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            Colony:Australia 1770 1861 / Frontier Wars: Australia 1770 1861 / Frontier Wars

            Colony:Australia 1770 1861 / Frontier Wars: Australia 1770 1861 / Frontier Wars (Hardback)

            By Tha

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            A vigorous reinterpretation of Australia's colonial past, as seen through contemporary and historical artworks.

            ISBN 9781760760502
            Published AU 1 Aug 2019
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
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            Indigenous Peoples within Canada: A Concise History

            Indigenous Peoples within Canada: A Concise History (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)

            By Dickason, Olive Patricia (Professor Emeritus (Deceased), Professor Emeritus (Deceased), University of Alberta); Newbigging, William

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            The classic text on Indigenous histories, with contemporary updates.

            ISBN 9780199028481
            Released AU 23 Aug 2018
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            The Rise and Fall of James Busby: His Majesty's British Resident in New Zealand
              

            The Rise and Fall of James Busby: His Majesty's British Resident in New Zealand (Paperback)

            By Moon, Paul

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            • Pub Date
              17 Sep 20

            One of the British Empire's most troubling colonial exports in the 19th-century, James Busby is known as the father of the Australian wine industry, the author of New Zealand's Declaration of Independence and a central figure in the early history of independent New Zealand as its... British Resident from 1833 to 1840. Officially the man on the ground for the British government in the volatile society of New Zealand in the 1830s, Busby endeavoured to create his own parliament and act independently of his superiors in London. This put him on a collision course with the British Government, and ultimately destroyed his career. With a reputation as an inept, conceited and increasingly embittered person, this caricature of Busby's character has slipped into the historical bloodstream where it remains to the present day. This book draws on an extensive range of previously-unused archival records to reconstruct Busby's life in much more intimate form, and exposes the back-room plotting that ultimately destroyed his plans for New Zealand. It will alter the way that Britain's colonisation of New Zealand is understood, and will leave readers with an appreciation of how individuals, more than policies, shaped the Empire and its rule.
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            ISBN 9781350116658
            Released AU 17 Sep 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Whole Picture: The colonial story of the art in our museums & why we need to talk about it
             

            The Whole Picture: The colonial story of the art in our museums & why we need to talk about it (Hardback)

            By Procter, Alice

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            If you think art history has to be pale, male and stale - think again.

            ISBN 9781788401555
            Released AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
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            The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company
             

            The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company (Paperback)

            By Dalrymple, William

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            • Pub Date
              3 Sep 20

            THE TOP 5 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2019 'Dalrymple is a superb historian with a visceral understanding of India ... A book of beauty' - Gerard DeGroot, The Times In August 1765 the East India Company defeated the young Mugha...l emperor and forced him to establish in his richest provinces a new administration run by English merchants who collected taxes through means of a ruthless private army - what we would now call an act of involuntary privatisation. The East India Company's founding charter authorised it to 'wage war' and it had always used violence to gain its ends. But the creation of this new government marked the moment that the East India Company ceased to be a conventional international trading corporation dealing in silks and spices and became something much more unusual: an aggressive colonial power in the guise of a multinational business. In less than four decades it had trained up a security force of around 200,000 men - twice the size of the British army - and had subdued an entire subcontinent, conquering first Bengal and finally, in 1803, the Mughal capital of Delhi itself. The Company's reach stretched until almost all of India south of the Himalayas was effectively ruled from a boardroom in London. The Anarchy tells the remarkable story of how one of the world's most magnificent empires disintegrated and came to be replaced by a dangerously unregulated private company, based thousands of miles overseas in one small office, five windows wide, and answerable only to its distant shareholders. In his most ambitious and riveting book to date, William Dalrymple tells the story of the East India Company as it has never been told before, unfolding a timely cautionary tale of the first global corporate power.
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            ISBN 9781408864395
            Released AU 3 Sep 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Mr Atkinson's Rum Contract: The Story of a Tangled Inheritance

            Mr Atkinson's Rum Contract: The Story of a Tangled Inheritance (Hardback)

            By Atkinson, Richard

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            Richard Atkinson was in his late thirties, and approaching a milestone he had long feared - the age at which his father died - when one day he came across a box of old family letters gathering dust in a cupboard.

            ISBN 9780007509249
            Released AU 1 Jul 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Intent to Deceive: Denying the Genocide of the Tutsi
             

            Intent to Deceive: Denying the Genocide of the Tutsi (Hardback)

            By Melvern, Linda

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            A shocking expose of genocide denial.

            ISBN 9781788733281
            Released AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Verso Books
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            The Rule of Empires: Those Who Built Them, Those Who Endured Them, and Why They Always Fall

            The Rule of Empires: Those Who Built Them, Those Who Endured Them, and Why They Always Fall (Paperback)

            By Parsons, Timothy

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            A grand account of the evolution of empire from its origins in ancient Rome to its most recent twentieth-century embodiment, The Rule of Empires explores the historical reality of subjugation and exposes the true limits of imperial power.

            ISBN 9780199931156
            Released AU 15 Aug 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Touching the Jaguar
             

            Touching the Jaguar (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Perkins, John

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              15 Sep 20

            This all happened while Perkins was a Peace Corps volunteer. Then he became an economic hit man (EHM), convincing developing countries to build huge projects that put them perpetually in debt to the World Bank and other US-controlled institutions. Although he'd learned in busines...s school that this was the best model for economic development, he came to understand it as a new form of colonialism. When he later returned to the Amazon, he saw the destructive impact of his work. But a much more profound experience emerged- Perkins was inspired by a previously uncontacted Amazon tribe that touched its jaguar by uniting with age-old enemies to defend its territory against invading oil and mining companies. For the first time, Perkins details how shamanism converted him from an EHM to a crusader for transforming a failing Death Economy (exploiting resources that are declining at accelerating rates) into a Life Economy (cleaning up pollution, recycling, and developing green technologies). He discusses the power our perceptions have for molding reality. And he provides a strategy for each of us to change our lives and defend our territory-the earth-against current destructive policies and systems.
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            ISBN 9781523091980
            Released AU 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Berrett-Koehler Publishers
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            Lords of the Land: Indigenous Property Rights and the Jurisprudence of Empire
               

            Lords of the Land: Indigenous Property Rights and the Jurisprudence of Empire (Hardback)

            By Hickford, Mark

            Through focusing on the political history of New Zealand during its imperial settlement, this book offers a fresh assessment of the history of indigenous property rights. It shows how native title became a constitutional frame within which political authority was formed and conte...sted at the heart of Empire and the colonial peripheries.
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            ISBN 9780199568659
            Released AU 22 Dec 2011
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series Oxford Studies in Modern Legal History
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