Coming soon
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Sydney: A Biography
December 2022
Acclaimed playwright and author, Louis Nowra – author of Kings Cross and Woolloomooloo – expands his gaze to explore the energy, beauty, vulgarity, dynamism and pulsating sense of self-importance of his adopted city, Sydney.
9781742237794
Sydney Harbour: A History, new edition
December 2022
Award-winning historian Ian Hoskins revisits Sydney’s glittering harbour and the people who inhabited and shaped it in this updated edition.
9781742237831
Voices of Us: The independents’ movement transforming Australian democracy
December 2022
Australian politics is changing. Voices of us looks towards the future with hope and ideas.
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Born of Fire and Ash: Australian operations in response to the East Timor crisis 1999–2000
December 2022
The first volume in the landmark Official History of Australian Operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and East Timor, Born of Fire and Ash is an honest, challenging and compelling account of the 1999–2000 East Timor crisis and Australia’s response to it.
9781742237763
Alphabetical Sydney: 10th anniversary edition
December 2022
Alphabetical Sydney turns ten!
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Those Dashing McDonagh Sisters: Australia’s first female filmmaking team
November 2022
Introducing the McDonagh sisters … a trio of extraordinary and ground-breaking filmmakers.
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Boundary Crossers: The hidden history of Australia's other bushrangers
November 2022
Not all Australian bushrangers were white men, and not all were seen in a glowing light in their own time — historian Meg Foster reveals the stories of bushrangers who didn’t fit the mould.
9781742237565
Elizabeth and John
November 2022
A landmark and revealing joint biography of Elizabeth and John Macarthur, from one of Australia’s most respected historians.
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The Best Australian Science Writing 2022

Edited by Ivy Shih

November 2022
The annual collection – now in its twelfth year – celebrating the finest voices in Australian science writing.
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Dark Winter: An insider’s guide to pandemics and biosecurity
November 2022
World-renowned epidemiologist and biosecurity expert Raina MacIntyre reveals her insights into biological warfare, pandemics and the threats that lie ahead.
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How to Rule Your Own Country: The weird and wonderful world of micronations
November 2022
How to Rule Your Own Country is a lively account of the people who decide that ‘enough is enough’ and create their own nation.
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Tongerlongeter: First Nations Leader and Tasmanian War Hero, new edition
November 2022
An epic story of resistance, suffering and survival. Tongerlongeter resurrects a once-in-a-generation leader all Australians can admire.
9781742237459
Wizards of Oz: How Oliphant and Florey helped win the war and shape the modern world
October 2022
The remarkable story of Howard Florey and Mark Oliphant, two Australian scientists who played a vital role in the Allied victory in the Second World War and changed the course of history.
9781742237695
Suburban Noir: Crime and mishap in 1950s and 1960s Sydney
October 2022
Peter Doyle – author of City of Shadows and Crooks Like Us – draws from forensic records and the private papers of detective Brian Doyle (the most famous cop of the day and Peter’s uncle), to explore the criminal underbelly of mid-20th century Sydney.
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The Naturalist: The remarkable life of Allan Riverstone McCulloch
October 2022
For lovers of natural history, this is the first book to explore Allan Riverstone McCulloch’s scientific genius, artistic talents and his crucial role in the development of the Australian Museum.
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2023 Australasian Sky Guide
October 2022
The definitive guide to observing the Australian and New Zealand night sky.
New releases
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Curlews on Vulture Street
September 2022
Acclaimed urban ecologist Darryl Jones reveals the not-so-secret lives of the most common birds that share our towns and cities.
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Darwin Spitfires
August 2022
It has been 80 years since the bombing of Darwin. This anniversary edition of Darwin Spitfires offers a detailed and fascinating history of this unparalleled attack.
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Provocations
August 2022
Jeff Sparrow is one of Australia’s leading public intellectuals. From great controversies to the heroes and villains of our time, Provocations raises arguments that matter.
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Living Democracy
August 2022
Whether you’re a concerned community member, or someone who is already active in social or environmental campaigning, this book will inspire and inform you, and get you fired up to co-create a common, more equitable future.
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Australia’s China Odyssey
August 2022
The story of the complex and crucial relationship between Australia and China, charting the highs and lows through the prism of the prime ministers who have handled relations with Beijing since Whitlam in 1972.
