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A traveller's history of Australia

Author: John H Chambers
Publisher: New York : Interlink Books, 1999.
Series: Traveller's history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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A TRAVELLER'S HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA is essential reading for tourists, students, or anyone interested in its history and its amazing diversity. This book gives a complete account of that great democracy--from the arrival of the earliest Aborigines some fifty or sixty thousand years ago, to the prepartion for the Sydney Olympics in the year 2000.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John H Chambers
ISBN: 1566563232 9781566563239
OCLC Number: 40856776
Description: xi, 347 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Contents: Two beginnings. -The physical environment. -Aboriginal Australia. -Europeans arrive. -The convict system and the growth of the first two colonies. -New Britannias: cities and colonies all around the coast. -Explorers and squatters: the demise of Black Australia. -Economic development: 1850-1900. -The early Federation, the Great War, the 1920s and '30s. -World War II and post-war changes to 1972. -Politics, the economy, and culture since 1972. PARTIAL APPENDICES: Adaptation of the red kangaroo to the environment. -Why boomerangs return.
Series Title: Traveller's history.
Responsibility: John H. Chambers ; line drawings, John Hoste.

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A TRAVELLER'S HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA is essential reading for tourists, students, or anyone interested in its history and its amazing diversity. This book gives a complete account of that great democracy--from the arrival of the earliest Aborigines some fifty or sixty thousand years ago, to the prepartion for the Sydney Olympics in the year 2000.

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