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An updated/recompiled Bibliography
Aspects of Modern Australian History
(proceeding alphabetically)

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Please note that all titles on Genealogy/Family History are gathered in the one file for GGG - Genealogy. Although, some titles on genealogy may be refiled strictly alphabetically in these compilations, that is, alphabetically by author surname -Ed


AAAAA - Works of fiction and poetry below in this section

Marcus Andrew Hislop Clarke, (Fiction), For The Term Of His Natural Life. (First pub. 1874. Various editions and a full text is online in Australia - the grim world of the convict)

John Creasey (Novel), The Masters of Bow Street. London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1974. [On policing].

J. M. Couper, (Poetry), The Book of Bligh. Melbourne University Press, 1969.

Daniel Defoe, (Novel), The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders. Edited, with an introduction by Juliet Mitchell. Ringwood, Australia, Penguin, 1978.

Dante, The Divine Comedy. Penguin Classics, 1968, translated and commentated by Dorothy L. Sayers.

Arabella Edge, (Novel) The Company: The Story of a Murderer. Picador, 2000, 371pp. (The latest in a line of fictions on the Dutch ship Batavia aground on the West Australian coast in 1629)*

The Great Southern Land becomes a fantasy-utopia in Gabriel de Foigny, The Southern Land, Known. (Translated by David Fausett.) Syracuse University Press, 1993.*

Alex Haley, (Novel), Roots. Richmond South, Victoria, Hutchinson of Australia. 1977.

James Michener, (Novel), Chesapeake. London, Corgi/Random House, 1979.

Henry Newbolt, Poems: Old and New. London, John Murray, 1917.

Michael Talbot, (Novel on the First Fleet), To The Ends of the Earth. Glasgow, Fontana/Collins, 1988.

Eric Willmot, (Novel), Pemulwoy: The Rainbow Warrior. Sydney, Weldon Publishers, 1987.

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AAA - Books, general

Mark Aarons, The Family File. Black Inc., 2010, 346pp. (Inside story of a family of noted Australian communists)

Mark Aarons, War Criminals Welcome: Australia, A Sanctuary for Fugitive War Criminals Since 1945. Black Inc., 2001, 649pp.*

A. Abram, An Abstract of the Grievances of Trade, etc. London, 1694.

A. Abram, An account of some transactions ... relating to the East India Company. London, 1693.

Waleed Aly, What's Right? The Future of Conservatism in Australia. Quarterly Essay, 2010, 142pp.

Anon compilation, The Advanced Photography Guide. 2018.

Anon, John Julius Angerstein and Woodlands, 1774-1974: a Bicentenary exhibition celebrating the building of Woodlands by John Julius Angerstein, 17 September-5 November, 1974. London Borough of Greenwich, Woodlands Art Gallery, 1974.

Anon, Maritime History, Anon, Harbours and Marine: Port and Harbour Developments in Queensland from 1824 to 1985. Dept. of Harbours and Marine, Queensland, 1986.*

Anon., London's Roll of Fame: Being Complementary Notes and Addresses from the City of London on Presentation of the Honorary Freedom of that City and on Other Occasions, to Royal Personages etc [scientists, explorers, etc] From the Close of the Reign of Geo II AD 1757 to 1884, With a Critical and Historical Introduction. London, Cassell and Co., 1884.

Brisbane public art, riverside, July 2008
Brisbane thematic public art, riverside, 2008
Photo by Dan Byrnes

Anon?, The Importance of the Sugar Colonies to Great Britain. London, 1731.

Anon?, 'Paper Money in Colonial Virginia', William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. XX, April 4, 1912., pp. 227ff.

Anon - The Nation of Islam, (Compilation), The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews. Vol. One. Boston, Mass, The Historical Research Department, The Nation of Islam, 1991 (Latimer Associates).

Anon-Not given, The Van Diemen´s Land Warriors... with an essay on Matthew Brady, the notorious outlaw. (One of the many Australian Historical Monographs produced by Dr. George Mackaness in Sydney, and in recent years marketed by Review Publications, Dubbo, NSW.)

