Download The Rise and Fall of National Women's Hospital: A History by Linda Bryder PDF

By Linda Bryder

normal childbirth and rooming-in; synthetic insemination and in vitro fertilisation; sterilisation and abortion: women's health and wellbeing and replica went via a revolution within the 20th century as medical advances faced moral and political dilemmas. In New Zealand, the main website for this revolution used to be nationwide Women's medical institution. tested in Auckland in 1946, with a purpose-built construction that opened in 1964, nationwide Women's used to be the house of clinical breakthroughs via Sir William (Bill) Liley and Sir Graham (Mont) Liggins; of the Lawson quintuplets and the 'glamorous gynaecologists'; and of scandals surrounding the so-called 'unfortunate scan' and the neonatal chest physiotherapy inquiry. during this significant background, Linda Bryder strains the evolution of nationwide Women's on the way to inform a much wider tale of reproductive overall healthiness. She makes use of the various views of medical professionals, nurses, midwives, buyer teams and sufferers to teach how jointly their discussion formed the character of motherhood and women's healthiness in twentieth-century New Zealand.

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Download Australian Soldiers in South Africa and Vietnam: Words from by Effie Karageorgos PDF

By Effie Karageorgos

The South African and Vietnam Wars provoked dramatically diversified reactions in Australians, from pro-British jingoism at the eve of Federation, to the anti-war protest routine of the Sixties. against this, the letters and diaries of Australian infantrymen written whereas at the South African and Vietnam battlefields exhibit that their reactions to the warfare they have been combating have been strangely not like these at the domestic fronts from which they got here.

Australian infantrymen in South Africa and Vietnam follows those wrestle males from enlistment to the conflict entrance and analyses their phrases along theories of soldiering to illustrate the transformation of squaddies as a reaction to advancements in army technique, in addition to altering civilian opinion. during this method, the e-book illustrates the energy of a soldier's hyperlink to their domestic entrance lives.

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Download A Matter of Opinion by Alan Ramsey PDF

By Alan Ramsey

For greater than 20 years, from mid-1987 to the tip of 2008, nobody had larger entry to our nationwide parliament and its politicians than Alan Ramsey. educated, insightful and unafraid, his Wednesday and Saturday columns within the Sydney Morning bring in have been consistently crucial analyzing for plenty of hundreds of thousands of Australians.
Here are a hundred and fifty of his unflinching perspectives of key political occasions of that period, between them: the usually turbulent Hawke/Keating years, the 1990 recession 'we needed to have', Labor's attractive dumping of Bob Hawke in December 1991 after he had led his social gathering to 4 successive election victories in 8 years, the Howard Government's slavish subservience to the Bush White apartment, the insidious channeling of Hansonism, John Howard's 'never ever' GST, the invasion of Iraq, the disintegration of the Democrats as a political strength after the 1997 defection to hard work of its chief, Cheryl Kernot, the manipulation by means of either side of politics of the 2001 teenagers overboard incident, and the scandal of the Governor-General who finally resigned after the cover-up via the Anglican Church in Queensland of serial baby abuse in church schools.
Yet Ramsey's willing eye frequently saw with affection the values and behaviour of others in nationwide existence, and he was once as able to provide credits as he used to be to put into the humbug, pomposity and deceit of political, own and sectional self-interest.
Some 'matters of opinion' of Alan Ramsey
'There is not any one now, and not anyone coming alongside, who can write like this.'
David Marr
'I' ll leave out his profound dislike of hypocrisy and his intuition for simple speaking.'
Kerry O'Brien
'A lion of a journalist in each way.'
Michelle Grattan
'In an enviornment of journalism the place sameness is a vice, Ramsey is solely his personal man.'
Les Carlyon
'For years his column has been a vital, usually stress-free, often uncomfortable, a part of my Saturday morning regime.'
Kevin Rudd
'He constantly extra to my Saturday morning enjoyment.'
Peter Costello
'A needs to read.'
Bob Brown
'Grumpy outdated bastard. heavily unique.'
Bill Heffernan
Cover photo: Andrew Taylor
Cover layout: Blue Cork

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Download 1787 by Nick Brodie PDF

By Nick Brodie

‘If we develop our gaze, our tale gets bigger.’

Nick Brodie’s 1787 strains the heritage of Australia prior to the 1st Fleet. frequently taken care of as a preface to the most tale – a short interlude that begins 50,000 years ahead of the current and ends as sails are visible on an japanese horizon – the time prior to eu cost is much more. In 1787 the peoples of Australia weren't easily dwelling in a undying ‘Dreamtime’, following the seasons, and looking ahead to colonisation by means of Britain in 1788.

Nick Brodie makes use of the sailors, writers, scientists, and different viewers to our seashores to think again overlooked chapters of Australia’s early background. Brodie turns the narratives of ‘exploration’ and ‘discovery’ round to take a better examine the indigenous peoples, the wider nearby scene, and what those encounters jointly inform. this can be the sweeping tale of larger Australasia and its peoples, a long-overdue problem to the parable that Australia’s tale begun in 1788.

About the writer: Dr Nick Brodie is a historian, archaeologist, and author. Nick’s past publication, Kin, used to be released to serious acclaim in 2015.

Praise for Kin:

‘[In] his richly multilayered story … he skilfully interweaves ecu touch with Aboriginal and Islander peoples’.

Ross Fitzgerald, Emeritus Professor of background & Politics within the Sydney Morning Herald.

