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Excursion into History No. 12
1 Excursion into History No. 12
Australia Joseph Bennett & Son for the Blue Mountains Historical Society 1968 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
54 pages including bw illustrations and two fold-out maps at rear. The purpose of this Historical Book is to assist the reader to enjoy this scenic wonderland of ruggedness and beauty. By following the Historic Markers the reader will appreciate how the villages within the City of the Blue Mountains have grown from the dense vegetation of nature to the beautiful townships they are today. 
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Rum, Slaves, and Molasses, Alderman, Clifford Lindsey
2 Alderman, Clifford Lindsey Rum, Slaves, and Molasses
U. K. Bailey Bros & Swinfen 1974 0561002053 / 9780561002057 1st Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 12mo 
127 indexed pages about the transatlantic slave trade that took place between late 16th and early 19th centuries, envolving slaves, cash crops, and manufactured goods between West Africa, Caribbean or American colonies and the European colonial powers. The exploitation of African slaves was fundamental to growing colonial cash crops which were traded with Europe. In turn, European goods were used to buy African slaves who were then taken to the Americas. Name and date in the first page. 
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Heroes and Exiles Gay Icons Through the Ages, Ambrose, Tom
3 Ambrose, Tom Heroes and Exiles Gay Icons Through the Ages
U. K. New Holland 2010 1847734685 / 9781847734686 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
216 indexed pages. Demonised by the Church throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, homosexuals became the scapegoats of society, constantly facing exile or a brutal death. In "Heroes to Exiles", the human cost of this long exile is told through the lives of the most eminent homosexual men and women in history. Some were artists like the wild living Benvenuto Cellini or the repressed Edward Lear. Others were poets such as Thomas Gray, W. H. Auden or novelists such as Henry James and A. J. Symonds. Their places of refuge changed through the centuries from Italy in the 18th, to Paris in the 19th and Berlin, California and Tangier in the 20th. Some experiences were tragic, like those of William Beckford, Lord Byron or Oscar Wilde, and some were triumphant, like the remarkable story of the Ladies of Llangollen who became the most famous lesbians in Europe. Often treated with outright suspicion, homosexuals were targets for the totalitarian dictatorships of the 20th century. As such they were consigned in their tens of thousands to exile in Siberia or to the Nazi death camps. Even when peace returned after World War II most democracies still proscribed homosexual behaviour, forcing the Americans Paul Bowles and James Baldwin to seek exile in Europe and North Africa. Today the tolerance of Ancient Greece has returned to most Western societies although homosexuals are still persecuted in some Islamic countries such as Iran. In "Heroes to Exiles", Tom Ambrose asks if we have finally realised that sexual orientation is as irrelevant to character and achievement as gender and skin colour and if the long exile has ended. 
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Fly A Rebel Flag: The Battle At Eureka, Annear, Robyn
4 Annear, Robyn Fly A Rebel Flag: The Battle At Eureka
Australia Black Dog Books 2004 1876372230 / 9781876372231 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
149 indexed pages. A fictionalised account of the Eureka stockade battle. The diggers took made a stand against license fees and police harassment. They took up arms, built a stockade and swore to defend themselves. When government troops stormed the Eureka stockade the battle last just twenty minutes, but it changed Australia forever. 
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Good God, he's green! A history of Tasmanian politics 1989 to 1996, Armstrong, Lance
5 Armstrong, Lance Good God, he's green! A history of Tasmanian politics 1989 to 1996
Australia Pacific Law Press 1997 1875192085 / 9781875192083 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
159 pages including b/w illustrations. This is Lance Armstrong's fifth book. Three of the previous four books were on justice and peace issues which, he says, are an integral part of the Green agenda. Following many years of political activism through the Green movement, Lance Armstrong was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly in May 1989. Soon after his election, he became one of the five Green Members of Parliament to sign the historic Accord agreement with the Tasmanian Labour Party. He was re-elected in 1992, but lost his parliamentary seat in 1996 by the narrowest of margins. Indeed, the recount that was granted to him set a historical precedent - being the only recount that has been granted in the history of the Hare-Clarke proportional voting system, dating back to 1909. Lance Armstrong is also an ordained minister of the Uniting Church of Australia, having been ordained in 1974. He says that it is his theological understanding of the Christian Faith, his faith convictions, that has led him to identify so strongly with the Green movement. Since October 1996, he has been working again as a parish minister at St. David's Uniting Church, in Albury NSW. He has kept up his active interest in Green politics and is now also the Convenor of the Albury-Wodonga Environment Centre. 
