Historical Dictionary of Australia, 3rd Edition

  • James C. Docherty
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  • ISBN-10: 0810864495
  • ISBN-13: 9780810864498
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 479 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released June 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Overview

The last continent to be claimed by Europeans, Australia began to be settled by the British in 1788 in the form of a jail for its convicts. While British culture has had the largest influence on the country and its presence can be seen everywhere, the British were not Australia's original populace. The first inhabitants of Australia, the Aborigines, are believed to have migrated from Southeast Asia into northern Australia as early as 60,000 years ago. This distinctive blend of vastly different cultures contributed to the ease with which Australia has become one of the world's most successful immigrant nations.

The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Australia relates the history of this unique and beautiful land, which is home to an amazing range of flora and fauna, a climate that ranges from tropical forests to arid deserts, and the largest single collection of coral reefs and islands in the world. Through a detailed chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography, and cross-referenced dictionary entries on some of the more significant persons, places, and events; institutions and organizations; and political, economic, social, cultural, and religious facets, author James Docherty provides a much needed single volume reference on Australia, from its most unpromising of beginnings as a British jail to the liberal, tolerant, democracy it is today.

About the Author:
James C. Docherty worked for the Australian Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, and was an Honorary Research Associate with the National Centre for Australian Studies at Monash University from 1990 to 1996. Before that, he worked with the Australian Dictionary of Biography at the Australian National University and at the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Historical Dictionaries of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Editor's Foreword.
Maps.
Preface.
Acronyms and Abbreviations.
Currency and Measurement Units.
Chronology.
Introduction.
1: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC).
2: Aborigines.
3: Accord.
4: Adelaide.
5: Adoption.
6: Age.
7: Agriculture.
8: Airlines.
9: All for Australia League.
10: Aluminum.
11: Amalgamated Metal Workers' Union (AMWU).
12: Anderson, John (1893–1962).
13: "Angry Penguins".
14: Antarctica.
15: Anzac.
16: Anzac Pact.
17: Anzus Treaty.
18: Arafura Sea.
19: Archibald, Jules François (1856–1919).
20: Architecture.
21: Armed Forces.
22: Arnott's.
23: Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).
24: Assignment System.
25: Australia.
26: Australia Day.
27: Australia First Movement.
28: Australia Party (AP).
29: Australian.
30: Australian Ballet.
31: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC).
32: Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
33: Australian Chamber of Manufactures (ACM).
34: Australian Character.
35: Australian Colonies Government Act.
36: Australian Constitution.
37: Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU).
38: Australian Democrats.
39: Australian Eastern Mission.
40: Australian English.
41: Australian Flag.
42: Australian History.
43: Australian Honors System.
44: Australian Imperial Force (AIF).
45: Australian Labor Party (ALP).
46: Australian Mutual Provident Society (AMP).
47: Australian National University (ANU).
48: Australian Natives' Association (ANA).
49: Australian Patriotic Association (APA).
50: Australian Rules.
51: Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO).
52: Australian Women's Weekly (AWW).
53: Australian Workers' Union (AWU).
54: Awards.
55: Ayers' Rock.
56: Bank of New South Wales.
57: Banks, Joseph (1743–1820).
58: Barnard, Lance Herbert (1919–1997).
59: Barton Edmond (1849–1929).
60: Barton, Gordon Page (1929–2005).
61: Barwick, Garfield Edward John (1903–1997).
62: Basic Wage.
63: Bass, George (1771–1803).
64: "Battle of Brisbane".
65: Bean, Charles Edwin Woodrow (1879–1968).
66: Beer.
67: Bell, Charles (1960–2005).
68: Bigge Reports.
69: Bjelke-Petersen, Johannes (1911–2005).
70: Blainey, Geoffrey Norman (1930–).
71: Boat People.
72: Bodyline Tour.
73: Boer War.
74: Bonner, Neville Thomas (1922–1999).
75: Boomerang.
76: Borrie, Wilfred David ("Mick") (1913–2000).
77: Boyd, Robin Gerard Penleigh (1919–1971).
78: "Braddon's Blot".
79: Bradman, Donald George (1908–2001).
80: Bragg, William Henry (1862–1942) and Bragg, William Lawrence (1890–1971).
81: Brisbane.
82: Britain.
83: Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited (BHP).
84: Bronhill, June Gough (1929–2005).
85: Brooks, Geraldine (c. 1958–).
86: Bruce, Stanley Melbourne (1883–1967).
87: Buddhism.
88: Bulletin.
89: "Bunyip Aristocracy".
90: Burke and Wills Expedition.
91: Burnet, Frank Macfarlane (1899–1985).
92: Bushfires.
93: Bushrangers.
94: Business Council of Australia (BCA).
95: Butlin, Noel George (1921–1991).
96: Cairns.