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Download Memory, Place and Aboriginal-Settler History: Understanding by Skye Krichauff PDF

By Skye Krichauff

Taking the absence of Aboriginal humans in South Australian settler descendants’ old attention as a place to begin, 'Memory, position and Aboriginal–Settler heritage' combines the methodologies and theories of ancient enquiry, anthropology and reminiscence stories to enquire the multitudinous and intertwined methods the colonial prior is understood, represented and made experience of via present generations. knowledgeable via interviews and fieldwork performed with settler and Aboriginal descendants, oral histories, website visits and private adventure, Skye Krichauff heavily examines the various yet interconnected strategies wherein the earlier is known and narrated. 'Memory, position and Aboriginal–Settler heritage' demonstrates the way it is feasible to unsettle settler descendants’ recognition of the colonial earlier in ways in which permit a tentative reference to Aboriginal humans and their experiences.

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Download Canberra Red: Stories from the bush capital by David Headon,Andrew MacKenzie PDF

By David Headon,Andrew MacKenzie

'Canberra isn't really easily a urban. it's a selected city.' - Marion Halligan

Dragged from the large metropolises of Sydney and Melbourne within the Nineteen Twenties, a primary new release of federal govt employees settled into humble crimson brick Canberra 'govvies' at the brown paddocks of the Limestone Plains. They complained in regards to the chilly and the shortcoming of pubs. yet over the years, just like the first pioneers a century previous, they embraced their new domestic. They grew keen on the peaceable tree-lined streets in their backyard urban within the bush, pleased with what have been created round the muddy Molonglo River.

Canberra Red takes us past the elected reps and nationwide landmarks, past the neat maps and ubiquitous aerial pictures which are the general public face of the deliberate, political urban. a few of Canberra's most sensible recognized writers display what it really is that makes their exact urban tick, and what has turn into of the grand imaginative and prescient of Walter Burley Griffin and his amazing accomplice, Marion.

Including chapters from Marion Halligan, Frank Moorhouse and Andrew Sayers, lyrics from the unforgettable P. Harness, and newly 'discovered' postcards from Walter Burley Griffin himself, Canberra Red is a considerate and hot evocation of a urban that has come of age.

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Download Southwest Passage: The Yanks in the Pacific by John Lardner,Alex Belth PDF

By John Lardner,Alex Belth

At a time whilst few american citizens had visited Australia, journalist John Lardner sailed down lower than with the U.S. defense force as one of many first American struggle correspondents within the Pacific theater. together with his first-class humorousness and present for narrative, Lardner penned vignettes of MacArthur’s arrival and his reception in Melbourne and a flight with the bold Dutch flier Capt. Hans Smits. extra often, Lardner wrote concerning the usual day and the typical individual. touring through the state, in Southwest Passage Lardner deals a glimpse of Australia within the Nineteen Forties and generates heat and admiration for international struggle II warring parties within the Pacific, even if Australian, New Zealander, aboriginal, or American.

For generations of readers who've discovered approximately global battle II with the good thing about hindsight, Lardner’s tone, type, and chosen subject matters supply greater than simply enjoyable anecdotes in regards to the army within the Pacific; they seem to be a view into the tradition and society of midcentury America.

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Download Securing Australia's Future: Harnessing Interdisciplinary by Simon Torok,Paul Holper PDF

By Simon Torok,Paul Holper

the longer term will deliver switch for Australia. yet even if that adjust is for the higher or worse principally depends upon the choices we make this present day as members and as a state. Recognising speedy adjustments within the worldwide economic climate, atmosphere and coverage, the Australian executive engaged the Australian Council of discovered Academies (ACOLA) to adopt specific interdisciplinary examine to assist advisor Australian pondering and coverage judgements.
Dozens of Australia’s most interesting minds assessed the possibilities on hand to the country globally and locally, charting a path for the longer term. The ensuing findings can organize Australia to handle the demanding situations forward and utilize the possibilities. Securing Australia’s destiny synthesises the foremost subject matters that emerge from ACOLA’s reviews. every one bankruptcy contains key findings designed to optimise Australia’s prosperity and position within the region.
The destiny is an extended video game yet its base has to be outfitted now. This ebook offers a imaginative and prescient for the country, for its politicians, public servants and leaders – a legitimate footing for securing Australia’s destiny. it's a important source for participants of Federal and nation parliaments, senior public servants, leaders, universities and the public.

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Download Scorched Earth: Australia's secret plan for total war under by Sue Rosen PDF

By Sue Rosen

In 1942 the specter of eastern invasion hung over Australia. the boys have been away abroad, struggling with on different fronts, and civilians have been left unprotected at domestic.

Following the assault on Pearl Harbor and the japanese strengthen south, leading Minister Curtin ordered kingdom governments to organize. From January 1942, a group frantically pulled jointly mystery plans for a 'scorched earth' method. The target was once to avoid the japanese from seizing assets for his or her conflict laptop as they landed, and taking pictures Australians as slaves as that they had performed in Malaya and somewhere else in Asia.

From draining family water tanks to sinking dinghies and burning vegetation, from education particular citizen squads to evacuating coastal cities, 'Total conflict, overall citizen collaboration' was once the motto. this day those plans vividly evoke the fraught surroundings of the 12 months Australia was once threatened with invasion.

After the warfare those best mystery plans have been forgotten. this can be the 1st time they've got ever been made public.

'This is a treasure trove, a gold mine, a Christmas-every-day cornucopia of wealthy Australian history...' Peter Grose, writer of An Awkward Truth and A Very impolite Awakening.

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Download Building the New World: Work, Politi and Society in by Erik Olssen PDF

By Erik Olssen

development the recent notice is an excellent series of essays coming up out of an important research of the Dunedin working-class suburb of Caversham on the flip of the century. Olssen discusses a few vital theoretical concerns, focusing quite at the writing of background, the query of sophistication, the position of gender, the character of labor and the expansion of the labour stream. construction the hot global is an exhilarating and stimulating publication, defined as 'a significant milestone in New Zealand's social history'. it's good illustrated with black and white pictures and maps and is vital examining for all these drawn to New Zealand history.

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