A Little History of Australia

A Little History of Australia

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Highly readable, often surprising and always enjoyable, "A Little History of Australia" tells the whole story of this Great Southern Land, from its Aboriginal origins to the present day, including: discovery by European navigators who claimed the land as their own - even though it was already inhabited; the First Fleet, convict settlements, the gold rushes, and turn-of-the-century questions about whether Australia could be a perfect society; the birth-pangs of a federated nation, and the experiences of Australians in the world's wars; and, continuing tension over links with Britain, massive post-war immigration, successes and problems of the twentieth century, and the celebration of a distinctly Australian way of life. It's all here, in one cute, compact and vividly written mini-history.

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 106 x 158 x 12mm | 126g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • CarltonAustralia
  • 15 hand drawn illustrations
  • 0522853323
  • 9780522853322
  • 1,385,049

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