A Travellers' History of Australia

A Travellers' History of Australia

by John H. Chambers
     
 

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Essential reading for travelers who wish to enjoy the amazing diversity of Australia, this book outlines the history of that great southern democracy from the arrival of the earliest Aborigines some fifty or sixty thousand years ago to the present.
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Essential reading for travelers who wish to enjoy the amazing diversity of Australia, this book outlines the history of that great southern democracy from the arrival of the earliest Aborigines some fifty or sixty thousand years ago to the present.
The ancient Aboriginal way of life is described; early European sightings; and the establishment of the British convict colony in 1788, which dragged the continent into the modern world. The dynamic story of Australia in the twentieth century, its role in two world wars, the post-war discoveries of huge mineral deposits, its courting of Asia in recent decades, the return of vast areas of land to the Aborigines, and its confident cultural vibrancy in wine, food, film, and art are also examined.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566564243
Publisher:
Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/2015
Series:
The Traveller's History Series
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.72(w) x 5.04(h) x 0.89(d)

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