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Abbey's History Herald

HISTORY BOOKS SPECIALISTS

HISTORY HERALD represents the vast history book catalogue at Abbey's Bookshop, 131 York Street, Sydney.

We are Australia's specialist bookstore for history and archaeology. Australian History, World & Ancient History, Military & Maritime History, Art History, Roman, Greek, Egyptology - whatever your reading or research interests are, we have books sourced from publishers large and small, and from university presses across the globe.

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AUTHOR TALK: LIFE LESSONS FROM HUGH MACKAY - FREE EVENT

Come along to the SMSA to hear Hugh Mackay talk about his new book THE WAY WE ARE, interviewed by Catherine du Peloux Menagé, Artistic Director at BAD Sydney Writers Festival. FREE event.

Amidst our epidemics of loneliness, anxiety and depression in this unique post-Covid era, and as the impacts of entrenched poverty and ubiquitous technology continue to take hold, Mackay examines the major trends that are shaking the foundations of the Australian way of life.

Abbey's will be there too for you to meet Hugh, buy your copy and get it personally signed.


• WEDNESDAY 5 JUNE, 2024
• 12.30-1.30pm

• Venue: Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney, 2000
REGISTER TO ATTEND - via the EVENT INFO link below.

FIGHT FOR LIBERTY AND FREEDOM

John Maynard explores of the life and times of his grandfather, Frederick Maynard, leader of the Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association (AAPA), and the organisation's invaluable legacy.

Opposition to the British colonisation of Australia did not spring from the Mabo decision or the Native Title Act, nor was it born in the vibrant 1960s which culminated in the famous Aboriginal tent embassy in 1972. Rather, the first politically organised and united all-Aboriginal activist group was the AAPA, which began in 1924. This form of resistance and organised action has now endured for more than 100 years.

HUMAN? A LIE THAT'S BEEN KILLING US SINCE 1788

Ziggy Ramo's Human? is the story of his experience growing up under the weight of the lie that 97% of the Australian population are human, and the others simply 'Indigenous', devoid of the same basic rights.

We've had 235 years of continued destruction in the name of 'civilised progress', under an oppressive colonial system that punches down on almost everyone. We all deserve more. But to move forward we have to be honest about the past.

SISTER VIV

Grantlee Kieza tells the inspiring story of the nursing hero, Sister Viv, who survived a wartime massacre and dedicated her life to saving others.

Australian Army nurse Vivian Bullwinkel was just twenty-six when Japanese soldiers marched her and her fellow nurses into the shallow waters of a remote beach to be executed.

THE LAST CHARGE OF THE AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE

Peter Fitzsimons' latest release is about the bravery and courage of the 800 men and their horses who galloped across open country on the 31st of October near the town of Beersheba.

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The Way We Are

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Hugh Mackay

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Cassandra Pybus

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If Everyone Cared Enough

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Margaret Tucker

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A Little History of the Australian Labor Party

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The Lindt Cafe Siege

Officer A

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Beating France to Botany Bay

The Race to Found Australia

Margaret Cameron-Ash

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Bruce Pascoe

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My Darlinghurst

Anna Clark

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Rebecca Strating

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The Lucky Country

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Eamon Evans

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The Menzies Watershed

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Tyson Yunkaporta

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The Long Lede Anthology

Stories That Want To Be Told

Judith Neilson Institute

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The Echidna Strategy

Australia's Search for Power and...

Sam Roggeveen

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The Man Next Door

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Mike Colman

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Counterfeit Culture

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Fight for Liberty and Freedom

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Lech Blaine

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David Mitchelhill-Green

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Jane Smith

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Past Perfect

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Her Sunburnt Country

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The China-Australia Migration Corridor

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Iwantja

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Iwantja Arts

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Sand Talk

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Tyson Yunkaporta

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Heroes, Rebels and Radicals of Convict Australia

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Lifeboat

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2023 - A Year of Consequence

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The Conversation

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The Sinking of HMAS Sydney

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Tom Lewis

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Jimmy Sharman's Boxers

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Stephen McGrath

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Operation Postern

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The Last Charge of the Australian Light Horse

Peter FitzSimons

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Southern Signals

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Tiwi Story

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Australia's Few and the Battle of Britain

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Apres la Guerre

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John Ramsland

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Frank Moorhouse

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Catharine Lumby

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A Sense of Balance

thoughts for the political centre...

John Howard

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Mr Todd's Marvel

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Adam Courtenay

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Rogue Corporations

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Quentin Beresford

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Bennelong and Phillip

A History Unravelled

Kate Fullagar

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Mixed Fortunes

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Paul Tilley

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Alan Joyce and Qantas

Peter Harbison

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The Eagle in the Mirror

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Jesse Fink

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Some People Want to Shoot Me

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Australia's Looming Energy Crisis

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1950-2000

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Aboriginal Victorians

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Richard Broome

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IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST

Pocket sized but powerful, In the National Interest is a new series in the Monash University Publishing list that is focused on the challenges Australia confronts. The series informs, influences and inspires public discourse. Showcasing experts both from within Monash and beyond, these short, thought-provoking and accessible books will address the major issues of our times, from public policy to governance and government. Perfect for the thoughtful commuter or an intellectual lunch break.

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A History of the World in Twelve Shipwrecks

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Pox Romana

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Charles III

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Invisible Lines

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Love

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Earthly Delights

A History of the Renaissance

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Emperor of Rome

Ruling the Ancient Roman World

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Ancient Rome in Fifty Monuments

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The Russian Revolution

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My Mother's Inspiring Story of Surviving...

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Secret Heroes of World War II

Spies Scientists and Other Heroes...

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Big Caesars and Little Caesars

How They Rise and How They Fall...

Ferdinand Mount

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A Travel Guide to the Middle Ages

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Anthony Bale

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The Picnic

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Matthew Longo

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Magus

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Anthony Grafton

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Jewish Quarterly 255

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life in a divided country

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Rome’s Last Pagan Emperor

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Young Elizabeth

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Greek writers and thinkers in the...

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Her History, Her Myth

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1974

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Jesus Christ and the Other Sons...

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The Knights of Britain

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