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A Brief History of Australia, Second Edition
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  • Authored by: Barbara A. West with Frances T. Murphy
  • From the Series: Brief History
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  • ISBN-10: 143819952X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-9952-8
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 05/01/2021
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  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up

Summary

A Brief History of Australia, Second Edition provides a clear, lively, and comprehensive account of the history of Australia from ancient times to the present day. It relates the central events that have shaped the country and details their significance in historical context, touching on all aspects of the history of the country, from political, international, and economic affairs to cultural and social developments. Illustrated with full-color maps and photographs, and accompanied by a chronology, bibliography, and suggested reading, this accessible overview is ideal for the general reader.

Coverage includes:

  • Diversity—Land and People
  • Indigenous History
  • European Exploration and Early Settlement
  • Gold Rush and Governments
  • Federation and Identity Formation
  • Realignment
  • Populate or Perish
  • Constitutional Crisis
  • Contradiction and Change
  • The Howard Years
  • Australia in Turmoil

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About the Author(s)

Barbara A. West holds a Ph.D. in social anthropology from the University of Rochester in New York. A former associate professor of international studies and anthropology and managing editor of The Anthropology of East Europe Review, she is the author of Encyclopedia of the Peoples of Asia and Oceania for Facts On File. She is a coauthor of G'Day Boss! Australian Culture and the Workplace and a director at Culture Works in Melbourne, Australia.

Frances T. Murphy has degrees in history, anthropology, and psychology. Born and raised in Australia, she is the coauthor of G'Day Boss! Australian Culture and the Workplace and a director at Culture Works in Melbourne, Australia. She is also a major contributor to Facts On File's Encyclopedia of the Peoples of Asia and Oceania.

 

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