Turning Points in Australian History

The General who led the Australian troops in the liberation of East Timor, Peter Cosgrove, was probably the most popular ... or how far they represent a genuine historical turning point in the life of Australia, only time will tell.

Turning Points in Australian History

"Following on from the successful Great Mistakes in Australian History, Turning Points shows us key moments, serious decisions, random coincidences that really did change the course of history. Seventeen of Australia's leading historians prompt us to see history differently, in a challenging and engaging way."--Provided by publisher.

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Turning Points in Australian History
Language: en
Pages: 302
Authors: Martin Crotty, David Andrew Roberts
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: UNSW Press

"Following on from the successful Great Mistakes in Australian History, Turning Points shows us key moments, serious decisions, random coincidences that really did change the course of history. Seventeen of Australia's leading historians prompt us to see history differently, in a challenging and engaging way."--Provided by publisher.
Turning Points
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: Robert Foster
Categories: South Australia
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-27 - Publisher: Wakefield Press

How distinctive is South Australia after all? South Australia has often been represented as 'different': free of convicts, more enlightened in its attitudes toward Aboriginal people, established on rational economic principles, and progressive in its social and political development. Some of this is true, some of it is not, but
Foundational Fictions in South Australian History
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Carolyn Collins, Paul Sendziuk
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-15 - Publisher: Wakefield Press

In this lively, provocative collection, some of Australia's leading historians - and a Miles Franklin shortlisted historical novelist - challenge established myths, narratives and 'beautiful lies' about South Australia's past. Some are unmasked as false stories that mask brutal realities, like colonial violence - while others are revealed as simplistic
Memory, Place and Aboriginal-Settler History
Language: en
Pages: 250
Authors: Skye Krichauff
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-27 - Publisher: Anthem Press

Taking the absence of Aboriginal people in South Australian settler descendants’ historical consciousness as a starting point, 'Memory, Place and Aboriginal–Settler History' combines the methodologies and theories of historical enquiry, anthropology and memory studies to investigate the multitudinous and intertwined ways the colonial past is known, represented and made sense
Australian Critical Decisions
Language: en
Pages: 294
Authors: Ann Genovese
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-02 - Publisher: Routledge

The 1980s was a time of significant social, political and cultural change. In Australia law was pivotal to these changes. The two High Court cases that this book explores- Koowarta v Bjelke-Petersen in 1982 and the Tasmanian Dams case in 1983- are famous legally as they marked a decisive reckoning