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The Resource We'll show the world : expo 88 : Brisbane's almighty struggle for a little bit of cred, Jackie Ryan

We'll show the world : expo 88 : Brisbane's almighty struggle for a little bit of cred, Jackie Ryan

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We'll show the world : expo 88 : Brisbane's almighty struggle for a little bit of cred
Title
We'll show the world
Title remainder
expo 88 : Brisbane's almighty struggle for a little bit of cred
Statement of responsibility
Jackie Ryan
Title variation
Expo 88
Title variation remainder
Brisbane's almighty struggle for a little bit of cred
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How did one long and expensive party change a city forever? World Expo 88 was the largest, longest, and strangest of Australia's bicentennial events. A shiny 1980s amalgam of shopping mall, cultural precinct, theme park, travelogue, and rock concert, the Expo 88 behemoth is commonly credited as the catalyst for Brisbane's 'coming of age'. So how did one long and expensive party change a city forever? We'll Show the World lifts the curtain on Expo 88. It explores the shifting social and political environment in which Expo 88 was conceived, planned, and executed - an environment shaped as much by Queensland's controversial premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen as it was by those who reacted against his protracted and authoritarian reign. This book considers how an event once mocked as a 'Joh Show' became the people's party, and how something initially greeted with outrage, scepticism, or indifference came to mean so much to so many. Published to coincide with the celebration of Expo's 30th birthday, We'll Show the World is the story of how, to Brisbane, Expo was personal
Award
  • Queensland Literary Awards, History Book Award, 2018.
  • Queensland Literary Awards, Queensland Premier's Award for a work of State Significance, 2018.
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10690063
Cataloging source
AU@
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Ryan, Jackie
Dewey number
994.31
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Expo (International Exhibitions Bureau)
  • Local history
  • Social sciences
  • History
  • Brisbane (Qld.)
Target audience
adult
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Expo '88
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We'll show the world : expo 88 : Brisbane's almighty struggle for a little bit of cred, Jackie Ryan
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Publication
Copyright
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Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061301833
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 303 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780702259906
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1015334817
Label
We'll show the world : expo 88 : Brisbane's almighty struggle for a little bit of cred, Jackie Ryan
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061301833
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 303 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780702259906
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1015334817

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