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Front pages that shaped Australia

Author: Stephen Gapps
Publisher: Sydney : Murdoch Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Spanning nearly 400 years of Australian history beginning in 1629 when the ship Batavia ran aground on the Abrolhos Islands, off the coast of Western Australia to the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009, Front Pages that Shaped Australia brings together 100 news reports that contribute to a broad understanding of some of the key moments in Australia's history.
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Genre/Form: History
Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Gapps
ISBN: 9781741964660 1741964660
OCLC Number: 639365362
Description: 1 volume
Contents: HEADLINES 1 --
25; Shipwreck, mutiny and massacre (the wreck of the Batavia, 1629) --
The miserablest people (William Dampier on the Australian bush, 1697) --
Agreeable news (Reporting the return of Captain James Cook, 1771) --
Progress made in the settlement (First news of Botany Bay, 1789) --
Journey into the interior (first sightings of new animals, 1798) --
A troublesome sort of fellow (Pemulwuy's guerrilla warfare, 1801) --
Information is our only purpose The first issue of the Sydney Gazette, and New South Wales Advertiser, 1803) --
The invisible hand of providence (The man they couldn't hang, 1803) --
Lay down your arms (The Battle of Vinegar Hill, 1804) --
The rum rebellion (Australia's military junta, 1808) --
Tillage and pasture lands (Across the Blue Mountains with Surveyor George William Evans, 1814) --
The birth of a free press (Independent newspapaers created in Sydney and Hobart, 1824) --
Equality before the law (Governor Arthur's message to the Aboriginal people of Van Diemen's Land, 1828) --
European blood has been spilled (Tasmanian politics and the Black Wars, 1828) --
A colonial afterthought (The free colony of Western Australia, 1829) --
There was a wild colonial boy (Bold Jack Donohoe, terror of Sydney town, 1830) --
Candour, honesty, and honor (The first issue of The Sydney Morning Herald, 1831) --
Getting rid of a governor (The recall of Ralph Darling, 1831) --
The war in the West (The death of Yagan, 1833) --
Creating a land rush (Major Mitchell's Australia Felix, 1836) --
An abominable system (An anti-convict tirade, 1835) --
Celebrating a new bridge (The opening of the Lansdowne Bridge, 1836) --
Recording a free colony South Australia's first newspaper, 1836) --
The chart of advancing civilisation Second issue of the Melbourne Advertiser, 1838) HEADLINES 26 --
50; Massacre at Myall Creek (Attacks on Australian indigenous people, 1838) --
Separation at last (Victoria becomes a separate colony, 1850) --
Gold fever (Gold discoveries near Bathurst, 1851) --
Evil-disposed persons (The Eureka Stockade, 1854) --
The continent crossed (The Burke and Wills expedition, 1860) --
No Chinese (Race riots at Lambing Flat, 1861) --
Triumph of British arms (Australia and the New Zealand Wars, 1863) --
Attempted assassination (Prince Alfred in Sydeny, 1868) --
Blackbirding in the Pacific (The trial of the crew of the Carl, 1872) --
Desperate encounter (Ned Kelly's last stand at Glenrowan, 1880) --
Idle and depraved (The emergence of the larrikins, 1881) --
Attacked by natives (Early exploration of New Guinea, 1883) --
In aid of empire (Sending troops to the Sudan Wars, 1885) --
Celebrating 100 years (The centenary of settlement, 1888) --
The greatest racehorse of all time (Carbine wins the Melbourne cup, 1890) --
A disastrous shock (Bank crashes and depression, 1893) --
A cinematographe show (The first moving pictures, 1896) --
Pageants and parades (Federation celebrations, 1901) --
The Great White Fleet (The US navy visits, 1908) --
Splendid conduct and bravery (Anzac forces in the Dardanelles, 1915) --
News from the front (First World War casualty lists, 1916) --
White feathers and yellow streaks (Conscription referendums, 1916-1917) --
Pulled from the monster's jaws (Coogee beach shark attack, 1922) --
