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            Pacific History
              

            Pacific History (Paperback, New edition)

            By Coutts, Brent; Fitness, Nicholas

            • RRP: $45.99
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            "Pacific History presents to New Zealand students significant events and issues in Pacific history. Each context includes contested events that have impacted on the people in the Pacific and shaped their place in the modern world. These issues stimulate inquiry and enable student...s to achieve excellence. Pacific History contains engaging primary sources, a wide range of activities to engage all learners and historiography."--Publisher description.
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            ISBN 9780170368162
            Published AU 4 May 2018
            Publisher Cengage Learning Australia
            Interest Age 13+ years
            Availability
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            People of the River: Lost Worlds of Early Australia

            People of the River: Lost Worlds of Early Australia (Paperback)

            By Karskens, Grace

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            'A masterpiece of historical writing that takes your breath away' - Tom Griffiths 'A majestic book' - John Maynard 'Shimmering prose' - Tiffany Shellam Dyarubbin, the Hawkesbury-Nepean River, is where the two early Australias - ancient and modern - first collided. People of the R...iver journeys into the lost worlds of the Aboriginal people and the settlers of Dyarubbin, both complex worlds with ancient roots. The settlers who took land on the river from the mid-1790s were there because of an extraordinary experiment devised half a world away. Modern Australia was not founded as a gaol, as we usually suppose, but as a colony. Britain's felons, transported to the other side of the world, were meant to become settlers in the new colony. They made history on the river: it was the first successful white farming frontier, a community that nurtured the earliest expressions of patriotism, and it became the last bastion of eighteenth-century ways of life. The Aboriginal people had occupied Dyarubbin for at least 50,000 years. Their history, culture and spirituality were inseparable from this river Country. Colonisation kicked off a slow and cumulative process of violence, theft of Aboriginal children and ongoing annexation of the river lands. Yet despite that sorry history, Dyarubbin's Aboriginal people managed to remain on their Country, and they still live on the river today. The Hawkesbury-Nepean was the seedbed for settler expansion and invasion of Aboriginal lands to the north, south and west. It was the crucible of the colony, and the nation that followed.
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            ISBN 9781760292232
            Published AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Loving Country: A Guide to Sacred Australia
             

            Loving Country: A Guide to Sacred Australia (Hardback)

            By Pascoe, Bruce; Shukuroglou, Vicky

            • RRP: $45.00
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            • Pub Date
              2 Dec 20

            A new, fully illusrtated book from award-winning author Bruce Pascoe and photographer Vicky Shukuroglou that offers a deeper understanding of Australia and how best to travel.

            ISBN 9781741176483
            Published AU 2 Dec 2020
            Publisher Explore Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Lost City
             

            The Lost City (Paperback)

            By Hocking, Amanda

            • RRP: $17.99
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            Ulla Tullin is desperate to find her real parents and unlock her half-blood heritage. But her journey will be far more perilous than she could have imagined - and far more rewarding than she could have dreamed. Amanda Hocking returns to her much-loved Trylle universe with this fi...nal trilogy.
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            ISBN 9781529001303
            Released AU 14 Jul 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Omte Origins
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            Expanding World, New Country
             

            Expanding World, New Country (Paperback, New edition)

            By Ball, Graeme

            • RRP: $45.99
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            Expanding World, New Country: 19th Century New Zealand from 3000BCE to today, is aimed primarily at secondary students, the first such textbook in 20 years. Expanding World, New Country focuses on the long 19th century (up to WWI) during which New Zealand changed from a wholly Ma...ori country to one dominated by Pakeha in terms of numbers, culture and political power.
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            ISBN 9780170425315
            Published AU 19 Feb 2019
            Publisher Cengage Learning Australia
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Friendly Fire: How Israel became its own worst enemy
             

            Friendly Fire: How Israel became its own worst enemy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ayalon, Ami; David, Anthony; Ross, Dennis

            • RRP: $35.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Dec 20

            A highly decorated Israeli military officer, leader, and former director of the internal security service, Shin Bet, sees the light on what his country must do to achieve a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians. In this deeply personal journey of discovery, Ami Ayalon... seeks input and perspective from Palestinians and Israelis whose experiences differ from his own. As head of the Shin Bet security agency, he gained empathy for 'the enemy' and learned that when Israel carries out anti-terrorist operations in a political context of hopelessness, the Palestinian public will support violence, because they have nothing to lose. Researching and writing Friendly Fire, he came to understand that his patriotic life had blinded him to the self-defeating nature of policies that have undermined Israel's civil society while heaping humiliation upon its Palestinian neighbours. 'If Israel becomes an Orwellian dystopia,' Ayalon writes, 'it won't be thanks to a handful of theologians dragging us into the dark past. The secular majority will lead us there motivated by fear and propelled by silence.' Ayalon is a realist, not an idealist, and many who consider themselves Zionists will regard as radical his conclusions about what Israel must do to achieve relative peace and security and to sustain itself as a Jewish homeland and a liberal democracy.
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            ISBN 9781922310521
            Published AU 1 Dec 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Veritas: A Harvard professor, a con man, and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife

            Veritas: A Harvard professor, a con man, and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sabar, Ariel

