Published in 1912 as part of the Cambridge Historical Series, this is the third edition of The History of the Australasian Colonies. Created with the general reader in mind, it provides a concise, yet rigorous, analysis of historical developments in Australasia and contextualises these developments in terms of the later political situation at the beginning of the twentieth century. Whilst the narrative is undoubtedly redolent of the colonial period, it retains a high documentary value in revealing the attitudes of the time in which it was written. The text of the this edition was considerably revised from the 1895 original, and events are detailed up to the year 1911, thus encompassing the movement towards federation in Australia. This is a fascinating book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in the colonial period, Australasian history, and historiography.
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Table of Contents
Part I. Discoveries in the South Seas; Part II. The Founding of New South Wales; Part III. Development of New South Wales; Part IV. The Daughter Colonies of New South Wales: 1. Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land); Part V. The Daughter Colonies of New South Wales (Continued): 2. Victoria (Port Phillip); 3. Queensland (Moreton Bay District); Part VI. Western Australia and South Australia; Part VII. The Government of the Australian Colonies to 1851; Part VIII. The Founding of New Zealand; Part IX. Development of New Zealand; Part X. The Discovery of Gold; Part XI. Responsible Government and Modern Constitutions; Part XII. Internal Exploration in Australia; Part XIII. Maori Wars in New Zealand; Part XIV. Federation in Australia; Part XV. Present-Day Topics; List of maps.