Essential Reading

Insights from Quadrant
Insights from Quadrant

This book is a new vision of the most divisive political issue in Australia today

Aboriginal politics are now dominated by demands for reconciliation, self-determination, and acknowledgment of culture. But these concepts – defined and promoted by an urban elite of educated Aboriginal activists – hide the bigger truth that most people of Aboriginal descent today are already integrated into the wider society and are doing well, if belatedly.

More importantly, the Aboriginal industry fails to address the needs of the 20 per cent minority of their population who still live in despair. Those who remain in remote and rural Australia are being asked to build a New Jerusalem on poor lands with ancient cultural hab­its. This captive minority needs to reach out, literally, but the politics of their leaders keeps them locked where they are.

Order The Burden of Culture here

Insights from Quadrant

Margaret Cameron-Ash’s Lying for the Admiralty: Captain Cook’s Endeavour Voyage makes new and original revelations about the British discovery of eastern Australia. Captain James Cook commanded the Endeavour voyage of 1768–1771 in the midst of furious rivalry between Britain and France for imperial supremacy in the South Pacific. Obeying secret orders, Cook hid his best discoveries, including Bass Strait and Sydney Harbour, by rewriting his journals and maps to keep these strategic finds from the prying eyes of French spies.

Lying for the Admiralty, a new release from Quadrant books, can be ordered here

Essential Reading

Insights from Quadrant
Insights from Quadrant

This book is a new vision of the most divisive political issue in Australia today

Aboriginal politics are now dominated by demands for reconciliation, self-determination, and acknowledgment of culture. But these concepts – defined and promoted by an urban elite of educated Aboriginal activists – hide the bigger truth that most people of Aboriginal descent today are already integrated into the wider society and are doing well, if belatedly.

More importantly, the Aboriginal industry fails to address the needs of the 20 per cent minority of their population who still live in despair. Those who remain in remote and rural Australia are being asked to build a New Jerusalem on poor lands with ancient cultural hab­its. This captive minority needs to reach out, literally, but the politics of their leaders keeps them locked where they are.

Order The Burden of Culture here

Insights from Quadrant

Margaret Cameron-Ash’s Lying for the Admiralty: Captain Cook’s Endeavour Voyage makes new and original revelations about the British discovery of eastern Australia. Captain James Cook commanded the Endeavour voyage of 1768–1771 in the midst of furious rivalry between Britain and France for imperial supremacy in the South Pacific. Obeying secret orders, Cook hid his best discoveries, including Bass Strait and Sydney Harbour, by rewriting his journals and maps to keep these strategic finds from the prying eyes of French spies.

Lying for the Admiralty, a new release from Quadrant books, can be ordered here