            • RRP: $39.99
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            From National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author Ariel Sabar, the gripping true story of a sensational religious forgery and the scandal that engulfed Harvard. In 2012, Dr Karen King, a star professor at Harvard Divinity School, announced a blockbuster discovery at a schola...rly conference just steps from the Vatican- she had found an ancient fragment of papyrus in which Jesus calls Mary Magdalene 'my wife'. The tattered manuscript made international headlines. If early Christians believed Jesus was married, it would upend the 2,000-year history of the world's predominant faith, threatening not just the celibate, all-male priesthood but sacred teachings on marriage, sex, and women's leadership. Biblical scholars were in an uproar, but King had impeccable credentials as a world-renowned authority on female figures in the lost Christian texts from Egypt known as the Gnostic gospels. 'The Gospel of Jesus's Wife' - as she provocatively titled her discovery - was both a crowning career achievement and powerful proof for her arguments that Christianity from its start embraced alternative, and far more inclusive, voices. As debates over the manuscript's authenticity raged, award-winning journalist Ariel Sabar set out to investigate a baffling mystery- where did this tiny scrap of papyrus come from? His search for answers is an international detective story - leading from the factory districts of Berlin to the former headquarters of the East German Stasi, before winding up in rural Florida, where he discovered an internet pornographer with a prophetess wife, a fascination with the Pharaohs, and a tortured relationship with the Catholic Church. Veritas is a tale of fierce intellectual rivalries at the highest levels of academia, a piercing psychological portrait of a disillusioned college dropout whose life had reached a breaking point, and a tragedy about a brilliant scholar handed an ancient papyrus that appealed to her greatest hopes for Christianity - but forced a re
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            ISBN 9781922310194
            Published AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Altar Boys

            The Altar Boys (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Smith, Suzanne

            • RRP: $34.99
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            Focusing on two childhood friends in Newcastle, this powerful and heartbreaking story exposes how the cover-up of child abuse in the Catholic Church in Australia extended from parish priests to every echelon of the organisation, all the way to the Pope. Glen Walsh and Steven Alwa...rd were childhood friends in their tight-knit working class community in Shortland, on the outskirts of Newcastle. Both proud altar boys at the local Catholic church, they went on to attend the city's Catholic boys' highs schools: Glen to Marist Brothers and Steven to St Pius X. Both did well - Steven became a journalist; and Glen a priest. But when Glen discovered another priest was sexually abusing boys, he reported the offending to the police, breaking Canon Law and his vows to the Catholic 'brotherhood' in the process. That decision eventually led to his death, just weeks before a key trial against the highest cleric to ever be charged with covering up child abuse. Two months later Glen's childhood friend Steven was also dead, only days before he was to marry the love of his life. So how were the deaths of both men linked to the deaths of at least 60 men in the blighted Maitland-Newcastle Catholic diocese? By five-time Walkley award-winning investigative reporter Suzanne Smith, The Altar Boys is the powerful expose of how the cover-up of child abuse in the Catholic Church in Australia extended from parish priests to every echelon of the organisation, all the way to the Pope. Focusing on two childhood friends who eventually took their own lives, this gripping and explosive story is backed by secret documents, diary notes and witness accounts, and details a deliberate church strategy using psychological warfare against witnesses in key trials involving paedophile priests.
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            ISBN 9780733340178
            Published AU 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher ABC Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Breaker Morant

            Breaker Morant (Hardback)

            By FitzSimons, Peter

            • RRP: $49.99
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            'They have left here today!' he calls to the others. When King puts his hand down above the ashes of the fire, it is to find it still hot. There is even a tiny flame flickering from the end of one log. They must have left just hours ago. MELBOURNE, 20 AUGUST 1860. In an ambitious... quest to be the first Europeans to cross the harsh Australian continent, the Victorian Exploring Expedition sets off, farewelled by 15,000 cheering well-wishers. Led by Robert O'Hara Burke, a brave man totally lacking in the bush skills necessary for his task; surveyor and meteorologist William Wills; and 17 others, the expedition took 20 tons of equipment carried on six wagons, 23 horses and 26 camels. Almost immediately plagued by disputes and sackings, the expeditioners battled the extremes of the Australian landscape and weather: its deserts, the boggy mangrove swamps of the Gulf, the searing heat and flooding rains. Food ran short and, unable to live off the land, the men nevertheless mostly spurned the offers of help from the local Indigenous people. In desperation, leaving the rest of the party at the expedition's depot on Coopers Creek, Burke, Wills and John King made a dash for the Gulf in December 1860. Bad luck and bad management would see them miss by just hours a rendezvous back at Coopers Creek, leaving them stranded in the wilderness with practically no supplies. Only King survived to tell the tale. Yet, despite their tragic fates, the names of Burke and Wills have become synonymous with perseverance and bravery in the face of overwhelming odds. They live on in our nation's history - and their story remains immediate and compelling.
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            ISBN 9780733641305
            Published AU 27 Oct 2020
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The First Christmas

            The First Christmas (Hardback)

            By Racklyeft, Jess

            • RRP: $24.99
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            The First Christmas perfectly captures the wonder of the nativity and celebrates the Christmas spirit of giving and togetherness. Full of hope for the future and the joy of family, this is a classic picture book to share, year after year.

            ISBN 9780143796909
            Published AU 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 3-5 years
            Availability
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