Recent books incoming

Prudence Black, Smile, Particularly in Bad Weather. UWA Publishing, 2017, 310pp. (History of air hostessing in Australia, reviewer finds it's a likable kind of history of an empowerment of women)

Brian Alexander, Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town. St Martin's Press, 2017, 307pp. (On how USA became non-great such that Donald Trump had to re-great it).

Henry Hemmings, M - Maxwell Knight, MI5's Greatest Spymaster. Preface, 2017, 400pp.

Allan Gyngell, Fear of Abandonment: Australia in the World since 1942. La Trobe University Press, 2017, 352pp. (On Australia's "geopolitical anxieties".)

Nicholas Reynolds, Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures. William Morrow, 2017.

Wal Walker, Jane and D'Arcy: Jane Austen and D'Arcy Wentworth. Volume I: Folly is Not Always Folly. Aecana Trust, 2017, 430pp.(Ideas that Mr Darcy in Austen's novel, Pride and Prejudice, is based on Sydney ex-convict D'Arcy Wentworth as she'd had an affair with him. Whew, that's new!)

Tina K. Allen, Bill Gibson. New South. 2017. (Life, work and inventions of Bill Gibson, the doctor who was behind research on cochlear implants to reduce deafness)

Craig Wilcox, Badge Boot Button. NLA Publishing, 2017. (On history of use of uniforms in European Australia)

B. E. A new dictionary of terms, ancient and modern, of the canting crew. London, circa 1696.

Thomas Perkins Abernethy, Western lands and the American Revolution. New York, D. Appleton-Century Co., (University of Virginia, Institute for Research into the Social Sciences), 1937.

Willis J. Abbot, The Story Of Our Merchant Marine. (US history) New York, 1919.*

G. J. Abbott, 'Staple theory and Australian economic growth', Business Archives and History, Vol. 5, No. 2, August 1965., pp. 142-154.

G. J. Abbott, The Pastoral Age: A Re-Examination. South Melbourne, Macmillan/Dalgety Australia Ltd., 1971.

Bro. G. Abbott, History of the Lion and Lamb Lodge. nd.

G. J. Abbott, 'The Botany Bay decision', Journal of Australian Studies, No. 16, May 1985., pp. 21-41.

G. J. Abbot and G. Little, (Eds.), The Respectable Sydney Merchant, A. B. Sparke of Tempe,. Sydney, Sydney University Press, 1976.

Changes to come in your future


More to come


Tax: Do not expect taxes to fall. As populations expand, environmental heath or repair will not be cheap to deliver or maintain. Expect to be asked to pay more tax. (The long run of the US Republican Party's fantasies about tax cuts is over. Repeat, over. What the USA badly needs to do is develop a Fed-led notion of national commonwealth in which all can share equitably.)


Water: Expect to see conflict or outright wars over water and water rights in a variety of countries. Expect to see less emphasis on the world's "holy rivers" and more emphasis on healthy, unpolluted rivers. Worry about the Murray River, Australia. Worry about the Mekong River, South East Asia. Worry about the Colorado River, USA.

Wealth: Notions of wealth and its use may change. Personal wealth may mean greater possession of political power (which activists will try to monitor). Notions of community wealth will change and environmental health will be more valued.

Worry beads: Modern-day version, see Phone, Mobile, above.


More to come


More to come


Zimbabwe: Who else by 2008 wants to see Mugabe and his henchmen exiled to Iceland while they prepare their defence after being charged by an outraged world for crimes against humanity?

G. J. Abbott, and N. B. Nairn, (Eds.), Economic Growth of Australia, 1788-1821. Melbourne, Melbourne University Press, 1969.

G. J. Abbott, 'A Note on the Volume of Treasury Bill Expenditure 1788-1821', Bulletin of the Business Archives Council of Australia, Vol. 6, No. 1, Feb. 1966, University of Sydney., pp. 81-84.

