A Concise History of Australia, 5e

Stuart Macintyre

Stuart Macintyre, one of Australia’s most highly regarded historians, revisits A Concise History of Australia to provoke readers to reconsider Australia’s past and its relationship to the present. Integrating new scholarship with the historical record, the fifth edition of A Concise History of Australia brings together the long narrative of Australia’s First Nations’ peoples; the arrival of Europeans and the era of colonies, convicts, gold and free settlers; the foundation of a nation state; and the social, cultural, political and economic developments that created a modern Australia. As we enter the third decade of the twenty-first century, Macintyre’s Australia remains one of achievements and failures. So too the future possibilities are deeply rooted in the country’s past endeavours. A Concise History of Australia is an invitation to examine this past.

Written by one of Australia's most respected historians

A lively and clear narrative history accessible to general readers

The fifth edition explores contemporary Australia, and recent scholarship in the fields of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories

Paperback & ebook

Stuart Macintyre, University of Melbourne

He served as president of the Australian Historical Association and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and is currently chair of the Heritage Council of Victoria and president of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History.

Cambridge University Press

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A Concise History of Australia, 5e
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