Auf Götterpfaden über den Pazifik. Die Geschichte der by Michael H. Dietrich

By Michael H. Dietrich

Fachbuch aus dem Jahr 2016 im Fachbereich Geschichte - Australien, Ozeanien, , Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Als im Jahr 1864 der Laienbruder Eugen Eyraud auf der Osterinsel hölzerne Tafeln mit seltsamen Hieroglyphen fand, battle das eine große Sensation. guy vermutete von Anfang an darin eine Schrift, die bisher im gesamten pazifischen Raum nicht bekannt warfare. Alle Versuche, diese Zeichen zu entziffern scheiterten, weil selbst die Osterinsulaner keine sachdienlichen Angaben mehr zur Klärung vortragen konnten. Erst 1954 erschien als Habilitationsschrift des deutschen Wissenschaftlers Thomas Barthel eine erste umfassende Studie zum Verständnis von Rongorongo, wie vermutlich das process der Zeichen einst genannt wurde. Alle bis dato und im Folgenden in Erscheinung getretenen Forscher waren davon überzeugt, dass Rongorongo als Schrift nur von Linguisten entziffert werden kann. Diese Publikation verfolgt den Ansatz über die "Kunst", der hier erstmals in der Rongorongo-Forschung mit zahlreichen Zeichnungen aufgezeigt wird.

In dem vorliegenden ersten Buch aus einer geplanten Reihe von 10 Publikationen wird dargelegt, dass Rongorongo keine Schrift ist, die Texte konserviert. Der Autor Michael Dietrich fand zahlreiche Informationen über die "graphics" in der wissenschaftlichen ozeanistischen Literatur und damit auch stichhaltige Beweise für die Bedeutung der Zeichen und des platforms. So lässt sich beweisen, dass die Zeichen astronomische Bedeutungen haben, deren Sinn und Zweck die im Pazifik übliche Navigation nach den Sternen der Nachwelt überliefern.

Nach mehreren wissenschaftlichen Veröffentlichungen des Autors wendet sich dieses Buch an alle interessierten Leser, die nicht über die bisher geleistete Rongorongo-Forschung informiert sind. Das Buch ist als populärwissenschaftliche Arbeit zu verstehen, ohne den wissenschaftlichen Hintergrund auszublenden.

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Speech Matters: Getting Free Speech Right by Katharine Gelber

By Katharine Gelber

Why is Australia's present perspective in the direction of freedom of speech damaging to democracy? Australia is the land of the 'fair go'. yet does this perspective expand to freedom of speech? in contrast to the USA, Australia has no invoice of Rights to guard our correct to loose speech, but such a lot Australians take this correct without any consideration. In Speech Matters, political analyst Katharine Gelber indicates why a lot of Australia's legislation and regulations, supported by means of the broader public, are literally damaging to democratic participation in politics. A council officer shuts down a Sydney paintings exhibition that sends a political message in regards to the Iraq warfare; special day Out organisers are attacked for asking attendees to not put on the Australian flag after the Cronulla riots. Gelber investigates a variety of political expression to determine how we worth loose speech: from various makes use of of the nationwide flag, hate speech and anti-terrorism legislation to protest, campaigns opposed to company activities and paintings. Gelber considers the legislation and regulations that keep watch over behaviour along the perspectives of daily Australians approximately those issues. What Gelber unearths is a political tradition that's failing unfastened speech. Our legislation permit strong businesses to silence dissent whereas making peaceable protests tricky to hold out. Speech Matters tackles those debatable matters head-on, delivering compelling purposes for why we must always safeguard the kinds of speech that provide all people a voice in finding out how our state is run.

