The Cambridge History of Australia offers a comprehensive view of Australian history from its pre-European origins to the present day. Over two volumes, this major work of reference tells the nation's social, political and cultural story. Each volume is divided into two parts. The first part offers a chronological treatment of the period, while the second examines the period in light of key themes, such as law, religion, the economy and the environment. Both volumes feature detailed maps, chronologies and lists of further reading. Volume 1 examines Australia's indigenous and colonial history through to the Federation of the colonies in 1901. This is a lively and systematic account of Australia's history, incorporating the work of more than sixty leading historians. It is an ideal work of reference for students, scholars and general readers.
Volume 1. Indigenous and Colonial Australia: Part I: 1. The last 50,000 years: an archaeological view Peter Veth and Susan O'Connor; 2. Newcomers, c.1600-1800 Shino Konishi and Maria Nugent; 3. Convict transportation in global context, c.1700-88 Emma Christopher and Hamish Maxwell-Stewart; 4. The early colonial presence, 1788-1822 Grace Karskens; 5. Expansion, 1820-50 Lisa Ford and David Andrew Roberts; 6. The advent of self-government, 1840s-1890 Ann Curthoys and Jessie Mitchell; 7. The gold rushes of the 1850s David Goodman; 8. Colonial states and civil society, 1860-90 Stuart Macintyre and Sean Scalmer; 9. Rethinking the 1890s Melissa Bellanta; 10. Making the Federal Commonwealth, 1890-1901 Helen Irving; Part II: 11. Population and health Janet McCalman and Rebecca Kippen; 12. Environmental transformations Andrea Gaynor; 13. The economy Lionel Frost; 14. Indigenous and settler relations Tracey Banivanua Mar and Penelope Edmonds; 15. Education Julia Horne and Geoffrey Sherington; 16. Law and regulation Mark Finnane; 17. Religion Anne O'Brien; 18. Science and technology John Gascoigne and Sara Maroske; 19. Gender and colonial society Penny Russell; 20. Art and literature: a cosmopolitan culture Robert Dixon and Jeanette Hoorn; 21. Empire: Australia and 'Greater Britain', 1788-1901 Deryck Schreuder; 22. Colonial Australia and the Asia-Pacific region Marilyn Lake; 23. Australian colonies in a maritime world Cindy McCreery and Kirsten McKenzie.