Australian Oceanian History

Download Selfish Generations?: The Ageing of New Zealand’s Welfare by David Thomson PDF

By David Thomson

'Our current welfare country has little reliable cause to outlive for much longer, and we are going to need to discover a new foundation for its persevered existence.’ So writes David Thomson as he bargains an unflinching point of view on how various generations have fared below the social welfare regulations of governments because the 1930s.

Selfish Generations? is a serious and unsentimental research of a key political factor, and the questions it increases approximately help for the old and young, and approximately future health, schooling and housing coverage, are precisely these dealing with politicians and social welfare coverage builders today.

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Download Last Man, The: A British Genocide in Tasmania by Tom Lawson PDF

By Tom Lawson

Little greater than seventy years after the British settled Van Diemen’s Land (later Tasmania) in 1803, its indigenous inhabitants were nearly burnt up. but this genocide - one of many earliest of the trendy period - is almost forgotten in Britain this present day. The final guy is the 1st booklet in particular to discover the position of the British executive and wider society within the destruction of the Aboriginal Tasmanians. even though the creation of ecu ailments definitely contributed to the decline of the indigenous inhabitants, Tom Lawson indicates that Britain supported what used to be successfully the ethnic detoxing of Tasmania - rather within the interval of martial legislations in 1828-1832. He additionally illustrates the ways that the destruction of indigenous Tasmanians used to be mirrored in British tradition - either on the time and because - and the way it got here to play a key half in forging specific models of British imperial id. The final guy presents the 1st accomplished photograph of Britain’s function within the destruction of the Tasmanian Aboriginal population.

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Download Securing Australia's Future: Harnessing Interdisciplinary by Simon Torok,Paul Holper PDF

By Simon Torok,Paul Holper

the long run will convey switch for Australia. yet no matter if that adjust is for the higher or worse principally will depend on the selections we make this day as participants and as a country. Recognising fast alterations within the worldwide economic system, setting and coverage, the Australian executive engaged the Australian Council of realized Academies (ACOLA) to adopt targeted interdisciplinary study to assist consultant Australian considering and coverage judgements.
Dozens of Australia’s best minds assessed the possibilities to be had to the state globally and regionally, charting a direction for the long run. The ensuing findings can organize Australia to deal with the demanding situations forward and utilize the possibilities. Securing Australia’s destiny synthesises the main issues that emerge from ACOLA’s experiences. each one bankruptcy comprises key findings designed to optimise Australia’s prosperity and position within the region.
The destiny is an extended online game yet its base needs to be equipped now. This ebook offers a imaginative and prescient for the country, for its politicians, public servants and leaders – a legitimate footing for securing Australia’s destiny. it's a very important source for individuals of Federal and kingdom parliaments, senior public servants, leaders, universities and the public.

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Download Where Song Began: Australia's Birds and How They Changed the by Tim Low PDF

By Tim Low

An authoritative and pleasing exploration of Australia’s specified birds and their unheralded function in international evolution

well known for its gallery of bizarre mammals, Australia can be a land of amazing birds. yet in contrast to the mammals, the birds of Australia flew past the continent’s barriers and around the world many hundreds of thousands of years in the past. This eye-opening booklet tells the dynamic yet little-known tale of the way Australia supplied the realm with songbirds and parrots, between different poultry teams, why Australian birds wield impressive ecological energy, how Australia turned an immense evolutionary heart, and why medical biases have hindered popularity of those discoveries.
From violent, swooping magpies to tool-making cockatoos, Australia’s birds are strikingly diverse from birds of alternative lands—often extra clever and competitive, frequently better and longer-lived. Tim Low, a popular biologist with an extraordinary storytelling present, right here provides the fantastic evolutionary background of Australia’s birds. the tale of the birds, it seems, is inseparable from the tale of the continent itself and likewise the folks who inhabit it.

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Download A Voice of Reason: Reflections on Australia by Ian Lowe PDF

By Ian Lowe

Can civilization continue to exist the twenty first century? Professor Ian Lowe, writer, pre-eminent scientist and president of the Australian Conservation beginning, thinks we've got a chance—but we need to act now, and never simply on worldwide warming. the following, amassed for the 1st time, are Lowe’s perspectives on themes that obstacle all Australians—the surroundings, tradition, technology, politics, schooling, expertise and the economic system, besides new items on Australia’s outlook this century. Written in Lowe’s obtainable and engaging style, this selection of essays and opinion items is a source for swap in keeping with good judgment instead of fear-mongering. Informative, demanding and incisive, A Voice of cause: Reflections on Australia will encourage you to make a difference.

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Download Bullecourt 1917: Breaching the Hindenburg Line by Paul Kendall PDF

By Paul Kendall

within the spring of 1917 the Arras offensive used to be all started to wreck the stalemate of the Western entrance by way of piercing the bold German defences of the Hindenburg Line. The village of Bullecourt lay on the southern finish of the conflict entrance, and the battling there over a interval of six weeks from eleven April until eventually past due might 1917, epitomised the bleak trench struggle of worldwide warfare I.

