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The History of Australia

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Australian history has been written for over two centuries beginning with European explorers and colonists attempting to convey something of the complexity of the strange upside-down world they encountered in the southern hemisphere. Of course, aboriginal peoples had lived in Australia for millennia before the arrival of the whites. Modern Australia has its foundations in these two cultural strands. Intertwined with these are the impact of colonialism and federation, indentured servitude and convict transportation, the effects of El Niño on European-style farming techniques, gold rushes, and longstanding issues of ethnicity, immigration, and religious tolerance. Covering these topics and more, this most recent and up-to date narrative history of Australia includes a timeline of major events, a biographic sketches of noteworthy historical figures, and a bibliographic essay.

Noted historian of Australia, Francis Clarke, provides a complete, comprehensive, and contemporary account of the political, economic, and cultural forces of each period of Australian history and gives readers a clear understanding of the many factors that have shaped the country. Written for a general audience, The History of Australia is the perfect introduction to Land Down Under.

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A general history of Australia from the time of the arrival of human beings to the present. Clarke (history, Macquarie U., Australia) attempts to steer a centrist path that recognizes aboriginal loss and disempowerment yet avoids a "partisan and inflexible position." Proceeding roughly chronologically, he focuses on political and economic developments.
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Synopsis:

A concise view of Australia's rich and complex history from the aboriginal natives through 2001.

Synopsis:

Australian history has been written for over two centuries beginning with European explorers and colonists attempting to convey something of the complexity of the strange upside-down world they encountered in the southern hemisphere. Of course, aboriginal peoples had lived in Australia for millennia before the arrival of the whites. Modern Australia has its foundations in these two cultural strands. Intertwined with these are the impact of colonialism and federation, indentured servitude and convict transportation, the effects of El Nino on European-style farming techniques, gold rushes, and longstanding issues of ethnicity, immigration, and religious tolerance. Covering these topics and more, this most recent and up-to date narrative history of Australia includes a timeline of major events, a biographic sketches of noteworthy historical figures, and a bibliographic essay. Noted historian of Australia, Francis Clarke, provides a complete, comprehensive, and contemporary account of the political, economic, and cultural forces of each period of Australian history and gives readers a clear understanding of the many factors that have shaped the country. Written for a general audience, The History of Australia is the perfect introduction to Land Down Under.

About the Author

FRANK G. CLARKE is Professor of History at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia and the author of six books and many articles and book reviews in the area of Australian History. He is also a regular broadcaster on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) national radio programs.

Table of Contents

Preface

Timeline

The Nuts and Bolts of Modern Australia

Aboriginal Australia c.65,000 BCE--18th Century CE

European Arrivals and Colonization 17th Century--1830

Riding on the Sheep's Back 1831--1855

Gold and the Long Boom 1856--1890

The Bubble Bursts and the Road to Federation 1891--1900

Advance Australia Fair 1901--1919

A Land fit for Heroes and the Great Bust 1920--1939

War, Reconstruction, and the Cold War 1940--1966

Vietnam, People Power, and the Conservative Resurgence 1967--1983

Deconstruction and Multiculturalism 1984--1996

Mutual Obligation and the Conservative Revival 1997--2001

Advance Australia Where? 2001 +

Bibliographical Essay

Notable Australians

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313314988
Author:
Clarke, F. G.
Publisher:
Greenwood
Author:
Clarke, Frank
Author:
Clarke, Frank G.
Location:
Westport, Conn.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Australia
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
Children's Baby - General History
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Australia & New Zealand - Australia
Subject:
Australia History.
Subject:
World History-Australia and New Zealand
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations the Greenwood Hist
Series Volume:
no. 98-31
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.72x6.14x.94 in. 1.11 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » World History » Australia and New Zealand
History and Social Science » World History » General
Reference » Bibliography and Library Science

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"Synopsis" by , Australian history has been written for over two centuries beginning with European explorers and colonists attempting to convey something of the complexity of the strange upside-down world they encountered in the southern hemisphere. Of course, aboriginal peoples had lived in Australia for millennia before the arrival of the whites. Modern Australia has its foundations in these two cultural strands. Intertwined with these are the impact of colonialism and federation, indentured servitude and convict transportation, the effects of El Nino on European-style farming techniques, gold rushes, and longstanding issues of ethnicity, immigration, and religious tolerance. Covering these topics and more, this most recent and up-to date narrative history of Australia includes a timeline of major events, a biographic sketches of noteworthy historical figures, and a bibliographic essay. Noted historian of Australia, Francis Clarke, provides a complete, comprehensive, and contemporary account of the political, economic, and cultural forces of each period of Australian history and gives readers a clear understanding of the many factors that have shaped the country. Written for a general audience, The History of Australia is the perfect introduction to Land Down Under.
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