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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

Library of Congress Country Profile.

New Internationalist Profile

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators

World Guide

On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Australian Studies Network.

Countrywatch: Australia.

WWW Virtual Library.

In the Library: Articles

Ashton, Paul & Paula Hamilton. "Blood money? Race & nation in Australian public history," Radical History 76 (win 2000):188-207.

Bell, Diane. "An accidental Australian tourist: or a feminist anthropologist at sea and on land," in S. Schwartz (ed.) Implicit Understandings (NY: Cambridge, 1994).

Garton, Stephen. "The convict taint: Australia & New Zealand," in Emsley & Knafla (eds.) Crime History & Histories of Crime (Westport CT, 1996), pp. 271-90.

Griffiths, Tom. "Ecology & empire: towards an Australian history of the world," in Griffiths & Robin (eds.) Ecology & Empire (Seattle, 1997).

Lake, Marilyn. "Frontier feminism & the marauding White man: Australia, 1890s to 1940s," in R. Pierson & N. Chaudhuri (eds.) Nation, Empire, Colony (Bloomington: Indiana U, 1998), pp. 94-105.

Myers, Ched. "Libby Radcliffe: Do this in remembrance," in M. Luke (ed.) Pilgrims & Seekers (Erie PA, 1995), pp. 13-18. Australisn peace activist.

O'Malley, Pat. "Class conflict, land & social banditry: bushranging in 19th-c. Australia," Social Problems 26 (1979):171-83.

__________. "The suppression of social banditry: train robbers in the US border states & bushrangers in Australia, 1865-1905," Crime & Social Justice 16 (win 1981):32-39.

Rolls, Eric. "The nature of Australia," in Griffiths & Robin (eds.) Ecology & Empire (Seattle, 1997).

Weaver, John C. "Beyond the fatal shore: pastoral squatting & the occupation of Australia, 1826 to 1852." American Historical Review 101,4 (20/96):980-1007.

Winter, J. "English democracy & the example of Australia," Pacific Historical Review 35 (1966):67-82.

Woollacott, Angela. "'All this is the Empire, I told myself': Australian women's voyages 'home' & the articulation of colonial whiteness," American Historical Review 102,4 (10/97):1003-30.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Alexander, Frederick. Moving Frontiers: An American Theme & its Application to Australian History (Victoria, 1947).

Aplin, Graeme & Others. Global Environmental Crises: An Australian Perspective (South Melbourne: Oxford, 1995).

Bolton, Geoffrey. Spoils & Spoilers: Australians Make Their Environment, 1788-1980 (Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1981).

Buckeley, Ken & Ted Wheelwright. No Paradise for Workers: Capitalism & the Common People in Australia (NY, 1988).

Butlin, N.G. Forming a Colonial Economy: Australia, 1810-1850 (NY, 1994).

Castles, Francis G.; Rolf Gerritsen & Jack Vowles (eds.) The Great Experiment: Labour Parties & Public Policy Transformation in Australia & New Zealand (Auckland: Auckland U, 1996).

Clark, Manning. A Short History of Australia (NY, 1963).

Collis, Brad. Snowy: The Making of Modern Australia (Rydalmere NSW: Hodder & Stoughton, 1990).

Cumberland, Kenneth B. Southwest Pacific: A Geography of Australia, New Zealand & their Pacific Island Neighbors (NY, 1968).

Damousi, Joy. Depraved & Disorderly: Female Convicts, Sexuality & Gender in Colonial Australia (NY: Cambridge, 1997).

Davidson, Alastair. The Communist Party of Australia, A Short History (The Hague, 1969).

Dovers, Stephen (ed.) Australian Environmental History (South Melbourne: Oxford, 1994).

Dunlap, Thomas R. Nature & the English Diaspora: Environment & History in the US, Canada, Australia & New Zealand (NY: Cambridge, 1999).

Gelder, Ken & Jane M. Jacobs. Uncanny Australia: Sacredness & Identity in a Postcolonial Nation (Carlton South: Melbourne U, 1998).

Gordon, Donald. The Australian Frontier in New Guinea, 1870-1885 (NY, 1951).

Keesing, Nancy (ed.) Gold Fever. The Australian Goldfields, 1851 to the 1890's (Sydney, 1967).

Legge, J.D. Australian Colonial Policy (Sydney, 1956).

Lines, William J. Taming the Great South Land: A History of the Conquest of Nature in Australia (Berkeley: U. California, 1991).

McHugh, Siobhan. The Snowy: The People Behind the Power (Port Melbourne VIC: W. Heineman, 1989).

Pilger, John. A Secret Country: The Hidden Australia (NY: Knopf, 1991).

Powell, Joseph M. The Emergence of Bioregionalism in the Murray Darling Basin (Canberra: Murray-Darling Basin Commission, 1993).

Rudé, George. Protest & Punishment: The Story of the Social & Political Protesters Transported to Australia, 1788-1868 (Oxford, 1978).

Seddon, George. Searching for the Snowy: An Environmental History (St. Leonards NSW: Allen & Unwin, 1994).

Thompson, Roger C. Religion in Australia: A History (NY, 1994).

Wigmore, Lionel. Struggle for the Snowy: The Background of the Snowy Mountains Scheme (Melbourne: Oxford, 1968).

Willard, Myra. History of the White Australia Policy to 1920 [1923] (?, 1967).

Young, Ann R.M. Environmental Change in Australia since 1788 (South Melbourne: Oxford, 1966).

In the Library: Fiction

Franklin, Miles. My Brilliant Career (1901)

__________. The End of My Career [1902] (NY: Washington Square, 1984).

Keneally, Thomas. A River Town (NY, 1995).

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

Reinits, Rex & Thea Reinits. A Pictorial History of Australia (London, 1969).

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Muriel's Wedding" [1994], dir. Paul J. Hogan, 105m. In video stores.

"My Brilliant Career" [1979], dir. Gillian Armstrong, 100m. In video stores.

"Picnic at Hanging Rock" [1975], dir. Peter Weir, 115m. In video stores.


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