Category: Australia Oceania
By Adam Shand
The tale of the main spectacularly profitable shoplifting gang in historical past, who plundered shops in England and Europe within the Sixties and Seventies - the Kangaroo Gang, led through a grasp thief 'King' Arthur Delaney.
Vast shoplifting ring working in Britain
'A hugely organised gang of Australian shoplifters is at paintings in Britain stealing items worthy thousands of kilos a 12 months. New participants of the crowd are flown from Australia each time the organisers wish replacements.'
The Guardian, 15 August 1968
From the mid Nineteen Sixties, a brazen band of Australian thieves ran rebellion in London for greater than a decade, pulling off the main bold heists Scotland backyard had ever obvious. They have been tagged through the clicking because the Kangaroo Gang.
The gang, led via the charismatic 'King' Arthur Delaney, precise the luxurious emporia of Knightsbridge and the advantageous jewellers of Mayfair. however the King didn' t cease there, criss-crossing Europe to put siege to the posh shops of Paris, Brussels, Rome...
By Helen Bianchin
Loukas Andreou: a strength to be reckoned with in business…and within the bed room, as rumor has it. a similar guy who, to Alesha Karsouli's horror, she needs to marry in keeping with the phrases of her father's will.
Alesha reluctantly concedes to a paper marriage the place she and Loukas will satisfy social responsibilities but lead separate lives. yet Loukas wishes more…a spouse who's doting in public. And the single approach to make that association look actual is that if she's his prepared bride in private…
By Stuart Bedford
Items of the Vanuatu Puzzle provides the result of the main in depth and common archaeological investigations in Vanuatu for greater than 30 years. For the 1st time the result of broad excavations performed on 3 islands within the archipelago are released. The websites span from the interval of preliminary Lapita cost via to later cultural alterations. The study has introduced larger readability to the early background of the Vanuatu archipelago and has wider implications for the sector ordinarily rather by way of how strategies of cultural switch are defined. it really is a vital reference paintings either for these archaeologists operating within the western Pacific but additionally should you care for fabric tradition typically and pottery extra in particular.
Download e-book for kindle: The Neglected War: The German South Pacific and the by Hermann Joseph Hiery
By Clinton Fernandes
The areas of Asia and Oceania, with their many diversified peoples, monstrous measurement, and great cultural background, have birthed probably the most serious conflicts of the trendy period. From border disputes to present nuclear threats to areas nonetheless shattered through the consequences of prior wars, this unstable quarter is a key participant at the international degree of world clash. This interesting quantity presents up-to-the minute insurance of the main serious occasions and explosive occasions within the area, together with inner strife in Indonesia, insurgency in southern Thailand, nuclear matters in India and Pakistan, the Tibetan rebellion, the Spratly Islands dispute, and terrorist corporations resembling Abu Sayeff. The conflicts are explored opposed to the backdrop of significant conflicts just like the Vietnam warfare, the Korean struggle, and the chilly conflict. Maps, a timeline, an index, and an annotated bibliography complement the chapters for a better knowing of the cloth. With ties to a number of curricular parts, together with Asian stories, political technology, international experiences, army heritage, diplomacy, neighborhood heritage and politics, this can be an important resource for college students of global historical past and international clash.
Download e-book for iPad: The Prehistoric Exploration and Colonisation of the Pacific by Geoffrey Irwin
By Geoffrey Irwin
The exploration and colonization of the Pacific is a outstanding episode in human prehistory. Early sea-going explorers had no wisdom of Pacific geography, no tools for measuring time and none for exploration. 40 years of contemporary archaeology, experimental voyages in rafts, and computing device simulations of voyages have produced an normous variety of literature in this arguable topic. This e-book represents an incredible increase in wisdom of the payment of the Pacific by means of suggesting that exploration used to be swift, functional and undertaken systematically, and that navigation tools gradually greater.
By Kathy E. Ferguson
What is globalization? How is it gendered? How does it paintings in Asia and the Pacific? The authors of the 16 unique and leading edge essays awarded right here take clean inventory of globalization’s complexities. They pursue serious feminist inquiry approximately girls, gender, and sexualities and convey unique insights into altering lifestyles styles in Asian and Pacific Island societies.
every one essay places the lives and struggles of girls on the middle of its exam whereas weaving examples of worldwide circuits in Asian and Pacific societies right into a global body of research. The paintings is generated from inside of Asian and Pacific areas, bringing to the fore neighborhood voices and claims to wisdom. The geographic emphasis on Asia/Pacific highlights the complexity of globalizing practices between particular humans whose dilemmas come alive on those pages. even supposing the e-book makes a speciality of worldwide, gendered flows, it expands its research to incorporate the media and the humanities, highbrow assets, activist agendas, and person existence tales. best ethnographies and interviews succeed in past generalizations and convey Pacific and Asian men and women alive of their struggles opposed to globalization.
Globalization can't be summed up in a neat political time table yet needs to be actively contested and creatively negotiated. Taking feminist political pondering past basic oppositions, the authors ask particular questions on how worldwide practices paintings, how they arrive to be, who advantages, and what's at stake.
Contributors: Nancie Caraway, Steve Derné, Cynthia Enloe, Kathy Ferguson, Maria Ibarra, Gwyn Kirk, Sally Merry, Virginia Metaxas, Min Dongchao, Monique Mironesco, Rhacel Parrenas, Lucinda Peach, Vivian cost, Jyoti Puri, Judith Raiskin, Nancy Riley, Saskia Sassen, Teresia Teaiwa, Chris Yano, Yau Ching.
By Stuart Macintyre
Australia is the final continent to be settled by way of Europeans, however it additionally sustains a humans and a tradition tens of millions years previous. for far of the prior two hundred years the beginners have sought to exchange the outdated with the hot. This e-book tells how they imposed themselves at the land, and taken expertise, associations and concepts to make it their very own. It relates the development from penal colony to a wealthy loose state and illustrates how, as a kingdom created through waves of rookies, the quest for binding traditions used to be lengthy annoyed through the sensation of rootlessness, until eventually it got here to phrases with its origins. The 3rd version of this acclaimed e-book recounts the foremost elements - social, monetary and political - that experience formed modern day Australia. It covers the increase and fall of the Howard executive, the 2007 election and the apology to the stolen new release. greater than ever prior to, Australians draw at the earlier to appreciate their destiny.
By Stephen Pincock, Peter Doherty
Dynamic and informative, this anthology examines technological know-how themes either macrocosmic and microscopic. Featuring either younger, unpublished writers in addition to popular Australian writers and thinkers—such as Paul Davies, Tim Flannery, Anna Funder, and Germaine Greer—this account includes insightful and robust choices of vital writing approximately technological know-how and nature.