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Palgrave Macmillan

A History of Australia

ISBN 9780230001633
Publication Date January 2012
Formats Hardcover Ebook (PDF) Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Palgrave Essential Histories Series

From the first explorers to present-day Australians, via the great migrations of the centuries in between, Australia's story has been shaped by movement and mobility. This cultural, political and social history offers a clear chronological narrative which brings to life the ideas, hopes and journeys of Australia's past and present.

MARK PEEL is Professor of Modern Cultural and Social History and Head of History at the University of Liverpool, UK, having previously been a Professor and Head of School at Monash University, Australia. He is the author of Good Times, Hard Times: The Past and the Future in Elizabeth, The Lowest Rung: Voices of Australian Poverty and Miss Cutler and the Case of the Resurrected Horse: Dramatising Poverty in American, Australian and British Social Work.
 
CHRISTINA TWOMEY is Associate Professor of History at Monash University, Australia. She has published widely on the cultural history of war, and is the author of Australia's Forgotten Prisoners: Civilians Interned by the Japanese in World War II and Deserted and Destitute: Motherhood, Wife Desertion and Colonial Welfare.


List of Illustrations
List of Maps, Tables and Figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction
First People
The Great South Land: 1500-1800
Britain's Prison: Convicts, Settlers and Indigenous People: 1788-1802
Free and Unfree: Reforming New South Wales: 1803-1829
New Australias: 1829-1849
The Golden Lands: 1850-1868
At the Forefront of the Race: 1868-1888
A Truly New World: 1888-1901
A Protective Nation: 1901-1914
A Nation at War: 1914-1918
A Nation Divided: 1919-1939
Defending Australia: 1939-1949
Security: 1949-1963
Dissent and Social Change: 1964-1979
Global Nation: 1980-2010
Notes
Further Reading
Index

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'An energetic and multifaceted history of Australia that illuminates a rich national story interlinked within an international context....the book achieves its aim of rendering Australia's past, and the challenges the country has faced and met, with aplomb.' - Patricia O'Brien, Visiting Associate Professor, Georgetown University, USA
'History as it should be – informed and judicious, but conveyed with zest, purpose and enviable clarity. Peel and Twomey weave the myriad strands of Australia's story into a thoroughly absorbing read' - Professor Stuart Ward, University of Copenhagen.
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