Decades before the First Fleet, French ships were exploring large stretches of Australia. This Handsomely colour-illustrated book tells the story of intrepid French explorers who charted and named many regions, laid claim to the West Coast and, but for upheavals back in Europe, could have established a French colony in Australia.
From January 1919 two waves of Spanish Flu swept across Australia. This book tells the story of the 15,000+ Australians who died, the many more who were incapacitated, and medical and health specialists who, by literally putting their lives on the line, saved countless more and gave Australia a template for what was to come a century later in 2020
The output of the two largest photographic studios in Australia in the late 19th century were bought & placed in storage. It became known as the Tyrell Collection. Largely unseen ever-since it is now stored at the Powerhouse museum and has been made available to Australian Geographic. This unique collection...
This thoroughly researched book describes the rich history of the Manning Valley, a hidden gem tucked away on the eastern coast of Australia. In doing so it paints a vivid picture of Australia before and after settlement, telling stories of the characters who left barren homelands to start a new life on the other side of the world. Also ......
With Australia on the brink of Kevin Rudds national history curriculum, this book explores the issues confronting us in 2010. Who owns the past? How do politicians use it? How does it shape who we are? An absorbing insight into the power, privelege and pleasures of the past.
After an outline of pre-colonial time, this account tells of the early days of the NSW colony and how it has progressed since those beginnings to the current day. The complete development of the state is told, weaving through various areas of focus, along with all the influential people, remarkable pioneers and key events: colonial and Indigenous
Beautifully bound new edition of a famous colonial journal. The genteel yet candid observations of a brave wife and mother who joined in the founding of Melbourne 172 years ago. Edited for publication in 1934 by Georgianas grandon, the poet Hugh McCrae. An important heritage document but also a fine gift. Illustrated by the author.