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Australasian & Pacific history books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Australasian & Pacific history category. Presented with a red border are the Australasian & Pacific history books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

Magna Carta and New Zealand History, Politics and Law in Aotearoa by Stephen Winter Magna Carta and New Zealand History, Politics and Law in Aotearoa

This volume is the first to explore the vibrant history of Magna Carta in Aotearoa New Zealand's legal, political and popular culture. Readers will benefit from in-depth analyses of the Charter's reception along with explorations of its roles in regard...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/09/2017

'Me Write Myself' The Free Aboriginal Inhabitants of Van Diemen's Land at Wybalenna, 1832-47 by Leonie Stevens 'Me Write Myself' The Free Aboriginal Inhabitants of Van Diemen's Land at Wybalenna, 1832-47


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

A History of Australia by Mark Peel, Christina Twomey A History of Australia
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A History of Australia weaves together a vivid, multi-dimensional history that considers key cultural, social, political and economic events and issues within the wider global context.
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/08/2017

A History of Australia by Mark Peel, Christina Twomey A History of Australia
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A History of Australia weaves together a vivid, multi-dimensional history that considers key cultural, social, political and economic events and issues within the wider global context. Comprehensive and accessible, this is essential reading for all those seeking an authoritative overview...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/08/2017

The Empire's Patriotic Fund Public Benevolence and the Boer War in an Australian Colony by John McQuilton The Empire's Patriotic Fund Public Benevolence and the Boer War in an Australian Colony

This book examines the Empire's Patriotic Fund, established in Victoria, Australia, in 1901 to assist the dependants of the men serving in the Boer War and the men invalided home because of wounds or illness. Acting as an autonomous body...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

The British World and an Australian National Identity Anglo-Australian Cricket, 1860-1901 by Jared van Duinen The British World and an Australian National Identity Anglo-Australian Cricket, 1860-1901

This book explores the dynamics of Anglo-Australian cricketing relations within the `British World' in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It explores what these interactions can tell us about broader Anglo-Australian relations during this period and, in particular, the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/08/2017

Slow Catastrophes Living with Drought in Australia by Rebecca Jones Slow Catastrophes Living with Drought in Australia


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

In Their Time of Need Australia's Overseas Emergency Relief Operations 1918-2010 by Steven Bullard In Their Time of Need Australia's Overseas Emergency Relief Operations 1918-2010

In Their Time of Need recounts the activities of Australia's military forces in response to overseas natural disasters.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2017

Coming Soon

Reduced to a Symbolical Scale - The Evacuation of British Women and Children from Hong Kong to Australia in 1940 by Tony Banham Reduced to a Symbolical Scale - The Evacuation of British Women and Children from Hong Kong to Australia in 1940

In July 1940, the wives and children of British families in Hong Kong, military and civilian, were compulsorily evacuated, following a plan created by the Hong Kong government in 1939. That plan focused exclusively on the process of evacuation, but...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2017

Gulliver's Other Islands A New History of Fiji by Deryck Scarr Gulliver's Other Islands A New History of Fiji

Scarr is the doyen of writers on Fiji. This magisterial new history of the islands does not disappoint.
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/12/2017

Other books in this genre

Pacific America Histories of Transoceanic Crossings by John E. Wills Jr., Eiichiro Azuma, Madeline Y. Hsu Pacific America Histories of Transoceanic Crossings
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In recent times, the Asia-Pacific region has far surpassed Europe in terms of reciprocal trade with the United States, and since the 1980s immigrants from Asia entering the United States have exceeded their counterparts from Europe, reversing a longstanding historical...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/07/2017

He Reo Wahine Maori Women's Voices from the Nineteenth Century by Lachy Paterson, Angela Wanhalla He Reo Wahine Maori Women's Voices from the Nineteenth Century
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Offers a bold new introduction to the experience of Maori women in colonial New Zealand through Maori women's own words - the speeches and evidence, letters and testimonies that they left in the archive. Drawing from over 500 texts written...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/07/2017

Agitate, Educate, Organise, Legislate Protestant Women's Social Action in Post-Suffrage Australia by Ellen Warne Agitate, Educate, Organise, Legislate Protestant Women's Social Action in Post-Suffrage Australia

Explores the colourful debates and anxieties that were prevalent from the 1890s to the 1930s and the responses of the key women's organisations whose leadership and campaigns acknowledged that - outside of parliament and party politics - women's connection to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2017

Agitate, Educate, Organise, Legislate Protestant Women's Social Action in Post-Suffrage Australia by Ellen Warne Agitate, Educate, Organise, Legislate Protestant Women's Social Action in Post-Suffrage Australia

Explores the colourful debates and anxieties that were prevalent from the 1890s to the 1930s and the responses of the key women's organisations whose leadership and campaigns acknowledged that - outside of parliament and party politics - women's connection to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2017

The Honest History Book by David Stephens The Honest History Book

In Australia's rush to commemorate all things Anzac, have we lost our ability to look beyond war as the central pillar of Australia's history and identity? The passionate historians of the Honest History group argue that while war has been...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

A Historian for All Seasons Essays for Geoffrey Bolton by Lenore Layman A Historian for All Seasons Essays for Geoffrey Bolton


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2017

Assessing Tracked and Wheeled Vehicles for Australian Mounted Close Combat Operations Lessons Learned in Recent Conflicts, Impact of Advanced Technologies, and System-Level Implications by John Matsumura Assessing Tracked and Wheeled Vehicles for Australian Mounted Close Combat Operations Lessons Learned in Recent Conflicts, Impact of Advanced Technologies, and System-Level Implications


Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2017

Hidden in Plain View The Aboriginal people of coastal Sydney by Paul Irish Hidden in Plain View The Aboriginal people of coastal Sydney

Aboriginal people are prominent in accounts of early colonial Sydney, yet we seem to skip a century as they disappear from the historical record and reemerge in early in the twentieth century. Paul Irish's Hidden in Plain View explores what...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2017

Windows on a Women's World The Dominican Sisters of Aotearoa New Zealand by Susannah Grant Windows on a Women's World The Dominican Sisters of Aotearoa New Zealand


Format: Paperback - Released: 30/04/2017

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