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Australian History for Dummies (For Dummies (History, Biography & Politics): McDermott, Alex: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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Australian History for Dummies (For Dummies (History, Biography & Politics)
Australian History for Dummies (For Dummies (History, Biography & Politics)
著者名 McDermott, Alex
出版社 : For Dummies
出版年月 : 2011/04
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781742169996

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内容情報
Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A15703000
Place of Publication: United States
Continuations: Monograph Series,any number
Subject Development: History
Academic Level: Extracurricular
Review:
Phoenix Public Library Holdings (Internal Code for CLS)
Table of Contents
 
Introduction                                       1  (6)
      About This Book                              1  (1)
      Foolish Assumptions                          2  (1)
      Conventions Used in This Book                2  (1)
      How This Book Is Organised                   3  (2)
        Part I Let's Get This Country Started      3  (1)
        Part II 1820s to 1900: Wool, Gold, Bust    3  (1)
        and then Federation
        Part III The 20th Century: New Nation,     4  (1)
        New Trajectory
        Part IV 1930 to 1949: Going So Wrong,      4  (1)
        So Soon?
        Part V 1960 to 2010: Prosperity and        4  (1)
        Social Turmoil
        Part VI The Part of Tens                   5  (1)
      Icons Used in This Book                      5  (1)
      Where to Go from Here                        6  (1)
  Part I Let's Get This Country Started            7  (80)
    Chapter 1 Aussie, Aussie, Aussie               9  (14)
      When Oldest Meets Newest                     10 (2)
        Getting ahead in the convict world         10 (1)
        Leaping into the big time with wool        11 (1)
      Gold, Gold, Gold for Australia               12 (4)
        Welcoming in male suffrage                 13 (1)
        Striving for the `workingman's paradise'   14 (2)
      Solving the Problems of the World (By        16 (1)
      Keeping Out the World)
      Now for War, Division, Depression and        17 (2)
      More War
        Joining the Empire in the war              17 (1)
        Dreaming of `Australia Unlimited'          18 (1)
        Getting hit by the Great Depression        18 (1)
        ... And another war                        19 (1)
      The Postwar Boom Broom                       19 (1)
      Breaking Down the Fortress Australia         20 (2)
      Mentality
        Opening up the economy                     21 (1)
        Opening up the borders (mostly)            21 (1)
      Entering the New Millennium                  22 (1)
    Chapter 2 First Australians: Making a Home,    23 (10)
    Receiving Visitors
      Indigenous Australians                       23 (5)
        Settling in early                          24 (2)
        Life in Aboriginal Australia               26 (1)
        History without books                      27 (1)
        Trading with the neighbours                27 (1)
      Visitors From Overseas                       28 (5)
        Maccassan fishermen                        28 (1)
        Portuguese and Spanish navigators          29 (1)
        Lost Dutch traders and wandering           30 (3)
        explorers
    Chapter 3 Second Arrivals and First            33 (16)
    Colonials
      `Discovering' the Great Southern Land        34 (3)
        Finding the right men for the job          34 (2)
        Setting (British) eyes on New South        36 (1)
        Wales
      The Brits are Coming!                        37 (4)
        Quick! New settlement required             37 (2)
        Pushing for a settlement in NSW            39 (1)
        Picking a winner: NSW it is!               40 (1)
      Settling Botany Bay                          41 (3)
        Getting there with the First Fleet         42 (1)
        The human material: Who were these         42 (2)
        people?
