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Author Macintyre, Stuart, 1947-, author.

Title A concise history of Australia / Stuart Macintyre
Edition Third edition
Published Cambridge ; Port Melbourne, Vic. : Cambridge University Press, 2009
Port Melbourne, Vic. : Cambridge University Press, 2009


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Description xiii, 354 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
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, 1975-2008 -- 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 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
The third edition of this acclaimed book recounts the key factors - social, economic and political - that have shaped modern-day Australia. It covers the rise and fall of the Howard government, the 2007 elections and the apology to the stolen generation. More than ever before, Australians draw on the past to understand their future.--Provided by publisher
Notes Previous ed.: 2004
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 326-338) and index
Subject Barak, William, Yarra Yarra chief, 1824-1903
Bennelong, approximately 1764-1813.
Banks, Joseph, Sir, 1743-1820
Cook, James, 1728-1779.
Phillip, Arthur, 1738-1814.
Gold mines and mining -- Victoria -- History
Aboriginal Australians -- History.
Aboriginal Australians -- History
Republicanism -- Australia.
Political science.
Child welfare - Child / parent separation - Stolen generations.
Defence - Vietnam War.
Defence - World War I.
Defence - World War II.
Demography - Urbanisation - Non-Indigenous.
Economic sectors - Agriculture and horticulture - Pastoral industry.
Economics - Cycles.
Employment - Conditions - Industrial relations - Trade unions.
Employment - Discrimination.
Environment - Conservation.
Ethics - History.
Government policy - Assimilation.
Government policy - Initial period and protectionism.
Government policy - Self determination.
History - Battles.
Land rights - Excisions and leases - Pastoral leases.
Mining industry.
Native title - Cases.
Politics and Government - Political parties.
Politics and Government - Politicians.
Race relations - Racism.
Race relations - Racism - Stereotyping.
Race relations - Violent - Massacres, murders, poisonings etc. - To 1900.
Religion - Dreaming.
Religions - Christianity - Missions.
Settlement and contacts - Ethnic groups, immigration and multiculturalism.
Settlement and contacts - Explorers.
Settlement and contacts - First Fleet, 1788.
Settlement and contacts - Penal colonies / Convicts.
Politics and Government - National symbols and events - Apologies.
Aboriginal Australians.
Politics and government.
Australia -- Social conditions.
Myall Creek (N.S.W.) -- Massacres
Australia -- Politics and Government
Australia -- Politics and government.
Australia -- Environmental conditions
Australia -- History.
Ballarat (W Vic SJ54-08)
Botany Bay (S Sydney NSW SI56-05)
Blue Mountains (W Sydney NSW SI56-05)
Adelaide (SE SA SI54-09)
Hawkesbury River area (N Sydney NSW SI56-05)
Healesville / Coranderrk (E Vic Yarra Valley SJ55-06)
Hobart (SE Tas SK55-08)
Melbourne (Vic SJ55-05)
Myall Creek (N NSW SH56-05)
Parramatta (W Sydney NSW SI56-05)
Pinjarra (SW WA SI50-02)
Sydney (NSW SI56-05)
Tasmania (Tas)
Australien -- historia.
Genre/Form History.
LC no. 2010294613
ISBN 9780521516082 (hbk.)
9780521735933 (pbk.)
Other Titles Concise history of Australia (Macintyre : 3rd ed.)