Forgotten Histories and Lost Objects of Australia
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Gold by Iain McCalman
Book DescriptionThroughout history, gold has been the stuff of legends, fortunes, conflict and change. The discovery of gold in Australia 150 years ago precipitated enormous developments in the newly settled land. Immigrants flooded in from Asia and Europe, and the population and economy boomed in spontaneous cities. The effects on both the environment and indigenous Aboriginal peoples have been profound and lasting. In the most unexpected ways, gold has shaped modern Australia. In this book, a team of Australia's most prominent historians and curators have collaborated to produce a cultural history of gold and its impact on the development of Australian society. Like a handful of tailings, Gold brings together a collection of stories that have been left out of standard Australian histories. In between runs a critical analysis of the relationship between gold and social change, race relations, gender, the environment, entertainment and industry.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521805957
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Iain McCalman
Gold, Paperback (October 2011)
A cultural history of gold and its impact on the development of Australian society.
Darwin's Armada, Paperback (November 2010)» View all books by Iain McCalman
"Sparkling ... an extraordinary true-adventure story, complete with trials, tribulations and moments of exultation."-Kirkus Reviews, starred review
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