The Cambridge History of Australia 2 Volume Set

Author(s): Stuart Macintyre & Alison Bashford


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.


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Volume 1. Indigenous and Colonial Australia. Part I: 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; Part II: 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. Part I: 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; Part II: 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.

General Fields

  • : 9781107011557
  • : Cambridge University Press
  • : Cambridge University Press
  • : July 2013
  • : 228mm X 152mm
  • : August 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Stuart Macintyre & Alison Bashford
  • : Multiple copy pack
  • : 1536
  • : 7 b/w illus. 6 maps