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Australia's empire

Author: D M Schreuder; Stuart Ward
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Oxford history of the British Empire companion series.
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"The volume examines the meaning and importance of empire in Australia across a broad spectrum of historical issues - ranging from the disinheritance of the Aborigines to the foundations of a new democratic state. The overriding theme is the distinctive Australian perspective on empire. The country's adherence to imperial ideals and aspirations involved not merely the building of a 'new Britannia' but also the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D M Schreuder; Stuart Ward
ISBN: 9780199273737 0199273731 9780199563739 019956373X
OCLC Number: 183179451
Description: xiii, 419 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: What became of Australia's empire? / Deryck M. Schreuder and Stuart Ward --
The saga of Captain Cook / Hobbles Danaiyarri --
Conquest / Alan Atkinson --
Settling the land : the making of rural Australia / Richard Waterhouse --
Indigenous subjects / Ann Curthoys --
Art and the environment : new visions from old / Anne Gray --
Empire, state, nation / John Hirst --
Migrations : the career of White British Australia / Eric Richards --
Religion and identity / Hilary M. Carey --
Money : trade, investment, and Australian nationalism / Geoffrey Bolton --
Security : defending Australia's empire / Stuart Ward --
Monarchy : from reverence to indifference / Mark McKenna --
War and commemoration : 'the responsibility of empire' / Joy Damousi --
Gender and sexuality / Angela Woollacott --
Popular culture / Richard White and Hsu-Ming Teo --
'In history's page' : identity and myth / Neville Meaney --
Epilogue: After empire / Deryck M. Schreuder and Stuart Ward.
Series Title: Oxford history of the British Empire companion series.
Responsibility: [edited by] Deryck M. Schreuder and Stuart Ward.
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Australia's Empire is the first collaborative evaluation of Australia's imperial experience in more than a generation. Bringing together poltical, cultural, and aboriginal understandings of the past,  Read more...

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