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A History of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Blackwell History of the World Series


Mein Smith, PL and Denoon, D and Wyndham, M, A History of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Blackwell History of the World Series, Blackwell Publishers, Oxford and Mass., pp. 541. ISBN 0631179623 (2000) [Authored Research Book]


This book provides an arresting interpretation of the history of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific from the earliest settlements to the present. Usually viewed in isolation, these societies are covered here in a single account, in which the authors show how the peoples of the region constructed their own identities and influenced those of their neighbours. By broadening the focus to the regional level, this volume develops analyses - of economic, social and political history - which transcend national boundaries. The result is a compelling work which both describes the aspirations of European settlers and reveals how the dispossessed and marginalized indigenous peoples negotiated their own lives as best they could. The authors demonstrate that these stories are not separate but rather strands of a single history.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:New Zealand history
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
UTAS Author:Mein Smith, PL (Professor Philippa Mein Smith)
ID Code:86317
Year Published:2000
Deposited By:School of Humanities
Deposited On:2013-09-05
Last Modified:2013-09-05

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