97: Cairns Group of Fair Traders in Agriculture.
98: Canberra.
99: Carers.
100: Carey, Peter Phillip (1943–).
101: Casey, Richard Gardiner (1890–1976).
102: Castle Hill Rebellion.
103: Catholicism.
104: Celts.
105: Censorship.
106: Census.
107: Central Coast.
108: Chanak Crisis.
109: Chief Minister.
110: Chifley, Joseph Benedict (1885–1951).
111: Childe, Vere Gordon (1882–1957).
112: Chinese.
113: Chisholm, Caroline (1808–1877).
114: Church of England.
115: Citizenship and Naturalization.
116: Clark, Charles Manning Hope (1915–1991).
117: Coal.
118: Cobb and Co..
119: Coghlan, Timothy Augustine (1855–1926).
120: Coles.
121: Colonial/state Governors.
122: Colonies.
123: Commonwealth Bank.
124: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
125: Commonwealth-State Relations.
126: Communist Party of Australia (CPA).
127: Compulsory Voting.
128: Conciliation and Arbitration.
129: Confederation of Australian Industry (CAI).
130: Conscription.
131: Convicts.
132: Cook, James (1728–1779).
133: Cook, Joseph (1860–1947).
134: Coombs, Herbert Cole "Nugget" (1906–1997).
135: Coral Sea, Battle of.
136: Cornforth, John Warcup (1917–).
137: Country/National Party of Australia.
138: Country Women's Association (CWA).
139: Cricket.
140: Currency.
141: Curtin, John Joseph (1885–1945).
142: Dart, Raymond Arthur (1893–1988).
143: Darwin.
144: Deakin, Alfred (1856–1919).
145: Defense.
146: Democratic Labor Party (DLP).
147: Dennis, Clarence Michael James (C. J.) (1876–1938).
148: Depression.
149: Deserts.
150: Diamonds.
151: Dictation Test.
152: Divorce.
153: Doherty, Peter Charles (1940–).
154: Drought.
155: Dunstan, Donald Allen (DON) (1926–1999).
156: Duntroon.
157: "Dusty, Slim" (Kirkpatrick, David Gordon) (1927–2003).
158: East Timor.
159: Eccles, John Carew (1903–1997).
160: Economy.
161: Education.
162: El Niño.
163: Emancipists.
164: Emigration.
165: Employers' Associations.
166: Environment.
167: Eureka Stockade.
168: European Union (EU).
169: Evatt, Herbert Vere (1894–1965).
170: Exploration.
171: Eyre, Edward John (1815–1901).
172: Factions.
173: Fadden, Arthur William (1895–1973).
174: Federated Miscellaneous Workers' Union (FMWU).
175: Federation.
176: Fertility.
177: Films.
178: First Fleet.
179: Fisher, Andrew (1862–1928).
180: Fleay, David Howells (1907–1993).
181: Flinders, Matthew (1774–1814).
182: Florey, Howard Walter (1898–1968).
183: Forde, Francis Michael (1890–1983).
184: Foreign Investment.
185: Foreign Relations.
186: France.
187: Franchise.
Front Cover.
Historical Dictionaries of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Editor's Foreword.
Maps.
Preface.
Acronyms and Abbreviations.
Currency and Measurement Units.
Chronology.
Introduction.
1: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC).
2: Aborigines.
3: Accord.
4: Adelaide.
5: Adoption.
6: Age.
7: Agriculture.
8: Airlines.
9: All for Australia League.
10: Aluminum.
11: Amalgamated Metal Workers' Union (AMWU).
12: Anderson, John (1893–1962).
13: "Angry Penguins".
14: Antarctica.
15: Anzac.
16: Anzac Pact.
17: Anzus Treaty.
18: Arafura Sea.
19: Archibald, Jules François (1856–1919).
20: Architecture.
21: Armed Forces.
22: Arnott's.
23: Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).
24: Assignment System.
25: Australia.
26: Australia Day.
27: Australia First Movement.
28: Australia Party (AP).
29: Australian.
30: Australian Ballet.
31: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC).
32: Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
33: Australian Chamber of Manufactures (ACM).
34: Australian Character.
35: Australian Colonies Government Act.
36: Australian Constitution.
37: Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU).
38: Australian Democrats.
39: Australian Eastern Mission.
40: Australian English.
41: Australian Flag.
42: Australian History.
43: Australian Honors System.
44: Australian Imperial Force (AIF).
45: Australian Labor Party (ALP).
46: Australian Mutual Provident Society (AMP).
47: Australian National University (ANU).
48: Australian Natives' Association (ANA).
49: Australian Patriotic Association (APA).
50: Australian Rules.
51: Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO).
52: Australian Women's Weekly (AWW).
53: Australian Workers' Union (AWU).
54: Awards.
