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• Author :_Brian Galligan, Winsome Roberts
• Pages :_666 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780195555431
• ISBN-13 :_0195555430

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• Description : This account of Australian political life and thought covers all aspects of national politics and Australian politics in regional, international and global contexts. It also takes full account of the colonial origins of Australian politics and includes entries on indigenous politics, frontier politics and settler societies. [...] by Publisher : ''



• Author :_Graeme Davison, Stuart Macintyre, John Bradley Hirst
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• Description : This superb new companion provides a comprehensive account of the key events and personalities that have shaped Australian history. Approximately 1600 entries provide a wealth of information that will be invaluable to historians, students, and anyone interested in this country's fascinating history. [...] by Publisher : 'Oxford University Press, USA'



• Author :_Brian McFarlane, Geoff Mayer, Ina Bertrand
• Pages :_583 sheets
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• Description : The Oxford Companion to Australian Film is an indispensable reference for anyone interested in Australian movies. This Companion is a comprehensive guide to the people and ideas that have made Australian cinema. It contains more than a thousand entries and was written by almost a hundred scholars and writers with expertise in different facets of Australian film. No other reference book on this subject contains so many features: * succinct yet detailed entries on key figures (actors, directors, producers, writers, designers, composers etc.) * incisive discussions of major films, with credits and plot summaries * longer essays on critical and historical themes * a series of extended interviews (specially prepared for this Companion) with some of the luminaries of Australian film, including Goeffrey Rush and Pamela Rabe * over 100 illustrations (portraits, stills, and posters) * thorough bibliography * full list of AFI awards * subject index providing easy access to relevant entries. This Companion celebrates Australia's love of the movies and provides a comprehensive and entertaining account of its unique contribution to the art. [...] by Publisher : 'Oxford University Press, USA'



• Author :_Michael Coper, Anthony Blackshield, George Williams
• Pages :_804 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780195540222
• ISBN-13 :_0195540220

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• Description : This pioneering reference work is a comprehensive and scholarly publication that examines the High Court of Australia's public work, the Court's role in Australian law, politics and society, and the Court's inner workings. [...] by Publisher : 'Oxford University Press, USA'



• Author :_William Henry Wilde, Joy W. Hooton, B. G. Andrews
• Pages :_833 sheets
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• ISBN-13 :_UOM:39015031722021

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• Description : Unique in its field, exhaustive in scope, theOxford Companion to Australian Literatureoffers a comprehensive account of Australian writing from European settlement in 1788 to the 1990s. It presents the most important achievements in the fields of fiction, poetry, and drama, and also covers non-fictional prose in journals, diaries, biographies, and autobiographies, and the impact of key historical events on Australian literature. Fully revised and updated, the second edition contains 500 new entries, bringing the total to 3050, reflects the greater influence and volume of women's and multicultural writing, and includes major new articles on crime fiction and the immigrant experience. Written in clear and accessible language, this major reference belongs on the shelf of every library and every lover of world literature. [...] by Publisher : 'Oxford University Press, USA'



• Author :_William Henry Wilde, Joy Hooton, Barry Andrews
• Pages :_760 sheets
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• Author :_Wray Vamplew
• Pages :_575 sheets
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• ISBN-13 :_PSU:000023612952

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• Description : The Oxford Companion to Australian Sport appears in a revised, updated and greatly expanded new edition. Produced by the Australian Society for Sports History, this is the first authoritative and encyclopedic reference work on all sports played in Australia. It provides a comprehensive overview of the history and character of the innumerable codes that constitute the Australian sporting character. All sports are covered - not just the major ones like cricket, Australian Rules, lawn tennis, and horse-racing. The Companion offers succinct and informative entries on famous sportsmen and women, and on major institutions, competitions and venues. The Companion also offers thematic essays on crucial aspects of the history, culture and professionalization of sport in Australia. For the first time readers have access to biographies of sporting champions from different codes, all of whom rub shoulders in this literary pantheon. For the second edition, the editors have commissionedfour major new thematic essays: Coaching, Disabled Sportsmen and Women, Regionalism, and the Olympic Winter Games. Seven more sports have been added (badminton, bicycle racing, curling, fives, petanque, ring bowls, and surfing), along with 38 additional clubs. The second edition boasts 240 new biographies. One of its major features is a `list of lists', which provides full details about major competitions such as the Stawell Gift, Davis Cup finals, the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, the Sheffield Shield, Brownlow Medallists - to name just a few of the lists contained in this Appendix. Greatly expanded and offering a readable cultural history of Australian sport, the Oxford Companion to Australian Sport is essential reading for sportsmen and women, administrators, journalists and sports followers. [...] by Publisher : 'Oxford University Press, USA'



• Author :_Margo Neale, Sylvia Kleinert, Robyne Bancroft
• Pages :_758 sheets
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• ISBN-13 :_UOM:39015053139690

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• Description : Covers indigeneous Australian art, archeological traditions, styles of the contact period, nineteenth-century art trends, and the development of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practices. [...] by Publisher : 'Oxford University Press, USA'



• Author :_Graham Seal
• Pages :_381 sheets
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• ISBN-13 :_IND:30000037275934

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• Description : One of the best ways to ascertain a nation's character is to examine its informal or unofficial culture - its folklore. Australians' sense of nationality is defined not merely in relation to the places they inhabit and the careers they pursue, but also via the slang and languages they speak, the jokes and yarns they exchange, the objects they make, the way they behave towards one another, and the games they play. As Australia approaches the centenary of Federation, it is timely that questions should be asked about the nature of the Australian identity in a changing, urbanized, multicultural society. The Oxford Companion to Australian Folklore addresses these questions and illustrates the range and importance of Australia's folkloric heritage. Some of Australia's best-known writers, folklorists and academics have contributed articles to the Companion. Entries range from the descriptive (Gumleaf playing) to the analytical (Popular culture and folklore); from country halls to graffiti to archival preservation of audio tapes; from the bunyip to rebetika (Greek blues); from chain letters to patchwork quilts and Wagga rugs. Also included are biographies of notables in the folklore field, and short entries on myths and heroes such as Ned Kelly, Henry Lawson, 'The Wild Colonial Boy' and 'The Dog on the Tucker Box'. Many entries contain references for those wishing to read further on a particular topic, and an appendix supplies bibliographic guidance for researchers. Until recently, Australia was one of the few countries in the world that tended to disregard the collection, preservation, study and recognition of its folk heritage and its contemporary folklore. As well as being an invaluablereference for students, families and cultural historians, The Oxford Companion to Australian Folklore is a milestone in the scholarship of Australian folklore. [...] by Publisher : 'Oxford University Press, USA'

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