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The Centenary Companion to Australian Federation


Helen Irving, Geoffrey Bolton, Duncan Waterson, John Bannon, James Warden, Marian Quartly, Brian de Garis
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  • Date Published: January 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521126472

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  • Published to mark the centenary of Federation, this important book explores Australia's national origins in a comprehensive and accessible way. A high-calibre team of writers has been gathered to write the first ever comprehensive, general history of Federation. Starting from the perspective of the individual colonies as they made their way towards membership of the Australian Commonwealth in 1901, the book also provides cross-referenced short alphabetical entries covering key events, people and concepts. It approaches Federation not simply as a formal political story, but as a social and cultural process, maintaining the relevance of nation-making by highlighting ongoing debates about democracy, sovereignty and progressive citizenry. A major contribution to the Centenary of Federation, this book should become a standard reference for scholars, students and general readers in the continuing discussions of Australia's future as a nation.

    • A comprehensive history of Australian Federation and major reference work
    • Written by a team of Australia's leading historians
    • Accessible to general readers and students
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    Review of the hardback: '… an enduring and extremely comprehensive general history of Federation in Australia.' Australian Book Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521126472
    • length: 504 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.8kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Helen Irving
    Part I:
    1. New South Wales Helen Irving
    2. Queensland Geoffrey Brennan and Duncan Waterson
    3. South Australia John Bannon
    4. Tasmania James Warden
    5. Victoria Marian Quartly
    6. Western Australia Brian de Garis
    Part II. Short Alphabetical Entries.

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    Helen Irving, University of Technology, Sydney


    Helen Irving, Geoffrey Bolton, Duncan Waterson, John Bannon, James Warden, Marian Quartly, Brian de Garis

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