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    A Cultural History (Third Edition)
    'A perceptive, balanced, wide-ranging interpretation of the evolution of modern Australia which is both erudite and well-written' - Duncan Bythell John Rickard's Australia: A Cultural History, first published in 1988, is still the only short history of Australia from a cultural perspective. It has also acquired a reputation as an introduction to the development of Australian society and was listed by the historian and public intellectual John Hirst in his 'First XI: The best Australian history books'. Although arranged chronologically, this book is not a chronicle, still less a laborious detailing of governors and governments: rather, it focuses on the transmission of values, beliefs, and customs amongst the diverse mix of peoples who are today's Australians. The story begins with sixty thousand years of Aboriginal presence and their continuing material and spiritual relationship with the land, and takes the reader through the turbulent years of British colonisation and the emergence, through prosperity, war, and depression, of the cultural accommodations which have been distinctively Australian. This third edition concludes with a critical review of the challenges facing contemporary Australia and warns readers that 'we may get the future we deserve'.
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    Book Author
    John Rickard
    Genre Religion & Beliefs
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9781525263316
    Publisher
    Monash University Publishing
    Age Range
    General
    Approximate delivery

    Up to 20 business days (?)

    Publication Date
    01-Nov-2017

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