By James Bennett,Nancy Cushing,Erik Eklund
By Alexis Wright
By Miriam Estensen
Estensen's e-book is a piece of painstaking scholarship, worn evenly it is going to be an everlasting contribution to Australian history.' Gillian Dooley, Australian e-book Review
Estensen supplies us the ups and downs of the fellow within the commander's jacket. She has taken an 18th century mariner and made a twenty first century guy of him.' Martin Terry, Sydney Morning Herald
In 1790, a obdurate sixteen-year-old defied his father and went to sea. the following started the impressive occupation of Matthew Flinders R.N., a profession that resulted in his 40th yr simply days after the e-book of A Voyage to Terra Australis, his life's paintings detailing his epic voyage of circumnavigation of the nice South Land.
The lifetime of Matthew Flinders is a narrative of endurance and audacious risk-taking, riding ambition and frustration, obstinate decision and doubt. it's a richly unique account of tragedy and short-lived triumph, of exile on an enemy island, of affection thwarted and a painful early loss of life. it's also the tale of a guy who grew to become one of many nice navigators of the 19th century, an adventurer who left an indelible mark on a continent and a nation.
By Paul Irish
Aboriginal individuals are favorite in bills of early colonial Sydney, but we appear to bypass a century as they disappear from the old list, re-emerging early within the 20th century. What occurred to Sydney’s indigenous humans among the devastating impression of white cost and elevated executive intervention a century later?
Hidden in undeniable View exhibits that Aboriginal humans didn't disappear. they could were overlooked in colonial narratives yet maintained a powerful bond with the coast and its assets and attempted to live to tell the tale their very own terms.
This unique and critical e-book tells this strong tale via members, and brings a poorly understood interval of Sydney’s shared historical past again into view. Its readers won't ever examine Sydney within the comparable way.
Paul Irish has breathed new existence into humans written out of heritage. – Stan furnish
This landmark ebook will open your eyes to the enduring Aboriginal historical past of Sydney, a narrative which used to be there all alongside, a narrative that alterations every thing. – Grace Karskens
By Fritz Herscheid,Peter Stone
The creation of recent scuba apparatus within the Sixties gave upward push to a brand new breed of business diver, a diver who had the large beneﬁt of mobility, in particular inside of shipwrecks, that previous hard-hat and surface-supplied divers might merely dream approximately. utilizing this new self-contained gear, adventurous salvage divers labored to magnificent depths (which usually passed three hundred toes) and did so utilizing simply compressed air, a feat frowned upon by means of leisure and salvage divers in today’s work-safe setting. moreover all demolition paintings used to be performed utilizing hugely unstable and unsafe nitroglycerine-based explosives that have now not been on hand in Australia because the early 1980s.
This ebook provides a private account of the consistent possibility, ongoing difficulties, delays, and kit failure in the course of expeditions which often incorporated encounters with sharks, within the water and on land! It chronicles the selection and ﬁerce contention among salvagers, the dangers and earnings, the shut calls with demise in precarious and sometimes very distant destinations. It tells of braveness and stupidity, of possibility and reward.
No booklet has ever been written approximately those striking years the place the riches of profitable salvage have been up for grabs by means of the main made up our minds salver and his group. The ebook additionally bargains divers and shipwreck researchers a finished shipwreck reference of all identified and dive-able wrecks in New Guinea. whether you've got by no means obvious the darkish shadow of a shipwreck underneath the ocean, this ebook will astound you.
By Howard T. Fry
This fight for alternate monopoly and political supremacy was once performed out at the Australian landmass. because the time of Dalrymple and Baudin, the lifestyles of an enormous and virgin land within the Southern Hemisphere had involved Europeans. initially ring-fenced by way of Napoleon for a French colony, either the Dutch and British staked their very own declare to the strategically very important position. during this magisterial examine, Howard T. Fry indicates how, throughout the advanced family members of eu energy and the ever present trap of the aptitude China alternate, Australia got here to be British.
By Vincent O'Malley
By Kristin Weidenbach
For the folks who lived within the barren region among Marree and Birdsville, touch with the skin global used to be not easy and sporadic - yet one guy used to be their lifeline: Tom Kruse. For greater than 20 years he was once the relationship with the surface global for the households, station staff and others who lived alongside the Birdsville Track.
Tom brought every little thing from the mail and newspapers to gasoline and nutrients - complete groups waited in anticipation for him to drop off their provides. however it used to be a troublesome existence, from on a regular basis making operating upkeep to his truck to unloading and reloading lots of shops in order that he may well ferry his shipment throughout flooded creeks. Come sandhills, hell or excessive water, Tom Kruse saved religion with the locals up and down the Track.
Tom used to be a true Australian hero - and it doesn't matter what occurred, the mail continually acquired through.
'Told with honesty and energy' - Sydney Morning Herald
'A tribute to a guy who earned the affection of a complete iteration of Australians and indicates us that the pioneer features of guts and good-natured stoicism are nonetheless attractive' - The Age
'Full of characters' - Daily Telegraph
By Frank Brennan
By Carwyn Jones