The transport sector in Australia depends heavily on imported oil-based fuels. With this comes the ever-present risk of oil supply shortages. But Australia is gas-rich and oil-poor, so it makes practical sense to assess how our own gas resources can be used to produce these fuels.
Tink's story is driven by people, whether they be prime ministers, soldiers, shop-keepers, singers, footballers or farmers; a mix of men or women, Australian-born, immigrants and Aborigines. He brings the decades to life, writing with empathy, humour and insight to create a narrative that is as entertaining as it is illuminating.
Australian Soldiers in Asia-Pacific in World War II
Dr Lachlan Grant
Focusing on the day-to-day interactions between soldiers on the ground and the people and cultures they encountered, this book paints a picture not only of individual lives transformed, but of dramatically shifting national perceptions, as the gaze of Australia turned from Britain to Asia.
Shark attacks and sewage slicks, lifesavers and surfers, amusement parks and beach camps — the beach is Sydney's most iconic landscape feature. From Palm Beach in the north to Cronulla in the south, Sydney's coastline teems with life. People from around the city escape to the beaches to swim, surf, play, and lie in the sun.
Is Japan running out of husbands? Is China running out of wives? Did Genghis Khan really invent free trade? And why can't you see the price of a Big Mac at McDonalds in Argentina? In Trading Places, The Airport Economist, a bestseller in several languages, Trading Places The Airport Economist Trading Places. The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age
Edited by Ted Graham, Bob King, Bob Trotter, Kim Kirsner
In November 1941 HMAS Sydney , the pride of Australia's wartime fleet, and its crew of 645 disappeared without a trace off the Western Australian coast. All that was known was Sydney had come under fire from the German raider HSK Kormoran , which also sank.
This is the third and final volume of the landmark, award-winning series The Europeans in Australia that gives an account of settlement by Britain. It tells of the various ways in which that experience shaped imagination and belief among the settler people from the eighteenth century to the end of World War I.
Jack Kennedy (Sydney), Stuart Walch (Hobart), Dick Glyde (Perth), Ken Holland (Sydney), Pat Hughes (Cooma and Sydney), Bill Millington (Adelaide), John Crossman (Newcastle) and Des Sheen (Canberra): eight Australian Spitfire and Hurricane pilots of the Battle of Britain. Only one survived.
During the First World War, in Melbourne and communities
throughout Victoria, schoolchildren knitted socks for the troops serving in
Gallipoli, the Middle East and on the Western Front. Their families
set up Red Cross branches to support the 91,000 Victorian servicemen and women
In the months following his resignation as PM in late August 1941, Menzies swayed between relief at his release from the burdens of office as PM and despair that his life at the top had come to so little.
after vacating his position as the longest-serving Premier of New South Wales,
Bob Carr returned to politics in his dream job: as Foreign Minister of
Australia and a senior federal cabinet minister.
remember the dead of 25 April 1915 on Anzac Day every year. But do we know the
name of a single soldier who died that day? What do we really know about the
men supposedly most cherished in the national memory of war?
Was Vietnam a case of Australia fighting 'other people's wars'? Were we really 'all the way' with the United States? How valid was the 'domino theory'? Did the Australian forces develop new tactical methods in earlier Southeast Asian conflicts, and just how successful were they against the unyielding enemy in Vietnam?
The Australia Day Regatta has been held on Sydney Harbour every year since 1837.
Believed to be the oldest continuously held annual regatta in the world, it has
grown and flourished and today involves close to 700 vessels − from ocean-going
yachts to small sailing dinghies − and thousands of participants.
Tony Abbott thinks that Rupert Murdoch is one of the most influential Australians of all time and that we should support our 'hometown hero'. Murdoch, who has mainly lived in New York since 1973 and renounced his Australian citizenship in order to move into American TV, has aroused much more controversy than most hometown heroes.
It is one of Australia's most iconic images. On 17 April 1993, the Indigenous AFL footballer Nicky Winmar stood up against racial abuse and made history. Facing the Collingwood crowd that had taunted him all day the St Kilda player pulled up his shirt, pointed to his chest and declared: 'I'm black and I'm proud to be black'.
Australian painter and theatre artist Loudon
Sainthill and his partner, entrepreneur and gallery director Harry Tatlock
Miller, were at the heart of avant-garde artistic and literary circles in
mid-twentieth century Melbourne, Sydney and London.