Book Size: 5" x 7.75"

Pages: 368

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566564243

Series: Interlink Traveller's Histories

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 3

Illustrations: b&w illustrations, maps

Release date: 09/17/14

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A Traveller's History of Australia

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“Australia, whose chequered past merits more than ‘convicts find gold then government,’ is laid open deftly, and we are effortlessly brought from 53, 000 BC to the present day.” – The Observer

About this book

Essential reading for travelers who wish to enjoy the amazing diversity of Australia, this book outlines the history of that great southern democracy from the arrival of the earliest Aborigines some fifty or sixty thousand years ago to the present.

The ancient Aboriginal way of life is described; early European sightings; and the establishment of the British convict colony in 1788, which dragged the continent into the modern world. The dynamic story of Australia in the twentieth century, its role in two world wars, the post-war discoveries of huge mineral deposits, its courting of Asia in recent decades, the return of vast areas of land to the Aborigines, and its confident cultural vibrancy in wine, food, film, and art are also examined.

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About the author

John H. Chambers was born in Queensland. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University and most recently was a visiting professor at City University of New York. Dr. Chambers has passed more than half his life in Australia and has travelled extensively in the Pacific. As a teacher in Australia, he taught New Zealand history as a special topic and has also worked in New Zealand. He has five degrees from universities and colleges on three continents.

He is the author of A Traveller’s History of Australia and Hawaii (On-the-Road Histories).

Reviews

“Australia, whose chequered past merits more than ‘convicts find gold then government,’ is laid open deftly, and we are effortlessly brought from 53, 000 BC to the present day.” – The Observer

Additional information

Author

Chambers, John H.

Edition

3

Inprint

Interlink Books

Pages

368

Type

PB

Illustrations

b&w illustrations , maps

Release date

09/17/14

Author Home

Australia

Format

5" x 7 3/4"

Reviews

"Australia , whose chequered past merits more than 'convicts find gold then government , ' is laid open deftly , and we are effortlessly brought from 53 , 000 BC to the present day."å – The Observer

MainReview

"Australia, whose chequered past merits more than 'convicts find gold then government, ' is laid open deftly, and we are effortlessly brought from 53, 000 BC to the present day."å – The Observer