The publication in 1933 of the Australia volume of the Cambridge History of the British Empire was a landmark in historical interpretation of the nation and its place in the world. To coincide with the Australian Bicentenary in 1988, Cambridge University Press reissued this book in an unaltered edition. For this reissue Professor Geoffrey Bolton contributed a specially commissioned introduction assessing the importance, historical context and legacy of the volume.
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Table of Contents
Introduction G. C. Bolton; Preface to the first edition; Abbreviations; 1. The Australian environment T. Griffith Taylor; 2. The exploration of the Pacific J. A. Williamson; 3. British settlement in Australia, 1783-1806; 4. The extension of settlement Ernest Scott; 5. The exploration of Australia 1813-1865 Ernest Scott; 6. New South Wales and its daughter colonies, 1821-1850 A. C. V. Melbourne; 7. The wool trade and the squatters S. H. Roberts; 8. Experiments in colonisation A. Grenfell Price; 9. The gold discoveries G. V. Portus; 10. The establishment of responsible government A. C. V. Melbourne; 11. Economic and political development, 1860-1885 E. O. G. Shann; 12. The western Pacific, 1788-1885 E. A. Benians; 13. Economic and political development 1885-1900 E. O. G. Shann; 14. Self-government in Australia, 1860-1900 K. H. Bailey; 15. The Federation movement and the founding of the Commonwealth Robert Garran; 16. The Constitution and its workings W. Harrison Moore; 17. The Commonwealth, 1900-1914 W. K. Hancock; 18. Australia and the Empire, 1855-1921 F. W. Eggleston; 19. Australia in the World War (i) military H. S. Gullett; (ii) Political Ernest Scott; (iii) Economic D. B. Copland; 20. Australia since the War F. Alexander; 21. Cultural development Archibald Strong; Bibliography; Index.