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The Cambridge History of Australia

Volume 1. Indigenous and Colonial Australia

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Peter Veth, Susan O'Connor, Shino Konishi, Maria Nugent, Emma Christopher, Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, Grace Karskens, Lisa Ford, David Andrew Roberts, Ann Curthoys, Jessie Mitchell, David Goodman, Stuart Macintyre, Sean Scalmer, Melissa Bellanta, Helen Irving, Janet McCalman, Rebecca Kippen, Andrea Gaynor, Lionel Frost, Tracey Banivanua Mar, Penelope Edmonds, Julia Horne, Geoffrey Sherington, Mark Finnane, Anne O'Brien, John Gascoigne, Sara Maroske, Penny Russell, Robert Dixon, Jeanette Hoorn, Deryck Schreuder, Marilyn Lake, Cindy McCreery, Kirsten McKenzie
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  • Date Published: September 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107452008

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  • Volume 1 of The Cambridge History of Australia explores Australia's history from ancient times through to Federation in 1901. It begins with an archaeological examination of the continent's Indigenous history, which dates back 50,000 years. This volume examines the first European encounters with Australia and its Indigenous people, and the subsequent colonisation of the land by the British in the late eighteenth century, providing insight into the realities of a convict society and how this shaped the nation's development. Part I traces the dynamic growth in Australia's economy, demography and industry throughout the nineteenth century, as it moved towards a system of liberal democracy and one of the most defining events in its history: the Federation of the colonies in 1901. Part II offers a deeper investigation of key topics, such as relations between Indigenous people and settlers, and Australia's colonial identity. It also covers the economy, science and technology, law and literature.

    • The first general history of Australia for several decades
    • Features contributions from over sixty historians who are leaders in their field
    • Includes systematic lists of further reading and a comprehensive chronology
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    'Rich in depth, historiography and detail, these volumes will become the backbone of Australian history for a new generation.' History Today

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    • Date Published: September 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107452008
    • length: 672 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 153 x 35 mm
    • weight: 0.98kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1. Indigenous and Colonial Australia: Part I:
    1. The last 50,000 years: an archaeological view Peter Veth and Susan O'Connor
    2. Newcomers, c.1600–1800 Shino Konishi and Maria Nugent
    3. Convict transportation in global context, c.1700–88 Emma Christopher and Hamish Maxwell-Stewart
    4. The early colonial presence, 1788–1822 Grace Karskens
    5. Expansion, 1820–50 Lisa Ford and David Andrew Roberts
    6. The advent of self-government, 1840s–1890 Ann Curthoys and Jessie Mitchell
    7. The gold rushes of the 1850s David Goodman
    8. Colonial states and civil society, 1860–90 Stuart Macintyre and Sean Scalmer
    9. Rethinking the 1890s Melissa Bellanta
    10. Making the Federal Commonwealth, 1890–1901 Helen Irving
    Part II:
    11. Population and health Janet McCalman and Rebecca Kippen
    12. Environmental transformations Andrea Gaynor
    13. The economy Lionel Frost
    14. Indigenous and settler relations Tracey Banivanua Mar and Penelope Edmonds
    15. Education Julia Horne and Geoffrey Sherington
    16. Law and regulation Mark Finnane
    17. Religion Anne O'Brien
    18. Science and technology John Gascoigne and Sara Maroske
    19. Gender and colonial society Penny Russell
    20. Art and literature: a cosmopolitan culture Robert Dixon and Jeanette Hoorn
    21. Empire: Australia and 'Greater Britain', 1788–1901 Deryck Schreuder
    22. Colonial Australia and the Asia-Pacific region Marilyn Lake
    23. Australian colonies in a maritime world Cindy McCreery and Kirsten McKenzie.

  • Editors

    Alison Bashford, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge

    Stuart Macintyre, University of Melbourne

    Contributors

    Peter Veth, Susan O'Connor, Shino Konishi, Maria Nugent, Emma Christopher, Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, Grace Karskens, Lisa Ford, David Andrew Roberts, Ann Curthoys, Jessie Mitchell, David Goodman, Stuart Macintyre, Sean Scalmer, Melissa Bellanta, Helen Irving, Janet McCalman, Rebecca Kippen, Andrea Gaynor, Lionel Frost, Tracey Banivanua Mar, Penelope Edmonds, Julia Horne, Geoffrey Sherington, Mark Finnane, Anne O'Brien, John Gascoigne, Sara Maroske, Penny Russell, Robert Dixon, Jeanette Hoorn, Deryck Schreuder, Marilyn Lake, Cindy McCreery, Kirsten McKenzie

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