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Land of Vision and Mirage : Western Australia Since 1826 - Geoffrey Bolton

Land of Vision and Mirage

Western Australia Since 1826

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Published: 1st June 2008
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This short history of Western Australia from 1826 to the present vibrantly narrates the social, cultural, political, and economic development of the most geographically isolated area in the world. Informative and analytical, the author's wry observations about mirages as a major theme in Western Australia's history will stimulate public debate. It covers such topics as the evolution of popular Western Australia institutions, the rise and fall of WA Inc. and associated personalities, the mining boom, indigenous history, isolation as fuel for parochial attitudes and stereotypes, and entrepreneurship.

List of illustrationsp. vii
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Conversionsp. xiv
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
A shabby-genteel society, 1826-1850p. 5
Convictism and its legacy, 1850-1879p. 25
'At last she moves', 1879-1894p. 45
The Golden West, 1895-1905p. 65
Optimism dismayed, 1905-1918p. 87
A fine country to starve in, 1919-1933p. 107
Recovery and war, 1935-1951p. 127
The coming of the iron age, 1951-1971p. 149
The gilded age, 1971-1992p. 169
Happily ever after? 1993-p. 187
Abbreviations used in notes and select bibliographyp. 207
Notesp. 209
Select bibliographyp. 233
Indexp. 243
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ISBN: 9780980296402
ISBN-10: 0980296404
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 1st June 2008
Publisher: UWA Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.42