Publications

Voices from the West End: Stories, people and events that shaped Fremantle

Voices from the West End: Stories, people and events that shaped Fremantle

Author/editor: Dr Paul Arthur

Year published: 2012

On a triangle of land at the mouth of the Swan River is Fremantle's heritage district, the West End, recognised as one of the world's best-preserved examples of a nineteenthcenture port city and colonial townscape. Well known too for its exceptionally diverse multicultural community, Fremantle has...

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A Concise History of THE CARIBBEAN

A Concise History of THE CARIBBEAN

Author/editor: Professor Barry Higman

Year published: 2011

A Concise History of the Caribbean presents a general history of the Caribbean islands from the beginning of human settlement about seven thousand years ago to the present. It narrates processes of early human migration, the disastrous consequences of European colonization, the development of...

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A Little history of the Australian Labor Party

A Little history of the Australian Labor Party

Author/editor: Associate Professor Frank Bongiorno

Year published: 2011

The Australian Labor Party is one of the oldest labour parties and was the first in the world to form a government. 2011 marks its 120th birthday. This short and lively book tells the story of the ALP's numerous successes in winning government at all levels and making policy that has transformed...

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Aboriginal Studies

Aboriginal Studies

Author/editor: Dr Allison Cadzow

Year published: 2011

This book presents fresh perspectives and insights for teachers and students to investigate and evaluate. The collection delivers an absorbing, complex and strategically balanced understanding of the topic area, filling a gap in resources specific to the Stage 6 Aboriginal Studies Syllabus and...

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Australia and the Antarctic Treaty system: 50 years of influence

Australia and the Antarctic Treaty system: 50 years of influence

Author/editor: Professor Tom Griffiths

Year published: 2011

The Antarctic Treaty, which is at the heart of the regime that covers the vast region of sea and land surrounding the South Pole, has been in force for 50 years. Australia and the Antarctic Treaty System examines Australia's crucial contribution, past and present, within the system of cooperative...

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Dr Do-good: Charles Duguid and Aboriginal Advancement, 1930s–1970s

Dr Do-good: Charles Duguid and Aboriginal Advancement, 1930s–1970s

Author/editor: Dr Rani Kerin

Year published: 2011

A tireless advocate on behalf of Aboriginal people,Charles Duguid was true to his name. He founded the Ernabella Mission in 1937, a mission widely regarded as one of the most culturally sensitive ever established. In the post–war period, he sought ways to help Aboriginal people assimilate, he...

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How Food Made History

How Food Made History

Author/editor: Professor Barry Higman

Year published: 2011

Food is at the center of life, and as such, it is a vital driver of cultural and political development. It is only recently that some societies gave started to enjoy food security and year-long abundance. By asking why we choose to eat what we eat, How Food Made History examines how this transition...

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Illness in Colonial Australia

Illness in Colonial Australia

Author/editor: Professor Barry Smith

Year published: 2011

Illness in Colonial Australia is an innovative, richly researched study of the impact of the age-old afflictions the settlers carried and their efforts to cope with them. The Aboriginal inhabitants suffered terribly from the new diseases. They lacked inherited immunities and were particularly...

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Lord Palmerston and the Empire of Trade

Lord Palmerston and the Empire of Trade

Author/editor: Dr Gregory Barton

Year published: 2011

The history of Britain in the age of Lord Palmerston is also the history of many hundreds of people from all over the globe. It was a period of time when the forces that remade Britain were in the process of casting the world in a new mold - increasingly industrial, mechanized, and linked by global...

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Proslavery Priest

Proslavery Priest

Author/editor: Professor Barry Higman

Year published: 2011

John Lindsay was an ordained minister of the Church of England, serving church and state in the British Atlantic. The second half of his life was spent in Jamaica, where – in the midst of slave society – he had leisure to live a life of ideas and develop literary and philosophical interests. At his...

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