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Cathcart, Michael 1956-

Overview
Works: 43 works in 120 publications in 1 language and 1,861 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Historical television programs  Television programs  Documentary films  Educational films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Other, Adapter, Host
Classifications: DU110, 973.916
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Michael Cathcart
 
Most widely held works by Michael Cathcart
Manning Clark's History of Australia by C. M. H Clark( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 383 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
Rogue nation( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 151 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. A Screen Australia Making History production in association with Essential Media and Entertainment. Produced in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Executive Producer: Mark Hamlyn. Producer: Ian Collie (Producer), Kerry Mainwaring (Line Producer). Director: Peter Andrikidis, Lisa Matthews. Writer: Katherine Thomson (episode 2). DOP/Cinematographer: Louis Irving. Narrator/Presenter: Michael Cathcart. Featured People: John Brumpton, Geoff Morrell, Patrick Dickson, John Wood, Sophie Cleary, Peter O'Brien, Heather Mitchell, Nicholas Hope, John Gregg, Tony Llewellyn Jones
The water dreamers : how water and silence shaped Australia by Michael Cathcart( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For thousands of years, water has shaped where we live, how we struggle with each other and how we imagine our country. The first settlers' dreams of mighty inland rivers evaporated in the silent deserts of Australia. But the water dreamers refused to accept this disappointment. They saw a country that could be transformed by irrigation and hydro-engineering. Today, thanks to their vision, many of our rivers are in crisis an, more than ever, Australians realise that our destiny will be shaped by water
Stirring Australian speeches : the definitive collection from Botany to Bali( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 116 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
A history of Australia by C. M. H Clark( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Defending the national tuckshop : the secret army intrigue of 1931 by Michael Cathcart( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the White Army, a vigilante group formed in Victoria during the Depression of the 1930's
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 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The water dreamers : the remarkable history of our dry continent by Michael Cathcart( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 65 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
Mission to the South Seas : the voyage of the Duff, 1796-1799( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 47 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
Starvation in a Land of Plenty : Will's Diary of the Fateful Burke and Wills Expedition by Michael Cathcart( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 23 April and 28 June 1861, Wills documented the torments and disappointments that led to his and Burke's destruction. Surprising to many, though, Wills was not the second-in-command but, rather, the party's 'surveyor, astronomical and meteorological observer'. His entries would go on to help historians understand the circumstances that led to the tragic end of the expedition. Today, the diary is held by the National Library of Australia and forms the foundation of Starvation in a Land of Plenty
The extraordinary tale of William Buckley( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 38 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 25 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 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The water dreamers : the remarkable history of our dry continent by Michael Cathcart( )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Water Dreamers is the story of the settlement of Australia: of the scarcity of water and the need to fill an imagined silence with the sounds of civilisation. From the moment the First Fleeters stepped ashore, water determined progress. The Tank Stream that flowed through what is now the Sydney CBD provided fresh water until settlers and their livestock fouled it. Then water from a nearby swamp was piped into the growing settlement. When it ran dry sights were set further afield. The Water Dreamers is an illuminating account of the ways people have imagined and interpreted Australia while struggling to understand this continent and striving to conquer its obstacles. It's an environmental history and a cultural history with an unmistakable sense of how, today, we are part of that continuing story
Rogue nation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Michael Cathcart introduces William Wentworth and the "Emancipists", a loose-knit group of former convicts and their children who take on British Governor Ralph Darling in a struggle for independence and civil rights in colonial Australia. Set in Sydney in the 1820s, the second part of the dramatized documentary history series Rogue Nation delves into the conflict between the visionary Governor Lachlan Macquarie, who believes in the redemption of convicts and a fair go for all, and those who argue his social experiment has gone too far
Rogue nation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Michael Cathcart introduces John Macarthur and the powerful faction of landowners, entrepreneurs and local military who take on Governor William Bligh and trigger Australia's only military coup, the Rum Rebellion of 1808. Set in colonial Sydney from the 1790s, the first part of the dramatized documentary history series Rogue Nation delves into the struggle for power and control between ambitious landowners and the colony's British governors. While on the surface a dispute over the importation and sale of rum, the real battle is about access to prime Aboriginal land
The great war : 10 contested questions( Recording )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To mark the centenary of World War One, Radio National hosts a series of special broadcasts. The Great War: 10 contested questions explores 10 critical questions about the war
The Great Depression by Hans F Sennholz( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delves into the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and how it affected people, how the American public worked together to get through the massive hardships, and how the economy recovered with World War II. Examine the changes that swept the shaken nation during the first year - from the landslide victory of FDR in 1932 to Dust Bowl farmers. Americans sought release from the hard times wherever they could find it - from marathon dancing to going to the movies. As the Depression lingered and the New Deal failed to live up to people's expectations, some Americans fought back against the system. After years of crisis, WWII approached and did what all the protests and recovery programs failed to do - end the Depression. Includes photos, rare interviews, and footage of the culture, media, and politics of the times
A new city : photographs of Melbourne's land boom by I. S Morrison( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Cathcart, Michael John 1956-

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The water dreamers : how water and silence shaped AustraliaStirring Australian speeches : the definitive collection from Botany to BaliA history of AustraliaThe water dreamers : the remarkable history of our dry continentThe water dreamers : the remarkable history of our dry continentA new city : photographs of Melbourne's land boom