Download E-books Breaking the Bank: An extraordinary colonial robbery PDF

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It was once the biggest financial institution theft in Australian historical past. On Sunday 14 September 1828, thieves tunnelled via a sewage drain into the vault of Sydney's financial institution of Australia and stole 14 000 in notes and money - the similar of $20 million in modern-day foreign money. This audacious workforce of convicts not just defied the weekly exhortation 'thou shalt now not steal!', they particular the financial institution owned by means of the colony's self-anointed the Aristocracy.

Delighted at this affront to their betters, Sydney's mostly legal and ex-criminal inhabitants did all they can to undermine the experts' makes an attempt to trap the robbers and retrieve the spoils. whereas the determined financial institution administrators provided more and more huge rewards and the govt officials forged longing appears on the gallows, the robbers persevered to elude detection. Then at some point .

With a wealthy solid of characters who refused to abase themselves to the institution, this meticulously researched and fast moving historical past tells the tale of the bold financial institution of Australia theft and of the scheming robbers, grasping receivers and unlucky suspects whose lives have been irrevocably replaced via this outrageous crime.

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'. a piece that captures the reader. . . an outstanding instance of ways an excellent tale can light up the past.' - affiliate Professor Gregory Melleuish, Australian Literary Review

'. [told] with a good eye for the complicated motivations, either political and private, of characters [Baxter] paints a shiny photograph of Jane New's world.' - Dr Kirsten McKenzie, Sydney Morning Herald

'. [a] brilliant social history.' Canberra Times

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Download E-books Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of Australia (Historical Dictionaries of Discovery and Exploration) PDF

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This attractive Dictionary examines the heritage of, the hunt for, and the invention of Australia, taking complete account of the proof for and the idea surrounding attainable past contacts by means of the traditional Egyptians, Arabs, and chinese language seamen. Day brings the expeditions to existence, expressing the needs that drove nice sea captains deeper into turbulent waters looking for caches of spice, silks, and worthy metals.

Covers a large choice of themes including:
o Seamen from 8 nations
o The restoration of typhoon wrecked ships
o Diplomatic treaties
o precedence of discovery disputes
o army and civil explorers and surveyors
o Topographical features
o Geographical phrases and places
o Rivers and river approach

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Download E-books Bonds of Justice (Psy/Changelings) PDF

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By Nalini Singh

A Psy-Changeling novel from the recent York occasions bestselling writer of Shards of Hope, Shield of iciness, and middle of Obsidian..."the alpha writer of paranormal romance" (Booklist).Max Shannon is an efficient cop, the most effective in ny Enforcement. Born with a common protect that protects him opposed to Psy psychological invasions, he understands he has little likelihood of development in the Psy- ruled energy constitution. The final case he expects to be assigned to is that of a assassin concentrating on a Psy Councilor's closest advisors. And the final girl he expects to compel him within the so much sensual of how is a Psy at the verge of catastrophic psychological fracture...

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Download E-books The White Woman on the Green Bicycle: A Novel PDF

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By Monique Roffey

A fantastically written, unforgettable novel of a bothered marriage, set opposed to the plush panorama and political turmoil of Trinidad

Monique Roffey's Orange Prize-shortlisted novel is a gripping portrait of postcolonialism that stands between nice works by means of Caribbean writers like Jamaica Kincaid and Andrea Levy.

When George and Sabine Harwood arrive in Trinidad from England, George is straight away seduced by means of the beguiling island, whereas Sabine feels remoted, heat-fatigued, and ill-at-ease. As they adapt to new conditions, their marriage endures for larger or worse, regardless of starting to be political unrest and racial tensions that have an effect on their day-by-day lives. but if George reveals a cache of letters that Sabine has hidden from him, the invention units off a devastating sequence of outcomes as different secrets and techniques start to emerge.

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Download E-books Maori Fortifications (Fortress) PDF

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By Ian Knight

The Maori humans of latest Zealand have been skilled box engineers even ahead of they got here into clash with Europeans within the nineteenth Century. struggle among rival teams used to be endemic in Maori society, and it used to be universal perform to guard villages with surrounding entrenchments and wood palisades, often called pas. As touch with the ecu international elevated, the Maori replied through adopting firearms into their conventional armory. It used to be now not until eventually 1845, although, with the 1st battling among the Maori and the British, that it turned transparent simply how robust and complicated the Maori fortifications have been. For the simplest a part of two decades, the Maori held off the dominant and technologically more advantageous British forces, via adapting and constructing their defenses according to each new development within the British artillery. The complicated community of trenches and sheltered 'bomb-proof' dug outs, designed to withstand additional British attacks, proved so powerful they'd a robust impression at the trench war platforms of global struggle I. This ebook explores the evolution and layout of Maori fortifications, and charts the process a clash that may finally see the British holiday the Maori pas, resulting in a sour guerrilla bush warfare.

