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    Title: A Handful of Sand
    Sub-title: The Gurindji Struggle, After the Walk-off
    By (author): Charlie Ward
    ISBN10-13: 1925377164 : 9781925377163
    Fifty years ago, a group of striking Aboriginal stockmen in the remote Northern Territory of Australia heralded a revolution in the cattle industry and a massive shift in Aboriginal affairs. Now, after many years of research, this book tells the story behind the Gurindji people’s famous Wave Hill Walk-off in 1966 and questions the meanings commonly attributed to the return of their land by Gough Whitlam in 1975. Written with a sensitive, candid and perceptive hand, A Handful of Sand reveals the path Vincent Lingiari and other Gurindji elders took to achieve their land rights victory, and how their struggles in fact began, rather than ended, with Whitlam’s handback. Not since Frank Hardy’s The Unlucky Australians (1968) have the experiences of the Gurindji Walk-off leaders and their children been related with such insight and empathy. An essential contribution to understanding the complex nature of the challenges confronting both ‘white’ Australian policy makers and remote Aboriginal community leaders.
    About The Author:
    Charlie Ward is a writer and historian, based in Darwin. He worked in the Gurindji communities of Kalkaringi and Daguragu between 2004 and 2006 and then as a researcher with the Stolen Generations' Link-up program in Alice Springs. Now an oral history interviewer with the National Library of Australia, Charlie's work has appeared in journals including Griffith Review, Meanjin and Southerly.
    Pages: 400  Size: 235x155mm  Illustrations: illus 
    PublishedMonash University Publishing - August   2016
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Australasian & Pacific history : Indigenous peoples
    List Price: 23.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 1 of: 210
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    Title: A Naga Odyssey
    Sub-title: Visier’s Long Way Home
    By (author): Visier Sanyu, Emeritus Professor Richard Broome
    ISBN10-13: 1925495825 : 9781925495829
    Visier Meyasetsu Sanyü, his family and fellow villagers of Khonoma, fled for their lives to the jungles of Nagaland in 1956. He and his family survived privations and starvation for over two years, though many others did not. Visier emerged from the jungle aged eight and into a turbu-lent world altered by Western influence, civil war and colonial oppression. He found refuge from war in Australia, where during two decades he faced the loss of home and tradition, and found healing and a second home. This powerful story tracks Visier’s fascinating journey from indigenous religion to Christianity, from village school to a professorship, and from small town life to appearances before the United Nations. His kaleidoscopic sixty-year odyssey to find peace, tranquillity, and forgiveness for others, is vividly told against the rich tapestry of the Naga quest to be free.
    About The Author:
    Visier Sanyü, an Elder of the Meyasetsu clan of the Angami tribe, Khonoma, Nagaland, was the inaugural Head of the Department of History and Archaeology at the University of Nagaland. He is President of the Overseas Naga Association, an International Elder of Initiatives of Change, and on the Board of the Melbourne Interfaith Centre.
    Emeritus Professor Richard Broome, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, has authored twelve books, including three on Indigenous Australians, including Aboriginal Australians (4th edition 2010). He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, and a Fellow and Vice President of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, Melbourne.
    Pages: 320  Size: 235x135mm  Illustrations: 30 b/w illus 
    PublishedMonash University Publishing - September   2017
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Memoirs
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    Title: 2 of: 210
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    Title: A Second Chance
    Sub-title: The Making of Yiddish Melbourne
    Series: Australian History
    By (author): Dr. Margaret Taft, Professor Andrew Markus
    ISBN10-13: 192549585X : 9781925495850
    They came from an old world to a new land. The Yiddish speakers from Eastern Europe brought few material possessions but clung to a language and a culture that defined who they were, a way of life that had endured pogroms, persecution and a genocide that pushed them to the brink of extinction. Melbourne gave them a second chance at life, an opportunity to rebuild a secular Yiddish world that sat at the core of their existence. Hardship had taught these Jews to be resilient, fiercely independent and great institution builders. A community centre quickly became the beating heart of Yiddish Melbourne. The arts flourished, newspapers were launched and schools were established. But these immigrants also brought their competing political ideals, hotly contested notions of what it meant to be a Jew and how to live life in this furthest corner of the world. Their arrival in Melbourne was not always welcomed. The Australian authorities only grudgingly accepted them as immigrants, in restricted numbers and under the sponsorship of Jews already living here. Yiddish speakers, with their boisterous demeanour and high visibility challenged the authority of the established Jewish community, which traced its origins to the first settlement and which believed that ‘blending in’ was the antidote to antisemitism. Using the voices of the immigrants themselves and archival sources, the authors give a compelling account of how these Yiddish speakers came to shape, change and define an entire community.