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Tautai: Sāmoa, World History, and the Life of Ta’isi O. F. by Patricia O'Brien

By Patricia O'Brien

Tautai is the tale of a guy who got here from the sting of a effective empire after which challenged it at its very center. This biography of Ta’isi O. F. Nelson chronicles the lifetime of a guy defined because the “archenemy” of latest Zealand and its better complete, the British Empire. He was once Sāmoa’s richest guy who used his wealth and precise foreign entry to additional the Sāmoan reason and used to be financially ruined within the procedure. within the aftermath of the hyper-violence of the 1st global conflict, Ta’isi embraced nonviolent resistance as a method to strive against a colonial surge within the Pacific that gripped his nation for almost 20 years. This surge used to be manned via heroes of recent Zealand’s battle crusade, who tried to carry the road opposed to the groundswell of demanding situations to the imperial order within the former German colony of Sāmoa that turned a League of countries mandate in 1921. Stillborn Sāmoan hopes for better freedoms lower than the program caused a problem of empire. It led Ta’isi on worldwide trips looking for justice taking him to Geneva, the League of countries headquarters, and into courtrooms in Sāmoa, New Zealand, and the uk. Ta’isi ran an international crusade of letter writing, petitions, and a newspaper to get his people’s plight heard. For his efforts he used to be imprisoned and exiled no longer as soon as yet two times from his place of origin of Sāmoa.

Using inner most papers and interviews, O’Brien tells a deeply compelling account of Ta’isi’s existence lived via turbulent a long time. by way of following Ta’isi’s tale readers additionally examine a background of Sāmoa’s Mau circulation that attracted overseas consciousness. The author’s deal with aspect offers a nuanced interpretation of its historical past and Ta’isi’s position within the broader context of worldwide background.

The first biography of Ta’isi O. F. Nelson, Tautai is a robust and passionate tale that's either own and one who encircles the globe. It touches on shared histories and reasons that experience lively and enraged populations internationally in the course of the 20th century to the current day.

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Frontiers of Taste: Food Sovereignty, Sustainability and by Zane Ma Rhea

By Zane Ma Rhea

This ebook offers a serious, multiperspective, sociohistorical research of the position of nutrients in postcolonial Indigenous, British and French settler relatives. Drawing on archival assets from Australian explorers, settlers and country developers, the e-book argues that modern problems with nutrition protection, sovereignty and sustainability were considerably formed via the colonial effect on human foodways. the writer is going directly to increase readers’ realizing of the way touch among population and newbies used to be formed and expert through nutrients, and the way those engagements verified a modus vivendi that includes via to the current day. 
Based at the overview of archival files, it makes use of a comparative, socio-historical lens to enquire touch among Indigenous and non-Indigenous humans the place the trade of foodstuff or wisdom approximately nutrients came about. It reveals that the move of nutrients and foodstuff wisdom used to be multifaceted, and the stream of nutrients wisdom happened in either instructions, even though those exchanges have been neither symmetrical nor balanced. It additionally analyzes and discusses nutrition as a focus of job. the ultimate bankruptcy bargains an review of the opportunity of the advance of a sustainable, nutritious, tasty Australian food that strikes past the tropes and stereotypical narratives embedded into colonial Indigenous-settler kinfolk within the context of nutrients. If this was once approved by way of all Australians, it is going to permit possibilities to be created for Indigenous Australians to strengthen meals items for the industry which are sustainable, economically potential and built in ways in which are culturally appropriate.

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Van Diemen's Women: A History of Transportation to Tasmania by Joan Kavanagh,Dianne Snowden

By Joan Kavanagh,Dianne Snowden

On 2 September 1845, the convict send Tasmania left Kingstown Harbour for Van Diemen’s Land with 138 girl convicts and their 35 little ones. On three December, the send arrived into Hobart city. whereas this ebook appears on the lives of all of the ladies aboard, it makes a speciality of girls specifically: Eliza Davis, who used to be transported from Wicklow Gaol for all times for infanticide, having had her sentence commuted from dying, and Margaret Butler, sentenced to seven years’ transportation for stealing potatoes in Carlow.

Using unique files, this research unearths the truth of transportation, including the legacy left by means of those ladies in Tasmania and past, and exhibits that maybe, for a few, this Draconian punishment was once, in reality, a life-saving measure.

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H V Evatt and the Establishment of Israel: The Undercover by DANIEL MANDEL


The Minister for exterior Affairs, and the dominant strength within the formation of Australian overseas coverage for a very important decade within the conflict over Palestine (1941-1949), Herbert Vere Evatt performed a primary position within the Australian political reaction to Zionism and the clash in Palestine. This ebook, which makes use of a number of basic resources from Australia, Israel, the uk and the USA, presents a useful learn of Evatt the Zionist, in addition to illuminating a desirable political determine. This worthy ebook charts the controversy in Australia over the construction of a Jewish country in addition to delivering a certainly interesting learn of Evatt himself.

