Claiming a Continent: A New History of Australia

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HarperCollins, 2001 - History - 352 pages
Explores the events which have shaped Australia from 1788, and places them within the context of the ancient continent's long and glorious story of possession, dispossession, and proprietorship. This book won the non-fiction prize at the 1996 South Australian Festival Awards for Literature.

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About the author (2001)

David Day was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on June 24, 1949. He received first-class honours in history and political science from the University of Melbourne and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He has been a junior research fellow at Clare College in Cambridge, founding head of history and political science at Bond University, official historian of the Australian Customs Service, Keith Cameron Professor of Australian History at University College Dublin, and professor of Australian studies at the University of Tokyo. He is the author of several books on Australian history and the history of the Second World War. His books include Menzies and Churchill at War, Smugglers and Sailors, and John Curtin: A Life. Claiming a Continent won the non-fiction prize in the 1998 South Australian Festival Awards for Literature.

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