'Sheringtons' is the history of a family over five centuries, set against contexts of place and enterprise. For the first three hundred years the Sherington family were yeomen farmers at Westleton on the coast of Suffolk. During the nineteenth century members of the family moved to South London.
'Letters to Australia' is a collection of Julius Stone's radio talks, originally broadcast by the ABC between 1942 and 1972.
In 1966 Jim Allen undertook the first professional excavation of a European site in Australia. The 1840s military settlement of Victoria was established at Port Essington, the northernmost part of the Northern Territory and was the end point of Ludwig Leichhardt's epic journey in 1844-45. This settlement was the longest lived of three failed attempts by the British to establish a settlement on the northern coast of Australia before 1850.
Invasion to Embassy challenges the conventional view of Aboriginal politics to present a bold new account of Aboriginal responses to invasion and dispossession in New South Wales. At the core of these responses has been land: as a concrete goal, but also as a rallying cry, a call for justice and a focal point for identity.
The contributors to this book reveal different approaches to creating a colony. Using the rich collections of the Mitchell Library, the authors go beyond the traditional sources of history, highlighting the personal stories revealed through family letters, and creative interaction with the landscape through poetry and drawings.
In this original and unusual work, Lucy Chesser explores the persistent recurrence of cross-dressing and gender inversion within Australian cultural life. Examples of cross-dressing are to be found in almost every area of Australian historical enquiry, including Aboriginal-European relations and conflict, convict societies, the goldrushes, bushranging, the 1890s and its nationalist fiction, and World War One.
John Hunter, the second governor of New South Wales, remains somewhat of an enigma. He went from a talented mariner to a captain. As a governor, he had a tough time making his mark and taking charge, and eventually failed. Upon his return to England he went to great lengths to redeem his standing in society and succeeded in becoming an esteemed retired Vice-Admiral. His diaries, drawings and maps remain important for study of the founding of modern Australia.
This volume contains stories on the experiences of convicts. Beginning with court processes and sentencing in Britain, the stories provide an insight into the conditions of prisoners on board ships to Australia and in prisons, and the range of treatments received by convicts until their conditional or final pardon.
Of the nearly 3000 articles published in Household Words, some 100 related to Australia and have been collected in this anthology. Dickens saw Australia offering opportunities for England's poor and downtrodden to make a new start and a brighter future for themselves; optimism reflected in many of the articles.
Dickens had a keen interest in Australia and fortuitously began publishing the periodical at a transitional moment, just before the heady days of the 1850s gold rush set the world ablaze. The discovery of gold drove a period of mass immigration, expansion into the hinterlands, and caused radical economic and social changes in an emerging nation.

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Charles Dickens is little celebrated as a journalist, yet his career spanned nearly 40 years. Starting as a court reporter, parliamentary newspaper columnist and theatre critic, he developed an instinct for injustice, humbug and charade. For 20 years he edited his own weekly journal, Household Words, later known as All the Year Round, publishing articles and stories designed to be interesting, entertaining, and educational.
Balancing the objectives of leisure and conservation, the 1902 Trustees of the National Park published an Official Guide to the National Park. The 2011 edition of this publication is a facsimile reprint of this historical document and includes all the photographs and maps of the original.
Camouflage Australia tells a once secret and little known story of how the Australian government accepted the advice of zoologist William John Dakin and seconded the country's leading artists and designers, including Max Dupain and Frank Hinder, to deploy optical tricks and visual illusions for civilian and military protection. Drawing on previously unpublished photographs and documents, Camouflage Australia exposes the story of fraught collaborations between civilian and military personnel
Playing in the bush is an engaging account of the ways the national parks of New South Wales have been used over the past 130 years. Researched and written by seven young historians from the University of Sydney, the book weaves together stories of diverse experiences in our national parks. Established 'for the use of the public forever', they have had a long history of popular use and created deep emotional attachments among people from all walks of life.
Widely and positively reviewed at the time of publication in 1903, Ada Cambridge's incisive and moving autobiography, Thirty Years in Australia, now re-emerges in a modern new edition. Enthusiasts and cultural historians alike will welcome the reappearance of this lively and significant volume.    Includes an updated introduction by Dr Margaret Bradstock, and the introduction to the 1989 edition by Dr Margaret Bradstock and Dr Louise Wakeling.
'Count Your Dead' is the first novel written about the Vietnam War by a professional soldier. John Rowe served in Vietnam as an Australian Major attached to the 173rd US Airborne Brigade and as a Senior Intelligence Officer for the Australian Task Force.  A fictional story with drama, violence, strong characters and poignant moments, Count Your Dead is closely based on real events and John Rowe's personal experiences and observations of real people.
The Glugs of Gosh  C J Dennis   Sydney University Press   ISBN: 9781920897536  The Glugs of Gosh is a political satire about the inhabitants of Gosh, a world that seems to be suspiciously full of the same weaknesses and absurdities as our own ... From the pride and grumpiness of kings, judges, mayors and teachers to the dangers of importing luxury goods and exporting weapons, C. J. Dennis immortalised the idiosyncrasies of human nature in entertaining verse.
'Oh Lucky Country' (Paese fortunato) uses first-person point of view to inflate migrant oppression to such absurdist proportions that its swirling narrative boils over into a maelstrom, washing away all migrant clichés. It is a witty, tragi-comic view of Australian society, culture and prejudice.
Doreen, the third C.J. Dennis publication using his "Sentimental Bloke" characters, was first published by in October 1917 by Angus and Robertson.    The four tales in verse in Doreen describe the married life of "the Bloke", dramatising his communication and his conflicts with his "little wife", illustrating their differences in the raising of "young Bill", but ultimately emphasising their domestic happiness.
'Lucinda Brayford' (1946) chronicles three generations of an Anglo-Australian family around the turn of the twentieth century and contrasts both Australian and English societies. At the same time, the book is a sensitive study of one woman's life. Lucinda's family, originally arriving in Australia in disgrace, become wealthy though farming, eventually owning a magnificent house in Toorak where the cream of Melbourne society gathers for social events.
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