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Macmillan Higher Education

A History of Australia (2nd Edition)

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Palgrave

Pages: 308
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Palgrave Essential Histories series

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Paperback - 9781137605498

15 November 2017

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15 November 2017

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15 November 2017

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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...

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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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  • Concise and authoritative
  • A clear, chronological and engaging narrative that brings Australia's history to life
  • An event- and issues-based history, which looks at the wider global context
  • Comprehensive in scope, providing an overview of the country's history from the first people to the present day
  • Draws on political debate, official reports, scientific, academic and intellectual discussion, popular fiction, film and television

 

  • Updated throughout to incorporate the latest research
  • Final chapter brings the story up to and including 2017
  • Offers reflections on emerging issues-such as climate change and the continuing disadvantage of Indigenous Australians-that may shape Australia's future
  • Increased focus on social and cultural history, with expanded material on art and feminism

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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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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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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