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