By John Murphy
Harvest of Fear is a superbly crafted heritage of Australia's adventure of the Vietnam conflict. It attracts jointly an image of social and political lifestyles in colonial and postcolonial Vietnam; an incisive examine Australian chilly warfare politics and the international relations that led us to Vietnam; and an excellent portrait of the origins and political impression of the strong Australian anti-war circulation. No prior publication has pulled jointly those 3 serious strands of the Australian adventure of the Vietnam battle; it truly is certainly a large and wealthy canvas.
Harvest of Fear provides the clearest photograph but of ways the struggle happened, the way it used to be visible from Australia, what the conflict in Phoc Tuy Province used to be like for the Australian squaddies despatched there, and why our involvement was once the reason for such department at domestic. utilizing more than a few archival resources and interviews with contributors, John Murphy indicates how our intervention mirrored the political alignments of Australia within the chilly battle, in addition to deeper and extra anxieties approximately Asia.
The Australian intervention in Vietnam is still Australia's longest and such a lot contentious struggle. The warfare and its echoes are powerfully evoked in John Murphy's story.
Harvest of Fear is a ebook to entice every body attracted to Australian heritage and politics, and in Australia's involvement with Asia, specifically with the Vietnam War.
By Libby Connors
In the 1840s, white cost within the north used to be less than assault. ecu settlers have been in awe of Aboriginal actual health and struggling with prowess, and a sequence of lethal raids on homesteads made even the townspeople of Brisbane anxious.
Young warrior Dundalli used to be well known for his dimension and power, and his elders gave him the duty of major the resistance opposed to the Europeans' ever expanding incursions on their conventional lands. Their reaction used to be embedded in Aboriginal legislations and Dundalli turned certainly one of their maximum lawmen. together with his band of warriors, he had the settlers in thrall for twelve years, evading seize many times, until eventually he was once ultimately arrested and publicly executed.
Warrior is the intense tale of 1 of Australia's little-known heroes, one of the Aboriginal males to die preserving their nation. it's also a clean and compelling portrait of lifestyles within the early days of white cost of Brisbane and south east Queensland.
'An enduring list of 1 of our best heroes.' - Sam Watson, activist and writer
'Deeply thought of and powerfully informed, this booklet recovers the entangled background of Aboriginal humans and settlers in colonial Queensland, a background that's additionally Australia's tale writ large.' - Associate Professor Grace Karskens, college of NSW
By Lejla Voloder
By Peter Dean
By Sally Morgan,Tjalaminu Mia,Blaze Kwaymullina
By Kristin Otto
In 1901 Melbourne was once a small urban. Then the founders of the Australian Commonwealth made up our minds it used to be the easiest position to deal with the recent Federal Parliament whereas they awaited the final touch of the capital in Canberra. and because the international hurtled right into a new period, this overgrown village oversaw not just the start of contemporary Australia, yet some of the wider adjustments sweeping the realm at huge.
Who made it occur? humans like Helena Rubinstein, front-runner within the invention of the cosmetics undefined; the Tait brothers, manufacturers of the world's first function movie; confectionery king Mac Robertson, pioneer of the paintings of packaging; John Monash, guy of metal, hero of concrete. And Melba herself, the unique diva: Australia's first overseas megastar.
In Capital, Kristin Otto illuminates the small-town internet of impact, friendship and sheer twist of fate that held all of it together.
By Rosalind Hearder
During global warfare II, 22 000 Australian army body of workers turned prisoners of struggle below the japanese army. Over 3 and a part years, 8000 died in captivity, in determined stipulations of compelled labour, sickness and hunger. a lot of those that back domestic after the struggle attributed their survival to the 106 Australian scientific officials imprisoned along them. those medical professionals diverse in age, historical past and event, yet they have been united of their unfailing commitment to holding as a number of the males alive as attainable.
This is the tale of these 106 medical professionals - their compassion, bravery and ingenuity - and their efforts in bringing again the 14 000 survivors.
'You are unlucky in being prisoners of a rustic whose dwelling criteria are a lot below yours. you'll frequently think about yourselves mistreated, whereas we expect of you as being taken care of well.' - eastern officer to Australian POWs, 1943
By Richard Evans
By R.C.J. Stone
By Vincent O'Malley