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Dark Emu Black Seeds : Agriculture or Accident?

By: Bruce Pascoe

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Magabala Books: 2014

Seller ID: 9781922142436

ISBN: 1922142433

Condition: New


2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards Indigenous Writers Prize Joint Winner! Dark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for precolonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing – behaviours inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag. Gerritsen and Gammage in their latest books support this premise but Pascoe takes this further and challenges the hunter-gatherer tag as a convenient lie. Almost all the evidence comes from the... View more info

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Dark Emu : Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture

By: Bruce Pascoe

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Magabala Books: 2018

Seller ID: 9781921248016

ISBN: 9781921248016

Condition: New


‘Dark Emu injects a profound authenticity into the conversation about how we Australians understand our continent...[It is] essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what Australia once was, or what it might yet be if we heed the lessons of long and sophisticated human occupation.’ — Judges for 2016 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Dark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irr... View more info

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Brisbane Commerce : Construction and Controversy 1840-2018

By: Edited by Barry Shaw and Contributions by Thorn Blake and Paul Sayer and Beverley Isdale and John Laverty

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2019

Seller ID: 9781925877144

ISBN: 1925877140

Condition: New


Brisbane History Group Papers No. 28, Brisbane: Commerce, Construction and Controversy ~ 1840–2018 looks at the growth of the city’s built environment, some of its recreational facilities and the construction of its road and rail network. Not all was successful and there were many hurdles to be overcome along the way. The first section looks at public and private construction and considers: • the many changes to the area now known as the Roma Street precinct • the failure of a grand plan, which was before its time, to reinvigorate a neglected part of the city • the beginnings and con... View more info

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Brisbane : Squatters, Settlers and Surveyors : Brisbane History Group Papers No 16-2000

By: Edited by Rod Fisher and Jennifer Harrison

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2000

Seller ID: 9780958646994

ISBN: 0958646996

Condition: New


This volume of papers, the sixteenth published by Brisbane History Group, comprises twelve contributions by amateur, professional and academic historians on the origin and development of Brisbane. While centring on the seminal 1840s of free settlement, these papers range from the 1820s to 1860s. In particular this collection places Brisbane Town within regional context of the Moreton Bay district. At the same time it portrays the crucial role of people in the pioneering process, as groups or individuals, whether squatters, settlers or surveyors. These were true founders of Brisbane. The lo... View more info

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What Will Be Worn : A McWhirters story

By: Melissa Fagan

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Transit Lounge: 2018

Seller ID: 9781925760095

ISBN: 192576009X

Condition: New


Sometimes it seems the most invaluable stories can be found in the unlikeliest of corners. For all who know Brisbane, McWhirters, a once celebrated department store in Fortitude Valley, is an icon. For Melissa Fagan it is also the starting point for this remarkable exploration of her mother and grandmother's lives, and a poignant reminder of the ways in which retail stores and fashion have connected women's lives across decades. Behind the dusty shop counters of an Art Deco treasure, Fagan discovers both what has been lost and continues to shine. Ultimately this tender exploration of... View more info

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The Meaning of Everything : The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary

By: Simon Winchester

Price: $21.95

Publisher: UK, Oxford University Press: 2018

Seller ID: 9780198814399

ISBN: 0198814399

Condition: New


'The greatest enterprise of its kind in history,' was the verdict of British prime minister Stanley Baldwin in June 1928 when The Oxford English Dictionary was finally published. With its 15,490 pages and nearly two million quotations, it was indeed a monumental achievement, gleaned from the efforts of hundreds of ordinary and extraordinary people who made it their mission to catalogue the English language in its entirety. In The Meaning of Everything, Simon Winchester celebrates this remarkable feat, and the fascinating characters who played such a vital part in its execution, from the col... View more info