Category: Australia Oceania

  • Anzac Labour: Workplace Cultures in the Australian Imperial by Nathan Wise

    By Nathan Wise

    Anzac Labour explores the horror, frustration and exhaustion surrounding operating lifestyles within the Australian Imperial strength through the First global battle. in response to letters and diaries of Australian infantrymen, it lines the historical past of labor and place of work cultures via Australia, the shorelines of Gallipoli, the fields of France and Belgium, and the close to East.
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  • Mining Towns: Making a Living, Making a Life by Erik Eklund

    By Erik Eklund

    A historical past of iconic Australian cities that experience emerged due to mining booms—including damaged Hill, Mount Isa, Queenstown, Mount Morgan, Port Pirie, and Kambalda—this ebook is a distinct try and introduce city readers to these groups, previous and current. not like many mining books, this isn't restricted to a unmarried fabric comparable to coal or gold, yet strains the fortunes of a number of cities. With motives on how those cities have been shaped and the way good they've got fared, it's going to curiosity teachers and historical past buffs alike.
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  • Contemporary New Zealand Cinema: From New Wave to by Ian Conrich, Stuart Murray

    By Ian Conrich, Stuart Murray

    New Zealand cinema burst onto the worldwide level within the Nineteen Seventies and has maintained its high-profile foreign presence with such movies as Whalerider, the Lord of the earrings trilogy and as soon as have been Warriors. modern New Zealand Cinema is an astute research of this interesting and the main thorough publication on hand on a colourful filmmaking tradition. The e-book explores the undefined, questions of aesthetics and shape, kingdom and id throughout the complete variety of filmmaking in New Zealand. It additionally highlights particular contexts, together with Maori, documentary and brief filmmaking, literary diversifications, the improvement of the nationwide movie fee, advertising and censorship, in addition to questions of bicultural kin, spirituality, masculinity and disability--that have a created a cinema of worldwide significance.  Included is a comprehensive filmography that information all New Zealand function and tv movies.
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  • Invisible invaders : smallpox and other diseases in by Judy Campbell

    By Judy Campbell

    A plague of smallpox between Aboriginal humans round the child colony of Sydney in 1789 questioned the British, for there have been no instances at the ships of the 1st Fleet. the place, then, did the epidemic come from? As explorers moved extra inland, they witnessed different epidemics of smallpox, significantly within the overdue 1820s and early 1830s and back within the 1860s and 1870s. additionally they encountered many pockmarked survivors of early epidemics. In Invisible Invaders, Judy Campbell argues that epidemics of smallpox between Australian Aboriginals preceded ecu payment. She believes they originated in commonplace visits to the northern coast of Australia by means of Macassan fishermen from southern Sulawesi and within sight islands. They have been trying to find trepang, for which there has been a ecocnomic industry in China. The Macassan fishermen often visited through the monsoon season, and the neighborhood Indigenous humans traded with them. as soon as the monsoon used to be over, those Aboriginals resumed their travels into the internal for nutrition, social touch and formality occasions, sporting small pox with them. Smallpox therefore slowly moved around the continent, finally attaining the south-east, the place it used to be first recorded via Europeans. Judith Campbell's study at the occurrence of smallpox and different ailments between Aboriginal humans has prolonged over greater than 20 years. gathering proof from different disciplines helps her findings.
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  • In the eye of the storm : Jai Ram Reddy and the politics of by Brij V Lal

    By Brij V Lal

    To learn this evocative ebook is to be thrust right into a Fiji that has, for the instant, been snuffed out by way of army may: a Fiji of political events, parliamentary politics, elections, manifestoes, campaigns, democractic defence of pursuits, social gathering manoeuvres, and constitutional safety of rights and freedoms. it's a finished and eloquent re-telling of the tale of Fiji politics from independence in 1970 to 1999 in the course of the viewpoint of Fiji’s maximum dwelling statesman, Jai Ram Reddy, by means of one of many world’s so much exclusive students of its heritage and politics.
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  • Imperial Hygiene: A Critical History of Colonialism, by A. Bashford

    By A. Bashford

    It is a cultural background of borders, hygiene and race. it's approximately international our bodies, from Victorian Vaccines to the pathologized interwar immigrant, from smallpox quarantine to the leper colony, from sexual hygiene to nationwide hygiene to imperial hygiene. Taking British colonialism and White Australia as case reports, the e-book examines public well-being as spatialized biopolitical governance among 1850 and 1950. Colonial administration of race dovetailed with public future health into new obstacles of rule, into racialised cordons sanitaires .
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