    About The Author:
    Dr Margaret Taft is a Research Associate at the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation, (ACJC) Monash University, and author of From Victim to Survivor: The Emergence and Development of the Holocaust Witness 1941–1949 (2013) and, with Andrew Markus, Walter Lippmann, Ethnic Communities Leader (2016). Margaret has been researching Yiddish Melbourne for the past eight years as part of a major study undertaken by the ACJC. She is a Yiddish speaker and daughter of Holocaust survivors whose early years were spent in the post-war immigrant community of Northcote.
    Professor Andrew Markus is the Pratt Foundation Research Professor of Jewish Civilisation at Monash University and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. He has published extensively on Australian immigration and race relations. Andrew heads the Scanlon Foundation social cohesion research program which in 2017 conducted its 10th national survey. He is also the principal researcher on the Australian Jewish population and Yiddish Melbourne research projects. Andrew is a post-war immigrant from Hungary who arrived in Australia in January 1957.
    Pages: 304  Size: 234 x 153 mm  Illustrations: approx 40 b&w images 
    PublishedMonash University Publishing - August   2018
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Australasian & Pacific history
    List Price: 23.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 3 of: 210
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    Title: A White Hot Flame
    Sub-title: Mary Montgomerie Bennett, Author, Educator, Activist for Indigenous Justice
    Series: (Australian History Series)
    By (author): Sue Taffe
    ISBN10-13: 1925523187 : 9781925523188
    Mary Montgomerie Bennett (1881–1961) is an important but under-recognised figure in Australian history. A member of a successful squatting family, she became a voice for reform at a time when Aboriginal Australians had their citizens’ rights curtailed by repressive state laws. From her late forties until her death she fought for justice on behalf of the first Australians. She was a teacher, a writer and an advocate. She vehemently opposed the separating, on racial grounds, of Aboriginal children from their families. She put the case, decades before campaigns began, for Aboriginal rights to traditional lands. And she argued for citizenship rights, including equal pay and access to old age pensions for Aboriginal people. A friend described her as ‘a white hot flame’, relentless in pursuit of a better world for the people she loved. This first full-length biography seeks the sources of Mary’s inspiring energy, maintained throughout her life, in her family background and early life experiences.
    About The Author:
    Sue Taffe is a Melbourne historian who has written about the contributions of twentieth century activists to campaigns for Aboriginal rights. She is the author of Black and White Together FCAATSI: the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, as well as articles and book chapters about these activists.
    Pages: 428  Size: 235x155mm  Illustrations: 20 b/w illus 
    PublishedMonash University Publishing - February   2018
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Social & cultural history
    List Price: 26.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 4 of: 210
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    Title: Activism and Aid
    Sub-title: Young Citizens’ Experiences of Development and Democracy in East Timor
    By (author): Dr Ann Wigglesworth
    ISBN10-13: 0980510872 : 9780980510874
    Timor-Leste’s independence was forged at a time international developmental theory had rejected top down approaches and recognised the importance of participatory approaches informing developmental strategies. When the arrival of the United Nations and a multitude of bilateral and multilateral and non-government organisations arrived in Timor-Leste in 1999 it was hoped that the international intervention would at last produce a development success story. Independence also brought the realisation that dreams for an independent Timor-Leste varied, often according to their generation. Three generations of Timorese: the political elite, a younger generation of independence activists (gerasaun foun) and today’s youth of independent Timor-Leste, each bring their own experiences and face different challenges in Timor-Leste. Today stark contrasts between the values of customary life and those of the modernising world place both community leaders and young Timorese at a crossroads. The experiences of the Timorese are unique, but this book reflects a broader analysis about how aid influenced processes of development can work in greater harmony with the people to realise their own visions of the future of the nation.
    About The Author:
    Ann Wigglesworth has twenty-five years' experience in international development, working in Asia, the Pacific, Africa and Latin America, including seven years living in the north of Mozambique. Between 1997 and 2000 she worked for Caritas Australia as Program Manager for East Timor. She works as a consultant in social development and is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Monash Asia Institute.