9781742237473
Lessons from History
July 2022
Leading historians tackle the biggest challenges that face Australia and the world and show how the past provides context and knowledge that can guide us in the present.
9781742237596
Forgotten War
July 2022
Influential historian Henry Reynolds returns with this new edition of Forgotten War, which questions the conspicuous absence of the frontier wars from our official military history and public memory.
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Veiled Valour
June 2022
Tom Frame reveals the background to the war crimes allegedly committed by Australian Special Forces in Afghanistan between 2005 and 2013.
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Future Superhuman
May 2022
Strap in for an exhilarating, and starkly honest, take on the promise and peril of life in the 21st century.
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An Uncommon Hangman
May 2022
The gruesome and compelling tale of Robert ‘Nosey Bob’ Howard, the longest-serving executioner for the colony of NSW.
9781742237312
Root & Branch
May 2022
Exquisitely written, Eda Gunaydin’s essays unsettle neat descriptions of inheritance, belonging and place.
9781742237626
The Art of Coalition
June 2022
The Art of Coalition focuses on the relationship between the Liberal and National parties during the Howard years, and the lessons and challenges of this partnership today.
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The Secret of Emu Field
May 2022
Liz Tynan, the award-winning author of Atomic Thunder, reveals the little-known story of Emu Field, the first British atomic test site in South Australia, pre-dating Maralinga by three years.
UNSW authors
9781742237794
Sydney Harbour: A History, new edition
December 2022
Award-winning historian Ian Hoskins revisits Sydney’s glittering harbour and the people who inhabited and shaped it in this updated edition.
9781742236230
Born of Fire and Ash: Australian operations in response to the East Timor crisis 1999–2000
December 2022
The first volume in the landmark Official History of Australian Operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and East Timor, Born of Fire and Ash is an honest, challenging and compelling account of the 1999–2000 East Timor crisis and Australia’s response to it.
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Inside Australia's Anti-Terrorism Laws and Trials
Andrew Lynch, Nicola McGarrity, George Williams
March 2015
Most tellingly, the book asks whether seeing these anti-terror laws as normal is a danger in itself.
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Everything You Need to Know About the Uluru Statement from the Heart
June 2021
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Everything you Need to Know About the Referendum to Recognise Indigenous Australians
February 2015
This book explains everything that Australians need to know about the proposal to recognise Aboriginal peoples in the Constitution.
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A Charter of Rights for Australia
George Williams, Daniel Reynolds
August 2017
Australia does not have a bill or charter of rights, which means there is no comprehensive law that enshrines human rights in Australia – even though these laws are standard in the rest of the developed world. So what does this mean for the rights of Australian citizens?
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Artificial Intimacy
May 2021
Top evolutionary biologist Rob Brooks offers an innovative perspective on human behaviour, AI technologies and the future of sex.
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Sex, Genes and Rock 'n' Roll: How evolution has shaped the modern world
June 2011
Why are people getting fatter? Why do so many rock stars end up dead at 27?
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Carbon Justice
November 2021
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Running the City
August 2017
Leading Australian curator Felicity Fenner profiles activity-based and pop-up contemporary public art projects from Australia and around the globe. Running the City explores art projects that bring together diverse disciplines and cultures – including running, cycling, architecture, and guerilla gardening.
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The Ascent to Power, 1996
Edited by Tom Frame
November 2017
The Ascent to Power, 1996 takes a critical look at the Howard Government's rise to power; its policies and priorities, successes and shortcomings in what Paul Kelly calls the 'foundational year'.
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Back from the Brink, 1997-2001
Edited by Tom Frame
November 2018
The years 1997–2001 were eventful ones for the Howard Government. This second volume of the Howard Government series explores these tumultuous years.
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Trials and Transformations, 2001-2004
Edited by Tom Frame
December 2019
Few periods in Australian political history have generated more controversy than 2001–2004.
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The Desire for Change, 2004-2007
Edited by Tom Frame
January 2021
The Liberal-National Party Coalition was elected to office on 2 March 1996 and continued in power until 3 December 2007 making John Howard the second-longest serving Australian Prime Minister. This book is the final in a four-volume series examining the four Howard Governments.
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Moral Injury
Edited by Tom Frame
November 2015
This collection of essays from ex-soldiers, military historians, chaplains and psychologists examines the unseen wounds sustained by Australians deployed to armed conflict, peacekeeping missions, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
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The Long Road
Edited by Tom Frame
April 2017
Helping neighbours and partners stabilise their political systems and work towards peace and security is a core activity for the modern Australian Defence Force.
