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    DescriptionAustralia 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 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, as a nation created by waves of newcomers, the search for binding traditions was long frustrated by the feeling of rootlessness, until it came to terms with its origins. 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 election and the apology to the stolen generation. More than ever before, Australians draw on the past to understand their future.


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    Title
    A Concise History of Australia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stuart Macintyre
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 460 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521735933
    ISBN 10: 0521735939
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    DC22: 994
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET026
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AUSTRL
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 11
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 74
    Abridged Dewey: 994
    BISAC V2.8: HIS004000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1MBF
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DU112 .M13 2009
    BISAC region code: 6.0.1.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHM
    Edition
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    maps, plates, black & white plates
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    30 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Stuart Macintyre is the Ernest Scott Professor of History at the University of Melbourne.
    Review quote
    '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 ... this 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 'It's a splendid piece of work and it belongs to a noble tradition ... It conveys throughout a joy in writing history, in mastering the detail of the past - a joy especially in struggling with the soul of the country.' Alan Atkinson, Sydney Morning Herald 'Macintyre's book is the best short history of Australia since Manning Clark's classic of 1963.' The Times Literary Supplement
    Table of contents
    List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; 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?; Sources of quotations; Guide to further reading; Index.