Claiming a Continent: A New History of Australia by David DayDavid Day has written widely on Australian history and the history of World War II. His biography of John Curtin won the 2000 Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards Prize for History and was shortlisted for the 2000 New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction, while his biography of Ben Chifley was shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier’s Award for History in 2002. David Day is currently an Honorary Associate with the History Program at La Trobe University and a visiting professor at the University of Aberdeen. He lives in Eltham, Victoria.
1986: Menzies and Churchill at War
1988: The Great Betrayal: Britain, Australia and the Onset of the Pacific War, 1939-42
1992: Reluctant Nation: Australia and the Allied Defeat of Japan, 1942-45
1992: Smugglers and Sailors: The Customs History of Australia, 1788-1901
1996: Contraband and Controversy: The Customs History of Australia from 1901
1996: Claiming a Continent: A New History of Australia
1999: John Curtin: A Life
2003: The Politics of War
2005: Conquest: A New History of the Modern World - ISBN 0732277655
2007: The Weather Watchers - ISBN 9780522852752
2008: Andrew Fisher: Prime Minister of Australia
Claiming A Continent A New History Of Australia
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History of Australia The history of Australia is the history of the area and people of the Commonwealth of Australia with its preceding Indigenous and colonial societies. History of Western Australia The human history of Western Australia commenced between 40, and 60, years ago with the arrival of Indigenous Australians on the northwest A new and updated edition of David Day's award winning exciting general history of Australia from European settlement to the present day. By placing race at the centre of the Australian story and linking it to a broader narrative of possession Claiming a Continent: A New History of Australia by David Day A new and updated edition of David Day's exciting general history of Australia to the present day. By placing race at the center of the Australian story and linking it to a broader narrative of possession, dispossession and proprietorship, David Day's book is an important and timely look at what has shaped Australia's history. Post a Comment. Menu Home.
Australian historian David Day reflects upon the racial tensions that have historically divided and destroyed the two clashing cultures that claim Australia as their own. Moving consistently from the past to the present, Day creates an accurate portrait of the Australian people as they have co-existed since the middle of the 18th century. Barry Jones called it 'magisterial Convert currency. Add to Basket. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading.
Debating Australian History
David Andrew Day born 24 June is an Australian historian , academic and author. The son of a weather forecaster with Australia's Bureau of Meteorology , Day grew up in Melbourne and Charleville, Queensland before commencing accounting studies in which he performed poorly owing to his political activity, which included protesting against Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War. Day has written widely on Australian history and the history of the Second World War.
Australian historians are moving to look at how issues that affect Australia and Australians are part of broader transnational processes. Yet the nation still matters. In becoming international, are historians in danger of losing their national audience, and their relevance to the nation? Re-considering Australian attitudes to past conflicts. Will the Second World War soon be regarded as little more than a European trade war?