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Anzac Day Then & Now
Edited by Tom Frame
April 2016
Peter Stanley, Jeffrey Grey, Carolyn Holbrook, Ken Inglis, Tom Frame and others explore the rise of Australia's unofficial national day.
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Ethics Under Fire
September 2017
Events at Abu Ghraib prison and the 1968 My Lai Massacre show that the behaviour of the military can descend into barbarism. How strong is the military's commitment to avoiding such atrocities? Ethics Under Fire – a timely and compelling book – asks questions and raises issues the Australian Army can't ignore.
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On Ops
July 2016
No-one in the Australian government or Army could have predicted that in the 25 years following the end of the Cold War Army personnel would be deployed to Rwanda, Cambodia, Somalia, Bougainville, East Timor, Afghanistan, Iraq and the Solomon Islands. In a constructive critique of the modern Australian Army,  'On Ops'
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Offshore
May 2016
What has happened on Nauru and Manus since Australia began its most recent offshore processing regime in 2012?
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Refugee Rights and Policy Wrongs
July 2019
Everyone has the right to seek asylum under international law. However, successive governments in Australia have declared the need to 'stop the boats' whatever the cost, be it human, economic, moral or legal.
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Asylum by Boat
September 2017
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British India, White Australia
March 2020
*Highly Commended — Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2021*
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Law in War
April 2020
During the Great War law was used in everyday life as a tool to discriminate, oppress, censor and deprive many Australians of property, liberty and basic human rights.
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Level Up Your Essays
March 2021
Level Up Your Essays  is the essential guide to essay writing for university students. Written by the people who mark your essays, it will show you step-by-step how to write high-quality essays that will get you top marks.
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Evolution in the Antipodes
January 2009
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Gun Control
September 2019
'A masterpiece of analysis of the politics of transformative change.' — Otago Daily Times
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Widening Minds
December 2017
Since 1967 more than 25,000 students have graduated from UNSW after studying at Duntroon, HMAS Creswell , the Australian Defence Force Academy. Tom Frame examines the productive 50-year partnership between UNSW and the Australian Defence Force.
9780868408224
Skyplane

Edited by Richard Francis-Jones, Lawrence Nield, Xing Ruan, Deborah Van der Plaat

May 2009
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Hand & Mind
December 2018
In Hand & Mind Through dialogues, interviews, creative reflections and essays, Hand & Mind brings together projects and critical writing to provide a fascinating insight into the study of architecture.
Art, Design & Architecture
9781742235929
Sydney: A Biography
December 2022
Acclaimed playwright and author, Louis Nowra – author of Kings Cross and Woolloomooloo – expands his gaze to explore the energy, beauty, vulgarity, dynamism and pulsating sense of self-importance of his adopted city, Sydney.
9781742237435
Those Dashing McDonagh Sisters: Australia’s first female filmmaking team
November 2022
Introducing the McDonagh sisters … a trio of extraordinary and ground-breaking filmmakers.
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Andrew Andersons
March 2022
The first book published on acclaimed Australian architect Andrew Andersons, written by well-known arts administrators Leon Paroissien and Bernice Murphy.
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Glass
December 2021
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Picturing a Nation
March 2021
The untold story of a major Australian artist. Regarded in his day as an important Australian impressionist painter, A.H. Fullwood (1863–1930) was also the most widely viewed British–Australian artist of the Heidelberg era.
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Parragirls
Edited by Lily Hibberd, with Bonney Djuric
September 2019
Parragirls ' Parragirls Parragirls is able to deliver something that is at once rigorous in its detailed presentation of a clear model, and accessible through its compelling narrative.' — Eugenia Flynn,  The Saturday Paper
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Bruce Rickard
Edited by Julie Cracknell, Peter Lonergan, Sam Rickard
December 2018
Bruce Rickard was one of the most significant Australian architects of the twentieth century. A key member of the Sydney School, his practice spanned 60 years and he produced some of the most notable and recognisable houses of the period.
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Hand & Mind
December 2018
In Hand & Mind Through dialogues, interviews, creative reflections and essays, Hand & Mind brings together projects and critical writing to provide a fascinating insight into the study of architecture.
