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Sydney Cemeteries: A Field Guide

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Sydney Cemeteries: A Field Guide

Lisa Murray

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Social & cultural history; Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides; Advocate - History

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Visiting cemeteries to admire the headstones and enjoy their park-like spaces was once a Sydney tradition. Sydney Cemeteries:... [more]

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Quarterly Essay #64: The Australian Dream: Blood, History and Becoming

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Quarterly Essay #64: The Australian Dream: Blood, History and Becoming

Stan Grant

History; Politics & government

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In Quarterly Essay 64, Stan Grant  takes a deep and passionate look at Indigenous futures, in particular the fraught question... [more]

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The Best Australian Essays 2016

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The Best Australian Essays 2016

Geordie Williamson

Literary essays; Anthologies (non-poetry); History

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Agile, hard-hitting, symphonic - Australia has much to celebrate in its non-fiction writing. Geordie Williamson gathers the... [more]

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The Riviera Set: 1920-1960: The Golden Years of Glamour and Excess

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The Riviera Set: 1920-1960: The Golden Years of Glamour and Excess

Mary S. Lovell

Biography; General & world history

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A portrait of high society in the twentieth century, told through the stories of the guests of Maxine Elliott and Prince Aly... [more]

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The History of the World in Bite Sized Chunks

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The History of the World in Bite Sized Chunks

Emma Marriott

History; General & world history

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History is a rich, varied and fascinating subject, so it's rare to find the whole lot in one book ... until now. Author... [more]

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True Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia

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True Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia

David Hunt

History; Humour

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In this side-splitting sequel to his best-selling history, David Hunt takes us to the Australian frontier. [more]

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From the Edge: Australia's Lost Histories

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From the Edge: Australia's Lost Histories

Mark McKenna

History

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In March 1797, five British sailors and 12 Bengali seamen struggled ashore after their longboat broke apart in a storm. Their... [more]

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Four Princes: Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the Obsessions That Forged Modern Europe

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Four Princes: Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent...

John Julius Norwich

History; European history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700

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Never before had the world seen four such giants co-existing. Sometimes friends, more often enemies, always rivals, these... [more]

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Murder at Myall Creek

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Murder at Myall Creek

Mark Tedeschi

True crime; History

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One of the most shocking murder trials in Australia's legal history, and the tribulations of the man who conducted it. In... [more]

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The Tunnels: The Untold Story of the Escapes Under the Berlin Wall

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The Tunnels: The Untold Story of the Escapes Under the Berlin Wall

Greg Mitchell

Films, movies & cinema; True war & combat stories; History; The Cold War

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In the summer of 1962, one year after the rise of the Berlin Wall, a group of daring young West Germans risked prison, Stasi... [more]

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Antipodes: In Search of the Southern Continent

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Antipodes: In Search of the Southern Continent

Avan Judd Stallard

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Early modern history: c 1450 to c 1700; Historical geography; Geographical discovery & exploration

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Antipodes: In Search of the Southern Continent is a new history of an ancient geography. It reassesses the evidence for... [more]

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What Do We Want?: The Story of Protest in Australia

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What Do We Want?: The Story of Protest in Australia

Clive Hamilton

History; Social issues & processes; Pressure groups & lobbying; Demonstrations & protest movements

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In What Do We Want! Clive Hamilton explores the colourful, enthralling and stirring forms of protest used in the big... [more]

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Living with the Locals: Early Europeans' Experience of Indigenous Life

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Living with the Locals: Early Europeans' Experience of Indigenous Life

Victoria Haskins, John Maynard

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Indigenous peoples

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Living with the Locals comprises the stories of 13 white men, boys and women who were taken in by the Indigenous people... [more]

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The Illustrated Story of England

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The Illustrated Story of England

Christopher Hibbert

History; British & Irish history

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A beautiful, quirky, illustrated edition of Phaidon's compelling bestseller, celebrating the book's 25th anniversary [more]

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Dashing for the Post: The Letters of Patrick Leigh Fermor

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Dashing for the Post: The Letters of Patrick Leigh Fermor

Patrick Leigh Fermor

Biography; Diaries, letters & journals; British & Irish history; Social & cultural history; Travel writing

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A revelatory collection of letters written by the author of The Broken Road [more]

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Revolution: The History of England Volume IV

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Revolution: The History of England Volume IV

Peter Ackroyd

History; British & Irish history

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The fourth volume of Peter Ackroyd's enthralling History of England begins in 1688 with a revolution and ends in 1815 with... [more]

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Pitched Battle: In the Frontline of the 1971 Springbok Tour of Australia

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Pitched Battle: In the Frontline of the 1971 Springbok Tour of Australia...

Larry Writer

History; Social discrimination; Human rights; Demonstrations & protest movements; Rugby football

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Pitched Battle recreates one of the most rancorous periods in modern Australian history, when the racially selected all-white... [more]

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A Smattering of Latin: Get Classical with Trivia, Quizzes and Fun

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A Smattering of Latin: Get Classical with Trivia, Quizzes and Fun

Simon James

Language: history & general works; History; Humour

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<strong>ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK</strong> ----- Who says Latin is a dead language? This treasury of trivia, quizzes and assorted... [more]

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Grog: A Bottled History of Australia's First 30 Years

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Grog: A Bottled History of Australia's First 30 Years

Tom Gilling

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Social & cultural history; Alcoholic beverages

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The story of grog is the story of Australia. This is how it all began. [more]

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Swallowed by the Sea: The Story of Australia's Shipwrecks

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Swallowed by the Sea: The Story of Australia's Shipwrecks

Graeme Henderson

History; Australasian & Pacific history; Maritime history

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Swallowed by the Sea&nbsp;tells the stories of Australia&acirc;??s greatest and most tragic shipwrecks, lost in raging storms,... [more]

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Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey

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Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey

Nicola Tallis

Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: royalty; History; British & Irish history; Gender studies: women; Advocate - History

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Crown of Blood is an important and significant retelling of an often misread tale, examining evidence that has never before... [more]

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The Optician of Lampedusa

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The Optician of Lampedusa

Emma-Jane Kirby

True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; Reportage & collected journalism; History; Social & cultural history; Migration, immigration & emigration; Advocate - Politics

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From an award-winning BBC journalist, this moving book turns the testimony of an accidental hero into a timeless story about... [more]

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Valiant for Truth: The Life of Chester Wilmot, War Correspondent

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Valiant for Truth: The Life of Chester Wilmot, War Correspondent

Peter Brune, Neil McDonald

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Second World War; Radio & television industry; Press & journalism; Advocate - Australian Biography

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Chester Wilmot brought the triumphs and tragedies of warfare into the homes of millions. He was a renowned Australian war... [more]

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Sydney's Martin Place: A Cultural and Design History

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Sydney's Martin Place: A Cultural and Design History

Judith O'Callaghan, Paul Hogben, Robert Freestone

History

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The history of one of Australia's most iconic urban precincts, from bustling colonial thoroughfare to imposing address for... [more]

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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Yuval Noah Harari

Social & cultural history; Society & Social Sciences; Social & cultural anthropology

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In the bestselling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, the author envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a... [more]

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