New in paperback. All the events in this book changed Australia and have made it what it is today
There are many events that have shaken the country and reshaped its identity:
- Governor Philip switches from Botany Bay to Port JacksonGold rush fever sets off the Eureka stockadeThe Anzacs land at GallipoliFootball gets it own Aussie RulesNed Kelly hangs in MelbourneFederation creates a new nationHolden cars roll off the production lineAustralia switches on the telly
Each chapter is complete with historical and topical pictures - many full colour and full page. All the personalities that have shaped the country are here - from Captain Cook to Alfred Deakin and John Howard, Don Bradman and Dame Nellie Melba. The book is written by journalists who have been present at many events as speech writers, reporters or political aides. It also contains an insightful foreword by broadcaster and author Peter Luck.