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The Art of Time Travel: Historians and their Craft

Author/editor: Professor Tom Griffiths

Year published: 2016

No matter how practised we are at history, it always humbles us. No matter how often we visit the past, it always surprises us. The art of time travel is to maintain critical poise and grace in this dizzy space. In this landmark book, eminent...

Illicit Love : Interracial Sex and Marriage in the United States and Australia

Author/editor: Professor Ann McGrath

Year published: 2016

Illicit Love is a history of love, sex, and marriage between Indigenous peoples and settler citizens at the heart of two settler colonial nations, the United States and Australia. Award-winning historian Ann McGrath illuminates interracial...

Brokers and Boundaries: Colonial Exploration in Indigenous Territory

Author/editor: Dr Maria Nugent

Year published: 2016

Colonial exploration continues, all too often, to be rendered as heroic narratives of solitary, intrepid explorers and adventurers. This edited collection contributes to scholarship that is challenging that persistent mythology. With a focus on...

Discretionary Justice: Pardon and Parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression

Author/editor: Dr Carolyn Strange

Year published: 2016

The pardon is an act of mercy, tied to the divine right of kings. Why did New York retain this mode of discretionary justice after the Revolution? And how did governors’ use of this prerogative change with the advent of the penitentiary and...

The Eighties: The Decade that Transformed Australia

Author/editor: Associate Professor Frank Bongiorno

Year published: 2015

It was the era of Hawke and Keating, Kylie and INXS, the America's Cup and the Bicentenary. It was perhaps the most controversial decade in Australian history, with high-flying entrepreneurs booming and busting, torrid debates over land rights...

The Hanged Man and the Body Thief: Finding Lives in a Museum Mystery

Author/editor: Department publications

Year published: 2015

1860. An Aboriginal labourer named Jim Crow is led to the scaffold of the Maitland Goal in colonial New South Wales.  Among the onlookers is the Scotsman AS Hamilton, who will take bizarre steps in the aftermath of the execution to exhume this...

The BP exhibition Indigenous Australia enduring civilisation

Author/editor: Dr Maria Nugent

Year published: 2015

An extraordinary selection of objects showcases the beauty and knowledge embodied in works of art and everyday life from Indigenous Australia. Published to accompany the first major UK exhibition on Indigenous Australia, this book uses objects from...

Old Age in Australia: A History

Author/editor: Professor Pat Jalland

Year published: 2015

The Australian population is rapidly getting older, demanding important policy and service decisions.  This goundbreaking book is the first to explore a 100-yearq history of older people in Australia form 1880 to 1980.  Over that period...

History, heritage, and colonialism: Historical consciousness, Britishness, and cultural identity in New Zealand, 1870-1940

Author/editor: Dr Kynan Gentry

Year published: 2015

History, heritage, and colonialism offers an internationally relevant examination of the nexus between empire and colonial identity, by exploring the politics of history-making and interest in preserving the material remnants of the past in late-...

From Playgrounds to Playstation: The Interaction of Technology and Play

Author/editor: Professor Carroll Pursell

Year published: 2015

In this romp through the changing landscape of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American toys, games, hobbies, and amusements, senior historian of technology Carroll Pursell poses a simple but interesting question: What can we learn by studying the...

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