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1 y separately published work icon The New Academic The New Academic : How to Write, Present and Profile Your Amazing Research to the World Simon Clews , Kensington : University of New South Wales Press , 2021 22016008 2021 single work criticism

'What does it mean to be an academic in today's rapidly changing world?

'The new academic must not only be outstanding in their chosen field, they must be able to write knock-out articles, speak with flair and wit, and share it all with their huge social media following. But how do you do all that?

'In The New Academic, Simon Clews offers a wealth of practical advice on how to write and speak in an entertaining, informative and, above all, accessible way. He will also help you to take care of the practicalities, the business if you like, of being a writer and communicator. Aimed at researchers at all levels of experience, this book will take you from the basics of writing and speaking, how to develop a public profile, gain traction online – starting with a simple letter to the editor and then moving through writing for newspapers and magazines, radio and TV interviews, as well as podcasting, and even exhibitions and documentary film. This book will teach experts how to be front and centre in public debate so we can all benefit from their knowledge and make informed decisions about the things that matter. Funny, lively and constructive, this is your hands-on guidebook to excelling in academia.'

Source : publisher's blurb

1 2 y separately published work icon Everything You Need to Know About the Uluru Statement from the Heart Megan Davis , George Williams , Kensington : University of New South Wales Press , 2021 21958043 2021 multi chapter work criticism

'We leave base camp and start our trek across this vast country. We invite you to walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future.

'On 26 May 2017, after a historic process of consultation, the Uluru Statement from the Heart was read out. This clear and urgent call for reform to the community from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples asked for the establishment of a First Nations Voice to Parliament protected in the constitution and a process of agreement-making and truth-telling. Voice. Treaty. Truth.

'What was the journey to this point? What do Australians need to know about the Uluru Statement from the Heart? And how can these reforms be achieved?

'Everything You Need to Know about the Uluru Statement from the Heart , written by Megan Davis and George Williams, two of Australia’s best-known constitutional experts, is essential reading on how our Constitution was drafted, what the 1967 referendum achieved, and the lead-up and response to the Uluru Statement. Importantly, it explains how the Uluru Statement offers change that will benefit the whole nation.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Pathfinders : The History of NSW Aboriginal Trackers Michael Bennett , Kensington : University of New South Wales Press , 2020 15260532 2015 website single work biography

Archived website. Based on research conducted for a project funded by the Heritage Office of NSW, the website explores the history of Aboriginal trackers who worked for the New South Wales Police Force between 1863 and 1972.

'There are few Aboriginal icons in White Australia history.

'From the explorer to the pioneer, the swagman to the drover’s wife, with a few bushrangers for good measure, Europeans play all the leading roles. A rare exception is the redoubtable tracker. With skills passed down over millennia, trackers could trace the movements of people across vast swathes of country. Celebrated as saviours of lost children and disoriented adults, and finders of missing livestock, they were also cursed by robbers on the run.

'Trackers live in the collective memory as one of the few examples of Aboriginal people’s skills being sought after in colonial society. In New South Wales alone, more than a thousand Aboriginal men and a smaller number of women toiled for authorities across the state after 1862. This book tells the often unlikely stories of trackers including Billy Bogan, Jimmy Governor, Tommy Gordon, Frank Williams and Alec Riley.

'Through his work on native title claims, historian Michael Bennett realised that the role of trackers – and how they moved between two worlds – has been largely unacknowledged. His important book reveals that their work grew out of traditional society and was sustained by the vast family networks that endure to this day. Pathfinders brings the skilled and diverse work of trackers not only to the forefront of law enforcement history but to the general shared histories of black and white Australia.' (Print publication summary)


1 2 y separately published work icon Paper Emperors : The Rise of Australia's Newspaper Empires Sally Young , Kensington : University of New South Wales Press , 2019 15507988 2019 single work non-fiction

'Before newspapers were ravaged by the digital age, they were a powerful force everywhere – especially in Australia, a country of newspaper giants and kingmakers.

'This magisterial book reveals who owned Australia’s newspapers and how they used them to wield political power. A corporate and political history spanning 140 years, Paper Emperors reveals how Australia’s media system came to be dominated by a handful of empires and powerful family dynasties who influenced public policies, lobbied and bullied politicians, and shaped internal party politics. Unexplored until now, Sally Young shows that this set the shape of Australian newspapers for the next century.'

