A Concise History of Australia
Cambridge University Press, 1999 - History - 320 pages
Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands of years old. For much of the past 200 years the newcomers have sought to replace the old with the new. This book tells how they imposed themselves on the land, and describes how they brought technology, institutions and ideas to make it their own. It relates the advance from penal colony to a prosperous free nation and illustrates how, in a nation created by waves of newcomers, the search for binding traditions has long been frustrated by the feeling of rootlessness. Now, with the realisation that colonisation began with invasion, present-day Australians are - more than ever before - coming to terms with their past and recognising the need to redefine and reposition Australia in a changing world. This is the most up-to-date single-volume Australian history available.
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John Chesterman and Brian Galligan , Citizens Without Rights : Aborigines and
Australian Citizenship ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1997 ) . Robin
Gollan , Radical and Working Class Politics : A Study of Eastern Australia ...
John Langmore and John Quiggin , Work for All : Full Employment in the Nineties
( Melbourne : Melbourne University Press , 1994 ) . Robert Manne , How We Live
Now : The Controversies of the Nineties ( Melbourne : Text Publishing , 1998 ) .
... 257 , 269 , 271 Hawkesbury River , 39-40 , 42 , 46 ' Heads of a Plan ' , 30-1
Heidelberg school , 132 , 144 Hewson , John , 251 , 252 Higgins , Henry Bournes
, 150 , 151 High Court , 263-4 , 276 Higinbotham , George , 93-4 , 116-17 Hinkler
... 122 , 123 Jones , Barry , 245 journalism , 118 Kable , Henry and Susannah , 43
-4 Kanakas , 104 , 143 Keating , Paul , 241-2 , 245 , 251-3 , 254 , 255 , 263 , 270
Kelly , Ned , 99-100 Kennedy , Edmund , 101 Kennedy , Tom , 89 Kerr , Sir John
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When you think about it, we've a tradition of Australian history being written by experts not light on strong opinions or idiosyncratic forms of expression - Russell Ward, C E W Bean, Geoffrey Blainey ... Read full review
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