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Gondwana To Gold: A Chronological History of Australia

Gondwana To Gold is a chronology of Australia embracing a broad field from the formation of the continent to the finding of gold in 1850, from geology and plate tectonics to the coming of the aborigines and later, of European settlement. Care has been taken to cover often neglected areas such as black history, folklore and legend, religion, social attitudes, popular culture, furniture, fashion, environment, loss of species, idiomatic language, working life, children, applied arts, technology, manufacturing and primary industry, architecture, trade unions and women's history.

The title Gondwana To Gold refers to the period of time covered: from when Australia was a part of the great land mass called Gondwanaland to the discovery of gold in Victoria in 1850.

The work is in thirteen parts, each corresponding to a period in Australia's history. Each part consists of a substantial introductory essay which provides background on the period and a chronological section which details the events and social phenomena of the period. Links are provided to further explanatory material and to other related WWW sites.

Publication Details
Name of Publisher: RMIT Publishing
Place of Publication: Melbourne, Vic.
Resource Type: Monograph
ISBN: 0864593899
EISBN: 0864593899
Publication Year: [1996?]
Subject Covered: Modern history