Great Events in Australian History – Joseph Bryant (1925)

S$65.00

Great Events in Australian History – Joseph Bryant (1925)

S$65.00

Title: Great Events in Australian History

Author: Joseph Bryant

Publisher: Cornstalk Publishing Company, Sydney, 1925. Second edition.

Condition: Hardcover, pocket size. Fair. Cracked hinge, inscription to blank page. Text clean, binding tight, with 7 colour plates. A children’s history book. 183pp.

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Description

From the preface:

The aim of this book is to give young readers, in a form interesting and easy to follow, a clear and straightforward conception of how the settlement of 1788 has developed and expanded into the Australia of to-day. It is designed, not as a skeleton date-book, but as a simple and inspiring record, in chronological sequence, of the great events in the building of our Commonwealth.

Contents:

Finding Australia

The English and Australia

The First Australian Colony

Early Governors

Brighter Days under Governor MacQuarie

Politics and Exploration – New Colonies

Self-Government and Some Fatal Expeditions

More Colonies: Gold: Explorers

Material Development

Commonwealth of Australia

Defence, and the War

Literature and Invention

Chronological Table

Index