      Holding Out at Sydney                        44 (2)
        Using convicts as guards                   44 (1)
        Issuing ultimatums (and being ignored)     45 (1)
        Soldiering on regardless                   45 (1)
      New Colony Blues                             46 (3)
        Second Fleet horrors                       46 (1)
        Courting disaster with the interlopers     47 (1)
        Then the rest of the world goes bung       48 (1)
    Chapter 4 Colony Going Places (With Some       49 (20)
    Teething Troubles)
      Rising to the Task: The NSW Corps Steps Up   50 (5)
        Setting up trading monopolies              52 (1)
        The ascendancy of the `Rum Corps'          52 (1)
        Upsetting the reverends                    53 (2)
      Ruling with Goodhearted Incompetence:        55 (4)
      Governor Hunter
        Ending the trading monopoly game           56 (1)
        A government store with empty shelves      56 (2)
        Handing out land higgledy-piggledy         58 (1)
        Hunter's wheels fall off                   58 (1)
      King Came, King Saw, King Conquered ---      59 (3)
      Kind Of
        Diversifying trade and production          59 (1)
        Ending the rum trade (well ... points      60 (1)
        for trying)
        Pardoning convicts                         61 (1)
      Fixing Up the Mess                           62 (7)
        Choosing Bligh for the job                 62 (1)
        Bligh gets down to business                63 (2)
        Bligh's end                                65 (4)
    Chapter 5 A Nation of Second Chances           69 (18)
      Macquarie's Brave New World                  70 (3)
        Converting Macquarie                       71 (1)
        Living under the Macquarie regime          72 (1)
      Macquarie's Main Points of Attack            73 (6)
        Pushing expansion                          74 (2)
        Conciliating (and pursuing) Indigenous     76 (1)
        Australians
        Re-ordering a town, re-ordering convict    77 (2)
        behaviour
      Becoming a Governor Ahead of His Time        79 (2)
        Stirring up trouble with the free folk     79 (1)
        Creating outrage back home                 80 (1)
      Big World Changes for Little NSW             81 (2)
        Coping with the deluge following           81 (1)
        Waterloo
        Britain starts paying attention again      82 (1)
        (unfortunately!)
        Bringing back terror                       82 (1)
      Big Country? Big Ambitions? Bigge the        83 (1)
      Inspector? Big Problem!
      Recognising Macquarie's Legacy               84 (3)
  Part II 1820s to 1900: Wool, Gold, Bust and      87 (126)
  then Federation
    Chapter 6 Getting Tough, Making Money and      89 (22)
    Taking Country
      Revamping the Convict System                 90 (3)
        Putting the terror back into the system    90 (1)
        ... and the system back into the terror
        Bringing in the settlers                   91 (1)
        Bringing in the enforcers                  92 (1)
      Getting Tough Love from Darling              93 (4)
        Running into staffing issues               93 (1)
        Going head-to-head with the press          94 (1)
        Coming up against calls for                94 (2)
        representation
        Putting it all down to a personality       96 (1)
        clash
      Enduring Tough Times from Arthur             97 (5)
        Concentrating on punishment and reform     97 (1)
        Recording punishments in the system        98 (1)
        Fighting bushrangers and Tasmanian         99 (3)
        Aborigines
      Hitting the Big Time with Wool and           102(9)
      Grabbing Land
        Opening up Australia's fertile land        104(1)
        Adding sheep, making money                 105(1)
        Fighting the land grab                     106(5)
    Chapter 7 Economic Collapse and the            111(18)
    Beginnings of Nationalism
      Bubble Times: From Speculative Mania to a    112(5)
      Big Collapse
        Working the market into a frenzy           112(1)
        Investing in land with easy credit         113(1)
        Ducking for cover as the economy           114(1)
        collapses
        Picking up the pieces after the            115(2)
        implosion
      Moving On from Convictism                    117(3)
        British calls to end convict `slavery'     117(1)
        Ending transportation to NSW               118(1)
        Feeling the effects of ending              119(1)
        transportation
        Van Diemen's Land hits saturation point    119(1)
      Feeling the First Stirrings of Nationalism   120(4)
        Britain tries turning the convict tap      121(1)
        back on
        Britain offers exiles instead              122(2)
      Protecting Indigenous Australians ---        124(5)
      British Colonial Style
        Attempting to protect the Aborigines       125(1)
        New possibility on Merri Creek             126(1)