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Telling the Truth About Aboriginal History, Attwood, Bain
6 Attwood, Bain Telling the Truth About Aboriginal History
Australia Allen & Unwin 2005 1741145775 / 9781741145779 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
264 indexed pages. Genuinely good Australian history is under serious attack. This book is a brilliant battlefield analysis. Once upon a time historical controversies were debated among a small circle of academic historians. Today they are the subject of intense 'history wars' fought out in parliament, court rooms, museums, newspapers, cafes and blog sites. Bain Attwood takes us to the heart of the conflict about the Aboriginal past in Australia. He tracks the growing popularity of history and weighs the consequences for the nature of historical knowledge and the authority of the historian. He asks why and how Aboriginal history has become central to Australian politics, culture and identity. He examines the work of historical 'revisionists' and tests their promise of historical truth. Finally, Attwood ponders how the traumatic history of frontier conflict might better be remembered - and mourned - and why telling the truth about history matters for the nation and for all of us. 
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Queensland but Were Afraid to Ask, Bahnisch, Mark
7 Bahnisch, Mark Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Queensland but Were Afraid to Ask
Australia NewSouth Pub 2015 1742234348 / 9781742234342 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
173 indexed pages. Includes bibliographical reference. Everyone has heard the cliches about Queensland politics: Queensland is 'different'. It's the 'Deep North'. Its state elections exemplify Pineapple Party Time. But what if those cliches are in fact looking more like the state of affairs in the rest of Australia? Does the Sunshine State represent the new normal in Australian politics? Once, Queensland was seen as the land that time forgot, with a narrow economy based on agriculture, mining and transport - and conservative values. Then, from the 1980s, a transformation took place as the state modernised, entrenching democratic reforms and civil liberties. Yet now, in the era of Campbell Newman, the Palmer United Party and national politics that oozes alarmist populism, it feels like Queensland's history of eccentricity and unrest has colonised the whole country. So how does Queensland both point the way forward and shine a light on the way we live now? Political commentator and Queenslander Mark Bahnisch looks closely and boldly at the Queensland experience, from the Joh Era to the present. His must-read book reaches some surprising conclusions. "Bahnisch's deep north is a beautiful hive of scum and villainy one day, a perfect storm of gothic corruption the next" - John Birmingham - Mark Bahnisch was the founder of awardwinning political blog Larvatus Prodeo (2005u13) and his commentary has been published in Crikey, New Matilda, The Drum , the Australian Financial Review, The Australian and elsewhere. He has a PhD in sociology from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia and has lived in Brisbane for most of his life. There is a name and date in the title page. 
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A Very Small Insurance Policy: The Politics of Australian Involvement in Vietnam, 1954-1967, Barclay, Glen St John
8 Barclay, Glen St John A Very Small Insurance Policy: The Politics of Australian Involvement in Vietnam, 1954-1967
Australia University of Queensland Pr 1988 0702220698 / 9780702220692 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
199 indexed pages including b/w illustrations notes to the text, glossary and bibliography. Reveals the motivation, the illusions and the ultimate failure of Australia's involvement in Vietnam. It draws on hitherto unavailable sources in the United States, as well as using Australian, British and Canadian material to detail the diplomatic and military decisions behind one of the most significant and least understood episodes in our history. "All the way with LBJ" was never intended as a promise that Australia would follow wherever the United States wished. It was Harold Holt's way of telling the world that the United States was going exactly where Australia wanted to go. Washington was deliberately encouraged by Australian ministers and officials to press ahead with military intervention in Vietnam in the hope of securing an American bastion against a southward thrust by China. Paradoxically, such a threat was taken seriously by no other country except North Vietnam. Australia played a. lone hand, for purely Australian interests, pushing the hard line against mounting opposition both in the United States and at home. America desperately desired international diplomatic support over Vietnam. President Johnson told British Prime Minister Harold Wilson that "a platoon of bagpipers would be sufficient; it was the British flag that was wanted". The disturbing question Dr Barclay poses is that if Australia had also refused to "show her flag", would the United States have been so keen to become involved in Vietnam? It is a question vital to twentieth century Australian and international history. 
