By Joan Metge
By Joan Metge
By Serge Tcherkézoff, Françoise Douaire-Marsaudon
The texts gathered during this quantity take an anthropological method of the diversity of up to date societal difficulties which confront the peoples of the modern South Pacific: non secular revival, the sociology of family among neighborhood teams, areas and geographical regions, the matter of tradition parts, where of democracy within the transition of States based on sacred chiefdoms, the function of ceremonial exchanges in a marketplace economic climate, and so on. every one bankruptcy provides a society obvious from a particular standpoint, yet continuously almost about the difficulty of collective identification and its war of words with historical past and alter. the gathering hence invitations the reader to appreciate how the population of those societies search to verify either somebody identification and a feeling of belonging to the modern global. In doing so, it informs the reader in regards to the modern realities skilled by means of the population of the South Pacific, as a way to contributing to an intercultural discussion among the reader and those population.
By Robin Adair
1828: Sydney is a urban equipped at the backs of exiled convicts. yet in a colony of criminals, how do you cut down the checklist of suspects while a assassin is at the rampage?
Nicodemus Dunne used to be a London policeman. After being deported on trumped up fees of attack, he now makes his residing in New South Wales as a working patterer, spreading the scoop of the day via observe of mouth. faced with a chain of grotesque and horribly creative murders, the governor seeks out Dunne for his investigative abilities and his skill to infiltrate all degrees of society.
With every one mutilated physique, the assassin has left clues for Dunne to decipher. Can he placed the items of the puzzle jointly and seize his elusive quarry with out turning into prey himself?
By Susanne Winkler
This quantity uncovers a very good secret approximately language: why will we converse so successfully even though ambiguity is pervasive? Conversely, how do audio system use ambiguity to accomplish a selected target? solutions to those questions are supplied in contributions from varied educational fields: (psycho)linguistics, literary feedback, rhetoric, theology, media stories, law.
By Brian Dollery;Neil Marshall;Andrew Worthington
Examines some of the epic adjustments that experience taken position in Australian neighborhood govt up to now decade, together with the talk on amalgamations, the character of intergovernmental transfers, democratic tactics, advancements in administration and management, monetary reform, neighborhood executive failure, and digital neighborhood governance in Australia.
By Liz Fawcett
By Elfed Vaughan Roberts, Ngai-Ling Sum, Peter Bradshaw
In 1997 the British colony of Hong Kong reverted to the People's Republic of China after over one hundred fifty years less than British regulate. years later, in 1999, the Portuguese-administered territory of Macau could be reunited with the mainland. How did those c
By Mark Greenwood, Terry Denton
He emerged from the cave of bats with the identify given to him via his humans. He used to be Jandamarra - a guy of strength who may seem and disappear like a ghost. Set within the Kimberley area in northwest Australia, this is often the tale of a tender warrior born to guide. To the settlers, he was once an outlaw to be hunted. To the Bunuba, he used to be a brave defender of his state. Mark Greenwood's textual content and Terry Denton's watercolour illustrations convey to existence this tale of clash and divided loyalties - giving a different perception into a rare guy and a sad yet vital a part of Australia's frontier history.
By Kathy Giuffre
In an try and get away from her tense existence as a unmarried operating mom of 2 younger boys, Kathy Giuffre books a year-long journey for 4 in a tropical paradise. on the final minute, her boyfriend declares he is not becoming a member of them, and Kathy reveals herself in an unlivable condo in Rarotonga, a tiny speck in the midst of the South Pacific Ocean. Her not likely savior is Emily, an 82-year-old Maori lady with a wide white condominium at the fringe of the sea, which the 2 ladies proportion with callous missionaries, the ghosts of Emily’s ancestors, and, in short, a extraordinary couple from japanese Europe. As time passes, Kathy is seduced by way of the island and its humans and by means of emotions she hasn't ever ahead of skilled. this is often an inspirational tale approximately having the braveness to look for anything greater and discovering it—serenity, sensuality, and, finally, love.
By Alan Day
This attractive reference examines the background of, the quest for, and the invention of Australia, taking complete account of the proof for and the idea surrounding attainable past contacts through the traditional Egyptians, Arabs, and chinese language seamen. Day brings the expeditions to lifestyles, expressing the wishes that drove nice sea captains deeper into turbulent waters looking for caches of spice, silks, and worthwhile metals. Covers a wide selection of themes, together with _ Seamen from 8 international locations _ The restoration of hurricane wrecked ships _ Diplomatic treaties _ precedence of discovery disputes _ army and civil explorers and surveyors _ Topographical beneficial properties _ Geographical phrases and areas _ Rivers and river procedure