A History of Australia
by Marjorie Barnard
Angus & Robertson, 1976, ISBN 0207133476, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing and chipping to edges and corners (see photographs)
“The colourful history of Australia, from discovery and early settlement, through pioneering and consolidation, to the expansion and rapid change of the present day, is told by a writer distinguished in the fields of both history and creative literature. Marjorie Barnard has based her book soundly on extensive research and careful analysis of the many complex factors in the nation’s growth, and her freshness of approach, individuality of outlook, and imaginative perception have enabled her produce a history that is stimulating and absorbing as well as informative.
Although the successive stages in the development of Australian life are clearly shown, the treatment is to merely chronological. A number of subjects are taken individually and fully discussed; these include the convict system, the growth of legal and financial systems and of trade and commerce, land tenure, immigration, and the problems faced by the Aboriginal population.”