Peter Ackroyd, Albion: The Origins of the English Imagination. Random House, 2002, 518pp.*

satire, Janet Albrechtsen, Alan Jones, The Authorised Biography: Vol. 1, Nightmare on Struggle Street. ABC Books, 2006. (See also: Keith Windschuttle, Alan Jones: The Authorised Biography, Vol. 2, The Wilderness Years. ABC Books, 2006.)

Margaret I. Adam, 'The Highland Emigration of 1770', Scottish Historical Review, Vol. 16, pp. 280-293. c 1920?

Margaret I. Adam, 'The Causes of the Highland Emigrations of 1783-1803', Scottish Historical Review, Vol. 17, No. 66, January 1920., pp. 73-89.

J. T. Adams, Revolutionary New England, 1691-1776. Boston, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1925.

Paul Robert Adams, The Best Hated Man in Australia: The Life and Death of Percy Brookfield 1875-1921. details mislaid, 2010? (Life of a champion of the working class, vehement mining unionist and anti-conscriptionist)

Peter Adams, Fatal Necessity: British Intervention in New Zealand, 1830-1847. Oxford University Press, 1977.

Paul Adams and Christopher Lee, Frank Hardy and the Literature of Commitment. The Vulgar Press, 2003, 291pp.

W. J. Addison, (Ed.), Roll of the Graduates of the University of Glasgow. December 1727 to December 1897. Glasgow, Maclehose and Sons, Glasgow, Publishers to the University, 1898.

W. J. Addison, (Ed.), Matriculation Albums of the University of Glasgow, 1728-1858. Glasgow, 1913.

Doug Aiton and Terry Lane, The First Century: Australia´s Federal Elections Since Federation. Information Australia, 2000, 164pp.

S. Airlie, The Thistle and the Bamboo: The Life and Times of Sir. J. S. Lockhart. Hong Kong, 1989.

Ray Aitchison, The Americans in Australia. Melbourne, AE Press, 1986. *

Susan Alan and Emily McCulloch, The New McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art. No details, 2006.

Frank Alcorta, Australia's Frontline: The Northern Territory's War. Allen and Unwin, 1992, 1200pp.

Kristen Alexander, Clive Caldwell, Air Ace. Allen and Unwin, 2006, 298pp.

Michael Alexander, Mrs Fraser on The Fatal Shore. London. Michael Joseph, 1971.

Robert C. Alberts, The Golden Voyage: The Life and Times of William Bingham. Boston, 1969.

Robert Aldrich, The French Presence in the South Pacific, 1842-1940. Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press, 1990.

A Brisbane city shopping mall, July 2008
Brisbane city shopping mall, 2008
Photo by Dan Byrnes

Caroline Alexander, The Bounty. HarperCollins, 2003.

Robert G. Albion, Naval and Maritime History: An Annotated Bibliography. 4th Edn, Mystic, 1972.*

Robert G. Albion, William A. Baker and Benjamin W. Labaree, New England and The Sea. Middletown, 1972.*

R. G. Albion, 'New York Port and its Disappointed Rivals, 1815-1860', Journal of Business and Economic History, III, 1931., pp. 602-629. *

R. G. Albion, 'Yankee Domination of New York Port, 1820-1865', New England Quarterly, V, 1932., pp. 665-698. *

R. G. Albion, 'Commercial Fortunes in New York around 1850', New York History, XVI, 1935., pp. 156-168.

R. G. Albion, 'The Primacy of the Port of New York, in A. C. Flick, (Ed.), History of the State of New York. VIII. 1937. Chapter V. *

Robert G. Albion, Forests and Sea Power: The Timber Problems of the Royal Navy, 1652-1862. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1926.

Robert Greenhalgh Albion with Jennie Barnes Pope, The Rise of New York Port, 1815-1860. Hamden, Connecticut, Archon Books, 1961.

Michael Akland, Henry Handel Richardson: A Life. (Australian author.) Cambridge University Press, 2004, 326pp.

Olujok Akindemowo, Information Technology Law in Australia. Law Book. Co., 1999.