'The book begins in 1803 with Australia's first newspaper owner - a convict who became a wealthy bank owner - giving the industry a blend of notoriety, power and wealth from the start. Throughout the twentieth century, Australians were unaware that they were reading newspapers owned by secret bankrupts and failed land boomers, powerful mining magnates, Underbelly-style gangsters, bankers, and corporate titans. It ends with the downfall of Menzies in 1941 and his conviction that a handful of press barons brought him down. The intervening years are packed with political drama, business machinations and a struggle for readers, all while the newspaper barons are peddling power and influence. 

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 3 y separately published work icon Indigenous and Other Australians Since 1901 Tim Rowse , Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2017 12994994 2017 multi chapter work criticism biography

'As Australia became a nation in 1901, no-one anticipated that ‘Aboriginal affairs’ would become an on-going national preoccupation.

'Not ‘dying out’ as predicted, Aboriginal numbers recovered and – along with Torres Strait Islanders – they became an articulate presence, aggrieved at colonial authority’s interventions into family life and continuing dispossession. Indigenous and Other Australians since 1901 narrates their recovery – not only in numbers but in cultural confidence and critical self-awareness. Pointing to Indigenous leaders, it also reassesses the contribution of government and mission ‘protection’ policies and the revised definitions of ‘Aboriginal’. Timothy Rowse explains why Australia has conceded a large Indigenous Land and Sea Estate since the 1960s, and argues that the crisis in ‘self-determination’ since 2000 has been fuelled by Indigenous critique of the selves that they have become.

'As Indigenous people put themselves at the centre of arguments about their future, this book could not be more timely.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon City Dreamers : The Urban Imagination in Australia Graeme Davison , Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2016 11251481 2016 multi chapter work criticism

'I became an urban historian because I believed that our cities deserved more of our curiosity and idealism.

'City Dreamers restores Australian cities, and those who created them, to their rightful place in the national imagination. Building on a lifetime’s work, Graeme Davison views Australian history, from 1788 to the present day, through the eyes of city dreamers – such as Henry Lawson, Charles Bean and 'Hugh Stretton – and others who have helped make the cities we inhabit. Davison looks at significant individuals or groups that he calls snobs, slummers, pessimists, exodists, suburbans and anti-suburbans – and argues that there’s a particular twist to the ways in which Australians think about cities. And the way we live in them.

'This extraordinary book excavates the cultural history of the Australian city by focusing on ‘dreamers’, those who battle to make and re-make our cities. It reminds us that for most of us the city is home, and it is there that we find belonging.' (Publication summary)

1 3 y separately published work icon Van Diemen's Land : An Aboriginal History Murray Johnson , Ian McFarlane , Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2015 8881916 2015 single work criticism

'The history of Aborigines in Van Diemen’s Land is long. The first Tasmanians lived in isolation for as many as 300 generations after the flooding of Bass Strait. Their struggle against almost insurmountable odds is one worthy of respect and admiration, not to mention serious attention. This broad-ranging book is a comprehensive and critical account of that epic survival up to the present day.'

'Starting from antiquity, the book examines the devastating arrival of Europeans and subsequent colonisation, warfare and exile. It emphasises the regionalism and separateness, a consistent feature of Aboriginal life since time immemorial that has led to the distinct identities we see in the present, including the unique place of the islanders of Bass Strait.'

'Carefully researched, using the findings of archaeologists and extensive documentary evidence, some only recently uncovered, this important book fills a long-time gap in Tasmanian history. ' (Source: Publishers' website)

2 1 y separately published work icon Aboriginal Convicts : Australian, Khoisan and Maori Exiles Kristyn Harman , Chicago : University of New South Wales Press , 2013 6093378 2012 single work biography

