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The Story of Australia by Robert Lewis
Publication Date: 2017-05-01
Produced in partnership with the National Museum of Australia, The Story of Australia is an accessible, essential history resource for every homeHow did Australia's earliest human inhabitants reach the island continent?Which discovery ushered in a new era of immigration, prosperity and technological advancement?How did a far-flung colony and military outpost transform into one of the wealthiest and most peaceful nations in the modern world?Dip into the pages to discover these answers and more .
Important days in Australia's calendar by Hammonds, Heather
Call Number: LEA 394.26994 HAM
Publication Date: 2010
True Blue? by Peter Goldsworthy (Editor)
Publication Date: 2008-01-01
Australians mostly live in cities, yet many of our favorite movie characters are working men from the bush. We revere our sporting heroes, yet we prize their larrikin irreverence. Each year we enthusiastically commemorate a battle we lost. What makes us Australian? Why is it so hard to put a finger on what makes us unique? .
Australian national identity by Healey, Justin
Call Number: NFS 305.800994 AUS
Publication Date: 2010
It's 50 years since Fashions on the Field began at the Melbourne Cup Carnival, starting out as a marketing ploy to get women interested in racing.
Trackside might be the place to see the horses, but tucked away in the member's car park, racegoers were creating their own fun.
There was no rain or fierce sun but Flemington's luxury marquees were still the safest place for A-listers to shelter.
The first racemeeting was held on the rough river flats beside the Maribyrnong River in March 1840 when the town of Melbourne was barely five years old. This was just two years after Melbourne's first racemeeting, near present-day Southern Cross railway station.