A Concise History of Australia / Edition 3

A Concise History of Australia / Edition 3

by Stuart Macintyre
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521735939

ISBN-13: 9780521735933

Pub. Date: 06/30/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands 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 brought technology, institutions and ideas to make it their own. It relates the

Overview

Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands 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 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, as a nation created by waves of newcomers, the search for binding traditions was long frustrated by the feeling of rootlessness, until it came to terms with its origins. The third edition of this acclaimed book recounts the key factors - social, economic and political - that have shaped modern-day Australia. It covers the rise and fall of the Howard government, the 2007 election and the apology to the stolen generation. More than ever before, Australians draw on the past to understand their future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521735933
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/30/2009
Series:
Cambridge Concise Histories Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; 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, 1975–2008; 10. What next?; Sources of quotations; Guide to further reading; Index.

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