'Bulldog and Musquito, Aboriginal warriors from the Hawkesbury, were captured and sent to Norfolk Island following frontier skirmishes in New South Wales. Eventually, Bulldog seems to have made it home. Musquito was transported to Van Diemen's Land, where he laboured as a convict servant. He never returned. Hohepa Te Umuroa was arrested near Wellington in 1846, with a group of Maori warriors. Five of the men were transported to Van Diemen's Land where Te Umuroa died in custody. More than 140 years later, his remains were carried home to New Zealand. Booy Piet, a twenty-six year-old Khoisan soldier from the Cape Colony, was transported to Van Diemen's Land for desertion in 1842. After three years of convict labour, he died in Hobart General Hospital. These men are among 130 aboriginal convicts who were transported to and within the Australian penal colonies. They lived, laboured, were punished, and died alongside other convicts, but until this groundbreaking book, their stories had largely been forgotten.' (Publisher's blurb)

1 2 y separately published work icon Playground Duty Ned Manning , Kensington : University of New South Wales Press , 2012 Z1851379 2012 single work autobiography

'In the baking heat of February 1973, wearing a purple nylon bodyshirt and an expression of confidence that belied his nerves, Ned Manning faced down a classroom full of kids in Tenterfield in remote NSW. It was the start of many years of teaching, by turns exhilarating, nerve-fraying and inspiring.

'Packed with stories of students both bored and enthusiastic, lesson plans, staff rooms and drama as studied for the HSC and lived every day, the book roams from high schools in dusty country towns to the edgy Newtown School of Performing Arts in Sydney's inner-city and a crucible of creativity at EORA Aboriginal College. Through the challenges he inevitably faces, Mr Manning finds the common thread of possibility and hope that runs through his profession.

'A funny and disarmingly honest memoir of a full life of teaching, Playground Duty has the power to rekindle a spark of glee and optimism about teachers, kids and even schools.'  (Publication summary)

1 1 y separately published work icon From Vienna to Yogyakarta : The Life of Herb Feith Jemma Purdey , Kensington : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 Z1853608 2011 single work biography 'Herb Feith came to Australia as a Jewish refugee from war-torn Europe in 1939 and went on to become an internationally renowned and passionate scholar of Indonesia. He died tragically in Melbourne in 2001. This engaging biography tells his own extraordinary story and traces his interest in Indonesia, his determination to establish networks of serious study of Indonesia and Southeast Asia and his commitment to peace activism.' (Publisher's blurb)
1 4 y separately published work icon The Exotic Rissole Tanveer Ahmed , Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 Z1813891 2011 single work autobiography
1 27 y separately published work icon Australian Poetry Since 1788 Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Robert Gray (editor), Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 Z1803846 2011 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) 'A good poem is one that the world can’t forget or is delighted to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by two of Australia’s foremost poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, contains such poems. It is the first of its kind for Australia and promises to become a classic. Included here are Australia’s major poets, and lesser-known but equally affecting ones, and all manifestations of Australian poetry since 1788, from concrete poems to prose poems, from the cerebral to the naïve, from the humorous to the confessional, and from formal to free verse. Translations of some striking Aboriginal song poems are one of the high points. Containing over 1000 poems from 170 Australian poets, as well as short critical biographies, this careful reevaluation of Australian poetry makes this a superb book that can be read and enjoyed over a lifetime.' (From the publisher's website.)
1 8 y separately published work icon Adelaide Kerryn Goldsworthy , Kensington : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 Z1802290 2011 single work prose 'A painting, a frog cake, a landmark, a statue, a haunting newspaper photograph, a bucket of peaches, pink shorts in parliament, concert tickets, tourist maps ... Kerryn Goldsworthy's Adelaide is a museum of sorts, a personal guide to the city through a collection of iconic objects. Adelaide navigates her southern home, discovering its identifying curios and passing them to the reader to touch, inspect and marvel at. These objects explore the beautiful, commonplace, dark and contradictory history of Adelaide: the heat, the wine, the weirdness, the progressive politics and the rigid colonial formality, the sinister horrors and the homey friendliness. They all paint a lively portrait of her home city - as remembered, lived in, thought about, missed, loved, hated, laughed at, travelled to and from, seen from afar and close up by assorted writers, citizens and visitors - but mainly as it exists in her memory and imagination.' (Publisher's blurb)
1 4 y separately published work icon Moving Stories : An Intimate History of Four Women across Two Countries Alistair Thomson , Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 Z1802258 2011 single work biography 'This book represents a unique collaboration between a historian and four ordinary women who were extraordinary letters-writers, family photographers and memoirists. As British migrants to Australia these women recorded in intimate detail aspects of everyday life and women's experience that are often lost to history: childcare and housework, housing and domestic appliances, friendship, family and married life. Taken together, their stories enrich and complicate our understanding of key themes in twentieth century women's history. More than that, this is an exploration of the creation and interpretation of the stories we make of our lives through letters, photographs, life writing and oral history. What shapes women's life stories? What do they reveal and conceal? What can we learn when these women look back over their lives and the dramatic transformations of self, family and society since the 1930s?' (Manchester University Press website)
1 4 y separately published work icon Gurindji Journey : A Japanese Historian in the Outback Minoru Hokari , Kensington : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 Z1778591 2011 single work prose 'After immersing himself in the culture of a remote Australian Indigenous community for close to a year, the young Japanese scholar Minoru Hokari emerged with a new world view. Gurindji Journey tells of Hokari's experience living with the Gurindji people of Daguragu and Kalkaringi in the Northern Territory of Australia, absorbing their way of life, and beginning to understand Aboriginal modes of seeing and being.

