History of Queensland by Raymond Evans
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History of Queensland
By Raymond Evans

A History of Queensland

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History of Queensland by Raymond Evans

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for Prime Minister's Literary Awards (Australia): Non-Fiction 2008.

Book Description

A History of Queensland is the first single volume analysis of Queensland's past, stretching from the time of earliest human habitation up to the present. It encompasses pre-contact Aboriginal history, the years of convictism, free settlement and subsequent urban and rural growth. It takes the reader through the tumultuous frontier and Federation years, the World Wars, the Cold War, the controversial Bjelke-Petersen era and on, beyond the beginning of the new millennium. It reveals Queensland as a sprawling, harsh, diverse and conflictual place, where the struggles of race, ethnicity, class, generation and gender have been particularly pronounced, and political and environmental encounters have remained intense. It is a colourful, surprising and at times disturbing saga, a perplexing and diverting mixture of ferocity, endurance and optimism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521876926
ISBN-10: 0521876923
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 21mm)
Pages: 354
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Raymond Evans

Raymond Evans is an Adjunct Professor with the Centre for Public Culture and Ideas, School of Humanities at Griffith University, and Honorary Reader with the Australian Studies Centre and the School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics at the University of Queensland.

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