Oxford Companion to Australian History
Provides 1600 entries on people, institutions and events that have shaped the history of Australia from pre-colonial times to the present. Entries range from 2000-word essays on aspects of national life to short, factual summaries. Includes maps and subject index....
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Provides 1600 entries on people, institutions and events that have shaped the history of Australia from pre-colonial times to the present. Entries range from 2000-word essays on aspects of national life to short, factual summaries. Includes maps and subject index. Davison is Professor of History at Monash University, Hirst is a Reader in History at La Trobe University and Macintyre is a professor at the University of Melbourne. The 317 contributors are scholars and writers from around Australia and include A G L Shaw and Zelman Cowen.
"The Companion draws on the latest scholarship and covers the people, institutions, and events that have shaped Australian society, politics, and culture. It is edited by three of Australia's finest historians - Graeme Davison, John Hirst, and Stuart Macintyre - and includes contributions from 317 scholars and writers throughout Australia." "The Companion contains approximately 1600 entries, ranging from essays of up to 2000 words to succinct, factual entries of 100 words. There are entries on politicians, colonisers, visionaries, newspaper barons, industrialists, explorers, writers, artists, and scientists. All the most famous Australians appear in the Companion, including Don Bradman, Ned Kelly, John Curtin, Joan Sutherland, and Patrick White. There are entries on the states, key institutions, prominent families, and famous or infamous events, such as Gallipoli, the Dismissal, the Rum Rebellion, and the Waterloo Creek Massacre. There are numerous extended essays on key facets of our national life - political, social, cultural, scientific, military, and economic. Readers will find incisive entries on matters such as art, capital punishment, gambling, language, literature, military history, and republicanism."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
This superb new companion provides a comprehensive account of the key events and personalities that have shaped Australian history. Approximately 1600 entries provide a wealth of information that will be invaluable to historians, students, and anyone interested in this country's fascinating^history.