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The Roth Family, Anthropology, and Colonial Administration by Russell McDougall,Iain Davidson

By Russell McDougall,Iain Davidson

No family members greater represents the overlapping roles of administrator and scientist within the British empire than the Roths. Descended from a Hungarian emigrant to Australia, generations of Roths served the empire on 4 continents and, while, produced ethnographic, archaeological, and linguistic reviews that shape the root for far sleek examine. This quantity assesses the often-conflicting roles and contributions of the Roths as executive servants and anthropologists. many of the quantity offers with Walter E. Roth, who built foundational reports of either the Australian Aborigines—considered to be one of the first systematic ethnographies anywhere—and South American tribes whereas serving as leader Protector of Aborigines in Queensland and later clinical officer, Justice of the Peace, museum curator and indigenous family officer in British Guyana. Henry Ling Roth’s contributions to the anthropology of Tasmania, Benin, Sarawak, and New Zealand also are enumerated, as are the guides and administrative actions of the succeeding iteration of Roths. This quantity serves the reader as a relations biography, a slice of the English colonial historical past, and an incredible advent to the historical past of anthropology.

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John Devoy's Catalpa Expedition (Ireland House) by Philip Fennell,Marie King,Terry Golway

By Philip Fennell,Marie King,Terry Golway

the tale of John Devoy’s 1876 Catalpa rescue is a story of heroism, creativity, and the triumph of self sufficient spirit in pursuit of freedom. The day-by-day go surfing board the whaling send Catalpa starts with the common recount of a workforce intact and a spirit unfettered, yet such quiet phrases lie to the reality of the audacious firm that got here to be referred to as some of the most vital rescues in Irish American heritage. John Devoy’s males rescued six Irish political prisoners from the Australian coast, permitting thousands of fellow Irishmen and American-Fenians, a lot of whom secretly financed the damaging plot, to attract braveness from the newly exiled prisoners.

Philip Fennell and Marie King inform the tale from John Devoy’s personal files and the ship's logbooks. John Devoy's Catalpa Expedition contains an advent by means of Terry Golway and the non-public diaries, letters, and stories from John Devoy and his males.

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Crocodile Men by Bryan Peach

By Bryan Peach

This e-book is ready the heritage and genuine existence adventures and encounters of crocodile hunters and those that were
associated with them during this intriguing period. even though i used to be greatly part of the crocodile looking and skin
exporting company, the knowledge received from 4 years of learning the historical past of crocodile hunting
and the adventures of alternative crocodile hunters has been not anything in need of a revelation. the next pages will
take you on many adventures as you accompany my fellow hunters and me on amazing reviews that
were quite often a part of our day-by-day lives. the single factor to which all hunters agree, with no exception, is that the
crocodile searching years have been certainly the easiest years of our lives.

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Changing Times: New Zealand since 1945 by Jenny Carlyon

By Jenny Carlyon

Pirate radio within the Hauraki Gulf and the 1st DC8 jets touchdown at Mangere; feminists freeing pubs and protests over the remaining of submit workplaces; kohanga reo and carless days: altering instances is a background of recent Zealand seeing that 1945. From a post-war society recognized world wide for its boring conformity, this state has turn into the most ethnically, economically and socially different nations on the earth. yet how did we get from Nagasaki to nuclear-free? What made us include small-state, free-market ideology with such ardour? And have been we actually forsaking a society recognized for its fretful sleepers and 'the worship of averages'? In altering occasions, Jenny Carlyon and Diana Morrow resolution these questions, taking us from the 'Golden climate' of post-war monetary progress, throughout the globalisation, fiscal demanding situations and protest of the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, and directly to the loose marketplace revolution and new immigrants of the Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties. all through, tales from the lives of latest Zealanders are key: a tank motive force yelling in his sleep after global battle II, a lady within the Wairarapa learning the female Mystique, a Tapawera forestry employee wasting his task. this can be a strong historical past of the transformation of latest Zealand life.

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