Concise History Of Western Australia 2 E

Author by : Russell Earls Davis
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Description : This second edition has been brought up to date following the latest developments in the state. The human history of Western Australia, as of all Australia, stretches back some 60,000 years. It is often assumed that European colonisation was very recent relative to the rest of Australia, but in fact it was contemporary with the first penal colony in Queensland, and while a South Australian settlement was still a gleam in Londons eye. Albany was first settled in 1826 and the Swan River settlement (later to become Perth) in 1829. It was also the first part of Australia to be even seen by Europeans: the Portuguese back in the early 1600s. The first 60 or 70 years of European settlement were very difficult, but when the gold rushes came in the late 1800s, WA was set on the path of mineral wealth that still drives its economy today.


A Concise History Of Australia

Author by : Stuart Macintyre
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands of 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 describes how they 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, in a nation created by waves of newcomers, the search for binding traditions has long been frustrated by the feeling of rootlessness. Now, with the realization that colonization began with invasion, present-day Australians are more than ever before coming to terms with their past and recognizing the need to redefine and reposition Australia in a changing world. This is the most up-to-date single-volume Australian history available.


Mt Stromlo Observatory

Author by : Ragbir Bhathal
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Description : This book tells the story of the Mt Stromlo Observatory in Canberra which began with W.G. Duffield's idealism and vision in 1905. The Observatory began life as a government department, later becoming an optical munitions factory producing gun sights and telescopes during the Second World War, before changing its focus to astrophysics – the new astronomy. In the ensuing years programs were introduced to push the Observatory in new directions at the international frontiers of astronomy. The astronomers built new, better and larger telescopes to unravel the secrets of the universe. There were controversies, exciting new discoveries and new explanations of phenomena that had been discovered. The Observatory and its researchers have contributed to determining how old the universe is, participated in the largest survey of galaxies in the universe, and helped to show us that the universal expansion is accelerating – research that led to Brian Schmidt and his international team being awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics. These and other major discoveries are detailed in this fascinating book about one of the great observatories in the world.


Pamphlets On Biology

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A History Of The Law In Western Australia And Its Development From 1829 To 1979

Author by : Enid Russell
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Publisher by : International Specialized Book Service Incorporated
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Description : Chapter 30, entitled "The Aboriginal inhabitants and the law" (p.313-328), examines WA legislation as it affected Aborigines and compares European and Aboriginal rights before the law.


The A To Z Of Australia

Author by : J. C. Docherty
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Description : The last continent to be claimed by Europeans, Australia began to be settled by the British in 1788 in the form of a jail for its convicts. While British culture has had the largest influence on the country and its presence can be seen everywhere, the British were not Australia's original populace. The first inhabitants of Australia, the Aborigines, are believed to have migrated from Southeast Asia into northern Australia as early as 60,000 years ago. This distinctive blend of vastly different cultures contributed to the ease with which Australia has become one of the world's most successful immigrant nations. The A to Z of Australia relates the history of this unique and beautiful land, which is home to an amazing range of flora and fauna, a climate that ranges from tropical forests to arid deserts, and the largest single collection of coral reefs and islands in the world. Through a detailed chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography, and cross-referenced dictionary entries on some of the more significant persons, places, and events; institutions and organizations; and political, economic, social, cultural, and religious facets, author James Docherty provides a much needed single volume reference on Australia, from its most unpromising of beginnings as a British jail to the liberal, tolerant, democracy it is today.


Concise History Of Australia

Author by : Russel Braddock Ward
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Publisher by : University of Queensland Press(Australia)
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British Books In Print

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General Catalogue Of Printed Books

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A Concise History Of Australia

Author by : Robert Lacour-Gayet
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Publisher by : Penguin Books
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Description : General account of Aboriginal culture and brief references to their place in Australian history.


Australians 1938

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Meanjin Quarterly

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Catalogue Of The Reference Library

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The Athenaeum

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On The Homefront

Author by : Jennifer Anne Gregory
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National Union Catalog

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Description : Includes entries for maps and atlases.


Journal

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The Making Of The West A Concise History Volume Ii

Author by : Lynn Hunt
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Publisher by : Macmillan Higher Education
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Description : With a chronological narrative that offers a truly global context, The Making of the West: A Concise History tells the story of the cross-cultural exchanges that have shaped Western history. This author-abridged version of the parent text offers the flexibility of a brief book along with a full-color map and art program and comprehensive supplement options, including a free sourcebook. The result is a brief book that, in addition to being an excellent price, is an excellent value.


A Guide To Sources

Author by : Dietrich Hans Borchardt (Librarian, Germany, New Zealand, Australia)
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The United States Catalog

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With The White People

Author by : Henry Reynolds
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Description : The story of the aboriginal role in the exploration and development of Australia.; Includes: Exploration - Police (Black troopers) - Relationship with the European community - Work (Guides, servants, cooks etc.).


Cumulative Book Index

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