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            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

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            `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.
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            ISBN 9781921248016
            Published AU 1 Jun 2018
            Publisher Magabala Books
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            Captain Cook's Epic Voyage

            Captain Cook's Epic Voyage (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Blainey, Geoffrey

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            In 1768 Captain James Cook and his crew set out on a small British naval vessel in search of a missing continent. 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of that voyage, and Cook's 'discovery' of Australia. Captain Cook's Epic Voyage reveals the hardships and adventure of this remarkabl...e quest, and the euphoria of discovering new lands. Drawing from his previous book, Sea of Dangers, in Captain Cook's Epic Voyage Professor Geoffrey Blainey takes readers once again on a vivid journey through history, challenging accepted views and the intersection of myth, science and exploration.
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            ISBN 9781760895099
            Published AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Truth About French Women
              

            The Truth About French Women (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Le Moel, Marie-Morgane

            • RRP: $32.99
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            In France, criticizing oneselves is a national sport, even more important than football. But there's one thing every foreigner does need to understand if they ever plan to spend some time with a French person. Or even more dangerously, marry a French person. Or, pure madness, liv...e in France with lots of French persons. French people hate it when foreigners do criticize them. Immediately this provokes a strange physical phenomenon. The heart starts pumping a little bit faster, reminiscences of the Marseillaise are heard by their gallic ears, and they reach mentally for the sword. For years now, French women have become a target for all sorts of representations. In fact, the number of books written about French women is becoming a publishing market in itself. No year goes by without a new book about them. And yet, in spite of her reserves in differentiating French women from other women, Marie Le Moel found some aspects can't be so easily dismissed. Of course, women, and men, all around the world, share similarities. And yet, they remain a product of their environment. French environment, culture and rich history, has produced a certain type of men and women. It has produced, too, a certain type of relationship between the two genders, where seduction and games play, still now, an important part. And in order to better fight the stereotypes, one has to try to put the finger on what constitutes a modern French woman, and why she has become, for many, an example.
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            ISBN 9780857981745
            Published AU 2 Mar 2015
            Publisher Random House
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            A Complete History of Rugby World Cup
             

            A Complete History of Rugby World Cup (Paperback)

            By Peatey, Lance; Foreword by Eales, John

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            From modest beginnings in 1987, the Rugby World Cup now has the alluring aura that inspires everything a rugby country can muster. It is all or nothing, and their goal is plain and simple.

            ISBN 9781742578484
            Published AU 1 Dec 2015
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
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            Remembrance: 100 Years, 100 Memorials, 100 Australian Stori Es
             

            Remembrance: 100 Years, 100 Memorials, 100 Australian Stori Es (Hardback)

            By Hocking, Geoff

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            Celebrates 100 years since the outbreak of World War One by featuring stories behind 100 memorials to the fallen from across Australia. In a distinctively original and captivating way this shows how the terrible sacrifice of young Australians has reverberated across this country ...through time and how the memories still resonate in different ways.
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            ISBN 9781743467503
            Published AU 1 Oct 2014
            Publisher Bonnier Publishing Australia
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            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

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            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.
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            ISBN 9781760790479
            Published AU 4 Aug 2018
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
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            False Flags: Disguised German Raiders of World War II
              

            False Flags: Disguised German Raiders of World War II (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Robinson, Stephen

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            False Flags tells the epic story of the `pirate war' waged by the German raiders the Orion, Komet, Pinguin and Kormoran during the early years of World War II.

            ISBN 9781925335804
            Published AU 1 Sep 2019
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
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            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

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            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
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            Series The Australian Crime Vault
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            Radio Girl: The Story of the Extraordinary Mrs MAC, Pioneering Engineer and Wartime Legend

            Radio Girl: The Story of the Extraordinary Mrs MAC, Pioneering Engineer and Wartime Legend (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dufty, David

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            As you climbed the rickety stairs of an old woolshed at Sydney harbour in 1944, the sound of beeping would become almost deafening. Rows of men and women in uniforms and headsets would be tapping away vigorously at small machines, under the careful watch of their young female tra...iners. Presiding over the cacophony was a tiny woman, known to everyone as 'Mrs Mac', one of Australia's wartime legends. Violet McKenzie was the first Australian woman to study electrical engineering, and she was a pioneer in the early days of radio. As the clouds of war gathered in the 1930s, she defied conventions and trained young women in Morse code, foreseeing that their services would soon be sorely needed. Always a champion of women, she even persuaded the navy to set up a new defence force for women, the WRANS. Mrs Mac was adored by the thousands of young women and men she trained, and she came to be respected by the defence forces and the public too for her vision and contribution to the war effort. David Dufty brings her inspiring story back to life for readers today. '[An] incredible and inspiring life... Duffy's new biography captures her unwavering dedication in the face of adversity.' - Professor Genevieve Bell, Australian National University 'A cracking story about the famous Australian radio engineer you've never heard of.' - Dick Smith, entrepreneur and philanthropist
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            ISBN 9781760876654
            Published AU 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            The Dragons and the Snakes: How the rest learned to fight the West

            The Dragons and the Snakes: How the rest learned to fight the West (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kilcullen, David

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            Soldier-scholar David Kilcullen shows what opponents of the West have learned during the last quarter-century of conflict. Just a few years ago, people spoke of the US as a hyperpower - a titan stalking the world stage with more relative power than any empire in history. Yet as e...arly as 1993, newly appointed CIA director James Woolsey pointed out that although Western powers had 'slain a large dragon' by defeating the Soviet Union in the Cold War, they now faced a 'bewildering variety of poisonous snakes'. In this book, Killcullen explains what happened to the 'snakes' (non-state threats, including from terrorists and guerrillas) and the 'dragons' (state-based competitors such as Russia and China). He explores how enemies learn under conditions of conflict, and examines how Western dominance over a very particular, narrowly defined form of warfare has forced adversaries to adapt in ways that present serious new challenges to America and its allies. State and non-state threats have increasingly come to resemble each other, Kilcullen argues, with states adopting non-state techniques and non-state actors now able to access levels of precision and lethal weapon-systems once only available to governments. A counterintuitive look at this new, vastly more complex environment, The Dragons and the Snakes not only reshaped our understanding of the West's enemies' capabilities, but also shows how we can respond, given the increasing limits on US power.
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            ISBN 9781925849158
            Published AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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