Hooligans take charge (Melbourne riots during a police strike, 1923) --
The hearts of the people (The US fleet visits in earnest, 1925) --
On the North-West frontier (The Forrest River massacre, 1926). HEADLINES 51 --
75; Smashed and sunk (Greycliffe ferry disaster, 1927) --
Colouring the truth (Sonny Clay's jazz band and the White Australia Policy, 1928) --
Heroine of the air (Amy Johnson flies from England to Australia, 1930) --
Bradman breaks all records (Don Bradman in the Ashes, 1930) --
The Maltese voice in Australia (A foreign-language newspaper, 1930) --
Scullin's somersaults (Bringing down a Labor government, 1931) --
The battle of Union Street (Communists fight police in Newtown, Sydney, 1931) --
Fascists open Sydney's bridge (De Groot and the New Guard, 1932) --
A child of the modern world (Radio sets and technologies, 1932) --
A great shock to all Australians (The death of Phar Lap, 1932) --
The downfall of "The Big Fella" (Jack Lang's government dismissed, 1932) --
Just not cricket (The bodyline series, 1932-1933) --
Australia's wild west (Race riots in Kalgoorlie, 1934) --
The greatest Anzac gathering (Commemorating Anzac Day, 1935) --
Black Sunday at Bondi (Mass surf rescues at Bondi Beach, 1938) --
Nothing to do with missionaries (An indigenous newspaper, 1938) --
Black Friday (Deadly bushfires in Victoria, 1939) --
A strong force of Anzacs (Australians and New Zealanders in the battle for Crete, 1941) --
Japanese swarm down (The fall of Singapore, 1942) --
Enemy submarines enter harbour (Japanese midget subs attack Sydney, 1942) --
The great freedom of speech crisis (Riots over news censorship, 1944) --
Inhuman barbarities (Japanese war atrocities revealed, 1945) --
Aftermath of war and genocide (Jewish refugees arrive in Australia, 1947) --
Long rule of the Liberals (Liberal Party elected, 1949) --
Montebello to Maralinga (British tests nuclear weapons in Australia, 1952). HEADLINES 76 --
100; They've struck it! (Oil found at Exmouth, 1953) --
Queen steps ashore (The royal tour, 1954) --
Russion spy ring in Australia (The Petrov Affair, 1954) --
Power and multiculturalism (The Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme, 1950's) --
Lithe teenager wins gold (The Melbourne Olympics, 1956) --
One of the great buildings (Designs for the Sydney Opea House revealed, 1957) --
A small group of malcontents (The Bonegilla riots, 1961) --
The big crush (Riots when the Beatles arrive in Melbourne, 1964) --
Which Johnny goes to war? (Conscription and the national service lottery, 1964) --
Shocking Melbourne (The Shrimp in a mini --
skirt at the Spring Racing Carnival, 1965) --
Vote yes for Aborigines (A referendum to change the constitution, 1967) --
Whirled out to sea like a leaf (The death of Prime Minister Harold Holt, 1967) --
Bungers versus batons (Anti-apartheid demonstrations at rugby matches, 1971) --
Whitlam takes over (Whitlam Labor government elected, 1972) --
Drunks did it! (The Blue poles furore, 1973) --
The agony is over (The end of the Vietnam War, 1973) --
Its time for reason (Dismissal of the Labor government, 1975) --
Destination Darwin (Refugees and boat people, 1977) --
Died on the job (The death of Billy Sneddon, 1978) --
The dingo has got my baby ( The Azaria Chamberlain case, 1980) --
Yuppie Armageddon (Financial crash, 1987) --
Our ultimate party (Bicentennial celebrations, 1988) --
A new beginning (The Mabo cas and land rights for Indigenous Australians, 1992) --
Terrorism strikes home (The Bali bombing, 2002) --
From bushfire to firestorm (Black Saturday bushfires, 2009).
Responsibility: Stephen Gapps.

Abstract:

Spanning nearly 400 years of Australian history beginning in 1629 when the ship Batavia ran aground on the Abrolhos Islands, off the coast of Western Australia to the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009, Front Pages that Shaped Australia brings together 100 news reports that contribute to a broad understanding of some of the key moments in Australia's history.

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