        Same old tragedy on Myall Creek            127(2)
    Chapter 8 The Discovery of Gold and an         129(20)
    Immigration Avalanche
      You want gold? We got gold!                  130(3)
        Discovering gold (and going a little       130(2)
        crazy)
        Introducing order and hoping for calm      132(1)
        Adding a gambling mentality to the mix     132(1)
      Working Towards the Workingman's Paradise    133(3)
      That Eureka Moment                           136(2)
        Rumblings of discontent                    136(1)
        Tensions boil over                         137(1)
      The Arrival of Self-Government               138(6)
        Votes for a few men                        139(1)
        Votes for many men                         139(3)
        Suffrage goes rogue                        142(2)
      Unlocking the Arable Lands                   144(5)
        Moving the squatters                       145(1)
        Making new laws for new farmers            146(1)
        Dealing with squatter problems             147(1)
        Facing up to non-squatter problems         148(1)
    Chapter 9 Explorers, Selectors, Bushrangers    149(24)
    ... and Trains
      Explorer Superstars                          150(2)
        Seeking thrills in the great unknown       150(1)
        ... Then making the unknown known          151(1)
      Sturt and Leichhardt Go Looking              152(3)
        Sturt --- have boat, will walk             153(1)
        Leichhardt also walks ... right off the    154(1)
        map
      The Great Race --- Stuart versus Burke       155(4)
      and Wills
        Seeing the back of Burke, losing Wills     155(2)
        Super Stuart --- just a pity he's drunk    157(2)
      Selectors and Bushrangers                    159(6)
        Moving on from the selectors' dust heap    160(1)
        Bushranging nation                         161(4)
      Ned Kelly: Oppressed Selector's Son or       165(3)
      Larrikin Wild Child?
        Kelly's key events                         166(2)
        The man in the iron mask                   168(1)
      Growing Towards Nationhood ... Maybe         168(5)
        A telegraph to the world                   169(1)
        It's raining trains                        170(3)
    Chapter 10 Work, Play and Politics During      173(18)
    the Long Boom
      The `Workingman's Paradise' Continues        174(2)
        Growth brings jobs                         174(1)
        Workingwomen's paradise too                175(1)
      Workers' Playtime                            176(3)
        Beating the English at cricket             177(1)
        New codes of football                      177(2)
      The Big Myth of the Bush: Not So Rural       179(2)
      Australia
      Rearranging the Political Furniture          181(10)
        Charting new colonial directions           181(5)
        Intervening in the economy                 186(5)
    Chapter 11 The Economy's Collapsed ---         191(22)
    Anyone for Nationhood?
      From Boom to Bust                            192(7)
        The bubble before the pop                  192(1)
        And now for a big collapse                 193(4)
        Three strikes and we're out ---            197(2)
        industrial turmoil
      Birthing the Australian Labor Party          199(4)
        From little things                         200(1)
        Two Australian halves of a Labor story     200(1)
        Labor politicos and Labor unionists ---    201(2)
        the struggle begins!
      New Nation? Maybe. Maybe Not                 203(10)
        Why Federation happened                    203(3)
        How Federation happened                    206(3)
        Three men who made Federation happen       209(4)
  Part III The 20th Century: New Nation, New       213(62)
  Trajectories
    Chapter 12 Nation Just Born Yesterday          215(16)
      Advancing Australia: A Social Laboratory     216(1)
      Defining the Commonwealth                    217(3)
        What the judges said                       218(1)
        What the politicians did                   218(1)
        What everyday people thought               219(1)
      Passing Innovative Legislation               220(6)
        Franchising Australian women               221(2)
        Establishing bold new protection           223(2)
        Deciding on a fair and reasonable wage     225(1)
      Voting in Labor                              226(1)
      That Whole White Australia Thing             227(4)
        Passing the Immigration Restriction Act    227(1)
        Dealing with the `piebald north'           228(1)
        Deporting the `Kanakas'                    229(1)
        Pushing `purity'                           230(1)
    Chapter 13 World War I: International and      231(20)
    Local Ruptures
      Gearing Up for Global War                    232(2)
        Building up Australian forces              232(1)
