Wheelers Books
Refine By
Publication Date
Fiction / Non-Fiction
    Age
      Format
        Extended Format
        Show Large Print:
        Publication Country
          Latest Additions
          Language
            Price
            -

            Australasian & Pacific History

            Stock Availability: Sort by: View:

            Total 6.41K jump to: go ‹ previous12345...next ›
            Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture

            Dark Emu: Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture (Trade Paperback / Paperback, None ed.)

            By Pascoe, Bruce

            • RRP: $19.99
            • $17.99
            • Save $2.00
            • In Stock At Publisher

            `Dark Emu injects a profound authenticity into the conversation about how we Australians understand our continent ... [It is] essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what Australia once was, or what it might yet be if we heed the lessons of long and sophisticated hum...an occupation.' Judges for 2016 NSW Premier's Literary AwardsDark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing - behaviours inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag. Gerritsen and Gammage in their latest books support this premise but Pascoe takes this further and challenges the hunter-gatherer tag as a convenient lie. Almost all the evidence is Dark Emu comes from the records and diaries of the Australian explorers, impeccable sources. Bruce's comments on his book compared to Gammage's: My book is about food production, housing construction and clothing whereas Gammage was interested in the appearance of the country at contact. [Gammage] doesn't contest hunter gatherer labels either, whereas that is at the centre of my argument.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781921248016
            Published AU 1 Jun 2018
            Publisher Magabala Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            FitzRoy - Beyond the Rumours: Tenth Governor of New South Wales, First Governor-General of Australia
             

            FitzRoy - Beyond the Rumours: Tenth Governor of New South Wales, First Governor-General of Australia (Hardback)

            By Fergusson, Lyn M.

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $39.99
            • Not Available

            Was Governor FitzRoy the man popular history would have us believe? Sir Charles Augustus Fitzroy's tenure as Governor of New South Wales and Governor-General of Australia between 1846 and 1855 was plagued by rumour. Mention FitzRoy and he is either not remembered at all, remember...ed as the Governor who caused his wife's death or as a shameless womaniser. Are these damning comments justified? It was the time of Wentworth, Parkes and Lang, giant political figures in New South Wales' early history. FitzRoy's administration oversaw matters such as settlement of the contentious crown land issue and squatters' rights, discovery of gold, education and introduction of the railway. A man of the British Empire, he served firstly his King, then a young Queen Victoria as the Crown's Vice Regal representative at Prince Edward island, the Leeward Islands and finally, New South Wales. This commissioned biography portrays FitzRoy in a light not previously considered, from a personal, family oriented aspect, stretching from childhood to the battlefields of Waterloo. Going beyond the rumours set in motion in 1847, it reveals a worldly diplomat, a Governor who encouraged those around him to act on their beliefs.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780646912714
            Published AU 12 Dec 2013
            Publisher Pilar Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Not currently available
            View details for this title
            Gough Whitlam: His Time
             

            Gough Whitlam: His Time (Hardback)

            By Hocking, Jenny

            • RRP: $49.99
            • $49.99
            • Out Of Print

            Recreates the excitement of Whitlam's historic win in 1972, forces that never accepted his ascendency &the tragedy that followed. Drawing on previously unseen archival material, interviews with family, colleague sand with the man himself, this second volume finally exposes the tr...uth about the Whitlam years.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780522857931
            Published AU 1 Sep 2012
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Out of print
            View details for this title
            A History of the Australian Military: From the First Fleet to the Modern Day
             

            A History of the Australian Military: From the First Fleet to the Modern Day (Paperback)

            By Moore, Jonathan

            • RRP: $32.99
            • $32.99
            • Not Available

            Australia is a remote nation, tucked away in the southern hemisphere with a tiny population compared to their densely populated neighbours to the North. Despite this, over the past two hundred years the Austrian military has punched well above its weight, earning a reputation for... bravery and efficiency unrivalled in the modern world. Australia has never lost a war and more often than not, fought long and hard to win the peace. 'A History of the Australia Military: From the First Fleet to the Present Day' covers all of the crucial events in Australian military history and throws light on many of the major moments involving those brave men and women who fought in Australia and for Australia. Whether they were aboriginal warriors, marines, soldiers of the crown or members of the army, RAAF or RAN, all have made a contributed to a proud military tradition.
            Read more

