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A Concise History of Australia (Cambridge Concise Histories)

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Publisher Comments:

Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands of years old. For much of the past 200 years the newcomers have sought to replace the old with the new. This book tells how they imposed themselves on the land, and describes how they brought technology, institutions and ideas to make it their own. It relates the advance from penal colony to a prosperous free nation and illustrates how, in a nation created by waves of newcomers, the search for binding traditions has long been frustrated by the feeling of rootlessness. Now, with the realization that colonization began with invasion, present-day Australians are more than ever before coming to terms with their past and recognizing the need to redefine and reposition Australia in a changing world. This is the most up-to-date single-volume Australian history available.

Synopsis:

A single-volume Australian history.

Synopsis:

This is the most up-to-date single-volume Australian history available. It draws on the latest research and takes up present concerns with indigenous issues, the environment and the republic question. This insightful and entertaining book is essential reading for both nationals and visitors alike.

Synopsis:

'This entertaining book is the most up-to-date single-volume Australian history available.'

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [293]-305) and index.

Table of Contents

1. Beginnings; 2. Newcomers, c.1600-1792; 3. Coercion, 1793-1821; 4. Emancipation, 1822-1850; 5. In thrall to progress, 1851-1888; 6. National reconstruction, 1889-1913; 7. Sacrifice, 1914-1945; 8. Golden age, 1946-1974; 9. Reinventing Australia, 1975-1999; 10. What next?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521625777
Author:
Macintyre, Stuart
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge, U.K. ;
Subject:
History
Subject:
Australia & Oceania
Subject:
Australia/Oceania - Australia
Subject:
Australia
Subject:
Australia History.
Subject:
Australia & New Zealand - General
Subject:
Australia & New Zealand - Australia
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Cambridge Concise Histories
Series Volume:
no. 46.
Publication Date:
20000110
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 half-tones 6 maps
Pages:
334
Dimensions:
8.48x5.40x.94 in. .99 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Australia » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Languages » ESL » General

A Concise History of Australia (Cambridge Concise Histories)
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Product details 334 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521625777 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A single-volume Australian history.
"Synopsis" by , This is the most up-to-date single-volume Australian history available. It draws on the latest research and takes up present concerns with indigenous issues, the environment and the republic question. This insightful and entertaining book is essential reading for both nationals and visitors alike.
"Synopsis" by , 'This entertaining book is the most up-to-date single-volume Australian history available.'
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