A History Of New South Wales

Author: Beverley Kingston
Homepage 9780521541688

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  • : $36.95(AUD)
  • : 9780521541688
  • : Cambridge University Press
  • : Cambridge University Press
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  • : April 2006
  • : 217mm X 140mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : December 2012
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  • : Beverley Kingston
  • : Paperback
  • : 2017
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  • : 310
  • : Australasian & Pacific history
  • : 40 b/w illus.
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Description

The history of New South Wales and Australia once seemed interchangeable. But since at least the 1850s New South Wales has had a unique history, partly growing out of its origins as a convict colony at Port Jackson, and largely shaped by natural resources that produce a wealth and a home for an ever increasing population. This book documents that history, offering readers a concise chronicle of events from the first fleet to the present day. It also looks at the major challenges that have faced the state in recent times and will take it into the future and how to maintain a balance between the growth of Sydney and the needs of its huge hinterland. This book provides a unique outline and introduction to the history of New South Wales, since the beginning of white settlement, for all readers.

Awards

Shortlisted for NSW Premier's History Award: Community and Regional History 2007.

Author description

Beverley Kingston is an honorary research fellow, School of History, University of New South Wales. Her previous books include Women and Work in Australia, Basket Bag and Trolley: A Short History of Shopping in Australia, The Oxford History of Australia Volume 3 and My Wife, My Daughter and Poor Mary Ann.

Table of contents

1. Introduction; 2. 1788-1840, the convict colony; 3. 1841-1864, establishing boundaries; 4. 1865-1889, free trading; 5. 1890-1914, the challenge of federation; 6. 1915-1940, division and depression; 7. 1941-1965, Labour's long haul; 8. 1966-1987, everyone's doing it; 9. 1988-2001, the event-led economy; 10. Conclusion.