        Choosing the best party to lead the        233(1)
        wartime government
        Why get involved?                          233(1)
      Australia at War                             234(7)
        Proving ourselves to the world, part I     235(1)
        Gallipoli
        Proving ourselves to the world, part II    236(2)
        The Western Front
        General John Monash engineers some         238(3)
        victory
      Home Front Hassles                           241(8)
        Getting on the war footing                 241(2)
        Irish troubles                             243(2)
        Conscription controversy                   245(3)
        When Billy goes rogue --- aftermath of     248(1)
        the Labor split
      Moving the Pieces around the Global          249(2)
      Table: Australia at Versailles
    Chapter 14 Australia Unlimited                 251(24)
      Expanding Australia                          252(7)
        Postwar Australia --- from sour to         252(1)
        unlimited
        Postwar blues? Take the `Men, Money and    253(6)
        Markets' cure
      Australia Not-So-Unlimited                   259(3)
        Borrowing unlimited for little Australia   259(2)
        Land disasters                             261(1)
      Schizoid Nation                              262(6)
        Sport, the beach and picture shows         262(1)
        Cars, radios and Californian bungalows     263(1)
        Returned soldiers --- elite, but angry     264(3)
        The race bogey                             267(1)
      The Workers of Australia                     268(7)
        Labor turns hard left                      268(1)
        Labor in state governments                 269(1)
        An attack of the Wobblies                  270(1)
        Bruce arbitrates his own destruction       271(4)
  Part IV 1930 to 1949: Going So Wrong, So Soon?   275(60)
    Chapter 15 A Not So Great Depression           277(18)
      Crash and Depression                         278(3)
        Borrowing like there's no tomorrow         278(1)
        Here comes tomorrow                        278(1)
        The man from the Bank (of England)         279(1)
        The Melbourne Agreement                    280(1)
      A(nother) Labor Split                        281(5)
        Two different solutions for the Great      281(2)
        Depression problems
        A party shoots itself in both feet         283(2)
        Lang sacked and Labor in tatters           285(1)
      Threats to Democracy from Best Friends       286(4)
      and Enemies
        Seeing the virtues of communism            286(2)
        Forming secret armies                      288(2)
      Mistakes and Resilience Through the Crisis   290(5)
        The politicians fail                       290(2)
        The people endure                          292(3)
    Chapter 16 World War II Battles                295(24)
      Building Up to War                           296(4)
        Defences through the Great Depression      296(1)
        Singapore Strategy                         297(2)
        Belatedly prodded into action              299(1)
      Dealing with Early War Problems              300(2)
        Problems with tactics and technology       300(1)
        Problems with officer training and         301(1)
        promotions
        Problems with weapons                      301(1)
      Overseas Again                               302(2)
        War in northern Africa                     302(1)
        War in the Mediterranean                   303(1)
      This Time It's Personal: War in the          304(10)
      Pacific
        Britain can't do everything: The fall      305(1)
        of Singapore
        Attacks on Australia                       306(1)
        Um, America --- can we be friends?         307(3)
        Turning the tide in the Coral Sea and      310(2)
        on the Kokoda Trail
        Jungle victories                           312(1)
        Petering into significance                 313(1)
      Tackling Issues on the Home Front            314(5)
        Industrialisation and business expansion   314(1)
        Rationing and control                      315(1)
        Women in war times                         316(1)
        Taxing everyone and building a welfare     317(2)
        system
    Chapter 17 Making Australia New Again          319(16)
      Restarting the Social Laboratory Under       320(1)
      Chifley
      Chifley's Postwar Reconstruction             321(4)
        Focusing on public works and welfare       321(1)
        Developing the public service              322(2)
        Increasing legislative interventions       324(1)
        Coming up against High Court troubles      324(1)
      Calwell and the Postwar Migration            325(4)
      Revolution
        Looking beyond Britain to meet             326(1)
        migration needs
        Breaking the mould of mainstream           326(3)
        Australia
