Download E-books Anzac Labour: Workplace Cultures in the Australian Imperial Force during the First World War PDF

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Anzac Labour explores the horror, frustration and exhaustion surrounding operating existence within the Australian Imperial strength throughout the First global warfare. in response to letters and diaries of Australian infantrymen, it strains the heritage of labor and place of work cultures via Australia, the seashores of Gallipoli, the fields of France and Belgium, and the close to East.

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Download E-books Troubled Waters: Borders, boundaries and possession in the Timor Sea PDF

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By Ruth Balint

Joint winner of the Australian/Vogel's Literary Award 2003.

Troubled Waters tells the tale of Australia's northern waters and their dramatic transformation within the 20th century from a backwater to the main militarised and fiercely guarded zone in Australia. as soon as a bridge among coastlines and cultures, the Timor Sea has turn into, within the final years of the 20th century, the nation's frontline opposed to the specter of invasion.

When Australia improved its territorial limitations by way of 2 hundred nautical miles in 1979, Australia reached your step of jap Indonesia. The career of the ocean was once pushed by way of the parable of mare nullius, the concept that the ocean used to be empty and that nobody may undergo the lack of them. yet for the normal fishermen of West Timor, those waters are their sea backyard. Ruth Balint tells this strong tale of a humans evicted from their seas and their fight for survival.

'. a social, political and cultural heritage with a very robust bankruptcy on humans smuggling and the Tampa . . . soaking up and compelling.' Andrew Riemer

'Very striking. Lucid and well timed, the ambiguities, resonances and methods of seeing it explored are surely fascinating.' James Bradley

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Download E-books Pathways to the Present: U.S. Development and Its Consequences in the Pacific PDF

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By Mansel G Blackford

Starting from the Hawaiian Archipelago to the Aleutian Islands, from Silicon Valley to Guam, Pathways to the current is a completely researched and concisely argued account of financial and environmental switch within the postwar American Pacific. Following a short survey of the background of the Pacific, the writer takes the Hawaiian Islands because the middle of yank actions within the area and appears at interactions between local Hawaiian, developmental, army, and environmental matters within the archipelago after international struggle II. He then turns to land- and water-use difficulties that experience intersected with extra nebulous quality-of-life issues to generate coverage controversies within the Seattle area and the San Francisco Bay zone, in particular Silicon Valley. financial growth and environmentalism in Alaska are tested in the course of the lens of adjustments happening alongside the Aleutians. From there the learn considers Hiroshima after its destruction by means of the atomic bomb in 1945, citizens' wish to mix urban-planning recommendations. the Nineteen Nineties, an test encouraged by way of the perceived good fortune of Silicon Valley, and postwar making plans on Okinawa, the place American impacts have been relatively powerful. the ultimate bankruptcy takes under consideration matters raised on Guam concerning the progress of tourism and using the island for army reasons and hyperlinks those to advancements within the Philippines to the west and American Samoa to the south.

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Download E-books Maori Origins and Migrations: The Genesis of Some Pakeha Myths and Legends PDF

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Due to the fact that Europeans first set foot in New Zealand they've got speculated approximately the place the Maori humans got here from, how they made their technique to New Zealand and the way they lived after they arrived right here. Theories have abounded: a few of them have hardened into permitted fact. the outcome has been an accumulation of Pakeha myths approximately Maori origins. the method of this mythmaking is the topic of Sorrenson's ebook: 'It isn't an try to locate an unique or perhaps a Pacific place of birth for the Maori. I go away that activity to the various others who're fortunately working on it.' yet as a research of the improvement of principles, this ebook is either interesting and salutary.

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Download E-books Politics and State Building in Solomon Islands PDF

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Politics and country construction in Solomon Islands examines a drawback second in contemporary Solomon Islands heritage. participants research what occurred whilst unrest engulfed the capital of the small Melanesian nation within the aftermath of the 2006 nationwide elections, and think about what those occasions exhibit in regards to the Solomon Islands political method, the impression of Asian pursuits in company and politics, and why the problem is healthier understood within the context of the country’s unstable combination of conventional and glossy politics. till the disturbances of April 2006 and next deterioration in bilateral family members among Australia and Solomon Islands less than the Sogavare executive, specialists had hailed the nearby tips challenge to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) as an unqualified good fortune. a few observed it as a version for ‘cooperative intervention’ in ‘failing states’ around the globe. Following those advancements luck turns out much less definite and facets of the RAMSI version look mistaken. utilizing the case of Solomon Islands, this ebook increases basic questions on the character of ‘cooperative intervention’ as a automobile for kingdom construction, asking even if it's going to be construed as a usually technical endeavour or if it is inevitably a political project with political effects. supplying a severe yet balanced research, Politics and kingdom development in Solomon Islands has very important implications for the broader debate approximately foreign state-building interventions in ‘failed’ and ‘failing’ states.

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Download E-books Shimmering Screens: Making Media in an Aboriginal Community (Visible Evidence (Paperback)) PDF

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By Jennifer Deger

How does the creation of contemporary media impact a group? How does know-how coexist with culture? How do fact and mind's eye converge within the construction of documentary? Jennifer Deger addresses those questions in her compelling research of 1 Aboriginal community’s dating with media. Deger spent numerous years operating with the Yolngu group in Gapuwiyak, a distant Aboriginal group in Australia, either as an ethnographic researcher and as a collaborator within the construction of media. Shimmering monitors explores where of know-how in Gapuwiyak via discussions concerning the impact of mainstream tv, the altering position of images in mortuary ceremonies, and the making of neighborhood radio and video. A wealthy ethnographic research, this publication examines the effective, and occasionally challenging, conjunctions of expertise, tradition, and mind's eye in modern Yolngu existence. Deger bargains a brand new point of view to ongoing debates relating to “media imperialism.” Reconsidering validated assumptions concerning the hyperlinks among illustration, strength, and “the gaze,” she proposes the potential of a extra culturally particular and, eventually, a extra mutual dating among topic, photo, and viewer.Jennifer Deger is a study fellow in anthropology, Macquarie college, Australia.

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Download E-books Joan Martin (Yarrna): A Widi Woman PDF

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By Bruce Shaw

The existence tale of Joan Martin is that of a fierce Aboriginal lady who fought for the rights of her neighborhood and her autobiography additionally tells of the Aboriginal adventure usually for the reason that international struggle II. Born within the state city of Morawa, Western Australia, in 1941, Martin led an exhilarating and adventurous existence jam-packed with nice challenges—including her efforts to prevent local Welfare, in order to not be shipped to a undertaking, and her later very public conflict with Homeswest for the fitting to reside in peace in her own residence. Joan performed a principal half within the local name declare of the Widi, which regrettably proved unsuccessful. Her tales demonstrate the interconnected issues of kin, educating bush lore to her childrens, and celebrating the Widi tradition via her paintings, in addition to stories of conflicts with mining businesses and white bureaucracies. either artist and activist, Martin was once an important determine in Western Australian historical past and politics and this publication captures either her detailed lifestyles tale and that of the Widi humans when you consider that white settlement.

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Download E-books Chased by the Sun: The Australians in Bomber Command in World War II PDF

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By Hank Nelson

The impressive tale of greater than 4000 Australian airmen who died over the skies of Europe whereas serving with the British Bomber Command in international struggle II is explored during this attention-grabbing military history. lots of those airmen remain forgotten of their homeland—despite their selfless bravery contributing to the defeat of the Nazi regime. This e-book brings to mild the studies of Australians who served with the British bomber squadrons and their striking contributions to the Allied warfare effort.

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