Constructing a Nation was published to coincide with a three-part miniseries on the ABC.
Constructing a Nation covers the first three episodes featuring the making of Sydney Harbour Bridge, the creation of the Telegraph Line across Australia, and the building of the pipeline from Perth to Kalgoorlie. This engaging collection tells the story of how three of Australia's greatest man-made icons were built.
These are the powerful stories of the human, political, social and scientific dramas at the heart of achievements that shaped a nation.
Covering the epoch from the 1860s to the 1930s, what emerges from these stories of hubris, survival, wilderness, struggle, conflict and the indigenous frontier, is nothing less than an epic.
About the Authors
Richard Evans is a Melbourne writer and historian. He has worked as a journalist on newspapers and legal magazines, and was a lecturer in journalism at RMIT University. He has a PhD in Australian history from Monash University, and is the author of The Pyjama Girl Mystery: A True Story of Murder, Obsession and Lies. His work has appeared in HQ, Quadrant, The Age, Overland and The Republican, and been broadcast on ABC Radio National.
Alex West is an author and Executive Producer of Film Australia's Making History Initiative. He has written, directed and produced numerous scientific, environmental and historical documentaries for a range of broadcasters including the BBC, National Geographic, Discovery Channel and the ABC.
|The Bridge||p. 2|
|Pipe Dreams||p. 66|
|A Wire through the Heart||p. 120|
|Still Building||p. 152|
|Visualising History||p. 154|
|Recommended Reading||p. 160|
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Series: Miegunyah Volumes
Number Of Pages: 162
Published: 1st March 2007
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 19.2 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.514