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1 Bringing Them Home: National Inquiry Into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families
Sydney Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission 1997 0642269548 / 9780642269546 First Edition Paperback Very Good Quarto 
689 pp. Very light scuffing and edgewear to cover. Lower front corner creased. Spine, lightly creased, is very slightly canted. Internally as new. Illustrated with b/w photos. This is the complete report, not the shorter "Guide". 
Price: 36.00 AUD
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2 Voices, Spring 1994: The Quarterly Journal of the National Library of Australia
Australia National Library of Australia 1994 First Softcover Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
127 pp. Occasional b&w photos and illustrations. Articles on: The Procurement and Use of Aboriginal Peoples' Bodies in Early Colonial Australia (Paul Turnbull); Poetry by Paul Conrad, Jeri Kroll, RA Simpson, Jean Kent, Geoff Page, Robert Gray, Peter Bakowski, Mark O'Connor, Diane Fahey, Alan Gould; The Role of the Academy in Contemporary Australia (Andrew Reimer); Australian Reviews and Literary Magazines (Peter Coleman); Expatriate Voices (Bruce Bennett); Prose fiction by Tony Lintermans, Marion Halligan; Stirring of the Gum Leaves (Marcie Muir); Book Reviews. Corners lightly bumped, wraps with light general wear, creasing at spine, some edgewear at corners. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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3 Arnold, V.H. Victorian Year-Book 1952-53 and 1953-54. No. 73
Melbourne Commonwealth Bureau of Census and Statistics, Victorian Office Hard Cover Good No Jacket Octavo 
787 pp. Light general and edgewear to green cloth boards. Corners a little bumped; upper edge of text block a little foxed. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. Two fold-out maps tipped in (the production of each district and railway map of Victoria). 
Price: 55.00 AUD
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Meet the People: Stories of the Pilbara, Bickerton, Arthur
4 Bickerton, Arthur Meet the People: Stories of the Pilbara
Fremantle, Western Australia Fremantle Arts Centre Press 1989 0949206431 / 9780949206435 First Paperback Very Good Very Good 0ctavo 
205 pgs. Paperback with dustwrapper (now protected). Dustjacket has small chip to top of spine. Book cover has some slight wear along bottom edge. Tidy owner's stamp to front free endpaper. "...a collection of anecdotal stories, of yarns, set in Australia's great north-west of the 1950s and 60s." 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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The 'Civilizing Mission': Race and the Construction of Crime (Contemporary Legal Issues No. 4), Bird, Greta
5 Bird, Greta The 'Civilizing Mission': Race and the Construction of Crime (Contemporary Legal Issues No. 4)
Clayton Faculty of Law, Monash University 1987 0867466065 / 9780867466065 First Paperback Very Good Octavo Signed by Author
66 pp. Light general and edgewear to covers. A few small splotches to last few pages; otherwise unmarked. Solidly bound. Signed by author on half-title page. "Explores the argument that white society has created Aboriginal criminality as part of the European drive to 'civilize' Aborigines -- to compel them to conform to the white culture and to accept an inferior role in the white economy." 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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6 Broinowski, Richard A Witness to History: The Life and Times of Robert Broinowski
Melbourne Melbourne University Press 2001 0522849423 / 9780522849424 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
xiv, 257 pp. Dust jacket, now protected in removable clear plastic sleeve, is not clipped but has light edgewear including a very small closed tear to upper edge of front panel. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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7 Carroll, John, Editor Intruders in the Bush: The Australian Quest for Identity
Melbourne Oxford University Press 1992 0195533747 / 9780195533743 Second Edition Paperback Near Fine 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
viii, 256 pp. Very light wear to cover, interior as new. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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History and Native Title: Contemporary Theoretical, Historiographical and Political Perspectives (Studies in Western Australian History  No. 23), Choo, Christine, and Shawn Hollbach, editors
8 Choo, Christine, and Shawn Hollbach, editors History and Native Title: Contemporary Theoretical, Historiographical and Political Perspectives (Studies in Western Australian History No. 23)
Crawley, Western Australia University of Western Australia Press 2003 1740520734 / 9781740520737 Paperback Very Good Octavo 
276 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Corners a little curled. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. This issue of the journal, bound as a paperback book, contains sections Introduction, Indigenous Voices, Historiography Sources and Processes, Reviews. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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On the Fence: An Anthology of Ukrainian Prose in Australia, Chub, Dmytro (editor)
9 Chub, Dmytro (editor) On the Fence: An Anthology of Ukrainian Prose in Australia
Melbourne Lastivka 1985 0949617059 / 9780949617057 First Edition Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
151 pp. Spine sunned, corners slightly curled, a few small splotches to fore-edge of text block. Internally as new. "Presents the works of 25 Ukrainian authors who migrated to Australia in the late 1940s. Their stories tell of the difficult life back in the old country or their experiences in this strange new homeland." 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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10 Colmer, John Australian Autobiography: The Personal Quest
New York Oxford University Press 1989 0195548817 / 9780195548815 First Edition Paperback Good+ 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
