We'll Show The World. Expo 88

Ryan Jackie

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: University Of Queensland Press
Publisher Place: St Lucia
Publisher Year: 2018
Edition: First Edition

Description: 303 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in As new condition throughout.

Publishers Description: World Expo 88 was the largest, longest, and strangest of Australias bicentennial events. A shiny 1980s amalgam of shopping mall, cultural precinct, theme park, travelogue, and rock concert, the Expo 88 behemoth is commonly credited as the catalyst for Brisbanes coming of age. So how did one long and expensive party change a city forever Well Show the Worldlifts the curtain on Expo 88. It explores the shifting social and political environment in which Expo 88 was conceived, planned, and executed - an environment shaped as much by Queenslands controversial premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen as it was by those who reacted against his protracted and authoritarian reign. This book considers how an event once mocked as a Joh Show became the peoples party, and how something initially greeted with outrage, scepticism, or indifference came to mean so much to so many. Published to coincide with the celebration of Expos 30th birthday, Well Show the Worldis the story of how, to Brisbane, Expo was personal.

ISBN: 9780702259906

(176537)


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