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Author Crotty, Martin, 1969-

Title The great mistakes of Australian history / edited by Martin Crotty and David Andrew Roberts
Published Sydney : University of New South Wales Press, 2006

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Description ix, 244 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Introduction: Contemplating the role of mistakes in Australia's past / Martin Crotty and David Andrew Roberts -- Indigenous peoples. 'They would speedily abandon the country to the new comers' : the denial of aboriginal rights / David Andrew Roberts -- Shelley's mistake : the Parramatta Native Institute and the stolen generations / Peter Read -- The Australian environment. The Burke and Wills phenomenon : trial and error in the conquest of Australia / Alan Atkinson -- Agrarian ideals and pastoral realities : the use and misuse of land in rural Australia / Richard Waterhouse -- A curse upon the land : foxes and cane toads / Manda Page and Greg Baxter -- 'An architectural monstrosity'? : the Cahill Expressway and town planning / Paul Ashton -- War. Naive militarism : Australia's World War I generation / Martin Crotty -- A great and impotent friend : the Singapore strategy / David Day -- The enemy within : wartime internment of enemy aliens / Ilma O'Brien -- Politics and trade. 'Another Singapore'? : Australia turns away from Asia / Marion Diamond -- States of mind : federation and the problematic constitution / Clive Moore -- Guarding the flood gates : the removal of non-Europeans, 1945-49 / Klaus Neumann -- (Mis)adventures in brinkmanship : Whitlam and the Governor-General / Wayne Reynolds
Summary This highly original approach to Australian history, includes the complete span of history, from white settlement, to the very recent past. It presents a provocative account of where we might have got it wrong
Analysis 20th Century history (c 1914+)
Modern history (c 1788-1914) (Australia)
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Burke and Wills Expedition (1860-1861)
Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy -- Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy.
Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations.
City planning -- Australia -- Sydney (N.S.W.)
Errors -- History -- Anecdotes.
Germans -- Australia -- Evacuation and relocation, 1940-1945
Germans -- Australia -- Evacuation and relocation, 1939-1945
Introduced animals -- Australia.
Germans -- Australia -- Evacuation and relocation, 1940-1946
Italians -- Australia -- Evacuation and relocation, 1940-1945
Germans -- Australia.
City planning -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Sydney
Italians -- Australia -- Evacuation and relocation, 1939-1945
Italians -- Australia -- Evacuation and relocation, 1940-1946.
Japanese -- Australia -- Evacuation and relocation, 1939-1945
Japanese -- Australia -- Evacuation and relocation, 1940-1945
Italians -- Australia.
Japanese -- Australia -- Evacuation and relocation, 1940-1946
Land use -- Australia.
Japanese -- Australia.
Nonindigenous pests -- Australia.
Australia -- Biography -- Anecdotes.
Australia -- History -- Anecdotes.
Australia -- History.
Australia -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form Anecdotes.
Biographies.
Author Crotty, Martin, 1969-
Roberts, David Andrew, 1969-
LC no. 2007276138
ISBN 0868409952 (paperback)
9780868409955