A Short History of Australia

A Short History of Australia

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An elegantly written and well illustrated book that brings to life the people and events that have shaped Australia’s history.

A Short History of Australia

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In this lively, very readable book the eminent and controversial historian Manning Clark portrays the evolution of Australia with remarkable breadth of vision. He begins with the Aborigines and the coming of white men, then traces the progress of the First Fleet to Botany Bay, the unfurling of the British flag in January 1788 to the accompaniment of the regimental band, and Governor Arthur Phillip’s harangue to the convicts in his charge. With a provocative style the author describes convicts and settlers, architecture, exploration, immigrants and squatters, politics and culture, the gold rushes, radicals and nationalists, the world wars. The incisive concluding chapter deals with the years from 1969 to 1986 – Manning Clark’s ‘age of ruins’. This elegantly written and well illustrated book brings to life the people and events that have shaped Australia’s history.

Softcover, 260pgs, well illustrated, sources, index. Very good, slight marks on cover. 195mm x 260mm

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Short Description An elegantly written and well illustrated book that brings to life the people and events that have shaped Australia’s history.
Weight (g) 850.0000
Author Manning Clark
Publisher Penguin Books
Date Published 1986
ISBN 0 14 009722 8
Size 260mm x 180mm

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