Australia: A Reissue of Volume VII, Part I of the Cambridge History of the British Empire

Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2010-12-09
Publisher(s): Cambridge University Press
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The publication in 1933 of the Australia volume of the Cambridge History of the British Empire was a landmark in historical interpretation of the nation and its place in the world. To coincide with the Australian Bicentenary in 1988, Cambridge University Press reissued this book in an unaltered edition. For this reissue Professor Geoffrey Bolton contributed a specially commissioned introduction assessing the importance, historical context and legacy of the volume.

Table of Contents

Preface to the first edition
The Australian environment
The exploration of the Pacific
British settlement in Australia, 1783-1806
The extension of settlement
The exploration of Australia 1813-1865
New South Wales and its daughter colonies, 1821-1850
The wool trade and the squatters S. H. Roberts
Experiments in colonisation
The gold discoveries
The establishment of responsible government
Economic and political development, 1860-1885
The western Pacific, 1788-1885
Economic and political development 1885-1900
Self-government in Australia, 1860-1900
The Federation movement and the founding of the Commonwealth
The Constitution and its workings
The Commonwealth, 1900-1914
Australia and the Empire, 1855-1921
Australia in the World War
Australia since the War
Cultural development
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