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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Truth About French Women
              

            The Truth About French Women (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Le Moel, Marie-Morgane

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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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            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
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Australian Crime Vault
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            The Awful Truth: My adventures with Australia's most notorious tabloid
             

            The Awful Truth: My adventures with Australia's most notorious tabloid (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tame, Adrian

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            Before Fake News, there was the real Fake News. There was Truth. Hailed as `a fearless exposer of folly, vice and crime' when it first hit the streets in the 1890s, Truth was later condemned by a High Court Judge as `a wretched little paper, reeking of filth, injurious to the hea...lth of house servants and young girls'. Much later it earned the nickname `The Old Whore of La Trobe Street'. Truth was called many things but it was never boring. Adrian Tame knows that better than anyone as he worked for Truth for more than a decade as a reporter and news editor. In the years it was owned by the Murdoch family he worked alongside young Rupert as he cut his teeth on the shock horror scandals that graced the pages of Truth when it was selling a whopping 400,000 copies a week. Funny, often outrageous and always thoroughly entertaining, The Awful Truth is a rollercoaster ride through an colourful era of newspapers and larger-than-life reporters that we will never see the like of again.
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            ISBN 9781760850494
            Published AU 5 Aug 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Between The World And Me

            Between The World And Me (Trade Paperback / Paperback, UK ed.)

            By Coates, Ta-Nehisi

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            In the 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the ratificiation of the Thirteenth Amendment, the story of race and America has remained a brutally simple one, written on flesh: it is the story of the black body, exploited to create the country's foundational wealth, violent...ly segregated to unite a nation after a civil war, and, today, still disproportionately threatened, locked up and killed in the streets. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can America reckon with its fraught racial history? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates' attempt to answer those questions, presented in the form of a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son - and readers - the story of his own awakening to the truth about history and race through a series of revelatory experiences: immersion in nationalist mythology as a child; engagement with history, poetry and love at Howard University; travels to Civil War battlefields and the South Side of Chicago; a journey to France that reorients his sense of the world; and pilgrimages to the homes of mothers whose children's lives have been taken as American plunder. Taken together, these stories map a winding path towards a kind of liberation - a journey from fear and confusion, to a full and honest understanding of the world as it is. Masterfully woven from lyrical personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me offers a powerful new framework for understanding America's history and current crisis, and a transcendent vision for a way forward.
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            ISBN 9781925240702
            Published AU 16 Jul 2015
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Women As Australian Citizens
             

            Women As Australian Citizens (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Crawford, Patricia; Maddern, Philippa

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            An exploration of what it means to be a female citizen in Australia. The authors show how women from different backgrounds, have, over centuries, rewritten their own citizenship. They argue that the legacies of these historical debates underlie understandings of modern Australian... citizenship.
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            ISBN 9780522849080
            Published AU 11 Mar 1997
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Sustainability & the Environment
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            Aboriginal Sydney: A guide to important places of the past and present

            Aboriginal Sydney: A guide to important places of the past and present (Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Hinkson, Melinda; By (photographer) Harris, Alana

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            Despite its bustling urban presence, Sydney has a rich and complex Aboriginal heritage. Hidden within its burgeoning city landscape, lie layers of a vibrant culture and a turbulent history. But, you need to know where to look. Aboriginal Sydney supplies the information.

            ISBN 9780855757120
            Published AU 1 Oct 2010
            Publisher Aboriginal Studies Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The New Oxford History of New Zealand
              

            The New Oxford History of New Zealand (Paperback)

            Edited by Byrnes, Giselle

            • RRP: $133.99
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            This book tests the idea that New Zealand history can be explained as a quest for 'national identity', and considers whether narratives that rely on the 'colony-to-nation' storyline are still relevant in the early 21st century. It proposes instead that history and identity have b...een shaped by culture, community, class, region and gender.
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            ISBN 9780195584714
            Published AU 22 Jul 2009
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Socialism is Great!: A Worker's Memoir of the New China

            Socialism is Great!: A Worker's Memoir of the New China (Paperback)

            By Zhang, Lijia

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            A spirited memoir by a former Chinese factory worker who grew up in Nanjing, participated in the Tiananmen Square protest and ended up as an international journalist. As a teenager, Zhang worked in a factory producing missiles designed to reach North America, queuing every month ...to give evidence to the period police that she wasnt pregnant.
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            ISBN 9780980296556
            Published AU 1 Aug 2008
            Publisher UWA Publishing
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            Aboriginal Australians: A History Since 1788
              

            Aboriginal Australians: A History Since 1788 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 4th edition)

            By Broome, Richard

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            'In this book Richard Broome has managed an enviable achievement. The vast sweeping story of Aboriginal Australia from 1788 is told in his typical lucid and imaginative style ...

            ISBN 9781742370514
            Published AU 1 Feb 2010
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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