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Title Australia's empire / [edited by] Deryck M. Schreuder and Stuart Ward

Publ Info Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
 RIC  DU110 .A8975 2008    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  DU110 .A8975 2008    AVAILABLE
Descript xiii, 419 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Series The Oxford history of the British Empire
Oxford history of the British Empire companion series
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction: What became of Australia's empire? / Deryck M. Schreuder and Stuart Ward -- The saga of Captain Cook / Hobbles Danaiyarri -- Conquest / Alan Atkinson -- Settling the land : the making of rural Australia / Richard Waterhouse -- Indigenous subjects / Ann Curthoys -- Art and the environment : new visions from old / Anne Gray -- Empire, state, nation / John Hirst -- Migrations : the career of White British Australia / Eric Richards -- Religion and identity / Hilary M. Carey -- Money : trade, investment, and Australian nationalism / Geoffrey Bolton -- Security : defending Australia's empire / Stuart Ward -- Monarchy : from reverence to indifference / Mark McKenna -- War and commemoration : 'the responsibility of empire' / Joy Damousi -- Gender and sexuality / Angela Woollacott -- Popular culture / Richard White and Hsu-Ming Teo -- 'In history's page' : identity and myth / Neville Meaney -- Epilogue: After empire / Deryck M. Schreuder and Stuart Ward
Note "The volume examines the meaning and importance of empire in Australia across a broad spectrum of historical issues - ranging from the disinheritance of the Aborigines to the foundations of a new democratic state. The overriding theme is the distinctive Australian perspective on empire. The country's adherence to imperial ideals and aspirations involved not merely the building of a 'new Britannia' but also the forging of a distinctive new culture and society. It was Australian interests and aspirations which ultimately shaped 'Australia's Empire'."--BOOK JACKET
LC subject Australia -- History
National characteristics, Australian
Nationalism -- Australia -- History
Australia -- Colonial influence
Australia -- Foreign relations
Imperialism -- History
Australia -- Social conditions
Add Author Schreuder, D. M. (Deryck Marshall)
Ward, Stuart
ISBN 9780199273737