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The centenary companion to Australian federation /
edited by Helen Irving.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
description
xxi, 474 p. : ill., map.
ISBN
0521573149 (hb. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
isbn
0521573149 (hb. : alk. paper)
general note
Maps on lining paper.
catalogue key
3482584
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2000-09-01:
Written as a companion to the centenary celebrations of Australian federation scheduled throughout Australia for January 1, 2001, this volume constitutes the first comprehensive history of the federation process. The six essays in part 1 relate, state by state, the political and cultural contributions of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and Western Australia to the development of a common national purpose. Part 2 is an encyclopedia of short entries on everything connected to the federation process, from the Aborigines and the Australian Natives' Association through Sir Edmond Barton, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and the Northern Territory, to the White Australia Policy and the Women's Federal Leagues. There is a lucid, concise introductory overview, a helpful glossary, a chronological table, and appendixes containing lists of delegates to federation conferences as well as members of initial Commonwealth and state governments, interesting census data, and the original text of the constitution, with citations on recent contemporary amendments. Featuring significant contributions from more than 30 scholars, this first-class reference volume is well written and nicely organized, with a wealth of information, maps, and photographs. General readers; upper-division undergraduates and above. W. W. Reinhardt; Randolph-Macon College
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'... an enduring and extremely comprehensive general history of Federation in Australia'. Australian Book Review
'... an enduring and extremely comprehensive general history of Federation in Australia'.Australian Book Review
‘… an enduring and extremely comprehensive general history of Federation in Australia’.Australian Book Review
Review of the hardback: '... an enduring and extremely comprehensive general history of Federation in Australia.' Australian Book Review
"... this first-class reference volume is well written and nicely organized, with wealth of information, maps, and photographs." Choice
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Published to mark the centenary of Federation, this book explores Australia's national origins in a comprehensive and accessible way. The book also provides cross-referenced short alphabetical entries covering key events, people and concepts.
Description for Bookstore
Published to mark the Centenary of Federation, this comprehensive and accessible book explores Australia's national origins. Starting from the perspective of the individual colonies as they made their way towards membership of the Australian Commonwealth in 1901, the book also provides short alphabetical entries covering key events, people and concepts. It approaches Federation not simply as a formal political story, but as a social and cultural process, highlighting ongoing debates about democracy, sovereignty and citizenry. A major and important reference book.
Description for Bookstore
This comprehensive book explores Australia's national origins, incorporating both state-based chapters and alphabetical entries on key events, people and concepts. A major contribution to the centenary of Federation, this book will become a standard reference.
Description for Bookstore
This comprehensive book explores Australia’s national origins, incorporating both state-based chapters and alphabetical entries on key events, people and concepts. A major contribution to the centenary of Federation, this book will become a standard reference.
Main Description
Published to mark the Centenary of Federation, this comprehensive and accessible book explores Australia's national origins. Starting from the perspective of the individual colonies as they made their way toward membership of the Australian Commonwealth in 1901, the book also provides short alphabetical entries covering key events, people and concepts. It approaches Federation not simply as a formal political story, but as a social and cultural process, highlighting ongoing debates about democracy, sovereignty and citizenry. A major and important reference book.
Main Description
Published to mark the centenary of Federation, this important book explores Australia's national origins in a comprehensive and accessible way. A high-calibre team of writers has been gathered to write the first ever comprehensive, general history of Federation. Starting from the perspective of the individual colonies as they made their way towards membership of the Australian Commonwealth in 1901, the book also provides cross-referenced short alphabetical entries covering key events, people and concepts. It approaches Federation not simply as a formal political story, but as a social and cultural process, maintaining the current relevance of nation-making by highlighting the ongoing debates about democracy, sovereignty and progressive citizenry. A major contribution to the Centenary of Federation, this book should become a standard reference for scholars, students and general readers in the continuing discussions of Australia's future as a nation.
Main Description
Published to mark the centenary of Federation, this important book explores Australia’s national origins in a comprehensive and accessible way. A high-calibre team of writers has been gathered to write the first ever comprehensive, general history of Federation. Starting from the perspective of the individual colonies as they made their way towards membership of the Australian Commonwealth in 1901, the book also provides cross-referenced short alphabetical entries covering key events, people and concepts. It approaches Federation not simply as a formal political story, but as a social and cultural process, maintaining the current relevance of nation-making by highlighting the ongoing debates about democracy, sovereignty and progressive citizenry. A major contribution to the Centenary of Federation, this book should become a standard reference for scholars, students and general readers in the continuing discussions of Australia’s future as a nation.
Main Description
Published to mark the centenary of Federation, this important book explores Australia's national origins in a comprehensive and accessible way. A high-calibre team of writers has been gathered to write the first ever comprehensive, general history of Federation. Starting from the perspective of the individual colonies as they made their way towards membership of the Australian Commonwealth in 1901, the book also provides cross-referenced short alphabetical entries covering key events, people and concepts. It approaches Federation not simply as a formal political story, but as a social and cultural process, maintaining the relevance of nation-making by highlighting ongoing debates about democracy, sovereignty and progressive citizenry. A major contribution to the Centenary of Federation, this book should become a standard reference for scholars, students and general readers in the continuing discussions of Australia's future as a nation.
Table of Contents
Preface
Timeline
List of Contributors
Note on Terms
Metric Equivalents of Imperial Measures
Introductionp. 1
The Colonies' Paths to Federationp. 17
New South Walesp. 19
Queenslandp. 93
South Australiap. 129
Tasmaniap. 187
Victoriap. 219
Western Australiap. 285
Federation A-Z: Short Entriesp. 327
Delegates to Federation Meetingsp. 437
The Commonwealth in 1901p. 439
The Constitution of the Australian Commonwealth, 1901p. 442
Further readingp. 463
Indexp. 465
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