This is a book that I shouldn’t have had to write. It’s about taking the foods that are native to our land into our homes and cooking with them. The fact that it needed to be written, and that non-Indigenous readers need to ...
History shows that Anzac commemoration has always filled an emotional rather than an intellectual function in the Australian psyche. In its original manifestation up until the 1960s, Anzac commemoration was primarily an outlet for mourning and remembrance. It endured a period of apathy and hostility ...
I did not plan to write a history about the lives of the unknown Australian settler Caroline Kearney and her children. When I first uncovered evidence of the dilemma that she faced as a widow I was researching the significance of property, marriage and inheritance ...
Australian women’s football has never been in better shape. The first Matildas, Australia’s national women’s side, were recognised for their efforts on the 40thAnniversary of their first match against New Zealand. The current crop of players joined the celebrations. They are one ...
I have been involved in criminal justice in one way or another for 50 years. In that time I have often been faced with very determined members of the public whose views about the criminal law differed from mine and I have spent much time ...
In early September 2019, when I heard the ABC had produced a documentary looking at Australian identity through the prism of the pool, I couldn’t believe the incredible timing with the imminent release of my book,The Memory Pool: Australian stories of summer, sun ...
Science

By human standards, the Universe is an absurd place. Not only in its vast tracts of empty space and the strangeness of the celestial objects it harbours, but in almost any other attribute you care to mention. Size, temperature, density, pressure, complexity, radiation, speed – you name it. Compared with our ...

Society

The photographs of our youth are compelling, elusive and cunningly tricky. Each photograph in this wonderful collection powerfully evokes half-remembered truths, halffaded yearnings, at the same time tempting us with a honeysweet nostalgia for places and times that can never be found again. The captivating enigma of these images is ...

Science

UNSW Press is pleased to announce the contributors featured in The Best Australian Science Writing 2019 anthology:


Art

When in 2005 Parragirl Bonney Djuric climbed on top of some rubbish bins and jumped the fence into the yard of Parramatta Girls Home, she remembered ‘Peering up at its imposing façade … a place where at the age of fifteen I had spent eight months as a resident’. With ...

Society
Addressing Modern Slavery
Justine Nolan and Martijn Boersma

Eradicating modern slavery is one of the big challenges of our time.

Environment

Just this week I was again confronted – twice – with the realities of what can go wrong when we feed wild birds. I was contacted by someone who had heard me talking about this topic on the radio and thought I might have an opinion. They described a situation that needed ...


Law

This book is about fear – principally fear of firearms – and what can and should be done to reduce that fear.

Environment

The human longing for the mysterious, liberating joy of wild nature has always fascinated me. So much of art, literature and music originate from this longing, but even on a daily level, most people love to have a break in the beauty of nature. And yet we live in a ...

Travel

O ‘Arcadian Adelaide,’ may you improve – may


 
 
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