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A History of the Australasian Colonies
From their Foundation to the Year 1911

  • Date Published: August 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521238588

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  • Published in 1912 as part of the Cambridge Historical Series, this is the third edition of The History of the Australasian Colonies. Created with the general reader in mind, it provides a concise, yet rigorous, analysis of historical developments in Australasia and contextualises these developments in terms of the later political situation at the beginning of the twentieth century. Whilst the narrative is undoubtedly redolent of the colonial period, it retains a high documentary value in revealing the attitudes of the time in which it was written. The text of the this edition was considerably revised from the 1895 original, and events are detailed up to the year 1911, thus encompassing the movement towards federation in Australia. This is a fascinating book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in the colonial period, Australasian history, and historiography.

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    • Date Published: August 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521238588
    • length: 400 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Discoveries in the South Seas
    Part II. The Founding of New South Wales
    Part III. Development of New South Wales
    Part IV. The Daughter Colonies of New South Wales:
    1. Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land)
    Part V. The Daughter Colonies of New South Wales (Continued):
    2. Victoria (Port Phillip)
    3. Queensland (Moreton Bay District)
    Part VI. Western Australia and South Australia
    Part VII. The Government of the Australian Colonies to 1851
    Part VIII. The Founding of New Zealand
    Part IX. Development of New Zealand
    Part X. The Discovery of Gold
    Part XI. Responsible Government and Modern Constitutions
    Part XII. Internal Exploration in Australia
    Part XIII. Maori Wars in New Zealand
    Part XIV. Federation in Australia
    Part XV. Present-Day Topics
    List of maps.

  • Author

    Edward Jenks

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