History of Australia in 100 Objects

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Penguin Group Australia, 29 авг. 2016 г. - Всего страниц: 432
The History of Australia in 100 Objects is a fresh, accessible take on Australian history. It explores both well- and little-known stories through the objects of the time and the people who made and owned them.

Some stories are of pivotal moments in Australia's past, including the Rum Rebellion, World War I, Federation and the birth of the Native Title Act. And yet sometimes these big events are most powerfully told through a small object belonging to someone long forgotten: a gold locket, a boomerang, a cup and saucer from the Country Women's Association.

Former Rolling Stone editor Toby Creswell takes each object as a starting point to tell the stories that make up our national history, exploring and celebrating key technological, social, political, artistic and sporting moments. From Ned Kelly's armour to Henry Lawson's pen and Julia Gillard's glasses, Creswell's objects are sometimes iconic, sometimes unexpected and quirky; but the mix creates a compelling, multi-layered story.

'Through these often simple yet emotionally charged items, Toby Creswell makes history thrillingly immediate.' The Sydney Morning Herald
 

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The Heidelberg dress
A model of NancyBird Waltons Gipsy Moth aircraft
A Cherry Ripe chocolate
Don Bradmans 1934
A Melbourne
A canetoad statuette
A Japanese HimitsuBako puzzle
A road sign to Tobruk

A diorama of Governor William Blighs arrest
A mug depicting Governor Daveys proclamation to the Aborigines of Tasmania 1816
A bowl with a view of Sydney
A bottle of beer
A convict uniform
Batmans contract for Melbourne
A pepperbox revolver from Lambing Flat
A Staffordshire porcelain figurine of Protestant Irish nationalist convict William Smith OBrien
The Eureka flag
An Australian Rules Sherrin
Robert OHara Burkes water bottle
Mrs Butters press dress
A Coolgardie Safe
Ned Kellys armour
A Sunshine stripper harvester
A pair of shears
Dame Nellie Melbas dress
A womens suffrage movement banner
Jandamurras boomerang
A billy
Dally Messengers
A slouch hat with rising sun badge
A Federation flag
Henry Lawsons
St Mary Mackillop St Mary of the Cross rosary
Marion Mahony Griffins plan for Canberra
Mawsons Antarctic sledge
George Julius totalisator machine
Twoup kip and coins
A Gallipoli boat
Pin flags for General Sir John Monash
Winnie OSullivans locket
A Billy Hughes novelty paperweight
A Felix the Cat doll
A Country Womens Association cup and saucer
A Vegemite
The Kinchela Boys Home gate
Penicillin moulds
Charles Kingsford Smiths cigarette case
A Waterside Workers banner
The Play School rocket clock
Weary Dunlops medical instruments
A Japanese flag from the Kokoda Track
Ben Chifleys pipe
A tenpound Poms suitcase
Holden Prototype No 1
Lord Warden of Cinque Ports uniform as worn by Robert Menzies
A bottle of Grange Hermitage
A Cimbali espresso machine
Rock shovel bucket
Evdokia Petrovs shoe
A Paula Stafford bikini
Snowy Mountains Scheme coasters
Olympic stamp from the 1956 Melbourne Games
Old Purple
Dame Edna costume
Jørn Utzons model for the Sydney Opera House
A detectives
Oz magazine
Harry Vandas guitar
Long Tan dolls
Faith Bandlers gloves
Patrick Whites typewriter
Evonne Goolagongs tennis racquet
ALP badge 1972
Mirandas dress
Bob Browns raft
Dàn tre musical instrument
Tobacco tin containing white ochre paint
Eddie Mabos
A Jenny Kee knitted jumper
Azaria Chamberlains dress
Australia II
A prawn on a barbecue
Cotton Blossom Mardi Gras costume
A Port Arthur memorial
Wifi technology
An East Timorese native sword
Cathy Freemans running suit
Lifebuoy from the MV Tampa
Bali bombings cross
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Toby Creswell is a former editor ofRolling Stoneand founding editor ofJuiceand other magazines. He has written several books including1001 Songs. He has written and produced several history and music documentaries and was an executive producer of the filmPaul Kelly: Stories of Me.

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