History

Australia's Spies and their Secrets

David McKnight

Format: Paperback

AUD $32.99

Australia's Spies and their Secrets tells the inside story of the rise and fall of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) - Australia's premier spy body. Based on thousands of documents never before revealed and interviews with former ASIO officers and many of those spied upon, this fascinating book exposes the secret elements of Australia's post-war politics and history.

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Australia's Immigrants

Geoffrey Sherington

Format: Paperback

AUD $27.99

Geoffrey Sherington's Australia's Immigrants is the best one-volume account of the dynamic part migration has played in the formation of Australian society.

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Out of Luck

Stephen Garton

Format: Paperback

AUD $27.99

Out of Luck uncovers the history of the many who have always had to struggle hard to survive in this 'lucky' country and who have seldom shared in the rewards of a well endowed society. Stephen Garton draws on the findings of social history, welfare history and women's to present a lively account of an important feature of Australia's history - and present, and future.

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The Governesses

Patricia Clarke

Format: Paperback

AUD $24.99

A rich insight into daily life in the Australian colonies in the mid-nineteenth century, as seen through the eyes of governesses who travelled from England to take up posts with local families.

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Constructing Capitalism

Andrew Wells

Format: Paperback

AUD $24.99

Constructing Capitalism describes Australia's transformation from an immense and isolated gaol in 1788 to a liberal capitalist economy by the time of Federation.

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Pen Portraits

Patricia Clarke

Format: Paperback

AUD $24.99

Pen Portraits describes the accomplishments of Australia's earliest women writers and pays belated tribute to their contribution to colonial life and letters.

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Victoria's Heritage

Edited by A. G. L. Shaw

Format: Paperback

AUD $23.99

Victoria's 150th anniversary celebrations have put the spotlight on the state, and on its cultural and environmental development. In Victoria's Heritage, leading historians survey that development across a number of important areas including literature, painting, environmental control, drama and architecture.

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In Our Time

Verity Burgmann

Format: Paperback

AUD $27.99

In Our Time examines Australian loyalties to socialist agitators at the end of the nineteenth century and challenges the accepted versions of the social and political ferment which gave rise to the labour movement and its parliamentary expression, the Labor parties.

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