A Fine Country to Starve in

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University of Western Australia, 1994 - Business & Economics - 278 pages
First published in 1972. Reissue with a new introduction of an account of the Depression years of 1929-1933 in Western Australia and the link with secessionism. With a bibliography, index, and sepia illustrations. The author is professor of history at Edith Cowan University in Perth and general editor of the 'Oxford History of Australia'.

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The Man on the Land
There is No Danger of a Financial Crisis
A Vote for Jimmy Mitchell

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About the author (1994)

Geoffrey Bolton was born in North Perth, Australia on November 5, 1931. He was educated at Wesley College, the University of Western Australia, and Oxford University. He was a professor at the Australian National University, Monash University, and the University of Queensland. He retired from academia in 1996, before serving as the Chancellor of Murdoch University from 2002 to 2006. He wrote 15 books during his lifetime including Alexander Forrest: His Life and Times, Daphne Street, and Land of Vision and Mirage: Western Australia since 1826. He was named an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1984 and West Australian of the Year in 2006. He died on September 4, 2015 at the age of 83.

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