Alfred Owen Aldridge, Man of Reason: The Life of Thomas Paine. London, Cresset Press, 1959.

David Alexander, Retailing in England during the Industrial Revolution. London, University of London, Athlone Press, 1970.

B. W. E. Alford, W. D. and H. O. Wills and the Development of the UK Tobacco Industry, 1786-1965. London, Methuen, 1973.

D. G. C. Allan, 'The Society of Arts and Government, 1754-1800: Public Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce in Eighteenth Century England', Eighteenth Century Studies, Vol. 7, No. 4, Summer, 1974., pp. 434-452.

G. W. Allen, Our Navy and the West Indian Pirates. 1929 (US viewpoints) See also, F. B. C. Bradlee, Piracy in the West Indies and its Suppression. 1923.

Harry Allen (Ed.), William Bladnowski's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aboriginal Australia. Aboriginal Studies Press, 2010, in various formats.

H. C. Allen, The Anglo-American Relationship since 1783. London, Adam and Charles Black, 1959.

J. Allen, Considerations on the Present State of the Intercourse between His Majesty's Sugar Colonies and the Dominions of the United States of America. London, 1784.

J. Allen, 'Port Essington: a successful limpet port?', Historical Studies, Vol. 15, Nos. 57-61, 1971-1973., pp. 341-360.

Kenneth S. Allen, That Bounty Bastard: The True Story of Capt William Bligh. London, Robert Hale and Co., 1976.

Sir Peter Allen, The Sunley Book of Royal Golf. London, Stanley Paul, 1989.

Fiona Allon, Renovation Nation: Our Obsession With Home. University New South Wales Press, 2008, 256pp.

M. Athar Ali, 'The Passing of Empire: the Mughal case', Modern Asian Studies, Vol. 9, No. 3, 1975., pp. 385-396.

Dennis Altman, Rehearsals for Change: Politics and Culture in Australia. API Network/Curtin University, 2004, 208pp.

Dr. Berthold Altmann, "Freemasonry and Political Parties In Germany", p. 278 of the American Masonic publication, New Age, May, 1955., cited by Paul Fisher, p. 205.

Fay Anderson and Sally Young, Shooting the Picture: Press Photography in Australia. Melbourne, The Miegunyah Press, 2017, 359pp.

Fay Anderson and Richard Trembath, Witnesses to War: The History of Australian Conflict Reporting. Melbourne University Press, 2011, 501pp.

C. L. Anderson, Lincolnshire Convicts to Australia, Bermuda and Gibraltar: A Study of Two Thousand Convicts. Dunholm, Lincoln, Laece Books, 1993.

Virginia B. Anderson, Maritime Mystic. Mystic, 1962. (US maritime history)

Christopher Andrew, Secret Service: The Making of the British Intelligence Community. London, Heinemann, 1985.

C. M. Andrews, The Colonial Period of American History. Four Vols. New Haven, 1934-1936.

Kenneth R. Andrews, (Ed.), The Last Voyage of Drake and Hawkins. Cambridge, Published for the Hakluyt Society at the University Press, 1972.

Kenneth R. Andrews, Trade, Plunder and Settlement: Maritime Enterprise and the Genesis of the British Empire, 1480-1630. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1984.

K. R. Andrews, `The English in the Caribbean, 1560-1620', pp. 103-123 in K. R. Andrews, N. P. Canny and P. E. H. Hair, (Eds.), The Westward Enterprise: English Activities in Ireland, the Atlantic and America, 1480-1650. Liverpool University Press, 1978.

Kenneth R. Andrews, Elizabethan Privateering: English Privateering during the Spanish War, 1585-1603. Cambridge at the University Press, 1964.

K. R. Andrews, 'Christopher Newport of Limehouse, Mariner', William and Mary Quarterly, Series 3, 11, 1954., pp. 28-41.

Kenneth R. Andrews, The Spanish Caribbean: Trade and Plunder, 1530-1630. London, Yale University Press, 1978.

