to all of New Holland outside the bounds of New South Wales by garrisoning a vast coastline through a number of military outposts
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Wuka nya-nganunga li-Yanyuwa li-Anthawirriyarra. Language for Us, The Yanyuwa Saltwater People. A Yanyuwa Encyclopaedia: Volume 1
John Bradley
This Encyclopaedia is a rich, authoritative repository of the cultural and linguistic knowledge of the Yanyuwa, the Saltwater people of the coastal and island country near Borroloola in the Northern Territory of Australia.
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