A Little History of Australia

A Little History of Australia

by Mark Peel, Andrew Weldon
     
 

Highly readable, often surprising and always enjoyable, A Little History of Australia tells the whole story of this Great Southern Land, from its Aboriginal origins to the present day, including:

  • discovery by European navigators who claimed the land as their own - even though it was already inhabited
  • the First Fleet, convict settlements, the gold
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Overview

Highly readable, often surprising and always enjoyable, A Little History of Australia tells the whole story of this Great Southern Land, from its Aboriginal origins to the present day, including:

  • discovery by European navigators who claimed the land as their own - even though it was already inhabited
  • the First Fleet, convict settlements, the gold rushes, and turn-of-the-century questions about whether Australia could be a perfect society
  • the birth-pangs of a federated nation, and the experiences of Australians in the world's wars
  • continuing tension over links with Britain, massive post-war immigration
  • successes and problems of the twentieth century, and the celebration of a distinctly Australian way of life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780522847574
Publisher:
Melbourne University Publishing
Publication date:
11/01/1997
Pages:
86
Product dimensions:
4.33(w) x 6.18(h) x 0.63(d)

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