Forgotten Country

A Short History of Central Australia

Alan Powell

Central Australia has been the last frontier of Australia, and politically the forgotten country. This is the story of European settlement and its culture clash with the original people; and of visionary explorers, driven telegraph men and miners, the cattlemen and the dreamers who felt the lure this stark, unforgiving, beautiful heart of Australia
Date Published :
June 2020
Publisher :
Arden
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Paperback
ISBN : 9781925984583
Pages : 230
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Overview
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Central Australia has, with reason, been seen as the last frontier of Australia and, politically, the forgotten country. This book distills the conclusions of Emeritus Professor Alan Powell, reached after more than four decades of exploring northern Australia and researching the history of white settlement and the culture clash with the original people, through war and peace, in the Northern Territory.

Powell cuts through the immense array of Territory yarns and learned tomes that reflect what we know of the Centre and moves straight to the core factors of its history: the visionary explorers, driven telegraph men and miners, the cattlemen and the dreamers who felt the lure and sweep of this stark, beautiful heart of Australia and endured the impact of war, conflict and adaptation in a harsh unforgiving environment. He raises hard questions on the structure and government of the area and the past, present and future of the mix of its peoples.

About The Author
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Alan Powell is Emeritus Professor of History at Charles Darwin University, Darwin. He has taught, researched and written mainly on north Australian and World War II History – 10 books and numerous articles – there for more than forty years. He has covered nearly all of north and central Australia by four-wheel drive and sailed extensively in his yacht on north Australian coasts.

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