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Australia & the Pacific : a history / Ian Hoskins.

Australia & the Pacific : a history / Ian Hoskins.
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ISBN 9781742235691
Author Hoskins, Ian, 1962- (author)
Title Australia & the Pacific : a history / Ian Hoskins.
Other title Australia and the Pacific
Publisher &/or associated date/s Sydney, N.S.W. : NewSouth, ©2021.
Description 489 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour), maps (chiefly colour), portraits (some colour) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Australia & the Pacific is a revealing new way of looking at Australian history. Ian Hoskins, award-winning author of Sydney Harbour and Coast, expands his gaze to examine Australia's story in a Pacific context; from our relationship with neighbours Papua New Guinea, Tahiti and New Zealand to our complex ties with China, Japan and the United States. Beginning with the shifting of the continents, this sweeping narrative goes on to describe the coming of the first Australians and, thousands of years later, the arrival of the Europeans who dispossessed them. Hoskins explores the colonists' attempts to exploit the riches of the region while keeping 'white Australia' separate from the Asians, Melanesians and Polynesians who surrounded them, and how the advent of modern human rights and the creation of the UN after World War II changed Australia. And, more recently, the offshore detention of asylum seekers, the current debates over climate change and Australia's responsibilities towards its threatened neighbours.
Subjects Australia -- Relations -- Pacific Area
Pacific Area -- Relations -- Australia
Australia -- Foreign relations -- Pacific Area
Pacific Area -- Foreign relations -- Australia
Pacific Area -- History
Call number 2021.222
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A00947272 2021.222
General Loan Collection   . Available to Museum Staff .  
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