By Stuart Macintyre
This publication indicates the Nineteen Forties to be a pivotal decade in Australia. on the peak of his powers, Macintyre reminds us that key parts of the society we take with no consideration – paintings, welfare, healthiness, schooling, immigration, housing – will not be the results of army endeavour yet coverage, making plans, politics and well known resolve.
Read Online or Download Australia's Boldest Experiment: War and Reconstruction in the 1940s PDF
Similar australian & oceanian history books
Oil; uranium; geology; conservation; those are the catch-cries of our occasions and Reg Sprigg embodies all of them. Reg is thought of as the best geologist of his new release and the best Australia has produced. via the age of 30 he had found the oldest fossils on the earth and a few of its private under-sea canyons.
Australia's Kimberley used to be the cultural hub of the Ice Age international. this present day, it holds inside its bounds the world's biggest choice of Ice Age figurative paintings, giving us important clues to the origins of alternative cultures and civilisations correct internationally. again at a time while such a lot of Europe lay deep underneath ice sheets, a humans within the distant and rugged Kimberley levels of north-west Australia created figurative work of such verve and ability that they surpass all different of the world's rock artwork.
'It is the obligation of historians to be, anywhere they could, actual, targeted, humane, ingenious - utilizing ethical mind's eye principally – and even-handed. ' - Alan AtkinsonThe moment of 3 volumes of the landmark, award-winning sequence The Europeans in Australia provides an account of early cost by means of Britain.
Appreciating New Zealand's designated social coverage historical past is critical in formulating destiny social rules. this is often one of many premises in earlier Judgement: Social coverage in New Zealand background, which brings jointly contemporary examine on a number social coverage contexts.
- Pastiche: Reflections on nineteenth-century Australia
- Blood Revenge: Murder on the Hawkesbury 1799
- Proportional Representation on Trial: The 1999 New Zealand General Election and the Fate of MMP
- Minorities and Media: Producers, Industries, Audiences
- Paradise Reforged: A History of the New Zealanders, 1880-2000
Extra info for Australia's Boldest Experiment: War and Reconstruction in the 1940s