            ISBN 9781760790479
            Published AU 4 Aug 2018
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Not currently available
            View details for this title
            Caroline's Dilemma: A colonial inheritance saga

            Caroline's Dilemma: A colonial inheritance saga (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bradbury, Bettina

            • RRP: $34.99
            • $31.49
            • Save $3.50
            • In Stock At Publisher

            Caroline Kearney's husband bequeathed her a heart-breaking dilemma. Writing his will as he lay dying in Melbourne in 1865, Edward Kearney promised his wife GBP100 a year and more to educate their sons, but only if she moved to Ireland with their six children. How did this young w...idow respond to such a draconian exercise of male power?
            Read more

            ISBN 9781742236605
            Published AU 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher NewSouth Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            The Killing Streets: Uncovering Australia's first serial murderer
             

            The Killing Streets: Uncovering Australia's first serial murderer (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Digital original)

            By Bretherton, Tanya

            • RRP: $32.99
            • $24.74
            • Save $8.25
            • Pub Date
              25 Feb 20

            From the acclaimed author of THE SUITCASE BABY and THE SUICIDE BRIDE, the story of a series of horrific murders that began in 1930s Sydney - and a killer who remained at large for over two decades.

            ISBN 9780733642388
            Published AU 25 Feb 2020
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Australian Crime Vault
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once released
            View details for this title
            Moonwalkers

            Moonwalkers (Hardback)

            By Greenwood, Mark; Illustrated by Denton, Terry

            • RRP: $19.99
            • $14.99
            • Save $5.00
            • In Stock At Publisher

            When Apollo 11 blasts off for the moon, the whole world is watching. On the other side of the planet, Billy, Mickey and Buzz decide to be astronauts too.

            ISBN 9780143793557
            Published AU 7 May 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 2-6 years
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            Gallipoli: The Fatal Shore
              

            Gallipoli: The Fatal Shore (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Broadbent, Harvey; Foreword by Cosgrove, Peter

            • RRP: $35.00
            • $31.50
            • Save $3.50
            • To Order/ Indent titles

            This book seeks to convey the story of Gallipoli to Australians of all ages. On 25 April, 1915, Allied troops stormed the cliffs of Gallipoli. Twenty-eight thousand Australians were killed and wounded in the bloody, eight-month campaign. Gallipoli is now regarded as a defining ep...isode in Australian history.
            Read more

            ISBN 9780143011330
            Published AU 30 Mar 2009
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Availability
            Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
            View details for this title
            I am Uluru: A Family's Story
              

            I am Uluru: A Family's Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Contains 1 Paperback / softback)

            By Cowley with the Uluru Family, Jen

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $39.99
            • In Stock At Publisher

            It is important for people to understand; to understand Anangu (people of the Central Desert region of Australia), to understand Tjukurpa (our faith). To understand history. This book will be history.

            ISBN 9780648412007
            Published AU 19 Dec 2018
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            The Flying Kangaroo: Great Untold Stories of Qantas...the Heroic, the Hilarious and the Sometimes Just Plain Strange

            The Flying Kangaroo: Great Untold Stories of Qantas...the Heroic, the Hilarious and the Sometimes Just Plain Strange (Paperback)

            By Eames, Jim

            • RRP: $22.99
            • $17.24
            • Save $5.75
            • In Stock At Publisher

            Brings to full and rich life the extraordinary characters, events and challenges that have made Qantas an Australian icon.

            ISBN 9781760632397
            Published AU 24 Jan 2018
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
            View details for this title
            Total 6.41K jump to: go ‹ previous12345...next ›