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By Geoffrey Blainey

A heritage of Victoria is a full of life account of the folk, areas and occasions that experience formed Victoria, from the coming of the 1st Aboriginal peoples via to the current day. In his inimitable type, Geoffrey Blainey considers Victoria's transformation from rural kingdom to city society. He speculates at the contrasts among Melbourne and Sydney, and describes formative occasions in Victoria's historical past, together with the exploits of Ned Kelly, the increase of Australian soccer and the Olympics of 1956. Melbourne's newest inhabitants increase, sprawling suburbs and increasing ethnic groups are explored. Blainey additionally casts gentle on Victoria's contemporary political background. This version positive factors sections at the Black Saturday bushfires of 2009, the tip of the drought and the talk surrounding the Wonthaggi desalination plant. New illustrations, pictures and maps enhance the narrative. Written by means of one in every of Australia's prime historians, this ebook deals amazing perception into Victoria's detailed place inside of Australian history.

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