Australia: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | May 16, 2012

byKenneth Morgan

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In this Very Short Introduction Kenneth Morgan provides a wide-ranging and thematic introduction to modern Australia. He examines the main features of its history, geography, and culture since the beginning of the white settlement in New South Wales in 1788. Drawing attention to thedistinctive features of Australian life he places contemporary developments in a historical perspective, highlighting the importance of Australia's indigenous culture and making connections between Australia and the wider word. Balancing the successful growth of Australian institutions and democratic traditions, he considers the struggles that occurred in the making of modern Australia.

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In this Very Short Introduction Kenneth Morgan provides a wide-ranging and thematic introduction to modern Australia. He examines the main features of its history, geography, and culture since the beginning of the white settlement in New South Wales in 1788. Drawing attention to thedistinctive features of Australian life he places cont...

Kenneth Morgan is Professor of History at Brunel University, London. He has held numerous awards and fellowships. In 2006 he was a Visiting Professor in History at the University of Sydney. In 2008/9 he held the Frederick Watson Fellowship at the National Archives of Australia and a Harold White Fellowship at the National Library of Au...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pagesPublished:May 16, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199589933

ISBN - 13:9780199589937

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Table of Contents

1. The Antipodes2. Shaping the Continent3. Governing Australia4. Body and Soul5. Australia and the WorldFurther reading