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Australia: A Very Short Introduction

Kenneth Morgan

May 2012

ISBN: 9780199589937

168 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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In this Very Short Introduction, Kenneth Morgan provides a wide-ranging and thematic introduction to modern Australia; examining the main features of its history, geography, and culture and drawing attention to the distinctive features of Australian life and its indigenous population and culture.

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In this Very Short Introduction, Kenneth Morgan provides a wide-ranging and thematic introduction to modern Australia; examining the main features of its history, geography, and culture and drawing attention to the distinctive features of Australian life and its indigenous population and culture.

  • Provides a wide-ranging introduction to modern Australia, examining its history, geography, and culture
  • Focuses on the distinctive features of Australian life by considering the historical perspective
  • Explores the role of Australia's indigenous culture and their place in the history of Australia as a whole
  • Considers Australia's role within the wider world
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over five million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Kenneth Morgan, Professor of History at Brunel University

Kenneth Morgan is Professor of History at Brunel University, London. He has held numerous awards and fellowships. In 2006 he was a Visiting Professor in History at the University of Sydney. In 2008/9 he held the Frederick Watson Fellowship at the National Archives of Australia and a Harold White Fellowship at the National Library of Australia, Canberra. Professor Morgan is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. His publications concentrate mainly on British imperial and colonial history, slavery and the slave trade, Australian history, Caribbean history, and music history.

Table of Contents

    1:The Antipodes
    2:Shaping the Continent
    3:Governing Australia
    4:Body and Soul
    5:Australia and the World
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