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Tatau
September 2018
A strikingly designed and richly illustrated retelling of the unique history of Samoan tattooing, from 3000 years ago to today.
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Desperately Seeking Banksy
Xavier Tapies
April 2018
'People say graffiti is ugly, irresponsible and childish…but that's only if it's done properly.' Banksy
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Collecting for the Nation
August 2017
From ceramic cockatoos and hand-painted china to splendid silverware and historic paintings, Collecting for the Nation illustrates a broad sweep of Australian history and culture through the stories of the artworks in The Australiana Fund's unique collection.
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Running the City
August 2017
Leading Australian curator Felicity Fenner profiles activity-based and pop-up contemporary public art projects from Australia and around the globe. Running the City explores art projects that bring together diverse disciplines and cultures – including running, cycling, architecture, and guerilla gardening.
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Rayner Hoff
March 2017
In the 1920s and 1930s, Rayner Hoff was the most gifted – and controversial – public sculptor in Australia, best known for the sculptures and friezes that adorn Sydney's Anzac Memorial, including Sacrifice at its centre.
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Divas
October 2016
The incredible story of singing teacher extraordinaire Mathilde Marchesi who trained more international opera stars than anyone before or since.
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William Yang
Helena Grehan, Edward Scheer
February 2016
Acclaimed photographer William Yang has captured the zeitgeist like no-one else, providing a very personal insight into the evolution of Mardi Gras, the spectre of AIDS, Sydney's theatrical and social scenes, and changing notions of 'belonging' in multicultural Australia.
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Janet Laurence
Prudence Gibson
December 2015
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The Idea of Art
August 2015
Curator Anthony Bond began building a contemporary international art collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney in 1984. The collection now features many important artists, including Anselm Kiefer, Antony Gormley, Francis Bacon, Anish Kapoor and Doris Salcedo.
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Sidney Nolan
June 2015
Digging through the myths around Australia's most famous artist, many of which he created himself as a masterful self-promoter, this book is the biography that Sidney Nolan deserves.
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Curating Sydney
Jill Bennett, Saskia Beudel
December 2014
What happens when artists are asked the questions usually addressed to planners and administrators?
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Piranesi's Grandest Tour
February 2014
The majestic works of eighteenth-century Italian printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi have never ceased to inspire artists, printmakers and architects.
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Fantasy Modern
November 2013
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.
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The Beethoven Obsession
August 2013
The Beethoven Obsession tells the story of how the greatest piano music ever written acquired a unique Australian voice, played on a revolutionary grand piano that shook up the conservative music establishment.
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L. Bernard Hall
May 2013
View the table of contents here .
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The Flash of Recognition
November 2012
As a student, Jane Lydon was shocked by the photograph on the cover of Charles Rowley's 1970 classic, The Destruction of Aboriginal Society
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Once Upon a Time in Papunya
Vivien Johnson
October 2010
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Sustainable House
October 2010
Whether you're planning to build or renovate, whether you live in an apartment or a house, Sustainable House
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Skyplane

Edited by Richard Francis-Jones, Lawrence Nield, Xing Ruan, Deborah Van der Plaat

May 2009
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What's Wrong with Contemporary Art?
Peter Timms
May 2004
Australian history
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Sydney: A Biography
December 2022
Acclaimed playwright and author, Louis Nowra – author of Kings Cross and Woolloomooloo – expands his gaze to explore the energy, beauty, vulgarity, dynamism and pulsating sense of self-importance of his adopted city, Sydney.
9781742236230
Born of Fire and Ash: Australian operations in response to the East Timor crisis 1999–2000
December 2022
The first volume in the landmark Official History of Australian Operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and East Timor, Born of Fire and Ash is an honest, challenging and compelling account of the 1999–2000 East Timor crisis and Australia’s response to it.
9781742237794
Sydney Harbour: A History, new edition
December 2022
Award-winning historian Ian Hoskins revisits Sydney’s glittering harbour and the people who inhabited and shaped it in this updated edition.
9781742237565
Elizabeth and John
November 2022
A landmark and revealing joint biography of Elizabeth and John Macarthur, from one of Australia’s most respected historians.
9781742237527
Boundary Crossers: The hidden history of Australia's other bushrangers
November 2022
Not all Australian bushrangers were white men, and not all were seen in a glowing light in their own time — historian Meg Foster reveals the stories of bushrangers who didn’t fit the mould.
