A Brief History of Australia

Editor/Author West, Barbara A.
Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Facts On File

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-4381-3112-2
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 46
Book Status: Available
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A Brief History of Australia looks at social, cultural, economic, and political trends in the country's long history, shedding light on its unique and complex identity.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Maps
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1 Diversity–Land and People
  • 2 Aboriginal History (60,000 BP-1605 c.e.)
  • 3 European Exploration and Early Settlement (1606-1850)
  • 4 Gold Rush and Governments (1851-1890)
  • 5 Federation and Identity Formation (1890-1919)
  • 6 Realignment (1920-1946)
  • 7 Populate or Perish (1947-1974)
  • 8 Constitutional Crisis (1975-1983)
  • 9 Contradiction and Change (1983-1996)
  • 10 The Howard Years (1996-2007)
  • 11 Reconciliation and Republicanism? Australia since 2007
  • Appendixes
  • 1 Basic Facts about Australia
  • 2 Chronology
  • 3 Australian Prime Ministers since 1901
  • 4 Aussie Terms and Phrases with Translations into American English
  • 5 Bibliography
  • 6 Suggested Reading