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A history of Australia / Mark Peel, Christina Twomey
Bib ID 5756660
Format BookBook
Author
Peel, Mark, 1959-
 
Description Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011 
xv, 305 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 9780230001640
0230001645
9780230001633
0230001637
Series

Palgrave essential histories.

Summary

"For tens of thousands of years, humans have imagined, visited and inhabited Australia as a place in which to make a future. From the first explorers, who sailed and eventually settled into the inlets and river mouths of the northern coast some sixty or eighty thousand years ago via the transportations of the eighteenth century to the anxious border controls of the twenty-first, and through the great migrations of the centuries in between, Australia's story-and its place in the world-have been shaped by movement and mobility. Mark Peel's History of Australia is an event- and issue-based history of Australia with a clear chronological narrative which succeeds brilliantly in bringing to life the ideas, hopes and journeys -- both physical and otherwise -- of Australians past and present"--

Full contents
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  • 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
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Australia - History.
Other authors/contributors Twomey, Christina

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