Social sketches of Australia, 1888-2001: revised and updated edition

McQueen, Humphrey Social sketches of Australia, 1888-2001: revised and updated edition. St Lucia, QLD, Australia: University of Queensland Press, 2004.

Author McQueen, Humphrey
Title Social sketches of Australia, 1888-2001: revised and updated edition
Place of Publication St Lucia, QLD, Australia
Publisher University of Queensland Press
Publication year 2004
Sub-type Research book (original research)
ISBN 0702234400
Subjects 430101 History - Australian
420300 Cultural Studies
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This thoroughly revised new edition of Social Sketches of Australia traces the lives and times of ordinary people from 1888 to the present. Unlike more conventional histories, it uses little-known accounts ranging from regional histories to pen portraits, trade journals and diaries. Humphrey McQueen's compelling narrative features the experiences of everyday life: what people wore and ate, the sorts of houses they lived in and what they learned at school. In addition, he looks at how they were affected by natural disasters as well as by disease and by working conditions in an increasingly industrialised society. Built up layer by layer, this is history with a difference: real stories about how we lived - then and now.
Keyword Australian history
Social and cultural history
Q-Index Code A1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

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