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The Australians

Terrill, Ross

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ISBN 10: 0671544411 / ISBN 13: 9780671544416
Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 1987
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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354pp. Medium blue bards with dark blue cloth spine and metallic red lettering; map endpapers. Dustwrapper not price-clipped ($19.95) with black background on front cover for red lettering and an illustration of a hand waving a small Australian flag; rectangular 1" x 3" "AUTOGRAPHED COPY" sticker still affixed to front cover. Flatsigned by author on second flyleaf, below S&S colophon. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 003811

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Title: The Australians

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

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From frontier mining towns to the Great Barrier Reef, this book traces the history of Australia from its origins two hundred years ago as a British penal colony to its emergence as a commonwealth

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With perspective gained during his years in the West and China, TerrillHarvard research associate, author of a biography of Madame Mao and other titlesrecalls his tranquil childhood in the Australian outback and the still-Victorian city of Melbourne. He also evaluates the simultaneous efforts of his native land to build a national image and achieve cosmopolitanism. To the heritage of the early penal colony settlers, he notes, have been added British and American cultural influences, the impact of massive Southern European migrations and a recent influx of Middle Easterners and Asians. With the ebbing of British power, Australians are increasingly aware that their country's future lies mainly in the Asian sphere, according to the author. He also states that although Australians still believe in progress, they are divided over the issue of aboriginal land rights. The nation is also subject to the modern social ills of unemployment, strikes and corruption, but he notes much artistic activity, especially among filmmakers. BOMC alternate.
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