Environment, Race, and Nationhood in Australia: Revisiting by Russell McGregor

By Russell McGregor

This new examine deals a well timed and compelling account of why earlier generations of Australians have visible the north of the rustic as an empty land, and the way these perceptions of Australia’s tropical areas effect present coverage and form the self-image of the state. It considers the origins of those matters - from fears of invasion and ethical qualms approximately leaving assets mendacity idle, from apprehensions approximately white nationhood coming lower than overseas censure and misgivings concerning the usual attributes of the north - and elucidates Australians’ altering appreciations of the normal environments of the north, their transferring attitudes towards race and their unsettled conceptions of Asia.

Show description

Continue reading "Environment, Race, and Nationhood in Australia: Revisiting by Russell McGregor"

Trading Nature: Tahitians, Europeans and Ecological Exchange by Jennifer Newell

By Jennifer Newell

When Captain Samuel Wallis turned the 1st ecu to land at Tahiti in June 1767, he left not just a British flag on shore but in addition 3 guinea hens, a couple of turkeys, a pregnant cat, and a backyard planted with peas for the chiefess Purea. Thereafter, a succession of ecu captains, missionaries, and others planted seeds and brought farm animals from world wide. In flip, the islanders traded away nice amounts of significant island assets, together with useful and spiritually major vegetation and animals. What did those exchanges suggest? What used to be their influence? The solutions are usually unforeseen. in addition they demonstrate the methods islanders retained keep watch over over their societies and landscapes in an period of accelerating ecu intervention. Trading Nature explores―from either the eu and Tahitian perspective―the results of "ecological alternate" on one island from the mid-eighteenth century to the current day.

Through a sequence of dramatic episodes, Trading Nature uncovers the efficiency of buying and selling in nature. within the interweavings of mainly strength, traditional islanders, the goals of outsiders, transplanted species, and latest ecologies, the ebook uncovers the cultural and ecological affects of cross-cultural trade. proof of those transactions has been present in a wealthy number of voyage journals, missionary diaries, Tahitian debts, colonial files, tourists’ stories, and various visible and fabric assets. the tale progresses from the 1st trades on Tahiti’s seashores for provisions for British and French ships to the contrasting histories of farm animals in Tahiti and Hawai‘i. key exportations of species are analyzed: the nice breadfruit transplantation venture that associated Britain to Tahiti and the Caribbean and the politically risky exchange in salt-pork that ran among Tahiti and the Australian colonies within the 19th century. In each one case, the writer explores the long term affects of the exchanges on smooth Tahiti.

Trading Nature is a finely researched and wonderful paintings that would discover a prepared viewers between people with an curiosity within the Pacific, ecological heritage, and the startling outcomes of entangling humans, vegetation, and animals on island shores.

Show description

Continue reading "Trading Nature: Tahitians, Europeans and Ecological Exchange by Jennifer Newell"

A Brief History of Australia (Brief History Of... (Checkmark by Barbara A. West

By Barbara A. West

Taking a mostly chronological strategy, a short heritage of Australia seems to be at social, cultural, monetary, and political traits within the country's lengthy background, laying off mild on its distinctive and intricate id. starting with the peopling of the continent approximately 60,000 years in the past, the quantity examines the early background and tradition of the Aboriginals. It maintains with the 1st documented sighting of the landmass by means of a ecu within the seventeenth century, by means of a dialogue of the colonial interval within the 18th and nineteenth centuries. From the Federation of 1901 to the Liberal executive of John Howard (1998 to 2007) and the exertions executive of John Rudd (2007 present), this new booklet explores Australia's courting to the British Crown, nationwide safeguard and schooling coverage, the position of activity and environmental concerns, Aboriginal rights, women's background, and homosexual rights.

Show description

Continue reading "A Brief History of Australia (Brief History Of... (Checkmark by Barbara A. West"

Introducing Australia (Introducing Continents) by Anita Ganeri

By Anita Ganeri

What's Uluru? What language is spoken in Australia? the place do koala bears dwell? This e-book solutions those questions and extra because it introduces younger readers to the continent of Australia via age-appropriate maps, attractive pictures, and straightforward textual content. issues lined in the publication contain the place the continent is, weather, geography, animals and crops, international locations, humans and languages, typical assets, towns, and recognized locations.