'This compelling book, published in English posthumously, seven years after the author's death, is a personal, philosophical, lyrical record of his journey into Indigenous Australian culture. Part memoir, part history, part theory, Gurindji Journey is the story of Hokari's discovery of Gurindji modes of history and historical practice.

'It is a breathtaking work that opens up new pathways for approaching cross-cultural history, anthropology and historical epistemology. It will appeal equally to historians of place and oral traditions, readers in Indigenous cosmology and customs, theory lovers, anthropologists and anyone interested in Australian Aboriginal history and culture.' (From the publisher's website.)
1 2 y separately published work icon Set in Stone : The Cell Block Theatre Deborah Beck , Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 Z1772147 2011 single work criticism 'Set in Stone is the fascinating story of how a derelict wing of Darlinghurst Gaol, home to Sydney's most notorious female criminals, became the Cell Block Theatre, the hub of Australia's avant-garde theatre, music and dance scene in the 1960s and '70s. A place of creative freedom and ingenuity, this extraordinary venue saw early performances from artists such as John Bell, Yvonne Kenny, Peter Sculthorpe, David Malouf, Jim Sharman and Nick Cave. Richly illustrated with striking archival photographs, Set in Stone is the first book to explore this iconic cultural site and the ground-breaking works that emerged from its rough sandstone walls.' (From the publisher's website.)
1 5 y separately published work icon Digging Up a Past John Mulvaney , Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 Z1766295 2011 single work autobiography
1 1 y separately published work icon My Favourite Teacher Robert Macklin (editor), Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 Z1760191 2011 anthology autobiography

'In My Favourite Teacher high-profile Australians including children's author Mem Fox, comedian Anh Do, retired Chief Justice Michael Kirby, broadcaster Alan Jones and The Chaser's Julian Morrow, along with contributors from all walks of life, share very personal stories of their favourite teachers. Their entertaining, inspiring, and often moving accounts reveal how these teachers inspired their students to follow their dreams.'  (Publication summary)

1 1 y separately published work icon The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate : Volume 3 : 1962-1983 Ann Millar (editor), Geoffrey Browne (editor), Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2010- Z1748105 2010- reference biography
1 y separately published work icon World Music : Global Sounds in Australia Seth Jordan (editor), Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2010 Z1746264 2010 anthology criticism 'From its early beginnings in the 1980s, the vibrant world music genre in Australia has burgeoned to become the dynamic scene it is today. World Music charts this evolution, with chapter contributions from some of Australia's most knowledgeable and respected world music journalists, broadcasters, academics and promoters, and in doing so provides an historical perspective on one of music's most exciting styles. It explores the story of Australian-based performers and other individuals who have significantly contributed to the development of Australia's world music scene. With chapters covering many musical sub-genres - European, African, Latin, reggae, Asian, Middle-Eastern, Indigenous, and contemporary cross-cultural fusions - attention is also given to the communities, organisations, venues and festivals, along with the various media outlets that have promoted world music in Australia.' (Publisher's blurb)