174 pp. "...traces the personal quest of a number of writers to discover the truth about themselves and their place in Australian society." Wraps with light edgewear, bottom corner bumped and lightly creased. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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11 Coombs, Anne, and Susan Varga Broometime
Sydney Sceptre / Hodder Headline Australia 2001 0733614493 / 9780733614491 Revised Edition Paperback Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
294 pp. Vertical creases to front and back covers (pages are not creased) some edgewear, including small dent on top edge and slight wrinkling under the dent to two pages. Light uniform yellowing to page edges. Interior is bright, clean and tightly bound. The first edition of this book was recalled because of protests from some members of the Broome community. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Kulinma: Listening to Aboriginal Australians, Coombs, H. C
12 Coombs, H. C Kulinma: Listening to Aboriginal Australians
Canberra ANU Press 1978 0708111564 / 9780708111567 First Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
250 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Faint discolouration and a little scuffing to edges of text block. Internally as new. Black-and-white plates. Diagrams and charts. Index. "Kulinma means 'keep listening' and that is what this book urges Australians to do if their attitudes towards, and policies for, Aboriginal Australians are to command respect." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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13 Cunningham, Stuart, and John Sinclair, editors Floating Lives: The Media and Asian Diasporas Negotiating Cultural Identity Through Media
St Lucia University of Queensland Press 2000 0702231223 / 9780702231223 First Paperback Very Good Duodecimo 
xvi, 244 pp. Very light general and edgewear to covers. Edges of text block and page edges uniformly sunned. Spine uncreased. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. Cultural and Media Policy Series. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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14 Davis, A J In This Our Necessity: A Book on Water in South-Eastern Australia
Melbourne Hall's Book Store 1969 First Soft Cover Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
162pp. B&W photos, illustrations, maps, diagrams throughout. "Drought is one of the few things which can be certain in Australia, the driest country in the world. The average condition anywhere here is one of water shortage." Foxing to page edges and endpapers. Wraps with light edgewear. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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The Jihad Seminar, Deen, Hanifa
15 Deen, Hanifa The Jihad Seminar
Crawley, Western Australia University of Western Australia Press 2008 1921401125 / 9781921401121 First Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
xvii, 271 pp. Tiny bumps to corners. All else as new. 'In May 2002, three Muslim converts attend an Evangelical Christian seminar that promises to reveal the inner secrets of "Holy Jihad". Shocked by what they hear, they convince the Islasmic Council of Victoria to lodge a complaint against Catch the Fire Ministries, under a controversial new hate speech law.' 
Price: 28.00 AUD
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16 Dershowitz, Alan M. Why Terrorism Works: Understanding the Threat, Responding to the Challenge
Melbourne, Australia Scribe 2003 0908011881 / 9780908011889 First Australian Paperback Good+ Remainder 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
266 pp. "...an essential tool for combating terrorism while preserving our democratic values." Very good internally, remainder mark to bottom page edge, wraps with light edgewear. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Demons and Democrats: 1950s Labor at the Crossroads, Duffy, Gavan. Foreword by Bill Hayden
17 Duffy, Gavan. Foreword by Bill Hayden Demons and Democrats: 1950s Labor at the Crossroads
North Melbourne Freedom 2002 0957868227 / 9780957868229 First Paperback Very Good Octavo 
203 pp. A little wear to covers, incl. bumped lower front corner. Internally unmarked, uncreased, soldily bound. "Provides a sober reassessment of the personalities and pressures that fuelled the Split and examines what Labor lst in expelling a large minority of its membership." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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18 Glover, Dennis Orwell's Australia: from Cold War to Culture Wars
Melbourne Scribe 2003 0908011563 / 9780908011568 First Paperback Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
138 pp. Just a touch of edgewear. "...argues that, in an era of global war and national insecurity, the Australian left ... needs to reclaim Orwell for Australia's good." 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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19 Greenwood, Kerry (ed) The Thing She Loves: Why Women Kill
New South Wales Allen & Unwin 1996 1864480815 / 9781864480818 First Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
154pp. Includes laid-in newspaper clipping, 'The Age' review from 1996. Collection of essays. "Why do women kill? Do they kill differently? Do the preconceptions of the jury and media help them or harm them?" Corners very lightly bumped. Wraps with very minor general and edgewear. Attractive copy. 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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20 Hamilton, Clive, and Sarah Maddison, editors Silencing Dissent: How the Australian government is controlling public opinion and stifling debate
Crows Nest NSW Allen & Unwin 2007 1741751012 / 9781741751017 Reprint Paperback Near Fine Duodecimo Signed by Editor
xiv, 279 pp. Tiny crease to lower back corner of wrappers. Faint yellowing to edges of text block. Signed by Clive Hamilton on title page. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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