A History of Australia: The earth abideth for ever, 1851-1888

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Melbourne University Press, 1962 - History - 427 pages
This fourth volume continues the story [of the history of Australia] from the discovery of gold in February 1851 to the centenary of the coming of European civilization to Australia on January 26 1888. Its vital theme concerns the debate in Australian about the life of man without God; and the impending breakdown of bourgeois society, succeeded by an age of ruins.

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Contents

PROLOGUE
1
THE POSSESSED
5
ONE STEP FORWARD FOR THE WHITE MAN
23
WHO WOULD WANT TO BE A DIGGER?
45
THAT BLOODY LICENCE TAX
61
A COLONIAL BOURGEOISIE
84
CHEERFUL AND CONFIDENT
119
GLORY FOLLY AND CHANCE
144
THE BUSH BARBARIANS
165
THE CALMDOWN BEGINS
220
COLONIAL DEMOCRATS
240
THE KINGDOM OF NOTHINGNESS
271
UPROAR IN THE BUSH
319
THE EARTH A BIDETH FOR EVER
357
EPILOGUE
408
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