The Tyranny of Distance: How Distance Shaped Australia's History
Third edition of a landmark Australian history text first published 1966 - its title has become common parlance. Argues that Australia's geographical remoteness has been central to shaping the country's history and identity and will continue to shape its future. This edition includes a new final chapter that asks 'Is Distance Dead?', and there are substantial additions to the preceding two chapters. Includes maps, notes and index. From 1968 to 1988, author was Professor of Economic History and Ernest Scott Professor of History at the University of Melbourne. His other books include 'Triumph of the Nomads' and 'A Short History of the World'.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - questbird - LibraryThing
(Notes from my reading in 2001) Excellent history of Australia, especially economic history. (further notes, 2013) I particularly liked the descriptions of winds and seaborne navigation to Australia. Read full review
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Awesome book discussing distance as a major factor in the founding, developing and defending the Australian continent. Enlightening; unlike any Australian history presented in schools. Logical, analytical and easy to read, Blainey is indeed a good storyteller. Read full review