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Blue Mountains Sketchbook, Bechervaise, John Mayston
9 Bechervaise, John Mayston Blue Mountains Sketchbook
Australia Rigby 1971 0851791824 / 9780851791821 1st Edition Hard Cover Good Good 12mo White, Unk 
64 pages. Ex-library markings/attachments or remnants of. Discoloration of the dj. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Triumph of the Nomads: A History of Ancient Australia, Blainey, Geoffrey
10 Blainey, Geoffrey Triumph of the Nomads: A History of Ancient Australia
Australia Sun Books 1978 0725102403 / 9780725102401 Reprint Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 16mo 
285 indexed pages. Blainey sees Aboriginals as a successful race, triumphant in their discovery of the land, in their adaptation to it, and in their mastering of its climates, seasons and reserves. A startling reassessment of the Aboriginals in early Australia. Rather than being prisoners in a hostile continent, the Aboriginals were a successful race - triumphant in their discovery of the land, triumphant in their adaptation to it, and in their mastery of its contrasting climates, seasons and resources. Geoffrey Blainey is Professor of Economic History at the University of Melbourne and is one of Australia's most distinguished economic and social historians. Co-winner of the Barbara Ramsden Award for Literature, 1976. Highly Commended by the National Book Council, 1976. 'a learned and ingenious plea for greater respect and knowledge ‘of the Aboriginal people'. Tanning pages. 
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Ancestors for all Australians: How to trace your family Tree, Blaze, B. R. (editor)
11 Blaze, B. R. (editor) Ancestors for all Australians: How to trace your family Tree
Australia Genealogical Society of Victoria 1975 0959935819 / 9780959935813 Reprint Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
96 pages. A guidebook for beginners which points the way to wider horizons of genealogy. How to start discovering your ancestors' stories? 
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Australia's Indonesia Project: 50 years of Engagement, Brown, Colin
12 Brown, Colin Australia's Indonesia Project: 50 years of Engagement
Australia Bobby Graham Publishers 2015 0987404148 / 9780987404145 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
xi + 128 pages + 8 unnumbered pages of plates with colour illustrations, colour portraits bibliographical references. This 50-year history of the Australian National University's Indonesia Project takes the reader from HW Arndt's 1964 visit to Sukarno's Indonesia, where politics trumped economics, through Soeharto decades of technocratic policy making to the strong and multi-faceted engagement of the Project's scholars with the economists and policymakers of today democratic state. Contents: The establishment of the Indonesia Project: 1963-1965; Arndt's headship: 1965-1980; From crisis to crisis: 1980-1997; Diversification: 1998-2014; Not an institution: a network. There light creases in the lower front cover. 
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Family and Local History Sources in Victoria, Brown, Frances et al
13 Brown, Frances et al Family and Local History Sources in Victoria
Australia Custodians of Records 1983 Reprint Stapled Cover Very Good 12mo 
80 pages including bibliography. There has been a burgeoning interest in tracing family origins over the last few years, a trend which will, no doubt, increase as Australia approaches its bi-centenary. Victoria, known as the Port Phillip District of the Colony of New South Wales from its settlement until separation in July 1851, will be celebrating its 150th anniversary in 198A-5. It is therefore very timely that this useful booklet should be published as a guide to those involved in biographical research, genealogy and local history. There are a number of published guides to genealogical and local history resources but none which comprehensively covers all the major repositories in the State of Victoria. The members of the Custodians‘ group are to be congratulated on their co-operative effort of gathering information on the types of records which have survived and which are now held in various government departments and other locations. This booklet is not designed as a step-by-step guide to genealogical and local history research, but is commended as an invaluable survey of the records that are available, their location and how to gain access to them. Inscription in front fly. 
