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Author Blainey, Geoffrey, 1930- author.

Title A history of Victoria / Geoffrey Blainey.

Published Port Melbourne, VIC : Cambridge University Press, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  994.5 BLAI    AVAILABLE
Edition Second edition.
Physical description xi, 338 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Notes First published by Methuen Haynes in 1984 as Our Side of the Country: The Story of Victoria. Previous edition: A History of Victoria by Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. One. Feathers, Fleece and Dust of Gold. 1. A Turban of Feathers -- 2. Australia Felix -- 3. A Golden Ant Hill -- 4. The Silver Stick -- 5. One in Ten Thousand -- 6. 'My Lord the Workingman' -- 7. Sunshine and Moonshine -- 8. Who Am I? -- Pt. Two. Whirlwind and Calm. 9. When the Bubble Burst -- 10. The Horse and Its Conquerors -- 11. Hope, Depression, Fire and War -- 12. The Rise and Fall of Albert the Great -- 13. The Jolting Merry-Go-Round -- 14. A Long Race: Melbourne and Sydney -- 15. Whirlwind in Spring Street -- 16. The New Victorians: Life, Work and Play -- 17. Koala, Growling Frog, Drought and Fire -- 18. A Bulging City.
Summary A lively account of the people, places and events that have shaped Victoria with new illustrations, photographs and maps. This book traces the history of Victoria from the time the Aboriginal peoples could walk across Bass Strait to the State's fall from grace and the collapse of the Cain government.
Other author Blainey, Geoffrey. Our side of the country.
Subject History.
Socioeconomic conditions.
Victoria (Vic)
Victoria -- Social life and customs.
Victoria -- Social conditions.
Victoria -- History.
Other title Our side of the country: the story of Victoria.
ISBN 9781107691612 (paperback)

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