The Europeans in Australia: Democracy

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Oxford University Press, 1997 - History - 440 pages
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This is the second installment in the acclaimed three-volume history of Australia. Atkinson's aim is to show what the European did with Australia--and why they did it--what drove them, what troubled them--during the first four or five generations of colonization, up to the end of the Great War. This volume takes the story from around 1815 to the early l870s. Atkinson tells of the expansion and enrichment of the colonies and the emergence of democracy.

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Alan Atkinson is an Australian historian who won the $100,000 Victorian Prize for Literature for the third volume of The Europeans in Australia. This is the most valuable single literary prize in the country. It is the culmination of the annual Victorian Premier's Awards, with each winner of the five $25,000 categories eligible for the big one. This final installmnet of Atkinson's in this series covers the period from the 1870's to the aftermath of World War I. He also won the Ernest Scott Prize 2015 with this title. This title also won a NSW Premier History Award 2015 in the Australian History category which carries a monetary prize of $15,000. It also made the shortlist for the Colin Roderick Award 2015. This title also made the shortlist for the 2015 Australia Book Prize presented by the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

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