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AUSTRALIA - Republic or US Colony? By Klaas Woldring
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This is a book which deals with the current movement towards a Republic in Australia. Apart from sketching the contemporary political background in Australia it presents comparative material on... More > Republics and their Presidents as well as about political systems which differ from the Westminster tradition.< Less
The Story of Australia By Robert Grieve Black
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We all tend to think of Australia as a country with a very short history. In fact it has one of the oldest identifiable histories on this planet dating back to when the first Aboriginal people... More > travelled south between the ice ages. Did you know that there are around one million camels living in the wild in Australia? They are not of course indigenous but rather were shipped in by British colonialists to help explore and develop the outback. The proud Brits didn’t really want their Arab handlers so they returned to their homelands abandoning the camels. Did you know that Australia, with its reliance on coal-burning power stations, is considered to be the world’s number one polluter? These are just a few of the gems in this short history of Australia. It is just under 30,000 words which represents about eighty pages in a standard print book. There are inevitably some dates to maintain the time-line but the emphasis is on telling the story of Australia.< Less
My Australia By Maria Luisa Zaccheo Wahlberg
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This book of drawings and watercolours is devoted to my impressions of the majestic beauties or 'icons' of the continent, but also aims to present my observations about the 'small Australia' of... More > ordinary buildings and landscape; the general stores, the post offices, the railway stations, the old hotels, the tea rooms, the corrugated iron sheds, the empty shops, the disused mines and the classical colonial town halls reminiscent of the old and far away Europe. I wanted to show places like Dimbullah and Norseman that are unknown to outsiders but are just as interesting in their own ways as Sydney Harbour and Uluru.< Less
They Went to Australia By Glenn Martin
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Why would people leave the land where their families had lived for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years? Glenn Martin’s ancestors had all lived in Cornwall, other parts of England, and... More > Scotland and Ireland for that long. And yet, within the space of 25 years, they all migrated to Australia. For three of them it was involuntary – they were convicts. But for the others, it was a choice to make a new life in what was still a turbulent colony. This book portrays these people, young and old, alone or in couples or as entire families – what they left behind, how they made the voyage, what happened to them after they arrived, and how they created new lives. It was an extraordinary time.< Less
Australia Felix By Henry Handel Richardson
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Australia Felix (Latin for "fortunate Australia" or "happy Australia") was an early name given by Thomas Mitchell to lush pasture in parts of western Victoria he explored in 1836... More > on his third expedition.On this expedition Mitchell was instructed to travel to Menindee, then down the Darling River to the sea, if it flowed there; or, if it flowed into the Murray River to go up the Murray to the inhabited parts of the colony.However lack of water forced Mitchell to follow the Lachlan River to the south-west as the only practicable route. He reached the Murrumbidgee on 12 May and followed it to the Murray.At the end of May, Mitchell reached the Darling and turned north upstream. Excerpt from: Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Volume 1 With Descriptions of the Recently Explored Region of Australia Felix, and of the Present Colony of New South Wales By T. L. (Thomas Livingstone) Mitchell
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Lieutenant Colonel Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell (15 June 1792... More > – 5 October 1855), surveyor and explorer of south-eastern Australia, was born at Grangemouth in Stirlingshire, Scotland. In 1827 he took up an appointment as Assistant Surveyor General of New South Wales. The following year he became Surveyor General and remained in this position until his death. Mitchell was knighted in 1839 for his contribution to the surveying of Australia.Born in Scotland on 15 June 1792, he was son of John Mitchell of Carron Works and was brought up from childhood by his uncle, Thomas Livingstone of Parkhall, Stirlingshire. On the death of his uncle, he joined the British army in Portugal as a volunteer, at the age of sixteen. Excerpt from:< Less
Australia's Secular Foundations By Malcolm Wood
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Explaining how Australia’s secular society derives from its colonial past, this book examines: • the environmental and social context that encouraged godlessness, including the convict... More > system, the bush, materialism and cultural development; • religious practice and sectarianism; • the state’s policy of denominational even-handedness to ensure social harmony; • the challenges to faith that science and critical biblical scholarship posed; and • churchmen’s attempts to foist a moral code on society, and their ambivalent attitudes to society’s poor and distressed. Dr Malcolm Wood is an independent scholar living in Canberra. Australian Scholarly Publishing published his Presbyterians in Colonial Victoria in 2008.< Less
Australia: A Country Profile By Library of Congress & Federal Research Division
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Formal Name: Commonwealth of Australia. Short Form: Australia. Term for Citizen(s): Australian(s). Capital: Canberra. Major Cities: In order of size, the largest cities in Australia are Sydney (4.2... More > million), Melbourne (3.6 million), Brisbane (1.7 million), Perth (1.4 million), and Canberra (323,000). Independence: The British colonies of Australia were federated and the Commonwealth of Australia established on January 1, 1901.< Less
The Aborigines of Western Australia By Albert F. Calvert
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The Aborigines of Western Australia by Albert F. Calvert. ANY attempt to fathom the depth of mystery which surrounds the history of the Australian Aboriginal must necessarily be--in the main--a... More > failure. The subject is surrounded with difficulty. Captain Dampier was the first Englishman known to have made the acquaintance of the Australian natives, whom he calls "the poor winking people of New Holland, the miserablest people on earth," and so forth. During the intervening two centuries we have not added much to our knowledge regarding them. They have no written language, and are forbidden to speak of the dead: two serious obstacles to research. During my wanderings in Western Australia, in the capacity of a mining engineer, I came across a good many of the natives; and taking a profound interest in everything connected with the colony I resolved to set down in brief and simple form such facts...< Less
Colonial Born: A Tale of the Queensland bush By G. Firth Scott
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