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Australia

Phillip Knightley

(author)

,

R M Crawford

(author)

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Part history, part travelogue, part memoir, this book tells the inspiring story of how a one time British colony of convicts turned itself into a prosperous and confident country. This book describes Australia's journey through the eyes of ordinary people, from the trauma of the WW-I to the decline of the relationship with Britain, and more.
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Australia celebrated one hundred years as a nation in 2001. This book - part history, part travelogue, part memoir - tells the inspiring story of how a one-time British colony of convicts turned itself into a prosperous and confident country. Through the eyes of ordinary people, Phillip Knightley describes Australia's journey, from federation and the trauma of the First World War, the desperate poverty of the Depression, with its attendant spectres of secret armies and near-civil war, the threat of invasion in the Second World War and the immigration that followed it, and the slow but steady decline in the relationship with Britain, the 'Mother Country', as Australia forged its own unique identity.
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Book publisherVintage Publishing
Publication date6 Sep 2001
FormatPaperback
Pages384
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