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The Resource Australia : a cultural history, John Rickard

Australia : a cultural history, John Rickard

Label
Australia : a cultural history
Title
Australia
Title remainder
a cultural history
Statement of responsibility
John Rickard
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
John Rickard's Australia: A Cultural History, first published in 1988, is still the only short history of Australia from a cultural perspective. It has also acquired a reputation as an introduction to the development of Australian society and was listed by the historian and public intellectual John Hirst in his `First XI: The best Australian history books'. Although arranged chronologically, this book is not a chronicle, still less a laborious detailing of governors and governments: rather, it focuses on the transmission of values, beliefs, and customs amongst the diverse mix of peoples who are today's Australians. The story begins with sixty thousand years of Aboriginal presence and their continuing material and spiritual relationship with the land, and takes the reader through the turbulent years of British colonisation and the emergence, through prosperity, war, and depression, of the cultural accommodations which have been distinctively Australian. This third edition concludes with a critical review of the challenges facing contemporary Australia and warns readers that 'we may get the future we deserve'
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10639873
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rickard, John
Dewey number
994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a cultural history
Label
Australia : a cultural history, John Rickard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Pt.1. Sources - Aboriginal Australians - Immigrants -- Pt.2. Interactions: 1788-1901 - The environment - Society -- Pt.3. The culture: 1901-1939 - Loyalties - Political institutions - Relationships and pursuits -- Pt.4. The culture questioned: 1939-2016 - Dependence 1939-1988 - Diversity 1939-1988 - Vision - The view from the twenty-first century
Control code
000052553015
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
xiii, 306 pages
Isbn
9781921867606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)870974774
Label
Australia : a cultural history, John Rickard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Pt.1. Sources - Aboriginal Australians - Immigrants -- Pt.2. Interactions: 1788-1901 - The environment - Society -- Pt.3. The culture: 1901-1939 - Loyalties - Political institutions - Relationships and pursuits -- Pt.4. The culture questioned: 1939-2016 - Dependence 1939-1988 - Diversity 1939-1988 - Vision - The view from the twenty-first century
Control code
000052553015
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
xiii, 306 pages
Isbn
9781921867606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)870974774

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