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Cathcart, Michael 1956-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 92 publications in 1 language and 1,256 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Diaries  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Adapter, Other
Classifications: DU110, 994
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Most widely held works by Michael Cathcart
Manning Clark's History of Australia by C. M. H Clark ( Book )
20 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this abridged account of Australian history, Clark unfolds his dramatic account of white Australian history, in which the struggle to realize an Australian nation is played out on an epic scale. As the narrative ranges from 1788 to World War II, the author never loses sight of the original six-volume work, retaining all its magnificence
The water dreamers : how water and silence shaped Australia by Michael Cathcart ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stirring Australian speeches : the definitive collection from Botany to Bali ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arthur Phillip, Caroline Chisolm, Peter Lalor, Henry Parkes, Daniel Mannix, Enid Lyons, Miles Franklin, Ben Chifley, Jim Cairns, Malcolm Fraser, Paul Keating, John Howard
Starvation in a Land of Plenty Will's Diary of the Fateful Burke and Wills Ex by Michael Cathcart ( )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Between 23 April and 28 June 1861, Wills documented the torments and disappointments that led to his and Burkes destruction. Surprising to many, though, Wills was not the second-in-command but, rather, the partys surveyor, astronomical and meteorological observer
A history of Australia by C. M. H Clark ( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The water dreamers : the remarkable history of our dry continent by Michael Cathcart ( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ways Australians live and think have been shaped by water - or rather by the lack of it. The Water Dreamers tells the story of the settlement of Australia and how our culture has been shaped by the scarcity of water and by the need to fill the imagined silence of the continent with the sounds of civilisation
Defending the national tuckshop : the secret army intrigue of 1931 by Michael Cathcart ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Writing the end : Wills' diary of the fateful Burke and Wills expedition by Michael Cathcart ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rogue nation ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historian Michael Cathcart tells the epic story of how the colourful characters of early colonial Australia transformed a penal settlement into a land with rights and opportunity in a mere 40 years. This sweeping two-part dramatised documentary covers formative events in Australia's history, including the Rum Rebellion and early court cases, which established independence and civil rights for all settlers. Rogue Nation explores how a fledgling colony on the wrong side of the globe was rapidly transformed from a place of punishment to a place of opportunity; a confident and prosperous community. It examines the fight for power and control between two powerful interest groups-the wealthy and entrepreneurial landowners and the offspring of convict settlers who took on the governors appointed by the Colonial Office in London. Rogue Nation introduces well known figures including pastoralist John Macarthur, barrister and newspaper proprietor William Wentworth, and Governors William Bligh, Lachlan Macquarie and Ralph Darling. And it shows how a handful of driven, anti-authoritarian and fiercely independent men saw off several British governors, encouraged upheaval and learnt the art of politics; discovering that debates, pressure groups and propaganda could change governments and shape policy. In doing so, they helped to lay the foundations of the prosperous liberal democracy of Australia
Mission to the South Seas : the voyage of the Duff, 1796-1799 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1796, the directors of the London Missionary Society launched their first missionary voyage. On a cold August morning, thirty men, six women and three children set sail aboard the mission ship Duff, bound for the south seas. It was the first British missionary voyage to the Pacific. And, from the Society's point of view, it was a diasaster. In these early confused contacts, the peoples of Tonga, Tahiti and the Marquesas islands often seemed ot have the upper hand. The missionaries were mostly artisans who had been ill-prepared for the complexities of cross-cultural interaction. But they often left behind them detailed records of their efforts. The six authors enrolled in Professor Greg Dening's course in Pacific History at The University of Melbourne in 1978. The focus of the course was Dening's experiement in teaching historical writing from a close engagement with primary sources, combined with group discussion and close collaboration. This book is the result."--Back
The extraordinary tale of William Buckley ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"On a stifling hot Christmas Eve in 1803 William Buckley, an English 23 year-old court-martialled soldier, and three other convicts, transported to Australia on Victoria's first fleet, escaped the doomed settlement of Sorrento in Port Phillip. One is shot and dies, two others return. Buckley exhausted and near death took a spear from an Aboriginal grave to help him walk - the luckiest decision he ever made in his life. When a group of Wathaurong Aborigines discover him they believe he is the warrior Murrangurk, the owner of the spear, returned from the dead. He is taken in by the family of Murrangurk. Marrangurk's brother Torrenauk becomes his 'brother'. Over the years, Buckley becomes a Wathaurong tribesman, learning to hunt and fish and speak their language. He witnesses many battles, cannibalism and various tribal customs. He endures hardship - tragically losing his family in a clan killing, and finds great happiness - falling in love with a young woman who stays with him for many years. Thirty-two years later at 2 pm on Sunday, 6 July 1835, a giant of a man shambles into the camp recently established by John Batman at Indented Head near Geelong. Near the end of his days, Buckley sat down to tell his story to John Morgan, a journalist with an eye for a good yarn. Buckley's rich and detailed account offers a fascinating and often surprising portrait of life in an ancient culture before white colonisation. It is one of the most extraordinary survival stories ever told"--Publisher's website
Place your bets : gambling in Victoria ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Bell reads from Manning Clark's History of Australia by C. M. H Clark ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From great white nation to arse end of the world in a single lifetime by Terry Lane ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Defending the national tuckshop : Australia's secret intrigue of 1931 by Michael Cathcart ( Book )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the White Army, a vigilante group formed in Victoria during the Depression of the 1930's
The water dreamers the remarkable history of our dry continent by Michael Cathcart ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ways Australians live and think have been shaped by water - or rather by the lack of it. The Water Dreamers tells the story of the settlement of Australia and how our culture has been shaped by the scarcity of water and by the need to fill the imagined silence of the continent with the sounds of civilisation
The great depression ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summary: "This Australian-made, curriculum fit program examines the impact of the Great Depression on Australian society during the late 1920s and 1930s. This period saw levels of poverty and despair on a scale never before experienced in contemporary Australia. A diverse range of opinions and reflections are presented, providing insights to fascinating aspects of Australian society at the time, including the key political figures and government policies and the involvement of politically-driven interest groups including trade unions, unemployed workers, secret armies, communists and fascists. Throughout the program, we hear from notable academics and other prominent Australians, including: historian, author and broadcaster Michael Cathcart, historian Humphrey McQueen, Professor Marilyn Lake, and former Victorian MP Joan Coxsedge"--Container
White Australia policy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This Australian-made, curriculum fit program examines a longstanding series of Australian government immigration policies that, from Federation up until the mid-1970s, favoured white, English-speaking and culturally similar people. A range of interesting insights and views and are presented, exploring how such discriminative immigration was achieved and how, ultimately, Australia moved to the multiculturalism of today. Throughout the program, we hear from notable academics and other prominent figures, including: former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, Dr Corinne Manning, Professor Marilyn Lake, Professor Marian Quartly, and Humphrey McQueen"--Container
Jandamarra ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Jandamarra and the Bunuba resistance in the Kimberley region
Rewind ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Cathcart, Michael John 1956-
Languages
English (75)
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