The Oxford History of Australia: Glad, Confident Morning. 1860-1900

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Oxford University Press, 1993 - History - 368 pages
Late nineteenth-century Australia claimed one of the world's highest standards of living and was seen as a successful example of the transplantation of British culture. Yet beneath the surface prosperity lay uncertainty and conflict, including clashes among churches, the crash of the 1890s, pressure for federation, and the challenging of traditional views of education, women's roles, and the family. This volume takes a skeptical look at common perceptions of Australia in the Victorian era, concentrating on human values rather than on the rhetoric of national achievement.

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Beverley Kingston is an honorary research fellow, School of History, University of New South Wales. Her previous books include Women and Work in Australia, Basket Bag and Trolley: A Short History of Shopping in Australia, The Oxford History of Australia Volume 3 and My Wife, My Daughter and Poor Mary Ann.

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