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Commissioned history

Commissioned history  

Comprises a substantial and growing body of work undertaken by historians for both public and private clients. It is one of the varieties of public history; but, unlike official history ...
demographic history

demographic history  

Is the quantitative study of changes in the structure of human populations. From the first European settlement until the 1830s, the population was counted from time to time by way ...
Environmental history

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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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2003
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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1,626 words

emerged as a conscious sub-discipline in the 1970s and 1980s, though the writing of Australian history has always been suffused

Eric C. Rolls

Eric C. Rolls  

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(1923–2007),born Grenfell, NSW, farmed near Narrabri. His poems have appeared in four collections, Sheaf Tosser (1967), The Green Mosaic (1977), Miss Strawberry Verses (1978) and Selected Poems ...
forest

forest  

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An area of vegetation in which the dominant plants are trees; forests constitute major biomes. Temperate forests have adequate or abundant rainfall and moderate temperatures. They may be dominated by ...
G.C. Bolton

G.C. Bolton  

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(1931– ),born Perth, was professor of history at Murdoch University from 1973 until seconded in 1982 to be first head of the Sir Robert Menzies Centre for Australian Studies in ...
geoarchaeology

geoarchaeology  

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[Ge]An approach to the study of archaeological issues using the methods and concepts of the earth sciences. Attention is focused on the physical context of archaeological remains, especially in ...
historical geography

historical geography  

The study of past human geographies; of past landscapes; ‘geographic perspectives on the past’ (Historical Geography website). ‘The study of the organization of space in the…context of time’ (X. de ...
Landscape

Landscape  

Is sometimes discussed as the stage or setting on which the events of Australian history have unfolded. But this is a misleading metaphor: first, because it implies a passive role ...
Sir Keith Hancock

Sir Keith Hancock  

(1898–1988),born Melbourne, was educated at the universities of Melbourne and Oxford. He was professor of history at the universities of Adelaide, 1924–33, and Birmingham, 1934–41. In 1941 he was ...

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