55: Ayers' Rock.
56: Bank of New South Wales.
57: Banks, Joseph (1743–1820).
58: Barnard, Lance Herbert (1919–1997).
59: Barton Edmond (1849–1929).
60: Barton, Gordon Page (1929–2005).
61: Barwick, Garfield Edward John (1903–1997).
62: Basic Wage.
63: Bass, George (1771–1803).
64: "Battle of Brisbane".
65: Bean, Charles Edwin Woodrow (1879–1968).
66: Beer.
67: Bell, Charles (1960–2005).
68: Bigge Reports.
69: Bjelke-Petersen, Johannes (1911–2005).
70: Blainey, Geoffrey Norman (1930–).
71: Boat People.
72: Bodyline Tour.
73: Boer War.
74: Bonner, Neville Thomas (1922–1999).
75: Boomerang.
76: Borrie, Wilfred David ("Mick") (1913–2000).
77: Boyd, Robin Gerard Penleigh (1919–1971).
78: "Braddon's Blot".
79: Bradman, Donald George (1908–2001).
80: Bragg, William Henry (1862–1942) and Bragg, William Lawrence (1890–1971).
81: Brisbane.
82: Britain.
83: Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited (BHP).
84: Bronhill, June Gough (1929–2005).
85: Brooks, Geraldine (c. 1958–).
86: Bruce, Stanley Melbourne (1883–1967).
87: Buddhism.
88: Bulletin.
89: "Bunyip Aristocracy".
90: Burke and Wills Expedition.
91: Burnet, Frank Macfarlane (1899–1985).
92: Bushfires.
93: Bushrangers.
94: Business Council of Australia (BCA).
95: Butlin, Noel George (1921–1991).
96: Cairns.
97: Cairns Group of Fair Traders in Agriculture.
98: Canberra.
99: Carers.
100: Carey, Peter Phillip (1943–).
101: Casey, Richard Gardiner (1890–1976).
102: Castle Hill Rebellion.
103: Catholicism.
104: Celts.
105: Censorship.
106: Census.
107: Central Coast.
108: Chanak Crisis.
109: Chief Minister.
110: Chifley, Joseph Benedict (1885–1951).
111: Childe, Vere Gordon (1882–1957).
112: Chinese.
113: Chisholm, Caroline (1808–1877).
114: Church of England.
115: Citizenship and Naturalization.
116: Clark, Charles Manning Hope (1915–1991).
117: Coal.
118: Cobb and Co..
119: Coghlan, Timothy Augustine (1855–1926).
120: Coles.
121: Colonial/state Governors.
122: Colonies.
123: Commonwealth Bank.
124: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).
125: Commonwealth-State Relations.
126: Communist Party of Australia (CPA).
127: Compulsory Voting.
128: Conciliation and Arbitration.
129: Confederation of Australian Industry (CAI).
130: Conscription.
131: Convicts.
132: Cook, James (1728–1779).
133: Cook, Joseph (1860–1947).
134: Coombs, Herbert Cole "Nugget" (1906–1997).
135: Coral Sea, Battle of.
136: Cornforth, John Warcup (1917–).
137: Country/National Party of Australia.
138: Country Women's Association (CWA).
139: Cricket.
140: Currency.
141: Curtin, John Joseph (1885–1945).
142: Dart, Raymond Arthur (1893–1988).
143: Darwin.
144: Deakin, Alfred (1856–1919).
145: Defense.
146: Democratic Labor Party (DLP).
147: Dennis, Clarence Michael James (C. J.) (1876–1938).
148: Depression.
149: Deserts.
150: Diamonds.
151: Dictation Test.
152: Divorce.
153: Doherty, Peter Charles (1940–).
154: Drought.
155: Dunstan, Donald Allen (DON) (1926–1999).
156: Duntroon.
157: "Dusty, Slim" (Kirkpatrick, David Gordon) (1927–2003).
158: East Timor.
159: Eccles, John Carew (1903–1997).
160: Economy.
161: Education.
162: El Niño.
163: Emancipists.
164: Emigration.
165: Employers' Associations.
166: Environment.
167: Eureka Stockade.
168: European Union (EU).
169: Evatt, Herbert Vere (1894–1965).
170: Exploration.
171: Eyre, Edward John (1815–1901).
172: Factions.
173: Fadden, Arthur William (1895–1973).
174: Federated Miscellaneous Workers' Union (FMWU).
175: Federation.
176: Fertility.
177: Films.
178: First Fleet.
179: Fisher, Andrew (1862–1928).
180: Fleay, David Howells (1907–1993).
181: Flinders, Matthew (1774–1814).
182: Florey, Howard Walter (1898–1968).
183: Forde, Francis Michael (1890–1983).
184: Foreign Investment.
185: Foreign Relations.
186: France.
187: Franchise.