    Pages: 146  Size: 233x150mm 
    PublishedMonash University Publishing - May   2016
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Political structure & processes : Political activism : East Timor
    List Price: 30.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 5 of: 210
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    Title: Anthropology & Community in Cambodia
    Sub-title: Reflections on the Work of May Ebihara
    By (author): John Marston
    ISBN10-13: 1876924748 : 9781876924744
    This collection explores -- in rich detail -- the nature of community in rural Cambodia. It examines the debates about the ways community -- or its absence -- is reflected in social organization, reciprocity, religion, gender, and a shared sense of trust. It also considers questions of community in the lead-up to and the aftermath of the catastrophic Pol Pot period. The book's essays have been inspired by the life and works of the late May Ebihara, who was a pioneer in the anthropology of rural Cambodia, and who was a friend and mentor to all of the contributors to the collection. Taken as a whole, like much of Ebihara's path-breaking work, this book deals with processes of grassroots transformation. The book also includes a bibliography of Ebihara's works, as well as an interview with her, in which she reflects on Cambodia and her career in anthropology.
    Pages: 238  Size: 225x150mm 
    PublishedMonash University Publishing - July   2011
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography : Cambodia
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    Title: 6 of: 210
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    Title: Antipodean Perspectives
    Sub-title: Selected Writings of Bernard Smith
    Series: (Art History Series)
    Edited by: Dr. Rex Butler, Sheridan Palmer
    ISBN10-13: 1925495663 : 9781925495669
    Bernard Smith (1916–2011) was unquestionably one of Australia’s greatest humanist scholars and its finest art historian. His European Vision and the South Pacific, 1768–1850 (1960) was a foundational text of post-colonialism, and in Australian Painting (1962) he set out the definitive history of Australian art to that time. Antipodean Perspective: The Selected Writings of Bernard Smith presents twenty-six art historians, curators, artists and critics, from Australia and overseas, who have chosen a text from Smith’s work and sought to explain its personal and broad significance. Their selections reveal Smith’s extraordinary range as a scholar, his profound grasp of this nation’s past, and the way his ideas have maintained their relevance as we face our future.
    Pages: 432  Size: 235x155mm 
    PublishedMonash University Publishing - July   2018
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: History of art / art & design styles
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    Title: 7 of: 210
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    Title: Antipodes
    Sub-title: In Search of the Southern Continent
    By (author): Avan Judd Stallard PhD
    ISBN10-13: 1925377326 : 9781925377323
    This is a new history of an ancient geography. It reassesses the evidence for why Europeans believed a massive southern continent existed, and why they advocated for its discovery. When ships were equal to ambitions, explorers set out to find and claim Terra Australis -- said to be as large, rich and varied as all the northern lands combined. Antipodes charts these voyages -- voyages both through the imagination and across the High Seas -- in pursuit of the mythical Terra Australis. In doing so, the question is asked: how could so many fail to see the realities they encountered? And how is it a mythical land held the gaze of an era famed for breaking free the shackles of superstition? That Terra Australis did not exist and did not stop explorers pursuing the continent to its Antarctic obsolescence, unwilling to abandon the promise of such a rich and magnificent land till it was stripped of every ounce of value it had ever promised. In the process, the southern continent -- an imaginary land -- became one of the shaping forces of early modern history.
    About The Author:
    Avan Judd Stallard earned a PhD in history from the University of Queensland in 2011. As a historian he is concerned with both the messy detail of what happened in the past and how historians “do” history. He sees great benefit in big picture history and the synthesis of existing corpuses of knowledge. Stallard's interests in diverse fields (e.g., philosophy, psychology, biological sciences, philology) is underpinned by an abiding interest in method and epistemology—how we get to knowledge and what we purport to do with it. He is a proponent of greater consilience between the sciences and humanities. When not moonlighting as a historian, Stallard is a writer of both fiction and non-fiction. He lives in the UK.
