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by Blainey, Geoffrey

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TitleA shorter history of Australia
Author / Responsible partyBlainey, Geoffrey
TopicsHistory. Aboriginal Australians -- History. Australia -- History. Aboriginal Australians.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


After a lifetime of research and debate on Australian and international history, Geoffrey Blainey is well-placed to introduce us to the people who have played a part and to guide us through the events which have created the Australian identity: the mania for spectator sport, the suspicion of the tall poppy, the rivalries of Catholic and Protestant, Sydney and Melbourne, new and old homelands, the conflicts of war abroad and race at home, the importance of technology, the recognition of our Aboriginal past and Native Title, the successes and failures of the nation. For this enlarged edition Blainey has rewritten or expanded on various episodes and themes, making changes to almost every page. He has described significant events and trends of the early-20th century. A final chapter summarises key factors that shaped and still shape this country's history.

Additional Information

System control numberS13141
Original Print PublisherPort Melbourne : William Heinemann Australia, 1994.
NarratorHumphrey Bower.
Narrator NameHumphrey Bower.
Participant or performer noteHumphrey Bower.
Narrators GenderMale narrator