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Author Macintyre, Stuart, 1947-

Title A concise history of Australia / Stuart Macintyre
Published Cambridge ; Melbourne : Cambridge University Press, 1999

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Description xiii, 320p. : illustrations, facsimiles, maps ; 22cm
Series Cambridge concise histories
Cambridge concise histories
Contents 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, 1975-1999 -- 10. What next?
Summary "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 describes how they 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. Now, with the realisation that colonisation began with invasion, present-day Australians are - more than ever before - coming to terms with their past and recognising the need to redefine and reposition Australia in a changing world. This is the most up-to-date single-volume Australian history available."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis History
Aborigines
Social conditions
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: p. 293-305
Subject Aborigines, Australian -- History
Indigenous peoples -- History
Republicanism -- Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- History.
Republicanism.
Aborigines.
History.
Politics and government.
Settlement and contacts - Colonisation - 1788-1850.
Settlement and contacts - Explorers - European.
Settlement and contacts - Colonisation - 1851-
History.
Aborigènes d'Australie -- Histoire.
Républicanisme -- Australie.
Australia -- Politics and government.
Australia -- Politics and government.
Australia -- Environmental conditions
Australia -- History.
Australia -- History.
Australia.
Australien.
Australie -- Histoire.
Australia.
Australien.
Australie -- Politique et gouvernement -- Histoire.
Genre/Form History.
Author Macintyre, Stuart
LC no. 99045570
ISBN 0521625777
0521623596