The Cambridge History of Australia offers a comprehensive view of Australian history from its pre-European origins to the present day. Over two volumes, this major work of reference tells the nation's social, political and cultural story.
Volume 1: examines Australia's indigenous and colonial history through to the Federation of the colonies in 1901.
Volume 2: opens with the birth of the twentieth century, tracing developments in the nation through to the present day.
Each volume is divided into two parts. The first part offers a chronological treatment of the period, while the second examines the period in light of key themes, such as law, religion, the economy and the environment. Both volumes feature detailed maps, chronologies and lists of further reading.
This is a lively and systematic account of Australia's history, incorporating the work of more than sixty leading historians. It is the ideal work of reference for students, scholars and general readers.
About the Editors
Alison Bashford is Professor of Modern History at the University of Sydney and has been elected the Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History at the University of Cambridge.
Stuart Macintyre is Ernest Scott Professor of Australia in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at The University of Melbourne, Australia.
'Rich in depth, historiography and detail, these volumes will become the backbone of Australian history for a new generation.' History Today
Volume 1. Indigenous and Colonial Australia.
1. The last 50,000 years: an archaeological view - Peter Veth and Susan O'Connor
2. Newcomers, c.1600–1800 - Shino Konishi and Maria Nugent
3. Convict transportation in global context, c.1700–88 - Emma Christopher and Hamish Maxwell-Stewart
4. The early colonial presence, 1788–1822 - Grace Karskens
5. Expansion, 1820–50 - Lisa Ford and David Andrew Roberts
6. The advent of self-government, 1840s–1890 - Ann Curthoys and Jessie Mitchell
7. The gold rushes of the 1850s - David Goodman
8. Colonial states and civil society, 1860–90 - Stuart Macintyre and Sean Scalmer
9. Rethinking the 1890s - Melissa Bellanta
10. Making the Federal Commonwealth, 1890–1901 - Helen Irving
11. Population and health - Janet McCalman and Rebecca Kippen
12. Environmental transformations - Andrea Gaynor
13. The economy - Lionel Frost
14. Indigenous and settler relations - Tracey Banivanua Mar and Penelope Edmonds
15. Education - Julia Horne and Geoffrey Sherington
16. Law and regulation - Mark Finnane
17. Religion - Anne O'Brien
18. Science and technology - John Gascoigne and Sara Maroske
19. Gender and colonial society - Penny Russell
20. Art and literature: a cosmopolitan culture - Robert Dixon and Jeanette Hoorn
21. Empire: Australia and 'Greater Britain', 1788–1901 - Deryck Schreuder
22. Colonial Australia and the Asia-Pacific region - Marilyn Lake
23. Australian colonies in a maritime world - Cindy McCreery and Kirsten McKenzie.
Volume 2. The Commonwealth of Australia.
1. Nation building, 1901–14 - John Hirst
2. The Great War and its aftermath, 1914–22 - Stephen Garton and Peter Stanley
3. Search for a solution, 1923–39 - Frank Bongiorno
4. World War 2 and post-war reconstruction, 1939–49 - Kate Darian-Smith
5. The Menzies era, 1950–66 - Judith Brett
6. Instability, 1966–82 - Paul Strangio
7. Growth resumed, 1983–2000 - James Walter
8. The new millennium - Murray Goot
9. Religion - Graeme Davison
10. Culture and media - David Carter and Bridget Griffen-Foley
11. Science and medicine - Alison Bashford and Peter Hobbins
12. Society and welfare - Shurlee Swain
13. Gender and sexuality - Katie Holmes and Sarah Pinto
14. Indigenous Australia - Anna Haebich and Steve Kinnane
15. Class - Stuart Macintyre and Sean Scalmer
16. The economy - Simon Ville
17. Government, law and citizenship - Nicholas Brown
18. Education - Alison Mackinnon and Helen Proctor
19. The environment - Gregory Barton and Brett Bennett
20. Travel and connections - Agnieszka Sobocinska and Richard White
21. Security - David Lowe
22. Australia, Britain and the British Commonwealth - Carl Bridge
23. Australia in the Asia-Pacific region - Tomoko Akami and Tony Milner
24. The history anxiety - Mark McKenna.
Number Of Pages: 1536
Published: 2nd August 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 16.5
Weight (kg): 2.25