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Gold : forgotten histories and lost objects of Australia

Author: Iain McCalman; Alexander Cook; Andrew Reeves
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
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The discovery of gold in Australia 150 years ago had profound effects on both the environment and indigenous Aboriginal peoples. In this book, a team of prominent historians and curators have collaborated to produce a cultural history of gold and its impact on the development of Australian society.
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Genre/Form: History
Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Iain McCalman; Alexander Cook; Andrew Reeves
ISBN: 0521805953 9780521805957
OCLC Number: 45791392
Description: xiv, 344 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction / Iain McCalman, Alexander Cook and Andrew Reeves --
pt. I. Gold and Modernity: The Impact of the Gold Rushes on the Development of the Australian Colonies. 1. Making an Edgier History of Gold / David Goodman. 2. 'The Finger of God's: Gold's Impact on New South Wales / Paul A. Pickering. 3. Gold-Rush Melbourne / Graeme Davison. 4. Labour and Trade Unionism in Victorian Goldmining: Bendigo, 1861-1915 / Charles Fahey. 5. Mullock Heaps and Tailing Mounds: Environmental Effects of Alluvial Goldmining / Barry McGowan --
pt. II. Immigrants and Ethnic Relations. 6. 'Men of All Nations, except Chinamen': Europeans and Chinese on the Goldfields of New South Wales / Ann Curthoys. 7. Undesirable Persons: Race and West Australian Mining Legislation / Patrick Bertola. 8. Golden Opportunities?: Immigrant Workers on Western Australia's Eastern Goldfields, 1900-1965 / Bill Bunbury --
pt. III. White Gold/Black Gold: Settler and Indigenous Histories of Goldmining. 9. Eyewitness?: Drawings by Oscar of Cooktown / Kim McKenzie and Carol Cooper. 10. Golden Reflections: Artists, Entrepreneurs and Aborigines on the North-West Australian Goldfields / Ian Coates. 11. Lasseter's Stories: Tending the Ghosts of Desert Gold / David Reftery. 12. Isla del Oro: Seeking New Guinea Gold / Hank Nelson. 13. Jukurrpa --
Golden Dreams / Derek Elias --
pt. IV. Daily Life and Domestic Culture. 14. Mrs. Charles Clacy, Lola Montez and Poll the Grogseller: Glimpses of Women on the Early Victorian Goldfields / Margaret Anderson. 15. After the Gold Rush: Material Culture and Settlement on Victoria's Central Goldfields / Susan Lawrence. 16. Vegetable Plots and Pleasure Gardens of the Victorian Goldfields / Suzanne R. Hunt --
pt. V. Art, Visuality and Material Culture. 17. Edward Snell: Sketching a Fortune / Tom Griffiths and Alan Platt. 18. Antoine Fauchery: A French Artist's View of the Goldfields / Dianne Reilly. 19. Cinderella's Jewellery: The Gold-Rush Brooches of Western Australia / Dorothy Erickson. 20. A Broad Brush Dipped in Gold: The Expansion of Australian Vision / Anita Callaway.
Responsibility: edited by Iain McCalman, Alexander Cook, and Andrew Reeves.
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