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Download E-books Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964-1968, Volume XXVI: Indonesia, Malaysia-Singapore, Philippines PDF

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By David S. Patterson

State division booklet 10784. 
Edited by way of Edward C. Keefer. 
General Editor: David S. Patterson. 
Presents documentation illuminating accountability for significant overseas coverage judgements within the usa executive withemphasis on President Johnson and his advisors. comprises memoranda and documents of discussions that set forth coverage matters and recommendations and exhibit judgements or activities taken.

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Download E-books Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883 PDF

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By Simon Winchester

Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling writer of The Professor and the Madman, examines the mythical annihilation in 1883 of the volcano-island of Krakatoa, which used to be by means of an incredible tsunami that killed approximately 40 thousand humans. the consequences of the substantial waves have been felt as distant as France. Barometers in Bogotá and Washington, D.C., went haywire. our bodies have been washed up in Zanzibar. The sound of the island's destruction was once heard in Australia and India and on islands hundreds of thousands of miles away. most important of all -- in view of latest new political weather -- the eruption helped to set off in Java a wave of murderous anti-Western militancy between fundamentalist Muslims, one of many first outbreaks of Islamic-inspired killings wherever. Krakatoa provides us a completely new viewpoint in this interesting and iconic event.

This P.S. variation positive aspects an additional sixteen pages of insights into the e-book, together with writer interviews, instructed examining, and more.

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Download E-books Racism: A Critical Analysis PDF

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By Mike Cole

The publication strains the legacy of racism throughout 3 continents, from its origins to the current day. With a wide-ranging but closely-argued kind, it brings a worldly neo-Marxist research to undergo on debatable political issues.
 
Mike Cole tackles 3 nations in-depth: the uk, the us and Australia. within the uk, he makes a speciality of the consequences of colonialism in addition to taking a look at non-colour-coded racism, resembling anti-Gipsy, Roma, and tourist racism and xeno-racism directed at japanese Europeans. Turning to the us, Cole charts the twin legacies of indigenous genocide and slavery, in addition to exploring anti-Latina/o and anti-Asian racism. eventually, in Australia, he interrogates the assumption of "Terra Nullius" and its ongoing impression at the indigenous peoples, in addition to other kinds of racism, comparable to that skilled through South Sea Islanders, anti-Asian racism, and that which ambitions migrants. The Pauline Hanson phenomenon is usually addressed. Islamophobia, antisemitism and anti-Irish racism also are handled within the booklet, as is that aimed toward asylum-seekers.
 
Cole demonstrates that racism is either endemic and multifaceted. This publication will surely identify itself as required studying for college students and different serious readers searching for a complete, serious assessment of the learn of racism in Anglophone countries.

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Download E-books Market Aesthetics: The Purchase of the Past in Caribbean Diasporic Fiction (New World Studies) PDF

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By Elena Machado Sáez

In Market Aesthetics, Elena Machado Sáez explores the recognition of Caribbean diasporic writing inside an interdisciplinary, comparative, and pan-ethnic framework. She contests proven readings of authors comparable to Junot Díaz, Julia Alvarez, Edwidge Danticat, and Robert Antoni whereas showcasing the paintings of rising writers akin to David Chariandy, Marlon James, and Monique Roffey. by means of interpreting those writers as a part of a transnational literary pattern instead of inside of remoted nationwide ethnic traditions, the writer is ready to express how this fiction adopts marketplace aesthetics to interact the combined advantages of multiculturalism and globalization through the subjects of gender and sexuality.

New global Studies
Modern Language Initiative

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Download E-books Island at the End of the World: The Turbulent History of Easter Island PDF

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On a protracted stretch of eco-friendly coast within the South Pacific, hundreds of thousands of huge, emotionless stone heads stand defend opposed to the ravages of time, struggle, and affliction that experience tried over the centuries to overcome Easter Island. Steven Roger Fischer deals the 1st English-language background of Easter Island in Island on the finish of the World, a desirable chronicle of adversity, triumph, and the long-lasting monumentality of the island's stone guards.

A small canoe with Polynesians introduced the 1st people to Easter Island in seven-hundred CE, and while boat shuttle within the South Pacific significantly diminished round 1500, the Easter Islanders have been pressured to evolve so that it will live to tell the tale their isolation. edition, Fischer asserts, was a continual thread within the lifetime of Easter Island: the 1st ecu viewers, who considered the awe-inspiring monolithic busts in 1722, trigger 1000s of years of violent battle, exchange, and disease—from the smallpox, wars, and nice demise that decimated the island to the past due nineteenth-century Catholic missionaries who attempted to "save" it to a despotic Frenchman who declared sole declare of the island and used to be quickly killed by way of the rest 111 islanders. The rituals, leaders, and religions of the Easter Islanders developed with all of those occasions, and Fischer is simply as aware of the island's cultural advancements as he's to its overseas invasions.

Bringing his heritage into the fashionable period, Fischer examines the colonization and annexation of Easter Island via Chile, together with the Rapanui people's push for civil rights in 1964 and 1965, wherein they won complete citizenship and freedom of move at the island. As trip to and curiosity within the island speedily extend, Island on the finish of the World is a vital heritage of this mysterious site.

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