Category: Australia Oceania

  • Australia's Sporting Success: The Inside Story by John Bloomfield

    By John Bloomfield

    The intense performances of Australian athletes, and an know-how of the method that fostered them, got here to the world's awareness in the course of the Sydney Olympic video games in 2000. during this informative publication, John Bloomfield strains the advance of game in Australia from the early nineteenth century via to the fashionable day associations that force Australia's hugely profitable activities process.
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  • Americana by The Offspring

    By The Offspring

    Очередная книга для любителей поиграть на нервах у родителей, для девочек во дворе, и так просто.. для себя... Представлять вам группу The Offspring я не стану - нет смысла. У меня даже мысли в голову не пробираются о том, что кто-то может не знать этих музыкантов и тем более их альбом Americana, вышедший в 1998 году. Альбом буквально за считаные мгновения стал супер-успешным. Кстати, он немного отличался (да и отличается теперь) от их остальных альбомов. Здесь они стебали уже не только хэви-метал, но и все музыкальные стили, которые им только удалось воспроизвести. В текстах появился какой-то юмор, но в большинстве своём они оставались такими же серьёзными и трагичными. Offspring'и производили впечатление весьма наивных провинциальных музыкантов, которые даже не понимают, насколько смешно они звучат. За это их и полюбило новое поколение реальных провинциальных подростков, звучавших так же смешно и мысливших столь же серьёзно. Как и всегда партии голоса и гитары + табы... Содержание: 1. have you 2. beginning on the solar three. lovely fly four. the youngsters aren't very well five. emotions 6. She's obtained concerns 7. Walla walla eight. the tip of the road nine. No breaks 10. Why do not you get a job? 11. Americana 12. Pay the guy
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  • Sir William Rooke Creswell and the Foundation of the by Sheila Dwyer

    By Sheila Dwyer

    The six Australian colonies united on 1st January 1901 to turn into the Commonwealth of Australia. one of many purposes given for this federation used to be that the Commonwealth may supply a standard defence. William Rooke Creswell argued that, as an island continent, Australia couldn't shield itself with no military. He observed no element in having a 70,000 robust military if just one enemy battleship may possibly spoil port towns and disrupt maritime exchange and sea communications. Creswell used to be now not by myself in his crusade to set up a army for Australia yet he used to be the single consistent suggest in the course of the years from his first proposals on a military for Australia in 1886 to whilst the 1st ships of the Australian Fleet sailed into Sydney Harbour in October 1913.
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  • All That I Am by Anna Funder

    By Anna Funder

    All that i'm is a masterful and exhilarating exploration of bravery and betrayal, of the hazards and sacrifices a few humans make for his or her ideals, and of heroism hidden within the such a lot unforeseen locations. while eighteen-year-old Ruth Becker visits her cousin Dora in Munich in 1923, she meets the affection of her lifestyles, the rushing younger journalist Hans Wesemann, and eagerly joins within the heady actions of the militant political Left in Germany. Ten years later, Ruth and Hans are married and residing in Weimar Berlin while Hitler is elected chancellor of Germany. including Dora and her lover, Ernst Toller, the distinguished poet and self-doubting innovative, the 4 turn into hunted outlaws in a single day and are compelled to escape to London. encouraged by way of the fearless Dora to breathtaking acts of braveness, the chums probability betrayal and deceit as they commit themselves to a deadly challenge: to notify the British executive of the very actual Nazi risk to which it is still willfully blind. All that i'm is the heartbreaking tale of those impressive humans, who become aware of that Hitler’s achieve extends a lot additional than they'd idea. Gripping, compassionate, and encouraging, this notable debut novel unearths an unusual intensity of humanity and knowledge. Anna Funder has given us a searing and intimate portrait of braveness and its cost, of hope and ambition, and of the devastating results once they are thwarted.
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  • Tempting Evil (Riley Jensen, Guardian, Book 3) by Keri Arthur

    By Keri Arthur

    In a global of sorcery and seduction, the nights carry out the attractive, the damned, and the specified. right here, Riley Jenson is on her own–half werewolf, part vampire, operating for a company created to police the supernatural races. Trusting her superiors and fanatics slightly greater than she trusts her worst enemies, Riley performs by means of her personal algorithm. Her most modern undertaking: to go into the seriously guarded excitement palace of a legal named Deshon Starr–a madman-scientist who’s been messing round within the gene pool for many years. With attractive men–a cool, seductive vampire and an irresistibly scorching wolf–vying for her cognizance, Riley needs to retain concentrated. simply because saving the realm from Deshon Starr will suggest saving herself–from the catch that’s final in round her. . . .
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  • Winding up the British Empire in the Pacific Islands by W. David McIntyre

    By W. David McIntyre

    Winding Up the British Empire within the Pacific Islands is the 1st designated account, according to recently-opened documents, of while, how, and why the British govt replaced its brain approximately giving independence to the Pacific Islands. As Britain started to dissolve the Empire in Asia within the aftermath of the second one international warfare, it introduced that there have been a few nations that have been so small, distant, and missing in assets that they can by no means turn into self sustaining states. even though, among 1970 and 1980 there has been a fast about-turn. speeded up decolonization without notice grew to become the order of the day. right here was once the loss of life warrant of the Empire, and hastily-arranged independence ceremonies have been played for 6 new states - Tonga, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Kiribati, and Vanuatu.

    The upward push of anti-imperialist pressures within the United countries had a massive position during this switch in coverage, as did the pioneering examples marked by means of the discharge of Western Samoa by means of New Zealand in 1962 and Nauru by means of Australia in 1968. The tenacity of Pacific Islanders in retaining their cultures was once unlike extra strident Afro-Asia nationalisms. The last of the Colonial workplace, through merger with the Commonwealth relatives workplace in 1966, via the becoming a member of of the Commonwealth and overseas places of work in 1968, grew to become a massive turning element in Britain's kin with the Islands. in preference to long-nurtured traditions of trusteeship for indigenous populations that had developed within the Colonial workplace, the hot international & Commonwealth workplace focused on fostering British pursuits, which got here to intend decreasing far-off commitments and focussing at the Atlantic global and Europe.
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  • Islands in Turmoil: Elections and Politics in Fiji by Brij V Lal

    By Brij V Lal

    It isn't rather a lot no matter if issues aren't as undesirable as they must be or might have been. it really is, really, no matter if issues might have been far better. by way of rights, the island state of Fiji will be thriving. it truly is simply the main constructed kingdom within the South Pacific; it's a hub for neighborhood transportation and conversation hyperlinks, the house of foreign diplomatic, academic and relief enterprises, with a skilled multiethnic inhabitants. but, in view that its independence it has suffered army coups in 1987 and an tried putsch in 2000, leading to strained associations, and disrupted advancements to crucial infrastructure, and to academic, social and clinical prone. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
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