9781742237770
Tongerlongeter: First Nations Leader and Tasmanian War Hero, new edition
November 2022
An epic story of resistance, suffering and survival. Tongerlongeter resurrects a once-in-a-generation leader all Australians can admire.
9781742237787
Darwin Spitfires
August 2022
It has been 80 years since the bombing of Darwin. This anniversary edition of Darwin Spitfires offers a detailed and fascinating history of this unparalleled attack.
9781742237152
Australia’s China Odyssey
August 2022
The story of the complex and crucial relationship between Australia and China, charting the highs and lows through the prism of the prime ministers who have handled relations with Beijing since Whitlam in 1972.
9781742237596
Forgotten War
July 2022
Influential historian Henry Reynolds returns with this new edition of Forgotten War, which questions the conspicuous absence of the frontier wars from our official military history and public memory.
9781742237473
Lessons from History
July 2022
Leading historians tackle the biggest challenges that face Australia and the world and show how the past provides context and knowledge that can guide us in the present.
9781742237312
Root & Branch
May 2022
Exquisitely written, Eda Gunaydin’s essays unsettle neat descriptions of inheritance, belonging and place.
9781742237343
An Uncommon Hangman
May 2022
The gruesome and compelling tale of Robert ‘Nosey Bob’ Howard, the longest-serving executioner for the colony of NSW.
9781742236957
The Secret of Emu Field
May 2022
Liz Tynan, the award-winning author of Atomic Thunder, reveals the little-known story of Emu Field, the first British atomic test site in South Australia, pre-dating Maralinga by three years.
9781742237442
Sneaky Little Revolutions

edited by Nadia Wheatley

April 2022
From her wild bohemian years on Hydra to her radical feminist writings, Charmian Clift is a larger-than-life personality of Australian literature.
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Documents on Australian Foreign Policy

Edited by James Cotton

February 2022
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Gudyarra
November 2021
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Symbols of Australia
November 2021
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Edith Blake’s War
October 2021
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Australia & the Pacific
October 2021
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Dear Prime Minister
October 2021
Dear Prime Minister is a fascinating insight into the concerns, assumptions and political beliefs of 1950s and 1960s Australians.
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Wounded Country
September 2021
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Tongerlongeter
August 2021
During Tasmania’s gruesome Black War of 1823-31, Tongerlongeter led the most effective Aboriginal resistance campaign in Australian history. His Oyster Bay Nation of southeast Tasmania and his ally Montpelliatta’s Big River Nation of central Tasmania embarked on 710 attacks, killing 182 colonists and wounding a further 176.
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French Connection
July 2021
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True Tracks
July 2021
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Everything You Need to Know About the Uluru Statement from the Heart
June 2021
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Smuggled
May 2021
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Truth-Telling
February 2021
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The Bible in Australia
November 2020
WINNER of the Nonfiction Award 2020 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature
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British India, White Australia
March 2020
*Highly Commended — Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2021*
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Bedlam at Botany Bay
June 2019
*Winner of the Australian History Prize in the NSW Premier's History Awards 2020*
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Eureka
Hugh Dolan, illustrated by Dave Dye
March 2019
This graphic book brings to life the struggles of daily life on the goldfields and the powerful events of the Eureka stockade.
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Back from the Brink, 1997-2001
Edited by Tom Frame
November 2018
The years 1997–2001 were eventful ones for the Howard Government. This second volume of the Howard Government series explores these tumultuous years.
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Serving our Country
April 2018
After decades of silence, Serving Our Country is the first comprehensive history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's participation in the Australian defence forces.
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The Ascent to Power, 1996
Edited by Tom Frame
November 2017
The Ascent to Power, 1996 takes a critical look at the Howard Government's rise to power; its policies and priorities, successes and shortcomings in what Paul Kelly calls the 'foundational year'.
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Sydney Noir
May 2017
The first ever book devoted entirely to the golden years of the Sydney underworld.
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Hidden in Plain View
May 2017
Contrary to what you may think, local Aboriginal people did not lose their culture and die out within decades of Governor Phillip's arrival in Sydney in 1788.
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Darling Mother, Darling Son
Edith M Ziegler, introduction by Megan Martin
May 2017
'However far away from you I am, you are the real centre of my life ...'  – Leslie Walford
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The Long Road
Edited by Tom Frame
April 2017
Helping neighbours and partners stabilise their political systems and work towards peace and security is a core activity for the modern Australian Defence Force.