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How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe, Cahill, Thomas
14 Cahill, Thomas How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe
UK Sceptre 1995 0340637870 / 9780340637876 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
246 pages including b/w illustrations. Ireland played the central role in maintaining European culture when the dark ages settled on Europe in the fifth century: as Rome was sacked by Visigoths and its empire collapsed, Ireland became 'the isle of saints and scholars' that enabled the classical and religious heritage to be saved. In his compelling and entertaining narrative, Thomas Cahill tells the story of how Irish monks and scrines copied the mauscripts of both pagan and Christian writers, including Homer and Aristotle, while libraries ont he continent were lost forever. Bringing the past and its characters to life, Cahill captures the sensibility of the unsung Irish who relaunched civilisation. Thomas Cahill is the co-author of A Literary Guide to Ireland, author of Jesus' Little Instruction Book and a publisher with a leading New York firm. He is married and has two children. 
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1917: Red Banners, White Mantle, Carroll, Warren H.
15 Carroll, Warren H. 1917: Red Banners, White Mantle
U.S.A. Christendom Press 1981 0931888050 / 9780931888052 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
137 pagec including endnotes and bibliography. A captivating account that narrates, month by month, the events of 1917. This is popular Catholic history at its finest. The drama of the Great War and the Russian Revolution are juxtaposed with the spiritual dimension of the Age: the diabolism of Rasputin, the Apparition of the Virgin at Fatima, the malignancy of Lenin, the saintly courage of (the now blessed) Charles of Austria. Few standard histories have ever given such a high degree of consideration to the supernatural and the Christian interpretation of history as "1917" does. 
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Indian Ocean Treasure, Clarke, Arthur C.; Wilson, Mike
16 Clarke, Arthur C.; Wilson, Mike Indian Ocean Treasure
U. K. Carousel 1974 0552540498 / 9780552540490 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
147 pages. Sunken treasure! No other words hold more magic! Mike Wilson and two American boys, Bobby Kriegel and Mark Smith, were taking underwater photographs of sharks when Wilson suddenly saw a sunken ship beneath him. They investigated the site, and emerged with some silver coins, brass cannons, copper bars and musket-balls from the wreck. There followed a series of gripping adventures. The wreck turned out to be an 18th-century vessel stuffed with silver coins. But the waters were treacherous and the wreck did not yield up its secrets easily. 
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The Big History Question, Clarke, Frank G.
17 Clarke, Frank G. The Big History Question
Australia ABC Books 1998 0864179545 / 9780864179548 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
232 indexed pages. Extensively illustrated with drawings and photographs, all Australians interested in the history of their country will delight in the revelations of this entertaining book. In the two years it has been broadcasting, Frank Clarke's weekly ABC radio quiz and discussion program 'The Big Question in Australian History' has won fans all over the country with its entertaining and accessible approach to the more curious aspects of Australias history. Now comes the hook that so many listeners have requested. In The Big History Question, Clarke examines a selection of little-known tales from Australia’s past, such as: The Governor of New South Wales who kept a slave while in Australia; The first Aboriginal female bushranger; How the Duke of Edinburgh survived an assassination attempt in Sydney with the help of his braces; The proposal for a Jewish homeland in the Kimberleys; The origin of the term 'Buckley's chance'; Australia's somewhat bumbling contribution to crushing the Boxer Rebellion. FRANK CLARKE is an Associate Professor of History at Macquarie University. 
