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Pick your favourite history book :: Our Top 10 shortlist

Earlier this year we asked our readers to nominate which non-fiction works inspired you to fall in love with history, or that contributed to your research. Here, in no particular order, are the ones that made it to the top 10!From the classics of last century, to the latest in literature, we loved reading about your nominations. Now it’s your chance to vote for your number one! We want to know which inspired you the most, or which you’d most like to get your hands on! Click here to pick your favourite.

  • Dancing with Strangers: Sydney 1788-1800 | Inga Clendinnen
  • Port Arthur: A Place of Misery | Maggie Weidenhofer
  • In Her Own Words: The Writings of Elizabeth Macquarie | Robin Walsh
  • Pioneers of Martins Bay: Life in New Zealand’s Most Remote Settlement | Alice McKenzie
  • The Convict Ships, 1787-1868 | Charles Bateson
  • A Million Wild Acres: 200 Years of Man and an Australian Forest | Eric Rolls
  • Seeing the First Australians | Ian and Tamsin Donaldson
  • The Second Fleet: Britain’s Grim Convict Armada of 1790 | Michael Flynn
  • Digging for Diggers: A Guide to Researching an Australian Soldier of The Great War | Graeme Hosken
  • Private Journal of A Voyage to Australia | James Bell
Pick the book above that really grabs your attention? Click here and have your say in Inside History magazines best 10 history books!
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