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White Butterflies (Updated edition)
Colin Mcphedran
April 2017
A new edition of this bestselling Australian classic.
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The Honest History Book
April 2017
In Australia's rush to commemorate all things Anzac, have we lost our ability to look beyond war as the central pillar of Australia's history and identity?
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Water is Life
Ms Colleen McCullough
December 2016
Several years before she died, Colleen McCullough wrote this unusual and stimulating work of non-fiction exploring a subject close to her heart – the role of water in human history, and how best to harness its power to ensure Australia's future.
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Up Came a Squatter
September 2016
Battles with local Aboriginal people, other settlers, Commissioners of Crown Lands and bush-fires, along with droughts, family feuds, multiple trips back to Scotland to find a wife and Black's rise to gentrified excess are all vividly brought to life.
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The Worst Woman in Sydney
July 2016
Matriarch of the criminal underworld … or the Robin Hood of inner Sydney?
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The Europeans in Australia
Alan Atkinson
July 2016
'It is the duty of historians to be, wherever they can, accurate, precise, humane, imaginative - using moral imagination above all – and even-handed.' - Alan Atkinson
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The Europeans in Australia
Alan Atkinson
July 2016
It is the duty of historians to be, wherever they can, accurate, precise, humane, imaginative - using moral imagination above all - and even-handed.
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Ned Kelly
February 2016
We all think we know the story of Ned Kelly, Australia's most famous outlaw, but we've never seen him in full colour like this before …
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The National Tertiary Education Union
John Michael O'Brien
October 2015
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Minding Her Own Business
October 2015
A history that populates the streets of colonial Sydney with entrepreneurial businesswomen earning their living in a variety of small – and sometimes surprising – enterprises.
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The Changi Book
Edited by Dr Lachlan Grant
August 2015
The story of Changi, told by those who lived through it.
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Joh for PM
Paul Davey
June 2015
Unfolding like a political thriller, Joh for PM reveals for the first time the details of the campaign that rocked Australian politics.
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Reg Saunders
Hugh Dolan, Adrian Threlfall
April 2015
View the Reg Saunders teaching resource on the Reading Australia website
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Van Diemen's Land
Mr Murray Johnson, Mr Ian McFarlane
March 2015
Carefully researched, using the findings of archaeologists and extensive documentary evidence, some only recently uncovered, this important book fills a long-time gap in Tasmanian history.
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Australian Soldiers in Asia-Pacific in World War II
Dr Lachlan Grant
November 2014
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.
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Sydney Beaches
October 2014
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.
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The Europeans in Australia
Alan Atkinson
September 2014
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.
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Anzac, The Unauthorised Biography
September 2014
Raise a glass for an Anzac. Run for an Anzac. Camp under the stars for an Anzac. Is there anything Australians won't do to keep the Anzac legend at the centre of our national story?
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Diary of a Foreign Minister
April 2014
Six years 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.
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The Australia Day Regatta
Christine Cheater, Jennifer Debenham
February 2014
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.
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Coast
November 2013
From Eden to Byron Bay, the New South Wales coast is more than 2000 kilometres long, with 130 estuaries, 100 coastal lakes, and a rich history.
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Kings Cross: A biography
October 2013
Louis Nowra burrows beneath the sensationalist Underbelly 'sex and sin' narrative, revealing stories and a cast of characters – some household names others little-known - that not even a writer could conjure up.
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The Flash of Recognition
November 2012
As a student, Jane Lydon was shocked by the photograph on the cover of Charles Rowley's 1970 classic, The Destruction of Aboriginal Society
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The Sydney Harbour Bridge (Revised edition)
Peter Spearritt
October 2011
'...clear, concise and vibrant history takes the reader on the journey from 19th-century dreams to 20th-century reality.' — Troy Lennon, Daily Telegraph
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A Swindler's Progress
Kirsten McKenzie
October 2009
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Turning Points in Australian History
Edited by Martin Crotty, David Roberts
October 2008
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Anzacs and Ireland
Jeff Kildea
August 2007
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The Other Side of the Frontier
August 2006
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Ancient and Modern
Stephen Muecke
October 2004
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Deadly Sounds, Deadly Places
Peter Dunbar-Hall, Chris Gibson
July 2004
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Australian Frontier Wars, 1788-1838
June 2002