      Shifting Balances with Foreign Policy        329(2)
        Giving a voice to all nations in the UN    329(1)
        Choosing between America and Britain       330(1)
      Treading On an Ants' Nest --- of Angry       331(4)
      Banks
        Taking a tentative step                    332(1)
        Going full-steam down the                  332(3)
        nationalisation road
  Part V 1950 to 2010: Prosperity and Social       335(66)
  Turmoil
    Chapter 18 Ambushed --- by Prosperity!         337(14)
      Economics of the Postwar Dreamtime           338(3)
        Developing industry and manufacturing      338(1)
        Accepting `new' Australian workers         339(2)
      Suburbia! The Final Frontier                 341(2)
        White goods make good friends              341(1)
        New neighbourhoods and isolation           342(1)
      The Rise and Rise of Bob Menzies             343(3)
        Appealing to `the forgotten people'        344(1)
        Appealing to women                         344(2)
      Tackling the Communist Threat                346(5)
        Menzies tries to ban the Communist Party   346(2)
        A man called Petrov and another Labor      348(3)
        split
    Chapter 19 Taking Things Apart in the 1960s    351(16)
    and 1970s
      Moving On from Empire                        352(4)
        Still loving Britain                       352(1)
        Losing Britain all the same                353(1)
        Looking to Japan and America               354(1)
        Defending Australia ... with America       355(1)
      Attack of the Baby Boomers!                  356(7)
        Ending White Australia                     357(3)
        Gaining rights for Indigenous              360(1)
        Australians
        Fighting for women's rights                361(2)
      Crashing --- or Crashing Through --- With    363(4)
      Gough
        It's (finally Labor's) Time!               363(1)
        The Whitlam typhoon                        364(1)
        When the wheels fall off                   365(2)
    Chapter 20 When Old Australia Dies ... Is      367(22)
    New Australia Ready?
      The Coming of Malcolm Fraser                 368(4)
        Launching the good ship Multi-Culti        369(1)
        Fraser foiled! By shifting economic        370(2)
        sands
      Deregulation Nation                          372(6)
        Welcoming in `Hawke's World'               372(3)
        Feeling the effects of short-term excess   375(2)
        Deregulating the labour market             377(1)
      Fighting the Culture Wars                    378(6)
        Keating fires the starting gun             379(1)
        Bumps on the multi-culti road              380(2)
        Howard versus the `brain class'            382(1)
        Pauline Hanson enters the debate (and      383(1)
        turns Howard's head)
      Battling Over Native Title                   384(5)
        Acting on the Mabo judgement               385(1)
        Panicking after the Wik judgement          385(4)
    Chapter 21 Into the New Millennium             389(12)
      Still Dealing with the Outside World         390(4)
        Protecting the borders                     390(2)
        Flashpoint Tampa                           392(1)
        Dealing with the Bali bombings             393(1)
      Facing Up to Challenges at Home              394(7)
        Apologising to the Stolen Generations      394(1)
        Creating more wealth for more people       395(3)
        New political directions                   398(3)
  Part VI The Part of Tens                         401(12)
    Chapter 22 Ten Things Australia Gave the       403(4)
    World
      The Boomerang                                403(1)
      The Ticket of Leave System                   404(1)
      The Secret Ballot                            404(1)
      The Eight-Hour Day                           404(1)
      Feature Films                                405(1)
      The Flying Doctor Service                    405(1)
      The Artificial Pacemaker                     405(1)
      The Practical Application of Penicillin      405(1)
      Airline Safety Devices                       406(1)
      Permaculture                                 406(1)
    Chapter 23 Ten Game-Changing Moments           407(6)
      Cook Claims the East Coast of Australia      407(1)
      Henry Kable Claims a Suitcase --- and        408(1)
      Rights for Convicts
      Gold Discovered                              408(1)
      Women Get the Vote in South Australia and    409(1)
      Federally
      Building a Fortress out of Australia ---     409(1)
      the White Australia Policy
      Australia splits over Conscription           410(1)
      Australia on the Western Front               411(1)
      The Post---World War II Migration Program    411(1)
      Lake Mungo Woman                             412(1)
      Mabo                                         412(1)
Index                                              413