Title A Concise History Of Australia,
Book Condition Softcover. Brand new book.
Edition Second Edition.
Publisher Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 2005.
0521601010 / 9780521601016
Seller ID 50849X1
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 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. This revised edition incorporates the most recent historical research and contemporary historical debates on frontier violence between European settlers and Aborigines and the Stolen Generations. It covers the Sydney Olympics, the refugee crisis and the 'Pacific solution'. More than ever before, Australians draw on the past to understand their future. The contents of this book is as follows: 1. Beginnings; 2. Newcomers, c.1600-1792; 3. Coercion, 1793-1821; 4. Emancipation, 1822-1850; 5. In thrall to progress, 1851-1888; 6. National reconstruction, 1889-1913; 7. Sacrifice, 1914-1945; 8. Golden age, 1946-1974; 9. Reinventing Australia, 1975-2003; 10. What next? From reviews of the first edition: "At long last here is an accessible, sensible, learned and digestible history of Australia. It is a triumph of Stuart Macintyre's notable scholarship that he has come up with a book that is concise - not brief, not abbreviated - sharp and to the point Éthis is a tremendously useful tool for locals and outsiders. It should sit on every Australian's bookshelf, next to the dictionary and the atlas." - Nick Richardson, Herald-Sun
(Key Words: Australian History, Stuart Macintyre, Australia, Tasmania, Papua New Guinea, New South Wales, Melbourne, John Howard, Japan, Malcolm Fraser, First Fleet I, Alfred Deakin, Convicts, Joseph Banks, Australian Labor Partry, Aboriginal People).