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The discovery of a powerful memory technique used by our Neolithic ancestors in their monumental memory places―and how we can use their secrets to train our own minds In ancient, pre-literate cultures across the globe, tribal elders had encyclopedic memories. They could name all the animals and plants across a landscape, identify the stars in the sky, and recite the history of their people. Yet today, most of us struggle to memorize more than... more...

‘This is a book about Australian food, the unique flora and fauna that nourished the Aboriginal peoples of this land for over 50 000 years. It is because European Australians have hardly ever touched these foods for over 200 years that I am writing this book.’ We celebrate cultural and culinary diversity, yet shun the foods that grew here before white settlers arrived. We love superfoods from remote, exotic locations, yet reject... more...

This is a story of forgotten Australian heroes, the soldiers of two battalions—the 2/3 Machine-Gun battalion and the 2/2 Pioneer battalion—who were on their way home from action in the Middle East to defend Australia from the Japanese when they found themselves diverted to Java to face the vastly superior Japanese army sweeping through the Dutch East Indies. Condemned, for political reasons, by Churchill and the Allied... more...

Paper reprint. Originally published in 1987. The story of a New Zealand fighter pilot in the Pacific War. Acidic paper. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Highlighting turning points in the shaping of the Australian nation since Federation, this collection examines cases from their legal and political context, through their implementation and eventual impact on constitutional reform. Contributions by well-known constitutional lawyers, judges and two former chief justices ensure the value of the analysis.


This innovative book explores of the grandest and longest lastingempire in Indian history. Examines the history of the Mughal presence in India from 1526to the mid-eighteenth century Creates a new framework for understanding the Mughal empire byaddressing themes that have not been explored before. Subtly traces the legacy of the Mughals’ world intoday’s India.

In April 1941, as the Allies strove to counter the German threat to the Balkans, New Zealand troops were hastily committed to combat in the wake of the German invasion of Greece where they would face off against the German Kradschützen--motorcycle troops. Examining three major encounters in detail with the help of maps and contemporary photographs, this lively study shows how the New Zealanders used all their courage and ingenuity... more...

Drawing upon more than 80 personal diaries and journals of those on board, this resource explores the rich experience and the trials and tribulations of hopeful Anglo-Celtic pilgrims headed to Australia and New Zealand aboard migrant ships in the late 19th century. From daily routines to matters of food, health, religion, crime, and mutiny, this history unearths the humor, scandal,... more...

Australians have become increasingly visible outside of the country as speakers and actors in radio and television, their media moguls have frequently bought up foreign companies, and people around the world have been able to enjoy such Australian productions as The Flying Doctors, Neighbours, and Kath and Kim. The origins, early development, and later adaptations of radio and television show how Australia has gone from being a minor and rather... more...

Whether it was Jane Campion's The Piano, Mel Gibson in Mad Max, Paul Hogan in Crocodile Dundee, or The Lord of the Rings saga, we have all experienced the cinema of Australia and New Zealand. With entries on many exceptional producers, directors, writers and actors, as well as the films indicated above and many others, it also presents the early pioneers, the film companies and government bodies, and much more in its hundreds of cross-referenced... more...