By Geoffrey Blainey

ISBN-10: 1107691613

ISBN-13: 9781107691612

A background of Victoria is a full of life account of the folks, areas and occasions that experience formed Victoria, from the arriving of the 1st Aboriginal peoples via to the current day. In his inimitable variety, Geoffrey Blainey considers Victoria's transformation from rural nation to city society. He speculates at the contrasts among Melbourne and Sydney, and describes formative occasions in Victoria's heritage, together with the exploits of Ned Kelly, the increase of Australian soccer and the Olympics of 1956. Melbourne's most modern inhabitants increase, sprawling suburbs and increasing ethnic groups are explored. Blainey additionally casts mild on Victoria's contemporary political background. This variation positive factors sections at the Black Saturday bushfires of 2009, the top of the drought and the talk surrounding the Wonthaggi desalination plant. New illustrations, pictures and maps improve the narrative. Written by way of one in every of Australia's prime historians, this e-book deals awesome perception into Victoria's certain place inside of Australian history.

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