Australian History in 7 Questions

Australian History in 7 Questions


If there are actual questions on Australian heritage, there's something to puzzle over. The historical past ceases to be predictable-and boring.

From the writer of The Shortest historical past of Europe, acclaimed historian John Hirst, comes this clean and stimulating method of figuring out Australia's prior and current.

Hirst asks and solutions questions that get to the guts of Australia's background:

Why did Aborigines now not develop into farmers?

How did a penal colony switch peacefully to a democracy?

Why was once Australia so filthy rich so early?

Why did the Australian colonies federate?

What influence did convict origins have on nationwide personality?

Why used to be the postwar migration programme successful?

Why is Australia now not a republic?

Engaging and relaxing, and written for the beginner and the professional alike, Australian background in 7 Questions explains how we turned the kingdom we're at the present time.

John Hirst was once a member of the background division at l. a. Trobe collage from 1968 to 2007. He has written many books on Australian heritage, together with Convict Society and Its Enemies, The unusual beginning of Colonial Democracy, The Sentimental country, feel and Nonsense in Australian heritage and The Shortest heritage of Europe.

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