A Concise History of Australia

Written by one of Australia’s most respected historians. A Concise History of Australia offers a lively and clear narrative history that is accessible to general readers. This fourth edition explores the effects of the export and investment boom in the early twenty-first century, as well as the continuing search for solutions to climate change, unauthorised arrival of refugees, Indigenous disadvantage and generational change.

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About this item

Weight 0.515 kg
Dimensions 21.5 × 14 × 2 cm
Author/s

Stuart Macintyre

ISBN

9781107562431

Released

2015

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Length

396 pages

Audience

students, teachers

Format

print book

Australia is the last continent to be settled by Europeans, but it also sustains a people and a culture tens of thousands years old. For much of the past 225 years the newcomers have sought to replace the old with the new. This book tells how they imposed themselves on the land and describes how they brought technology, institutions and ideas to make it their own. The fourth edition incorporates the far-reaching effects of an export and investment boom in the early years of the twenty-first century that lifted Australia to unprecedented prosperity. The sale of minerals and energy enabled the economy to withstand the global financial crisis of 2007–08 but there was no agreement on how the wealth was to be managed and its benefits distributed. The book describes a continuing search for solutions to climate change, the unauthorised arrival of refugees, Indigenous disadvantage and generational change.