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An updated/recompiled Bibliography
Aspects of Modern Australian History
(now proceeding alphabetically by surname of author)
Start from here in series for: AAA

For your information...
This website is now being redesigned. Watch these spaces for more changes. - Ed

As we notice ... new publishers to keep an eye on, (mostly Australian) ... Scribe, Text, Hachette, New South, Biteback (by 2019).

A few new books we're considering ...

Books history general


James Pope-Hennessy, The Quest for Queen Mary. Edited by Hugh Vickers. Hodder and Stoughton, 2018, 298pp.

John Zubrzycki, Empire of Enchantment: The Story of Indian Magic. Scribe, 2018. 416pp.

books wwiI and wwi

Antony Beevor, Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944. Viking, 2018, 457pp.


Graham Hoyland, Yeti: An Abominable History. HarperCollins, 2018, 320pp.

animal studies,

Rosamund Young, The Secret Life of Cows. (Introduction by Alan Bennett) Faber, 2018, 128pp.

self improvement, Anon compilation, The Advanced Photography Guide. 2018.

Matt Noffs and Kieran Palmer, Addicted? How Addiction Affects Every One of Us and What We Do About It. HarperCollins, 2018.

Marina Benjamin, Insomnia. Scribe, 2018.

Camilla Nelson and Rachel Robertson, Dangerous Ideas About Mothers

. UWAP, 2018.

Australian history, John Fahey, Australia's First Spies: The Remarkable Story of Australia's Intelligence Operations. 1901-1945. Allen and Unwin, 2018, 456pp. // Michael Perrott, (Translated by Lauren Elkin), The Bedroom: An Intimate History. Yale, 2018. ) //Scott Bevan, The Harbour. Simon and Schuster, 2018. //Clare Wright, You Daughters of Freedom: The Australians Who Won the Vote and Inspired the World. Text, 2018, 560pp. // /Gabrielle Chan, Rusted Off: Why Country Australia is Fed Up. Vintage, 2018. // Greg Barns, Rise of the Right. Hardie Grant, 2019. // Ann Blainey, King of the Air: The Turbulent Life of Charles Kingsford Smith. Black Inc, 2019. // / Elizabeth Malcolm and Dianna Hall, A New History of the Irish in Australia. NewSouth, 2019. // Sally McManus, On Fairness. MUP, 2019. (The views of a union-movement heavyweight) // Sean O'Hanlon, City Life: The New Urban Australia. NewSouth, 2018. / // Tim Fischer, Steam Australia: Locomotives that Galvanised the Nation. NLA Publishing, 2018. // Robert Wainwright, Rocky Road. Allen and Unwin, 2018, 424pp. (A history of Australia's famous chocolate family.) // Sally Young, Paper Emperors: The Rise of Australia's Newspaper Empires. UNSW Press, 2019. // Pam Menzies, Port Kembla: A Memoir. Arcadia, 2019. (Local history.) // David Graber, Bullshit Jobs: A Theory. Allen Lane, 2018, 333pp. // Jennifer Rayner, Blue Collar Frayed: Working Men in Tomorrow's Economy. Black Inc., 2018, 147pp. // Peter Mares, No Place Like Home. Text, 2018. (On house/home affordability etc.)

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The history websites on this domain now have a companion website at: Merchant Networks Project, produced by Dan Byrnes (of Australia) and Ken Cozens (of London).

This website has become a major exercise in economic and maritime history, with some attention to Sydney, to Eastern Australia.

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