A History of Australia

A History of Australia

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This vivid, multi-dimensional history considers the key cultural, social, political and economic events of Australia's history. Deftly weaving these issues into the wider global context, Mark Peel and Christina Twomey provide an engaging overview of the country's past, from its first Indigenous people, to the great migrations of recent centuries, and to those living within the more anxiously controlled borders of the present day.

This engaging textbook is an ideal resource for undergraduate students and postgraduate students taking modules or courses on the History of Australia. It will also appeal to general readers who are interested in obtaining a thorough overview of the entire history of Australia, from the earliest times to the present, in one concise volume.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 17.53mm | 430g
  • Palgrave
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd ed. 2018
  • 28 Illustrations, black and white; XIX, 308 p. 28 illus.
  • 1137605499
  • 9781137605498
  • 66,769

Table of contents

List of Illustrations.- List of Maps, Tables and Figures.- Acknowledgements.- Introduction.- First People.- The Great South Land: 1500-1800.- Britain's Prison: Convicts, Settlers and Indigenous People: 1788-1802.- Free and Unfree: Reforming New South Wales: 1803-1829.- New Australias: 1829-1849.- The Golden Lands: 1850-1868.- At the Forefront of the Race: 1868-1888.- A Truly New World: 1888-1901.- A Protective Nation: 1901-1914.- A Nation at War: 1914-1918.- A Nation Divided: 1919-1939.- Defending Australia: 1939-1949.- Security: 1949-1963.- Dissent and Social Change: 1964-1979.- Global Nation: 1980-2010.- Notes.- Further Reading.- Index.
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About Mark Peel

Mark Peel is Provost at the University of Leicester, UK.

Christina Twomey is a Professor in the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies at Monash University, Australia
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