The Tyranny of Distance: How Distance Shaped Australia's History

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Macmillan, 2001 - Business & Economics - 413 pages
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'.

About the author (2001)

Geoffrey Blainey is an Australian historian, born 1930 in Melbourne, Victoria. He is a graduate of the University of Melbourne. He taught at the University of Melbourne and held chairs in economic history and history. He taught at Harvard University as a visiting professor of Australian Studies. He has written over 36 and is the author of The Story of Australia's People: The Rise and Fall of Ancient Australia for which he was a joint winner of the 2016 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Australian history.

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