The History Of Australia

The History Of Australia

by F. Clarke, F. G. Clarke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313314985

ISBN-13: 9780313314988

Pub. Date: 09/05/2000

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313314988
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Series:
The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile:
1530L (what's this?)
Age Range:
14 Years

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

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