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Exploring Women's Past, Crawford, Patricia (editors)
18 Crawford, Patricia (editors) Exploring Women's Past
Australia George Allen & Unwin 1984 0868616044 / 9780868616049 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
215 indexed pages. This is a book that calls into question some of the traditional notions of what history is all about. Five historians who happen to be feminists have chosen to write about women at various points in time across more than a thousand years and two continents. Medieval nuns in Europe. women in pre-industrial England, women in mid-nineteenth century Western Australia, spinsters in late Victorian England and prostitutes early this century are vividly portrayed and the forces which shaped their lives - and ours - are explored. As Margaret Ker says, ‘If we understand the forces which defeated them, are we not better equipped to avoid similar defeat? This is history at its best - accessible to all those who delight in the way glimpses of the intricate fabric of women's lives can illuminate both past and present. At the time of this book's conception the authors were all based in Western Australia and although they are now scattered throughout Australia they are still closely involved in research on women's history. The topics of their research are as diverse as the material in this book. They include research on working class women in the clothing and boot trades in Victoria, women in seventeenth century England and families in nineteenth century Australia. Table of Contents: Introduction Patricia Crawford ; Brides of Christ and poor mortals: women in medieval society Margaret Ker ; From the woman's view: pre-industrial England 1500--1750 Patricia Crawford ; "Helpmeet for man": women in mid-nineteenth century Western Australia Margaret Anderson ; Victorian spinsters: dutiful daughters, desperate rebels and the transition to the new women Patricia Jalland ; "As good a bloody woman as any other woman . . ." prostitutes in Western Australia 1895--1939 Raelene Davidson. 
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A History of Buddhism in Australia 1848-1988, Croucher, Paul
19 Croucher, Paul A History of Buddhism in Australia 1848-1988
Australia New South Wales Univ Pr Ltd 1989 0868401951 / 9780868401959 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
viii + 147 indexed pages including b/w illustrations and bibliography. For over 100 years ‘ordinary’ Australians as well as prime ministers, writers and painters‘, dissatis?ed with the answers provided by conventional religion, have turned to Buddhism, attracted by its universal message: that the solution to the problems of existence lies within each individual, requiring no external or supernatural aid. This book chronicles the history of Buddhism in Australia and its in?uence on our poetry, art and religious life. It traces the threads of interest in 19th century spiritualism and theosophical Buddhism, through the establishment of the ?rst ongoing Buddhist societies in the early 1950s, and beyond to the ‘hippy’ trail and Indo-Chinese refugees. Ironically, in many ways this is a story of groups within the Buddhist movement strenuously opposed to each other, with rationalists pitted against transcendentalists, the vehemently anti-'-Christian against eclectics, iconoclasts against traditionalists, and more recently, the 12 000 or so Anglo-Australian Buddhists against their 70 000 ethnic brothers and sisters. A colourful mosaic of eccentrics, charlatans, domineering personalities, together with the occasional saintly character, makes Buddhism in Australia an intriguing book of interest far beyond practising Buddhists. 
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Connected Worlds: History in Transnational Perspective, Curthoys, Ann; Lake, Marilyn
20 Curthoys, Ann; Lake, Marilyn Connected Worlds: History in Transnational Perspective
Australia ANU 2005 1920942440 / 9781920942441 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 8vo 
278 indexed pages. Includes bibliographical references. This volume brings together historians of imperialism and race, travel and modernity, Islam and India, the Pacific and the Atlantic to show how a 'transnational' approach to history offers fresh insights into the past. Transnational history is a form of scholarship that has been revolutionising our understanding of history in the last decade. With a focus on interconnectedness across national borders of ideas, events, technologies and individual lives, it moves beyond the national frames of analysis that so often blinker and restrict our understanding of the past. Many of the essays also show how expertise in 'Australian history' can contribute to and benefit from new transnational approaches to history. Through an examination of such diverse subjects as film, modernity, immigration, politics and romance, Connected Worlds weaves an historical matrix which transports the reader beyond the local into a realm which re-defines the meaning of humanity in all its complexity. Contributors include Tony Ballantyne, Desley Deacon, John Fitzgerald, Patrick Wolfe and Angela Woollacott. 
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