Historical Dictionary of Australia (Historical Dictionaries by Norman Abjorensen,James C. Docherty

By Norman Abjorensen,James C. Docherty

Australia’s improvement, from the main unpromising of beginnings as a British felony in 1788 to the wealthy liberal democracy of the current is as impressive as is its luck as a rustic of large-scale immigration. for the reason that 1942 it's been a devoted best friend of the us and has proven this loyalty by means of contributing troops to the conflict in Vietnam and by way of being a part of the “coalition of the keen” within the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 and in operations in Afghanistan. in recent times, it has additionally been extra keen to advertise peace and democracy in its Pacific and Asian neighbors.

This fourth version of Historical Dictionary of Australia covers its background via a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an intensive bibliography. The dictionary part has over 500 cross-referenced entries on vital personalities, politics, economic system, international relatives, faith, and tradition. This booklet is a wonderful entry element for college kids, researchers, and someone desirous to understand extra approximately Australia.

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