Kenneth R. Andrews, Ships, Money and Politics: Seafaring and Naval Enterprise in the Reign of Charles I. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1991.

Noel Annan, Leslie Stephen: The Godless Victorian. London and Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1984.

Robyn Annear, Nothing But Gold: The Diggers of 1852. Text Publishing, 1999.*

Robyn Annear, Nothing But Gold: The Diggers of 1852. Text Publishing, 1999, 320pp.

"A. V", An essay for regulating the coin. 2nd Edn., 1696.

Roger Anstey and P. E. How, (Eds.), Liverpool, The African Slave Trade and Abolition. Vol. 2. Historical Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 1976.

H. A. Antrobus, A History of the Assam Company, 1839-1953. Edinburgh, Constable, 1957.

William C. Appleton, A Cycle of Cathay: The Chinese Vogue in England During the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. New York, Columbia University Press, 1951.

Christian Appy, Vietnam: The Definitive Oral History, Told from All Sides. Ebury Press/Random House, 2007, 574pp.

Jeff Apter, Up from Down Under: How Australian Music Changed the World. nd, 2013.

Jeff Apter, Johnny O'Keefe. Hachette, 2013.

Sippanah Arasaratnam, 'Trade and political dominion in South India, 1750-1790: changing British-Indian relationships', Modern Asian Studies, Vol. 13, No. 1, 1979., pp. 19-40.

Sippanah Arasaratnam, Maritime Commerce and English Power. Aldershot, England, Variorum, 1996.

M. Athar Ali, The Passing of Empire: the Mughal Case. Modern Asian Studies, Vol. 9. 3, 1975.

Mujeeb Ashraf, Muslim Attitudes Towards British Rule and Western Culture in India. Delhi. Idarh-I Adabiyat-I-Delhi. 1982.

Leonie J. Archer (Ed.), Slavery and Other Forms of Unfree Labour. New York, Routledge, 1988.

Fred Argy, Where To From Here? Australian Egalitarianism. Allen and Unwin, 2003.

Gilbert Armitage, The History of the Bow Street Runners, 1729-1829. London, Wishart and Co., nd.

Patrick H. Armstrong, Darwin's Luck. Continuum, 2009, 195pp. (On evolutionist Charles Darwin)

William Armstrong, The Aristocracy of New York: Who They Are, and What they Were: Being a Social and Business History of the City for Many Years. 1848. *

Herbert Asbury, The Gangs of New York. 1928. *

David Ascoli, The Queen's Peace: The Origins and Development of the Metropolitan Police, 1829-1979. London, Hamish Hamilton, 1979.

M. P. Ashley, Financial and Commercial Policy Under The Cromwellian Protectorate. Oxford. 1934. [Noted in R. Davis, Rise of the English Shipping Industry, p. 306.]

Paul Ashton, The Accidental City: Planning Sydney Since 1788. Sydney, Hale and Iremonger, 1993.

Kate Askew, Dot.Bomb Australia. Allen and Unwin, 2011, 316pp. (How Australians reacted after the 1990s advent of the Internet, seemingly by giving old-fashioned good business sense the shove!)

A. Aspinall, The Early English Trade Unions: Documents from the Home Office Papers in the Public Record Office. London, The Batchworth Press, 1949.

Brisbane inner-city coffee shop, July 2008
Quaintly attractive Brisbane city coffee shop, 2008
Photo by Dan Byrnes

John F. Atchison, 'Archives of a joint-stock company: the Australian Agricultural Company; its system of administration and its records, 1824-1970', Archives and Manuscripts, The Journal of the Archives Section of the Library Association of Australia , Vol. 4, No. 3, November 1970., pp. 21-32.

John F. Atchison, 'The later period in the history of the Australian Agricultural Company', Armidale and District Historical Society Journal, No. 37, 1994., pp. 33-54.

Barbara Atkins, 'Australia's place in the "swing to the East", 1788-1810: addendum', Historical Studies, Australia and New Zealand, Vol. 8, No. 31, 1958., pp. 315-318.

