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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Publisher: Murdoch Books Australia
Publisher Place: Millers Point, Sydney
Publisher Year: 2010
Description: 362 pages. Ex-Library (The only mark is a small neat stamp on inside page). Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout.
Publishers Description: Spanning more than 400 years, from the first documented sighting of the Southern Cross in 1516 to the Rudd Governments national apology to the Stolen Generations, this anthology presents in chronological form a richly varied spectrum of 100 historical documents that, like pieces in a mosaic, contribute to a broad understanding of some of the key moments in Australias history. John Thompsons diverse and eclectic selection - illustrated with facsimile documents, portraits, maps and photographs of related events - draws on a range of historical texts: journal and diary entries, official commissions, charters and proclamations, speeches of various kinds, letters and cables, newspaper editorials, press announcements and despatches written by journalists, petitions, Acts of Parliament, court judgements and manifestos.