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            Who Owns History?: Elgin's Loot and the Case for Returning Plundered Treasure

            Who Owns History?: Elgin's Loot and the Case for Returning Plundered Treasure (Hardback)

            By Robertson, Geoffrey, QC

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            The controversy about the Elgin Marbles continues to rage. This book will be the first to propound a system for the return of cultural property, based on human rights law principles that are being developed by the courts to decide whether artworks, manuscripts and sculptures have... cultural importance and have been acquired in circumstances which morally require their return to enable peoples to enjoy the 'keys to their history' and in some cases to enable the better appreciation of cultural objects that have been important to the understanding of human progress. The book examines how the past can be experienced - by everyone. It will ask what is the difference between an original and a perfect copy, and in what circumstances that difference should require uplifting of the relic and bringing it back home. Geoffrey Robertson has been involved in a number of celebrated cases - he acted with Amal Clooney to provide the Greek Government with legal arguments for reuniting the Parthenon Marbles, and took successful action for Tasmanian Aboriginals to force London's Natural History Museum to return the remains of their ancestors. In this book he will discuss these cases, and will conclude by describing, in non-legal language, a rule that can be applied to decide in particular cases how museums and private collections should distinguish treasures that are not 'theirs'.
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            ISBN 9781760893699
            Published AU 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Forgotten: The Chinese Labour Corps and the Chinese Anzacs in the Great War

            The Forgotten: The Chinese Labour Corps and the Chinese Anzacs in the Great War (Paperback)

            By Davies, Will Dr.

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            The Forgotten explores an often-overlooked part of Australia's rich and diverse history - the service and sacrifice of the Chinese Labour Corps who worked under the British and French on the Western Front during the First World War. It puts the story of the Chinese Labour Corps i...nto the broader history of China's encounters with western European nations since the 1700s. A part of that story includes the large numbers of Chinese people who immigrated to Australia during this period. It was the sons, grandsons, and great-grandsons of these Chinese settlers who volunteered to fight for Australia during the First World War. Those men are the Chinese Anzacs. The Forgotten celebrates the shared history between China and Australia and the combined efforts to promote peace.
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            ISBN 9781925927238
            Published AU 16 Mar 2020
            Publisher Wilkinson Publishing
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            The Story of Australia

            The Story of Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lewis, Robert

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            Produced in partnership with the National Museum of Australia, The Story of Australia is an accessible, definitive history resource that every home should have How did Australia's earliest human inhabitants reach the island continent? Which discovery ushered in a new era of immig...ration, prosperity and technological advancement? How did a far-flung colony and military outpost transform into one of the wealthiest and most peaceful nations in the modern world? Dip into the pages to discover these answers and morea The Story of Australia is a complete full-colour illustrated history of the country. Find out how the Australian landscape was formed, and how the continuing cultures of its indigenous peoples, European exploration, colonisation, and Federation have helped the country develop into a thriving modern nation. Produced in partnership with the National Museum of Australia, The Story of Australia draws on the museum's exhaustive collection of objects, photographs and artefacts. Authoritative, inviting and entertaining, The Story of Australia is the reliable and definitive history resource that every home and library should have.
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            ISBN 9780857983145
            Published AU 30 Jan 2017
            Publisher Random House
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            The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution

            The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hessler, Peter

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            An intimate account of the Arab Spring, and Egypt's past and present, seen through the eyes of a wide range of Egyptians: political operators, archaeologists and garbage collectors; women, the queer community and migrants.

            ISBN 9781925773743
            Published AU 21 May 2019
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            First Footprints: The Epic Story of the First Australians

            First Footprints: The Epic Story of the First Australians (Paperback, Main)

            By Cane, Scott

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            Based on the major ABC TV series of the same name, First Footprints tells the extraordinary story of the Aboriginal people of Australia. How they made their way out of Africa 70,000 years ago, and how they survived across this vast continent, from the harsh deserts of the inland ...to the glaciers of southern Tasmania.
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            ISBN 9781743314937
            Published AU 30 Oct 2013
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Nancy Wake

            Nancy Wake (Paperback, Revised edition)

