Domesday Book Through Nine Centuries by Elizabeth M. Hallam

Front Pages That Shaped Australia by Stephen Gapps

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Spanning nearly 400 years of Australian history - beginning in 1629 when the ship Batavia ran aground off the coast of Western Australia to the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009 - Front Pages That Shaped Australia brings together 100 news reports that contribute to a broad understanding of some of the key moments in Australia's history. Stephen Gapps' comprehensive selection of news stories begins before newspapers existed, when significant newsworthy events were often presented cartoon-style in paintings. The history of newspapers in Australia began in 1803 with the publication of the plain and practical first issue of the Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser. It offered readers information on government orders and proclamations, notices of births, deaths and marriages, shipping news, 'news from abroad', as well as major local events. The reader will then find nearly every major news event central to an understanding of how Australia matured as a nation: the Myall Creek massacre, the Eureka stockade, Amy Johnson's flight from England to Australia in the 1930s, the opening of Sydney Opera House, the Azaria Chamberlain case, the Mabo case and many more... This 2010 Pier 9 Hardback is in Near Mint condition.

very heavy - extra postage will apply ISBN: 9781741964660 SKU: 1231503 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.