Great Events in Australian History – Joseph Bryant (1925)


Great Events in Australian History – Joseph Bryant (1925)


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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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.


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