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The Resource Australian History in 7 Questions

Australian History in 7 Questions

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Australian History in 7 Questions
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Australian History in 7 Questions
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If there are genuine questions about Australian history, there is something to puzzle over. The history ceases to be predictable—and dull.From the author of The Shortest History of Europe, acclaimed historian John Hirst, comes this fresh and stimulating approach to understanding Australia's past and present. Hirst asks and answers questions that get to the heart of Australia's history: Why did Aborigines not become farmers? How did a penal colony change peacefully to a democracy? Why was Australia so prosperous so early? Why did the Australian colonies federate? What effect did convict origins have on national character? Why was the postwar migration programme a success? Why is Australia not a republic? Engaging and enjoyable, and written for the novice and the expert alike, Australian History in 7 Questions explains how we became the nation we are today.'If you don't always agree with the answers, you will certainly acquire a renewed interest in the questions. This, surely, is the highest hope of good history.' —Saturday Paper'An excellent tool for provoking debate' —Age'An intriguing approach' —West Weekend Magazine'With trademark clarity and insight, Hirst manages to touch every cornerstone of Australia's past ... every Australian should read this book.' —Monthly'Thought provoking' —Daily Telegraph'Instructively provocative' —Burnie Advocate'Australian History in 7 Questions is a lively and exciting book, showing the skills of a professional historian and social commentator ... Anyone would benefit from reading this erudite short book.' —Australian Journal of Politics and HistoryJohn Hirst was a member of the History Department at La Trobe University from 1968 to 2007. He has written many books on Australian history, including Convict Society and Its Enemies, The Strange Birth of Colonial Democracy, The Sentimental Nation, Sense and Nonsense in Australian History and The Shortest History of Europe
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Hirst, John
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  • History
  • Nonfiction
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Australian History in 7 Questions
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9781922231703
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optical disk
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Australian History in 7 Questions
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:12e0d65c-5b30-460f-995a-a65d7b2a5958
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781922231703
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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