The result of an extensive oral history project, Truth Will Out includes accounts from members of the military, Muslims, Catholic activists of the time, and survivors of the purge. Taken together, the voices provide a compelling picture of what took place during the 1965 mass violence in Indonesia conducted in the name of a fight against communism, and graphically demonstrate the continuing conflicting interpretations of these events.
This is the first in a translation series dedicated to the late Monash University Indonesia expert and peace activist Herb Feith and coordinated by Monash scholars Dr Kate McGregor and Dr Jemma Purdey. The series is intended to bring high-quality non-fiction works by Indonesian scholars to an English-speaking audience.
Anzac Memories was first published in 1994 and received much praise for its sensitive account of the impact of World War I on Australian soldiers and society as a whole. The Times Literary Supplement acknowledged it as "unquestionably an important book".
In this new edition, Professor Alistair Thomson returns to a family war history that he could not write about 20 years ago. He uses newly released repatriation files to question his own earlier account of veterans' post-war lives and memories, and examines how the Anzac legend has transformed over the past quarter-century.
With the centenary of World War I and Australia's involvement at Gallipoli approaching, this is a timely and important publication.
Throughout Australia's history, public policy on adoption has always reflected commercial pressures of supply and demand, and it continues to do so, write the authors of this book. As the availability of babies for adoption here has dropped off, Australians have moved to buy babies in the surrogacy markets of India and the US.
Intertwining statistical evidence with the moving personal stories of their respondents, Emeritus Professor Marian Quartly, Professor Shurlee Swain and Professor Denise Cuthbert ask if the best interests of the child can ever be protected in an adoption environment where market forces are allowed to flourish.
This work, due for publication in November, results from a major research study financed by the Australian Research Council.