Show description

Continue reading "Introducing Australia (Introducing Continents) by Anita Ganeri"

Australia's Birthstain: The Startling Legacy of the Convict by Babette Smith

By Babette Smith

Babette Smith strains the tales of countless numbers of convicts over the eighty years of convict transportation to Australia. placing a human face at the convicts' adventure, she paints a wealthy photo in their crimes in Britain and their lives within the colonies. we all know approximately Port Arthur, Norfolk Island, chain gangs and floggings, yet this used to be faraway from the event of so much. in truth, such a lot convicts turned strong voters and the spine of the recent state. So why did we have to cover them away? Australia's Birthstain rewrites the tale of Australia's convict foundations, revealing the involvement of British politicians and clergy in making a birthstain that reached some distance past convict crimes. Its startling end bargains a clean standpoint on Australia's past.

Show description

Continue reading "Australia's Birthstain: The Startling Legacy of the Convict by Babette Smith"

One Night in the Orient by Robyn Donald

By Robyn Donald

Whilst Siena sees Nick back she cannot cease the pain of painful thoughts. Years in the past he beaten her blameless middle prior to disappearing from her lifestyles. because then, Siena's selected the secure course: a fiancé who would possibly not make her pulse race, yet who'll without doubt by no means harm her. yet it really is to Nick that she turns in her darkest hour. despite the fact that, the brooding rich person is not any secure alternative. He sweeps her off to unique Hong Kong on his deepest jet, decided to seduce his long ago into her middle. This time endlessly ...

Show description

Continue reading "One Night in the Orient by Robyn Donald"

Imperial Benevolence: Making British Authority in the by Jane Samson

By Jane Samson

This insightful research of British imperialism within the south Pacific explores the impulses in the back of British demands the security and "improvement" of islanders.

From kingmaking initiatives in Hawaii, Tonga, and Fiji to the "antislavery" crusade opposed to the hard work alternate within the Western pacific, the writer examines the deeply subjective, cultural roots permeating Britons' attitudes towards Pacific Islanders.

through teasing out the connections among these attitudes and the British humanitarian and antislavery hobbies, Imperial Benevolence reminds us that nineteenth-century Britain used to be engaged in a world crusade for "Christianization and Civilization."

Show description

Continue reading "Imperial Benevolence: Making British Authority in the by Jane Samson"

Science, Voyages, and Encounters in Oceania, 1511-1850 by Bronwen Douglas

By Bronwen Douglas

Mixing worldwide scope with neighborhood intensity, this publication throws new mild on very important topics. Spanning 4 centuries and gigantic house, it combines the background of principles with specific histories of encounters among eu voyagers and Indigenous humans in Oceania (Island Southeast Asia, New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands).

Show description

Continue reading "Science, Voyages, and Encounters in Oceania, 1511-1850 by Bronwen Douglas"

Twilight in Delhi (New Directions Paperbook) by Ahmed Ali

By Ahmed Ali

Set in nineteenth-century India among innovative moments of swap, Twilight in Delhi brings historical past alive, depicting such a lot movingly the lack of a whole tradition and lifestyle. As Bonamy Dobree stated, "It releases us right into a diverse and relatively whole international. Mr. Ahmed Ali makes us listen and odor Delhi...hear the flutter of pigeons’ wings, the cries of itinerant proprietors, the calls to prayer, the howls of mourners, the chants of qawwals, odor jasmine and sewage, frying ghee and burning wood." The element, as E.M. Forster acknowledged, is "new and fascinating," poetic and brutal, pleasant and callous. First released via the Hogarth Press in 1940. Twilight in Delhi used to be commonly acclaimed by way of critics and hailed in India as a massive literary occasion. lengthy on the grounds that thought of a landmark novel, it truly is now to be had within the U.S. as a brand new instructions vintage. Twilight in Delhi has additionally been translated into French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, and Urdu.

Show description

Continue reading "Twilight in Delhi (New Directions Paperbook) by Ahmed Ali"

Posts navigation

1 2 3 4 16 17 18