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Cathcart, Michael 1956-

Overview
Works: 40 works in 97 publications in 1 language and 1,487 library holdings
Genres: History  Diaries  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Biography  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Adapter, Other
Classifications: DU110, 994
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 )
19 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Starvation in a land of plenty : Wills' diary of the fateful Burke and Wills expedition by Michael Cathcart( )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 318 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 water dreamers : how water and silence shaped Australia by Michael Cathcart( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stirring Australian speeches : the definitive collection from Botany to Bali ( Book )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 124 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
The water dreamers : the remarkable history of our dry continent by Michael Cathcart( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 82 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
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
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 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Defending the national tuckshop : the secret army intrigue of 1931 by Michael Cathcart( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rogue nation ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this sweeping two-part dramatised documentary, 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." -- website
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 32 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
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
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
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 11 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
"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
Missa Solis : requiem for Eli : for symphony orchestra, SATB chorus & male treble solo by Nigel Westlake( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A new city : photographs of Melbourne's land boom by Ian S Morrison( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
 
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Alternative Names
Cathcart, Michael John 1956-
Languages
English (75)
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