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Australia : The Quiet Continent - Douglas Pike


The Quiet Continent

Paperback Published: 3rd March 1970
ISBN: 9780521096041
Number Of Pages: 280

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The 1998 second edition of this valuable study of the growth of the Australian nation. Professor Pike's main theme is the sober hard-won progress of isolated colonies struggling to increase their population and pay their way. He tells of uneven advance, of success and failure, of windfall wealth. Most of all he tells of efforts of men to make themselves secure in a land starved of capital and private investment. This edition includes developments since 1958. Pike surveys important political events in South East Asia since the mid-1950s, in particular, Australia's involvement in the defence of Malaysia and in Vietnam. The invasion of Australia's open spaces by men and machines in search of minerals was perhaps the most exciting development of the 1960s. The success of these excavations and of the remarkable urban and industrial growth and expansion of Australian agricultural production in the 1970s and 1980s are also explored.

List of illustrations
A remote continent
A lonely land
Survival: 1788âÇô1820
Separation: 1820âÇô40
Expansion 1840âÇô60
Transition: 1860âÇô80
Readjustment: 1880âÇô1900
Federation: 1900âÇô20
Disillusion: 1920âÇô40
Nation: 1940âÇô68
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ISBN: 9780521096041
ISBN-10: 0521096049
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 3rd March 1970
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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