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Aboriginal Law

Aboriginal Law  

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The body of rules, customs and traditions of an Aboriginal society that established standards of behaviour to be followed by the members of that society. Aboriginal customary law may describe ...
Aborigine

Aborigine  

An original inhabitant of Australia. The Aborigines comprise several physically distinct groups of dark‐skinned hunter‐gatherers who arrived in prehistoric times and brought with them the dingo. ...
age of the French Revolution

age of the French Revolution  

The ideas associated with American independence from Britain undoubtedly had an impact on a growing number of people in Scotland after 1775. Yet it was the exciting events of what ...
Antoine Raymond Joseph Bruni d' Entrecasteaux

Antoine Raymond Joseph Bruni d' Entrecasteaux  

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(1737–1793),French navigator who explored the Australian coast while searching for remains of the La Pérouse expedition. Son of Jean-Baptiste Bruni d'Entrecasteaux, president of the parlement of Aix, ...
ANZAC

ANZAC  

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ANZAC is an acronym for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, which orginated in 1915 during World War I to signify the joint Australian and New Zealand divisions for the ...
ANZUS

ANZUS  

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An acronym given to a tripartite Pacific security treaty between Australia, New Zealand, and the USA, signed at San Francisco in 1951. Known also as the Pacific Security Treaty, it recognizes that an ...
Arthur Fadden

Arthur Fadden  

(1895–1973)Australian accountant and politician, Prime Minister in 1941 for five weeks following the resignation of Robert Gordon Menzies.
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The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

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2010
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences
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2,768 words

In Australia's national imaginary settler identification with the indigenous landscape – a commitment often implicated in reconcilement with the descendants

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Judith Brett

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

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2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
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776 words

The European settlement of Australia began in 1788 when the British established a penal colony in what became New South

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Ian J. McNiven

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2012
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Archaeology
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2,659 words

Within months of arriving with the First Fleet of British colonists to New South Wales in 1788, Captain Arthur

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T. B. Millar Richard Nile (Culture)

The Oxford Companion to World War II

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
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8,333 words
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1. Introduction

In September 1939 Australia was an independent democracy within the British Empire. While its people were expecting another

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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893 words
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Australia is the world's sixth-largest country. The huge Western Plateau makes up 66% of its land area, and is mainly

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The Oxford Companion to Scottish History

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2007
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History, Regional and National History
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2,053 words

The earliest Scotland–Australia references, such as those of Revd John Dunmore Lang (Greenock), Sydney's first Presbyterian minister in 1823,

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Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather (2 ed.)

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2011
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography, Social sciences, Environment
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2,271 words
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The island continent of Australia extends over 35 degrees of latitude, from the tropics to the midlatitudes of the Southern

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The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality

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2010
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Social sciences, Society and culture
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15,540 words
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Always there, blood hanging above the clans of the barramundi:Always there, people with moving buttocks.

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The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (2 ed.)

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2005
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Literature
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762 words

The name ‘Australia’ derives from the Latin word australis, meaning ‘southern’, and was originally applied to all regions existing,

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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330 words

received only about 5 per cent of the emigrants who left Ireland during the 19th century. These, however, made up

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Encyclopedia of Global Change

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2005
Subject:
Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
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2,844 words
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[This case study discusses the impact of European colonization on the flora and fauna of Australia.]

The European

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
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5,644 words
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The first fleet of British and Irish convicts, soldiers, and civilians arrived at Sydney harbor in eastern Australia in January

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1,519 words

With its legal, cultural, and political institutions modeled on those of the mother country, Australia developed as a British outpost

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