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Illustrated history of Australia.

Publisher: Sydney ; New York : Hamlyn, 1974.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 0600072193 9780600072195
OCLC Number: 3224646
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1518 pages : color illustrations, facsimile, maps, portraits ; 29 cm
Contents: PART 1: In search of the great south land --
Cook's voyage that put us on the map --
The beginning of the ordeal --
Disaster years with the rum corps --
'An arrogant, exclusive, ruthless caste' --
Rebellion that led to oppression and decay --
Macquarie, the passionate improver --
Turbulent years of doubt --
Intolerant years under Darling --
Explorers press onwards --
The slow beginning out west --
Struggle to start a free colony --
The founding of Melbourne --
The humane years under Governor Bourke --
Strident years under Governor Gipps --
Bringing the convict days to an end --
The Port Phillip struggle to be free --
PART 2: Boom years with the discovery of gold --
Bloody climax to miners' grievances --
The great changes that came with gold --
Shaping our own democratic destiny --
Growth in the north, centre and west --
Explorers strike out further --
Bushranger bonanza and sports pages --
Racial problems and more --
Confident country during the boom --
How the trade unions grew --
Bringing the colonies closer --
The rugged race to the golden west --
The great slump of the 1890s --
National unity moves into sight --
Economic expansion and prosperity PART 3. We rush to fight World War I --
Time to count the cost --
Expansive war years --
An era of record breakers --
An era of great creation --
On the verge of bankruptcy --
On the road to recovery --
War that reached our doorstep --
Post war economic health --
Pursuit of leisure, fall of labor --
And so to the era of Menzies --
Hectic creative years --
Recession, boom and the end of an era --
The past and the present --
Index.

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