A History of the Australasian Colonies : From their Foundation to the Year 1911 Paperback / softback
by Edward Jenks
Published in 1912 as part of the Cambridge Historical Series, this is the third edition of The History of the Australasian Colonies.
Created with the general reader in mind, it provides a concise, yet rigorous, analysis of historical developments in Australasia and contextualises these developments in terms of the later political situation at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Whilst the narrative is undoubtedly redolent of the colonial period, it retains a high documentary value in revealing the attitudes of the time in which it was written.
The text of the this edition was considerably revised from the 1895 original, and events are detailed up to the year 1911, thus encompassing the movement towards federation in Australia.
This is a fascinating book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in the colonial period, Australasian history, and historiography.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 400 pages, Worked examples or Exercises
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 29/03/2012
- Category: Australasian & Pacific history
- ISBN: 9780521238588