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Australian Colonists, The : An Exploration of Social History, 1788-1870 - Ken Inglis

Australian Colonists, The

An Exploration of Social History, 1788-1870

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Published: 31st December 1988
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"A social history of the period from 1788 to 1870 from the beginning of British settlement of Australia to the year when the last British soldiers sailed home from the colonies. In his inimitable fashion Inglis tells the story of convicts, currency lads and emigrants settling into their new land. The newcomers brought with them from the old world their traditional holidays and made their own fetes in the new. We see them facing natural enemies in the land, and having their tranquillity shattered by bushrangers as well as rebellious convicts, military officers and gold diggers. With them we hear the sounds of distant war. We meet the men they honoured, and we read of efforts by poets and orators to turn the Australian experience into history."

Acknowledgments
Conversion Factors
Introduction
The People
Convictsp. 4
Emigrantsp. 20
Colonistsp. 44
Holidays Old and New
The Monarch's Birthdayp. 77
The Sabbathp. 87
St Patrick's Dayp. 102
Christmasp. 124
New Festivals of Leisurep. 137
Anniversary Dayp. 161
War and Peace
Natural Enemiesp. 180
Bushrangersp. 197
Rebelsp. 209
Diggersp. 224
The Sound of Distant Warp. 250
The Stuff of History
Australian Heroesp. 283
She Is Not Yetp. 320
Abbreviationsp. 325
Notesp. 326
Bibliographyp. 357
Indexp. 362
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780522845266
ISBN-10: 0522845266
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 379
Published: 31st December 1988
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1