In Bullecourt 1917, Paul Kendall tells the tales of the fierce battles fought by way of 3 British and 3 Australian divisions in an try to reduction Allenby’s 3rd military escape from Arras. nearly 10,000 Australian and 7,000 British squaddies died, lots of whom have been indexed as lacking and feature no identified grave. The conflict brought on a lot consternation end result of the failure of British tanks in assisting Australian infantry on eleven April, yet regardless of the shortcoming of tank and artillery aid the Australian infantry valiantly fought their means into the German trenches. It took yet another six weeks for British and Australian infantry to trap the village. This booklet tells the tale of this sour conflict and will pay tribute to the lads who took half. Crucially, Paul Kendall has contacted as some of the surviving family members of the fighters as he may well, to realize new perception into these poor occasions at the Hindenburg Line.

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Download Walking the Gallipoli Peninsula by Tony Wright PDF

By Tony Wright

Tony Wright first travelled to Gallipoli with an Australian best minister at first of this century. He came across himself intrigued via the swelling crowds of quite often youngsters at previous Anzac. He has again many times over the last decade, shouldering a backpack containing his great-uncle's Gallipoli diary. alongside the way in which he has fallen in love with Istanbul and the giant country of Turkey.

He has realized the secrets and techniques of either Istanbul and the Gallipoli zone, and explored the underground wonderland of Cappadocia, whereas assembly many vibrant and noteworthy characters on his journey.

This interesting and informative trip event will motivate you to pack your luggage, fly to Istanbul and stick to the author's each footstep via Turkey and the Gallipoli Peninsula.

Walking the Gallipoli Peninsula is a very revised and up-to-date variation of the bestselling Turn correct at Istanbul.

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Download Victoria's Heritage: Lectures to celebrate the 150th by A. G. L. Shaw PDF

By A. G. L. Shaw

Victoria's a hundred and fiftieth anniversary celebrations have placed the highlight at the kingdom, and on its cultural and environmental improvement. during this booklet, major historians survey that improvement throughout a couple of vital components together with literature, portray, environmental regulate, drama and architecture.

After an creation by way of A. G. L Shaw environment the social, financial and political scene, Graham Davison describes the evolution of a Melbourne 'image' in images and in making plans. Marjorie Harper, against this, appears on the improvement of public coverage over the interval by means of connection with 3 significant Melbourne economists - Copland, Downing and Henderson. Chris Wallace-Crabbe either summarises and catches the flavor of Victorian literature, J. M. Powell increases significant questions for the state's destiny in his dialogue of making plans and the surroundings, whereas Frank von Straten recollects a number of thoughts in a bankruptcy on well known entertainment.

Margaret Plant, in 'Visual Victoria', levels from the paintings of Eugene von Guerard throughout the Heidelberg university to the painters of this day, and Conrad Hamann asks, after his precis of 20th century Victorian structure, no matter if we've got come closer to a distinctively Australian variety. ultimately, Howard Love strains a wealthy pressure of drama and song in colonial Melbourne.

What constitutes a distinctively Victorian, or perhaps Australian, tradition will constantly be the topic of lengthy debate. This booklet can't offer finished solutions, however it will supply a wealthy shop of knowledge, and a few solutions, for all these drawn to the state's heritage, as scholars, teachers... or just Victorians.

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Download The Greeks in Australia by Anastasios Tamis PDF

By Anastasios Tamis

The Greeks have made a massive contribution to Australian cultural and social existence, and this booklet vividly tells their tale. starting with an exam of the stipulations in Europe that ended in migration, it info the position of the Greeks in Australian cost, the 2 huge waves of Greek migration within the 19th and 20th centuries, and the ways that the Greeks have maintained a great feel of Greek cultural expression. Numbering nearly part one million, the Greek neighborhood in Australia contains the second one biggest ethnic minority after the Italians. The contribution of Greek settlers to the big business towns and different significant city centres modernised them via injecting new rules into the industrial, social and political lifetime of their new surroundings. The position of Greek settlers has been very important in development the state now we have today.

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Download Sir Joseph Ward: A Political Biography by Michael Bassett PDF

By Michael Bassett

Sir Joseph Ward (1856-1930) used to be the top political determine in the course of the forty-year lifetime of the Liberal occasion in New Zealand. He used to be a member of Ballance's first cupboard, two times leading Minister (1906-12 and 1928-30), and was once nonetheless a cupboard Minister on the time of his demise. This vigorous biography is the tale of an bold first-generation New Zealander of Irish Catholic mom and dad who spent greater than part a century in neighborhood and valuable govt politi, influencing the instructions taken in lots of parts of recent Zealand existence. It comprises a lot new fabric approximately Ward's deepest enterprise dealings, his flourishing Southland corporation, his financial disaster and his striking rehabilitation. Michael Bassett finds a genial, courteous, fast-talking guy of imaginative and prescient who however skilled hassle adapting to a altering global. Bassett writes with the perception into political lifetime of a former cupboard minister.

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