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A shorter history of Australia [sound recording] / Geoffrey Blainey ; read by Humphrey Bower.

By: Blainey, Geoffrey, 1930-.
Contributor(s): Bower, Humphrey.
Material type: materialTypeLabelSoundPublisher: Tullamarine, Vic. : Bolinda Audio, 2010Edition: Rev. ed.Description: 9 sound discs (CD) (11 hr., 3 min.) : digital, stereo ; 4 ¾ in. ; in container.ISBN: 9781742146607.Subject(s): Talking books | Aboriginal Australians -- History | Australia -- HistoryDDC classification: 994 Read by Humphrey Bower.Summary: After a lifetime of research and debate on Australian and international history, Geoffrey Blainey is well-placed to introduce us to the people who have played a part and to guide us through the events which have created the Australian identity: the mania for spectator sport, the suspicion of the tall poppy, the rivalries of Catholic and Protestant, Sydney and Melbourne, new and old homelands, the conflicts of war abroad and race at home, the importance of technology, the recognition of our Aboriginal past and Native Title, the successes and failures of the nation. For this enlarged edition Blainey has rewritten or expanded on various episodes and themes, making changes to almost every page. He has described significant events and trends of the early-20th century. A final chapter summarises key factors that shaped and still shape this country's history.
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Non-fiction CD 994 BLAI Available I6397552
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Unabridged.

"Completely revised and updated"--Cover.

Bolinda Audio: BAB 100223.

Read by Humphrey Bower.

After a lifetime of research and debate on Australian and international history, Geoffrey Blainey is well-placed to introduce us to the people who have played a part and to guide us through the events which have created the Australian identity: the mania for spectator sport, the suspicion of the tall poppy, the rivalries of Catholic and Protestant, Sydney and Melbourne, new and old homelands, the conflicts of war abroad and race at home, the importance of technology, the recognition of our Aboriginal past and Native Title, the successes and failures of the nation. For this enlarged edition Blainey has rewritten or expanded on various episodes and themes, making changes to almost every page. He has described significant events and trends of the early-20th century. A final chapter summarises key factors that shaped and still shape this country's history.

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