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An historical geography of modern Australia : the restive fringe

Author: J M Powell
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988.
Series: Cambridge studies in historical geography, 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Comprehensive study of the historical geography of Australia from 1880 ; includes references to Aboriginal land rights, reserves, labour, environmental knowledge, population distribition and white attitudes.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Powell, J.M. (Joseph Michael).
Historical geography of modern Australia.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1988
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J M Powell
ISBN: 0521256194 9780521256193 0521408296 9780521408295
OCLC Number: 16404107
Description: xx, 400 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prodigal children: an introduction --
State and nation --
Imperialism, protectionism, democratic nationalism --
Debt of honour: soldier settlement, 1915-29 --
Science and the frontier --
Conservation and planning in the last of lands --
A changing society --
The Janus face of Australian industry --
Agriculture and the modern federation.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in historical geography, 11.
Responsibility: J.M. Powell.
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This is the first authoritative and comprehensive historical geography of Australia during the second century of white occupation. Originally published in hardback in 1988, Dr Powell's substantial  Read more...


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