    Reviews:
    "This remarkable book is about an imaginary place: Terra Australis Incognita, the Unknown Southern Land. Avan Judd Stallard tells the story of a geographical obsession and how it developed in the Western imagination. He shows how imagined geography or cosmography and actual geography met and interacted, and just how long it took empirical fact to win out over wishful thinking. People wanted the southern continent to be there so badly that they simply bent and twisted the existing facts until they fitted in with the prevailing cosmography. It was drawn on maps as if it existed and merely needed to be found. Explorers went looking for it as if it were an established fact. This is an informative and entertaining mixture of geography, history and epistemology, at once academically rigorous and approachable. It is also about the history of ideas and how ideas interact with reality. It is lavishly illustrated with numerous wonderful and obscure maps, and will appeal to readers with an interest in geography and old maps, as much as those fascinated by the history of exploration and the great journeys of discovery. This book is a visual and intellectual feast." -- Dave Martus, freelance writer and former bookseller
    Pages: 320  Size: 245x170mm  Illustrations: 32 colour illus & maps 
    PublishedMonash University Publishing - November   2016
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Australasian & Pacific history : Geography : Australia
    List Price: 30.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 8 of: 210
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    Title: Anzac Memories
    Sub-title: Living with the Legend
    Edition Statement: 2nd Edition
    By (author): Alistair Thomson
    ISBN10-13: 1921867582 : 9781921867583
    Anzac Memories was first published to acclaim in 1994 (OUP), and has achieved international renown for its pioneering contribution to the study of war memory and mythology. Michael McKernan wrote that the book gave 'as good a picture of the impact of the Great War on individuals and Australia as we are likely to get in this generation', and Michael Roper concluded that 'an immense achievement of this book is that it so clearly illuminates the historical processes that left men like my grandfather forever struggling to fashion myths which they could live by'. In this new edition Alistair Thomson explores how the Anzac legend has transformed over the past quarter century, how a 'post-memory' of the Great War creates new challenges and opportunities for making sense of the national past, and how veterans' war memories can still challenge and complicate national mythologies. He returns to a family war history that he could not write about twenty years ago because of the stigma of war and mental illness, and he uses newly-released Repatriation files to question his own earlier account of veterans post-war lives and memories and to think afresh about war and memory.
    About The Author:
    Alistair Thomson is Professor of History at Monash University. His books include: Ten Pound Poms (2005, with Jim Hammerton), Moving Stories: An Intimate History of Four Women across Two Countries (2011), Oral History and Photography (2011, with Alexander Freund), Anzac Memories (2013), and The Oral History Reader (2016, with Robert Perks).
    Pages: 420  Size: 230x155mm 
    PublishedMonash University Publishing - October   2013
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: First World War : Australia : c 1914 to c 1918 (including WW1)
    List Price: 26.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 9 of: 210
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    Title: Asbestos in Australia
    Sub-title: From Boom to Dust
    Edited by: Lenore Layman By (author): Gail Phillips
    ISBN10-13: 1925835618 : 9781925835618
    Asbestos in Australia presents for the first time a multi-dimensional view of Australia’s asbestos story featuring contributions from experts in the disciplines of history, journalism, medicine, law and public health. It also includes first-hand accounts of those whose lives have been touched by the mineral, as workers, asbestos disease sufferers, and lawyers and campaigners directly engaged in the struggle to ban its use. The writers track the history of asbestos from the early 20th century, when asbestos was mined in Australia, to the post-war housing boom which saw asbestos become the material of choice in cities and suburbs around the country. They then deal with its controversial legacy: the dire medical consequences from exposure, the cover-ups and the protracted legal battles for compensation, and the ongoing risks to public health from the asbestos that remains in our workplaces, schools and homes to this day.
    About The Author:
    Lenore Layman (co-editor) is an Australian historian, currently Adjunct Associate Professor of History at Murdoch University. Her research and publication on Australian asbestos history began in 1983. She was a Chief Investigator on the NHMRC-funded Consequences of asbestos exposure in WA and Dust-related Health Issues in Western Australians projects. She has recently co-authored and co-edited Powering Perth: A History of the East Perth Power Station and the Electrification of Perth; 110° in the Waterbag: A History of Life, Work and Leisure in Leonora, Gwalia and the Northern Goldfields; Blood Nose Politics: A Centenary History of the WA National Party; and Radical Perth, Militant Fremantle.
    Gail Phillips (co-editor) is Emerita Associate Professor of Journalism at Murdoch University. She was lead researcher on the Reporting Diversity project funded by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship and a Chief Investigator on the NHMRC-funded Consequences of asbestos exposure in WA and Dust-related Health Issues in Western Australians projects. She is co-author of Australian Broadcast Journalism, published by Oxford University Press (2002, 2006, 2013) and is also co-author of Journalism Ethics at Work (Pearson Longman, 2005).
    Pages: 352  Size: 234x153mm 
    PublishedMonash University Publishing - October   2019
    Format: Paperback
    Subjects: Australasian & Pacific history : Legal history : Public health & preventive medicine : Conservation of buildings & building materials
    List Price: 30.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: 10 of: 210

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