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This history of Australia tells the whole story of the Great Southern Land, from its Aboriginal origins to 1997, including: discovery by European navigators who claimed the land as their own - even though it was already inhabited; the First Fleet, convict settlements, the gold rushes and turn-of-the-century questions about whether Australia could be a perfect society; the ...more
Hardcover, 88 pages
Published August 1st 2000 by Melbourne University Publishing
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Read Australian history in an hour. It’s a 86-page book that summarizes Australia's major milestones since Captain Cook’s “discovery”.

On the onset, the issue focuses on land ownership.

Peel disputes Cook’s claim of "terra nullius" when he landed on NSW in 1770. He argues that more than one million people had already inhabited the continent. He also provides poignant sketches of Aboriginal people; although they were shocked to learn they are not the only people living on Earth at the first sight
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