Alan Atkinson, The Muddle-Headed Republic. Melbourne, Oxford University Press, 1993.

Alan Atkinson, The Europeans in Australia: A History. Vol. 2. Oxford University Press, 2004. 440pp.

Alan Atkinson, Three Weeks in Bali: A Personal Account of the Bali Bombing. ABC Books, 2003, 111pp. (An Australian journalist, not the Australian historian of same name.)

Alan Atkinson, 'Jeremy Bentham and the Rum Rebellion', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, Vol. 64, Part 1, June 1978., pp. 1-13.

Alan Atkinson, 'John Macarthur before Australia knew him', Journal of Australian Studies, No. 4, June 1979., pp. 22-37.

Alan Atkinson, 'Beating the Bounds with Lord Sydney, Evan Nepean and others', Australian Historical Studies, Vol. 25, No. 99, October 1992., pp. 217-219.

Alan Atkinson, 'The Free-Born Englishman Transported: Convict Rights as a Measure of Eighteenth Century Empire', Past and Present, No. 144, August 1994., pp. 88-115.

Alan Atkinson, 'State and Empire and Convict Transportation, 1718-1812', pp. 31ff in Carl Bridge (Ed.), New Perspectives in Australian History. London, Sir Robert Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, 1990.

Alan Atkinson, 'The First Plans for Governing New South Wales, 1786-87', Australian Historical Studies, Vol. 24, No. 94, April 1990., pp. 22-40.

Alan Atkinson, 'The Convict Republic', The Push From The Bush: A Bulletin of Social History, No. 18, October 1984., pp. 66-84.

Alan Atkinson, 'The British Whigs and the Rum Rebellion', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, Vol. 66, Part. 2, September 1980., pp. 73-90.

Alan Atkinson, 'Whigs and Tories and Botany Bay', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, Vol. 61, Part 5, March 1975., pp. 288-310.

Alan Atkinson, 'Botany Bay: A Counter Riposte', Australian Economic History Review, Vol. 17, 1977., pp. 78-82. [An Answer to Ged Martin and Alan Frost; in the same volume, Alan Frost, 'Botany Bay: A Further Comment', pp. 64-97.] See also, Ged Martin, 'Economic motives behind the founding of Botany Bay', Australian Economic History Review, Vol. 16, No. 2, September 1976., pp. 128-143.

Alan Atkinson, 'The little revolution in New South Wales, 1808', International History Review, Vol. 12, No. 1, February 1990., pp. 65-75.

Alan Atkinson, The Europeans in Australia, Vol. 1: The Beginning. Melbourne, Oxford University Press, 1997. (Part one of a trilogy.)

Bain Attwood with Helen Doyle, Possession: Batman's Treaty and the Matter of History. The Miengunyah Press 2009, 415pp.

Bain Attwood and Stephen Foster, (Eds.), Frontier Conflict: The Australian Experience. National Museum of Australia, 2003, 232pp. *

Bain Attwood and Andrew Markus, The Struggle for Aboriginal Rights: A Documentary History. Allen and Unwin, 1999.

Helen Auger, The Secret War of Independence. New York, 1955.

Peter Aughton, Endeavour: The Story of Captain Cook's First Great Epic Voyage. The Windrush Press, 1999.

M. Austin, The Army In Australia, 1840-1850: Prelude to the Golden Years. Canberra, Australian Government Publishing Service, 1979.

Marian Aveling, 'Gender in Early New South Wales Society', Push From The Bush, No. 24, April 1897., pp. 31-32.

Professor Edward S. Ayensu, Ashanti Gold: The African Legacy of the World's Most Precious Metal. Accra, Ghana, Ashanti Goldfields, 1997.

Philip Ayres, Prince of the Church: Patrick Francis Moran, 1830-1991. Melbourne, the Miengunyah Press, 367pp.


Below are items still uncollected

Jihadism: Shiraz Maher, Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea. Penguin, 2018. 292pp.

Amal Awad, Beyond Veiled Cliches: The Real Lives of Arab Women. Vintage, 2017. 289pp.


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