Description : Explores how the history, climate, and geography of Australia have shaped the customs and practices of its people, looking at life in both the city and the outback.
Description : This publication provides an invaluable insight into the cultural upheaval of the Nyoongar people of Australia after British colonisation and how they have lived with racism and are now trying to adapt to the multicultural policies formulated for all Australians.
Description : Extinctions have always occurred and always will, so what is so surprising about the megafauna extinctions? They were caused by humans and were the first of many extinctions that eventually led to the extinction of the Moa, Steller's Sea Cow, the Dodo, Great Auk and countless other species great and small, all attributed to human agency. Therefore, the megafauna were humans’ first great impact on the planet. There is now an increasing realization that the 'blitzkrieg' view of these extinctions may have been wrong. A growing body of evidence and long-term field work is beginning to show that at least Australia's megafauna did not succumb to human agency, not because humans probably did not hunt the odd animal but because the an infinitely more logical reason lies in the climatic conditions of the Quaternary Ice Ages and the affect they had on continental geography, environment, climate and, most importantly, the biogeography of the megafauna. This book presents the evidence of this theory, demonstrating the biogeographic approach to Australia’s megafauna extinction. Written clearly to benefit a diverse level of readers, from those with a passing interest to professionals in the field. Examines future climate change and its effects on the planet by looking at examples buried in the past Presents new evidence from extensive field research
Description : Textbook for tertiary students which provides documentary sources as well as commentaries from academics in the field to outline the historical development of the Australian welfare state. Suitable for introductory courses in social welfare, politics, sociology and public policy. The material is presented in five parts including: policies for the employed in the last century, the struggle of Australian women to receive employment and child-related benefits from the state, the development of policies relating to indigenous and immigrant Australians and how the welfare state has dealt with the aged and refugees. The final part considers documents in Australian history that contrast discordant understandings of the purposes of the welfare state. Includes a table of contents, an index and list of references. Also available in hardback.
Description : A four book series which explores Aboriginal culture in the following areas: In the past ; Cultural identity ; Communication ; Using the environment ; Rules and responsibilities.