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A Nation in the Making : Australia at the Dawn of the Modern Era - Alasdair MacGregor

A Nation in the Making

Australia at the Dawn of the Modern Era


Published: 28th October 2011
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The output of the two largest photographic studio's in Australia in the late 19th century were bought & placed in storage. It became known as the Tyrell Collection. Largely unseen ever-since it is now stored at the Powerhouse museum and has been made available to Australian Geographic.

This unique collection provides a multi-faceted portrait of an increasingly diverse & confident Australia. A nation metamorphosing from six separate colonies into one federated Commonwealth: literally a nation in the making. Extensive text has been freshly written by Alasdair MacGregor to give a rich context to these wonderful photographs.

  • Foreword
  • Introduction: A land transformed
  • The Roaming Eye: The camera in the late 19th century Australia
  • City Splendid: Grand statements of wealth, affluence and confidence
  • Fat of the Land: The wealth that fuelled a nation
  • Living and Partly Living: The haves and have-nots
  • Ties That Bind: The celebration of a nation
  • References
  • Select bibliography
  • Photographic credits
  • Acknowledgements
  • About the author
  • Index

ISBN: 9781742452265
ISBN-10: 1742452264
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 28th October 2011
Publisher: Australian Geographic Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 30.500 x 26.500