The Oxford History of Australia, Volume 5

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Oxford University Press, 1986 - History - 334 pages
The postwar period has seen radical changes in Australia. Increased dependence on the United States, an influx of European and Asian immigrants, and a series of economic booms and recessions have confronted Australians with the challenge of surviving as an offshoot of European civilization in a largely Asian region and securing a prosperous future with declining support from European markets and investment. This final volume in the Oxford History of Australia details this volatile period, showing that while some Australians have resisted the pressures for change, most have adapted resourcefully and intelligently to the task of creating a new nation able to survive into the 21st century.

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Contents

The Brink of SelfDiscovery 19421951
1
The High Summer of Robert Menzies 1951 1965
87
And It Works Kind Of 19751988
245
Notes
293
Sources of Illustrations
318
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About the author (1986)

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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