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The history of Australia in 100 objects
The history of Australia in 100 objects
Creswell, Toby2016
From Captain Cook's globe to Mabo's map, and Melba's frock to Cathy Freeman's running suit, this is Australia's history told through a gallery of things. Former Rolling Stone editor Toby Creswell has curated an illustrated popular history of Australia accumulated through the review of 100 fascinating man-made objects. Creswell takes each object as the starting point to explore the stories that make up our national history, exploring and celebrating key technological, social, political and sporting moments. From Ned Kelly's armour to Henry Lawson's pen and Julia Gillard's glasses, the chosen objects are sometimes iconic, sometimes unexpected and quirky; but the mix creates a compelling story. Each entry is accompanied by a striking image of the object. A book that can be read from cover to cover, or dipped into at any point, History of Australia in 100 Objects is a fresh, popular take on Australia's history.
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[Melbourne] : Penguin Random House, 2016.
420 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), map, facsimilies, portraits (chiefly colour) ; 26 cm.
Illustrations on end papers.Includes bibliographical references.
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Hampton LibraryHistory700.458 CREAvailable