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Download A Shorter History of Australia Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (51 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Geoffrey Blainey Narrator: Humphrey Bower Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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After a lifetime of research and debate on Australian and international history, Geoffrey Blainey is well-placed to introduce us to the people who have played a part and to guide us through the events which have created the Australian identity: the mania for spectator sport, the suspicion of the tall poppy, the rivalries of Catholic and Protestant, Sydney and Melbourne, new and old homelands, the conflicts of war abroad and race at home, the importance of technology, the recognition of our Aboriginal past and Native Title, the successes and failures of the nation.

For this enlarged edition, Blainey has rewritten or expanded on various episodes and themes, making changes to almost every page. He has described significant events and trends of the early-20th century. A final chapter summarises key factors that shaped and still shape this country's history.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lizzie Culverhouse | 10/28/2013

    " A really accessible brief history of Australia. Ideal for an expat! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Petersong | 10/25/2013

    " This interesting and concise book has improved my knowledge of Australian history. Blainey points to two factors as having the greatest impact on Australia over history: climate and distance. I look forward to reading more of this author's books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Geektastic37 | 2/28/2013

    " This was an interesting, simple, straightforward overview of Australian history. I learned a lot, but I wish that I would have picked a book that explored a more specific event or time period more deeply. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Andrew Rodda | 3/19/2012

    " Light and fluffy. Tom Keneally"s volumes await. Hopefully with a differing narrative. Need more depth. "

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