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The origins of Australia's capital cities

Author: Pamela Statham-Drew
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Series: Studies in Australian history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This comprehensive survey aims to answer two questions. First, why Australia's eight capital cities are situated where they are, and second, how they were established. Pairs of chapters on each of the state capitals--Sydney, Hobart, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, and Brisbane--are accompanied by studies of Canberra as federal capital and Darwin as territorial capital.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Origins of Australia's capital cities.
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1989
(OCoLC)768013434
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela Statham-Drew
ISBN: 0521362423 9780521362429
OCLC Number: 18106134
Description: xvii, 364 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Patterns and perspectives / Pamela Statham --
The founding of New South Wales / Ged Martin --
Sydney : a southern emporium / Brian Fletcher --
Settling Van Diemen's land / Lloyd Robson --
Hobart : a moment of glory / Gordon Rimmer --
Western Australia becomes British / Pamela Statham --
Perth : a foundling city / Geoffrey Bolton --
Establishing South Australia / Mel Davies --
Adelaide : a Victorian bastide. / Tony Denholm --
The founding of Melbourne / Alan Shaw --
Melbourne : a kangaroo advance / Susan Priestley --
Choosing Brisbane / Ross Johnston and Helen Gregory --
Brisbane : making it work / Ross Johnston and Helen Gregory --
The Northern settlements : outposts of empire / James Cameron --
Palmerston (Darwin) : four expeditions in search of a capital / Robert Reece --
Canberra : the bush capital / Roger Pegrum.
Series Title: Studies in Australian history.
Responsibility: edited by Pamela Statham.
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