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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
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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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
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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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
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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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
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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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
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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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
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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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
Length:
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
Length:
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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Subject Reference
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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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History
Length:
6,659 words
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This entry consists of two subentries: ...

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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4,721 words
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On the Australian continent three principal sets of histories collide and intersect: indigenous Australian, European, and Asian-Pacific. These are supplemented ...

Australia, Exploration of

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The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History
Length:
2,420 words
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Aboriginal people had lived in Australia for at least forty thousand years prior to the arrival of Europeans in the ...

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The Oxford Companion to Medicine (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Medicine and health
Length:
2,715 words

In 1990 the Australian population was 18.53 million, of whom 77.1% were Australian-born. Immigration has been a dramatic feature of ...

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Michael Hollington

Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
558 words

Dickens was such a restless man that he often considered the ‘convict run’—during the personal crisis of 1857–8, for ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
4,087 words
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The central theme of Australian economic history during the past two centuries has been the expansion of European settlement subject ...

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
770 words

A penal colony was founded in Australia in 1788, after the American War of Independence had brought to an end the previous policy of transporting convicts to the New World. See ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006

Australia Day a national public holiday in Australia, commemorating the founding on 26 January 1788 of the colony of New South Wales....

Australia and New Guinea

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Brian M. Fagan, Jim Allen, Peter Hiscock, and Graham Connah

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Archaeology
Length:
5,784 words

Introduction First Settlement of Sunda and Sahul Aboriginal Peoples of Australia The Archaeology of European Settlement in Australia ...

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The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences
Length:
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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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
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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