            By FitzSimons, Peter

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            In the early 1930s, Nancy Wake was a young woman enjoying a bohemian life in Paris. By the end of the Second World War, she was the Gestapo's most wanted person. As a naive, young journalist, Nancy Wake witnessed a horrific scene of Nazi violence in a Viennese street. From that m...oment, she declared that she would do everything in her power to rid Europe of the Nazis. What began as a courier job here and there became a highly successful escape network for Allied soldiers, perfectly camouflaged by Nancy's high-society life in Marseille. Her network was soon so successful - and so notorious - that she was forced to flee France to escape the Gestapo, who had dubbed her 'the white mouse' for her knack of slipping through its traps. But Nancy was a passionate enemy of the Nazis and refused to stay away. Supplying weapons and training members of a powerful underground fighting force, organising Allied parachute drops, cycling four hundred kilometres across a mountain range to find a new transmitting radio - nothing seemed too difficult in her fight against the Nazis. Peter FitzSimons reveals Nancy Wake's compelling story, a tale of an ordinary woman doing extraordinary things.
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            ISBN 9780732295257
            Published AU 8 Nov 2011
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Gallipoli

            Gallipoli (Paperback)

            By FitzSimons, Peter

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            On 25 April 1915, Allied forces landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in present-day Turkey to secure the sea route between Britain and France in the west and Russia in the east. After eight months of terrible fighting, they would fail. Turkey regards the victory to this day as a def...ining moment in its history, a heroic last stand in the defence of the nation's Ottoman Empire. But, counter-intuitively, it would signify something perhaps even greater for the defeated Australians and New Zealanders involved- the birth of their countries' sense of nationhood. Now approaching its centenary, the Gallipoli campaign, commemorated each year on Anzac Day, reverberates with importance as the origin and symbol of Australian and New Zealand identity. As such, the facts of the battle - which was minor against the scale of the First World War and cost less than a sixth of the Australian deaths on the Western Front - are often forgotten or obscured. Peter FitzSimons, with his trademark vibrancy and expert melding of writing and research, recreates the disaster as experienced by those who endured it or perished in the attempt.
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            ISBN 9780143786351
            Published AU 14 Aug 2017
            Publisher Random House
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            Anzac: An Illustrated History 1914-1918
              

            Anzac: An Illustrated History 1914-1918 (Hardback, New title)

            By Pelvin, Richard

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            This illustrated book is a moving pictorial record of World War I as experienced by the ANZACs. Over 500 rarely seen photos, historic maps, letters and diaries from the War Memorial archives, as well as detailed captions and illustrated timelines bring to life the ANZAC story as ...experienced by the ordinary soldier.
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            ISBN 9781740661423
            Published AU 1 Apr 2004
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Original Australians: The Story of the Aboriginal People

            The Original Australians: The Story of the Aboriginal People (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Flood, Josephine

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            The Original Australians tells the story of Australian Aboriginal history and society from its distant beginnings to the present day. From the wisdom and paintings of the Dreamtime, to the first contacts between Europeans and Indigenous Australians, through to the Uluru Statement..., it offers an insight into the life and experiences of the world's oldest surviving culture. The resilience and adaptability of Aboriginal people over millennia is one of the great human stories of all time. Josephine Flood answers the questions about Aboriginal Australia that Australians and visitors often ask: Where did the Aboriginal people come from and when? How did they survive in Australia's harsh environment? What was the traditional role of Aboriginal women? What are land rights? How do Aboriginal people maintain their culture today? And many more. This bestselling account has been updated and is fascinating reading for anyone who wants to discover Aboriginal Australia. '...an intriguing and accessible history for anyone, from overseas visitors to Australians...' - Sydney Morning Herald 'This is the best book to give someone who wants to know about Aborigines, their survival through the millennia, and the experiences they have to contribute to modern Australia.' - Emeritus Professor Campbell Macknight, Australian National University
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            ISBN 9781760527075
            Published AU 17 Jun 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Headstrong Daughters: Inspiring stories from the new generation of Australian Muslim women

            Headstrong Daughters: Inspiring stories from the new generation of Australian Muslim women (Paperback)

            By Jamal, Nadia

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            Nadia Jamal takes us inside the lives of ordinary Muslim women from around Australia, showing how they find ways to stay true to their faith, and to themselves as well. These candid and moving stories reveal a side to Australian life that is little known and often misunderstood.

            ISBN 9781760293314
            Published AU 24 Apr 2018
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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