The Making Of Australia

Author by : Robert Murray
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rosenberg Publishing
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Description : A chronological account the main periods and events in the Australian story that traces the forces that have shaped the nation from the coming of the first Aborigines to the election of the Abbott government in 2013. The content is political, social and economic, showing how these strands of Australian life interacted in eras of exploration, in boom periods and depressions and droughts, and in a number of wars. The book traces the transition from a convict society to a free one is traced, as is development of representative government and of Federation, the growth of cities, and the careers and influence of key politicians.


Deek

Author by : Robert De Castella
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Description : When one by one the brilliant Malory family lose the flame of talent, only practical Joanna is left to fight for the others. Groping her way from clue to clue she faces a grim and terrifying journey through the blackness beneath the city and finally faces a battle with the flame takers.


Peter Sculthorpe

Author by : Graeme Skinner
Languange : en
Publisher by : UNSW Press
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Total Read : 52
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Description : Tells the fascinating story of the composer's rise to prominence. Also a social history, charting the rise of modernism in Australian music through the eyes of its key player.


The Making Of Australia

Author by : Walter Murdoch
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 28
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Australia The Making Of A Nation

Author by : John Foster Fraser
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 49
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File Size : 50,6 Mb
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Under New Heavens

Author by : N. K. Meaney
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 96
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File Size : 46,9 Mb
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Australian Pastoral

Author by : Jeanette Hoorn
Languange : en
Publisher by : Fremantle Press
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Total Read : 76
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Description : Australian Pastoral is a radical history of the pastoral landscape in Australian painting. As a primary means through which white settlement was described and legitimised, the pastoral was transcendent in European Australian art from the late eighteenth to the middle of the twentieth century. This book shows how pastoralism displaced all in its path, and how the pastoral landscape became a special art form in Australia and the primary means through which 'whiteness' and the taming of Australia was celebrated in painting. The book traces the history of pastoral painting through to the emergence in recent times of a black 'pastoral' landscape painting.


A Spirit Of Play

Author by : David Malouf
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC Enterprises(Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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Total Read : 37
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File Size : 50,9 Mb
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Making Of Australia The

Author by : David Hill
Languange : en
Publisher by : Random House Australia
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Total Read : 99
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Description : This is the story of how a struggling convict settlement grew into six dynamic colonies and then the remarkable nation of Australia. Told through the key figures who helped build it into the thriving nation it is today, David Hill once again offers up Australian history at its most entertaining and accessible. In his latest book, David Hill traces the story of our nation from its European beginnings to Federation. When James Cook landed on the east coast of Australia, the rest of the world had some idea of how empty, vast and wild this continent was, but so little was known of it that in 1788 most people thought it was two lands. In the subsequent years, its coastline was charted, its interior opened up, and its cities, laws and economy developed. In this riveting, wide-ranging history, David Hill traces how this happened through the key figures who built this country into the thriving nation it is today: from its prescient and fair-minded first governor, Arthur Phillip, to the unpopular William Bligh, the victim of the country's first and only military coup; from the visionary builder and law-maker Lachlan Macquarie to William Wentworth, the son of a convict who secured Australia's first elected parliament; from Henry Parkes, the grand old man of politics who started the fraught process of Federation, to the first prime minister, Edmund Barton. It was Barton who formed the first Australian government just in time for the inaugural celebrations on 1 January 1900, when the nation of Australia was born! David Hill is one of our most popular writers of Australian history. His previous books, The Forgotten Children, 1788, The Gold Rush and The Great Race have all been bestsellers.


The Sentimental Nation

Author by : John Hirst
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press, USA
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Total Read : 55
Total Download : 291
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Description : John Hirst has drawn on previously unexplored material to write a history of the long, sometimes difficult and ultimately "sentimental" process of Australian Federation, published on the eve of the Centenary of Federation.