By Noah Riseman,Richard Trembath

The function of Aboriginal servicemen and girls has just recently been dropped at the leading edge of dialog approximately Australia’s warfare background. this significant e-book makes a key contribution to recording the function performed by way of Indigenous Australians in our fresh army heritage. Written by means of revered historians and in accordance with a considerable variety of interviews with Indigenous struggle veterans who've hitherto been with out a voice, it combines the easiest of social and army background in a single ebook. this may be the 1st e-book to target this formerly missed a part of Australian social history.

Show description

Read Online or Download Defending Country: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Military Service Since 1945 PDF

Best australian & oceanian history books

Farewell, Dear People: biographies of Australia’s lost generation

WINNER OF THE 2013 leading MINISTER'S LITERARY AWARD FOR AUSTRALIAN heritage WINNER OF THE 2012 MANNING CLARK condominium nationwide CULTURAL AWARD counseled FOR THE FAW EXCELLENCE IN NON-FICTION AWARD For Australia, a brand new kingdom with a comparatively small inhabitants, the demise of 60,000 squaddies in the course of global battle i used to be catastrophic.

Great Australian World Firsts: The things we made, the things we did

From Sir Jack Brabham (first to win a Grand Prix in a motor vehicle of his personal layout) to Tom Angove (inventor of the wine cask), from Bruce Thompson (introduced the 1st twin flush bogs) to Mary Fortune (the first girl writer of detective fiction) - listed here are the world's nice principles, innovations, feats and follies - as performed first, via Australians.

Bligh

In Bligh, the tale of the main infamous of all Pacific explorers is advised via a brand new lens as an important episode within the heritage of the realm, no longer easily of the West. Award-winning anthropologist Anne Salmond recounts the triumphs and mess ups of William Bligh's existence and occupation in a riveting narrative that for the 1st time portrays the Pacific islanders as key avid gamers.

Australia 1901 - 2001: A Narrative History

Andrew Tink’s tremendous e-book tells the tale of Australia within the 20th century, from Federation to the Sydney 2000 Olympics. A century marked via the trauma of warfare and the melancholy of the melancholy, balanced by means of awesome achievements in game, technological know-how and the humanities. a rustic underpinned by means of a political procedure that labored as a rule and the emergence of a commonly harmonious society.

Additional info for Defending Country: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Military Service Since 1945

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.83 of 5 – based on 39 votes