Australia A Cultural History


John Rickard’s Australia: A Cultural History, first published in 1988, is a short history of Australia from a cultural perspective. 

Focusing on the transmission of values, beliefs and customs amongst the diverse mix of peoples who are today’s Australians, the story begins with the sixty thousand years of the Aboriginal presence and their continuing material and spiritual relationship with the land.

The reader is taken through the violent and turbulent years of British colonisation and the emergence, through prosperity, war and depression, of the cultural accommodations which have been distinctively Australian.

This Third Edition concludes with a critical review of the challenges facing contemporary Australia.

Paperback, 320 pages

Size: 153mm x 234mm

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