Holiday Business

Holiday Business

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They are very much concerned with depicting the changing context of tourism: from a pastime of the rich, to the intervention of government in the early years of the century, and its new, explicitly-made connection with immigration and railways.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 185.4 x 248.9 x 33mm | 1,065.95g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • 32 colour photos, 120 b&w photos
  • 0522848842
  • 9780522848847

About Jim Davidson

Jim Davidson is an associate professor in the department of Asian and international studies at Victoria University of Technology and author of "Lyrebird Rising," which won the Nettie Palmer Prize for Non-Fiction and the "Age" Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award. Peter Spearritt is a research professor and director of the National Centre for Australian Studies at Monash University and the author of "The Sydney Harbour Bridge" and "Sydney Since the Twenties."show more

Review quote

""Holiday Business" an account that delivers all the pleasures which you would expect from a well-organized jaunt. The trip is entertaining because Jim Davidson and Peter Spearritt have keen eyes for quirky exemplars and amusing asides. The journey is scenic and colourful in the sense of being well-illustrated and nicely put together." --"Australian Book Review"show more