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Gold : Forgotten Histories and Lost Objects of Australia - Iain McCalman


Forgotten Histories and Lost Objects of Australia

By: Iain McCalman (Editor), Alexander Cook (Editor), Andrew Reeves (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 29th April 2016
ISBN: 9780521805957
Number Of Pages: 344

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Throughout history, gold has been the stuff of legends, fortunes, conflict and change. The discovery of gold in Australia 150 years ago precipitated enormous developments in the newly settled land. Immigrants flooded in from Asia and Europe, and the population and economy boomed in spontaneous cities. The effects on both the environment and indigenous Aboriginal peoples have been profound and lasting. In this book, a team of prominent historians and curators have collaborated to produce a cultural history of gold and its impact on the development of Australian society. This fascinating book will add a new dimension to previously recorded Australian history, and provide a richer understanding of the foundations of Australian culture. Like a handful of tailings, Gold brings together a collection of stories that have been left out of standard Australian histories. It is an essential history.

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'Gold is lavishly illustrated and beautifully produced, and will prove a most useful adornment to most academic bookshelves ... it embroiders the mainstream story with a wealth of stimulating and useful contextual material, and this establishes it as a valuable teaching tool, and a most readable highly recommended text.' The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 'The volume is handsomely illustrated ... often evocative ... analysis is enriched by contributions from archaeologists and art historians, and by micro studies of visual sources ... collection thus represents in microcosm the preoccupations of many historians in Australia today ...'. The Round Table

Gold and Modernity - The Impact of the Gold Rushes on the Development of the Australian Colonies
Making an edgier history of gold
'The finger of God': Gold's impact on New South Wales
Gold-rush Melbourne
Labour and trade unionism in Victorian goldmining: Bendigo, 1861-1915
Mullock heaps and tailing mounds: the environmental effects of alluvial goldmining
Immigrants and Ethnic Relations
'Men of all nations, except Chinamen': Europeans and Chinese on the goldfields of New South Wales
Undesirable persons: race and West Australian mining legislation
Golden opportunities? Immigrant workers in Western Australia's eastern goldfields, 1900-1965
White Gold/Black Gold - Settler and Indigenous Histories of Goldmining
Eyewitness? Drawings by Oscar of Cooktown
Golden reflections: depictions of Aborigines on the North-West Australian goldfields
Lasseter's stories: tending the ghosts of desert gold
Isla del Oro: seeking New Guinea gold
Jukurrpa - golden dreams
Daily Life and Domestic Culture
Mrs Charles Clancy, Lola Montez and Poll the grogseller: glimpses of women on the early Victorian goldfields
After the gold rush: material culture and settlement on Victoria's central goldfields
Vegetable plots and pleasure gardens of the Victorian goldfields
Art Visuality and Material Culture
Edward Snell: sketching a fortune
Antoine Fauchery: a French artist's view of the goldfields
Cinderella's jewellery: the gold-rush brooches of Western Australia
A broad brush dipped in gold: the expansion of Australian vision
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ISBN: 9780521805957
ISBN-10: 0521805953
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 29th April 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.45 x 18.26  x 2.77
Weight (kg): 0.86